Opening Day: Sox-Yanks Gamer I

All the hand-wringing and soul-searching is done. It’s time to play actually baseball instead of speculate. Jon Lester gets the rock for the Sox, while C.C. opens up for the Yankees in one hour at The Stadium. Comment away.

Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .000
S. Victorino rf .000
D. Pedroia 2b .000
M. Napoli 1b .000
W. Middlebrooks 3b .000
J. Saltalamacchia c .000
J. Gomes dh .000
J. Bradley lf .000
J. Iglesias ss .000
 
J. Lester NA
 
NY Yankees
B. Gardner cf .000
E. Nunez ss .000
R. Cano 2b .000
K. Youkilis 1b .000
V. Wells lf .000
B. Francisco dh .000
I. Suzuki rf .000
J. Nix 3b .000
F. Cervelli c .000
 
C. Sabathia NA

237 comments… add one

  • FIRST GAME THREAD OF THE SEASON BOYS!!!!!

    Let’s keep it clean, no hits below the belt…tap gloves and come out SWINGING!!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 12:13 pm
  • Middlebrooks-Saltalamacchia has to be the most letters written for two consecutive batters on a lineup card ever.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 12:19 pm
  • OVER/UNDER on Mo’s standing O today???

    20 minutes?

    krueg April 1, 2013, 12:34 pm
  • I really wish they would play “The Imperial March” for us…we are The Empire.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 12:46 pm
  • They are indeed playing “The Imperial March.”

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 12:50 pm
  • Hokay. Still not doing a jig, but looking forward to it. Sorry, work, looks like I’ll be half not here today.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 12:52 pm
  • Gotta take the day off D…got to.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 12:54 pm
  • Worse anthem ever???

    krueg April 1, 2013, 12:59 pm
  • You know it is going to be a good day when you crack your first beer pre-noon…

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:00 pm
  • Goddamn it, Sutcliffe is awful.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:11 pm
  • Ratatouille breaks up the perfect game. DAMN YOU RATATOUILLE!!! ;)

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:15 pm
  • Attaboy, Pedey.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:15 pm
  • 2 K’s for CC…

    Our turn!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:17 pm
  • I don’t want to hear about any beer drinking, kreug. I’m at work today, and it’s at the local prosecutor’s office.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:19 pm
  • So it’s your strong arms, weak offense vs. our strong arms, weak offense.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:20 pm
  • I love that the Yanks are running with the Evil Empire theme. Thought they should have done it long ago when LL first made the comment.
    (It beats the hell out of that Yankee Universe thing.)

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:22 pm
  • Joe Castig advocating the INTBB to Cano strategy.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:24 pm
  • Gotta call in IBM…come on man!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:24 pm
  • F#ck, had him struck out and he’s on 1st anyway. Shit.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:25 pm
  • Cano K’s but the ball gets by…brings up YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:26 pm
  • Cano reaches on a wild pitch.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:26 pm
  • No damage.

    0-0 after 1.

    Well, I am damaging some beers to be fair but…

    :)

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:27 pm
  • That works.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:27 pm
  • Only two extra pitches for Lester because of the wild pitch.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 1:28 pm
  • Youk shows WTP.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:28 pm
  • …didn’t even make it to the warning track IBM.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:28 pm
  • Harper homers in 1st at-bat.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:29 pm
  • Way to work the count, Salteh.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:33 pm
  • Gomes LACED that ball…was it headed for the wall if it got by the 3B?

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:35 pm
  • Now Bradley walks, freakin’ awesome, to load the bases.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:38 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded…with 1 out…

    Bear down #52. Ignore the fact that the ump is squeezing you at home!!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:38 pm
  • Sacks packed.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:38 pm
  • Impressive at bat from JBJ!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 1:38 pm
  • Infield single! Run in, yeah-yuh!

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:39 pm
  • 0-1 bad guys.

    At least Nuneeeeeeee got it.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:39 pm
  • IGGY! First RBI of the season.
    Great hustle by JBJ.
    Wooo!

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:39 pm
  • Yep, safe!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 1:39 pm
  • Or is that a FC…could he have gotten the guy at 1st?

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:39 pm
  • Youk picked it like a champ.

    2 outs. 1 more CC.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:40 pm
  • I’m concerned about Victorino’s bat. Hope he proves me wrong here.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:41 pm
  • YES!

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:41 pm
  • Well, that will about do it.

    Enjoy guys.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:41 pm
  • Mahalo! 3-0!

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:42 pm
  • Pedroia is soooo good at baseball. He’s going to break hearts making a lot of 5′ 6″ or whatever dudes think they have a chance.

    4-0.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:44 pm
  • Wow. Teeing off on CC.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 1:46 pm
  • Sky-high to centerfield (almost to the warning track) for Napoli ends the Red Sox’ half.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:47 pm
  • Nice inning. Now don’t give it back, Lester.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 1:48 pm
  • Brutal.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 1:48 pm
  • I just hope we get a hit.

    This season.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 1:51 pm
  • Awww. C’mon Johnny!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 1:52 pm
  • That was close, but a bit up. 1 on with 1 out for the Yankees.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:52 pm
  • Ichiro beats it out, double play not complete, just the force at 2nd.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:53 pm
  • Full-count on whoever (oh, Nix)…he’s frozen as strike 3 goes by. Cool. Just in time for an early lunch.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 1:57 pm
  • “Ichiro beats it out, double play not complete, just the force at 2nd.”

