August 7, 2009

G108: Yankees 2, Red Sox 0 (15)

Red Sox - 000 000 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Yankees - 000 000 000 000 002 - 2 9 1
It's a drag to be on the losing end of any extra-inning game, but this was one of the best games the Red Sox and Yankees have played in the 2000s.

The two rivals had never played 14 innings without a run being scored. Nearly 40 years ago, on September 24, 1969, the two teams were tied 0-0 after 13 innings before the Red Sox won 1-0 in 14.

Junichi Tazawa made his major league debut in the bottom of the 14th. It ended up being one of the more eventful half-innings of the season.

After Hideki Matsui lined out to center, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano singled. Eric Hinske then ripped a 2-2 pitch to deep right. J.D. Drew got a fantastic jump, ran maybe 10-12 steps and leapt towards the track and corner, the ball just barely nestling in the tip of his glove with his arm at full extension.

Drew: "I don't know how in the world it ended up in my glove."

With two outs, Melky Cabrera lined a full-count pitch down the right field line. It landed perhaps one inch foul; the Dud had started celebrating his game-winning hit on his way to first, before being told to go back to the plate. After another foul, he swung and missed a pitch in the dirt.

In the 15th, Derek Jeter -- who had left the bases loaded in the fifth and stranded the winning run at third in the 10th -- blooped one of his trademark weak singles to right. Victor Martinez, playing first, made a diving catch into foul territory on Johnny Damon's poor bunt attempt and Mark Teixeira struck out. Alex Rodriguez then crushed a 2-1 pitch to deep left-center for a game-winning dong.

Tazawa was squeezed by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild; his first two pitches to Hinske in the 14th were clearly in the strike zone according to MLB's pitch-f/x data, but were called balls.

The pitch before A-Rod hit the homer was also questionable. If called correctly, it would have been a 1-2 count and not 2-1. Takashi Saito also fought against a saltine-sized zone in the 13th, a strike zone that magically expanded back close to rule book size when Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney or Phil Coke were on the hill.

Beckett (7-4-0-2-7, 115) was strong and the seven Boston relievers -- Okajima, Bard, Ramirez, Papelbon, Delcarmen, Saito and Tazawa -- had a superb 7.2-4-0-5-7 line before Slappy's HR. It was the first time in MLB history that a team used three Japanese-born pitchers during one game.

The Red Sox had very few scoring chances, collecting only four hits in 55 trips to the plate: Ellsbury in the first and 10th, Ortiz in the ninth, and Youkilis in the 14th. They drew eight walks, including six from Burnett (7.2-1-0-6-6, 118).

Boston had Ellsbury at third with two outs in the first, runners at first and second with no outs in the sixth, a man at second with two outs in both the eighth and 10th, and first and second with two outs in the 14th. In other words, the only Red Sox runner to get to third base all night was the very first batter of the game.

So after 5:33 and 494 pitches, the Red Sox fell to 4.5 GB.
Example
Josh Beckett (3.27, 144 ERA+) / A.J. Burnett (3.89, 114 ERA+)

Junichi Tazawa has been called up to the Red Sox. The Globe speculates that Jed Lowrie will be placed on the disabled list to make room for the right-handed pitcher.

In other roster news, Billy Traber was designated for assignment and infielder Chris Woodward was claimed off waivers from the Mariners. ... WEEI is reporting that John Smoltz has left the team and New York and is headed back to Atlanta.

Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Victor Martinez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Varitek, C
Josh Reddick, LF
Nick Green, SS
Example
If you want to feel calm, eat more raw fruit and vegetables, yoghurt, milk and seeds.

When you rest, you are a king, surveying your estate. Look at the woodland. The peacocks on the lawn. Be the king of your own calm kingdom.

Add a drop of lavender to your bath and soon, you'll soak yourself calm.

When you're feeling under pressure, do something different. Roll up your sleeves, or eat an orange.

Be on the look out for things that make you laugh. If you see nothing worth laughing at, pretend you see it, then laugh.

