May 17, 2010

G39: Yankees 11, Red Sox 9

Red Sox - 010 131 030 -  9 13  0
Yankees - 510 010 004 - 11 13 0
Recap: Things were very shitty.

Then they got better.

Then they got really good and there was much merriment.

Then they got very shitty again, very quickly.

The End.
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Phil Hughes
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Youkilis, 1B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
McDonald, CF
Dear Red Sox: The season is almost one-quarter over. It's time to get your ass in gear.

Dice had one of his best starts in a Red Sox uniform against the Blue Jays on May 11 (7-3-1-0-9, 106). More like that, please.

Hughes (5-0, 1.38 ERA) is the first Yankees pitcher with five wins and a sub 1.50 ERA through his first six starts since "Bullet" Bob Turley in 1958. Hughes faced Boston back on May 7 (7-7-2-1-7, 101). His BABIP is an unsustainably-low .223.

Jacoby Ellsbury played for the PawSox today: 1-for-3 (single, walk, run). He will play the outfield for Portland tomorrow.
Example
Today in Baseball History:

1939 - The first baseball game ever televised: Princeton's 2-1 victory over Columbia at the Baker Bowl is broadcast over W2XBS in New York City. The Times: "It is difficult to see how this sort of thing can catch the public fancy."

1945 - Every American League game is rained out for the fourth consecutive day.

1971 - Tommy McCraw of the Senators circles the bases for an inside-the-park home run when three Cleveland fielders (shortstop Jack Heidemann and outfielders Vada Pinson and John Lowenstein) collide while trying to catch his 140-foot pop-up.

1979 - On a windy day at Wrigley Field, the Phillies beat the Cubs 23-22 in 10 innings. Each starting pitcher lasts only 0.1 of an inning.

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redsock said...

Victor down to #5.

Jeter, SS
Gardner, CF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Cano, 2B
Cervelli, C
Thames, RF
Winn, LF
Pena, 3B

Amy said...

The season is almost a quarter over? Wow, it doesn't seem possible. It's still cold outside!

redsock said...

this is game 39.
40 x 4 = 160.

i am pretty sure my new little socks replacing the dfw circles = hot streak.

nick said...

aerial shot of Yankee stadium:
Emma: "I can see why you guys call it the Toilet".

Go Team!

redsock said...

why isn't that girl on the thread?

L-girl said...

Go Emma! She rocks.

Only light threading for me. I'm transcribing this week, typing all friggin day, gotta save my fingers.

GO SOX

Joe Gravellese said...

I like the little hanging sock divider.

redsock said...

groove a fastball - good idea

Joe Gravellese said...

nice start dice

Amy said...

Oh, man, a hit already? Come on, Dice---I want to see you pitch well.

Joe Gravellese said...

nice start dice

Joe Gravellese said...

my first "conflicting edits" of the year

Amy said...

OMG, WTF?

Perhaps I can comment in all three letter acronyms tonight.

redsock said...

like

FUC KYO UDI CE!

?

Joe Gravellese said...

I'm in an interesting dilemma. I'm finishing up a paper in the lounge in my residence hall, and I am the only one here, so it's okay to put the TV on. The TV is all the way on the other side of the room, so I can't see it all that well; switching between the ESPN feed and the NESN feed, the picture on ESPN is better - but on the other hand, it's fucking ESPN.

What to do?

Amy said...

Nah, more like

FUD

YSB

redsock said...

tp pls

Amy said...

Who's doing the announcing on ESPN? If Jon Miller and Joe Morgan, it's not a tough call for me.

redsock said...

don't know re espn

i thought OB which would be great, but no. espn has been on mute and i did not watch pre game

redsock said...

he is doing this so hughes has a long wait...

Amy said...

I think the DiceK who pitched last time was a clone, not the real DiceK. THIS is the real DiceK, I fear.

Joe Gravellese said...

it's not miller/morgan. Sounds like dave o'brien, actually.

i switched to NESN after dice loaded the bases. obviously, that will change the luck

redsock said...

we have sox radio - ob is on there

Joe Gravellese said...

bag of suck

Amy said...

This is not going to be a fun night.

Amy said...

So who do we have for long relief available now?

L-girl said...

I can't believe that is our first out. Yikes.

redsock said...

wake up

Amy said...

Wakefield

L-girl said...

Morgan and Miller are Sunday nights only. There are lots of other ESPN guys, all loathesome, esp Sutcliffe.

But no chance of Morgan/Miller on a Monday night.

Amy said...

It was the second out. They got that out at the plate. But it's the first out DiceK got.

redsock said...

morgan watch a baseball game on two straight nights? right .........

