Hey, why the hell not right? Jon and Joe are entering their 19th year together (can you believe that?) and the over/under on Morgan's first dumb comment is 5 outs. See you around 8pm for the start.
"Steve the radio show was earlier today. We don't need to kill time now. EY you've got four seconds. What was that?"- Karl Ravech
World Series Predictions:
Steve Phillips: Detroit Tigers-NY Mets
Eric Young: Boston Red Sox-Atlanta Braves
John Kruk: Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians
Karl Ravech: Chicago Cubs-Detroit Tigers
Oooh Politics and Baseball mixed for the intro. Didn't see that coming.
"Maybe they're setting off the fireworks in honor of us."- Joe Morgan
Oh god....here we go.
Oh God opera (Via Anon)
Yeah that Anthem was special. Time to see what Dubya's got....he's normally pretty good at these first pitches.
Dubya really god the crap booed out of him. (Via Akiyama)
Yeah that was kind of bad, but at least he brought the heat. Jon Miller just called about 7 games in the Nats lineup sluggers. If says that about Tim Hudson I'll be worried.
"I only recognize tonight. This is the opening of the baseball season here in America."- Joe Morgan
I don't think Joe likes the trip to Tokyo.
"The only reason Kelly Johnson chased this is because he was behind in the count."- Joe Morgan
It was two and two you dumbass.
I love when announcers say what Morgan just said, "You don't want to get a player thrown out at the plate with no outs," -- so does that mean it's okay to get thrown out at the plate any other time? (Via Uncle Wood)
K Zone Sucks, its never right. (Via Anon)
"I believe in K-Zone"- Joe Morgan (Via Anon)
"What you have to do in certain situations, that's called situational hitting."- Joe Morgan
Hahahaha....it never gets old. Hey a run! And it comes off a Nick Johnson RBI!!! Good to have 24 back in the lineup and his craptastic slides.
"It's a little known thing but the fact that Nick Johnson took that extra base on his RBI hit it allows...........................Kearns to drive in a run and move to second himself."- Joe Morgan
I could hear the gears grinding as he frantically flipped through his program to find Austin Kearns. I'm also pretty sure Jon Miller just used the word "clutch" 14 times in a 20 second span.
Good to see Joe is up to speed on his historical landmarks. The Washington Memorial?? (Via Scott)
There is definitely a Geico caveman sitting behind home plate. 5th row, on the aisle, in the red jacket. God Bless America! (Via Anon)
Ugh. And now they're talking about Yankee Stadium. Good times.
"I was thrilled to be here."- George Bush (Via Uncle Wood)
Have you ever seen a time where George W. Bush is the smartest man in the room? There is a first for everything. (Via Steve)
Yeah this is just really awkward. It's like they didn't even try to prepare.
"Thank goodness you didn't put that little strike zone up there you know"- George Bush (Via Anon)
"Chipper looks like he may have the first homerun in this park."- George Bush
"As called by President Bush."- Jon Miller
He sounded a little bitter there.
"You ever think maybe you'd like to go into play by play? Joe's been trying to get rid of me and hire somebody else."- Jon Miller
"They say I got a lot of hot air you know, so maybe I'm well suited for it."- George Bush
"The great thing about Baseball is that you don't have to be a giant to play it...as you know."- George Bush to Joe Morgan
"First thing in the morning we're headed off to the Ukraine." - George Bush
"All right." - Joe Morgan
Hahahahahahahaha. Great stuff.
"Congratulations on a great season you promoted here last year"- Joe Morgan to Manny Acta
Is this President First Pitch graphic the only one they have available for tonight?
Does anyone have a tally as to how many times Miller has said "President Bush threw out the first pitch"? I've only watched 3 innings so far and it has to be about a dozen times already. (Via Ames)
It's got to be near thirty.
"It gets stinking hot here in July."- Jon Miller
LoDuca must have been trying to remember that 19-year olds name right there...Nats blow one, and it won't be the last... (Via Uncle Wood)
That was terrible.