June 3, 2010

G55: Athletics 9, Red Sox 8

Athletics - 010 401 120 - 9 14  0
Red Sox - 110 102 111 - 8 18 1
Goat of the Day: Third base coach Tim Bogar.

In the third inning, Victor Martinez walked and Kevin Youkilis doubled to left-center. As you know, Martinez's toe is still bothering him and he is not running well at all. I guess Bogar forgot, because even with no one out, Bogar waved him around -- and Martinez was gunned down easily even though the throw was off-line.

In the very next inning, Darnell McDonald singled, then turned an ankle diving back to the bag on a throw to first. The trainer came out to check on him and McDonald stayed in the game. After Bill Hall singled McDonald to second, Jeremy Hermida singled to right. Bogar sent McDonald -- who was thrown out at the plate.

Bogar sucks (and has for awhile). Send him on his way.

Hall went 4-for-5 (his first 4-hit game since July 3, 2006), with two singles, a double, and a home run. He drove in two runs and scored four times; he also stole third in the fourth inning.

Youkilis had three hits, including two doubles. Hermida singled, doubled, and homered. Dustin Pedroia doubled twice.
Example
Brett Anderson / Tim Wakefield
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, DH
McDonald, CF
Hall, RF
Hermida, LF

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redsock said...

Davis, CF
Barton, 1B
Sweeney, RF
Suzuki, C
Cust, DH
Kouzmanoff, 3B
Gross, LF
Ellis, RF
Pennington, SS

redsock said...

I think I'll watch the start of the Tigers game.

redsock said...

Galarraga bringing out lineup card.

Zenslinger said...

Pitching matchup for the Yanks-Baltimore game:

Millwood (0-5), 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP

Extra Cheese (4-3), 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP

Gee, I'm starting to lose faith in W-L as an indicator of performance.

redsock said...

Wow, Joyce at the plate, crying, wiping away tears.

Zenslinger said...

What?

redsock said...

ESPN: "Commissioner Bud Selig has the power to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's missed call ..."

It would be nice if Selig made this no-brainer of a decision while Joyce is still in Detroit.

redsock said...

What what?

johngoldfine said...

It must be incredibly awful to be Joyce today--his mistake seen by millions, nothing at all to say for himself, everyone sneering.

Zenslinger said...

Was reacting to your description of the Joyce situation. I was wondering if they were having some kind of official apology for blowing the call. I guess it's just a gesture to let Galarraga bring out the card to Joyce. Still, better than nothing.

Amy said...

Oh, gee, now I have to feel sorry for Joyce? After all that venom I spewed last night?

I loved Galaragga's line when asked about Joyce's blown call, "No one is perfect." Did he intend the irony in that sentence?

So...will Selig reverse the call? Has that ever been done?

redsock said...

nesn!

win.

Ish said...

"NESN!"

Me too! MLB Network is showing the Red Sox game and it's NESN! I'll only be able to watch the first six innings or so before I head to the airport to go home.

johngoldfine said...

Welllll, not very sorry, amy--but I've never noticed you slow in the feeling-sorry dept!

redsock said...

2/27 done.

Patrick said...

It's really coming down here, 40 minutes north of Boston. I imagine this game might get delayed at some point.

johngoldfine said...

It's like feeling sorry for some homophobic preacher or pol getting caught with a boytoy. I feel sorry for their shame and humiliation, but a bit of glee at their just deserts coming home to roost.

;)

johngoldfine said...

No day for baseball or anything else in Maine.

Ish said...

83, hot and sunny out down here outside of Charlotte. Yesterday the Dodgers were on MLBN and I got to listen to 9 innings of Vin Scully.

At one point he described in perfect detail a baby squirming in its mothers lap.

Look who else likes to watch baseball!

Ish said...

Coming down hard up home, is it, John?

redsock said...

fuckin nesn cameraman...

johngoldfine said...

Cold, fog, occasional hard rain. Remember June and July last year, ish? Not to bum you out, but it's like that.

Patrick said...

V-Mart is a laser show.

redsock said...

even with 2 outs, vic gets only to second. yeesh

redsock said...

BELTRE!

2 outs, then
3 singles!

Amy said...

Sort of gray and nasty down here on the Cape also. But no rain. Yet.

SCORE!

Zenslinger said...

It's like feeling sorry for some homophobic preacher or pol getting caught with a boytoy.

Isn't missing a call a somewhat more understandable part of an umpire's job? Inevitable, even?

Ish said...

