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Joe Kelly and A.J. Burnett tonight at 8:15 with 82 and the pennant on the line.
We're just going to stay untucked from here on out.
How I tire of having to gaze upon this baffling poindexter named Joe Kelly. I desire that Alan James Burnett SHUT DOWN the red flighty ones this evening and that the new Canadian brawler type at least gets a hat-trick style home run-double-triple kind of a deal and therefore all backs are scratched with hacksaws.
This is the part where we inspire a false sense of the confidence, and then crush their feeble hopes for sport.Just a guess ...
This is excruciating. I am redlining the Joe Kelly Hatemeter right about now.
Not sure why Lambo was not left in the game and Sanchez did not Pinch Hit for #66.Maybe Hurdle forgot how big the bench is now, or is waiting to get the BUNT game going to catch up.
What an ugly bullshit game - atrocious umpiring, too many RISP hostages left in their bamboo cages, and too many opportunities pissed away. Needs some whoop ass at this point. Get Farnsworth and his black belt up.
It kind of looked like that high and inside foul ball to Sanchez was fouled off. Oh wait, I had my head stuck up my ass.
Vin Bizarro. Farnsworth behaves. They forget to toss Hunting Knife. This is some whacked out ball.
Farnsworth has a black belt?
Yes, in tae kwon do, according to ESPN: "Whenever Farnsworth comes to a new club, it takes time for his teammates to ask him to share fight stories. "They think I'm going to snap on them," he says with a straight face. Farnsworth has a look to him sometimes that's "almost like he's got a wire loose upstairs," says Braves pitcher Tim Hudson. "It'll freak you out."For his part, Farnsworth says, "I'm real quiet; I just mind my own business and go about my job. People see that, and see me as angry and upset, and it gives me that reputation, I guess. But I'm just in my own little world, doing things my way." Even when he's brawling. After the 2008 season, he trained in MMA-style "ground-fighting," learning submission holds and techniques similar to jiujitsu. His martial arts experience goes way back. As a skinny 15-year-old in Roswell, Ga., Farnsworth took up tae kwon do to improve his strength and flexibility and quickly worked his way up to black belt. He briefly considered moving to Colorado to pursue an Olympic dream, but he believed he had more long-term potential in baseball and gave up fighting (officially sanctioned fighting, anyway) after he dinged his pitching hand in a bout."http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/magazine/archives/news/story?page=magazine-20100517-article24
I'd be entertained by some Farnzy fight stories. That link above is a good read- interesting that John Buck is also featured, mentioning that fighting in bench clearing brawls is just being a good teammmate. Seems like some shit is gonna go down this weekend.
Needs some rain! Iowa Pirate
Eddie Vedder owns Farnsworth's blood-stained cap from the time he punished Reds pitcher Paul Wilson during a home plate beating. It is true. It is in "Benchclearing."