Thursday, April 21, 2005

Game Day! Open Thread

As per popular demand!

I'll be at the game, but feel free to blather away.

Just let me know if you see me. Remember -- red hat, pasty face.

John Smoltz versus John Patterson.

Who's the better John? We'll find out today!


  • And just to get us started...

    Free Jamey Carroll!

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/21/2005 11:58 AM  

  • Red hat, pasty face? I think I saw you and your 15,000 clones at the game on Tuesday!

    My 10,000 pasty-faced clones and I wear blue hats.

    By Blogger Randolph, at 4/21/2005 12:44 PM  

  • Sounds like I didn't miss much at lunch.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 1:20 PM  

  • Any score yet?

    By Blogger WFY, at 4/21/2005 1:28 PM  

  • In other news, I can't fucking believe Guzman is hitting second yet again.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 1:29 PM  

  • 0-0, with us spotting the Braves a free out in our half of the first.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 1:29 PM  

  • Looks like the first home rain-delay in Nats history is on the way. We have rain in Tysons. It may be brief though, judging by radar.

    By Blogger WFY, at 4/21/2005 1:34 PM  

  • Radar can be misleading sometimes, though.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 1:47 PM  

  • Well, that lineup is . . . interesting.

    Why is Johnson hitting seventh? (That's the corollary to asking why Guzman's hitting second, I guess.)

    Look out for Langerhans. I've seen him enough to know that, if a British announcer were to describe him, he'd be characterized as "opportunistic."

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 1:48 PM  

  • I still like my "pet" lineup:

    1. Johnson
    2. Vidro
    3. Wilkerson
    4. Guillen
    5. Sledge/Church
    6. Castilla
    7. Schneider
    8. Guzman

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 1:51 PM  

  • Patterson's dealing like a mutha right now---5 K's through 3.

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 1:57 PM  

  • Maybe Nick will give me a birthday homer . . .

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 1:58 PM  

  • I can't quite decide if I'm sorry I'm missing this one, or if I'm glad I'm not out in the mediocre weather.

    Dandy pitcher's duel so far, though.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 2:03 PM  

  • That's what I'm talking about. Think Guzman's going to bunt him over?

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 2:13 PM  

  • Frank, a hint: when you feel like you have to bunt with your #2 hitter every time he comes up, he shouldn't be hitting second.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 2:13 PM  

  • Rock on!

    Not only did we score, but Wilkerson and Guillen are both on my fantasy team. ;)

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 2:18 PM  

  • Well, we got a run!

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 2:20 PM  

  • The way Patterson's been going lately...

    But, I don't want to jinx anything.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 2:22 PM  

  • Nick Johnson is going to put up one hell of a season -- on both sides of the game -- if he stays healthy.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 2:23 PM  


    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 3:48 PM  

  • Guzman just made a throwing error to let in the tying and go-ahead runs? Is Yahoo! right?


    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 3:51 PM  

  • If you're going to hit well below the Mendoza line, you can't make shit throws like that.

    I don't care if the ball and field are wet.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 3:53 PM  

  • Maybe we could hire Marty Blank or Mr. Grocer to do Guzman in his sleep. Better yet, Felix La PuBelle.

    And guess who's leading off the 9th, wouldn't you know . . .

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 3:55 PM  

  • Also, fuck you Andruw Jones.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 3:57 PM  

  • Is the game over?

    Yahoo! has officially become uncorked.

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 3:59 PM  

  • 2 outs, 0-2 on Guillen.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 4:00 PM  

  • Groundout to third.

    What a way to ruin my afternoon.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 4:00 PM  

  • Your afternoon; my birthday!

    Thanks a lot, Guzman, you birthday-ruiner.

    If you think I had a death mark on Karl Ravech, you should see how unstable my reaction to Guzman will be.

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 4:02 PM  

  • hello, it's pete from london here.
    what's the score?

    By Blogger pete, at 4/21/2005 4:03 PM  

  • Braves just won, 2-1. Both runs scored with 2 outs in the ninth on a Guzman throwing error.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 4:06 PM  

  • i've been reading nats blogs all afternoon here in the uk.
    guzman - sounds like rey ordonez without the hitting.

    By Blogger pete, at 4/21/2005 4:08 PM  

  • That's apt, Pete. (Welcome, btw!)

    What's even more apt is Satan without the horns.

    By Blogger Basil, at 4/21/2005 4:11 PM  

  • I keep hearing about how Guzman's good defense makes up for his utter lack of offense. I have not seen this "good defense" yet, but for one play (holding the runner at third while starting a double play). I understand that it's hard to admit you made a multi-million dollar mistake, but good grief he's awful.

    By Blogger Cameron, at 4/21/2005 4:12 PM  

  • Time to start Carroll, Frank.

    By Blogger Trapper John, at 4/21/2005 4:14 PM  

  • Hell, I'd settle for Baerga at short. Or Bennett.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 4/21/2005 4:15 PM  

  • as a newbie, don't quite get satan wihout horns.
    bit of history: born in the uk, but grew up on long island - mets fan. back to the uk for ages, posted to dc 97-01 - followed the o's. pissed that i missed out on the nats coming.
    hope to get back this summer - for, ahem, "work" reasons.

    By Blogger pete, at 4/21/2005 4:15 PM  

  • Chris--

    Today would be the day to remedy your inexplicable decision to, thus far, refrain from awarding a Lame Duck to Guzzie.

    By Blogger Trapper John, at 4/21/2005 4:40 PM  

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