August 7, 2007

G113: Angels 10, Red Sox 4

Another shitty game drops the East lead to 5 games -- which is still the largest first-place margin of any of the six divisions.

Panic? New York better panic -- they have only 49 games to play.

Our magic number is 45.

***

Tim Wakefield (4.55, 99 ERA+) / Joe Saunders (3.10, 138 ERA+)

RedSox.com:
Saunders continued his high-caliber work in dispatching the A's across 6.2 innings, holding them to two earned runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two. A strike-thrower who keeps his defense involved, Saunders also keeps his team in games. The Angels are 7-0 in his starts since he opened the season with a 4-3 loss to Oakland. He has faced Boston once for a no-decision, going 5.2 innings on August 22, 2006, giving up two unearned runs in a game won by the Angels in Anaheim.
The Yankees (Fat Billy) play in Toronto (Josh Towers) tonight.

The MFY trail the Red Sox by 6 games in the East and are only .5 GB Detroit in the wild card hunt (Seattle is 1 GB).

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s1c said...

Lot of people on WEEI killing Francona today. Various complaints. Why Tavarez instead of Gagne? Why Moss instead of Wily Mo in the ninth or Cora? How come he doesn't play small or get these guys to relax when RISP?

The team has the best record in baseball and just because they lose while the MFY's win, the people in Boston seem to panic!

Get a grip people!

Wily Mo passed through waivers, look for a trade within the next week.

tim said...

Hmmm...just looked at this thread, it's Toonie Tuesday over at Kentucky Fried Chicken today...

Colonel Saunders is calling my name.

Then again, I'm not exactly into having the grease pumped out of my body and missing the game.

redsock said...

Lot of people on WEEI killing Francona today. Various complaints. Why Tavarez instead of Gagne? Why Moss instead of Wily Mo in the ninth or Cora? How come he doesn't play small or get these guys to relax when RISP?

The team has the best record in baseball and just because they lose while the MFY's win, the people in Boston seem to panic!


Not the people. The idiots.

I can see Tito now, yelling at Drew while he's batting: "RELAX!!!"

This is Exhibit A of why never to listen to these dolts. All of a sudden, they love WMP. ???

Woti-woti said...

I want to keep an eye on the Yankee game, but watching Josh Towers pitch to a hot Yankee lineup on Buffyvision is not for the faint-hearted. I think I'll prep by watching one of the Texas Chainsaw or Saw epics.

tim said...

heh, i'm going to catch towers on buffyvision. hopefully we won't be watching the same thing, woti...

game one of the double header coming up.

s1c said...

have the MFY game on now with the YES announcers, well at least until Eureka comes on at 9:00

Woti-woti said...

Yeah, I've muted Buffy and have Suzyn and Sterling on audio. Yikes. Can they just put Joba in the HoF now?

redsock said...

I've muted Buffy and have Suzyn and Sterling on audio.

Are you mad?

Woti-woti said...

Actually, they're hilarious. It's like Baghdad Bob and Tokyo Rose. Buffy is just a national embarrassment.
I hope Stairs bolts and throttles ARod. And they still have 7 left after this one.

L-girl said...

I'd love to hear Sterling and Waldman again, for old time sake. Much preferably to Buffvision.

s1c, good call re tito & grip-getting.

Not the people. The idiots.

In which our host distinguishes between "the people" and "the idiots". It's a new day of optimism here at Casa Wmtc.

L-girl said...

I hope Stairs bolts and throttles ARod.

It could start an international incident. Fun!

Stairs... Canadian.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I'd love to hear Sterling and Waldman again


I can honestly say I have never seen that written or heard that spoken......

Did you hear Sterling's call of Arod'd 500 maybe the worst call in history for a 500th HR

redsock said...

Kielty: "The Yankees showed quite of bit of interest, but I definitely felt I'd rather play with the Red Sox than the Yankees. Boston was No. 1 from the get-go. ... My dad took me to the playoff series in 1986 when the Red Sox played the Angels. I rooted for the Red Sox."

