August 22, 2008

G128: Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 4

Red Sox   - 100 410 020 - 8 11  0
Blue Jays - 200 200 000 - 4 8 0
Byrd (6-6-4-2-4, 86) hung in there, despite allowing two two-run home runs and not recording a 1-2-3 inning. With two outs in the sixth, he allowed a single and a walk -- putting the tying runs on base -- but got Zaun to ground out to second.

Pedroia hit a bomb to left in the first and the first five Sox reached base in the fourth. Bay singled, Lowrie walked, Varitek walked, Cora was HBP, and Crisp singled. Ellsbury's grounder scored a run, as did FY's sac fly (it also ended Marcum's evening).

Varitek hit a solo home run to start the sixth and was HBP and scored in the eighth. He reached base in four of his five plate appearances and scored three runs. ... Crisp singled three times from the #9 spot. ... Okajima pitched a clean eighth.

Elsewhere: Tampa Bay beat Chicago 9-4, Minnesota beat Los Angeles 9-0, and New York beat Baltimore 9-4.

***
Paul Byrd (4.55, 96 ERA+) / Shawn Marcum (3.36, 126 ERA+)

Byrd makes his third straight start against Toronto.
              IP    H  R ER BB  K  PIT
0809 at Tor 9 6 2 2 0 2 94
0816 vs Tor 7.1 10 4 4 0 0 96
0822 at Tor ?
Marcum's last start was against the Red Sox -- last Sunday (5-5-1-4-4, 95).

The Red Sox have lost their last six games at Skydome. We need at least two wins in these three games.

Also: Yankees/Orioles (7 PM), Rays/White Sox (8 PM) and Twins/Angels (10 PM)
East 
Rays 77 49 .611 ---
Red Sox 73 54 .575 4.5
Yankees 67 60 .528 10.5
Blue Jays 66 61 .520 11.5
Orioles 61 65 .484 16.0

Wild Card
Red Sox 73 54 .575 ---
Twins 73 54 .575 ---
Yankees 67 60 .528 6.0
Blue Jays 66 61 .520 7.0

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redsock said...

The Red Sox have recalled reliever Chris Smith from Pawtucket.

ish said...

Jeez. Tied for the wild card. Here we go.

Regardless of the Twins' schedule. It's August 22nd, and we're tied in the wild card. October can go either way now.

It's going to be a fun stretch ride. Really.

Jere said...

We've got the tie-breaker with the Twins already, and (if the Twins win the central), whoever wins our series with the White Sox next weekend wins that season series. If it comes down to that. I still want division, though...

9casey said...

Everyone have a nice weekend , Heading up to Stratham, NH for annual family picinic.....Go Sox..

redsock said...

Enjoy, 9!

...

Ortiz on Pedroia: "He's a [expletive] great kid, dude. He's the best. I love him. It's great, man. ... Dude, he comes up with some lines, and you'll be laughing. He hit a ball off the Green Monster once, and he came back to the dugout and said to me, 'Hey, Big Punish, you know it's going to rain, right?' And I was like, 'Why?' He goes, 'Didn't you just see the lightning show?'"

redsock said...

Globe:
"Josh Beckett threw with no complaints for 10 minutes off flat ground in right field before the game. Terry Francona said Beckett with throw his normal side session tomorrow in preparation for Tuesday's start in New York."

Drew was in the lineup but is now getting an MRI. Shit!

.........

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

Inglett, 2B
Scutaro, 3B
Rios, RF
Wells, CF
Lind, LF
Overbay, 1B
Stairs, DH
Zaun, C
McDonald, SS

Bryon Harris said...

Wow. Tied for the wild card on August 22. Right on Ish...the tension is goning to coil tighter each day. It's kind of Cliche but true. And it will be fun.

I'm sure you all know better than I but I have distinct memories of listining to EEI late at night in August of 2004 and hearing no confidence in the sox whatsever (Not that it's too uncommen I guess). After doing little to impress for most of the season they started winning in August and kept doing it through September and of course...