John, maybe tomorrow the weather will be better. At least I'll be coming home under the cover of darkness so I won't have to see that crap.

The weather here has been excellent.

Ish said...

As long as there is a human element, mistakes will be made.

Nobody thought there'd be one as enormous as this was, though.

redsock said...

our outfield today is kinda weak.

johngoldfine said...

My wife's in SC today, ish. Must be nice! I'm wearing Polartec and muck boots.

:(

johngoldfine said...

Zen, it was a terrible analogy with an awful mixed metaphor thrown in. No one is perfect.

Ish said...

I was uh, 6 miles from the SC border at one point today. I actually had to drive my sister to the airport this morning so she could fly to Pocono, PA for the race this weekend and HELLO HEIDI! I've missed you! ...and got kinda close to the SC border.

redsock said...

remy: "three game hitting streak"

oh, come on.

johngoldfine said...

ZSen--I might argue that being in the closet is an inevitable concommitant to being a homophobic preacher or pol!

:)

Joe Gravellese said...

How's it crackin, CITIZENS?

redsock said...

i don't think joyce has ever demonized a group of people and also demanded other people live a certain way and then been exposed as a hypocritical POS.

redsock said...

Pretty good, Joe!

Zenslinger said...

John, I'm with you on the feeling of anger one gets at the hypocrisy when those kinds of things come out. And it seems to be true that the nastier the rhetoric, the greater the chance is that the pundit in question is a self-hater.

johngoldfine said...

Exactly, rs--I withdraw everything I said about it except that he must feel like shit. His name is eternally and notoriously attached to one bad instant of his life.

meunier said...

Hall scored

redsock said...

oak pen up?

redsock said...

better example might be if selig reverses joyce's call. selig will still be a contemptible asshole, but he will have done one nice thing.

meunier said...

Hall doubled and then made it home via some groundouts. Keep on rolling F Train.

Amy said...

Wow, Betty White is the last remaining Golden Girl.

L-girl said...

Hi thread. I am doing a dreaded household chore while I watch the game. A chore I bet none of you do. Luckily I can watch the game at the same time but can't thread.

Ish said...

Especially in the case of a final out of the game, a wrong call should be able to be overturned. Hard to do at other parts of the game because of the flow of the game. Reversing one call after the fact throws the entire game and its credibility off-hinge. But there should be very, very unique and rare instances like this one, with conclusive video evidence, to overturn a call.

At this point Galarraga is left having throw a 28-out perfect game.

Ish said...

Cleaning dog poop up off the floor? I don't do that...

Zenslinger said...

I vacuum!

Once in a while...

redsock said...

nice AB for mart

Zenslinger said...

Anderson hurt? That's kind of a white flag for Oakland.

L-girl said...

No dog poop on our floors!

Allan does the vacuuming.

This is a chore I'll be doing for a good portion of the game.

OW. Fucking ow, did you see that? Ow.

Ish said...

Thigh to the head! Ouch. At least it wasn't his knee...

johngoldfine said...

We find that if the dogs poop in the unused kids' rooms, it pretty much dries up and blows away on its own.

Zenslinger said...

Wake and Extra Cheese have nearly identical lines through three. Both have given up no walks and only one hit which was a solo HR. Only difference is CC has 3K to Wake's 2.

Ish said...

I rarely vacuum, but it needs to be done once in a while.

redsock said...

i cleaned the entire house (oven and fridge, too!) on monday and tuesday.

Ish said...

And Suzuki takes a shot to the gentlemen's region. A cup can only do so much.

Ish said...

And Suzuki takes a shot to the gentlemen's region. A cup can only do so much.

Zenslinger said...

What happened, who's hurt?

L, are you darning socks or something?

redsock said...

WHY DO YOU SEND HIM WITH NO ONE FUCKIGN OUT????

HE IS FUCKLING UNABLE TO RUN

UNBELIEVABLE ASSHOLE BOPGAR

L-girl said...

For fuck's sake, we just heard how V-Mart can't run, Don spent half an inning talking about it. He arrived 5 minutes after the ball.

L-girl said...

"i cleaned the entire house (oven and fridge, too!) on monday and tuesday"

It's true, he did. He is awesome.

L-girl said...

Not darning socks. Guess again.

redsock said...

don't make me miss wendell kim for fuck's sake.

L-girl said...

I don't even know what darning socks is. When socks get holes, you throw them out, afaik.

redsock said...

and asshole suevm (or whatever spelling)

Amy said...

