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High Noon

Bacon and Red Bull, that’s what Terry Francona and company eat for breakfast. Sox are up against it this afternoon, down 2-0. But they are at home and the Angels still have something to prove.

Chit-Chit Chatter away.


Happy Bacon and Happy Baseball.

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1 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 11:54 am

On one hand, we have seen this movie before...but then again, this Angels team is a bit different - better OBP guys, etc. I think the Sox win today, but I think the Angels still find a way to finally take a series from them.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 11:58 am

Me three. But I also don't believe the Sox are dead until that third out is made in the ninth.

3 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:16 pm

Buck Martinez says that Clay Buchholz is not showing any signs of extra emotion, right as the camera shows Buchholz slapping his glove against his leg in disgust after giving up a single to Abreu.

4 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:34 pm

I like these noon starts. On the weekend of course. : )

5 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:36 pm

i'm cool with the angels winning 3-1 - don't trust the angels if it goes 5

6 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:39 pm

On the one hand, the best scenario is the Yankees sweep today and this series goes 5 games, all in extra innings, and every pitcher gets dog tired.

On the other hand, I hate the f-ing Red Sox.

7 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:44 pm

Kazmir frightens me more than anyone the Sox can throw at the Yanks. In any event, won't be surprised if the Sox get the broom today. Yeesh, more awful umpiring. Yeah, Martniez was pointing out that the batter got hit. I hate Scioscia and all his stupid faces.

8 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:49 pm

[7] lester is much better than kazmir

9 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:57 pm

[8] That may be true, but Kazmir has done far better in more opportunites. Plus the Yanks roughed up Lester pretty good in their last meeting.

10 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 12:58 pm

[6] I'm all for any scenario that gives the Yankees every possible advantage. The Marte Debacle Friday night proved all my worst fears about Girardi, and he scares the shit out of me going forward, so I'll take five games, extra innings, and a freak snowstorm that delays the trip to the Bronx until the day of game one.

11 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:02 pm

[10] i really don't think the marte move was that bad. aceves looked a little shaky in his inning, and i wasn't at all looking forward to him facing mauer.
that said, i hope (and expect) that marte will be off the roster if we get to the alcs.

12 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:04 pm

Holy shit, that was one fuck of a play!

13 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:15 pm

Walking Gonzalez was anit-good, Kazmir. Oh, Dustbin, you're my hero.

14 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:15 pm

And the Red Sox double their offensive output from the first two games. Oh, the homefield advantage.

15 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:20 pm

that's enough for me. time to watch the giants crush the raiders.

16 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:21 pm

regardless of wanting the sox to win this game, at least they angels got ugly out

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:23 pm

[16] :)

18 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:26 pm

[17] thanks weeping - i mean it is bad enough we are sort of "rooting" for the angels for the series, and dispassionately "rooting" for the sox today, but wishing ugly well is just far too onerous a task

laptops giving up the immediate homerr

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:34 pm

[18] I was going to say the same thing about "rooting." I mean, we're not so much "rooting" as "hoping," right?

Or perhaps, I'm "rooting" for a 5-game, knock-down, drag-out affair complete with eye-gougings, hair-pulling, low-blows--a no-holds-barred Death Match in a Cage, if you will--with California coming out on top, needing to be stitched back together with spit and duct tape on the aeroplane ride to the Bronx so they come out looking like German war veterans during the Weimar Republic.

To that end, I "hope" Boston wins today, but not rooting for them to win today, if that makes any sense.

20 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:37 pm

I'm so confused. I can't take pleasure in any of this. : /

21 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:38 pm

[19] bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaa

perfect weeping - this is exactly what we are doing

which results is just fair's (and all of our) confusion :}

22 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:50 pm

[11] I hate lefty specialists to begin with, but once he gave up a double AND a single to Mauer, it was time to take him out. He didn't because the next guy was lefty too.

23 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:50 pm

Choad can't buy a hit vs. the Sox. Little Bastard.

