March 3, 2010

Play Ball!

Northeastern   - 000 000 0 -  0  2  1
Red Sox (ss) - 031 632 x - 15 15 1

Boston College - 000 010 0 - 1 3 3
Red Sox (ss) - 101 301 x - 6 7 0
Example
Red Sox doubleheader! The first game is at 1 PM against Northeastern, with another split-squad game against Boston College at 6 PM.
Day Lineup
Ellsbury, LF
Hall, 3B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Lowrie, SS
Anderson, 1B
McDonald, RF
Lin, CF
Velazquez, 2B
Casey Kelly will start, followed by Manny Delcarmen, Adam Mills, Felix Doubront, Dustin Richardson, Ramon A. Ramirez, and Robert Manuel.
Example
Evening Lineup
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 3B
Beltre, 1B
Varitek, C
Hermida, LF
Hulett, DH
Reddick, RF
Kalish, CF
The pitchers will be Boof Bonser, Michael Bowden, Junichi Tazawa, Kyle Weiland, Kris Johnson, Fabio Castro, and Randor Bierd.

Since both games will be seven innings, each pitcher will get one inning.

114 comments:

redsock said...

Ozzie Guillen is on Twitter. And it's real! His CWS bosses are not all that pleased.

Some amusing twits:

what I saw on the field today was a lot of grass...

3 day of Spring Training and im already boreddddddd

going to eat in half hour why dye no have a job ?

mlb network guys awesome job..Harold R...can't have twitter account bc no one follow u lol

Jere said...

Bill Hall with the first hit of 2010! Scoreless after 1.

Ish said...

I still say you should get a Twitter account, Allan.

redsock said...

Why?

Ish said...

That's all the "convincing" I'm going to "try" to do about it.

Ish said...

It depends on how you use it. You could just have a page following different media guys for news, have a private account and only allow certain people to follow you, or go out there and talk to The People.

This is coming from someone who has 575 followers, and I don't even remember how I came to get to this point. But I've made several new real-life friends through it.

It is really hard to start and stick with, though. I will say that. So maybe if you stopped blogging you'd be more apt to trying it. Who knows. I've had a good experience with it so far.

p.s. Tim has one.

L-girl said...

I still say you should get a Twitter account, Allan.

Why?


Because you need more ways to waste time and not do the things that are important to you.

L-girl said...

So maybe if you stopped blogging you'd be more apt to trying it.

You are suggesting that Allan stop blogging so he be on Twitter?? Stop his game analysis, stat questions, book reviews, anti-media rants, road trip memories, and game wraps to post 140-character tweets?

p.s. Tim has one.

So do a ton of other people. Most people we know, probably.

Jere said...

Big Papi with a Big Dong, and we're romping.

Jeff said...

Just order a bunch of stuff from this site for our annual spring training trip. Makes you think/wish you were still in college.

http://realcollegestudent.com/team-products/mlb/boston-red-sox.html

Not finding this stuff in the pro shop!

Jere said...

15-0 final. Only Delcarmen and Robert Manuel gave up hits.

Ish said...

Never suggested you stopped blogging. Anyways, it's hard to explain Twitter to someone who doesn't use it (I've tried a few times), so that was my one pitch and that's it.

Zenslinger said...

I don't use it or follow anyone on Twitter. Maybe it's interesting, but Facebook is all I need in that category.

Even with FB, I don't really get how people can spend hours and hours on it. I check out friends' updates, only occasionally read articles recommended, block every application that touches me...it's 20 minutes a day, tops. If I post an update, I try to make it informative or funny or whacked out or something.

redsock said...

15-0 and a 2-hitter?

WE ARE UNFUCKINGSTOPPABLE!!!!!

redsock said...

I'm actually waiting for the next big thing that comes after the next big thing that supplants Twitter! That's gonna kick ass!

Ish said...

I think the only way I can describe it, or perhaps the way I use it is an ongoing game thread on all things life, or whatever you want it to be. I saw some parallels between Twitter and JoS game threads, obviously during sporting events.

