July 23, 2008

G103: Red Sox 6, Mariners 3 (12)

Red Sox  - 002 001 000 003 - 6 11  0
Mariners - 000 102 000 000 - 3 11 2
Sweep! The bullpen was the story today.

Justin Masterson -- After Buchholz allowed a game-tying home run to Jose Vidro in the sixth, he walked Adrian Beltre on four pitches and allowed a single to Jeremy Reed. Masterson, who had begun warming when Boston had a 3-1 lead, came in (so much for Terry Francona's wish for a 10-run lead for Masterson's first relief appearance). The bald rookie was up to the high-leverage task, however, needing only seven pitches to whiff both Kenji Johjima and Bryan LaHair. He then set down the Mariners in order in the seventh (L9, 4-3, L7) and eighth (3-1, K, 5-3).

Hideki Okajima -- Got two quick outs to start the ninth -- the second one on a stupendous running catch in short left-center by Jacoby Ellsbury (who had ended the seventh with a over-the-head grab after sprinting to the warning track in left). Then Jeemer walked pinch-hitter Miguel Cairo on four pitches. Out came Tito.

Manny Delcarmen -- With the winning run on first, MDC fell behind Willie Bloomquist 2-0, got two fouls, and then a grounder to second. On to the 10th. MDC retired Ichiro Suzuki on a fly to short center and fanned Jose Lopez and Raul Ibanez.

Jonathan Papelbon -- Opened the 11th by being unable to field Vidro's chopper down the first base line. It probably should have been an error on Bot, but Vidro got credit for a hit. Beltre, swinging for a heroic dong, struck out on four pitches. Yuniesky Betancourt singled to right-center, and Vidro (who had been off with the pitch) raced to third. But Johjima grounded a 1-2 pitch to third and Lowell started a routine 5-4-3 double play.

(In the top of the 12th, the Red Sox scored three times. Ellsbury singled to right and took second on Dustin Pedroia's grounder to second. Drew was intentionally walked. Kevin Youkilis's fly ball to deep center glanced off Bloomquist's glove for an error, loading the bases. Mike Lowell singled to left, scoring two runs. After a pitching change, Sean Casey singled in the third run of the inning.)

Craig Hansen -- With one out, Bloomquist's chopper hit off Hansen's glove for a single. Ichiro flew out to center, but Lopez singled and Hansen began nibbling, walking Ibanez to load the bases. After John Farrell came out and told him to get his head out of his ass, Hansen fell behind Vidro 3-0 (grrrrrr) -- putting Boston one errant pitch away from what would have been a highly annoying loss -- then got a called strike before getting a routine, game-ending ground ball to Pedroia.

Buchholz pitched well for five innings, allowing only four hits (one of them a solo home run from Ibanez) and striking out six. He also picked Ichiro off first base in the first inning. HH finished with a 5.1-7-3-2-7, 98 line.

Also: Rays 4, Athletics 3 and Yankees 5, Twins 1.

***

Clay Buchholz (5.88, 74 ERA+) / Felix Hernandez (2.95, 135 ERA+)

Afternoon baseball at Psycho Field!

After needing 37 pitches to get through the first inning in his last start, Buchholz will alter his pre-game routine, so that, as the Herald puts it, "his first inning feels more like his second or third". HH:
When I get maybe three-quarters of the way through, [I'll] sit down for a little bit in the bullpen and then when I get up, finish the rest of it. They'll try to manipulate me sitting down and getting back up for the first time and see how that works, and maybe we can break that first-inning barrier that's there right now.
Batters are hitting .349/.431/.581 against Buchholz in the first inning this year (51 PA).

MLB.com:
[Hernandez] was sharp in his first post-All-Star start, holding the Indians to four hits and two runs over six innings, striking out nine along the way. ... Lack of run support had been a problem for Hernandez, who had to make due with an average of 3.47 runs in his first 17 starts.
Also: Athletics/Rays (0.5 GA) at 12:40 PM and Twins/Yankees (3.5 GB) at 1 PM.

