Not Drowning, Waving

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  • Biggest home run of the night? HIllary Clinton. Brian Schweitzer’s went about 400 feet as well.

    SF August 26, 2008, 11:20 pm
  • I’m suffering from bronchitis, saw this and started laughing, then coughing, laughing, coughing, laughing, coughing. It kept going for a while, but at least it felt good…thanks AG.

    BillsBurgSF August 26, 2008, 11:22 pm
  • Hope you get well soon, BBSF.

    attackgerbil August 27, 2008, 12:41 am
  • somewhere in ny i hear a fat lady singing…while in denver the fat lady’s shrieking…
    i’m dc, and i approve this message

    dc August 27, 2008, 7:04 am
  • ” The Yankees have been plagued by injuries this year, but they have also played VERY poorly in times when they needed to step up. Their poor numbers with RISP have nothing to do with injuries. Sure having Wang, Posada, Matsui, etc…all on the DL for significant stretches of time hurts, but the Yankees being in 3rd place really isn’t all about injuries…”
    Posted by: John – YF | Friday, August 22, 2008 at 10:32 PM
    Boy was that a 100% true statement last night. At the end of the season these players better not sit back and feel sorry for themselves and think about what could have been. Wakefield and the bullpen (sans Pap) gave them countless chances. Injuries, shhminjuries. When Jeff Bailey and Kevin Cash out clutch you it’s time to let the water take you under.

    John - YF August 27, 2008, 8:24 am
  • while in denver the fat lady’s shrieking…
    Amen, dc. Amen.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 9:16 am
  • Jeff Bailey was just named the IL most valuable player of the year. I mean, I know people, especially Yankee fans, like to shat on guys in the lineup who aren’t HOF’ers, but the guy can rake, and has been all year. So what if he’s not one of the ones who have been so overhyped they’re now disappointing?

    Brad August 27, 2008, 9:18 am
  • Relax B-Rad, I wasn’t knocking those 2, I was knocking my own players. I know who Bailey is, I also know that he’s 30. We are already have to endure enough with this crap ass, unclutch team, no shots at our wealth necessary wise guy.

    John - YF August 27, 2008, 9:32 am
  • Nice Photoshop AG. Last night was painful and I’m slowly realizing now that the yanks might not have the tenacity to overcome this deficit. As for the fat lady singing? At least we can avoid hearing a fat tenor sing “god bless america” – which might be a good segue to stop playing it all together.

    tells (yf) August 27, 2008, 10:29 am
  • Watching ARod in pinstripes is painful.

    krueg August 27, 2008, 10:38 am
  • Well said dc! Does anyone really care about the party conventions? Huge waste of time, in my opinion.

    Atheose August 27, 2008, 10:38 am
  • I just want to hear Biden tonight…love that guy.

    krueg August 27, 2008, 10:59 am
  • “Wakefield and the bullpen (sans Pap) gave them countless chances”
    Don’t forget Lopez, John!
    Actually…you know what, go ahead and forget Lopez. I know I often want to (though I admit not of late).
    For all the yowls about the bullpen, we have three effective weapons this year (Lopez, Masterson, Oki) and one deadly one. That’s really about as much as you can expect out of a bullpen (last year when just about everyone was great or lucky was really, really weird, a statistical outlier).

    Devine August 27, 2008, 11:22 am
  • Oh, I’m aware Trisk. I was just pointing out the fact that he can hit, and isn’t as unformidable as the name appears.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 12:20 pm
  • Well said dc! Does anyone really care about the party conventions?
    Yes. But not the one in Denver, which is, a huge waste of time and, you know, oxygen:)

    Brad August 27, 2008, 12:21 pm
  • Fox sports is reporting that the Kotsay to Red Sox deal is done.
    Why would NY let this happen? He’s going to give Boston a much better OF bat then Coco/Ellsbury to deal with right now.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 12:42 pm
  • Yeah, that was pretty much the nail in the coffin last night.
    Brad – I didn’t realize the Yanks had veto power over Sox trades. Man, that would have nice to know in November 2003.

