September 25, 2008

G159: Red Sox 6, Spiders 1

Spiders - 000 001 000 - 1  2  1
Red Sox - 320 000 10x - 6 9 0
Lester did not allow a hit for five innings, no doubt bringing back memories of May 19 for many of the 37,726 fans at Fenway. But Josh Barfield began the sixth with a double into the left field corner and later scored on a one-out single to right by Jamey Carroll.

With the no-no gone, Lester was pulled after six innings (6-2-1-1-4, 86) and Terry Francona used three pitchers out of the pen: Justin Masterson, Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon -- each of whom pitched one inning, faced three batters, struck out one hitter, and threw 12 pitches.

The Red Sox struck early and often against Sowers. In the first, Jacoby Ellsbury singled and took third on a hit-and-run single from Jed Lowrie. Dustin Pedroia's sac fly to the track in left-center brought in Lyndon for a 1-0 lead. Sowers then walked Kevin Youkilis and Jason Bay to load the bases. Jason Varitek's fly ball to center scored Lowrie and Mark Kotsay's doubled brought in Yook.

In the second, Ellsbury pulled a one-out double down the right field line and scored on Lowrie's two-bagger to left. Lowrie moved to third on Pedroia's fly to right and scored on Yook's single to left-center. The Sultan of Sweat capped the scoring with a solo home run to deep left in the seventh.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Tigers beat the Rays 7-5, keeping Boston's slim AL East hopes alive. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 8-2.

***

Jeremy Sowers (5.48, 81 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.26, 140 ERA+)

Tampa Bay can clinch the AL East by beating Detroit this afternoon -- or if the Red Sox lose tonight's game to Cleveland.

***
Rays/Tigers at 1
East                     Magic #
Rays 96 62 ---
Red Sox 93 65 3.0 1

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redsock said...

FKR: 100
DET: 101

Amy said...

Come on, Tigers!

ish said...

Tack on two more for the Tigers. 4-1 in the bottom of the 6th.

redsock said...

FKR: 100 000 1
DET: 101 110

redsock said...

Note: Blogger is having an outage starting at 7 PM EST. Hopefully, it won't be too long.

ish said...

EST or EDT?

Just kidding. Anyway, yeah, hopefully it won't be too long. 6-2 Tigers in the 7th now. Not that I'm too concerned. I highly doubt the Rays are going to go 0-4 and the Red Sox will go 4-0. Maybe one of those two will happen, but the odds are low that both would. Especially the Rays losing 4.

Jere said...

hey all--all three games of Yankee series on sale now at redsox.com. I grabbed Fri and SUn since I already had Sat. This way I'm covered for seeing the Pesky ceremony whatever day they end up having it, with the crazy rain and all. But Sunday, when there probably be at least one game, that day has a lot of categories, including standing room.

redsock said...

FKR: 100 000 13
DET: 101 110 30

redsock said...

Top 9: Rays get a 1-out single against Rodney. Tying run at bat.

redsock said...

Gabe Gross - ccffb K looking.

2 outs.

redsock said...

2 gone for Hinske: c (runner to 2nd on DI) bsb K swinging.

FKR: 100 000 130 - 5 7 1
DET: 101 110 30x - 7 9 0

redsock said...

1/8 of the Plan To Win The East is complete.

Jere said...

rays lose

ish said...

hey all--all three games of Yankee series on sale now at redsox.com. I grabbed Fri and SUn since I already had Sat. This way I'm covered for seeing the Pesky ceremony whatever day they end up having it, with the crazy rain and all. But Sunday, when there probably be at least one game, that day has a lot of categories, including standing room.

How much is standing room?

ish said...

By the way, I did have a thought about if the Rays win the division tonight or tomorrow night. The East and WC will be wrapped up, which could actually be good news for Boston. Bad news for Jere.

What if tomorrow night and Saturday's games are rained out? There is a big one-two punch of storms coming for tomorrow and Saturday... If the playoffs are already decided in the East, those two games wouldn't need to be played, would they?

That could be very beneficial going out to Anaheim.

Zenslinger said...

