June 30, 2009

G77: Orioles 11, Red Sox 10

Red Sox - 220 500 100 - 10 16  0
Orioles - 001 000 55x - 11 16 1
That is not a typo.

Who could have guessed when the rain was falling in the middle of the fifth with Boston up 9-1 we should have wished the game would have been wiped out?

As surprising and annoying as this one was, it's still only one loss -- and we come right back with Josh Beckett tomorrow afternoon.

***

Playing ball again after a 1:11 delay. Masterson in.

***

Rain delay at 8:36 at end of top of fifth. Baltimore needs to finish the bottom half for the game to be official.

So far, the Red Sox bats have been raining down hurt on the Orioles:
Lugo: 2 hits, 2 runs
Pedroia: 2-run double
Yook: HR, double, single, 3 RBI, 2 runs
Ortiz: double, RBI single
Ellsbury: RBI single and solo HR (moon shot crushed to rcf)
Bailey: single, 2 runs
Smoltz: 4-3-1-1-2, 52.

***

UPDATE: It turns out the Red Sox will not wait until Thursday before making a decision about Mike Lowell. The team put Lowell on the 15-day disabled list today (retroactive to June 28) and called up Jeff Bailey.

***

John Smoltz (9.00, 51 ERA+) / Rich Hill (6.03, 75 ERA+)

Look for more fastballs tonight from John Smoltz. John Farrell:
It could have been that it was his first time back and he didn't know what to expect velocity-wise. I'd like to see the ability to pitch off his fastball more.
In addition to giving Mike Lowell an injection of Synvisc in his right hip*, the Red Sox medical staff drained 15 ccs of fluid from the area. Lowell could return to the lineup as soon as Friday, but, as Terry Francona said, "the worst-case scenario, he goes on the DL just to buy us a couple of weeks where he can get a second wind for the second part of the season."

(*: If Lowell could not play without getting this injection, wouldn't it qualify (broadly-speaking) as a performance-enhancing drug? Of course, this drug is legal and allowed by MLB. But it clearly helps the player better perform his job. And if Lowell's hitting and fielding are superior having had the injection, hasn't his performance been enhanced?) Am I totally off-base?

Lowell:
If I don't have a big improvement in mobility and flexibility and all of that I have to believe their going to think of something DL-wise, but if I feel really good I might play Friday. So Thursday is probably the day we chart what's going on.
Francona said that Jacoby Ellsbury could be back in the leadoff spot "in the future", but for now J.D. Drew and Dustin Pedroia "are our two best on-base guys and since Ellsbury's been hitting seventh, he's just been (doing great), and we've been playing great baseball."

Drew, on his eighth-inning at-bat last night:
There's not a player alive who wouldn't know he needed a double for the cycle in that situation. I was trying to hit a double. [And how do you do that?] I don't know ... I was just going to hit the ball and run straight to second.
Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 132nd save last night, tying Bob Stanley for the Red Sox's all-time mark. Bot again expressed his awe for Mariano Rivera and his latest milestone:
A (four)-out save for 500 is pretty neat. And an RBI. That's the icing on the cake. Just seeing what Mo did is absolutely incredible. ... He's "The Godfather" of our role ... You're talking about a guy who has 500 saves and has been through countless postseasons. When you're just aching day in and day out -- I don't know, man. ...
Steve Buckley notes that "when Rivera was Papelbon's age, he had 84 career saves". That was 11 years ago. Can Papelbon still be closing games in 2020, at age 39?

Jason Bay is 1-for-13 in his past three games.

Orioles starter Hill has been highly erratic this season and hasn't completed five innings in four of his last six starts.

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Matt said...

Would Synvisc help a normal, healthy player improve his game? If it would, then I agree with you. But if it's an injection that helps a player specifically overcome an injury, then Synvisc is no different than Advil.

nick said...

If Lowell could not play without getting this injection, wouldn't it qualify (broadly-speaking) as a performance-enhancing drug? Of course, this drug is legal and allowed by MLB. But it clearly helps the player better perform his job. And if Lowell's hitting and fielding are superior having had the injection, hasn't his performance been enhanced?) Am I totally off-base?

That was my first thought when I read about the shots. Like any sort of prohibition (not just drugs) the lines can get pretty damn blurry at times. Does MLB have a specific definition of "performance-enhancing"?

JP said...

Re: Lowell's use of Synvisc. I think it is a little off-base to conflate his use of it to the use of illegal PEDs generally. It's one thing to use a legal prescription drug to return to normal functioning. It's another to use illegal and potentially harmful drugs to enhance a healthy player, thereby creating a situation in which other healthy players are competitively disadvantaged unless they use PEDs.

