August 2, 2008

G111: Red Sox 12, Athletics 2

Athletics - 200 000 000 -  2  7  1
Red Sox - 504 010 02x - 12 14 0
1st inning: Pedroia single, Youkilis home run, Ortiz single, Lowell single, Bay home run. 5 batters, 5 hits, 5 runs.

It was a nine-batter, 46-pitch first inning for Eveland. He got the side in order in the second and faced four batters in the third: Lowell double, Bay walk, Drew walk, Lowrie 3-RBI double. Lenny DiNardo came on and pitched the final six innings: 6-6-3-3-2, 89, facing one less batter than Lester.

Lester (7-7-2-1-5, 100) had a first inning hiccup, when Sweeney began the game with a single, Brown bopped a hanging curve for a one-out dong, and Thomas and Ellis followed with singles. After a visit from Farrell, Lester got a double play to end the inning.

And the A's did not get another runner past first base all evening.

Youkilis hit a second home run, a 2-run shot in the eighth, his 20th of the season. All of the starters got at least one hit -- and the entire bench saw some game time.

The standings remain the same as Tampa Bay beat Detroit 9-3 and New York beat Los Angeles 8-2.

***

Dana Eveland (3.88, 101 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.17, 139 ERA+)

But first: Angels/Yankees at 3:45 PM and Tigers/Rays at 6 PM

472 comments:

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s1c said...

Hoping to join this thread tonight. Have missed the last few games because a) B-fly surprised me by wanting some father / daughter time which meant wtic on in the background as we played video games etc. b) tried to get on last night before going to work but kept on getting internet explorer errors denying me access to JOS (work laptop does not have mozilla).

s1c said...

And when I say missed I don't just mean didn't get a chance to join in but missed the back and forth of the internet family known as JOS (in which I assume I am the crazy old uncle - "hey, get off my lawn").

redsock said...

Sounds like a few people had that IE problem, including me. Happened mid-game.

It seems to have cleared up now. I'm using IE here at work.

redsock said...

And even with the problems, we had 847 comments!

Bartman said...

Early this morning the ESPN crawl had something about the veteran players going to mgt complaining about Manny, saying they could not rely on him. I haven't seen that anywhere else, tho.

Amy said...

We are off to Boston to see the game, assuming no rain problem. I hope we get to see the game, but if not, an evening in Boston is okay with me.

Look for me in the RF seats somewhere...probably 50 rows up!

L-girl said...

(in which I assume I am the crazy old uncle - "hey, get off my lawn").

s1c, I'm afraid those honours go to someone else.

Maybe you're the wise old uncle who tolerates all the young'uns craziness, and every so often surprises them with how much he remembers from the olden days.

Uh-oh, I see a new theme thread coming on, our family roles...

L-girl said...

Yay, we have a JoS rep at the game tonight. I hope it's not rained out.

nixon33 said...

hey l-girl. the A's pitcher is another one for yr girls team, no?

L-girl said...

hey l-girl. the A's pitcher is another one for yr girls team, no?

Ooo yeah! I probably wouldn't have noticed until I heard it on the radio tonight.

girls team > body-of-water team!

s1c said...

Kind words L-girl.

Sock - did you have sitemeter on your site? Am seeing elsewhere that was a possible source of the problem. What was frustrating is I was able to get to some sites (WMTC, mine) and unable to get to other sites. Just a frustrating night!!!

redsock said...

Oscar is back ...
and he's back grouchy!

redsock said...

Sock - did you have sitemeter on your site? Am seeing elsewhere that was a possible source of the problem. What was frustrating is I was able to get to some sites (WMTC, mine) and unable to get to other sites.

I did see that somewhere today. I have sitemeter as well as statcounter. As long as things are fine now, I'll keep 'em both.

L-girl said...

Heh, I just noticed I included myself as a young'un in that comment. Hardly the case on JoS. I have to go to a retirement home to qualify for that!

redsock said...

Globe says forecast "calls for the chance of scattered thunderstorms for the late afternoon and early evening hours".

s1c said...

I have to go to a retirement home to qualify for that!

snort!

