Tuesday, April 1, 2008

And That Happened

ShysterBall is proud to introduce And That Happened, a new feature in which I cherry pick the highlights and lowlights of the previous night's games. (origin of name can be found here). I'm not making any promises that it will (a) ever be close to comprehensive; or (b) be up everyday -- weekends are likely to still be mostly dark around here -- but I'm going to give it a whirl for a while.

Royals 5, Tigers 4: Trey Hillman passes Whitey and Dick and now has the best winning percentage of any manager in Royals' history.

Indians 10, White Sox 8: Sabathia: 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 2 HR, 8.44 ERA. Quick! Someone give that man $120M over six years!

Brewers 4, Cubs 3 (10 innings): The first salvo in what looks to be the best race of them all this season. Fukudome: 3 for 3, a walk, a critical 9th inning homer, a double, got picked off first, and got caught stealing. I'd say it was a full first day for the yannigan. In other news, the premiere of Kerry Wood: Shutdown Closer could have gone better.

Rays 6, Orioles 2: If you would have told me back in 1995 that there would be thousands of empty seats for an opener in Camden Yards, I would have called you crazy. Still, it might not be as pathetic as . . .

Dodgers 5, Giants 0: The San Francisco offense seems to be in midseason form already! In other news, Barry Zito is doing nothing to make the Giants want to exercise that $18M option he has for 2014.


Jacob said...

I love the reference in the title. Probably the best play-by-play I've ever heard.

Anonymous said...

Braves coming back from 5 down in the 9th thanks to the Pirates playing "If Brian McCann hits a pop up and no one looks up to see it, will it make a sound when it lands thunk between Bay and McClouth?"

Alex said...

That video is hilarious. But I'm a little surprised that John Mayer (if that's really who it is), as an American man, knows so little about baseball. It's our sacred passtime, dammit! Send him to Gitmo right away.

Jason said...

I like this summary approach, CC.

And if you listen closely, you can actually hear the cash being pulled off the table with each Sabathia crapfest. The converse is also true.

Anonymous said...


The contest is on: Angelos bets a bushel of Chesapeake bay blue crabs to McGowan's bushel of SF Bay dungeness crabs that the Orioles finish with a worse record than the Giants.

In the event both teams go 0-162, tie breaker is least runs scored. Angelos, master litigator that he is, persuades McGowan to spot him 50 runs.

Seriously, when you recall that the proper way to play baseball used to be called the Oriole way, what is happening in Baltimore is more sickening than SF or Florida.