Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on July 21, 2009
I am watching the first game of the Angels-Royals doubleheader while working and the game is slowly turning into a slugfest with the score 5-5 in the top of the first and both starters Ponson and Santana struggling.
Mike Napoli hits a solo home run into the restaurant behind left field which inspires Angels color guy Rex Hudler to the following quote:
"Waiter, there is a flyball in my soup."
Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler have taken a lot of heat for their over-enthusiastic game-calling, but after a while, they kind of grow on you (at least on me). Now, I am actually happy when they are on and not Rory Markas and Mark Gubicza. Compared to many other broadcasters, Physioc and Hudler at least have their own unique style.
Update: The Angels are leading 8-5 in the bottom of the seventh. With the Angels pen pitching much better lately, this could be it for the Royals.
Update: Or not. After Oliver hits a batter, the Royals bring the tieing run to the plate in Mark Teahen.
Update: The Royals do not score and it's the ninth inning. I'll go to bed and watch the last inning plus the second game tomorrow, it's 2 a.m. here.