Saturday, June 16, 2007

You Mean This Guy ISN'T Gonna Back Down?
Beisbol been beddy, beddy goo' to me ~ Chico Esquela

Nothing like a benches clearing almost-fight to wake up a pitching duel.

In this corner, standing 6' 10", and weighing in at 260 lbs, from San Diego, California, starting pitcher Chris "I Ain't Takin' Any Of Your Crap" Young. In this corner, big-mouth Derreck Lee of the Chicago Cubs.

Here's what's up... yesterdays game (a 4-1 loss for my beloved Padres) featured Cubbies slugger Alfonso Soriano slap a tater. Ok, that kinda stuff happens. But then Soriano had to hot dog it up when he stood there for a moment or two and decided to "admire" the ball heading outta the park. To add insult to injury, he then took his first handful of strides towards 1st base running backwards. Talk about your Bush League stunts.

Needless to say, that didn't go over well with the Padres. Soriano was called out by both Padres pitchers Jake Peavy and Boomer Wells. Anyhow, in today's game, Young hit Lee in the wrist with a pitch. As Lee was heading towards first, it was obvious (reading his lips) that Young asked him "you OK?". Lee responded with "that was on purpose". Young waved his glove towards first, then mouthed "just take your base". Lee then rushed Young.

No one landed any punches of note. Just your typical shove and bark baseball "fight". With the exception of Jake Peavy, who jumped on Lee's back and started choking him. I guess Tommy Boy was right --- Brothers Gotta Hug!

But what I really enjoyed watching... after the intitial flurry of punches, Lee juke hard to the right and jump (hide) behind his manager, Lou Pinella, and then Lee did that whole "HOLD ME BACK, HOLD ME BACK!" drama.

Oh, and it sure was sweet to see Branyan slap a solo tater in the top of the 9th to take the lead and eventually win 1-0.



Blogger Pro Ecclesia said...

Ya gotta love those homers that do the broadcasts for WGN. Most unprofessional broadcast crew in television.

8:27 AM  
Blogger motes said...

C'mon little Bears.....84 was a long time ago.....let it go(even if it was the most historic comeback in the history of the NLCS 5 games series).
Derrick Lee,what a class act on his way to first. Takes his shot,misses, and promptly runs behind Fat Ass Lou to protect him. IMO(and many others,judging by the vitriol spouted on major sport sites message boards), Lee should never have been in the position to take a swing because the ball hit the end of the bat,not Lee.
Props to "Alabama" Jake Peavy for being first out and tying up someone. The man has his teammates back,period.
Oh well, just another chapter in the history of tainted blood between the clubs made especially easier to take because the Fathers have gone on a homer quest at the expense of those same Cubbies today. We're kickin 'em in the butt so hard, the lil Bears will be tasting leather until August! Bon Appetit!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Tell me how ya really feel, Mike!!!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Boomer? You mean David "Boomer" Wells? He played for the Blue Jays YEARS ago when the team was GREAT and the only thing great about him was his ego!!

6:08 PM  
Blogger motes said...

" Matthew said...

Boomer? You mean David "Boomer" Wells? He played for the Blue Jays YEARS ago when the team was GREAT and the only thing great about him was his ego!! "

How big'n a boy are you to fit under that there rock? Boomer's been around more than a prom queen after a few shots of Annie Greensprings, before he came to the Friars for the SECOND time! Let's see...ego and still pitching for a contender as compared to sitting in a rest home reliving the "glory" of '92/'93. Hmmmmmmm......even Cito thinks thats $#%#$$$#ed up!

8:43 PM  

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