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  • You guys are worse than me… ;)

    krueg reincarnate September 16, 2009, 6:58 pm
  • Wow, lots of long fly outs from Byrd. Gotta love the wind.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Paul Byrd is awful, and in a perfect world he’d be elsewhere. Be that as it may, go Byrd!
    As for the Sox catching the Yanks: not
    gonna happen. But it would be cool.

    SF September 16, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • I’ve got the game on TV (stupid ESPN though) while listening to WEEI on my newly purchased iPhone. Now this is the way to watch some baseball.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • Wow is this announcing team terrible. Apparently textbook baseball is “Angels baseball”. Running when it would be retarded not to? Angels baseball!!
    And Byrd is atrocious.

    SF September 16, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • I would argue that Steve Phillips does not have ‘overpowering stuff…’
    I don’t know how much longer I can stand the ESPN Crew

    Clark SF September 16, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Oh c’mon! I get ESPN360.com playing the Red Sox and its Paul Byrd pitching . . . why couldn’t have been Josh, Lester, Clay, or even Daisuke when I have access to live video?!

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Byrd is atrocious. Still. He couldn’t fool my 2.5 year old. Thank God the latest hotstreak decreases the impact of his presence.

    SF September 16, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • “…As for the Sox catching the Yanks: not
    gonna happen. But it would be cool….”
    no

    dc September 16, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Well, ok . . . that wasn’t a bad bit of fielding by Byrd . . .

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • “But it would be cool….” – in hell. Which I’ll be completely fine with. :)

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • I remember in 2004 when I was watching the Sox play the Mariners in Seattle, my friends were shaking their heads because so many Sox batters had averages above 300. Now, not so much.

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Man, the Angels just look dead. All the contenders are crapping out down the stretch, first the Rays, then the Tigers, now the Angels…

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Well, frick.

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • JASON BAY SINGLES! It’s a one run game.
    Then Lowell GIDP… except Aybar drops the ball, and Bay is called safe, even though it looked like he lost it on the transfer.
    Correction, replay shows that he never had control at all.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Bay barely singles through the hole, 3-3 Sox with two men still on base.
    Man it’s awesome being on a hot streak. Everything breaks your way.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • Err, meant to say Baldelli. And now Varitek is ahead in the count 3-0.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Wow.

    soxgirl September 16, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Alex Gonzalez with a dying quail, 5-3 Red Sox. I know his OPS+ is only 93 with the Sox this year, but man it seems like he gets hits when we need them. Fantastic pick up by Theo.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Where were all these guys in August?

    rootbeerfloat September 16, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Saito drills Vlad in the ribs. Ouch.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Guess I should go feed the dog and take her for a walk in the middle of Sox games more often! I left at 3-0 LAA right after the Torii Hunter homer and I just got back!

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • I hate that I’m reduced to scoreboard watching the Rangers but they ARE down by 4 in the 7th.

    rootbeerfloat September 16, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • Ack. Torii Hunter again! C’mere doggie – I don’t care if you’re full. Eat and I’m taking you for a walk!

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • am-SF, from now on we’re gunna ask you to do that when we need a good rally. Rally-caps be damned!

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • My dog might start getting the Pavlovian response to Sox failures . . . wouldn’t want that. Would hate to see her wagging her tail when the Sox are behind – I would have to take her back to the pound if she does that! :)

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Sonofabitch, Varitek lost the ball and the inning continues. And Vlad’s now on third.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Well, frick.

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • Gee, thanks Varitek. Angels back on top 6-5.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • 7-5 Angels now. Jesus christ.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Tito does seem to leave pitchers out there for just long enough to let them hurt us – I mean why was 6-5 after solid contact not time for Ramirez to leave but 7-5 is?

    am-SF September 16, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • PPLLEEEAAASSSE am-sf: Take your dog for a walk !

    Goldie September 16, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • Huge strikeout by Delcarmen. Let’s get some runs, boys.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • DAVID ORTIZ SINGLES!
    Someone air-lift VMart to Boston, quick.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Drew walks. Two men on with no outs.
    Good job Tito, pinch-hitting Josh reddick for Varitek. If he’s not sac-bunting here I’m going to be very angry.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT? Who the hell said you could swing away, Reddick?
    You’re lucky you’re fast, cause that was a double play ball.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • Wow, Angels pitcher getting uber squeezed. No complains here.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Son of a bitch. Ortiz doesn’t get pinch-ran for, and that passed-ball should have been a run there. At least Reddick took 2nd.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • One run game, two outs and AGonz walks. Go-ahead run is on 1st, Ellsbury up.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • ELLSBURY SINGLES! Tie game, 7-7.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Shit, Pedey. Pop up.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Papelbon not available, Youk not available. Bard in? Or will they let Wagner go two days in a row?

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Bard in to get the win.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Karl Ravech = Red Sox Fanboy

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Figgins vs. Brown. when does he go?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Fuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • Bard gets two quick outs. Then Steve Phillips starts comparing Bard to K-Rod, and he immediately gives up two singles.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • Shiiiiiit, another single through the hole. I blame Steve Phillips.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Bard was too worried about the baserunners.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Steve Phillips is a piece of fuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Exactly IBM. I have no idea why he kept throwing over, when the second run is nowhere near as important as getting the third out.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Inning finally over. Bay-Lowell-Ortiz.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Fuentes blows…you guys are good.

    krueg reincarnate September 16, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • We can beat Fuentes.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Does Tito pinch-hit for Papi?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Walkoff #2 this evening???

    krueg reincarnate September 16, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Jed Lowrie!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • Wow, that looked like a balk.
    COME ON LOWRIE!