Well hell maybe they can win some games and throw some strikes this fall. Before Fall of 04 Lowe was no Hero and we prolly even thought of Manny and Ortiz very different.

Go Sox!

Zenslinger said...

Before Fall of 04 Lowe was no Hero

Our Hero...Bartolo Colon?

Bryon Harris said...

Do you mean the game 7 against the Angles was won because of Colon collapsing rather then Lowe winning it? Like I said...you guys prolly got the facts pinned down from 04 better then I. Didn't Lowe get a win in all 3 series winning games that year?

Zenslinger said...

No, no -- I wasn't very clear.

I meant:

2008 Hero for the Sox...Bartolo Colon?

Like, someone unexpected stepping up.

It's a joke. Sort of...

redsock said...

Didn't Lowe get a win in all 3 series winning games that year?

Yeah, he did.

You are right about 2004 and the "no confidence" feeling. I wrote at least once that summer that 2004 was shaping up as the most frustrating season ever.

redsock said...

ALEX RIOS IS NOT A FIVE TOOL PLAYER, GOD DAMN IT!!!!!!!

Bryon Harris said...

O Yah, Zen...

Duh I should have got it.

Your right though, you never do know what people have in em. Or maybe we'll see something tonight with Charlie Parker.

redsock said...

Roof is open at the Canadian Toilet.

Zenslinger said...

Mute?

Zenslinger said...

Charlie Parker

???

redsock said...

You never know ...

I'm convinced that nixon33 will be lining up to buy a Coco jersey by the time 2008 is over!

redsock said...

BIRD!

phil said...

Hey, folks.

redsock said...

I'm blackout of mlbtv.
Who is this with Castig (the guy who called Rios a 5-tooler)?

nixon33 said...

I'm convinced that nixon33 will be lining up to buy a Coco jersey by the time 2008 is over!

HUH? WHAT? NEVER!

nixon33 said...

1-0 MFY.

nixon33 said...

LASER

redsock said...

LASER SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUCK YEAH

Zenslinger said...

BIRD!

Yeah. I'm thinking, "Charlie Parker. Bird. Who is Bird on our team? Bird, hmmm."

Byrd, of course, is a whole different animal.

Ha.

phil said...

!

Zenslinger said...

L-l-l-laser!

redsock said...

IN AT 88, OUT AT 118!

Zenslinger said...

When a guy like Pedroia with high average and such can also approach 20 HRs...watch out.

redsock said...

Castig saying Jays infielders are in a shotgun position.

I HATE it when baseball guys use terms from other sports, especially football. FUCKING HATE IT!

redsock said...

HUGE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK at Skydome

Zenslinger said...

Jays infielders are in a shotgun position.

I don't even know what this is supposed to mean.

redsock said...

Castig: Please do not use the word "Moneyball" evey again. You have no idea what it means. NO IDEA!
It does not mean not stealing bases. In fact, it has nothing to do with game strategy.

redsock said...

I think it refers to the position of the quarterback and running backs. But everyone can take that phrase and the "no doubles defense" and shove them straight up their ass.

redsock said...

Buffy just had an orgasm.

nixon33 said...

knew he was gonna homer. he owns byrd apparently.

redsock said...

Meaning = Rios 2-run dong.

Zenslinger said...

I think it refers to the position of the quarterback and running backs.

Yeah, but what does it mean for the infielders? In football, it's when the QB takes the snap further back, the Center kind of tosses it to him instead of handing it to him.

Zenslinger said...

Fucking hell, man. Can't we hold a lead?

Charlie Parker, my ass.

redsock said...

No reason why Castig should know what Moneyball refers to.

It was only a national best-seller and perhaps the most important baseball book of the last 30-40 years.

No reason why he should trouble himself and find out a little bit about it.

redsock said...

NYY - 1
BAL - 1

Zenslinger said...

So, the notion is that because Moneyball techniques went against antiquated statistical models that emphasized only power in hitting, people identify it with "small ball"?

The only thing I know about it is that it emphasized OBP in prospects.

