Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Twins...And a Boy, Too

So, 2 straight 1-0 wins; very nice. I didn't think Beckett had it in him. I know it's just the Royals, though; I've lowered my panic status to Def-Con 3, from 4 over the weekend. It'll take beating good teams consistently, and not just the National League, or teams that play like they should be in the NL, to lower the threat level even further. We shall see. Of course the flip side, which I'm always prone to view, is that we only scored two runs against the Royals in 16 our halfs. Not great.

And we'll be expecting a boy come December when Offspring v2.0 is "released." (Neat ref since the Offspring have become Garbage.) Just found out yesterday. So unless the tech was wrong, boy it shall be. Names that have already been dismissed: Theodore Williams Fanning, Denton True Fanning and Thomas Brady Fanning (or anything involving Brady, really). Names still simmering with a chance (thanks to my crack[smoking] wait staff): Skeletor Fanning, and the irrepressible Gargamel Fanning. Any one who would care to chime in, feel free. We need all the help we can get.

In a weird bit of Jere-related trivia, Roger won his 343 career game tonight to move into 9th place all time, displacing none other than Tim Keefe, he of the 342 career wins and one unforgettable spot in Jere's comments section as my suggestion of someone who compared to Papelbon's ERA studliness. We never really found anyone better, or just gave up on it. I wonder if Tim Keefe would feel, like Frank Robinson, that it's a shame that today's bigger, stronger, "enhanced athletes" are pushing the "one's who played the game right" out of the spotlight. Because, you know, the name Tim Keefe just rushes to your mind whenever you watch baseball. It should. In 1883 he pitched 619 innings while compiling a 41-27 record in 68 starts, with 68 complete games and an ERA of 2.41. Then again, he was pitching for the New York Metropolitans, so you know, F that guy.


Blogger Jere said...


11:34 PM  
Blogger MattySox said...

Thanks, dude. How's Timothy Keefe Fanning sound?!

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Congratulations, Matty!
David Ortiz Fanning has a nice ring to it...

10:34 AM  
Blogger Peter N said...

What great news! Mazel Tov!!!!! Health forever.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Big Papi said...

I agree, although I was glad to see the Sox put together back to back 1-0 victories, and then beat the Rangers in their makeup on Thursday, we'll see how they fare against some tougher Wst Coast Teams. Nice blog man, props.

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2:59 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Truly Irish!




9:35 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

The Metropolitans were then, in the Tim Keefe Era, in the American Association;

The Franchise folded, some years later.

9:37 PM  

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