Did I Ever Tell You That DOUG FISTER (Tonight’s WORLD SERIES Game 2 Starter For The DETROIT TIGERS) Is On MY Fantasy Baseball Team?!

Mister DOUG FISTER, Starting Pitcher, Detroit Tigers !!!

Well…

…Now I Have.

HA !!!

Took A Line-Drive Off His Noggin And He’s STILL Got A Pretty Wicked Curve-Ball !!!

GO TIGERS !!!

WOOT !!!

😀       😀       😀

Baseball Name-Drop: LANCE LYNN !!!

This Kid

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LANCE LYNN

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…Is AMAZINGLY FUN TO WATCH!!!

He’s A Talented 24-Year-Old…

…PITCHER…

…For My Beloved…

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

!!!

Let Me Tell You Something About This Kid.

He’s Got OUTSTANDING Potential.

And He’s Already Starting To REALLY UNDERSTAND That Little Factoid.

During The 2011 Season…

…He Got To Really Go-To-Work For A While Nearing The Last 1/3RD Of The Season.

He Struck-Out…

40-BATTERS…

…In Just 34.2-Innings-Pitched.

So We All Got To See This Last Season.

THIS SEASON (2012)…

…Our Veteran-Great CY YOUNG Award Winner

CHRIS CARPENTER

…Is Hurt.

And Now…

LANCE LYNN

…Has Taken CARP‘s Spot In The Starting-Rotation.

YESTERDAY…

LANCE LYNN

…Pitched Against…

THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS

…In MILWAUKEE.

He STRUCK-OUT 8-BATTERS…

…In 6.2-IP…

…And Walked Away With The WIN.

I’ve Had My Eye On Him A Little While Now…

…And THIS KID…

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LANCE LYNN

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…Could SERIOUSLY Be SOMETHING SPECIAL.

It’s A Long Season…

…So, WE SHALL…

…As “They” Say…

…SEE!!!

I. AM. STOKED. OUR. BASEBALL. IS. BACK.

.PERIOD.

😀

“You Always Get A Special Kick On Opening-Day, No Matter How Many You Go Through. You Look Forward To It Like A Birthday Party When You’re A Kid. You Think Something Wonderful Is Going To Happen.” — JOE DiMAGGIO

Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999)

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T’is OPENING DAY In The STATES, My Peeps!!!

WOOT!!!

I. AM. READY. FO. SHO.

!!! !!! !!!

😀

An Actual HEADLINE I’m Proud To Report: -AP source: Zimmerman, Nationals add $100M, 6 years-

(Some Of The Article) By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer

–Ever since he became the Washington Nationals’ very first draft pick, Ryan Zimmerman wanted to stay with the club for the long haul.

Now he’ll get that wish.

The Nationals took what they hope is another step toward consistent contention by locking up their third baseman—and the guy many still call the face of the franchise—through 2019, adding six years to Zimmerman’s existing contract in a deal announced Sunday.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause.

The extra six seasons are worth $100 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no financial terms were revealed publicly.

“It’s nice that it’s done,” Zimmerman said at a news conference at the club’s spring training stadium in Viera, Fla. “It’s where I want to be. It’s where I’ve always wanted to be.” …–

(((LINK To Full-Article Here–> http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-nationals-zimmerman )))

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I’m Kinda Old School At Times, My Peeps.

I’m Sadly Reminded Of That Failing ALL THE FREAKIN’FLIPPIN’ TIME, By The Way.

But With BASEBALL…

…It’s Impossible To Be Otherwise.

I Simply LOVE IT

…When A Player…

…And A Team…

…Are Synonymous.

Joe DiMaggio And The Yankees.

Stan Musial And The Cardinals.

Mike Schmidt And The Phillies.

Brandon Inge And The Tigers 😉

Etc Etc Etc

And NOW…

…We Add…

Zimmerman And The Nationals.

Ryan Zimmerman

I Like That A Lot, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

Here’s To Good Luck For The Nats, This Season.

I Would LOVE To See A Resurgent Expos…

…er…

…Nationals Team TAKE DOWN The NL EAST.

They Have The Talent.

Can They Get Their Sh*t Together?

I’m Saying It Right Here…

…THE NATS WILL WIN THE NL EAST IN 2012.

PERIOD.

Otherwise, It’ll Be The Phillies.

😉

OH, Right, Almost Forgot This…

WOOT!

