Get that taste out of our mouths, Josh. It’s all on you. Again.
Laser Show ties it!
7 K’s for Beckett through 4, 51 pitches.
You know what saddens me? This site always dies when one of the two teams dies for the season. It’s a shame, understood, but a shame just the same. I like the people that contribute here, both authors and the regular readers.
I hear you, Lockland.
Gah, Rays have the bases loaded…
And Beckett gets out of it. Hope the Sox bats wake up soon.
Ugh, terrible inning that wastes Lowrie’s leadoff double.
Sox pitching’s first 1-2-3 since the first inning comes via Okajima (and a little luck on the third out liner). Heading home…would be great to get home to a win or a big lead.
Ellsbury has no pitch recognition. This is his biggest flaw. He appears to have minimal ability to pick up pitches. I hope this improves, but this year there hasn’t been a noticeable change over the course of the season.
Come on, let’s go, Masterson. Get out of Oki’s mess.
Wow, Masterson getting squeezed like woah. Last two pitches both looked right down the middle.
ESPN guys completely incredulous at the strike zone. Bases loaded now.
Masterson gets out of it. Phew.
Holy crap Masterson got out of it. Let’s put a run on the board boys!
Effing close, low-scoring game.
Caught stealing! Suck it. 2 more, Masterson.
I still haven’t figured out this ump’s strikezone. It’s all over the place.
Meanwhile, Masterson walks the leadoff hitter in the ninth but Cash guns him down!
Pop to center. Two down. Come on, JM.
To the bottom of the 9th.
K! Awesome work by Masterson.
Lowell has superb SSS numbers versus Balfour. I’ll hang my hat on those, at least for the moment. Go Mikey!
No matter the outcome, this series has been awesome. A real battle between two great teams. Always, always, always the score has been close.
3-1 count to Lowell. Come on…
That works, SF! Leadoff walk!
Cora to PR.
Outside, Lowell walks to lead off the inning. Question: bunt him over or not? He’s slow, so there’s a huge chance Lowell wouldn’t score on a single anyhow.
Question answered: Cora PRs for Lowell. I suppose a sac is up next.
No bunt shown by Kotsay.
Kostay then swings away, fouled back. 1-1 count.
Kotsay rips one pretty good, but to the vast center field, probably 370. Not good enough to advance Cora either. Bah.
Let’s go, Jed.
After Lowrie, Carter to PH for Cash?
Lowrie behind 1-2, seems a bit flummoxed.
Yeah, Lowrie had no idea up there, weakly waves at strike three.
Wow…this ump’s strike zone.
And it’s Carter, who does have a HR this season witht he big club.
Yikes, based on that swing this game is going to the tenth.
Check that. I’m wrong.
“one thing that has defined this Tampa club: they are ultra-competitive” sayeth an idiot in a booth on ESPN.
Really, they are ultra-competitive? No shit.
Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Carter!
Sutcliffe. Nice guy, horrible, horrible analyst.
Me too, IBM – Carter slaps one to left.
And Sutcliffe says “great job by Francona picking the right guy”. Seriously? I mean, what was Tito supposed to do, hit Cash?!
I think Jacoby is DUE.
YOU’RE DUE, JACOBY. DON’T FORGET!!!
1-2. Ellsbury after a 1-2 count is hitting .137. So, 1 in 8 chance something happens here.
Ooooh. BLOWN CALL.
Ooo, he was safe!
Dang, they took away an opportunity.
Oh my god horrible call. What the fuck!
From Dale Arnold: Carter is 3-4 w/the big club, and 2 of the 3 hits are off Balfour.
What an awful, awful call. He was safe.
Just another in a series of hideous calls tonight…
That’s frustrating. The umps are GREAT at those bang-bang first base plays typically, and that seemed like no worse than a tie, but more realistically Ellsbury beat it out, if barely. He just shouldn’t blow that call.
Replay shows him safe, even though Jacboby wasn’t hustling out of the box. He would have been miles safe had he busted it out of the box.
Manny would have been run out of town for that…Oh, wait…
Time for MORE INSTANT REPLAY.
Ugh, Manny “if there’s pressure I am cooked” Delcarmen on.
First base ump is Ron Kulpa, Carl Everett’s bestest buddy and fellow dinosaur collector.
I don’t feel safe. No offense to you as a person, MDC.
Painted the corner!
