Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction: The hair inspiration for Pedro this season?
Decent 1-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA: $675 / mo. plus utilities.
New queen-size pillow-top bed from Jordan's furniture: $763.00
New solid oak bookshelf headboard to go with new bed: $237.00
New bedding for new bed: $122.96
Furniture for rest of apartment: $0 (got from parents and grandparents)
Digital cable and broadband internet package for new apartment: $100 a month.
Barry Bonds throwing up 0-fers, and FINALLY moving out of my parents' house in the same weekend: PRICELESS.
So you'll forgive me, I hope, if I haven't been following the Sox as closely as usual. I have been catching news stories in the Globe and elsewhere, including and especially on the blog network.
Something else I found priceless on the comments section over at BC:
When [Pedro's] got two strikes on someone, I keep expecting him to go into that Biblical rant of Samuel L. Jackson's in Pulp Fiction, the one just before he executes someone.
BriVT • 18.104.22.168 • 06/19/04 07:29am
*high fives brian*
beth • 22.214.171.124 • 06/19/04 07:51am
I can see Pedro breaking out the Ezekiel 25:17:
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
Buckner Was Framed [firstname.lastname@example.org] • 126.96.36.199 • 06/19/04 07:58am
To continue the Pulp Fiction reference---
[Barry Bonds goes up to the batter's box as Pedro starts staring him down]
Barry: What're you looking at, friend?
Pedro: I ain't your friend, palooka.
Barry: What did you say?
Pedro: I think you heard me just fine, punchy. (Pedro includes hand gestures to illustrate his point.)
Buckner Was Framed [email@example.com] • 188.8.131.52 • 06/19/04 08:02am
[Veritek comes out for a visit to the mound to settle Pedro early in the game. Tek stands silently in front of Pedro with their gloves over their mouths.]
Tek: Don't you hate that?
Tek: Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?
Pedro: I don't know. That's a good question.
Tek: That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence.
[Ump comes out and tells them to wrap it up and play ball]
Buckner Was Framed [firstname.lastname@example.org] • 184.108.40.206 • 06/19/04 08:08am
[Jorge Posada comes towards the mound to exchange words with Pedro]
Posada: I got a threshold, Pedro. I got a threshold for the abuse I'll take. And right now I'm a race car and you got me in the red. I'm just saying that it's fuckin' dangerous to have a racecar in the fuckin' red. It could blow.
Pedro: Oh, you're gettin' ready to blow?
Posada: I could blow.
Pedro: Well I'm a mushroom-cloud-layin' motherfucker, motherfucker! Every time my pitches touch brain I'm "SUPERFLY T.N.T", I'm the "GUNS OF THE NAVARONE". In fact, what the fuck am I doin' on the mound talking to you?"
Buckner Was Framed [email@example.com] • 220.127.116.11 • 06/19/04 08:41am
Keep up the good work, guys.