Bryon Harris said...

I take back the Charlie Parker Remark. Byrd only gets that title if he's not a F'N STIFF!

A Conformer said...

If the last games are any indication, the C spot might not be a black hole the rest of the season.

redsock said...

The only thing I know about it is that it emphasized OBP in prospects.

Only by coincidence.

It means that teams with less $ to spend (like Beane) had to look for advantages to compete with the big boys. So he looked for skills that were overlooked in the mainstream. At the time, most baseball people did not think much of OBP guys (believe it or not), guys who may not have "looked" like baseball players, so Beane went after them.

Soon, of course, everyone discovered that getting on base a lot was a good thing (!!!), so Beane had to look for other factors that are overlooked, like certain factors in fielding.

Moneyball means looking for things that help win games but are either ignored or under-valued by most teams.

redsock said...

let's go ococ - tell nix to stfu!

redsock said...

Sox radio saying it MIGHT be a herniated disc. They claim the "blogs" are saying it is, but it might not be.

Zenslinger said...

C'mooooon, LBJ!

nixon33 said...

I HATE COCO

redsock said...

Last 27 games, coco hitting .190.

redsock said...

Dear Heidi: Please show Ococ a good time. Thanx!

A Conformer said...

Is the other guy in the booth (no Buffy) called Rance Bolonix?

nixon33 said...

when you get actual hits from useless people (tek & cora) you need to score!

redsock said...

Rance Mulliniks (former Jays infielder, played 77-92)

A Conformer said...

Oh, OK. I had already thought of a nickname for him: rancid boloney. But yeah, never mind.

redsock said...

NYY - 10
BAL - 10

andy said...

Jed Lowrie - WS MVP

redsock said...

Jed Lowrie - WS MVP

not if it's 2006 redux

:>)

redsock said...

NO, HE IS NOT A 5-TOOL PLAYER

DALE - YOU ARE A TOOL!!!!

A Conformer said...

Piglett picked off. Turns out as a pretty good inning, all told.

redsock said...

Our internet is out at home -- and may be out for the weekend (no one home for cable guy until Monday) -- so that's why L is absent.

Also, she reports (via phone) that Rogers is showing full commercials in between batters. Not only those stupid car ads, but actual short commercials between batters.

andy said...

Times are tough in Canada

andy said...

You cannot transfer one threads comments into another. they are independent of each other.

A Conformer said...

If you're attempting a steal, can you get thrown out after ball 4? Or does it not count?

nixon33 said...

COME ON TEK, 2-2 PLEASE!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

We need some production here.

nixon33 said...

instead of hide the baloney, tek and heidi play "heid-the-tek"
booooooooooooooooooo! i know

redsock said...

No, once the pitch is ball 4, play is dead. Runner gets second.

nixon33 said...

KEEP PLAYING HEID-THE-TEK!
YEAH!

redsock said...

instead of hide the baloney, tek and heidi play "heid-the-tek"
booooooooooooooooooo! i know


that sounds like jere's material

nixon33 said...

SUICIDE SQUEEZE! COME ON TITO!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

redsock said...

Einstein time.

redsock said...

You cannot transfer one threads comments into another. they are independent of each other.

Huh. Good to know.

nixon33 said...

that sounds like jere's material

or banyon's!

A Conformer said...

Bases loaded no outs, but Einstein and Ococ coming up. Over/under on runs= 1.

/reverse jinx.

redsock said...

HBP RBI!

YEAH!!

nixon33 said...

I CANT BELIEVE THE COCKSUCKER DID SOMETHING!!!

redsock said...

Coco: "FU, nix!"

nick said...

I'll chip in for Nix's oCoC shirt! I want to see him wear it. we can blur out his face if he insists.

nixon33 said...

he may have told be this time, but im definitely winning by a large margin!
nix= 800,000
crisp= 1

Zenslinger said...

Just stepped outside to smoke myself a J hoping something good would have started by the time I got back...and now I totally missed the excitement!

