October 25, 2007

WS 2: Red Sox 2, Rockies 1

Rockies - 100 000 000 - 1  5  0
Red Sox - 000 110 00x - 2 6 1

IP H R BB K BF PIT
Schilling 5.1 4 1 2 4 22 82
Okajima 2.1 0 0 0 4 7 28
Papelbon 1.1 1 0 0 2 4 16
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
I chop it down with the edge of my hand
The Rockies took a quick 1-0 in the top of the first when Curt Schilling's fourth pitch grazed Willie Taveras's left hand, Matt Holliday's line drive glanced off Mike Lowell's glove and rolled into foul terriroty, and Todd Helton grounded out to first.

Boston tied the game in the fourth: Lowell walked, hustled to third on J.D. Drew's single to right (he reached base four times in four trips) and tagged and scored on Jason Varitek's fly to center. The Red Sox took a 2-1 lead with two outs in the fifth: David Ortiz walked, Manny Ramirez singled to left and Lowell doubled into the left field corner.

Holding that 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth, Schilling had trouble getting loose and surrendered a single and a walk with one out. Terry Francona did not mess around -- now in full playoff mode, Tito pulled the trigger earlier than he normally would during the season. G38 was at only 82 pitches, but it was time to summon the members of the Black Pearl.

Hideki Okajima got Garrett Atkins on a grounder to Kevin Youkilis and the runners moved up to second and third. But Brad Hawpe was overmatched -- swinging at strike one, looking at strike two and swinging at strike three. Crisis averted.

Jeemer needed only 11 pitches in the seventh: Troy Tulowitzki popped to right, Yorvit Torrealba grounded to short and Ryan Spilborghs struck out looking. In the eighth, Okajima struck out Taveras looking and Kaz Matsui swinging. With four outs remaining, Francona went to Jonathan Papelbon.

On an 0-2 pitch, Holliday smashed a line drive past Bot that Dustin Pedroia dove and gloved behind second, but he had no play. No matter. Bot immediately picked Holliday off first, catching him napping by some two or three feet to end the inning. In the ninth, Snuffer struck out Helton, got Atkins to line out to Jacoby Ellsbury in center and he fanned Hawpe.

And so the Red Sox are two wins away from another World Series championship. It feels inevitable -- and easy -- and fun.

***

Lineups:
Rockies               Red Sox
Willy Taveras, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Kaz Matsui, 2B Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Matt Holliday, LF David Ortiz, DH
Todd Helton, 1B Manny Ramirez, LF
Garrett Atkins, 3B Mike Lowell, 3B
Brad Hawpe, RF J.D. Drew, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS Jason Varitek, C
Yorvit Torrealba, C Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Ryan Spilborghs, DH Julio Lugo, SS
The bottom of the lineup returns to its usual form -- with Drew at #6 ahead of Varitek and Ellsbury back at #8, with Lugo at the bottom.

BP's Joe Sheehan believes that Coco Crisp's "knee injury is a convenient cover for the fact that 2008 has come early in Boston. Ellsbury is this team's center fielder right now".

Over their last four games -- three must-wins and the opening game of the World Series -- the Red Sox have outscored their opponents 43-6. They are also the first team in baseball history to score 10+ runs in three consecutive post-season games.

Keep it going.

***


Ubaldo Jiminez (4.28, 112 ERA+, Game Log) / Curt Schilling (3.87, 122 ERA+, Game Log)

Schilling is pitching on four days rest for the first time since September 10.

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Colin said...

Talk about pressure being on. My dad has an extra ticket for the game tonight and now it's being determined by coin toss whether it'll be my little brother going, or me going. Serious butterflies in digestive system here.

Nevertheless, I won't mind if he goes and in fact (you'll think I'm insane) but I initially offered it to my little brother first, but he insisted on the coin toss. Noble. What's a guy to do? Be nice and give it to the little bro (who I think would love it considering how this week is killing him at work) or see a WS game which I know I might not see in a long time.

Fuck.

Jere said...

Since you've already deferred to the bro, I'd think you'd have to stick by that and give it to him if you win the toss. But to avoid this decision, just root for him in the toss. (Pick heads, as tails never fails.)

Okay, Curt, waste a pitch on 0-2 counts tonight and you'll be just fine. I hope Sox will rock the Rocks rook tonight. Gotta make him work. Be patient, he's wild. We should be gold.

nixon33 said...

colin, i understand the brother thing.
good luck with that.

nixon33 said...

