June 21, 2009

G69: Red Sox 6, Atlanta 5

Atlanta - 200 000 210 - 5 14  1
Red Sox - 300 100 101 - 6 10 0
Nick Green hit a walk-off home run on Jeff Bennett's first (and only) pitch of the bottom of the ninth, giving Boston a win on a windy, misty Father's Day (shades of a homer in the gloamin'?).

Green was also the very last person in Fenway Park to realize the game was over:
I didn't comprehend the fact that it was a walk-off. I realized it when I hit second base and everyone was standing at home plate -- then I realized what was going on.
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Tomorrow 9 AM: A Special Historic Announcement!

198 comments:

redsock said...

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

1. Nate McLouth, CF
2. Yunel Escobar, SS
3. Chipper Jones, 3B
4. Brian McCann, DH
5. Garret Anderson, LF
6. Martin Prado, 2B
7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. David Ross, C
9. Gregor Blanco, 2B

andy said...

Not worried.

Benjamin said...

Verizon's mostly set everything up. Still waiting on the phones.

L-girl said...

I just tuned in and heard Castig say Dusty Brown is up from Pawtucket.

Cody's favourite player.

But I don't see him in our Oatmeal today.

Benjamin said...

Escobar jetered that one.

Amy said...

Uch, two man on, no one out? Not what I wanted to see when I turned on the TV.

Amy said...

Thanks to those who left anniversary greetings last night. I caught the last inning as we walked down Commercial Street in Provincetown last night after dinner. A complete game!

s1c said...

Happy belated anniversary, Amy

Benjamin said...

FY gets its started.

Amy said...

Thanks, s1c.

Well at least we have one on with no one out.

redsock said...

Once again, they expect me to do work at my job. Sigh.

I do hear Don getting ever so close (yet again) to the obvious idea that W-L record is an inaccurate measure of a pitcher, but I doubt it will sink in and last.

Amy said...

Hey, Allan, how about a hint about the special announcement?

redsock said...

Hey, Allan, how about a hint about the special announcement?

No!

hahahahaha

s1c said...

To quote Herm Edwards - "You play to win the game".

s1c said...

L-girl - you should be getting a request.

Amy said...

Ah, so mean! I was never got at waiting for things....

s1c said...

Thank god for the mist, now lets get the run home bay.

Amy said...

Mist? Is that what they are calling light rain these days? Is the idea of rain just becoming too much for anyone to bear.

A run!

redsock said...

Is Eck gonna call this guy Jergens before the day is over?

Amy said...

PAPI!!!

s1c said...

I'm calling it a mist since I am not seeing any big drops.

Papi!!!

redsock said...

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

PAPI!

Ish said...

The LARGE Father!


Big Papi going all Bob Seger. Against the Wind.

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!!

Amy said...

I think that every time Papi hits a HR this season, I will be especially happy. For him and for us.

L-girl said...

Ha ha, I know what the surprise is and you don't.

Ish said...

Amy I'm calling it a heavy drizzle.

L-girl said...

Amy, me too, we're going to enjoy it extra all season.

s1c said...

I wonder why they called up a catcher for Daisuke's spot?

Amy said...

I am so sick of liquid precipitation that any other name is fine with me.

Looks like we are in for a slugfest here today. Must be the "mist"?

Amy said...

Now that is doubly mean! Two of you teasing us!!

L-girl said...

That was a fun first inning!

I can't thread much - working - but I am listening.

Benjamin said...

Fans cheering a routine fly ball. So annoying.

Amy said...

S1C, I assume that once Smoltz is called up, the catcher will be sent down, no?

s1c said...

Sick of it too, fortunately the rain held off yesterday until after b-fly's graduation was over.

L-girl said...

s1c, i will keep my eye out for it. you have a mystery too!

Benjamin said...

S1C, I assume that once Smoltz is called up, the catcher will be sent down, no?

Or he or Kottaras could be part of a Penny trade.

L-girl said...

Congrats to B-Fly!

Ish, the radio guys had the same idea as you! Played Against the Wind as they came back from commercial.

Amy said...

Happy Father's Day, S1C, and any other fathers lurking out there.

s1c said...

l-girl - no surprise, just a recommendation kept popping up.

L-girl said...

Castig doing his DO impersonation: said Bay was running "full bore".

DRINK!

L-girl said...

s1c, ok... still intrigued.

s1c said...

amy thanks, made for a long day yesterday but worth it, of course i lost my bet on when bh would start crying. She held out until we got outside and she went to hug b-fly. I thought it would be earlier.

Amy said...

Graduations are surprisingly emotional. For the parents anyway.

s1c said...

Benjamin - I doubt that Kottaras gets traded. He has done real well catching Wake. I think he is here for this year and next now.

s1c said...