24 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:53 pm

[23] nick punto stole all of his powers

25 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:54 pm

28-0 Giants, 3 minutes gone in 2nd quarter. Wow.

26 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:54 pm

I'm just poking my head in ... back to bed.

27 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 1:57 pm

[25] Yes!

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:00 pm

[24] Heh heh eh heh.

(Meanwhile, *when* is *our* game going to begin?)

I can't wait five hours!!!!!

29 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:01 pm

[24] Punto has been a gigantic pain in the ass these first 2 games. Hopefully he spends all of his time off the bases tonight along with his mates.

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:05 pm

So, I've not played softball in waaay, waaayyy too long, but when I did, I was a centerfielder and one of the hardest challenges was training myself not to take that first step in on the ball hit right at me. I had to fight against that natural instinct and it felt really, really awkward.

That's how I feel now, as I looked at that 5-1 score and winced, only to remember a half-second later that, actually, for our Master Plan to pan out, the score must needs favor the Bostons today.

Talk about cognitive dissonance.

31 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:08 pm

Fenway is ridiculously quiet.

32 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:11 pm

[30] haha - you played cf in softball after playing 2b earlier? much like boras said about arod, my feet have never left the infield dirt - it would be quite odd to be out there.

laptop is frustrating as hell to watch

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:15 pm

[32] Yes, well, my last position was second, when my little league career ended around 13 or 14. Then I began playing softball when I was probably 28 or 29, at which point the body wasn't what it was and getting down on the ball was something of a minor trial.

God, I miss playing.

34 Rich   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:17 pm

That phantom whistle call in the Giant game was far worse than Cuzzi's.

35 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:18 pm

Daniel Bard pulls a David Robertson

36 Rich   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:20 pm

Bard and Robertson have almost identical stats and could have very comparable careers.

37 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:23 pm

[33] :}

[36] interesting comparison - i wonder if the yankees will be as loathe to trade robertson as the sox have been with bard

38 Rich   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:25 pm

[37] I think they view Roberston as the primary 8th inning reliever, starting next seasno.

39 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:26 pm

BTW, in case you were wondering, if the Yankees lose tonight, I'll assume my usual role of flying into a panic and assuming the worst.

40 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Bard and Robertson. I knew I recently read something about them. This from a reader at Lohud last month.

41 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:30 pm

[38] i agree - i think he will do well too - he would be absolutely outstanding if he improved his control even a tick

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:31 pm

[39] I'll support you in that, but won't necessarily join you. I *will,* however, slit my wrists if we lose to Pavano. But that's just on principle, not necessarily a reflection of an overall loss of confidence.

43 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:32 pm

[39] thanks for clarifying - we were unsure how you would go :}
would it be the same even if your buddy wasn't pitching for the twins tonight?

44 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:34 pm

Btw, I like this broadcasting team. I've not been listening closely, but when I do turn up the sound, I notice I don't find them repellent in the least. They seem to do a good job getting the fuck out of the way and letting the game speak for itself. And the play-by-play guy is quite dignified in a nice, old-school way.

45 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:39 pm

[44] don orsillo is the red sox play-by-play guy - he is pretty good

46 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:41 pm

[45] i should clarify that the guy who is doing pbp is don orsillo who happens to be the red sox pbp guy - i wish we could have gotten a team with either kenny or coney on it

47 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:52 pm

[44] Earlier in the game they had a discussion about how OPS is a good stat. That'll win me over in a second. Probably loses your support though :-)

48 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:55 pm

what the fuck - did this game start at NOON?! i had no idea. just awful to turn on and see the Shit Sox winning big, late in the game. i hate giving them any breath. now, i feel they'll win the whole thing...

great start to the inning. haha, ugly! now - SCORE FOUR!!! (wasn't that an old board game, or something?!). wait...that was a double?! stoopid home scoring. error on ugly. E3.

if we lose tonight, i'll be a freaking mess. i have to work a job tonight, but i was able to move the downbeat up a half-hour, so it starts at 5:30. i hope to be home around halfway thru the game.

wow, these umpires are freaking AWFUL!!!

