Monday, August 11, 2008

A Fresh Start

Well hello, and welcome to Robots Took My Medicine. Glad you could find it. If you're slightly confused, please click on the Beantown West logo to the right for the explanation of that site's demise, and then follow the link under "Robots?" to understand the meaning behind the new site.

So, here's the deal. Anything of mine that I wrote on Beantown West in 2008 is listed in the archives to the right. In order to archive, I've had to copy and paste each individual post and redo it here, so it's taking me a lot of time. Every picture had to be uploaded again, but some of them no longer exist, so I tried to explain that in the older posts if it happened. If you want to find something I wrote in 2007, the stuff from March, April and May is up, but I'm still working on the rest of it. Remember the Pierre-O-Meter? Well, you'll have to rely on that memory, because I don't have the file anymore.

Let's move on to the real meat of this site, which, at the moment, is quite depressing. Did you see what the Red Sox and Dodgers did this weekend? I don't even really want to talk about it, and because I'm starting fresh today, I don't really have to do.

The bottom line is that the Red Sox are still holding onto a playoff spot, but things just feel like they're slipping away. Maybe I'm crazy. Anyone else feeling this? Wakefield is on the DL, Buchholz is just sucking lately, and the offense isn't exactly inspiring confidence. I'm going to throw up if the stupid Yankees make the playoffs and the Red Sox do not, so the Sox need to get it together.

And the Dodgers, man, I don't know. Two games in a row against the Giants, the bullpen blew a lead in either extra innings or the bottom of the ninth. It was hard to watch, and the Dodger defense didn't do the bullpen any favors, either. This should have been a sweep for the Dodgers, plain and simple, but instead they lost two of three, and find themselves 1.5 games behind the Diamondbacks. We've been saying it all year, but it's about time the Dodgers buckle down and show what they can do. And if all they can do is what we just saw this weekend, well, let's not expect any playoff action for this team.

Yesterday I went on a tour of Dodger Stadium. I'd never done that before, and it was pretty damn cool. I'll be putting up some pictures in my next post.

My girlfriend drew the robot for the site, and then created a thing of beauty that made me laugh so hard that I had to show it here. Enjoy.

Click the image to see it a little larger.

3 comments:

Jack Cobra said...

The robot is much cooler than the Pierre - o - meter. Kudos

Orel said...

I guess the tour is worth it? Another thing on my to-do list.

Erin said...

I'd say the tour is worth it, if only so you can get into the dugout and on the field (well, the dirt track in front of the dugout, anyway). If you've been on the field at other events, it's probably not so interesting. But for $15, it's cool.