WOW! Serious man-love going on!


http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/06/20/troy-tulowitzki-really-likes-derek-jeter

Troy Tulowitzki grew up idolizing Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. But his connection goes beyond his No. 2 jersey. He's hoping to get an autographed bat from Jeter during this series. He already has a gold medallion - sort of. When the Rockies were at Fenway Park, Tulowitzki bugged the clubhouse manager, asking him to come up with any equipment Jeter might have left behind. On the Rockies' last day in Boston, the clubbie proudly announced he found something, handing Tulowitzki a plastic gold necklace with a dollar-sign pendant. It now hangs from his locker.

nick said...

I've never been a fan of coin tosses. Whichever way it lands you wanted the other way, even if you didn't know before the toss.

Tough choice you have there. Nothing like having your magnanimousness (?!) redirected into a desire debate.

ish said...

A win tonight for the Red Sox is almost vital in this series, I think. I look at Denver and I see two losses happening out there. Tonight I'm not sure what to expect, but I'm guessing the Sox will edge those Rox.

Game 1: Won, 13-1
Game 2: Win
Game 3: Lose
Game 4: Lose
Game 5: Win
Game 6: Win

That's how I see it playing out.

redsock said...

Joe Sheehan, BP:

"Jimenez, however, has at times struggled with his command, a deadly problem against the most patient team in baseball. Even in his two postseason starts, allowing two runs in 11.1 innings, he’s walked eight men. With the Rockies having just seen Franklin Morales blow up in a middle relief stint, throwing 35 pitches to nine batters, allowing six hits and a walk, it's not clear if they have a good plan should they need to rescue Jimenez early."

***

My emphasis. Keep doing what we're doing!

Zenslinger said...

And if we tire their starting staff and bullpen enough, maybe it will give us a little edge when we're out in that biiiiig baaaaaad Coors Field.

Amy said...

Here I am in my hotel in DC, happy to see that the wireless is working and that the room has TWO flat screen TVs. Nice for my scbool to set us up in a nice hotel.

I have to go to a reception in a little bit, but I hope to be back for a good part of the game.

Colin, you sound like a wonderful brother. I hope you get to go or that you at least feel good about him getting to go.

See you all later!

nixon33 said...

i dont automatically assume that dicek loses in colorado. seems like a lot of people think thats a definite. but remember the rockies havent seen him, and maybe hes a little more confident after that last outing.
maybe i'm crazy, but think he has a early season dicek outing.

L-girl said...

I look at Denver and I see two losses happening out there.

Get a different crystal ball.

We WILL win tonight, but tonight is not a must-win. Red Sox fans should know a must-win when they see one! Game 2 when you're up 1-0 is not a must-win.

Although we will win.

For my money I could care less about making this series "exciting". A sweep would be great. Blowouts are great. Win win win win.

L-girl said...

Colin, if your dad said coin toss, coin toss it is. At least if you don't win the toss, you are no worse off than when you made the generous offer.

I don't think you're insane, btw. It's never wrong to be generous and kind.

L-girl said...

Why does anyone think it's so impossible for us to win a game in Colorado? Like we don't have bat power to make up for less-than-stellar pitching? Like Dice and Lester are guaranteed to suck?

For the life of me, at this point, after all we've been through this season and post-season, I cannot understand this attitude.

Jere said...

I think Dice'll be fine, too, springboarding him into next year, where he pulls an '07 Beckett.

Which reminds me, if Drew or Lugo can get into that second-year comfort zone, too, we'll be very gold next year. If all three of those guys get comfy, we're unstoppable.

nixon33 said...

amen, jere.

plus in colorado drew is in his comfort zone (national league park) remember in national league parks this year he did pretty well. didnt he? i remember the HR in arizona.

redsock said...

When we sent out Lester in Game 4, the Rockies counter with Aaron Cook, who has not pitched since the 10th -- of AUGUST.

11.1 IP of work since the end of July. ... Yeah, he ought to be sharp as hell -- a a sure loss for us.

redsock said...

half the team underperformed in 2007 -- and we still cruised to the best record in baseball.

this is an amazingly talented baseball team, one of the strongest red sox teams of all time.

Jere said...

"I don't think you're insane, btw. It's never wrong to be generous and kind."

Seriously. This makes me think of the craigslist thing. People will try to sell their WS tix there and say, "these are going for 600 each on (whatever slimy ticket site), so please make serious offers only." Like, as if to say, I absolutely refuse to be *generous or kind*--Others are greedy so I definitely have to be greedy, too.

