Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shot Of The Night

Shot Of The Night is Off Base Percentage's toast to a player who had an exceptionally good or bad night. There's always a reason to drink.

So shot of the night is late again because I was up until 5 am talking to some random girl. I wish I had some good results to pass on to you but I don't think she believed my "I race kangaroos for a living" story. I'm afraid my drunken profession stories are getting less plausible every night. Which leads me to last night's shot, What The Hell: 1 oz dry vermouth, 1 oz gin, 1 oz apricot brandy, 1 dash lemon juice and it's in honor of Colin Curtis.

Before yesterday afternoon, I thought Colin Curtis was a professional golfer. But against my beloved Halos, he hit his first career home run. With a bat nonetheless. After Brett Gardner was ejected for arguing a call, Curtis inherited his 0-2 count and smacked a 3-run home run. As soon as I stopped swearing at my computer and wiping the tears away, I realized this is a lost year for the Angels. All of the Alberto Callaspos in the world can't save us now.

Honorable Mention: Francisco Liriano
Liriano managed to somehow shut down the Cleveland Indians' winning streak by tossing 7 shutout innings and striking out 8. Sure, he walked 4 and gave up 6 hits but it was a nice performance and led to my dismay when I realized I left him on my fantasy bench. The Indians' loss is the first since one-time manager Lou Brown passed away and, subsequently, a piece of clothing wasn't removed from the cardboard cutout of Rachel Phelps.

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