Hey! Rick Ankiel hit two more home runs yesterday!
Made a good play in the outfield also. I don't remember where I saw it but the Cardinals waited until after the Trade deadline to call him up so that they could get an extended look at him without worrying about the DFA stuff.He is out of options!
Rick Ankiel is out of options in more ways than one. I'm happy for him.(And I miss BBTN!!! I'd like to see of this...)
L, you can log into my mlbtv account and see the clips.
Thanks. I can't do that at work, and I never remember at home.
Ok, am listening to the Pre-game and Tom and Eck are saying that even if the Sox continue playing at this .667 (14-7) rate and the Yankees continue playing at the rate they are playing, ths Sox will be caught. Give me a break do they really think the spankees are going to continue playing at a .761 clip?
During this however long stretch, the MFY have put up something like a .960 OPS as a team.!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is like the entire team is hitting like Vlad G (5th in the AL in OPS).
We keep winning and take 4 of 6 from them and we are fine.
It's truly unbelievable.Still the best record in MLB.Still the largest lead of any division leader.And people -- people who follow this shit for a living -- are acting like the season is over and we're out in the cold. (And dumb fans too.)WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE FUCKING IDIOTS?????????????????(I think I answered my own question)
What amazed me was they mentioned that the Sox had won 14 of 21, but still, it was like, the Sox have to do what the Yankees are doing because they are just killing everybody, good pitching etc. I mean I know Eck was on the 78 team just like Remy, (who it seems like every other game mentions the collapse), but geez!
Tom and Eck are saying that even if the Sox continue playing at this .667 (14-7) rate and the Yankees continue playing at the rate they are playing (.761), ths Sox will be caught.I just did the math and they are wrong.Sox are 70-46 and if they play their last 46 games at a .667 pace, they will finish 101-61.NY is 65-51 and if they play their last 46 games at a .761 pace, they will finish 100-62.Sox will still win the East by 1 game.Come on NESN, wake up!
Dear NESN:It's simple fucking multiplication. Try it sometimes and stop yakking out of your ass.
the Sox have to do what the Yankees are doing because they are just killing everybody, good pitchingOkay, so beat every team 18-3.Thank god for NESN! You can't that kind of insight and analysis just anywhere, you know.
Seriously. Is anyone from NESN reading this? Why are you so lame?Red Sox fans deserve more. Much more.
You know it's not like the Sox are stinking up the place. Runs- 3rd AL 4th MLBRA - 1st AL, 2nd MLBBA - 5th AL, 6th MLBOBA - 1st AL 4th MLBHRs - 9th AL 17th MLBHRa - 3rd AL 6th MLBERA - 1st AL 2nd MLBExcept for the Home Runs those are outstanding rankings.
And where are my goddamn lineups?Arggggg...
From MLB, because the Globe is asleep:Sox:DP 4Yook 3Flo -MBM 7JD 8Dr. D 5Tek 2Hinske 9Lugo 6Baltimore:who cares.
You have to remember this is in the discussion part where they are free lancing. Eck probably hasn't worked the figures.Finally something I agree about, the Ace of the spankees is Wang.
Eck probably hasn't worked the figures.So he doesn't do any prep work for the show? Just admires his hair beforehand and then wings it?No excuse.
do they really think the spankees are going to continue playing at a .761 clip? It's like they've never seen baseball before.I just did the math and they are wrong.Math is an amazing thing.I guess they think it gets viewers, listeners, sells ad space.You guys could try doing what I do: just watch the games, and nothing else. (And my one "somethign else" (BBTN) isn't available in Canada!)
Just admires his hair beforehand and then wings it?Heh, a pun - his hair is "winged". I know you guys love Eck, but I cannot take a man with hair like that seriously.
Stat for the Day - Papelbon is now 8th on the All Time list for Saves with 62. Next up is Tom Gordon at 68.
A real Yooook AB.
Please no first-pitch hacking today.
Trachsel - no fooling around with this guy today, lets hit him and him hard.
Please no first-pitch hacking today.Maybe a few times, otherwise it'll be a 6 hour game.
Good god, somebody is walking in the stands with a hot dog outfit on that says Rem Dog. Pray tell me Remy paid for this guy to do that!
Never underestimate what some people will do to get on TV.
The Courant is saying that Coco has sore legs and the flu, so he is getting the day off. Was wondering why he was sitting.
Globe is saying that Beckett and Schilling will not pitch the double header. Amalie Benjamin is speculating that Buchholz, since he is starting today would be the other pitcher beside Beckett.
What?! A day off??!! Never!! No one gets a day off! I'd play every day for free, blah blah blah...No fair ragging on someone who's not here, I guess.
2nd and 3rd with 1 out, HERE WE GO RED SOX!
alright boys - enuff with the hacking.