No doubt the line drawn is not straight, deep, or immovable over time. But I think most people see a difference here.

However, if healthy players began to use Synvisc, without being injured or having a prescription, in order to leg out throws to first, up their percentage chance of stealing second, or turn doubles into triples, then I think many would say that this is ethically problematic.

Benjamin said...

If Lowell could not play without getting this injection, wouldn't it qualify (broadly-speaking) as a performance-enhancing drug? Of course, this drug is legal and allowed by MLB. But it clearly helps the player better perform his job. And if Lowell's hitting and fielding are superior having had the injection, hasn't his performance been enhanced?) Am I totally off-base?

No more than with cortisone shots, unless it's being administered to healthy hips to achieve a sort of super-healthiness. On some level, all medical treatments allow patients to perform better than they could without the treatment.

tjd said...

MLB.com reports Lowell has been placed on the 15-day DL.

L-girl said...

Synvisc is in no way performing enhancing. As commenter Matt points out, it's no different than Advil or (more commonly) a cortisone injection.

If your body is producing a normal amount of joint fluid, and you used synvisc, you'd end up with a bloated joint that needed to be drained.

I know this from my own arthritis.

L-girl said...

Or: what Benjamin said.

There's a very clear line between treating pain and restoring range of motion and performance-enhancing.

L-girl said...

And since this is a gamethread: I'm missing tonight's game to attend an informational meeting in support of striking Toronto city workers. See you all later and/or tomorrow (Canada Day).

redsock said...

But the drug is interfering in the (non-) function of Mike Lowell's particular joints and giving him assistance in playing.

I was going to cut the paragraph and think more about it, but then decided what the hell, put it in ... and risk sounding like an idiot.

It's one thing to use a legal prescription drug to return to normal functioning. It's another to use illegal and potentially harmful drugs to enhance a healthy player...

It may be "normal functioning", but it's not Mike Lowell's normal state of functioning. If it was, he wouldn't need the shot in the first place.

Also: One of my poorly-presented (or non-existent) points was that there is a wide range of things players do/take to help them play the game better. Some of them are legal and some are illegal. Some things that are legal in baseball are illegal in other sports or the Olympics. Why? (I need to read more about this.)

Also, overusing a legal drug can be potentially harmful, too.

redsock said...

What the fucking fuck, Tito?

1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Rocco Baldelli, RF
8. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
9. Jeff Bailey, 1B

redsock said...

Shit. Either flip LBJ and SW or just dump Lugo at the bottom and run the lineup from #s 2-1.

A Conformer said...

Shit. Either flip LBJ and SW or just dump Lugo at the bottom and run the lineup from #s 2-1.

I smell a Lugo 3-4 night. Although with 2 errors at SS.

A Conformer said...

But would've been a better word than 'although'...

Zenslinger said...

Poor pitcher for the other team, questionable one for ours means it's the day to rest some people...and put out a shitty lineup?

Here's a take on the drug question:

At first glance, Red Sock's question raises a good point. Often we hear that the advantage, even the main advantage, of steroids is that they help a player recover from injury. Isn't that what Synvic is supposedly doing for Mike Lowell?

There is a continuum among training, medication, and PEDs. All are designed to enhance performance. The question is where along that continuum we consider the substance or technique unethical.

The ethical line between a legal drug and an illegal drug doesn't have so much to do with its effects. It has to do with the harm the drug can cause and the tendency of people to be unable to stop using it despite the harm. I don't want to comment here on whether or not ethical lines commonly drawn between recreational drugs are correct or not, but steroids are illegal because a player can trade their long-term health for short-term recovery and performance enhancement. It's something like selling your soul to the Devil, and if that sounds like a joke, ask Lyle Alzado or Ken Caminiti.

Maybe Red Sock would go far enough to say that people should be able to make that choice. It's the ultimate individual rights argument: those who choose to stay "clean" should enjoy their rewards by having a healthy and long retirement, and leave those who abused themselves to gloat over their trophies in pain and discomfort.

The fact is, when society declares a drug to be harmful and addictive, it invades the individual's right to fuck himself up by making the drug illegal. So that's what baseball's doing when it outlaws steroids: protecting the greedy athlete from himself.

redsock said...

The continuum was what I was hinting it.

It has to do with the harm the drug can cause and the tendency of people to be unable to stop using it despite the harm.

