Thursday, April 05, 2007



Anonymous Danny said...

Briefest should be a real word if it is not. You have my support.

How sweep it is!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

You have my support.

Excellent! I'm petitioning Websters if need be.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

Braden Looper, starting rotation. If the Astros weren't so bad, they might have a chance in this division.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

So your pick of the Brewers: more an assessment of their potential strength, or just of the weakness of the division?

11:15 AM  
Blogger Charles Star said...

Imagine how I feel about my Pirates running over the Astros.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Imagine how I feel about my Pirates running over the Astros.

Pretty damn good, I'm guessing. Enjoy it while it lasts . . . before Xavier Nady starts striking out every at-bat and you see Oliver Perez turn into a winning pitcher in Queens.

At least you guys have that sweet ballpark.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

The Brewers pick is partly on the weakness of the division, and also because I think the team's got a Mets-type offense thing going on. But I think it really all depends on Ben Sheets. If he stays healthy for the whole year, the Brewers might be hard to catch.

I don't think the Astros are good. I think the Cards are due to fall, especially with that pitching staff. The Cubs are the Cubs. I don't like the Reds pitching. And the Pirates are the Pirates.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous waitingforthealiens said...

Any chance I can become an honorary New Yorker? The 'stros are 0 and 3, and have scored all of 8 runs and the hacks at the fucking Chronicle are blaming it on the relief pitchers.

I disowned them when they traded Willy Taveras. A pox on the cursed owner.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous waitingforthealiens said...

Almost forgot. At least a sixth of four club level season seats is coming out of my expense budget.

Minute Maid is a great venue, though. Wish we had a team to play in it.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

I hate to disagree with waitingforthealiens, but I fucking hate Minute Maid Park.

There's that dumbass hill in Center. That stupid choo-choo train. The owner keeps the damn retractable roof closed most of the time. There's that incessant, non-stop music that makes it impossible to enjoy the game. Every corner of the stadium is dotted with advertising. And most of the fans are idiots who cheer louder for the Kiss-Cam than they do for a great Roy-O pitching performance.

I do agree that the writers for the Chronicle are IDIOTS!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

John -

I've been a big Ben Sheets fan for a couple years now. Dude's got some great indicators. Super strikeout numbers for sure. He'll have that one great season before it's all done. No doubt.


Honorary NYers & Met fans are always welcome. Please enter the Sufferascope to catch up on 45 years of Met fan misery.

Oh, I forgot! You've already had your 45 years of horror with the 'Stros.

Speaking of which, I gotta love this old-fashioned Houston Throwdown, right here in the 'Nabe (and what is it about throwdowns, brawls, and brouhahas that makes the "old-fashioned," along with pitchers duals?)

Where Dwilkers, the third of the Neighborhood Houstonians? He'll have to cast the deciding vote on Minute Maid.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous waitingforthealiens said...

John Royal,

I am with you on the center field hill. Don’t know what that is all about. I will admit that the choo-choo is corny, but the stadium is attached to the old rail depot. An actual antique engine and car (that don’t move) might have been classier. I can’t imagine what it carried when it was Enron Field. Convicts maybe?

Most nights June-September I am pretty happy the roof is closed. I don’t go to enough games to know, but I assume they probably open the roof on the last game of a home stand.

I’m okay with Kisscam. It is the Hummer races that I can’t stand.

Finally, I looked at first round coverage of the Masters this morning and wondered if they could possible find any two people who know less about golf or golf fans or the English language the Richard Justice and Steve Campbell. Doug Pike is pretty good and I assume the other outdoors writers are (you can’t fake hunting and fishing in these parts.) Oh, and Dale Robertson covers provincial food and wine very well at the Tour de France, but with Armstrong in retirement, they will probably stop sending him.

12:20 PM  

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