October 21, 2007

ALCS 7: Red Sox 11, Spiders 2


AL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

W L L L W W W


Cleveland - 000 110 000 -  2 10 1
Red Sox - 111 000 26x - 11 15 1
Red Sox in elimination games since 1999 -- 14-3.

With the season on the line, Boston = money in the bank.

***

Lineups:
Pedroia, 2B      Sizemore, CF
Youkilis, 1B Asdrubal, 2B
Ortiz, DH Hafner, DH
Ramirez, LF Martinez, C
Lowell, 3B Garko, 1B
Drew, RF Peralta, SS
Varitek, C Lofton, LF
Ellsbury, CF Gutierrez, RF
Lugo, SS Blake, 3B
Grab your laptop and join us in comments during the game!

***

Jake Westbrook / Daisuke Matsuzaka

At 4:32 AM, Gehrig 38 typed:
It's as on as it can possibly be. ...
Dice-K:
I don't know if the term 'switched on' is the right term or the right way to describe, but I am all on for [tonight].
Bot:
They made a mistake in waking a sleeping giant over here in this clubhouse ... You just don't do those kinds of things. You wake a sleeping giant? There's gonna be some consequences and repercussions, that's for sure.
Win.

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redsock said...

Thomas Paine mojo:

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

redsock said...

First Pitch: El Bencho!

(A SoSH lurker who claims to know Millar's mother says the Sox hope to have Dave Roberts there as well!)

redsock said...

SF Chronicle:

"Paul Byrd, the veteran pitcher who has helped the Cleveland Indians reach the brink of the World Series, bought nearly $25,000 worth of human growth hormone and syringes from a Florida anti-aging clinic that was targeted by law enforcement for illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs, business records show.

"Byrd made 13 purchases from the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center between August 2002 and January 2005, according to the records. During those years, he pitched for the Kansas City Royals, the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels.

"Paying with a credit card, Byrd spent $24,850 to buy more than 1,000 vials of growth hormone, an injectable prescription drug with muscle-building properties, and hundreds of syringes."

Amy said...

Eleven hours til game time! It's an absolutely gorgeous day here in Massachusetts, with temps expected in the mid 70s. A PERFECT DAY FOR BASEBALL!

redsock said...

Oops.

L-girl said...

A perfect day to win a pennant!!!!

Ofer said...

At 4:32 AM, Gehrig 38 typed:

It's as on as it can possibly be. ...


He echoed my thoughts exactly. But shouldn't he be asleep at 4:30AM? He's got a big party to attend tonight...

And I love the choices for first pitches! Maybe while Millar is throwing the pitch, Dave Roberts can steal a base off him. Hmmm... 'stealing the first base'. Sounds good to me.

Ofer said...

Oh, and BTW, all the talk about nervousness and anticipation before the game yesterday- was so short-lived! It's great!

Daniel said...

Well, I wish all of you folks good game threading for tonight because I'LL BE IN THE RIGHT FIELD FUCKIN BLEACHERS!@!1!!!1

See you for the WS

redsock said...

Yankees charged Joe Torre, players for road hotel expenses

"The Yankees had the nerve to dock chronically injured pitcher Carl Pavano for the grand sum of $17.97. ...

Torre was frugal by comparison - but his $39.98 bill for grilled chicken, two Amstel Lights and a pay-per-view movie didn't escape the notice of the Bronx bean-counters.

At the same time, the records show the team's front office wasn't nearly as tough about its own spending habits.

During the October playoffs, execs charged thousands of dollars for food and liquor to the team's accounts.

An Oct. 9 invoice from Center Plate, the stadium concessionaire, was for $260 for a "runner." A $120 tip was added to the bill, which was signed by Joel White, director of concession. There is no record that White's paycheck was docked for such generosity. ...

But the great Yankees, who somehow managed to dock the most famous manager in baseball $39 for a few beers, still haven't adequately accounted for millions of dollars in rent money owed to the city."

***********

Bwwwahahahaha!!!

Amy said...

Whoa, Daniel, good for you! Hold up a sign for those of us watching at home when Ortiz hits one out there.

Woti-woti said...

Of all this morning's slicing and dicing of our man, Tito has the simplest explanation: here http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/21/matsuzaka_is_prepared_to_take_it_to_limit/

Dice-K just didn't want to sulk alone in his hotel room. He'll be fine. IT IS ON!!

redsock said...

