GWJ AL - Week 2

OK guys, sorry about the delay in advancing the week, but wanted to make sure we were doing the right thing re: the one unplayed game. Here're the matchups.

Oakland @ Anaheim
Chicago Sox @ Toronto
Baltimore @ Cleveland
Minnesota @ Detroit

Deadline should be 12:00am EST on 5/1/05

OAK vs ANA

Hey bud let me know what''s good for u..I''m on most nights after 9pm est, sometimes sooner...

Ruthless, When would you like to plqay? I''m pretty open after 8 tonigt, and most nights

King, I am Oakland and am available after 9:30 PST usually so just give me a day and I think we can probably work it out. Except tomorrow, because I wanna try to play Phantom Dust then.

Hey Swamp
I''m open after that time if you want to play tonight

Sorry I missed you Ruthless. Monday at 8 PM do anything for you?

"SwampYankee" wrote:

Sorry I missed you Ruthless. Monday at 8 PM do anything for you?

I don''t know about Ruthless, but it turns me into a pumpkin.

National League Humor, no doubt

"PsychoKillerZ" wrote:

King, I am Oakland and am available after 9:30 PST usually so just give me a day and I think we can probably work it out. Except tomorrow, because I wanna try to play Phantom Dust then.

Is it possible for u to get on any earlier than 9:30PST?? That''''s 12:30 my time which is fairly late to start a game...Let me know. Thx

SquirrelMonkey, sometimes tonight or thursday night would work. Let me know what works for you.

Romulox, I can play tonight between 5 and 7, then again at 10, tomorrow between 5 and 7, then again at 10, Wednesday and Thursday anytime after 5, and weekends by appointment.

All times EST.

Warlock, I''ll try to pop on at 10 your time tonight, and otherwise, try Wednesday night. I''m hoping the technical issues of my last attempted game has cleared up some, but I''m almost thinking it''s not going to be. I can hope I guess... otherwise I might have to look at finding a replacement

Mr. Green. I can play Thursday night after 10 EST. I can try to do it earlier if that''s a problem for you.

Ruthless and I played on a windy day in Cleveland. Lag was an issue for both of us. We traded a few homers, and I was able to capitalize on a few opportunities. Good Game, Ruthless!

Sorry Rom, got caught up at rehearsal.

Wednesday night at 10, then?

"squirrelmonkey" wrote:

Mr. Green. I can play Thursday night after 10 EST. I can try to do it earlier if that''s a problem for you.

That''s not a problem, that''s a blessing. 10pm EST that is, or later even. I''m off Friday anyway.

Cool, around 10 EST then. I DON''T have off on Friday

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Hey Psycho u there?Any idea when u can play??

I meant to say 6:30 PST king, which by my calculations is 9:30PM your time. I suppose I can play tonight if you''re available soon.

Hey bud is tonight good for ya??say 9:30est/6:30pst??Let me know what works for u..

Ehh. Tonight won''t work. Tomorrow maybe?

Hey Warlock, if it works for you can you try 8PM tonight CST? Nine for you anyhow... I have a feeling my lag is going to really suck again, and if it does from there we can decide on another time or another COA.

Yeah, I can tape Alias, I suppose.

Seeya at 9.

"PsychoKillerZ" wrote:

Ehh. Tonight won''t work. Tomorrow maybe?

Ok let me know...

A word of warning Psycho. If you want to beat Cohiba you''ll need to make ZERO throwing mistakes. He raped me every time I threw behind a runner, and a few times I didn''t.

Well, the Twins came out swinging in the first inning, and after some fielding errors by the Tigers, scored a quick run to start the game off.

""This does not bode well,"" thought the Tigers manager.

""Uhh... Why did I just say bode?"" he wondered, as he spit his chew into the dugout drain.

No matter. Nate Robertson pitched a decent game from then on, and after a few slow innings, the Tigers'' bats started connecting, scoring 2 runs in the 4th inning. Minnesota quickly answered back to tie the game in the 5th. The Tigers, however, could not be held down, scoring another run in the bottom of the 7th to make it 3-2.

But, all was not well in Tigersville.

After 2 fine innings in the setup position, Chris Spurling was looking a little ragged. He was pacing around the mound, and seemed to have developed a facial tick. Batter #1. Double into right center. Next pitch - passed ball, runner to 3rd. So, with a man on third and no outs, the Manager picked up the white courtesy phone, and called on Troy Percival.

His 95mph fastball was just too much for the Twins. Percival scored 3 HUGE consecutive strikeouts, stranding the runner on third and securing the win for Bonderman and the save for himself.

Sadly, due to a design flaw, the managers were not able to meet afterwards to discuss the game. (Seriously, what''s that all about?)

Great game, Romulox. Hopefully those connections issues will continue to sort themselves out.

"SwampYankee" wrote:

A word of warning Psycho. If you want to beat Cohiba you''ll need to make ZERO throwing mistakes. He raped me every time I threw behind a runner, and a few times I didn''t.

Was it as good for u as it was for me.. Unfortunately u got the last laugh...

Hey Psyco I can play anytime after 9pm est..Let me know

Yeah, great game Warlock! That was kind of weird when the voice chat just sort of ended after the last strikeout, a ridiculous strikeout at that, as most of mine were... DAMN YOU TROY PERCIVAL! YOU ARE THE THORN IN THE TWINS'' SIDE!... um... either that or I just can''t lay off any ball thrown out of the strike zone.

I''m hoping the lag gets better with the coming of summer and the moving away of all the college students here on campus. We''ll have to wait and see I guess.

Until next time... dum dum DUM!!!

Yeah. One of the worst decisions ESPN (or 2kSports or whoever) made, to have the chat just end abruptly right at the end of the game. Sort of made me feel dirty about the last pitch being inside heat.

The thing I''ve decided about batting is this: I''m going to swing at more pitches than I should. It''s unavoidable. It''s been the curse of every baseball game I''ve ever played. So, instead, how about I work on being good at connecting with pitches, even those that ARE outside the strike zone a little. There was one at-bat (I-Rod, I think) where I got 2 quick strikes, but then connected with 5 pitches for foul balls. Sure, I ended up striking out, but in such a pitcher-driven game, any extra pitches I can make him throw is going to help me in the long run.

So, I might strike out a lot, but I''m probably gonna get 12 hits, too. No called third strikes for THIS GUY.