Budget Gamer, Depression Special: Angels-Sox

YFSF might be sticking around during these tough times, but there are going to be changes. To save money, YF and SF have re-organized YFSF Inc. Departments have been eliminated (Goodbye, Misc Tag!), writers have been reassigned. Unfortunately, the quality of work around here will suffer. Those expecting to read Paul’s impressive statistical master works will be disappointed. Wheareas before, you would get the chance to read a lengthy and interesting essay, complete with statistics and anecdotes, about Red Sox history, today you will have to read the efforts of your’s truly–he of the run-on sentence, poor grammaritude, etc etc. I have taken over Paul’s job. Thus, this gamer.

This is probably the worst gamer in the history of the site: Solopsistic and annoyingly self-consciously–filled with annoyingly annoying adverbs, reduncies and self-conscious late 90’s-style literary world wink-at-the-camera fiction. This has to be the most crappy self-conscious attempt at self-conscious humor ever!

In the future, Paul’s impressive pieces will turn into one line crap from me.

Here’s a first attempt at a post titled "The 2008 Red Sox in a Historical Context":

This year’s version of the Red Sox is better than the 1993 version. Good night and good luck-N

Okay. Now you can read a better gamer above. But if you’re a Yanks fan, maybe you want to choose this gamer to comment on. We have nothing but navel-gazing to do these days anyway.

152 comments… add one

  • Nice gamer nick. I like the changes around here…

    Sam-YF October 6, 2008, 7:02 pm
  • A sterling effort, Nick. Which is not to be confused with a Sterling effort, which is something John would have done, had he still been at work here in October.
    Looks like the Rays are going to finish off the Pale Hose. 6-2 after 7.

    nettles October 6, 2008, 7:43 pm
  • Lowell has been removed from the roster and will be ineligible for ALCS play.

    rootbeerfloat October 6, 2008, 8:05 pm
  • Oh shit, he’s out completely now? Hopefully we’ll see Youk at 3rd and Casey/Bailey at 1st. Please no more Alex Cora.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • Kotsay at 1st tonight, I think. And hopefully future member of Red Sox lore (the good kind), Gil Velazquez replacing Lowell on the roster.

    FenSheaParkway October 6, 2008, 8:18 pm
  • Quick first inning from Lester. Woohoo.
    Let’s go bats!

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 8:41 pm
  • Lester looks absolutely fantastic. Let’s go offense!

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 8:43 pm
  • And the offense looks… terrible.

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Grrr stop bitching Youk, that was a good pitch.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:03 pm
  • Drew singles. Wasn’t he supposed to have a bad back or something?

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:03 pm
  • by the way, is that radar gun juiced or does Lester usually hit 96-98 mph?

    Nick-YF October 6, 2008, 9:04 pm
  • Have heard lots of comments lately from fans of many teams demonstrating disdain for this Tampa team.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:04 pm
  • F*ck you Kotsay.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:06 pm
  • Does Sean Casey still play for the Sox? Is he hurt? Did he do something to Terry Francona to doom his chances of ever getting off the bench?

    SF October 6, 2008, 9:08 pm
  • Off the game for a sec, After I climbed into bed last night, flipped on the TV, surfed a bit and ran aacross an old silent film starring Babe Ruth.
    Didn’t appear to be very good. But the Babe didn’t seem to blow any lines, either.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • There is absolutely no excuse for playing Kotsay over Casey.

    Brownie October 6, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • Tito doesn’t like Casey’s defense, and thinks it’s important to go with D against the OC.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:10 pm
  • Lester has slowly been regaining his strength over the last year and a half. I think he was topping out at 97 before the cancer/chemo.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • “Tito doesn’t like Casey’s defense, and thinks it’s important to go with D against the OC.”
    I think the gap between their bats offsets whatever marginal defensive improvement we get from a slightly more mobile 1B.

    Brownie October 6, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • If I hear the term “nose-to-toes strikezone” one more time I’m going to take a machine-gun into work tomorrow.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • Pass interferences on the referee!

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • Wow, the offense has just disappeared.
    Angels in five is looking extremely possible right now.

