Never mind the dome:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
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Fenway's a dump, tear it down.
 couldn't agree more.
good start. let's go, gary!
Here we go -- two on with nobody out to start us off!
Gary with a rib eye
gary can do it all!
This is going well.
i really hope tex finishes above the mendoza line.
that was sub-optimal, however.
Okay, I didn't think Torre-Yes could do it!
sub-sub-optimal. i would've preferred tex hit into a run scoring double play.
Speaking of Torre: did either of youse guys see the 538 blog assessment of managers' use of bullpen?
oh, good! my roku is slow..
ooh, and my wife just got home...
 Oh, but that's not an RBI.
 i did not. since lohud became a pay site (boo!), i've become a religious reader of mike axisa's river ave. blues. i love that site! he's just fantastic. i remember reading him when he was at mlb trade rumors. now, i wish i had been reading RAB all along and find myself hoping hard he keeps it going strong. he's been working it for a decade already...
 fine by me. just wanted that third run to plate.
I guess three runs is acceptable
So, can't get a no-no, but Tanaka has "faced the minimum."
ooh, that was a nice friend of the pitcher!
 if i felt better, i'd drink more than the minimum.
Rays not good at the fielding part of the game.
 Uh oh. What's the minimum? I've only had one beer. And, it was a, whaddyacall it that Mexican beer that people put limes into, so really more like a half.
Oh my god.
The Legend Grows.
Gary go boom!
I was about to type, "I will accept a single from Gary." Glad I didn't!
 are you familiar with the Day of the Dead beer from Mexico? Cerveza dia de los muertos. good suds, cool artwork on the bottles.
dammit. i'm slow. haven't seen the homer yet. but his foul balls in both at-bats have been hammered.
there it is - CRUSHED!!!
i love this kid. WOW!!! he's *amazing*
gary - don't wake up (for like 15 more seasons). i don't mean to be mean, but i hope fulmer coughs it up his last few starts...
Are we playing the Bad News Bears?
speed on the basepaths!
 No. But is the beer good?
Oh, geez. Alex Cobb, I actually feel sorry for you this evening.
I was just gonna say that I would accept a single from Didi. I guess a sac fly that (even) McCann can score on is acceptable.
 it is good! i've had several and like them. unfortunately, they're getting harder to find : /
Oh, okay. Wait, so what's the minimum? I think I probably have to chug a couple, or maybe just some Scotch.
Also, on : the interesting analysis showed that Joe Torre made the best use of his bullpen in recent years. Girard is fourth on the list. Surprising!
(The idea was to see whether the best pitchers were used in the highest leverage situations.)
Soon, there'll be a ballplayer who spells it Jhaff. ugh.
Hmm, two walks for Tanaka, in the same inning? I hope his elbow is ok
 He was named after an uncle, whose name was basically a typo -- mis-recorded by the hospital.
 well, it's usually a 2 drink minimum per set. if a frame is a set, that's 18 beers which is nuts. let's say 2 drink minimum for the official game (4.5 innings, though there are no rainouts in the dome) and another 2 drink minimum for the 2nd half of the game. one more for extra innings. so, we're most likely looking at 4 beers for the 9 inning game. 5 maximum.
Okay, that's more like it!
I wouldn't mind if Tanaka only went six. Although I was looking for the CG earlier.
 i prefer Dweezil.
i don't prefer the walks, mixed in with passed balls and mix-ups.
 either way, you have to drink 4 beers or 8 corona's. plus, you're drinking for me since i'm sick. that's a lot of liquid.
 Ohhhh. Okay, I better get a move on then.
So that's why there was no cover. (Although, huh, the Trop does have a cover.)
It's not all going to be beer. My bladder isn't as young as it used to be. (Also, the calories.)
I'm having a limoncello now. After that probably scotch. Then we'll see. Maybe RBJ can drink in relief.
ugh. 2 walks and a homer? Cy Anara...
 i can't drink any alcohol other than beer. wish i could do whiskey.
I prefer a violoncello.
 got my vodka tonic.
