August 1, 2008

G110: Red Sox 2, Athletics 1 (12)

Athletics - 000 000 010 000 - 1  7  0
Red Sox - 010 000 000 001 - 2 11 2
Jason Bay (#44) scored both runs as the Red Sox win in extras!

Bay - who received a long standing ovation when he came to the plate in the second inning -- reached based in four of his six plate appearances.

He walked and scored in the second, was hit in the back by a pitch in the fourth, struck out in the sixth and eighth, walked in the tenth, and then tripled with two out in the twelfth.

After J.D. Drew was intentionally walked, Jed Lowrie chopped a grounder that Oakland shortstop Bobby Crosby could not make a clean play on and Bay scored the winning run.

Wakefield (6.1-4-0-3-4, 108) was superb and the bullpen was solid.

Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2 and Los Angeles shutout New York 1-0, so the Red Sox stay 3 GB and the Yankees fall to 5.5 GB.

***

This morning's "Thank You, Manny Ramirez!" post is the main link at the Guardian (UK)'s Comment/America webpage! (The photo is the link.)

***
Oakland            Boston
Sweeney, RF Pedroia 2B
Suzuki, C Youkilis, 1B
Cust, LF Ortiz, DH
Thomas, DH Lowell, 3B
Gonzalez, CF Bay, LF
Ellis, 2B Drew, RF
Hannahan, 3B Lowrie, SS
Crosby, SS Cash, C
Barton, 1B Ellsbury, CF
***

Justin Duchscherer (2.37, 165 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.94, 112 ERA+)

A wise man once said: "The players come, the players go, we stay."

... and so the Jason Bay era begins.

And it begins against perhaps the best pitcher in baseball. In 16 of his 18 starts, Duchscherer has allowed two or fewer earned runs (on May 24, he threw a 8-1-0-0-4 line at the Red Sox).

Duchscherer leads the major league in ERA, WHIP (0.94, one of only two starters under 1.00), fewest hits allowed per 9 IP (6.96), lowest opponents average (.199) and lowest opponents slugging percentage (.309). He is a close second among MLB starters in lowest opponents on-base percentage (.255, with Dan Haren at .253).

In the six games of this homestand, the Sox are 1-5 with a .240/.303/.375 batting line. In the 12 games since the All-Star Game, they are hitting .241/.330/.360 and have slipped from .5 GA to 3 GB.
          Tampa    Boston   New York
Last 10: 6- 4 4- 6 6- 4
Last 20: 8-12 9-11 13- 7
Last 30: 17-13 14-16 17-13
Also at 7 PM: Tigers/Rays and Angels/Yankees

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tim said...

Manny's OPS+ = 140
Jay Bay's = 135

(On base plus slugging, adjusted for park and league factors)

The difference is negligible I think. Throw in Bay's speed and intelligence on the basepaths and I think he's a damn good replacement in terms of the numbers. If the rest of the team was annoyed by Manny, hopefully now that this is done they'll be able to focus on playing the game and winning some ballgames.

redsock said...

Yeah, even when further adjusting for the weaker NL. Plus, Bay is 7 years younger and he'll free up $$ for next year's roster.

Being Mannyless sucks, but Theo was able to grab a very nice replacement.

nixon33 said...

let try winning one.

tim said...

At least we didn't trade him for 10 bats.

sparky said...

Manny traded for a Zagnut and a swift kick in the ass. "Manny's goin' deep tonight."

nixon33 said...

PRESS CONFERENCE 3:45pm
THEO & TITO WILL ADDRESS THE MEDIA

redsock said...

Thanks! Since I'm at work, any info will be appreciated. (I imagine SoSH and Extra Bases will have stuff quickly also.)

tim said...

Song pick of the day:

Journey to the end of the east bay by Rancid. Simply because it has the word "Bay" in it.

tim said...

redsock said...

Very glad this is an off day, too. We'll be back at full power tomorrow.

So ...... how long until someone uses BAY WATCH in a headline?

Thu Jul 31, 09:09:00 PM


That was fast.

nixon33 said...

fuck, im prolly not going to be able to watch it on nesn, as direct-tv blacksout other red sox programming. right now for the next couple of hours its "red sox classics" and they always get blacked out.
sucks, looks like i'll have to listen on weei.com (ugh)

tim said...