Here is Woti's link.

Woti-woti said...

Thanks, RS. I still can't get the <> down.

Colin said...

El Bencho?!? That's fucking awesome. First he graces us with his Fox clip of cheer and now he's throwing the first pitch. Is there anything this man can't do to motivate us? I know he's interested in another year with the Os but I hope he comes back. He belongs to Boston...

redsock said...

As long as Cabin Mirror doesn't demand to pinch-hit, he is welcome at Fenway. (Is he bringing a bag of dog shit for Tito?)

It would be nice if Fox let fans at home see the first pitch -- especially if KFK and Mr. Dave Roberts will be there.

Colin said...

He could bring a bag of whatever to Francona because that Fox clip or something must've worked some crazy magic/mojo on us.

nixon33 said...

yeah i was bummed that we didnt get to see billy mueller throw out the first pitch last night.

too bad (off field)douchebag38 didnt get dicek to start a game thread! that would have been great...

i like our chances tonight!

redsock said...

There is the same certainty of victory today as there was before Game 7 in 2004.

Last night was the deciding game.

...

Get ready for the Midnight Bot Jigfest!

...

Cleveland does not rock.

nixon33 said...

IM GETTING GOOSE BUMPS READING THESE POSTS!
we are going to fucking win.
hey redsock, thanks for this blog. really.

nixon33 said...

will it be coco tonight since he has "good numbers vs westbrook"??
im not sure, i kinda want to see him snap out of it and his defense (for now) is better and in a game 7 thats big. but jocoby made an instant impact offensively last night (AND THAT FCUKING HUGE)
start the kid?

redsock said...

Consequences and Repercussions!

redsock said...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a fucking joke.

Win.

Colin said...

I said it in the previous blog entry, but early run support and finding some way to figure Westbrook out are our best bets to ensure a win. I'm confident in Dice-K, but with the Schilling start as well, a 9-10 run lead is one helluva comfy cushion.

redsock said...

Rewrite the book
Remove the pages
Saving face
Secured in faith


-- REM, Cuyahoga

redsock said...

Yeah, so I'm a little bored at work .... ???

Colin said...

Find a way to play the Dropkick Murphys "I'm Shipping Up to Boston." The song is teh shit.

nixon33 said...

game 7 is tonight and eei is talking pats, ugh...
i know you guys hate eei but i dont mind it.
TODAY IS TAKING FOREVER

redsock said...

i know you guys hate eei

we also hate the pats.

...

alright, we don't really. we just don't care.

...

MOTHERFUCKER, I WANT SOME MORE ICED TEA -- AND BASEBALL! NOW!!

...

Leaving work in 6 hours and 26 minutes.

Ofer said...

Leaving work in 6 hours and 26 minutes.

Any plans for tonight?(;
Oh, and tell Tala I said hi! And Cody, too...

Colin said...

OH MY FUCKING HGGPD
C;KMV
;lfs vksns
lkma;;km;
oj pA


This reaction from you is still priceless.

Whoa whoa whoa I didn't quite hear those comments about the Pats. I know Sox come as first priority but the Pats play first now so let WEEI have their fun, and mine too, so then we can relish in hardcore Sox.

redsock said...

Any plans for tonight?(;

I thought I might watch some TV, but there's never anything good on.

redsock said...

Sure, football all day long -- whatever. I hope everyone who wants to enjoy it enjoys it. Really.

...

6 hours and 19 minutes ....

redsock said...

I'm not worried about hitting Westbrook, but Tito also has to have a short leash on Dice.

Luckily, it's clear when Dice is slipping. Lester takes a while to warm -- maybe he could start throwing in the first? :>) I assume Tek will be able to handle Wake for an inning or two.

There could be some creative choices out of the pen -- luckily, Playoff Tito is here.

Naturally, it would be good to come out of the gate like last night and give Dice some wiggle room.

If Dice gets thru four and we have a lead, Tito better go straight to the pen at the first sign of trouble.

I may be babbling.

6 and 13 ...

Ofer said...

6 hours and 19 minutes ....

BTW, if you haven't read them yet, Jose's KEYS are up. A good way to make that 6 hours and 2 minutes...

OK, off to work.

Colin said...

