May 16, 2009

G37: Red Sox 5, Mariners 3

Red Sox  - 220 010 000 - 5  6  1
Mariners - 020 100 000 - 3 6 0
Josh Beckett went much deeper in the game than expected after throwing 77 pitches through four innings. He ended up with this line: 7-4-3-3-5, 119 (one of the three runs was unearned).

Of the six Boston hits, three were home runs -- and they accounted for all of the team's runs: Jason Bay hit a two-run shot in the first, Jason Varitek went deep for two runs in the second, and Jeff Bailey led off the fifth with a solo blast.

Jacoby Ellsbury singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The other two hits were singles by Julio Lugo and Mike Lowell.

All five AL East teams won on Saturday, so Boston stays 2 GB behind Toronto and New York is still 4.5 GB.

***

Josh Beckett (6.42, 78 ERA+) / Garrett Olson (2.57, 178 ERA+)

Happy 29th Birthday (yesterday) to Josh Beckett, who is coming off two 6 IP/3 ER outings against the Yankees and Rays.

Same lineup as last night.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Rocco Baldelli, DH
Julio Lugo, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Jeff Bailey, 1B
This will be Olson's first start of the season, after pitching seven innings in relief.

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9casey said...

Allright, Josh if you get to read this before your start...There is only one guy on this team who can beat you...He bats leadoff ,weighs 120 lbs,and slaps the ball like a highly skilled softball player. the problem is sometimes it leaves the park....So keep him down and it's a W.....

Thanks,
9casey

redsock said...

If I am going to stay up past 1 AM watching baseball -- I'll probably stay at work until the game is over, since I don't want to miss the late innings driving home -- I like to see my team win. Makes the whole endeavour feel worthwhile.

So: Win, you mofos.

SoSock said...

Loaded for bear, and baseball, tonight.
Made it through about 8 innings last night, not even sure what damn time that put me getting to sleep. Whenever it was, it was much too late for the day before one of my typical Staurdays.
Meet fellow members of grounds crew at Dukes (official diner of the WSNLL Field Crew) at 6 AM - check
Work from 7 until about 11:30 am getting fields game ready after a freaking flash flood last night - check.
Spend next 5 hours going around to the fields as games finish up redragging and trying to dress up the still iffy infields. - check
Come home about 6:30 and mow my lawn - check
After mowing plant some Salvia and do some serious weeding in the garden until it's just too dark - check
Refill bird and critter feeders by the floodlight on the patio - check
Now if the young girls who are sleeping over with Gage will hurry up and finish in the bathroom I can get a shower and open a bottle before the first pitch - YAHOO!

Expecting a good game from Josh tonight. I think he's on the verge of a return to form.

redsock said...

Last night's game ended at 1:14 AM in the East.

SoSock said...

Right now I'm stoked for a whole game. Whether I'll feel the same way about 1 AM - ?
I hope so.
Dice might pitch on Friday!
(I did say might)

redsock said...

One great thing about MLBTV at work over EI at home -- I can choose NESN!

redsock said...

Don with the clean chin!

SoSock said...

Olson has pitched to 7 lefties this year, 6 of them have hits.
Perhaps it should have been Van Every DHing, or maybe a good night for Jed to play SS?

redsock said...

This says LHB are 6-for-11 against him.

L-girl said...

Happy Birthday Joshie! He of no JoS nickname.

NESN at home tonight, too, A.

Watching sans thread tonight, for as long as I stay awake, inferior fan that I am. GO SOX

redsock said...

Not so, Fieldin Cul Breath!

Benjamin said...

For someone born in Japan, Roberts sure had to think a while before pronouncing "Johjima".

Jere said...

"Don with the clean chin!"

Oh that's right, the Bruins losing meant beards went away.

Jere said...

Kim didn't even make it to first pitch. Wusses!

Benjamin said...

DOUNG!

Jere said...

Halfway to the quota. Let's not stop there tonight.

redsock said...

THUNDER!!!!!!!!!

ooh waah oh ohh awaah waahh

THUNDER!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

Oh that's right, the Bruins losing meant beards went away.

Didn't you hear? They cured cancer. Mission accomplished.

efd said...

Bay is feeling the vibes from his homeland!

SoSock said...

RS - interesting. I went to BR also. Perhaps the team page I was at had not been updated as recently as what you found

Kevin said...

DOUNGE!!!

Benjamin said...

