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Birthday Wishes: Sox-Jays Gamer

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The image above, taken at Fenway on Sunday, celebrated my Dad’s 71st birthday (Happy belated, Dad). Today is my Mom’s 71st, and while she isn’t getting a big glowing scoreboard to wish her well, our blog has the capacity to reach millions, and she’ll have to be satisfied with our congratulations here.

We know that all she wants on this day is for the Sox to win (not champagne or caviar), so if you are reading this Jon Lester, go get one for Roz B.

Chat here about all the action. And Happy Birthday, Mom!

57 replies on “Birthday Wishes: Sox-Jays Gamer”

I am now not sure if this is a real picture of the message on the scoreboard or a souvenir – the message was definitely on the board at Fenway but I believe this image, sent by the Sox as a record, may be a facsimile of reality. The game Sunday was a day game, and this is clearly not a day game.
I think they may send these out as mementos for those who don’t catch the scoreboard at the right moment. Anyhow, just wanted to clarify what my eyes are seeing in the image.

Happy birthday to your parents! Incidentally, Walter is the name of my late maternal grandfather and my older brother. Great name that you don’t see that often these days. They both went/go by Wally, although my brother spells it Wallie for some reason. OK, back to waking up.

ok, fine…i’ll root for your mom to see her team win, but i want it on record that i’m not officially rooting for those stinkin’ sox…and happy birthday to both of your parents…
“…this is clearly not a day game…”
hehe…yeah, the only way that’s a day game is if there was a total solar eclipse

So the scoop is that this is a real picture, not some souvenir photoshop version. The store is that my mom asked for a picture since she didnt get one during the game, and in order to get the pic the Sox put up the message last night and took the shot.
So it is the real deal, albeit from the day after the birthday.
Meanwhile, the Sox (and the home plate umpire) suck ass.

Ellsbury singles, but Crawford is gunned down. Super-questionable send by Bogar again. The ball was hit hard to left and they were playing Ells shallow. Out by a mile, and since it was Crawford running that ought to tell you how bad a send it was.
Bogar seems to be a really shitty third base coach.

On the replay it looks like the throw beat Crawford by a lot, but Crawford may have gotten in under the tag. On review, it looks like the ump made the automatic call based on how much the throw beat him by.

I want to see a different angle again, they have shown the low angle twice and it sure looks like Crawford got in under the tag.
Still a bad send.

Lester really is off tonight. He’s just so good that he might be able to somehow keep the Sox in this game, but he’s really struggling.

Zaun: “I’ve never seen anyone eat a bowl of applesauce faster than Jason Varitek”.
Hilarious.
And Gonzo goes DEEP!! 4-3 Sox!

Ellsbury swings at a pitch off the plate, a weak swing, completely made necessary by the bullshit strike zone. All of a sudden the are off the plate was a strike, out of nowhere.
These guys suck at balls and strikes. With a capital S.

Get him out, Tito. He’s pitching on Sunday against the Yanks and has thrown 102 pitches.
Or, just wait until the Sox are down three or four, that’s fine too.

I watched the first inning, when Lester was struggling. Turned it off, and just turned it back on when I saw that the game was tied. Just in time to see the Jays hit a solo homer to take the lead.
I must be bad luck.

Massive HR by A-Gon in the 9th. Wow. His second of the game. This game has been a serious see-saw affair. Is that 4 or 5 times now that the sox have come back from being down? Do they have anyone left to trot out for yet more extra innings??

Iglesias strikes out… but the ball gets away and he gets on base. That was a hell of a curveball.
And yeah, Iglesias looks like he’s 10 years away from needing to shave.

Thought it was the little league world series there for a moment. Fitting that he reaches by swinging at a wild pitch. Entertaing game, now let’s get a W.

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