No...no babble there. It makes sense. Like I said though I like seeing when the Sox play an opposing pitcher/reliever like a fiddle, hence my emphasis on figuring Westbrook out early.

nixon33 said...

the way i see it, there's no way we lose tonight. last night decided that.

redsock said...

It's time for Jose Melendez's KEYS TO THE GAME

And they are great!

nixon33 said...

where is that 4:30 am post? what site?

redsock said...

Hey, Cleveland, Ozzie Guillen has a message for you.

redsock said...

Sam Horn. Click the word "typed".

nixon33 said...

ahhh didnt se you put a link there.
thanks!

Matt C said...

IT'S
HGH
TIME
NOW!

redsock said...

Ian Browne writes about the "an air of confidence that permeated throughout the Red Sox's clubhouse late Saturday night".

Ortiz:
You can't give up because you're down. We've been down before and we know how to come out. All the new kids around, they're seeing that. The older guys, we keep it together.

Papelbon:
We've got momentum. Right now, we're in a comfort zone with this last game. We feel comfortable, we're at our own home, and we have firepower in our bullpen.

Ortiz:
We're not comfortable, we're confident. This is it. This is where you want to be. I like to be in this situation.

Lowell:
You have to look at it as one game you want to win, and tomorrow's game is really no different for us than today's game or two days ago. The implications are the same. We win, we go on. We lose, we go home.

Ortiz:
[The fans are] going to be crazy tomorrow, dude, just crazy.

Lugo:
We go home or they go home. We're not expecting to go home.

Ortiz, on having Beckett pitch relief:
Hopefully, we don't have to. I don't want to waste my man out there tomorrow. Hopefully, we score 10 runs in the first, so we have my man dressing up for something else.

***

Since 1999, the Red Sox have played 16 post-season elimination games. Their record -- 13-3.

brendotroy said...

redsock, I love the quotes, and I'm especially glad to hear that the guys are "not comfortable, confident." But, I've gotta say, I'm not there with the "this series was won last night" crowd - no offense meant at all. Maybe I'm overly pessimistic, but I won't be even close to comfortable until we've put some runs on the board and DiceK's settled down (if that ever happens) ... until that happens, I think that this play-in game is too uncertain. I am hoping, praying, reviewing DiceK, and obsessively planning the different bullpen scenarios, but I'm not super confident quite yet. Hopefully that'll come in the second or so.

Meanwhile, on a more positive note, it is a gorgeous day to win a pennant in Boston! Webcam view here.

Lord Lynch said...

I take it some London pessimism isn't wanted around here.

First England lose the rugby world cup.

Second Lewis Hamilton blows the F1 World Championship.

I'm not even going to mention how my favourite NFL team are getting on (being demolished by your's).

My mojo is all out of kilter.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

I'm with you Brendotroy. The team can't lose focus. We only won a game last night - not the series. The Indians are gonna come out swinging just like the Sox did in game 5. Sox MUST be in the ZONE until the very last out.

nixon33 said...

they are showing game 6 of '86 world series on espn classic.

redsock said...

I know the series is tied 3-3, but last night's game was a huge shift in momentum for the Sox. Cleveland should/could be more rattled than they were last night. Let's hope Dice is on his game.

westcoastsox said...

I'm watching the game tonight at a sports bar, with some guys, so I don't have to deal with my kids and with my wife's questions, like, why are there only 3 outs in an inning, etc. Have fun tonight.

nixon33 said...

i see everyones point of view.
but i have to agree with redsock...the indians are fucking rattled. dicek will be big tonight. if not we have 1000 pitchers.
key is the offense to keep rolling, ROY is hot, youk, papi, manny, lowell, DREW...hopefully it keeps rollin'!

Amy said...

Damn, still four hours til game time. This day, beautiful as it is, seems endless.

I am nervous, but I refuse to allow myself to think negatively about tonight. I believe that our bats are really hot, that Westbrook will not outsmart our guys this time, and that DiceK is due for a better outing. Even if he only makes it to the fifth, we have lots of rested arms in the pen.

Plus they are home, Millar is there throwing out the first pitch, and the crowd will be crazy. (By the way, I didn't see any red socks being waved last night, thank goodness. Those Fenway fans are way too smart for that.)

nixon33 said...