I can't wait to turn on NESN tonight and watch the Red Sox. I'll feel even more excited when NESN shows its first ST game against a major league team.

nick said...

redsock said...
redsock said...

15-0 and a 2-hitter?

WE ARE UNFUCKINGSTOPPABLE!!!!!


I'm thinking we should get 105-110 wins at this rate.

Ish said...

LOL, Allan. Because you KNOW something WILL come along and knock Twitter into the land of the obsolete.

buffwarrior said...

15-0 and a 2-hitter?

WE ARE UNFUCKINGSTOPPABLE!!!!!

That made me laugh.. if only the whole season was played against college teams.. Love the confidence though and great start. I personally wouldn't care if we beat a little league team.. it's still 15- zip right!

L-girl said...

Uh-oh, Allan says my anti-Twitter comment was kind of harsh. Sorry, Ish, didn't mean to be.

Here it's only spring training and I'm already offending gamethreaders! Some things never change. :)

L-girl said...

I don't use it or follow anyone on Twitter. Maybe it's interesting, but Facebook is all I need in that category.

me too

Even with FB, I don't really get how people can spend hours and hours on it.

me too

I do get a lot of political info from Facebook, because so many of my contacts are through activist circles. I find that really useful.

But NO applications and NO games.

And here's our first off-topic chat of the 2010 season!

redsock said...

Twitter would probably work well for games, since we don't do long posts. But comments get posted in reverse order, with the new stuff on top. That would be annoying.

Oooh, gotta go buy MLBTV -- so I can watch tonight.

redsock said...

So I got this email from MLB at 3:10 today:

"You received this e-mail because we were unable to process the automatic renewal of your MLB.TV subscription using the credit or debit card presently on file for your account. ... Though payment on your subscription is past due, as a courtesy, we will extend your access to MLB.TV through today, March 3."

How nice of them to remind me about an expired credit card on file less than 3 hours before I want to watch a game. But it appears I'll have access.

Ish said...

I hate hate hate applications and games. I wish there could be a portal that would take you to an entire games/apps section on Facebook and keep the updates & such on Facebook's main page. Segregate them.

YAY Off-topic!

Ish said...

Now that I have this brand new, shiny netbook I'm sort of tossing the idea in my mind of getting MLB.tv. The uh, "third party" streaming video sites were heavily cracked down upon towards the end of last season.

However, here I am in Maine with NESN. I think I'll wait.

nick said...

I like twitter for some things, but I'm not sure I'd want to use it for gamethreading. Do you do it using hashtags? How do you keep the riffraff out (as if that would keep me in), since anyone can throw down with a hashtag?

L-girl said...

Someone's comment is stuck in moderation, we can't see it and can't put it through. So if your pearls of wisdom are not appearing, please re-post. :)

Ish said...

The only times I use hashtags are in jest. They sort of bug me. Oh, but #redsox at the end of your tweets! Screw that. I say what I want and someone can search "Red Sox" and it'll show up.

I will however use hashtags once in a while for humor. #KindaLikeThis. I'm not sure who started that, but it's used as a sort of, uh, footer or addition of your tweet.

What do you mean by riffraff?

Semi-related: Earlier I asked my followers if I was the only one who had trouble explaining Twitter to non-users, and all but one said they have trouble too.

Ish said...

I'm going to miss NESN's first pitch because I'm heading out to get pizza! D:

Ish said...

And L, your comment did sound harsh upon first read, but you made valid points, so no worries. :)

James said...

Man, I wish MLB was a little more fan friendly. With the NBA, I payed something like 160 and got the TV package, which includes every game not on TV (no blacked out weekend games!) and also includes the broadband package, which allows you to chose your broadcast + DVR games for no extra fee. For MLB, that's twice as much. I guess there are twice as many games...

redsock said...

Don & Jerry!

redsock said...

BOOF with the K!

redsock said...

Backhand by FY, 4-3. 2 outs.

johngoldfine said...

