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Reality: You’re Soaking in It

Where do I even begin? That this isn’t the way I’d wanted to see the season end seems so beyond doubt that it hardly bears mentioning, and yet I just mentioned it. Even though a thing is obvious, it still needs a voice. I hate writing this. I hate thinking this. Honestly? I hate everything [...]

Hey, I Can See First Place from Here

Fun win Tuesday night (box score). They’re all fun, though, aren’t they? Justin Germano wasn’t brilliant, but he didn’t have to be because the offense came through against defending Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb. Geoff at Ballhype Elsewhere in reality, I’ve started writing for Ballhype. My first article — “Barry Zito Is the New [...]

It’s Not You, It’s Me

There’s too much blame to go around for Tuesday night’s loss (box score) to focus on any one person or play. I should talk about it, but I’m not sure where to start. Perhaps more troubling, the general negativity toward this team among “average fans” is starting to wear on me. It causes me to [...]

Road Trip to Cooperstown: Oklahoma City to Knoxville

Two guys have been adrift at sea in a small boat for several days. One looks concerned. “What’s wrong,” asks the other, “did we spring a leak?” “No, it’s just that…” “What? What is it?” “Well, I thought the ocean would be larger.” * * * I couldn’t get to Knoxville in time for the [...]

Blum, Bocachica, and a Slice of History

Eight series wins in a row? Really, I had no idea. Greg Maddux brought his A-game on Wednesday night (recap | boxscore), and Geoff Blum and Hiram Bocachica led the offense en route to a — Say what? Blum and Boca-who-ca? Yep. Blum drove in four runs on the evening, doubling his season total. All [...]


I’ll let the pictures tell the story…

Friday Links (1 Jun 07)

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am the Padres came back to win Thursday night. I’m not sure how much enthusiasm I could’ve faked if they’d lost to Shawn Chacon. Nice to see Khalil Greene render the umpires’ confusion regarding Josh Bard‘s 11th inning “double” irrelevant by driving home pinch-runner Rob [...]