May 31, 2008

G58: Red Sox 6, Orioles 3

Red Sox - 002 001 210 - 6  9  0
Orioles - 020 010 000 - 3 9 2
Manny Ramirez hit his 500th career home run -- a bomb to right-center off Chad Bradford -- in the seventh inning.

David Ortiz left the game during his ninth inning at-bat after injuring his left hand during a swing. Sean Casey finished the at-bat. In comments, ish reports: "sprained wrist. day to day. X-Rays negative."

***

Jon Lester (3.55, 121 ERA+) / Garrett Olson (4.09, 102 ERA+)

Fairly Useless Info: Lugo is 4-for-8 against Olson. ... Adam Jones is 4-for-5 against Lester. ... In the last six games, Red Sox pitchers have a 2.47 ERA, with opponents hitting .229/.279/.318. ... The Red Sox are 20-2 in games where they lead after four innings.
6 PM: White Sox at Rays
7 PM: Yankees at Twins
Tampa Bay's magic number for clinching the East is 106.

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redsock said...

Padres 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff's Friday night was not so good.

L-girl said...

Amy, did you go back to last night's thread and get the Gumball explanation?

For anyone who is interested, I would like to correct a geographical error: Toronto is not right near Detroit. The Canadian city opposite Detroit is Windsor.

Toronto is not far from Buffalo, NY and is across Lake Ontario from Rochester, NY.

Wouldn't want anyone to get lost.

Joe Grav said...

I'm watching the game now for the first time, and even though I know what happens, I still am angered by how long it took to get Papelbon in there.

Joe Grav said...

from the UN gift shop
http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v283/204/44/1618376/n1618376_34827294_9187.jpg

L-girl said...

Joe, any chance of linkifying that?

Joe Grav said...

lets see
from the UN gift centre

L-girl said...

thanks :)

Joe Grav said...

Austrian gifts
Kenyan gifts
the official NBA store with a lego KG
squirrel in central park
central park
FAO Schwarz
NHL store

redsock said...

Rainy Baltimore Oatmeal:

Ellsbury, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Lowell, 3B
Youkilis, 1B
Varitek, C
Crisp, CF
Lugo, SS

Roberts, 2B
Markakis, RF
Mora, 3B
Millar, 1B
Huff, DH
Hernandez, C
Payton, LF
Jones, CF
Cintron, SS

Joe Grav said...

rainy? how rainy?

Joe Grav said...

Looks like the heavy stuff is moving out, but some rain is lingering all night. I'd say it's not looking good.

redsock said...

Cafardo says "on and off".

A SoSHer posted this at 1:38 PM:

"A tornado watch is in effect until 5 PM for the metropolitan areas of Washington DC and Baltimore ... The remnants of the thunderstorm complex will move across metropolitan areas of Baltimore and Washington DC before noon ... Additional severe storms are expected to develop ahead of the cold front later this afternoon and affect the area through 5 PM. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing wind gusts of 60 mph or greater and large hail. Tornadoes are also possible especially along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor."

*********

When I hear newer info, I will post.

redsock said...

Oop. Also in that SOSH post:
"Tonight: Occasional showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 PM. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.
Low around 68. West wind between 9 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms."

Joe: You watching the game at a Red Sox bar?

Joe Grav said...

Nope. Got home this afternoon - it was a short trip.

redsock said...

I am not totally against a rainout. Turns out the overnight person who comes in at 8 PM is not coming in, so after 8 PM, it is only me in here. The likelihood of not being bothered during the game is slim.

Playing tomorrow afternoon -- when I have two co-workers -- and making tonight's game up later in the year would be fine too.

Might help the Sox rotation issues too.

Joe Grav said...

I don't think doubleheaders help the pitching situation, but moving the game back to later in the year would

L-girl said...

Joe, how was NYC???

L-girl said...

I mean, besides those pics.

redsock said...

Globe Notes:
June 5 game with Tampa (next Thursday) is now at 6 PM and not 7 PM.
Clay Buchholz off DL and optioned to Pawtucket.

Joe Grav said...

