Yeah, like Ray says, do it again.
by attackgerbil on May 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm in
Sox Gamers/Postmortems,Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 101 comments
In recent memory, has there been a more meaningless mid-season series between these two teams? The Sox are a mediocre club this year. The Yanks will be treading water until they get back the rest of their lineup.
See you in August.
Paul from Waltham May 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm
Hip Hip out…foul ball off his foot yesterday. Lame.
Sloth is pretty much out for the season with surgery. Don’t really care about that one.
Swish not playing with the bicep still.
Hopefully Hughes shuts down the Sox and we’re good. CC tomorrow. We’ll see.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Ortiz’ OPS+ is over 100. All is right in the world.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm
And Daisuke is letting a lot of baserunners on. Yet another universal constant.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm
1-2-3 first for PH-ranchise!
The Captain with a leadoff single…nice.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Vmart really sucks at framing pitches. That first one to Cervelli was right down the middle but VMart framed it like it was a ball, so it’s called a ball.
Yet another hit, though Cano is gunned down at home.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 7:35 pm
Gardy singles…1st and 2nd!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm
I totally forgot I was behind on the DVR…brilliant.
1st inning = awesome
seeing Wake warm up = even awesomer
LET’S GO YANKEES!!!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Boone and Nomar are rather insightful. It’s a pleasure to hear their take. Truly.
attackgerbil May 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm
You’re not watching YES AG???
Dice-K is settling down now…damnit.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm
Gardy walks…stolen base time???
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm
TEX WITH THE RBI DOUBLE!!!! 6-1
Man, I thought that was gone…f-ck. Maybe ARod can???
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm
So not only does our pitching suck, not only does out offense suck, but our defense sucks too. Really missing Ellsbury/Cameron right now.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm
“Everything that can go wrong is going wrong for the Red Sox.” Awwww . . . what a shame. . .
AlexD May 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm
Both of the balls off the wall were tough plays Ath…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Don’t have the package, Krueg. :(
attackgerbil May 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm
Curtis running the bases…awesome.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm
WHAT??? COME ON AG!!!! I know you have mad bank, you’re crafty! :)
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-ghes. K’s Drew! 3 solid innings so far…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm
No package for two reasons: 1) kid. 2). Left coast. Between the two, it’s pointless to buy total innings. Just have to plan for when I can actually watch.
attackgerbil May 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm
I got it…1) kids ruin everything and 2) don’t move out West!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm
It’s Nomar and Aaron Boone biography night!
DustyDrB - YF May 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm
attackgerbil May 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm
Papi just went yard. Lame. With 2 outs no less…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm
Hughes looked great until he got to Papi..
attackgerbil May 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm
Still a good outing for HUUUUUU-ghes so far…we need more offense.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:33 pm
Papi really looks like a different person in the last two weeks. 6 homers in May, the most in the majors.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Randy Winn is DANGEROUS!!!! Look out!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm
TOLD YOU! ;)
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm
Wake coming in???
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm
You love Papi Ath…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm
Pena beats out the double play thankfully…
Walks Jeter…1st and 2nd, 1 out…more runs imminent???
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm
Gardy pops out to the infield…2 outs.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm
krueg May 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm
Hughes is losing it now…1st and 3rd with 2 outs for the bad guys. COME ON PHRANCHISE! 1 more out!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm
2nd and 3rd I mean…
Base hit here and we have a ballgame…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm
6-5. Unreal. Hughes completely fell apart…looks like the old Phil and now we have to go to our shaky bullpen. Ridiculous.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm
Oh, you’re back I see Ath… ;)
AlexD May 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm
I was getting ready to switch to Raging Bull which I’ve been waiting to watch (never seen it) but it looks like I’ll have to wait until another night.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Sick catch by Tex…ok boys, time to score some runs now please seeing as Hughes shit the bed. I guess we won’t anoint him quite yet.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Yeah Krueg, I was laying in bed with my finger literally over the button to change to the movie, and then that homer happened.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm
I’ve never seen it either…doesn’t look that interesting to me???
Yep, we have ourselves a game now, especially with our science-awful bullpen.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm
ARod is about the launch one.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm
Nah…this game is going to come down to the wire now.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm
Well it’s considered one of the best sports movies of all time. #1 according to AFI.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm
I can totally whatever stiff we put in the next inning getting rocked…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm
I’m not doubting its pure awesomeness…I just don’t know if it’s for me. I’ve never cared about boxing.
Have we even threatened to score since like the 2nd???? Craptacular.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Cervelli with a meaningless single with 2 outs…but he is still sweet. Thames up now. Barf.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm
LIKE I SAID…THAMES IS THE F-CKING MAN!!! 7-5!!!
(negative reinforcement is cosmic)
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:18 pm
Man we really need our starting outfield back.
You guys have been really lucky with Cervelli so far this year. He’s played extremely well since Posada has been out.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm
Here comes the bullpen…leadoff HR. We are going to lose this fucking game.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm
Yep, Cervelli is pretty awesome. I mean, not sure he can keep up the pace but so far so good…now, our bullpen? Totally different story. They have been AWFUL!!! Just like last year…we need some trades. Now.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:28 pm
Papi singles…great job Boone Logan you fucking loser.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm
HE GOT OUT OF THE INNING!!! CONGRATS LOGAN YOU LOSER!!!