So, am down in the dungeon watching the Fox love fest for the MFY's and CI. 4-2 MFY's as Weaver just gave up a single, single, non-rbi dp for CI and a Homer by Abreu.

Not to say the stache doesn't look great. Give me an effing break.

(no aborts right now, and yeah I saw the 800+ comments).

redsock said...

NESN has the line up:

Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Bay, LF
Drew, RF
Lowrie, SS
Varitek, C
Crisp, CF

...

Lowell in July: .215/.286/.290

Lowell since ASG: .182/.237/.200

Not a cleanup hitter at the moment, Tito.

s1c said...

Not a cleanup hitter at the moment, Tito

Got that right. Be bold Terry, you've done it in the past!!!

How about this line-up,

Drew
Ped
Ortiz
Youk
Lowell (ok, I really want Bay here but Tito won't go for it)
Bay
Jedi
Tek
LBJ (c'mon kid snap out of it)

redsock said...

He'll never have Drew lead off. I don't think he'd even have him bat 2nd.

Just move Bay and Drew up to 4-5, maybe drop Tek to 9, and we're ready to rock.

s1c said...

Frag - Molina goes deep 5-2 MFY's.

s1c said...

Sock - I agree he won't have him lead off, but he did do it last year so I think he might have thought about it. Just throwing some stuff out there to see what others think. (found out why b-fly was in a dad bonding mode, boyfriend was out of town, now that he's back its the usual "hey dad can I have some money for the movies?" I knew I should have found that convent).

9casey said...

Hey all victim of IE last night, so what's new ........:)


I saw you had a new guy come and go as fast as he got here...

redsock said...

We had a couple of new people hang out, but "come and go"? (Have I already forgot?)

nixon33 said...

i thought lowell was hurt?

too bad the angels brought their limp bats today.

Patrick said...

Some lurkers came out and showed themselves. I believe they went back to lurking.

Shhh, can you hear them? They are among us.

tim said...

No dice on the game tonight. Got my exam from 6:30 - 9:30. On a fucking long weekend. Goddamn you Laurier.

Unless theres a rain delay...in which case...poor Amy. I don't need to see the game that bad.

SoSock said...

I couldn't get on to JoS at all last night. Started trying about the 5th or 6th inning, can't remember for sure. (being as I'm on the edge of senility and all)
Saw on Jere's site that he couldn't get to his own blog, although I believe that's an unrelated problem he's been dealing with for a day or two.
Yet I could get to mine, and tried a couple of others and had no problem.
Ah, technology.
So I watched the Bay era begin on GDGD and posted a rather long disposition (I know, you're shocked) on the whole Manny thing on my blog, which has been neglected entirely this whole month.
Can I possibly write a longer sentence?

L-girl said...

I saw you had a new guy come and go as fast as he got here...

I think he means Spencer B. He's not really new, he's been around before.

We do have some new peeps in the gamethread, tho. One guy has been lurking long enough so he fits right in. :)

Hey, don't miss the "let's all annoy Allan" theme from last night. It starts in the 401 section. Search for "Let's all say stuff". Then it continues on into the 601s.

redsock said...

Hey, don't miss the "let's all annoy Allan" theme from last night.

Yeah, all very clever stuff..... pfft ... Jeter, bunts, Morgan, W-L records ....

L-girl said...

Maybe not clever, but fun. :)

s1c said...

Fragging MFY's, Fragging MFY's, Fragging MFY's, CI makes it 7-2 in the seventh.

Need a win tonight for sure now.

Patrick said...

In an un-AL east related note, Sabbathia continues to make the NL look inferior, on his way to another complete game against the Texless Braves.

Crazy.

redsock said...

Manny's NL OPS+: 161
Bay's AL OPS+: 329

...

Other Sox OPS+
Lowell - 107
Moss - 107
&
Cora - 89
Lugo - 81
Ellsbury - 77
Varitek - 71

SoSock said...

