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We are having major internet problems here at Chez L-Sock. Rogers tells us the whole area is "experiencing technical difficulties". We told Rogers we need a game thread, so they better fix it stat, or incur the wrath of Joy Nation.Hopefully we will see you at 11:00.
I guess we scared them! Looks like we're back up. Game thread is on, see you at 11!
I hope you used those exact words to Rogers. That's awesome.Let's play some ball! In uh... 50 minutes. I'm off to Dunkin' Donuts.
Oatmeal must be somewhere, WEEI has been announcing the line ups.Have fun in the thread, will try to check in sometime.
The oatmeal server is out doing grocery shopping. Oatmeal when he returns.
I hope you used those exact words to Rogers. That's awesome.To be honest, we never spoke to them. We were down two hours, finally called and got a recorded message. But if we spoke to them, we would have said those words!(Maybe.)I'm off to Dunkin' Donuts.Not as good a breakfast as oatmeal, but more fun.
In almost 3 years of Rogers service, that's the first outage we've had for more than 10 minutes. Pretty good.
I have changed my avatar in honor of the coming sweep. It's temporary, I assure you.Of course I'll be at work and work get to watch the game, but...c'mon, Clay! Let's git it together!
Jerry Remy isn't feeling well, won't be doing the game. First time I can remember him not doing a NESN game. It'll be Don Orsillo and Ken Macha today.
All hail Machadawg Nation!!!...Okay, stat link in main post is up.Only other AL game today: Tigers at Blue Jays, 12:30....What's this?soxprospects: "Clay Buchholz has the flu and its possible he could miss his start tommorow. The FO scratched David Pauley from his Pawtucket start today in case he has to start tommorrow in Buchholz's place."
Oatmeal -- it's not just for afternoon and night games!Kinsley, 2BYoung, SSHamilton, CFBradley, LFBlalock, 3BBotts, DHMurphy, RFMurphy, C Broussard, 1BEllsbury, CFPedroia, 2BOrtiz, DHYoukilis, 1BDrew, RFLowrie, 3BLugo, SSCash, CThurston, LF(Man, that's a rough 7-8-9.)
Hmm:Remy called in sick.Clay was iffy due to the flu.Tek has the flu.
okay!good mornig- my first game thread- about to get the MLB.TV rocking at work!
And Coco's leg is apparently not ready.Did you see that Hank is already demanding that Jaba start, saying that only "an idiot" would keep him in the bullpen.
Did you see that Hank is already demanding that Jaba start, saying that only "an idiot" would keep him in the bullpen.Yeah, I saw it last night. Nice backhanded slap at Cashman. Good times ahead!
A real strange day all around.I went out to Dunkin' Donuts for some breakfast for baseball, and there were two major roads in my immediate area closed for one reason or another. So, all of the traffic was diverted to this small residential street. Ugh.I haven't heard anything about whether Clay is being scratched or not.He'll be pitching.Random AccuWeather girl: "There's a slight wind toward left field that will help Manny Ramirez hit the ball over the Green Monster."Heh. Joe Thurston maybe? Maybe not.
... like Manny needs help.
Gabba Gabba Hey?More like "beat on the brat with a baseball bat ... oh yeah!"
Oi. Clay definitely looks sick.
Am I the only one who looks at Clay Buchholz and doesn't think... Texan?
Another 3-2 count
Is it bad that I had more trouble waking up for this one than the 6 AM Japan games?I'm heading outside to watch the marathon front runners go by, but I'll be back. I was at Fenway yesterday, btw - AWESOME time. I'll share pics when I'm not lazy and I upload them.
Hi all, it's taking me 10 mins to get a wireless connection these days... no idea why. Whew. Gabba Gabba Hey, you will be sedated.
Welcome Hollin!Ish, why does Buchholz make you think Texas?
Man, the Sox should have retired #3 after 2003 so we wouldn't have to see it ever again. I'm bristling every time Thurston turns his back.
Ish, why does Buchholz make you think Texas?He doesn't. He's from Texas, but he just doesn't strike me as... a Texan. Not like, say, Beckett.
Man, the Sox should have retired #3 after 2003 so we wouldn't have to see it ever again. I'm bristling every time Thurston turns his back.Makes me think of David Wells, too.The vast expanse of white, then the tiny 3.
By the way... I think having a day game during the week is brilliant. Just from my perspective, yeah, though most wouldn't agree.
