October 6, 2008

ALDS 4: Red Sox 3, Angels 2

Angels  - 000 000 020 - 2  6  1
Red Sox - 000 020 001 - 3 9 0
YES!!!!!!!!

Red Sox win the ALDS and will open the ALCS in Tampa Bay on Friday night.

Jed Lowrie's hard single to right field scored Jason Bay, who had hit a one-out ground-rule double, with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Bay's head-first slide got him across the plate before Reggie Willits's throw arrived at the dish. And it was Willits's ill-advised dive on Bay's fly ball that allowed it to hop into the seats for two bases rather than being fielded on a hop for a single.

The ALDS-winning run revitalized a Fenway crowd that had been stunned by the Angels's two-run rally against Hideki Okajima and Justin Masterson in the top of the eighth. Jeemer retired the first two Angels on ground balls to second, but he walked Mark Teixeira on four pitches. Masterson came in and got ahead of Vlad Guerrero 0-2, but ended up walking him. Then he crossed up Jason Varitek by throwing a fastball when Tek was expecting a slider. The passed ball moved the runners to second and third -- and Torii Hunter's single to right field scored them both.

The Angels threatened to take the lead in the ninth. Kendry Morales doubled. Howie Kendrick bunted pinch-runner Willits to third. Manny Delcarmen relieved Masterson. Erick Aybar tried to squeeze on 2-0 but missed the pitch. Varitek then chased Willits back up the line towards third, lunging and tagging him on the back when Willits was five feet from the bag. Tek then fell down and the ball popped out of his glove, but the umpire rightly ruled it an out. The Angels strongly disagreed. Two pitches later, Aybar grounded to first for the third out.

Boston had taken a 2-0 lead in the fifth on singles from Mark Kotsay and Varitek, an RBI grounder from Jacoby Ellsbury and an RBI double off the Wall from Dustin Pedroia (who finished the series 1-for-17).

Lester (7-4-0-2-4, 109) was everything we could have asked for. Only four outs were recorded outside of the infield in seven innings and Lester allowed only one LAA runner past second base. In two ALDS starts, he gave up one unearned run in 14 innings. MVP awards are not given out for the DS, but Lester deserved one in this series.

In addition to doubling and scoring the winning run, Bay also walked and singled. Only Youkilis and Ellsbury did not collect hits, but Lyndon drove in the first Boston run and Yook was an absolute beast in the field yet again, playing third in place of Mike Lowell and making several excellent plays and throws. Kotsay also made two sterling plays on pop flies in the sixth and seventh innings.

The Rays beat the White Sox 6-2 earlier in the evening to win their series 3 games to 1.

***

John Lackey / Jon Lester

Lowell Replaced on Roster; Out For ALDS & ALCS
Mike Lowell has been removed from the Red Sox's roster due to a right hip strain. Gil Velazquez replaces Lowell and is available for tonight's game. This move means Lowell would be ineligible for the ALCS.

***

Photo: October 9, 2004

***

ish had a great line this morning:
Reality sneaks up on you fast in a short series, doesn't it?
It sure does. The Red Sox -- riding high, up 2-0, with fans thinking ahead to Friday's ALCS -- are now faced with the prospect of flying back across the country to Anaheim for a do-or-die Game 5 with the often exasperating (despite the low ERA) Daisuke Matsuzaka on the hill if they cannot find their bats and win tonight.

Jacoby Ellsbury (6-for-14, 3 doubles, 3 SB, 5 RBI) and Jason Bay (5-for-14, 2 dongs, though he was 0-for-5 last night) are going their part, but several players, including Dustin Pedroia (0-for-13, "I've got to get on [expletive] base"), Mike Lowell (0-for-8) and Jason Varitek (2-for-11) are not.

On the mound, it's a rematch of Game 1, which Boston won 4-1:
          IP   H   R  ER  BB   K  PIT
Lackey 6.2 4 2 2 3 5 92
Lester 7.0 6 1 0 1 7 117
The Globe reports that Lowell
could barely walk as he came into the clubhouse after the game. He was late, as many of his teammates had already done sessions with the media and moved on. He had difficulty putting on his pants.
Hopefully, by midnight tonight, pants will be optional.

