May 3, 2010

G26: Red Sox 17, Angels 8

Angels  - 000 301 004 -  8 12  1
Red Sox - 032 207 30x - 17 20  1

Example
Joe Saunders / Clay Buchholz

With:
Scutaro, SS Pedroia, 2B Martinez, C Youkilis, 1B Drew, RF Lowell, DH Beltre, 3B Hall, LF McDonald, CF
Peter Abraham, Globe:
Starting tonight, the Red Sox will play 20 of their next 23 games (in 24 days) against teams that figure to be playoff contenders this season. ...
May  3- 6    Angels
May  7- 9    Yankees
May 10-12    Blue Jays
May 14-16 at Tigers
May 17-18 at Yankees
May 19-20    Twins
May 21-23 at Philadelphia
May 24-26 at Tampa Bay
Come May 27, the season will be 30 percent over and the Sox will know whether they are contenders or frauds.
There is probably some middle ground between those two choices, but there's little arguing with the fact that this is a very important month.
Example
Is it too early to give up on the 2010 Red Sox? NO!, say 54.1% voters in this Globe poll.

Dear 54.1%:
Then would you guys truly give up? Don't go to any more games at Fenway. Don't call any radio station. Don't post anything at any website. Have nothing to do with the team. The season is over, right? If you're giving up, GIVE UP!

199 comments:

9casey said...

it is such a different team without Ellsbury, maybe it is easy to read into that , but he just seems to create a buzz , that hasn't been there since he has been out...

nick said...

Annual Town Meeting for me tonight. The auditorium is a cell dead spot... no MLB on my phone for me.

Enjoy tonight's slamming win!

Zenslinger said...

I'm discouraged. But I'll be watching tonight.

Apparently Dave Roberts has Hodgkin's lymphoma, but the prognosis is good.

redsock said...

Aybar, SS
Abreu, DH
Hunter, CF
Morales, 1B
Matsui, LF
Rivera, RF
Izturis, 3B
Kendrick, 2B
Napoli, C

L-girl said...

Dear 54.1%:Then would you guys truly give up? Don't go to any more games at Fenway. Don't call any radio station. Don't post anything at any website. Have nothing to do with the team. The season is over, right? If you're giving up, GIVE UP!

We said this every other day in 2007.

matt said...

Hi! Been lurking here for about a year but I've always had problems logging in to comment.

Anyway, I just got tickets to Wednesday's game. It'll be my first Red Sox game to attend. Decided to splurge a little bit in celebration of end-of-exams.

Any tips for the first-timer? I picked Wednesday because the weather looks to be good, and I think the match-up will be Lackey vs his old team. Should be interesting.

L-girl said...

My only tip is savour every moment. Your first time at Fenway is very special. Enjoy!

And welcome to the thread.

Amy said...

Why am I just not excited about watching this game? OK, our "ace" is pitching, so I should feel better. But alas....

Meanwhile, we are going to the game on Saturday against the NYY. Our annual game with my brother and his Yankee fanatic friend Adine. I may need xanax for that game.

L-girl said...

FY!

Amy said...

Hi, Matt....there is almost nothing you need to do to enjoy Fenway. It's just the best place on earth to watch baseball. Even my Yankee fan friends say it's true. Enjoy the game!

Amy said...

FY flinched a bit at that flying bat.

L-girl said...

FY X 2!

redsock said...

this new thing on espn where they have little lights for balls, strikes and outs really sucks. can't tell how many are lit.

...

OH FUCKING FY PCIK!!!!!

L-girl said...

Fenway has always been my favourite park. Even... you know when. The first time I was there I just could not get over how beautiful it was. I had seen it on TV so many times but it was like I had never seen it before.

redsock said...

DEFENSE!!!

now for some offense.

Amy said...

So I just was using the Google translate tool and translated this page into French (and back to English). It's pretty funny to read our comments translated into French. Unfortunately, my French is sort of junior high level vocabulary, but still amusing. Our comments seem so much more erudite in French!

