On a Phillies/Twins high…

home.JPGThe home openers for my two favorite teams (Phillies and Twins, just in case you’re new around here) were both yesterday.  Since both these teams have an off day today, I’m having a little baseball withdrawal.  I mean, there are games I can watch tonight (after Lost, of course–once May 23 hits, baseball takes top priority yet again, though!), but…they’re not with Phillies or Twins.  Or anyone attractive, really.  Actually, I might watch a bit of the Rays/Orioles game tonight–that’s definitely the most attractive matchup out there (Longoria, Bartlett, Balfour, Markakis).  Not that it has much to compete with in terms of BILFiness…I mean, Mets/Rox?  Oh, PLEASE–I’m not watching that until Street’s back from the DL.  Reds/Marlins?  No, thank you.

But I digress.  I’m thrilled my two favorite teams both won their home openers (Phillies–7-4 over the Nats; Twins beat the Sawx 5-2).  Not so pleased that Hamels was slightly sucktacular, and also not thrilled that Werth and Rollins are now injured.  Totally happy that the Phillies have a 6-1 record, tied for best record in the National League (tied with the Giants, believe it or not…who’da thunk it?).  Also thrilled with Jon Rauch, the Twins’ closer (since Nathan’s out for at least the entire season)–he’s netted me 5 saves so far for each of my fantasy teams.  (On a related note?  Tattoos are sexy.  Moving on…)

In related but completely unsurprising news, I really need to get my butt to Target Field at some point.  I have no interest in the walleye-on-a-stick, but watching Mauer hit a home run while I snack on some good ol’ midwestern cheese curds sounds like an absolutely grand time to me!  And speaking of Mauer, I watched his Homecoming episode on ESPN last night and absolutely loved it.  Mauer seems so sweet and charming!  I’ve also heard that he answers all his fan mail himself, so I’m going to have to come up with something clever to write to him.  (No, it won’t be “Marry me, Mauer”–that’s so overdone.)  Take a little peek at Mauer’s Homecoming episode by clicking here.  If you aren’t totally charmed by him…well, you’re probably just not human!

Baseball’s finally back!

 

scoot.jpgThe birds are singing, the sun is shining, and–most importantly–BASEBALL IS BACK.  Just knowing that tonight I’m gonna go home and watch Twins/Angels makes me deliriously happy.  (Wish I could watch Phillies/Nats, but unfortunately, I’m working, and they’d probably get ticked if I started watching the game at work.  And they’d know about it because, well, I scream when I watch games.  And squeal.  A lot.)

I was pretty agnostic regarding who I wanted to win last night’s Opening Day game, Red Sox vs. Yankees.  On one fantasy team, I have Sabathia and Scutaro (cutie!), so my ideal fantasy situation was to have Sabathia get the win and some Ks but for Scutaro to get a couple hits off him.  It didn’t quite go as planned–Sabathia was less good than I’d thought he’d be, although thankfully he got a no-decision (I’d have been really ticked if he’d gotten a loss in his first game).  Scutaro ws better than I thought he’d be–he was 2 for 3 with one RBI, a run scored, and a walk.  Not too shabby at all (plus he’s fun to watch because he’s cute, and also because Scutaro at bat meant Ellsbury would be up next, and while Ellsbury wasn’t so great last night, he at least looked good…despite also looking frustrated).

Even though I didn’t really care about the outcome of last night’s game, I sat there on my couch grinning like a Cheshire cat as I watched the game.  It didn’t matter who was playing–baseball’s finally back, and I couldn’t be happier!  I’ll watch any team, any game, anytime…I can always find someone to cheer for, drool over, or scream at!  Just knowing that there’s an entire season’s worth of this sort of awesomeness coming my way makes me feel like the happiest girl in the world!

DING-DONG…

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…THE WICKED BEARD IS DEAD!!!!!

Oh, thank goodness Jayson Werth is back to looking hot again.  He apparently finally regained his common sense and shaved that bad boy off earlier this week.  Now I can look at right field without wincing.  Huzzah!

And in other Phillies news, I heart this Deadspin article!  The future’s so bright, we’ve gotta wear shades…like a certain Mr. Werth always does!  😉

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Jinx? I sure hope not…

 

doc.jpgOh, Doc, you look so handsome on the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated!  But in light of the Sports Illustrated curse that may or may not be real, couldn’t you have suggested that they put Johan Santana on the cover instead, or maybe the entire Braves starting rotation?  Look, we’ve already got Blanton on the DL for 3-6 weeks and Lidge out for who knows how long (although this might not be a bad thing)…our pitchers are already cursed enough.  Here’s hoping we haven’t just added fuel to the cursed fire with that mighty fine SI cover…

WANT WANT WANT.