But first: Rays (2)/White Sox (1) at 5 PM

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ish said...

I've gotta work today at getting PUMPED for the game tonight. I was not very pumped last night. In fact, I was falling asleep during the second half.

L-girl said...

The Red Sox ... are now faced with the prospect of flying back across the country to Anaheim for a do-or-die Game 5

But right now, the Angels are already in a do-or-die situation. We want to win, they have to win or they're history.

Contrary to that headline, the Sox's playoff dominance continues until they lose a series. And that hasn't happened yet.

Pokerwolf said...

I'm reading the headline in the picture again and I'm trying to figure out how it makes sense.

The Angels didn't "end the playoff dominance" of the Sox. They staved off elimination. The Sox still only have one loss to the Angels during the playoffs. Is that bad English or is it just me.

Also, the apostrophe after "Sox" is just awful editing. They're either missing a "S" there or it's a mistake.

And yes, I'm quibbling over grammar and the English language so I don't have to think about the Sox losing tonight. Although, L-Girl has a point and I need to keep that in mind.

L-girl said...

The Angels didn't "end the playoff dominance" of the Sox. They staved off elimination.

Exactly.

Is that bad English or is it just me.

Neither. It's media stupidity.

However, Sox' and Sox's are both correct.

redsock said...

Winning 8 of 9 regular season games against a team = raging dominance

Winning 11 of 12 playoff games against a team = dominance ended

See?

L-girl said...

Which reminds me, we need a trip to the liquor store. "...and take you to your special i-i-i-land..."

nixon33 said...

last night when LBJ stole and came off the bag and was out... when we had the bases loaded and couldnt plate a run... when we had coco on 2nd and no one drove him in... yeah. all of those things sucked.

Pokerwolf said...

Winning 8 of 9 regular season games against a team = raging dominance

Winning 11 of 12 playoff games against a team = dominance ended

See?


Oh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up.

Amy said...

We HAVE to win tonight. Not only because going back to LA will be awful. But I also realized this morning that I will not be able to watch Wednesday's game at all because it is Yom Kippur. Now the Sox don't want to piss off all their Jewish fans, do they? I assume that Youk will play regardless, not being Sandy Koufax or anything.

I am glad the game starts later since I am teaching until 9 tonight, but I bet I will regret saying that when I am falling asleep at 11 and the game is still going on. Staying up til 1 am last night was not so good!

Pokerwolf said...

We HAVE to win tonight. Not only because going back to LA will be awful. But I also realized this morning that I will not be able to watch Wednesday's game at all because it is Yom Kippur.

I think more fans want to have the Sox win tonight because we'd have to watch Dice-K pitch in LA in a must-win game if we lose.

Not that I'm saying that he'd automatically lose or do badly, but I'm guessing the Boston EMTs would appreciate not have to run all of those cardiac arrest calls.

L-girl said...

Winning tonight is definitely better. But if it goes to 5, there's no reason we can't win in Anaheim, and there's no reason we can't win on Oct 8, with respect to whoever can't watch on that day.

A lot of people picked Sox in 5. Let's not get so wound up that we forget the point. It's not "win in 3" or "win in 4" or "win at home". It's win the ALDS, then move on to the RSNV.

L-girl said...

In other words, DON'T PANIC.

FenFan said...

Hopefully, by midnight tonight, pants will be optional.

Did Red or Denton from SG write that line for you?

I had Sox in 4 - it's Sox in 4. 'nuf ced!

richard said...

I have to miss the first hour at least of tonight's game. Shucks!

Over at Surviving Grady they say that Mike Lowell is a Kirk Gibson moment waiting to happen. Wouldn't that be sweet!

BTW, I've fixed the no profile thing from last night. Never saw a reason to do it before.

tim said...

Sox record sans Tim shooting JD: 1-1 (.500)
Sox record feat Tim shooting JD: 1-0 (1.000)

We all know what needs to go down the hatch tonight.

tim said...

then move on to the RSNV.

Dat's rite!

L-girl said...