    SF October 6, 2008, 9:29 pm
  • Ath, how’s that domestic situation working these days?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • SF, I’m just not very optimistic. Dunno why. Lester wil do fine, but I fear it won’t be enough.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • OC really showing a lot of patience. Lester throws 9 pitches in first, needs 50 for the next 7 outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • My thoughts exactly on Casey. What did he do to earn Tito’s hatred? He’s a far superior hitter to Kotsay.
    For that matter, Bailey is a far superior hitter to Kotsay. And there’s no book on him yet.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Yeah, I could see us losing this game 1-0 or 2-1.
    Bill, my roommate and her broke up a few weeks ago, so I’m happy. Oh, and she actually mailed me an apology letter this week–two months after the events happened. Needless to say it’s too little too late. I intend to sit down and write an angry letter back, really giving her a piece of my mind.
    Woah now, Lester nearly impaled by a bat.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • I suspect that Casey isn’t at 100%. There’s just no way he sits out this much after doing so well during the regular season.
    Either that or he pulled a “Cabrera” and f*cked Tito’s wife.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • I wouldn’t do that, Ath. Best not respond at all. Let sleeping dogs lie, and all that. No sense stirring up stuff that doesn’t need to be stirred back up… Not that you were asking my advice.
    Also, if given a choice between Nick’s posts and my posts, I would pick Nick’s posts.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • If this has been brought up, I apologize, but isn’t Juan Rivera involved in that Jeff Nelson/Yankee bullpen dustup at Fenway a fwe years back?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • And Lester keeps doing everything we could possibly ask from him – COME ON, BATS! WAKE UP!

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • Here’s my unsolicited take, Ath: The high road is best, Let it rest.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Pedro breaks out with a homer tonight.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • It is just not Pedroia’s series. Suck.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Yeah Paul, my girlfriend said the same thing. Most of my anger died about a month ago, but I still feel like there’s a lot that needs to be said. She dated my roommate for almost a year and never, ever attempted to be friendly despite our attempts to bring it out of her. And then she violated our room every day for over a week, and then lied about it when confronted.
    You’re probably right that I should let it go, but I’m thick-headed sometimes. We’ll see how I feel by the time the weekend rolls around.
    Ortiz singles. Pedroia may be 0-for, but he has hit the ball very hard and has gotten unlucky.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • Another lousy defensive play by the Angels. Let’s capitalize, Sox!

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Wow, 3 people think I should take the high road? Starting to sway me.
    3 straight balls to Youk, Lackey looking nervous. Youk grounds to 3B, but a bad throw saves them. And Ortiz slid 3 feet to the left of the bag! I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was trying to break up the tag.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Boston finally gets a break and and opportunity with that offline throw to second. The Sox bats have been silent for a long time now going back to last night.

    Hudson October 6, 2008, 9:44 pm
  • Drew hits it to the deep part of the park. Ortiz tags up.
    COME ON BAY!

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • Nothing doing.

    Hudson October 6, 2008, 9:48 pm
  • SHIRT!

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:49 pm
  • At least they got Lackey’s pitch count up.
    I’m getting annoyed with Scioscia.
    Too much barking at the umps.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 9:50 pm
  • Lester throws the exact same pitch, this time called a strike. Sit the f*ck down Tex.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:02 pm
  • Lester’s pitch count up to 84. They really need to make Lackey work this inning.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:03 pm
  • I think we need some runs against Lackey. I don’t feel confident we’ll get much against their bullpen.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:05 pm
  • Tek singles to cap a great at-bat.
    Lackey showing some cracks?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:09 pm
  • OK. There’s a Run!
    Ok!
    Pedro, we need you here.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:11 pm
  • Another big chance thanks to a mice Kotsay/Tek hit-and-run.
    And it becomes a 1-0 game thanks to another Halo fielding brain fart.

    Hudson October 6, 2008, 10:11 pm
  • A RUN. THANK YOU. I WILL TAKE IT.

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 10:12 pm
  • PEDROIA BREAKS OUT!

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:12 pm
  • ABOUT TIME YOU BROKE OUT, DUSTY!

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 10:12 pm
  • PEDRO!!!!
    YES!!!!
    How close was I to looking psychotic?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:12 pm
  • Just as important as the runs is that Lackey’s pitch count is rapidly climbing.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:13 pm
  • And Dustin breaks out of the slump at just the right time. 2-0.

    Hudson October 6, 2008, 10:14 pm
  • Okay, I’ll concede: Casey maybe doesn’t make that play.

