June 10, 2007

G62: Diamondbacks 5, Red Sox 1

The Return of Mike Timlin was everything I expected it to be.

Red Sox trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, men on first and second, no outs. Timlin's first pitch is bunted out in front of the plate. Timlin grabs it and throws over Kevin Youkilis's head at first base. It's a three-base error, the two inherited runs score (surprise!) and Arizona is now up 4-1.

His first pitch!

Timlin then walks the next guy -- no sign of Francona, of course -- but then gets the next two batters on pop-ups. However, a single brings in a run that actually gets charged to Timlin, but because of his three-base error a few minutes ago, it's unearned.

So, yeah, he turned a tight 2-1 game into a 5-1 hole in the top of the ninth, thus virtually assuring a loss, but look on the bright side -- he lowered his ERA by 64 points.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.63, 96 ERA+) / Randy Johnson (3.78, 116 ERA+)

Redsox.com:
Matsuzaka made his seventh quality start when he gave up two runs on seven hits over seven innings in a 2-0 loss to the Oakland A's on Tuesday. The bad news is that he threw 130 pitches, the most by a Red Sox hurler since last April.

The [Big Eunuch] allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings in his last start. He has hit his stride of late throwing six shutout innings in his start before against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Johnson missed the start prior to the one in Philly with tendinitis in his left forearm, but it has not bothered him since.
Gordon Edes:
Matsuzaka took batting practice Friday, Japanese reporters recording his every swing, and drove a ball that hit the 413-foot sign in left-center, about the same spot that J.D. Drew hit one a little farther for a home run that night.
Ian Browne:
According to one member of the Japanese media, Matsuzaka had 11 hits -- including two homers -- in 22 swings.
Japan uses the DH, but in two years of batting in interleague games, Matsuzaka went 4-for-19 (.211) with one homer and three RBIs.

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redsock said...

Clemens's start gives him a 94 ERA+.

Joel Pineiro's ERA+ is 93.

"Yeah, that'll help." [/mattdamon]

redsock said...

Looks like April-Rod is hitting again. 2 HR, 2 BB, 4 RS, 5 RBI.

MFY 11-6 in the 7th.

redsock said...

Roof is closed today; low 100s in AZ.

SS Julio Lugo
CF Coco Crisp
1B Kevin Youkilis
LF Manny Ramirez
C Jason Varitek
3B Mike Lowell
RF Wily Mo Pena
2B Dustin Pedroia
P Daisuke Matsuzaka

LF Eric Byrnes
CF Chris Young
2B Orlando Hudson
3B Chad Tracy
1B Conor Jackson
SS Stephen Drew
RF Carlos Quentin
C Chris Snyder
P Randy Johnson

tim said...

saw that...i mean he's up against one of baseballs best pitching staff's today and all ;-)

facing a lefty today so i'm assuming drew is out...just checked, and i would be correct.

(as i was typing that comment I F5'ed and saw that the lineup had been posted here....this has been the most useless post ever)

redsock said...

Only in fucking Titoville is a lineup with DP at #8 and Lugo and Crisp at the top considered worthy of putting out on the field.

OBP Lesson #1:

.396 is better than either .283 or .275.

This isn't golf, Tery. A higher number is preferred. Jesus H. Ortiz! Lugo and Pedroia and both puny infielders, but DP has him beat by .121 points of OBP!

121!!!!!!!!!

How fucking hard is it to understand?

Does Lugo have a must-bat-leadoff-no-fucking-matter-what clause in his contract?

I'd rather have Dice batting #1 or #2 than Lugo or Coco. Seriously.

redsock said...

And I don't care if Lugo and Coco both go 5-for-5 today. It's still a fucking bone-headed decision.

A moronic move that lessens the team's chance to win --which is what his predecessor did every goddamn day.

Those were not good times and I have no desire to revisit them. So please get your head out of your ass, Tery.

redsock said...

OPS+:

Cora 103
Pena 99
Hinske 58
Lugo 57
Coco 55
Mirabelli 51

Why not bat Hinske leadoff? He's been a tad more productive.