OK, we need some runs. This is ridiculous.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm
Who is a worse defensive catcher? Hip Hip or VMart?
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Wow this umpire is totally fooled by these knuckleballs.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm
Jeter flys out but then Pena steals 2nd…1 out.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Pena tags and gets to 3rd on Gardy’s fly out to center…up to Tex. We really need some more runs. We are in prime location to blow this fucking game.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm
Nothing. We’re finished. Tex fouls out.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm
This umpire is all over the place. Scutaro should be out.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm
HUGE DP…saving our bacon.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm
LOL Tito was arguing with the umpire and then “God Bless America” came on the speakers so they both quickly stopped arguing and took their hats off.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Cannot wait to get the Rays in the Bronx…all the talk about how great they are yet we beat them, in Tampa, in our only meeting so far. Tampa will NEVER win a World Series…EVER!!!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Francona is classy, I was listening to WFAN today when he talked with Francesa.
ARod pops out weakly like a douche. STOP TRYING TO HIT HR’S YOU ASSES!!!! BASE HITS!!!
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Christ. Pathetic. Just letting the Sox hang around…
krueg May 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm
Here we go…leadoff single for Drew.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm
So is Joba unavailable tonight?
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm
I think so…
Game. Big surprise. Fuck this bullshit.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Sox on top. 8-7. I gotta admit it felt like we were going to come back for sure.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Mark my fucking words. This game will be the turning point for the Sox. We are playing like absolute fucking garbage right now. Nice job you fucking loser.
That is all. Enjoy it Ath.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm
It’s not over yet Ath…but ARod is ridiculously clutch.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm
sf rod May 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm
Speechless. I guess the magic isn’t gone…wow.
krueg May 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm
Feel good rod? You deserve it.
(sorry ath, rod is a douche)
krueg May 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm
and you’re a yankee fan krueg.
sf rod May 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm
A ring on his finger and suddenly ARod thinks he’s all clutch and shit. I don’t like it one bit.
Atheose - SF May 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm
Well that sucked
Clark SF May 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm
Sure am rod. And I’m just always in here stirring the pot, talking shit, basically being an asshole…oh no wait, that’s you! Probably has nothing to do with your fandom, just who you are…a miserable, cry baby, asshole. Enjoy being a douchebag! You play the part to perfection.
krueg May 18, 2010 at 12:08 am
I had tickets to this one and had to give them up for work travel. Horrible i-net in my hotel so wasn’t even able to follow on mlb.com. Sounds like it was a wild one.
I genuinely feel for the SF regulars here as far as the season has gone so far, but am obviously thrilled with last night and the Yanks general performance through what is becoming an absurd cavalcade of injuries.
As for you rod, enough with the trolling during the fleeting moments when your team is up. Unless you want your Delta-Chi name to be officially changed to StillinFourth Rod.
IronHorse (YF) May 18, 2010 at 4:36 am
krueg- awww. you wacky “chest thumper” you. your tantrums are riveting.
ih- to be fair… papelbon became the new sheriff (letting the world know that the sox are tired of being thrown at!) after the game was already tied. so your “trolling during the fleeting moments” jab falls flat.
sf rod May 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm
hug it out.
Brad May 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm
Wow, it’s not just me that thought last night’s game was meaningless. NESN drew a 5.5 rating. Last year’s average was a 9 and it used to run closer to a 12 a few years back. By contrast Game 7 of the Bruins debacle drew a 13 and that was against a Celts game and a Yankees-Sox game. Last night there was no competition. The Sox aren’t just hurting in the standings. With ratings down and the sellout streak all but finished, their business model is going to take a beating as well. For a team spending $170 million not to compete, that one hurts the most. All the money “available” next year may not be so available.
Paul from Waltham May 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm
for the record, cervelli said that he didn’t think papelbon hit him on purpose, and as far as i can tell, nobody made a big deal out of it…if it was intentional, as rod suggested, how’d that work out for papelbon?
rod, we haven’t heard the one about the yankees spending in a couple of days now…you know, how they’re supposed to beat the sox anyway because they spend more money, blah, blah, blah…
dc May 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm
The thing is rod, i’m actually not “that yankees” fan that beat you up or fucked your girlfriend/mom or whatever happened to you to make you the hater you are. Let it go man. You’re safe here. You don’t have to be a douchebag anymore brother, let us help you…
krueg May 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
For all the crap that has been thrown around by players, I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the likes of this. Seems like Boston might have been ahead of the curve when they dumped this (phenomenally talented, egomanical) turkey.
attackgerbil May 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm
dc- of course papelbon wasn’t throwing at anyone. neither was beckett. but maybe cc can send another message tonite and anoint himself as the super sheriff.
paul- maybe you could help us sox fans out and let us know the appropriate protocol for when your bloated payroll team misses the playoffs. you clearly have more recent experience than we do. i remember the touching closing of yankee stadium where 3,000 fans stuck around to watch $220 million worth of players embrace their third place finish. not sure if we can top that.
as for “available” money, maybe you could also enlighten us sox fans on how to deal with the inevitability of empty seats in fenway. somehow the yankee business model managed to turn a dollar last year while the new stadium looked 40% empty on a nitely basis.
please help us lowly sox fans with your wisdom. the end times are coming.
sf rod May 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm
“not sure if we can top that.”