(in this ump’s strike zone)
I don’t know how many pitches Masterson threw, but I’m kinda surprised he isn’t out there for this inning.
Pena Ks. 1 down…
Joe Maddon has quickly risen close to the top of the “managers I really don’t like” list in my wallet. He still has some work to do to get past Ozzie Guillen and Tony LaRussa, but he’s moving fast.
David Ross now catching.
What do you guys think about using replay on a call like that?
I think he’s done rather well.
What’s your beef with him, SF? I didn’t hate Ozzie Guillen till this year…but I do now.
Nice play, all told. Scary.
Nice glovework by Manny. 2 down…
Wow, that’s a great pick and step now that I see it again.
Nice play by Delcarmen to scoop the awkward toss from Youk, who dropped the grounder. Excellent concentration by MDC.
I love Ozzie for two reasons: He hates the Cubs and Jay Mariotti hates him.
I don’t disregard the job Maddon has done, I just don’t like him. He seems super smug to me. He has a little LaRussa in him, I think.
This is totally irrational, of course.
Bradford warming for Ray. Please, oh please, oh please …
WTF was wrong with that 2-2 pitch?!?!?!??!?!!?
I miss Boston if for no other reason than I’m now subjected to the idiocy of Rick Sutcliffe.
And MDC with a nice and loud FUCK YOU to Devine!!
Oh, that’s a nice inning. The big part of the lineup is here. Do something.
1-2-3. Heart of the order coming up.
Ok, I apologize to Manny. Well pitched.
Now end this so we don’t have to push our luck with him!
I will gladly take such “Fuck yous” whenever they can be had, mang.
It is irrational, SF. But admitting it is half the battle.
I know where you’re coming from. He has done a great job of playing the underdog unrespected guy this year, which can be irritating but effective. He’s not paid to make me happy. And he was the next choice after Tito post Grad… Gra… Crap. I can’t type his name.
When Bradford releases his pitch his hand is at the same height as Dusty’s head.
LASER SHOW LEAD OFF DOUBLE!
Man, Pedroia’s awesome. Awesome.
Pedroia is a f*cking machine.
Tizzle walked intentionally.
I never thought I’d write such a thing, but I’m not upset to see them walk Papi here.
Yeah. Walk Papi.
Me, too, matty.
I know Ortiz is the more conventional scary hitter, but I am not sure this is the smartest move – Ortiz has really looked like a lesser hitter lately. I hope I am right.
GWRun on 3rd, but the SF is gone.
Just hit it hard. That’s all you can ask.
Ooooooooohhhh. DP. Bay winning it would be great justice. Will they walk him?
Oooh, good thing that went foul. That had double play written all over it.
Just like that one. Yuck. Maddon makes the good call, I guess.
Sox were paralyzed by the heart of the order there – no bunt possible with Ortiz and Youk, and that was probably the one, best time to bunt a guy over.
Hopefully Bay can do it again.
Who else likes that it’s Bay up right now?
Bah, meatball floats by Bay there.
FUCK A DUCK!!!!!
Shit, that was a SHIT result.
Welcome to “Everything is a Strike (or Not) Night” at Fenway Park
Damn!!! I mean, come the F on! The Rays aren’t THAT good.
Tough spot there, I think the right baseball play would have been to bunt Pedroia to third, but there was zero chance of that happening with the guys who were coming up.
Manny some more?
The home plate umpire has sucked hard tonight, and that call at first may have just cost us the game, but its not like we haven’t had shots at putting this one away so far.
Orsillo’s been calling a lot of outs like they were gonna be close (GROUNDS IT SLOWLY, etc.).
Great play, Lowrie!
NICE play by Jed!
MDC strong through 1 2/3.
Navarro Ks. Another guy I don’t like, mostly because of the fact that he was once a Yankee prospect.
Oh my. XBH.
Fudge. Double by someguy.
Blech, 1-2 pitch is slapped down the line for a double. Bear down, Manny.
Get the out, get the out, get the out.
Ya know, I’m really starting to dislike the Rays.
0-2. No STUPID mistakes, Manny.
Bartlett. Here’s a guy I don’t like. Smug little shitbag.
Well done, MDC.
Bartlett is the little fucker who started it with Covelli.
Whew! Manny got out of it. Going to the bottom of the… 11th?
Man, our bullpen has really sacked up tonight. Gold stars all around.
Nice! MDC with a fine effort tonight.
Now please END THIS. I am on Dad duty tomorrow morning and staring at short sleep the longer this goes.
