Wednesday, October 6, 2010

PLAYOFF GRAMMAR for October 6, 2010


Today's the big day! Playoffs begin today! I was up early, actually cooked breakfast (amazingly, the house is still standing), and am hyper as hell. The Phillies and the Twins have playoff games scheduled for today, and I cannot freakin' WAIT to watch. I'm hoping that all the baseball bloggers are right and that the Phillies will easily win this series against the Reds, and I'm also hoping that the Twins can surprise pretty much everybody and beat the crap outta the Yankees at Target Field. (For the record, I think this is the Twins' year, and I think they're going to beat the Yankees. And I swear I'm not saying that because I'm biased toward one of my favorite teams, because Joe Mauer is breathtakingly beautiful, or because I desperately want a Phillies/Twins World Series to happen.)

Anyway. Let's talk grammar! Specifically, let's talk homonyms. This writer really should have used the word fazed, not phased. I don't totally hate this error--after all, this writer may be a fellow (phellow) Phillies fan (phan), and we Phillies fans (phans!) often like using ph-words to describe our team and our players. But in all seriousness, I think the writer just plain ol' picked the wrong word to use. Maybe he's just distracted by the excitement of playoff baseball, though...I can certainly relate to that!

2 comments:

keps1230 said...

So you, like many other lady Twins fans are crushin on Joe for his good looks. I don't buy Joe Mauer stuff b/c I love all of the twins and don't like to be looked at as one of "those girls" (you know the ones i'm talking about, the Chipper Jones girls and the derek jeeter girls). Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers.... :)

Anyway... I don't know if you've seen this or not, but check it out...
http://christysscl.blogspot.com/2010/06/lml-it-does-not-get-any-better-than.html
I was a super lucky lady this year and got to meet a TON of the twins players... Including Joe, who was soooo nice. Most of them were (other than Rausch and Delmon...) Anyway, I thought you'd like to see the photos... It took a few weeks to come down off the cloud I was walking on!! :)
PS, GO TWINS! (good luck to your Phillies too!)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL...I love the Twins for their TALENT as well as their attractiveness. (I loaded my fantasy teams with Twins this year, which I couldn't do if they were only cute, haha.) I'm convinced Minnesota and Texas have the best-looking teams, by the way. ;) But if you look hard enough, there are BILFs (hehe) on every team!

I just read that blog entry of yours--you are SO LUCKY! Wow! The pictures are fantastic, and you look like you're having the time of your life! I have always heard wonderful things about Joe--I'm not surprised he was super-sweet. The Twins I have met have all been really nice (Morneau, Tolbert, Butera, Crain, Mahay, Guerrier, and Baker--although Baker gave me a weird look because I had Phillies AND Twins gear on when I met him). I met them all at the Phils/Twins series in Philly this past summer. Morneau and Mahay were the nicest, and Tolbert cracked me up because he looked so surprised that someone was calling out to him after he was done his warm-ups! (Everyone else was yelling for Cuddyer and Span; I decided to be the maverick.)

So Rauch wasn't nice??? That KILLS me. I love him, and I've always really wanted to meet him. (Plus I also think he's gorgeous...as long as he keeps his hat on, haha.)

I have met most of the current Phillies, so I totally know how it is to meet so many guys on your very favorite team...it's the best feeling in the world, especially when the guys are sweet and personable! (Of the Phillies, Hamels, Lidge and Halladay were the friendliest ones I've met, but all but Werth have been quite nice.)

GO TWINS, indeed! And GO, PHILLIES! Soooooo excited to watch these games!