Who's the opposite of Debbie Downer? Pangloss? Dave Roberts thinks everything's good and everything's great.

redsock said...

SoSock: I went to the BRef page I always link to and checked his splits from there.

I wanted to see what the 6 hits were, but it has 11 AB and 13 PA vs LHB.

Lefties still destroy him, though. Well, lefties and Bay!

Jere said...

Ursula Upper?

efd said...

Who's the opposite of Debbie Downer?

Ursula Upper?

redsock said...

Sutcliffe is the ultimate upper. Everyone player is the best in the world at something -- and he's gonna tell you all about it.

redsock said...

That Bay can hit a baseball, I'll tell you what.

efd said...

Jere and I will be buying each other Cokes sometime in the future.

SoSock said...

Odd - First 6 pitches, 2 outs, next 6 pitches, 2 runs.
Although that's assuming GDGD is right, and they've been very unright lately.

efd said...

LBJ makes a nice grab!

Jere said...

And Suzuki's kept off the bases.

Jere said...

That U.U. comment could be the rarest thing to ever be thought of by two separate brains at once. At JoS.

redsock said...

griffey has played 21 seasons? good god, i'm old.

Jere said...

Lampy the Lamp-shade dog is back! (Right behind the ump's head when he bends down on each pitch, you can see Lampy peering out at you from the front row.)

SoSock said...

damn - there goes the perfect game :)

Benjamin said...

First in 1989 at age 19.

redsock said...

not sure if it's just me, but my nesn audio keeps going in and out.

Kevin said...

Sit

efd said...

I have NESN on EI tonight, no audio problems.

On that pitch where Beltre motioned to first, I thought he was telling the runner not to run on the bounced pitch, not that he was appealing to the 1B ump like Roberts was saying.

Benjamin said...

Because you need a color changing beer can to tell whether the beer can you're holding is cold.

redsock said...

evan, i think you're right, though my first thought was appealing his swing too.

SoSock said...

Now that's one I knew - EVERYONE who EVER collected a card knows the 89 UD Griffey.

redsock said...

The other 4 East teams won today.

Benjamin said...

Lugo isn't used to walking.

SoSock said...

A walking Lugie.

Benjamin said...

Tek!

redsock said...

TEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Again, we reach 4 early! ADD TO IT!

efd said...

Tek-dong! Where's Amy?

Kevin said...

TEK!!!!

SoSock said...

The Captain makes Quota!

Jere said...

"Now that's one I knew - EVERYONE who EVER collected a card knows the 89 UD Griffey."

Ha! I've been thinking of this since Allan mentioned Griffey. That year I was 13, Babe Ruth League. My friend and I were the only two hitters of the whole squad, and we were both in a slump. Our coach had the 89 UD Griffey and said the first one to get a hit out of the two of us gets the card. My friend (who never collected cards, unlike me, and who was a Yankee fan) won. :(

I think I eventually got the Donruss Rated Rookie.

truly good design said...

what's up everyone.
my name is Andy - I live in Somerville - and I have been following this blog for I guess 3+ years...I have posted on the blog over the years a few times as papa sime...

I occasionally take a peek at the game threads after the fact...but rarely read along while the action is happening.

Well, I am finally saying hello cuz I will be on the computer tonight doing some work and might as well make myself known, right?

Allan - thanks for putting forth my favorite Sox spot on the net.

redsock said...

1989 was about 8-10 years after I stopped collecting, so I never knew about it!

redsock said...

welcome aboard!

redsock said...

now that roberts has said that branyan has power to all fields (he said it about beltre in the first), i wonder how many more mariners will be described that way?

Jere said...

Andy (TGD/Papa Sime)--I lived in Somerville, kinda equidistant to Porter and Davis.

redsock said...

Only a single, not a Balentien Blast.

Zenslinger said...

Is it possible we'll be able to say tonight that our pitcher is on the Fuck Train...rather than the "Fuck!!!" Train?

efd said...

Allan, if Balentien ever ends up on the Yankees you know that will be Sterling's home run call!

SoSock said...

Welcome TGD.
The 89 Griffey, one of the prettiest cards ever. Just something about that face and young smile, very engaging. And it was a nice set, but that card was definitely the best looking one, not to mention most valuable.

redsock said...

Doctor Gun!!!

9casey said...

Jere , Griffey Jr. , played here in Waterbury when we hosted the Mickey Mantle world Series....I actually played in it but not that same year.....

redsock said...

this whole "not about excuses" crap sounds like it came right out of the espn babble can.

efd said...

so far "not about excuses" and "power to all fields" are all tied up at two apiece (by my count)

efd said...