Wait...blacked out cause youre in NY?

I'm relying on my slingbox + directv to watch the PC on NESN...directv subscribed address is in Maine, for the purpose of being able to watch Red Sox baseball.

ish said...

Saw Brandon Moss' first defensive chance in RF for Pittsburgh (at Wrigley) on Sopcast, and his first AB. He fouled off two pitches, took a high fastball for a ball, then struck out swinging.

His first defensive chance was a nice running catch and a throw to first to double off Fukudome.

ish said...

Wait...blacked out cause youre in NY?

I'm relying on my slingbox + directv to watch the PC on NESN...directv subscribed address is in Maine, for the purpose of being able to watch Red Sox baseball.


LOL! There ya go. That's fantastic.

I want a slingbox.

redsock said...

HOLY SHIT!

Just got this email from the Guardian in the UK:

"Hi - we liked your tribute to Manny so much that we've linked to your blog.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/america
and click on the photo of Manny at Fenway Park.
Thanks."

ish said...

That's fantastic!

nixon33 said...

yeah, becuase i live in NY, most programming that has to do with RED SOX games that inst carried by direct tv gets blacked out. so even if its a red sox classic, or a replay of the game, i cant see it.

i can see red sox report, pregame, etc.
right now its red sox classic, and its blacked out. doesnt maine have nesn? so you should get it regardless...

how does slingbox work around the blackout? doesnt it just link direct to yr tv? if you kived in NY you'd be wathcing a black screen via yr slingbox, no?

ish said...

i can see red sox report, pregame, etc.
right now its red sox classic, and its blacked out. doesnt maine have nesn? so you should get it regardless...


Yeah, I have NESN. I just think Slingbox would be cool.

redsock said...

I'm trying to get the main page to print, but it keeps crashing.

nixon33 said...

WELL DESERVED, REDSOCK!

ish said...

Tim, you have a mac? Heh.

nixon33 said...

ish, i know its cool, but i was addressing tim as im curious about his set-up.

ish said...

ish, i know its cool, but i was addressing tim as im curious about his set-up.

gotcha.

Team meeting at 3:30. Lowell's batting fourth, Bay fifth. Press Conf. still at 3:45

tim said...

That's sweet redsock! This place is teh rox0rz!

I live in Canada. My mom lives in Maine, and my Dad prefers US TV to Canada for whatever reason. Due to the unreliability of stealing satellite signals, we got a DirecTV subscription and used my Mom's Maine address for the subscription so I can watch NESN.

Right now, I'm not living at home where the DirecTV is cause I'm up at university - so I got myself a slingbox. Basically you put the video out from the satellite into the slingbox and hook the slingbox up to your internet router. Then you download the slingplayer and can log in and watch the slingbox from anywhere.

tim said...

yes sir, recently converted to the macbook. i really didn't want to deal with vista...how could you tell?

nixon33 said...

also, manny dodger press conference at 7pm on ESPNNews

tim said...

Just to clarify that post - parents are divorced. Mom lives in Maine and my dad lives in Ontario here with me (when I'm not in school)

ish said...

yes sir, recently converted to the macbook. i really didn't want to deal with vista...how could you tell?

The screensho of Boston Globe's website. The text. Had that mac look to it.

Where in Maine does your mother live?

nixon33 said...

tim, thanks. yeah i've read a lot about the slingbox, it sounds pretty awesome.

but maine gets nesn anyway, right?

nice move on yr part regardless!

ish said...

I haven't been anywhere in Maine that didn't seem to have NESN on its basic cable package.

A little night musing said...

I won't be able to join you tonight (and I'll miss Manny's debut with the Bums as well)... I hope we win. [sob!]

I'm sad.

Oh, and sportswriters suck. Each and every one. I may eventually be reconciled to one or two of them, but it won't be soon.

tim said...

Ahh, thats what I figured. I'm happy with it, a very idiot-proof machine.

She's up in Searsport (assuming you know where that is...populations like 2500 or something.) - beside Belfast.

Nice scenic area, I guess the whole state is basically, a lot of fat people though, and poor. Apparently it's one of the poorest counties (Waldo)...I dunno, she spends a lot of her time in Miami for work (about 1/2 of 2007) and they're considering moving there once her husband finishes his MBA (he was laid off a couple years ago due to outsourcing, so the state has some program where they pay for you to upgrade your skills to get another job)

ish said...