Then this beer I am drinking should *definitely* be illegal.

Zenslinger said...

Not like it never crossed anyone's mind!

Ish said...

HGH is a great example of a substance being used to speed up recovery.

micah said...

If we're banning things because of health risks, shouldn't we be eliminating professional football, rugby, and boxing entirely before we even think about starting on PEDs in baseball?

(I know, the "we" who has the power to do the one isn't the same as the "we" who has the power to do the other.)

Patrick said...

I'm so glad to be playing the AL East again.

redsock said...

Don/Eck in my house!

redsock said...

Lugo: 7-for-last-14!

He's the man!!!!!! Go!

redsock said...

lugo says fuck everyone!

Patrick said...

My faith in that guy fucking up is so strong, I fully expect him to get caught stealing.

redsock said...

getting picked off is his usual m.o.

nick said...

take that! hit and steal!

Patrick said...

Again, Lugo with the FU.

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Sweaty dong!

nick said...

Youk with his own FU.

redsock said...

that replay -- i think he caught it and then the glove fell off!!

Ish said...

He is the Sultan...

Ish said...

He is the Sultan of SWEAT.

A Conformer said...

Youk: weak lineup? Fuck that!

nick said...

I couldn't quite see it, but I was wondering about that. If he clamped his hand shut w/o the ball, I could see him still holding it, even with that hit. I could imagine the ball ripping the glove right off.

redsock said...

maybe his collision jarred it off, if it was loosely on as he leapt.

redsock said...

would really like to see a few more replays of it.

nick said...

Papi 1/2 dong!

redsock said...

FLO!

Patrick said...

That guy is back to being the large father.

nick said...

if people can get their shoes knocked off, I imagine a glove cold surely go, but it'd be cool to see whether there was ball contact.

Patrick said...

It looked like, from the replay I saw, that the ball hit his glove and took it off.

Patrick said...

along with the impact to the wall.

redsock said...

yeah, smoltz's stats against the orioles in his career is important to mention tonight.

redsock said...

lugo's OBP is higher than markakis's

redsock said...

me likey this smoltz

Patrick said...

I'm beginning to see why people were excited about this guy.

A Conformer said...

Now that's a first inning. As long as the O's don't hit any grounders to SS, we'll be cool.

redsock said...

last night with lester, lately with beckett, at several games in the last few weeks, it has felt like we are simply gonna roll through the year and dominate in october. it looks easy -- inevitable, as someone might put it.

now smoltz looks like he's ready to deal. ... fuckin' a!

Ish said...

Fuck yeah LOVE THE FUCKING RED SOX!

Ish said...

/Nix

redsock said...

welcome back, gumball

redsock said...

tito considered gumball as leadoff?

huh.

redsock said...

not-so-secret weapon!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

I guess I would take Lugo over Gumball.

redsock said...

the name is Yeah.

Fuck Yeah.

Ish said...

Dustin "Fuck Yeah" Pedroia

redsock said...

lovable lugo with the wheels to score from first.

redsock said...

shatner about to send hill to the transporter room.

Ish said...

Psst. Smoltz is awesomeing right now.

redsock said...

flipped over to the mfy game. they were showing fruitbat walking and getting his first RBI. showed the mfy dugout and on ball 4, slappy started jumping up and down like a maniac with his arms about his head. just more "look at me behaviour".

Ish said...

Just noticed the Sea Dogs game I'm going to on Thursday night will be shown live on NESN!

redsock said...

i wish i could see those minor league games.

bay fails and does not high 5 anyone

Benjamin said...

Anyone remember when our last outfield assist was?

Amy said...

Hi, everyone. So Smoltz is smoking, I gather?

Ish said...

Amy, a little hiccup in the 3rd but other than that, yes. Smoking.

redsock said...

couple of hard hit balls last inning, including pie's rbi triple.

the bats are rolling though, led by lugo (sort of)!

Amy said...

LBJ!

redsock said...

DAMN

moon shot from lyndon

Ish said...

Lyndon LASER SHOW.

Amy said...

Pie??

Benjamin said...

If only Laura could be with us today to experience this moment.

redsock said...

tired cheese = salad

Ish said...

What about tired gas?

Benjamin said...

Eck: "not even close".

Drink.

Ish said...

I drink when Eck says, "I gotta have that one."

Ish said...

Fruitbat threw out the first pitch of the game tonight.

Posada came out a couple of steps from home plate. 'Bat walked to the bottom of the mound. Haha.

Benjamin said...