So, on a positive note, the Yankees lost again today.
Lets do this!!
O’Brien and Gammons ballwashing Alex Cora.
That third pitch was a foot outside and in the dirt… shouldn’t that be a strike?
Does Alex Cora have a chemistry set at his locker? All this talk about how smart he is, blah blah blah, every time he makes an appearance. It’s like the Sox employ Stephen Hawking.
Thought Cora would catch a break there. Throw was too good, though.
ESPN announcer: “Bartlett a fine play, is so sure handed.”
This immediately after he bobbles a grounder and almost commits an error.
Kotsay. Is. Due.
Bitch of a game.
Are you a good bitch or a bad bitch?
Man, these guys are overanalyzing a routine play turned into a much harder one by Bartlett, who nearly flubbed a modest grounder by Cora.
How was that such a great play, and not just a routine grounder made far more difficult than it should have been?
Our own Dave O’Brien is the play-by-play man on ESPN tonight, and the aformentioned MLB ballwasher Sutcliffe is teh analyst.
Lucky, a weak squibber finds a hole.
tito apparently expect to win it here. No one warming to replace MDC.
That’s a hit! Improving the odds.
Lucky single by Kotsay there. I’ll take it. Stanford coming to bat…
I don’t love O’Brien at all.
Jed. Is. More. Due.
Ok, Jed, 2-0. Drive one.
And don’t risk sending Kotsay on Baldelli if there’s an XBH and a possible close play, ok? Not with one down.
And, he walks. RISP. RIGWRP.
Stanford walks! First and second, one down.
Please, lets do this! (seriously, please?)
Wait, who the hell is this?
Good eye, Jed. A hit could win it.
Someone is at bat who I have never seen before. I hate (or love, depending on what happens) roster expansion.
David Ross is 1-2 in his RS career.
Wow, we certainly have catching depth and consistency. Three guys who can barely hit their weight!
Terrible swing there.
Whatever happens, Pedro won’t get a shot this inning.
Ross has a stance like a pitcher batting.
And again i’m wrong.
That was a weak-ass at-bat there.
Putrid at-bat. Wow, that was a terrible effort. I never though Kevin Cash would seem so…competent.
Man, he just walked Stanford on four pitches and Ross comes up and swings at three pitches out of the strike zone. What the hell?
Ellsbury staring at 0-6 right now. Though he’s really 1-5.
Howell is throwing a ton of balls tonight.
I don’t have much hope here.
Again, Ellsbury just completely fooled on a hook. He can’t read pitches, I am convinced of it. He either guesses right or not. That’s it.
damn this game sucks some shit.
Fuck-ity fuck fuck fuck.
And Orsillo makes a semi-routine play into a dramatic affair again with his voice. Jackass.
You know, if you cringe every time he comes up to the plate, he probably shouldn’t be leading off.
Shit, Ellsbury hit one about 140 feet, which is maybe an improvement on his efforts distance-wise, but still a nothing result. Another f*cking waste.
And this probably means MDC for another inning.
Yeah, I don’t get Ellsbury in the leadoff spot, at all, the way he hits.
SF, I think you’re right. And he doesn’t have the power to scare anyone away from attacking the strike zone. Hopefully he improves because otherwise he’s pretty much a fourth outfielder or a below average center fielder. He is still young though, so there is some time for improvement.
Who is coming in to pitch for us now?
If MDC blows up this inning it’s going to be hard to get pissed off at him. He’s done a great job tonight, and asking him to pitch a third inning is out of the norm.
But please, no Timlin. Please.
Lopez on the hill.
Oh, Timlin warming. Guess this game’ll be over soon one way or another.
Starting to see some empty seats at Fenway. Probably in anticipation of Javier Lopez pitching… and speak of the devil!
Remember those days when Ellsbury batted .350 in September?
That was one of the most outside pitches I’ve ever seen caught by a catcher.
The six game lead in the WC standings definitely takes the edge off this game (though it might be five soon). I want first place, sure, but a couple of weeks ago I was even more worried about even making the playoffs. At least that’s now under the Sox’ control, to an extent.
Crowd taunt? Wha?
Fenway crowd chanting “Bal-di, bal-di”
Someone record Sutcliffe right now and send it to FJM. He’s trying to create some sort of bizarro equivalency between the Sox making the playoffs after winning the Series and the Rays trying to make the playoffs at all. It’s mind-numbing stuff.