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accudart said...

Brother you've got lay off the juice!

L-girl said...

Accudart, you need to check out Black Books!

truly good design said...

where are those words from?

L-girl said...

"Black Books," a hilarious, short-lived comedy starring Irish comic Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey (pictured above).

The 1st few episodes are some of the funniest I've ever seen. I believe whole episodes are available online. I'm sure people will post links shortly...

truly good design said...

awesome. thanks for the quick answer!

i love this part:
When you rest, you are a king, surveying your estate. Look at the woodland. The peacocks on the lawn. Be the king of your own calm kingdom.

L-girl said...

The delivery is hilarious. He rushes into the bookstore in a state of abject panic - LITTLE BOOK OF CALM LITTLE BOOK OF CALM !!!! - then through this weird flukey thing in his workplace, ends up swallowing it and choking. It cannot be dislodged, but he ends up incredibly calm, in a kind of glowing, Jesus-like state.

The two epidsodes to search for on YouTube are called "Cooking the Books" and "The Grapes of Wrath". Must see.

If you don't know Dylan Moran, you may recognize him from Shaun of the Dead and Run, Fat Boy, Run. Simon Pegg has a cameo in a Black Books ep too.

L-girl said...

I left last night's gamethread in the 7th inning, so I just went back and scrolled through what I missed.

Someone said if this game had been in 2004 or 2007 it would be different. I had to chuckle over that.

I'm not picking on the commenter, not at all. I just remember SO clearly how incredibly frustrating 2004 was, and how it grim things looked through much of that summer. Not to mention a certain three games in October! We were all still hurting from 2003, and it often looked like 2004 would be even worse.

I don't know what will happen this season. I don't know if we will win the division, win the wild card or stay home. And anyone who tells you he knows is lying. None of us know.

That's the point. None of us know the future.

Our team has problems. The 2009 Red Sox are not perfect. Show me a team that has no holes and is perfect. You can't, because there are none.

And teams that appear to be nearly perfect don't necessarily make it to the WS and don't necessarily win it if they do.

We are still in a pennant race. The team still has a lot going for it. And our competition is far from perfect, too. If we get hot while they fall into an extended slump, the standings will improve. If not... we keep watching, and keep believing.

I didn't mean this comment to turn into a pep talk. I guess I just can't help myself!

Ish said...

Alex Rios was put on waivers and was claimed by a team. Interesting to see how that comes along.

It honestly wouldn't surprise me if it was Boston.

Ish said...

Gregg Zaun is like the village bicycle in the AL East. He's played for Toronto, Baltimore, and has now been acquired by the Rays!

Ish said...

Also Minnesota acquired Carl Pavano.

Ish said...

Looks like Junichi Tazawa will be the newest pitcher added to the Red Sox. He's in the clubhouse in New York today.

Chris Woodward was claimed off waivers from Seattle. Traber DFA'd.

Ish said...

WEEI.com says Tazawa has now been activated.

Woodward has been activated but no corresponding move has been made yet.

9casey said...

Ish said...
Alex Rios was put on waivers and was claimed by a team. Interesting to see how that comes along.

It honestly wouldn't surprise me if it was Boston.





Do you believe for the first time in his tenure , Theo is freakin' out?


Nick Cafardo made a great point in pregame last night , how the Kotchman deal made no sense, if you were going to get rid of Laroche and you already had 2 first baseman ,w/Yook and Martinez, why bottle up the bench with such a non-versatile player in Kotchman..And then begs the question why did you let Kotsay go in the first place? How many teams carry 4 firstbasemen? I realize Papi doesn't play there a lot, but still we have 4 1b's.

westcoastsox said...

Just win this one game, that's all. Thank you.

9casey said...

WEEI is reporting that John Smoltz has left the team and New York and is headed back to Atlanta.





I had enough of watching him sulk in the dugout.

Iridescence said...