LBJ STARTING TONIGHT! batting 8th!

nixon33 said...

westcoastsox said...
I'm watching the game tonight at a sports bar, with some guys, so I don't have to deal with my kids and with my wife's questions, like, why are there only 3 outs in an inning, etc. Have fun tonight.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

redsock said...

AB's got the lineup:

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS

redsock said...

Byrd talked to Rosenthal about HGH:

Yes, Indians righthander Paul Byrd admits to taking human-growth hormone. In his upcoming book, "The Free Byrd Project," he even writes about resisting the temptation to use an increased dosage with the hope of throwing harder.
Byrd says he never hid his use of HGH because it was prescribed to him under a doctor's care. He paid for the substance with his own credit card. At one point, he had it sent in his name to the Braves' spring-training facility in Kissimmee, Fla. Byrd says he no longer takes HGH and has not taken it this season.

********

redsock said...

Amalie Benjamin:

"Matsuzaka will be on an extremely limited leash tonight. He has to be. Once he gets in trouble, manager Terry Francona will reach back to his bullpen for whoever is there, whoever he has most faith in -- and that very likely will include Josh Beckett ...

"Can the Indians still win this thing? Technically, sure. But being on the brink of heading to the World Series and losing two straight games doesn't exactly bode well for them. The Red Sox have the momentum. And they have a very, very determined starter. He needs this game, this performance, almost as much as the Red Sox need it as a whole."

brendotroy said...

Find a way to play the Dropkick Murphys "I'm Shipping Up to Boston." The song is teh shit.

Oh God, I've played it ~15 times already today (often along with 'Tessie') ... so good and energizing. So, so good.

brendotroy said...

Tito (always like a nicer Bill Parcells) in the press conference (going on right now, link on redsox.com):

"I really want to win tonight ..."

Ofer said...

It is kinda crazy how confident I feel going into the game tonight. Yesterday there was so much more anxiety for me. But all that anxiety just went up in smoke in the 1st yesterday (thanks, ON FIRE!!!)

So 2 and a half hours from now I will be ON along with the rest, not hoping, but expecting to win. So let it be done.

Colin said...

Wow sometimes it sucks being in my early 20s, trying to fend off Facebook antagonism from ornery Indians fans and bitter Yankee fans, especially when their lack of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation make it all the more frustrating. Le sigh...

s1c said...

Well, a little over 2 hours left before the Fox broadcast starts.

I am awake, and have basically reminded all concerned members of the household that between 8:15 til the Sox win, I am not to be disturbed, annoyed or otherwise bothered (except for the Margarita deliveries!!), until the completion of this game.

Some idle thoughts and responses from the game thread so far:

i know you guys hate eei...

I don't hate EEI, I just hate the moronic callers who want to pull the guy who is ON FIRE!!!! because he shows no emotion.

I thought I might watch some TV, but there's never anything good on.

"I don't watch TV. It's a cultural wasteland filled with inappropriate metaphors and an unlrealistic portrayal of life created by the liberal media elite." - Security Guard on Mars
:)

"I really want to win tonight ..."

Way to go Yerry!!!

Love the Papi quotes from the papers, but was watching the MLB.com interviews and Papi also said he was ready to go out and pitch! Would love to see that!!!

Did you see CHB's column today? That is two columns in a row where he has been civil to #38. I almost fainted at the keyboard this morning.

IT IS FRAGGING ON!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Scrolling thru the SoSH GT and I suddenly see in big red letters:

WIN THE PENNANT

I freaked out a little. Oh yeah -- this isn't only winning the series against Cleveland -- it's winning the American League pennant and hosting Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

...

Two hours -- and then it's ...

Pants Off & Corks Out!

Colin said...

Way to go Yerry!!!

Methinks we've started a new nickname.

brendotroy said...

BP article of note: "Balls in Play Early and the 1-2 Count - A snapshot of Matsuzaka and Westbrook".

redsock said...

Before 2004 ALCS Game 7, I posted a Motorhead logo and lyric in the SoSH Game Thread.

When I rewatched and blogged about the games over the winter, I copied it into a post. It's here.

"We scare 'em shitless just by showin' up alive!"

It's ON, Lemmy-style!

redsock said...

That's why Dice must be aggressive, change speeds like a motherfucker, and fuck all that nibbling shit.

You hear me, Cap'n?

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
Before 2004 ALCS Game 7, I posted a Motorhead logo and lyric in the SoSH Game Thread.