L-girl said...

Everything sounds better in French.

L-girl said...

Please be ok Double-H

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Matt,

Enjoy your trip to Fenway. It is amazing. I was awestruck when we first walked in. I felt a lot like Rudy's dad..."This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen." Beyond that, the atmosphere is unbelievable. There is a sea of fans and it is impressive.

Take the tour.

redsock said...

did joe just say "clog the bases"?

L-girl said...

beltrE

L-girl said...

Turnout will be light here tonight, I think, between the sucking Sox and the charging Bruins.

redsock said...

E-drian

Amy said...

Phew. RSVP.

Amy said...

OK, now I cannot turn off the damn translater. Every time I switch a web page or refresh, I get a toolbar at the top asking if I want to translate. Arrggh. That's what I get for playing around with things.

redsock said...

weiters dong

BAL: 01
MFY: 0

L-girl said...

Oh yes, speaking of French, RSVP.

Amy, did you try right-clicking on the toolbar?

redsock said...

SWEATY!!!

L-girl said...

SWEAT POWERED

Amy said...

YOUK!! We score first!!

Amy said...

I think I fixed it. Don't ask how, but it went away. For now. Maybe it was when I cursed at it in French.

L-girl said...

I love French cursing.

Dr Singles!

Amy said...

Nothing like our old guys coming through for us.

Edward Lee said...

FORE

redsock said...

MONTY HALL

LET'S MAKE A DONG!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Hall-lelujah!

Amy said...

My eyes are burning! We have two home runs and are ahead by three runs! And we are playing the ANGELS!

Zenslinger said...

Whoa, we got a three-run lead here now.

Zenslinger said...

Loooong inning for Saunders.

Amy said...

Youk is NOT happy about that.

redsock said...

yeah, yook very chatty on the way to first!

Amy said...

Doctor Doubles does it once more!

redsock said...

the doctor is in -- and on second base.

L-girl said...

Whoo-hoo! Dr Doubles this time!

Do my eyes deceive me? 5-0??

Benjamin said...

Not quite dead yet.

Amy said...

Were you referring to Lowell or the team, Benjamin?

Benjamin said...

Both work, really.

L-girl said...

YEAH! Nice.

redsock said...

CS!

Benjamin said...

Always easier when you cut Martinez out of the play.

L-girl said...

Not Dead Yet?

Benjamin said...

More like.

Drew thinks he'll go for a walk.

L-girl said...

I knew someone would post that. :)

9casey said...

Ozzie never ceases to amuse:

Swisher hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth -- leaving his arm up longer than the State of Liberty -- Chicago rallied to win. And as far as Swisher's celebration, Guillen said that's just the kind of person Swisher is.

"That's the way he is. Good for him, enjoy it," Guillen said. "I wish he could do that for me, because he wasn't a very good player for me. He was very bad for me."

L-girl said...

9C where are you quoting from?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
9C where are you quoting from?



the post I believe

9casey said...

Why did I miss something?

L-girl said...

I don't know if you missed anything, just wanted to know the source. No link or quotes or anything, but it didn't sound like you.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I don't know if you missed anything, just wanted to know the source. No link or quotes or anything, but it didn't sound like you.



sorry if I confused you , but I stick to what I am good at....:)

L-girl said...

I stick to what I am good at....:)

Always a good decision

matt said...

Thanks for the replies.

Glad to see some offense tonight. Hopefully Buch can recover that bad inning.

redsock said...

angels playing with (on) fire ....

Benjamin said...

!!!

L-girl said...

ON FIRE

L-girl said...

Bottled water companies telling us how their bottles are recyclable and you can make shirts out of them = very fucked up.

Noah said...

Evening folks...good to see some runs on the board.

Amy said...

Get him out!

Noah said...

Out of the inning...

L-girl said...

Alright! Still rolling.

redsock said...

mdc up

Noah said...

Wow! Caught stealing.

Amy said...

Wow, another runner thrown out at second!

L-girl said...

