Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
The HEAD INMATE reports...
And from the Tweeners...
hooked up via netplay Sunday morning. Tweeners won 3 of 5, kicking Inmates 11-0 in game five to award the Inmates a “Tweener split.” Inmates now 44-29.Netplayed 5 at the Baptist Bowl. Split the first 4, all very competitive games; then took on the role of George Carlin's cat for game 5. Tweeners now 36-44, well beyond the reach of Demerit Man.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
A nugget from the Tweeners...
Believe it or not, retired basketball coaches Joe B. Hall and corroborate on a daily radio call-in show on Kentucky stations. They are both pretty much senile. Here is the transcript from an actual call:
The Fungoes swept all 7 against the Warpigs.
Then the Fungoes split 14 games with the FFTs.
The Wahoos won 2 of 3 against the Sidewinders.
The Buckeyes won 4 of 5 against the Oilers.
The Oilers won 4 of 5 against the Tweeners.
All seven of the Fungi/Pig games were close. Papelbon saved 5 of the Fungo wins. In one of the games, the Fungoes won despite 4 errors - 3 of them by Mike Napoli (two were dropped foul pop ups on back to back batters).
Fungoes played 21 games today, winning 14 and losing 7.
Fungoes took advantage of some Warpig hospitality sweeping 7 games at the ballpork!saved 5 of the 7.
Fungoes, then split 14 games with the FFTs. Highlights include a 13th inning 2-run shot by Berkman in game 2. Fungoes hold on to win that game 7-5.
hits two HRs in a game one win for the FFTs.
throws a complete game shutout in a 1-0 game 6 victory for the Fungoes. Sizemore led off the game with a Homerun!
Dice-K shuts out the Fungoes 3-0 in game 7.
Sheffield wins game 8 with a ninth inning walkoff with two outs! FFTs win that one 3-2.
Fungoes have put a stop to the free fall! Playoffs here we come!
though, probably just to watch.........
The Chief reports on the Wahoo/Snake series...
The Snakeman chimed in...
Snakes lose 2 of 3 to the wahoos. We finish the year 3-7 vs the Chief. These are not your father's Wahoos,that is for sure.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Zaps (31) - At 44 games played, the Zaps barely missed the mark at the end of May, and they haven't been heard from since. Zapper! Dude!!! Call me!
Sidewinders (14) - The league leader in demerits is aiming for even more.
Nads (1) - The Nads had 74 games played by March 20. Over three months later... they're still at 74 games played.
You guys could kill two birds with one stone by playing each other, but it doesn't matter who you play. Get on the phone and make some arrangements.
The Drillers (109 games) and the FFTs (99 games) are well past the end of June point. The DVs (88), Warpigs (83), Bees (80), and Mavs (79) are all right where they should be.
Says the Chief...
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I was told the old address will still work, but I'm not sure if it will work forever or for a short time. Anyway, this will be easy to remember when you're trying to reach our site from a different computer (like at work). The dotcom and the dotnet addresses were taken.
Also, we can save some money next March by paying for two years instead of one. It would mean paying more next year at the draft, but then paying nothing the following year. I believe one year is around $220 (I think I told you $200 this past year, but apparently I was mistaken). Two years, I believe, is $360. I'll check back with Homestead and get accurate numbers.
So I guess what we need to do before next March is decide if we want to (A) pre-pay for two years, (B) pay for it a year at a time, or (C) discontinue the site.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon was suspended indefinitely by the team Wednesday for insubordination after reportedly grabbing general manager Ed Wade by the neck and throwing him to the ground.
Chacon, upset after getting demoted to the bullpen over the weekend, told the Houston Chronicle this problem began when Wade saw him in the dining room before the game against Texas. Wade wanted to meet with Chacon in manager Cecil Cooper's office, the pitcher said.
“I sat down to eat and Ed Wade came to me and very sternly said, 'You need to come with me to the office,”' Chacon said. “I said, 'For what?' I said, 'I don't want to go to the office with you and Cooper.' And I said, 'You can tell me whatever you got to tell me right here.' He's like, 'Oh, you want me to tell you right here?' And I said, 'Yeah.' I'm not yelling. I'm calm.”
Chacon said things went downhill from there.
“He started yelling and cussing,” Chacon said of Wade, according to a story on the Chronicle's Web site. “I'm sitting there and I said to him very calmly, 'Ed, you need to stop yelling at me. Then I stood up and said, 'You better stop yelling at me.' I stood up. He continued and was basically yelling.”