Hey, don't miss the "let's all annoy Allan" theme from last night.
I just skimmed back thru last night's thread since I couldn't get on. Kept getting a "Internet Explorer cannot access the page" or something like that. That part was hilaaaarious. And 840 plus comments - strong!
Skankees up 8-2 in the bottom of the 6th. Just watched an inning that ended on a line drive to Nady in LF and, as they went to commercial, they focused on WHO running off the field? Nady needed that intangibility out there to assist in the catch, I guess.

redsock said...

His calm eyes guided the ball into Nady's glove.

9casey said...

SoSock said...
Skankees up 8-2 in the bottom of the 6th.


If they made a new machine that hits into double plays.....They could have Jeter endorse it, and have it come in blazing copper....
17 on the year....ugly

Patrick said...

Nady needed that intangibility out there to assist in the catch, I guess.

Who doesn't want CI? The camera men probably pull straws every day to see who gets the privilege to cover him that day.

It reminds me of when female reporters interview CI after a game and it's taking everything they've got not to lose their shit. It's so gross.

s1c said...

Ellsbury - 77

The only sub replacement that makes me wonder wtf. Personally, I think LBJ has an injury problem. It just seems like he is slower, nothing to support it but there have been some ground balls in the holes were he just seems to not be going as fast as we've seen him. If he is injured (ie a strain in the hammy, groin) then Kudos for not making excuses but if he is relative healthy then it is worrisome.

Fox is talking about Manny -

GM says that manny was worst then the steroid users. They were trying to help their teams, Manny was trying to destroy it.

Club house was different atmosphere, players were approached and they said enough is enough.

McCarver - team that will not miss manny the most is the Boston Red Sox.

Buck - Francona was just sick of it. Disgraceful in so many ways the way a guy who took 160 million just caused this.

Mo - Thank god he is gone, I won't miss him at all.

redsock said...

CI is 2nd in the AL in GIDP. (Vlad had 21.)

17? Shit, even Always Lazy Manny has only 13.

s1c said...

before any who asks, the GM says was another GM that Rosenthal talked to, not Theo.

9casey said...

Patrick said...


It reminds me of when female reporters interview CI after a game and it's taking everything they've got not to lose their shit. It's so gross.


Now you are just making shit up.....Kim Jones , I actually think she is good......I have never seen a female reporter "almost lose her shit"...somethings when you type if they sound stupid they most likely are...

redsock said...

GM says that manny was worst then the steroid users.

From what he has written, Gammons would totally agree with that. When the Mitchell Report came out, Gammons was livid at the people who spilled the beans about how many players did/do steroids -- NOT the guys who did the drugs.

L-girl said...

What, making shit up about the Yankees and Derek Jeter? Never! Red Sox fans are all honest and impartial! Only Yankee fans exaggerate and lie!

Patrick said...

im just saying what ive seen.

redsock said...

Lyndon was going to come down to earth eventually. His September/WS stats last year were way over what he projects to be.

When you mentioned an injury, I remembered that Tito spoke to him earlier this season about not sitting out games even though he was not 100%, because everyone plays hurt to some degree.

I wonder if (a) he is bothered by something that needs attention, but (b) is wary of saying anything, both in light of the previous Tito conversation and the just-concluded Manny circus.

9casey said...

redsock said...



I wonder if (a) he is bothered by something that needs attention, but (b) is wary of saying anything, both in light of the previous Tito conversation and the just-concluded Manny circus


I believe its is wrist , hurt on a diving catch , when his hand went underneath them...

s1c said...

I wonder if (a) he is bothered by something that needs attention, but (b) is wary of saying anything, both in light of the previous Tito conversation and the just-concluded Manny circus.

Thats why I brought it up, I agree there was no way he would be able to continue the end of last season numbers but that 77 OPS+ is a lot lower than the 95-105 range I thought he would be able to do this year.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
What, making shit up about the Yankees and Derek Jeter?



Actually how women reporters can't handle themselves professionally around Jeter...

Patrick said...

I wonder if this game is happening tonight. Radar shows rain, rain, and rain.


Canadian rain, no less.

s1c said...