Oh no, we can't do that, Julio is speedy. That's what a leadoff guy is supposed to be: fast.

Yeah, so he can hustle back to the dugout after 73% of his PA.

Arrgggggggggggg.

L-girl said...

Yay, a day game! I feel so deprived on west coast swings, missing so many games.

Plus we have NESN. Yay.

redsock said...

And MLBTV has the same AZ guys as last night?

3 games and no NESN? WTF?????

^*^%$# @&(%^ &$%($ #^&$@!#%$

Fuck this shit, man.

Woti-woti said...

Agree re: the black holes of Lugo, Coco at the top of the order. There is nothing 'new age' about OBP. Christ, Tito, just stack the lineup with your best hitters, dredge sinks to the bottom.

redsock said...

Pound the Eunuch.

L-girl said...

Redsock, lighten up. Look at the standings and be cheered.

redsock said...

Nice swing, Julio. Way to make something happen in front of the boppers.

redsock said...

Those standings will lose their admittedly fine luster if shit like this keeps happening.

L-girl said...

Stop whining and enjoy the game.

L-girl said...

Ha! Coco gets 2nd base! I knew it seemed kind of strange that a fielder without the ball was trying to run him down...!

redsock said...

Gameday has no clue what to do.

Just second on 1B interference, right?

L-girl said...

I guess. If you don't know how to score it, how am I gonna know?

redsock said...

Yook's ability to sweat scares me sometimes.

Greek God of Sweat?

redsock said...

Interference and an error on the 1B.

redsock said...

You guys are listening to the broadcast, so maybe they said something.

L-girl said...

Put your sound on. I'm doing three other things while I watch.

redsock said...

Doing work now. Have to shut off TV for that.

L-girl said...

Chad Tracy, another one for my girl's team.

redsock said...

Gameday says Dice threw 4 called strikes to Young. That doesn't seem fair.

tim said...

The AZ guys are discussing DK's cutter and calling it the gyroball. This is terrible, i'm going to get off the computer and give up on my dream of watching the game outside...going to good TV feat. NESN.

L-girl said...

"Doing work now."

Oh. Boo.

Don is in rare form today. An endless string of dates and numbers, right out of the gate.

L-girl said...

Tim, that's always my dilemma, too. I want to hang out outside, but I gotta watch NESN.

tim said...

Do you guys steal satellite like me? Or is the NESN feed being carried by a canadian broadcaster today? Or do you have Extra Innings?

L-girl said...

Hey, Don's going to be at Pawtucket tomorrow for a game against Ottawa. And he's selling Bobbledesks! We need one of those and the NESN site is sold out. Better go to Pawtucket to get one.

L-girl said...

We have Extra Innings on cable. And we get it the traditional way: we pay for it.

tim said...

Yeah, damn ted rogers. Rogers is the only company in Canada to offer Extra Innings.

L-girl said...

Rogers is great. We have zero problems with them - cable, internet, cell phone.

L-girl said...

Hey, what's going on in Ohio? No score in 12 innings.

L-girl said...

I'm pretty sure Woti-Woti gets Extra Innings on Cogeco.

tim said...

Don't get me started on Rogers...I could start a blog with all the horror stories I've been a part of/heard of with them. (Most recent example: one of the girls that my girlfriend lives with was able to successfully call rogers and pretend she was my girlfriend to get the packages changed and stuff)

I'm also not a fan of GSM network cell phones, and Rogers Cable isn't offered in my area...

One more thing, my business law class teacher had a field day with all the shit that Rogers was pulling with her. Every day she would come in with another example of how Rogers would try to screw her...she read through the new contract they sent out last winter and it was astonishing, some of the things contained in it.

tim said...

hmm, i read somewhere that it had something to do with him and the blue jays...

i know i looked into purchasing it for expressvu and it was unavailable.

L-girl said...

Rogers has been completely revamped. Everyone who uses them likes them now. The problems are all history.

As far as Ted Rogers personally, who cares. He's not part of my cable package.