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redsock said...

serious jamiesian pen management! closer in a tie in the 7th!

Amy said...

If my last name was Putz, I would change it for sure.

phil said...

Apparently they can't hope to contain Pedroia either.

s1c said...

C'mon ON FIRE keep the line moving and lets get the lead again!!!

ish said...

I've managed to go my whole life having never been to NYC.

Jere said...

"NY - I avoid it as much as I can which is like always!!!"

I find it to be endless fun. But that's just me. And I won't judge you on your opinion.

funnylaughlaugh

Jere said...

ish--literally never?

phil said...

He isn't their closer anymore, is he? Seven saves in 10 opportunities this season.

redsock said...

I've managed to go my whole life having never been to NYC.

You call that a life?

Jere said...

I think you could find some interesting stuff to photograph there...:)

Amy said...

S1C and Ish, what's with all the NY hate? I can see hating the Yankees, but the city has LOTS to offer---still the best city in the world, IMHO.

Amy said...

This storm is screwing up my cable.

redsock said...

Hmmmm, should I alert L to this theme? :>)

phil said...

Morrow has 9 in 11 SVO. I guess the Ms haven't had many SVO this year.

Amy said...

I have to go eat (yes, yes, mock me if you must) with poor Harvey, who drove through storms to get here and eat with me.

redsock said...

wow -- serious sasahe from yook.

ish said...

S1C and Ish, what's with all the NY hate? I can see hating the Yankees, but the city has LOTS to offer---still the best city in the world, IMHO.

Wasn't trashing it - just saying I've never had the occasion to have gone there.

Closest I came was the Tappan Zee Bridge. You can see the skyline down the Hudson.

Amy said...

Yeah, those guys better watch out if Laura hears that they are dissing NYC.

redsock said...

we were on the tappen zee last sunday morning!

s1c said...

No hate for NYC - I just prefer to go other places, been there done that etc. Just nothing there I have to see or do that I can't do other places.

As for greatest city, well its been a while but I rank alot of cities above NYC starting with Portland, OR.

phil said...

I haven't managed to get through this game without being in NYC.

ish said...

I don't think I'd ever drive through New York to get somewhere, though. If I'm heading to the South I'd probably go inland a bit. Scranton, Harrisburg, etc. I-81. Beautiful highway.

redsock said...

Just nothing there I have to see or do that I can't do other places.

Oh, man.

That's like saying I don't need to have sex because I get the same result from masturbating.

ish said...

Portland, OR.

My father, with his business traveling history, tells me his favorite city is San Diego. I'll definitely visit NYC but it's not on the top of the list of cities I'd want to visit first.

phil said...

There's no reason to drive through NYC unless it's a layover or stopover on a longer trip. As a destination, though....

Amy said...

Allan, that line is one of the best I have read here. I think you should send it to Bloomberg as a slogan for the city,

OK, off to dinner. SCORE RUNS AND WIN,

A Conformer said...

I like this Masterson kid.

The only bad thing: too many options for bad headline puns.

ish said...

Okay, here would be a good question to Everyone: When you go to New York, what do you do? (Not what do you think I should do. What do you do.)

s1c said...

That's like saying I don't need to have sex because I get the same result from masturbating

Hey leave my non-existent sex life out of this!!!

redsock said...

It is pretty good, isn't it?

ish said...

I might drive through NYC if it was the middle of the night and there was less traffic.

s1c said...

Ish - SD is a great city!!! Lived there back in 86-87, well, actually BH lived there while I made holes in the ocean, but a great City!!!

redsock said...

"less traffic" is relative!

ish said...

Did you guys hear what happened to the Milk Dud last night? There was a groundball to center and Melky jogged over, and while doing so, waved to the bleacher creatures when they were chanting his name. Then he booted the ball.

redsock said...

Did you guys hear what happened to the Milk Dud last night? There was a groundball to center and Melky jogged over, and while doing so, waved to the bleacher creatures when they were chanting his name. Then he booted the ball.

A clear case of "creeping Mannyism".

L-girl said...

