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Cashner and Liriano underway and scoreless after one. Josh Harrison is leading off and starting in RF.
Ronnie Cedeno Baseball Zelig.
Didn't recognize Ronny without his drawn on mustache. Iowa Pirate
Ferdinand sits on a bee! Hustle from the big guy.Iowa Pirate
All hail Cedeno and his penchant for chokingness.
Liriano bunting circles around Cashner. Ronny grounds out softly with RISP hostages at risk, Maybehasabata-style. Entertained by JHay presenting Pedro cups of water after circling the bases.
Pedro hits one to Tijuana.
Pedro so fast he outran the cameramen, caught off guard apparently looking for Sheriff Brian Dennehy amongst the wire warehouse shadows in left. And now Ferdinand has struck a towering drive into the night. Good to be watching baseball again.
HOWEVER, self-congratulatory I-Phone commercials between innings with the stupid hearstring-earnest piano soundtrack rival only the Angels Head & Boulders spots as the most annoying between-innings moving pictures.
Spike, you picked a good week to watch cricket, Hovercraft took some lumps. Meanwhile, JHay trying to prove his RF mettle by advancing a runner from one station to another station.
Imagine no foul balls, a predetermined pitch-count that decides the game, no DH, no gloves used by fielders, and only one base path governed by a precious trio of upright twigs. If you are batting and the bowler hits those twigs, you are out of the game immediately. Home runs worth 6, grounds-rule doubles worth 4. Runs totals into the hundreds. More momentum shifts than donkey basketball back in Knox County Ohio. Everyone swings like Ichiro...
But are there bunts?
Oh yes. They call them blocks. Keep the ball on the ground whenever possible. Hurdle was a cricketer in a past life.Spike Vrusho
Terrible BUNT there. Kris Johnson for RF!
... and then quickly picked off first base. Seriously, let the bench guys be bench guys - fricking ridiculous to be in a pennant race with Josh Harrison starting in RF.
Seems certain tall lad from the Illinois suburbs has lost his ability to pick up buses and throw them down, like he used to. Alex Presley pick up the courtesy phone please?
Presley? Lambo? How about Drew Sutton? Justin Wilson bringing the filth.
Lambo needs a longer look, didnt even get a chance to blow up a gas station. Iowa Pirate
Game balls and shaving cream pies to the face for Franky and Petey.