T'was good. We did about as much touristy stuff as is humanly possible to do in just one day. Off the top of my head, stops included:

-Grand Central Station
-The UN (did a tour)
-some Italian restaurant (I think Michael's Cafe) near the UN that served a mean pepperoni-and-sausage pizza
-Paley Center (Museum of TV & Radio), saw a reel of iconic commercials from the 50s and 60s, an episode of All in the Family, and a documentary about major breaking news events narrated by Walter Cronkite
-Strolled through Central Park - saw the zoo, but it was closed
-A few fancy stores on 5th avenue (until I got nauseous)
-The official NHL + NBA stores
-FAO Schwartz
-NBC studios
-Times sq. including the M&Ms store... yum...
-went into the ESPN Zone, found out that they were doing a $10 per person per hour minimum, so bailed
-dinner at Planet Hollywood

It was a fun time overall, although Amanda really gets uncomfortable with huge crowds bumping into her (a little bit of claustrophobia I think) so Friday Night at Times Sq. became a bit of an ordeal.

My feet hurt from all the walking - that's the way I like it, though. :)

L-girl said...

It's a great walking city, tired feet means you did it right. :)

I'm glad you went to Grand Central (that's Terminal, not Station) amid all that other tourist-corporate stuff. It's one of the world's great public spaces.

Glad you had fun.

Maybe next time you can save Amanda some claustrophobia and get out of midtown altogether. Go downtown or the Upper West Side.

L-girl said...

Dear Red Sox and Orioles,

I leave work at 10. Please be finished playing by then.

Signed,

Stuck At Work With MLB Audio

Joe Grav said...

Yeah, we're definitely going to mix it up next time, but since it was our first time in NYC as adults it was good to do all the touristy stuff.

Grand Central Terminal... my bad. :)

It really is beautiful, I loved it. I love transportation hubs - airports, train stations, etc. - they get me all excited and thinking about all the places I want to visit.

Joe Grav said...

L, you better hope the game starts at 7

L-girl said...

Yeah, we're definitely going to mix it up next time, but since it was our first time in NYC as adults it was good to do all the touristy stuff.

I wouldn't want it any other way. :)

I always do that my first time in a city. Later visits are more for exploring. I would have chosen different tourist stuff, but I'm not you!

Grand Central Terminal... my bad. :)

You're in good company there. I'm an irritating New Yorker with that constant correction.

It really is beautiful, I loved it. I love transportation hubs - airports, train stations, etc. - they get me all excited and thinking about all the places I want to visit.

ME TOO!!!

Plus it's just such a beautiful building.

L-girl said...

L, you better hope the game starts at 7

Or maybe there'll be a long rain delay right as I'm on my way home?

redsock said...

I have not seen hide nor hair of anyone today. They better not swing by with work in the next 2 minutes.

Joe Grav said...

CWS 00
TBR 00

redsock said...

i would like jon lester to pitch many innings.

L-girl said...

Ask him nicely and maybe he will.

Joe Grav said...

habemus baseballum

redsock said...

work ---- unbelievable.
it's not much, but shit.

nick said...

wow. nice timing on that work. bummer!

L-girl said...

what timing. seems like it never fails.

L-girl said...

You cannot catch him! Even if he's only *thinking* about running, you cannot catch him!!

Joe Grav said...

can't be stopped

L-girl said...

there he goes again!

redsock said...

no way in hell he swung at that.

nick said...

jere's at this game, right?

L-girl said...

last night the baltimore station was showing the most SB by a red sox player in a season - and comparing that to lbj.

they neglected to mention that those were total seasons. lbj's third on the list and it's not even june.

Joe Grav said...

DAMNIT. I was sort of half paying attention reading something , and Manny gave it a jolt, and... damn.

L-girl said...

i think jere is there for the whole series, but i'm not positive. maybe his blog says.

redsock said...

jere - pretty sure he is.

L-girl said...

damn, radio totally truped me.

redsock said...

espn sez he k'd looking? not sure that was a strike either.

nixon33 said...

i'd rather see manny hit it at fenway

nick said...

I was debating on whether to be selfish or not. I've got to go out in a few minutes to do a DJ gig tonight. I was hoping manny wouldn't hit 500 tonight. however....jere is there. I hope he rips 500. 501. and 502. and LBJ breaks remy's record.

redsock said...

they neglected to mention that those were total seasons. lbj's third on the list and it's not even june.

i do not understand (/thorne)

L-girl said...