There are certain cities in the world that are not duplicated anywhere else. That what you experience there can't be experienced elsewhere. Paris, London, Rome. And many cities I haven't gotten to yet, I'm sure.

In the US, that is New York. And maybe San Francisco.

If you don't like cities, that's one thing. Or maybe if you hate new experiences and only like to see what you already know.

Other than that, don't miss New York.

L-girl said...

I might drive through NYC if it was the middle of the night and there was less traffic.

Don't drive at all. Use your feet and the subway. That's the way to go.

redsock said...

In NYC:
I get a handful of scoring pens on West 57th Street.

ish said...

"less traffic" is relative!

When I drove to Florida with my mother two years ago, spur-of-the-moment we decided to go through Scranton and Harrisburg, down to Baltimore and down 95...

Coming back we were going to go through NJ and hit the Tappan Zee again, but by the time we hit oh, about 30 miles from Washington, the traffic was backed up, so I decided to head out west to Winchester VA and head up I-81. The only worry was the amount of time it'd take to get home, but other than that, it was an amazing ride.

It was 4:30 PM approaching Washington... got home at 5:00 the next morning.

L-girl said...

San Diego is in a beautiful spot and has great weather. Nice place. She says in between yawns.

ish said...

San Diego is in a beautiful spot and has great weather. Nice place. She says in between yawns.

Still having trouble with the west coast games? Even during the day? :P

Jere said...

I would drive through New York just to be in New York for those few minutes. (or hour)

That is a great line by Allan. But don't let Bloomberg see it. He doesn't deserve it.

phil said...

Any idea what sort of pitch count Masterson's on?

redsock said...

cow tongues for everyone!!!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

San Diego is pretty but has a reputation for being a bit vanilla. Culturally speaking, that is.

I don't know it too well.

Zenslinger said...

Have to admit I was wondering if Buccholz and Masterson ought not switch roles. But pretty nice to have Masterson come in a knock out 2.2 perfect innings in 26 pitches.

Jere said...

haha. you guys shoulda had that. make em pay Tek!

Jere said...

no payment received.

redsock said...

surprise- a tek K

L-girl said...

Ish, ha ha, good one. But no, the yawn was for the vanilla town (as Zen put it) of San Diego. I don't know the city too well either, but there doesn't seem to be much there.

Some people like cities because of that, tho. Small, manageable, nice weather.

redsock said...

fsn: "morrow is just blowing people away."

after a 86 mph changeup gets ococ.

oy.

Jere said...

Jacoby shouldn't be swinging for the fences in a slump. Nonetheless, I predict a dong.

Jere said...

Not to say that he IS swinging for the fences, just that he shouldn't be.. no dong. crap

Joe Grav said...

Ah crap, I catch a quick catnap, I wake up and it's the 9th. OK boys, time to get some run(s)

redsock said...

looks like jeemer might be coming in

Zenslinger said...

Wonder why they're throwing the best of their bullpen at us.

Could be a long game.

Who should we throw at them? Okaji?

Joe Grav said...

More J-Mast in the 9th?

redsock said...

nope - jeemer time

Jere said...

fan on field

s1c said...

L-girl, I have been to NYC many a time in my life starting back in the 70's. Time spent has been from a day to as much as a month. Nice City - been to the sights, etc. Been there, done that type of thing. Its a nice city, but I like other cities better. Hell I even like Washington D.C.!!!

I also like Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Daytona, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Tulsa (yes I even like Tulsa), Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Albuquerque, Kansas City, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and many more.

NYC is just not my favorite.

Joe Grav said...

Hmmmm, should I alert L to this theme? :>)

ABSOLUTELY NOT. ;)

L-girl said...

Some nice cities in that list, and some duds.

By the way, "the sights" are the least of what makes NYC great. Just like the Eiffel Tower is not what makes Paris great.

Joe Grav said...

I might be a little late jumping in on this discussion, but - I agree that you haven't lived until you've been there. OTOH, I can also see why some people don't like it. My GF is still not a fan (although we figured out the subway yesterday, so that helps!)