She's up in Searsport (assuming you know where that is...populations like 2500 or something.) - beside Belfast.

I actually drove through Searsport last month.

A little night musing said...

Wow, redsock, that's fantastic about the Guardian! And well deserved!

I hope this means someone will bring it to Manny's attention. (That makes me feel a little less sad.)

ish said...

NESN still hasn't cut away from Classics.

redsock said...

From the paper's main page, if you click "Comment", then "America", it's the top story! Very curious about how much traffic will come over...

In shittier news, there is a ton of Powerpoint editing/formatting to do. We'll see how much game I get to watch.

tim said...

Yeh Maine gets NESN but I have no way of getting NESN in Canada besides illegally subscribing or pirating DirecTV or Dish Net...which is why I subscribed to Direct in Maine, in order to avoid the blackouts.

I also have a mailbox in Niagara Falls, NY - which is actually how I initially subscribed to DirecTV.

The first night when I found out about this MLB blackout shit, I had to call DirecTV to tell them I was moving :P (after being subscribed for like a day) That was a fun one. They wanted to come install a new dish on the house and everything. Oh, and I can't call DirecTV from Canada so I had to download some sort of internet phone thingy and use that to call. Oh, and I didn't have a mic for my computer so I had to use a pair of headphones to speak into.

So if anyone ever questions my fandom of this team - blow it out your ass!

tim said...


I actually drove through Searsport last month.


All 5 minutes of it? :P

Aww goddammit! One of the audio wires came loose on the slingbox so I only get it on the left speaker. I've had this problem before.

Here comes the PC

ish said...

NESN's got the press conference.

ish said...

"I think there were some things going on with the team that were real, and not imagined." -Theo

ish said...

"There was doubt, there was even exhaustion on the part of some players, and a major distraction."

tim said...

"Pretty major distraction"

tim said...

You got this, ish? heh

ish said...

"I think the team comes first. We just had a meeting - 25 guys down there feeling like a team, and that hasn't been that way for awhile."

ish said...

"Very reminiscent of 2004 with three teams involved - four involved in 2004. 3:59:59 to a certain extent. Crazy day, lots of doubt. This didn't truly get resusitated until a couple of minutes before the deadline.

tim said...

Hopefully someone will ask him about the bullpen.

ish said...

"The commissioner's office computers crashed overnight. ...The trade was finished at the deadline but a lot of paperwork needed to be done."

tim said...

Ahhh redsock, damn powerpoints. Crank those babies out!

ish said...

"I don't think it's important how we feel. What matters ultimately is winning, and winning the right way. SO, I felt it was important to gauge what was real and what was imagined. It's undeniable that we were - there was an environment not conducive to winning in this club. We also wanted to make a good baseball trade, for now and for the future, and I hope we were able to accomplish that."

ish said...

"We lost one of the best hitters, probably in the history of baseball yesterday, but we got a real good baseball player back."

nixon33 said...

mlb.com have a link for a live video feed for free!

ish said...

"We had other things we were trying to accomplish, and in this trade market we weren't able to accomplish them."

I've got to go see our poor car now. :(

nixon33 said...

tito looks pissed. ha. he hates this shit.

tim said...

I've got to go see our poor car now. :(

Uh oh...It's always kinda scary seeing it the first time. How you feeling today?

WTF Ellsbury leading off?

redsock said...

In Theo We Trust

tim said...

Tito: "I was pleased. Very pleased"

tim said...

Lowell batting cleanup, Bay hitting 5th, Drew 6th.

tim said...

Bay arrives @ Fenway

tim said...

wtf, "are you hiding your giddiness?"

tim said...

Bay wearing 44 - guess he didn't want to make a donation to ALS

nixon33 said...

bay really seems to be taking this all in stride!
good attitude. i sure hope he can "take this tie to colorado"

tim said...

Bay really reiterating, he's not manny, not trying to be manny.

Seems really excited, I know this is getting me anxious for 7pm!

nixon33 said...

he looks like JD DREW 2 (facially)

nixon33 said...

i hope he rakes as well as this press conference went.

tim said...

Worrrrd nixon.