"Someone's comment is stuck in moderation,"

It wasn't mine, but I've enjoyed the first game thread, twittertalk and all.

Unstuckingfoppable!

redsock said...

Another 4-3!

Jere said...

mid-season FYorm

Jere said...

"I wish MLB was a little more fan friendly."

I wish I had wings and a tail.

redsock said...

My main dashboard says 1 comment is wtg, but when I go to see it, there's nothing there.
?

James said...

@Jere:

I guess I'm with you on the wings, but what do you want a tail for?

Jere said...

Kapstein behind the plate!

redsock said...

Whoever from BC is pitching a perfect game!!!

Jere said...

Tails are cool!

James said...

Didn't the Pirates lose their annual Spring Training game against their local college? Let's hope we can break up the no-no.

redsock said...

bobbletime in the outfield.

redsock said...

oh yeah, 1-0!

redsock said...

K-actus.

nick said...

I got home from work, flipped the channel and waited through 4 loong commercials only to find out I was on the wrong channel.

go variteK!

Jere said...

Tek Ks against a college boy

James said...

Good start to the season, Cap'n.

Why did we resign him, again?

Meanwhile, on MLBN, Harold Reynolds is talking about what a great signing Randy Winn is for the Yankees. Color me skeptical.

redsock said...

Bard should be pitching against Hamlet.

Ish said...

Heidi Watney! Hello, Spring.

nick said...

I was wondering who'd be the first to give a Heidi shoutout. Ish with the distinction.

redsock said...

remy apologizing in advance to various families for mispronouncing BC players name.

because he clearly had no time to look at the roster beforehand and get any info he might need.

redsock said...

fuck you, tug.

Jere said...

Hamlet hath committed a twin killing or whatever

Ish said...

I know, right? This is still NESN, Remdawg, being broadcast to thousands of homes, not to mention homes of these players' families.

No big deal, right?

redsock said...

dear heidi: pls hook up with a bench player or pawtucket scrub this year. we cannot afford to have any important guys becoming victims of the heidi curse.

redsock said...

first "conflicting edits" of the year!

Ish said...

I called ahead for pizza, drove to get the pizza, got the pizza, drove home (5ish miles, mind you) and they got our order wrong.

So I'm going BACK. Effffffff.

redsock said...

well, of course, they are 5 ish miles, if you drive them.

Ish said...

Touche.

James said...

MLBN shows Ino Guerrero, Sox batting practice pitcher, getting a couple AB's against Northeastern earlier today.

Ish said...

Baseballs still hurt in Spring Training.

Ish said...

...and they still hurt when hit by college players.

Ish said...

James - Annual occurrence for Ino to take an AB or two on the first game. He wore Papi's jersey, too.

Ish said...

Welp, I'm off to get pizzas! TRYING THIS AGAIN.

redsock said...

remy expressing his ignorance about the red sox's plan for the 2010 team (emphasis on strong fielding) and making fun of it. i like you, jerry, but why do you want to make yourself sound like a total clueless moron?

Jere said...

Hamlet AND Dane!

James said...

@ redsock:

Please refrain from addressing Remy unless you're a paying member of Rem-Dawg Nation in good standing. Have you bought a bobbledesk this year?

redsock said...

Don: "wait, jerry, I wanna show everyone i'm an idiot, too!!!"

(and proceeds to do so)

nick said...

If only BC had Beltre playing for 'em.

redsock said...

remy is annoying me.

fielding percentage.

that is marginally better than judging the ability of fielders by the colour of their eyes.

grrrrrrr............

Zenslinger said...

Who is Hamlet? Bard (as in the Bard?)

Jere said...

BC's second baseman is Hamlet and the pitcher is Dane Clemens

redsock said...

As a matter of fact, I do have a bobbledesk!

James said...

The fielding percentage thing is weird, because does anyone even know what a "good" fielding percentage would be?

Jere said...

wait, I heard Carl Beane that time, but for another batter it was a different voice.