Just pretend number 3 is Loretta, or Renteria, or Wells...nevermind, they should have retired it.
hey .. I'm a high school teacher, and we were giving MCAS during the Japan games. It was great to be able to give the kids score updates during the breaks.
By the way... I think having a day game during the week is brilliant. We get to do it again on Thursday!
Yep, you're right. I had to check my calendar for that one.
Pokey Reese: 3. Great memories of the 3. (I also liked Rick Miller as a 5 year old based solely on his "look" on his card, and he was 3, too.)
Pokey is the master of being overlooked:)
I like the weekday day game, too. So I got a ticket for Thursday. And that KC weekday game next month.
Castig and O'Brien reading off comments by Mr. Hankie and having some laughs. Poking fun at him. Awesome."Makes George seem rather tame."
Makes George seem rather like a baseball genius.
O'Brien: I hear that the 100 mph throwing pitchers as set up men is rather popular. Just look at Zumaya.Castig: Does Hank want them to use Kyle "mop up" Farnsworth? (laughter)
A and L, and any other Seinfeld people*, did you guys ever see the scenes that the real Steinbrenner filmed for Seinfeld? They were cut, but I had never ever heard of this.*I take it we're not as many as I thought, after Allan posted nearly an entire script the other day and no one knew what he was talking about...
I took the day off because of Passover, so he day game's cool with me.
I guess someone forgot to tell Hank he's a douche and should go back to selling tractors, or whatever he was doing.Not me, though. He holds high entertainment value.
heard of it, never seen it.any chance it's a dvd extra?
Oi. sacks juiced.
I was never worried.
Yeah I hear they're season 7 extras. But I saw them on some aol story. And they didn't tell me what it was from. So I was like, "how did I possibly miss these scenes?!!" And then I looked it up and found out they were scenes that were cut due to the storyline changing.
Weekday day games are the greatest.When I was (cough) in New York, I used to go any weekday day game I could, just go up to the Stadium and get a ticket that day, often by myself. It was one of great pleasures in life - I'm glad I did while I had the chance.
Am I the only one who gets news items about George Steinbrenner confused with news items about Fidel Castro?
So with Hughes, Kennedy and Mussina all sucking, is Joba gonna make 4 starts a week?
"I want him as a starter and so does everyone else, including him, and that is what we are working toward and we need him there now," Steinbrenner told the New York Times. "There is no question about it, you don't have a guy with a 100-mile-per-hour fastball and keep him as a setup guy. You just don't do that. You have to be an idiot to do that."
Jere, I heard of those but have never seen them. Are they real or just legend? Have you seen them?
Season 7, eh?I have 1-6.
Are all our young pitcher Escape Artists?
Is it just me, or is Blogger being very slow?"I want him as a starter and so does everyone else, including him, and that is what we are working toward and we need him there now," Steinbrenner told the New York Times. "There is no question about it, you don't have a guy with a 100-mile-per-hour fastball and keep him as a setup guy. You just don't do that. You have to be an idiot to do that."
I'm glad those scenes got cut because, even from just a sit-com perspective, like, if you didn't know George from real life, you don't show the face of a character who had been hidden. It would be like if Vera just walked into Cheers one day.
Mitt Romney is throwing back a Fenway Frank.
Daniel, yes, I thnk you are the only one. Fidel, good. Steinbrenner, bad. It's pretty easy to remember.
It would be like if Vera just walked into Cheers one day.Or Wilson from Home Improvement. He just shows up one day.
YouTube link to Steinbrenner scenes:YouTube
Fidel and SiaS? No.Fidel and Mike Watt? Yes.
It's sponsership ass-kissing day today on Red Sox radio.
Yes, blogger slow.L: Yes, I did see one scene. Gotta figure they're on YouTube if that aol story had them embedded. In fact, I think all the seasons are out now, so if you get 7, you'll have them.Don't get the Castro comment. Big Stein never got health care for an entire nation. And doesn't have a cool beard and hat.
Or Maris from Frasier... and all the other gimmick non-characters like that.Jake, thanks for the link!
Nicknames for Lowrie... maybe something jedi related, like "mind trick"?
Mike Watt, ha.Also, Castro loves baseball, Steinbrenner prefers to shit all over it.
Allan just thought of an early use of that gimmick. Do you rememer Pickles from Dick Van Dyke? Morey Amsterdam's absent wife. That's the predecessor absent wife, I think.