No matter what you hope, you have no control over it. So you might as well hope what you want.

L-girl said...

they neglected to mention that those were total seasons. lbj's third on the list and it's not even june.

i do not understand (/thorne)


And he's only a few SBs away from breaking the team record.

nick said...

what?! no control? crap. I am merely floating in the void, in a soupy substance of lack.

Nonetheless, my hoping stands.

Joe Grav said...

I thought fans watching at home could will positive results by the power of positive energy? ;-)

L-girl said...

what?! no control? crap. I am merely floating in the void, in a soupy substance of lack.

you and the rest of us

Nonetheless, my hoping stands.

as well it should. it's all you got.

L-girl said...

I thought fans watching at home could will positive results by the power of positive energy? ;-)

You'll have to ask Amy about that. I'm a hardcore atheist. I don't believe in fairy dust. :)

Joe Grav said...

I don't believe in a supreme being, but I DO believe in fairydust. It's one of those Cafeteria Catholic things.

redsock said...

i thought fans watching at home could will positive results by the power of positive energy? ;-)

fat billy is still alive and has a home and more than $2 to his name .. so i guess not.

nice work, sid! keep it going.

L-girl said...

It's one of those Cafeteria Catholic things.

That's the only way most people can choke down religion - in the Convenient For Me Cafeteria.

L-girl said...

fat billy is still alive and has a home and more than $2 to his name .. so i guess not.

that isn't positive energy you're working on.

L-girl said...

hey, tek gets a hit!

L-girl said...

do not adjust your set, etc. etc.

Joe Grav said...


That's the only way most people can choke down religion - in the Convenient For Me Cafeteria.


Read "The Transformation of American Religion" by Alan Wolfe (one of my professors!).

Joe Grav said...

the massive red sox fan presence never gets old

redsock said...

what's more positive than clemens homeless and broke?

L-girl said...

Pretty sure Wolfe used to teach at Penn. I think that's where he did his PhD.

Joe Grav said...

He's a really nice guy and his seminar was amazing. He is quite confrontational when speaking in public and in his books, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

nick said...

Alright. I'm outta here.

Use your wills to ... well feel like you're doing something.

have fun!

L-girl said...

That's cool.

I just did a quick Google, and I see that he did teach at Penn. I used to read him in the New Republic and such. You can tell by this title that I wouldn't see eye to eye with him.

"Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What it Needs to Do to Recover It"

L-girl said...

Bye Nick - have fun!

Joe Grav said...

haha yes, I just finished that book last week and I thought that you would dislike it.

I wasn't a big fan of it either, not because I oppose American greatness, but because I oppose a lot of the ways he thinks a nation goes about being 'great.'

Lots of excellent attacks against Bushco, which never get old

L-girl said...

because I oppose a lot of the ways he thinks a nation goes about being 'great.'

Yes, that would be my issue, too. If the US wants to start being great, I'll be all for it.

Lots of excellent attacks against Bushco, which never get old

Indeed.

Joe Grav said...

K

Joe Grav said...

He does call for universal health care, reformed social security, and a 'progressive' form of environmentalism, but he's also a big fan of global policing.

Joe Grav said...

fuck. lame way to give up a run.

L-girl said...

So he's half right.

redsock said...

Lots of excellent attacks against Bushco

i.e., stating facts

L-girl said...

Shit, I read Joe's last comment, I was like, what run, who...? Pitch hadn't even been thrown yet where I am.

L-girl said...

I always forget to refresh less frequently when I'm at work.

Joe Grav said...

Which is better than being not right at all :).

He's a good writer, too, although reading him for too long will give you a headache -- tons of citations, historical references, etc.

Plus he usually makes up a few terms in the preface or chapter 1 and continues using them throughout the book, and it can get confusing keeping them all straight.

Joe Grav said...

well, that's a more traditional way to give up a run.

Joe Grav said...

i.e., stating facts

Right. That's one of my other favorite things about Wolfe (and others), 'no, seriously, you can't call me biased, it's a freakin' fact.'

L-girl said...

stating facts, yes.

damn, 2-0!

L-girl said...

i'm in the middle of "holding the bully's coat" by canadian columnist/historian linda mcquaig- a critique of canada's policies in relation to the us.

