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Dec 27

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 3:01 pm | Leave a Comment (7)
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Good afternoon Lookers, I hope Santa was as kind to you as he was to me.  I was surrounded by more Lookers than you could shake a stick at in the past few days due to the multiple Christmas celebrations my wife and I were in attendance for.  If I had a nickel for every time I thought of this post during the various family functions I was involved in, I could buy the Christmas presents for myself that no one else cared to purchase.  Why even ask me for a list?

The talk of many of the parties was the bulldog on bulldog crime witnessed from the tournament Mississippi State was playing in.  After the incident where students at MSU  got the cell phone number of Demarcus Cousins, the MSU fans who threw water bottles on the court, and my multiple run-ins with MSU fans over the years, there is no doubt that MSU and it’s administration, students, and student-athletes are striving for that level  currently held onto by the University of Tennessee. I am not going to grace the thugs MSU has on it’s roster with such a prestigious honor as Looker of the Week.

This week’s winner is a multitude of people.  I am willing to  bet that more than one of you reading this right now are this week’s Looker and don’t even know it, or maybe you do.  This past week, including tonight and tomorrow night’s games due to the rescheduling, was the last week in most fantasy football leagues. Meaning that Week 16 was Super Bowl week for the two teams left in your league. Due to Romo’s injury and LT’s unforeseen surge in his first year in the Jets offense, I was left to watch when it came to the Super Bowl this year. My interest in the NFL is at an all time low due to my fantasy misfortunes, but yesterday I paid attention to a few of the games that had playoff implications.  While watching my favorite Sunday channel, NFL Red Zone, I noticed the Indianapolis-Oakland game getting late.  The king of fantasy football, Peyton Manning, had a big game as usual with several touchdown passes and a large amount of yards.  It was not the touchdowns manning had that made the game interesting, it was the touchdown he didn’t have.

With little time on the clock, the Colts had the ball on the Oakland 30 yard line leading by 5 points. On a 3rd & 2, the colts draw up a very gutsy bootleg play for Peyton Manning and it worked to perfection.  In seemingly slow motion, Manning rumbled down the sideline for 27 yards.  It was not 30 yards because Peyton decided to slide down at the 3 yard line and not try to get into the end zone for the touchdown. For the real football game on the field, it was a genius move.  The Colts were able to kill the clock and win the game without giving Oakland another shot at the ball.  On the other hand, for fantasy football owners who had Peyton on their team while playing in the Super Bowl, it was devastating. In most leagues, the additional 3 yards and the rushing touchdown would have been worth 7 fantasy points to the owner.

It is with great pleasure that I present the TGR Looker of the Week award to those fantasy owners of Peyton Manning who lost by 7 points or less yesterday in their fantasy Super Bowl!  As Ricky Bobby so poetically once said, second place is just the first loser.  I hope this recognition eases your fantasy pain my friends. Again, congrats…

Dec 21

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 9:15 am | Leave a Comment (1)
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Seasons greetings Lookers!  It is the holidays (AKA Christmas at my house) and Lookers are out in full force.  While experiencing one of the worst days of my life Sunday, I saw an extraordinary amount of odd people out shopping.  If I were not completely miserable and in a rotten mood, I would have taken a few pictures to share with you guys.  That is just the kind of Christmas spirit I am currently experiencing!

This week’s Looker of the Week popped into my mind yesterday  after there was some tailgate chatter mid-afternoon about yesterday’s Florida-Jacksonville basketball game.  It would be too simple to single out Florida and Billy Donovan for losing to J-Ville, so I have decided to lump the entire SEC together.  As you will read below (if you have not already given up on this post), the SEC has struggled in the young 1011 season against below average teams.  The SEC West is the losing end of most of the bad losses so far, but the SEC East is quickly catching up with Tennessee’s recent losses to Oakland and Charlotte.  As Kentucky fans and BCG did with San Diego, Bruce Pearl has to justify those losses with, “They are tournament teams”.  Been there Brucey, it is a lame line home boy.