    Brownie October 6, 2008, 10:17 pm
  • Fantastic play by Kotsay. Scores the go-ahead run and makes that play with Vlad up? Tito knows best.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:17 pm
  • Announcer: “How often do you hear a pitcher say all he needs is a run or two?”
    Dude, that’s totally a Nolan Ryan quote.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:18 pm
  • Anyone wanna keep dumpin’ on Kotsay?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:18 pm
  • gotta be Chimp Caray, Ath.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:19 pm
  • Y.
    E.
    S.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:22 pm
  • 6 IP, 6 baserunners, 0 runs, 4 K’s. Phenomenal considering this was a 100-win team that he faced 5 days ago.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:23 pm
  • Lester I assume will be coming out for the seventh. He went 110+ pitches last time out, and I think you need to ride this horse as long as you reasonably can.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:25 pm
  • With a 2-run lead, you absolutely send Lester back out there. Short leash of course.
    Aybar makes an error. These Angels are mentally beat.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:26 pm
  • John Lackey is the only thing keeping these Angels in the game. The position players seem tighter than a drum. Maybe Lester can capitalize on that and get a super quick inning and even go eight. That would be fantastic.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:30 pm
  • Wow, Kotsay.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:33 pm
  • Mark Kotsay tonight has given a big “F*ck you” to YFSF…

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:33 pm
  • Jon Lester deserves a standing fucking ovation.
    Does he start the eighth?

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 10:36 pm
  • Lowrie with the leadoff single! Would loooove an insurance run here.
    And I still say we put Lester in for the eighth. He hit 97 last inning.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:38 pm
  • Lester is amazing. At 108 pitches I say send him back out. He’s cruising.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:39 pm
  • Oki warming, but Lester starts the 8th.
    Just told the wife, the boy gets a Lester T-shirt for Christmas this year.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:39 pm
  • Well, whoever’s pitching is gonna have to do it with a two-run lead…

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:41 pm
  • Wow. I was ready to barbeque Scioscia for putting Lackey back out there, but he gets through the 7th on 6 pitches AND gives up a hit.
    And … It’s Oki.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:42 pm
  • Okajima in. Third time in four games. Nervous.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:43 pm
  • So how much is Paps available for tonight?

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 10:44 pm
  • After 2 innings and 31 pitches? He might not be available at all.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:44 pm
  • It’s the playoffs. I can’t see Tito risking going back to Anaheim because he wouldn’t put in Paps.
    OKI! ONE!

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 10:47 pm
  • Okajima walks Teixeira, so it’s Masterson to face Guerrero. More nervous.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:51 pm
  • Paps also threw 2 innings on Friday, and 1 on Wednesday. So he’s thrown 5 innings in 5 days. That makes me nervous.
    Masterson in to pitch to Vlad. He’s thrown in every game so far too.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:52 pm
  • Wow, is it me or has Masterson never hit 97 before? I throught he threw in the low 90’s.
    Walk to Vlad after getting ahead of him 0-2. Delcarmen up in the ‘pen. Supposedly Paps is available.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:55 pm
  • Damn, damn, damn, damn.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:55 pm
  • WTF, tek?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:57 pm
  • Wtf, signals crossed. Sigh.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:57 pm
  • I was not thrilled about this decision. I would have stayed with Oki or gone to Papelbon. Masterson hasn’t shown the control you need for a situation like this, and he’s showing that again tonight…

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:58 pm
  • Mutha f*ck.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 10:59 pm
  • Fuck fuck fuck fuck FUCK.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 10:59 pm
  • Fuck.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 10:59 pm
  • Delcarmen warming.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:00 pm
  • Bad managing there. Masterson allowed baserunners every single one of his appearances and had problems throwing strikes, to boot. Why was he brought in there with a runner on?

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 11:00 pm

  • GOD DAMMIT.

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 11:00 pm
  • This could be the turning point of not only the game but the entire series.

