ayrdaomei: ([Toons] The warner sister)
( Apr. 26th, 2009 03:59 pm)
I would have paid real money to see Albert Pujols charge the mound on Rich Harden just then. It would have been EPIC.

eta: a handful of screencaps from the 8/11/03 game )
ayrdaomei: ([Misc] ugh)
( Mar. 26th, 2009 10:55 am)
First off - Bri swears it wasn't her, so many thanks to the kind soul who gifted me additional paid time. I originally had gifted paid time through March (which I feel like I've wasted by only posting twice, but posting aside, it gave me the chance to futz with some potential new layouts), so whoever you are, I hope you like baseball, cause I now have paid time through the first two months of the baseball season ;) While I'm not yet feeling bitten by the MLB bug, odds are you'll be drowning in pointless polls and constant updates by next month ;)

Music: I've been really digging Our December by Thriving Ivory, a free Amazon mp3 I downloaded last fall and have just given a listen. I like the song so much I went and bought their major label debut which is currently at the top of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and only $7.99 at Best Buy. Of course, Our December isn't on their major label debut, and I don't like any song on there near as much. Let this be a lesson to you, kids. Never pay for music until you've scouted it out for free, first. I'm sure the cd will grow on me, with time. I like the band's sound, it's just that lyrics-wise, the major label debut is kinda boring.

And on the topic of new music - you can stream new Death Cab tracks over at Stereogum. I don't like Little Bribes or A Diamond and A Tether much...My Mirror Speaks and Once I Was A Loyal Lover are fun times, though!

Baseball )

TV )

Car news or lack thereof )
(If you caught the pre-edit version of my last post, my car repairs may be entirely covered by warranty. I won't believe it until I have my car keys in my hands and am driving off, but I will allow myself a little hope.)

Barry Zito has 15 losses, with...what, seven starts left? eight? Oh, Barry. I admit to being interested in seeing what the Giants do. If he loses two of his next four, is it phantom injury time?

Also! Timmy Lincecum. Ran the bases quite impressively on Tuesday, scoring a run (sliding into home no less), and then came out like 4 minutes later and struck out the side. And although he gave me a bit of a fright, the recent reports are that he is not a cripple. Despite Brad Ausmus' best efforts >:[

Huston pitched a scoreless ninth yesterday. In a losing effort. FOR SOME REASON, I felt bad when I saw him and Ziggy warming up side by side in the 8th, knowing Huston would only get the call if the A's didn't score. So yeah, I'm pretty much gonna have to root for Huston to get his job back when we see the A's in Oakland and Baltimore. Damn it.

Other Things I Feel Like Sharing:
-- Neal Cotts & Rich Harden were both with the Vancouver Canadians in 2001. Rich was 19 and Cotts was 21. Cotts was among the group that took Harden to dinner his first night in Chicago.
-- Rich Harden and Ted Lilly were both with the Oakland Athletics in 2003.
-- Mark DeRosa (Rangers) and Rich Harden (Athletics) played in the same division in 2005 and 2006.
-- Derrek Lee and Rich Harden...now breathe the same air every day.

If anyone wants to run with anything, please don't let me stop you ;)
ayrdaomei: ([Foster's] What? I'm just saying.)
( Jul. 26th, 2008 03:39 pm)
"The way my shoulder has been, I don't really see it getting better. At best, it's going to be maintained. The rest of this year and the beginning of next year will tell the story for the rest of my career. ... Whether surgery happens or not is not my call, really," Chavez said. "I've yet to hear definitive answers from anybody that would let me sleep well at night." -- Chavez pessimistic about shoulder, season

(Clearly the truncated version of that headline. The long version must have read "...life, the universe, everything.")

What a tragic pair Mark and Chavvy make these days. And where's my Mulder/Chavvy icon when I need it?

Harden struck out 10 again (that's three straight games with double digit strikeouts) but won't get a decision...again. OH WELL. Seriously, James, it's fun to watch and all, but maybe you should work at putting balls into play instead of striking everyone out and then you could go deeper into games, man. Just an idea. (I can't take five inning starters seriously, sorry.)
ayrdaomei: ([Misc] a few of my favorite things)
( Jul. 24th, 2008 12:28 pm)
7/14/08 - interview with Harden on wgnradio (right click, save as).

He reiterates his love for Batman, but whatever - still not buying it, James.

He also completely fails at answering a question about what it was like to live with Swish, Huston, and co. Take from that what you will.

(Also, some guy named Steve Rosenbloom thinks the Cubs need to call Billy up and get Street too. Snerk. Wouldn't that be HI-larious.)
ayrdaomei: (Default)
( Jul. 10th, 2008 03:29 pm)
Talking about this James Richard thing with [livejournal.com profile] 3olives via email, and in the course of our exchange, she mentions the surreality of the sight of Harden in their dugout, and I say something like "Mercifully, we've avoided any images of Harden in Cubs blue to this point".

She, of course, promptly responds by digging me up A PICTURE of Harden in the aforesaid godforsaken blue, attaching it to her reply, and links me to a video interview.

My F-list: just so helpful and willing to serve. Thanks. Thanks EVER SO ;)

If only the baseball gods were also so inclined. Seriously, what is their objection to a Harden v. Lincecum showdown, hm? WORK IT OUT.


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