Sox record sans Tim shooting JD: 1-1 (.500)
Sox record feat Tim shooting JD: 1-0 (1.000)


It's on our shopping list too :)

Good move, Richard. Maybe study the glossary before the game!

L-girl said...

Glossary

redsock said...

Did Red or Denton from SG write that line for you?

We SoSH oldtimers were part of the Pants Liberation Movement before Huckleberry Happytalk was even hired by the Red Sox, let only before he inspired the name of a blog.

I had Sox in 4 - it's Sox in 4. 'nuf ced!

Me too. Fuckin' A right.

(And for all the people who picked the Red Sox in 5, you do know they have to lose tonight for you to be right?)

Over at Surviving Grady they say that Mike Lowell is a Kirk Gibson moment waiting to happen. Wouldn't that be sweet!

That would mean he spends almost the entire game on the bench before being sent up for a highly improbable shot at success. I could live with that. Dr. D was a big liability last night and he seems to be getting worse.

FREE SEAN CASEY!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

P.S.

FUK DUH RAYZ!

richard said...

Tough learning curve there, l-girl.

L-girl said...

Richard, sorry, we've been at it a long time, I guess it adds up. :/

redsock said...

Most are not in current use.

Jere said...

ish's pump levels notwithstanding, the crowd was very up last night. Game 7 of last year's ALCS was lke nothing I'd ever seen in person at Fenway. Last night wasn't like that, but it was in the same league. At times it was so loud the inside of my head was hurting. In a great way. We were so ready to explode in the 9th, 10th, 11th, etc. Too bad.

(did I use "notwithstanding" correctly?)

ish said...

I know I kept using the name Mrs. Garrett, but I realized last night I don't even know why that nickname came about - and it has a glaring absence in the Glossary.

L-girl said...

(did I use "notwithstanding" correctly?)

Yup! Glad you were there last night. Too bad about the outcome, we'll take care of that tonight.

redsock said...

I better go add it, then. There's probably quite a few of other players missing.

L-girl said...

2-0 FKR on another Upton HR

L-girl said...

5-1 now

redsock said...

FKR: 101 21
CWS: 000 1

L-girl said...

fkr = rsnv

[h/t tim]

redsock said...

Extra Bases:
Asked before Game 4 if he was confident enough to make the same statement, Scioscia shot back, "Let me say this, if there are more questions out there about me doing some kind of forensic analysis or pre-mortem, I'm going to have the same response. We're going to win."

Amy said...

RSNV...I really HATE to ask (knowing how predictable it is for me to do so)...but???

Red Sox Next Victim??

If that's right, I am going to give myself such a big hug!

FenFan said...

We SoSH oldtimers were part of the Pants Liberation Movement before Huckleberry Happytalk was even hired by the Red Sox, let only before he inspired the name of a blog.

So that explains the unsightly view of pasty white thighs and then some after Red Sox playoff wins around here.

I'm with you - FUK DAH RAYZ! Once we take care of these Hi-Los, we're taking to Tampa!

Zenslinger said...

I couldn't believe Kilgore's crap in Extra Bases. With the (rather inadequate) caveat that he's "maybe overstating it", he says:

[T]his is the kind of nightmare Red Sox followers feared and lived through time after time, for the 86 years prior to 2004. The Red Sox had complete control of the series. They faced 80 pitches last night/early this morning that could have instantly ended the game and the series. Now they are nine innings from going back to Anaheim for Game 5.

We lost a game. We hung on during a night in which the Angels had 16 hits to our 7. Christ, we could lose this series and it would not even be within shouting distance of pre-2004 in terms of people's emotions.

Let's Lester it up. Few hits from Drew / FY / Large Father et al. and it's on the Rays. Fuck.

FenFan said...

Off to Fenway to witness the clincher!

Zenslinger said...

"On to the Rays", that is.

Sarah Gates said...

I'm watching the game from Thom's with a friend tonight, so I'm not likely to be threading - as packed as I expect it will be, probably having my shiny new macbook pro out at the bar might be a really bad idea!

Go SOX!

Jake of All Trades said...