49 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:55 pm

That was the latest appeal strike I have even seen on that bunt. What a fuckin' joke!

50 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:57 pm

Bring in Papelface for 6 outs please. Make that 5 outs. Try swining the bat next time Toriiiiiiiii.

51 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:57 pm

that strike call on the faux bunt attempt was total HORSESHIT!!!

[47] hey man, that Highland Brewery is pretty awesome! the St. Teresa Pale Ale is great, too. they have an oatmeal stout/porter that's excellent, as well. i've played in Highlands, NC a few times and in Asheville a bunch. some excellent beer in that area, for sure! : )

52 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:58 pm

i think hoss was right about the tipping point effect of the shitty umpiring perhaps leading to an improved system

53 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:58 pm

why wasn't that called a strike?! ; )

54 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:59 pm

boBBy should be stealing.

55 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:59 pm

[53] if vladdy did NOT swing i seriously doubt it was a strike

56 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 2:59 pm

fuck you fenway crowd, that was a mile inside.

57 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:00 pm

i would LOVE a late game comeback here for the halos. i just want boston out already...

58 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:00 pm

[47] :)

59 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:01 pm

[51] Highlands beer is great. From Asheville, also check out French Broad (named after the river), particularly the Wee-Heavy-er. Elsewhere in NC there's Foothills (Winston-Salem) and Duckrabbit (Farmville, NC), enough to convince me that I'm living in a microbrew mecca here.

What do you do up at Highlands, NC? Duke has a biological station out there that I've been to a few times. Really beautiful area, lots of unique plant life, if you're into that like I am.

60 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:01 pm

[55] my best friend just texted me and called me a "scumbucket". that's a new one. not an all-time classic, but not bad - whaddya think?!

61 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:01 pm

I did not realize that Vlad, in his last 20 post season games, has 1 rbi.

62 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:02 pm

[57] that's not part of our masterplan thelarmis - please see weeping's description in [19}

63 Emma Span   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:03 pm

Great AP photo from today's Angels-Sox game: http://twitpic.com/l5e9t

64 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:03 pm

they can still hit a 3-run homer here in the god-awful little league smallpark.

here comes papelbitch and the dumbest game face in the history of life.

65 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:04 pm

[60] yeah that's pretty good - my brother and i called each other that a bit when we were kids

[61] wow i didn't know it was that bad, but i do remember after last year's early exit to the sox wondering why he was so off the hook for a series shitty playoff performances

66 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:04 pm

[61] yeah, he sucks in the postseason, but since he plays in a "small market", no one talks about it. : /

[62] i know, i know. still, i'd feel MUCH more betterer knowing the Shit Sox are eliminated.

[63] nice!

67 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:05 pm

[63] nice emma- i recognize ugly, but not sure who the other one is

68 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:06 pm


69 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:06 pm

nice pitch paplebitch

70 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:06 pm

[57] I'm with you thelarmis. Fuck the Sox. And Rivera makes it interesting.

71 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:06 pm

that is terrific!!! Yankees farmhand!!! wahoo!!! go Juan Rivera!!!

now - hit a 2-run homer!!!

72 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:08 pm

Willits still on 1st after two pitches. Lame.

73 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:08 pm

[71] Macier Izturis, career home runs: 24.

74 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:09 pm

[59] yeah, we've got some decent ones around Atlanta, like Sweetwater, but sounds like you're in microbrew heaven!

"What do you do up at Highlands, NC?"

answer: nothing smart. the coupla times i worked there - a few years back - i just hit and kicked things, at the same time. (i play drums for a living.)

75 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:09 pm

that was lame willits

76 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:09 pm

What a jackass!

How do you get picked off there?

77 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:10 pm

Atta boy Willits. But I am happy that Scioscia makes a patent stupid face. Argggghhhhhhh! I hate this series.

78 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:10 pm

[60] That's new to you? Obviously you didn't grow up in Yonkers.

79 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:11 pm

[72] willits picked off 1st bast = even lamer.