L-girl said...

"she read through the new contract they sent out last winter and it was astonishing, some of the things contained in it. "

And you think satelite contracts or contracts w/ other cable providers don't have that shit? You've got to be kidding.

tim said...

Do the customer service techs speak english yet? that was another problem i had with them. couldn't understand a word any of them were saying...

redsock said...

You jinxed it.

Seabass with a single. Reds 1-0 in 12.

redsock said...

Great tablesetters. Mhmmrffr..

We have high speed cable from Rogers but they cap my (and lots of other people's) ability to use the service that I pay for to share music via bit torrents. They offer the high speed use, then ration it out, slowing down sharing speeds to a crawl.

tim said...

And you think satelite contracts or contracts w/ other cable providers don't have that shit? You've got to be kidding.

My ISP doesn't reserve the right to read all incoming/outgoing emails from my account if they so choose to do so.

L-girl said...

"Do the customer service techs speak english yet? "

Customer service is why I like them so much. They are perfect - fast, knowledgeable, helpful, efficient. Exactly the opposite of our Time Warner in NYC.

tim said...

We have high speed cable from Rogers but they cap my (and lots of other people's) ability to use the service that I pay for to share music via bit torrents. They offer the high speed use, then ration it out, slowing down sharing speeds to a crawl.

Yeah, I heard about that too. That's ridiculous, and the main reason I'm getting Primus next year. With all the torrents I download, the unlimited Primus DSL with d/l speeds of 200kb/sec on some stuff is a sure thing for me.

L-girl said...

"but they cap my (and lots of other people's) ability to use the service that I pay for to share music via bit torrents."

Oh yeah, I forgot about Allan's complaints w/ the downloads. I guess that's a problem for people who download, but you're really only talking about a difference in speed during peak hours. I don't understand why it's a big deal, but I guess it is to some people.

tim said...

Anyway, I can't stand this commentary, going to get some Don and Jerry in the other room and read my textbook for my exam tomorrow

L-girl said...

In any case, they have Extra Innings, we get great reception, perfect internet connection and my cell phone has no issues (although I'm not a big cell user, so I don't care a lot about that). Plus great customer service, so that does it for me.

redsock said...

200 is nice. I can often download stuff at 40-50, usually 10-20, but the uploading is often only 1-2.

I also have an issue with port forwarding that I've been banging my head against a wall for (on and off) for more than a year. You know much about that?

but you're really only talking about a difference in speed during peak hours

It's all the time.

redsock said...

Seriously, if there is a person out there who can solve my port forwarding problems and turn my light from yellow to green, I'll send you lots of wonderful things in the mail.

L-girl said...

Don't bother learning too much about it, 'cause we're not getting satellite. Which is more important to you, Extra Innings (and baseball even if it's raining and satellite is down), or your download speed?

I didn't realize it was all the time. I thought overnight it was ok. Oh well. So it takes a little longer to get free music. Life is tough.

L-girl said...

Come on Mikey, let's get this party started.

redsock said...

It's not only that. It's that I cannot sent out as much as I get in -- which is the bare minimum you should do. People can connect to me but I can't connect to them. So because we have something that is preventing me from doing that, my ratio at one place sucks.

redsock said...

God - AZ guys showing the Manny's grill picture. Wonder what they are saying.

L-girl said...

Yeah! Great at-bat for Lowell.

redsock said...

Mike likes to party!

Manny with the wheels. 1-0.

L-girl said...

OK. So it's a problem.

L-girl said...

Man, I'd love to see Dice-K get a hit here.

chris said...

Nice foul off, dicey.
They really should have one of lugo or crisp batting 8th...that way they'd walk him, instead of pedroia...argh

L-girl said...

Jerry said Dice-K was "a little bit tardy on the fastball". I think he owes Don a nickel.

redsock said...

Did you know a lineup of 9 Crisps would score 2.68 runs a game against AL average pitching?

A lineup of 2005 Crisps (the year before we got him) would score 5.80.