Amy said...

Well, at least that's something to be grateful for about Mondays.

redsock said...

see? long wait .......

L-girl said...

That was the out I meant, at the plate. My comment was just late posting.

Amy said...

Gotcha. I am just grumbly here.

redsock said...

who has sound for that clev infielder clip?

meunier said...

It blowed up real good.

redsock said...

dumbo taught you well

meunier said...

Why do people keep deleting the Red Sox lineup when I post it before games?

redsock said...

because i have posted the lineup in the post around 4 or 4:30.

Joe Gravellese said...

there's one

Joe Gravellese said...

"Red Sox start chipping away" -Don

Joe Gravellese said...

Hermeida you suck

L-girl said...

"People" can't delete comments. Allan is deleting your lineup comments.

Amy said...

Our much praised new defense does it again.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This is hard to watch...yet, here we sit.

redsock said...

2010 DVD: "Still, We Sit"

Mrs.GotRibe said...

BTW, It's Aaron F'ing Boone on ESPN.

Amy said...

Aaron Boone...much more hated (by me) than Bucky Dent or Bill Buchner.

Joe Gravellese said...

Heh.

Last night my friends and I spent about an hour compiling a list of Top 10 most painful losses in Boston sports history.

There was pretty intense debate about Buckner vs. Boone, but no doubt about them being 1-a and 1-b.

Amy said...

Losing to the Yankees is always worse than losing to anyone else, even the Mets. So that's why Boone is the bigger evil for me.

nick said...

gah. been working on random technical ghosts that are screwing up the live broadcast of Stockbridge's annual town meeting. I can't get them resolved. crappy video ensues after an hour of that. The plus side is I haven't been watching the crap on NESN.

Joe Gravellese said...

Plus, I wasn't around for 1986, but it's hard to imagine a more likeable team than 2003.

And the way it all fell apart w/ Pedro and G***y L****e

Hard to imagine a more sucky defeat.

Not that we're gonna talk about this anymore.

L-girl said...

Still, We Sit

ha ha, funny

Aaron Boone. Terrible person. But not nearly as terrible as He Who I Will Not Name. At least Boone was just doing his job. Not giving the pennant away to the other team $%&?!#

Amy said...

True, true, about The Other.

L-girl said...

There can be no loss worse than 2003. No way, all context considered.

Not that we're gonna talk about it. :)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My vote is for the Boone homerun.

1. It was the Yankees.
2. It was Game 7 vs. Game 6.
3. It was my son's first real interest in the Sox. He stayed up late for that game. Fortunately, his misery was short lived and 2003 was followed by some good years.

L-girl said...

Plus 2003 came after 1986, meaning you've already lived through that, so it's more pile-up. Besides NYY, of course, as Amy says.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, 2003 took place on Allan's 40th birthday. :(

meunier said...

I never noticed that, I am never looking at the main page usually.

Joe Gravellese said...

For those inclined and slightly deranged enough, the list we settled upon was.
1. Aaron Boone '03
2. Buckner '86
3. Super Bowl XLII
4. Bucky Dent '78
5. Pesky's "Held Ball" '46
6. B's @ Habs "Too Many Men on the Ice" '79
7. B's-Flyers "Too Many Men Part II," '10
8. Game 7, 1975 World Series
9. The Boston Massacre Yankees/Sox '79
10. Patriots-Raiders 1976 "Roughing"

What Red Sox moments would you put on the next tier?

What a bad topic of conversation! My apologies haha

SoSock said...

Yuck.....
A quick comment on the EXCELLENT post by Laura. (I'm still on the bus, by the way)
I also used to watch almost every game, or at least the parts of them still going on when I got home from the little league field. I haven't been doing so this year, but not because they are not doing as well.
My life is different from what it was, and I'm a different person. I'm still a huge fan of baseball in general, and a die-hard Red Sox fan. They are the team whose roster I know, who I follow every night whether I watch the whole game or not, and whose success or lack of same affects my mood. But I'm not at home every night any more, in fact not very often. I'm watching if I'm here, I'm just nt here all that often. I do check this site almost as soon as I do get home, and usually make some late night comment only RS or LG will see.
I'm still a fan though, win or lose, and will not give up until we are mathmatically eliminated. I may accept that the odds are against us, but will still pull for the unexpected. As several have already mentioned, the unexpected happens all the time in baseball. That's a big part of why we love it!
Now, off to hear the band and watch the rest of the game on the big TV at the bar.
Manana!

L-girl said...