@Richard:

I like the appropriateness of the random question Blogger pulled for you in your profile:

If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?

Give us some mud tonight!

tim said...

Red Sox Next Victim??

If that's right, I am going to give myself such a big hug!


Well you earned that hug amy! You earned it good!

tim said...

my shiny new macbook pro out at the bar might be a really bad idea!

MacBook represent! what what!

As for the JD, bought myself a little bottle after game 1, had it for game 2 - a few shots actually, then mixed a couple drinks during last night's game.

Should be enough to get me through tonight's game...hopefully. Hopefully it won't be one of those games! A nice no-doubter by the 2nd would be ideal.

ish said...

So Tim, you think a MacBook is enough - good enough compared to a MacBook pro?

Amy said...

Thanks, Tim. It was one of those lightbulb moments. Just as I was typing the question, the answer seemed so obvious. But I have learned that sometimes the obvious is not the right answer!

I have class in 20 minutes. Please be sure to see that our guys score lots of runs in the bottom of the first. I hope to get back from teaching in time for the second inning.

tim said...

So Tim, you think a MacBook is enough - good enough compared to a MacBook pro?

I know at least when I was looking, the only major difference to me was the upgraded video card in the Pro.

I think the highest MacBook (BlackBook) the one i ended up getting, had the same specs for processor/hard drive/optical drive as the lowest level MBP. The large increase in price wasn't enough for me to justify the better video card, and I think it had a couple more ports on the side.

Of course, the increased size - something I wasn't keen on as I travel with it a lot, and wanted something smaller. I did think the screen would be a bit bigger but I can deal. It serves its purpose and I'm happy with it.

I've heard the new MacBooks coming out will have the same aluminum case as the Pros have had, to create uniformity among the brand.

tim said...

Scotia gabbing again

Pepe Lepew said...

I sure hope there is a different umpire tonight calling balls and strikes. That other guy ought to be sent home for the playoffs!

Sarah Gates said...

Ish, the video card is the major reason I went pro instead of plain ol macbook - with boot camp, this is the best gaming pc I've ever owned! I maxed out my ram as well, which really shows when editing big sound stuff. I'm totally in love with the thing.

Sarah Gates said...

(I do have it out at the bar right now, but it's still slow this far before gametime. If I spill MY beer on it, I have only myself to blame.)

ish said...

Thanks for the advice, Sarah and Tim. It'll be an interesting decision when it comes time to get one. Few months maybe. When do the next line of macbooks come out?

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mark Kotsay, 1B
8. Jed Lowrie, SS
9. Jason Varitek, C

WTF? Did Casey bang Mrs. Tito?

L-girl said...

Does anyone know if there's a national radio broadcast of ALDS games?

I'd love to give up on Caray and Martinez.

6-2 RSNV

redsock said...

Someone here or at SoSH mentioned Harold Reynolds's cadence sounding a lot like Chris Rock's standup act. Now that's all I can hear.

ish said...

Does anyone know if there's a national radio broadcast of ALDS games?

Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell on ESPN Radio... They may be a hair better, but who knows.

ish said...

It's weird hearing Reynolds refer to one of these players as a "young man." Reynolds himself sounds pretty young still.

Jake of All Trades said...

FYI for anyone in the greater Fenway area: Just got a call from a friend in Boston. He said they released extra tickets at the box office. He ran down from work, walked up to the window and had no problem. Face value.

ish said...

FYI for anyone in the greater Fenway area: Just got a call from a friend in Boston. He said they released extra tickets at the box office. He ran down from work, walked up to the window and had no problem. Face value.

Son a fuck stick. 60 miles.

andy said...

Lowell is off the roster.

ish said...

We talk and talk and talk about what if the Red Sox don't win this game. But look at the two Game 4's before ours. Won or winning by the team ahead in the series.

andy said...

Have you seen the newest HBO Chris Rock special?

L-girl said...

But look at the two Game 4's before ours.

Does that matter?

andy said...

I believe I just broke this news about Lowell. He is off the roster for the remainder of the ALDS and the ALCS. Gil Velasquez is taking his spot.

ish said...