Here are some of the SEC’s worst losses of this season…

FLORIDA

Central Florida (54-57)

Jacksonville (68-71)

TENNESSEE

Charlotte (49-48)

Oakland (89-82)

GEORGIA

Temple (65-58)

LSU

Nicholls St. (53-62)

Coastal Carolina (69-78 (OT)

Wichita St. (69-70)

AUBURN

Columbus State (Exh.) (54-52)

UNC Asheville (70-69 OT)

Samford (79-68)

Campbell (61-54)

Jacksonville (69-55)

South Florida (61-49)

Presbyterian (62-59)

ALABAMA

Seton Hall (83-78)

St. Peter’s Peacocks (50-49)

ARKANSAS

UAB (65–70 OT)

OLE MISS

Dayton (78-71)

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Florida Atlantic (61-59)

Thank god for football and Kentucky basketball! Congratulations SEC basketball!  You are our TGR Looker of the Week!

Dec 13

TGR’s Looker of the Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 1:01 pm | Leave a Comment (22)
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It is LOOKER TIME in the LBC!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did.  If you failed to have a good time, here are the ingredients to a good time:   Bud Light, Blanton’s bourbon, a sucky Indiana basketball program, and terrible karaoke songs from the 80s.  BAM, PARTY ON SCHEDULE!

As much as some of you might want me to make the designers of the Metrodome our TGR Looker of the Week, I am sorry to say I am going to disappoint you.  There is also a segment of Big Blue Nation that wants me to make ex-Cat, Mike Hartline the Looker of the Week.  I wouldn’t mind making Mike the Looker, hell, he deserves it.  I have never understood how such high profile athletes can allow themselves to be in such ridiculous predicaments. Mike screwed up royally and if any of the charges he is facing are true, he should be punished severely.  But, I am not going to honor Mike with such a prestigious honor.

Instead, I would like to recognize those Kentucky “fans” who seem to be basking in the fact Mike Hartline was arrested.  On Friday, I heard from several UK fans who did not like Hartline as our quarterback from day one, which is fine. The problem I had with their e-mails is there seemed to be a “I told you so” tone to their comments.  I got this from a “UK fan”, “Where are you at Rob I want to hear your excuse why you’re “Heisman trophy candidate” got arrested! “  If I told you that comment came from a Tennessee or Louisville fan, it would be understandable.  It is very common for a fan of a team to give a fan of their rival some grief for situations like the Hartline arrest, but this time it is happening within a fan base. Basically what is happening is that a few “UK fans” who disagreed with Mike as our starting quarterback are somehow getting joy from his misfortunes.  In the eyes of some, them being “right” about a player or person is more gratifying than the thought of our program suffering a major loss before the bowl game.

I can’t remember when Kentucky “fans” had so much hate built up for one particular player. I received emails accusing Hartline of everything from drug abuse to domestic violence.  When I pointed out to several people that none of us are perfect and we were even less perfect when we were 22 years old, I received back this email, “I agree we all have done plenty of stupid shit! But none of us were senior QBs getting ready to play our last football game (I don’t see him having much of a football career after UK unless he plays for the horseman). “No, we didn’t only have to worry about a football game, we had a lot more to lose than just a football game.  Most of my friends are around 30 years old and still living a rock n roll  lifestyle that prevents many of them from criticizing anyone for anything.  At least I would have thought that, but apparently not.

My point?  Don’t throw stones at glass houses BBN! 22 year olds are still kids and especially those fortunate enough to be D-1 athletes.  They are held in a higher regard than the rest of us.  They have a tougher time growing up and maturing, because they haven’t been made to.  Give your hate a break for a day or two BBN.  He is gone and you can’ avoid posting “hate Him or Love Him” posts or sending me nasty emails because I chose to support a young man playing on my favorite football team.  If I only cheered for teams who were made up of ‘good’ people, I would have no one to cheer for.

Fare well and congratulations  to the Hartline haters!  I hope you find a young teenage boy or girl to hate soon so  that you can continue your reign of   hate! But, today, you are our Looker of the Week!

Dec 6

TGR’s Looker of the Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 12:57 pm | Leave a Comment (4)
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Good afternoon Lookers! Did you have a good weekend?  Mine was pretty sweet.  I scored a previously owned 1986 Chevrolet Chevette that I am considering rebuilding. It is two tone and with a couple of minor tweaks, it will be hell on wheels if you feel me! So, we are here to award this week’s TGR looker of the Week. Do you have any nominees? A certain NCAA committee?  A certain greedy football dad? A certain coach who refuses to play a zone defense while in foul trouble against a team with two huge boys on the blocks who are killing you? Please don’t think that those certain individuals did not garner consideration when our TGR looker committee convened last night.