I believe its is wrist , hurt on a diving catch , when his hand went underneath them

The wrist is probably what is keeping him from getting around on the FB, but I think he his having a problem with the legs also. When was the last time he attempted a stolen base, (7/5 vs the MFY's?). 18 games ago? That is why I wonder about a leg issue.

L-girl said...

Actually how women reporters can't handle themselves professionally around Jeter...

You should've let me think the first one!

9casey said...

if he is hurt....whats better a hurt Ellsbury who can't steal or Crisp?

redsock said...

When was the last time he attempted a stolen base, (7/5 vs the MFY's?). 18 games ago?

Yep. And only 2 walks in 84 PAs since July 5 and a gruesome .200/.229/.238 line.

redsock said...

Forget about stealing. LBJ can't even get on base.

Coco in July: 53 PA
.167/.300/.238

Good lord. How in the world are we winning games?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Actually how women reporters can't handle themselves professionally around Jeter...

You should've let me think the first one!



Your losin it , right over your head.....:).Who's the feminist here , they will take that blog award right away, so be careful..:)

9casey said...

redsock said...


Good lord. How in the world are we winning games?


Pitching ....and we haven't won many , under .500 in July

s1c said...

hmmm, Kathryn Tappen doing the pre game show. Good thing I am already watching this game in the dungeon.

9casey said...

s1c said...
hmmm, Kathryn Tappen doing the pre game show. Good thing I am already watching this game in the dungeon.



She's tan..Ya think that is real or some type of bronzer..

s1c said...

Macha - How he fits in will be interesting because you know there will be a Manny being Manny moment.

s1c said...

9 - I think its real. It is summer. OTH who the frag cares. She is most welcome as eye candy.

redsock said...

Now that he headed out to LA, I hope Manny doesn't get arrested under suspicous of being a serial killer.

"Awww, Ann Landers sucks!"

ish said...

I have a laptop with me tonight - threading in the living room, ftw!

Lord Lynch said...

Morning all!

At least it will be here in 2 minutes time!

I'm mad - just lost 9-7 to Texas on my baseball management game...

nixon33 said...

i wonder if air guitar got a lot of flack for his comments, not just from us, but others and will have to address it on the air. a pipe dream i know, but that would sure be funny.

s1c said...

It is on!!!

Aw good to be back with the peeps. Lets see another win tonight Sox.

Patrick said...

Is your laptop a new thing, Ish?

L-girl said...

Two things that are never real on TV, tans and boobs.

Neveeer! /the critic

Patrick said...

Tanning beds are gross.

L-girl said...

Your losin it , right over your head.....:).Who's the feminist here , they will take that blog award right away, so be careful..:)


You gotta cut me some slack. I'm at work - I'm actually working - listening to a game, helping my co-workers, and chatting with the likes of you!

(and yes, whoosh, right over my head... )

L-girl said...

Tanning beds are gross.

Cancer's gross, too.

L-girl said...

i wonder if air guitar got a lot of flack for his comments, not just from us, but others and will have to address it on the air. a pipe dream i know, but that would sure be funny.

ya never know. angry people have been known to make noise!

Joe Grav said...

I was at the game last night - absolutely amazing. One of my top 3 favorite Fenway moments I've seen in person.

Patrick said...

UGHHH. Bay wtf? Climb that thing.

s1c said...

Never? Never? Are you trying to crush my middle age 24 years of marriage fantasie? btw disclaimer - just because you have the book at home does not mean you can't look at the ones in the library. Of course as BH is quick to point out (with that knife in hand look) its ok to look just don't let me catch you taking them off the shelf and fondling them.

frag - 2-0 A's.

Lord Lynch said...

That wasn't in the script

L-girl said...

oh shit. not a fun start.

s1c said...

Dp right here. right now!!!

L-girl said...

Sorry s1c, never.

But what's the diff if you're just browsing through a library.

L-girl said...

Yay Joe! Representing Joy Nation at Fenway.

Amy is there tonight.

Patrick said...

I like our little but reliable infielders.

s1c said...

needed that alright!!!