9casey,

Kotchman is cheaper than LaRoche, a better defender and the Sox will have him for several cost-controlled years unlike LaRoche who was a FA after this year and over-paid to be a bench player. That wasn't a bad pickup at all.


Picking up Rios with his salary on the other hand really makes no sense for the Red Sox though unless the Bay injury is a lot worse than they're letting on (and even then I'd rather they give Reddick a shot).

The Jays would love to dump Rios' contract because he will be making way too much money for the production he provides but I'm 99% sure it is NOT the Red Sox who claimed him.

Iridescence said...

The Tazawa/Soltz combination of news is REALLY great! I hope they give Tazawa Smoltz' 5th starter job. He has really looked impressive in the minors.

9casey said...

9casey,

Kotchman is cheaper than LaRoche, a better defender and the Sox will have him for several cost-controlled years unlike LaRoche who was a FA after this year and over-paid to be a bench player. That wasn't a bad pickup at all.



Is there a money issue with the Red Sox? Is Kotchman the 1b of the future? We still have Martinez and Tek next year. You can't ask me to think about next year or the future when I have my sights set on 7:05, and the foreseeable future (11:05)...

9casey said...

It's amazing how valueable Wake becomes when you don't have him...

9casey said...

Iridescence said...
The Tazawa/Soltz combination of news is REALLY great! I hope they give Tazawa Smoltz' 5th starter job. He has really looked impressive in the minors.



So did Laptop...I don't mean to be pissing on your parade, but I don't have much faith in how good guys looked in Portland....

redsock said...

YES - I am back!!!!!!

redsock said...

Tazawa pitched five days ago (his second AAA start); his turn to pitch is Saturday. Maybe he'll back up HH.

Iridescence said...

A bad start or two has not shaken my faith that Buchholz has a good future with this club and I hope the same for Tazawa. You have to be patient with young pitching. I'd much rather watch young pitchers struggle than old pitchers struggle. With a young pitcher there's a good chance they will get better. Smoltz and Penny, on the other hand, are very unlikely to improve.

"
Is there a money issue with the Red Sox?"

Not really but I don't think the Sox want to pay 7.5 million for a backup 1st baseman who may get 50 at-bats the rest of the season when a guy like Kotchman basically can do the same job a lot cheaper.

And unless you want Rios as a starting outfielder (which I don't), paying him $12 million over the next few seasons makes no sense at all.

Iridescence said...

And we have 4 1B

Because we also have:
-A 38 year old catcher who can no longer throw well nor hit particularly well and probably would be slowly phased out except for a rabid segment of the fan base who is convinced that he has some intangible quality that makes the pitching staff better.
-Two DHes one of whom has to play 3B (sorry but look at Lowell's recent fielding ratings]
-A 1B who would make a decent 3B if the rules allowed you to have 2 DHes in the lineup.

Sorry if that came off as negative. I didn't mean it that way. This is just a very "interesting" team to say the least.

Zenslinger said...

The Tazawa/Soltz combination of news is REALLY great! I hope they give Tazawa Smoltz' 5th starter job. He has really looked impressive in the minors.

Most of that only in double A. But I'll take him.

Interesting it's not Bowden, though.

Extra Bases says it wasn't us that claimed Rios, and that Papi will speak at 12:30 (tomorrow, I suppose).

L-girl said...

We do NOT need Alex Rios.

Buffy must be heartbroken.

LJCohen said...

"I'm not picking on the commenter, not at all. I just remember SO clearly how incredibly frustrating 2004 was, and how it grim things looked through much of that summer."

'Sokay--you can pick on him. I pick on him all the time. LOL. I just think he was really too young to understand the nail biting and the potential for heartbreak that lurked behind every pitch and every at bat. Ahh, the innocence of youth. :)

redsock said...