Vodka tonic is good. It's not quite hot enough here for that.
 Why can't you? Can you say? It's not a Talmudic thing you've been working on, is it? Oh, is this like you can't eat any berries besides loganberries?
 don't like the taste of wine, shots, mixed drinks, or any hard alcohol. i like the smell of whiskey/scotch/bourbon, but it's too strong for me and doesn't sit well with my system. i just don't process or handle it well.
i love good beer though!
crap. another homer. huh. longo's a really good ballplayer. you can probably even say he's a baseball player. maybe even dare to call him a professional hitter.
Yow. WTF is going on?
It's a good thing these are all solos!
Oh my god. Three in a row!!!
Four homers in one inning!
Jeebus frakking Crystal!
you've gotta be kidding me. Cy Anara indeed.
i've been noticing a *goodly* amount of guys swinging with no batting gloves. even saw a pitcher using bare hands this season. can't remember who. thor, maybe?
what the FUCK?!?!?! i hope he's not injured. are we gonna lose? (we would if this was in beantown...)
OK Jazz - how do you scream FUCK in Japanese?
Wouldn't that be a goodly *number*?
Whew, a small fly to end the inning.
I think the drink minimum just went up.
 people are numbers, things are amounts? less/fewer issue.
makes sense. i think 3 is a goodly number. 17 is a goodly number for time signatures.
Way to beat the shift, Brian, we need base cloggers
does gary chew tobacco? ugh. : (
ha! go, mac : )
you rarely see him smile or laugh. i love it!
 I believe tobacco has now been banned from ML dugouts. It has been throughout the minors.
 No. Countable are numbers; measurables are amounts.
Like, a goodly number of chocolate chips, but a goodly amount of flour. A goodly number of paradiddles, a goodly amount of cowbell.
Countables dammit, not countable. (Autocorrect)
Huh, so he can get the W after all.
 what about consumables, such as, oh, maybe alcohols?
 that's what i thought, but it sure looks like he has a wad in there. bubble gum, maybe. i imagine some players and coaches are chewing anyway and paying fines...?
i hope tanaka pitches the 6th. it'll probably be the dreaded batter to batter.
 hmmm. i'm not getting it. can i blame the cold medicine?
That's all I can say. I'm out of superlatives.
Wow. Just wow.
wait, i'm getting it now.
i think with the analytics in the sport, they probably could count the amount (see what i did there) of players who don't use batting gloves.
ROY, ROY, ROY!
holy fuck!!! unpossible.
you guys ruined it for me though.
we've doubled 'em up.
kay asked if he got enough of it. really? it was obvious. i hope he gets to 20 tonight!
another hit for mac!
is that gary's first multi-homer game? i think so.
0-2 count too!
 GARY, GARY, GARY!
whoa. why did the blonde girl in overalls just leave?
 Oh, well, it's like this.
If you say, "Let me have some flour", I would say, "How much do you want?", and not "How many do you want?"
If you say, "Gimme some of those chocolate chips," I would say, "How many?"
Chips you count; flour you measure.
Count (how many?): Apples, tom-toms, downbeats.
Measure (how much?): pudding, time, grief.
There are some weird cases, like grits and oats. They look like countables because they seem to be plural, but nobody asks how many. (I have one friend from North Carolina who insists that they counted grits when he was growing up, but I don't believe him.)
 it also depends on state law. Here in Ohio contained public spaces ban all forms of tobacco use. Even vaping is banned here by U. of Toledo (even though vaping weans people off tobacco.)
 It's interesting about consumables. You count beers, but only metros count wines.
"Gimme another beer", fine; "Gimme a couple of wines", not something I would ever say. Although I might say "I'd like a Zinfandel", so go figure.
I count espressos (espressi?) but not coffees. But in England they count coffees. "Will you have a coffee?" But they don't count teas, only cups thereof.
 that's awesome. vaping is yuck. at least it doesn't stink. the gig i played saturday was a smoking venue. feh.
 that's great. thanking you!
aren't you supposed to put grits in your pocket? ; )
 Wow, there are places in Atlanta where you play music indoors and people smoke cigarettes?
