Today’s Hit and Run is all about the big dudes, so stock your fridge and don’t be surprised when you find canoe-sized shoes at the foot of your bed.
Ry Ho and Shane share a tender moment.
Let’s start with Ryan Howard’s walk-off two-run opposite field blast to lift the Fightins over the Mets 4-2. (Yes, I know Metsy started with a Phillies item yesterday, but it’s my Hit and Run, I’ll do what I want!) I was there for last night’s game and to say the mood in the CBP was euphoric would be an understatement of the highest degree. I high-fived people I’d never met and I heckled a group of kid Mets fans. It was fabulous.
Before the game, I hung over the bullpen railing and watched Tom Glavine warm up. (I refuse to hear you say I’m a turncoat. How many times in your life do you get to watch a 300-game winner warm up from 15 yards away?) Dude is INTENSE. From where I was sitting, it looked like he p4wned the Phillies over seven strong innings, but according to the NYT’s article about the game, he was gassed: “Glavine scattered eight singles in seven scoreless innings but had thrown 102 stressful pitches, he said, and could not go out to start the eighth.”
Hmm, if you did HGH and steroids, you didn’t get much of a ROI on it.
Now from dudes who are huge by the grace of Dog, we move to dudes who have to get big by the grace of science. Yahoo Sports has a series alleging that QB Tim Couch used steroids and HGH to enable his return to the NFL.
I really have no feelings one way or another on tOSU (they did win us our bet with the KSK boys, though) but it’s worth noting that 6’5″ junior Todd Boeckman will be their starting QB this year. Six feet, five inches of deliciousness. I might have to harass my cable company for the Big Ten Network after all!
Finally, I’ll close with a big lady: Maria Sharapova pasted Roberta Vinci in straight sets at the U.S. Open 6-1, 6-0.
Maria’s little tennis dress is cute, but I don’t think I would’ve worn dangly pearl earrings with it. Giant diamond studs, maybe, or a big pearl with a ruby.
EDIT FOR THE STARTER WIFE: David Ferrer of Spain is happy to see me.