Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I'm honestly sad that Casilla is on the DL. I think he's given our team a lot of good defense, and quite a bit of offense as well! He definitely is a changed man from the boy he was last year when he got the call up. I'm definitely impressed by the outstanding show he's put on this year.
I'm not going to lie, last night, I turned off the game when we were losing 4-0. The top of the inning where the Twins followed up with 5 runs at the bottom of the same inning. I was a little annoyed that they waited until after I stopped listening (because usually they win MORE when I'm listening), but I'll take the win, no matter how they got it.
It looks like the derby hasn't been affecting Mr. Morneau's swing this year, post-derby like it was last year. He's still hitting homeruns, still racking up those RBI totals! Good job, Justin. I'm proud of you! Just keep it up! I don't want to have to be fighting with you. It's not fun for me, and I know it wouldn't be fun for you either.
TONIGHT: I'm going to be in attendance at the game, seeing Livan Hernandez, yet again, most likely in the cut off jerseys. A old man I work with once told me that his favorite jersey was the "vest-type jersey". I about died. I couldn't express to this nice old man how much I despised those jersey and wished they would burn them...it would have just been too mean. Now if one of my friends told me they liked those, I would just tell them that they are an idiot. :) (nothing mean about telling your friends the truth. That's just called being honest.)
Okay time for a few pictures from the game last night. Enjoy and hopefully I'll be able to provide some pictures tomorrow from my game night tonight!
LIVAN: I expect to see a W next to your name tonight (post game), and hear you announced as the winning pitcher. If I have to bear the pain of the cut-off jerseys, then I NEED a win. No exceptions. Besides, wouldn't it be nice to be in first place? Yes, I did have to point out the obvious.
Little Nicky Punto plays leap frog with a White Soc? (Would that be what we'd call one White Sox player?) The White Soc apparently didn't realize that Nicky should be facing downward before he leaps over him. Silly White Soc.Joe Nathan's "routine" fist pump after finishing yet another save. I love how much of a routine man he is. It humors me. Mr. Mauer needs to look at least a little excited that they managed to score some runs. He still looks like a dirty pirate hooker. Silly Joe.
Here's my top 5 things I'm thankful for today:
1. Twins beating the White Sox
2. Justin Morneau kicking ass
3. Little Nicky Punto not sucking this year
4. Navy Jerseys
5. Kevin Slowey (yes, I know he didn't pitch last night, but I love him!)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Joe, you are a dirty pirate hooker.
I'm debating going to the game on Saturday against the Indians (again). I like going to those games because of Shin-Soo Choo. It's fun to make Choo-Choo noises when his name gets announced. I fully entertain myself while doing this. Plus, others around you will look at you when you make the Choo-Choo noises, and laugh! It's entertainment at it's finest!! :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I'm now waiting for when People magazine will have "I'm Gay" as the main headline, but Derek Jeter as the picture this time instead of Lance.
If anyone can't tell I'm not happy about another loss to the dreaded Bronx Bombers, but I am happy to be leaving The House That Ruth Built and never having to see it again.
The defensive plays that were made today were mediocre at best. We made some mistakes again that proved to be costly to our winning status yet again. Casilla failing to turn a double play, Young failing to field a ball without making an error. Ahh, gotta love having the young pups on the team. You know your team is young when you can see it in their ability to play the game like professionals. Today, we looked like a little league team that was just intimidated by the big bad Yankees. We were wetting our pants in fear and running scared.
THANK GOD WE'RE OUTTA THERE!
Tomorrow is a day off. Boys, take some naps, get well rested. Cleveland and Grady Sizemore are waiting for us to come there and defeat them. Who knows, maybe you all will get lucky and have Juan Rincon pitch to you [at some point in the series]...you all know that he likes to give up a lot of runs.
I'll be MIA for a few days. A move is in process and the rest of the week and the weekend will be spent packing, moving, and then unpacking. I look forward to reporting back with WINS after the weekend. Lord knows we need some wins when we are going to be going into a home series against Chicago.
I really wanted them to win, it would have made my really crappy day, somewhat better. How can one's day not get better when you have the combination of Kevin Slowey, Navy jerseys, and a Twins win?! That's the perfect combination to make an awful day better. But the universe was against me yesterday and was trying to do anything it possibly could to make my day suck. I'm so sorry, boys, I completely am at fault for this loss. (which is the only time I am going to take blame for a loss.)
I have a feeling that those wonderful Navy jerseys are going to be donned again today, which would make it three days in a row. I love the navy, and what I'm about to say may sound like I really don't, but here it goes: Glen, maybe you want to change things up a bit and try a different jersey for today. The navy doesn't seem to have the same affect on the Yankees as it does on other teams. You could ask Livan if you could borrow his (horrible) fashion sense and wear the cut-off jerseys. You guys seem to win for Livan in those, so who knows, maybe a win is in them for you too. You can go back to the navy after today, I promise! It is after all the last time you boys will see Yankee Stadium.
