Thursday, September 27, 2007

Last of the Reds

The Astros beat the Reds by a 7-6 score last night, but Craig Biggio's only plate appearance resulted in a walk. The Reds last chance to plunk Biggio may be today, if it hasn't already passed, but after that they won't have Craig Biggio to plunk around any more. They've done it 21 times, and it looks like that number will stand.

Matt Belisle is pitching for the Reds today, but he's never hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. He's hit 17 other batters but none of them are likely to ever have a shot at the all-time HBP record.

Biggio has never been hit by a pitch on September 27th.


At 9/27/2007 08:41:00 AM, Blogger Brigadier Ketchup said...

I am very frustrated and disappointed with Biggio. He hasn't been hit with a pitch for almost two months now! Doesn't he realize he has a chance to make more history before he retires?? He has averaged 16 HBP over his career, and yet only has three this year! What a letdown!

At 9/27/2007 08:50:00 AM, Blogger pbr said...

I blame the pitchers who have been cowardly pitching around him, not throwing him anything he can get hit by. He's even been taunting them with an armor-free bare elbow, and still they keep missing. There are plenty of other places to point fingers, but I'm going to start there.

At 9/28/2007 04:10:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

If you ask me, and Lord have mercy but the phone calls are coming in with folk askin’ left and right, we got us three final games and pert near a Chinaman’s chance of Target being allowed sufficient plate appearances to get the needed plunks. Oh how my heart aches (and not just from them three pounds of deep fried Twinkie®s I had yesterday after the Elks Club Annual General Meeting). No, my heart aches because I see the end is nigh and the plunks done dried up. Lester ain’t had a stitch on in a week and Bernice done took to fussin’ at him because she says she’s tired of looking at his scrawny backside and she’d prefer if he’d take his nudity elsewhere. Well, that just fires Lester up even more and he has commenced to steppin’ out for a breath of fresh air under the car port while he’s still as naked as the day he was borned. Mama done retreated to the sewin’ room and closed the door because she’s so fed up. Bernice forced him to start wearing shoes so he wouldn’t catch his death cold, but frankly I don’t see the point in wearing shoes when everything else is exposed to the elements. Yesterday he went (naked) out to the shed and found him a pair of old rubber boots I use when I go frog giggin’ and he has been wearing them for a while. So now we got us a lanky old cuss of a naked man walking around our double wide trailer with nothin’ but frog giggin’ boots on. Bernice’s stinkin’ sister has taken it on herself to boss us all around at the top of her lungs. She yelled across the double wide trailer last night, she said, “Lester … you know the difference between ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid’?” Lester came in from the side room without a stitch on and plopped himself down right in from of the television machine so as to obstruct my view of the proceedings. He said, “nope.” And that was as if he was askin’ Bernice’s stinkin’ sister to explain because she commenced to lip flappin at high speed. She said, “Lester, the difference is simple and any educated fool knows how to differentiate. ‘Naked’ means one ain’t got no clothes on. However, the word ‘nekkid’ means one ain’t got no clothes on and one is fixin’ to get in trouble.” Lester just scratched and said, “hmmmm, that so?” Well, I’m headed out to the wood pile to chop some more. I’m about to go insane with these people pestering me while I try to see if Target is going to get any more plunks. Lord this is a hard week.


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