Woti-woti said...

Just to be clear. If you want to know what's really going on with the ballgame, you have to have the TV on. The spin they put on stuff is, well, Yankeeriffic.

Come on Jays. Fat Billy is crap.

9casey said...

Kielty: "The Yankees showed quite of bit of interest, but I definitely felt I'd rather play with the Red Sox than the Yankees. Boston was No. 1 from the get-go. ...

I keep seeing this , Like it was a tough choise at the time the Red Sox had an 8 game lead.....

tim said...

Ha! Dumbo should just learn to stay at first!

Is it just me, or does Josh Towers' face look like the quintessential Webster's definition of an "emo kid"

9casey said...

choice

tim said...

Shelley Duncan - has a woman's name, looks like a complete fruit-and-nut-cake.

s1c said...

so much for help from the Jays. Fragging jays.

tim said...

7-0, goddamn.

Woti-woti said...

Shelley's a made man. The Yanks kept him and dumped Cairo to make room for superman Joba.

Will somebody remind the Blow Jays that the friggin Royals got 8 runs in one inning off Clemens last week.

redsock said...

blue jays = worthless


pedroia 4
yook 3
ortiz -
manny 7
lowell 5
crisp 8
pena 9
mirabelli 2
lugo 6

figgins 5
o-cab 6
vlad 9
mrs garret 7
matthews 8
kotchman 3
izturis 4
mathis 2
willits -

redsock said...

dear mr. zaun:

fuck you. please die.

thanking you in advance,

tim said...

Will somebody remind the Blow Jays that the friggin Royals got 8 runs in one inning off Clemens last week.

That was the White Sox, no?

redsock, what do the #s mean?

redsock said...

#s are positions.

tim said...

Ah, nice. I was looking at it from a statistical viewpoint.

Woti-woti said...

I thought the Jays only rolled over when they got into Yankee Stadium--this is pathetic.

Yeah, right, it was the White Sox. The way they both played the Yanks I couldn't tell the difference.

L-girl said...

Friggin west coast games. Game hasn't even started and I'm falling asleep.

I stayed up last night hoping to see Bonds break the record, so now I'm exhausted.

If I stay up it will be a lousy game, but if I go to sleep I'll miss a gem.

(Yes, yes, good night.)

9casey said...

Where's Jere, I wonder if a little piece of him is rooting for Joba...

thatdietcokegirl said...

laura may i offer you a cup of virtual coffee? :)

lead-off man on--this game is over!

tim said...

FSN on MLBTV again. Must call and get my Directv subscription uncancelled. They cut me off because I didn't pay the bill in full (didn't want to renew Sunday Ticket).

Ah well, time to listen to some Millencolin for the first few innings.

L-girl said...

tdcg, sure, thanks! i'll be up all night, but at least i'll see the game.

(i'm a caffeine addict. i never say no to coffee.)

redsock said...

i got nesn on ei. hallafuckinglooyah.

L-girl said...

I thought there was no DirecTV in Canada, and that's why we can get Extra Innings on Rogers. No?

L-girl said...

Yeah Manny, legging it.

redsock said...

mfy 9, tor 2
det won, looks like sea will too
so wc stays the same:

det -
mfy .5
sea 1

tim said...

I thought there was no DirecTV in Canada, and that's why we can get Extra Innings on Rogers. No?

True, however my subscription is for my mom's house in Maine (which also helps with that little MLB blackout rule that sucks ass)...

L-girl said...

I won't attempt to understand this. We get our cable the old fashioned way.

s1c said...

I have a brother in law in virginia that gets NESN the same way. The bill goes to David in CT so that he gets NESN without the blackouts.

Everybody is happy that way!

L-girl said...

Allan is telling me that lots of people on SOSH do this. These companies are pretty stupid, not knowing where their equipment is. You'd think they'd catch on.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I won't attempt to understand this. We get our cable the old fashioned way.

Yeah i don't get it if there is no direct tv in Canada and he is in Canada Does he actually have a dish?
Is it against the law in Canada to have a dish?