That's so sad to me. That a person feels like getting 400 bucks for a 75 dollar ticket isn't enough or isn't fair, because others are getting 600.

Jere said...

"half the team underperformed in 2007 -- and we still cruised to the best record in baseball."

This is why I felt about this team like I did about the '04 team. That season, during the whole "really long .500 stretch," I was so confident. I knew what they could do and refused to believe it wouldn't show its face again eventually. Had the same feeling all year. Like, if I can complain about this and that and still look at the standings to see we had the best record, like, all year basically, I knew good things had to happen. (Of course, I thought that last year, but I didn't know people would start getting cancer, their hearts fluttering, etc. Injury is the one thing that could've derailed us this year, but we made it through the season without any really big ones.)

s1c said...

  Okay, Curt, waste a pitch on 0-2 counts tonight and you'll be just fine.

   Not going to happen, Curt is all about control. What will be key is if he gets his splitter working. At 88 mph he needs to be able to spot the fast ball and get ahead, then have that split coming in looking like a strike as it dives down toward the plate.

  Which reminds me, if Drew or Lugo can get into that second-year comfort zone, too, we'll be very gold next year.

  Drew and Lugo combined this playoff - .300 / .329 / .388 
I think they are in a comfortable zone.

s1c said...

What is this about the Sox losing two games in Colorado? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I would not be surprised to see Beckett go out in game 5 and win his 5th game of the post season (a new post season record for wins in games started). Two games though NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

redsock said...

Dice is on his way to Colorado. Lester will go with the rest of the team. Still no word on the Yook-Tiz-Dr. decisions for the Coors games.

redsock said...

I forgot to mention that Schilling started the SoSH Game Thread for Game 2 exactly 16 minutes after Game 1 ended.

16 minutes later??!?!?

redsock said...

In his Keys, Jose "quotes" Bill O'Reilly's on the later's War on Christmas

"This is a classic example of the fanatics on the cultural left trying to push their secular agenda on the county. You want me to explain myself? Fine we'll take it right into the no spin zone. Matt Holliday. That's the problem. Why won't the liberals and the secularists just call him Matt Christmas? You know why? Because they want to take religion out of American life."

s1c said...

16 minutes later??!?!?

Well, its not like he had anything better to do in that 16 minutes is it?

Schillings last game as a Sox in Fenway tonight. Enjoy it!

L-girl said...

That's so sad to me. That a person feels like getting 400 bucks for a 75 dollar ticket isn't enough or isn't fair, because others are getting 600.

I read an essay in the NY Times by a guy who called a man a "pigeon" and a "shmuck" for donating one of the prized HR balls to Cooperstown. I don't remember if it was McGwire's record breaker or some other big one. He was given a token reward and he'll be mentioned by name on the plaque next to the ball.

I wrote a letter which the Times ran. I was so disgusted that a man's generous gesture made him a "pigeon". Like anyone who cares about something other than "get the most money you can" is not just unusual, but bad.

L-girl said...

I gotta do a smaller shot of JD tonight. That super-big shot didn't sit well last night. One little shot than back to wine.

Jere said...

"Okay, Curt, waste a pitch on 0-2 counts tonight and you'll be just fine.

   Not going to happen, Curt is all about control. What will be key is if he gets his splitter working. At 88 mph he needs to be able to spot the fast ball and get ahead, then have that split coming in looking like a strike as it dives down toward the plate."

That's what I mean by "waste a pitch." I don't mean throw one up on the screen just for the hell of it. I mean throw a pitch that doesn't end up in the zone on 0-2 when a guy has to protect the plate.

"Drew and Lugo combined this playoff - .300 / .329 / .388 
I think they are in a comfortable zone."

Lugo was 8 for 35 in the ALDS and CS. But that's not what I meant anyway. They both had off-years, in their first year in Boston. I'm hoping they come in next year knowing the drill, being familiar with Ft. Myers, with Fenway in April, with the media, etc., and perform better.

ish said...

Why does anyone think it's so impossible for us to win a game in Colorado?

I'm not saying that. At least with a win tonight, there won't be any pressure to have any must-wins in Colorado. You never know what happens. Just don't be so quick to assume there won't be any losses in Colorado after what happened last night.

So we'll see.

Zenslinger said...