Wow, that's a hell of a list, even with those other sports taking up space. ;)

I'm going back to non-thread mode.

redsock said...

joe: #9 is also 78 not 79. i was at game 3 of that series....

when the globe writers come out of the mgr's meeting around 4pm, they post the lineup to extra bases. that is usually when i put up the game post.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That's a lousy way to spend your 40th birthday, Allan.

redsock said...

most the day was great!

not so much for the last 45 minutes and into 10/17

redsock said...

STOPSHOWING BOONE IN THE BBOTH

Amy said...

SoSock, I hope you are out doing things you are enjoying! Good for you. Find whatever makes you happy.

Amy said...

That is one painful list (though I admit that the non-baseball ones mean nothing to me). Are there no Celtics moments? There must be, no? (I wouldn't know; I do not like basketball at all.)

What was the Boston Massacre in 79? I don't remember that.

redsock said...

massacre - early sept 78

p.s. zimmer must die.

Joe Gravellese said...

we actually spent some time straining to find a Celtics moment to no avail. When you've won 500000213 (estimate) championships, I guess you haven't had many bad moments.

I don't care for basketball either. Or football. ALthough despite my personal feelings it's undeniable that in the wider scope of things, that Super Bowl is in the eighth circle of hell.

Amy said...

Was that the series the Yankees swept to erase the Red Sox lead, leading to the Bucky Dent game?

redsock said...

amy: yeah yeah yeah ... shut up

Amy said...

Joe, which Superbowl was that? I can't read Roman numerals. :) Seriously, what game was that? The numbers mean nothing to me.

I am not a serious fan of football, as per Laura's post, but I at least enjoy the games I do watch. I find basketball boring. Hockey also (sorry, Joe).

Amy said...

Wow, Allan, you should be impressed that I can remember something that long ago!

Amy said...

Martinez making Tek look better than even I would have expected.

redsock said...

it was 78. that is likely seared on your brain, like a wedding or child's birth or something.

Joe Gravellese said...

Laser Show

redsock said...

QUADFUCKINGRAGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FLO!!!

Papi of old.

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!

We love you Papi! We always will :)

SoSock said...

Had to lg back on long enough to say - PAPIIIIII!
Come in back, baby come on back.

nick said...

DO: Do you want to suck today or should I?
VM: I'm thinking I'll suck today.
DO: Good. I'll go long then.

Amy said...

Papi!! Hey, there are some signs of improvement on the team.

1978---it is seared in my memory. Graduated from law school, moved to a new apartment, started a new job.

And Bucky Dent.

Joe Gravellese said...

Amy, the Super Bowl was the one in the '07-'08 season when the Patriots went 16-0 during the regular season, then lost the Super Bowl.

That's pretty ridiculous.

L-girl said...

Red Sox fans have trouble remembering the year 1978??? Come on.

redsock said...

tiz = good, but we need to pick up the pace of our chipping away ....

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I had not read L's terrific post before stating, "yet, here we sit." And then Allan's "Still, We Sit."

It all fits together very nicely.

Amy said...

Thanks, Joe. I do remember that, of course. I just don't know what Superbowl has what number. Wish they would just use dates, like baseball does! Can you imagine having to refer to a particular WS as WS LXIIV?

Joe Gravellese said...

I'd imagine that, if the world exists past 2012, it's gonna get pretty silly to start roman-numeralling Super Bowl 84, etc.

SoSock said...

Amy - thank you, I am. :) I have rediscovered my passion for all things music, I actually blew off my little league game Sat. to spend the day at a bluegrass/americana festival at the base of Pilot Mountain - beautiful.
OK, gotta go or my status as the band's unofficial sound guru will be jeopardized.
Only 4 more of those dongs and we have a new game!

redsock said...

what would be the longest SB number?

33: XXXIII

83? LXXXIII

Joe Gravellese said...

I think 83 would probably take the cake

Joe Gravellese said...

183

CLXXXIII, right?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Joe Grav,
I could tell you a very sad story about a college that had never been to the NCAA basketball tournament, went undefeated in their conference in 1983, and lost in the conference tournament final. Now, in 2010, they have still never been to the NCAA tourney.

But, I'll spare you. :)

Joe Gravellese said...

well then I guess we could start getting silly and talking about super bowl MCMXLIII.

i guess we'll stick with 83.

Joe Gravellese said...

Mrs.GotRibe, is that a new england school?

redsock said...

they should just use I, II ...

So 45 ...

SUPER BOWL IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Joe Gravellese said...

We're gonna need some fucking pitching.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No, it's a Virginia school. But we beat a Boston school in the conference tournament this year.

Amy said...