    SoxFan October 6, 2008, 11:01 pm
  • He’s been disaster with 2 strikes.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:02 pm
  • If the Sox lose tonight, the turning point of the series will be the Sox leaving the bases loaded against K-Rod last night.
    THERE’S the easy third out. Something tells me Okajima could have done slightly better than that… Or Lester. There was simply no reason for Masterson to be pitching for the fourth time in four games against the same team. None whatsoever.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 11:04 pm
  • Im gunna tell myself this is just setting up for a dramatic walk-off Ortiz hit.
    At least we don’t have to use Paps now.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:04 pm
  • Shields is also appearing for the fourth time. So let’s see if we can’t let familiarity breed some contempt here….
    One down quickly though.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 11:06 pm
  • Wicked curveballs to Ortiz and Youk. Great pitch-calling there.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:10 pm
  • Masterson still in. Not sure how I feel about this.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:14 pm
  • We’re trying to let them build up a false sense of security.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:15 pm
  • Masterson is still in.
    Francona obviously has a perverse sense of humor.

    SoxFan October 6, 2008, 11:15 pm
  • dammit

    rootbeerfloat October 6, 2008, 11:15 pm
  • Wtf omg gay

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:15 pm
  • WHY????
    Why is Masterson still in there?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:16 pm
  • If the Red Sox get out of this and go on to the win the game, it will be a minor miracle.

    SoxFan October 6, 2008, 11:16 pm
  • I’m really trying hard not to do something stupid and injure myself right now.

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 11:18 pm
  • I absolutely can NOT take a must-win game with Dice-K on the mound.

    rootbeerfloat October 6, 2008, 11:18 pm
  • FUCK YES! Ball comes out but well after the tag. Lucky play for the Sox, Angels being too aggressive.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:21 pm
  • WHAT A BREAK!
    And that’s the right call, Scioscia.
    Wow.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:22 pm
  • DEATH BY SMALLBALL, ANAHEIM ASSHATS

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 11:22 pm
  • Thank you, baseball gods!

    SoxFan October 6, 2008, 11:23 pm
  • now I need a glass of vino.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:23 pm
  • Live by the sword …

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:23 pm
  • Bay is going to win this game. Bay is going to win this game.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:23 pm
  • Nancy …

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:24 pm
  • Shields’ breaking shit is ungodly right now.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:26 pm
  • YES!!!!!!!
    JAYBAY!!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:27 pm
  • Bay with a double! 180 feet away…

    Hudson October 6, 2008, 11:27 pm
  • Hinske woulda caught that.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:27 pm
  • Wow, that’s a game-saver by Tex.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:28 pm
  • Oh my god. a couple of feet lower, along the wall. Ugh!
    Holy crap. That should have won it. Dammit, Texiera

    Bostondreams October 6, 2008, 11:28 pm
  • VICTORY!

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:29 pm
  • FUCKING JED LOWRIE I LOVE YOU1111

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:29 pm
  • LOWRIE! Sox to the ALCS!
    Wow, for a second there I thought Francona had blown it by lifting Oki. Oh me of little faith.

    Hudson October 6, 2008, 11:29 pm
  • YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 11:29 pm
  • Sox Wins!
    Destiny cannot be stopped!

    SoxFan October 6, 2008, 11:30 pm
  • I totally called it by saying “Bay will win this game” at 11:23.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:31 pm
  • WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.
    I thought Bay would have the walk off hit, but I’ll take this, too.
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    stuck working October 6, 2008, 11:32 pm
  • JEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!
    SMALLBALL FAILS AGAIN. On to the ALCS!

    Micah-SF October 6, 2008, 11:33 pm
  • Friday at 8:00. See you gentlemen there.
    Manny who?

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:33 pm
  • oh my god.
    Help me. I live two hours from Tampa. I have to go to a wedding in Connecticut this weekend. Friday and Saturday. I am the best man.
    Help me! What am I going to do???? :( :(

    Bostondreams October 6, 2008, 11:34 pm
  • Bostondreams – Announce you have broken your leg and cannot fly or be in the wedding.

    rootbeerfloat October 6, 2008, 11:37 pm
  • Bostondreams, your friend can find another best man. Depending on the timing you could run to a bar afterwards.
    Game 3 is at 4:00 on Monday. What the fuck is that about?

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:38 pm
  • Manny Delcarmen, ath.
    Manny Delcarmen.
    Christ, I haven’t sweat out a game like that since, what, 2004 ALCS?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:39 pm
  • Dreams, yer gonna watch the game on TV like the rest of us.
    I mean, why the fuk would you want to go to that hell hole for a game, anyway?

