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Thursday, April 07, 2005

There is a new baseball Boy and Girls Club ad out

With Derek Lowe and Carlos Beltran and Pedro Martinez and some other guy that I missed because I was too busy plotzing over DLowe and Pedro in NEW UNIFORMS *insert multiple pained frowny face emoticons here* playing with hideous small children.

Obviously there's a lot of be said about this ad (why that particular selection of players? to give me MAXIMUM AGONY? maybe they should have thrown Dave Roberts in there too just for the heck of it), but there was a bit of it that's pertinent to this humble little operation.

Pedro, in the commercial, took the field in a cart. Not quite a bullpen car, it was more of a trainer's cart. But Pedro was driving it, just barrelling along, big grin on his face, his hair flapping, all in his stinky ugly gray and blue and orange Mets uniform and whatnot. *insert more frowny face emoticons*

So maybe if we had gotten a bullpen car in Fenway we could have enticed Pedro to stay.

Le sigh.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

These things take time.

The Tigers had a season preview bit on TV today, and part of it involved the camera following around (third baseman) Brandon Inge and (minor league catcher) Chris Shelton as they attempted to golf (they both sucked).

At one point the two of them were rocketing around in the golf cart, and Inge leaned out to say, "It's always dangerous to get Shelton and me in a golf cart." He then paused thoughtfully and added, "We've been known to flip a few."

He then ran over someone's ball as it sat on the green.

The Detroit Tigers: perhaps not ready for the responsibilities of the bullpen car.