Watch out for J.P. Howell. This guy is good.

ish said...

Gil Velasquez? Jeez.

L-girl said...

Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell on ESPN Radio... They may be a hair better, but who knows.

That sounds like heaven to me. I like Campbell and I don't mind Shulman at all. I can't seem to find a local affiliate, tho, but I'm looking.

ish said...

Reynolds: This guy has so much balance.


Right. He almost falls over after every pitch. Like another pitcher know and love.

L-girl said...

We're going to try the Buffalo affiliate, see if we can get that.

ish said...

Monday Night Football is tonight which throws a monkey wrench into any ESPN Radio stations. I'm sure some will air the Red Sox/Angels. But the majority will be MNF I'm sure. Fucking football.

tim said...

FAN 590 usually carries the games, L.

Not online, though.

tim said...

O ya, MNFF.

andy said...

I won my fantasy football game this week. I rule.

tim said...

Velazquez? WTF?

ish said...

I also won my fantasy football game as well. I sat at my desk and fantasized a football game. And won!

andy said...

ish you are not cool like I is.

tim said...

Harold Reynolds's cadence sounding a lot like Chris Rock's standup act. Now that's all I can hear.

THATS WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW it sounded like some comedian but I couldn't figure it out. THATS IT! CHRIS ROCK!

andy said...

Did F-Raud make the glossary?

redsock said...

Globe:

The Boston Red Sox today replaced third baseman Mike Lowell on the active roster for the 2008 American League Division Series due to a right hip strain.

Boston has replaced Lowell on the active roster with infielder Gil Velazquez, who will be available tonight for Game 4 of the ALDS versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ...

Lowell would not be eligible for the active roster in the event the Red Sox advance to the American League Championship Series.

****

L-girl said...

I also won my fantasy football game as well. I sat at my desk and fantasized a football game. And won!

LOL

kkh said...

Re: new MacBooks/MacBook Pros. Folks are currently "expecting" an announcement from Apple middle of next week.

This means you can probably find good deals on the current models and refurbs of them.

I too went with the Pro for the better video and larger screen. Love it. ;-)

ObligBaseball: dang, sorry to hear that about Lowell, but can't say it's a surprise after last night.

L-girl said...

Tim, thanks. We're not looking for audio online - we're trying to find the game on an actual radio. I'll try that too.

andy said...

FY is the player of today's game.

L-girl said...

It's sad about the Doctor, but he's not doing us any good the way he is.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, crap, Monday Night Football fans to contend with at The Bar. Didn't think of that.

L-girl said...

Monday Night Football is tonight

That's what I'm afraid of. Allan's fiddling with that thar wireless box now.

andy said...

You don't get the game there at home Laura?

redsock said...

FY hitting .417 vs Lackey.

MAKE CHIP CRY!

redsock said...

We are trying to find a radio replacement for the TBS a-holes.

L-girl said...

Andy, we get the game, but we both hate the announcers so much, we want to put it on mute and use radio sound.

And.... I found it! It's on FAN 590. Thanks Tim!!!

We can't get that ESPN station from Buffalo at all. We've gotten it in the car, but it's not coming in here.

Thanks Ish and Tim.

redsock said...

WE GOT IT

L-girl said...

I hate the anncrs so much I stopped threading the other night! I had to watch on mute, so I couldn't also thread.

andy said...

Oh I was gonna say isnt it on mlb radio? on the intraweb?

L-girl said...

We've got our JD ready!

redsock said...

I'd love to get the Sox guys on 1080 from Hartford -- which we have heard in the car -- but that is unlikely.

andy said...

Buck slowed wayyyy down in extras last night. He was so tired from all the bullshit he was shoveling all night.

redsock said...

With Velazquez on the roster, it looks like Casey may not be the last guy off the bench. MAYBE!

andy said...

I already begun the JD quest for greatness.

L-girl said...

It is on MLB Audio, but it's hard for us to use that and thread and Allan keeps GDGD up, it slows everything down too much. Plus not enough volume. Plus massive delay.

There's a delay on the radio but it's much worse over the tubes.

tim said...