Not ANOTHER CS??

Amy said...

Nice work, HH. Let's see if the bullpen can avoid imploding for a change.

redsock said...

victor got his shit figured out! even with the one hop throw, fy was waiting with the tag.

meunier said...

Back after a 3-2 Bruins win.

L-girl said...

We've had several good bullpen appearances lately.

L-girl said...

...although it seems like whenever our bullpen does well, Amy is not around. Convenient. ;)

L-girl said...

yoooooooooook

redsock said...

mr. rbi!

Amy said...

I am here, just checking in and out. I would love to see our bullpen do well!

L-girl said...

Go Drew GO!

redsock said...

lowell into 3rd??

wearing a jet pack???

redsock said...

nice.

meunier said...

Wow Sciocia really left this pitcher out to dry.

redsock said...

drew runs thru stop sign (thinking, fuck that coach, he's a blind fool...)

L-girl said...

I just threaded on the wrong blog! :)

BELTRE BELTS ONE! Whoo-hoo!

meunier said...

Now we don't even need the bullpen to be good, just decent.

redsock said...

YES ---

14-4!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH TIMES 3!!!

L-girl said...

Save a few runs for tomorrow, boys.

Edward Lee said...

MOAR PLZ

Dr. Jeff said...

Nice to see some offense! Maybe being swept by Baltimore will be the turning point for the season, when everyone on the team said: It's ON.

L-girl said...

I thought sweeping Toronto was a turning point. But this will do!

Nathan said...

Wow. What a score. &, to think, when I wore my Papelbon jersey to the university library today, a couple students wearing Yankee caps laughed at me.

meunier said...

The Angels are getting KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT, we're up by 10!

L-girl said...

EN FUEGO. He is El Hombre tonight!

redsock said...

ob's harsh words have clearly lit a fire under drew.

redsock said...

good ol' shemp!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Dr Doubles strikes again!

meunier said...

Save some runs for tomorrow night!

meunier said...

Wouldn't that triple by Lowell have been an ITPHR for a lot of other people on the team?

redsock said...

i think it was a double and he took third on the throw home to try and get drew

johngoldfine said...

Obie thinks the RS should slack off! Too many hits and runs!

redsock said...

GODDAMN IT:

MAKE TITO APOLOGIZE!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

I know! "You almost want to tell them to call off the dogs and save some for tomorrow night"

As if you can do that!

johngoldfine said...

I never call off my dogs!

;)

meunier said...

Time to empty the bench.

nick said...

Holy crap! Just got back from a nearly 4-hr town meeting to find it 17-4!?!!

Off to check out box scores, comments, and foooood.

johngoldfine said...

Keep scheduling those meetings, nick--seemed to do the trick.

Amy said...

HOLY SHIT! I had to leave for a bit---17 runs! OMG! We don't need any bullpen tonight.

Dr. Jeff said...

Do you think this lead is safe?

redsock said...

just saw bot wandering around - tito may be worried ...

L-girl said...

Nick, I hope your town hall was as good as this game. Democracy to spare.

Amy said...

Even I think this lead is safe. Even if Papelbon and RamRam are pitching. Even if Timlin came back to pitch.

Dr. Jeff said...

Is the lead more, or less, safe if Bot comes in?

Dr. Jeff said...

TIMLIN!!! What about Eric Gagne?

redsock said...

No, Timlin would blow it.

Amy said...

Gagne would definitely blow it. I still have nightmares about him. At least I have some positive memories of Timlin.

johngoldfine said...

Maybe Van Every for an inning on the mound?

L-girl said...

Timlin blew more games than Gagne ever saw as a Sock.

Good old Toast. How I don't miss him.

Amy said...

What the hell did these guys ingest since they left Baltimore??

9casey said...

Heidi's first game back in some time..........I'm just sayin'

L-girl said...

Good point, Amy. We better make sure they all pee in a cup before they leave the park tonight.

Amy said...

I bet Gagne had a worse overall record with the Sox than Timlin did.

johngoldfine said...