Eck: "not even close".

redsock said...

fan behind the 3b dugout wearing an old expos cap.

Benjamin said...

<3 Youk.

Amy said...

Huh, Pie is his actual name. I figured it was a nickname.

Amy said...

This is becoming a runaway!

redsock said...

yook on that fastball like orsillo on a free doughnut

redsock said...

you are loading them for the bedazzler????

big mistake, hombre.

Benjamin said...

I love how Hill gets left in, because this is just how he pitches.

Benjamin said...

Huh, Pie is his actual name. I figured it was a nickname.

Pronounced pee-ay.

Ish said...

Amy, pronounce Pie, "pee-eh"

Benjamin said...

<3 Papi.

Amy said...

Like I said, running away with it.

redsock said...

he says it is pronounced "pee-ayy" but fuck it, we call 'em like they look:

pie
chone
putz
wang

Amy said...

Benjamin and Ish giving me some conflicting info on pronunciation. But it's better than saying PIE like the dessert. What kind of name is it? Spanish?

Amy said...

Doesn't Putz pronounce like it looks?

redsock said...

excuse me, what kind of pie do you serve?

we have apple, blueberry, key lime and felix.

Ish said...

Amy I'm thinking more of a french pronunciation.

French Lugo would be Lugoux

Benjamin said...

Dominican.

redsock said...

hey hey hey

it's matt albers!!!!

Benjamin said...

Ish is just suggesting you pronounce it in Canadian, in deference to our hosts.

redsock said...

let'sbuh gobuh, tekbuh.

Benjamin said...

Orioles are threatening to give up so many runs we never reach the fifth inning.

Amy said...

Tek gets an RBI the painful way.

redsock said...

HA -- did not hit tek!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

ump: "i heard it. i heard it"

Benjamin said...

Tek gets an RBI the painful way.

On the replay, it doesn't look like it hurt one bit.

Ish said...

Bad call. Tek didn't get hit.

Amy said...

Guess no pain...

Ish said...

Free ribeye!

Benjamin said...

Haha.

Amy said...

Well, let's get an official game in before it rains and all these runs are for naught.

Ish said...

That's at least an hour's worth of rain coming.

redsock said...

"26 minute wait"

glug.

Ish said...

26 minute delay! Thanks, Don! Useful info!

s1c said...

Ok, where is mr. Smoltz can't pitch at the major league level?

Amy said...

OK, let's get this inning in before the hour's worth of rain, just in case.

s1c said...

I am with Amy, 2 OTT's would be fine with me.

nick said...

bay is there for ya all. clearly an intentional whiff.

redsock said...

pitch to contact, smoltzie.

Amy said...

Smoltz did his part. Five in the books.

s1c said...

Ok, I finally finish getting done in prep for the job fragging and get in and everybody disappears.


cribbit

Ish said...

Not quite five yet. Got the bottom half to work on.

redsock said...

tarp time.

redsock said...

maybe smoltz isn't so selfish to want a W for himself -- maybe he's thinking of the team, huh?

redsock said...

wow- some camera angles show it coming down in fucking sheets.

Ish said...

BALLS. Tarp on the field.

Turd floater.

Amy said...

Smoltz did his part. Five in the books.

Amy said...

Rain delay...feh.

Amy said...

Didn't Smoltz just pitch the bottom of the fifth, Ish?

meuniermr said...

Donkey pitching if the game restarts?

redsock said...

EI staying with NESN. Edes with TC. I like Edes.

Pepe Lepew said...

I just got home. is this game going to count?

westcoastsox said...

Just read the comments. Hilarious. Wish I wasn't so busy working. I think J.J. Putz's last name is pronounced "puts," and not "putts." But what do I know?

nick said...

you mean "puts" as opposed to "putz"?

Amy said...

I guess I was hallucinating. I was sure that Smoltz pitched the fifth already.

I think threading sometimes means I miss things on the game!

s1c said...

I think threading sometimes means I miss things on the game!

sure ;>

Amy said...

Hi, WCS, too bad there is a rain delay.

That law stuff keeping you too busy these days, huh?

nick said...

I was just going through one of the boxes of books I got when I cleared out my storage space the other day (twice as many boxes as I thought). The Dec. 1984 issue of MAD is entitled "MAD Salutes the Jacksons" and the April '85 issue is the "Special Rock Issue" with Jackson as the first artist mentioned.

These'll look good on the radio tomorrow.

nick said...

