In honor of the event, I’m re-posting my first ever entry. I’m pretty sure not too many people read it. All I remember about it was it was a Saturday afternoon, I was home alone and decided to start blogging because Alan Embree pissed me off.
I haven’t been on MLBlogs since the beginning, but I certainly have enjoyed my time here.
(One last note…even though it isn’t much, my first ever entry here pretty much set the tone for this blog…I’m kind of proud of that.)
I’ll be back tonight to liveblog the game…we’ll see how that goes!
July 30, 2005:
Forget all this Manny Ramirez trade talk…I don’t think it’ll happen. Okay, I don’t WANT it to happen and Jayson Stark says it isn’t happening (not that I give him all that much credit, but anyway…) so that’s good enough for me to ignore for now.
I’m still reeling from the site of Alan Embree in pinstripes.
This is Embree in his first appearance out of the Yankees bullpen.
Blech! Doesn’t begin to cover it.
And here are some quotes from our old pal Al:
Regarding David Ortiz:
"I’m left-handed, so I’m supposed to face him and I’m supposed to get him out. "That’s how I’m going to approach it. I’m not going to change anything that I’ve done before. I’ve challenged guys. Usually, I bet on me."
Yeah, Al…you’re going to OWN Big Papi.
And how’s this beauty? In regard to the World Series ring:
"It’s a beautiful ring, but that was last year. I’m trying to get one here now. There would really be nothing more satisfying than to get one here right now."
I was a big Embree supporter, even during his worst times this season…but I have to admit that I was absolutely thrilled when it looked like he was going to be the goat in today’s game.
Too bad the Angels just stink like cheese.
Good luck, Alan. Hope you don’t even make the playoffs.