Celebrate?: Indians-Sox Gamer IV

In this day of Wild Cards and "back doors" to the playoffs, one must ask: is it appropriate to put a beer box on one’s head and dance a jig after your team reaches the postseason because somebody else beats another team in another city a half hour after you lose to a team eliminated from the playoffs in mid-August?  Is it appropriate to hoist midgets vertically challenged Dominicans three feet over one’s head in honor of a berth earned due to the rules changes of the modern era?  Is it ever wrong to riddle the Kenmore Square sidewalk with Fenway Frank shrapnel tossed forth after drinking a case of warm Hahpoon? 

(Man, I miss Boston on celebration nights…)

Tonight we might find out (this author doesn’t know the answer, though we’re not typically inclined to Riverdancing in a Bud Light case, just as a matter of principle), as the Sox can clinch a playoff spot through the stylings of Josh Beckett and by beating up on a guy whose 2007 career highlight, according to MLB.com, was that he "spent the entire season at Triple-A Nashville". 

Comment away here, and let’s get that post-season swagger started tonight!  Go Sox!

53 comments… add one
  • Joe C. informs the radio audience that JD Drew today had an epidermal. Would that mean that his skin is thicker or thinner?
    We love Joe.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 7:07 pm
  • Joe now goes into the home run call on an Ortiz double off the scoreboard.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 7:15 pm
  • Gameday is being lame and not loading. MLB.tv is fine, but I want to keep track of pitch counts at the same time!

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 7:28 pm
  • WTF is going on with Beckett? How do you walk Asdrubal Cabrera with the bases loaded? Especially when it brings up Sizemore with the bases STILL loaded? Augh.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 7:37 pm
  • Let’s see if Beckett’s recovered his command here. I’d really like the Sox to win this one and get this post-season clinching out of the way…

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 7:44 pm
  • I was wondering if my Gameday failures were limited to my computer. Apparently not.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Who wants to pony up $795 for a pair of red Fenway seats? Includes shipping.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 7:49 pm
  • What do you mean, IBM?

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 7:49 pm
  • The seats? The Red Sox are selling them. Their way of recycling.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 7:52 pm
  • No, I meant about Gameday problems.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 7:52 pm
  • My Gameday isn’t loading.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 7:53 pm
  • In honor of Beckett pitching, I present the following dramatization of Waiting for the Post-Season.
    Estragon IBM: I wonder if my Gameday will show up.
    Vladimir SW: When will Gameday arrive?
    IBM: Should be any minute now.
    SW: What’s a Gameday?
    IBM: I already told you.
    SW: Nothing to be done.
    IBM: …
    SW: Gameday should be working.
    IBM: It isn’t.
    20 minutes pass.
    Both: Who’s that approaching?
    Pozzo Atheose: You guys going to the Laser Show?

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 8:02 pm
  • Hahaha!
    Well Gameday is working now so we can avoid fulfilling the dramatization that Stuck painted for us.

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • iwamura singles in two. 2-0 tampa in the 5th.

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 8:20 pm
  • Why do the Sox continue to suck against pitchers they should be destroying?

    Paul SF September 22, 2008, 8:21 pm
  • Their approach at the plate seems totally incoherent. Sometimes it’s swing at the first pitch, othertimes it’s taking more, but no one seems to have much of a plan.
    This may be me projecting a lot, though.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 8:23 pm
  • they should hide all of teks left handed bats away from him. ;)

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 8:24 pm
  • Orioles load the bases with 0 outs against Price.

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 8:29 pm
  • Down 4-1, they have to stop the bleeding here.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 8:39 pm
  • The premise of this post is faulty, as the Sox can guarantee a playoff spot today only by winning, not by having someone else lose. The Yankees are the only team still to be eliminated for the wild card, and they don’t play today.

    Ron Newman September 22, 2008, 8:40 pm
  • Wow, I hope we see “October Josh” next week, because we didn’t today. 2 doubles, but no HR bodes well, at least.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 8:43 pm
  • Ron, I think the idea was that we SFs want the Sox to win tonight to head off the possibility of clinching the post-season through a Yankees loss tomorrow, but it was a bit confusing.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • yes, Ron, I know the Twins aren’t playing. Artistic license.
    And wow, how bad do the Sox look? Yeesh.

    SF September 22, 2008, 8:47 pm
  • Son of a bitch!

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • Keep hope alive I suppose…

    John - YF September 22, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • Laser show!

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • lead down to 1.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Huge spot here, obviously. I’d be happy with a sac fly…

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Is that Big Shirtless Ron?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Up comes the black hole of the lineup. But Jed has 15 RBI in 14 AB with bases loaded.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • I’d be happy with a wild pitch right here, too.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • Lowrie called out on a great pitch on the outside corner. Bah.

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • There goes the sac fly possibility. Kotsay’s chance to make his mark with the Sox…

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • It’s only 4-3. So there is still hope for a drunken river dance and beer box on somebody’s head tonight!

    SoxFan September 22, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • Hey, um, swing the freakin’ bat, Jed.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • Bah.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • Sick inning from Masterson.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • Masterson: 9 pitches, 5 outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 22, 2008, 9:48 pm
  • time to test out old friend kelly shoppach.

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 9:56 pm
  • With their speed, you shouldn’t see those two in a DP too often. At least the right guys are coming up in the 9th.

    stuck working September 22, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • Good inning from Oki… his stuff was pretty much unhittable.
    Let’s go good guys!

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 10:06 pm
  • it’s always stupid games like this one where our bullpen looks unhittable. the way oki and masterson looked there, we should have won 162 games.

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 10:07 pm
  • Wow, I think that’s the first time this season Pedroia has struck out on 3 straight pitches.

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 10:09 pm
  • where was that first pitch called strike on dustin? it almost hit his knee.

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 10:09 pm
  • come on bay. i’ve got my empty beer box hat ready.

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 10:11 pm
  • the yankees season hangs in jed lowries balance.

    sf rod September 22, 2008, 10:13 pm

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 10:13 pm
  • Sigh. There’s no way we could pull a 2007 Mets, right? Right?

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 10:15 pm
  • 17 baserunners, 3 runs.

    Atheose September 22, 2008, 10:16 pm
  • looks like papelbon will have to keep his pants on for at least another 24 hours…

    dc September 22, 2008, 10:27 pm
  • I haven’t found the numbers to back this up, but it feels like Boston’s one-run losses total for 2008 is nearing or has even surpassed the staggering Grady Little 2003 mark.

    Hudson September 22, 2008, 11:56 pm
  • What’s even worse is that it feels like we get a RISP for each and every one of those one-run losses, just to tease us a little bit.

    Atheose September 23, 2008, 9:30 am

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