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Screw you CGally

April 20, 2009

He tried to put the jinx on us, but it didn’t work.

Is it a sweep?? Are you looking for a sweep?? That’s where you win all the games in a series, right? A sweep? That’s what they call it? Yeah, I think it’s a sweep.

Yes, it was a sweep.

The Red Sox won a nail-biter of a game against the Orioles, 12-1, to sweep the series. It was a close one, but the boys from Boston overtook the orange birds in a exhibition of their (thankfully) returned slugging power.

The game was early in the day, 11 AM, and it was Patriot’s Day, so there was a lot of pride on the table. Masterson was masterful (to steal the line from pretty much any broadcaster that called a game in which he pitched well) and the Boston bats woke up from their wintry slumber. In the seventh, the Sox batted around the lineup, with Jason Bay getting on base twice, Mike Lowell getting a RBI in two separate at bats, and Jason Varitek making two of the three outs of their half inning. But he also got a home run, so I’m actually not really complaining. It’s just a humorous little fact.

The Buccos play the Marlins tonight at 7PM in the classic Battle at Sea (get it? the two teams are ocean-themed), so tune in to that debacle of a game in which the Pirates drop below .500, never to see a winning record for the rest of the year. Sorry, Pittsburgh fans, it’s inevitable.

I don’t know what’s going on…but I like it

April 9, 2009

For the second time – in a row! – the Baltimore Orioles unloaded on the Yankees. The Orioles are now 2-0 while the Bronx Douchebags are 0-2. I don’t even care that the Red Sox got owned last night or that Mark Teixeira has only one hit on the season and is seriously effing up my fantasy team. It’s worth it to hear the NY sports radio jocks panic and already question the validity of the team. It gets me up in the morning.

Now all the rational people know that these two games probably mean nothing and the Orioles and Yankees will more than likely retake their proper places among the AL East teams, but for now, watching the $160 million man get shelled and the $180 million guy get sat down is like a tennis ball to a golden retriever. There ain’t nothing better.