I wonder how big his uniform is going to be tonight.

nixon33 said...

last night listening to the overnight on ESPN radio. the guy hosting was describing the red sox now as Theo being darth vader (ruthless), and all the players being the storm troopers, all in a line, not saying anything and doing their job in fear.

what a cock.

tim said...

Also, he must homer in his first at bat, a la O-Cab in 2004.

redsock said...

Globe:
Bay, who grew up in Trail, British Columbia, said he [sic] dad was a diehard Red Sox fan. He said that as an infant he wore a Red Sox onesie, which he still has.

************

ish said...

Also, he must homer in his first at bat, a la O-Cab in 2004.

a la Manny as well, I'd say.


Tim, I'm still sore. I didn't wake up more sore than I was last night, but I'm still sore on my left side. I did NOT have a nice time seeing the car, especially with it sitting with other crashed cars.

It pisses me off because right now, I'm having a hard time leaving home and feeling relatively safe about it.

tim said...

Analysis.

nixon33 said...

i hope i like bay, but i'll always LOVE manny.

ish said...

And, we're on the fence as to whether it'll be written off or need to be repaired. I don't mind driving, but I just don't want to drive that car again.

tim said...

Oh yeah, a la Manny as well. O-Cab just came to mind because of the whole deadline dealing...

Man, that sucks ish. But I guess it could have been A LOT worse.

So you were on the side that got hit? Shit.

andy said...

I'm a stats idiot because I don't consult them first but why not Drew in cleanup?

tim said...

Yeah, I know what you mean about not wanting to drive again. Which is why I'm thankful my car was a writeoff.

You know what I just realized? Your accident was exactly one year after mine. Weird as hell.

My car accident was on Thursday, August 2, 2007 (the Thursday before the long weekend in Canada). I guess not one year to the day, but still...

tim said...

andy, I think Tito didn't want to have two lefties (Tiz and Drew) back to back.

ish said...

So you were on the side that got hit? Shit.

Yeah. I was driving - most of the damage was the driver's side door.

What was the nature of your accident?

tim said...

Here it is, ish

And to answer l-girl's post from that thread, no drinking involved. The worst part about it was that I was actually trying to set an example for the passenger in the car by not drinking, as he's driven drunk before.

If there's anything that I'm vehemently opposed to its just that.

tim said...

Manny-less Oatmeal:

Red Sox
1. Dustin Pedroia 2B
2. Kevin Youkilis 1B
3. David Ortiz DH
4. Mike Lowell 3B
5. Jason Bay LF
6. J.D. Drew RF
7. Jed Lowrie SS
8. Kevin Cash C
9. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Starting Pitcher - Tim Wakefield


Oakland A's
1. Ryan Sweeney RF
2. Kurt Suzuki C
3. Jack Cust LF
4. Frank Thomas DH
5. Carlos Gonzalez CF
6. Mark Ellis 2B
7. Jack Hannahan 3B
8. Bobby Crosby SS
9. Daric Barton 1B
Starting Pitcher - Justin Duchscherer

redsock said...

Analysis.

It is amazing that not only do these guys still retain high-paying newspaper jobs, but they are able to walk upright.

tim said...

Verbal diarrhea, I tells ya. Or would it be written diarrhea?

Whatever the case, I find it funny that all the comments on the actual article's site are also bashing the trade.

Tony said...

Afternoon, everybody. Big day today for the Sox, eh?

Batting Bay 5th is a good move - let's see how Kid Canada does there before we put him in Manny's spot. Batting Drew 6th makes me sad, though. Of course, Tito wouldn't bat Drew 3rd over Ortiz in a billion years.

Kudos to redsock for making it to the Guardian! Best source of US news there is. No surprise that it's not American. Their soccer stuff is a joy to read, as well.

nixon33 said...

not to beat the manny drum, but do you think a lot of this turns out this ugly if manny doesn't hire Boras this past off season?

nixon33 said...

Michael Kay openly rooting for manny to fail, for insulting the integrity of the game.
"when he didnt take the bat off of his shoulders vs Mo, thats what mannys about."

Patrick said...

Anyone in the southern New Hampshire region want a FREE pair of sox tickets? All you have to do is perform for me one special task.

And maybe answer a few riddles as well...

redsock said...