9casey said...

s1c said...
I have a brother in law in virginia that gets NESN the same way. The bill goes to David in CT so that he gets NESN without the blackouts.


Virgina blackouts NESN? Shit I am in CT and blackedout everytime the red sox are on espn.....

9casey said...

s1c said...
The bill goes to David in CT ..

Anyway I can get this David's address , I would like to send him my bills as well....

s1c said...

Fragging Mathews.

You are in Waterbury though right? Not sure what your cable company does there but in eastern CT ESPN is blacked out not NESN.

s1c said...

Virginia bil pays the bill, it just gets mailed to CT bil.

9casey said...

s1c said...


You are in Waterbury though right?

Yeah we are not offered nesn and still get blackedout on ESPN .....That's what I get for living in Waterbury....I want WSBK TV 38 back.....

L-girl said...

Do people in New England hire themselves out for this? Can you find someone on Craigslist to handle it for a fee?

Tim said...

Yeah i don't get it if there is no direct tv in Canada and he is in Canada Does he actually have a dish?
Is it against the law in Canada to have a dish?


Yeah, it doesn't really matter where you are physically...in fact, I have two dish network satellites hooked up ...not going to get into the details of those.

They were trying to make stealing american satellites illegal in canada - which is how we started with directv. But directv phased out the "hacked" cards, and no one has cracked the new cards, so we just decided to get a legit account with my mom's address.

L-girl said...

9Casey, is that the same thing that Jere always talks about, the only county in NE that doesn't get NESN?

s1c said...

Not sure about the hiring out or Craigs list, I just know that it works in this case.

Fragging Mathis.

9casey said...

Tim said...
But directv phased out the "hacked" cards, and no one has cracked the new cards, so we just decided to get a legit account with my mom's address.


Tim I got a guy...maybe I can help you out........Wait a minute that might be a felony.....

Woti-woti said...

9Casey asks: "Is it against the law in Canada to have a dish?"

Is that what FOX News tells you guys?

Shit, why do the likes of Mathis kill us? And DO tries to bate Remy into blaming it on Manny.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
9Casey, is that the same thing that Jere always talks about, the only county in NE that doesn't get NESN?

It's not even counties anymore , some of Most of New Haven County gets nesn but not Waterbury.....It's friggin mind boggling

9casey said...

Woti-woti said...
9Casey asks: "Is it against the law in Canada to have a dish?"

Is that what FOX News tells you guys?

Yeah

tim said:They were trying to make stealing american satellites illegal in canada -

It wasn't that far right.......

Tim said...

Tim I got a guy...maybe I can help you out........Wait a minute that might be a felony.....

hahaha, no worries. Dish Network provides all the channels I need.

L-girl said...

Of course it's not illegal to have a dish in Canada! Tons of people have satellite. Think of all that wide open Canadian space.

DirecTV just isn't in business up here. So because we don't have that option, our cable and satellite companies are allowed to offer EI, no matter what Bud Selig says.

L-girl said...

SWHB strikes again!

Sarah Gates said...

yeah Dougie!

redsock said...

WMP double + SWHB home run = !!!!

Tim said...

DOUGIE GOES DEEP!!!!!

9casey said...

STUD

phrenile said...

Go ahead. Pull the other one.

L-girl said...

I made it for 2 Bonds at-bats. I doubt I'm gonna be awake for a 3rd.

Jere said...

Nice shot, Doug.

From earlier: "Not the people. The idiots." Exactly. The people who call sports talk shows.

Tim said...

Keep in mind with MLB blackout rules, we're in the Toronto zone so if you don't have EI or MLBTV, you're blacked out from all games except for the select few they decide to show on the two national sports channels here (Sportsnet and TSN)...then of course there's the nationally televised games (FOX sat, ESPN sun nite and playoffs)

redsock said...

The Power Of The Parm!

...

(What, no one is going to say their TV must be acting up because it looked like Belli got a hit?)

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I made it for 2 Bonds at-bats. I doubt I'm gonna be awake for a 3rd.