Exactly five years ago -- to the day! -- I blogged this:

The Most Frustrating Red Sox Season Ever?
The posters at Sons of Sam Horn discuss. And there are tons of good points, for both sides, as well as some analysis of the Yankees' performance. One poster thinks the 2004 Yankees are like the 2003 Red Sox in their almost-nightly ability to rally when behind. ... By contrast, the Red Sox seem dead if they lose a lead or are trailing after the 6th inning. Most of the same players from 2003 are still here, so I don't really understand the difference.

If 2004 is the most frustrating season (I'm not convinced (yet)), it's because of pre-season expectations. We saw management remove the one and only reason Boston failed to go to the World Series and they added Schilling and Foulke. We all agreed: This was the most-talented Red Sox team of our lifetimes.

I'll support this team until the very end of the season -- whichever day in October that may be -- and I'll watch every pitch of every game that I can, but this summer hasn't been a whole lot of fun. I've said this before -- even the victories have left me pissed off. Last year, I felt good even after a loss.

***

L-girl said...

Homer: We're going to be rich! We can finally start a family.

Marge: We have a family.

Homer: A better one!

/non-sequitir

L-girl said...

'Sokay--you can pick on him. I pick on him all the time.

Ooookay. With respect, I wasn't asking permission. I truly wasn't picking on him - I didn't even remember who said it.

LJCohen said...

Laura--it was my boy. LOL.

Ish said...

hilarious to see what shows up when you mess up your typing for JoS!

joyofsox.blogpsot.com

L-girl said...

Lisa, I realized you meant that.

L-girl said...

Ish, that has happened to me too. Religious crazies own a ton of error URLs.

try nytiems.com

redsock said...

ish, I hope you obeyed:

"If YOU have ANY concern about your future on earth + eternity, it is critical you read this page. Don't click it off."

redsock said...

DOOM'S DAY CLOCK

***

(sigh)

9casey said...

Anybody with espn classic, check it out right now while doing your stretches and lossening up for tonights game- game 4 '04

L-girl said...

doom's day? the head doomers don't know how to spell doomsday? oy.

i wonder if doom's day could be an alternate. day of doom. doom's day. possible?

SoSock said...

Shalom y'all.
Off to services, and my boy Ashley, who plays bass for Big Daddy Love, has invited me to a bar downtown tosee him in his other persona. He plays guitar in a somewhat more youth-oriented band.
It's almost all Wake Forest students, so I'll be the black sheep, or rather GRAY sheep, in the crowd, but what the hell. I'm too damn old to worry about what they think anyway.
I hate it, really I do, but I think it's Old Yeller time for Smoltz. Just glad someone else gets to do it. Well, at least someone else gets the opportunity to. I guess it may turn out to be us that fired the final shot after all.

redsock said...

This reminds me of Amy's first comment re "First Thing's First"

redsock said...

Smoltz will now sign with the MFY and become 2005 Aaron Small.

L-girl said...

YES on both ROgers and EI. Oh well, I was going to use radio sound anyway.

L-girl said...

first thing's first

right, that's what i was thinking. there could be an alternate interpretation.

L-girl said...

I hope we see no *s tonight.

redsock said...

YES on both ROgers and EI.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I have NESN here, though I will probably not be able to listen. But not because of any work ....

Lord Lynch said...

Your noble Lord here. Live on UK TV tonight. However, we have the YES feed, so god help my sanity.

redsock said...

swishalicious single

redsock said...

nice arm, dumbo.

Lord Lynch said...

My prediction of 27 steals looks better by the day!!!!

redsock said...

no fucking squanders, you got that?

L-girl said...

why does my friggin landlord always call or show up right before the 1st pitch??? the man has no respect for baseball.

Kevin said...

First two runners on, I like it.

Now drive them in.

Zenslinger said...

Yay, LBJ.

Slugo pads his .375 average in St Louis with a leadoff single...then is caught between bases by the pitcher.

L-girl said...

Hi Lord, I have YES also. You can use the Red Sox radio b'cast for sound.

Lord Lynch said...

Sighs.

Going to be one of those nights?

Iridescence said...

Nice speed-double Mr. President!