9 Lugos this year? 2.88. 9 Lugos from his time in Tampa last season? 6.69.

L-girl said...

Are we in danger of a lineup of 9 Lugos?

redsock said...

Do they call him O-Dog in AZ, too?

chris said...

wow, nice thought to find those out. maybe we should hire a boston-acclimation trainer...

tim said...

I also have an issue with port forwarding that I've been banging my head against a wall for (on and off) for more than a year. You know much about that?

You mean, to use uTorrent? send me an email describing the problem, tlopinski at gmail dawt com...I was able to set it up on my computer successfully.

Good to see the sox get on the board. NESN commentary is so much better.

(re: D/L speeds, i usually only get 50-100 (depends on how many seeds there are), but i've heard 200+ from primus users, so i'm going to give that a shot...plus they dont restrict bandwidth usage)

and satellite rarely goes down, unless its really really really bad weather. (i.e. that 20 minute uber-storm we had friday afternoon..it probably went down then)

redsock said...

No, but these guys are staggeringly unproductive and should not be batting in front of Tiz-Manny-Yook.

chris said...

what model router do you have? It could be that, or your ISP could be blocking certain ports, in which case we could hope they left a couple open. what port are you using right now?

redsock said...

i use bit torrent/tornado and sometimes azureus. i'll send you the story of my woes.

with a ton of seeds and virtually no leechers, i've actually gotten 400-500 for a little awhile. i think i broke 600 once. but that is as rare as schilling saying "no comment".

L-girl said...

I'll never get DSL or satellite, ever. I've been listening to people complain about them half my life. Just in these game threads, I've heard you say satellite is out a few times.

We get Extra Innings on cable. That's the end of the story for us - since it's the main reason we have cable.

L-girl said...

Re lineups, I know. I don't live in a cave. But we don't have 9 Lugos.

redsock said...

Without getting into it too much here, we have Linksys WRT54G, I think.

Part of the problem, I'm assuming, is that the modem is directly connected to Laura's computer and I am somewhere else wirelessly.

L-girl said...

router = linksys wrt54g

we also use voip phone so there are two routers that have to be compatible

L-girl said...

Wow, I can't believe you knew the router model!

chris said...

so to be clear, internets -> linksys ----wire--->laura and you floating in wireless land, and laura has connectivity? (lemme know if you want this elsewhere)

L-girl said...

so to be clear, internets -> linksys ----wire--->laura and you floating in wireless land, and laura has connectivity? (lemme know if you want this elsewhere)

That's it. Without d/l's, Allan has good connectivity, too. I'm using his laptop now, wirelessly, and it's as good as mine, wired.

redsock said...

man, coco's arm is weak. jeez. if that wasn't cut off, it might have not even rolled to the plate.

do i need to configure laura's computer too or just open ports on the router and fiddle with my settings?

L-girl said...

Damn, bases loaded. Come on Dice, bear down.

redsock said...

dp pls.

chris said...

sorry guys, by connectivity i meant yellow vs. green in a torrent program (i also use uTorrent, by the way).

You'll need to configure each computer you want to fileshare on. HTTP will not be affected. And of course none of this will work if your ISP blocks.

L-girl said...

Oops sorry, I thought you meant connectivity re internet. I don't download (no interest), so we don't know what my connectivity would be.

I thought Allan knew that Rogers was throttling the speed. Is that confirmed or rumoured?

L-girl said...

OK, 2 outs now, come on...

L-girl said...

Oh, I didn't realize it was the Big Ugly batting. No problem.

redsock said...

i'm always yellow. never had a green light in 2 years.

redsock said...

dp pls

Two Ks are okay!!

redsock said...

I use Bit Torrent 0.3.7 (Bit Tornado) and in the past have used Azureus 2.4.0.2.

chris said...

Okay, so you have a couple options:
1) Set Allan's computer to a static IP address and use your router to forward bittorrent ports to that address
2) Attempt to use UPNP

2 is easiest, but may not work. Look in your torrent settings for something about UPNP and enable it, reboot, etc. If you don't see UPNP anywhere, I recommend uTorrent, you won't be disappointed. If that doesn't work we can move to another medium and I can try to explain port forwarding.