Although with CP on the mound, there's always the possibility of more excitement.

Going to take it to the Bar.

A Conformer said...

Reverse jinx works! After he loaded the bases, this game started moving fast. I think there wasn't a batter that saw more than two pitches.

redsock said...

poor throw from the 5-tooler in RF

redsock said...

let's see if big byrd can manage to not give these runs back.

ish said...

Good evening, Joy Nation... Hard news to swallow for Drew.

But 5-2 Red Sox! So far, the Jays are having a hard time figuring out Byrd, even though Byrd's facing them three times in a row!

Bryon Harris said...

Anyone got any info on watching the games online (or lisitning) to get around paying the MLB?!

ish said...

Everyone have a nice weekend , Heading up to Stratham, NH for annual family picinic.....Go Sox..

Heh. Close-by to Ish-land.

ish said...

Well, then. About that whole, not figuring Byrd out, thing...

Cock.

phil said...

:/

ish said...

Anyone got any info on watching the games online (or lisitning) to get around paying the MLB?!

Used to use Sopcast, but they haven't been carrying nearly as many games this year. p2p live TV.

A Conformer said...

I was really confused for a second. There were two BJs congratulating Overbay at home, and I didn't understand how another guy got on base.

Oh, and yeah... FUCK.

ish said...

I'm blackout of mlbtv.
Who is this with Castig (the guy who called Rios a 5-tooler)?


Dale Arnold. (from Dale and Holley on WEEI)

nick said...

Finally! I've been a "good dad" and have been watching Cheetah Girls One World with the kid and finally te first commercial break. One pitch and now the commercials here. bah!

ish said...

As I catch up, I figure out A already knows who Arnold is.

A Conformer said...

Wow, FKR had 2nd and 3rd no outs, then Baldelli was out at home on an unassisted FC by the pitcher (WTF?), and then a flyout DP, with Aybar out at home. Still no score.

ish said...

Unassisted FC... Did he catch the ball and run to home?

redsock said...

FKR - 00
CWS - 0

NYY - 100 02
BAL - 101 1
(cano and molina hit b2b dongs in the 5th; 2 outs now)

A Conformer said...

Unassisted FC... Did he catch the ball and run to home?

I have no idea. I'm trying to imagine how it might have gone down. Anyway, two guys out at home (I can't say thrown out... hehe) in the same inning... I think this is the turning point. The Rays season is done.

ish said...

Seriously, I'd love to see the Rays in the playoffs and competitive. But preferably as the wild card.

Red Sox AL East, Rays wild card, Yankees out... Perfect scenario.

ish said...

So... herniated disk. When Castig said "some of the blogs" I thought of JoS. But probably meant newspaper blogs. Projo, Globe, Herald, etc.

Herniated disk, though... That could take a long time to come back from.

A Conformer said...

Red Sox AL East, Rays wild card, Yankees in last place... Perfect scenario.

Now that's perfection.

redsock said...

byrd at 70 thru 5.
lopez was warming after the single.

nixon33 said...

HEID THE TEK!!!!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

GDGD have the video of the FC unassisted. Great play by Danks. Charged a slow roller, and jumped to make a tag of Baldelli before he could get home. Well done.

ish said...

Right on, Ofer!

Ride, Captain, Ride on your mystery ship!

nick said...

I really wanted to yell "HEIDI!" on that, but it just seems cruel.

Nonetheless lots of talk of Tek Dong Action lately.

ish said...

I am having a hard time seeing Heidi as attractive these days.

A Conformer said...

4 HRs from Cashitek in a week!!!

redsock said...

i missed a tek dong?!?!?!?

phil said...

Unassisted FC... Did he catch the ball and run to home?

GDGD has the video. Danks charges the ball and lunges at the runner before he reaches home.

ish said...

Reminds me of a story I read today about how towards the end of the Olympics the Olympic village turns into one huge sex fest.

ish said...

i missed a tek dong?!?!?!?

Yep, but I'm sure Heidi didn't!

ish said...