This week’s winner probably never saw himself being featured on this UK heavy blog.  Heck, I never thought the guy would ever be mentioned on this site. I had only heard the dude’s name a few times while watching football on Sunday afternoons. I know we have a lot of Cincinnati Bengal fans who read this site.  I will start by saying, I am sorry and god love your heart. Yesterday, the Bengals hosted the New Orleans saints  at Paul Brown Stadium. Around my hood, it is the stadium known as “The House That Losing Built”. Yesterday’s game was actually pretty entertaining.  The Saints jumped out early and the Bengals battled back late in the 2nd half to actually take a lead, 30-27.

Look, I am the first guy to say that football games are never won or lost on one play.  With so many plays being run during the course of a game, it is stupid to believe that one play can determine the game’s outcome. Losing by 3, Drew Breeze led his saints down the field as you would expect an MVP to. He got his team inside the Bengal 10 yard line when the Bengals defense decided to put up a stand. Cincy made 3 good stops and left the saints with a 4th & 2 from the Bengals 7 yard line with: 34 seconds left in regulation. New Orleans head coach, Sean Payton, left his offense on the field and lined up to run a play on 4th down. Just to let you know, the Saints are in the middle of a division battle in the NFC South.  They could not afford a loss to the Bungals if they want to make a run to the playoffs. In other words, no one in the stadium or watching on TV believed Breeze was going to snap the ball on 4th and 2 from the 7. It was simple, the Saints would kick the field goal to tie the game and then try their luck in overtime. The old trick of lining up as if to run a play only to attempt to draw the defense off-sides never works, but the saints tried anyway. Fortunately for the saints, they were playing the Bengals and Bungal defensive tackle, Pat Sims. Mr. Sims was apparently the only person in attendance that didn’t know Breeze was not going to snap the ball because as Drew called out his cadence, Sims jumped off sides giving the saints a 1st and goal from the 3 yard line. Instead of going to overtime, Breeze hit a wide open Marques Colston on the next play to give the saints the victory.

“I moved. My fault.  All my fault. I made a mistake,” Sims said after the game.  We know pat, we know good buddy.  That is why you are our one and only, TGR Looker of the Week! Who dey!

Nov 29

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 1:05 pm | Leave a Comment (1)
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Guten tag Lookers! We have reached that much anticipated time of the week when we crown our Looker of the Week. If you are new to the site, it is simple.  A ‘Looker’ can be anyone or anything. The TGR crew has mangled much of the English language, including the definition of the word ‘Looker’. We use it to describe just about anything or anyone we see in one form or another. Running backs who fumble on the one yard line in huge games are ‘Lookers’.  Politicians who elbow a sitting president in a pick-up game are ‘Lookers’. Countries who bomb neighboring countries for no apparent reason are ‘lookers’. Even deer who run into oncoming traffic on the interstate are ‘Lookers’.   Being labeled a ‘Looker’ is not always a bad thing. Pam Anderson was a ‘Looker’ in her day. My mom feels Conway Twitty was a ‘Looker’. So, if you find yourself pictured above in the coming weeks, the meaning of ‘Looker’ is purely in the eye of the beholder. In other words, don’t be so sensitive.

Baseball ended several weeks ago, but today we have a baseball related ‘Looker’. No, don’t worry; it doesn’t have anything to do with Derek Jeter or the damn Yankees. I am sure I am not the only one already fed up with that story.  One of the greatest traditions of baseball is the honorary first pitch. The first pitch is normally tossed out by a celebrity, former player, politician, or some other lucky person. There are many memorable first pitches that live on through the internet or YouTube. My personal favorite is the strike George W. Bush fired down the middle when baseball resumed playing after 9/11. It was before a game between the Mets and Braves and it was one of the most emotional moments I had ever seen on an athletic field in my life.