I'm not sure if Rogers throttles or how they do it- it could be a straight limit, which probably would not be 1 kbps- that's so slow it would affect everyday browsing.

L-girl said...

I've long suspected the Rogers angle was a rumour.

L-girl said...

Hey Chris, thanks for this help. You're not in Canada, are you?

chris said...

Nay- I'm just outside of Boston. :)

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

redsock said...

I have used uTorrent too. The static IP may be the hangup.

I've printed a bunch of how-tos from a few sites and although my eyes glaze over pretty quickly, I think I understand port forwarding.

I'll try this tomorrow and see what happens.

L-girl said...

I was going to invite you to our party at the end of the month. :)

chris said...

Okay, good luck. The idea is to make sure you're always recognized by the router as 192.168.1.xxx. Then the router says oh yeah, I'm supposed to let all traffic on port XXXXX (specify this in bittorrent) to you, here you go.

Thanks for the warm welcome, Laura :)

chris said...

WTF

L-girl said...

NESN didn't go to commercial so we could see Manny and Tito arguing. That's unusual.

***

So a static IP address might solve the problem? Cool.

redsock said...

Wow, bad swings from Manny.

Ugly's PC: 22-18-13 27-21 = 101.

Get him out of the game and we have Drew and God on the bench.

redsock said...

But I have to access the router settings from L's computer, right?

chris said...

I dunno, on the straight reply it looked like the ball path moved a little.


And as for the ports- it could, it worked for me about 5 years ago, but my new router made it not necessary.

chris said...

Yeah, I believe you do have to be wired to the router, I don't have wireless so I'm not sure. Probably best to try it that way to remove headaches.

redsock said...

MLBTV just showed the AZ 3B coach giving crazy signs.

A mega-detailed look at the history of sign-giving (and stealing) in MLB would make a great book. I mean super-detailed like Keith Hernandez's book that looked at 2 games, each pitch-by-pitch. Books that are numbing for everyone except a handful of freaks.

L-girl said...

I'm pretty sure that's right.

L-girl said...

Sounds perfect for you. :)

redsock said...

Hey O-Dog: Sit!

chris said...

I'd buy that book. In HS I worked with the backup catcher to steal the signs of the reigning champs (they gave the catcher each pitch, so it was incredibly useful). We won the game, it would bring back great memories.

Sometimes I wonder when Dice-K is going to iron out the inconsistencies...a whole year in the majors? it's not exactly like he's a rookie...

L-girl said...

I know, it's frustrating. We know he can pitch much better than this, but when are we going to see it?

L-girl said...

Couldn't it be a book on sign-giving and sign-stealing without being an ultra-detailed, freaks-only book?

redsock said...

One story I remember reading about involved a guy decades ago with a telescope in a house beyond CF (or maybe hidden in the scoreboard) and a wire that ran from him under the park to under the 3B coaches box.

Telescope guy would see the signs from the catcher and send a signal that vibrated the ground under the 3B coach. I think if the ground vibrated, it was a fastball -- or something. Basically would tell the hitter if it was a fastball or breaking pitch.

Wild.

chris said...

it could be, but who'd write it? someone who'd make it ultra freaky. :P
It would probably be most interesting as a 50 pager with some good stories of when it mattered most.

L-girl said...

shit

L-girl said...

Our host, Redsock, would write it.

chris said...

Haha, that's sick. NOT cool tek.

i have confidence in dice-k, it'll happen. he's shown he's able to work out of sticky situations without imploding, he can pitch 130 pitch games to help the bullpen...

chris said...

point proven

L-girl said...

Nice work! Dice-K = Houdini

L-girl said...

Oh man, I have confidenced in him too. I am sure we're going to see real magic from him. I'm just wondering when.

I am totally in his corner.

chris said...

with that end of the inning, i'm out for a bit- let me know how that internets goes. i'm theflinger with gmail if you need.

L-girl said...