Also feature's Mad's Baseball Owner of the Year: George Swinebrenner:

Drone River: I love it--this city, which is broke, shelled out millions of dollars to fix up this place and not only do they have to pay to get in, the best seats are only available to large corporations!

DR: Does the city share in your profits?

GS: Your act should be so funny.

Amy said...

Just saw the cover you posted on FB, Nick. Very cool!

s1c said...

MFY's have bases loaded in bottom 4th, no outs. frack

nick said...

That was a good find. There are so many books here that I can't yet seem to part with, but where'm I gonna put 'em? I've got to get ruthless.

nick said...

Only one run for the MFY. coulda been worse. Heidi's showing leg. Not that I mind, but they should make TC and Don do it too.

westcoastsox said...

Hi Amy,

Yes, preparing for too many conference calls and meetings. Keeping half of an eye on GDGD and this thread.

No rain here in sunny California.

westcoastsox said...

How bad is the rain in Bal'more?

Pepe Lepew said...

Hi Amy,

Yes, preparing for too many conference calls and meetings. Keeping half of an eye on GDGD and this thread.

No rain here in sunny California.

A blistering 91 today in Montana.
I just got a house today!
After signing papers, I was hoping for some Red Sox!, because, frankly, the Xanax/Valium IV drip isn't working anymore. Sigh.

s1c said...

Ichiro has infield hit, then steals 2nd and 3rd and scores on a soft liner!!! 3-2 MFY's

Amy said...

Nick, when we moved in April, I gave away as many books as I could, and we still had more boxes of books than I could count after a while. I have no idea where we are going to put them when we move.

I have a feeling I will be donating more books.

s1c said...

Ichiro has almost 585 multi hit games. Wow

Amy said...

No idea what is happening now in Baltimore, but the sun FINALLY came out at 1 pm today. What a treat!

s1c said...

I have this image of me living by myself and dying around 100. The obit will talk about the aisles of books that were stacked everywhere in the house.

9casey said...

nick said...
Only one run for the MFY. coulda been worse. Heidi's showing leg. Not that I mind, but they should make TC and Don do it too.



I have heard a lot of men say she women have nice legs, but have never heard a woman say a man has nice legs...so who would that benefit, TC and Don showing leg?

redsock said...

I have room in my basement office for spare books!

s1c said...

Tarp is off the field!!!

redsock said...

tarp off

donkey warming

s1c said...

This is where that 5 IP for a starter sucks. Smoltzie deserves this win.

Pepe Lepew said...

I have heard a lot of men say she women have nice legs, but have never heard a woman say a man has nice legs...so who would that benefit, TC and Don showing leg?

My girlfriend says Alberto Contador has nice legs. :(

s1c said...

52 pitches for Smoltz. Nice!!!

s1c said...

Is heidi showing a Tek bump?

redsock said...

heidi's only interview was with roberts it looks like

s1c said...

Mariners tie it up at 3 and still batting in the 5th

Amy said...

Game coming back!

redsock said...

i have nice legs, i think.
some of you will see in july!

Amy said...

For the record, I have no desire to Don or Eck's legs. Now I am sure some of the players have nice legs.

Tek's thighs are a bit much for my taste, btw.

nick said...

well, you're welcome to come and pick through to fill those shelves of yours.

Do I keep two boxes of SF mags from late 50s to mid 60s that my uncle gave me? I read a bunch of 'em in high school. Will I read 'em again? Do I need to keep those Kerouac novels that are not interesting editions? What about all those books from various sociology classes that I would be interested in perusing again someday?

Benjamin said...

i have nice legs, i think.
some of you will see in july!


Have you started growing out your beard yet?

redsock said...

the scorer *could* give the W to smoltz. i don't think it's set in stone.

hells bells for wieters!

9casey said...

redsock said...
i have nice legs, i think.
some of you will see in july!



If that is not something to look forward too for all you going, I don't know what is.....

redsock said...

tied at the toilet.

Pepe Lepew said...

i have nice legs, i think.
some of you will see in july!

My legs look like a couple of ham sandwiches. I swear I have 26-inch calves. It ain't natural.

Pepe Lepew said...

Do I keep two boxes of SF mags from late 50s to mid 60s that my uncle gave me? I read a bunch of 'em in high school. Will I read 'em again? Do I need to keep those Kerouac novels that are not interesting editions? What about all those books from various sociology classes that I would be interested in perusing again someday?

One of the great regrets of my life .. and I mean this, is that I once had the comic in which Spiderman's girlfriend Gwen was killed by the Green Goblin....
.... and I threw it away!

Amy said...

