Monday, June 23, 2008

Mulder Returns

Mark Mulder's return to action is tentatively scheduled for next weekend's series against the Royals. That is assuming he does OK in what the team is describing as a "light" outing tonight with Class AAA Memphis.

I wish the Royals hadn't scored 52 runs in their last ten games, because if they hadn't I'd have my pick of "light outing" zingers.


Dre said...

I'll set the over/under at 3 starts before he hits the DL again. Pretty sad that such a promising career can hit the skids so quickly. I was always a big Mulder fan when he was in Oakland.

themarksmith said...

Still not as bad as Hampton ... who ironically is also making a few rehab starts. I'll put the over/under at 3 pitches by the time he's hurt again.

Ron Rollins said...

I'm betting the house he can go for a perfecto against the Royals. They pretty much shot their wad against the Giants.

He'll be throwing slop over the plate and the Royals will be first pitch swinging at everything.

It won't be pretty. And I'm a Royals fan. At least, I think I still am.

Craig Calcaterra said...

Ron -- do people in the UK think it's odd that we have a team called the "Royals"?

I'd certainly think it odd if there was a UK team named "Senators" or something.

Ron Rollins said...

Just like we now Man U and Arsenal and Chelsea for soccer, they know the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Dodgers. And that's about it.

I remember the game I mentioned previously. Someone asked me what the team name was, and I said Royals. The bartender asked me if they were all princes. If only he knew.

So, to answer your question, yes. They think its odd. And I couldn't really explain it to them, because I don't where it came from originally.

There were the Montreal Royals of course. But I don't know how their names came about.