Chacon said that after Wade told him he needed to “look in the mirror,” it got worse.
“So at that point I lost my cool and I grabbed him by the neck and threw him to the ground. I jumped on top of him,” he said. “Words were exchanged.”
Chacon said players quickly came and separated the two. He recalled outfielder Reggie Abercrombie pulling him away from Wade.
Wade announced the move, but would not provide any other details. Chacon has been upset since being bumped from the rotation and moved into the bullpen on Sunday.
“He is suspended pending final resolution of whatever move we end up making with him,” Wade said.
Chacon is 2-3 with a 5.04 ERA in 15 starts for Houston this year. The right-hander set a major league record with nine straight no-decisions to start the season.
When asked if Chacon was disciplined because he physically accosted Wade, the GM said: “I'm not getting into any details of anything beyond what I just said. It is an internal matter.”
Astros slugger Lance Berkman, who said he did not see the incident, was one of the few players who agreed to talk about it.
“Obviously it's something that nobody in here is thrilled that it happened,” he said. “But this is a sport of high emotion and sometimes things happen that organizations wish wouldn't and that's why there's vehicles like suspending the players to deal with those situations.”
Wade did confirm that Chacon's agent called and requested a trade earlier this week but said “that has nothing to do with the events of today.”
Chacon is concerned that he might not pitch in the majors again.
“Maybe it shouldn't have happened,” Chacon said. “But when you do those things and you're yelling at somebody and you're cussing you better know what type of person you're dealing with. If there's any regret, I just wish they had just let me alone. I wish they had left me alone,” he told the Chronicle.
Chacon signed a $2 million, one-year contract with Houston in February after spending 2007 with Pittsburgh. He split time as a starter and a reliever there and was 5-4 with a 3.94 ERA and one save in 64 appearances with the Pirates.
When asked if he was concerned about his personality or character when Chacon was signed, Wade opted to discuss his play instead.
“I'd hoped he pitched better for us,” Wade said. “That's the bottom line. We took him out of the rotation on Sunday basically on merit. He'd had 10 starts since late April, and the last three starts, four starts weren't very good. So we hoped that he would help us in the bullpen, and unfortunately we're at a point right now when we think it's in our best interest to move forward.”
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Still, when a long shot like that comes in, it must give hope to the NASOMA long shots like the Bees and Wahoos and Mavs and Tweeners and Inmates and Rhinos and Nads... you know, teams that have never won the league.
In fact... nah... nevermind. I was going to add the DVs to that list of hopefuls, but let's not get crazy.
1. Do you visit the NASOMA website very often?
2. What can I change or add to the website that would make you want to visit it more often? Right now, the only thing I change on a regular basis is the Standings Page.
3. Do you visit Big Innings very often?
4. What suggestions do you have to make Big Innings better?
Thanks for your help,
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The report from the DVgeek...
DVs figured out how to silence the Buckeye bats holding them to a .206 average on 34 hits and 13 runs in the 5 games. They didn’t hit a homer (DVs hit 7), and turned in a 1.54 ERA in two starts, but ended 0-1. DVs actually dropped the first game 8-7, then reeled off 5-4, 7-1, 5-0 and 1-0 wins, with the much maligned DV bullpen providing 15 scoreless innings over the set.DVs move to 53-35.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Drillers swept 5 from the Wahoos.
The Inmates went 5-1 against the Warpigs.
The Drillers took 2 of 3 from the Warpigs.
The Inmates took 2 of 3 from the Wahoos.
The Inmates won 3 of 5 against the Drillers.
On the day, the totals were:
The Drillers are now tied for 1st with the DVs in the NERDD. The Inmates surged ahead of the Buckeyes in the MFD. The Wahoos dropped below .500 for the first time in awhile but still own 2nd place in the BUD. The Warpigs suck.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
DVs were fortunate to pick off the two wins as both were one run games that Jenks either won or protected. Buckeyes match up well and the park suits them perfectly, giving the Bucks manager a timely combination of talent and form to capitalize on any mistakes.
If the DVs are fortunate enough to make the playoffs and draw the Buckeyes, strong consideration will be given to saving the aggravation and simply forfeit the 4 games. Would also allow me to get back to the ‘bean flickage’ sooner as well.DVs an unhappy 49-34.
A couple of other tidbits from the series:
DVs only hit .238 (47 points below our season average)- and only hit 3 home runs, Helton and Ludwick combined to go 2 for 23.