I liked Betancourt better last night when he was walking.

Kevin said...

Damn

Zenslinger said...

"Fuck!!!!!"

Benjamin said...

Here's the card.

Benjamin said...

Or at least this.

redsock said...

I would be happier if Roberts just talked about The Steal all night between pitches.

truly good design said...

Allan - thanks!

Jere- nice. I live in Winter Hill. I love Somerville. I also have been reading your blog for a long time sporadically. I always dug how you scored tickets in the fashion you did, and went to games solo mad early and took obscure photos.

SoSock hello.

woot!

Jere said...

That '89 era was also right around the time of the continuous talk of rookies "Sheffield & Jeffries." Those cards were supposed to put me through college!

efd said...

OK, time to break through the 4-run barrier!

Jere said...

TGD: thanks! I don't know if you're near Winter Hill Bank, but if you are, watch for the secret Kiss faces on their sign! It's one of those signs that flashes different messages, and once in a blue moon, for reasons unknown, Ace, Gene, Paul, and Peter's faces appear.

redsock said...

i like the streak, though.
can we win 4-2 or 4-3?

Kevin said...

Meh

SoSock said...

double Bay Play
bleh

redsock said...

I don't know if you're near Winter Hill Bank, but if you are, watch for the secret Kiss faces on their sign! It's one of those signs that flashes different messages, and once in a blue moon, for reasons unknown, Ace, Gene, Paul, and Peter's faces appear.

WTF?

truly good design said...

9casey, you in waterbury ct?

truly good design said...

jere seriously?

that bank is 2 minutes away tho I only drive past it a few times a week.

I will maybe hang out there for 30 mintues next week just to see if this is indeed still happening.

you're serious tho?

redsock said...

does the bank know?

i think i need some video.

Jere said...

It's true about the Kiss faces. I have seen it. Once, mayyybe twice. I wonder if they had some special deal, like some kind of Kiss checking account...wait, did I just say that? Anyway, I don't know how often or if it will ever come up again, but it does/did exist. Kim can vouch for me on this one. I can picture it--the faces look pretty horrible considering they're made of like 12 lightbulbs each....

Jere said...

Actually, Kim DOES have Kiss checks, but I think that's unrelated.

Kevin said...

Sit

OTT

Insurance runs please?

redsock said...

I think it's totally bizarre. Too bizarre to make up.

I want to ask the bank, but then I'd be afraid they might stop doing it.

Does the band know? :>)

efd said...

they would totally try to charge the bank a licensing fee if they found out!

Jere said...

Yeah if Gene's minions are reading this, Winter Hill Bank's about to go out of business.

redsock said...

I should say "I would want to" -- if I lived there.

Does an internet search turn up any other knowledge of this?

I am highly intrigued!

Jere said...

And yes, 9casey's in the Brass City area, and I was born/raised in CT.

redsock said...

Baldy K with no hair on it.

redsock said...

Biggest fucking ripoff of all time -- the Space Needle.

Jere said...

I found nothing on web about Kiss Bank.

If Kim was a REAL Sox fan, she'd be awake and I could ask her more info as she lived in Somerville for a lot longer--I will ask her tomorrow.

efd said...

Did we know Don is afraid of heights? The Space Needle isn't even really that high, as I recall.

Kevin said...

Maybe we should try having Lugo sit out the first month of the season next year too?

redsock said...

I am afraid of heights. I will NEVER go up in ther CN Tower. (Neither will Tito, I recall!)

But we paid $ and went up there in Seattle. Nice view, but just a tacky gift shop. HUGE waste of money, sadly.

The market Dave is talking about is very nice though!

efd said...

The Space Needle is 1/3rd the height of the CN Tower, just btw. 605 feet vs. 1,815.

SoSock said...

OK - quota is met, but we need MORE, dammit.
Girls are out of my bathroom, I'm heading to the shower.
I want 4 more runs on the top line when I get back.

redsock said...

I will go up, though. The roof deck of the WTC for example. That was amazing, though I was fucking *terrified* my first time out there. Other times were okay. (That Petit movie was amazing.)

Kevin said...

Lugo with the bat = good
Lugo with the glove = not so much

redsock said...

CN Tower: The elevator goes up the OUTSIDE of the building and at the top, the floor (or only part of it) is clear so you can see down to the ground. Noooooo thank you.