As Kay and the Yankees welcome yet another steroid abuser onto the team .......

nixon33 said...

my thoughts exactly, redsock. guess who hes interviewing in the very next segment?!
unfuckingbelievable.

they are comparing him to T.O. and Latrell Spreewell.(sp? for both)

tim said...

Cock. August concert weekend that I won't be home is the same weekend Sox are in Toronto. Ratdog/Allman Brothers in Canandaigua, NY. Maybe I can make it back for the Sunday game...if they play like they normally do in T.O....well then fuck it.

nixon33 said...

heard an interview with ned colletti, and the question was asked "what did torre say when you first approached him about possibly getting manny"

his response was something to the effect that he didnt have to get further in the sentence than "theres a chance we might get manny ram-"

to which torre interupted and said "get him"
pretty cool i thought. anyway, it doesnt mean anything...

ish said...

Anyone in the southern New Hampshire region want a FREE pair of sox tickets? All you have to do is perform for me one special task.

Seeing as I'm the closest one to you... What's the simple task?

nixon33 said...

olney saying that what manny did is almost worse than the black sox scandal!

what a cunt hat.

Patrick said...

Ahhh, Ish, I'm glad you asked, seeing as though I was basically talking to you.

Although given your accident last night it's kind of odd.

I need a ride to the Manchester airport a week from tomorrow at 3am. I don't have any friends around here that have legal cars.

redsock said...

nix = masochist

nixon33 said...

nix = masochist

definitely.

Soxlosophy said...

sorry if you'd seen these numbers before, and i know the OPS+ numbers are close, but the road OPS numbers are a bit futher apart.

manny's OPS last 3 years ('06-'08)
on the road:
990, 871, 941

Bay's OPS '06-'08 on the road:
925, 766, 848

i'm not sure how to weight ops+ vs. ops on the road...

also, Bay has only 7 homers on the road this year.

Patrick said...

He's what we got, and so I welcome him with open arms.

L-girl said...

olney saying that what manny did is almost worse than the black sox scandal!

Buster Olney should be way smarter than that. Geez.

I'll be watching tonight, but not threading until later. I have to watch the game while I do other things.

I welcome my fellow Canadian to Fenway, of course. Gotta.

Soxlosophy said...

well, you can't spell 'hyperbole' without 'buster olney'.

more or less.

L-girl said...

Kay, however, I'm not surprised. That man doesn't have a generous or good-hearted bone in his body. He is so full of loathing and contempt for the game and the people he covers. It just oozes from him.

He's truly disgusting.

Nix, give it up before you go blind!

L-girl said...

to which torre interupted and said "get him"

Torre is no dummy.

nixon33 said...

I CANT HELP IT!

DANNDANN said...

Evening all, been a little while ;-)
Congrats on the guardian link redsock...nice that one of our national rags is actually concerned about sport outside of the country.

Btw I'm friends with Keith Law on Facebook and he is using his status to imply some deals were done after the deadline...interesting.

tim said...

Buster Olney...sounds more like Buster Bluth.

redsock said...

Sure feels like the second half of the season starts tonight.

tim said...

True that.

Good ol' 100+ comments before the game even starts gamethread.

nixon33 said...

5 mintues to manny presa conference and red sox start to the second half. (and the MFY/FKR games)

ish said...

I need a ride to the Manchester airport a week from tomorrow at 3am. I don't have any friends around here that have legal cars.

LMAO. I would have really considered it if I hadn't just gotten kicked in the side by a one ton pickup truck. At this point, though, I'm sad to say it's quite a long shot. I'd say there's a 5% chance I'd be able to do it.

tim said...

It sounds like they really slowed down the NESN baseball song there.

tim said...

This commercial is just insulting to ish, man. Someone won't be having a Subaru summer.

tim said...

N'Sync? Really NESN?

DANNDANN said...

fingers bleeding from being crossed for so long

Please make a winning start to this "new era"

Please...

Patrick said...

I'd say there's a 5% chance I'd be able to do it.

Oh well. I have faith I'll find a ride with my coveted prize, but it will be interesting to see who takes the challenge.

tim said...

Heh, big pirate flag in the 'pen.

ish said...

Manny's going to wear #99!

Patrick said...

This is a good start to the second second half.

Patrick said...

