Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Legend of Zelda Hero, Plural

So, the M's won last night. Beltre hit a homer, and that's good for the Mariners. Brad Penny lost, and that's good for the Low End Theorists. I listened to a few innings on XM radio. Mike and I have extolled the virtues of XM radio, and how awesome it is that one can listen to any major league baseball game being played, and hear the home announcers for each team. Bob Uecker calling Brewers games. Jon Miller calling Giants games. You can even hear the Yankees go to unnecessary excess with about six people in the broadcast booth. So, last night it was beautiful to listen to Vin Scully calling the M's against the Dodgers. The man has been calling Dodgers games for 57 years. He has called three perfect games. There have only been seventeen perfect games ever, and only seven in the National League - and two of those were in 1880. At one point he was describing Ichiro's father giving him foot massages, and it was beautiful because it was Vin Scully. But, when he started talking about how Pat Gillick turned down a trade that would have brought Scott Rolen to the M's in exchange for Joel Pineiro, I threw up in my mouth a little.

8 comments:

  1. when i was writing this, i googled joel to get a link to a page for him. i misspelled him name as "joel pinero." try that on google and see what comes up as one of the first 10 entries!

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  2. Link. Very good. Piniero for Rolen?!?!?!? Oh that's great. There were some people saying we could have had Ryan Howard for Ben Davis but I think that was a blogosphere legend.

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  3. I suppose "Legend of Zelda Hero" is a lot better-known than "Hairspray heartthrob character"...

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  4. nice pull on the google thing. lord knows it had to be my post that came up. i cant spell to save my life but joel hasnt deserved me getting his name right this year.

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  5. Yankees as Roman Empire. So that means they have to fall right?

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  6. wow - where did anon come from? and yes, the roman empire link went along with the "unnecessary excess." just like the romans, the yankees are old and fat - their downfall is nigh! they look alot more like the 80s overpaid and underperforming yankees than the homegrown push-it-to-the-wall teams of the late 90s and early 21st century.

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