Unassisted FC... Did he catch the ball and run to home?

GDGD has the video. Danks charges the ball and lunges at the runner before he reaches home.


Fantastic. I couldn't picture the pitcher running to any other base. That'd be a pretty entertaining video.

nixon33 said...

nix= 800,000

coco= 2

redsock said...

800,000 to 2!

redsock said...

Yep, but I'm sure Heidi didn't!

HI-YO!

redsock said...

800,000 to 3!

He's gaining!

ish said...

Just saw the play myself. Wow!

A Conformer said...

Hmmm... for some reason I thought Cash had hit a HR on Wednesday. It seems like that's not true. Oh well:

Varitek with 3 HRs in a week!!!

Bryon Harris said...

Thanks for the tip ish...

Just like last year with tek. Just when you think he can't look any weaker at the plate he starts coming through (last year in the playoffs).

ish said...

So I was sitting at the bar in a 99 restaurant tonight and I ordered a strawberry lemonade... It came in a big fruity drink glass. Like I was getting some elaborate foo foo drink. I was rather embarrassed.

ish said...

By the way, Bryon, I just saw MLB.tv is running a 5-day free-trial. Brought to you by Fruit of the Loom!

ish said...

I love this first paragraph of this TimesOnline article...

I am often asked if the Olympic village - the vast restaurant and housing conglomeration that hosts the world's top athletes for the duration of the Games - is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be. My answer is always the same: too right it is. I played my first Games in Barcelona in 1992 and got laid more often in those two and a half weeks than in the rest of my life up to that point. That is to say twice, which may not sound a lot, but for a 21-year-old undergraduate with crooked teeth, it was a minor miracle.

redsock said...

Let's go, FY, batter these fucking fucks into the dirt. Fucking fuckers made 3 nights of Sox losses hell last Sept. Asstards can't lose bad enough.

redsock said...

There were 100,000 condoms donated to the village. Someone else can do the math.

A Conformer said...

By the way, Bryon, I just saw MLB.tv is running a 5-day free-trial. Brought to you by Fruit of the Loom!

They've been doing the 5-day trial thing since at least 2006. But you have to be careful- it becomes a real subscription automatically, so if you forget to cancel it on the 5th day, they charge you the whole month.

nixon33 said...

Let's go, FY, batter these fucking fucks into the dirt. Fucking fuckers made 3 nights of Sox losses hell last Sept. Asstards can't lose bad enough.

FUCK YEAH RED FUCKING SOCK!

ish said...

There were 100,000 condoms donated to the village. Someone else can do the math.

Wow. Missed that. It's just something I never thought about. There was a kid who commented and said, "When I grow up, I want to be an Olympic athlete!"

ish said...


They've been doing the 5-day trial thing since at least 2006. But you have to be careful- it becomes a real subscription automatically, so if you forget to cancel it on the 5th day, they charge you the whole month.


Ah. Thanks for the heads up. I was expecting it to be like that. Wasn't planning on subscribing.

A Conformer said...

Following up on the last place Yankees idea- a Baltimore sweep gets them to 2.5 GB of the MFY.

ish said...

Yankees Suck chants still being heard at SkyDome.

nixon33 said...

who was that olympic sex quote from?

redsock said...

wait -- 400,000 condoms to hotels, etc.

nixon33 said...

lets hope frasier crane can give us a 1-2-3 inning.

redsock said...

My emphasis

Condoms to satisfy needs of "young, strong, single" Olympic athletes

BEIJING -- The Sydney Olympics ran out. Athens doubled the number. So organisers of the Beijing Games are hoping 100,000 condoms will satisfy the needs of Olympic athletes.

While sex is not an Olympic sport it is expected to be an activity in the Beijing village housing 10,500 athletes, all of whom are in great shape and with plenty of free time on their hands once knocked out of the Games. ...

"There are many young, strong, single people in the athletes' village and, like everywhere, some will fall in love or other things so we need to make condoms available," Ole Hansen, spokesman for UNAIDS China, told Reuters.

