September 11, 2009

G140: Rays at Red Sox, PPD

Rays    -
Red Sox -
9:45 PM: Tonight's game has been postponed and will be played at noon on Sunday. What happened tonight will be erased from the books. But here it is:
Bartlett (csbbbf) line drive single to left. Crawford (bcb) ground ball single into center, Bartlett to second. Longorias (cbcbfbff) fly out to Ellsbury in left-center. Zobrist (cb) dribbler down third base line for a single, Lowell had no play, bases loaded. Burrell (b - TARP
7:29 PM: Rain delay after only 13 minutes of play. Very smart to begin this one. Tampa has the bases loaded with one out -- Bartlett single to left, Crawford single to center, Longoria F8, Zobrist infield single to third -- and a 1-0 count on Pat Burrell. Lester has thrown 24 pitches.

Example
James Shields (4.02, 113 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.44, 138 ERA+)

Many thanks to Ish for his hosting of threads in my absence.

So with 23 games to play:
AL East 
9 GB, MFY Magic #: 14

Wild Card
2 GA, Red Sox Magic #: 22
BP has the odds of the Yankees winning the East at 99.66%. They will forever own the biggest choke in playoff history -- why not tack on some regular season ignominy, too?

Starting .... now!

Orioles/Yankees at 7 and Mariners/Rangers at 8.
Example
Today in Baseball History

1907 - White Sox Doc White's AL record of 65.1 innings pitched without issuing a walk ends.

1912 - Eddie Collins steals six bases as Philadelphia A's beat the Tigers 9-7. Collins will steal six bases again on September 22.

1918 - The Red Sox beat the Cubs 2-1 at Fenway park, winning the World Series in six games.

1964 - Angels reliever Bob Lee fractures his right hand punching a heckling sailor in Boston.

1974 - The Mets lose to the Cardinals 4-3 in 25 innings at Shea Stadium. The Mets' 103 plate appearances is the only time a team has ever topped 100 PA in one game (the Cards had 99). The game ends at 3:13 AM.

1995 - The Yankees record no assists in a 4-0 win in Cleveland. It's the third no-assist game in AL history, and the fourth overall.

2001 - Former minor league players Marty Boryczewski (Cantor Fitzgerald/WTC 1) and Brent Woodall (Keefe, Bruyette & Woods/WTC 2) are killed in the terrorist attacks.
Example
On my to-read list: The Ground Truth by John Farmer, Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission.

Farmer:
I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described. ... The [NORAD air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public ... [A]t some level of the government ... there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher, states: "Farmer builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version [is] almost entirely untrue ..."

However, it is also important to realize that there is no "official story" of what happened eight years ago. For example, NORAD has given at least seven different versions of the military's response before and during the hijackings.

Any actual investigation of 9/11 would be the first, but most people -- despite the "Never Forget!" bumper stickers -- no longer care (or never cared in the first place), considering how stories like this are published with some frequency and immediately ignored.

Please spend some time with the Complete 9/11 Timeline at the amazing History Commons website.

70 comments:

Amy said...

I will miss this game and likely all the games this weekend as we will be in Boston for a family bat mitzvah tonight through Sunday.

So the light is beginning to spread, huh, Allan? About time....

L-girl said...

Thanks for the 9/11 post, A. I decided to be silent on it this year. I've had posts of remembrances (my own and other New Yorkers, like Art Speigelman), anti-war posts, pro-truth posts. I feel like I've said all I have to say on 9/11 - especially given that in Iraq and Afghanistan, 9/11 is still taking place on a daily basis.

L-girl said...

But I will use this post as an excuse to plug Spiegelman's "In The Shadow of No Towers". It is a masterpiece - visually rich, emotionally intense, funny and very moving.

And apologies to the great Mr Spiegelman for misspelling his name in my earlier comment.

Spiegelman on Wikipedia includes the famous 9/11 New Yorker cover.

redsock said...

Thanks for the 9/11 post, A.

The seven NORAD stories link is to a wmtc post from 2006. Also worth checking out is the wmtc four-part discussion with good old EMF last September: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

redsock said...

So the light is beginning to spread, huh, Allan? About time....

?

Red Sox? Yes.

9/11? No.

redsock said...

Pokerwolf sent me this must-see Prince Fielder HR video!

redsock said...

Q: I have a FLV video that I need to rotate 90 degrees clockwise. Does anyone know how to do that (or what program I need)?

redsock said...

SIRIUS XM Mad Dog Radio host Gary Williams spoke with Matt Damon (some audio):

Williams: Meanwhile, your Red Sox, they're only about 19 games back of the Yankees. Do they have anything for them in October?

Damon: Yeah, of course, man. October comes and everybody is 0-0. All we need to do is back into the wild card and we're fine. We're fine. Listen, New York, they're going to collapse. They're still, I mean, nobody on that team has won a World Series in ... I mean, Jeter has but the rest of them ...

Williams: Posada has, Pettitte has ...