What do you got Champagne ready....:)

L-girl said...

Is that what FOX News tells you guys?

Some wingnuts told our kids would be forced to speak French. Le Woof Woof?

Also if we said anything bad about the Queen, men would knock on our door in the middle of the night and drag us away.

Tim said...

Oh, and TBS.

L-girl said...

No champagne, I just want to see it. I saw Aaron's and I want to see this one, too.

s1c said...

From earlier: "Not the people. The idiots." Exactly. The people who call sports talk shows.

Hey I resemble that remark!

9casey said...

L-girl said...


Some wingnuts told our kids would be forced to speak French. Le Woof Woof?


Are there a lot of french channels on tv?

Sarah Gates said...

Does anyone know how EI determines what feed to give you? Someone above mentioned getting NESN on theirs and I'm suffering through FSN. Gotta get in on this place shifting billing scam, I love it. My boyfriend's parents in Shrewsbury just got a new bill! ;)

s1c said...

Offense!!!!!

Youkkkkkk

Tim said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOK!

L-girl said...

Keep in mind with MLB blackout rules, we're in the Toronto zone so if you don't have EI or MLBTV, you're blacked out from all games except for the select few they decide to show on the two national sports channels here

That's why you gotta get EI.

nick said...

DP seemed oh-so-casual on the high five from Ortiz.

Jere said...

"From earlier: "Not the people. The idiots." Exactly. The people who call sports talk shows.

Hey I resemble that remark! "

Okay, the people who do it instead of a job...

L-girl said...

Does anyone know how EI determines what feed to give you?

No. It's a complete mystery. Different cable/satellite providers get different feeds, too.

9casey said...

Jere said...
"

Hey I resemble that remark! "

Okay, the people who do it instead of a job...

s1c are you on the radio?

L-girl said...

Every time Dusty scores a run or gets a hit, read his lips for a big loud FUCK. If he strikes out, it's FUCK ME.

L-girl said...

Are there a lot of french channels on tv

Only in the province of Quebec. Here in Ontario there are just a couple of French-language stations.

Tim said...


Are there a lot of french channels on tv?


I've got two here. Good ol' 8 and 10...only thing that was ever good about it was watching Bruins games when they played the Habs. Oh, and the Expos when they were around in the golden era (Pedro, Vlad, Grudzie etc)

Tim said...

That's why you gotta get EI.

Or DTV ;-)

L-girl said...

I like to watch CBC in French sometimes. Just to see how much I can pick up.

I do miss sometimes watching baseball in Spanish, tho.

9casey said...

Tim said...

?
. Oh, and the Expos when they were around in the golden era (Pedro, Vlad, Grudzie etc)


Golden Era you must be young I thought the Expos Golden Era was, Carter, Dawson, Raines....

redsock said...

Slappy acting tough tonight. From mlb:

"Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was hit in the back of his left leg by a fastball from Jays starter Josh Towers in the top of the third inning. Rodriguez took exception to the pitch and started walking towards the mound, which prompted both benches to clear. Eventually, things settled down and Rodriguez took his place at first base. Before play could be resumed, though, Towers and Rodriguez walked towards each other one more time, and again, both benches cleared."

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I do miss sometimes watching baseball in Spanish, tho.


Just hit the SAP on your remote...

redsock said...

Warren Cromartie, Ellis Valentine, Steve Rogers ...

s1c said...

Am I on the Radio - only if I am taking a day off and some one says something really stupid, I might call. That occurs about once every three years.

Sarah Gates said...

"No. It's a complete mystery. Different cable/satellite providers get different feeds, too."

hmm... Now I'm really curious about this. Of course, I hate my cable provider, so maybe it's just easier to blame TWC even if it isn't their fault. They're bound to have done something wrong anyhow!

Jere said...

"L-girl said...
9Casey, is that the same thing that Jere always talks about, the only county in NE that doesn't get NESN?