You'd think we'd lose either game 3 or 4. But at this point it seems like they'll be lucky to get back to Boston.

I'm heading to Another Bar tonight, so I hope everyone enjoys...and that we win again!

Ofer said...

I was gonna say that Jose's 2 KEY was great. And I don't even know who Bill O'reilly is!


And, just for the hell of it- my all-time favorite fragment in the history of FJM:

New sports word: ardor! Ardor: does your team have it? A short radio play:

Joe Buck: Well, Tim, you have to like the Red Sox' starting pitching and bullpen, but how do you feel about their ardor?

Tim McCarver: Ardor is a funny thing, Joe. It's like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said about pornography: "I know it when I see it." And with these Red Sox, I just don't see it.

JB: How do you know it when you see it, Tim?

TM: For me, it's when you see the dick going in.

(ten minutes of silence)

TM: Oh. I see. You were talking about ardor.

tim said...

whoooo gonna have my shot of red label in bout 1/2 hr. got some more artichokes and steak for the barbie (currently marinating in montreal steak spice + red label)


mmmm mmmm mmmm!

L-girl said...

Ofer, Bill O'Reilly is an ultra-right-wing cheerleader, liar, racist, Bush apologist and disgustingly popular Fox "News" show host.

Here's an example of something he recently said.

That Keys is hilarious, and I'm not usually a fan of Jose's.

L-girl said...

TM: For me, it's when you see the dick going in.

(ten minutes of silence)

TM: Oh. I see. You were talking about ardor.


ROFL

this is too hilarious.

redsock said...

I remember that FJM post. I still laugh when I read it.

Criticism of Bill O'Reilly

redsock said...

New York Times

Bronx Jeers for Giuliani, Now Rooting for the Red Sox

Sayeth Brooklyn restaurateur George Patsin: "They should burn his seat that he sat in at Yankee Stadium — how's that? They should burn it on TV so I can watch."

redsock said...

artichokes

is this good mojo food -- artiCHOKES?

sounds more like it belongs in the mfy buffet.

Ofer said...

Ofer, Bill O'Reilly is an ultra-right-wing cheerleader, liar, racist, Bush apologist and disgustingly popular Fox "News" show host.

Funny, I could've sworn you just described Sean Hannity. (:

Ofer said...

BTW, about Ubaldo's (?) photo in the post- isn't that the most 'happy-to-be-here' smile you've ever seen?

Ofer said...

Wow... that's a whole new kind of idiot, right there. And I love The Daily Show, BTW.

redsock said...

JD shots -- down the hatch!

L-girl said...

The awful part, Ofer, is that he's so popular.

L-girl said...

Do you guys see a beer commercial where a deer is talking to a guy in a store? "We get the fawns up at 5...?"

On Canadian stations, when the deer walks away and says "You got that right," it says "You got that fucking right," with a half-bleep through the fucking, so you can half hear it.

I was shocked to hear the ad on American TV without the curse at all. They scrubbed a bleeped curse!

redsock said...

man, byrnes acts like such a professional.

plus he's bring top notch insight: "the rockies need to start hitting"

redsock said...

why is this shithead yelling?

L-girl said...

Go away Eric Byrnes!

*hits mute*

redsock said...

"glad to be here" is not the proper attitude -- if he is as "in awe" of fenway and the whole scene as francis is/was, he'll get eaten alive.

tim said...

is this good mojo food -- artiCHOKES?

It did lead to 13 runs yesterday...

But that may have been O'reilly's choice of food before the factor...spinach...

westcoastsox said...

Enjoy everyone. I'll be stuck in traffic listening to the WEEI/XM feed for a while.

tim said...

Do you guys see a beer commercial where a deer is talking to a guy in a store? "We get the fawns up at 5...?"

I didn't know it aired in canada. I saw it during last nights broadcast (watching FOX buffalo) and didn't have the swear at all. Usually those types of stereotypical-canadian commercials are reserved for american audiences...

redsock said...

"I ain't got my taco."

How many times do we have to see that spazzy kid? Jesus.

L-girl said...

I didn't know it aired in canada. I saw it during last nights broadcast (watching FOX buffalo) and didn't have the swear at all.

Right, I had never seen it that way before last night. I saw it on SportsNet all season.

When we 1st moved to Canada, we were very surprised by what's allowed on TV here. It's cool - much more adult. No need to be afraid of words.

tim said...

