Archive for October, 2005

AFL - Solar Sox 5-8

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I seem to write this every day now, but the Mesa Solar Sox took another pounding tonight. At least tonight, added a bit more drama to the proceedings, and waited to get blown out until the 10th inning. The Peoria Javelinas scored 6 runs in the top of the 10th to top Mesa […]

Curses

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

So we now have a team that has never been to a World Series that plays in a state that has never had a World Series and is the Wild Card winner against a team that hasn’t won a World Series since they threw one 90 years ago.
Karmicly, I gotta go with the Astros on […]

AFL - Solar Sox 5-7

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Another blow-out defeat for the Mesa Solar Sox today as they lost 9-3 to the Surprise Scorpions.
Angel Guzman started the game and didn’t pitch all that well but wasn’t terrible either. He only gave up 2 hits and 2 runs but walked four batters and only struck out one. Two of his walks […]

Buck/Caray Smackdown

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Yesterday, I was comparing Joe Buck to Chip Caray. Today, I find them pitted against each other, thunderdome style, in “The Road from Bristol”. These two remind me of a Robin Williams’ bit about Geo. Bush - “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift.”
Yes, […]

Crazy people don’t think they’re getting crazy. They think they’re getting saner.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

In checking my sitemeter, I noticed someone came through this site while doing a web search for “cub fans pull for sox over cardinals”. In looking over the list, I noticed a couple of other fan blogs for other teams (notably the Mariners and the Padres) pulling for a Cards/White Sox series because “it […]

Bleacher Pics

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

A big shout-out to Andrew Clem who pointed some folks looking for bleacher construction pics over to my site. I love his dynamic diagrams of ballparks and I will definitely be pointing people over to that part of his site when I get the Wrigley Field section of my main Cubs History site up […]

Poor Joe Buck

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

I don’t know if FOX made him call the AL side of the playoffs or he choose it himself because they all had wet dreams of another Red Sox/Yankees ALCS match up (you know - the only baseball match-up America cares about despite the fact that 4/5 of America doesn’t live in the northeast), but […]

Suck?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The Trib as a new article titled “Can Cub fans suck it up?” that talks up the animosity and bickering between the Cub fans and Sox fans. Despite the vaguely insulting nature of the headline in a newspaper that owns the sucky team in town, the real article and headline should be “Can Cub […]

AFL - Solar Sox 5-6

Monday, October 17th, 2005

The Mesa Solar Sox were beaten up today by the Phoenix Desert Dogs 10-2 in a rain-shortened 7 inning game.
I know I have been picking on poor David Aardsma here, but only because he’s been stinking up the AFL and has been a contributing factor in all of Mesa’s losses. Today, while he wasn’t […]

Missing Bleachers

Monday, October 17th, 2005

This image was pilfered from Scott Derenger’s site Waiting at Wrigley.