Well, that was an idiotic decision. ARGGH.

Laura, are you ironing? I know that's a favorite of yours. It's something I never do. I do vacuum, pick up dog poop (outside, thankfully), clean kitty litter, etc., etc., but no ironing. We wear wrinkled clothes.

Zenslinger said...

Yarrrrrrgh!

I figure there must have been a collision in foul territory before that, during Youk's AB, knocking Sweeney out of the game.

meunier said...

Stupid line drive.

Ish said...

Hey MLBN assholes, I don't want an update DURING THE GAME. If you want to update me, doing it between innings. Schedule a game, SHOW THE GAME. Kthx

johngoldfine said...

l-girl: putting the wmtc/jos library into Dewey Decimal order?

Zenslinger said...

no ironing

Me neither. Just not worth the effort.

Amy said...

I am sticking with ironing, but she disappeared without answering. Allan, can you solve the mystery?

Amy said...

Suzuki is trouble.

Zenslinger said...

Now what was that rumor about trading for Suzuki?

Amy said...

Wake having another meltdown.... Wasn't it the 4th inning last time?

redsock said...

hermida playing a VERY shitty left with the wall.

L-girl said...

Amy wins the prize! Yes, I am ironing. I iron while I watch baseball, always have.

I can't understand how people don't iron, but apparently only I feel that way.

And btw, there is no prize.

Back to the task. (Although JohnGF's suggestion is tempting!)

redsock said...

can we get the umps to reverse all these hits?

Zenslinger said...

We're gonna win this game yet.

Amy said...

I WANT A PRIZE!!!!

This game is starting to suck.

Ironing was something my mother hated; hence, she never taught me how. Most of what I wear does not require ironing (jeans? t-shirts?), and work stuff gets dry cleaned. I know some people iron sheets and t-shirts, even underwear, but I don't get that. I take my stuff out of the dryer and fold them neatly. Tada---no (or few) wrinkles!

redsock said...

now what?

L-girl said...

This game has all the makings of a great comeback.

I iron all shirts. I do not iron sheets or underwear.

My mother did not teach me how to iron. I just do it anyway.

L-girl said...

OMFG not again!!!!!! WTF WTF

redsock said...

AGAIN WITH NO OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!

WITH A GUY WHO TWISTED HIS ANKLE 5 MINUTES AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FIRE THIS LAME FUCK, NOW!

johngoldfine said...

Jesus H Fuck.

johngoldfine said...

One of my wife's childhood legends is the neighbor who ironed socks. My wife's mother was a firm and early proponent of miracle fabrics and wash-n-wear.

Amy said...

Who is this third base coach? Is he related to Joyce? Does everyone need their eyes/brains checked?

Amy said...

Well, we would be tied now, but for those two stupid calls by the 3B coach.

redsock said...

horrible because we would have the runner on base AND one less out

coach is tim bogar

redsock said...

WAVE HIM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Ironed socks, huh? I thought ironed underwear was strange enough!

As they say, to each his/her own. Every time I have ironed something (maybe once a year, probably less often), the thing I iron looks like I ironed it---creases in the wrong place, wrinkles in places I cannot reach, maybe a burn here or there. :)

YES! FUCK YEAH!

Patrick said...

Lost power since the first inning.

Not how I wanted to come back.

redsock said...

i'm sure sosh's tim bogar thread is lively once again

redsock said...

kangarookilis?

redsock said...

no outs, guy on second, time to send another runner to his doom

Amy said...

I was thinking that also. But maybe Youk can get there in time. No bad toe, no sprained ankle.

redsock said...

how about he breaks his leg on the slide?

Amy said...

Well, now he is on third. What can Bogar do to screw it up?

redsock said...

could still tag and go on a fly ball.

if another runner is out, fenway better beef up security to stop fans from running out and kicking bogar's ass

Amy said...

Uch, please do not even think such a thing, at least not out loud and in writing! I am superstitious about such things.

redsock said...

god damnit

Amy said...

Well, with two outs, that problem won't occur.

L-girl said...

Everyone seems to know people (or once known them) who iron socks, underwear, sheets. Yet no one I know even irons! I think these sock and underwear ironers are related to the Easter Bunny and Rumplestilskin.

Zenslinger said...

Lowell can't get a break.

meunier said...

Mark Ellis is singlehandedly shutting us down on D.

redsock said...

ramram up

Zenslinger said...

Austin Jackson hanging in there and looking like the real thing. Three doubles and a single today, batting .344.