***

ish said...

Oh yeah. I read that story a time ago. Beijing authorities, for the entire city. But the sex in the Olympic village is a whole different phenomenon. The general public is not allowed in the village.

nick said...

Is sofa surfing an olympic sport? I'm going for 2012!

ish said...

There is a famous story from Seoul in 1988 that there were so many used condoms on the roof terrace of the British team's residential block the night after the swimming concluded that the British Olympic Association sent out an edict banning outdoor sex.

You get the idea. So Allan and I are now on the same page.

redsock said...

TBR - 000
CWS - 00

NYY - 100 020
BAL - 101 10

MIN - 10 PM
LAA -

A Conformer said...

"There are many young, strong, single people in the athletes' village and, like everywhere, some will fall in love or other things so we need to make condoms available,"

Hilarious.

ish said...

who was that olympic sex quote from?

Matthew Syed. link

ish said...

Bartolo Colon threw 4 innings of no-hit ball for Pawtucket, throwing 40 pitches the other day, according to Heidi.

ish said...

I guess they take the Vegas approach in the Olympic village: What happens here, stays here.

redsock said...

Joe Grav is at this game. He's in town with friends for baseball and soccer and staying at our house for the next two nights. I think he's calling me 11:30 or so for a ride home.

phil said...

Judging from the rainy women's beach volleyball gold-medal mudwrestling finals the other night, maybe NBC will cut to the chase and broadcast olympic bukkake in 2016.

ish said...

We really need to lobby for Wiffle Ball to be added to the 2012 Olympics, and have a Joy Nation team.

ish said...

Joe Grav is at this game. He's in town with friends for baseball and soccer and staying at our house for the next two nights. I think he's calling me 11:30 or so for a ride home.

My sister and her boyfriend (and his family) are also at this game, and the next two. Drove out there from over here yesterday.

redsock said...

maybe NBC will cut to the chase and broadcast olympic bukkake in 2016.

Gotta get an HD TV before then.

nixon33 said...

Joe Grav is at this game. He's in town with friends for baseball and soccer and staying at our house for the next two nights. I think he's calling me 11:30 or so for a ride home.

AWESOME! a community!

ish said...

Judging from the rainy women's beach volleyball gold-medal mudwrestling finals the other night, maybe NBC will cut to the chase and broadcast olympic bukkake in 2016.

LMAO.

I need to make a point to watch the last play of every women's beach volleyball gold-medal clinching game. That was awesome.

phil said...

Byrd being Daisuke.

redsock said...

Get the 3rd out, you fucking stiff.

A Conformer said...

Byrd would love to get some footage of "The Olympic Village: After Dark".

ish said...

I wish I could get a hold of my sister to see where she's sitting. But the whole cell-phone-in-Canada thing.

redsock said...

AWESOME! a community!

As long I don't mention Russert, everything should be cool.

ish said...

I really need to brush up on my badminton skills...

phil said...

Thanks, Zaun.

nixon33 said...

We really need to lobby for Wiffle Ball to be added to the 2012 Olympics, and have a Joy Nation team.

I throw a mean fucking knuckler. i would checw the tiniest piece of gum, like wake.
this would be awesome.

redsock said...

Go O's!

TBR - 000
CWS - 000

NYY - 100 020
BAL - 101 101

MIN - 10 PM
LAA -

ish said...

Seriously, if badminton is an Olympic sport, and ping pong is an Olympic sport, why the hell is wiffle ball not?

phil said...

As long I don't mention Russert, everything should be cool.

Russert's there too? Weekend at Bernie's?

A Conformer said...

Hey, the new Yahoo Sports girl, Gretchen whatever, is eloquent, has a normal voice and not-Barbie looking. Big change for the better.

Bryon Harris said...

Ya good heads up on the 5 day trial. I very old bud of mine once told me you can share \password for MLB tv and multiple folks can use one account. He also said he would consider letting me use his p-word. Is this for real? Should I be tracking this guy down?

nixon33 said...

hey otriz, hit a HR. you know, like old times?

redsock said...

