Thursday, August 09, 2007

289?

Craig Biggio hit his 289th career homer last night, but that didn't help his HBP total get past the 285 number it's been stuck on since July 7th. Biggio got the Astros scoring started with a 3rd inning solo homer, and the rest of the team jumped all over the Cubs pitchers after that for an 8-2 win and a series sweep.

The Astros are off today, waiting for the Brewers to show up for the weekend tomorrow night (you'd think they'd be bringing the beer).

Willie Fraser plunked Biggio on August 9, 1995, and Turk Wendell threw Biggio's 101st plunk on August 9, 1997.

4 Comments:

At 8/09/2007 03:56:00 PM, Anonymous cletus.j."bubba" huckabee jr. said...

If you ask me, and plenty folk do now and again, second place ain’t worth spit. No matter what DM might suggest about settling for some middling mediocrity, our man “Target” needs to unify the record, not settle for second best. That ain’t American! We need three more plunks in quick succession.

 
At 8/09/2007 09:37:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Maybe we need a catchy, inspirational and misappropriated slogan to rally the populous?

Ask not what the plunk chase can do for you, but what you can do for the plunk chase?

When the going gets tough, the tough stand still (in the batters box)?

Now is the summer of or discontent
made glorious soon by this son of New York
and all the plunks that lour'd upon his self
in the deep bosom of the record buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorius wreaths
our bruised arms hung up for monuments?

I regret that he has but one career to give for the Astros... but how about 3 more plunks while he's here?

Or (base on the slogan on my license plate) Plunk Three or Tie.

 
At 8/09/2007 09:41:00 PM, Blogger Meghan said...

Yeah, that last one was terrible. You get the couch tonight.

 
At 8/10/2007 02:20:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Lord have mercy I done think you struck gold. The last one was so bad it’s good. Mama says she reckons you could real quick do up some T shirts and they’d sell fast to ever body in Chesterfield County. That is one snappy slogan and it kind of comes at you from two different angles, on two different levels. Kind of like a fine wine, it has a certain flavor at first and then leaves a different more subtle flavor after it washes down to your gullet. Plus that as he gets more the slogan can change;

Plunk Three or Tie

Plunk Two or Tie

Etc.

Now I know Meghan ain’t all too impressed with the new slogan, but I know a winner when I see one and that is a winning slogan. Sleeping on the couch might could be worth it just to have such a brilliant slogan attached to this here web site. I decided to have the twins place that slogan on my body, so I’m fixin’ to go out under the car port and let them shave them words in to the hair on my back. I’ll send a photo of the results after I stop the bleeding.

 

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