I like visiting, but I don't think I could live there.

A Conformer said...

Battle of the 'jima-s

redsock said...

WHERE THE FUCK DID HE COME FROM???????????????

L-girl said...

That's my boy! Still giving us a reason to cheer for him. :)

Jere said...

way to have coco's back

A Conformer said...

I would like to add Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Valparaiso to the great cities list.

L-girl said...

OTOH, I can also see why some people don't like it.

I can too. But I better not say why.

I like visiting, but I don't think I could live there.

That's what most people say.

Re you g/f's reaction, for many people, NYC is an acquired taste. For others, the second they set foot there, they're home. Allan was like that.

Joe Grav said...

So far, my favorite city to visit as a tourist has been Chicago. And the place I've visited where I thought I'd most like to live is Minneapolis.

redsock said...

MDC IN

one of lyndon's best ever catches, imo

Jere said...

Cairo on the all Egypt team along with Sebastian Al Mahallah al Kubra.

s1c said...

By the way, "the sights" are the least of what makes NYC great

Agreed, which is why I had the etc. and brings it back to full circle. NYC doesn't have one thing that I need that I can't get elsewhere.

L-girl said...

I would like to add Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Valparaiso to the great cities list.

I look forward to seeing them all.

I hope Barcelona is in our not-distant future, and Athens.

Joe Grav said...

How many outs? Yahoo gametracker is Failing

L-girl said...

Joe, I also love Chicago. Another great city.

Jack Marshall said...

Cheers for Farrell and Terry. Jeemer had nothing...a month ago, Tito would have let him lose the game.

Jere said...

Actually, Don Mossi would be on the all-Egypt team...

redsock said...

2 outs, guy on first, mdc v bloomquist

Zenslinger said...

I imagine visiting NYC is much different from living there. I have never lived there, but every time I visit I am pumped up with adrenaline the whole time (visiting Manhattan, that is). Then again, I have never been there on an extended visit to get used to it.

It seems like every so often we get in this NYC: The Greatest (Or Is It?) conversation. So I'll be repeating myself when I say that the only place I've been that gives a sense of the density of activity, that has the sheer weight of urban feel of Manhattan is Tokyo.

redsock said...

Cheers for Farrell and Terry. Jeemer had nothing...a month ago, Tito would have let him lose the game.

Terry IS Tito.

L-girl said...

Zen, it is adrenaline, all the time. When you live there you have to find a way around it, how to get a rest from it.

I can imagine that about Tokyo, altho I haven't been there yet. London has amazing energy too, and is also wildly multi-layered like NYC.

s1c said...

Never been to Europe so I have no comments on them. However, I did enjoy Panama, Matzalan, Seoul, Manila, Jamaica, and assorted Bahama places. But then I don't really count anyplace in the Bahamas as real cities.

As for living in NYC, like most places I would find the places that I enjoy and avoid the places I wouldn't enjoy.

L-girl said...

S1c, when you travel with the service, do you get much of a chance to see the city you're stationed in?

A Conformer said...

I'm trying to convince my company to start working in Japan. I would love to go there.

Of course, trying to convince them means I tell my boss "I wanna work in Japan" and he says "That's nice. Not my decision".

ish said...

I just ate a lot of pasta.

Jere said...

I'm about to eat a lot of pasta. With pesto.

L-girl said...

Now we just need someone about to eat salsa with seltzer.

s1c said...

L-girl, yes, got to visit a lot of places and do all sort of things. Was married when I got to the boat and basically there were about 10 of us who were either married or engaged that traveled together. So we tended to do the non touristy type of things.

Basically, a night out for us was to visit the neighborhood get to know the people and find some bar where we could drink, eat and converse.

L-girl said...

fuck!

Jere said...

no getting doubled off in extra innings. new rule.

L-girl said...

s1c, wow, that sounds cool. Not the norm, I take it, but more like the ads that say you'll see the world.

Zenslinger said...

God how it kills ya to line into a DP.

s1c said...