Nice snag, Lopez!
*takes a breath* It’s Pena.
That was one sexy-ass inning by Lopez, there.
Great job by Lopez, who always makes me feel a bit uneasy. The Sox bullpen has really done the job tonight. In fact, their whole pitching staff has been excellent.
Why taunt Baldelli?
You know when the Red Sox last scored? 9 innings ago!
Okay. I don’t think it hit him. Way to sell it, if so.
Dusty plunked. Bad mistake by Howell.
Sutcliffe now announcing that DHs shouldn’t be allowed to win the batting title.
Thats the second time Pedroia has been hit today!
Sutcliffe is now saying (probably between sips of vodka) that DHs shouldn’t be eligible for the batting title. Uh, wha?
And Papi bunts. I LOVE IT!
Papi bunts! Holy crap!
Now why didn’t he do that in the 10th?!
Very interesting…they could have had Pedroia at 2nd, I think.
What the fuck just happened?
Oh…he almost ended that game there…a little early.
David Ortiz bunting makes the baby jesus cry.
Because they walked in, SF. Are you on Sutcliffe juice?
David Ortiz just bunted. Wow.
Kiddo’s in bed, but I’ve been listening to the game for a while. Jason Bay could make Red Sox fans love him forever with a hit here…
If Papi was going to bunt with Pedro on 1st, then why didn’t he do it with Pedro on 2nd and nobody down in the tenth? That’s a far better spot to do it, right? Assuming you can get it down, of course.
Try that again: They IBBd Papi in the 10th.
Oh, this is Youks. My bad. Problem with listening. You forget easier…
Jason Bay, be the hero again!
Right, duh, sorry IBM. I am living in my own hypothetical world where they didn’t do that and I am the manager of the Sox and control fictional games.
Youks walks, but it sets up the DP again.
I can’t imagine that bunt was a Tito call. Very un-Franconalike..
NOW Jason Bay could make Red Sox fans love him forever with a hit here…. J.D. Drew style…
Does Joe Maddon remind anyone of Tony LaRussa?
Now it’s Bay, though. 31 pitches for Howell. Don’t know if that means much, don’t know what kind of reliever he is.
Such a BS strike call.
Ah, nobody noticed but me.
MM: I posted that a long while ago in this same thread, about how I felt that Maddon had a little LaRussa in him.
GameDay says the ump blew that Strike 1 call.
Da,m. Let it hit you.
Bay whiffs on a couple of nice hooks.
Bay Ks. Sheesh…
Unlikely hero time.
What sucks is that the combination of pinch-everythings has left the Sox’ lineup abysmal past Bay… Cora-Kotsay-Lowrie-Carter-Ross. Kotsay excepted, that does not inspire confidence.
Aaaaand Bay is having a bad game. Suck.
Alex Cora, our hopes rest on you. Not quite what I hoped…
Thank goodness for the day off tomorrow, the bullpen gets a rest.
That’s a pitch Pedro crushes.
Oh, a liner right to the center fielder. Stinks. What a horrible, awful, no good, very bad game.
Shit, Cora hit it nicely, but too far. Caught. Frustrating game, this.
I need to hit the hay.
Cora actually hits one hard and of course it goes right to the center fielder.
Cora actually gets a decent hit, but right at the center fielder…
Lopez for another inning?
Is one f’n hit too much to ask for? Are these Rays pitchers really that good? Cause if so, maybe we should just bow out and hand ’em the division right now.
Sorry, just very pissed right now.
You’re too invested now, SF. Hw could you go to bed without knowing the result? It’ll just keep you up anyway, wondering…
Sigh, more squandered opportunities. Send Lopez out for another? Who is left in the Pen after that?
At this point, the pitchers are easily the most rested guys out there, so it’s not surprising that inertia kinda takes over on both sides…
You know what screwed us that inning? Ortiz’s bunt. He’s not there to move the runner over, he’s there to drive him in. I hated that play at the time and I hate it now. It was funny though.
Lead off doubles are teh sux.
*sigh* Leadoff double. 10 to 1 the Rays actually know how to convert it.
I kind of assume it’s over now.
Agreed matty, seeing Ortiz bunt makes me die a little bit inside.
I agree, MM. Ortiz should not EVER be bunting. A lot of very weird decisions over these two games (for example, why is Coco Crisp still on the bench?) — and not a single one that I can think of that actually helped the Red Sox in these crucial games.