When I rewatched and blogged about the games over the winter, I copied it into a post. It's here.

"We scare 'em shitless just by showin' up alive!"

It's ON, Lemmy-style!


FUCK YEAH!!!
LEMMY-STYLE!!!!!!

redsock said...

1. Grady Sizemore, CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
3. Travis Hafner, DH
4. Victor Martinez, C
5. Ryan Garko, 1B
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
7. Kenny Lofton, LF
8. Franklin Gutierrez, RF
9. Casey Blake, 3B

Yerry says Beckett can pitch tonight. "I don't know that it's limited to one [inning]. I do think we have to be realistic. He pitched two days ago. ... we're not going to try to create a situation to pitch him, but if we need it, if we think it's our best way to win, we'll do it."

Everyone but Curt and Wake (?) will be available.

nixon33 said...

my guess is wakes back (shoulder) is fucking with him again.

redsock said...

So many good Motorhead tunes for tonight:

Dancing On Your Grave
Die You Bastard
I'm the Doctor (!)
No Remorse
One More Fucking Time
Iron Fist
&
We Are Motorhead (... born to kick your ass)

s1c said...

my guess is wakes back (shoulder) is fucking with him again.

While that is a possibility, it is also likely that Yerry is keeping an eye on who would open the WS.

Besides, its not like 9 pitchers wouldn't be enough, somebody better be able to go more than 1 inning today (I AM TALKING ABOUT YOU DAISUKE).

L-girl said...

Catching up on the gamethread here...

Let's see, we have...

Daniel representing Joy Nation in the bleachers, very cool

air of confience

off-field-douchebag38 (love it!)

patriots suck (because they're football, so therefore they suck)

cleveland doesn't rock, has never rocked, isn't even built on a rock

and will we see Cabin Mirror throw out the first pitch??? and by we, I mean me, Allan, Tim and Woti, the Canadian province of Joy Nation.

and no, we do not want Buckethead back on the team, unless they're hiring a Keep Them Loose Coach.

s1c's getting margarita deliveries

colin is fending off facebook idiots

espn classic is trying to fuck with our heads, but too bad, we have 2004 always and forever.

ofer, tala misses you too. i hope you have a nice spot to watch the game w/out spider fans. like maybe your hotel room?

i am stuck at work, to be rescued in 30 minutes, whisked back to Joy Central, where a shot of jack daniels - and later, champagne - await.

lord lynch, please deposit your pessimism in the nearest bin before game time.

We are 27 outs away from going to the World Series!!!!!

L-girl said...

And Amy said:

I am nervous, but I refuse to allow myself to think negatively about tonight.

Yeah baby, that's the way!

s1c said...

lord lynch, please deposit your pessimism in the nearest bin before game time.

Actually, I don't mind his pessimism, it seems so Londonish to me. :>)

nixon33 said...

NICE RECAP L-GIRL!

HOWARD DEAN SCREAM!!!! ARRAGGHHHH!!!!!

redsock said...

Lemmy is also a bad man.

Colin said...

patriots suck (because they're football, so therefore they suck)

I will agree with whatever opinions you displayed except for this one, mostly because a.) I'm a New Englander, b.) the Pats are to good, and c.) I just plain like American football. Not more than baseball but still like it.

redsock said...

DON'T LET US WIN TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

ok, the pats don't suck (like i would know?), but no football past 7:00 p.m. please, so you five minutes to get it all out of your system!!

L-girl said...

no moderation from 7:15 to around 7:45.

then NO MODERATION after that, only EXTREMES

i think a family of butterflies is camping out in my stomach!!!

nixon33 said...

10 minutes to pregame

Colin said...

Don't worry. It's almost all over except for an 8:30 game with two teams I certainly don't care about. It's all Sox for me...though even now my heart is beating harder than it should.

nixon33 said...

i love the pats fans chanting "lets go red sox!" at the game today in miami.

s1c said...

Well, I am going to miss your self imposed deadline but, GO COWBOYS.

Ok, time for pregame show, but my COWBOYS are playing. ARRRRGH!!

Please, please no Jim Rice ARRRRGH!!

Jim Rice!!!!

L-girl said...

ok deadline has passed, it's all sox all the time

or not, since it's not really up to me

omg i can't wait to get out of here

redsock said...

Time's up! :>)

Only Patriot talk can be guys about like T. Paine.