L-girl, no diff at all. Its like the Ginger or Mary Ann? debate, uh both, or as we said in the navy - I would kick her out of bed, more room on the fragging floor.

Patrick said...

I'm always singing praise for Pedroia, forgetting that I am sporting a Pede avatar, which makes it look very redundant.

HAHAHHA, THERE HE GOES!!!

s1c said...

OK guys, lets get them right back.

ish said...

Is your laptop a new thing, Ish?

It's my sister's laptop that I brought with me to northern Maine last month - never thought to use it until now. This is fun, though. Sitting on the couch in the living room, watching the game with my father and gamethreadding.

It's hot in here, though.

L-girl said...

Ginger or Mary Ann? That leaves the island talent pool mighty slim.

s1c said...

YOUK DONG!!!

Yeah boy!!!

ish said...

My dad said in between innings, "I have a feeling the Red Sox will get these two runs back in the bottom of the first inning."

!!!

Sweat-powered!

Patrick said...

UUUHHHLLL!!!!!

OH FUCK YEAH!

L-girl said...

This is fun, though. Sitting on the couch in the living room, watching the game with my father and gamethreadding.

That's what we do. Only w/o your father.

SWEATY DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

That's the Youk I know...

phil said...

Gonna hit the road soon, but that's good to see first.

Joe Grav said...

The whole time at Fenway I was thinking of how awesome JOS-1 is going to be. I went with Amanda, which is nice, but she's not exactly a baseball fanatic, you know? But the group outing is gonna be a blast... BTW, I will be contacting the teacher from my high school on Monday about his experiences w/ group sales...

ish said...

I think my next computer will be a laptop. Then I'll get a desktop and be able to have the best of both worlds.

Papi keeps the line moving!

Patrick said...

My mom bought herself a laptop and put it in her closet gathering dust. I started to use it a lot, and so when my b-day came around she gave it to me.

Still, I'm leaving it here when I cross the country.

s1c said...

That leaves the island talent pool mighty slim

Who did you want me to add? Lovey? The professor? Gilligan?

L-girl said...

So who is this Dale guy I'm hearing instead of Castig?

HE SUCKS.

redsock said...

JOS-1

You mean JoSapalooza?

ish said...

It'd be interesting to see what my parents would say if I decided to go to Oregon and go farming for no pay.

They'd definitely try to talk me out of it.

Lowell being a good cleanup hitter!

Patrick said...

speaking of which, Sept 10th Tampa Bay vs. Red Sox tickets are singing your name Ish...

ish said...

Another standing O' for Bay!

phil said...

Suck it, Eveland.

Detroit puts a couple on the board. 2-4.

Patrick said...

Give him a chance, L. He's actually pretty cool.

ish said...

speaking of which, Sept 10th Tampa Bay vs. Red Sox tickets are singing your name Ish...

Those the 3 AM Manchester tickets?

L-girl said...

s1c, I just meant that once they leave w/ you, there's not much left. i'll just change the station.

ish, i use a desktop but bought a used laptop last summer for a job that didn't work out. now it's really fun to have both.

if you don't want to spend a lot of money, used thinkpads are all over craigslist.

Patrick said...

I didn't like him at first. His play by play flow is hard to get used to.

s1c said...

L-girl the Dale guy is Dale Arnold and he is the back up for O'brien and Castig. Does the Wednesday night games when O'brien has the ESPN conflicts. He is also co-host on WEEI with Michael Holley m-f 10-2.

L-girl said...

Give him a chance, L. He's actually pretty cool.

I have no choice, but he's got a long way to go before he gets to pretty cool.

Patrick said...

the very same

ish said...

GET OUTTA HERE!!!

BAY DONG!!!!

Patrick said...

BAY GOT SOMEONE A VOLVO!!!!

s1c said...

Bay dong!!!!

Yeah boy, lets bust out!!!

L-girl said...

i gotta work while i listen, so i'll stop by when i can.

nixon33 said...

JBJ!

phil said...

!!!!

Patrick said...

Wow this guy is easy to like.

Patrick said...

Or 1000 dollars even...

L-girl said...

HOLY SHIT!!!!!