For a manager who has pressed all the right buttons during the playoffs,. Francona seems to be bumbling his way through the closest thing you can get to them here…
Now a 3-0 count. Ugh.
DP in order now, though I don’t think that’s what Lopez intended.
They got it! Hoo boy, can the Rays be as unclutch as us all game with the runner at 3rd and 2 out?
Wow, that was some good luck right there. He hit that right on the nose and we got two outs out of it.
Am I wrong, or isn’t J.D. Drew off the DL? Why hasn’t he been in the game??
Double play! Eff yeah! There may be life yet!
Ohhhh…almost hit him.
YES! Goddamn, what was a good series has become an exercise in torture.
Three double plays and 26 men left on base between the two clubs. Amazing.
Wow. How’d we get out of that?
Kotsay, Lowrie and Ross coming up, so we should be good to go for a 14th.
I’m getting too old for this shit.
Please, a bloop double and a cheapy seeing-eye single…anything to end this game on a good note.
I’m calling it here: Whoever wins this game wins the division. Write it down.
Manny just hit one out in San Diego… God, I miss him.
Any chance Drew pinch hits for Ross here? I think the Sox would have to go to an emergency catcher, since they’ll gone through Tek and Cash already.
What’s sad is there’s really no one to pinch hit for any of these guys: I trust Kotsay more than Crisp, there aren’t any infielders left for Lowrie, and I don’t think we want Kottaras behind the plate were he to fail in his first-ever big-league at bat (pretty likely)…
Paul, I thought you didn’t believe in turning points!
Kotsay hits it hard but right at Pena.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! A drive that was caught at 1st!
This game is horrible. And now Ross. My God.
Holy crap, that inning died fast.
Three hard-hit balls, but all at people. 14th inning… Chris Smith time?
Ath, I need a good but well-priced external drive for a PC. any suggestions?
All right this isn’t even fun anymore…
Remind me again why we have Jacoby Ellsbury still out there with his offensive AND defensive superior on the bench, and why we haven’t hit J.D. Drew in a key situation yet?
Paul, Coco was already burned as a pinch runner, anyway.
That inning was distinguished by the fact that Ellsbury wasn’t the one who ended it in dismal fashion.
Ray Bourque sighting at Fenway.
Ah, you’re right, SW. I think I was even listening on that one and just forgot. So we pinch ran Crisp and then didn’t replace Ellsbury on defense? That boggles my mind.
Lopez for 3 innings? Wow, when was the last time he went this long?
Wow, the pen has been amazing. Heeeeeeeeeeere’s Timlin.
Timlin coming in. As much as I like and respect him and his past accomplishments with the Sox, I fear this game is about over now.
Can the Sox survive Mike Timlin??
Bill, check http://www.newegg.com or http://www.tigerdirect.com... both are the best places to shop for computer hardware, and you can’t go wrong.
What do you want the external harddrive to do: just store information, or backup what’s on your regular PC? I would go with a nice Seagate, they have some of the best drives within the last few years. 1 Terabyte drives are only about $140 now if you want a drive that big.
Both teams have an off-day tomorrow. It is Tampa Bay’s last off-day.
Lopez went three innings on June 6 — the only other time in his career he’s gone more than two innings. In 323 appearances, he’s gone more than an inning just 31 times, and two innings or more just four times now.
That’s cool. 1 more.
Since Crisp is burned already, that makes it easier for me — pinch hit Drew for Ellsbury to lead off the bottom half of the 14th…
Timlin has been great lately; sure he got blown out in his last outing, but before that he had a 2.70 ERA since July 5, over 20 innings.
And right as I type that, Iwamura singles. I’ll take blame for the jinx.
Base hit to center. If Timlin can get an out, I feel like they’ll have extracted every drop of effectiveness from the bullpen. I hope they haven’t already. My heart stopped for a sec on Baldelli’s first swing there.
Both, ath. I’ve used tigerdirect before so I have no problem with them . And others have suggested Seagate, too.
1st and 2nd, 2 out. Oy. That ball was stung.
My god, what have my careless hands wrought?
Iwamura with the rare 3-0 single. He was 0 for 1 in his career with a 3-0 count.
And now Baldelli with the lined single. Here’s the Timlin we all know and fear.
Fuck you, Red Sox. Fuck you.
How F%^%^&%^^KING predictable was that?? AUGH.
