Presidents vs. Pierogis
The recent heat wave has forced me to choose betwen blogging and eating ice cream on the couch. Well, the fridge is empty, so...
- Ryan Doumit had an amazing night — 4 for 4, two doubles, two home runs, three runs and three RBIs. He was essentially responsible for two thirds of the Pirate's offense. Of course, he also pegged reliever John Grabow in the leg when trying to make a throw to second.
- Paul Maholm started off strong but had one of the most impressive collapses I've ever seen, giving up back-to-back-to-back jacks. In all fairness to Maholm, it looked like Jason Bay could have made a play on at least one of those homers if he'd been doing something other than standing around watching them go over the wall.
- At this point Adam LaRoche is almost guaranteed to be gone next year — he's performing terribly and costing the Pirates a bundle. I mean, he's not in Derek Bell territory yet but it's close. Still, he makes me laugh every time he comes to bat because he uses "You're the Best" from The Karate Kid as his theme song.
- Towards the end of the game Nationals outfielder Elijah Dukes turned around to jaw with some of the fans in the outfield. He gave as good as he got, and he was pretty damn funny, too.
- For one night only the Pierogi race was changed to a relay, with the Pierogis facing off against the National's Presidents. When I saw Teddy was anchoring the last leg for the Nationals, I knew that the Presidents were going down.
- Jack Wilson's goatee makes him look like a spree killer.