The 2004 Waveland Chronicles

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tonight's theme - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Ugly, aka The Crawfish Man.
Tonight we saw a return of the Crawfish Man from Heaven on Seven. Except it really wasn't the Crawfish Man. May have been the same costume, but whoever was inside it was a cheap imitation of the original. Tonight's guy had what looked like to be red jammy sweats and clodhopper sneakers and just didn't have the same personality ,the same essence, the same flair...

The Bad, aka Sammy Sosa.
Sammy was put on the 15 day DL today, retroactive to Sunday, for a strained ligament suffered while sneezing. Make jokes if you want, but I certainly won't. I've had back problems most of my life, and when it's sore, there's nothing worse than a sneeze to set your whole spine on fire. Anyway, we won't miss Sammy much during BP (he always goes to right), but 2 weeks without the chance for some game blasts is going to hurt.

The Good, aka Jason DuBois.
"Who???" you may ask. Jason DuBois, that's who. No, I'm not one of those baseball geeks that has the 411 on every single minor leaguer who's ever played, so I can't tell you much about the rookie who was called up to take Sosa's spot on the roster. I just know three things about him - He's 6'5", he weighs 230 lbs and he bats right-handed. Bruddah, that's music to any ballhawk's ear. He blasted one in BP today that I went in two steps for, and then quickly backpedaled five steps to snag it about one carlength behind the crosswalk on Kenmore. No, I don't think we're going to miss Sammy at all, at least not during BP...

Highlight of the night: No, not Moises Alou's game winning homer in the bottom of the tenth. No, not Shawon Dunston singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame, but you're getting close. How about getting Shawon to sign a home-run ball from 1994? Yep, it was the 77th of his career, back on June 2, 1994. Ten years later, I finally get him to autograph it. My Shawon-O-Meter is at 1.000 right about now...

Wednesday, May 19: BP-10 [W-8, S-2], Roof-1 [A-1, C-0], Home Run-0
Season Totals: BP-262, [W-172, S-90], Roof-10, [A-9, C-1], Home Run-16 [W-14, S-2]

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