Sorry, I cannot hear you, I'm K-kinda busy.

Sorry, I cannot hear you, I'm K-kinda busy.

Sorry, I cannot hear you, I'm K-kinda busy.

Bullpen mix-up blamed on crowd noise.


Maybe bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist has spent too much time listening to Lady Gaga lately.

"Can call all you want,

but there's no one home,

and you're not gonna reach my telephone!"

During last nights crucial minutes, Tony La Russa had some mix-ups while trying to get Jason Motte ready.

When La Russa called to get Jason Motte and Marc Rzepczynski ready, the bullpen coach only heard Rzepczynski due to the loud crown noise in Arlington.  Once La Russa made the move to put Rzepczynski he realized that no one else was warming up.  He called again and this time, Lilliquist, the Cardinals bullpen coach, told Lance Lynn to start warming up.  These multiple gaffs caused Rzepczynski to be on the mound when Mike Napoli drove in the game winning runs.

Tony La Russa makes a move to the penI find this all very humorous.  It almost seems like a scene from a movie, or a phone commercial.  If the Rangers win this series, maybe this will have a large part to do with it.  Part of me is skeptical that this was just an excuse after the game to take the blame off the manager and his unconventional bullpen use, but that would mean that he basically threw his bullpen coach under the bus.

Either way, the fans in Texas can be proud of themselves today.  Either way, the crowd noice was felt.





After I wrote this, I had to add in the best meme that I've seen. via @iracane

Hello, This is dog!

By Mike Lavery
Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011


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  • lovelyme said: This is not an excuse and this is a character that not must be followed. This is ridiculous! - Eric Ludy 3:47AM 08/04/14
  • Anonymous said: Lady Gaga takes over it! 6:39PM 10/25/11
  • The Baseball Page said: I have never heard such an excuse . . . . 10:08AM 10/25/11
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