I know, I know. Lame joke AND I’m not writing about the obvious, which is the Lakers’ glorious win and the Penguins amazing victory after 17 Cupless seasons. Stay tuned to the Ladies… later this week for more on that. But being the big baseball headed girl that I am, I have to ask…what the hell happened?
More weird and wacky things that one would not expect to see in professional baseball for whatever reason decided to occur, and all in this week. Depending on who you were cheering for, it was either hilarious or incredibly annoying, frustrating, and just plain ridiculous. Let’s start with my beloved Mets, shall we?
There’s Johan, after not even finishing the 4th inning and allowing 7 runs from the Yankees. His fastball was just not there at all, and the Yanks won 15-0 on Sunday. HATE to say I was there.
Yeah. Castillo. Way to go. This was from Friday’s Mets-Yanks game that WOULD have ended in a Mets win. But oddly enough, a MAJOR LEAGUER didn’t use TWO HANDS. Watch the replays – even A Rod thought that was a pop out. Yanks won 9-8. Castillo, you really haven’t been on my good side lately. Running back past your fellow players, resulting in a freak double play? Not cool. Even if it wasn’t completely your fault.
Here is Milton Bradley of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs lost 7-4 to the Twins on Friday because Milton caught a fly ball and threw it into the stands, costing the Cubs two runs on a hit from Mauer in the 8th. He thought it was the final out of the inning but it was only the second out. DURRR.
While this photo is not from last Thursday night’s game of the Indians vs. the Royals, this proves how evil seagulls are. In the 10th inning of the game, a hit by Cleveland’s Sin Soo-Choo came at Coco Crisp in the outfield. It bounced off of a seagull, making it difficult for Crisp to recover and get the out before Mark DeRosa scored, ending the game 4-3. Is this little league by the beach or something???
Finally, here’s a fact I found to be very interesting and quite surprising. See that man up here? He is currently at the top of the list of pitchers getting the best value per 100 fastballs thrown. Oddity being his knuckleballin’ fastball averages about 72 (which is what one would expect to face in a “small private high school league“). So on a per-pitch basis, Mr. Tim Wakefield of the BoSox rules the fastballs over those throwing 100. Guess fast isn’t always better…
I’m interested to see what this next week will bring as far as incredibly weird things go. Yes it’s not weird to see my poor Mets lose, and yes errors happen. But come on, all at once like that? Until the NBA and NHL finished up all this weekend, apparently a curse had been set on the MLB…