[59] yes, Highlands, NC is indeed a beautiful area.

[73] i just want the scumbags to lose, that's all. then, contract them. i would not miss them for a millisecond, "rivalry" be damned...

80 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:12 pm

Too bad Willits wasn't called safe. Ugly's head would have imploded on site.

81 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:13 pm

[78] Far Rockaway.

i think it's just been ages since i heard 'scumbucket', thazzall...

82 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:14 pm

Btw, speaking of watching a lot of awful mental and physical errors thus far this postseason, I really didn't think Gardner's getting doubled up was bad at all. I think it made sense to be aggressive in that spot and Damon just hit it hard.

83 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:14 pm

siddown and shut the fuck up, you ugly scumbucket!!!

84 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:15 pm

[82] yeah, and dude was playing waaaay in, also...

85 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:19 pm

[82] Gardner goofed in that situation. IMO. Runners are always reminded to mind the line drive. And that was sort of a soft looper with the infield playing in. It all worked out in the end though. : D

86 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:19 pm

You know what I love about these booth guys? They don't manufacture emotion. They're pretty monotoned, which is a fabulous relief from someone like Miller, who calls the game like he's never seen a bat and a ball before and can't get over the fact that there's a whole game devised around using the one to hit the other.

With these guys, if anything Big actually happens, it can be appreciated because they don't cry wolf.

You'd think it'd be an obvious point, but these days everyone screams all the time and feels their job is to tell fans how they should be responding to the action on the field.

87 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:21 pm

Nice throw Napoli.

88 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:21 pm

[81] Yeah, I'd imagine that's pretty much the same thing! It must be Atlanta: you're forgetting your roots.

89 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:22 pm

that fucking sucks ass. i know he's a 'good guy' and whatever, but i've always disliked Lowell. sue me. (actually don't, i'm not making any money...)

90 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:25 pm

[89] He reminds me of Cro Magnum Man. I don't like him either.

91 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:26 pm

[86] buck martinez is NOT good.

[88] yeah, i booked a flight to NY yesterday. gonna see the fam for Turkey Day and birthdays. it'll be a refresher! : )

92 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:27 pm

[90] his stoicism reminds me of garrett anderson, and i freaking hate that guy. they also both look perpetually stoned...

93 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:28 pm

will Barry Larkin end up in Cooperstown? i think it'll take awhile, but he'll prolly make it...

94 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:30 pm

Load em up Papelface.

95 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:31 pm


96 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:32 pm

How bout that douche in the first row. Hurray, I just missed screwing up the first out of the inning.

97 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:33 pm

the "catch" that made this doofus rich, wasn't even as good as the Ichiro catch of the same season, when he climbed the wall and robbed a homer, with a SICK backhanded catch, that got no love.

98 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:33 pm

That strike 2 pitch was 8 inches off the black. Unbelievable.

99 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:34 pm

[96] i think he's a douchelord! ; )

papelbitch, also gave up 2 runs, allowing both of his inherited runners to score.

100 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:35 pm

another horseshit strike call.

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101 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:35 pm

please hit a 2-run homerun.

102 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:36 pm

C'mon CHOAD. You're due. (I puked a little in my mouth typing that)

103 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:36 pm

D.I. vs. SB debate...

104 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:37 pm

Pesky Pole. do it!

105 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:38 pm

Hey our old buddy aBBreu could make it fun. Pending this ab. : O

106 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:38 pm

let's go boBBy !! !!!

107 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:39 pm

Come on, Bobby! Don't hit it out, but clear the bases!

108 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:39 pm

[105] i like the double BB !!!

i LOVE boBBy. do it, dude! 3-run jack!!!!!

109 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:40 pm

[107] wha?!?!?! hit it to Landsdowne street, or whatever the fuck it is! hit it to Mama Kin's (though that'd be foul, methinks...)

110 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:40 pm

Ahhhh! That was a sweet pitch!

Damn, he missed it.

111 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:41 pm

[109] Not part of the Master Plan! I want this fucker going five!

112 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:41 pm

Another sweet pitch, bit better swing.

