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The Autumn Effect / Extra innings disasters
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Since the end of June I've been waiting for 10 Years' first major-record release album, The Autumn Effect. A friend pointed out the song "Wasteland" on one of those Music Choice digital cable channels and told me they were a fairly new band from Knoxville, TN. I liked it quite a lot and the next time I was at Best Buy called my friend up to ask what the band name was but couldn't find an album. Looked them up online and was disappointed that it was going to be about a month and a half before the album was out but having picked it up today and listened to it about 3 times already, it was very much worth the wait. If you go to their site and hit the Media link, you can get an audio stream of Wasteland and if you like it, you'll like the album - especially at the $6.99 price Best Buy had for it.

As for the extra innings part, the Red Sox go into the 9th down by one. They tie it up and go into the 10th where they score 7! runs. Detriot's bats try to get them back but fall short and the Sox win 10-7. That doesn't bother me that much, just a little disappointed that the Sox came back and won. The last I had seen the Yanks were winning 3-2 in the 7th. This one's the heartbreaker.

The Devil Rays go into the 9th down by one run. We have Mariano Rivera on the mound, the Sandman. Sure, every now and then he shows that he is, in fact, a human and blows a save or takes a loss but normally he's lights out. Well they score a run off of him and he shuts them down in the 10th so we go into the 11th tied at 3. Alan Embree starts the 11th for us and gets an out and then gives up a double so we take him out and put Scott Proctor in. Proctor balks so the runner gets to go to 3rd. All they need is a sac-fly and the game's over - which would have been a lot easier to handle then the way they actually lost. The next batter hits a grounder to A-Rod so the runner stays and we get the out at 1st. Just need 1 more out to escape the inning. 5 pitches later we walk the next batter. They decide to intentionally walk Huff (a good decision in most cases) to load the bases. The next batter steps in and... 4 pitches later... gets to cotton-pickin' walk to first base while the game-winning run gets to walk home. Here's the gamecast lines... so depressing.

Pitch 1 - Ball
Pitch 2 - Ball
Pitch 3 - Ball
Pitch 4 - Ball

Jonny Gomes walks. Carl Crawford scores. Eduardo Perez to 3rd. Aubrey Huff to 2nd.

I just hope Rivera is getting all the bad outings out of his system in time for October (providing we actually make it this year).
posted by David Jones @ 11:05 PM  
  • At 8:38 AM, Blogger Chris Whisonant said…

    I have never heard of them, but 10 Years has some good stuff. I clicked the link to listen to their whole album after I listened to Wasteland. Not bad at all...

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