I know better than to talk politics here, but think about it: legendary iron-fisted ruler, aging and infirm, leaving the job up to younger members of his family who are supposedly ruling "in his name," and drawing a full measure of scorn from all ... um ... competitors?It's not that far off ..
I just keep thinking Jed "Charlie" Lau-rie. But nobody knows who Charlie Lau is. And it's not funny.
Big Stein never got health care for an entire nation.In fact, he axed the dental benefits of his office employees to save $.
Big Stein never got health care for an entire nation.Nice, Jere. And baseball, as you said. I like Jedi for Lowrie.
O'Brien said Remy has a bad back.
Gabbard seemed to have better control when he was in a Red Sox uniform. Perhaps.
I never saw the Penis Van Lesbian show.
Good afternoon one and all, from a deskbound Lord.....Gameday live for me, as the blighters won't let me watch MLB TV on a government office computer screen!
yay lugo!rats -- now it's cash....so anyone know if macha smokes pot? any giggles today or is this a serious broadcast?
I don't know about Macha .. I'm out at a coffeeshop with the closed captions on, so I don't know who said what. Also, a little while ago the titles were talking about the first "inninging," so they're not entirely reliable.
So Daniel, if you know better than to talk politics here, then maybe don't.
That's too bad, Lord. Her Majesty's MLB.TV doesn't have such a good ring to it, I guess.Kind of a slow, lazy game. Red Sox trying to score here with men on second and third. But Cash is batting. He always looks like a kid, doesn't he? Even with the little soul patch.
So I guess a blighter is a "persecutor," so you must mean your boss?Joe T. I'm predicting big things. A game-winning homer soon. But I'll take a two-run single .
Meh.Thurston with the bases loaded. K.
Bah!The Curse of the #3 continues.
Joe looking a Little Pokey on that swing. Not Well. s.
Sure picked a great day to let a .000 hitter up with bases loaded....
You never saw DVD? I'm surprised you never caught it on Nick At Nite or something. I watched it growing up (re-runs even then), then later with Allan in mega-re-runs. Very, very funny show. Carl Reiner did the same thing Big Stein does in Seinfeld. He was the boss, but you never saw him, only heard his voice. Another antecedent.LOBotomy!
Murphy and Gabbard for Gagne has a chance to be Theo's Slocumb for Lowe and Varitek...but in reverse.
No. The blighters are our IT police. My boss is on leave.....I can monitor the Sox score and the various arms shipments we deal in at the same time!!!
Never saw DVD, not even on DVD. I definitely saw that it was on, on Nick at Nite and stuff, but just never gave it a try.Wait, didn't Get Smart have like a boss guy he talked to but that we never saw?
nesn says sox 64-48 all-time on patriots day.that's 112 games -- but the sox have not existed for 112 years.either there have been more than one patriots day per year or that info is wrong.
At least Gabbard caught up to Buchholz in number of pitches (45 for Gabbard, 42 for Buchholz after two).I gotta teach class!
So Daniel, if you know better than to talk politics here, then maybe don't.Wow, harsh. I didn't mean to be expressing any political opinion about anyone (Castro or Steinbrenner), just that I was amused by the similarities in their recent histories. In my book, that doesn't rate as "talking politics."
Get Smart, the boss was Chief, you saw him all the time. Maybe another show?
Why do I have Happy Thurston in my head....I entered it into Google and came up with a silent movie character in Brown of Harvard played by a bloke who got killed in a train accident in the Belgian Congo...My brain should cease working.
"Down by way of the K"Drink!
They've only played on Pats Day --- well, Don actually now just said it-since 1959.
PS we are not drinking yet today
Hank also sent a message out to Mike Mussina: "Maybe he should learn to pitch like Jamie Moyer."
Consecutive home games since 1959, but Patriots Day games on the road, too.
I only have vague memories of Get Smart.... but now I really wanna come up with a list of unseen characters.
that's 112 games -- but the sox have not existed for 112 years.Double-headers maybe?
If Bradley had homered, I'd have been really pissed at that fan...
Sorry Daniel, just responding to your own comment re "I should know better".
HAHAHfoulball celebrating idiot drops it into the lower seats, then begs for it back.crowd roars and bradley calls time!no wait -- it's carl everett!!!
Double-headers, good idea. They had them, long ago, especially on holidays.