I watched game 2 at a friend's so it was on mute so we could you know, socialize, while smoking shisha and drinking giant bottles of european beer.

It was an excellent, excellent game.

andy said...

I think Bot needs to be a pinch runner or something. I need him in there to end the game. Imagine he scores the walk off sacrifice run. Can you imagine the carnage at the plate?

andy said...

I wish I knew Bucks phone number. I would terrorize him with useless facts.

andy said...

So when do we stop the JD juice? I thought it would be over after the loss. After a series loss perhaps? Or would a series loss call for a whole off season of JD nights. We could all go into a deep alcoholic state together and blog about it.

tim said...

And batch one of wings is in the deep fryer!

redsock said...

We are well-stocked with wine, vodka and Jack. 'Bout time to break out the ice hotel glasses!

SHOTS = VICTORY!
We are 8-for-8*!









(*: L & I did not do shots together before Games 2 and 3. Therefore, the results of those games (1-1) do not count.)

L-girl said...

I might be the only one here who feels this way, but I'm looking forward to seeing Tampa celebrate on the field. I'm happy for them.

Especially since it will be their only celebration this October.

tim said...

We could all go into a deep alcoholic state together and blog about it.

Wasn't that the 2007 playoffs?

L-girl said...

Wasn't that the 2007 playoffs?

Took the words right outta my mouth.

tim said...

I've got a few Stella left, as well as loads of vodka (12 bucks for 1L of Absolut at duty free - how could you go wrong?!) as well as shooter bottles from Boston (long story involving the mini bar and me looking like an ass)

redsock said...

When I went to my work bag to get my four scoring pens, I found my second bag of Combos, which I did not eat last night at work. Snacks!

redsock said...

I'm fairly certain I drank more in 2004 than 2007.

L-girl said...

12 bucks for 1L of Absolut at duty free

You know, all our hundreds of trips from/to the Buffalo airport, and we never stop at the duty free. (Except once to pee.) I guess we should!

andy said...

I drank more for sure in 04. I never throw up but in 04 I did twice. I did not have you people to distract me then though. Now drinking has a purpose.

tim said...

I think our record when tim cooks copious amounts of food is pretty good so that + shots + lester = victory!

Fuck Mike Scotia.

andy said...

That price for absolut is incredible. I gotta move to Canada and go shopping in america. Will Canada go into a great depression with america?

tim said...

Well, as long as you're there for 48 hours it's duty free. But if you just go and come back, that's a big no-no. Ends up costing 3x as much as at the LCBO.

andy said...

I am sticking with Sasha for Mikey now. I like that. How about Chocha?

tim said...

Normally alcohol is expensive as fuck here. But if you go to the states and stay for 48 hours you're allowed to buy a bottle at the "Duty Free" store at the border on the way back into Canada.

andy said...

I can go to the shop and then stay in a hotel and drink all my loot then go back and get more and then drive home right?

tim said...

Mike "Nova" Scotia

redsock said...

So when do we stop the JD juice?

You're talking about whiskey, right?

L-girl said...

I gotta move to Canada and go shopping in america.

Andy, are you sure you're not Canadian? You got the MO down pat.

Will Canada go into a great depression with america?

Constant talk about that here. It will definitely have an effect, but how much, we don't know.

The banking/finance industry we're completely deregulated, so that's helping.

The old saying is when the US sneezes, Canada gets pneumonia. But these days with trade w/ China and India, it may not be as true.

Tim probably knows more about it than I do.

redsock said...

White Sox?

They gone.

tim said...

RSNV 2 outs away...should be a nice well deserved celebration. The last nice well deserved celebration tampa will see (the rays have) this year!

L-girl said...

The banking/finance industry we're completely deregulated, so that's helping.

**were not**

L-girl said...

We're often there more than 48 hrs. We just never think of it. Plus we've often been driving for 10 hrs and aren't in a shopping kind of mood.

Jere said...

"Mike "Nova" Scotia"

Used to use that one on Steve Nicosia when I was a kid.

ish said...

ALCS Opponent: RAYS.

ish said...

I like the standing ovation from the White Sox crowd.

Jere said...