    Mark (YF) August 27, 2008, 12:47 pm
  • Kotsay is a nice pickup, but it seems to me the Sox need relief pitching far more than spare OFs/DHs/PHs. Not complaining, just prioritizing…

    Hudson August 27, 2008, 1:22 pm
  • Kotsay isn’t so much a spare OF if Drew is on the DL for longer than 15 days. The Sox might kind of need him right now. A good reliever would be nice too, but are there any available that actually are better than the ones the Sox have?

    FenSheaParkway August 27, 2008, 1:28 pm
  • My bad, I thought they got him off waivers.
    Right now, Kotsay is better than Coco/Ellsbury on any given night, so instead of having both of them inthe lineup, you only have one. Plus, I think JD is probably pretty hurt, so this is a good move.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 1:34 pm
  • The Red Sox bullpen is slowly starting to fall together. ERA’s since July 1:
    Timlin: 2.65 (17 IP)
    Lopez: 3.93 (18.1)
    Masterson: 1.85 (19)
    Delcarmen: 4.71 (21)
    Okajima: 2.04 (17.2)
    Papelbon: 1.23 (22)
    Delcarmen is the only one below average; Lopez is about normal, and the rest of the staff has been tremendous. The starters in the past few weeks have been horrible, and without such superb bullpen work we wouldn’t be leading the WC.

    Atheose August 27, 2008, 1:38 pm
  • I don’t get it – how do they trade for Kotsay without him going on waivers?

    soxgirl August 27, 2008, 2:10 pm
  • He passed unclaimed through waivers, morons
    Sheesh. I was being sarcastic. Is that necessary?

    Brad August 27, 2008, 2:24 pm
  • Hmmm, three random/new visitors to the site all posting within a few minutes each other? I smell a rat.

    Atheose August 27, 2008, 2:25 pm
  • THIS thread is the analysis of last night’s game..
    No, this is a general thread following the game, but not really an insightful analysis of the game itself, which on either side, isn’t really worth talking about.
    But, if you really want to read some insightful stuff, head over to LoHud. Those comments seem to be right in line with what you’re looking for.
    Have a wonderful day, friend.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 2:26 pm
  • and yet, I still can’t help myself. hahaha.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 2:27 pm
  • Cripes what is going on around here today?

    rootbeerfloat August 27, 2008, 2:29 pm
  • Wow.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 2:44 pm
  • Awww, he couldn’t stay away. That lasted what, a whole three weeks?

    Atheose August 27, 2008, 3:08 pm
  • Mike, Fred, David Thomas, Dan, you are not welcome here. Again, you are in violation of our T.O.S. If you have something to say to us, email us as we asked you to do months ago Mr. Public Figure.

    John - YF August 27, 2008, 3:13 pm
  • PLEASE IGNORE all the names I listed above, it’s all one person and I will give you one guess who it is. Just ignore him.

    John - YF August 27, 2008, 3:14 pm
  • Pulic figure?
    As if being in Denver doesn’t offer a wide variety of things to do, now they’re invading the one of the solaces I have while at work too? Jeez. Go see Invesco. Go down to Washington park and feed the birds. Go hang out with the rest of the weirdos at the convention.
    Jeez. Just stay off this blog.
    hahaha. I kid.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 3:30 pm
  • Am I to surmise that a bunch of comments were deleted?

    Kotsay was trying to catch an early afternoon flight from Atlanta to NY. Expected to be in uniform. Sox designate Joe Thurston for assignment to make room on the 40-man.

    Craig Hansen, he the former first-round pick of the Red Sox, got hammered last night in Pitt by Cubs. No outs, 4 ER, 1 H, 3 BB. ERA is more than 6.00 now. He got sent down to AAA today. Dude.
    That was addition by subtraction for us. (But that slider, when it did what it was supposed to do, Jesus it was NAS-ty.)

