Monday, August 18, 2008

for ¡ Jestaplero ! and misterparker

Here is a little video of todd snider, nouveua-waveo-folk guitar boy.

I post it so that the jestaplero can watch jim keltner play drums [you can all watch, if you'd like], and so that misterparker can hear snider's retelling of dock ellis's most celebrated game. . . .




America's Favorite Pastime



the video comes to you courtesy of Harry Shearer's My Damn Channel.




Oh, hell -- here's another video from the same source.

It's a great little old-fashioned garage rock song, performed in glorious black-and-white video by The Go.

The Go
It's Only In Your Mind [otherwise unreleased]


the guitar bit seems to be performed on Grahame's new guitar, as yet unpurchased

3 comments:

Mister Parker said...

As I recall, Dock Ellis's pitching line was 0 runs, 0 hits, 8 walks and 3 hit batsmen. And I imagine he hit the mascot a couple of times. I can almost hear the catcher, Jerry May, saying, "I wouldn't dig in if I were you. I don't know where it's going."

In fact, I looked it up. Dock didn't just hit three batters, he hit the same batter three times. Padres centerfielder Ivan Murrell. How would you like to have been that guy ...

rodger eburt said...

You say he "hit" the man -- I think he just ran from the mound and rubbed the baseball on the guy's sleeve, saying "ooooooh. . . . "

Mister Parker said...

Actually, I lied. He only hit one batter (Murrell), It was just the third time he'd been hit that season.

My version makes a better story though.

Here's the play-by-play according to Retrosheet:

PIRATES 1ST: Alou grounded out (second to first); Alley struck
out; Clemente grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Pirates 0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Campbell flied out to right; Huntz walked; Ferrara
popped to first in foul territory; Colbert walked [Huntz to
second]; Brown was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Pirates 0, Padres 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Robertson flied out to center; Stargell homered; J.
May grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver singled to left;
Mazeroski made an out to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates
1, Padres 0.

PADRES 2ND: Murrell grounded out (third to first); Cannizzaro
lined to center; Dean flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Ellis struck out; Alou grounded out (second to
first); Alley was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 3RD: Roberts flied to left in foul territory; Campbell
popped to catcher in foul territory; Huntz walked; Ferrara
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Clemente struck out; Robertson flied out to right;
Stargell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 4TH: Colbert struck out; Brown struck out; Murrell was
hit by a pitch; Murrell stole second; Cannizzaro popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1,
Padres 0.

PIRATES 5TH: J. May grounded out (third to first); Oliver
singled to second; Mazeroski grounded out (third to first)
[Oliver to second]; Ellis was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PADRES 5TH: Dean grounded out (shortstop to first); Roberts
flied out to left; Campbell walked; Campbell stole second; Huntz
walked; Ferrara grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB. Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PIRATES 6TH: Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Alley singled
to right; Alley was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Clemente flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 1,
Padres 0.

PADRES 6TH: Colbert walked; Colbert stole second; Brown made an
out to second; Murrell popped to first in foul territory;
Cannizzaro walked; Dean struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Pirates 1, Padres 0.

PIRATES 7TH: Robertson flied out to center; Stargell homered; J.
May popped to third in foul territory; Oliver struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Padres 0.

PADRES 7TH: PAGAN REPLACED ROBERTSON (PLAYING 3B); WEBSTER
BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Webster lined to second; Campbell grounded
out (shortstop to first); Huntz grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Padres 0.

PIRATES 8TH: HERBEL REPLACED WEBSTER (PITCHING); Mazeroski flied
out to left; Ellis grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Pirates 2,
Padres 0.

PADRES 8TH: Ferrara flied out to right; Colbert lined to center;
Brown walked; Murrell forced Brown (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Padres 0.

PIRATES 9TH: Alley grounded out (second to first); Clemente
flied out to right; Pagan made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Pirates 2, Padres 0.

PADRES 9TH: Cannizzaro flied out to center; KELLY BATTED FOR
DEAN; Kelly grounded out (first to pitcher); SPIEZIO BATTED FOR
HERBEL; Spiezio was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 2, Padres 0.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Pirates 2 5 0 2
Padres 0 0 0 9

Leave it to me to suck all the joy out of this ...