Remember that old taunt---We need a pitcher, not a glass of water?

redsock said...

pitcher of water? i honestly have never heard that until now.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yea, I always thought it was a belly itcher.

Amy said...

Don and Jerry sound more like Yankee announcers.

Amy said...

We used to yell it at bad pitching at little league games. Not very sportsmanlike, I guess.

redsock said...

i think a belly itcher might be an improvement tonight - or a belly dancer.

redsock said...

that was a strike.

L-girl said...

Here comes our age difference. Amy posted what she was doing in 1978. I graduated high school and began university. Saw the Stones and lots of baseball. Same baseball Amy and Allan were watching, from a different perspective. And a lot of other fun stuff that is not appropriate in a family thread.

Anyone else?

Amy said...

I never heard of the belly itcher one, though it came up before mine on Google. There are a whole bunch of references to the glass of water one, so I guess it wasn't just my home town.

L-girl said...

We want a pitcher, not a glass of water. We said that all the time, too.

I never heard belly itcher. That's cute too.

Joe Gravellese said...

In 1978 I was not quite around.

Amy said...

Laura, did you ever hear the glass of water taunt? Maybe it was a New York thing?

Amy said...

Never mind---you beat me to it! I bet it's one of those regional things. Where are you from, Mrs GotRibe?

L-girl said...

I was wondering how Joe would say where he was in 1978! :)

We are very multi-gen here, I love that.

Amy said...

In 1978 I thought I was a grown up. Little did I know!

L-girl said...

You were a young grown-up.

Joe Gravellese said...

Speaking of multi-generational awesomeness, L, I spoke with Mr. Ish today about Mini-JoS in August and he said he'd look into it.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy, I'm from Virginia. Maybe it is a regional thing.

1978--let's see. I was a junior in high school, starting to learn that there was a bigger world out there.
Concerts? Doobie Brothers, Eagles
Sports? Redskins

Amy said...

Yeah, in 1978 I was the same age that my younger daughter is now. She is, however, at a whole different place than I was at her age: married, starting a career, thinking about starting a family. She says she has no plans to settle down for a long time and is not at all sure what she wants to do with her working life.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Come on Pedey, do something here.

L-girl said...

Joe, that would be great!

I meant to say it earlier, Joe has revived interest in JoS2. He and Ish might drive up together. I'll check in w/ Tim and Woti about it, since they are near (relatively speaking).

So if anyone else is up for it, let us know.

L-girl said...

Hey look, there's a game on. We have two on!

redsock said...

14 yo in summer of 78 - going to be a sophomore in high school in the fall.

redsock said...

a good werd could mean 6-5....

Amy said...

I love FY. He reminds me of what our team could/should be doing.!

L-girl said...

1978 Ramones Talking Heads Elvis Costello

No Eagles or Doobies on my playlist! :)

Amy, how old were you when you and Harvey got married?

Joe Gravellese said...

DREW

Mrs.GotRibe said...

ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

We were married in 76. I was turning 24 that summer, he had just turned 22. Just babes!

Ish said...

ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tjd said...

DREW!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH, YOU NO MUSIC ATBATTING MUTHERFUIVKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice call Allan.

L-girl said...

J.D.ONG !!!!!

Amy said...

OMG, we scored THREE runs!! DREW!!

redsock said...

j.d.: "eat shit, o'brien."

Edward Lee said...

Woulda been five runs if Drew cared. :(

Does this joke ever get old?

Joe Gravellese said...

NOUS AVONS UN MATCH DE BASEBALL

L-girl said...

Hey wow, Allan called it!

ON FIRE

Joe Gravellese said...

Edward - no

L-girl said...

EL, no, never !

Amy said...

Drew also showed some emotion his last AB when called out on strikes. So there, O'B.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey Ish, I used more exclamation points than you did.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

1978 Ramones Talking Heads Elvis Costello

No Eagles or Doobies on my playlist! :)


Always the rebel, huh?

Ish said...

Yes you did, Mrs. GotRibe. I pushed the exclamation point button until I got bored.

redsock said...

never gets old. never not funny.

... good thing drew decided he felt like playing tonight rather than nurse a broken fingernail .........

L-girl said...

Amy, that is about the same age A & I were when we moved in together. I am also 2 yrs (+ a bit) older than him.

redsock said...

oh and of course

DON'T FUCK THIS UP DICE!

L-girl said...

I was a rebel, yes, but I had plenty of company with the punk and new wave sounds.

Amy said...

Which reminds me, Laura.... we were promised a certain story during the baseball season.

redsock said...

another reason why last inning was fun:

F8
5-3
1B
2B
HR ***
PF3

the ol' 2 outs and nothing going on rally.