Well fuck. The BBQ is out of propane halfway through cooking the potato. Looks like I'm gonna have to pan fry the steak :(

redsock said...

god - i hate seeing james taylor about as much as the 1-hour-GBA-singing-guy at the toilet.

Ofer said...

I was shocked to hear the ad on American TV without the curse at all. They scrubbed a bleeped curse!

I think that the worst editing (I should say, butchering) I've ever seen in American TV was when I was watching the movie Philadelphia. When Denzel Washington is hit-on by the gay football player, they cut out the ENTIRE PART with Denzel getting angry, yelling at him to fuck off, and calling him different names for homosexuals. When I saw that I was really shocked- they had ruined the entire movie... Denzel's epiphany was erased, along with the entire idea of the movie. Fucking censorship... I mean, usually I get a kick out of the edits ("Forget this stuff! Get the fudge out of here!"= hilarious). But this one just made me mad.

Anyway, it's WS game 2, and it's not a blowout yet. I should stop talking about non-baseball issues for now.

L-girl said...

Ofer, you can't really watch movies on TV in the US, unless it's pay per view. Like you said: butchery.

OK, you're right, WS game 2, here we go. :)

nixon33 said...

anybody know whos thrwoing out the first ptch?

redsock said...

FLICK THE SWITCH!

tim said...

FUCKING SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

do-do-do-doooooooooooooooooooo

fuck-you-you-yoooooooouuuuuuuu!

chief said...

Hey all -

Have a great game, I'll check in when I can. Hosting a few people for the game tonight.

Go Sox!

redsock said...

funny how no one -- NO ONE -- is saying the rockies are now 21-2 since mid-sept.

that's still amazing -- but it's like that is irrelevant.

21-1 = ultra important
21-2 = meh

idiots.

Andy said...

Pedroia SS
Youk 2B
Ortiz 1B

s1c said...

Dear Curt,

No bloody sock, no clash with destiny. All we need from you is to go out, hit your spots and let the offense do the rest. One pitch, one pitch at a time.

One last thing, listen to 'Tek.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

Ofer said...

OK- I better head over to the Spiders' den. I'm actually 4/4 over there so far- 3 of them being blowouts. Here's to a fifth celebratory Glenfiddich for me!

Enjoy the game, everyone.

L-girl said...

Everyone's checking in before they leave. We'll see them later for the celebration.

ish said...

Jon Miller's introduction: "The San Francisco Giants.........Well, I have seen many of their games... um, well they did nothing and Joe, here we are at Fenway Park tonight..."

HUH!? It's like he accidentally put a written piece about the Giants from one of his local broadcasts in with his ESPN stuff.

Have another beer, Jon.

L-girl said...

wow, that's weird!

nixon33 said...

important clean first inning!

L-girl said...

nice letter sign S C H I L L

s1c said...

Ish - I heard that, laughing my ass off as I let the dog back in.

IT IS ON!!!

s1c said...

A rule change I would like to see in baseball, if your body is over the plate, then it is not a HBP.

L-girl said...

I'm not sure I'd like to see that.

redsock said...

the ump can refuse to give the hitter a base if he feels the hitter did not make a decent effort to get out of the way, but they never do.

s1c said...

the ump can refuse to give the hitter a base if he feels the hitter did not make a decent effort to get out of the way, but they never do.

Which is why I would like to see the rule change. Even after he tried to move out of the way he was hanging over the plate.

Doctor, shouldn't have made the throw buddy.

redsock said...

doomed. down by a run, we'll lose tonight. and we can't win in coors at all. shit, it's over. beckett in game 3?

nixon33 said...

what a cheap fucking run.

s1c said...

game 3 and 5 and 7. Hey, if Lowe can pitch on 2 days then Beckett can also!

ish said...

beckett in game 3?

I say he should go to the bullpen now and start warming up. Dun dun dun! We're doomed!

redsock said...

dewey!

s1c said...

No problemo, a little bit of fuck yeah, followed by the greek god of walks, sprinkle a little bit of Papi and wrap it all up with a MUMMY!!

L-girl said...

gotta get my sarcasm sign out!

L-girl said...

wrap it all up with a MUMMY!!

LOL

sarcasm was for ish, of course. not s1c!

L-girl said...

no hacking please!

s1c said...

no hacking please!

So the first, no make that the first three do exactly that. Did they see the scouting reports on this guy?

L-girl said...

omg, down 1-0 after 1! we're doomed!

redsock said...

hacking on a guy who has walked a ton of guys --- booooooooo

3 outs on 7 pitches

booooooooooooooooooooooo

redsock said...

