Tuesday, May 6, 2008

why would you run on "the ARM"?


Why oh why oh why? 

Actually (and this is addressed to all the potential runners out there who might have the misfortune of playing against the Cardinals), go ahead and run. 

Really. Just watch out for the missile coming in from center field. That'll be the ball you just hit. 

Quick quiz: Rick Ankiel is ___. 
a) fast 
b) strong 
c) accurate 
d) confident 
e) SICK 
f) all of the above 

If you can't figure it out, e-mail me and I'll make fun of you. 

Dan made a good point tonight when he reminded us that even though it felt like The Rick Ankiel Show, there was contribution from practically every player out there. Albert got on base for the 34th consecutive game to start the season, Looper had TWO hits and an impressive 8 1/3 innings, Ludwick made a difficult catch in left, Yadi spit out the lead-off runner after a pretty pitiful attempt at a sac bunt, and Glaus caught those two heat-seekers and applied the tags. And there's probably a few more I'm failing to mention (but you'll have to forgive me because I'm slightly sleep-deprived and have a final tomorrow morning that I'm a little worried about). Just don't think I've left anyone out intentionally, kay? 

And with that, I'm off to bed, visions of gold gloves dancing in my head. (Is there a gold arm award? Something to think about.) Oh, and he hit a home run, too. Ha.