Oatmeal from Extra Bases:

Red Sox

1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Jed Lowrie 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B
4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Mark Kotsay, RF
8. Jeff Bailey, DH
9. Alex Cora, SS

-- Jon Lester, SP

Indians

1. Grady Sizemore CF
2. Jamey Carroll 3B
3. Ben Francisco RF
4. Jhonny Peralta SS
5. Kelly Shoppach C
6. Travis Hafner DH
7. Ryan Garko 1B
8. Franklin Gutierrez LF
9. Josh Barfield 2B

-- Jeremy Sowers SP


Jed batting second?

phil said...

Rays lose.

Jere said...

ish: SRO is 20.

Yeah, meaningless games are not made up, though they will try to get them all in to get the $. Look at the final standings from most any year, you'll see plenty of game totals under 162.

I'd get my $ back on any unplayed games. I just got all 3 to be covered.

tim said...

Fucking rain. You know, I wait all fucking year and plan a trip around this game and it's going to get canceled. Fuck sakes.

ish said...

Wow. Only 20 bucks for standing room? Is that what you got?

Wonder if I could get two and bring my father along for Sunday, perhaps. I'm not very optimistic, but that's just my nature as far as tickets go.

ish said...

From where I'm sitting, looks like the games just sold out in the last few minutes. I wouldn't go for Friday or Saturday, anyway, because of the rain.

ish said...

I just registered for the ALCS/WS ticket drawing...

Jere said...

ish, next time I give you the tip, just jump on it instead of askin all these questions:)

Still Saturday left, and I was able to just now get (meaning to the point where I could've bought but didn't because I already have tix) 1 RF roof box seat for Sunday. And try again tonight at midnight.

It wasn't really a question of optimism, more like, tickets were released, so I picked the games I wanted and they were right there waiting for me to buy.

Jere said...

Yeah I'm in the drawing, too--it started with ALDS, and if you're not selected, you're entered for next round automatically. (I was rooting against myself for ALDS so I'd have a shot at the later rounds...though I could've just waited till now to enter.)

ish said...

I think as far as these last couple of games go, I'm not too concerned with not going. I at least know what to do next year, and I know what to expect.

Jere said...

The rain is messing everything up, but Red Sox-Yanks at Fenway is always the hardest to get, and even when it's meaningless, it's like no other matchup from a crowd perspective.

Also, Celts go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM if anyone cares about that. And to answer your Q, yes, I got the $20 standing room for Sunday, and a fourth row seat in dead center for $26 on Friday night. Something similar woulda run me three times as much $ at the least on the scalper sites.

Jere said...

scheduled outage in one minute!

Jere said...

nice Syoukp at first, two quick outs for Lester

Jere said...

Ed Ott

Jere said...

16-gm ht strk fr Jcb Llsbr

L-girl said...

Sowers, now he's on a lot of teams.

ish said...

Short outage, eh?

L-girl said...

Jere texting the thread. :)

Jere said...

nice hit n run!

L-girl said...

We once did a taste/spice team, with Salty (lamacchia), Pepper, Sweet, etc.

Sowers is also on a candy team.

Jere said...

hansac fly

redsock said...

Lowrie Loves Lefties.

Laser? Lament.

ish said...

All alcoholic drink team

Zenslinger said...

Way to jump on top.

Jere said...

whatever happens with the rain-affected schedule this weekend, Hank will complain.

ish said...

Well, there will be a game on Sunday, so they can pitch Mussina then. And he'll try and fail to get his 20th win.

L-girl said...

All alcoholic drink team

Tonight alone: Sowers, Remy, Bailey

ish said...

It would be more unfair for the Red Sox to play make-up games that have no meaning to the postseason.

Amy said...

Here for a bit, but other things cooking tonight. I am trying to tell myself not to hope for the division, given the odds, but I just can't help myself...

Amy said...

I love when we score in the first inning.

ish said...

Okay, so here's the scenario.

Friday and Saturday's games get rained out.


Would you rather see Tampa win tomorrow, win the division, and make those two games meaningless and give the Sox some more rest and ability to set things up for Anaheim?

Or would you rather see Tampa lose those three games, requiring the two rained out games to be played against the Yankees with the chance to win the division and host Minnesota/Chicago?

Jere said...

