September 24, 2007

Futher To My Canadian Assimilation

Toronto 4, New York 1 -- behind starter Jessie Litsch.

East lead at 2 GA (with 6 to play) and the magic number at 5.

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This morning, we are driving north for four days of Canadian cottage relaxation.

L and I and the dogs will be here, on Katchewanooka Lake. We are told the resort is 1.5 hours from Toronto (naturally).

There is wireless internet, so I can post, watch MLBTV and handle the game threads. The plan is to check the papers and post in the morning, then pretty much stay away from the computer until game time. If we're around, I'll put through comments every hour or so.

The Sox are off, but it's Burnett/Pettitte at 1 PM.

P.S.: If your name is ish, SoSock, phenrile, chief, Nixon33, David, s1c, or Woti-woti, could you email me: joyofsox at gmail dot com?

37 comments:

s1c said...

got to love espn. in the game recap for yesterday is a little box listing largest deficits made up to win the division since 1969.

Last entry is the 2007 Yankees. Glad to know that the Yankees have already won the division.

Amy said...

Sounds great! Hope you two have a wonderful time and that whatever happens in baseball does not interfere with rest and relaxation.

Andrew said...

now it's pettitte vs. litsch. Burnett had some 'family issues' to attend to.

Woti-woti said...

Jays replace AJ with Litsch. Buffy says Burnett was "called back home", no further explanation. That's usually fundie speak for he just croaked on us, but I think that would merit a bigger story. Gotta love them fucken Blow Jays. I hope the Sox are prepared to go 6-0.

nixon33 said...

ok time to rely on our savior of the day....jesse litsch? ugh

Jere said...

2-0 Jays!

Wow--as I flip it on the mlb.tv, Kay is saying, seemingly directly to me, "No one from the Red Sox can question the Blue Jays' effort here against the Yanks."

Really? Even Aaron Hill?

Jere said...

Yeah!

3-0 Jays. Hold it this time pleeeaase.

ish said...

TOR 3, MFY 0 after 2 innings.

Jere said...

haha! E-Jetes. 4 to ZED EYE PEE.

ish said...

I just noticed that Burnett was scratched from today's game. Jesse Litsch is pitching in his place (and baffling the Yankees).

Personal matters, explains the Globe and Mail.

Dan said...

Allan, since you're up in Canada and all, we need you to do us a favor: Find out why AJ Burnett won't be pitching tonight's Yanks game after all, please? I smell a conspiracy...

Red Sox Monster

ish said...

BLUE JAYS WIN! 4-1

2 GA. woooot! Thank you, Blue Jays!

tim said...

Fuck yeah! 2 GA again...magic number down to 5, ty blue jays & litsch.

ish said...

So we get to cool our heels and the magic number still moves.

FIVE.

tim said...

Have fun experiencing the Kawarthas! Good area, I used to go up there every year as a kid (to Buckhorn Lake...not sure where it is in relation to your place) but hope your first taste of cottage life is good! The wireless internets isn't exactly "roughin' it" - but it is the last week of the season, and if I was going away I would want it too! haha...anyway have fun and as always, go sox

Jere said...

And it's over, Yanks lose. 2 games up. 6 left for each club. Magic number is 5.

Amy said...

Just got out of class and saw that the Yankees lost! So Magic Number is FIVE! And a night off to enjoy no baseball stress....or a night off feeling no baseball energy...

Have a good evening, all. And RS and L-girl, hope you are enjoying the cottage and that the trip really DID take 90 minutes.

ish said...

The other games of consequence tonight:

Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05
Silva vs. Robertson

Washington at Mets, 7:10
Chico vs. Pelfrey

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:05
Wainwright vs. Bush

Angels at Texas, 8:05
Santana vs. Galarraga

San Diego at San Francisco, 10:05
Young vs. Zito

Devine said...

The difference between 2 and 1 is huge. HUGE.

Now go stomp on Oakland, would ya, Sox? They're responsible for one of Pap's blown saves, ya know.

Please, Tampa Bay, please. Win one. More if you'd like, of course. Scoreboard-watching is fun!

Woti-woti said...

Sweet Jesus, just got back and saw the final. I take back all the mean thoughts I had about those wonderful, plucky Jays who Mr. Kaye says we have no right to question. Sox will go 6-0 just for spite.

s1c said...

RS and L-girl, hope you enjoy the peace and quiet.

tim said...

