Hit and Run

* Is Grady Sizemore your next AL MVP? Early rumblings peg him as a favorite, just one week into the season. Early favorites for the NL MVP include David Wright’s teeth, Ryan Howard’s biceps and Marcus Giles’s ass. [Sizing up Cleveland’s Sizemore as MVP-worthy]

* The Astros will retire Jeff Bagwell‘s No. 5 in August. Everyone cross fingers that his past choices in facial hair will also be permanently retired. [Astros plan to retire Bagwell’s No. 5]

* Kevin Durant completes his sweep of all 7 national Player of the Year awards, picking up the Wooden Award over the weekend. But his most treasured award is the BFF necklace from Bill Simmons. [Durant wins John R. Wooden Award]

* What’s this? Pat Burrell is hot at the plate AND making defensive plays in the OF? If I would have known it only took a little “bend in the knees” to change his game, I’d have been happy to provide him a little knee-bending long ago. [Burrell goes deep as Phils pick up first win]

* Xavier Nady forgets that he plays for the Pirates and knocks a fly ball hit by Adam Dunn over the wall for a home run. Bucs manager says he is able to joke with Xavier about it- more like “Hah, hah wouldn’t it be funny if you did that again and then we benched you? Hilarious!” [Tracy able to laugh off Nady’s catch]

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About Texas Gal

Pitched four years for the Philadelphia Athletics, and then played shortstop for seven years for the Montreal Expos. Taught Rickey Henderson to steal a base. Taught Nolan Ryan to throw a punch. Taught Mickey Mantle to drink a beer. Threw one seven-hitter and seven no-hitters. Wonderboy was my creation, and first Jobu shrine was in my locker. Often called "the next Dustin Pedroia". Always wear high socks and eyeblack. Prefer to slide headfirst.

15 thoughts on “Hit and Run

  1. Or maybe he remembered an thus was rendered incapable of properly fielding a fly ball. I kid, I kid….
    he’s still hot.

  2. Ladies… favourite — & my rotisserie stalwart — Chase Utley has put a two rbi four-bagger on the board. Love it.

    Cole Hamels also went 10.5 k/9 (7 k, 6 innings). That’s ok. But he’s not on my team. & unless Jeremy Bonderman & Anibal Sanchez’s baby fat is considered sexy, I doubt I have any Ladies… approved hurlers.

  3. Texas Gal: I heard that Houston’s Brad Lidge is getting pulled from the closer position. Your thoughts…

    (I think he never mentally recovered from the 2005 playoffs.)

  4. Grady Sizemore’s dimples :)

    I’m 24 but when it comes to Grady I just revert back to a some giggling pre-adolescent little girl.

  5. That’s the one fly in the “minor league provisional draft” ointment. I love securing a (presumptive) stud current minor leaguer, to the exclusion of the other eight owners — I’ve gotten Jose Reyes, Anibal, & Elijah Dukes, Jr. (his dad, Sr., is the one who killed a man over counterfeit crack… which is both gruesome & awesome to consider), on the cheap that way — but I’ve missed out on any opportunity for the likes of Verlander, Ryan Howard, Hamels, et. al. (As you can no doubt tell, I play in an AL East/NL East rotisserie league, plus Detroit (from when they were in the East when the league started, in ’94) & Cincinnati (random NL Central team; chosen by lot).) So, win some, lose some, I suppose.

  6. Fortunately, I’m in a lazy league, no provisional draft picks- just a straight draft, limit of 10 moves (unlimited trades, though). Minimal effort maximum fun.

    Chase is a Fantasy hoss, though.

  7. Oh, Stu, you’re so cute. You think I actually have a roto league! No, Cole is in my fantasy stable of hotties. The one that exists only in my mind.

  8. Ah. Clarified.

    (Shit. Pun.)

    But now I have to ask, what’s the opposite of concubing? I mean, how would a female’s collection of “man-servants” be described, in the infinitive?

  9. I’m gonna miss Kevin Durant. I had really hoped that he would stay in school. Cause Lord knows I’m not going to watch the Celtics or whatever other really bad NBA team that drafts him next year.

    It’s not fair that Texas gets all the hotties.

  10. Kevin Durant completes his sweep of all 7 national Player of the Year awards … But his most treasured award is the *PEARL* necklace from Bill Simmons.


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