Moose has to wait til Sunday anyway--but I'm just sayin', Hank will find something to complain about. Because they really might end up losing a game and maybe he'll accuse us of using the rain to get extra rest or something. Though FO surely wants three days' worth of gate action. See, then if they play all 3, he'll say we were money-hungry and played in bad conditions, risking his players' health.

L-girl said...

You still-hoping-for-the-division people are amazing.

redsock said...

All-Booze Team?

Don't forget my man, Bud Weiser!

Jere said...

How about this--what if TWO games are PPD, and only one can be played Sunday, and Tampa loses all 4. So they schedule a double-header Monday. And then the Sox lose game 1. Do they play game 2?

Zenslinger said...

Take a WALK, Varitek.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, well, good enough.

Jere said...

3-0

ish said...

That was an ugly slide.

ish said...

But an awesome double!

Amy said...

I like the idea of winning the division for the sake of winning the division, BUT what do you all think of our relative chances against LA, CHI or MN? I would rather not have the division and get to the ALCS.

And as for resting the team, sometimes that seems to backfire---loss of momentum, etc. I can't remember which team it was (duh) that had clinched early and was supposed to be unstoppable and faltered badly in the post-season last year (I think).

Zenslinger said...

C'mon, big DH man!

Jere said...

ROckies had like 8 days before facing us in WS. Nobody wanted to play them.

Jere said...

Mets quickly fall behind. What the f is their p-lem?

Amy said...

Are you all suggesting they would just cancel (if rained out) this weekend's games if they don't affect who wins the division? If so, then in theory all games between non-contenders could all be cancelled now.

Amy said...

Yeah, thanks, Jere. I thought it was the Rockies. So much for the rested up theory.

redsock said...

Mets?

I heard a rumor that they suck.

ish said...

Friday Saturday off, Sunday they'd play, then have Monday Tuesday and possibly Wednesday off. They'd be able to do workouts, etc.

Not sure. But I know that having to play a doubleheader on Sunday, then a game on Monday wouldn't be real fun.

L-girl said...

Mets quickly fall behind. What the f is their p-lem?

They suck.

Jere said...

they'll just try to make up games through Sunday. After that, any meaningless ones get the ax.

Amy said...

So no one has an opinion of our chances versus LA, CHI or MN? Even though LA has the best record and are a very strong team, we always seem to beat them in the post-season. Maybe being WC would be best?

L-girl said...

The post-season is so unpredictable. Red Sox fans should never forget that!

L-girl said...

we always seem to beat them in the post-season

Everyone says this, but I can't see what bearing past success against a uniform has on this year. They're a different team and so are we.

kkh said...

If so, then in theory all games between non-contenders could all be cancelled now.

If the games are rained out, sure. If not, then they'll be played, of course -- there is, after all, $$ involved.

L-girl said...

blogger test?

redsock said...

Re Sox/MFY -- As long as we batter the bejesus out of the Bigot, I'll be cool.

L-girl said...

it is on!

L-girl said...

batter bejesus bigot? bigtime!

Amy said...

Yep, love the unpredictability. I take nothing for granted.

Amy said...

And we're back!

ish said...

As I was trying to say when Blogger went under...

The Red Sox were a different team when they last faced the Angels. Those last three games were the last three that Manny played for Boston.

That means no Bay, no Byrd, and no Kotsay. Among others.

Amy said...

Our bats are hot tonight. Even Jed has two hits!

L-girl said...

The Red Sox were a different team when they last faced the Angels.

And the Angels were different too.

We'll be strong against whoever we play.

L-girl said...

Oops, I didn't read carefully. Ish, I thought you meant the last time we faced them in the postseason.

ish said...

Clay Buchholz started two of the last six games against LAAAAA

Amy said...

OK, so Ish, you think we are better off against the Angels than against the White Sox or Twins?

ish said...

...and HH lost both games.

ish said...

OK, so Ish, you think we are better off against the Angels than against the White Sox or Twins?

No, I think we're much better off playing Chicago or Minnesota, but I think the Red Sox match up better against the Angels now than they did back in July. Also, I think if the Rays played the Angels, the Red Sox would have had a better go of it in the ALDS and then also in the ALCS against either Los Angeles or Tampa, because those two teams would probably have duked it out over five games.