Least he ain't playing for the Yanks.

Zenslinger said...

God damn son of a bitch.

redsock said...

PO - CS!

redsock said...

Tim Bogar is in line to pick up his first save of the season.

A Conformer said...

Evening/afternoon,
Just read the thread- how come there's no CONGRATULATIONS A & L anywhere? Are you all commenting on the appropriate thread?
Anyway...

CONGRATULATIONS A & L!

redsock said...

HEY HEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

DONG!!!!

meunier said...

DONG!

Zenslinger said...

Redemption!

Amy said...

Re ironing: I have no idea whether lots of other people iron. It's something that never seems to come up in conversation. But I can tell you that my daughter and son-in-law are BIG ironers (she did not learn from me, obviously). First thing they do when they unpack is ask for an iron to get the wrinkles out of their packed clothing. We made sure we had a new iron and ironing board just for them when we moved.

HERMIDA!

Amy said...

Ofer, there are threads on JOS, WMTC, and Facebook. I think I wrote on all three places.!

A Conformer said...

Man, I should post in all caps more often.
HERMIDA!

Amy said...

Yes!! I think FY is BACK!

L-girl said...

Thanks Ofer. :)

There are congratulation threads all over the place.

westcoastsox said...

Ooops, day game. Just popped in to say Congrats, RS & L!!!

Amy said...

Let's tie this up NOW.

A Conformer said...

There are congratulation threads all over the place.

I'll make sure to visit them all later...

A Conformer said...

Are the trolls back, BTW? Why is moderation on in a gamethread?

Amy said...

Ofer, are you in Israel now?

Amy said...

TIE IT NOW. Come on, Youk.

Joe Gravellese said...

I do not agree with that call.

A Conformer said...

Ofer, are you in Israel now?

Yep. Gonna be here for at least two more months.

A Conformer said...

RamRam, do not...

Amy said...

It looked to me like Youk did swing through.

Amy said...

Ofer, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what is going on there. It doesn't have to be here on the game thread, but I am curious about what a young Israeli thinks.

redsock said...

ofer has been posting at the wmtc thread.

meunier said...

Beltre error ??!

redsock said...

can't blame the snakes for that E.

meunier said...

Amy if you didn't own this blog that would so be threadjacking.

Amy said...

Meunier, I don't own the blog and I specifically said I was not asking him to comment on the thread.

Amy said...

OK, I will look at wmtc. I had not seen his comments there.

redsock said...

picked him off. nice.

Amy said...

I do wonder how many more times we will have to see Ramram come in to pitch.

L-girl said...

Meunier, there are no topic police here. We chat about everything in game threads. Not threadjacking at all.

So what's this about Amy owning the blog?

redsock said...

fear not, there is another ram ram right behind him on pawtucket!!

redsock said...

Ofer: Re moderation: Yes.

A Conformer said...

Ofer, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what is going on there. It doesn't have to be here on the game thread, but I am curious about what a young Israeli thinks.

Like Allan said, I've been posting on WMTC. Although I wouldn't exactly call it what a young Israeli thinks, or even what I think... I guess it's a very specific part of what I think.
Anyway, I'd be more than happy to talk about it, but yeah, here's not the place. I'm not sure WMTC is, either.

Amy said...

How much does a blog cost? Maybe I can buy it.

redsock said...

Make me an offer.

redsock said...

It would please me if the Boston Red Sox were to emerge victorious in this baseball contest.

Joe Gravellese said...

It's usually threadjacking to talk about the game. :)

Amy said...

Thanks, Ofer. I will first read what you said there. I think we are FB friends, so I can send you a message there. And then Meunier won't get his pants all twisted. :)

A Conformer said...

How much does a blog cost? Maybe I can buy it.

Mine was free. Then again, that's exactly what's it worth.

Amy said...

Hmmm, I don't think I could carry all that responsbility----posting every day, hosting game threads, putting up with the likes of us!

redsock said...

No, no. You buy it, then hire me to do what I do already. But you get to keep all the profits.

Amy said...

Hey, the sun is coming out! Wow. Haven't seen it in over two days down here.

Amy said...

Profits---now I like that idea. But my investment policy has always been buy high, sell low, and I would hate to see JOS decline the way all my other investments have.

redsock said...

JoS profits cannot possibly go down. That is guaranteed.

A Conformer said...

I hate this Ziegler guy.

Amy said...

We need runs,, please. Time is running short. Is Bard pitching the 8th?

redsock said...

