baseball: norfolk tides @ durham bulls

baseball: norfolk tides @ durham bulls, originally uploaded by minervacat. I haven’t been real bloggy lately, y’all, but instead I’ve been reading new mystery novels (James Lee and Alafair Burke, Emily St. John Mandel, Tim Dorsey, Tana French; waiting for Carl Hiassen and Sara Paretsky), coverage of the Orioles’ 8-1 run under Buck Showalter (theory:…

baseball: bluefield o’s @ burlington royals

Thirty six. Not gonna lie: rookie league baseball is Not Good Baseball. But, hey, the Orioles won two in a row! Sure, it’s the Bluefield Orioles — but it’s a start, right? Try not to think about the big club’s bullpen while you tell yourself that.

baseball: louisville bats (reds) @ durham bulls (rays)

baseball: louisville bats (reds) @ durham bulls (rays), originally uploaded by minervacat. Thirty one. I am terribly fond of the Durham Bulls; it pleases me to see so many guys who came through Durham doing so well in Tampa Bay right now. (Except for Matt Joyce, who is hitting .206. But I still love him.)…

baseball: unc @ duke, game two

baseball: unc @ duke, game two, originally uploaded by minervacat. Root root root for the home team (Bob Hicok) They spit too much in baseball, I can’t watch, I don’t like spitting, we should be elegant, sling garbage in suits, not throw balls at each other’s heads and spit, not slide spikes high and spit,…

baseball: unc @ duke, game two

baseball: unc @ duke, game two, originally uploaded by minervacat. Six. Yesterday’s game was a trainwreck of shitty pitching (on both sides) and bad umpiring (at first base). Game three takes the series today. It’s stopped raining, tickets are cheap, and there isn’t any other baseball going on in the Triangle today: why aren’t you…

baseball: u of maine @ unc, game three

baseball: u of maine @ unc, game three, originally uploaded by minervacat. Three. (Colin Bates was quietly beastly, Michael Morin is a bread and butter pickle, Brian Goodwin is my favorite freshman since someone broke an aluminum bat hitting a home run in ’07, we had 14 hits but Maine had 15 strike-outs, the Black…