NEW YORK SUPER FUNK CHUDGE TIME!!!

Thank you Ben and Jerry's.

ish said...

JUSTIN DOUSCHER IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!

DANNDANN said...

Nice start from Wake...including a good olde frisbie knuckleball lol

Patrick said...

...in the bullpen

tim said...

Duke-sure? At the press conference Francona clearly said Doucher.

Patrick said...

Anyone have a niece that lives in SE NH that wants sox tickets?

Patrick said...

I've been wondering what Dale and Dave would sound like. This is cool.

L-girl said...

I check in for a minute and the first post I see is Patrick looking for a niece.

I'm taking the E offer off the table :)

tim said...

Wonder if Joe was able to snag a ticket for tonight.

Patrick said...

lol. Good luck stopping me! I'm leaving on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again.

L-girl said...

We are going to see a lot more Red Sox news in media up here. Any Canadian athlete anywhere... Wait, make that any famous or semi-famous Canadian anywhere, and they're on it.

OK, back to the laundry and paper nonsense until later.

efd said...

terrible audio on the Manny press conference (checking the recording during commercial breaks) - can't hear any of the questions.

Quote: "What happened in Boston is in the past... I'm just thinking blue right now."
(reflecting the feelings of many a Sox fan, no doubt)

efd said...

(btw, I'm another mostly-lurker drawn out of the shadows by the Manny deal... although I didn't post last night it was great reading everyone's comments - especially the Redsock/L-girl duet on the merits of Manny. Congrats on the Guardian link, that is both awesome and well-deserved.)

Patrick said...

I'm liking these lurkers.

redsock said...

Lotsa work tonight, but I do have NESN in one ear. Also wanna see Bay this inning.

Thanks also for all the kind words.

Sarah Gates said...

Right on time...

tim said...

here we go.

Patrick said...

Wow. I wasn't expecting this.

ish said...

Duke-sure? At the press conference Francona clearly said Doucher.

When he was a reliever a couple years ago all I heard his name pronounced was doucher.

Standing ovation at Fenway for Jason Bay! Bay tips his cap to the fans, and stands back in there.

redsock said...

LONG standing ovation!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Huge ovation. That was a nice welcome.

Lord Lynch said...

good evening from England - if the first post I put up didn't get through!

Who is this bloke?

efd said...

that was a great reception for Bay, very nice.

ish said...

He has a similar batting stance as Derrek Lee.

tim said...

Get that OBP up there!

redsock said...

BBay!

ish said...

Who is this bloke?

He certainly looks like a football player from your way, Lord, doesn't he?

tim said...

Great welcome for bay :)

Now bring him home, JD Power!

redsock said...

Back to the grind.

ish said...

On Fire!

Lord Lynch said...

who, ish?

L-girl said...

And he gets a hit!!! NICE.

Welcome efd former lurker. :)

tim said...

OMG LOOK AT THAT! THATS HOW YOU RUN!

/mediot

Lord Lynch said...

Fire ON!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Whew. Manny would've GIDP right there then assaulted Suzuki.

L-girl said...

I've always heard it pronounced Duke-sher.

Bye again.

DANNDANN said...

A walk for Bay...

He's one of us now.

efd said...

speaking of uniform numbers (as they just were on NESN), from what Manny said in the press conference (at least the few minutes I've watched) it sounds like #99 was not his idea.

tim said...

Wooooooo

Patrick said...

Oh, it's easy to love Bay after that. He just caught my heart the easiest way possible.

ish said...

It is pronounced duke-scher.

L-girl said...

And he scores a run! Crowd going wild. The Bay era begins.

I'm not ready for it yet, still pretty sad about the end of the other era. But here it is, ready or not.

redsock said...

first game
first run

tim said...

Cashie's goin deep tonight!

redsock said...

i heard manny was going to have 28

ish said...

who, ish?

Generalizing. Maybe I mean stereotypical football fanatic.

tim said...

CASH DIDNT HUSTLE DOWN THE LINE!!!! HE SHOULD BE THROWN OFF THE TEAM!!!!!

DANNDANN said...

Don't want to go on about it but did anyone catch the Manny conference? I can't get it in England so just wondering if anything interesting was said?

redsock said...

Remy: "Always been a fan of Manny."