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:39 pm
  • Varitek has gotten a lot of flak this year, but without that great play the Angels might have taken the lead and put the pressure on us. He deserves a lot of credit for what he does for this team.
    Bay OPS’ed 1.356 in the ALDS. I feel very comfortable with our chances on Friday.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:41 pm
  • Scioscia did overmanage this game in the 9th.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:43 pm
  • Bill,
    I have gone to a victory parade, I was at opening day at Fenway this year..now I want to see the Sox in person in the playoffs.
    Damnit. This better be a fucking AWESOME medieval freaking wedding.

    Bostondreams October 6, 2008, 11:45 pm
  • Medieval?
    Oh, Christ.
    you poor sap.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:47 pm
  • Yeah Boston, my dad and I had tickets to Game 6 and 7 of the WS in 2004, so we didn’t get a chance to see any post-season games live. I went to Opening Day this year, and that was special. But it’s still not like a playoff game.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:47 pm
  • After Jon Lester, the key players of this game were Jason Bay, Mark Kotsay and Jed Lowrie. Not a single one of them on the Opening Day roster.

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 11:48 pm
  • And Mike Scioscia. He also was a key player for the Red Sox. Can’t forget him! :-D

    Paul SF October 6, 2008, 11:51 pm
  • Nope, can’t forget Scioscia.
    That’s the difference between Tito and Scioscia.
    Tito knows when to manage and when to let the players play.

    I'mBillMcNeal October 6, 2008, 11:53 pm
  • Ath,
    It was awesome on opening day for me. I hadn’t been since the late ’90’s. It was a surprise ‘babymoon’ gift from my wonderful wife. Incredible.
    But you may be right. Not like a playoff game.
    Again, better be an awesome wedding. I’m a history teacher. I will be freaking critical now. Ugh

    Bostondreams October 6, 2008, 11:54 pm
  • I second-guessed him when he started Ellsbury over Crisp in Game 1. I second-guessed him when he played Cora the other night. I second-guessed him when he played Kotsay tonight. All of these were good decisions..
    Francona knows more than me. I promise I’ll start trusting you Tito!

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:55 pm
  • Nice dreams, I hadn’t been to Fenway since I lived in MA in 1998-1999. Ahhh, Pedro.

    Atheose October 6, 2008, 11:56 pm
  • I still don’t think Tito did a great job in this game with the bullpen management.
    But he’s earned some slack. And Scioscia has not. What a moron. Seriously, thanks Mike!

    Micah-SF October 7, 2008, 12:02 am
  • I’m still amazed. Last night felt like ALCS 2004 Game 4 in reverse…I really thought the Angels would win 3 in a row, especially after Masterson crossed up Tek.
    Oh man, I’m so freaking excited for this Tampa series. It’s AWESOME to have an all-AL East ALCS *WITHOUT* the Yanks. AWESOME.
    PS Apologies to all YFs on the site.

    stuck working October 7, 2008, 12:10 am
  • I agree. Tito has been proven right by his lineup decisions thus far, but the results most definitely proved he was dead wrong on managing the bullpen tonight. Went to the Masterson well once too often.

    Paul SF October 7, 2008, 12:13 am
  • http://www.Vikingkittens.com
    We are your overloooooooooooords

    Atheose October 7, 2008, 12:15 am
  • Dear Julio Lugo,
    Goodbye.
    Love, The Red Sox

    Atheose October 7, 2008, 12:16 am
  • Incidentally…Lester is just..wow.
    Dice-K starts Friday? Oh god..

    Bostondreams October 7, 2008, 12:17 am
  • Flipping between TBS and NESN to catch as much celebration footage as I can is hilarious. Ellsbury is so classy and Paps is so freaking dumb, it’s hilarious.
    Also, I like Granderson a lot as a broadcaster. Compared to other current player/broadcasters, he’s really impressive.

    stuck working October 7, 2008, 12:21 am
  • “Incidentally…Lester is just..wow.
    Dice-K starts Friday? Oh god..

    Why would he? No games Tuesday, Wensday, Thursday.
    That means Beckett on Normal rest, the Lester on Normal Rest, then Daisuke on extra rest. Even with Beckett’s struggles last night, my money is on that setup. It maximizes Lester’s appearances and minimizes Daisukes’

    Dionysus October 7, 2008, 1:30 am
  • Since Lowell is off the roster for the ALCS, who’s on in his place?

    Ron Newman (SF) October 7, 2008, 1:37 pm

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