LMAO!!! A guy on the upper deck made a great catch on a foul ball... Stood there, both arms in the air, one with the ball, celebrating. Crowd gave him a nice cheer.Then, the crowd cheered again, startling Milton Bradley - The fan dropped the ball to the deck below. And fortunately, NESN showed the replay.That's what you get for excessive celebration. Pocket the ball, then celebrate.
what the hell is this? A phone interview??
That fan dropping the ball was hilarious. He'll be telling that story forever.
Why don't the MFY just go get Moyer?DH --- they played two games (against the Yanks) on Marathon Day in 1918. 10 AM and 2 PM.
He'll be telling that story forever.And it's a much more interesting story than "I caught a foul ball," so in a way, he's better off.
Hey, this "hockey" has something going for it: The players just say whatever the hell they want instead of speaking in stupid cliches.
It must be double-headers. I miss those. The real kind, not the "separate admission" pseudo-DHs.
OMG!11!!!1KASON GABBARD IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!!!
.what the hell is this? A phone interview??I thought that was weird, too.But, to the Bruins credit, the fans really have caught on with the Bruins since they've made it to Game 7.
DH --- they played two games (against the Yanks) on Marathon Day in 1918. 10 AM and 2 PM.Oh yeah .. buy a book to find out if they won!
And it's a much more interesting story than "I caught a foul ball," so in a way, he's better off.It's like our story about missing a no-hitter. Although I would rather have seen it than have the story any day.
gabbard leaving after warmups
Bruins guy says he was a Tigers fan, but now that they've fallen off the rails (???), he's following the defending champs. Now that's a real fan. Presumably he wants Bruins fans to be a bit more loyal.
And Gabbo finishes with a no-hitter.The Rangers' staff is pitching a COMBINED NO-HITTER.
Gabbard's not throwing a no-hitter anymore.He's not throwing at all.
Bruins guy says he was a Tigers fan, but now that they've fallen off the rails (???), he's following the defending champs. Now that's a real fan. Presumably he wants Bruins fans to be a bit more loyal.He also said he went to Game 7 of the Divisional series.
OMG!!1!!!!1KASON GABBARD AND DUSTIN NIPPERT ARE PITCHING A NO-HITTER!!!
I like to see opposing teams go to the bullpen in early innings. When it happens in the last game of a series, though, I feel a bit cheated.
That's my boy!
GDGD says Lyndon made an out on a 2-0 pitch.Not quite.
Jacoby Ellsbury: Navajo God of Walks
Why do they even bother to throw??
Well here's one reason why I'm rooting for the Bruins tonight:That day after they went down 3-1, my favorite "worst radio station of all time" and yours, WEEI, had an opening to a show which consisted of mocking the Bruins repeatedly, proclaiming their season done, complete with fan comments joking about how shitty the team is, etc.At that moment, I was like, I hope this team wins this series and stuffs it in their faces, and all the people who called in mocking them are banned from ever getting tickets again aren't allowed to celebrate when they win.I mean, come on, how many times does the town of Boston have to see one of their teams make a miraculous comeback before people start to believe that teams shouldn't be counted out til it's really over?
The Thief of Navajo
Dustin > Dustin
i expect he'll get caught stealing when he starts declining in his mid-30s.HIT!!!
Papi and Manny doing that Ichiro-style bat hold-out thing nowadays.
Jere, that's as good a reason as any.I wanted the Habs to win (only vaguely, it's not like I'm a fan in any sense), but after this comeback, I want to see the Bruins do it. It's a Boston tradition!
more of a thome bat point, no?
thome, that's what i thought
Yeah, it's not exactly like Ichiro, but I used him so people would know what I meant. Pre-pitch, bat held out in front. Yeah, it's a lot more Thome-y.
oh shit, that was crazy
i want to see how allan scores that one
Macca describing that play may take the rest of the broadcast to complete.
Jacoby's first base-running blunder.It was a good idea for him to try for home when they had Pedroia in the run-down, I think. But he stopped again. Maybe he could have made it. Maybe not. Either way, someone was going to be tagged out unless Ellsbury scored.
Nipper. (fifth pic down. also a pic of Jacoby as a Paw-sock in that post.)Nipper.
Gameday also has 8-2-4-2.
either he was going and stopped or he was faking, but got too far down the line.