BAY DONG!!!!

welcome to red sox nation jason!!!

Joe Grav said...

Dale Arnold is mediocre at baseball pbp. I see Yook hit a HR - woo!

phil said...

So this Bay fellow's pretty good, eh.

Joe Grav said...

HOLY SHIT!

Patrick said...

not a Volvo, but 1000 dollars

Lord Lynch said...

Where did Oakland drag this stiff up from?

andy said...

I feel a reaction in my pants.

ish said...

if you don't want to spend a lot of money, used thinkpads are all over craigslist.

Among other things...

L-girl said...

I can't wait til he gets a proper JoS nickname.

Now I really gotta work!

s1c said...

s1c, I just meant that once they leave w/ you, there's not much left. i'll just change the station. s1c waves his hand over his head as he realizes that just flew by me.

efd said...

One guy has been lurking long enough so he fits right in. :)

If that's referring to me, I'm flattered. :)

I am actually more of a day-after lurker, skimming the previous game's game thread at work while eating lunch. For assorted reasons that aren't worth boring you with I'm not able to participate in the game threads regularly, but I also recently joined the ranks of the laptop-equipped so I'll join in when I can.

Bay Bomb!!!

redsock said...

I see the ass-kicking in progress.

L-girl said...

Where did Oakland drag this stiff up from?

....

I feel a reaction in my pants.


?!

redsock said...

Or is that A'ss-kicking?

andy said...

The first half of the inning doesn't look so bad now. Hopefully lester can get it under control and complete this game.

L-girl said...

efd, twas you.

ish said...

I feel a reaction in my pants.

Andy's back!

I was afraid Manny would have a long-lasting impact on you.

Amazing that the first five Red Sox batters scored.

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
Dale Arnold is mediocre at baseball pbp. I see Yook hit a HR - woo!

Mediocre, is a complement to Dale , he sucks.......

Jason Bay ..ru kidding me.....who writes this shit...good for him and good for us...

phil said...

Middle name is Raymond and everybody loves him. Hmmm.

redsock said...

dinardo up

s1c said...

Mediocre, is a complement to Dale , he sucks

He was pretty good for the Bruins and yes he is worse than mediocre, but I think he has improved this year and he sure beats the g-man from last year.

Patrick said...

I liked the guy last year too, but he did trupe me a few times.

I must be easy to win over.

ish said...

Jon Rish was real good when he was doing pbp for O'Brien. Dale? Not so much. He's fantastic during his WEEI show, but I don't know what it is about being in the booth. It's the same radio. Call the game!

Main problem I've found with him was his calling of plays as they happen. Silence as a play is happening is NOT good.

efd said...

the watch for the Don/Jerry mention of the length of time Lester has been in the dugout is on...

ish said...

And he speaks while Dave or Joe speaks as well sometimes. Like Ron Santo.

ish said...

NICE catch! And I can say that because it's 5-2. :)

Patrick said...

I didn't enjoy Jon Rish doing pbp

nixon33 said...

don:
"coco crisp yesterday had his first Fenway roundtripper since 1000 B.C."

L-girl said...

I didn't mind that guy from last year that everyone hated. I only heard him a few times but I thought he was ok.

This guy Dale is seriously annoying!

ish said...

Patrick, how much would the tickets cost, face value? Curious.

ish said...

That doesn't happen often. Coco thought he was struck out, turns out not to have happened.

9casey said...

I think Dale comes to the game to prepared .reeads you a bunch of stupid crap that no cares about in this professor voice, like he is the smartest guy on earth....

redsock said...

Just your normal, everyday 46-pitch first inning!

Patrick said...

the tickets say 28$s on them.

ish said...

I didn't mind that guy from last year that everyone hated. I only heard him a few times but I thought he was ok.

I wouldn't mind him much either if he only worked Wednesdays and no playoffs.

ish said...

Just like I'm hoping O'Brien's not doing MLB International during the ALCS and World Series because we'd be stuck with Dale.

phil said...

46 pitches for Eveland.

ish said...

the tickets say 28$s on them.

