Ari.

23, college student, history major.
exiled currently in Chicago 'burbs.
coffee is my lifeblood.
baseball is my religion.

anxiety/ED are discussed here but always tagged for your well-being :)

"If she had to lose anyone's mind, she figured it might as well be hers. At least then she'd know what was missing. And then, who knows? She might even have a chance of getting some of the better bits back."
-Carrie Fisher, The Best Awful

With the World Series beginning tonight, I figure it’s best to wax on about my guy, my favorite manager of all time, Ned Yost. As a Cub fan, I was very well acquainted with the Brewers Ned Yost experience in ‘07-‘08.  There was this Cubs blog back in the day that kept track of every dumb thing Ned Yost ever did, and I wish the site was still around because one look and you’ll see why Cubs fans referred to Ned during those years as Cubs MVP (there’s no way, at the very least, the ‘07 Cubs don’t win the Central without Ned fucking up.  No. Way.)

Which is why now the Ned Yost thing is so funny to me.  Today, there is a lot of awareness on the type of manager that Ned is, but it feels almost like an “awakening” inside baseball fandom, like this new discovery that Ned Yost Is A Weird Manager.  And not only has he been like this for a long while, confession: I think he’s not even as bad as he used to be!  Like, one of the biggest problems that Ned had when he was managing the Brewers is that he would just emotionally unravel in pressure situations (which admittedly was a big factor in his firing later).  And, yes, there’s always debate as to how a manager’s disposition actually affects a team/how that translates over to actual game play, but Ned’s outbursts did actually play out in games.  Like the beanball wars.  My favorite: diverting energy into citing a beanball war with the Cardinals late in ‘07, instead of actually pitching to win the game, instead of actually winning games while the Cubs were sputtering and therefore costing any hope at winning a division.  At least, he’s improved in that facet.  So, yes, Ned still bunts too much, he makes weird bullpen choices, and he says weird things.  But at least he’s not actively shooting himself in the foot anymore (…bullpen/bunting not withstanding, obv.)

So, yeah, the fact that Ned Yost could break the near-30 year drought of the Kansas City Royals and enter the baseball history books like he’s this Manager of Glory is utterly fascinating and awesome.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014

jenmacramos replied to your post “My therapist is convinced that the guy at Dunkin Donuts has a huge…”

is it terrible i am so amused also SHH you are wonderful

yes but also no because I am as well tbh. I’m in this odd mixture of cackling at life and faceplaming at life.

also no i will fight you on the last part, don’t start with me~

Saturday, October 18, 2014

My therapist is convinced that the guy at Dunkin Donuts has a huge crush on me.  She has been on this theory forever, and I blow it off because 1) no one likes me 2) no one should like me and 3) there is no third reason other than lol no stop i am the worst.

SO. The other day we went for iced coffees, and she also was going to buy some donuts.  The guy actually gave us a “special deal,” which we never quite figured out what it was for but, hey, cheap donuts!  Then I saw her the other day, and the second thing she said was, “I went for donuts today, and he charged me full price!  THIS IS WHY I NEED YOU; HE’S NICER WHEN YOU COME WITH ME DID I NOT PROVE THIS SEE NOW I GAVE YOU PROOF.”

going to now get whored out at dunkin donuts for stuff / hashtag therapy / hashtag wELP

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
mightyflynn:

Moustakas
October 14, 2014
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images North America

mightyflynn:

Moustakas

October 14, 2014

Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City, Missouri

Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images North America

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
mlboffseason:

Hanging in the Orioles’ clubhouse during the postgame celebration.
Courtesy @masnOrioles

mlboffseason:

Hanging in the Orioles’ clubhouse during the postgame celebration.

Courtesy @masnOrioles

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
 
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