Twor great plays on Tek and Lugo prevent the runs from scoring. Diving Leap by Mora to end the inning. GRRRRR
Fragging Lugo - That was a double play ball.
Bos: 00Bal: 01&NYY: 000 2Cle: 000This means we've been elimnated from post-season play, right?When's Truck Day 2008?
Lucky they only got the one run thanks to Slugo. Right through the 5 hole.
Number 1 reason why Pedroia should not be ROY, he is slower than an armadillo.
re ROY, speed is not necessarily a factor. how he compares to other rookies, overall, is what counts. no?
what did manny do?
Doubled and then on a passed ball tried to take third. Only the ball went like 2 feet from the catcher and he was out by 30 feet.
figured it was a wayward pitch, gameday didn't say he was stealing.
Did you forget to say he knocked in 2 runs?
Why yes, yes I did, but Sock is watching gameday so figured he saw that!Q: Looking at Emergency room bill- anybody know what an - e.d. prof. level IV charge is?
i was only asking about the out.
Roberts drops the ball on Payton's throw so Varitek's single becomes a double!
Split fingered fastball and Slugo comes through! 4 doubles in 7 hits, Drew has two of the singles!
i hate lugo! ha
re ROY, speed is not necessarily a factor. how he compares to other rookies, overall, is what counts. no? Yes that is what counts but if he had Varitek or Mirabelli speed he would have a hit today.
keep hatin', it's working.
at least he made up for that E.looks like the MFY are almost done pissing all over the never-scoring-runs indians
MFY 3 - we suck cleveland indians - 0 after 6. Suckettes are 0 for 12 RISP.
Catch me up? Work idiots (workiots?) interrupted.
anybody know what an - e.d. prof. . . . charge is? A professor who can't get it up, but asks people to pay for it anyway?
leadoff double tekone out double lugo.3-1
It's amazing how the Indians can't play against the Yankees this year. You should have heard (or maybe you did) the Cleveland announcers last night. They are so in love with the Yanks.
Slugo doubled in a run and Schill has still only given up one hit. Other than that it's been uneventful.
thanksall the idiots are here today. some who i thought were not idiots turn out to be so.
Ah, the Sluugo hate is working! :)
since im in Brooklyn, i get YES.am i the only sox fan who actually likes michael kay? his radio show blows away anything on eei. but the problem is that he basically re-does his radio show during games.
Strand those runners. Nice escape by schill.
am i the only sox fan who actually likes michael kay?yeshis radio show blows away anything on eei.his radio show makes me rethink my opposition to censorship. i think it's the worst piece of crap on the air.
ha. his interviews are good tho...
am i the only sox fan who actually likes michael kay?you are the only living being in the universe that likes michael kay.
indians: 3 runs in the last 24 innings. great
I actually don't mind Kay as an announcer, but I have never listened to his radio station, so I have no idea whether it would be good or bad.
his radio show makes me rethink my opposition to censorship.his continued existence makes me rethink my opposition to the death penalty.
have you ever heard him broadcast a sox-yanks game?
He's fine as an announcer. That's not what most people hate about him.
his radio show makes me rethink my opposition to censorship.his continued existence makes me rethink my opposition to the death penalty. I set you up for that one. :)
I'd rather listen to McCarver, Berman and Morgan for every game than Kay.
" That's not what most people hate about him."what is it then? im just curious...
all the idiots are here today. some who i thought were not idiots turn out to be so.She does not mean here!
Yes I have heard him announce a Yanks Sox game. He doesn't get me up in arms, but that was usually because Stirling had my blood boiling so bad that he sounds almost sane.Of course Waldman and Stirling must be a real treat now (oh, my god its the most...).
indians bases loaded no outs. lets see how they fuck this up...
got lots of chores today so i'll be in and out, but just wanted to make sure everyone saw this before they all hit the bob ryan panic button:from SOSH:The yankees have a .947 team OPS. "They're basically hitting as though the entire team was a little (.004) worse than Vlad Guerrero."unsustainable???:)
jesus, bases loaded and they pick they guy off at first!
Oh by the way- that was after the break.
from SOSH:The yankees have a .947 team OPS. "They're basically hitting as though the entire team was a little (.004) worse than Vlad Guerrero."I mentioned this in comment #7!Can't last. Won't last.
they got 1. brak brak got pciked off.
She does not mean here! omg of course not. i'm at work. these are workiots.
Now, what anyone has against John Sterling I'll never understand. I like his announcing quite a lot.
Varitek just missed an RBI double, I mean the dust of the dust of the chalk flies up.A professor who can't get it up, but asks people to pay for it anyway? Everybody is a comedian(ne). Seriously though since it was almost $400 on the bill I guess I'll have to call and see what the frag it is.
shit like:"whatta ya know, it's robby cano"every. single. time. he gets a nice hit.
ok 1st and 3rd let us get some more boys! Roberts just missed getting to it though.
