05.09.06

Tremendous Baseball-Related Recordings…

Posted in Baseball at 8:43 pm by

…that do not feature the talents of Steve “Boogie” Brown.

I’d not previously heard Albert Brown’s “Vida Blue”, but thanks to Withdrawn Radio, your own musical education can take a giant step forward.

A couple of thoughts while flipping channels this evening :

1) Very considerate of Philadelphia management to sell tickets to a few thousand Phillies fans tonight while reserving much of CBP for the Mets’ travelling contingent / southern Jersey acolytes. Or at least that’s how it sounded when Carlos Delgaldo hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 9th to tie the score at 4-4.

(UPDATE : Some curiously unfriendly hometown scoring costs Bobby Abreu a 15 foot RBI single, but not the game-winning run, as Aaron Heilman threw Abreu’s two-out, bases-loaded tapper away. Phillies win, 5-4, their 9th consecutive victory. Time to see if I can cease production of those 40,000 commemorative “2006 NL EAST CHAMPIONS” watering cans without losing my deposit.)

2) Red Sox 11, Yankees 3 (top of the 7th). The New York Post’s Mike Vacarro advocated dusting off David Ortiz earlier today, though perhaps he could’ve proposed something a tad less violent. Like say, additional fielding practice for A-Rod and Melky Cabrera. If there was a guarantee of a post-game chit-chat with the Unit on YES, I’d gladly pass on the Spurs/Mavs game.

3 Responses to “Tremendous Baseball-Related Recordings…”

  1. Chuck Meehan says:

    After Brett Myers outpitches Pedro and takes a 3-0 lead into the 8th and having it end up tied in the 9th via Flash Gordon coughing one up to a batter he has owned (Delgado: 2 for 30 lifetime vs Gordon until his HR), with 2 outs in the ninth and Ryan Franklin set to come in for the 10th, I hung my head figuring the the Mets are truly a team of destiny. Hey, Mets fans, do you think Wagner should have been brought in for the one-out against the leftys Utley and Abreu
    (or at least Abreu)?…If any Mets fans want to curse the umpiring tonight, it wouldnt be sour grapes. Matsui did get hosed on that called third-strike and that Reyes pickoff also looked to be a blown call.

  2. GC says:

    I don’t think we’re gonna see Wagner in that many non-save situations, not as long as Sanchez and Heilman are (usually) effective. Though it would’ve been that much more thriling (for somebody, I figure) if the Phillies had won with Wagner on the mound.

    Willie had something or other grumpy to say about Anaheim’s fave umpire, Doug Eddings, but the Mets manager is no Larry Brown when it comes to expressions postgame misery.

  3. Chuck Meehan says:

    It wasnt obvious that Heilman was shaky until after the Utley BB (He did have 2 strikes on Rollins before plunking him) so it looked like Randolph just had to hang with him and the winning run came in off an errant throw rather than a bad pitch. Eddings strike zone was ridiculously wide, a few Phillies batters went down looking to outside pitches, but the Matsui third-strike was the most egregious. Very exciting game, and after 40+ years, there is finally a serious
    rivalry developing between the two teams located closest together within the same division/league. I just cant believe there are no Phils/Mets games scheduled for the month of September.

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