Today we honor a first pitch which was much less meaningful, but clearly no less memorable. Some of you might not know who Gary Dell’Abate is, but he has been a huge part of my life for many years. To many, Gary is known as “Baba Booey”.  He received that nickname while serving as the executive producer of The Howard Stern Show. Gary is a huge Mets fan and due to his fame, was asked to throw out the first pitch at a Mets game on May 9, 2009. You are probably asking yourself, why are you honoring him now for something so long ago.  I would ask you to be patient, I am getting to that. First, I will share with you the pitch that was felt around the  sporting world.  I will remind you; Gary coaches his kids baseball teams and hired a pitching coach to help him with the pitch before his big day so that he would not screw it up…

Pretty bad, right?  Howard Stern was given years of material by that pitch. It shows up every now and then when a list of the worst first pitches is made on sports shows or any media outlets. The pitch had lost some steam in the past year, but Gary recently wrote a book, “They Call Me Baba Booey”, where he dedicates an entire chapter to the pitch and the events surrounding it. The pitch is such a big moment in his life, Baba Booey put a picture of the pitch on the back cover. In the book, which I hope to get for Christmas, Gary describes how the pitch has affected him emotionally, it’s actually kinda sad.

On his ongoing book tour to promote his new book, Gary made a stop on Stern favorite, Jimmy Kimmel   Live. Jimmy is a big Stern listener and obviously knew how the pitch was discussed and mocked over the past year. Below is the result of Gary’s trip on Jimmy’s show.  It may be too painful for some viewers…

That last pitch actually smoked a girl in the head. As you may have guessed, Baba Booey and his inability to throw was the subject of conversation on the Stern show for several days. Gary was crushed and actually mad at Jimmy for putting him in that position. His anger only fueled the fire and constant criticism he received from Stern Show staffers.

Then there was last week, when Stern Show co-host, Robin Quivers, made an appearance on Kimmel to promote an appearance. As a dig and poke at Gary, Robin took a baseball glove out with her to talk to Jimmy. When Jimmy saw that Robin had a glove, he could not help but ask her to perform the same feat he had asked of Baba Booey.  Here is how it turned out…

All of those people who said you threw like a girl, they were wrong, it is way worse. That is why I am naming Gary Patrick Dell’Abate, also known as Baba Booey, our TGR Looker of the Week. Your autobiography, They Call Me Baba Booey, may have put you on the best-sellers list, but this should be held as your highest honor. Baba Booey! Baba Booey! Baba Booey!

Nov 8

TGR’s Looker of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 2:45 pm | Leave a Comment (36)
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In recent years, fantasy football has surpassed actual team loyalty in the Pedigo household. The fun and camaraderie I experience in playing fantasy football is unmatched by my fandom of a few professional football teams. As a young kid, I was introduced to John Elway and the Denver Broncos by family I have in Denver.  It took a decade or more and several heart breaking losses in the Super Bowl before that love came through for me. I have admittedly also been a regular ‘band wagon’ fan of the Cincinnati Bengals over the years. I felt the blow when Joe Montana broke the hearts of Bengal fans all over the world in 1989 as much as anyone else. Saying that, my favorite and undisputed NFL team since 1987 is the Dallas Cowboys. When the Cowboys entered my sports viewing realm, I had no idea that they were ever supposed to be good, because they weren’t. it wasn’t until jimmy, Troy, Emmitt, and Michael arrived that the Cowboys became the Cowboys for me. The Cowboys Super Bowl wins in my pre-teens were as much fun as I have ever had cheering for a professional team. Times have been tough in “Big D” since the early 90s, but I have hung in there with them, which makes this post that much more difficult.

Today, the Dallas Cowboys are receiving an award that I hoped they would never receive. They are joining the ranks of Rick Pitino, Tiger Woods, Patrick Tierney, Nate Lowe, and other various political celebrities. Due to there 45-7 loss last night to the Packers, due to their 1-7 record thus far in 2010, and due to their owner, Jerry Jones, running them into the ground, America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys are this week’s Looker of the Week!

The award is not being given to the team as much as it is their owner, Jerry Jones. Jerry Jones’ ego is not allowing the Cowboys to succeed. It is more important to Jerry Jones to have the biggest TV in the world hang from the ceiling of his stadium than it is to have a head coach that can lead his team. Jerry Jones ran jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells out of Dallas in order to hire wade Phillips. Wade may be a fine American, but he is closer to an assisted living facility than he is the Super Bowl. Jerry Jones looks like he is surprised at all times (due to massive plastic surgery), but could he be that surprised another team loaded with talent is failing him? It happens year after year in Dallas and it will not stop until the Joker, I mean Jerry Jones, sells the ’Boys to someone who does not want to be bigger than the team. In a year in which Dallas hosts the Super Bowl in Jerry Jones land, the Cowboys might not win as many games as they have past Super Bowls. I officially HATE Jerry Jones.

