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Biggest home run of the night? HIllary Clinton. Brian Schweitzer’s went about 400 feet as well.
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.
Hope you get well soon, BBSF.
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
” 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.
while in denver the fat lady’s shrieking…
Amen, dc. Amen.
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?
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.
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.
Watching ARod in pinstripes is painful.
Well said dc! Does anyone really care about the party conventions? Huge waste of time, in my opinion.
I just want to hear Biden tonight…love that guy.
“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).
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.
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:)
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
I don’t get it – how do they trade for Kotsay without him going on waivers?
He passed unclaimed through waivers, morons
Sheesh. I was being sarcastic. Is that necessary?
Hmmm, three random/new visitors to the site all posting within a few minutes each other? I smell a rat.
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.
and yet, I still can’t help myself. hahaha.
Cripes what is going on around here today?
Awww, he couldn’t stay away. That lasted what, a whole three weeks?
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.
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.
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.
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.)
> Am I to surmise that a bunch of comments were deleted?
IBM: some comments were removed from public view.
A YF coming back for a visit?
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.
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.
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.
last nite during the game thread, i tried to claim brian fuentes off the bereavement list.
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)
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 – 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.
mmkaay. I can see this conversation heading south fast, so I’ll do everyone a favor and duck the flame.
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.
Damn it Micah.
I was just typing that same paragraph about this kid.
Lots of new people commenting here today…
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- you’re a “national leaguer”.
does that work?
I’ve been around for a bit – do I count?
actually I agree with what Brad and Micah said
You suck Brad!!!! :)
Brad, Beckett ain’t so great. Manny plays the game the right way. Does that work?
See that’s what I’m talking about. ha.
Guys have a great night, but I’m out.
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.
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.
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