Frack, Drew get your head in the game jack ass.

redsock said...

wouldn't this be the time that ichiro would hit a dong - like he can do at will, supposedly?

Joe Grav said...

Zen, it is adrenaline, all the time.

That's a very good description. I do get very pumped up when I'm in Manhattan. It's a good thing, but it can get wearisome.

One thing I loved about Chicago was that even though it was a huge city with tons of things going on, I felt like I had a pretty good feel for the city, its atmosphere, and how to get around after a half hour or so. I think if you dropped me in the middle of Chicago tomorrow without telling me, I think I'd do alright. NYC, not so much.

s1c said...

s1c, wow, that sounds cool. Not the norm, I take it, but more like the ads that say you'll see the world

Yep, saw the world, saw russian subs, trawlers and destroyers also, more than I wanted to see from time to time.

ish said...

wouldn't this be the time that ichiro would hit a dong - like he can do at will, supposedly?

The thought crossed my mind, too.

You won't see Bot until the Sox go ahead.

Joe Grav said...

I think we can ALL agree that NY is the "mostest" city in America. Yeah. Mostest.

Jere said...

great point about Ichiro. i'll have to bring that up in my next Boggs argument, too.

ish said...

GOOD curve!

Joe Grav said...

BTW L, I don't think I've thanked you yet for recommending the Amsterdam. It was pretty much exactly what we were looking for, and I really liked the neighborhood.

Can't beat the price, either.

s1c said...

Ok, so, looking at the season numbers here on the road. Assuming the Sox lose this game the Sox would be 23-33 on the road. However, the Sox would be 8-8-2 in series on the road. Hard to believe that the Sox will have won as many series on the road as they have lost with that record.

ish said...

THAT is the MDC we all know and love!

A Conformer said...

HI LEV MDC!

Jere said...

this glass is half full, s1c

Joe Grav said...

We've been at the bad end of lots of 3-game sweeps; that's the problem

Looks like MDC is doing well via Yahoo

L-girl said...

I always say that about NYC - the most. The most good, the most bad.

One thing I loved about Chicago was that even though it was a huge city with tons of things going on, I felt like I had a pretty good feel for the city, its atmosphere, and how to get around after a half hour or so. I think if you dropped me in the middle of Chicago tomorrow without telling me, I think I'd do alright. NYC, not so much.

That seems strange to me, since NYC (Manhattan, anyway) is on a grid. Chicago is not at all a small city. Your description sounds like what I'd say about Boston or Philly.

Zenslinger said...

4 and 2/3 HITLESS from the Resurgent Bullpen.

redsock said...

I want runs - plural.

L-girl said...

BTW L, I don't think I've thanked you yet for recommending the Amsterdam. It was pretty much exactly what we were looking for, and I really liked the neighborhood.

Can't beat the price, either.


Yay, I'm so glad! I'm glad to know it's still a good find too - that way I can still recommend it.

Where'd you go this time? Was this the concert trip?

ish said...

Bot warming, like he'd be coming in one way or the other.

s1c said...

My memories of Chicago are basically Wrigley field, old Comiskey park and bars, some great bars. Of course that was 27 years ago, but some great bars.

Jere said...

It's also funny how we're saying "New York" as if everywhere in the city is the same type of life. When people say they couldn't live there, it makes no sense to me. Because if you don't like Manhattan, try Brooklyn. If you don't like that, try Staten Island. If you want a house and a yard, go out to Queens. To me saying you couldn't live there is like saying "I don't like any style of living."

L-girl said...

yes, runs plural. INSurance.

redsock said...

Can a city you can get a good handle on be truly exciting? Seems like you have to realize the city could kick your ass without missing a beat to really get that rush of energy.

s1c said...

That sixth inning where we squandered the bases loaded sure looks big right now.

L-girl said...

Jere, I know what you mean. People see midtown or downtown Manhattan and they think, I couldn't live here. As if that's where most people live, which of course it's not.

My non-NYC friends were always surprised that I knew people in my building or my neighbourhood. Their imaginings of NY are totally different than the reality.

redsock said...

we need a jedi dong trick.

s1c said...