It's not even counties anymore , some of Most of New Haven County gets nesn but not Waterbury.....It's friggin mind boggling"

Here's the deal: Look at NESN.com, their FAQ. It's like the first answer. Their territory, as determined by mlb is, and I quote, "all of New England except Fairfield County, Connecticut." (where I lived the first 29 years of my life.)

So, in that county, you're just not getting NESN. In other CT counties, they are in the NESN territory, but not all CT cable companies choose to carry NESN. So those people get the dutch-door action screwjob. They're IN NESN territory, so they're blacked out of ESPN games (as ESPN THINKS, we guess, they must be getting the game.) And they're blacked out by anything else--EI or whatever. So, essentially they can never see the Red Sox.

The thing is, at least they have a chance--if their cable company wises up--like, you can start a petition knowing it might get results. Fairfield, though, is officially out of the territory, so the cable companies will tell you "there's nothing we can do."

And then Remy has the nerve to say "ohh, wow, we're getting people signing up for RemDawg Nation in CT! I thought that was Yankee country." Well, then, give us NESN you idiots!!! God this STILL makes me so mad. (And I live in Boston now!)

Tim said...


Golden Era you must be young I thought the Expos Golden Era was, Carter, Dawson, Raines....


my golden era!

Jere said...

Also--Rowland Office... (Expos)

s1c said...

You got to remember though that Fairfield county is mostly New Yorkers living in CT. Waterbury is not in Fairfield though, so it is up to the cable company.

One of the reasons why I think you should be able to pick what channels you want and basically just pay for those channels.

I would be able to get rid about half of my channels that way.

L-girl said...

Just hit the SAP on your remote

That's "where available". It's not here.

s1c said...

Fragging Lugo

redsock said...

goddamn it -- get outs!!!!

stop giving the runs right fucking back.

L-girl said...

Always blame TWC for everything. Chances are very good you'll be right.

Tim said...

C'mon Timmy...

Jere said...

"Waterbury is not in Fairfield though, so it is up to the cable company. "

Yeah, that's what I said--9Casey is in that area, while I was in Fairfield, and we're both screwed in different ways.

"You got to remember though that Fairfield county is mostly New Yorkers living in CT. "

Oh, I remember. Like I said, 29 years there. Is it my fault that people who work in New York choose to live IN NEW ENGLAND, HOME OF THE RED SOX? Don't call it New England Sports Network if you're not gonna give it to New Englanders. I'm not asking they add NYC to their region, even though there are LOTS of Sox fans there, but at least give it to New England, or re-name the network.

Tim said...

Oy. MDC please.

L-girl said...

You got to remember though that Fairfield county is mostly New Yorkers living in CT. Waterbury is not in Fairfield though, so it is up to the cable company.

s1c, please don't go there. You don't want to take on Jere on this topic.

Jere said...

"s1c, please don't go there. You don't want to take on Jere on this topic."

You'll be happy to know I deleted the f words out of my last comment:)

L-girl said...

Jere, you're right, it's not fair. But now YOU LIVE IN BOSTON. Try to let it go.

nixon33 said...

"best record in baseball...." blah blah blah.

Tim said...


You'll be happy to know I deleted the f words out of my last comment:)


Tee-hee

Jere said...

Like I said, I'll always fight for ALL of New England. Just like you still want the US to become great. Right?

L-girl said...

You'll be happy to know I deleted the f words out of my last comment:)

I have no problem with the F word. 9Casey thinks that means I have low self-esteem, but that's not my fucking problem. :)

Tim said...

time to move up to Don and Jerry for the second half of this one.

L-girl said...

Just like you still want the US to become great. Right?

Jere. Don't ask me that. Not here, anyway.

Jere said...

I just meant, you were right in that he was setting me on that "pissed off" course, but I decided to keep it, you know, nice, instead of dumping f-bombs on s1c when he doesn't deserve it....

s1c said...

I used to work in fairfield county, up and down the gold coast.

But then again, about the only county that I haven't done in the last 14 yrs is the New London county.

Jere said...

"Jere. Don't ask me that. Not here, anyway."