Damon: Nine years ago these guys won the World Series. They got so smoked by the Red Sox in '04, I mean, I'm telling you, man. They've got the yips. They're going to fold like a cheap suit. You watch, man. You watch. If we make it into the playoffs, man, we're taking them down.

redsock said...

Rainy Day Oatmeal # 9 & 11:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. J.D. Drew, RF
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

Chance of rain
50% at 7 PM
60% at 8 PM
100% at 9 PM

L-girl said...

The seven NORAD stories link is to a wmtc post from 2006.

I'm honoured! But then, you probably wrote that post.

Zenslinger said...

Oatmeal with seafood:

1. Jason Bartlett, SS
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Ben Zobrist, CF
5. Pat Burrell, DH
6. Willy Aybar, 1B
7. Gabe Kapler, RF
8. Dioner Navarro, C
9. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
-- James Shields, SP

Zenslinger said...

"Let's fuck! I'll fuck anything that MOVES!"




(Name the movie quote)

Zenslinger said...

Given the weather, maybe my enthusiasm is misplaced.

redsock said...

If EI goes with Staats/Kennedy, it looks like Rogers will have NESN.

redsock said...

TB pitching coach tells Heidi that Shields doesn't usually give up a ton of hits in each start -- multi-run dongs do him in, usually -- then Don notes that Shields leads the AL in hits allowed!

L-girl said...

Hi all! I'm glad to see this game and be back on the thread. It's been a long time.

tim said...

ew wtf? red hats?

tim said...

welcome back guys! hope the southwest was awesome!

L-girl said...

"He would fuck anything with hair."

- from 1918, quoting [who?] about Babe Ruth

L-girl said...

Thanks Tim! It was great. Too short, but a packed week.

Zenslinger said...

Hilarious.

Masterson's going against Greincke today. Had a rough first inning, but no runs came in.

Kind of interesting -- he's given up a lot more walks since being traded, but BAA is about the same and his ERA (4.16) is significantly lower than in Boston for this year (4.50).

Zenslinger said...

L-Girl, are you asking or don't you know? I sidetracked towards the beginning of Allan's book. I'm eager to get back to it...is the answer in there?

My movie quote is Frank (Dennis Hopper) from Blue Velvet.

L-girl said...

outs pls

L-girl said...

I don't remember who said it.

I knew it was Blue Velvet. However, I'm one of the only people you'll meet who dislikes that movie.

L-girl said...

Oh and yes, the answer is in that there book.

redsock said...

Might have been Larry Gardner.

Zenslinger said...

I could imagine a lot of people disliking that movie!

redsock said...

dp pls

redsock said...

After 13 minutes of play, TARP!

Zenslinger said...

Yargh!

redsock said...

MFY in a rain delay also.

(they are also in a reign delay)

L-girl said...

I could imagine a lot of people disliking that movie!

I can see that. It's just that everyone I know looooved it. I didn't think it was a bad movie, but Hopper's dreadful performance ruined it for me.

Benjamin said...

Would have preferred an inning-ending double play before the tarp.

Benjamin said...

Wonder how Brett Bevilacqua (guy who's narrating this rain delay stuff) is related to Joe Bevilacqua (convicted RI attorney).

redsock said...

the break on some of these pitches un unreal.

L-girl said...

We rarely get NESN during a rain delay.

Bevilacqua is a fairly common name. Maurizio Bevilacqua is a Canadian MP. Immigration Critic.

mattymatty said...

I'm not in Boston, but it doesn't look like the showers are going to last long:

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/02115?from=36hr_topnav_undeclared

redsock said...

just flipped over to watch masterson.

redsock said...

cleveland giving away an "indians logo history fleece blanket" at an upcoming game. has all the mega-racist logos used for 100+ years. no word if smallpox will be included.

redsock said...

Adam Kilgore, Globe: "Also, it's worth noting that both teams are wearing red hats in rememberance of September 11."

???

redsock said...

SoSHer at FP said (at 8:00) "Rain stopped abruptly -- not a drop now. No sign of the grounds crew though."

Someone else: "More downpours on the way in like 15-20 minutes."

Benjamin said...

Here too. Some sort of red/white/blue USian flag tribute?

Ish said...

It's the same hats they wore memorial day and July 4th weekend.

Because, you know. Need to wear these hats or the terrorists will win.

redsock said...

Need to wear these hats or the terrorists will win.

I got some bad news for you ...

Ish said...

On a little side note... I find it interesting that today was declared a national day of service, so we'll all feel better about ourselves and make ourselves.

Wouldn't it be a better idea, for service's sake, if each month there was one day of service? Instead of, you know, once a year?

Ish said...

I ended a sentence abruptly. Make ourselves try to make something good from a tragedy, so they say.

redsock said...

Why Reading Globe Blog Comments Is A Complete And Total Waste Of Time #273 (my emphasis):

"Why is Ortiz still in the line up and batting 5th at that. I think the Red Sox manager is the worst in baseball. He has made too many mistakes and is far too close to the players that he does not want to hurt there feelings. He needs to go for them to win."