We've been at the bad end of lots of 3-game sweeps; that's the problem

Six times the Sox have been swept on the road.

L-girl said...

Can a city you can get a good handle on be truly exciting? Seems like you have to realize the city could kick your ass without missing a beat to really get that rush of energy.

Right! That's why I wouldn't describe Chicago that way. I think Chicago could kick your ass but good.

(That is, anyone's ass. Not yours in particular.)

redsock said...

this is the mariners' 5000th game.

time for tek to kick 'em in the nuts.

ish said...

It's also funny how we're saying "New York" as if everywhere in the city is the same type of life. When people say they couldn't live there, it makes no sense to me. Because if you don't like Manhattan, try Brooklyn. If you don't like that, try Staten Island. If you want a house and a yard, go out to Queens. To me saying you couldn't live there is like saying "I don't like any style of living."

But surroundings are important too. A lot of people like a more rural setting. Wide open spaces. Landscape. etc.

L-girl said...

Whoa, that's a surprise! Thanks Capn.

s1c said...

My non-NYC friends were always surprised that I knew people in my building or my neighbourhood

GASP!!!

C'mon ocoC!!!

Zenslinger said...

Tek comes through!

Go go Coco!

s1c said...

just a small snark ;>)

ish said...

I couldn't tell you I wouldn't want to live there because I've never been there.

I do know I wouldn't want to live in Boston, though. (Not saying Boston and New York are the same or anything)

s1c said...

crap, 9 LOB

Jere said...

"Oops" --Willie "Mays" Hayes.

not the time for it, Coco

L-girl said...

But surroundings are important too. A lot of people like a more rural setting. Wide open spaces. Landscape. etc

Of course, but we're talking about cities. S1c (for example) named many other cities he prefers over NYC. It's not rural vs city, that's another question altogether.

redsock said...

weak ass swing from the crisper.

ish said...

Of course, but we're talking about cities. S1c (for example) named many other cities he prefers over NYC. It's not rural vs city, that's another question altogether.

Ah. I gotcha. Climate is another issue, too. Certainly would be a difference between living in Miami or SD or LA vs. New York. Or, on the other side, a place like Moscow or Oslo.

Jere said...

well obviously you couldn't have a hundred acres of farmland in a house in NYC. But you can have a lot of things! Including a rural setting. ANd besides, most people who say they couldn't live there don't live on a ranch, they live in some crappy town that's way less cool than NYC.

Joe Grav said...

2 OUT RALLY TIME. GO COCO

Patrick said...

SD climate is pretty easy to deal with

L-girl said...

ANd besides, most people who say they couldn't live there don't live on a ranch, they live in some crappy town that's way less cool than NYC.

HA! Yes, that's the point.

People used to always tell me how much cheaper rents were in Atlanta or Houston. Sure, but then you're living in Atlanta or Houston!!

L-girl said...

safe - crap

Jere said...

uh, ish? We're seeing Papelbon.

Joe Grav said...

Dammit.


Yeah L, this was the concert trip. We saw Jarvis Cocker at a clubc alled Terminal 5. Otherwise, nothing major, just a lot of wandering, trying to see places we'd never seen before. Stuff like that.

We planned on going to the Toilet today, but that got de-railed.

s1c said...

he prefers over NYC

Actually not all of those cities are ones I like better than NYC. Just a list of cities that I've visited, lived in etc that I liked. For instance I didn't list Baltimore which was OK even though I lived there for years (where b-fly was born).

I like NYC, just not my favorite place.

Well that sucked bot.

ish said...

I would rather live comfortably in another city than pay more than I want, struggle, but be able to be in New York. In theory.

Jere said...

pasta time for me

L-girl said...

Do people really choose where to live based on climate? I always have a hard time believing that. So many people tell me they would move to Canada "but it's too cold". I tend to think it's an excuse. Considering the weather in Toronto is the same as in NYC, and Vancouver has weather like Seattle.