All is not lost Mr. Jerry Jones!  It is an honor to present you and your underachieving Cowboys this week’s Looker of the Week! I would immediately start holding your breath now to receive your t-shirt and your complementary stickers.  Die Jerry Jones!

Nov 1

Looker of the Week

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(courtesy of Dallas Morning News)

With Halloween and the election campaign season nearing its end, this week was full of a variety of Lookers. In my neighborhood alone, I saw a grown man dressed as a clown, another as Freddy Krueger, and a final one as what I perceived as a “werewolf of London.” As if the costumes weren’t creepy enough, the latter two were just walking around by themselves without any children of their own. Of course, I immediately questioned their motives (i.e., pedophiles anyone?) and steered my 3-year-old far away from them as possible.

On a much lighter note, there is the story of Liam Roybal, the 7-year-old kid who dressed up as Texas Rangers’ manager Ron Washington (see above photo). I encourage you to read the story about Liam in the Dallas Morning News. If that photo of him doesn’t put a smile on your face, I’ll kiss your ass. I mean, look at that smile!

A day before the general elections, I’m sure you agree with me in that I’m ready for the campaign season to be over! The number of TV ads and telephone calls have been crazy this year. Yet, there are always a few ads that I thoroughly enjoy due to their complete ludicrous nature. One was brought to me by fellow TGR contributor Rob Pedigo in which the ad claims a candidate “kicks children in the face.” Yep, you read that correctly. Watch the ad for yourself.

You may be asking yourself what all of this has to do with UK athletics? Well folks, with another disappointing loss from our beloved football team this past weekend and the fact that basketball has yet to take full precedent in the Bluegrass State, I find myself resorting to comedy in times like these. I encourage all of you to join me as we bask in our sorrows together. Until next week, my friends, stay elevated.

Oct 25

Looker of the Week

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The hell with Kentucky football for the time being; it’s time to break up the monotony, folks. I’m getting back to what I know best in the blogosphere: political news commentary. Even though my good buddy and fellow TGR contributor Rob Pedigo may have previously provided you with his perception of my political beliefs, I feel obliged to note that I don’t necessarily identify myself as “communist,” or even “liberal” for that matter. In fact, I don’t affiliate myself with any political party. Like many good Americans, I fall under that infamous “moderate” category. For instance, I favor fiscal responsibility but I also value a socialist structured health care system. I’m also not very favorable of American capitalism, which I’m sure is where the “communist” label comes from.

I tell you all of this in light of the recent case regarding news commentator Juan Williams. See, Williams was in a fairly unique position in the world of news media, particularly political news media. He worked both for NPR, a traditionally perceived leftist news organization, and Fox News, a right-wing, conservative organization that perpetuates fear and misinformation through what it considers to be news. Of course, I presume you know where my heart lies between the two.

After making some rather crude remarks on Bill O’Reilly’s show last week, Williams was fired by NPR for violating ethical rules of conduct (see here for more details about the firing). To be exact, his remarks were:

“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb, and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

Personally, I like Williams’ commentary, regardless of whether it’s via NPR or Fox News. I think his comments were undoubtedly taken out of context by NPR, and I believe NPR was just looking for a reason to dismiss Williams. This was there chance and they took advantage of it. Of course, there was serious criticism across the political spectrum for how the firing process was handled, but none more humbling than from NPR’s own ombudsman.

In contrast, you have to admit that his comments were a bit edgy. Honestly, does he get worried or nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb? No! It’s all an act, folks; it’s theatrics at its finest. And guess what? We’re the audience. That’s right, we are the “lookers,” literally.

With the general elections about a week away, we’ll continue to be the fools in the audience paying to watch this b.s. unfold right in front of us. Yet, folks like Williams will continue to prevail. Oh yeah, after he was fired by NPR, Fox News offered him a three-year contract worth $2 million. How d’ya like that?

