Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One Hot Mess.

Tonight, I got to see the Crew sleepwalk through a 5-0 beatdown at the hands of the Cardinals. Maybe it was the fact that I went to the game after a shitty day at work, maybe it was the righteous case of heartburn I was battling, or maybe it was the flock of Cardinals' fans sitting behind me -- including a couple of four-year-olds who were screaming "STWIKE OUT!" at every Brewers hitter and "HOME WUN!" for every Cards batter -- but I think, when we close the books on this season, July 7 is going to go down as one of the worst (if not the worst) days of the year.

Consider:
  • The Braun-Melvin feud, which, based on No. 8's half-hearted "apology" (which, I was thrilled to see, featured the playing of the infamous "what I said was taken out of context" card) before the game, doesn't appear to be goin' away any time soon.
  • YoGa staking the Cards to a three-run lead before I could even get to my seat. (As Sheets' Va Jay Jay texted during the game: "Yo was the only one Braun wasn't talking about. Guess he felt left out.")
  • The Brewers loading the bases in the second with one out, only to have Cameron literally run into a chopper off the bat of Kendall. Just a magnificently brain-dead play; it wasn't like the ball came off the bat like a rocket and Cam couldn't get out of the way. No, it was a high chopper, and he ran into it. You don't often see that outside of Little League.
  • Aside from that second inning (where he threw 23 pitches), here's the number of pitches Adam Wainwright threw in each inning: 13, 13, 11, 14, 9, 14, 10, 14. Way to make him work, fellas.
  • Sveumy AND Willie Randolph getting run by the clearly-overmatched home plate ump, who called Yo out on an absurd check-swing in the bottom of the second (without asking for assistance from the first base ump) but then refused to even ask the first base ump for help when Pujols made a similar check-swing in the top of the third.
  • And, last and certainly least, Manny Parra apparently getting called back up. Hopefully, he starts on Wednesday and not on Saturday during D3S's bachelor party. If he gets the ball on Saturday, and a liquored-up Rubie Q is in attendance ... well, I can make no promises.
What a great day. I'm going to bed.

2 comments:

Sheets' Va Jay Jay said...

What's really great is that Cameron is the second out this season on a "deer tag". Gamel had this happen to him, at home, as well.

FPMKE said...

If Manny pitches at D3S's bachelor party we might as well stay in the parking lot and cash the keg before going into the game.