Fairfield came to town this weekend and got swept right back out. Three games, three wins for the Jaspers.
We play a nine inning game and a seven inning game on Saturday and then a single nine inning game Sunday, that's how MAAC baseball schedule works. Twenty-six innings. We got twenty-five from our starters and one from a reliever (who got the save today). Pretty good work.
We played a flawless three games in the field (0 errors) and had a few timely hits that scored us some runs. 6-2 in game one, 6-1 in game two, and a 3-1 win this afternoon.
We are now 6-0 in conference - obviously it's nice to start out well rather than having to make up ground at the end wondering 'what if?' later in the year.
Next up we host LIU on Tuesday at home then head to Jersey City to take on St. Peter's Saturday and Sunday.
Early on in the MLB season and already there's some surprises.
The Red Sox are 0-3 after being sweet by the Rangers.
The Royals are tied for 1st place.
The Orioles are in 1st place.
The Phillies are in 1st place (OK this is no surprise).
The Mets won a series on the road against the Marlins.
The Yankees found out early what the rest of us already know - fat, old pitchers are not the answer (see: Bartolo Colon).
Socks & Flip-flops
Has this look ever been in style? I don't think so, but I continue to see people trying to pull it off. News flash - it's horrendous.
Not only do you look like a total douche, but how in the hell is that even comfortable? Your socks are wedged between your toes thanks to the toe thong thing. I've done it one time, to see what the big deal was with this sock and flip-flop craze, and let me tell you, it sucks.
I wear flip-flops a) at the beach or b) in my apartment - never in public. You're a grown ass man - wear grownup footwear (sneakers, boots, even sandals) but not flip-flops. Grow up!
Softball at 12?
We took Nathan over to the dog park earlier and there was a practice going on. It was the Giants - a group of 11- and 12-year-old boys. Playing softball. The coaches (2 of the 4) were wearing suits and looked like they'd never done an athletic thing in their lives.
My issue is not, however, with the coaches garments, but rather with the concept.
When I was 12, I played baseball. I wasn't always the best, but I played baseball. Not underhand, slow-pitch, beer league softball - I've yet to reach that era of greatness. Unless we have a girl, my son will not play arc softball until he's 35+. Sorry.
Needless to say, the Giants practice was boring as shit.
While I'm on the topic of youth boys slow-pitch softball, there's a game going on across the street in the park. The Giants must have a bye week in their three team boys arc softball league.
Not sure why, but this is really chapping my ass. They're throwing the ball all over (which is fine) but they don't even know where to run - I literally just saw a kid run to third.........from home!
Game over, they're shaking it up after what I'd imagine was a tie, because kids are taught now that it's OK to tie. Ties are for soccer, not baseball. Also, kids get trophies now for participation. Are you serious? You don't even need to earn a trophy anymore, just show up and pick your nose. Parents tell them what a great job they did going 4-4 even though the team lost 10-1. Yeah, good parenting. Pats on the ass are free nowadays.
Relax, relax, I'm not into ordering movies on PPV, but rather the titles of said movies. They are absolutely hilarious to see when you're flipping through the channels. Here's a few examples:
Horny Slutinas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
Big Fat Racks 3
4 Slutinas Por Favor
Do Me Harder Playa
Sistas vs Whitezilla
Cameltoe Girls: Up Close
I mean are you for real with these titles? I think they're pretty damn funny. And I know you're laughing too!
OK, I'm gonna go inside, it's getting a little chilly.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend. Lindsay has jury duty tomorrow and I got it Wednesday. Both places are near Yankee Stadium, so depending on when I get done I may try to catch the Yankees game - or so I'll tell myself now. Tomorrow is Nathan's 2nd Birthday! Coolest dog ever. He'll get a post dedicated solely to him at some point this week. We're going out to dinner with Paul and Jenny tomorrow night for a few hours. Gotta try to do as much as possible before Baby D joins us.
Very much looking forward to that day though, whenever it is.