I got plenty of blog posts that say otherwise, Jerry.

redsock said...

Talking about MBM ducking games as an established fact.

efd said...

[reaching for mute button]

redsock said...

Remy: "He annoyed me when he didn't run out balls."

Does anyone out there have Remy's email address?

redsock said...

yeah -- just yanked out the ear phone.

so i'd rather not know anything about the game than hear that.

L-girl said...

shut the fuck up jerry remy. is it respect for the game to sell t-shirts and talk about a little doll for the whole game????

and now he says "i'm not going to manny-bash".

so we get to sit and listen to management's position, with no other POV, as if it's all fact.

fuck you jerry remy. you and your respect for the game.

at least he admitted the sox wanted to get manny out of town no matter what.

DANNDANN said...

Remy "I'm not going to Manny bash."

Er Jerry? Thats what your doing.

Lord Lynch said...

I take it that NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox....

L-girl said...

I was typing that out before I read the comments. Cool.

Patrick said...

My dog chased a porcupine up a tree on our walk today. It was cool getting that close to one. My dog escaped un-pricked.

L-girl said...

Listen to him run down Manny's fielding skills, too! "He's a great ballplayer - a great hitter, I should say..."

"I mean, I like the guy, I really do."

With friends like that.

redsock said...

Amazing - these clowns barely mention anything outside the game being played in front of them every single night -- now the deal is done, you can't shut them up about this shit.

FO whores.

L-girl said...

Lord, yes, NESN is the Red Sox's station.

DANNDANN said...

Whatever makes you think that lord lynch lol?

Lord Lynch said...

Why did Remy correct himself when he said "a great ballplayer" - er, there was no doubt Manny was that.

Why would you stop on that?

Sarah Gates said...

Hey Patrick, I'm just tuning in now, but where in NH are you? I have friends who might take that gauntlet you've just thrown down, if you want to trust the friends of your imaginary friends...

L-girl said...

Someone should send Remy this game thread. Hmmm.

nixon33 said...

HEY JERRY REMY, YOU'RE NO MANNY RAMIREZ.

redsock said...

God - have you gone to Remy's site lately? What a fucking mess.

Lord Lynch said...

I don't know danndann?

All I know for a nation that can't abide communism, that didn't half sound like the Red Sox version of Pravda.....

tim said...

Good thing I went for a nice bathroom break that inning. Sounds like what I was listening to was about the equivalent of what you all were listening to.

efd said...

Don't want to go on about it but did anyone catch the Manny conference?

DannDann, I DVR'd it and posted one early comment about it earlier, but too busy this this game to watch the rest of it at the moment.

Lord Lynch said...

At least by trading for Jason Bay, I can say now I have seen a Red Sox player in a game in the flesh.....

Patrick said...

You like American Football, Lynch? Do you have a favorite team? Feel free to say the Giants if that's the case. You are across the ocean.

redsock said...

Heidi and I are wearing the same colour shirt!

tim said...

jerry@theremyreport.com ?

jremy@nesn.com ?

Lord Lynch said...

The pleasant face of Pravda....

Patrick said...

Kingston, Jamaica, I mean NH.


Is said friend a Niece?

efd said...

too busy this this game

err, *with* this game.

Still getting the hang of this watching/posting thing.

DANNDANN said...

That half inning was a disgrace from NESN's point of view; spending a whole half inning of a live game burning a former player.

The best part of it being that they got the stupid ex-player to do it and fall over himself a couple of times in the process.

I like Manny but I don't like him but...er...I'm not going to Manny bash...but er...it was time to go. Where's my paycheque dammit?!

redsock said...

wannabuymyshit@theremyreport.com?

Lord Lynch said...

patrick... I support an AL East rival.... and have done for 25 years...

tim said...

Remy is fucking shameless.

Lord Lynch said...

FY!

Patrick said...

Heidi and I are wearing the same colour shirt!

are you gonna post it on Ebay?

nixon33 said...

i love this whole "its definitely time to move on from manny ramirez" slogan thats being said about every 10 seconds...
but they aren't moving on! its all they're talking about! guess who's moved on, manny!

i hate nesn sometimes...

A Conformer said...

Well, I just saw Heidi for the first time. I must say, I'm not impressed.

Lord Lynch said...

My bad - AFC East

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