L-girl said...

Amy, I have not forgotten. I am posting it on the anniversary of the actual date, as promised.

Joe Gravellese said...

I would say bring in a new pitcher, but who?

Is Wake still in the rotation or is he back in the pen? I haven't been following the day to day rosterness during the playoffs of a sport that will not be named

redsock said...

july 20, amy.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That's about the same age we were married, too. I was 23. Jay (Mr. Ribe) was 24.

L-girl said...

Poor Joe

Joe Gravellese said...

comeon Dicey

L-girl said...

That's nice, Mrs G. Funny to think of those young days, isn't it.

Zenslinger said...

Whoa. Hope.

Joe Gravellese said...

Hey Ish, you would get this-

To make myself feel better after the other night, I played NHL EastSide Hockey Manager and cheated to trade for all 4 top picks in the draft, and took Hall, Seguin, Connolly and Fowler.

Amy said...

Wow, that's pretty amazing---what are the odds that we would all still be in the same relationship that we started when so young?

Ish said...

Joe: A++++

Joe Gravellese said...

My tweet extolling the virtues of JD Drew was just re-tweeted by a popular Boston blog, it won't be long before I get people replying to me to tell me about how he sucks.

redsock said...

"Still, We Leap Up And Cheer Because Drew Is On Fire"

Joe Gravellese said...

WAKE!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Joe, I could tell you a sad story about a hockey team with the best record in the NHL this year who didn't even make it out of the first round of the playoffs.

But, I'll spare you. :)

(You have to remember, I'm from Virginia, not Boston.)

Amy said...

July 20, moon landing day. (Don't ask why I remember that.)

L-girl said...

Still, We Sit and Hope Dice Does Not Blow This Even More Than He Already Has

L-girl said...

And no sooner do I type that...

Joe Gravellese said...

DiceK you suck immensely

L-girl said...

I'm not from Boston.

Neither is Amy.

Or Allan.

redsock said...

Still, It's Only The 5th Inning, People

Joe Gravellese said...

Mrs.GotRibe, boo-hoo. :-p

L-girl said...

Immense suckage

Suckage of grand proportions

Joe Gravellese said...

Still, We Prepare for ANother 5-hour Red Sox/Yankees Game

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yea, I know. I just meant that I'm a Caps fan and not a Bruins fan. That's all. Maybe I didn't imply that very well.

Amy said...

Get Dice out of there. Let's at least try to keep this game close.

L-girl said...

And I said I wasn't threading to give my poor fingers a break. I'll be typing 8 hours a day all week...

Joe Gravellese said...

Oh I gotcha, I was just playing the "our horror was worse than your horror" game.

L-girl said...

I know what you meant, I was just being stupid. I used to be an Islanders fan, 100 years ago or so.

Joe Gravellese said...

Haha, Islanders.

They really need to move off of Long Island.

Joe Gravellese said...

RUNS pls

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No, I got that Joe. And, I wouldn't want to get into the debate about which was worse. Plus, if you were at Game 7, then you win!

I'm checking out for a little bit. Mr. Ribe won't watch Yankees/Red Sox games (too nerve racking) so we're going to watch 24 now.

I'll check in periodically.

redsock said...

chan ho parkis up?

that = 4 runs\, at lea

Ish said...

Blue Light special, only at V-Mart!

redsock said...

BLUE LIGHT

Joe Gravellese said...

your friendly neighborhood V-MART

L-girl said...

Extra Mart!!

redsock said...

"4 runs, at least"

i got fucked up and vmart went deep

Amy said...

VMART is back!

L-girl said...

Going to watch another TV show while this game is on! Can't imagine it. But there you go. All different ways to be a fan.

Shift this!

redsock said...

clev 3, tb 2 in 6th

L-girl said...

Do you guys see these ads with the faux Hemingway guy, "Stay thirsty my friends" ?

I think they're clever. Just saw the one where he's feeding the eaglets with an eye dropper.

Joe Gravellese said...

L, you're a little behind :-p those have been cultural sensations (in the US at least) all year long.

I actually read a pretty good article about that campaign in a communications research magazine - a successful, funny, but "highbrow" ad campaign for beer is a rarity

Amy said...

Ads, what ads? :)

L-girl said...

Figures, we're always behind here. :)

Actually I've seen them for a while but never asked on-thread. I don't read about ads and marketing anymore. (I used to. Now I just complain about them.)

redsock said...

let's get wakefield another W ...

L-girl said...

Amy, I envy you :)

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