Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Must See TV

Tonight...on an all new "Lost":

The survivors find a whole new group on the island...

Astros baserunners.

"We were stranded by a plane crash. How were you stranded?"

"Lack of clutch hitting."

Will the new castaways be vanquished? Or will they find a way to survive on the island? Find out tonight, on an all new "Astros Lost". On FOX.

8 comments:

Kyle in Newport News said...

Thanks for finding the humor, Metstra. All e-mails and blog responses about Blum and no laughter makes Kyle a dull boy.

Metstradamus said...

The "four fingers" confused me. I didn't understand because it's a football thing...There were players giving the sign on the bench right after Blum hit the dinger so that seems to be a team thing.

I remember Chuck Knoblauch giving the "throat slit" sign after the Puckett HR in game six and that rubbed people the wrong way about Knoblauch way back in his rookie season (He was later punished by higher forces with the Steve Sax disease.)

Kyle in Newport News said...

What does it mean in football?

Metstradamus said...

You see players hold up four fingers at the end of the third quarter as kind of a rallying cry to say "the fourth quarter is ours!" or "it's crunch time, let's bring it!" It happens a lot in college but you see it frequently in the pros as well.

Mets Beast said...

it happens in my brothers hs football games as well... we are one of the best teams in the city also... im from staten island... talk to me for more info lol

Kyle in Newport News said...

Thanks for the second, Meet the Mets. Does this mean we're pretty sure Blum wasn't indicating "four games" at all?

Metstradamus said...

I wouldn't say 100% sure.

But if it was, I guess he was right.

chenangoforks said...

The first place that I saw the "four fingers" was at a Chenango Forks High School football game. The Chenango Forks team - currently undefeated state champions - have used this for years.