Those Girls have a great idea: Katie has offered to use her wonderful Twins hardhat to help tear down Yankee Stadium immediately. I'm all for using the [plastic] hardhats that we have at my work to help the demolition as well. Not sure if it will protect me, but that's a price I'm willing to pay for the boys*. [*to make up for their loss yesterday...it seems only fair]
I did like Little Nicky Punto's jumping throw to first base for the impressive double play the Twins managed to muster up.
Who ever said white men can't jump. They must not have known Nicky. Nicky, it was good to have you back in the lineup after another extended stint without you.
Crap trade rumor (idea) of the day [courtesy of my dumb ass brother]: Livan, Boof, and Cuddyer getting traded. That's what he thinks will happen. My rebuttle [to my mother, she by the way was the one to tell me of his dumb ass thoughts] was: Cuddyer just signed a contract in the offseason. But then my thoughts drifted back to Jason Bartlett [R.I.P. in Tampa]. I never thought he would be "trade bait" but I was wrong. I was very wrong, unfortunately. It's hard to pick a Twins favorite, because you never know when they might be the next on the Twins' chopping block. Guess we all oughta stick with Joe Mauer. He seems like the Kirby Puckett of this day and age.
Monday, July 21, 2008
My mother tried to tell me that they scored all their runs on Saturday night when they slaughtered Texas and scored 14 runs. I told her she was wrong, that they would still be able to give Timmy enough runs for him to get a win, Timmy is a great pitcher. He's going to kick some ass. Sadly, I was wrong.
Hear that, Mom.
I WAS WRONG. YOU WERE RIGHT.
Thanks, boys, for helping my mom with getting me to admit when I'm wrong. I'll take the blame for the loss.
So I've decided that we should be able to have bad games/losses "Eternal Sunshined"* out of our minds. (*For those of you who don't know what this is in reference to; there is a movie called "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". They erase people's memories. Rent it and stop living under a rock.)
We shouldn't have to bare the pain of losses alone. We should be able to live in denial instead. It's much more fun!
TONIGHT: Nick Blackburn, I won't take anything other than a win from you. Go with your game face on and kick some Yankee ass! Show Sidney Ponson why Minnesota kicked him to the curb and let his sorry ass go. Same goes for the batters. Batters, your mission tonight (should you choose to accept): Take Sidney Ponson DOWN!
Pretty pictures of the day: CJ Wilson gets today. Sorry, boys. I still love you, but CJ is pretty, and the Rangers did beat you yesterday.
Friday, July 18, 2008
I tried willing the tv to show me Kevin Slowey, but it never wanted to show me him. It was slightly depressing...but the win helped me get over it!
Tonight a older gentleman asked a guy next to me how the Twins did yesterday, to which I responded and said they didn't play. He didn't believe me. I am fighting with that man...and if I ever see him again, I'll tell him. I know my Twins schedule! Same with the rotation!
I tried willing the Twins to do just well enough so that I could see Joe Nathan to boot in the Navy, but I guess a win and Navy jerseys were all they could muster up for me.
Props to Delmon Young for having a 4-4 night, Casilla kicked some major ass too and a couple of the boys got clutch hits when we needed them. They had way more hits than runs to show for it, but that's okay, we still had plenty to win and shut out Texas in game 1.
Well...it may be a couple more days before I blog again cause I am out of town until mid-Sunday, but I'll try to get on before then.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Timmy looking like he seriously is going to cry.
Tomorrow: Comparison pictures of Navy jerseys vs. any other ones...
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday night was amazing. All my Twins dreams came true: Kevin Slowey pitching, Navy jerseys worn, Brendan Harris "nesheking" his socks, Joe Nathan picking up another save, Twins winning. It was a great night. Plus, throughout the night I had the bullpen looking over at my date and I and every time they did, we waved. It was a fun game we played with them all night!
TC teased me at first though before the game started...usually when TC comes out, you know what jersey you are about to see. On Saturday night, after recieving my Twins Territory Flag, I saw TC wearing the CUT OFF JERSEY! I about died. There is no way I EVER want to see Kevin Slowey wear that hideous thing. It is just gross and they don't look good in it. Thankfully, during the "pregame" festivities, I saw Casilla and Go-Gomez wearing NAVY!
I find watching Go-Gomez warm up really amusing. Saturday he was making funny faces and being just goofy. It was humorous. I caught some of the action. I secretly think that Casilla and Go-Gomez have a relationship together...they always have their hip/butt bump thing they do before and after the game, and also their game of patty cake that is oddly funny and weird at the same time. I've also realized why I like being at games during batting practice. The pitchers in the outfield playing...and high kicking.
Apparently the boys however don't want to listen to me and shave like I've requested. Nick Blackburn took me seriously, but shaved the wrong part...he buzzed his head. It looks bad. I'm not going to lie...I want his hair back on his head, and facial hair (minus the sideburns) gone!
