Game two of the Battle of the Beltways begins tonight! Woo Hoo, we get beat the Nats for fun!
Now what exactly makes this game so fun?
There’s actually four reasons!
#1- Free Nick Markakis jerseys!
That’s right free Nick Markakis jerseys
Only the one they are giving out are the black BP ones! Awesome
#2- Field of Dreams on the “Tron!
That’s right Field of Dreams is going to be played on the Jumbotron!
Some of my favorite quotes
“If you build it, he will come.“
“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”
Shoeless Joe Jackson: Hey, is this heaven?
- Ray Kinsella : No, it’s Iowa.
Ray Kinsella: The voice is back.
Annie Kinsella: Oh, Lord… you don’t have to build a football field now, do you?
Annie Kinsella: What if the Voice calls while you’re gone?
- Ray Kinsella: Take a message.
- Shoeless Joe Jackson: The last two have been high and tight, so where do you think the next one’s gonna be?
- Archie Graham: Well, either low and away… or in my ear.
- Shoeless Joe: He’s not gonna want to load the bases, so look for low and away. But watch out for in your ear.
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Last night I had heckuva time at the Yard.
He hit it! He hit it! Matt Wieters first home run was hit last night and I saw it and I CALLED IT!!!!!!!!
Let me explain, my dad said something similar to “C’mon Matt get your first RBI tonight!” I replied “How about his first RBI and his first homerun in this at bat” And bam the
(Tim Kurkijan called him that!)
Clobbers one out of the park! His first Hr and his first two RBI’s. After all
So I’m not surprised, since he does bat with
Did you know that
He ate his
And no doubt that helped! He was probably checking his favorite website
“Were can you get these designs?”
Oh yeah did the mention Matt gave a curtain call!
And got he free pie!
“Y’know if I were Matt Wieters I would go after Adam!”‘
It also just so happened that I was wearing MW shirt that I got on Sunday!
For the first time all season I got to see Koji pitch! he had a typical Koji outting: His pitch gets high quick and he comes out after 4 or 5 and then bullpen blows it!
“Does Dave hate Koji, it certainley seems like it!”
I don’t like pitch counts!!!!!!!!! They mess up way to many outings!
ZEUS NICK MARKAKIS
Nick Markakis had a great game, going 4 for 4! Infact this I really liked, there’s was a guy with a Greek flag!
He was in a slump but I don’t think Nick got the memo!
I think the Greeks are so happy they’re going to paint Zeus’ temple orange!!!!
Aubrey gave us the lead on a two-run homer onto the flagcourt!
I GOT TO MEET THE METS
Well, I didn’t get to litterally meet the Mets, how ever we did get to them stretch, and they were so close! I actually got to see K-Rod and he’s short!! However I was surrond by Mets Fans!
“WOW, that’s scary, mets fans all around you, almost as bad as Yankee fans!”
Overall an awesome night!
Now you may ask: why is Jordan so happy. Three words: Madden Cover Jinx.
The cover of Madden NFL 10 was announced and Troy Polamalu of the
Squealers Steelers and Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals are both on it. Here is why I’m so happy
This means that Troy Polamalu is jinxed! Me being a fan of the Ravens
This is good. From Wikipedia the tale of the Madden Curse
Prior to 1999, every annual installment of the Madden NFL series primarily featured John Madden on its cover.] In 1999, Electronic Arts selected Garrison Hearst to appear on the cover, and has since featured one of the league’s top players on every annual installment. Since then, certain players have experienced a decline in performance, usually due to an injury. For example, quarterback Michael Vick appeared on the cover of Madden NFL 2004, and suffered a leg injury that sidelined him for most of the 2004 season. In a similar example, running back Shaun Alexander, then the league’s reigning Most Valuable Player, was featured on the cover of Madden NFL 2007, and sustained a foot injury that caused him to miss six starts. As a result, Alexander’s rushing statistics were substantially less than those from the previous season.
