Edinson Volquez just walked Javier Vasquez with the based loaded and two outs. Can Jayson Stark tell us when a team last scored three straight runs over two games from based-loaded walks?
I dig the fact that Yunel is a hothead. This team needs a little of that. I hope that the rumors that he rubs his teammates the wrong way are not true. I like to imagine that the Braves all get along, even if I have a hard time imagining Dave Ross and Rafael Soriano having dinner at Chili's.
Since we're on the topic of Bond movies, there's a "McCann as Largo from Thunderball" analogy coming if he keeps hitting .190.
Brandon Phillips just stole third and Chipper didn't bother to cover the base. For a Braves icon, I don't love Larry Wayne. He doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy like the Big Three did.
If I were a major league ballplayer, I'd go with stirups up to the bottom of my knee. That look is phenomenal.
Have statheads ever thought about dropping strikeouts of opposing pitchers out of overall strikeouts in the same way that they drop intentional walks out of overall walks?
I try to avoid cheesecake on this site and I certainly avoid NSFW pictures. That said, if Barca win this weekend at the Mestalla and Real lose at the Sanchez Pizjuan, then the Blaugrana can clinch La Liga on the homefield of the arch rival next week. If that happens, expect a YouPorn clip of a man climaxing on this site. There's no way to avoid it.
The Comcast guy is supposed to come by between 11 and 2 tomorrow. Odds of that actually happening? One in four?
Has anyone else noticed that Saturday Night Live's best skits are all towards the end of the episodes over the past several months? I have a theory on this. Like a general fighting the last war, Lorne Michaels was affected by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler resuscitating the show, so he is trying to turn Kristen Wiig into the next female star. Cute though she may be, she's just not that funny. As a result, her mediocre skits are up front and then the funny skits with the actual strenght of the cast - Hader, Sudeikis, etc. - are later. Michaels and company have a decent cast now, but they don't know what their strengths are. The other problems with the early skits are that they don't have a good Obama impersonator and their political skits pale in comparison to what the Daily Show offers.
Time to eat.