9C--you devil, you!

nick said...

I love annual town meeting, though this one was frustrating at times. It easily could have been an hour shorter.

One of the big items was a petition to close one of our two public libraries and there was lots of organizing around opposing that. A guy got up (big proponent of keeping the library open) and made a motion to pass over the question. If passed it would be tabled dead. People who came to oppose the closing were audibly upset at that and refused to pass over the question, so we had to hear half an hour of people going on about it while clearly a massive majority would clap after each one. Move the question!
(/rant)

Amy said...

Yeah, where was Heidi? I heard her say she was glad to be back earlier, but missed why she had been away.

johngoldfine said...

nick--Robert's Rules of Order take time to wind themselves out but patience winds out sooner sometimes

nick said...

Heidi's back? That's totally it. Testosteroooooone!

9casey said...

Amy said...
Yeah, where was Heidi? I heard her say she was glad to be back earlier, but missed why she had been away



Something about a concussion he got in spring raining.

L-girl said...

I'm sure Gagne's record was worse, but it's a much smaller sample size. Timlin sucked more often, was my point.

Benjamin said...

Amy: she got a concussion during spring break and has been on medical leave.

L-girl said...

Yes, I think this win is because of Heidi. Mm-hm.

9casey said...

Thats where they practice only in the rain....

Amy said...

What was the final vote on the library, Nick?

Town meetings can be great, but also demonstrate often why democracy doesn't really work too well. But it is one of the things I love about living in a small New England town.

L-girl said...

So are they gonna close the library?

9casey said...

NESN has also feel in love with HH's wife, showed her a few times in Toronto and also tonight alot....

L-girl said...

9C LOL

Amy said...

How the hell did she get a concussion? Was she trying to catch a ball?

redsock said...

just hold 'em to 12, scott.

redsock said...

something about tek's headboard ...

9casey said...

Amy said...
How the hell did she get a concussion? Was she trying to catch a ball?




Is this one open to anything? ..:)

Michael Holloway said...

This could be a turning point. When I went away earlier it looked like the A's were getting ready to make a come back. 17 runs! Turning point. Looks like up from here.

Amy said...

LOL, 9C! You must be feeling very happy tonight---making us all laugh.

I am now feeling better about going to Fenway with Yankee fans on Saturday.

Amy said...

Are she and Tek still an item?

nick said...

That was mean, Allan. I laughed loudly!

9casey said...

Michael Holloway said...
This could be a turning point.


Maybe.

Also not a reality, just closer to what it should be, especially at Fenway.

Benjamin said...

Watney hasn't said much about how she hurt herself, other than this:

Watney said the concussion has left her feeling “foggy” and with a headache, but she’s on the mend. She said she hopes to get the OK to return to work soon because she’s going “stir crazy” in her apartment.

When asked if it was a “Three Stooges” or athletic accident, Watney said “probably more” Three Stooges.


http://blog.masslive.com/redsoxmonster/2010/04/nesn_broadcaster_heidi_watney.html

Amy said...

We are a cheery group tonight. What a nice change!

L-girl said...

I think Heidi is several Sox away from Tek by now.

nick said...

I just want to say I called it in my first post upthread.

2 CS from V-Mart. nice!

9casey said...

Amy said...
LOL, 9C! You must be feeling very happy tonight-





The magic of good sox baseball...

Benjamin said...

I think Heidi is several Sox away from Tek by now.

But Tek could still be one of the three stooges.

Amy said...

Come on, Schoenweiss. Don't make me eat my words about the lead being bullpen proof.

johngoldfine said...

Heidi indulges in serial socksing?

redsock said...

we must be up by a lot -- no one mentioning bases loaded in the 9th

L-girl said...

But Tek could still be one of the three stooges.

Then she's really got something going on. Good for her.

Amy said...

I did, Allan. You can always count on me to worry. Though I am not really worried.

L-girl said...

Heidi indulges in serial socksing?

So they say. I only get my gossip in gamethreads, so I really don't know.