Jere said...

The top of the GE building is really fun.

9casey said...

redsock said...
CN Tower: The elevator goes up the OUTSIDE of the building and at the top, the floor (or only part of it) is clear so you can see down to the ground. Noooooo thank you.



So is it everything for you , Bungee jumping, skydiving, bridges, etc.....

Zenslinger said...

Biggest fucking ripoff of all time -- the Space Needle.But I found the Science Fiction museum to be totally worth it.

truly good design said...

Jere I lived in cheshire and went to high school / lived in my first apartment in the Brass city baby.

the connections evolve!

and I will ask a longtime Somerville resident dude i know about this Kiss theory..

efd said...

The efd-ette and I passed through the entrance of the CN Tower after one of the games we went to last year, but didn't want to wait an hour+ to go up there.

Agreed re Man On Wire - I saw it a few months ago, it was fascinating.

redsock said...

yeah, pretty much.

laura want to skydive at least once. she will do that alone. (though maybe 1% of me would like to know how it feels.)

Benjamin said...

When was the last time we had an outfield assist?

efd said...

yuck, I am not liking the way this game is going. More than four runs will be required, I fear.

Nice play there by Lugo, though.

Kevin said...

Dammit

9casey said...

truly good design said...
Jere I lived in cheshire and went to high school / lived in my first apartment in the Brass city baby.



Really, where was the apt....

Jere said...

i thought we threw abreu out at home

Kevin said...

"When was the last time we had an outfield assist?"

I'm pretty sure Drew had two in one game the other day.

truly good design said...

Jere::
schraffts drive....off reidville...near FRANKIES


c`mon BECKETT!!

9casey said...

truly good design said...
Jere::
schraffts drive....off reidville...near FRANKIES


Actually 9c
ok , I got ya....I live in Bunker Hill

Jere said...

TGD & 9C:

Have you been to the creepy "Holyland" in Waterbury?

Ish said...

Don with the clean chin! • I always laugh when I talk to someone who seems to have quite a complex with facial hair.

The Bruins were beaten in their Game 7 on Thursday night in overtime, so their season ended and thus, so did the playoff beards.

Jere said...

So ANdy lived on Shrafft St in Waterbury and now lives near the Shrafft building and the Bunker Hill monument in Somerville area, and 9Casey lives in Bunker Hill in Waterbury. Weird.

9casey said...

Jere said...
TGD & 9C:

Have you been to the creepy "Holyland" in Waterbury?



Never, but as a kid when we got home from a long trip when we saw the cross, which was much bigger at the time, we knew we were home..

Kevin said...

Box score of that game

Kevin said...

Nice job getting out of the jam.

If it hadn't been for the error it would be 4-2 right now.

Jere said...

Yeah, going to my nana's for every holiday in Meriden, we knew we were almost there when we "saw the cross." And supposedly when I was little, the first time I saw it, already in my "correcting people" mode, I said, "that's not a cross, it's a lower-case T."

Holyland is seriously effed up. Basically, some guy wanted to recreate Bethlehem and Jesus' journey (or something) but they stopped taking care of it, so it got all overgrown and like a horror movie. And people sell drugs there.

Ish said...

Gumball dong!!!

truly good design said...

haha Jere that is pretty cool. and I love the fact that the I live near the Schaffts building up here - got a kick outta that first time I noticed the connection.

and yes, I have been to Holy Land a few times. kind of barren but pretty awesome at the same time.

In daylight I went.

I was always told it was really sketchy at night - not sure what was going on supposedly - gangs and thugs or just maybe crazy people doing drugs??

didnt find out.

9c - I have spent many a day and night in BH. how old are you??

BAILEY!!!

Jere said...

GumHRball!

redsock said...

GUMBALL! HEY NOW!

Jere said...

oh, and TGD, 9c and I also both by random chance went to the U. of Nebraska!

9casey said...

truly good design said...


9c - I have spent many a day and night in BH. how old are you??



36

Kevin said...

Gumball insurance!

truly good design said...

mad holy land info

redsock said...

no new team record for the same amount of runs in 6 straight games.

Jere said...

wow, that is seriously in-depth. Somewhere I have video walking around up there.

Jere said...

i hear the fuck train in the background

Kevin said...

Sit

efd said...

With all due respect to our hosts love of quirky linescores and related record, that's one record I'm glad won't be set tonight.

efd said...

