It gets quiet out in left field, sometimes. Perhaps a bit lonely, even with all those people. You’re out their by yourself. Another inning, another patch of grass, another pitch in an endless series of innings, grassy patches, pitches. What’s been gained, over all those innings? What’s it all mean?
What’s it all for?
okay, I took a lotta pictures. And okay, this one’s photoshopped up a bit. Love the swing of the bat, the frozen moment.
Casey Fien. The Twins got lucky when they picked him up as a free agent.
Yup, photoshop is a guilty pleasure of mine. I try not to let it get out of control.
Well, maybe not entirely Morales’ fault. Maybe a few questionable calls there.
As Ron Washington says, “That’s the way baseball go.”
Kendry Morales came up at a key point in that Yankees game, with men on base and the game tied. Well, he struck out. That happens. Perhaps some of the calls were questionable.
In the summer time the days are long, but time also passes more quickly. I have fallen behind on the baseball blog. Here it is, almost the All Star Break! The most exciting meaningless game of the year! And in My Home Town! How can I pass that up?
Well, it’s pretty easy, actually.
But I did get to see the Twins play the hated Yankees last weekend, July 5th, and they even won the game, in extra innings, on a little bouncer in front of the plate, which was retrieved by the Yankee catcher and then tossed down the right field line, letting the winning run dance home. The Twins never beat the Yankees, so this was nice to witness in person.
I brought my camera to the game, and will share some shots over the next few days. Here’s one (photoshopped-up a bit) of Twins starter Yohan Pino – another one of those guys who’s labored in the minors for 10 years and is finally getting his shot.
Pino’s been having a great season at Triple A; his first start in the bigs was pretty good, then he had some troubles the next two, and then he pitched well against the Yankees. So we’ll see what happens.