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • Wow!
    Greenie to bat for Kotchman.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • OH MAN! Infield single, great play by Figgins to knock the ball down and save the tying run. Jesus, so close.
    Also, my David Ortiz figurine is 100% responsible for this rally so far.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=34443120&l=562c27af8f&id=33600419

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Um…that check swing was really, really, really, really, really close.

    krueg reincarnate September 16, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • HOLY SHIT YES! That was totally strike 3, but we’ll take it. Holy crap I can’t believe we got that call, it was right down the middle.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • MIKE SCIOSCIA HAS ACCUTE RADIATION POISONING!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • That is 2 horrendous calls. That was not a ball. What do you guys think? Looked like he struck out twice…

    krueg reincarnate September 16, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • HUMONGOUS blown call by the umpire! Holy crap!

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Krueg, I think the entire world agrees that that was strike 3. Except for the ump.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • RED SOX WALK-OFF! YEAH! How the hell did the left-fielder miss that? He barely ran after it!

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • I TOLD YOU WE COULD BEAT THIS FUCKER!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • Red Sox/Umpires 1, Angels 0. Doesn’t really matter to the Yankees, who just continue to cement their lead, but damn, the umpires are freaking screwed when their union contract is up.

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • This ump is an embarrassment. If I were Scoscia, I’d walk out calmly, stand right in front of the ump, and kick
    him calmly in the nuts, and walk calmly back to the dugout.

    SF September 16, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • I just want to reiterate that I started this rally by pulling out my lucky David Ortiz figurine at the beginning of the rally.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=34443120&l=562c27af8f&id=33600419
    We didn’t deserve to win this game, but fuck it, we’ll take it.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • If there were ever a game that should be protested, this is it. Holy hell. But I do like to see the Angels get screwed.

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Calls aside, Fuentes is horrible…he is going to be the death of them in the playoffs.

    krueg reincarnate September 16, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • I don’t think you can protest a strike call. But the ump
    should be shitcanned.

    SF September 16, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • I agree…Fuentes should never have let it get to that point in the first place, but he did technically get the save. This umpire better be sitting on his couch come October, right next to Angel Hernandez and Marty Foster.

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • WOW! That Ball 4 to Green was WAAAY better than I thought. I thought it was low at first.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Fuentes ERA almost 4.5.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • I feel like I should be singing Christmas carols. What a gift.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • I have no idea why the Angels decided to pay Fuentes instead of K-Rod. They are a massively over-rated franchise. Who the Yankees I guess can’t seem to figure out.

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Congrats – bad calls are part of the game.
    Having said that, it’s a call like that which really makes me wonder whether/how (some) umps are affected by the situation and the crowd. If it’s the same exact situation at Angels Stadium and the crowd is all cheering for the strikeout in the top of the 9th to end the game, does the ump (or at least this particularly incompetent ump) not get swept up and call that same pitch a strike?
    I so dislike both teams that misery for either brings me joy so I don’t care a whole lot, but that outcome was slightly offensive to me as a baseball fan simply because there are some calls that are just too blatant to miss.
    Regardless, 2 fantastic thrillers tonight for both the yanks and sox.

    IronHorse September 16, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • Horse, that’s hilarious.
    I’m going to bed. time to shake this ear/sinus iunfection.
    Sox-Angels on MLB Network Thursday night.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 16, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • Yanks and Sox, 1-2 in all of baseball.

    SF September 16, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Personally, I think Yankees fans should be happy the Angels are losing, cause there’s a chance the Rangers will win the division. I’m sure you guys would rather play them than the Angels.
    And this shouldn’t matter much in the grand scheme of things… if the Red Sox end up tying the Yankees for the division, and winning by default because of the head-to-head record, then you guys can talk about this game.

    Atheose September 16, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • Dan September 16, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • Man, is that an embarrassing strike zone.
    MLB certainly has enough fodder to dictate exactly what the umpire’s union is going to do, if not dissolve it completely. I know the job is hard, but we have the ability to make it better, and they’re going to have to go along with it, even if it means they get less responsibilities and less pay. That’s life.

    AndrewYF September 16, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • Bleh – thats not how it showed up on preview.
    Greens AB: http://tinyurl.com/okux5w
    Whole game: http://tinyurl.com/myoprc

    Dan September 16, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • wow, just watched that Green AB, Fuentes K’d him twice! I guess when things are going your way they really go your way…good for the sox. Maybe they can use up the good karma now and run out by October! ;)

    sam-YF September 17, 2009, 1:01 am
  • Good data Dan, but that actually does show that there were a ton of strikes that were called balls at the bottom of the strikezone. 10 or 11 of them, by my count. What a horrible ump.
    Thankfully in the last 5 years they’ve been using data like this to review umpires every off-season, so this will end up biting him in the ass.

    Atheose September 17, 2009, 7:21 am
  • Hee! “Well, frick.” and taking doggie for a walk seems to do wonders! ;-)

    am-SF September 17, 2009, 7:45 pm

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