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Random NLCS Thoughts (so far)

Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS are in the books, and the Phillies earned a split with the Giants. I’m not going to throw out a lot of stats, or bore you with yet another recap. That’s all available out there in plenty of places. Now, it’s time for my first batch of random thoughts.

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Giants catcher Buster Posey bears an uncanny resemblance to one of my neighbors. I’d post pictures here to prove it, but I don’t have a picture of said neighbor available. In fact, I just checked his Facebook profile, and he appears to have replaced it with a picture of Posey! Then again, it’s hard to tell the difference.

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Cody Ross, otherwise known as my least-favorite Marlin, has hit three (!) home runs so far in this series. Let’s see, Ross is with his fifth major-league team in seven seasons, and the Marlins apparently thought so highly of him that they released him in August, whence the Giants picked him up on a waiver claim. Somehow, he has turned into a post-season hitting machine, hitting .350 so far with 4 home runs and 6 RBI.

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Speaking of Ross (though I’d rather not), it looks like he has jumped on the “Fear the Beard” bandwagon, sprouting some facial hair that was not there when he was with the Marlins. In fact, his clean-shaven self always reminded me of an elf.

codyrosself.jpgProbably a South Pole elf. :-) 

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While we’re on the subject of beards, thanks to the wonderful technology of high-def close ups, I can confirm that it would be physically impossible for Tim Lincecum to grow one, since he appears to have approximately three facial hairs in total.

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Prior to last night, Jimmy Rollins had not had much success at the plate this postseason, with just one hit in the divisional series against the Reds. His first “hit” of the NLCS came when the Giants infield forgot how to call for a pop-up, and the ball dropped safely in the midst of Mike Fontenot, Jonathan Sanchez, Aubrey Huff, and Buster Posey.

I don't got it.jpgI’m always amused when highly-paid professionals mess up a basic part of the game that even 10-year-olds are expected to execute unless, of course, it is my team that is messing up. ;-)

Later in the game, Jimmy atoned for his lack of production by smacking a bases-loaded, three-run double to bust the game open. :-)

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Ryan Howard caused quite a stir among the Phaithful when he was spotted at Sunday afternoon’s Eagles game. Shouldn’t he have been preparing for that night’s baseball game, perhaps watching film or taking some extra swings in the cage? It’s not like he was ripping the cover off the ball in Game 1, and he would be going up against a tough lefty in Sanchez, against whom he has not had much success in the past.

howard eagles.jpgIf he had looked as pitiful as he had in Game 1, he would have had some explaining to do. On the contrary, Howard had two hits off Sanchez (a single and double), as well as a key walk in the first inning. Maybe Howard should go to a few more football games this postseason. :-)

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Poor Andres Torres! He struck out four times against Roy Oswalt last night, earing the dreaded Golden Sombrero:

golden sombrero.jpgDo I feel bad for him? No, not really.

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No game tonight, as it’s an off day as the series moves west to San Francisco for Game 3.

Let’s go, Phillies!

“Don’t Want No Foo-Foo Haircut On My Head”

Tim Lincecum, winner of this year’s NL Cy Young award, seems to have an aversion to haircuts of any kind, “foo-foo” or otherwise. Witness the length of his locks in this recent photo:

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Maybe his award should have been named the Cyann Young award. Pretty soon, I’ll be getting him confused with her:

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70’s punk pioneer Patti Smith. Ms. Smith appears to be a bit confused herself, as it appears that she’s standing next to a urinal.

Of course, smoking certain substances has been known to cause memory loss. Thank goodness Timmy has that tattoo of the symbol for “male” on his back to remind him, just in case!

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In Phillies-related news, a one-year deal appears imminent with Juan Castro, who will replace Eric Bruntlett as a utility infielder. Not much to say on this, as I don’t know too much about Castro, but he certainly has to be an improvement over Bruntlett’s abysmal .171 batting average.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – I hope all of you out there have a great turkey day, and enjoy the time spent with your family and friends. Every year I intend not to eat so much, but I always do, and spend the rest of the afternoon practically comatose.

As soon as I’m done typing this, I better go start cleaning like a fiend – only 24 hours till my guests arrive!

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In case you were wondering, the title of this entry is a song from the truly unique Mojo Nixon. Check him out, you’ll see that “unique” doesn’t even begin to convey the full wierdness that is Mojo.

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