Mothers and grandmothers I think. b-h's grandmother started crying when she stood up to make the walk.

Amy said...

Apparently Francona wanted to be able to give Tek a full day off without having to bring him in to PH or take over for Kottaras.

s1c said...

amy, you weren't on the other night but i posted pics of b-fly's senior pictures

Benjamin said...

47 pitches through three. Back on pace.

Benjamin said...

So they're auctioning off special gear that Tek isn't wearing.

s1c said...

fragging cats, fragging hair balls

Amy said...

Great photos, S1C! She's a beautiful girl. And I didn't know you had a blog.

s1c said...

Thank you Amy, fortunately she gets her looks from her mother. Though she looks more like me here.

s1c said...

Way to take charge there "Larry"

Ish said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Benjamin said...

Scorer scored that as a hit? WTF?

s1c said...

Nobody touched the ball so, base hit (the game is in Fenway)

Amy said...

S1C, you should join the JOS group on FB! I just friended you, if that's ok. Great old photos from the 1970s. Boy, those sure were the days....

Amy said...

Bases loaded, one out.

BLOW THE GAME WIDE OPEN.

Pepe Lepew said...

Hey, Allan, how about a hint about the special announcement?

Barack Obama signing a bill giving FDA regulatory power over tobacco?
That's Monday. And historic.

s1c said...

Uh, only one was from the seventies, the one where I look really dorky.

Amy said...

We ALL looked dorky in the 70s. It was the least cool decade ever.

L-girl said...

"Barack Obama signing a bill giving FDA regulatory power over tobacco?"

I can guarantee you that Obama does not figure in to the announcement in any way.

Pepe Lepew said...

Or he or Kottaras could be part of a Penny trade.

Wild, ridiculous, too-good-to-be true rumour I heard is Penny, Bard (or Buchholz) and Lugo/or Lowrie to Texas for Michael Young.

s1c said...

My money is on becoming official canucks

Amy said...

Is the announcement baseball related?

(Angling for a hint here, now that we have eliminated Obama from the possibilities....)

s1c said...

I think you can forget Michael Young, the sox are not going to pay 14+ for a third baseman who appears to have started his down slide.

Amy said...

That sounds like a good guess, S1C. I can't remember what the dates were for that.

L-girl said...

Ah, so that was the s1c request! I can't access FB from work, but I'll do it when I'm home.

Amy or I can send you the jos gamethread group link. I just started it (for no reason) the other day.

redsock said...

Young? He's not worth any one of those guys.

I'd even keep Lugo. He sucks, but he makes only 9 beans to Young's 16.

I'll drive to Boston and personally kick Theo's ass if he gets Young under any deal.

Amy said...

I think you are the official administrator, Laura, but I will see if I can send an invite.

redsock said...

I totally love the Eckism "beans"!

Amy said...

Yeah, only administrators can invite people. Laura holds all the power.

L-girl said...

NO HINTS

L-girl said...

"Laura holds all the power."

Allan: please note. :D

Pepe Lepew said...

Michael Young, Schmichael Young!

s1c said...

That young trad has been floating by the mb's on WEEI for awhile, Merloni had a blast showing how stupid the callers who would propose it were to even consider that a good deal for the Sox.

L-girl said...

Amy, I can make you an administrator, you're on FB more than I am anyway.

But I can only do that from home. No FB at work. (Which is fine with me.)

s1c said...

Today is the day that fathers get revered, idolized and respected. Monday it goes back to normal (card from my sister in law)

Amy said...

Heh, I knew Laura would like that power comment. :)

L-girl said...

"My money is on becoming official canucks"

Sadly, no. That is still in process.

And that's IT no more hints!

Amy said...

I have no need for power at FB or elsewhere. But given the small arena of power I would get at the JOS Gamethreaders group, I can handle that responsibility.

Pepe Lepew said...

The other ridiculous rumour I heard is Penny, Bard and Lugo for Jimmy Rollins, but I said, "OK, that's just stupid..." Phillies would never do it.

Amy said...

Laura, you remind me of me when my kids would beg for hints about their birthday presents. No hints, but somehow they managed to narrow things down after a while.

s1c said...

Actually considering that Rollins is hitting like a buck 98 for this year the phillies would probably jump at that trade.

L-girl said...

That's as narrow as it's getting. It's not about Obama (as if!) and it's not about our citizenship. C'est tout. Es todo.

Amy said...

So you think that DiceK will ever pitch in the WBC again? I sure hope not...

s1c said...

McAdam had a good article about Daisuke, (basically Daisuke has told the Sox to FO every time they tried to get him to change).

Pepe Lepew said...

S1C, you should join the JOS group on FB!

Ooow, I'll have to check it out.
I'm on the Jason Bay FB fan club.
I also joined the Ben Roethlisberger FB fan club, but then Ben kept posting Bible verses for us to all consider. No offence, but too churchy for me.

s1c said...