Kevin said...

Effing double play...

L-girl said...

let's see some sweat power

L-girl said...

then is caught between bases by the pitcher.

That's our boy.

Lord Lynch said...

No, L. I feel you must listen to Kay every now and then, just to make sure you keep your composure under extreme provocation.

Burnett hasn't located the strike zone, and we've given them two outs.

redsock said...

B.B. Burnett

redsock said...

I wanna a little R&B

L-girl said...

Then Son of Landlord has to call! Leave me alone!

What did Yook do?

L-girl said...

oh crap

lord, you are a braver soul than I.

Lord Lynch said...

This is your Jason Giambi, Roger Clemens, A Rod New York Yankees broadcasting crew pontificating on steroids and "the truth". Physician - heal thyself.

Kevin said...

And the bats continue to suck in the clutch.

redsock said...

Yook BB on 4 pitches.

What did Donut say?

johngoldfine said...

"hilarious to see what shows up when you mess up your typing for JoS!"

Damn, I wish cc was as much fun Bible College Online looks to be. Gotta go check on adultery, back soon.

L-girl said...

A we don't have to chat about that in gamethread! :)

L-girl said...

call my cell btn innings

redsock said...

I was wondering pre-game what I would rather listen: YES with Kay or NESN with Roberts?

I guess I'd go with NESN, but the very fact that I wondering about it for more than .000000000001 of a second speaks volumes.

Iridescence said...

damnit, way to squander, V-Mart and Papi

Lord Lynch said...

First babe Ruth mention on YES. Spectacular.

redsock said...

He gone.

Iridescence said...

I wish I could listen to the radio broadcast with lagged TV feed but it would get very weird :)

A Conformer said...

Evening, all. Happy no-Smoltz day.

Kevin said...

OTT

Iridescence said...

Now Don. O. has picked up DR's habit of excessively complimenting every MFY player, ugh

Lord Lynch said...

Beckett exudes dude status.

Texeira has a face, I might add, I'd quite like to punch. If I were a violent Lord, which I'm not.

It is late here.

L-girl said...

I don't mind the delay at all. If it bothers me it's a minute fraction of how much YES would bother me. Plus with radio on I don't miss anything when threading.

L-girl said...

Happy No-Smoltz Day indeed. It's a national holiday, I believe.

redsock said...

I shall continue to enjoy my muted NESN.

A Conformer said...

Hey, language question to all you writing professors out there (hmmm...): Can I say: "It is not the institution's place to do..."? Is that ok grammatically?

Lord Lynch said...

Oh do sod off. Micky Mantle cried when he had a bad game.... Sounds like a borderline to me...

L-girl said...

It's not the institution's place to...

is fine.

L-girl said...

Not borderline, just an alcoholic.

Lord Lynch said...

YES in rare form thus far. About 7/10 on the rage scale thus far. They make the weather report annoying.

L-girl said...

Billy Martin, now there was a borderline, and an alcoholic too.

Lord Lynch said...

Stevie Wonder-esque at bat.

Zenslinger said...

Nothing grammatically wrong with it.

What does your insect typewriter say?

Iridescence said...

The TV stream I get is sometimes half an inning behind the actual game but what the hell I will give it a try, at least it will cut out DR's idiocy

johngoldfine said...

But what's the rest of the sentence, ofer?--it's so far setting up to be a bit pompous though without full context, it's hard to say.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah Irid, I remember your very delayed comments last night! Forgot about that. Mine is only a slight delay by comparison.

Still, I would go for just radio if I had to. I mean, come on. Michael Kay.

Lord Lynch said...

Is Dave Roberts not a popular commentator?

I confess, my recording device last night must have known what was coming as it decided not to record the game, so missed it (and had no desire to watch it - we did, I know, get NESN's feed). Is he that bad?

A Conformer said...

What does your insect typewriter say?

The same thing it always says: "rub that yellow powder on my lips"

L-girl said...

