"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Slow(ey) Starts

Did you see that? Tell me you saw that.

Good gravy, it was like going back in time and watching Brad Radke as a young pup, except for the Twins not being the suckingest team in the universe. The mixing up of pitches, the poise in the most dire of situations (such as having the bases loaded with one out in one's first major league inning), and yes...the longball.

TBL misses Brad Radke with a deep and abiding ache, though perhaps slightly less these days, now that there's no Sidney Ponson around to remind her of Radke by perverse example. And TBL is not saying that Slowey is the next Brad Radke, oh no. Just that he sure as heck looked like the next Brad Radke last night, and that it made TBL ever so happy.

He worked the fastball quite a bit; perhaps nerves make him less comfortable with the breaking stuff. The results were fantastic, regardless. TBL believes any pitcher will take six innings, five hits, three strikeouts, two walks and one run for a major league debut and consider it wildly successful. (Heck, TBL will take that from the veterans, thankyouverymuch.)

Slowey starts again Wednesday at 2:30 CDT. Please do NOT tell TBL the score, she intends to record the game and watch it after work. If you missed him the first time around, TBL suggests you make a date with your own VCR/TiVo/DVR.

Twins fans, you gotta see this guy.

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