You mean by finishing in fourth place? Or under .500?
“somehow the yankee business model managed to turn a dollar last year while the new stadium looked 40% empty on a nitely basis.”
Yeah, they pulled in over $200 million from 4 million tickets sold – in 2008 AND 2009. Of course, their YES ratings are also still sky high. You see, fans like watching a winner. At least we know now how much of Red Sox Nation rides the bandwagon…
Paul from Waltham May 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Speaking of which, this place seems like it’s been missing its more vocal pitching and defense acolytes all season long….
Paul from Waltham May 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm
“You mean by finishing in fourth place? Or under .500?”
let me know when that happens. i was talking about what actually has happened. you know…. third place/no playoffs/$220 million/touching closing ceremony.
“You see, fans like watching a winner.”
and… people like watching oprah. she pulled in $200 million in 2008 and 2009 as well. difference is, she didn’t finish third in 2008.
but really… you guy’s made money in 2008? sweet. this year might not be a total bust after all.
sf rod May 18, 2010 at 5:58 pm
i’m not sure the yankees have to win every year rod, and that’s the fallacy in your argument…it might sound wierd, but it’s more fun when they don’t…money can’t buy you love or championships, and it would get boring if they won every year…sure it can stock the team with upper echelon players and enhance your odds, but you can’t underestimate the desire and talent of the so-called “have nots”, like the marlins a couple of times, the twins, the rays…some of the bigger contributors on the yankees right now are costing them the least in payroll…
the stadium closing ceremony was significant because of the history there, and not just baseball…poking fun at the yanks final season there ignores that they won 26 other years at that stadium…fenway has similar cache…for many it will be emotional if/when it gets replaced by another ballpark…
as for the effect a few empty seats at fenway will have on the sox bottom line, they may need to tap into that vast revenue stream that we heard so much about as justification for the dice k posting fee…that money should be flowing in by now, or maybe henry will have to dip into other, even private, funds to keep the sox from going under financially if that’s your worry…i just don’t think sox fans can keep going back to the “poor us, we just can’t keep up with those rich guys from new york” defense…it doesn’t wash when you spend $175 million…right now your team is flawed and/or not performing up to expectations…this will be a big test of the resiliency of the organization to adjust to adversity, tito’s ability to manage around the flaws and temporary setbacks, theo’s ability to manage the pr [i.e. bridge year], or just bite the bullet and try to make some creative personnel changes, right down to the players who theo himself has accused of playing uninspired…money alone can’t fix that unless the players feel they’re not making enough…
dc May 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm
dc- you’re dead on as usual. don’t let how i viewed the closing dilute what it meant to you. i’m certain you wont.
this impromptu funeral folks are having for the sox is just ponderous. the sox have 6 less wins than the second place yanks. i’ll patiently wait till ellsbury and cameron get back and the rotation gets rolling. no one could have foreseen an outfield of mcdonald/hermida/hall on a regular basis. if there were any pre-season concerns, it was about the offense. as it stands, we have 4 less runs scored than the division leaders. i’ll take that considering scutaro has been leading off. can anyone honestly expect this rotation to stay this awful the entire year? i don’t. so i’ll bide my time, remind myself that its may 18th, and not join you all in the gravedigging just yet.
if yf’s need topics to discuss besides the already dead sox, allow me to suggest…
the once unhittable phranchise returning to his former self.
those pesky bluejays.
those first place rays.
sf rod May 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm
yep…we’re on the same page…i’ve prob said 100 times here that the sox aren’t dead yet…while it is interesting to kick the tires on some of their problems a bit, you make a good point, that it’s not the only thing to talk about…far from it, and while the yanks record is better, they have issues too…not to get on the mods, well maybe a little, we need to see the site energized a bit…i give you credit for a least checking in…i’m not being critical of the sox fans who are not participating, but it would be fun to see them come back…as long as we can keep it civil and focused…
dc May 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm
not for nothing…. brad checked in today.
sf rod May 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm
“not for nothing…. brad checked in today”
haha. Rod, I’m lingering everyday…things are just busy lately. I catch the gamers in the morning, but by the time I get to them, most of the problems have been resolved so there is nothing to jump into..
Here’s what I take from the past two nights: Save a papelbon implosion (and nearly two of them) the Yankees and the Sox both played bad on both sides of the ball. CC is the only guy who really did his job, and for that, NY’s bullpen rewarded him unjustly.
Again, I can’t take anything away from these two teams playing each other; results are always so skewed from what the rest of the season looks like.
Boston will be better, as will NY. Right now, they’re both walking wounded, and it’s going to be real interesting two months from now. I’m sure of it.
Brad May 19, 2010 at 9:33 am
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