Joe Grav said...

NICE.

Joe Grav said...

I'm currently reading "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" which was really big a few years ago, but I never got around to reading it.

I interrupted my reading of that with a second reading of "Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly," which is great for comic relief.

L-girl said...

one weekend i had an audio broadcast w/o commercials. it was so wonderful.

haven't seen it since.

L-girl said...

David K Shipler! That's an excellent book. I've read it too.

L-girl said...

doesn't matter when books come out. read them when you read them.

L-girl said...

I see that book is an international organization!

Joe Grav said...

It's a hilarious international organization. Those guys are great. They were laughing at FOX News before it became fashionable to do so

L-girl said...

a fuck yeah dong! thanks dusty!!

Joe Grav said...

dong!

L-girl said...

ok papi, your turn

Joe Grav said...

that was fast

L-girl said...

did i call that or did i call that?????

Joe Grav said...

you called it

L-girl said...

i swear i typed that before he was even in the batter's box. delay here.

L-girl said...

ok. thanks. :)

had to get some credit there.

Joe Grav said...

it was all you, willing it over the fence

L-girl said...

yes, with my fairydust

poor allan has work and his computer crashed.

Joe Grav said...

WTF manny/lugo

L-girl said...

what happened there?

Joe Grav said...

Looks like they just got crossed up.

Joe Grav said...

"Red Sox move Thu. game from 7:05 to 6:05 to allow fans to enjoy the NBA finals"

Classy move. Goes to show why the Red Sox have such an incredible organization.

L-girl said...

early game - i like that.

Joe Grav said...

Me too!

Joe Grav said...

Another error for Millahh

phil said...

Will the FKRs ever lose again?

Joe Grav said...

no

Joe Grav said...

Manny! ?#$!@#@#$

Joe Grav said...

Shoulda caught that one. He backed off at the end.

phil said...

Twins tie it at 3-3.

L-girl said...

i'm still here in case anyone is wondering.

redsock said...

i am back watching now.

phil said...

No one could have foreseen that he'd steal.

Joe Grav said...

come on dusty mcdust

Joe Grav said...

ah, that looked pretty good for a second. dayum

L-girl said...

No one could have foreseen that he'd steal.

:>)

Joe Grav said...

HAHAHA SAFE AGAIN

redsock said...

6 PM game -- knock off the FRs and we can still sit out in the daylight!

Joe Grav said...

Bad play there. Throw was a bit off line, and Mora was way off te bag

redsock said...

bury remy's record! bury it!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

he's out of control

Joe Grav said...

Big cut 'n a miss

Joe Grav said...

bah.

L-girl said...

6 PM game -- knock off the FRs and we can still sit out in the daylight!

sounds good to me! i want games to start at 5. we can eat dinner and watch, then sit outside all evening.

Joe Grav said...

move west. ;)

redsock said...

CBS:
Red Sox 3rd
Ramirez grounded out to left.

***

WTF? Did the LF throw him out at first?

phil said...

Crap.

Joe Grav said...

He lined out to deep left.

redsock said...

aardsma up

L-girl said...

anyone listening on the radio? dave o'b is quoting (badly - but still) millar's "don't let us win tonight".

that is just the coolest thing to hear.

dave o'b also noting that jeter said something similar, about not liking how the pitching lines up, not counting the sox out.

redsock said...

millar's "don't let us win tonight".

every schoolkid in new england should have that memorized.

redsock said...

lester .....

pc: 9-22-22 20-26?so far

L-girl said...

yes, i was unimpressed with dave stumbling over it. but it was still great, because it made me think of... everything. :)

redsock said...

hernandez SASAHE!

redsock said...

it has to be one of top 3 red sox quotes of all-time. could it be #1?

L-girl said...

what are some of the others?

i'm partial to "you make your own destination", but i'm not sure that's one of the all-timers.

redsock said...

"Don't let us win tonight. This is a big game. They've got to win because if we win, we've got Pedro coming back today and then Schilling will pitch Game 6 and then you can take that fraud stuff and put it to bed. Don't let the Sox win this game."

Just cutting and pasting gives me goosebumps!

L-girl said...

Imagine being on the brink of elimination, and he says they've got to win.