L-girl said...

Why is NESN doing a football interview during our baseball game???

ish said...

Very respected and very successful New England Patriot, Troy Brown, who's meant a lot to the same people watching this game tonight, announced his retirement today, and is taking in the ballgame tonight.

So it's a couple minute interview. So what.

L-girl said...

So I hate it, is all.

L-girl said...

ho's meant a lot to the same people watching this game tonight

Not everyone! In the room I'm sitting in, it's oh-for-two.

ish said...

Not everyone! In the room I'm sitting in, it's oh-for-two.

One for two in my house tonight. Might be two-for-three but my father's out in Seattle tonight.

L-girl said...

Honestly, tho, it's not just football. I hate all the in-game interviews. It's all just a bunch of cliches, and it interrupts the game, like a commercial. Just a peeve of mine, I guess.

ish said...

Honestly, tho, it's not just football. I hate all the in-game interviews. It's all just a bunch of cliches, and it interrupts the game, like a commercial. Just a peeve of mine, I guess.

I agree with you. Most of them are promotions of one sort or another. At least in this case it wasn't a promotion.

L-girl said...

Yes, that's true, an honest interview, not trying to sell anything.

ish said...

Looking back on the last six games against the Angels, some of them could really have gone either way.

The two games HH pitched were not good games, but if someone else pitched it could have been more interesting. July 19th was a close one: Beckett went 8 IP giving up 4 runs, while Joe Saunders went 6 2/3 giving up only 2.

Wakefield and Garland were closely matched on July 20th. Wakefield went 7 giving up 4 runs, while Garland went 6 2/3 giving up 3. Final score 5-3 them.

L-girl said...

Allan just pointed out to me that the Spiders are wearing caps with a cursive "I" on it, not the racist logo. At least Sowers is, we assume everyone else is too.

L-girl said...

lotta zeros up there

ish said...

Dice-K had a pretty ugly game on July 28th at Fenway. 5 innings, 6 runs. But Weaver went 5 2/3 giving up 3 runs. That was another two-run win for the Angels, 7-5.

One game that was a clear win for LAAAAA was the game where Lackey almost threw a no-hitter.

Final game against them was July 30th - Beckett was shelled in 5 1/3 innings, giving up 8 runs while Saunders went 6 and gave up 2.

So three of those six games were won by only two runs by Anaheim. Neither of those were pitched by Buchholz. So, conceivably there are 5 of those 6 games that could have gone either way had they been against the September Red Sox.

Amy said...

Thanks, Ish. I find your assessment helpful.

ish said...

Now, L, THIS is a promotion. Lou Gorman's pretty cool, but he's just looking for money.

efd said...

Hi everyone, just dropping in briefly this evening... I am pretty beat from my late night Tuesday plus getting home pretty late from last night's (brutal) Mets game.

We now return you to Lou Gorman.

ish said...

efd, I was exhausted watching that Mets game on TV. I can't imagine what it would have been like being there. 16 walks total, right?

Jere said...

Did Lou say SABR-"matics"?

L-girl said...

Allan's been talking about that, but his computer won't let him post it.

ish said...

I like bagels.

L-girl said...

Ish, yes indeedy.

ish said...

65 pitches for Lester so far, though.

66

L-girl said...

It's also b/c I'm not from New England and have no allegiance to any other New England teams. So stuff about the Pats or the Bruins might as well be about the whatevers to me.

efd said...

I'd have to check the boxscore to be sure, but 16 sounds about right!

It was awesome when Delgado hit the grand slam, and distinctly un-awesome after that.

This game is looking pretty good, though! And belated hooray for clinching the WC on Tuesday!

Jere said...

I finally answered Amy's playoff question before, but it got ate up by Blogger.

SoSock said...

Greetings all.
Lester - looking pretty sharp tonight.
I see Coco's not in the line-up. I guess we know where he's at, eh RS?

L-girl said...

Efd, are the Mets your NL team, or you just had tix to that game?

efd said...

L-girl, I'm with you on the interviews... I never heard of Troy Brown until tonight. And now he's retired!

(And I *am* from New England, although I haven't lived there in about 30 years.)

ish said...