Why not? Feel free to use f words.

redsock said...

Just like you still want the US to become great. Right?

We gave them 225 years. Then we left.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I have no problem with the F word. 9Casey thinks that means I have low self-esteem, but that's not my fucking problem. :)

That was like 2 months ago.........

L-girl said...

I just meant, you were right in that he was setting me on that "pissed off" course, but I decided to keep it, you know, nice, instead of dumping f-bombs on s1c when he doesn't deserve it....

I admire your restraint. :)

Jere said...

I just meant, like, when you left, you didn't say, Whew, we don't have to think about the US-led war anymore! You're just as pissed about it. Just like I'm just as pissed about Fairfield County still not being considered New England.

redsock said...

in the opening remy said wakefield was on one of his great hot streaks.

the graphic showed that in his last 7 starts -- the supposed hot streak -- his ERA was 4.60 or so.

his season ERA coming in was 4.55; now it's 4.74. so according to remy, wakefield has been on this great hot streak all season long.

i'm very afraid what it'll look like when he cools off.

L-girl said...

That was like 2 months ago.........

I guess it made a big impression. :)

All smiley faces, no worries.

nick said...

fuck.

Jere said...

When they squeeze on ya, you're supposed to die with dignity and at least get the damn out at first.....

Jere said...

L girl, don't sell your memory short, you remembered 9casey's f word thing, and my NESN thing....

tim said...

Goddamn. We're getting bat-dadded!

L-girl said...

756

Heybluu said...

Am I the only one in RSN that hates to see Wakefield pitch?

Jere said...

Where were you when Bonds broke the record? I was in the Joy of Sox comments section, and L-Girl chimed in with a simple "756." I flipped over to ESPN and watched the celebration and then, interestingly, started typing this very comment.

tim said...

L-girl said...

756


No shit eh? Well, I wasn't there. Looks like I'll ESPN it for a minute. Not going to miss anything that isn't painful on this game anyway.

9casey said...

Will the real Manny Delcarmen please stand up.......

9casey said...

Jere said...
Where were you when Bonds broke the record? I was in the Joy of Sox comments section, and L-Girl chimed in with a simple "756." I flipped over to ESPN and watched the celebration and then, interestingly, started typing this very comment


And I read it....

tim said...

They stopped the entire fucking game in SF? For chrissakes.

I wonder if he's going to even play another game.

L-girl said...

Jere, none of us can ever forget your NESN thing.

Jere said...

"
I wonder if he's going to even play another game."

The more games, and HRs, the better. Makes it harder for stupid A-Rod to catch him. 800, Barry!

9casey said...

tim said...
They stopped the entire fucking game in SF? For chrissakes.

Did you think they were only going to stop half of the game??????

tim said...

FOR FUCK SAKES! I'm sucking at this TV switching. I just missed the Hazel Mae update.

WTF!!!! He's giving a fucking speech during the middle of the game?

Who gave it up?

L-girl said...

"They stopped the entire fucking game in SF?"

Are you insane?? Of course they did. What are you thinking?

9casey said...

Timmy just went all terets on us....

L-girl said...

Tim, are you new to this sport? This is what happens in baseball. Aaron, McGwire, Ripken - any major record you can think of. This is what baseball does.

tim said...


The more games, and HRs, the better. Makes it harder for stupid A-Rod to catch him. 800, Barry!


True, but you know you wouldn't bitch if he was wearing red sox. I was just saying, it took him long enough to get there, I wonder how many more he's got in him. Watch him reel off like 40 more this season now that it's out of the way.

9casey said...

I think he's more upset about Hazel....

Jere said...

Wow, an instant mosh pit after the ball went into the crowd.

tim said...

I've seen records get broken, but never stopping the game in the middle of an inning complete with video greetings, victory speeches etc.

redsock said...

Hell, they stopped the Sox game for a bit when Wakefield had finally sucked enough that Tito pulled him. No speech though.

9casey said...

tim said...

. Watch him reel off like 40 more this season now that it's out of the way.