Yeah, the manager of the only two Red Sox World Series titles in the last 91 years must be fired if the team is going "to win".

Ish said...

See, B.R. should comment in the Globe blog.

redsock said...

wow - the facial hair on the current jays pitcher must he seen to be believed. (his sideburns are in big diamond shapes)

redsock said...

it's tallet.

i see some of the facial hair these guys have and think this must be a contest to see what is the most fucked up a guy can make his beard, etc. look like and still get laid.

redsock said...

looks like the chokers are getting set to start in a mist. (with red hats on)

but the LF flag is NOT AT HALF-MAST!!!!OMG!!!!11! this wouldn't have happened if sias was still alive.

redsock said...

well, if they call this one soon, L and I can squeeze in a couple episodes of dallas.

redsock said...

not only a mist - it's seriously raining.

Ish said...

I'd start watching Dallas now.

L-girl said...

See, B.R. should comment in the Globe blog.

"I'm a Yankees fan, but I just love a good honest discussion about baseball..."

*yawn*

L-girl said...

Oops! There I go, being a Bitter Betty again!

Ish said...

Give it about another hour then they'll play ball.

Be a long night but there looks to be a window. Or they could just call it. Who knows.

redsock said...

i got nowhere to be until noon tomorrow, so they can play all night.

Patrick said...

That Fielder walk off was the coolest thing I've seen all week. That was hilarious!!!

tim said...

Yeah, that was a sweet celebration for Prince.

I was gonna say - shouldn't you be at work redsock!?

Ahh well, fuck it. Let's get this goddamn game in.

I don't care if attendance falls to blue jay levels, just fuckin play!

They've had 11k the past two nights....so sad.

redsock said...

PPD
Game will be made up Sunday at noon, and the 1:35 game already scheduled for that day will be played at 5 p.m.

redsock said...

Good old Globe!

Game postponed
Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff
September 11, 2009 09:45 PM

The Red Sox and Rays will proceed no further and will be made up Sunday at noon, and the 1:35 game already scheduled for that day will be played at 5 p.m. When this game resumes, the Rays will have the bases loaded with one out in the first inning.

***

Game postponed
Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff
September 11, 2009 09:45 PM

The Red Sox and Rays will proceed no further and will be made up Sunday at noon, and the 1:35 game already scheduled for that day will be played at 5 p.m. When this game resumes, it will restart from the beginning, NOT with the bases loaded and one out.

**************

No clarification so far.

redsock said...

SoSHer bosoxx05:
"On the radio broadcast, as play was suspended Joe C said Lester went over to 1rst base umpire Randy Marsh crew, chief and was visibly upset, flipping the ball away and barking at Marsh.
So while I also thought it was the Red Sox decision if the game was to start or not I think you nailed it. It was the umps call.
We may see something in the papers or hear the explanation on NESN.

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tim said...

Official rules dictate that this will be the 5pm game, and the regularly scheduled game on Sunday will be the early start.

At least, thats how I read it last year and thats how it went down on the final weekend of the year vs. MFY.

I was confused because I always read it as you posted..."this game will be part 1 of a day night doubleheader" or whatever....but apparently that's not how it goes down for ticketholders. Cause that would've been great for me. But instead I got stuck going to game 162, at 8pm instead of the 1pmer....

ahh well, too much of the bitters (Campari) has made me bitter. time for some sweet sweet shisha and movie night.

redsock said...

MFY losing to Baltimore 10-4 in the 7th, with Marte and Chocolate Rain pooping the pull-out.

Ish said...

Well, I heard "postponed" and not "suspended."

SoSock said...

mmmmm.....
did not miss a game tonight I see.
The make-up means I MIGHT get to see a game this weekend. ( well, if you call GDGD seeing)
CD release party for my friends tomorrow night. Playing youngster again, with the late start.
And my friend Dora's water heater went bad Wed. so I'm going to try and replace it tomorrow morning. This means all that was supposed to go on tomorrow will get moved to Sunday. Tis worth it though, she's a great person.
See ya Sunday evening

SoSock said...

Interesting fact -
The MFY have just been offially blown out by the Orioles (score 10-4)
I went back to Ish's blog to check out a post from our friend BR, which I was going to copy here. The post said something to the effect of "so what, you beat the O's. ANYONE can beat the O's, they're horrible" I say "something to the effect of" because I can't copy them exactly. Oddly enough, all of his comments are gone. Now perhaps Ish removed them, but since he allowed them in to begin with, I have to believe our buddy decided they could be embarrassing and deleted them himself.
Maybe. Maybe not.
Either way I find it amusing that he states no one should ever lose to the O's, and then the Skankies get manhandled by them

L-girl said...

SoSock, I believe Ish deleted BR's comments.

When a commenter deletes his/her own comment, there is a "this comment has been deleted" place marker. Only the site administrator can scrub a comment completely.

redsock said...

Ish is a baby, too.