Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Florida Marlins Acrobats!

(WARNING: This post may start out a bit negative, but please bare with because I am still recovering from last night’s loss.)

 Do the Florida Marlins hate Andrew Miller or does Andrew just not like it in the pros? After watching last night’s game, I know it has to be one or the other, or possibly both. I am absoultey shocked at the event that occured during the second inning of last nights game. It wasn’t all Miller’s fault, though. You have to question what was going through Hermida’s head when he decided to turn into a ballerina and slide in between Amezaga and Uggla in an attempt to catch what would have been the 3rd out. Instead, they helped Miller give away 6 runs after only 3 innings. Miller was finally taken out, and news reports now show that another reason for Miller’s early exit last night is due to pain in his right knee. Actually, Miller has been battling tendinitis in his knee since his days with the Tigers and after the 2007 season Miller had an MRI, which was examind by the Marlins during the December trade with Detroit. Killer…. 
Miller does fully expect to be ready for his next start which would fall on sunday, unless any changes are made.
I was, however, incredibly impressed with the team’s determination to catch up to the Dodgers. I, for one, never thought it would have been possible. What happened during the first 3 innings is inexcusable, but the determination that these boys showed was remarkable. We had 3 very memorable and unbelievable plays last night. The first two came in the 6th inning included Uggla’s crazy leap into the crowd to catch a foul ball and the Alfredo ‘The Flying Mexican’  Amezaga’s dive to catch what would have been Ethier’s run scoring hit! Then in the 8th inning, Hermida made up for his 2nd inning mess up by quickly relaying the ball to Uggla, then to home plate just in time for Rabelo to get plowed by DeWitt. Luckily, Rabelo held on strong and got the out.  After a certain point, I forgot I was watching a ball game and began to think Ringling Brother’s Circus was on the t.v.!
Emotions were flying high last night, as we battled and finally tied with the Dodgers. But it all came crashing down during the top on the ninth off of Kevin Gregg, Kent singled Ethier home and were back to a one run lead. We had a chance to regain our tie, but with an insane oriental pitcher and our crappy line up, we didn’t stand much of a chance. Hell, one of our batters up had a sprained middle finger!
This was a really tough loss for the Marlins. Hopefully this evening Scott Olsen will help us crush the Dodgers and put that team in their place!

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Ever Wonder What A Fried Cuban Looks Like?

Well, you are about to find out! It all began with my wonderful day in the Florida sun with my husband, FakeHorseMuffins and his gal at the Jupiter Hammerheads ball game this afternoon against the Daytona Cubs. I’ve never been to a game at Roger Dean stadium and wasn’t quite sure of what to expect. I wasn’t really thinking of functionality, I was thinking of looking cute. So, like a moron, I dressed in a long sleeve red sweater. Hey, at least I was protected from severe sun damage, right?
Mario and I arrived at the stadium 2 hours before the game and were allowed to go on the field and play catch. I was kind of rusty, so let’s just say I did a lot of running. It was a great work out and I had loads of fun, until instinct overruled what I had been taught and I caught the ball incorrectly and wound up with a bruise and a nice imprint of the ball stitching in my flesh. I played catch for another 15 min after sustaining my injury and then called it quits after the sun sucked away all my energy.
A short while later, Erick(FakeHorseMuffins) and Jamie(his lovely lady) joined us at the game. They even brought a few goodies for Mario and myself! (Thanks! I still can’t stop looking at that ball!) Overall, the game was a hit. The stadium was small and beautiful; very family oriented. They even had $1.00 hot dogs! The Hammerheads were on fire as they got out one Cub after another. At the end of the game, we pulverized the Cubs; 10-0.
Below are some ‘high lights’ from this afternoon’s game, including the fried Cuban I mentioned in the title.


YAY!


$8.00 tickets, biznatches!


Mr. and Mrs. Wax Heaven


My wound.


The Hammerheads were super nice. They signed autos for a BUNCH of kids!


Me being blinded by the sun.
*Should have been my warning*


Autographed ball by Brett Sinkbeil from FakeHorseMuffins 🙂


More gifts from FakeHorseMuffins!


Number 40, Hammerheads pitcher, Kyle Winters


BALL!


Strike!


Me and Hammy!