RUNS PLEASE

redsock said...

Couldn't it be a book on sign-giving and sign-stealing without being an ultra-detailed, freaks-only book?

It could, but I'd want something that was hyper-detailed. I guess you'd need a lot of pictures too. I can't imagine any type of book like that appealing to the general fan, though.

A recent book by a WSJ reporter explored the illicit sign-stealing that went on in 1951 Giants-Dodgers pennant race and the Boobt Thomson game.

L-girl said...

Enjoy your Sunday - thanks for the help. If it helps Allan complain less I will be forever in your debt. :)

redsock said...

You remember the great hitter "Boobt" don't you?

:<}

L-girl said...

I can't imagine any type of book like that appealing to the general fan, though.

Let's face it, any idea that appeals to you enough to research and write is not going to be for the general fan.

A recent book by a WSJ reporter explored the illicit sign-stealing that went on in 1951 Giants-Dodgers pennant race and the Boobt Thomson game.

I read the excerpt from that in... where? NY Times Magazine, maybe? It was great.

tim said...

are you joking - WOW. the one AZ announcer just said he was unaware that they beat the yankees in 2001.

L-girl said...

"You remember the great hitter "Boobt" don't you?"

He's on both the all-footwear team, and the all-porn team.

tim said...

*unaware until he was doing some reading this morning on the history of the dbacks

L-girl said...

"the one AZ announcer just said he was unaware that they beat the yankees in 2001."

Any confirmation for that? Anybody?

L-girl said...

Tim, it sounds like the download problem might not be a Rogers issue after all. We got some advice from a commenter - we have to try some new settings.

L-girl said...

Who's got the walkoff today?

tim said...

Tim, it sounds like the download problem might not be a Rogers issue after all. We got some advice from a commenter - we have to try some new settings.

http://iqdupont.com/blog/?page_id=19

The port forwarding issue doesn't have anything to do with Rogers...

redsock said...

Who's got the walkoff today?

No one, I hope.

L-girl said...

Oh shit, I forgot. Home only.

Oops. :/

redsock said...

unaware until he was doing some reading this morning on the history of the dbacks

WHAT?!?!?!?

Oh man, I gotta hear that -- and send an email to FJM.

When did he say that? During the Sox 6th??

L-girl said...

Right, that's my point. The problem might be the static IP address. I think the Rogers throttling thing is a rumour. Several IT people have told me it's not really possible for them to do in a way that wouldn't interrupt regular internet service.

L-girl said...

Allan, I'd get some outside confirmation for that before I sent any emails. Tim and I heard completely different broadcasts last weekend - listening to the same announcers.

tim said...

WHAT?!?!?!?

Oh man, I gotta hear that -- and send an email to FJM.

When did he say that? During the Sox 6th??


oh yeah, check out the archived game later. johnson was on the mound, so it had to have been Sox 6th.

tim said...

the conversation was about AZ heading to NY, then he said that he was unaware of it, then they acknowledged the other color commentary guy was on the 2001 AZ team, followed by saying the co-MVPs were the man on the mound and the other man in a red sox uniform now.

L-girl said...

rut row

redsock said...

It was only 6 years ago!

That would like someone guy replacing Remy and during some game in 2010 saying he didn't know the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 until he read some book while having breakfast.

L-girl said...

Manny's got it covered. Whew.

chris said...

oh my. i came back at a bad time.

Tim: interesting page...i wonder how much they do that. What i was saying is that it's hard to limit bittorrent to 1 kbps while leaving VOIP intact (as referenced in their bulletin). If they do traffic shape i'm guessing it's not down to 1 kbps upload, so I think they should explore the other options before attempting to find a new cable provider.

oh my i thought that ball was out

L-girl said...

Check the archives when you get home. If he said it, it has to win some kind of prize for least qualified, least prepared, stupidest announcer EVER.

L-girl said...

Voip is fine - as long as Allan's not downloading. Then it can be dicey. (Uh, no relation.) When I have business-related phone calls to make, I ask him to pause the d/l's.

redsock said...