I'll take the under.

Jere said...

Pete Rose, the 7-minute delay, Eric Show sitting on the mound, 4192. We will never forget--9/11/85.

tim said...

I don't recall McGwire's thing being that elaborate...

Jere said...

This game is killing me!

tim said...

Dammit Mikey...

9casey said...

Didn't you see the Ripken deal that lasted for like an hour...

redsock said...

I've seen records get broken, but never stopping the game in the middle of an inning complete with video greetings, victory speeches etc.

You didn't see McGwire hit #61?

Jere said...

McGwire went over, hugged Maris' kid and everything.

s1c said...

Demarlo you are a fragging idiot.

nick said...

I was excited to see the sox actually batting...and hitting...and ...getting tagged out at the plate with no outs.

L-girl said...

Where were you when Bonds broke the record? I was in the Joy of Sox comments section, and L-Girl chimed in with a simple "756." I flipped over to ESPN and watched the celebration and then, interestingly, started typing this very comment

Hey, nice. :)

I can't be the only person here old enough to remember Aaron's...? I was in the basement, by myself, watching on a little portable set, listening to the Rolling Stones.

Heybluu said...

Mike Lowell, slowest Sox since Scott Cooper?

9casey said...

Why would they send him?????????

tim said...

Didn't you see the Ripken deal that lasted for like an hour...

Not live, I assumed it had come before or after a game, not during the middle of an inning.

Joe Grav said...

this is highly frustrating. now, we can worry.

L-girl said...

Didn't you see the Ripken deal that lasted for like an hour...

Man, remember that?! They brought out a truck, and a big rock, he ran around high-fiving the fans, speeches...

Jere said...

How many plays at the plate have there been? Four? I think it's 3-1 them.

nick said...

if 'Tiz can steal second...

L-girl said...

Have Don and Jerry mentioned Bonds yet?

9casey said...

I beleive it was the sixth inning when it became an official game

redsock said...

The Maris family was on the field -- or Mac went into the stands to talk with them. Sosa ran in from RF to get hugged. It was a sizeable delay.

And this record is only like 100 times more important.

tim said...

No idea why Lowell was sent on that one. Crisp, yes. Pedroia, yes. Yook, yes. Lowell, fuckin no. NO, DEMARLO! BAD DEMARLO!

Woti-woti said...

Perfect relay, blah blah. Who ever expects Lowell to score from first on a double? Jesus.

L-girl said...

this is highly frustrating. now, we can worry.

Not yet. I'm not worrying til if/when it gets to 4 games.

But highly annoying, yes.

Joe Grav said...

I hope A-Rod catches Asterisk.... only if he signs with someone else next year.

Heybluu said...

I can remember Aaron's 715th. I was 14. I can also remember 1978, this year smells alot like it.

Jere said...

I'll worry when the Yanks beat a team with a winning record.

Joe Grav said...

5 games is close enough for me. Especially since it was, what, 14? This sucks.

Sarah Gates said...

"Did you think they were only going to stop half of the game??????"

Haha - that would have been interesting to see. Which half do you think they would stop?

Nationals: Um... excuse me? We're playing a game here?

Giants: Huh? Sorry, what?

9casey said...

Woti-woti said...
Perfect relay, blah blah. Who ever expects Lowell to score from first on a double? Jesus


no outs down 3 ..no way they can send him there...

Jere said...

"I can remember Aaron's 715th. I was 14. I can also remember 1978, this year smells alot like it. "

I only vaguely remember '78, but I know this smells nothing like it.

Joe Grav said...

I'll always remember that when Barry hit 756, I was on the phone whining with a friend about the Red Sox, and Hazel STD came on the TV to let me know that he broke the record

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
5 games is close enough for me. Especially since it was, what, 14? This sucks.

They are playing good 21-7 last 28

nixon33 said...

"they'll never catch the red sox...": blah blah 5 games after tonight...
this team cannot hit in key situations

L-girl said...

Who said that about 1978??? I thought we had squelched that talk, at least at JoS.

redsock said...

heybluu:

are you gooch?