113 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:41 pm

If Scioscia were such a fu%$ing genius why couldn't he reach his players about patience like Bobby?

114 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:43 pm


115 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:43 pm

Atta boy, Bobby!

116 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:43 pm

Whoo-hoo. Eat it Papelbitch.

117 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:43 pm

great hit! why'd only 1 run score?!


118 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:44 pm

That was a fabulous, fabulous ab.

He's a good hitter, our old buddy.

119 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:44 pm

if the yanks let matsui go, i would be cool with bobby getting most of the dh abs

120 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:44 pm

[111] i just want the Shit Sox to LOSE!!!

121 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:45 pm

Sweet matchup here. C'mon Impaler.

122 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:45 pm

wow walking torri to get to vladdy - let's see if vladdy comes through

123 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:45 pm

[117] Because the wall's 150 feet from home plate!

124 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:45 pm

[122] Yeah, wtf?

125 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm


126 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm


127 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm

wow vladdy came through

128 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm


129 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm





Why on God's green earth would anyone walk anyone to face Vlad?

130 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm

Vlad the Impaler! This is the week of clutch-cursed redemption!

131 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm


suck it, red sox "nation"

haha, FUCK YOU!!!

132 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:46 pm

i'm a little late to log on here, but what the hell are they thinking walking hunter to get to vlad??? that's a terrible move.

133 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

OH this is good. Nice choke job, Papps.

134 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

where is your precious jig now Papelbon!?

135 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

the walk of shame.

fuck you, papelbitch!!!

couldn't happen to a better scumbucket!

136 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

i do hope this is paplebitch's brad lidge moment

137 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

Did they seriously just boo Papelbon?

138 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

[132] Vlad had one rbi in his previous 20 postseason games.

139 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:47 pm

also, i kind of wanted the sox to win this one, but papelbon's postseason scoreless streak was getting a little too close to mo territory

140 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:48 pm

[132] I can't think of one reason that would make sense.

Man, they're going to crucify Francona over this.

141 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:48 pm

[119] i would LOVE to have boBBy back. love it!

142 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:48 pm

[132] yeah weeping and i voiced our uncertainty over that move
maybe tito is losing his magic touch too!!!!!!

143 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:48 pm

i think that hit made my hangover go away : )

144 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:48 pm


145 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:49 pm

[138] Still, that's zero reason. Makes no goddamned sense at all.

146 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:49 pm

[138] still, he's a better hitter than hunter, and papelbon throws strikes

147 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:49 pm

[123] i know. i hate this freaking ballpark. i also hate that everybody loves it sooo much and thinks it's the greatest place in the world.

fuck the color RED.

148 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:49 pm

[134] on the bench! mwhaahahaha

149 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:49 pm

[138] As one Alex Rordriguez would be happy to point out, perhaps regular season stats are more predictive of future success than are post season stats...

150 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:50 pm


alright, Fuentes, you tightrope-walking-son-of-a-bitch, how about an EASY inning?!?!?!?!

151 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm

The Scumbuckets will probably at least tie it in the 9th. Seeing Papelbitch pouting on the bech was bee-you-tee-fullll.

152 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm

Unbelievable ... Two strikes on Abreu and my one year old had somehow crawled behind the tv and hit the switch on the power strip. Yes I realize this is a potentially dangerous set-up and I already changed it but ... my GOD so frustrating. I've been waiting and waiting to see Papelbon fall on his face like this, and I missed it. The cable box didn't reboot till right after Guerrero's hit, which I at least heard on the radio.


153 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm

[150] there's basically a 0% chance of that happening. definitely don't look for a called 3rd strike for out 3.

154 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm

be nice of the yankees handled their business tonight too

155 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:52 pm

Paps was throwing NOTHING but 4-seam fastballs ... I think the Halos noticed ...

156 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:52 pm

The only way I could see it making sense is if Vlad was in some kind of visible funk where anyone could see he had zero chance of getting a hit. Think David Justice in the PS, 2002. Anything short of that, and all I can say is, maybe Francona's smoking some really, really good shit.

