Friday, August 12, 2005

Harrrr, there be pirates here

The Nationals left town last night after having dropped 3 games behind the Astros in the wild card race, and they didn't even take out their frustrations by hitting Craig Biggio with a pitch. Admirable restraint. But they did hit Willy Tavaras last night.
Tonight's pitcher for the Pirates is rookie Zach Duke, whose name sounds extremely fictitious. He has never faced the Astros, and has hit just one batter in 7 career starts.
Carlos Zambrao plunked Biggio on August 12, 2003, and Al Leiter and Rob Stanifer both hit him on August 12, 1997.


At 8/12/2005 07:52:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Now if you ask me, and plenty folks do now and again, this here three-game visit by the Pennsylvanian tourists will provide three brief days for Craig “Target” Biggio and his team mates to pick the collective brain of the guests for detailed inside information on how to talk like a Pirate. It is important that the lads make the effort now because they won’t see the Pittsburgh team again until they host the Astros on the 19th of September… which happens to be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (I ain’t makin’ this up… do a web search with the search engine of your choosin’)

I reckon it would pretty impressive if the entire Astros squad arrived in Pittsburgh prepared to spend all of the 19th of September talkin’ like a genuine Pirate.

At 8/12/2005 08:53:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

I'm just glad someone else brought up Talk Like a Pirate Day so I didn't have to. Although, I am tempted to start a campaing to petition today's pitcher, Zach Duke, to officially change his name to "Zach Beard the Pirate".
Then again, tomorrow's starter "The Dread Pirate Kip" doesn't exactly strike fear in the hearts of sailors...


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