It's not pompous, Ofer. I assume it's a business letter.

Lord Lynch said...

Second mention of Babe Ruth.

First mention of Bucky Dent.

Stunning.

Everyone wants to meet Babe Ruth. That's what they said. Do they know he's dead?

A Conformer said...

But what's the rest of the sentence, ofer?--it's so far setting up to be a bit pompous though without full context, it's hard to say.

Since you asked: the university is a civil institution, and as such it is not its place to give rewards for military activity.

L-girl said...

Is he that bad?

I don't think he's nearly as bad as this crew makes him out to be. He's not good - he doesn't bring anything interesting to the broadcast. But he's innocuous enough. He's just there.

But that is NOT a popular opinion around here.

redsock said...

Pine.

Kevin said...

Sit

L-girl said...

the university is a civil institution, and as such it is not its place to give rewards for military activity.

Nice!

Lord Lynch said...

A ra-ra kind of guy rather than an incisive presence?

Zenslinger said...

Good sentence.

"on my lips..." Shuddersome, isn't it?

johngoldfine said...

Sounds fine, ofer. Didn't mean to be negative, but the writing prof wants his context.

I agree with the content too.

Iridescence said...

normally I'm in the "kind of dumb commentary but innocuous" camp with DR but he is so complimentary of every opposing player so when we're playing the MFY that grates on my nerves a lot

A Conformer said...

"on my lips..." Shuddersome, isn't it?

Definitely. Especially with the visual added. No offense to dear ol' Clark Nova, but it literally speaks out of its ass.

(BTW, do you remember the monologue about the man who learned to speak out of his ass? Best part of the movie and the book, imho).

redsock said...

roberts is like a high school kid who is trying to bullshit his way through an exam he has no clue about.

after we see a play and don calls it, roberts then repeats what don just said in slightly different language, describes what we saw, saying nothing more insightful than "single to right field" and then wraps up by repeating his beginning again.

every freaking time. it is painful to listen to. he has actually gotten worse since he began.

and if you listen for how many times he says "you know", you will go insane.

A Conformer said...

Thanks on the grammar tips, all. I usually go by ear, but you want an official letter to come out right.

redsock said...

beckett is a bad man tonight.

Kevin said...

Sit

BecKKKett's riding the fuck train.

redsock said...

riding?

he pulling it with his teeth!

Lord Lynch said...

Beckett looks the business.

Now the offense needs to follow. Can someone down the bottom of the order please hit today?

A Conformer said...

For the TV deprived (like me)

Zenslinger said...

the monologue about the man who learned to speak out of his ass

In the film, very non sequitur, but comes across as some of the most Beat-esque dialog in it. His asshole eventually takes over and devours him. Little hard to imagine, but the monologue makes it seem oddly possible.

All hear this:

The Fuck Train has left the station. Two perfect (at least no hits, no walks) innings is what we agreed on.

redsock said...

woodward wearing #3 in the dugout

redsock said...

Tazawa #63, says mlb.com

L-girl said...

I wonder what a broadcaster that didn't annoy Allan would sound like.

I mean other than Vin Scully.

Iridescence said...

thanks Conformer. Kenny Singleton, is not only good but brings back fond memories for me of watching the Expos as a teenager (when he was the color guy for them). So he almost makes up for Sterling's vortex of suck on YES. Almost.

L-girl said...

bah

johngoldfine said...

Ned Martin? I thought he was tops.

A Conformer said...

Why can't we get catchers like that, et al.

A Conformer said...

Is Singleton the guy with Sterling right now?

Iridescence said...

yeah

Iridescence said...

not the guy with the dorky southern accent but the other one :)

redsock said...

sterling is radio and singleton is tv, though.

Lord Lynch said...

I'm done. Off to bed...

L-girl said...

Singleton is good. He has his nauseating Yankee moments, but he's ok. And Kaat is good.

I always hear people praise Ned Martin, but most of those people were kids when they listened to him. I wonder how much nostalgia is mixed in there.