My man! Logan Morrison, only 20 years old and a minor league sensation!
Definitely the future of the Florida Marlins!


Sunburn? Not so bad… right?


After the game, all the kids were allowed to run around the bases. 🙂


Mmm… the game was fun, but I’m not so happy. I’ll let you guess why.


The Infamous Fried Cuban!
Freakin’ global warming!
For anyone that ever doubted my love for baseball, the 3rd degree burns on my chest and back, as well as the bruise on my left wrist should be more than enough proof! Hey, at least I’m not afraid of the ball! 🙂

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The Day I Became Infamous

I was working as a make up artist at a funeral home this time last year. It was a pretty well known funeral home down here in South Florida, and like most of these establishments, they charge an arm and a leg for all of their services. So, with that being said, our little organization definitely had enough money to be season ticket holders for every sport imaginable.
Sure it sucked to come home smelling like formaldehyde every day, but the job had its perks. One of these said perks was being able to score free tickets to any game you desired. All you had to do was ask. I was able to get tickets to three different games in the 6 months of my working there. One of these games was Florida Marlins vs. San Fransisco Giants, and it just so happened to land on the day of my birthday. I was beyond excited. Sure, I had to sit there and watch as a non-deserving, steroids infested jerk off played, but I was confident that my Marlins would take care of Barry Bonds.
The day of the game, Mario had this “awesome” idea. I am somewhat of an artist, so Mario suggested that I put my skills to the test and create a little poster for Mr. Bonds. Once the poster was complete, I realized that it contained drawings that could have possibly gotten me thrown out of the park. And with me being a MAJOR wuss, I slowly began to back out of taking this poster along with us to the game. In the end, I sucked it up and took along my insulting poster, and hid it proudly in the back of my shirt. (Which was a horrible idea considering we waited outside for 2 1/2 hours in the hot Florida sun, with the weather hitting up to 100 degrees.) When we were finally let inside the stadium, we ran to the front row in hopes of seeing Barry Bonds practice. Mario urged me to call out his name. He didn’t even flinch as I begged for him to just say hello. His team mates did, however, when I yelled out that I wanted to give Mr.Bonds a… kiss.
I was beyond angry that this idiotic loser paid me no attention, on the day of my birthday no less. So, Mario suggested that I reveal my poster to the world, and make sure that Mr.Bonds gets a nice look at it. I went from being this bashful and nervous girl, to being one of the most determined and obnoxious people there. I waved my poster from side to side with a nice big grin to trot. I had a chance to be featured in Channel 10 news, but unfortunately I had a slightly lewd drawing on my poster that kept me from being aired. Barry did see my poster, but like everything else he shrugged it off and “ignored” it. I felt victorious and in the end, my poster was confiscated.
With all the press that was there, I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone snapped a photo of me and my glorious sign. But I sadly I was never able to find anything.
Today, I did a search on that game to get some information for another post I was getting ready to write, and low and behold… there I was; standing gloriously with an enormous grin. It pays to be infamous.


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Special thanks to Allen Eyestone from the Palm Beach Post that photographed me on my day. 🙂

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

By this time next month, I will be chilling out in my home town, the Windy City. Also, by the 26th of next month, I will be swaying side to side during the 7th Inning Stretch jamming out to the tunes of ‘Take Me Out To The Ball Game’ that will be belted out of the vocal chords of a ‘surprise’ celebrity. I will get to see great players, such as Aramis Ramirez, Felix Pie, Derrek Lee, and Kerry Wood. I will be soaking in everything around me as I sit in the stands for the very first time at Wrigley Field. I will be sitting in the very field that Babe Ruth hit his “called shot” home run during the 1932 World Series.
I can barely express my excitement for this upcoming moment. As I hold my two tickets in my hand, I can’t help but imagine my cousin and I sitting in the stands (not in the best seats) enjoying an icy cold beverage and a perfectly cooked hot dog.
If you are interested in meeting the newly blond Infamous Tatiana, I will be attending the Cubs vs. Dodgers game, Monday May 26th at 1:20pm! If you are planning on going to that game, drop me a line, or if you happen to be in the area, drop in to say hello! There is still a month and tickets are still available. I hope to see you there!



That’s right, Section 229! See you there!

