I did it my waaaaay
I decided to ditch technology and take my game notes the old fashioned way, via pen and paper.
Now, before I get to the nitty-gritty let me share with you the song that has been in my head since 6:30 p.m. CT, when the pre-game show started.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night/Take these broken wings and learn to fly/All your life/You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Yep, every time I hear Blackburn’s name I start singing that song. I also got Amy sucked into too (which she is slightly pissy about.)
Please forgive me while I embrace my inner-laziness and just put my thoughts down via bullet points.
·Blackburn’s (singing in the dead of night) first pitch is a hit by Figgins and a fumble by Harris allowed him to get the base. However, in defense of Harris even Dick & Bert said that was a tough play.
·Hey, they switched the rotation on me and put Harris in the #2 spot. I am having a hard time remembering the line-up. I spend most of the time going “Gomez, Baby Jesus, Cuddy, Morneausey, someone, someone, someone, someone, and someone.”
·Last year the people at Coors brought us the “optimal cool can” which turned blue when the beer was at a perfect temperature. This year they bring us the Big Mouth can. The commercial includes graphics on how it lets more air in and more beer out.
·My household spent an inning discussing whether the batter Blackburn (singing in the dead of night) hit actually turned in to the pitch.
·Another commercial funny - From the Minnesota State Lottery commercial: “Dragons love scratch tickets?” “Oh yeah, they love them.” Hmm…sounds like a Vegan Joe comment.
·Amy and I had our first baseball commentary via the phone of 2008! Man, I am glad baseball is back!
·That FSN commercial for “In My Own Words” isn’t clear. Who is staring in the next episode? When is it on? I kid. Sheesh, I don’t think I need to see it during ever break.
·Speaking of commercials…something’s missing…Oh yeah, the Land O’ Lakes milk commercial with Baby Jesus. “Pour it on Minnesota. Pour it on.”
·The Chrysler/Jeeps commercial feature the music of VHS or Beta. I “heart” this band; they got me backstage passes to see Duran Duran. Jealous?
·Ah, we see the Little Nicky Punto we all know and love.
·Baby Jesus is brought in at the bottom of the 9th. Time to make a deal with the baseball gods. If Baby Jesus gets a homerun I won’t mock him for the rest of the home stand. Whoops, guess I don’t have to honor that deal.
Swear Count: 1 (a good night). Yeah, I told Mike Scioscia to sit the fuck down when he was all worked up in the seventh inning.
New! Amy’s “Morneausey’s so hot” count: 5
·We were shut down
·Blackburn (singing in the dead of night) did a great job! (cough*better than Bonser*cough)
Non-baseball but no less important
Words of wisdom: You know, there is a point in an adult’s life where you are too old to be drinking Red Bull as a recreational beverage (meaning not mixing it with Vodka to keep awake for a 10:00 p.m. concert.) Tonight I had this tasty passion fruit, Red Bull slushy and boy, oh boy am I feeling it.
Music of the Day
Might as well segue nicely from the White Stripes to the Raconteurs. This song is from their newest album (which I don’t have yet but is on my Wish List.) I am also a big fan of Brendan Benson who is also a member of the Raconteurs. You may have heard him before since he sings the song on the newest iPod Touch commercial. So, we’ll start with Benson and the iPod commercial because you all know how much I am a commercial-music whore (meant in the most respectable way.)
Brendan Benson – What I am Looking For
Now, let’s rap up with the Raconteurs and Salute Your Solution