There's a night in May this feels a little similar to. Pitch counts, walks, etc.

L-girl said...

Allan can't answer anybody and he's really pissed off at his computer.

Jere said...

Was just about to agree with L on Troy Brown. Then figured it was too late. But now efd says it, so....he also means nothing to me.

Jere said...

he meaning Brown, not efd. Efd means something to me:)

efd said...

are the Mets your NL team, or you just had tix to that game?

A little of both... I really don't follow the NL very closely, but I like the Mets (as long as they're not playing the Red Sox). And The efd-ette [an appellation I love, btw] and I wanted to get to a game at Shea this year.

L-girl said...

Yes, many bagels. I'm happy I tuned it from the beginning.

Jere said...

safe! I'm really rooting for FY in the batting race... should be a mattingly/winfield weekend for that.

redsock said...

FUCKING CHRIST - I GOT THE GODDAMN FUCKING MIRABELLIS OF FUCKING COMPUTERS -- SO FUCKING SLOW. TWO FICKING WINDOWS OPEN AND STILL SLOW AS FUCKING HSIT ........

....

So from an hour and a half ago when fucking Gorman was in the booth -- "Everett Scott - YAY!"

...

FUCK!!!!!

...

bagels for lester!!!

SoSock said...

I heart Pedroia!

efd said...

Was just about to agree with L on Troy Brown. Then figured it was too late.

It's never too late to agree with L-girl.

(And Redsock can't accuse me of ass-kissing since he can't post!)

Amy said...

Jere, what was your response? Can you summarize it without having to retype the whole thing you lost?

I love them bagels...even with nothing on them. :)

And who the hell IS Troy Brown (and I have lived in New England for almost 40 years....)

efd said...

redsock said..

ruh-oh

L-girl said...

The efd-ette [an appellation I love, btw]

I picked it up from Allan, I think it's a SoSH thing. Better than "Mrs Efd", I guess.

redsock said...

ASS-KISSER!!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

And who the hell IS Troy Brown (and I have lived in New England for almost 40 years....)

All-time receiving leader for the Patriots.

L-girl said...

Was just about to agree with L on Troy Brown. Then figured it was too late.

Thanks Jere :)

It's never too late to agree with L-girl.

I agree!

ish said...

And I'm not a fan of football. But I was watching Sportscenter today and they said that.

SoSock said...

Tek - GIDP
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
(in my best Gomer Pyle voice)

L-girl said...

And who the hell IS Troy Brown (and I have lived in New England for almost 40 years....)

All-time receiving leader for the Patriots.


Amy displays her interest in football, which apparently is the same as mine.

Jere said...

ish--if you're still interested in Sunday, I just "got" (didn't really buy) two RF grandstand, though they were on opposite sides of the park. The key is when it says "tickets not available in that quantity," just try again. And again. I clicked like 30 times, finally 1 ticket came thru. THen, click continue, click "add another game," choose the same game, and begin process again to get the other single.

Amy said...

Not a big football fan either, but I have relatives in Boston who are crazy Patriots fans so I have a little interest from them.

L-girl said...

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
(in my best Gomer Pyle voice)


Soo-prahse...

Amy said...

OK, guess the bagels are done.

ish said...

So those are $30 right?

L-girl said...

That's it. A grand effort, Mr Lester!

L-girl said...

Glad it was a clean hit.

SoSock said...

Dear Jasons
The 1st 4 batters in our order have been reapers off of Sowers.
Please join them.
Thank you,
RSN

efd said...

NESN with the jinx showing the scoreboard.

ish said...

Masterson warming.

The original goal of the game was to get Lester out of there relatively soon. I guess that's a good thing about not throwing a no-hitter.

Amy said...

Obviously my interest is so limited that I didn't know Troy Brown.

I do know that Tom Brady hurt his knee in the first game, so I am not totally ignorant.

Amy said...

Ish, I love how you always can see the glass as half full! Good that Lester gave up a hit, good whether we face LA or if we don't. Your attitude just makes me smile!

efd said...

Better than "Mrs Efd", I guess

I think so, yes.

Jere said...

right, 30 bucks, but you could stand together in the standing room or whatever.

