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Air Claws and Errors: July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011

Just like yesterday, here are some random things that I witnessed or experienced during the day as I throw up an Air Claw for the cool shit, and score an error for the not so cool shit.

Claw- David Wright comes through with more late inning RBIs in the form of a two run jack in the seventh inning.

Error- The Mets drop a series to the effing Fish.  A series they should have won and had plenty of opportunities to do so.  They now find themselves below .500…..again.

Claw- Manny Acosta pitches two scoreless innings and was in line for the win.

Error- Bobby Parnell’s slider.

Claw- for Mother Nature, raining out my son’s baseball tournament shortly after I discovered it was an hour and a half behind schedule  and we likely would have been playing until midnight.

Error- for me, because for some unknown reason I can never spell the word eighth correctly and always have to rely on the automatic spell check to spell it properly.  Ironically, I spelled it right in that sentence after at least two months of always failing to do so.

Claw- goes out to John for sharing his Claws and Errors today, some of which made the list.  Thanks for contributing!

Error-  goes out to the very same John for suggesting we give a Claw for Emilio Bonifacio and his 23 game hitting streak.  A 23 game hitting streak is impressive, but I just couldn’t raise my arm up to claw a Marlin. 

And finally……

Claw- for nine-year old Jayden making that sweet catch.  Most nine-year old outfielders don’t even see that ball as they are too busy picking dandelions.

Error- for the guy operating the pitching machine.  Sweet baseball pants Coach!

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Air Claws and Errors

July 24, 2011

Over the last few weeks I have changed my stance and fully embraced the claw.  Back on June 24th I was a little more leery about it,

“Does it bother anyone that the Mets have adopted a version of the Claw when they get a hit?  As far as I’m concerned, I don’t lose sleep over it, but I will admit the first time I saw Jose and crew throw up their long distance high-five I felt a twinge of disappointment that the guys didn’t come up with something more original.” -Me

In honor of this realization I wanted to share with you the inaugural edition of Air Claws and Errors, which may or not become a regular series depending on how bored I get with it.

It’s pretty simple, I’ll share random things that I witnessed or experienced during a day and throw up an Air Claw for the cool shit, and score an error for the not so cool shit.

Air Claws and Errors for July 23, 2011

Claws- for the offensive performances of Jose Reyes, Justin Turner, David Wright (two more RBIs), and Carlos Beltran.

Claw- for Lucas Duda’s first home run this season.

Error- for Mets losing to the Marlins 8-5.

Errors- for Chris Capuano’s sixth inning and his second loss this week.

Claw-  for the double fudge cookie dough blizzard I enjoyed.  Damn that thing was tasty.

Error-  for yesterday’s muggy heat.  This garbage is getting old.

Claw-  for beating yesterday’s muggy heat by enjoying some cold beverages and swimming at my friend’s house who happens to be one of the three other Mets fans in Muncie, Indiana.

Error- for the mosquitoes that decided to feast on my ankles throughout the day.  Stupid blood sucking bastards.

Claw- for hot dogs with cheese inside of them.  One of the world’s unexplained miracles.

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