Amy - the WBC is huge in Japan, so every 3 years if he is asked he will pitch.

Amy said...

It's brand new, Pepe. And no Bible verses allowed. :)

Amy said...

We will see. Maybe he has learned something from this experience about overdoing it before the season has started. But if he is stubborn and arrogant, then perhaps not.

Pepe Lepew said...

It's brand new, Pepe. And no Bible verses allowed. :)

Like I said, no offence, but I didn't join Facebook to be preached at. (If I did, I'd join Kurt Warner's fan page. :)) I quit Ben's group over it.

s1c said...

But if he is stubborn and arrogant, then perhaps not.

In the McAdam article, he said this is the first time that he has not said "that is how I pitched in Japan".

Amy said...

You can be sure that there will be religious preaching, but maybe some Red Sox preaching.

Actually, so far it's just a list of people who are JOS threaders and on FB. Pretty harmless.

Amy said...

I meant there will be NO religious preaching.!!

L-girl said...

"Ooow, I'll have to check it out."

I would have invited you, but I don't know your real name.

L-girl said...

"Actually, so far it's just a list of people who are JOS threaders and on FB. Pretty harmless."

And very likely to remain so.

Amy said...

Ah, poop. DP.

s1c said...

"and lo on the 8th day, the lord looked down and said, "I must bring years of pain, followed by years of joyous ecstasy" thus was the boston red sox created.

Joy of Sox chapte 1 v1

L-girl said...

St Papi
St Petey
St Tito
etc

L-girl said...

"I must bring years of pain, followed by years of joyous ecstasy" thus was the boston red sox created."

Actually, first many years of joy -then came the many years of pain followed by ecstasy. Those deadballers didn't know how good they had it.

s1c said...

and playing the fallen angel - Damon played by Idiot - J Damon

Amy said...

That camera lens is wet. It must be so uncomfortable out at Fenway today.

Shit. One run game.

s1c said...

re - dead ballers, etc. I was using my poetic license.

Amy said...

Theo the OT Prophet, of course.

s1c said...

Need ram-ram to hold the fort, Wake needs every win he can get before the AS break.

Pepe Lepew said...

and playing the fallen angel - Damon played by Idiot - J Damon

I sort of think of Clemens as the "Dark One."

s1c said...

fragging kidding me

Pepe Lepew said...

Need ram-ram to hold the fort, Wake needs every win he can get before the AS break.

That would be so cool if Wake makes the All-Star team.
Oh, well, No W for Wake.

Amy said...

DAMN. Arggh.

Amy said...

YOUK!!

Got Ram Ram out of a fix, sort of.

L-girl said...

"I was using my poetic license."

I got that. :)

Pepe Lepew said...

Youk!!!

s1c said...

Kot!!!

L-girl said...

runs pls

Pepe Lepew said...

I love the sound of the ball hitting the fence.

Amy said...

Bring him home!

Benjamin said...

ON FIRE

Amy said...

On FIRE brings him home!

L-girl said...

YEAH!!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

Doink!
Thank you, Mr. umpire.
It all evens out in the end.

s1c said...

Wow, way to blow up braves.

Amy said...

WTF? About a strike call?

Pepe Lepew said...

I bet the Atlanta guys are making fun of the ump's porn mustache.

Amy said...

With a one run game, that seemed pretty stupid.

Pepe Lepew said...

I hate the sound of the ball off the wall!

s1c said...

Am glad they have tomorrow off, will be up at the lake for the next 3 days with no internet.

Benjamin said...

Feels like the leadoff batter has gotten on base every inning.

Amy said...

I hope you don't get any of this never-ending "mist"!

s1c said...

Showers expected tomorrow morning, in the 70's, then 70's and 80's next two days.

b-fly's graduation party / fun time. Going to be like 7 or 8 kids with us.

s1c said...

well that sucked

s1c said...

Wasn't for the rain I think Green gets to that ball.

Benjamin said...

Thanks, NESN. No need to show us the game instead of whatever this bullshit is.

s1c said...

Ok, lets win it for OKi.

Benjamin said...

Guess I'm the only one whose NESN feed cut out before the last out.

s1c said...

You would think on fathers day I wouldn't have to get up to let the dog out!!

redsock said...

fuck work, gotta watch the 9th

Amy said...

I hope we can finish this game in the bottom of the ninth.

redsock said...

shit, it's tied now.

s1c said...

this game has walk off written all over it.

Amy said...

That looked like a strike to me.

And to Amica.

Amy said...

Nice try by Green.

Please do not let them score.

Amy said...

Damn wind.

Amy said...

Am I all alone here? It's so quiet....

Amy said...

Shit. Pap not being Pap.

redsock said...

just get 1 out.

