Daily Archives: September 7, 2011

Moscoso Def

You wanna dance? Guillermo Moscoso’ll make you dance. Well, half the time. Like Chappy and I determined earlier today, he’s either lights out, or gets lit up. Today he was on fire though. Neither of us caught the game, since it was a weekday day game, but we both certainly kept up on it. Oakland A’s pitcher, Guillermo Moscoso carried a perfect game into the 6th, and a no-hitter deep into the 8th. Apparently today’s start, coupled with his last start against Seattle, set an Oakland record with 30 consecutive batters retired. On paper, he didn’t appear to be particularly dominating. He struck out just four and had a ground ball to fly ball ratio of 3 : 19. But an outstanding performance is outstanding regardless of how it looks. And while the game itself doesn’t have much significance for the A’s for this season, Moscoso is looking more like yet another Oakland young player that, with a full season’s work, can help carry the team back into contention next year.

Highlights….

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_09_07_kcamlb_oakmlb_1&mode=video

 


Tribute to Frank

I was watching Jimmy Kimmel last night for the first time in a little while. This was also the first time I’d ever seen Jimmy all choked up. Usually he never strays from his goofy half stoned looking grin, but before he could introduce the segment about his Uncle Frank that recently passed he couldn’t hold it together, which was completely understandable. Frank might not have been the biggest star out there, but he always came through with something funny in his segments. If there’s anything to learn from Frank, it’s that you can still have fun when you have old balls. I’m ten times more shaken up over this loss than I was with Amy Winehouse…