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The Infamous Tatiana Says:

The Infamous Tatiana Says: “We traded D-Train and Cabrera for this guy?”

You really have to stop and ask yourself, ‘Does this guy really play for the Marlins?’. If so, then why is he continuously trying so hard to SCREW US! Last time I checked, Badenhop was a starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins, and sadly the last time I checked was while I was watching this evenings game against the Atlanta Braves. In the first inning alone, Badenhop single handedly managed to give up five runs. Yeah, FIVE. Not only is Fredi not taking advantage of the raging talent he has waiting in the AA, but he continues to let this sucker pitch! COME ON FREDI! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU WANT US TO WIN? If I was the manager, I’d send his rear end right back down to the minors and bring up some real talent like Cameron Maybin.
Jesus, we may as well have just backed up our things and left after those five runs in the first inning! What’s the point? Hell, he could have at least thrown in a good pitcher, like Pinto or Lindstrom.
God damn it, Gonzalez! Stop giving me more reasons to hate you!

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Bustin’ Some Spectrum

Well, okay, we didn’t exactly bust a box of Spectrum last night. They are selling those things for WAY too much money, it is almost as if they don’t want anyone to purchase hobby boxes anymore! The night before last, I called numerous card shops looking for Spectrum or Finest. None of these places were sold out(I wonder why), but their prices were ridiculously high. The further the card shop, however, the lower the price, but I did the math and even though the box was a bit cheaper, I would have spent just as much; maybe even more, burning up the gas just to get there and get home.
Luckily, I know of a little place called Walmart. 😉 So, yesterday after work, I stopped by my local Walmart and purchased two blaster boxes of 2008 Spectrum. At $19.97 a box, I was pleased. Especially since each box was guaranteed a memorabilia card. So, if I purchased 5 blasters, I would get 5 “special cards” for $100, versus the five I would get for $150. Good deal, no?
So here is what we pulled, we got a lot of base cards of great players; Derek Jeter, David Ortiz, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, etc. The two game used are people I don’t really know, but they are beautiful cards. And besides, I got a crap load of Jeters out of these two little boxes! 🙂 Chances are you probably won’t pull a Bret Michael’s auto… but who the hell cares?!?!
I rate these little blasters at a B+. Affordable, and although not hobby, still very fun to open with a guaranteed hit!

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Washington Nationals Vs. Florida Marlins

Yesterday was definitely a great baseball day for me. I was showered with Derek Jeter cards and I got to go see the Marlins kick some Nationals butt! The game was beyond exciting. We didn’t get our ‘special’ seats, but we were sitting right next to the bull pen and had the pleasure of watching Pinto flicking sunflower seeds at innocent bystanders. We also got to see him ‘destitch’ a baseball.  Something tells me he was a little bored…. It was a roller coaster ride of a game. The Marlins had me at the edge of my seat. Mike Jacobs had me develop a love hate thing. He continued to tear through the ball when we needed it most, but he also made a few errors which made me want to run onto the field and slap him silly! Dan Uggla finally got out of his slump and Hanley stole some more bases. Over all, it was an awesome game! Mario and I were even bold enough to leave during the 8th inning, when we were tied with the Nats, to venture off to the player’s parking area, in hopes of meeting Jacobs or Uggla. Sadly, the Marlins park inside the garage, so they are already in their cars by the time they get outside. We did get a lot of love from the opposing team, and I had the chance to meet Pinto, but I got distracted. 😦 Maybe next time?


Marlins vs. Nationals
Waiting Outside


Kearns doing some strange exercise


Ryan Zimmerman


Wily Mo Pena
Yeah, he was lookin’ at me 🙂


Amazega, Amazega, Amazega!


Queer. 😦


Hanley after waving hello to me! Yay! He was cool! 🙂


The stadium looks so nice when the sun is setting. ❤


Hermida is now one of my favorites… I now have to buy his jersey…. Don’t ask.


Lalala… maybe I’ll get away with wearing my Marlins cap.


Oh God damn it! I knew I shouldn’t put that in writing!


Billy The Marlin! ❤


Pinto is a very bad boy….


A very, very bad boy!


Gregg warming up


B.F.F.E! 🙂


Me and Cordero


Me and Milledge


Me and my boy, Wily!

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