Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just Another Random Tuesday

Tonight was Ciera's first softball game, and here she is breaking out of the box on her single in her first trip to the plate. She started off playing CF, the moved to LF, and for the night went 1 for 2, with the out coming on a line drive to second.

They made me the 3rd base coach for some weird reason, and in a matter of minutes I was drunk with power. Like my good friend Nancy from SG suggested, I suddenly morphed into The Human Windmill Dale Sveum and was sending runners with reckless abandon. Final tally? 2 runners thrown out at home and one at third when I had her running on an infield single!

From there, I went to Rakes' T-Ball practice, where he continued to exhibit symptoms of being the next Manny. Dialed in during batting practice, he laced all but two pitches to the outfield, has a pretty good arm for someone 2 ft tall, yet could care less about his glove work. As long as he doesn't stand at home plate and admire his shot into the middle infield or start growing dreadlocks, I think we'll be OK.

I got home with Rakes around 8:10, turn on the game, and the Sox are winning 3-0, with Wake in the groove. 8 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, and 6 K's, with back to back HR's from Papi and Manny, the final score ended up 5-0.

If you're keeping score at home, that's 2 nights in a row The Large Father has gone yard, and Manny is now at career HR 497.

9 games over .500 on May 7th?

Sounds good to me.


Redbeard76 said...

Not as easy as it looks, eh? I guess we should think twice about criticizing when we see Hale sending a runner home on a close play. That's why he gets paid the big bucks.

That Manny blast was surprisingly long. After being so used to Fenway, Comerica seems so foreign with that ginormous outfield

Ted D said...

Redbeard, no it's not as easy as it looks. My arms hurt from waving guys in!

Comerica is HUGE. Manny's blast was most impressive.

Nancy said...

WOOT! I got a shout out. WOOT! :)

Ted D said...

Nance, you'll always get a shout out. ;)

HorshamScouse said...

Way to go, Ciera and Rakes.
Not sure about 3rd base coach Ted, though:)

B2B Papi and Manny for the first time for ages. Surprising how rare this has been.

I started to think sweep then looked at Gallaraga's ERA (1.85 or something) and thought: pitching duel.

Should be fun.

I assume you're fully recovered. I had a milder form for the last couple of days. Not fun.:(

Ted D said...

Horsham, 3rd base coach Ted will be fine. I just need to learn to control myself!

Should be a good game tonight; hopefully Buchholz is on his game.

And Yep, fully recovered and ready for my trip to Boston. Hate to hear you were dealing with this crap as well; you are aboslutely right: not fun.

Redbeard76 said...

//My arms hurt from waving guys in!

Start asking for hazard pay.

Ted D said...

I think I may run halfway up the line tomorrow night and pretend I'm Demarlo Hale.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I was going to say that I think you were channeling your inner Demarlo & just waving at random since it doesn't seem to matter whether you wave 'em around or throw up the stop sign. ;-)

Ted D said...

Dawn, you may be right; poor Demarlo tries to stop Manny and Manny doesn't even look at him!

I imagine he goes back to the dugout and tells Tito "You really don't need me." ;)

Nichole M said...

Your description of your 3rd base coaching power made me laugh. That's hard to do when I'm on call. Thanks for that. :-)

Ted D said...

No problem, Nichole! Glad I could help. :)