[please mentally insert apostrophe in "hosts" to make it "host's"]

9casey said...

Jere said...
wow, that is seriously in-depth. Somewhere I have video walking around up there.



That girl who took some of those photos, her aunt and uncle own the grotto restaurant, still have the best meatbals...

redsock said...

Holding on for a 4-3 win would have been fine, no?

Jere said...

"Holding on for a 4-3 win would have been fine, no?"

Problem is, that would've involved rooting against ourselves every time we're up.

Ish said...

Highest building I've been in is the Prudential Center observatory, which isn't saying too much. It's still 700+ feet up there. Also went to the observatory of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Bucksport, Maine. That's 447 feet up but it was still breathtaking.

redsock said...

we already have a lead - maintain the status quo.

Kevin said...

Sit

Jere said...

I'm more afraid the elevator wires are gonna snap on the way up than I am being at the top of a tall building.

Kevin said...

AND SIT

95 pitches, done for the night?

redsock said...

one more, i'd say.

9casey said...

Jere said...
I'm more afraid the elevator wires are gonna snap on the way up than I am being at the top of a tall building.



springs, you'll bounce right back up , right after you break every bone in your body, remember to time your jump.....

Ish said...

Jere the craziest part of it to me is the ear popping! You go up those elevators and it is the weirdest feeling.

This one day I was at the Prudential Center with a friend and we rode the elevator up. We didn't pay to go to the observatory but we could mingle on the 50th floor in the center. I had to use the bathroom and it was a windy day... I'm in this bathroom which looks just like any other public bathroom but the different is I can feel the building sway!

9casey said...

redsock said...
one more, i'd say.

I'd concur

Jere said...

We go and change our logo, and nobody bothers to update it. We need to send out a memo.

9casey said...

Jere said...
We go and change our logo, and nobody bothers to update it. We need to send out a memo.



What are you talkin' about?

redsock said...

When I worked in the WTC, you could hear the building creak -- in addition to slight swaying. I could not always feel the swaying that other people did. We were on the 57th floor.

When we were in Alaska in 1996, we wer going to go up in a small plane (4 seater) and see various things and land on a glacier. I was skeptic of being able to handle it, but I figured I can't miss it, so .... And it turned out I had no problem at all. Loved it.

Benjamin said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who can pop his Eustachian tubes at will.

Jere said...

Here's an underrated scary height: Walking out to the top of the elevator that goes down to the Maid of the Mist dock at Niagara Falls, American side.

Ish said...

Allan do you fly often or is it something you really try to avoid?

Benjamin said...

Allan do you fly often or is it something you really try to avoid?

Why do you think they ended up in Canada? (You can emigrate there by car.)

redsock said...

I don't remember that at the Falls, but I want to go back soon. We drive by (sort of) every time we go the airport in Buffalo. On the Canadian side, you can get real close to the water's edge, like you can almost put your hand in, if I recall. Very low stone wall.

Ish said...

The ferris wheel at Six Flags got me going one time. Not too bad but looking around I found myself thinking oh man this is pretty high up.

redsock said...

I'm alright with big planes. It's the other people that get to me then.

9casey said...

Eustachian ,emigrate


Let us know when you get to F..:)

Ish said...

I feel like Allan would be one of those cars that would be cruising right along Interstate 95 through Portsmouth, NH then slow way down going up the high-level Piscataqua River Bridge connecting NH with Maine. It never fails how people will be going 75 in a 55 through Portsmouth, then 50 in a 55 on the bridge, then back to 75 back down the bridge.

redsock said...

With my fast work connection that allows me to have both mlbtv and gameday up and still zip along, I can comment so much more!

redsock said...

Ferris wheel? I'm more of a merry-go-round kind of guy!

Jeemer up

redsock said...

damn it josh.

Jere said...

"Ferris wheel? I'm more of a merry-go-round kind of guy!"

I can handle Skee-Ball but that's about it.

redsock said...

Love skee-ball!

Ish said...

There's an observatory on top of a hill in Dover, NH - the hill is maybe 400-500 feet up and the observatory is another 50-60 feet. You have to climb stairs to get to the top and they are the kind that are just platforms connected to metal - not the kind you'd find inside of buildings... you have to climb around 15 flights of those stairs to get to the top and when you get up there you just hang over the edge.

redsock said...

Yeah, huge AL East showdown next week. Fire up the Buffyvision!

9casey said...

What just happened...gd:injury delay

Ish said...

