Held’em to an Extra Point

A beautiful Saturday afternoon in the Bronx, a near-record barrage of hits, and a resurgent Edgar Renteria erase our memories of another ill-timed insertion of Alan Embree. (plus Keith Foulke throws a scoreless ninth!) What more could we ask for? How about a nice Sunday evening from the Boomah to quell the cockiness that recently started to emanate from the cesspool above Manhattan.

One observation from the broadcast today: Tim McCarver asked why, in the 8th inning, were Edgar Renteria and Manny still on the bench, and why hadn’t Francona done the nice thing and told them to head back to the hotel and relax? Seems to me that them sticking around is nothing but being a teammate. I think we can all be sure if they had disappeared back to their rooms Tim would’ve torn them a new you-know-what for abandoning their comrades. Weak stuff from McCarver.

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  • You win some, you lose some. So goes it. What amazed me is that the Sux, er I mean Sox, never had the decency to go to their second team like the Yankees have done before when we have blanked the idiots from Beantown. It just goes to show: when you’re a winner, you act like one. When you’re a loser, you act like the Red Sox. See you tomorrow, girls.

    Joe May 28, 2005, 6:32 pm
  • Not sure that’s entirely fair, Joe. Renteria, Manny, Varitek, and Mueller were all pulled. You can’t take out everyone. Or maybe you can. Didn’t seem to matter who was in there today, anyway.

    YF May 28, 2005, 8:06 pm
  • The key question is when they were pulled. Joe Torre would have pulled them long before the Sux did. As I said, when you’re good, you have class. When you’re a loser, you’re the Red Sox. At least it was a beautiful day at the Stadium.

    Joe May 28, 2005, 9:59 pm
  • Oh, and don’t even begin to fucking tell me that Clement was “just pitching inside” when he hit Jeter. The Red Sox are just low-lifes, as are their fans. Payback for both comes tomorrow night at 8:05pm in Section 4. Count on it.

    Joe May 28, 2005, 10:06 pm
  • a good one. Glad to see the Sox scoring runs.
    Still they left like 23 guys on base. Amazing.
    I just have one question: is Rodriguez the only Yankee in therapy? Maybe Kevin Brown joins him.

    Brooks May 28, 2005, 10:22 pm
  • Always amazes me that when the Yanks lose to the Sox, Yankee fansare ALWAYS(!) saying the reason is “Arroyo hit this guy….Clement hit that guy” and its never ” WHERE THE HELL WERE THE YANKEES TODAY!!!!! Why Do the Red Sox Continually EMBARASS them??!! AHHHHH!” :) Tommorow(Today now) should be intresting!

    Billy May 28, 2005, 11:43 pm
  • Hey Joe,
    Get the sand out of your pussy.

    iChoke May 29, 2005, 2:18 pm
  • People! This is a (dysfunctional) family site. Let’s try to keep the comments respectable. We don’t encourage violence or dirty talk, and we definitely don’t want to be banned by the censors guarding our nation’s libraries.

    YF May 29, 2005, 2:34 pm
  • One thing that made the game even sweeter was that it happened in front of McCarver, the ultimate Yankee apologist. People always get on Vitale for being so pro-Duke, but McCarver is worse.
    And Joe, if the Red Sox had pulled all their players (as opposed to, um, only 4), I’m certain you would be complaining about how they showed no respect by doing that, and how this isn’t high school football. By the way, since there aren’t enough positional players to take every position, do we have to put pitchers in the lineup so as not to offend your delicate sensibilities? And stating that Sox fans have no class after you ‘mistakenly’ called them the Sux? Classy and classic.
    I see pitching inside—which will result in hit batters sometime—as a part of the game. As a place where Clemens, who’s notorious for the practice, once resided, I would assume NYers would agree. I’m not annoyed that Shoppach got plunked. Guess the rules are different for you guys.
    BTW, I’m pretty sure ‘winners’ don’t become the only baseball team ever to blow a 3-0 playoff series lead. I’m just saying.

    Josh May 29, 2005, 7:25 pm

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