Zenslinger said...

I enjoyed last night's game in Nevada, the first part on the radio in the car. It's Joe Morgan on ESPN radio, I mean you just can't get away from the guy. They made a huge deal out of the "pressure" on LBJ, as well as the way Carmona's strike zone was treated (it sounded like legitimately so). But listening on the radio really didn't rob the DJ Grand Slam of any of its excitement. I had to read the comments following that HR as soon as we got back. Maybe it was a facile prediction, but I did say that at least one of our downtrodden (Lugo, Crisp, or Drew) would come through in a big way. Maybe it's more accurate to say that we would have been screwed if none of them did at some point.

We watched the rest from a casino, and there certainly wasn't much suspense. I feel pretty confident about tonight, but there's that anything-can-happen feeling as well. It's all very well to say that there are folks to back up Matsuzaka, but if he has problems, a certain amount of damage will already be done. But on the other hand, I believe in our bats and don't think Westbrook will be baffling our fellas tonight. And, there's a good chance that Dice will have more success than he has had recently.

On the other other hand, will Hafner snap out of it? Will Sizemore win a beauty contest vs. LBJ? Will a fight break out in my sports bar here in San Francisco and disrupt my viewing?

Shit -- it's on, indeed. I haven't been this excited about a game in a while. I'll be thinkin' of Laura every time they show her boy's handsome mug. All my emotional preparations for losing have been undone. If we lose it, this one's gwine to hurt! If we win...when we win...it's a gonna be nice.

Here's to victory and the World Series.

redsock said...

Cleveland Sucks

nixon33 said...

im so sick of them making a big deal of dicek's reaction to his loss.
give the guy a break.

s1c said...

Wakefield not being played today - Edes says it is due to his shoulder, but they are also fully loaded with rested relievers so save Wake for the next round, if there is a next round.

- LBJ is probably a fixture now until he fails.

Ah, first delivery has been accepted, I am so lucky - Thanks BH!!!

Jeff said...

Hope the Indians keep HGH man on the bench and Dice K can throw strikes

Ofer said...

i hope you have a nice spot to watch the game w/out spider fans. like maybe your hotel room?

Nope, same place for me tonight. It's the only time I've wished I was staying in a hotel... I have a rented house here, with no TV and no cable (which wouldn't have helped without a TV anyway, but I guess I would've went out and fucking bought one. You can always return it after we win the WS...).

Anyway, it's OK. I'm a quiet fan, not confrontational, and they're gonna be awfully quiet with our big ass lead. So, it's all good.

Amy said...

So what does no moderation mean? Immediate posting?

nixon33 said...

i read a couple places about people scoring tickets to tonights game via the box office...i think our guy jere did too.? how the fuck does that happen? er, how does one go about that...do you call the box office? do you show up the night before and sleep over?

im very interested in this scoring-tickets-at-the-last minute-via-the-box-office thing!

any light shed would be much appreciated!

s1c said...

Remy - There were rumours that Pedro was going to be asked to throw the first pitch but was not able to get permission from the mets.

Pedro throwing out the first pitch? That could have been unique (unless you remember the MFY's Bucky Dent episode in 2004).

Do we really want to be MFY north?

westcoastsox said...

wish i could post comments from my cell phone, which has internet. it allows me to read comments, but not post. have a good one!

brendotroy said...

... THIS is a drawn-out, overly dramatic game intro. THIS is Game Seven of the ALCS.

redsock said...

So what does no moderation mean? Immediate posting?

(A) It means you have to wait until we get home to get comments through.

(B) Then, anything goes!!!

redsock said...

Shots are poured!

Ofer said...

OK, I'm off to the bar. Don't wanna miss the 1st inning grand-slam, like yesterday. So enjoy, everybody, and I'll join you for the after-party.

brendotroy said...

Aww, no comments will be sad ... anyhow, everyone, I'm again watching from my hotel room in Milwaukee (I considered watching at a bar, but last night's "live commenting" was too much fun), and (for those who were around last night and care, which should be none of you) am again sponsored by a mini-fridge of High Life, the official beer of actors playing beer delivery men who talk to much.

LET'S GO SAWWXX.

Amy said...

I am ready. Stomach jumping, but I am ready. Can they please start the game already?

redsock said...

There are comments! We are home and ready to roll.

Amy said...