Back in 1998 my family went to Florida... One day we drove over to Orlando and went to Disney. I recall telling my parents (I was 10 years old at the time), "I came here to have fun! Not to go on the rides."

Jere said...

I trust the operator of a roller coaster as much as I trust Bernie Madoff. I stick to winning stuffed animals when I'm at carnivals.

redsock said...

Wlady hurt himself on his swing.

SoSock said...

Okay - gave up one, but got it back.
Looking back on GDGD, I see GUMBY DONGED!
Holy shit.
And how did Branyon sit on 3rd through 2 ground balls and not score? Must have been hard hit and straight at fielders.

Allan - when Cat and I went to Alaska we did the helicopter ride out over a big mountain ridge to a glacier - I was ready to be terrified, because I am NOT a roller coaster kind of guy (apologies to Ofer) but it was so beautiful I couldn't even think about being nervous.

efd said...

I wish that someday there would be a retired umpire doing "analysis" during a game... it would be an interesting perspective after always hearing from players.

Ish said...

I trust the operator of a roller coaster as much as I trust Bernie Madoff. I stick to winning stuffed animals when I'm at carnivals. • Seems like something to say that's best suited for when Ofer isn't around.

9casey said...

Jere said...
I trust the operator of a roller coaster as much as I trust Bernie Madoff. I stick to winning stuffed animals when I'm at carnivals.



Didn't you here ofer last week, roller coasters are the safest thing goin'

redsock said...

3rd straight beckett start of 6 IP/3 R (though one unearned tonight)

redsock said...

Gets his ERA below 6 -- 5.98!

Jere said...

This ofer roller coaster thread seems legendary--I must've been at Fenway that day?

Oh wait, now I'm having vague memories of him working on making them or something?

9casey said...

redsock said...
3rd straight beckett start of 6 IP/3 R (though one unearned tonight)


is that considered a "quality
start"

Jere said...

Either way, I'd be happy to debate with a roller coaster person--if they don't die on a roller coaster before the debate!

Ish said...

I wonder how you'd feel about being up here!

redsock said...

"Quality", baby!

Meunier said...

Things seem to be going well..

redsock said...

batista wrote a book? big fucking deal. anyone can do that.

Jere said...

I have no problems at all with mountains. You're still on the ground.

Ish said...

As interesting as Ofer's line of work is, the interest level pales in comparison to how much he travels. So, Ofer, where are you tonight? Oh, I'm in Asheville. I'll be going to Washington tomorrow then Sandusky, Ohio. Hmm I want to go skydiving.

Ish said...

So, Jere, would you drive up the Mount Washington autoroad then?

redsock said...

that looks nice, ish!

Jere said...

I would never get a "this car climbed Mt Washington" bumper sticker OR wear a Black Dog t-shirt

redsock said...

certain expressions at certain angles -- and beckett looks like jeter

Ish said...

Castig: "The Marlins chose a very bad promotion tonight. Silver pom-pom night! There were strands of pom-pom all over the field! Kids were throwing strands out toward the field and with a 20 mph wind, Dan Uggla said it was not fun, it was 'brutal', with strands all over the field."

Ish said...

Cadillac Mountain is interesting because you find yourself driving around and around and around and up the mountain with just a meager guardrail separating you from the land below.

efd said...

Ish, I saw a bit of that Marlins game on MLB Network earlier, and I was wondering what was on the field! Thanks for posting that.

Benjamin said...

My dad used to run up Mount Washington during the annual race. He hated those bumperstickers.

Benjamin said...

DP DP

Ish said...

Ever check out an IMAX theatre or an Omni-theatre? I went on a school field trip to the Boston Museum of Science and saw a video in the omni-theatre which is a lot like IMAX where the screen projects all over the huge, domed room. Take a wild guess as to what we saw. Yes it was a pilot's view from an airplane flying closely around mountains - making you wonder if it would crash into the mountain and then pulling up at the last second. Frrrreaky! And you're not even going anywhere!

Jere said...

Do they slap that sticker on your car when you're not looking when you're on the way down? Goddamn it DP DP

redsock said...

We took a bus in Italy once along a mountain road -- one lane wide -- where it was a sheer drop off the side, no guard rail. L could tell you the towns. Naturally, the window seat was out, but even on the aisle, I white-knuckled it the whole way. Agony for 30 minutes or so.

efd said...

bleah

Zenslinger said...

Parasailing is pretty hairy if you're afraid of heights to an extent like I am.

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