157 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:52 pm

Hey, if the Red Sox tie it, we at least get our Extra Innings wish.


158 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:53 pm

[139] i wonder how many inherited runners he's allowed to score in the PS. he let 2 in in the 8th.

well, i guess tito was thinkin' - hunter's hot, vladi's not, force at every base, runners not moving to distract papelbitch, etc. i wonder how much 2nd guessing he'll get from the media and what Pete Abe will write (and if anyone there will read him...).

GO FUENTES!!! bottom of the order, methinks...

159 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:53 pm

i was talking to my still-fragile sox fan friend at the beginning of this inning. boy am i glad i got off before anyone scored.

160 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:53 pm

uh, scratch that - heart of the order.


161 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:54 pm

[157] stop it.

162 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:54 pm

[152] get away from the back of my tv!!

sounds like he(she) is okay though

that stinks, i'm sure you can imagine the abject failure though

163 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:54 pm

I said DJ in 2002, I should have said 2001, right?

164 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:55 pm

Torii Hunter has to "close the door at Fenway."

How metaphorical!

165 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:55 pm

[152] i missed it, too. was in the bathroom. you have much better - and cuter! - excuse! i did hear it though. can't wait to see a replay. : )

166 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:57 pm

this angels bullpen blows. who was that guy throwing gas last inning though? didn't look like he had any control, but 100 mph gets your attention.

167 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:57 pm

i hope the Halos celebrate at the Fens.


1 more out.

168 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:58 pm

tbs just awarded boston another run, then corrected itself by taking a run away from anaheim. oh they finally fixed it.

169 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:58 pm

wait, why does TBS have boston leading 7-6. oh good, they just changed it.

i guess they're related to ESPN, or some bullshit.

oh, please let Dusty McFuckFace be the last out!

170 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:58 pm

Oh, what an ungodly sick curve there!

171 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:58 pm

Last strike.

172 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm

[158] Papelbon has inherited 11 (now 13) runners in the post-season, and has allowed 3 (now 5) of them to score.

173 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm

[168] my heart skipped a beat. actually it didn't, i was just like: "fuck the heck?!"

174 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm


And that's that.

175 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm


176 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm

nice dugout shout of facemask and papi

this wasn't the means we wanted but it was the ends - fuck off red sox

177 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm

That's a shame.

178 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:00 pm

[172] wow that's pretty bad. i think that's about as many as mo has allowed his whole postseason career.

179 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:01 pm

[172] thanks, man! 5 of 13 scoring seems a little high. i guess there are all kindsa variables to that though...


180 Simone   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:01 pm

LOL! Red Sox and their fans stunned.

181 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:01 pm

[176] maybe they'll get rusty! : )

182 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:02 pm

i love boBBy abreu.

183 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:02 pm

[178] His Mo-ness has inherited 42 runners in His long postseason career. Ten of them have scored.

184 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:04 pm

about 3 hours team - let's join both sets of la teams with the broomsticks

185 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:04 pm

It is probably unhealthy, how happy it made me feel to see that comeback against Papelbon, then the Sox Nation swept. PEDroida as last out only added more pleasure.

Of course now we start getting panicky about Figgy, Abreu, those 4 starters, 6 sbs a game ...

But for the moment, this was VERY nice.

186 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:04 pm

Buh-bye, Boston! Buh-bye! Thanks for playing, don't forget to write!

187 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:06 pm

[185] They'll be tough, but I'm not afraid of anyone in a seven game set.

However, first things first.

We have to take care of business tonight.

Let's go, Andy!

188 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:06 pm

[184] unfortunately, i need to tack on an hour-and-a-half / 2 hours to that. gotta work. need that paycheck! gotsta get ready for my hit now...

189 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:07 pm

am i right in thinking the alcs isn't starting until friday regardless?

190 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:09 pm

2009. The Year of Redemption. Now the Yanks need to do their part.

191 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:12 pm

[189] yes, which is why it really didn't matter all that much if the sox stretched the series out a bit.