Holliday slips all the way to .360, while Mags begins his pursuit of Tony Gywnn’s single season batting average record, as he moves his average to .366.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Leading off the 6th inning, the #2 hitter for Stanford homered to make it 2-0. The 3 hole hitter followed with a double off the wall. The pitcher was tiring... his pitches were getting up in the zone... the wind was blowing out... and the clean up hitter was coming up. And what do you think he did? Yep, he bunted the runner over to third. The runner scored later on a single (that would have scored him from second anyway).
Why give away the out like that? Don't they realize how precious those outs are? Even if the batter is Chico Lind, there was no benefit in bunting. You are more likely to score from 2nd with no outs than you are from 3rd with one out. And this wasn't Chico Lind! It was the cleanup hitter! Who had ZERO sac bunts this year before that one!
Somewhere Dusty Baker is going, "Now THAT'S the way to play baseball!"
The Pigs turned the tables on the Tweeners and took 4 of 5 on the road. Three more complete games by the Pig staff. This appears to be the key to Pig success: avoid using the bullpen. Gaudin and Hernandez both threw complete game shutouts, with Felix's being a 2-hitter in which he walked only 1 and struck out 11.
The Tweener adds...
Tweeners can only manage to
score 9 runs in the 5 games. Someone pointed out that our #3 hitter, Mark
Teahen, on the season has a total of 11 RBI's and zero homers. Tweeners'
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Fungoes and DVs went 2-2 tonight. . An astounding 13 of our 55 games have gone into extra innings, and we are 4-9 in those games. Overall we are 25-30.
Fungoes and DVs squared off tonight in a four game set. DVs jumped out to a 8-1 lead in game 1 only to succumb to a, (as FFT's would say) "GAWD AWFUL BULLPEN!! Fungoes win game 1, 9-8. The following showed up in print in the Morning Edition:
'We really needed this win' said DEREK's manager. 'That first drink of water
at the end of a drought sure does taste good!' Amen to that brother!
Game 2 DVs beat up on AWFULS" in this one.winning 6-2. Clemens got the (surprise) complete game win as DVs boss was hesitant to use the "GAWD-
Game 3 was another DV win. This one was 6-0 shutout! Fungoes played more to their capabilities in this one. Kazmir threw 6 innings and struck out nine for the win.
Game 4 was one for the ages for the Fungoes. DVs sprinted out to an 8-0 lead scoring 3 in the 2ND and 5 in the 4th. Maine was cruising along allowing 1 hit before Fungoes erupted for an 8 spot in the bottom half of the 4Th inning. Sizemore hit a Grand Slam to make it 8-7 andhit the very next pitch into the ozone to make it 8-8. Fungoes picked up the winning run on a Berkman sac fly in the 8Th. Papelbon picked up the save!
Fungoes had lost 14 of their last 15 before the DVs came to town.....we need some more DV games!
Monday, June 09, 2008
The Rhino lead in the BUD is now 4 games over the Wahoos.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Speaking of the Nads... they haven't played a game in over two months. They're still in good shape with 74 games played, but I expect to see some Nad action this month. They have lain dormant in their Nad Scrotum for much too long.
The Warpigs, Mavs, Fungoes, and FFTs are in a battle for the worst record. Sadly, the only thing waiting at the end of the season is the rights to draft Cliff Lee.
Below are the standings at the end of May. June and July have a higher number of required games to be played, so get on the ball! And remember to not only report the results to Pigman Publishing and your opponent, but also get those stats or game files sent to your opponent as well. Don't be like the Snakeman!!!
And if you are missing results from somebody, alert the Demerit Police (and the team with the results, of course). Once my Pig stats are updated, I'll post some of them in the comments section. Please do the same if you want. It's nice to read about who's hot and who's not.
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Tweeners went 2-3 vs the Oilers. The Tweener report...
Tweeners split with the
The Zaps and Rhinos did not escape the Demerit Man, however. Both finished May with fewer than 50 games played. Also, the Snakeman and FungoDude both gained a demerit for not sending stats after playing a series. The Fungo turned himself over to the police, admitting his grievous error and vowing to change his crooked ways. The Snakeman, however, went with a defense of: "I know. I'm an idiot." , taking 2 of 5 at the Hooverdome. Lots of good pitching and defense (i.e., no one hit much). Only a total of 27 runs scored for the 5 games. Four one-run games were divided equally, and the Oilers captured the one "slugfest" by a score of 6-3. Tweeners finish their 50th game just before midnight on May 31st, again teasing the "demerit man". Record stands at 22-28.
No leniency was given.