ZOMG they scored a run we are doomed etc etc

9casey said...

L-girl said...
But Tek could still be one of the three stooges.

Then she's really got something going on. Good for her.





Only in a 17-4 game to you hear L's true feelings on group sex...I like it...:}

johngoldfine said...

Loaded bases have to insert a slight feeling of dis-ease whatever the fucking score....

Amy said...

Uh oh, we only have an eleven run lead now, and we still need one more out.

nick said...

The library will stay open. The guy who started the petition to close it had some interesting points. He's lived here his whole life (61yo). We're a town of 7500 w/ 2 full public libraries. We also have a (small) college in town with a library open to townies. We just spent 3-4 million renovating the one in town. This one in the village of Housatonic (which periodically wants to secede from Great Barrington) will need 1-2 million for renovations/ADA issues in the next few years. We voted down replacing a 22yo fire truck, so we clearly have some budget concerns.

L-girl said...

When we were up by 10 runs in the 7th, Obie said something about extra innings. I said, if we go into extra innings tonight, you can bet I won't be watching the game tomorrow night.

Amy said...

OK, we are down to single digit lead. WTF?

nick said...

WTF? runs. that was foul.

L-girl said...

That's a decent case for closing a library. But I'm still glad it will stay open. Not that I'm biased or anything.

Dr. Jeff said...

Was that ball actually foul?

Amy said...

It sounds like all the towns around here (and probably almost anywhere these days). Not enough money, and difficult choices about where to cut: schools, library, public safety, infrastructure? It's terrible.

L-girl said...

Only in a 17-4 game to you hear L's true feelings on group sex...I like it...:}

Holy shit, I just saw this! OMG I am cracking up.

That is all I will say!

redsock said...

the ump has $ on the run diff?

9casey said...

our public library here in Waterbury, lends out more DVD's than books....hence my spelling issues.

johngoldfine said...

Nick--That's a lot of libraries for a town of 7500. Are they just geographically distant or specializing somehow?

Belfast Maine had three weekly newspapers for years.

Amy said...

I thought the ball was foul, but apparently no one on the Sox did. Or they didn't care to protest the call.

redsock said...

bring in van every for the last fucking out, pls.

CHRIST.

nick said...

The vote was 90-odd % in favor of keeping it open, but he made a compelling argument, though it came far too late in the discourse. His letter to the editor on the subject last week was not very good.

Last out please!

L-girl said...

Could we get this TF over with already??

Amy said...

TF, Laura?

redsock said...

sox radio said the batter was shaking his head, like damn, a foul, then was surprised when he ended up be able to go on to second.

L-girl said...

TF as in WTF

Amy said...

Thank goodness!

L-girl said...

DIRTY

FILTHY!

Amy said...

There really is DIRTY Water in Boston.

L-girl said...

And it's about fucking time!

9casey said...

exhale...

redsock said...

schoeneweis just needed the extra work, i guess

johngoldfine said...

muddy muddy muddy

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

nick said...

The libraries are about 4 miles apart. A big part of it is historical identity. Housatonic is a village with a strong identity. The library there has been open for at least 100-something years. If Housatonic loses the library it loses a lot of its village identity subsumed in the larger town of GB.

Dirty!

L-girl said...

Good night all! Hasta tomorrow.

Amy said...

Aha, I thought it was a noun.

johngoldfine said...

More power to Housatonic if it's willing to put money up to maintain its character.

Amy said...

Good night, everyone. Let's hope we have really turned a corner.

9casey said...

g'night

Michael Holloway said...

Nothing good comes easily...

nick said...

G'night all!

last library thing: Good for Housatonic for sure, but it requires money from all of GB, but in general the town is good with it.

5 HR more than the MFY. Beltre w/ 6 errors. World turned upside down.

SoSock said...

Wow. This was fun. Got to watch it on the big screen at the bar while my buddies played almost right under it.
Fun!

gojohn said...

Nice game, fun night with the Bruins and Celtics also winning!