Yes, I've been sort of busy these last few days. If you've really missed my brilliant witty writing, you can check out my game recaps at Lookout Landing:
Jeff admitted that calling me off the bench to pinch-blog for LL actually IS all just a plan to reduce the size of the Mariners blogosphere by crushing my spirit.
Jason Churchill, who is one of the coolest people in the galaxy, actually went and asked Hunter Brown about the musician gig thing for me, and found out that yes, infact, Hunter does play guitar, harmonica, and sings, and writes his own songs, too. The article I found was just from a coffeehouse appearance he did for fun. Still, that's so damn cool.
Koshien update would be that Komadai and Waseda locked heads in the final, and played a 15-inning game to a 1-1 tie. Under the rules now (which weren't the rules in 1998 when Matsuzaka pitched that crazy 17-inning game), the game stopped after 15 innings and will be a rematch tonight/tomorrow (depending on your timezone). The scary part is, both Yuuki Saitoh and Masahiro Tanaka have thrown an insane amount of pitches in the last 3-4 days (830 for Saitoh, 658 for Tanaka, according to some reports, mostly because Komadai's had Kikuchi and others actually pitch the first 2ish innings), and will probably be counted on for the rematch as well. Last night's match was one of the most dramatic things I've ever seen, and assuming nobody's arm falls off, the rematch should be even more dramatic. Will Komadai prevail? Will Waseda win it? Tune in tonight at 9pm PDT.