I haven't seen that in America in I don't know how long. Well, five years, maybe.
i would like a couple of more strikeouts (by tanaka) and homers (by sanchez). i always want a goodly number of paradiddles (and beers).
 A coffee? What is that? First coffee is to ward off withdrawal, second is to remove the snarl. Third is when I can start doing something useful.
 I dunno from grits, honestly. Oats I can tell you about.
Peas used to be measurable, now countable (even though nobody actually asks how many). Used to be "pease". Like "pease porridge hot".
 this gig was outdoors, but i believe they allowed smoking inside. a few places are still like that. ugh. the place i'm playing this saturday, i believe, is smoke free.
i've never tasted coffee. by extension, nor have i had a coffee.
 Wait, you're counting them. Huh.
Yeah, I've cut down on caffeine. I try to stick with two doses a day, both before noon. One nice thing about that is that when I need a charge for some reason, one extra espresso has a real effect. When I used to drink five cups a day, an extra espresso didn't do much of anything for me.
 No smoking in any indoor space in all of New England, by state laws. Hm, actually, I'm not totally sure about New Hampshire, come to think of it.
 Shocked. Not.
 Watched my uncle die from lung cancer, a month before his first grandchild. His dad had to bury him. Anything to get people off cancer sticks works for me.
Why is Tanaka still out there? Save his elbow.
Nice finish for Hiro!
I'm assuming he's finished anyway.
Okay, one Scotch for me coming up.
 i can't believe my uncle hasn't died from lung cancer. he was just in the hospital for kidney stuff. chewed nicotine gum the entire time. i just messaged with my cousin about him...
tanaka done now after 6 and just about 100 pitches. pitches are countables!
 i've tried many different kinds. hopefully, one day it'll agree with me. my goal is to feel better for my gig saturday. if so, i'll get into my sierra ales afterward...
 Espresso is a fraud, beans are far too roasted. Light roast = more caffine. Sadly work has moved to K-cup swill. Give me old NJ interstate gas station coffee, circa 1980.
i drink tons and tons and tons of water everyday. that, i believe, would be measured in amounts... correct?!
But the ice cubes are goodly in number.
 room temp filtered water. no ice cubes for me.
from my new ge water filter! i've been doing sooo many homeowner types of things. expensive, stressful, and never ending...but fun and fulfilling!
tomorrow, i'll finishing spreading pine straw around the contour of my property. : )
I'm getting sleepy, gonna tap out early, may stay up for the rest of the game
any romero will do.
 i see what you did there. 'night!
gary on base again.
RI - check your email. there's a goodly number of pictures in the one i sent you.
i preferred when we had the +7 run diff.
wouldn't be surprised if didi broke a toe on that. also, his hip has to hurt - he fell pretty hard on it...
guess he's ok! beats out an infield hit : )
well, of course i want double digits now.
what's sterling's call?
 Settle for six?
 yeah, i'm good with that. hopefully, it remains there.
would've been nice for gary to get another a-b...
if swarzak comes in, i'm afraid it won't remain at 6...
 Jonathan oughta be able to hold 'er, though.
i don't want gary getting hurt back there. hit in the left elbow with the backswing.
 especially in texas. he can hold 'em there with the best of 'em.
nobody at RAB seems to know sterling's call either. maybe it'll be on the MLB video highlights, where they show it twice - radio and tv calls.
I swear there are more people in the men's room at Yankee Stadium than there are in the seats at the Trop.
And that'll do it! Holder lived up to his name!
 you mean right now?
hooya, great thread folks! Holy Sanchez! Not able to catch a lot of games now but I can't believe after that sweep that we still have an outside chance at the wildcard. Odd.
 And RIYank, interesting article. Reading it now and I'm not surprised Girardi rates well. I know individual decisions rankle people but I feel like he handles all of the variables well.
I like this:
McCann's OBP + SLG = .747
Gary's SLG alone = .747
 And McCann has been hitting well lately. I admit that i'm in constant fear that Sanchez will return to earth.
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