Early Saturday baseball at the Rogers Centre features Brad Penny vs. Marc Rzepczynski. Comment away…
Hey, Jed Lowrie is back! Nice!
1-2-3 inning from Penny on 13 pitches. Me gusta.
Bay doubles, Lowell walks, and Baldelli knocks him in. 1-0 good guys.
Boy oh boy. Loaded for the BJs. Nobody out.
And thanks for telling me ’bout the gamer, Ath.
Double play scores a run, but we’ll take it.
Hey look, a fly out too, and only one run scores. Kickass–Penny only at 29 pitches after 2.
The exchange is definitely worth it.
And out of the inning with just the one. Both teams blowing a big opportunity there.
Wow, lucky ground-rule double by Youk. Fine by me.
Ortiz and Bay both got ahead in the count, but neither could make ’em pay.
Rzepczynski (Ralphabet from now on) up to 58 pitches anyway.
Uh oh, line drive hits Penny in the beer belly. Good thing he’s got a lot of cushioning there.
Kind of a crap inning there, at least Lowrie took some pitches and made solid contact.
Rolen and Overbay have two hits; nobody else in the lineup has any.
Two on, one down.
Scheiser. Rios singles and the BJs lead.
Awwwww, big inning. Sucks.
I go was ha few dishes and come back and it’s 4-1. Damn.
Ralphabet is given a 4-1 lead, and he starts the inning off with 4 balls. I like.
Two walks is good stuff.
Hahaha Youk swings on strike three, and whines in the dugout. He tries to get Lowrie’s opinion on whether or not he swung, and Lowrie tries to be as neutral as possible. Heh.
Lind the other way and over the fence, two more runs in.
Penny might get something of value from a team looking to shore up their rotation on the back end, dontchathink? :)
The book I am reading just gets more and more interesting as the game goes along, somehow.
Bay walked on four pitches to start the 6th, Ralphabet up to 95.
Watchya reading, Devine?
Francona approaches Penny in the dugout and says something, and Penny goes to the showers. Looks like his day is over after 82 pitches. Masterson should give us 2-3 innings.
Brad Penny helping his trade value today?
A book called Maia, by Richard Adams (who most famously wrote Watership Down). Fifth or sixth book I’ve read of his, none as good as his first and most famous. Still, there are hot girls and sex in it, so it’s not a total loss.
Sox will really have to eat the BJ bullpen alive to stand a chance. I am pretty resigned on this one.
Best inning from Masterson in some time.
Hey, Lowrie cranked one! How fun is that?
Watership Down was good (probably my 2nd favorite animal book, behind Animal Farm), but I haven’t read anything else by him. FUN FACT: he gives a monthly book reading in Hampshire, just south of where my parents live in Ascot. They saw him read one of the short stories from Tales from Watership Down back in February. I’ll be over there in two weeks, but the timing doesn’t line up for me to see him.
Wow, great play by Rolen to grab a line drive.
I’d love to hear him read the flight from Efrafa or something like that. It was a great adventure story. I’ve never read Animal Farm (I’ve read 1984). I’ll get around to it sooner or later.
1984 is overall a better book, but Animal Farm is more fun to read.
I just got finished rereading the Ender series from Orson Scott Card, which I hadn’t done in maybe 8 years. I’m currently reading Lightning War, by Ronald Powaski, a historical account of some of the lesser-known details of the German campaign against France in 1940. Great stuff if you’re a history buff.
Read the first two Ender books, really liked them, got a little bored early on in Xenocide and haven’t tried since. Also, Card’s a gay-hater (which I guess goes hand in hand with the Mormonism, to an extent), which made his eloquent, justified praise of Dumbledore in Harry Potter pretty hilarious in hindsight. Anyway it leaves me a bit less interested in reading further, though the work is very solid.
Tomorrow’s matchup is Lester v Halladay. Boy howdy.
Bombast. Bombs. BJs.
Yeah, the 2nd half of the Ender quadrology was super boring and pointless. However, the Bean quadrology is FANTASTIC, and better than the Ender books.
Also, regarding Card, he’s become more middle-of-the-road regarding homosexuals. He used to feel that homosexuality altogether was unnatural, but has since said that homosexuals are “human beings with as complex a combination of good and evil in them as I find within myself.”
For the most part he’s anti gay marriage nowadays, while still asserting that gays should have equal rights. He simply feels that “marriage” is an instrument of the church, which should have the right to choose who they allow to marry.
At least that’s what I’ve read from him, though his more recent comments are likely attempts at damage control than a genuine change in personal philosophy.
I am glad to hear he has backed off his original stance, though I do still feel in opposition to his stance on “marriage” (note: I am a happily wed hetero). I just feel like not being “allowed” to use the word in association with a gay couple is one last way of discriminating (in two senses of the word)–possibly the rights of a civil union will not line up exactly with the rights of marriage. Fine, certain churches can define it as they wish; it’s a semantic fight, but I think it’s important, at least in the laws. How would we feel if a certain sect of the population (handicapped people, people with AIDS, whatever) were forbidden to marry but were allowed to have civil unions?
I’ve a feeling, barring a cataclysmic event of some sort, civil unions will slowly become the norm (at least in most states), and then at some point later, the language will change and everyone’ll just call it being married. Maybe the common language usage will precede the eventual change in the law’s wording.
I will (sometime) check out the Bean quadrilogy/tetralogy, thank you, Ath. This has been a super-interesting exchange of ideas and book possibilities.
Yeah, I’m torn. One the one hand I think gays should have all the same rights as straight people, but on the other hand the church (if you want to call it one big entity) is the one that created the idea of marriage, and they should be allowed to govern those rules. I say this as an Atheist/Agnostic/not-religious person. And like you said, it’s really just arguing semantics at this point, since it’s just wording.
You make a good point about marriages falling off in society; in England most people don’t get married at all, and just have “partners”. When my family moved there two years ago I was surprised to learn this.
Definitely check out the Bean Quadrology, they’re simply fantastic. Reading the story from Ender’s Game from Bean’s perspective is more entertaining than from Ender’s, as unlikely as that may sound. Good talking to you too.
Heh. Literary criticism and discussion of social issues on a gamer.
From this, the obvious conclusion can be drawn: SFs are obviously more well-read and erudite that YFs. ;-)
I second that assertion! Although reading Krueg’s rantings feels a lot like Homer…
Leave a Comment
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Next post: Serious Stuff: Tigers-Yanks Gamer
Previous post: Catch A Tigger: Tigers-Yanks Gamer
Spalding’s World Tour