😉

— Well… The Results of My Most-Recent “Who’s Your Pony?” Really Ended-Up Confirming The Choice I’d Already Considered MY Favorite. …

… … … SO…

…I’m VERY MUCH Happy We Appear To Be On The Same Page With This. —

For The 2012 Fantasy Baseball Season…

“FLASH GORDON EXPRESS”

…Shall Officially Become…

“FLASH FLASHLEY AND THE EXPRESS”

I Sincerely Do Appreciate All Your Votes!

38.1% Of The Vote Is a Rather HIGH Number…

…When You Consider Y’all Had 11 To Choose From.

I Was Leaning One Way…

…and You Cats and Kittens Helped Me Feel I Totally Made The Right Choice.

The Name Has Been Growing On Me For A WHILE Now…

…and It Gives Me a Gratified Feeling When Others Confirm a Personal Theory!

THANK YOU PEEPS!

— Bradley Alan

Berkman, Ellsbury win 2011 MLB Comeback Player of the Year Awards

(Pieces of The) PRESS RELEASE:   Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals and Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox are the recipients of the 2011 Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Awards, it was announced today. The Comeback Player of the Year Award is officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball, and is presented annually to one player in each League who has re-emerged on the baseball field during the season.

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Berkman, who hit a combined .248 with 14 home runs and 58 RBI between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees in 2010, batted .301 with 31 home runs and 94 RBI in his first season with the Cardinals in 2011. The 35-year-old added 23 doubles, two triples and 90 runs scored while posting a .547 slugging percentage and a .412 on-base percentage. The 23 doubles marked his 12th consecutive season with at least 20 doubles while it was his sixth career season with 30-or-more home runs and his eighth season with 90-or-more RBI. The switch-hitting Berkman finished the season ranked among National League leaders in home runs (T-9th), RBI (T-11th), walks (92, 4th), slugging (5th) and on-base percentage (3rd).

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Ellsbury, in his fifth Major League season, posted career-highs in nearly every offensive category after being limited to just 18 games in 2010 due to injuries. Ellsbury hit .321 with 32 home runs, 105 RBI, 46 doubles, five triples and 119 runs scored. He also added 39 stolen bases to go with his .552 slugging percentage and .376 on-base percentage. The 28-year-old led the Majors with 364 total bases and 83 extra-base hits while ranking among the A.L. leaders in hits (212, 3rd), RBI (T-6th), runs (3rd), batting average (5th), slugging (T-5th), multi-hit games (T-5th), stolen bases (4th), doubles (T-3rd) and home runs (T-5th). The Madras, Oregon native became the first Red Sox player to have a 30-homer, 100-RBI season while serving as the club’s primary leadoff hitter, and the first Major League leadoff hitter to accomplish that feat since Alfonso Soriano did it for the New York Yankees in 2002.

(full article ->)  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20111013&content_id=25636230&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb&utm_source=bleacherreport.com&utm_medium=referral

As Jack Would Have Said… “And That’s A Winner!”

Carp gives up 3 Earned in 5IP

Gallardo gives up 4 Earned in 5IP

Cards Win 4-3

The NLCS heads into Game 4, Tomorrow, Thursday@7:05pm (Central), with St. Louis UP 2-1.

Fine Game To Watch, Fo Sho, Folks.

I think I deserve a Hot Shower, and An Jolly-Good-Effort at Attempting Sleep.

If I make it before Midnight?

Yeah, I’ll be shocked, also 😉

Night Night, Peeps.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=311012124

Sheesh… Again!? Really!?!

The Rangers sure like the 11th Inning, don’t they.

Man.

That’s a tough loss for Any Team to swallow, that’s fer dayum sure.

Into The 11th: Tied-Up 3-3.

Game Ends Following The 11th: Texas with a 7-3 W.

*shakes head slowly in a disapproving manor*

(You Know That Shake. Your Dad Did It The 1st AND Last Time You Brought The Car Home, with You NOT Knowing You’d Had A Flat-Tire For About A MILE)

Yeah.

Tough.

Game 5 Tomorrow Afternoon, 3:19pm (Central).

Texas Leads The ALCS 3-1.

Verlander Vs Wilson

Should Be A Lot Of Fun, Eh!

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_10_12_texmlb_detmlb_1&mode=recap&c_id=det&partnerId=ed-5385303-55341648