Nick, I hear you. Do I need all those books from college? How about favorite children's books? Will my grandchildren want new editions or these old ones? What about all those faded paperbacks of books I read 5, ten, twenty years ago that I will never read again?

I just can't seem to part with them at all. Old clothes, yes. Old books...not so much.

s1c said...

SF mags from 50's don't you dare throw away.

nick said...

I once had a guy tell me I had nice calves. That was a long time ago.

Tek's thigh's make me thing of rugby player thighs.

Benjamin said...

Eck: "not even close".

nick said...

lactose-intolerant johnson. not that he doesn' want the cheese.

Amy said...

Pepe, don't remind me. My mother threw away my collection of Superman comics. Breaks my heart.

I do have all my Beatles stuff though. BTW, my daughter got me tickets to see Paul McCartney at Fenway for my birthday. I know most of you probably are not Beatles fans, but as a child of the 60s who remembers seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan as an eleven year old girl, crying when they went off stage, Paul is still my first serious crush.

Amy said...

Thunder thighs at bat. Use those power legs, Tek.

redsock said...

tek looking like lennon in that at-bat

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe, don't remind me. My mother threw away my collection of Superman comics. Breaks my heart.


It wasn't my mum. It was *me.* Seriously, that comic would be worth thousands today. At least hundreds.
Hee, hee, I have a very good friend who is still a huge Beatles fan. I promised her I would never make fun of the Beatles if she promised to never make fun of The Who...
... or Primus.

nick said...

Oh..I would never throw them away. question is would I regret getting rid of them? I've never had a music or book purge in my life and it is really showing.

What do I do with all these issues of Wired? I have a complete set of the first few years minus the 1st and 3rd issues (lent both away back when). I can't see ebay shipping costs being reasonable. I'll probably just offer 'em up on craigslist. someone must want them.

Amy said...

John? Hardly.

Pepe Lepew said...

tek looking like lennon in that at-bat

Are we actually playing again?
Godammit, no one tells me anything!

redsock said...

gotta try ebay, who knows? someone may pay postage (media mail is cheap).

i was so poor in the early 80s i sold almost all my baseball cards (kept the tobacco cards from the teens) -- this was about 2 years before the market totally fucking went nuts. i had tens of thousands of cards. fml.

Amy said...

I get The Who, but what/who is Primus?

I know I am uncool and dating myself, but especially with Nick and EFD on JOS, I figure I should learn something about music after 1976.

Amy said...

Pepe...I said, Game is back! above.

redsock said...

donkey's a-dealin'

Pepe Lepew said...

I get The Who, but what/who is Primus?

(Gasp!)
Faints dead away!

Amy said...

I had baseball cards also. They disappeared the same time that my Superman comics disappeared.

After that, my mother was not allowed to touch ANYTHING in my room when I went to camp...

redsock said...

also, my grandmother bought me a subscription to SI for my birthday in 75 -- and she renewed it every year ($30!).

i saved every issue from oct 75 to sometime in 82 sometime. no idea what happened to those.

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe...I said, Game is back!

I'm wired completely out of my mind on a Valium/Xanax IV drip after signing my life away and you expect me to follow this thread?

Pepe Lepew said...
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Amy said...

Umm, what just happened? They thought there were three outs?

Amy said...

Pepe, I guess not! Double post and everything proving your point!! :)

redsock said...

that was fuckin' hilarious

the infield and p head to dugout.
tek stayed at plate
outfielders stay out too, though lbj came to lcf.

Benjamin said...

Umm, what just happened? They thought there were three outs?

Yep.

nick said...

- that was great. 4 sox run off the field thinking it was 3 outs, after two. Wonder who was the leader on that?

johngoldfine said...

You know you're becoming a crazy old fart when you have books stacked on the stairs and a little pathway to go up and down. OSHA would not be amused. I do not save old newspapers, however.

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe, I guess not! Double post and everything proving your point!! :)

Actually, I think my DSL flaked on me.

redsock said...

and where the eff are my programs from my first few times at fenway?

i have since got copies of the specific editions from ebay, but it ain't the same.

Amy said...

Maybe the team is having the same problem I had before. I still swear I saw Smoltz pitch the bottom of the fifth before the rain delay.

Perhaps I, too, had some IV drip of something.

nick said...

I think they tapped Pepe's feed. (congrats, btw!)

redsock said...

why hasn't charlie moore drowned yet?

come on, god, get on the stick.

Benjamin said...

Jakubauskas trying to give it away to the MFYs.

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