And Orsillo makes the victory call for the Rays.

Man, this could've been the first time a team with Devil in their name goes to the ALCS. Leave it to the fuckin' Rays to ruin it.

L-girl said...

Zimmer! Argh, my eyes, my eyes!!!

redsock said...

i think they are just getting up to leave.

ugh zimmer -- here comes lunch!

ish said...

GERBIL in the clubhouse. He wants some bubbly.

phil said...

Fucking Rays.

L-girl said...

I like the standing ovation from the White Sox crowd.

I heard booing! I'm glad people also cheered.

This will be some ALCS. Very exciting.

Jere said...

I must've been typing when they showed Zimmer. I am blessed.

phil said...

Didn't the Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup not that long ago?

redsock said...

OKAY

IT'S TIME FOR THE MAIN FUCKING EVENT!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

I don't think the NJ Devils were in the ALCS, tho.

ish said...

L, they booed, then they cheered. The ovation was loud when the bullpen guys were walking in, too. I think a lot of them were applauding the Rays.

Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" playing at the Cell.


Only a few of the Rays players managed to find some goggles.

Jere said...

come on, accidental cork in eye!

andy said...

I don't know but the Rays look like they are trying to copy other teams during their celebration. They look unnatural and like they aren't sure what to do.

L-girl said...

L, they booed, then they cheered. The ovation was loud when the bullpen guys were walking in, too. I think a lot of them were applauding the Rays.

That's cool. I like it.

Only a few of the Rays players managed to find some goggles.

There's their inexperience showing!

redsock said...

rays spraying bubbly. i hope to see that again in about 4 hours.

though sportsnet will likely cut right away -- "a goalie in the yukon farted today. our team coverage begins with ...."

Jere said...

I took it as White Sox fans giving a final, towel waving ovation to their own team. But who knows, they could've been congratulating the Rays.

ish said...

Trust me, Andy, this team has had a lot of opportunities this year to celebrate. Maybe not with champagne (once), but they've had a lot of celebrations.

L-girl said...

Vintage Andy: criticizing the way the Rays are celebrating!

ish said...

Ladies and Gentlemen. Time for tonight's MAIN EVENT!

ish said...

Actually it doesn't come as any surprise that the Red Sox/Angels games have been the last games to play during the ALDS. If last night's game was a 4:00 start, it'd be a scheduling nightmare!

Jere said...

How long before celebrations have sponsors?

Zenslinger said...

I'm fairly certain I drank more in 2004 than 2007.

I was fuzzy for a moment on exactly what had happened at the, er, climactic moment of 2003.

L-girl said...

Jere, good question.

andy said...

I love baseball and I love the Red Sox. I cannot appreciate anyone else's celebration. I can appreciate individual performances so long as they are not against the Sox. I am going to shit on my neighbors front porches after tonight's game. they have a huge fucking angels logo painted on their garage wall.

Jere said...

"Clearly one of us has some style...," TC says laughingly as Rice puts on a spiffy hat.

"And class," Rice quickly replies.

andy said...

Ron Darling here to save the day. Yeah! I love me some Darling.

ish said...

I'm surprised there isn't an official champagne of Major League Baseball celebrations.

Probably because they're the wicked cheap kind.

Reminds me of a Stanley Cup playoffs commercial on Versus that is a first-person type format.

"I am $6 a bottle, but I am the finest champagne you will ever taste."

ish said...

Ron Darling is added to the TBS broadcast this evening.

ish said...

"Swing and a miss! It's over! The Red Sox have swept the Colorado Rockies! Can you believe it?"

Love that sound!

Jere said...

"...at the, er, climactic..."

uh oh.....

andy said...

Chip needs to wax his eyebrows.

redsock said...

Darling is supposedly real good, but we will not find out tonight.

Caray has a rally monkey around his shoulders.

L-girl said...

I actually love baseball even more than I love the Red Sox.

I appreciate pitcher's no-hitters even when they're not Sox (as long as they're not against us), great rookie seasons, guys hitting for the cycle, etc. etc. I can be happy for whole teams, especially underdogs.

But there's no conflict. It's not like I want to see the Rays celebrate again!