VSCCubsShirt.jpgNo, I don’t want the Cubs’ shirts, despite the fact that Theriot and Hoffpaiur are total BILFs.  I’m gonna want the Phillies and Twins gear, which I’m hearing is coming out soonsoonsoon (but not soon enough, dammit!).

I’ve been reading up on the new Victoria’s Secret/MLB clothing, and I swear I’m the only girl I know (with the possible exception of my friend Lisa, and she might only be excited about it when she can find Orioles gear in her local Vicky’s) who’s seriously stoked about this.  A lot of people I know or whose blogs I read aren’t down with this clothing, for various reasons–they’re not into the overly girly/sparkly/hearts thing, they’re not sure the clothes will fit them nicely, they’re not sure the clothes appropriately reflect the spirit of baseball, etc.  And those are all totally valid reasons to not be down with these clothes.

But for a girl like me?  A girl who lives for glitter?  Who goes to the ballpark in 5″ red stilettos?  A girl who is sick of having to buy youth Medium shirts (not women’s, which are often too big, but YOUTH) so that they are form-fitting and don’t hang off her?  A girl who would totally not be embarrassed to wear a shirt that says “love love love Phillies” because, well, she DOES love, love, love her Phillies?  For a girl like me, this is gonna freakin’ rock.  Finally!  GIRLY CLOTHING!  Stuff that will make me look cute(r)!  Stuff that might actually make my boobs look good instead of flattening them out (yeah, the youth M shirts fit me, but they’re really not built for people with boobs–they’re built for, like, 13-year-old boys).

I’m not gonna be embarrassed to wear this stuff.  Sure, some of it has a little bit of an airheady vibe, but you know what?  Just as much as I know who’s hot on which teams, I know the stats of the players who matter.  I know I’m gonna kick *** and take names in fantasy baseball this year (um, hopefully…hehe!).  And I know that whether or not I’m wearing a shirt that says “I only kiss Phillies fans” (a great rule to live by, actually) that admittedly looks slightly airheady, I can talk baseball with the best of ’em.  And soon I’m gonna look even cuter while doing so.

In other BILF-related news:

* My parents are in Clearwater right now watching Hamels pitch.  Totally jealous?  You bet your *** I am!

* Looks like the hottest Texas Rangers need a nurse.  Hamilton and Kinsler are injured…poor babies!  I’d gladly take care of them…

* My favorite non-Phillies, non-Twins BILF, Cliff Lee, seems to have gotten a little aggressive against the Diamondbacks yesterdayBehave, gorgeous!

Yeah, so he’s pretty much a saint in my (only somewhat biased) eyes…

As much as I love the hot sideburns, gorgeous eyes, pretty lips, and
flawless backside of Joe Mauer, I think the reason I REALLY adore him
is because he is, from all accounts I have EVER read, an incredibly
nice guy.  This article just further proves my point. 
Going out of his way to make an old friend/new teammate feel
comfortable is really commendable–I mean, it’s spring training,
there’s a little thing called a contract for Mauer to think about, and
he’s still taking the time to help Hardy (also kind of a BILF) adjust to his new team and new
area.  He may be the most good-hearted, as well as good-looking, BILF ever!

Baseball ADD!

Too much baseball stuff to read about–and the season hasn’t even started yet!–and too little time! 

This guy is getting all healed up
and ready to pitch another stellar season (yes, I’m absolutely still a
Lee fan even though he’s not a Phillie anymore…I was a big Lee fan
before he ever became a Phillie, so nothing has changed in that
regard)…but this super-attractive BILF seems like he needs a little TLC as he heals his shoulder.  I may be biased, but I think I’d make a really great nurse…or at least rock a really great nurse’s costume…

I’ve really been enjoying this Twins blog I just stumbled on recently…and in other Twins news, their minor league pitcher, Loek van Mil,
is REALLY hot.  He’s a pitcher (that’s hot), and since he’s from
somewhere foreign–the Netherlands–I assume he’s got an accent (that’s
really hot).  He’s also 7’1″.  I have no idea what I’d ever do with a
7’1″ pitcher if I ran into him (except bite his ankles…I’m only
5’2″), but still.  He’s cute.  I hope he makes it onto the Twins’
roster at some point in the season.

And this article makes me optimistic about the Phillies’ 2010 season
If Dubee’s telling the truth and we’re gonna get a MUCH better Hamels
this year than we had last year, I may very well be the happiest girl
on the planet.  I’d love to see BILFy McBILF return to his 2008 form
(Lidge, too, for that matter!).

I cannot freakin’ WAIT for this season to start!