9casey said...

Jere said...
I'll worry when the Yanks beat a team with a winning record.

Are you worried now because the BJ's had a winning record when this series started....

Woti-woti said...

Sure, I remember Hank's. I was in a corner bar on my way home from work in Ottawa that was primarily a peeler joint. I was the only guy watching the little TV above the bartender.

Shit. One of these teams is playing good baseball and the other ...

Jere said...

We lost 14 of 17 and 9 of 10 on separate occasions in '78 to blow the lead. (Before OUR comeback to tie in the final week.) We're not doing anything like those losing stretches now.

s1c said...

I remember the two idiots come out on the field to run with Aaron, I remember the songs that some of the pitchers were singing about don't let it be me, and I vividly remember 1978 because the doofus across the hall in the dorm was a huge Yankee fan.

This doesn't feel like 1978 at all. Because there is no Spaceman on this team and no Gerbil.

mattymatty said...

I haven't seen the Sox look this bad all year long. Bad coaching, bad pitching in important situations, lousy execution... This is incredibly frustrating.

Also, I'm about to fly to anaheim to murder the Angels announcers.

L-girl said...

Forget 14 games. (And I don't think it was ever 14 games this season.)

If you ever thought the Sox were going to win the division by more than 10 games, you were fooling yourself. That would not be at all realistic.

We don't have to win the division by 8 games, or 7 games, or 6 games.

We don't have to win the division by 5 games.

We just have to win the division. And we will.

The Yankees are on a roll, playing shitty teams. It will end. We will prevail.

But for fuck's sake don't start whining about 1978!!! Do you see Ron Guidry pitching for the Yankees? Do you see Reggie Jackson hitting? DO YOU SEE DON ZIIMMER MANAGING THE RED SOX????

Unless you see all three of those things, please shut the fuck up about 1978.

mattymatty said...

Under the heading "lousy coaching" can someone tell me why Tavarez is in there AGAIN tonight? We have three excellent relievers and none of them have gotten into either game yet, but Tavarez has pitched twice! Can anyone explain this to me?

9casey said...

Yeah!!!!!!

Jere said...

We did lead the Yanks by 14. But I agree. The only thing '78ish about this season is possibly these last two innings.....

L-girl said...

Hey Woti, I knew you'd have an Aaron memory for me. :)

Heybluu said...

No, not gooch, Sox fan from CT, but I am not impressed with the way these guys are hitting or fielding the ball right now. Looks like a team feeling the pressure to me.

redsock said...

bluu is not a red sox fan. i think that's obvious.

don't feed the trolls.

mattymatty said...

Well F! theres no reason not to leave Tavarez out there the rest of the way. This game is over.

To listen to the Angels announcers, you'd think that Coco literally booting the ball in the outfield is because of the scrappy-ness of the Angels.

Joe Grav said...

Tavarez is crap. He should be DFAd.

Sarah Gates said...

matttymatty, I'll meet you there. Hook up with me under the big A, we can sneak in and strangle them with their own headsets.

L-girl said...

No one's "impressed". Everyone is annoyed and frustrated. But there's no need to become a walking stereotype of what Yankees fans think you are.

tim said...

Also, I'm about to fly to anaheim to murder the Angels announcers.

The one of them sounds like he's trying to be a rock star or something.

This game is very frustrating. Shitty management and coaching decisions coupled with sloppy plays and a couple breaks going the Angels way leads to a very annoying time.

Why the fuck is John Farrell coming out? This is bullshit, pull Sexy Lips you tool.

redsock said...

bluu: i call bullshit.

no red sox fan would look at this season right now and type: "I can also remember 1978, this year smells alot like it."

mattymatty said...

Why do we have Gagne/Okajima/Papelbon when we're just going to throw Tavarez out there to torch our chances of winning?

I'm going to go throw something at something.

L-girl said...

The big question is why am I still awake?

L-girl said...

OK, everyone get ready for the big comeback.

Seriously. Get ready.

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