Jere said...

I remember in game 2 thinking, wasn't there a third guy in the booth in Game 1? And now Darling's here. Was he the one who was there in game 1?

ish said...

I really like Ron Darling as well. Unfortunately he's stuck next to two Angels groupies.

redsock said...

I am going to shit on my neighbors front porches after tonight's game.

I anxiously await the YouTube link.

ish said...

Nope. Ron Darling was in Chicago doing the Cubs/Dodgers series.

tim said...

Pregame shots (with the old man) down the hatch!

Jere said...

"I actually love baseball even more than I love the Red Sox.

I appreciate pitcher's no-hitters even when they're not Sox (as long as they're not against us), great rookie seasons, guys hitting for the cycle, etc. etc. I can be happy for whole teams, especially underdogs."

I fully agree with paragraph 2, yet I put myself in the "love Sox first, (hate Yanks 1b), love baseball 2nd) category.

Zenslinger said...

I'm surprised there isn't an official champagne of Major League Baseball celebrations.

Probably because they're the wicked cheap kind.


The Beer of Champagnes, eh?

andy said...

I would be happy if Ozzie ran into the rays locker room with a bat and a hatred from within trying to get out.

ish said...

Is it as cool to down shots with your dad as it sounds?

Jere said...

so who was the 3rd guy in game one? Or did I make that up?

tim said...

Sager back to his old self.

andy said...

Sager is wearing a table cloth

ish said...

Craig Sager's back... He took a night off last night. At least I think. There was some normal clothed guy there last night.

andy said...

Game 2 had Sager in a shower curtain.

tim said...

Is it as cool to down shots with your dad as it sounds?

It's usual for me. That's the one thing we can agree on/do well together, have a good time.

andy said...

Sager was there last night but he was wearing a jacket that looked the fenway crowd.

tim said...

Gonna duck out of the thread for a lil bit to watch/finish cooking

Can't do those two and thread!

L-girl said...

It's usual for me. That's the one thing we can agree on/do well together, have a good time.

That's cool. My nieces and nephews all party with their parents, too.

andy said...

I party with Lester's curve ball

L-girl said...

Come On Lester!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Whoops, game time!

Next time I post...we'll be in the ALCS.

andy said...

Buck shit the fuck up. You are not good. You have no fucking clue what you are saying about pitcher's grips.

ish said...

97!!!!!

tim said...

Well I'm back. Apparently this cooking thing isn't as intensive as I thought.

Good start! Now let's hope Lester can share-a some of those outs with Marky Mark.

L-girl said...

OTT!

ish said...

asdhfgtnhbyaltylfjhL!!!!!!

I LOVE THIS!

Just watching Lester pitch. I've been waiting for two years to see this!

tim said...

Here we goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Aww fuck I forgot that I'm watching the US feed again. Fucking Frank Caliendo.

Oh well, at least I don't have to deal with that Coolpix shit again.

andy said...

We need a verbal blog with someone to type out everything or voice recog software. that is the future of blogging.

L-girl said...

Yay, Tim's here and cooking at the same time.

Have fun Zen!

andy said...

What about that vote for something canadien thing?

L-girl said...

Oh my eyes again. Certain ads for certain people I would not vote for. Canadian edition.

andy said...

This is the lineup that will win a game tonight.

Jere said...

I was standing a few feet from Sager for a bit last night, took a close up picture, and I have to say, even the subdued Sager is flashier than anybody else there.

ish said...

I can't wait to see The Face's Fugly Cousin.

L-girl said...

What about that vote for something canadien thing?

What means this?

andy said...

Buck keeps pushing the grip issue.

andy said...

Laura that thing that the Richard guy was talking about the other night that nobody understood.

redsock said...

I WANNA LASER

Jere said...

Game 3 Sager. Check out the pinstripes, the tie, the hankerchief.

L-girl said...

Oh Andy, that. That's what I was saying "my eyes" about.

We have an election here in one week.

The election was called on Sept 5, election on Oct 14, that's it, the whole thing!

redsock said...

nice - shulman knows how to pronounce flo's last name

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