This is my first diary. It is appropriate because I am drunk. I have no idea what intro copy and extended copy means, but here we go!
Saturday, June 10th:
Pods looked good. Say what you will about his wheels, but Pods never lost his eye for the pitch. He walked twice, (I think, granted, I was kinda trashed). In the bottom of the fifth or so, Pods came off the field and it was almost dead quiet. For some reason me and my drunk buddy jumped up, and cheered for Pods, shouting "Scotty!" he responded with a smile and a fist pump. Hahaha...
Pods also didn't embarrass himself in the field. He is ready to come back.
Wilson: Craig Wilson SUCKS!!!
He blows. SSH2005, I think your name is, you were WRONG. Wilson BLOOOOOOOOOOOOWS. He sucks in every facet of the game. He can't field. He single-handedly cost the Knights 2 runs on a relatively easy play hit to him in right. He can't hit. He doesn't even know what a strike zone consists of. He has no clue what is going on at the plate. He sucks. Let's move on...
Ryan Sweeney is a STUD. Read it. S T U D. He can field, he hit for two clutch hits tonight, he shows power, patience, and contact. He should be with the Sox RIGHT EFFING NOW!
BA showed some promise tonight. He made an outstanding grab tonight against the center field wall. He saved at least 2 runs. He also made a clutch (read, Joe Crede clutch circa 2005 Playoffs) hit in the bottom of the ninth to secure extra innings for the Knights. BA is awesome. He hit two curve balls for hits (something he showed he cannot do at the MLB level) he ran the bases well (stretching a single into a triple) and played great Defense. My thoughts of BA have changed. BA >>> Owens.
[editor's note, by Shoeless In SC] I believe now, that BA was subbed in to play CF, Sweeney was moved over to replace Pods who came out, and Rogowski was moved to DH, while Wilson moved to 1B, and some moved into RF. That's what I think happened, but granted I was kinda drunk.
Gustavo can't hit for shit, lol. He is an above average fielder at 3B, but he is a liability at the plate. Cannot hit to save his life...
Now this was my first time seeing Heath. He doesn't appear to throw to miss bats. He gave up two long jacks. If he can control those, I think he has a a future, but for now, he looks like a project.
I think that was his name...
This kid came through tonite. Hit a 3 run jack when the Knights had runners ISP. Came through. This kid also came through in the bottom of the ninth. Maybe something is brewing here...
[editor's note, by Shoeless In SC] Now I realize that he is no kid, and is 33 years old. Oh well. He's still a ball player, as Hawk would say.
Yes, he made an appearance, and for some reason, I believe he made a scoreless effort over 1 1/3 innings. IMPOSSIBLE!!! you say?! well... It appeared so.... maybe it was a Macdougal clone out there tonight (Cha Knights Announcers are horrendous at announcing relief pitchers)... for instance, I had no idea MacD was in until I got a good look at his profile and recognized his familiar herky jerky delivery... Somehow he pitched well tonight. Maybe he deserves a AAA contract...
I can see why Charlotte's 1B is still in Cha at the age of 27 or whatever he is. He definitely struggled. Let's move on.
Dan Kolb: this guy blows. Sorry to inform you Pirates fans, but Kolb is done. He sucks. Knights rallied against him for like 5 straight hits. He's no good. He's washed up. He looked like junk.
I don't remember his name, but however started for the Pirates tonight DOMINATED. Whomever he is deserves a callup.
That's it for my post-Charlotte wrap-up. I apologize if it was incoherent due to drunkenness, but if I can have a bottom line it is thus:
Wilson: No. Never. Forget about him.
Podsedink: He will be back soon.
Anderson/Sweeney: Great things to come. Good stuff.
Heath Phillips: not so much. Control the gopher ball.
Molina: sucks. Forget him.
[editor's note, by Shoeless In SC] Wow, I was pretty dang trashed when I wrote this last night. I edited some typos and changed my language a little bit, to make it more coherent, and give a better reflection of what went on at the game. The castle is a very nice ballpark. The price of beer is ridiculous, but other than that it was good fun. I suggested to my buddy that they need a moat. Homer, the mascot, road around the warning track on a fourwheeler, doing tricks, between an inning. I also suggested that he should at least be riding a horse. I mean these are the Knights, not the Rednecks. If I were running the Knights, I'd have that place looking like a real castle. I'd hire wenches to go up and down the aisles selling gigantic turkey legs and would definitely charge less for beer. It'd be like Medieval Times. We'd have a jousting match. It'd be great fun.