Where are the seats?

(The chances I can drive you to the airport are down to about 2% now. Once again, I'd have been all for it if I hadn't had that crash.)

s1c said...

Just like I'm hoping O'Brien's not doing MLB International during the ALCS and World Series because we'd be stuck with Dale.

I've got a feeling you are going to be stuck my friend.

Joe Grav said...

Wow, I'd forgotten all about Glen Geffner. Whoever it is, they need to get someone to be the constant #2 guy after Castig... for all of Trup's problems, I liked having the two familiar voices. It's not like that any more.

ish said...

Manny now says he likes Los Angeles and the team SO much, he'd like to play there for the rest of his career!

L-girl said...

reeads you a bunch of stupid crap that no cares about

Taking lessons from Don, I guess.

L-girl said...

It takes time to find a regular person to replace an old-timer.

ish said...

Wow, I'd forgotten all about Glen Geffner. Whoever it is, they need to get someone to be the constant #2 guy after Castig... for all of Trup's problems, I liked having the two familiar voices. It's not like that any more.

Me too. I missed that about Trup. And they each had distinct voices and distinct personalities. They were unique.

SoSock said...

Nice. Go take a shower, come back and we've scored 5 in the 1st 2 innings. Check that - in the FIRST inning.
goodtimes

ish said...

They being the combination of Joe and Jerry.

s1c said...

Uncle Dave is fine, but he does have a contract with ESPN which does create the 1 day a week spot for Arnold. Which is of course part of the problem with Arnold, not enough work in baseball to really make great jumps in improvement.

nixon33 said...

dale: the everlasting gobstopper.

Joe Grav said...

Attaboy Lester

9casey said...

Why can't Castig work alone, does he nap every other inning?

Scully is 102 yrs old and he manages.

Patrick said...

What's Bays RS OPS+ now?

s1c said...

Are you fragging kidding me. Actually, he was out.

ish said...

Scully solos on TV no-less!

Joe did one game alone this season, when Entercom didn't feel like sending Dale or Jon out to the west coast and Dave had an ESPN game.

redsock said...

What's Bays RS OPS+ now?

Gotta wait until the morning.

ish said...

Manny: I want to even buy a house in Los Angeles. My kids go to school in Miami, and I'd like them to move with me [to L.A.], but there will be no move until my future here is confirmed. I don't want to be here for two months and then end up in another city.

I told him that if the rule is to get a haircut, then I'll get one because I don't want any special privileges. But Joe replied by saying that I should get an apartment and take care of my personal stuff first, after which I should see a barber.

Patrick said...

The thing I hate about Joe is when he gets the disappointed tone in his voice for a pop up or GIDP or whatever squander happens.

Doesn't help me follow a losing game.

L-girl said...

Which is of course part of the problem with Arnold, not enough work in baseball to really make great jumps in improvement.

By the time you're in the majors, you should have plenty of experience. They don't hire people right out of broadcasting school.

Or do they?

But only Scully works alone. He's the master.

9casey said...

They said today that Yankee stadium cost 2.5 million to build and that 28 of the players in that game made more than that...

Is there a proffession in the world where the pay differs so much for doing the same thing..I know some do more than others but they are all still baseball players....As I think about it all of entertainment is like that...

redsock said...

I think he'll still have the dreads, but Torre wants it cleaned up a bit. Manny said okay, it'll grow back.

9casey said...

ish said...
Scully solos on TV no-less!

Isn't TV easier....

ish said...

By the time you're in the majors, you should have plenty of experience. They don't hire people right out of broadcasting school.

It's true. It's a lot like coming up as a player - the assumption would be you come up through the minor leagues, etc. If you're only baseball. Most of these guys do multiple sports. O'Brien does college basketball in the offseason.

Dale's actually now the only person to have broadcasted games for all four of Boston's major teams. His most recent broadcasting job was home play-by-play man for the Bruins on NESN.

9casey said...

redsock said...
I think he'll still have the dreads, but Torre wants it cleaned up a bit. Manny said okay, it'll grow back.


I'm suprised the Red Sox never asked him , or did they?