192 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:14 pm

[191] thanks - so potentially there is no al baseball for basically this whole week - weird

193 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:15 pm

yowza ... those are some ugly throwbacks the broncos are wearing

194 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:16 pm

[192] hopefully. i was just talking about this with my friend. since when do they stretch it out so much? is it because now the same network shows every series? it's ridiculous.

195 Joseph   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:20 pm

Call me crazy but I've said more than once that it's almost as much fun watching Boston lose as it is watching the Yanks win.
The looks on the faces of the obnoxious Fenway faithful as the horror of what was happening to their beloved Sox was sinking in was better than sex.
And screw that twittering old fool John Henry and the moped he rides to Fenway Park.
BTW, get me up to speed here, but what the hell is Peter Abraham doing giving in-game updates at Boston.com. I've been out of the loop on the blogs lately, but did he leave Lo-Hud or what?

196 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:20 pm

[193] They could set an ugliness record. Although I DO find them interesting. Go Broncos (salt the wound)

197 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:23 pm

[194] yah i don't get it. yep could be it is a network thing. i know the nba likes the finals to be tu, th, su for ratings. i guess they feel this simplifies travel and scheduling and you aren't shuffling things around if one series goes longer or whatever, but stretching it out like this is not baseball.

198 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:24 pm

Ha, the ESPN News analysts are all depressed. It's like a morgue in that studio.

So, that was sweet. I missed the real fireworks but I did get to see the sad end. It really is sad to see those guys in the Red Sox dugout. I wouldn't trade it for the world, but at the same time that's a crushing defeat.

Mainly I'm stoked about Papelbon not continuing his dominant ways. I am protective of Mariano Rivera, I guess. I don't want anyone even thinking about being near him while he's still pitching.

The only downside is I wanted the series to continue. While I ultimately wanted the Angels to prevail, it would have been nice to see it extended to five games or at least four. But, a sweep and against Papelbon is pretty damn good.

Also, I feel a little pressure that the Yanks gotta win tonight so they can get their starting pitching set-up like the Angels will be able to do.

In the interest of full disclosure I'll also say I like the Angels, and I have for a while. I just like their style and there's no one on that team that really bugs me now that Krod is gone. When I play MLB The Show on the PS3, I often use them (people piss and moan if you use the Yankees).

Though they've caused the Yankees and me misery, I don't hate them, for some reason. A series against them should be enjoyable. The Yanks can get the monkey off their back the way the Angels did vs the Red Sox. And everyone will be happy, right?

199 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:24 pm

[196] they are hurting my eyes - could you imagine if ugly played football for the broncos?!?

200 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:29 pm

Now the ESPN News analysts are jinxing the living daylights out of the Yankees, talking exclusively about the Angels vs the Yankees, not doing any analysis about Angels vs Twins. Crikey!

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201 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm

I went to the local Arts Festival (it was sort of like a country fair but with art and music instead of cows and pigs). When I turned off Joe Castiglione to get out of my car, it was 5-1 Red Sox, and I told myself that we wanted them to stretch the series longer. When I got back in to drive home I got to hear Papelbon piss away the game. And I kept trying to be disappointed, really, I tried. But I was smiling all the way home.

202 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:31 pm

Ha Pete Abraham jumped ship at the wrong time.

203 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:42 pm

Good to see Joey wasting a Gardner-in-the-dome opportunity.

204 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 4:48 pm

yeah, apparently Gritner was playing pepper w/ the baggies during BP!

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

205 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:04 pm

[198] Agreed. They're hard not to like. I fear them, but I do not loathe them.

206 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:06 pm

So, yes, this whole stretching out business: if it comes to it, what the fuck are they going to do about Colorado?

I mean, it'll be cold enough in the Bronx (if it comes down to it, godwilling)!

207 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:12 pm

Wow... just got in and noticed the Sox blew a 9th inning lead and got swept.
I'm very sad.
And Papsmear took the loss?
I'm devastated!
How will I ever recover?

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