Not sure if anyone else watched this afternoon's game - I was watching on Buffyvision, and was incredibly fucking annoyed by what sounded like someone slamming 2 pieces of steel together every couple seconds. Did anyone else notice this too or am I'm slowly going mad...

nixon33 said...

2 games up.
i hope you guys are having fun in the calm of canada.

Amy said...

Go, Tigers!

redsock said...

Hi all! No inside dope on AJ, but Litsch is now my newest favourite non-Sox player.

We listened to the first two innings during the drive and the last two or three sitting by our little lake. Nice to hear the MFY unable to do the little things that they allegedly can do anytime they want.

Change of plans, however. My laptop is not working well here, so we will probably not have MLBTV. We will be able to at least follow GDGD on L's computer. (She reports her stomach is slightly less knotted. The vodka helps.)

That means the game discussion will have to be at ThreadSox for the Okaland mini-series.

Woti-woti said...

Sorry Tim, can't help ya. I watched the first few innings on BV but always mute it. The Stadium looked more than half-empty, maybe all the hallowed ghosts were clanking around.

Jere said...

I guess I'm out for game threads for the most part for the rest of the year, because I'll be at almost all the games.

Tim: You may have been hearing Freddy. At Yankee Stadium, this 82 year old dude with one eye walks around with a colorful sign with a different message each game, always starting with "Freddy Sez:".

Which would be fine and totally not annoying, if he didn't also carry around a pan that he (and anyone else who wants to) bangs on. With the stadium more than half empty today, his pan-banging may have been echoing a little louder.

Amy said...

I guess I'm out for game threads for the most part for the rest of the year, because I'll be at almost all the games.

Well, Jere, we will miss you here, but somehow it is hard to believe you regret being at the rest of the games. You will see them clinch the division! (Keeping the faith here.)

tim said...


Which would be fine and totally not annoying, if he didn't also carry around a pan that he (and anyone else who wants to) bangs on. With the stadium more than half empty today, his pan-banging may have been echoing a little louder.


Sounds pretty fucking stupid to me. That's probably what it was then, I went to the archived game on MLBTV to laugh at Reed Johnson's snafu at the end of the 8th and could hear it on the YES feed as well.

Too bad that ol pan smacky over there will probably be 6 feet under before he sees another MFY WS win, pan and all.

Jere said...

Amy, there's a good chance I see them clinch. Unless that happens on the day I have a wedding to go to--a game that I had tickets to!

ish said...

A couple of last notes for today...

LAA 7, TEX 8, FINAL.

Cleveland --
Boston, 0.5 GB
Los Angeles, 1 GB

SD 2, SF 7, TOP 4th

Should the Padres lose, the wild card would look like this: (very snug)

San Diego, --
Philadelphia, --
Colorado, 1 GB
Atlanta, 3 GB

That is going to be a fun race to watch for this final week. I can't even predict who will win it. If you go by the old adage that good pitching will beat good hitting, then it's San Diego's wild card. But like I said last night, I am officially pulling for Colorado to come out on top.

But I wouldn't mind San Diego, either.

L-girl said...

Unless that happens on the day I have a wedding to go to--a game that I had tickets to!

Stupid weddings!

L-girl said...

Tim: You may have been hearing Freddy. At Yankee Stadium, this 82 year old dude with one eye walks around with a colorful sign with a different message each game, always starting with "Freddy Sez:".

We call him Freddy the Fascist. We once spotted him on the local news at a pro-cop-shooting rally at City Hall, where off-duty cops were jumping on top of cars and screaming racial slurs. Freddy was carrying a pro-cop-shooting sign.

Even without that extra touch, Freddy has always creeped me out. I don't find him annoying so much as creepy.

L-girl said...

The wireless internets isn't exactly "roughin' it"

We don't rough it. :)

Amy said...

Jere, I could have had tickets to the game on Saturday night through work (an alumni event for the school), but we have a family bar mitzvah in Boston that day. I am already annoyed no end, but if they clinch on Saturday night, I will really pissed off! (Dumb bar mitzvahs also,L-girl.)

Jere said...

Amy--my wedding people are such big Sox fans, they have a "sports room" in their house, with all kinds of Sox souvenirs and stuff. And they still decide to have their wedding day on the last weekend of the regular season. Terrible! At least they chose September over October....

Amy said...

Jere, the bar mitzvah boy is also a diehard Sox fans, as are his three sisters and his parents. But I am sure they had no control over the date, and I am thinking that they may have a TV set up somewhere for people who want to check in on the game during the party. After all, it is in Newton, within about three miles from Fenway. Maybe we will hear the cheers from there.