The Passion of the Divish

This isn’t Olympia Sports related, but I was extremely entertained by the Twitter feed of News-Tribune writer Ryan Divish during the Tacoma Rainiers’ game against the Sacramento River Cats last night.

Divish’s nigh started out normal, just a guy covering a Danny Hultzen start at Cheney Stadium…

Hultzen gave up just one run…

But Sacramento’s Dan Straily did him one better through eight innings…

Then comes the bottom of the ninth…

So we went to extra innings…

I think this where things start to break down…

Finally, “Call Me Maybe” gets burned…

And now it is getting late…

I’m not sure what inning this is at this point, but desperation starts to set in…

Awww…it was just the 13th.

Remember, we are just going into the 14th at this point.

And it was some very entertaining baseball to boot…

Here come the new Rainiers baseball slogans…

Even the Rainiers employees are losing it…

More awesome baseball…

And more fun with music…

Again, it is getting LATE…

And then I weigh in and get a retweet…

He wasn’t even supposed to be there…

Hope once again in the 16th…

At this point, Divish has captured the minds of pretty much anybody that is awake on Twitter..

And with that, @RyanDivish went quiet. Including retweets, he had sent a grand total of 165 tweets. What the hell happened to Divish? What the hell is happening in this game?

He didn’t have 1,000 tweets, but he did go over an hourly limit. So Larry Stone takes over, relaying Divish’s DMs..

Finally, in the 18th inning, we have position players pitching. Scott Savastano comes on for the Rainiers…

And Shane Peterson for the River Cats…

And finally, in the bottom of the 18th…

So the Tacoma Rainiers finally beat the Sacramento River Cats 2-1 after 18 innings. Scott Savastano hit the game winning home run and got the win on the mound. And this morning, Twitter finally let Ryan Divish out of jail…

Thanks to Ryan Divish and Larry Stone and everybody that was following along and tweeting last night. It was an extremely entertaining way to end the evening.

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Posted on July 19, 2012, in Baseball. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. We followed all night and even started listening online to the live streaming audio! Divish entertained the hell out of us as we sat in the garage looking for something on TV to watch. Apparently all we needed was extra inning PCL baseball, the Div and Twitter!

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