Jere said...

but what if you could find an affordable place in NYC? I did, and I'm just some yahoo.

redsock said...

beltre swinging for the downs -- can't punch a pitch to right and fans. thanks, idiot!

Joe Grav said...

How did we give up ANOTHER hit to Vidro?

I'm starting to get concerned about PAp

L-girl said...

I would rather live comfortably in another city than pay more than I want, struggle, but be able to be in New York. In theory.

It depends what you wanted to do with your life. There's more opportunity there, too. And salaries tend to be higher. (And rent doesn't have to be very high, either - ours never was.)

ish said...

Do people really choose where to live based on climate? I always have a hard time believing that. So many people tell me they would move to Canada "but it's too cold". I tend to think it's an excuse. Considering the weather in Toronto is the same as in NYC, and Vancouver has weather like Seattle.

Yeah. People forget Toronto is almost due west of Boston. Vancouver is a city I'd like to visit, but is there much there? It seems like a city that doesn't have a lot to it.

Jere said...

joe, check the replay on that hit before you get concerned. trust me

L-girl said...

Jere, me too. I lived in NYC more than 20 years and was never rent poor.

redsock said...

vidro hit shoulda been a bot error. he barely hit the thing.

s1c said...

Do people really choose where to live based on climate?

Yes, after I got out of the Navy we left San Diego for Portland, OR because I hated the weather in SD. I love the changes of seasons. I love all of the seasons because each one has something to offer. Besides, it gives you something to gripe about!!!

s1c said...

Frag, need a K or Dp now.

ish said...

Rut roh.

Winning run at third with one out.

And here comes Francona not to make a pitching change. Rarity.

Joe Grav said...

Yahoo gave me a heart attack and said the game was over. Hence my concern

Patrick said...

Oh boy! Bring in the closer...

L-girl said...

People rave about Vancouver. Vancouverites adore it. I haven't been there, but it sounds great.

Toronto is warmer because of its position on the lake, I am told. We don't have

CRAP!

the bad winters that Buffalo and Rochester have, on the other side of the lake.

crap crap

redsock said...

thought that was hitting the gap and rolling all night.

GET OUTS

L-girl said...

I also wouldn't like to live somewhere with only one season, or some place very hot.

So I guess it's true. But I think a lot of times it's an excuse. Like everyone would be emigrating everywhere, except, oh no, this place is too cold, this place is too hot.

ish said...

Yes, after I got out of the Navy we left San Diego for Portland, OR because I hated the weather in SD. I love the changes of seasons. I love all of the seasons because each one has something to offer. Besides, it gives you something to gripe about!!!

I love the change of seasons. What I don't like is the lingering of seasons, like how winter lingers here into March and April. I like autumn in September and October. I like colder weather in November, (I don't mind if it snows in November), I like snow in December, January, and February...

March comes, though, and the cold and snow lingers.

s1c said...

Ish - spent almost a month in the Vancouver area (torpodeo excersises) and had a ball there. I especially liked the suburbs out there. Some good bars in Vancouver!!!

ish said...

WOO!!!!!! DOUBLE PLAY!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

I don't know what made me bring it up, but I was mentioning Philly earleir before the 'net crapped out - I liked Philly a lot, but I thought it was the filthiest city I've been to in terms of litter, broken down buildings, etc.

Actually, scratch that - Richmond VA was worse. I don't think that city has recovered from the Civil War yet.

L-girl said...

dp baby! NICE

redsock said...

SNUFF -- FER!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

I also wouldn't like to live somewhere with only one season, or some place very hot.

I didn't like this about Hawaii. It's like summer all year. Summer perhaps my least favorite season...


HAHAHHA YES LOWELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

escaped!!!

Big time escape!!!

Way to go BOT!!!

ish said...

So, I think I really do like it here, but when March and April comes, I'd ideally want to have an extended vacation of sorts further south or west.

L-girl said...

Come on Lyndon, we miss you, be the hero again!!!

ish said...

Actually, scratch that - Richmond VA was worse. I don't think that city has recovered from the Civil War yet.

Heh. Yeah, I agree. Dirty dirty.

s1c said...

