Apologies for the mistake—have changed it to reflect that he was covering second for this play. I am the true Blight Sox.
1) I love tea time with Tennis and Giri!!!!!!
2) “late” is a social construct
(I’m the night writer, so my work“day” starts at 6 p.m. ET)
Please note that I did NOT file this piece under “Blight Sox,” as there is nothing blighted here.
Good catch; there were only two with bullpen shenanigans (the third was in the top of the ninth), but I’ve updated the post. Thanks!
“Fugly slut” is just perfect as the ultimate insult.
Lauren, did you just give How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days a no??? that is... extremely incorrect.
Lauren, that makes sooooo much more sense!!!
P.J. Calamity’s = good bar name.
So three of my friends and I actually ate lunch in the library for most of our freshman and sophomore years, which sounds depressing, but it was GREAT—we knew the librarians (we were extremely cool) so they let us quietly eat together up there and we didn’t have to worry about interacting with other people and by the…
Belated comment on the cafeteria scene: using straws for their cans of Diet Coke is such a nice subtle touch of betchiness.
How do we think Karen believed “orange” was spelled?
Hey, I went to Duke (albeit not so briefly); do not make light of the struggle!!!!!!! It’s hard when regular, rational people wanna beat you up all the time :(
I love going to the movies by myself so much and don’t understand why we have this social pressure that it’s weird to be alone for an activity where we sit silently in the dark.
This one is extremely dumb, but the Ohio State-Duke basketball game in November 2012. I grew up an Ohio State fan because it’s where my dad went and he loves essentially nothing the way he loves that school, but I was a freshman at Duke and I just couldn’t decide who I wanted to win. I got extremely anxious and…
Might wanna check the last few lines of the post, buddy. (Admittedly, I failed to include any made-up dialogue between Bell and his pitcher. Very sorry if you felt put out by having to imagine that yourself.)
The AP Stylebook changed its guidelines last year to recommend crash instead of accident when any type of “negligence is claimed or proven.” (Which applies here, even without any traffic violations or other charges, since police found her at fault.)
Team history, not franchise history! (That’s why I made the distinction in the paragraph above, about the record for stolen bases in a game.) But, yeah, he has a looong way to go for the franchise record here, since Tim Raines had 10 seasons of 30+ SBs for the Expos.
An important point that I have now updated the post to include! Thanks.
update: and, as many people have pointed out, checking interference rules here in addition to base coach rules would have been smart of me! because it’s explicitly (+ logically) labeled as interference there, meaning that the runner gets called out. this does nothing to lessen my desire to see someone try it.