6 pitches !!! not 7.

nixon33 said...

seriously. take a couple.

tim said...

ISH! lol

L-girl said...

buck: "that's ish, one of our camera recorders" !!

tim said...

We may as well concede the series here guys, we're fucked.

Amy said...

Hi guys from DC. Guess Curt didn't have an easy first.

L-girl said...

Hi Amy! Not so bad, but obviously not so great. For some reason our boys were hacking, a 6-pitch inning. They have to settle down.

L-girl said...

nice dp!

tim said...

woooooooo! nice, now lets get 'er back!!!

s1c said...

That is the way Curt!!!

Amy said...

Love the DP...when we make them.

L-girl said...

Definitely one of the most beautiful parts of baseball, for me, the well-turned dp.

johngoldfine said...

DP, whew....

s1c said...

Dear Manny,

Work the count, you are so locked in, so work this guy. Then Hammer him.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

nixon33 said...

the splitter is working: good sign.

Amy said...

Well, they are hoping to repeat last night. Let's hope they now realize they cannot always lead off with a HR, score three the first and ultimately 13. We don't need so many runs to win.

L-girl said...

oh good, the letters are back!

s1c said...

Amy whatcha doing in DC? Which Hotel?

I used to have travel there every two or three days!

Amy said...

So did Colin end up winning the coin toss or did his brother? Anybody know?

L-girl said...

We don't know. But he's not here yet... Does that mean he's at the game? Dunno.

s1c said...

Well if these guys are going to be hacking at this guy, I might have to start doing them an inning ahead.

2 pitches, 2 pitches. Work this guy!!!

s1c said...

Dear Doctor,

A hit would be appreciated.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

Amy said...

I am here for the school's hiring committee. We are interviewing candidates for faculty positions tomorrow and Saturday all day. Staying at the Omni Shoreham...really nice! We have suites with two rooms, two TVs, wireless, etc. All to myself tonight! Will be here through Sat night.

tim said...

Here's something that I haven't seen mentioned regarding the Dane Cook ads...I mean, I've seen complaints a la "dane cook sucks" "So annoying" - but I happen to be a fan of his standup. Something just hit me about these commercials - they're advertising the WORLD SERIES.....on what show? THE WORLD SERIES!

Surely the people seeing the ad might know something about the fucking event it's about. Plain stupidity.

L-girl said...

what a great name, bob appadaca.

no idea how to spell it, but i love the way it sounds. too bad his first name's not papa or baba or something.

redsock said...

UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A PERFECT GAME!!!!

s1c said...

Dear ON FIRE,

A hit, please, a hit.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

L-girl said...

tim, i know!!

on the nyc subway, there are tons of ads for taking the subway. we were always like, we're already here! leave us alone!

tim said...

Amy whatcha doing in DC? Which Hotel?

I was wondering that to - what's the school trip for? (not trying to pry into your life - just curious...)

Right on, amy... right from Pedroia's first AB you could tell they're trying to wallop every pitch. I can attest to it (will elaborate later after i eat)

redsock said...

a third baseman moving 2-3 steps to his left is now ranging "about a mile" according to joe buck

L-girl said...

do not be hitting mr on fire!

s1c said...

The Shoreham!

Crap, what the heck.

redsock said...

UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!

L-girl said...

barenaked ladies = canadian

Amy said...

Tim, see above regarding the trip. And what are you eating tonight? You always seem to have interesting meals.

s1c said...

Not good.

Ok Curt, we need a good inning here.

I used to have to visit agents down in DC for one my branches. The branch was on L street. Everytime I went down from Baltimore I always passed the Shoreham.

Amy said...

Never knew barenaked ladies were Canadian. You folks are EVERYwhere!

L-girl said...

Amy, I think Tim listed his whole menu above. I'm always impressed that a single guy is making such elaborate meals.

redsock said...

oh great taste in music there capt. jeez.

ish said...

These guys are seeing Jimenez for the first time ever. Second time through will be better.

Jimenez tonight = effectively wild. So far.

Well, ask J.D. Drew about effectively wild.

nixon33 said...

another shit inning at the plate.

s1c said...