Iridescence said...

oh ok I get Singleton and Kay mixed up. They are both so horrible

Iridescence said...

Sterling and Kay I meant

L-girl said...

I was wondering why Singleton would be on radio.

Dorky southern accent? Who's that?

Amy said...

Hi, all. Just finishing dinner and catching up on the game and the thread. Be back soon.

L-girl said...

Kay is on TV.

Sterling is on radio.

They used to do radio together, but that was several years ago.

LJCohen said...

Come on, Beckett, get back into your grove. . .

L-girl said...

Are you asking who is doing the YES broadcast? I can turn the sound on and tell you. Hold on.

LJCohen said...

groove.


A grove would be weird. I mean, trees do not grow on the pitcher's mound.

L-girl said...

YES broadcast is Kay, Singleton and Paul O'Neill. That's not a southern accent.

L-girl said...

PO'N used to be pretty good on the air. I haven't heard him in years tho. But that's who you're hearing tonight.

redsock said...

josh, it's nick swisher, for fuck's sake.

johngoldfine said...

Ned had his Shakespeare quotations he liked to work in. Last night, he would surely have said troubles come not as single spies but in battalions. At some point he might have ejaculated, "Mercy!"

Iridescence said...

dunno sounds southern to me...definitely dorky (imo)

L-girl said...

O'Brien trots out the "mercy!" every once in a while as tribute to Ned Martin.

L-girl said...

He grew up in Cinncinnati. That's the kind of accent he has.

redsock said...

Yeah, I wonder about my Ned martin/Jim Woods memories. I need some tapes or CDs of them calling games.

Good:
McDonough/Remy
Orsillo/Remy (usually)
Edes was great
Kaat sounded good

I'd rather the TV booth justbe one guy, I think. And if NESN likes Don, I'd be happy with him solo.

LJCohen said...

niice turn

L-girl said...

nice dp!

Iridescence said...

Yeah now I remember...Michael Kay, they guy who compared dumb superstitions about no-hitters to the Holocaust :)

Zenslinger said...

Blessed DP!

Amy said...

OK, I think I can focus now. Get Jeter out.

redsock said...

... and slavery, if I recall.

LJCohen said...

Hiya Amy!

L-girl said...

He's completely insane.

He used to be good, believe it or not. Sterling used to be good! They were a good team. Then they both lost their minds, although in different ways.

redsock said...

Kay audio

FJM:
Apparently, Kay began his show by saying, "On this day, August 4th, 2006, I declare the Red Sox officially dead." He then began getting angry calls and e-mails from Yankee fans who thought he was jinxing the team -- especially since he "jinxed" Chien-Ming Wang's perfect game in the 6th inning earlier this year by announcing that it was happening.
During one of these calls, captured in the clip below, Michael Kay goes batshit crazy and starts talking about slaves and Nazis "putting people into ovens."


***

johngoldfine said...

Ned and Jim were perfect. They did a rain delay once my wife and I still talk about--so funny, so casual, so digressive in a baseball way.

nick said...

I really like the Naked Lunch movie...great soundtrack, atmospherics, visual color... seemed like the right way to bring the book to the screen. Crash on the other hand, :-(

Amy said...

OK, phew. That was not a pretty play.

L-girl said...

yes! nice joshie

redsock said...

It's Mr. 9.

nick said...

if you cant hit beckett you can always try hitting on him... 1st base isn't for humping.

Kevin said...

Out of that jam.

Score some runs.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, I'm sure they were perfect. /sarcasm & eye-rolling

L-girl said...

Andy would have liked that play

Iridescence said...

nice reverse-squander, now runs pls.

redsock said...

I have a huge catalog of taped games somewhere and several are Red Sox from the late 70s. I meant to order some years ago.

I wonder if they are still in business -- and which box that list is in!

The Miley Collection rings a bell.


***

And I will admit it: Back in 97-98, we listened to a lot of NYY games on the radio and Sterling/Kay were quite good.

