Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pudge given reprieve; Blum gets first Goat

As this is a Democracy - or at least a benevolent dictatorship - Pudge Rodriguez had his Goat removed, and that Goat has been passed along to Geoff Blum. Sorry Geoff, enjoy your Goat.

The Goat Stops Here.


jphelps said...

Blum had a big Sac Fly, are u sure about this ruling?

The Constable. said...

That's what I was going for - the Sac Fly in the 9th to give the Astros a 3-run breather. I'm going to let it stand, but this will NOT be a regular occurrence.

Spruce said...

I move that on nights when it is hard to identify a goat, that the title be given to a member of the press. JJO, for instance for poor coverage as of late.

Seth said...

I agree. I'm just happy that we have a game where we can argue over who's the goat. Hopefully there's many more of these to come.

The Constable. said...

+1 all around. It sucks when you could have a gaggle of goats and have a hard time identifying a hero other than Milo Hamilton.

CM said...

Ok, how about this......did anybody watch the game on FSReds instead of FSAstros? The Reds announcers are DUUUUUMB!

After the Astros went ahead in the top of the 9th, they kept talking about how Valverde would have prior failures to the Reds on his mind when he came in to close the game. Anyone with internet access should have known Valverde was unavailable for last nights game.

So anyway, then Chris Sampson comes up to bat (which would lead anyone with a brain cell to conclude that he would be staying in the game to close out the bottom of the 9th).

What do the dummy Reds announcers say? Great decision by Coop to let Sampson bat, keeping his pinch hitters available in case the Reds tie it up - but yet Valverde would still be pitching the bottom of the 9th.

Idiots. Certainly the goats of the game. I can't stand when the Astros play on the road because I have to watch these lame broadcasters instead of our good ol' FSAstros boys.

Jason Cardwell said...

Justly ruled Constable.

Not saying Geoff deserves it but Pudge did not.

Carlos did have a rough game. GIDP and misplayed a ball in the outfield.

RoundRock15 said...

I will go on record standing up for Marty Brennaman, who I grew up watching. He's not the same since Joe Nuxhall died, but he gets credit for this if nothing else: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky9Kso9q_Ws

As for Blum, yes he was 0-for-3, but he had a SF in the 9th. Why can't we just give it to Jason Smith on games when there's any question