I just love the Papi Vitamin Water commercial. Something about the word shuttlecock just gets me giggling.

tim said...

barenaked ladies = canadian

fuck yeah, first concert i've ever been to! i remember being a strapping lad at the tender age of 6, rollin' in Fort Myers Beach, Florida with my "BARENAKED" purple hat (went to see them at Wonderland earlier that year)

I think that was the same florida trip that I discovered power windows. Also the same trip that my dad had to put his truck in the shop for a whole day because the power window motor got burnt out.

L-girl said...

You folks are EVERYwhere!

Fucking everywhere, it's unbelievable.

Canadians are super into listing who is Canadian, it's like the national pastime here. And I think a huge number of entertainers, performers of all type, are Canadian, relative to the small population size.

Amy said...

Steak and potatoes? Tim, you are impressive. You cook more than I do!

Ish, I agree. Second time through our guys won't be fooled by this pitcher.

s1c said...

Curt seems to be wild himself tonight. He missed the target on that 1-1 pitch by three feet.

s1c said...

Wasser, isn't that the media guy they stole from the MFY's?

tim said...

Amy, I think Tim listed his whole menu above. I'm always impressed that a single guy is making such elaborate meals.

Heh, I love cooking - a break from the reality of life, and a break I can justify most of the time. Love trying new things and especially foods! Most of the stuff I make is just ad-libbed, for instance today I cut up some potatoes and threw a bag of Cup-Of-Soup in for seasoning. Of course, the bbq died before they were cooked so I fried em in a pan - pretty delish.

More to come on that later as well...we're not destroying them enough yet.

Amy said...

Well, you know we Americans assume that anyone who speaks English without a British or Australian accent must be from the US. Then we are always surprised to learn someone is Canadian, e.g., Michael J. Fox, Peter Jennings (though he did have that Canadian way of saying "out"), etc. I am sure you all can list others. I am too stupid now to do so.

redsock said...

lowell going "ALMOST A MILE" to get that grounder.

right, joe?

Amy said...

OK, Curt. You're on a roll now.

tim said...

Steak and potatoes? Tim, you are impressive. You cook more than I do!

lol...wasn't going to eat anything tonight, had a pig-out all you can eat sushi lunch, but i bought a pot roast for tomorrow night (girlfriend coming up for the weekend) and it was pretty big so i cut off some for steak...

s1c said...

Well, that 0-2 pitch will make Jere happy. He Wasted one, then followed with the K!!!!!

Lets go bats!!!!

L-girl said...

I was always surprised at who was Canadian, too. Not anymore! But I always was.

Although I always knew Jennings, a great NYC guy. He's my fave example of how, no matter how long a Canadian lives/d in the US, you can still here just the faintest little "aboot"!

William Shatner! Did you know that one? There are whole websites dedicated to lists like that.

tim said...

lowell going "ALMOST A MILE" to get that grounder.

lol, the atkins diet as i call it.

nixon33 said...

curt k-ing people! i like

s1c said...

Dear sLugo,

Jimenes is pitching a no hitter. Got that, a no hitter. How about we put an end to that right now!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

redsock said...

nice work, curt.

now then ...


MOTHERFUCKER, I WANT SOME MORE ICED TEA!

I AIN'T GOT MY TACO!

UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
UBALDO JIMENEZ IS PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!


lyndon
slügö
roy
... and so on ....

L-girl said...

Wow Tim, you'll never be lonely. Women love men who can cook.

Not that I've never known such a man, but I've always wanted to. :)

(Cup A Soup? All salt and chemicals! Come on, you can do better than that.)

(And I'm sure you do, all the time.)

(OK, back to baseball, and this time I mean it.)

Amy said...

William Shatner! Nope, never knew that.

thatdietcokegirl said...

bats. come forth!

Amy said...

Of course, Jews play the same game---listing all the famous people no one knows are Jewish. So Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner can make each group happy.

s1c said...

Cup-Of-Soup

When I was single and foot loose and fancy free, we always had a couple of cans of mushroom soup on hand for the meals.

Crap.

Dear LBJ,
See what I wrote for slugo!
Thanx!!

Amy said...

OK, our turn for a hit.

L-girl said...

famous canadian websites: (i won't link to save time)

http://www.canadians.ca/

http://www3.sympatico.ca/taniah/Canada/people/

http://www.famouscanadians.net/

L-girl said...

Growing up, I always hated the "famous Jewish people" listings. Now I do it myself!

Shatner is from Montreal, where many Jewish Canadians hail from.

Amy said...

Neil Young, Sarah Maclachlan, Alanis Morisette, Leonard Cohen. Amazing. I never knew that, or I forgot. Likely I once heard it about each of them and forgot.