My mlbtv is blacked out, so I hope she stays on until next Friday.

ish said...

MFY would have to tie it for the score for the O's to be 101 101 101. Dang.

ish said...

Gretchen? Interested.

redsock said...

bryon, i have shared my mlb tv p-word a few times and i believe that person used the account at the same time i did.

l and i have used the same audio account.

A Conformer said...

I very old bud of mine once told me you can share \password for MLB tv and multiple folks can use one account. He also said he would consider letting me use his p-word. Is this for real? Should I be tracking this guy down?

It's true as long as you don't use it on the same night. At least from my experience. A friend and me used to call each other to make sure the other wasn't watching the game that night.

phil said...

Ping Bodie is on the Olympic Village bacchanalia team.

A Conformer said...

MFY would have to tie it for the score for the O's to be 101 101 101. Dang.

Yeah, but then it could be another Rivera loss.

redsock said...

the red sox are a moneyball team, so ortiz will probably not be running here.

Bryon Harris said...

Jeez.. Of course I miss THAT womans beach v-ball match...

ish said...


It's true as long as you don't use it on the same night. At least from my experience. A friend and me used to call each other to make sure the other wasn't watching the game that night.


What you should do is get an MLB.tv account and MLB audio, and whoever's using MLB.tv, the other uses the audio.

ish said...

One thing I particularly liked was one of the two women on that beach volleyball team was named Misty May.

redsock said...

Stig says Skydome is a good hitters park.

Park Factor
multi-year: 100 (league avg)
one-year: 98 (below avg)

so it's actually (right now) a very slight pitcher's park

Bryon Harris said...

I prefer the tall one Walsh but thats just me ;-)

phil said...

Their white bikinis were completely soaked and translucent. NBC even cut away from wet-15-year-olds diving finals to broadcast it.

kkh said...

I've had MLB.tv bitch when I've switched computers -- even though logging out of the first before switching to the second, it claimed I was already logged in elsewhere. So it's possible that they've closed that loophole.

phil said...

Swisher dong. 2-0 CWS.

redsock said...

Yook saw 19 pitches in his last 2 AB - both K.

ish said...

Stig says Skydome is a good hitters park.

Stig! The name of the race car driver that tests cars on a British motoring show called Top Gear. The Stig! Wears a white racing suit and white helmet and you never know his identity.

Best show ever.

ish said...

I saw the mud-wrestling embracing footage on the Today show when they interviewed them... They showed it three times! Kudos to NBC. Never thought I'd say that.

I was watching it with my mother, which was a little awkward...

ish said...

China has blocked iTunes because of 40 athletes downloading a pro-Tibet music album.

Hey, China! How low can you go?

redsock said...

FJM was banned in China.
I wanna know if JoS is also banned?

ish said...

The jedi's light saber malfunctioned. Fix it!

ish said...

Well, after what I just said, JoS is probably banned now.

A Conformer said...

Masterson for the 7th (and 8th, hopefully)?

phil said...

After only 86 pitches. Guess Francona figured Byrd was due for another 2 runs this half inning.

ish said...

Get a double play here, and sure. 8th as well.

nixon33 said...

WAS THAT JOE GRAV HOLDING UP THAT SIGN?
(kidding)

redsock said...

My stats log visitors from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Netherlands, Turkey and France.

Top Cities (in order)
New York, New York
Boston, Massachusetts
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Burlington, Vermont
Providence, Rhode Island

(Mississippi????)

And 4 visits each from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Tel Aviv!

ish said...

Ask and you shall receive!

phil said...

Nice.

ish said...

I wish my sister brought a clever sign. But she probably didn't. She brought "healthy snacks" instead. Weirdo.

phil said...

What, no New Jersey?

phil said...

MFYs on second and third with no outs.

redsock said...

I'm sure Jersey is in there. Toronto was the city listed after Providence.

redsock said...

It's only the last x number of visits.

nick said...

hot dogs and beer are healthy snacks.

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