Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dick Jerardi's Random Liveblog

Or, what happens when you unleash a horse racing guy on the NLCS:

12:20: Find myself peering over the shoulder of Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda as he is scrolling through his iPhone or BlackBerry or whatever he has. I certainly do not want to spy, but it is hard to ignore the scrolling texts in Japanese. I commit them to memory and will get them translated at a later time. Then, I will apologize to Hiroki for my intrusion . . .

12:50: Head up the ramp to the field. Watch a guy spray-painting grass. Sit in the Dodgers' dugout and wonder how anybody sees anything from here. Who designed these things? Has to be the only place where the seats in front are higher than the seats in back. Hey, there is a great view of the Toyota sign atop the scoreboard . . . I hear somebody talking about acronyms like ERA and RISP. I was going to ask what those meant, but don't want to look stupid. I was thinking about some numbers involving the fourth at Belmont . . .

1:13: Bowa says he will be rooting for the Phillies if they win the NLCS. "I get sort of tired of hearing about how the American League has been dominant," Bowa says. Well, Manny did hit .800 in the NL. And last I looked, CC was like 20-0 with 10 shutouts. Watch AL playoff games and the pitches look 10 mph faster . . .

1:45: Shane Victorino strolls to his locker. There, I think, is a vote for Barack Obama. Hawaiians have to stay together. There is at least one rich guy in here who accepts that his taxes will go up. "I answered all my questions yesterday, so I got nothing to say today," says Shane, who proceeds to entertain every question that comes his way.
I must be in a good mood today, because I enjoyed both a ranting Simers column and this sort of thing which, on most days, I'd probably feel like taking apart. Random is fun.

5 comments:

matt said...

Things I don't miss about living Philadelphia: Dick Jerardi.

Actually, he's not as bad as some of his fellow writers for the Daily News, but he imagines himself to be an expert on every sport.

If you're in a good mood, keep posting so I can keep delaying my legal writing project and my civpro reading!

Craig Calcaterra said...

Hey, I made it through three years of law school and the only CivPro reading I even remotely remember was Pennoyer v. Neff. And now that I think about it, I can't remember that one too much either. If you're called on in classs, simply say "I think the long arm statute comes into play." You may be right! And if you're wrong, you'll be so wrong that the prof probably won't bother calling on you again out of pity.

Craig Calcaterra said...

Hey, I made it through three years of law school and the only CivPro reading I even remotely remember was Pennoyer v. Neff. And now that I think about it, I can't remember that one too much either. If you're called on in classs, simply say "I think the long arm statute comes into play." You may be right! And if you're wrong, you'll be so wrong that the prof probably won't bother calling on you again out of pity.

matt said...

Oh, I'm getting called on all next week no matter what. I'm skipping out tomorrow to head back to Philadelphia for the Phillies game and my professor's none too happy about it (something about me being unprepared for class last week, then missing class the next day).

I think "Pennoyer" "Long arm" and "International Shoe" will be the phrases that get me through the week. Throw in some "minimum contacts" and I'll be golden.

Alex said...

Also, baseball is fun.