Hawaii, the only state I haven't visited or lived in, someday will have to make the trip just so I can cross it off the list.

Patrick said...

LBJ!!!!

redsock said...

HIT for ellsworth!!

RUN PLS!

ish said...

I think the bottom line for me is I don't mind too much where I'd live... What I do mind would be not having the ability to move around and to get away if I want to.

s1c said...

Actually, scratch that - Richmond VA was worse. I don't think that city has recovered from the Civil War yet.

I call that even steven, but Philly has more to see and do in so Richmond loses.

Time for DREW to make up for the gaffe.

Joe Grav said...

DOUBLE FREAKIN PLAY!!

I'm (I think) a little bit south of Hartford - does anyone know on what station I might be able to pick up the game? Yahoo is killin' me

A Conformer said...

Actually, scratch that - Richmond VA was worse. I don't think that city has recovered from the Civil War yet.

Heh. Yeah, I agree. Dirty dirty.


Richmond, VA= my current location.

L-girl said...

s1c, I also want to get to all 50 one day, plus now all 10 provinces & 3 territories!

I think I'm up to 37 or 38 states. I don't have much occasion to travel in the US anymore. We will have to plan a few more baseball road trips to get to some of the outstanding states.

Patrick said...

Civil War? Don't you mean 'The War of Northern Aggression'?

They sure do...

redsock said...

Time for ...

THE SULTAN OF SWEAT

Zenslinger said...

Do people really choose where to live based on climate?

Bet yer butt they do.

San Francisco's a tradeoff -- never really cold, but no change of seasons...any day of they year could be fifty-five degrees, any day could be seventy-five. And foggy, but not as wet as Seattle.

Go LBJ!

s1c said...

I'm (I think) a little bit south of Hartford - does anyone know on what station I might be able to pick up the game? Yahoo is killin' me

Try WTIC 1080 am or 103.7 WEEI's Rhode Island station.

L-girl said...

Richmond is one of the most racist cities in the US. It can't win on any score!

(Except Ofer's there now, so it has that going for it.)

ish said...

Hawaii, the only state I haven't visited or lived in, someday will have to make the trip just so I can cross it off the list.

About six years ago my father went out there for work and I found a webcam in Waikiki, which happened to be right near his hotel, and told him to stand in front of the webcam. So, I sat here at 11 PM one May evening waiting for him to appear on my computer screen. And he did, on a beautiful summer evening in Hawaii.

Repeated the process the next day at school. I showed anyone I could. Hey, there's my dad, RIGHT NOW, in Hawaii. Yep, he just woke up.

L-girl said...

YEAH BABY! That was a piece of luck.

s1c said...

Bases loaded again, thanks bloomy!!!

L-girl said...

OK, I stand corrected re choosing cities based on weather.

I'll put it this way. I don't think all the Americans who say they'd move to Canada except it's too cold are being completely honest.

phil said...

If Manny were a better pinch hitter, we could PH him for Lowell.

ish said...

HOUSE CALL.

L-girl said...

YES!!!!!!!

THE DOCTOR WAS IN!!!!!

redsock said...

PLURAL - MFer!!!!

A Conformer said...

If we don't get at least one here I'll be pissed.

And thanks, L!

Patrick said...

LETS WIN THIS FUCKING GAME!!!!!


I'm 24 in 4 hours anyways!

ish said...

Other affiliates in CT: 1400 AM (Willimantic), 1490 AM (Greenwich), 1220 AM (Hamden), and 1350 AM (Putnam)

ish said...

And if you're close enough to Springfield you might get 105.5 FM

Zenslinger said...

Sox win!

Lowell does it again.

A Conformer said...

Funny that my "if we don't get..." came after like 5 YEAH!!! comments.

L-girl said...

Happy Birthday Patrick!

s1c said...

L-girl - I still have a few of those canada areas to cross off also, since I've only been to Vancouver BC, Montreal and Toronto in Canada.

Thanks to the Navy I've been to Puerto Rico, The Islands and Guam. So I even have a few of the territories.

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