How much is your blog worth? sez:

$564.54

Amy said...

Your profits are intangible, but what about your stock value? How will I resell it on the NYSE if it's value crashes? I have a grandchild to worry about. Perhaps if you go public and sell it on the open market, I can buy a few shares for the grandkid. Who will unfortunately be a Mets fan.

Joe Gravellese said...

WOO

Amy said...

Oops, ON FIRE!

redsock said...

red sox getting their on fire on.

A Conformer said...

FIRE IT UP

Amy said...

$564 sounds pretty reasonable, but I see no documentation behind that link, just a blank page. Do you think I am some kind of fool? Are you related to Bernie Madoff or something?

redsock said...

no idea what makes the "value" go up. maybe ads.

Joe Gravellese said...

I deem that a useful play

Amy said...

Tie up this game already! And then GO AHEAD! And please bring in a pitcher who can hold the A's.

A Conformer said...

Amy, don't believe him. I heard the blog bubble is gonna burst soon. I know it's tempting, you see all those people going out of their mom's basement with big wads of cash- but trust me: it's too risky.

Amy said...

Ads---what an awful thought. Was there actually something behind that link that came up with that number? I assumed it was just a scam. :)

L-girl said...

Not ads, links. The "what your blog is worth" is based on outgoing and incoming links. It's highly stupid. Just like the real stock market.

A Conformer said...

no idea what makes the "value" go up. maybe ads.

Probably traffic, no? But I heard somewhere that that "AD-free site" banner you've got there lowers profit by something just around... $564.54

Amy said...

You probably do have common law ownership of the name of the blog under trademark law (I assume you have not registered it under either US or Canadian law), so that is worth something, I bet.

And you have a copyright in all the writing you have done. That's worth something also. No idea how anyone would come up with a number though.

L-girl said...

It's almost impossible to judge how much traffic a blog gets. So they base it on linkage.

A Conformer said...

Shit, I was sure he was gonna triple.

redsock said...

Sell shares of JoS? ..... What a great idea!

Common law ownership. I doubt it. (I checked on joyofsox.com long ago but a socks company has it.) I can't imagine what the argument I'd make about the ownership of the blog name.

redsock said...

drew - hum de dum .....

johngoldfine said...

l-girl--are you ready for a blog name change? 'We Moved to Canada'?

A Conformer said...

Speaking of links: mind blowing stuff.

Amy said...

Huh, someone else owns that domain name? Yeah, I guess you could have a fight with them about a trademark since you are not in the socks business. Then you'd have to deal with the Red Sox also, I suppose. So yeah, probably not worth the money to get that right.

But you do have a copyright in your writings.

Zenslinger said...

Mariano Rivera starts his ninth with a walk and a HBP.

redsock said...

fuck cust.

Amy said...

SHIT.

Joe Gravellese said...

it took two years before Firefox started going here when i wrote "joy of sox" instead of the socks website

redsock said...

manny delshitshow.

L-girl said...

shit and double shit

Joe Gravellese said...

The fuck

johngoldfine said...

The dogs insist it's time for a walk.

redsock said...

who let the dongs out?







manny delcarmen, that's who.

Zenslinger said...

Holy Christmas.

L-girl said...

l-girl--are you ready for a blog name change? 'We Moved to Canada'?

People asked me this all the time when we moved here. Which was 5 years ago, by the way. Didn't change it then, either.

Amy said...

Just to clarify on the trademark issue, if you use a mark (name, logo, etc) to identify goods or services that you distribute, you can get ownership of that mark against anyone else who uses it on similar goods or services in a way that causes confusion in the marketplace. So you could own the mark, if someone else (the socks company, the Red Sox) did not claim prior use themselves. I'd represent you on your claims, but you'd have to give me all your profits. :)

johngoldfine said...

But the moving is over, according to CIC. You've moved--congratulations again on attaining your desire.

A Conformer said...

When was it that the MDC thread on SOSH went up? Yesterday? Sheesh...

redsock said...

well, i am thinking about starting a line of clothing.

johngoldfine said...

New clothing line: ironed red socks?

redsock said...

also -- i "borrowed" the design of an old edition of the joy of sex book for my 2004 collection ... so about copyright ...

johngoldfine said...

Ortiz tees?

johngoldfine said...

Dirty water swimwear?

L-girl said...

I don't follow that logic re moving and moved. We moved on August 30, 2005. I know that because I was there.

But in any case, my blog will not be renamed.

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