Lots of you guys on the road watching the game from bars and hotels. It will be my turn on Thursday and Saturday, as I will be at a conference in DC, also watching the games from either bars or hotel rooms. Why does life have to get in the way of baseball?

s1c said...

Ok, we are ready to roll but I still have one question. Who has the spinach?

Amy said...

PS Notice I am assuming that I will want to be watching those games on Thursday and Saturday....

L-girl said...

oh yeah, we've already arranged our schedules around the world series.

redsock said...

ALCS Drew -- .381/.409/.571

Colin said...

My am very nervous. Heart rate climbing...soon it'll be like an ER episode.

Amy said...

Where's Tim? Is he with ppl again? Or is he getting the spinach?

(Doesn't he think we are ppl?)

ish said...

Please tell me someone's recording this game. Heh. I sense something very special about to happen tonight.

nixon33 said...

LETS GO!!!!!!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

up to 100+ comments and game hasn't even begun yet lol. i love it ;)


ps. this is fun. i feel good about tonight ;D GO SOX!!!

L-girl said...

we are taping, but only vhs, not dvr. allan's been taping the whole post-season.

i've got the jack daniels, who's got the spinach???

redsock said...

A message for Buck and McMoron from Yoda.

L-girl said...

hee hee, we are ppl too

David said...

Let's get it on!!

Amy said...

I assume they will show Millar throwing the first pitch? I missed Mueller last night.

redsock said...

Actually, I screwed up ALDS 1, then ALDS 2 was not shown on TV up here for the first inning or so.

I have all the ALCS games. If things go as planned, there maybe another Mega Box Set!

thatdietcokegirl said...

yoda is so cool (as always:))

L-girl said...

we didn't see pro last night either. i won't count on fox showing us cabin mirror either. or if they do, our canadian feed might not have it.

thatdietcokegirl said...

isn't it supposed to be started, wth???

they better show millah.

s1c said...

ALCS Drew -- .381/.409/.571

Fragging weei losers take note.

Second delivery accepted, if my spelling / posting becomes irrational you know who to blame!!

(if only I could get her to wear a saucy cocktail waitress outfit)

Amy said...

That's annoying. I want to see the crowd go nuts for Millar.

Amy said...

Love that sign: "We never wave a white flag at Fenway." Damn straight.

redsock said...

Fenway sign:

"We never wave a white flag at Fenway"

L-girl said...

oops, i forgot about the alds trouble. oh well, we'll get the boxed set after we win the ws.

brendotroy said...

Why does life have to get in the way of baseball?

Tell me about it. I travel most heavily (as in, gone 12/14 days) during the Fall, which occasionally means seeing games at a lot of parks, but generally means I watch games alone or with strangers. For Game Seven of '04, I made friends with more Sox-fan strangers at a bar in downtown Indianapolis than I would've ever thought possible. I hugged at least three grown men who I didn't know. It was great.

L-girl said...

man, i should have a shot of jd every day. i feel so much better now!

s1c said...

Lord Lynch - Don't know if you saw this but Hamilton still has a chance.

Fragging Fox, you can't show the Millar pitch? gawd I hate fox sports.

Amy said...

Baseball, like music, the universal language, Brendotroy.

redsock said...

s1c's drink schedule:
7:26, 8:16 ...

1 every 50 minutes ain't gonna cut it!

thatdietcokegirl said...

sox take the field. wooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

HERE WE FUCKING GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

COME ON DICEK!!!!!

COME ON BATS!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Millar being shown!

L-girl said...

don't let us win tonight!!!!

brendotroy said...

No way! Millah doing the lineups!! Does he have a spitter in his lip, or that just Millar?

L-girl said...

"michael lowell, the biggest eyebrows in baseball"

David said...

This is odd. Will the Orioles let him go?

Amy said...

Millar, what a hoot and a half!

L-girl said...

HERE WE GO!

s1c said...

1 every 50 minutes ain't gonna cut it!

Totally unfair. The game hasn't started yet. Besides I fully expect one every inning!!!

Siddhartha said...

Check out the goatee!

It's EEEEVIL Dice-K.

redsock said...

26!

L-girl said...

THAT'S ONE

our dog just brought in a big stick and is ripping it apart, throwing spilinters all over the living room. she knows we can't get up to tell her no.

redsock said...

25!

Amy said...

