Thursday, April 05, 2007

A 2pm EDT baseball game..........

It's noon. A game to remember forever (?) on this special Thursday. Our Daisuke, the always smiling guy who will pitch for the next five plus years....for our Sox! I came upon this article from Baseball Prospectus...today. And as the minutes wind down to 2pm EDT, it's time to think what might be. I wanted you to read a little bit of this great article. Here you go......and I will be back...the entire article is linked..right here when you click on the title, and I LOVED it...so please take a moment and click on the title. First, here's a bit...and please comment?

"The big gyroball has begun its descent down the tower overlooking New Times Square. When it reaches the bottom Thursday at about 2:20 p.m. ET -- give or take a few minutes, depending on how long the Red Sox hitters take to get out of the way in the top of the first -- fireworks (or are those camera flashes?) will signal not only a New Year.
Try, a New Age, baseball-wise.
Man, this Daisuke Matsuzaka dude sure sneaks up on you. Everyone is preoccupied with goings on around the Majors, not paying any attention to 26-year-old right-handers from Japan, and next thing you know -- bam! -- he's already going to the mound in a real game.
That's a joke, folks. For four months, ball fans on two continents have been on a Dice-K diet, fed by fascinating media dispatches from all corners of ... does Florida even have corners? But it's been all-Dice-K, all-the-time. He's starred in a sequel to "The Truman Show."
And, at last, the curtain parts Thursday afternoon and we'll get it all in Kauffman Stadium: The throwback windup, the pause, the eclectic repertoire, chattering teeth.
Forecast game-time temperature: 41 degrees, off a record overnight low of 28. The Ice-K Cometh. And an eager Red Sox Nation turns its longing eyes to you."

Woo Woo Woo. Peter here.....and those were Paul Simon's words, in part, and the music in my mind. So now, all of our RSN hearts and minds are looking towards KC. Today. To the bottom of the first. To Daisuke. May he do well. Go Sox, every day, every way.

3 Comments:

At 4/05/2007 12:29 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

You know, I don't remember anyone mentioning the size of the Japanese baseball in comparison to the MLB one. Isn't it slightly smaller or is that a thing of the past? I assume the size difference, no matter how small, might make a difference in effectiveness, at least until adjustments are made.

I'd not judge him until he has at least 5 or 6 starts under his belt.

 
At 4/05/2007 12:41 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I've heard that the Japanese version of the baseball has more friction, easier to grip. On a cold day, well, we'll see. Daisuke has the stuff, the attitude, the everything. So I expect the best. Simply! Thanks Sul....Peter

 
At 4/06/2007 7:17 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Sul, I expected the best, and WE GOT IT !!!!

 

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