A Conformer said...

seemed like the right way to bring the book to the screen. Crash on the other hand, :-(

I don't know if I agree with that. I think it's a great movie, but I don't know if I even consider it as an adaptation of the book. I'd say Cronenberg wrote an original movie that was influenced by Naked Lunch.

johngoldfine said...

Perfect in the sense of subject to the same human imperfections as all of us but talented, professional, respectful to the audience, knowledgeable, human, sensible. That kind of perfect.

redsock said...

Is LL in the booth to fire DR?

A Conformer said...

One of the YES announcers just talking about the Pedro 17-K night: "the best pitching I ever saw".

redsock said...

Here they are. They have the BFD game, but this is a small fraction of the list I saw.

L-girl said...

That's cool. I wonder if O'Neill said that, since he saw it up close and personal-like.

redsock said...

Sounds like they still ahve cassettes!

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Write us at: PO Box 5103 Evansville IN 47716

LJCohen said...

Only 1 more week of baseball games before our trip to central Asia! I've never missed 3 weeks of games before!

Zenslinger said...

I haven't read Crash. I liked the movie, but haven't watched it again since it came out.

L-girl said...

And I will admit it: Back in 97-98, we listened to a lot of NYY games on the radio and Sterling/Kay were quite good.

You heard it here folks!

And Sterling was even better in the 80s and early 90s when the Yankees sucked.

nick said...

that's kind of what I mean, Conformer. I'm not sure how one would bring an actual adaptation of the book to the screen successfully. That's why I like Cronenberg's approach and I think he pulled it off rather nicely. It's a very literary high.

A Conformer said...

Youk walks on the 2-3 pitch.

A Conformer said...

FUCK the shift.

Kevin said...

And another double play...

nick said...

My fundamental problem with crash was not about the adaptation, but the emotional temperature.

[fuck the DP!!]

The book was warm/hot. great erotic descriptions of the melding of flesh and metal, of the heat, the emotion. I found the movie to be cold/sterile.

Zenslinger said...

18 straight outs for Ortiz?

Lineup:

...
Lowell DH
...

meuniermr said...

Those annoying numbers again, 4-6-3.

johngoldfine said...

Ortiz must be feeling hellish, what with one thing and another.

nick said...

make it again and again and again.

L-girl said...

sit down noodles

L-girl said...

josh is dealing!

Amy said...

OTT

I love Beckett.

redsock said...

I hope Buchholz is watching Beckett and taking notes on his ... laptop.

L-girl said...

Dear Red Sox Hitters,

Please do your jobs. Josh cannot win this game all by himself.

Thanking you in advance,

Joy Nation

johngoldfine said...

Pretty snappy.

Amy said...

Have a great trip, LJ! I hope you get some great shots on that camera during your trip. Those photos were amazing.

Amy said...

SCORE RUNS

redsock said...

Just write down "Papi stinks"

A Conformer said...

Nick, I'm with ya on Crash. Not a big fan. Although I do think he made it very cold and dejected on purpose. Haven't read the book. Who wrote it? Is it good?

Existenz is lots of fun, and has some philosophy sprinkled onto it, too.

Iridescence said...

If it was the NL he could hit a homer and shut 'em out 1-0 didn't CC or someone do that last year?

Iridescence said...

I guess Rios sucks because Toronto fans just aren't cool and exciting enough (according to O'Neil) ugh

Zenslinger said...

JG Ballard. I read one of his books and was not impressed, but keep hearing these good things about him, so will have to try another.

I was over the moon when I heard about Existenz, wasn't too thrilled when I saw, but...watched it again and was more into it. You almost have to have played computer games to get some of it, I think.

Zenslinger said...

I'm off to meet friends before the Giants game. Will try to pick up the Sox game in a bar somewhere.

nick said...

fuck. that pitch seemed low. or not. but still fuck.

redsock said...

i thought low also.

L-girl said...

Crash - J G Ballard

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