Oct 18

Looker of the Week

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Normally this post is reserved for that one individual that makes an arse out of themselves and gets called out for it. We’ve bounced around a few ideas through the wire this morning as to who the “LOOK” could be…. There were a few worthy candidates but none shine as bright on my old Kentucky home as head “looker” in charge, Steven Orr Spurrier.

Let’s set the stage here: 2nd and 10 with 11 seconds left. You call a timeout, most likely bouncing ideas around that big skull of yours whether to kick the field goal now to send it to OT or to run the ball to the right hash to spike it and kick the tying field goal and send it to OT. But NO, you are Steve 17-0 against the Cats Spurrier. Your arrogance proceeds itself being a Heisman QB and all so you decide to line up and take a shot at the endzone. After all, this is Kentucky, you’ve owned them so what could possibly go wrong, right?

Well looky here, 7 ticks off the clock just solidified you as a loser. Your ego just jumped up and bit you in the hiney. You could have settled to tie up the game up but you’d rather pull the same old Spurrier crap and go for the gusto. Well not this time buddy. You messed with the wrong group of Cats. You messed with the wrong coach. Joker Phillips is now a Spurrier killer. You are 0-1 against him as a coach and you are officially Looker of the Week.

I don’t think we have ever given out two “Looker” awards in one week. This is one of our sweet-spots and it is in prime real estate,  but if we did we would have to give credit where credit is due… Spurrier takes this week’s award by a landslide but we do need to call out one fan that stepped up to the plate and tried to lay the hammer down on the Cats. Maybe you need a refresher, but one Andrew Phelps, a UofL and Cock constituent, thought he would be so kind as to drive the nail a bit deeper into the fan base. Well Mr. Phelps, we appreciate you stepping in the line of fire but you couldn’t of been more wrong in your post, therefore you get the honors as well.

Oct 11

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 3:01 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
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I know I am not the guy you were looking forward to performing this week’s Looker post, but deal with it, I am here and I am…well, I am just here. The TGR’s terrific three baseball team’s finally got on the board this weekend as Atlanta won a thrilling 11 inning battle in San Francisco on Friday and Tampa got a must needed win in Arlington Saturday. The Reds were eliminated last night in the friendly confines of Great American Band Box by the Phillies, 3 games to none.

This week’s Looker of the Week is a current participant in the MLB playoffs, if you are willing to call him a participant. I, currently don’t find him fit to participate in anything more than sweeping out the dugouts after the game. This week’s winner has some Lexington ties.   In fact, his name and number are in the Lexington Legend Hall of Fame or Wall of Fame or whatever the hell they have over there. In last night’s game 3 of the NLDS in Atlanta, the Braves trailed the Giants 1-0 in the bottom of the 8th inning. Tim Hudson, Atlanta’s starter did not give up an earned run the entire game and either had Giant’s starter, Jonathan Sanchez. With 2 outs in the 8th, pinch-hitter, Eric Hinske of the braves launched a go-ahead homer over the wall with a man on to put Atlanta up 2-1. In the top of the9th, with two men on, two outs, and two strikes on the batter Atlanta had San Fran down to their last strike. Unfortunately, the Giants got a base hit at that point and tied the game.  Enter Braves second basemen, Brooks Conrad into the fold.  Conrad had already committed 2 errors previously in the game, one of those errors leading to the only run Tim Hudson awarded the Giants. With 2 outs and the Giants having the go-ahead and potential winning run at 3rd, the Braves relief pitcher forced the hitter to roll over a pitch and ground the ball to 2nd baseman and former Lexington Legend, Brooks Conrad. That is when, the former Legend, Committed his 6th error in 7 games, as he let the ball go directly between his legs and into the outfield, allowing the Giant on 3rd to score and win the game.

The Braves now trail the series, 2-1, and will go back at it tonight in hot-lanta. If for some reason Brooks Conrad is in the lineup for Bobby Cox tonight, I will not watch more than the time it takes me to figure it out. Brooks Conrad!  Our TGR Looker of the Week! You will also be happy to know that you have officially replaced John Rocker as my most hated Brave ever! Your 3 errors in last night’s game alone will keep your name alive in Atlanta and my house forever if you end up losing this series!  Congrats Brooks!