Just figured out what 26 and then 25 meant!

brendotroy said...

JBuck already harping on DK's salary. Ugh. Forget 'Fire Joe Morgan', fire Joe Buck!

thatdietcokegirl said...

yes! chanegup K!!

L-girl said...

at least this time he explained that it isn't all salary. most of the mediots act like he's actually earning the whole 103M

s1c said...

I am likein this so far!!!

Delivery #3 accepted. Gawd, it is almost like she is reading my mind!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh wait 0-2.

damn.

L-girl said...

two nations: rsn & japan!!

redsock said...

what's with all the fastballs?

Amy said...

Come on, Dice--blow it by him.

thatdietcokegirl said...

be evilll.,..


YES!!

redsock said...

pronK

24

Amy said...

YES! A K for Dice K.

s1c said...

1-2-3 and its 24!!!!

L-girl said...

AND THAT'S THREE

yeah dice k!!!

Siddhartha said...

Pronk miss ball.

Colin said...

1st K for Dice-K!

brendotroy said...

STEEERIKE THREE ... I just "COL'd" (clapped out loud, in this case loudly) ... hope the hotel neighbors don't mind me getting rowdy tonight.

David said...

I like Evil Dice-K.

Amy said...

I like this---Allan counting down, Laura counting up.

Fastballs----perhaps he isn't going to do all that annoying nibbling tonight?

nixon33 said...

1-2-3!!!!!!!
FUCK YOU PRONK!

ish said...

Anybody notice that Dice has a different swagger about him tonight. He looks confident. He looks like a fierce competitor on the mound tonight.

I think tonight we are seeing the Big Game Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Anybody else notice that? Just looking in the close-ups, etc.

Colin said...

Pronk miss ball.

Mongo only pawn in game of life.

Ben said...

i know it's early...but dice already looks a lot less shaky than his last start.

L-girl said...

of course i just realized my

THAT'S TWO

post never went through!

thatdietcokegirl said...

bring on the bats!!!!

L-girl said...

HITS PLEASE!!!

nick said...

just ran upstairs to say hi to you all. No offense to you guys, but I'm watching it on TV. I can practically hear you all in my head as each pitch happens. The snarky comments, the insights, and the fun of it all.

rock! I'll see you later.

L-girl said...

jake westbrook, prepare to be embarrassed

s1c said...

Dear Fuck Yeah!,

A lead off hit is requested, nay required.

Thanx,

RSN
Joy Nation

redsock said...

Hey Sox...

L-girl said...

have fun nick!! come back and celebrate with us when we win

Amy said...

Roy! Lead off hit!

thatdietcokegirl said...

he 'fuck yeah'ed at first! ;D

L-girl said...

dear s1c

ok

love,
fuck yeah

redsock said...

That's our ROY!

Colin said...

Hey s1c, can you write request lines like that for everyone please?

Amy said...

We have to get Nick and Ish laptops so they can watch TV and be on the thread.

brendotroy said...

TC: "blabla, OMG Westbrook rulz, blabla, Sox suck, blabl- aaand that's hit into left field, a leadoff single for the Red Sox."

Andy said...

is this rally mini enough for wedge?

s1c said...

Dear Papi,

This is your time, your moment, we expect nothing less than your usual!!!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

thatdietcokegirl said...

YOOOK!!!!!

here comes trouble ;D

Amy said...

OMG! Two hits in a row to start the game. Feels like deja vu all over again.

L-girl said...

hey andy. hugs, man.

L-girl said...

yooooooooook

Siddhartha said...

Come on, Large Paternal Figure!!

redsock said...

Time for a Cookie!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

siddhartha, lol

can you do that for everyone, too? :)

brendotroy said...

Did I just hear a Hit Dog reference from TM? I'll take it :)

nixon33 said...

THE CROWD IS AWESOME TONIGHT!!!!

Amy said...

Come on, David. Come on, David. Hit it Daniel in RF. Or anyone anywhere out.

L-girl said...

2 on, no out, papi at the plate... in the 1st!

chief said...

To all the fans on the road in hotels and bars: I'm completely sympathetic. I "watched" the Buckholz no-no from GDGD on a weak wifi signal in a hotel in boston. No NESN in the bar. It was brutal. Exciting. But brutal.

Amy said...

Shoot. That's ok. Manny has to be Manny tonight. Come on, Manny.

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