L-girl said...

9C, it's true, there are musicians working for a share of the door, losing money on gigs, and there are musicians who are gazillionaires. And sadly it's not even based only on talent.

s1c said...

By the time you're in the majors, you should have plenty of experience. They don't hire people right out of broadcasting school.

Actually he has lots of experience doing games. Hockey games. He has no experience doing Baseball games, which I think is a different animal all together and requires a good give and take.

efd said...

But only Scully works alone. He's the master.

As I was watching the game last night I couldn't help thinking (since I hear him all the time) that I bet John Sterling chafes at having to have a partner... I'm sure he feels like he's on Scully's level and that only his voice should be heard during Yankee games.

ish said...

Isn't TV easier....

I'd think so, but he calls the game on TV like it's on the radio. You could close your eyes and follow the game.

L-girl said...

I would be very sad to see Manny be made to cut his hair. He's a grown man, he should be able to wear his hair however he likes.

I am absolutely **astounded** that some baseball fans/people care about a player's hair!

SoSock said...

Crap. 5 straight outs.
WE"RE DOOMED, I tell you!

Just recapped that 1st inning - nice. Hits by the first 5 batters, closed out with a dong by the newbie to get them all in.

The ass-whupping begins!

redsock said...

GDGD says Bay's dong was #23. I do not like combining AL and NL stats, but I guess that point is moot with interleague play.

efd said...

Yankee stadium cost 2.5 million to build and that 28 of the players in that game made more than that...

Just to clarify, they were saying that Yankee Stadium cost $2.5 million to build originally in 19whatever, and that 28 players *today* are making more than that annually.

Which is kind of a useless pairing of pieces of information, imho.

L-girl said...

Efd, no way. Sterling loves having a partner. It's such a big part of his game.

I know you guys hate him, but that doesn't strike me as a valid observation.

ish said...

I am absolutely **astounded** that some baseball fans/people care about a player's hair!

I'd think football would be different. I love seeing guys with long dreads running into a scrum. That's gotta hurt!

redsock said...

All players should be bald.
Put it in the CBA.
Fucking hippies ruining America.

9casey said...

Can't Wake hook Lowell up with a box of Just for Men....

L-girl said...

Lowell looks cool with his salt and pepper look. It's like he's flaunting his age, I like it.

redsock said...

I remember when gas costs 17 cents a gallon. Seven loafs of bread was a dollar. And men didn't grow their hair like girls.

s1c said...

Efd, no way. Sterling loves having a partner. It's such a big part of his game.

He just didn't like Steiner. Of course I don't mind Sterling its Suzyn "Oh I'm having an orgasm just seeing Clemens with George" Waldman that makes me grind my teeth.

ish said...

GDGD says Bay's dong was #23. I do not like combining AL and NL stats, but I guess that point is moot with interleague play.

Maybe they'd combine the stats when the home run is hit, but usually when a player changes leagues mid-season the stats start over when you see his name on the screen.


I'll be back in a few minutes - time to wolf down some food.

ish said...

He just didn't like Steiner. Of course I don't mind Sterling its Suzyn "Oh I'm having an orgasm just seeing Clemens with George" Waldman that makes me grind my teeth.

He doesn't strike me as someone who wants to work alone, nor would we want to split PBP time with someone else. Never heard Suzyn do pbp.

redsock said...

I don't think the Red Sox cared that much. Bill James did a study -- hair style has *no* effect on creating runs. Who knew?

L-girl said...

He absolutely did not like Steiner! They did not get along at all. I loved when Steiner would make some godawful stupid player-bashing "joke" and Sterling would meet it w/ total silence! Then just change the subject.

I just meant that he works with a partner and I think would prefer it that way.

9casey said...

ish said...



I'll be back in a few minutes - time to wolf down some food.


Hmm, is that what it is , I always that it was woof....

Patrick said...

Yeah I like Lowell's natural handsomness. Dude is very confidant but not arrogant.

L-girl said...

Bill James did a study -- hair style has *no* effect on creating runs.

You statheads, all you care about is run production.

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