Everyone was talking about how loose the team was, how relaxed.

Unlike all the fans!!!

redsock said...

And that is why Kevin Millar should never be booed by any Red Sox fan ever.

Foulke is firmly in that never-boo category, too.

nixon33 said...

remys been reading the blog! just called trembley schatner!

redsock said...

past a diving jeter!

L-girl said...

BALK!

no one should ever, ever boo any of the 25. and i mean that. that includes ALL of them. even you-know-who.

redsock said...

be tangible, capt.

tangible.

L-girl said...

Nix, they often mention that he looks like Shatner.

redsock said...

who you-know-who?

phil said...

Tangibility delivered.

L-girl said...

damon

nixon33 said...

I've never heard remy mention it...

redsock said...

that's it!!!

L-girl said...

tek again??? wow!

phil said...

The one roaming LF for the MFYs? That one?

Patrick said...

another tie game. Ya'll up for 13 innings?

L-girl said...

i've heard them laughing about it. in between bong hits.

redsock said...

oh yeah - i was trying to think of everyone -- blanked him right out! heh.

L-girl said...

i've heard them laughing about it. in between bong hits.

Patrick said...

Every at bat is a chance for redemption for Lugo.

redsock said...

13?

pfft. if we're having extras, i want EXTRAS!

Patrick said...

...three score sheet? four?!?!

L-girl said...

let's just clobber them in 9

redsock said...

a bunt does not equal redemption.

Patrick said...

oooh, cobbler

nixon33 said...

FUCKING LUGO.

L-girl said...

peach cobbler! with those peaches from oregon!

oregon, where lbj is from!

it's all coming together...

L-girl said...

lugo

sigh

redsock said...

actually, i have missed a few innings and i am at work. so we should win 5-3 in 9.

i'll ask for the 27+ innings marathon when i am watching at home.

redsock said...

everybody threw a lot of pitches last night

jeemer - 24
mdc - 27
hansen - 22
timlin - 21

then
lopez - 9
bot - 10

can aaaaaaaaaardsma go 2-3?

redsock said...

the weary pen is another reason to not want extras.

Patrick said...

I like the Tampa Bay pitching line. They had a pitcher for each out in the ninth...

Patrick said...

Jacoby has the league lead in steals...

I wonder if Ichiro will catch him.

nixon33 said...

fucking molina puts the yanks ahead, 4-3.

Patrick said...

Is it just me looking through oriole goggles, or is our bullpen doing pretty ok?

nixon33 said...

6-3 yanks, motherfuckers

phil said...

Nice wheels.

nixon33 said...

STEAL HOME!

redsock said...

he's a fucking blur going by second base!

Patrick said...

O my gosh. That man is invincible!

L-girl said...

THAT'S MY BOY!!!

L-girl said...

Dave O'B used the word "blur". That was one of our possible nicknames for him.

GOD I LOVE THAT KID

redsock said...

unlikely to steal any bases this inning - boo.

phil said...

If Moises Alou can do it, why can't he?

Patrick said...

unlikely to steal any bases this inning

that was my first thought when he got the triple.

L-girl said...

doesn't look like this game will be over before i leave work.

phil said...

Why doesn't Tito pinch run Papelbon for Ellsbury here? 3-3's a save situation. What's he saving him for?

Joe Grav said...

come on papi

redsock said...

flo v jamie walker = dy-no-mite!

L-girl said...

Why doesn't Tito pinch run Papelbon for Ellsbury here? 3-3's a save situation. What's he saving him for?

LOL

I don't understand it, but it's funny.

Joe Grav said...

Rays won, I assume?

SAC FLY

Joe Grav said...

oh no...

SAFE

phil said...

Yay.

L-girl said...

i called his first dong, i could try it again...?

ok papi, your turn!

L-girl said...

oh great, everyone already knew. i'm 5 minutes behind.

Joe Grav said...

Brad Chadford! Bring it on!

Patrick said...

Scott Kazmir is an animal.

Joe Grav said...

EASY

redsock said...

AND THAT HAPPENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

MANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

YAHOOOO!!!!!

Patrick said...

That man puts the D in dong.

L-girl said...

i'm so glad i didn't refresh earlier :)

YAY MBM #500!!!!!

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