Okay now...time for some pictures from Saturday nights game...enjoy! (Captions are once again below)
Kevin Slowey warming up before the game...
Getting busted by the bullpen...why do they always look terribly bored?!
Matty warming up!
Magical tricks with his hat...and getting busted yet again! :)
Him and Casilla were goofy, but entertaining to me.
Knee kicks! And one...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I think I'm going to look back on the games that Glen, and Kevin wore the Navy and also won to see what the record is....it might take me a while. Well, we're going to start with Kevin, he's wore it his past two outings...both of which were wins. Nick Blackburn wore it yesterday, which was also a win. Okay, change of plans...for the month of June (while wearing Navy) the Twins are 4-3. Winning record! :) hehe...I know, it's not great stats I guess, but it's hard to blame the Navy for those three losses...I think we'd have to see whether or not the starting pitcher got the loss or if it were caused by bullpen help (cough)Juan Rincon(cough).
Nicky Punto and I may be fighting. He did amazing yesterday in the game with his push slide toss to Alexi Casilla to get the out at second, but I'm mad because I think secretly he's trying to make Brendan Harris look bad and not get to start at shortstop. I love Brendan Harris, and I want him to play...especially on Saturday (when I'm in attendance!) I'm going to hope and pray that Brendan is in the lineup and that my *favorite lineup is in play on Saturday night.
*favorite line up: Go-Gomez, Casilla, Mauer, Morneau, Cuddyer (I know, he won't be playing...so instert Denard Span as his replacement here), Kubel, Young, Lamb, Harris with Slowey pitching.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I realize how much I am sounding like a mother, but sometimes I think these boys need a motherly figure in the dugout with them, so that she can get mad at them when they are being idiots, clean them up after the slide head first into a base, fix the eye black when it smears down their faces, and make sure all pockets are tucked in properly. I am more than willing to fill this job. I just need to know where to send my application. Hell, I'll even help with some of the stretching duties if they need an extra hand. (muah)
The halfway point of the season is coming up fast with the All-Star break coming up in two weeks! It's crazy how fast this first half has went, and sad to think about how little time is remaining in the season for us to enjoy baseball. Hockey is just around the corner! (I'm not even going onto the hockey subject, because I'm so bitter about all the trades, losses that are happening. I'm thinking of how the Wild are going to look brand new like the Twins next year.) Voting to get the M&M boys into the All-Star game ends tonight at midnight. I think they both will go, and I hope Joe Nathan will also be invited to go as well. He deserves it. I'm kind of sad that we don't have the "Pitch in for Pat" voting to do again this year. Those "commercials" (home made) were funny and I enjoyed watching those, and seeing how excited Pat got the deeper the voting got. It was awesome!
Denard Span did good last night in right field. He definitely is no Cuddy, but he's superior to having Kubel play in right. I like Jason Kubel, I just find myself yelling at the TV when he doesn't run nearly fast enough to relay the ball back to the infield that it's annoying. I still don't understand why they don't ever shift Delmon Young (who played right field in Tampa Bay) over to right, and use Kubel in left. I guess I don't think I'll ever understand Gardy's thoughts.
I was thrilled when Timmy (Scott Baker) got the win last night. I felt bad for him (because he looked so disappointed) when he gave up the 2-run homerun, but thankfully our bullpen was able to hold the game together and not blow the 3-run lead that we had (well not entirely). I'm not going to lie, I was nervous (as I usually am for Brian Bass) but he pulled through. I would have liked to have seen Craig Breslow pitch (I don't get nearly enough of him), but another night! Hopefully Saturday when I'm actually at the game! And I'm going to throw out a Hallelujah! for seeing Joe Nathan in the 9th! Way to go Joe!
Today: Nick Blackburn pitches, and wins....Again, I refuse to settle for anything less than a win. GO TWINS!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Today: Scott Baker kicks some ass against Nate Robertson. (I am not anticipating anything other than a Win tonight! I refuse to settle for anything less.)
Yesterday: Bad pitches and uncontroable tempers flared and got some ejected and others heated and flustered enough to drop the game late. I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit disappointed in Matty Gueirrer. He knows how much I don't like it when he loses games for us, so I'm not sure why last night he decided to do it anyway. Jesse Crain or Boof are supposed to take care of that for us. (Sorry if you like those guys...I just fight with them frequently...I don't think they like me!)
SUNDAY: Kevin Slowey = AMAZING. He pitched his first complete game shutout. I forsee Navy jerseys for Kevin in our future, which excites me since I'll be present his next time around in the rotation. I'm not sure how my date will like Crazy Kevin Slowey Obsessed Twins fan, but that's okay, he's going to have to deal with it! :) Kevin Slowey is amazing, and I love him. People just have to deal with my great love for Slowey. I loved the love that Kevin and Joe expressed after the great win on Sunday. It was very adorable. I want to see it more often! Hehe...