When asked about the “Madden Curse”, Chris Erb, the EA Sports director of marketing, commented, “I don’t know that we believe in the curse. The players don’t believe in the curse” Greg Pearson, a writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, commented that the string of injuries that Madden cover athletes experience can be attributed to the physical-nature of football. Alexander himself has claimed, “Do you want to be hurt and on the cover, or just hurt.” When Vince Young appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to officially announce that he would appear on the cover of Madden NFL 2008, he derided allegations of becoming the curse’s next victim, and stated, “I done prayed about it and we’re gonna go home and try to get to the playoffs and try to get to the Super Bowl. We’ll see what happens.” In 2007, GameSpot and CNBC reported that a large number of LaDainian Tomlinson‘s fans, who believed in the Madden Curse, were strongly opposed to EA Sports’ initial decision to feature him on the 2008 cover, so much that a fan created SaveLTfromMadden.com to voice their disdain. Tomlinson eventually declined the offer, but stated it was solely due to contract negotiations.
Brett Favre graced the cover of Madden 2009. He is depicted on the cover in his uniform with the Green Bay Packers; however, he played the 2008 NFL season with the New York Jets. After going 8-3 to start the season, Favre apparently developed a then-undiagnosed shoulder injury, which resulted in the Jets losing four of their final five games, and missing the 2008 NFL playoffs
As you can tell this means Troy Polamalu will be awful.
Back to your scheduled programming..
WHO ARE YOU, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH ADAM EATON?!?
That is what I found myself asking for most of the Orioles game he was in the zone!!!!
He had 9 K’s, and had shutout going until 8th and he just looked so different! If we can have this Adam pitching
and not this one
Then we have ourselves a solid pitcher! There was a rather fuuny moment during game, there’s a shot hit to left which I thought as Sox guys say ” They can put in the board.. YEEEESSSS” but then it might stay in play but now both Adam Jones and Felix
are both on it, then this happens
and Adam catches it!
Also George Sherrill looks awfully similar to Mr. Clean
” George buy some rogaine!”
Also an important announcement
This isn’t as true as this
Orangebirds dig the 5 tool player!
Yankee fans across the MLBlogsphere are wondering “How the *&#$ are we losing to the
*#$%#ing Orioles, the Orioles!!” Somebody thinks it’s Nick Markakis and wants to kidnap him!!! (this person shall remain unknown, but her name rhymes with rain dweller). However do not blame him. Blame one notable Hall of Famer, Mr. Earl Sidney Weaver.
“That’s the worst call I’ve ever seen!!!!”
Why blame Earl Weaver if he’s not managing. Well, I’ll tell you why: the O’s are playing Weaver Ball. Now you may ask, what is Weaver Ball? Well, Weaver Ball is pitching, defense and the three run homer. Those were the things the great Earl liked seeing most. And let me tell you, the O’s are playing Weaver Ball!!
Exhibit A. Fielding- take Monday;
Cesar Izturus Salad Man makes a diving stop, throws to first, the runner is safe, then Huff – seeing Nady is going home – throws to Zaun who stops Nady in his tracks and throws back to Melvin to get him out and kill the Yankees rally chances. That’s excellent and unselfish fielding. Also, take the O’s outfield. We have two of the fastest outfielders:
and they gobble up everything!!!! In fact, ESPN the Mag called the Camden Yards outfield “Where triples go to die.” (sounds like a quote from Field of Dreams). And by no means are the Yankees fielding like that; their outfield has as much speed as a
(if you ask me that turtle is orange!!)
Exhibit B. PItching – In the Orioles first two games we have had great starting pitching while the Yankees had their 160 million dollar baby cry as he pitched awful on Opening Day and then have their Asian pitcher get outdueled by ours. In case you don’t believe that pitching wasn’t part of Weaver ball I have something to say: take a look at these pitching stats.
However no three run shots have been hit… YET
My Orioles demand some respect!!!
One last thing, another reason why we are this year’s Rays- last year many had the Rays to finish in fourth place and many this year predict that we will finish fourth.
THAT’S THE VIEW FROM SECTION 360!!