To be expected.
Mike Timlin now available on waivers.
If that wasn’t the most fucking predictable thing I’ve ever seen…
I don’t know what Francona was thinking. How do you leave Timlin in in that situation? How?!?!
I’m going to break something then I’m going to bed.
Timlin’s ERA is now 6.14.
The Red Sox will now score two runs in the bottom of the 14th.
We expect to see the remnants of Ike here in northern Ilinois sometime Monday or Tuesday. Are your hatches battened down, Paul?
You’re in West-Texas, right Paul?
Right now, it looks like it will track east of us, but if it hits the coast a little farther south than currently predicted, we may get 8-10 inches of rain. So, I guess we’ll see. We’ve already gotten a ton of rain from that tropical depression off the Mexican coast, believe it or not, so any more would quickly be a flooding situation.
Yeah, Ath. We actually root for hurricanes out here. They bring much-needed rain — though less needed this month than previously…
Though being a former Dallasite, you’re probably familiar with that phenomenon…
Why do I think you’re near Houston?
Well, Ortiz is the tying run…. (optimism dies hard)
lol, No idea, IBM. Couldn’t farther from Houston — geographically or culturally…
Yeah, I know how it goes Paul. Any precipitation is good precipitation.
Well, unless it’s hail. My dad’s car was in the shop and he had a rental car for a few days, and hail absolutely destroyed it. It looked like someone had spent 15 minutes with a baseball bat destroying that thing.
Ellsbury lead-off double. Why do you tease us so?
Ellsbury with the double!! (Where was that when he was up with a runner on second TWICE in extra innings????)
Shit. NOW he fucking doubles.
I covered a hailstorm west of here where a car was slammed with softball- and grapefruit-size hail. Huge holes in the windshield. The woman driving it when it happened somehow managed to stop the car, run to a house and get inside without major injury…
To clarify, that story happened in like 1994.
Pedroia walks. This is nerve wracking.
Wow. Ortiz really IS the tying run!
Ortiz-Youks-Bay-Lowell: 0 for 16 tonight. That’s gotta change.
The teasing continues.
Wtf? Ortiz showing bunt but takes ball 4. Wow.
Bases loaded, trainer out to see Percival.
this is just not fair.
Oh my God. Bases loaded, nobody out, Kevin Youkilis the winning run… This game hates all of us.
Madding doing a good job of getting out there and pulling Percival quickly, despite his disagreement. For the long-term, it’s a good decision.
Really, Youkilis and Bay are just who you want up in this situation, other than Pedroia, who’s already on base. The Sox can’t ask for anything more.
Errr, Maddon I mean. Come on Youks!
That’s a crazy story Paul. If I had not lived in Dallas I would never have guessed that Texas would get so much hail.
If I hadn’t seen the holes, I never would have believed hail could get that big…
This is going to make losing so much worse…
HAHA camera pans to Papelbon, who has his hands in his pants.
Hammel gave up 5 to NYY in the 9th in his last outing last thursday.
We also never saw Sean Casey or Jeff Bailey in this game — both of whom could have been used as pinch hitters at some point. I just don’t understand…
Youk hits it hard, but about 15 feet short of a homer. Two runs to go, with two outs to make it happen.
Anything but a DP Bay!
Ok, that’s one of the two runs I predicted. Bay up with runners on the corners.
Bay chases a good slider. Sigh.
Come on Cora!
Just a terrible AB by Bay.
Wow, what a terrible game for Bay. :-(
Surely, we’re going to pinch hit Casey or Drew for Cora, right?
No, why would we do a thing like that? It would give us a better chance to win the game…
Why is the bat in Cora’s hands?
Lame lame lame.
Brutal. Fucking brutal.
I hate this team… So much… Good night.
Glad I didn’t see that, either. Atrocious.
The Curse of the Manny. Gonna be a long century.
Hah, the Curse of the Manny. That’s a good one. I think the Curse of the ARod is more compelling.
ARod is far from a curse, he simply just can’t get it done, and the teams he plays for only get worse. But Seattle and Texas and eventually New York will rise again (without him, of course). But this Manny thing is real (until Boston proves otherwise by winning a championship without the Manny). Bay 0-zillion last night, Manny two homers and the Dodgers pulling away in the standings. When the Dodgers win the World Series this year, only then will the Boston fans begin to realize what asses they and the media and the management group were and what a long century it will be. Fun while it lasted.
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