L-girl said...

peewee walk!

tim said...

Cup of soup will continue its discussion later (recipe i found called for chicken bullion, it was the closest i had!)

anyway, need some Yookage here please.

s1c said...

About Fragging Time!!!!!!

Dear Youk,

Your time baby, your time!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

tim said...

ROCKIES ARE GUNNA BE CURSED BY THE GHOST OF #64!!!!!

L-girl said...

No way you didn't know Neil Young and Leonard Cohen are Canadian! You must have forgotten. They are very identified that way, esp Cohen.

Amy said...

Whooaa. Don't throw at Youk's head!

tim said...

No way you didn't know Neil Young

Well I hope Neil Young will remember - A southern man don't need him around, anyhow! Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do...

redsock said...

dont wake the sleeping giant!!!!!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

men who can cook = functional human beings. congratulations :)


ps. WHAT THE FUCK ROOKIE. *deathstare*

tim said...

jimmy-nez cant find the strike zone

L-girl said...

men who can cook = functional human beings.

and so many are not!

oh sorry, sexist.

(but true.)

tim said...

men who can cook = functional human beings. congratulations :)

lol, i'm functional! yay!

redsock said...

there will be consequences and repercussions

L-girl said...

ducks on the pond for papi!

Amy said...

Yes, I knew I knew that once. But if you asked me, I wouldn't have remembered well enough to say, They are Canadian. Neil Young sang some of the best songs about the US so it's easy to forget that he is Canadian. Southern Man is the best example.

s1c said...

Now why didn't you guys do that the first time?

Dear Papi,

We need to break up the no hitter. Think you can help?

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

thatdietcokegirl said...

inflated strike zone.

redsock said...

i wanna udongo!

Amy said...

OK, Papi, this pitcher is not in control. Make him pitch to you.

L-girl said...

i love the bullpen percussion crew

tim said...

So I've started up a "Posts for later.txt" file on my desktop to elaborate on once we get a sizeable lead.

tim said...

i love the bullpen percussion crew

YES!!!!!

L-girl said...

tim, cool.

L-girl said...

i just a heart attack

redsock said...

no way !!!!!!!!!

tim said...

Foul? fuck!

Amy said...

I love their drumming also. They are so cute!

Damn...foul... Next time, FAIR DONG.

s1c said...

Jeeze TDCG and L-girl getting all sexist on us.

DONG - Crap - Foul.

L-girl said...

Jeeze TDCG and L-girl getting all sexist on us.

I really shouldn't, with all the cool non-sexist men who hang out here.

tim said...

Fuckballs!

L-girl said...

fuck!

Amy said...

He went around? Didn't look like it to me. Shit. Well, their pitcher didn't look so great this time, so we get him next time.

nixon33 said...

fuck.

s1c said...

What a bullshit, well guess not. Gots to go let the dog out again, so Jon and Joe here we come.

Matt said...

Can we get a real umpire please. I mean one that has a consistent strike zone!

thatdietcokegirl said...

s1c, i'm not sexist. i just think it's a simple enough thing to know how to cook if yr not say...under 10 years old ;p

tim said...

I really shouldn't, with all the cool non-sexist men who hang out here.

One of those "posts for later" posts had a comment about kids being fed by their PARENTS their whole lives - was gonna say mothers, but realized that just ain't right!

redsock said...

he certainly is inconsistent - but flo did go around either intentionally or when he turned away.

curt in a groove, down by 1 -- no pressure.

L-girl said...

i'm sure it's the mother's fault for not teaching sons how to cook. i mean, it has to be a woman's fault somehow, right?

ok, i'll stop

try to, anyway

tim said...

What a bullshit, well guess not.

What happens when s1c attempts cursing...

tim said...

My daddah taught me!

tim said...

"The shorter the stroke, the less power you have"

hahaha.

tim said...

Fuck! stop talking about strokes McC!

"Pedroia - a small man with a large stroke!"

L-girl said...

Tim, that's cool too. My father used to cook too, and my brother does as well. One of my nephews is as awesome cook.

So I know it happens. :)

tim said...

wow look at that...triple posts. we ain't crackin 1K tonight yo

L-girl said...

I was trying to make a pun on all the stroke talk, but it wasn't working.

redsock said...

"The shorter the stroke, the less power you have"

well, we know that mcmoron also said "For me, it's when you see the dick going in" so .....

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