Thursday, November 02, 2006

A Baseball Fix For You

This from the Thursday edtion of the LA Times....and then a quick comment....

TOKYO -- "David Wright and Andruw Jones homered in the top of the ninth inning Thursday as a team of major leaguers erased a three-run deficit to tie the Yomiuri Giants 7-7 in a warmup game for an MLB All-Star tour of Japan.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jones led off the ninth with his second homer of the game that made it 7-5 for the Giants.
Wright, who hit 26 homers for the New York Mets this season, then tied the game with a shot to left off Yomiuri pitcher Takahiko Nomaguchi."

Peter here, just trying to give you a taste of baseball somewhere, ANYWHERE. In this case, across the wide Pacific. Makes me yearn for February, with its ice cold bitter wind chills, and the ever deepening piles of snow. Some old, brown and ugly. And some fresh, white, newly born, fallen from the heavens. And that's A LOAD OF BS. Give me the warmth of the coming Spring and the umpire's sound, those wonderful words. "Play ball." Oh yes.

26 Comments:

At 11/02/2006 10:25 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Comments are slow as blogger.com is having Thurday morning problems...but this went through, after a wait of only 15 seconds.

 
At 11/02/2006 11:41 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Patience...I'm sure things will be back to normal (whatever that is) soon.

 
At 11/02/2006 12:01 PM, Blogger Amy said...

maybe you need to plan a little winter holiday in Japan?

 
At 11/02/2006 12:07 PM, Blogger laura said...

It's always such a long offseason, isn't it?

 
At 11/02/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Amy, if I could fly like Superman, my childhood hero, maybe. Come to think about it, there IS a slight resemblance to Clark here, without the glasses. But that would make me...SUPERMAN! And Laura, this winter will go quickly. And the hot stove news will be as sudden as Georgie's fainting spells. Thank to both of you. Comments on blogger have been so slow. But they're workin' on it, I'm sure.
Laura, have you ever heard the Billy Joel song called Laura? I think of that tune whenever I read your blog or your many comments here. Just FYI. It's from 1980, from the GLASS HOUSES LP. BYE!

 
At 11/02/2006 12:17 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And comments are back to their "no wait" normalness!

 
At 11/02/2006 12:28 PM, Anonymous Zachary A. said...

I can't believe I'm already missing baseball... the offseason just began. We have 5 months of wait ahead of us.

 
At 11/02/2006 1:53 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

I think it would be a blast to see a game in Japan ... like a Red Sox exhibition game.

I'm in the middle of basketball country here, so I've got something to entertain me the next few months. For an early baseball fix, sometimes the Wichita State baseball team will have games in February. We get on our parkas & mucklucks, brush the snow off the seats and root for the home team. That's about the time the big league pitchers & catchers report, which makes it seem closer.

Thanks for the taste, Peter.

 
At 11/02/2006 3:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Zach, I look at it as 3 months, and then February!
And BFW, we here in CT. always have the UCONN men to root for in b'ball....and this year, the women are going to rule the Earth, such as we know it...thanks for the comments...both of you!

 
At 11/02/2006 3:03 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I mean that!

 
At 11/02/2006 3:03 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I mean that!

 
At 11/02/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

the double?....my bad!

 
At 11/02/2006 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey whats up, its just ben. Just wanted to say that I don't want Mirabelli back. It is a little late but i couldn't post comments for a while and was horified to see that so many people wanted mirabelli back. We should have kept Bard and Mirabelli will suck even more next year. If you want to see the whole story, check out my last sox post on my site - http://masportsfan.blogspot.com/2006/10/lets-heat-up-stove.html

 
At 11/02/2006 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben again - thanks Peter

 
At 11/02/2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You're welcome...I guess you DID get my email in response to yours....any catcher with a "BIGGER GLOVE' who knows how to use it would be grrrreat!...and hey, your comments are welcome anytime! Take care....

 
At 11/02/2006 4:54 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ben, you do not have to be anonymous...just use your blogger account...and Trot lives! Peter

 
At 11/02/2006 7:31 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

oh god peter dont mention basketball i hate that boring sport what is fun about watching someone throw a ball?
-kaylee

 
At 11/02/2006 7:33 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

and hey superman that is what my baby brother was for halloween he looked so cute!
-kaylee

 
At 11/02/2006 11:01 PM, Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

I'd love to see any of those games from Japan as well.

I'd watch baseball on Christmas morning if it were possible...

 
At 11/03/2006 6:39 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know what you mean Q. And Kaylee, in baseball they throw the ball!

 
At 11/03/2006 8:26 AM, Blogger kaylee said...

yeah i know but it is more innteresting
-kaylee

 
At 11/03/2006 10:20 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

GO UCONN..Men and Women..the men are young..the women? Final four bound, barring the always possible injuries. Don't we know that from the Sox in '06?

 
At 11/03/2006 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who the hell cares about women's basketball?

 
At 11/03/2006 10:55 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Who the hell are you? And this is my blog. The UCONN Women's Basketball team has brought so much joy to this state you know nothing about. Please don't make me go back to "no anonymous comments."
You're welcome to have your say. Just don't swear, and don't be.....well, be nice. Fair enough? Pease.

 
At 11/03/2006 10:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I meant "PLEASE." Please? Be nice...you seem to know your baseball stuff. OK??

 
At 11/03/2006 1:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I was wrong, wasn't I???

 

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