Or wait till midnight and see if they put more tix out there.

efd said...

Here's a research project for someone... how often does a run score in the same inning in which a no-hitter is broken up? It seems to me that it happens a lot, but maybe that's just my perception.

redsock said...

Sid is more than welcome to no-hit the Angels.

Jere said...

oh, Amy, what I was saying was I think it's better to play the top team in a 5 game series anyway. Slightly. Then, after we take the Angels out, we get a nice long series against the crappy central team, or the Rays, where all 7 games would feel like home games, as all the Florida Sox fans would pack that place.

L-girl said...

reapers off of Sowers - nice :)

SoSock said...

Lester at 82 - think he's coming back out?
My guess would be no.

L-girl said...

Here's a research project for someone... how often does a run score in the same inning in which a no-hitter is broken up? It seems to me that it happens a lot, but maybe that's just my perception.

Seems to me, too. I wonder if it's true.

Amy said...

So it sounds like Jere and Ish think we should stick with the WC! So we WANT to lose at least one more game?

Or is this preparing us for the reality?

ish said...

right, 30 bucks, but you could stand together in the standing room or whatever.

Just talked to my father, who's not interested, so I guess it's a no-go. But that's all right. I've entered the ALCS/WS drawing and I've popped my Fenway cherry on Monday, so I'm more than satisfied right now.

efd said...

Sosock, I'd also be surprised if he comes back out,

L-girl said...

I love the showing-the-scoreboard thing. It's part of the don't-say-it-out-loud thing, one of the superstitions I cop to.

Jere said...

that's just how I feel about the 5-gamer. It's like Allan said--it's flukey. I'd rather win the division, though. Or have LAA in a 5 with home field advantage.

Amy said...

I've popped my Fenway cherry on Monday, so I'm more than satisfied right now.

LOL! Still satisfied days later---that was some first time!

L-girl said...

Seriously, still-thinking-division folks, you actually think this, or you're just putting out what you would like to have happen, in a joking way? Pls be honest.

ish said...

Or is this preparing us for the reality?

As far as I'm concerned, I'm preparing for reality. The Rays play three more games - the Red Sox play four including tonight. I don't see the Rays losing three games.

Ideally, I'd like to have seen the Red Sox play the Central, have the Rays and Angels drag out five games and then play the Rays in the ALCS. Have Tampa take care of the Angels for us.

But now with the weather, that would probably require a doubleheader on Sunday and a game on Monday. I don't think tomorrow night's game will be played, and I highly doubt Saturday's 3:55 start will either.

ish said...

Boy, get Heidi next to a couple young studs and she suddenly can't talk!

SoSock said...

Yeah, but showing the scorecard on national TV is almost like saying out loud :)
Oh wait, this isn't ON national TV, is it?
That's why I'm watching GDGD :(

L-girl said...

Still satisfied days later---that was some first time!

LOL @ Amy

* * * *

Check out Lars Anderson. Hot! Allan tells me he is also smart and well read, besides being a great pitcher. Wow.

ish said...

OW.

L-girl said...

Yeah, but showing the scorecard on national TV is almost like saying out loud :)

Oh, I disagree. I like the zero's shot.

efd said...

I saw Lars Anderson in a game in Trenton over the summer... he did well, as I recall. I don't think Bard pitched that day, though.

ish said...

Check out Lars Anderson. Hot! Allan tells me he is also smart and well read, besides being a great pitcher. Wow.

You mean Daniel Bard? Lars is the slugger and Bard is the pitcher. Both played in the Sea Dogs game I saw earlier this summer.

L-girl said...

Is that what it takes to get him out of the lineup?

L-girl said...

Nope, I meant Lars.

L-girl said...

I had it wrong that he was the pitcher. Other than that, same comment. :)

kkh said...

But now with the weather, that would probably require a doubleheader on Sunday and a game on Monday.

(tin foil hat time...) So what does this look like from the Rays' perspective? Are they better off playing their 4th string in hopes of forcing Boston to play make up games and forfeit the rest time ahead of the ALDS?

Amy said...

Laura, to answer your question, I honestly do not think we will win the division, given the numbers. BUT stranger things have happened. Who would have believed the last four games of the 2004 ALCS?