Broken bat double play to the pitcher, Hinske may be slower than Pedroia. Trachsel looked Lowell back to third and still got the DP.
Everybody is a comedianEveryone tries, anyway. :)No feminine suffix needed, btw.
Got to see the replay on this - Lugo is showing the Home plate Umpire where he got hit and yet they aren't giving him first base. Hard to tell on the replay.Strike two, and now sLugo is really pissed.
sterling's got a catchphrase or identical way to call every sngle, every double, every home run.but every baseball play is different, so if someone is broadcasting as though he's reading from script, that's horrible.
kay is often the same way.
No feminine suffix needed After reading your comment at dugout I am almost afraid of pissing you off!!! ;)
my fav is "that was very A-Rodian"
sterling's got a catchphrase or identical way to call every sngle, every double, every home run.And this differs from Don Orsillo how?
After reading your comment at dugout I am almost afraid of pissing you off!!! ;) Almost? ;-)I'm not picking on you. I'm "educating". :)
Have to admit, Schilling really looks like he is throwing smooth and easy this game! Still, no strike outs though.
No Ks are ok. However he wants to get the outs is fine. Ks take more pitches anyway.
we need to see gagne today.
Sock, watch your bp - 82 pitches for Schilling and Timlin is warming up in the pen.
aa-oo-gah! aa-oo-gah!WHITE FLAG SIGHTING FROM S1C
Joe Castig - is saying that the three game series set a Camden Yard attendance record. 48,485 today, 40 thousand being RSN.
I'm partial to Jeterian.Orsillo got 'em too, but they are different. "Gets the bad news" and stuff like that is different than "a fast strike" or that was "6 inches from being a home run" (a common one from years back).Sterling is describing actual events on the field, DO is offering after-the-fact commentary.Also, Sterling calls the game assuming you are watching TV with the radio on. If you've got only a radio, you'll miss a lot of wehat a radio guy should tell you.
nice re attendance, that is
Orsillo got 'em too, but they are different. "Gets the bad news" and stuff like that is differentYeah. It's coming from a Red Sox announcer.Also, Sterling calls the game assuming you are watching TV with the radio on. If you've got only a radio, you'll miss a lot of wehat a radio guy should tell you. That's bad. However, in listening to games as we are driving around the US, I noticed that nearly everyone does this except Vin Scully. It must be very hard to avoid when working with a TV monitor in front of you.
When Don starts using phrases like"Bern babe Bern""Bam-tino""Georgie's juiced one""Whatta ya know, it's Robby Cano""It's an A-Bomb for A-Rod"and many others i have thankfully forgottenevery single fucking night, we can talk.
Remy saying he expects Okajima to be warming up now. Schilling 92 pitches / 70 strikes. H probably will be pulled.
oh and who can forget the giambino!i wonder why sterling doesn't ever say "and Giambi's juiced one" ....hmmmm.
Well, we can talk now. We just disagree. :)Some announcers appeal to people or drive others crazy, and there's no real rationale for it, it just is. A friend of ours (occasional poster here) said he hates Vin Scully. I couldn't believe it. How could anyone hate The Best Announcer? So there ya go.
you want the ghost of ruth to seriously haunt your team?keep throwing phrases like "bamtino" and "giambino" around.
Re Scully: I have seen in print what Vin said during the ninth inning of one of Koufax's no-hitters.Forget great announcing, it was superb writing! All off the cuff, as the action unfolded. Amazing!
TG - Trachsel finally pulled - the man is worse than mussina when some one is on base. "Giambi's juiced oneBecause he is the biggest freaking homer I've ever heard in my life!
Because he is the biggest freaking homer I've ever heard in my life! I actually think Don & Jerry are just as bad. I know most disagree. I mostly like Don, but they are both super homers.
Well, it is pretty much assured that Drew and MBM will set career highs in GIDP's this year.
Only 1 K in the entire game.Yook looking in the 4th.
I think Remy is awful. To me, the constant in-game commercials for his own shit is worse than anything Michael Kay or John Sterling have to offer.I have a problem with advertising, I loathe its constant presence in our game, and to have an announcer advertise his own crap under the guise of cutsey fan community is beyond the pale.
I don't mind homers on tv, because I can see the action and can make up my own my mind about the worthiness of the call. On the radio though, if some one is being a homer makes it hard for me to really imagine the action.
Only 1 K in the entire game.Yook looking in the 4th.And called! Wow.
Eeesh, sorry Redsock, I knew you would beat me to the punch! I was rushing out the door ;)Schill coulda pitched worse...
Jeemer warming up in the pen. 6 IP 0 ER's, 92 pitches - Give me 8 more of those from schill and I will be more than pleased.
