Darth Fader

I don’t often crack up over internet gags, but when I do I crack up over ones like this:

Darth Fader

As an added bonus, back in June (during their slump) I wrote a little blues tune for my Minnesota Twins…

The Bad Baseball Blues

I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
My team’s on the schneid!
They can’t hit the ball.
I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
I got the saaaad June swoon blues (oh yeah).
I got the saaaad June swoon blues (oh yeah).
May filled us with glee.
June popped our balloon.
I got the saaaad June swoon blues (oh yeah).
singer1When will this end.
Can we come ’round the bend?
Are stats are down.
There’s a bad buzz in town.
Such baseball news,
Gives me bad baseball blues!
I got the maaaad at Mauer blues (oh yeah).
I got the maaaad at Mauer blues (oh yeah).
He once caught real good.
Now his brain’s a wreck.
I got the maaaad at Mauer blues (oh yeah).
I got the raaaad Rookies blues (oh yeah).
I got the raaaad Rookies blues (oh yeah).
Buxton might save us.
And Polanco might help.
I got the raaaad Rookies blues (oh yeah).
When will this end.
Can we come ’round the bend?
[instrumental break]
I got the taaaad high hopes blues (oh yeah).
I got the taaaad high hopes blues (oh yeah).
At first it looked bad.
But then it looked good.
I got the taaaad high hopes blues (oh yeah).
singer2When will this end.
Can we come ’round the bend?
Like a fly ball.
Falling short of the wall.
A pennant race,
Blowing up in our face.
I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
I got the baaaad baseball blues (oh yeah).
[repeat and fade]

As I post this, Twins pitching is giving up another game we should have won, this time against the Yankees.

Oh, our pitching; oh, our aching pitching!

Right now 59-59 on the season, only 6-10 (.375) on the month, and 10-19 (.345) since the ASG break! ERA (starters/bullpen) is 5.84 (6.83/4.50) in August and 5.56 (5.85/5.09) since the break. WHIP is bad, too, at 1.50 (1.59/1.37) in August and 1.44 (1.47/1.39) since the break.

As a reference point, before the break, the Twins were 49-40 (.551), with a 3.81 (3.86/3.71) ERA and a 1.31 (1.33/1.28) WHIP.

About Wyrd Smythe

The canonical fool on the hill watching the sunset and the rotation of the planet and thinking what he imagines are large thoughts. View all posts by Wyrd Smythe

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