L-girl said...

I'm envious of you folks who have seen minor league games this year. We're going to try to see the Paw Sox at Buffalo next year.

redsock said...

with any luck, masterson has sobered up from the clinching party by now.

L-girl said...

Amy, thanks. I'm not sure stranger things have happened. :)

efd said...

If Anderson does make it to the big-league team, expect some tie-ins with this museum.

L-girl said...

FY!

ish said...

(tin foil hat time...) So what does this look like from the Rays' perspective? Are they better off playing their 4th string in hopes of forcing Boston to play make up games and forfeit the rest time ahead of the ALDS?

I think the Rays want to just win their game tomorrow and win the division. They know they'll be facing a very good team in the ALCS if they make it, either the Red Sox or the Angels, and that team will have played 3, 4, or 5 games. So whether the Red Sox play Friday and Saturday's games shouldn't matter to Tampa.

L-girl said...

Efd, did you know that place already?

SoSock said...

Minor league games ARE fun.
But I still wish I was near a Major League team.

ish said...

This is hysterical on the radio. Dave O'Brien's eating apple crisp and is marveling about it while doing the play-by-play.

efd said...

yeah, I went there a few times when I was a kid. I'd forgotten all about it, but the third or fourth "Lars Anderson" mention shook the memory loose.

efd said...

just flipped over to the Mets game for a sec -- it was tied at 3 earlier, but I see Chicago has scored three runs and now leads 6-3 in the top of the 7th.

With a steady rain falling.

9casey said...

ish said...
Wow. Only 20 bucks for standing room? Is that what you got?


Its amazing what we choose to accept...20 bucks = no seat...

Playoofs should be real interesting this year Fox must be wetting thier collective shorts with the possibilty of a Sox- Cub , or a Sox- Dodger matchup..

ish said...

SWEAT-POWERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOK

efd said...

YOOOUUUUUK with a dong into the seats of Ben Francisco!

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!

phil said...

Mensch.

L-girl said...

Does anyone remember (so I don't have to look it up) how many games we won the division by last year?

L-girl said...

A Sox-Cub matchup would be very nice for our household.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Does anyone remember (so I don't have to look it up) how many games we won the division by last year?

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9casey said...

Are you a Nielsen family..:)

L-girl said...

Thanks, 9C.

Nielsen, ha. No, it's a 1918 rematch, on the 90th anniversary. Good publicity for Allan's book. He has to try to do some interviews for tie-ins.

9casey said...

First time since 1989 no AL player hit 40 HR's in a season, could happen this year.....Pitching must have really improved this year....maybe.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Thanks, 9C.

Nielsen, ha. No, it's a 1918 rematch, on the 90th anniversary. Good publicity for Allan's book. He has to try to do some interviews for tie-ins.



Lets get there first.......then shit I'll interview him..

L-girl said...

I'm the book's publicist, I have to think ahead. :)

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I'm the book's publicist, I have to think ahead. :)



He pay you for that?

efd said...

Remy, discussing Hank Steinbrenner's comments about Torre and LA earlier this week: "Why take a shot at someone who did so much for your organization?"

Gosh, Jerry, I don't know. Why would someone do that?

L-girl said...

He pay you for that?

I volunteered! What a sap, eh? ;)

But I worked hard on that book, too. I like people to read it.

Gosh, Jerry, I don't know. Why would someone do that?

Yeah, exactly.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
He pay you for that?

I volunteered! What a sap, eh? ;)

But I worked hard on that book, too. I like people to read it.



I don't know much about the book .I should get it.How does it read ,like a histroy book, or does he do alot of interviews?

ish said...

Snuffin' Time!

L-girl said...

9C, it's a story, with the young Babe Ruth as the main character. I mean, it's all factual, but it's told in a narrative, story form. The interview material is worked in, not like Q&As.

It's a lot about baseball during that time. 8 teams in each league, a western road trip meant taking the train to Chicago or St Louis. No radio even.

There are some sample chapters on the website, including the 1st world series game, if you want to check it out. 1918redsox.com

Babe Ruth was incredible. Allan and I both totally fell in love with him from his reasearch.

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