    I'm Bill McNeal August 27, 2008, 4:21 pm
  • > Am I to surmise that a bunch of comments were deleted?
    IBM: some comments were removed from public view.

    attackgerbil August 27, 2008, 4:25 pm
  • A YF coming back for a visit?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 27, 2008, 4:37 pm
  • IBM- someone got called a “national leaguer” and then all hell broke lose. look, i’ve got a lot of close friends who are “national leaguers”, and what they do behind closed doors is up to them….just don’t be getting all “national league” in front of me or anything.

    sf rod August 27, 2008, 4:43 pm
  • I’m puzzled by the Kotsay move. He’s not enough of an upgrade (from Coco or Ellsbury or even the kids in the minors) to justify trading a 19 year old with outstanding numbers in low-A. Meanwhile, the bullpen is still the major flaw with this team.

    Jeff August 27, 2008, 4:46 pm
  • they designated Joe? that’s to bad, saw the futures at fenway game, he had some nice plays in the field and a long homerun.
    Craig Hansen isn’t going to amount to much in the majors – he’s to messed up mentally. But that’s my opition watching him attempt to pitch.

    dw (sf) August 27, 2008, 4:47 pm
  • last nite during the game thread, i tried to claim brian fuentes off the bereavement list.

    sf rod August 27, 2008, 4:48 pm
  • Jef – Coco’s been playing well of late, but he has looked lost at the plate. Kotsay is an insurance move, too. good defender, left handed bat. Actually, since the sox have so many people on the DL right now (and will through the 31st) – they could have much playoff roster flexibility (assuming they get that far, which could be a stretch)

    dw (sf) August 27, 2008, 4:49 pm
  • Theo gave up too much for one month of insurance. Then again, they would have had Moss (who’s better and younger than Kotsay) had they simply told Manny to shut up and play.

    Jeff August 27, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • Jeff – Kotsay is an upgrade over Crisp with the bat. It will allow Crisp to platoon with Ellsbury. It’s a good move. Players with good A ball numbers are a dime a dozen. They’re good high schoolers at that level, and as noted, the bullpen has come around nicely in the past few weeks. Yeah, they’ve had their blowups, but what would you have suggested Theo do in the middle of August?
    This is a good move, and when rosters expand, I’m sure the bullpen will get some rest.
    Anything that keeps Coco out of the lineup is a good move for me. Especially at the tune of someone hitting .290 this year.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • mmkaay. I can see this conversation heading south fast, so I’ll do everyone a favor and duck the flame.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 4:57 pm
  • Jeff: the thing is, the Sox have something like seven or eight outfield prospects – most of whom are barely older than Sumoza – who are rated ahead of him. Also, Sumoza’s been with the Sox organization for 4 years already, and he’s still in A ball – he’s going to end up with Rule 5 eligibility long before he gets anywhere near Major League ready.
    Yeah, he’s a nice-looking prospect in a lot of ways, but outfield is a position of organizational strength and Sumoza really isn’t a key prospect in any way. If Kotsay can provide us a reasonable upgrade on Crisp’s “offense” with Drew out, it’s worth it.

    Micah-SF August 27, 2008, 4:58 pm
  • Damn it Micah.
    I was just typing that same paragraph about this kid.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 5:01 pm
  • Lots of new people commenting here today…

    John - YF August 27, 2008, 5:03 pm
  • Really?
    I kind of thought so, but I was up for the argument. Damn it, can a regular please pick a fight with me today? hehehehe.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 5:04 pm
  • brad- you’re a “national leaguer”.
    does that work?

    sf rod August 27, 2008, 5:06 pm
  • I’ve been around for a bit – do I count?
    actually I agree with what Brad and Micah said

    dw (sf) August 27, 2008, 5:08 pm
  • You suck Brad!!!! :)

    krueg August 27, 2008, 5:11 pm
  • Brad, Beckett ain’t so great. Manny plays the game the right way. Does that work?

    Nick-YF August 27, 2008, 5:18 pm
  • hahaha.
    See that’s what I’m talking about. ha.
    Guys have a great night, but I’m out.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 5:20 pm
  • Okay, Nick. See, I say pick a fight, and you go straight to the backseat and pull out the fully automatic machine gun.
    Slow down, big guy.

    Brad August 27, 2008, 5:21 pm
    So did anyone see THIS bit of patently ridiculous nonsense? I think we can all agree that you should be able to go to the bathroom during God Bless America.

    Micah-SF August 27, 2008, 6:19 pm

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