Do not let White Flag go more than 1 inning. Please!
The percentage of time Remy spends analyzing the actual play on the field must be the lowest of any color guy.
Who wouldn't?And even more pleased when the next inning is timlin and it's 1-2-3
Good point re radio vs tv homerism.
GOOD NEWSless than 10 appearances for timlin until 1000, which means ideally we see him less than 10 more times
Oka and the Canuck warming up. Timlin will most likely be yanked.
Is there any debate about the 9th?Dimmer or Bot?
5-3 in the bot 9th, 2nd and 3rd 1 out in cleveland. Rivera pitching
Redsock: I have not heard anything that would state differently than papelbon. you?
haven't seen the Bot warming up, 2 outs in cleve.
anyone scared? i feel like gange's redemption is in order.
Sizemore struck out, Blake flies out to left and theeeee Yankeeeees Winnnnn.
fucking indians, tying runs on 2nd and 3rd and NO OUTS! and they cant get any runs in the 9th. yanks win... fuckers
the whole pen working today
Doesn't matter if the Yankees win, as long as we win, which we will. Which means still five games up.Re gagne, not scared.
Cleveland had the tieing run at 2nd with no outs. Did not score another run.
Bot up and warming. c'mon you crazy canuck.
L: Excellent. Redemption, I say!!
People talk about how good Sizemore is all the time, I am still waiting to see him make a meaningful contribution with that talent.
95 mph on that pitch to Tajada.
just thought that with snuffer yesterday, maybe closer jr. would go today --in the 9th that is.
shit, i was wrong
WHAT THE FUCK!
Fragging canuck. Right down the middle of the plate at 93mph.
fuckety fuckhad to be tehodder too
Is someone paying him to blow games?
People talk about how good Sizemore is all the time, I am still waiting to see him make a meaningful contribution with that talent.Waiting? Only 2 full seasons -- OPS+ of 125 and 135. 122 so far this year.If he'd like to keep doing what he doe sin Boston, I'll drive Ococ to the airport. Now.
So i guess gange didn't read moneyball.....DONT PITCH DOWN THE MIDDLE TO TEH HODDY
Gagne knew it was gone as soon as it was hit.
Sizemore has been fantastic. What makes you think otherwise?
8-9-1 for the Sox.
Redsock: no kidding. he's good in the clutch, too.
here we go, home run from slugo, then bot finishes it off.
come on lugo i hate you!
Better be pinch running for Hinske!WTF!!!
did my gameday freeze? what's up?
help! help! i still have hinske with 2 strikes
If Slugo hadn't have attempted bunts it would be 3-0 count.FRAGGG.
Hinske reached on HBP, Slugo attempted two bunts then flew out to deep left field.
me too -- fuckin mlb
I was just irked at Sizemore striking out in that situation. He is enormously talented and having a great season. However, he is hitting .184 in late innings and .288 with runners in risp (which is pretty good, I admit) overall.
matt, everyone strikes out in big situations. you can't judge anything by that.
i need pbp please!
Look, I know I can't judge by that. Please take a grain of salt with what I said in one emotional situation. I recognize the talent of the player.
*whimper*gameday completely dead
turned on mlbtvlooks like dusty flew out to medium LCF
OPS late and close is 836 with a bad babip, 2 outs RISP 967 with a good babip....anyway about those sox
grains taken, no problem
this is bizarre! hinske stolen base?
weak pop out confirmed
Pedroia flew out to CF, Hinske just stole second base though on a very close call.
game day is back
Youk up to bat with a 1-0 count.
hinske was dead at second -- and they called him safe. horrible out of position ump could not see the tag at all.don't waste this xmas gift yook.
2-2 to youk. c'mon youk!
that was not close at all at second. his foot was 3 feet from the bag when the tag was on.i was all ready to fume about a CS to end the game -- and then he got the call!!!!!!!
youk working it....come on!!
urgh.more gange maybe?
end the inning, i mean.still tied.
I fall asleep and wake up to the Coors Light Cold Blast - we gave away decent prospects for this piece of shit?
next time stay awake
MDC in the game.1-2 ccount to Mora.
I like MDC here...this game to me means nothing anymore, so I just want to see MDC prove it.
Jay 'season ending shoulder surgery this week' Gibbons PHing for Bako.
i wonder why the game doesn't mean anything. sure means something to me.
First pitch to that batter- changeup? it had screwball movement from my perspective.anyone?
Because if we blow it I don't want to cry :( hah.But yeah, mostly i just have a man crush on mDC :/
I understand. :)You think you can make it hurt less by saying you don't care. That's what all those "we've lost the division" idiots are doing. (Not that you are one of them.)
dear god his changeup is looking good!
Gibbons Ks on a changeup away in the dirt.
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