Hey all. Been studiously working, but heard that weird base non-running on the TV behind my head. stopped in to get the sense of the thread.
8-2-4-2, that's it? Less exciting than I hoped. Could've sworn there were more throws.
I'd like to see Buchholz land a bit more softly after his delivery in the future. He has a crash landing all the time, and I think it could come back to bite him sometime.
Another fantastic catch by Thurston at the wall!
It's funny how yesterday, Remy made fun of Don for not having a suit ready a day in advance like Remy does. And then Remy himself doesn't show the next day. So now does he prep tomorrow's suit today, or just move today's to tomorrow?Yeah, Joe!
August 4-6 2001, the last time the Red Sox swept a four-game series against Texas.
I prefer the 2nd Nipper. :)You should see if you can find a a YouTube of an TV ad from the 80s, with a real live Nipper and a tiny puppy named Chipper. Beyond adorable.To dog people, anyway.
That Aug. 4-6 series had a doubleheader in it.
Great catch by Mr. Howell!
58-39 on Patriots day, according to O'Brien.
I keep calling him Mr Howell (to myself) too.
I thought it was funny that Thurston went up to the big club, and Natale went up to Pawtucket at the same time, as the wife of Thurston Howell, III, was played by Natalie Schafer.
All the tv talk earlier inspired me.
I think Ken Macha has discovered the pot. I think they keep it in the booth.
This ironing story is amusing.
I'm not so big on the old TV .. my thoughts go to Thurston Moore
The perfect bunt....ha
Lowrie pops up a bunt, but it lands past the pitcher, just short of the shortstop, and Lowrie gets a base hit!
Yup, Macha found the weed.Nice bunt!
It was like a swinging bunt.
That ball had eyes, and we have a run!
Hey gang! Finally I am home and with a working laptop for the game thread! (I have been lurking a lot via not-so-smart phone, but it won't let me post from there.)And what an excellent time to join the thread!
More runs please.
WOW -- no NESN sound effects on the run. i know they got many complaints.
The ironing story is delicious. Now we've heard both Remy and Mach-.0001 talk about the pants...And finally we break through with the seeing eye-est of rallies.
Thurston Moore is good too, but less well known, more serious. I think more people know Thurston J Howell III. Is it J? Or am I confusing it with Homer J Simpson?
The Bullpen Band is back at it. They've moved past water bottles and... what are they using?
Hey Sarah! Welcome back!
Thank God. My Head of Group has gone.... Hence silence.Therefore I can't have a go at Flo...I can't cock a snook at YoukBut can go wowie at Lowrie, and coolio with Julio!I'll get my coat....
In for a bit and then off to work... :( But where is Manny??
Al Haig - nice, Don.
macha calls remy "the president of ... things"
2-0!!!! Thanks for that, Rangers.
Lugo was leaning a bit too far, but that leads to a run! Interesting.
I think the silence might be getting to you there, Lord...
Maybe the run sound is Remy's phone after all...
Amy: Manny was scheduled to have the day off, so Tito went ahead with it, even tho Manny didn't play yesterday.And hi. :)
And where is Remy?
Thurston MooreAnd the rookies have given Boston a Sonic Youth movement!
Nice sac fly there, ha
Lord Lynch in rare form.
These captions on the TV are consistently spelling Lowrie "Laurie." I just figured out what they meant.
Hi and thanks, Laura! Wish I could stay and watch....
Thanks Laura! I've missed you guys - also I keep having to explain why I call Ellsbury 'Lyndon' to everyone with whom I watch baseball.
... so maybe Jed Lowrie is "Dr. House"?
You cannot catch him. You cannot even try.
Hey, Sarah is here! Hi, Sarah!
I shall be bidding you all a fond farewell in ten minutes, for the commute through London's fair south eastern suburbs. Through Greenwich and Lewisham, the Green that is Hither to the Park of the Grove.....Another run scoring would mean my parting would be such sweet sorrow...
I can't cock a snook at YoukWhen you do, maybe he'll hit a dong.
Or the Prince Regent.
L: My dad called him "Thurston B Howell" yesterday. I think you all are thinking of other things, because they always just called him Thurston Howell, III.I'm fine with the Thurston Moore nickname. (Bethel, Connecticut's own Thurston Moore, by the way....) Or we could call him 100% or something. Or Kool Thing!
Who will be 201 today?
Hi, Lord. Guess these early morning games work out for there across the pond.
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