This collection of entries is from July 26, 2003.
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Back at "The Cell" for tonight's game. We're coming off an 8 game winning streak.... but you can't tell that tonight. Mike Porzio started the game... and lasted only 3 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs and 2 home runs with only one strikeout. He got sent down after the game (for all we know, he was packed and gone by the time the game ended). I blame the loss on Jerry Manuel. I just feel he-mismanaged the game with the pitching staff. Porzio wasn't cutting it early, Rick White came in and did OK for a while, but ultimately got hung with the loss, giving up 5 runs. Danny Glover was fine, but Billy Koch didn't look all that good, giving up a run and 2 walks. He should never have been put in as a closer tonight - he hasn't earned that position as far as I'm concerned. In general, pitchers were left in too long, as if Jerry wanted them to prove something... and then they didn't and they were still in there. When Koch was failing, no one was up in the bullpen. It made me feel like we were conceding the game. We gave up 15 hits. Oh, and I'm not happy with Joe Crede, who dropped the ball in two different plays at third. I think we'd be better off with Tony Graffanino in the lineup. And Brian Daubach just seems to be a waste of a roster spot. On a night where KC and Minnesota both lost and we could have made-up a game in the standings, we instead are exactly where we were when the day started - 4 games out.
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I'm starting to look for new hosting. I'm pissed. I'm not getting ANY service at all. I haven't actually blogged for days. I'm writing things down so that I can add entries when I'm up but I'm getting no information and no support on why I'm getting 550: Permission Denied when I'm trying to FTP a few things. I get 500 Internal Server Errors every time I try anything in MovableType and everything was fine before the upgrade.
I was able to FTP everything back to a machine here in case I need to get to a different hosting service. I wonder if my MT databases (NOT MySQL, I'm afraid) will be able to be moved to a new server without any loss of information - I don't have any recent exports to work with. The most recent ones are from weeks ago.