Thanks, Thermos!

Let's get a few off the Snakes pen.

chris said...

Hmm. Even with a healthy connection, the sheer number of connections bittorrent needs can cripple the internet, so that's not *necessarily* an indication that they've limited traffic. You have a hardware VOIP (not based on your computer)? In order to do VOIP you'd need to be transmitting more than Allan is able to now.

L-girl said...

Dusty!!

L-girl said...

Not sure what you mean by hardware VOIP?

I use Vonage. We have two routers, one for wireless, one for voip phone, they're connected to each other. The phone is great. It's usually even fine with the d/l's - it's only an occasional interrupting, but if I'm interviewing people, I can't take a chance, so I pause the d/l's.

9casey said...

Bunting?
c'mon

redsock said...

oh fuck you lugo.

come on coco.

chris said...

Yeah, the vonage is what I meant, sorry. The VOIP is plugged into the linksys?

L-girl said...

Bah. I thought that was going to drop.

9casey said...

Why friggin waste Cora, Let the pitcher bunt...

9casey said...

Horrible , Let Papi hit in that sitiuation

L-girl said...

No problem, just getting the lingo.

Both routers are linksys. Voip plugged into phone router, then the phone router is plugged into the wireless router. We've tried a couple of different configs, and this works best.

redsock said...

nah, save flo for the 8th or 9th.

can cora go play ss and the pitcher bat in the 1 spot? that would be good.

redsock said...

nope. bd in the 9 spot.

wasted cora there -- as much as he can be wasted, that is.

L-girl said...

the ever-popular byrnes

redsock said...

i fear we might see timlin today.

:<(

chris said...

Okay, then what you described makes sense. We'll see what happens with the port forwarding, but i'm discouraged by tim's link about rogers. Now back to worrying about winning. Anyone know why fangraphs doesn't seem to have a prediction for today?

redsock said...

Lines:

DM: 6-4-2-4-9, 27 BF, 120 PIT
RJ: 6-4-1-3-9, 25 BF, 113 PIT

L-girl said...

Timlin, me too.

Yes, that blog re Rogers did not look encouraging. I didn't see a date, I wonder when it's from?

tim said...

Several IT people have told me it's not really possible for them to do in a way that wouldn't interrupt regular internet service.

I heard/read about the rogers thing from a number of sources, including that letter from one of the CS reps who actually works for rogers. Whether it's actually true, I wouldn't know. I had Rogers internet from September-March while living up in Waterloo, and the only problems I had using uTorrent was that our router was a piece of garbage (Netgear) and would always boot everyone off the wireless.

I was never suggesting to find another provider or anything, I just said I hated Rogers for personal reasons...then Allan mentioned the torrent thing and I had heard about it as well...

As for the port forwarding, I used PortForward.com for mine and it works great. Used it on my wireless and wired computers

redsock said...

Finally saw Tim's Rogers page. That is what many posters said they were told on the phone.

So they take your $$ for unlimited, high speed internet, then limit your high speed internet.

This might not be a huge problem for me, because I can stay connected and share a torrent for days. I just want to be able to share as much as possible.

L-girl said...

I was never suggesting to find another provider or anything, I just said I hated Rogers for personal reasons...

I know, I got that. That's cool.

I know it's the company Canadians love to hate. I just have no complaints. I had *horrible* cable service in NYC, and this has been a complete 180.

redsock said...

Tim, that PortForward page is what I looked at yesterday and printed some stuff out. So I'm hopeful.

L-girl said...

We had a Netgear router for a while too - awful.

L-girl said...

Come on Manny.... Manny....

redsock said...

tek bunting with 1 out?

capt. dumbass.

chris said...

See, even if Rogers is traffic shaping, they aren't able to distinguish between Laura's VOIP calls and Allan's bittorrent, so they'd both be regulated. VOIP doesn't need *that* much bandwidth, but it would take a connection that can upload at at least 10 kilobytes per second, even if you only use the low quality mode.

L-girl said...

So what does that point to?

redsock said...