Benjamin said...

I miss Paps.

s1c said...

I am to busy biting my fingernails

Pepe Lepew said...

See? It works out. This umpire is equally bad for both sides.

Amy said...

FINALLY! Phew.

redsock said...

now THAT is some sasafuckinghe!

L-girl said...

The good kind of squander.

s1c said...

bot is pissed at himself

s1c said...

Ok, just who I want coming up in the ninth, well except for green

s1c said...

well, maybe except for kottaras

redsock said...

who wants to be our gabby hartnett today?

Benjamin said...

GREEN!

Amy said...

A Pesky Pole DONG!

s1c said...

Green!!!

A walk off Green HR on the first pitch!!!

redsock said...

HOMER IN THE GLOAMIN'!!!!!!!!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

See? We need Michael Young!

L-girl said...

NICK GREEN I'M SORRY FOREVER AND EVER!!!!!!

DIRTY GREEN WATER!!!!!

Amy said...

Dirty misty water today!

s1c said...

dirty!!!

L-girl said...

"Ok, just who I want coming up in the ninth, well except for green"

make s1c apologize!!!

Ish said...

L FUCKING APOLOGIZE ALREADY!!!!

WOOOOOOOO!!!!! Hahahaha YES!

Obviously wasn't threading but I was watching!

Amy said...

Laura, you have atoned aplenty. I think Green and JOS has forgiven you!

s1c said...

I apologize!!!

Amy said...

have forgiven you

He's pretty cute also.

Ish said...

lmao I say fucking apologize after L apologizes hahaha TIMING!

Love me some dirty water.!!!!

Amy said...

How could he not know it was a walkoff???

Pepe Lepew said...

I never bad mouth a player before they swing. It will make you look bad.
I only bad mouth them after they take a called third strike down the middle of the plate.

L-girl said...

"Laura, you have atoned aplenty. I think Green and JOS has forgiven you!"

Ha ha, don't worry, I'm not atoning, I'm enjoying. Maybe it was my calling Green a worthless waste of space that spurred him on!

L-girl said...

"I never bad mouth a player before they swing."

I badmouthed him about 2 weeks ago, and he's been great ever since.

L-girl said...

Back to work! No game tomorrow, see you Tuesday. (See you tomorrow for special historic announcement!)

Amy said...

Ah, yes, the L-girl power! I should have known! :)

tim said...

GREEN!!!

Amy said...

Have a good day off. I will set my alarm for 9 am to get the big announcement. ;)

Ish said...

Hahaha Green didn't even know he hit a walk-off home run (he forgot it was the 9th!!) until he was at second base and everyone was at home plate "I was like, 'what the..?'"

Benjamin said...

I will set my alarm for 9 am to get the big announcement. ;)

Heh. I miss that schedule.

Ish said...

I'm gonna be pissed if 9:01 rolls around and there's nothing. :>)

I'll also be pissed if you say your big historic announcement was something similar to, "I just ate an omelet."

andy said...

I will read your announcement whilst I am defecating.

L-girl said...

Andy, we only said it was historic. Not that it would rock your world.

L-girl said...

"Ah, yes, the L-girl power! I should have known!"

Whole religions have been built upon such coincidences. :)

redsock said...

The post is scheduled to appear automatically at 9:00.

Pepe Lepew said...

Have a good day off. I will set my alarm for 9 am to get the big announcement. ;)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad resigns?
I bet that's it. I bet they have some secret pipeline into the heart of power in Tehran.

L-girl said...

I think the global-significance angle might be a dead end.

Ish said...

My guess is Babe Ruth ate a hot dog and banged a dancer 90 years ago today.

L-girl said...

"My guess is Babe Ruth ate a hot dog and banged a dancer 90 years ago today."

On any given day, that is probably a safe bet. Although not what we are announcing.

And put dancer in quotes.

redsock said...

My guess is Babe Ruth ate a hot dog and banged a dancer 90 years ago today.

And by "a", I assume you mean "10".

...

(In both cases!)

Benjamin said...

MFYs lose 6-5. Rewrite the announcement post to incorporate some keen schadenfreude.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Although not what we are announcing.



We? I think they are they are moving to Sweden or Gettin' Hitched....

L-girl said...

Oops, I meant "is being announced", not "we are announcing".

CometandLuna said...

Ha! Check out John Henry's twitter post:

http://twitter.com/John_W_Henry/statuses/2268085126

4 ahead of the MFYs!

L-girl said...

C&L, can you post the text of the tweet? The URL isn't coming thru.

redsock said...

Henry (my emphasis):

"Papi just hit one into the strongest wind Ive seen here. Happy Fathers Day to all dads. Awful wet for a knuckler. 3 ahead of $400m offseason"
about 10 hours ago from TwitterBerry