Jere said...

I also am looking at my Bobbledesk right now.

redsock said...

1.000 is a good %.

Otherwise, it depends a bit on what position you are playing.

But the way Remy uses it would be more like "number of errors committed", I think.

James said...

Well, I stand corrected.

James said...

Stand corrected re: the bobbledesk, that is. I'm still not sure Remy (or anyone else for that matter) could tell you what constitutes a good fielding percentage for, say, a third baseman, of the top of his or her head.

Jere said...

Now Beane is late announcing batters, sometimes a pitch into the at bat. I guess he's rusty.

redsock said...

Attention ... to game ... diminishing ...

Jere said...

julio!

redsock said...

JOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5-0.

Jere said...

oh no, when he gets to Fenway, we better not do that Jose chant. I don't like that one.

Ish said...

Excuse me if I don't shed a tear that it's 53° in Fort Myers.

Zenslinger said...

Ish, did you go hunting for the little circle ("degrees" symbol)?

From off topic...to munitiae.

Jere said...

hey do these guys know Joe Grav?

redsock said...

I usually have to go insert it into a word doc and then cut and paste it. That's what I do with a trademark TM.

Jere said...

There's an Eagle on the home plate!

Jere said...

What the hell is Eastern Bank?? They say they've been around since 1818?

Ish said...

When I got home (the second time) I saw Varitek at the dish. I said, "Hmm. Must be Spring Training fog."

nick said...

That's it; we'll be lucky if we win 60 games this year.

Ish said...

Draft picks! Draft picks! Draft picks! (@Nick)

redsock said...

It is a "bridge" year.

Jere said...

That was Yamaico Navarro who grounded out. They didn't say or show his name.

Ish said...

Pizza, beer, and baseball. WHAT MONTH IS THIS?

Zenslinger said...

I'm reading a Jayson Stark article on SI.com about the Braves. Did you know that Billy Wagner is naturally right-handed? I guess he broke his right arm a couple times when he was very young and just started throwing with his left.

Joe Gravellese said...

Pizza, beer, and baseball. WHAT MONTH IS THIS?


Very cool, we've got pepperoni pizza, Rolling Rock, and baseball on TV here at my apartment too - it's awesome!

The difference being of course that we're rooting for the Eagles :) Right now, we are 'transitive-property' beating Northeastern by 11 runs.

Joe Gravellese said...

Weak-sauce call, that was on the transfer :[

Jere said...

red sox W

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Ish said...

Heh! Forgot it was 7 innings.

YAY dirty water! :D

James said...

According to Tim Kurjian, Mark Mulder does everything above his waist left handed, and everything below right handed. So he pitches left, fires a gun left, but bowls right and dribbles a basketball right. Now here is where it gets weird; he usually writes with his right hand, unless he's writing on a whiteboard or something, which he does with his left. Despite the fact that he's a lefty pitcher, when he pitches a softball, he uses his right.

James said...

And I'm your Hoochie Coochie Man!

Maxwell Horse said...

Why do these preseason games look the same as the Little League games that NESN sometimes shows during the regular season? Both broadcasts look more natural to me, warmer--compared to the regular season Red Sox games which have a more metallic, colder look to them.

Joe Gravellese said...

that was fun! glad to see baseball back.

Ish said...

Oooh oooh ooh hoochie coo!

Ish said...

Welp, back to hockey. YAY Spring Training! \O/

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Bored? Here's a nice little piece on John Olerud when he was in Alaska. Nice, that the pic is of him when he was a Red Sox.

http://www.49thstatehardball.com/2010/03/all-time-top-abl-players-4-john-olerud.html

Zenslinger said...

Wow, James. I have some mixed-dexterity people in my family, but Mulder really takes the cake.

L-girl said...

I'm going to miss NESN's first pitch because I'm heading out to get pizza!

First food-post of the season!

[Also, it's a dead-ringer for Tim!]

[Also, thank you for patience, Ish, as I tune up my gamethread niceness.]