Are specific ports used only for VOIP, so VOIP traffic goes smoothly?

I assume that if I had a green light and could connect to other users, rather than just hoping someone can connect to me, my speed would go up. Right?

chris said...

Allan exaggerating his bittorrent woes (just kidding ;)), your ports need to be forwarded, rogers shapes traffic in a new way that i don't think is possible.

we'll see...the internets are a mystery.

redsock said...

Though if someone connects to me and I can share with them, shouldn't I be able to share at 20-30 or higher kB?

Mine trickles along at 1-2, certainly under 5 most of the time.

The Interweb tubes Rogers uses are quite narrow, I think.

L-girl said...

I like that first option! :)

Seriously tho, it sounds like port forwarding is the thing.

They just showed Timlin ready to go. I guess I have to face it. He's back, ready to allow all inherited runners to score.

Sarah Gates said...

I know it's the company Canadians love to hate. I just have no complaints. I had *horrible* cable service in NYC, and this has been a complete 180.

TWC is the devil.

redsock said...

Lopez had Drew looking on that 1-2 pitch. Fuckin ump.

Sarah Gates said...

There you go Timlin - Lopez even gave you an EXTRA inherited run to score.

Shudder.

L-girl said...

Here he comes. Prove me wrong, Mike. You don't want a commie pinko treehugger like me to be right, do you?

chris said...

Yes. Green light would allow ~50 percent more speed, on average, since you'd now be able to connect to people who have yellow lights in addition to people who have green lights. The issue is, that might not matter if rogers is a huge bitch :)

About ports- yeah, the number of port matters. I thought bittorrent used random ports, but it actually may not. If so, they could be aggressively shaping only that port. This could lead to a solution - use your VOIP port. You'd need to find that out from vonage.

Check the port you're using right now : http://www.canyouseeme.org/

redsock said...

what 1st option?

L-girl said...

TWC is the devil.

Spoken like a true New Yorker. People don't know what bad service is until they've experienced the black hole of Time Warner.

redsock said...

This could lead to a solution - use your VOIP port.

I think people have done this.

...

Alright, Neo-Con, are you up for the battle or are you toast?

L-girl said...

"what 1st option?"

"Allan exaggerating his bittorrent woes (just kidding ;)), your ports need to be forwarded, rogers shapes traffic in a new way that i don't think is possible."

That's for making fun of my petition. *And* my spelling! :)

chris said...

game over

Sarah Gates said...

oh hell.

L-girl said...

D'OH

toast

clearly toast

redsock said...

nice throw, shithead.

at least we were already trailing, so you can't blow the fucking lead.

go back to texas.

Sarah Gates said...

Apparently Mike is showing his support of commie pinko treehuggers like Laura.

L-girl said...

Good, get him riled up, maybe he'll pitch better.

redsock said...

bring in the inherited runners, then he'll bear down and strand his guy.

works wonders for a guy's ERA.

L-girl said...

or not

thatdietcokegirl said...

so irritated right now.

i never thought i'd miss romero.

redsock said...

yeah give him another batter. good idea, tito. he's just rusty, needs the work.

L-girl said...

the worst thing about timlin is how much tito likes him. if he only used him in mop-ups, who would care. but you know we'll keep seeing him in big innings.

thatdietcokegirl said...

but you know we'll keep seeing him in big innings.

exactly.

Sarah Gates said...

Can we have Romero back and DFA Timlin? Oh, our beautiful bullpen...

L-girl said...

Oh, our beautiful bullpen...

yeah, that's what i've been saying all week.

hey, maybe we'll get lucky and he'll go back on the DL.

L-girl said...

how old is timlin? he has a ring with the *blue jays*. what is he, 50?

thatdietcokegirl said...

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttt D;<

thatdietcokegirl said...

lol my comment got cut off.
(grrrrreeeeat)

L-girl said...

fuck

i wasn't ready to give up on this one, but...

redsock said...

Really thought he'd get out of it without any runs charged to himself.

L-girl said...

no we know the limits of the comment box :)

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