    I just copied that text into my clip buffer, knowing I will need it frequently the next two seasons.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 1:57 pm
  • That JBJ walk last inning was huge. Kid has a good eye.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:01 pm
  • Sox 4
    Yankees 0

    krueg- 4 (beers)

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:05 pm
  • Harper has homered again.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:07 pm
  • I hope it’s good beer, krueg. Souther Tier, perhaps?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:08 pm
  • krueg wins.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 2:11 pm
  • Kurkjian: Youk is one of 8 players from the 2004 Red Sox to go on to play for the Yankees.
    Who knew?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:12 pm
  • Tough to beat the Sox and the Umpire…

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:13 pm
  • Nope, diet beer.

    Michelob Ultra.

    I’m a trying to keep the weight off…down 27 lbs

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:14 pm
  • The Kid seems to be for real!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:14 pm
  • I’m starting to think we won’t score a run this entire season.

    Lester is going to throw a CG shutout. Easy.

    My false confidence was just that. You guys know me. We are going to fucking suck this year. Just like my other teams.

    Oh well. No screaming though. Not doing that anymore.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:15 pm
  • Great catch.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:16 pm
  • The Evil Umpire, krueg?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:17 pm
  • Where is IH? I miss IH.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:17 pm
  • Nice IBM…I’m just reaching now. It was a close pitch.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:18 pm
  • CC not getting the calls, but Lester does. At least call it both ways please.

    We need all the help we can get.

    But I do feel like we will be good again in ’15.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:19 pm
  • If CC is going to be bad again this year…we have zero chance.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:20 pm
  • I’m trying to remember the last time we were a last place team…without looking like ’92 maybe???

    I remember this feeling from my childhood. Just wait for #23′s AB’s and forget the rest.

    :)

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:22 pm
  • Ratatouille is going to end it here.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:24 pm
  • He did the right thing…hit it at Nuneeeeeeeeeee. Bad break for the Sox. He actually threw it to 1st.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:25 pm
  • Lost opportunity to get 6-0 lead as Pedroier grounds out with 2 RISP.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:25 pm
  • I don’t even think Lester has broken a sweat…

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:28 pm
  • Double for YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUK.

    Now, can anyone hit him in? 3 chances.

    I would really appreciate not getting shutout.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:29 pm
  • Thought he mighta rung Youk up on 1-2, but it’s high, like it has been all day I’ve been watching. Youk eventually follows up with a double down the third-base line.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:29 pm
  • Youk seeing a lot of pitches. Same old Youk.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:29 pm
  • That is a fair ball. No?

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:30 pm
  • Rizzo homers off AJ.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
  • Fair ball. Fact.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
  • Fair ball, good bad call!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
  • Now Lester is scuffling. Let’s see how he handles it.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:33 pm
  • RBI double > walk we’ll take what we can get…

    This is where we failed last year, over and over and over and over and over and over and over…

    H/RISP

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:33 pm
  • 2 on, none out. Yep.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:33 pm
  • Walking Vernon Wells? What’s gotten into Lester?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:34 pm
  • Foul out.

    That’s about right.

    1 pitch and the shutout is intact.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:35 pm
  • 0-for-2 W/RISP today I believe?

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:35 pm
  • Only we can get a fucking hit W/RISP and not score a fucking run…

    Bases loaded…which last year meant nothing.

    New year?

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:37 pm
  • I thought our outfielder were supposed to catch everything?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:37 pm
  • Falls between the outfielders for Ichiro. Runners move up a base. Loaded, 1 out.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:37 pm
  • Iggy-Pedey-Napoli, Let’s go.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:38 pm
  • 3-2 pitch…popped out of play.

    Again…K looking this time. One more out…

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:41 pm
  • Lester > Yankees

    Up to Cervelli. Ha.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:41 pm
  • So glad I am buzzed already…if I couldn’t laugh, I would cry.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:41 pm
  • Fair ball, 2 in. Cervelli sucks, but I seem to have a few memories if him hurting the Sox.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:44 pm
  • Francisco Kid.

    That was huge.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:45 pm
  • OK. Lester had to throw some pitches that inning…might end up being a battle of the bullpens.

    At least we didn’t get shutout.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:46 pm
  • Struck fairly well but chased down in RF. Okay. 80-some pitches for Lester. This has been pretty typical for him last few years, if IRC. Just walks too many and can’t get through 7 (I’d be happy with 6 today and no more runs).

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:47 pm
  • That dude is Salty…

    *rimshot*

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:53 pm
  • More two-out fireworks?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:53 pm
  • Salty lines one past the infield to the wall. Gomes up with a RISP, 2 out.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:54 pm
  • Okay, Junior, make ‘em pay!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:55 pm
  • They’re IBBing Bradley to get to Iglesias. Okay.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:55 pm
  • Per Red Sox radio, Phelps is up in the NYY pen.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 2:55 pm
  • My bad, Gomes for Bradley, I’m silly.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:56 pm
  • When I win the PowerBall…I am flying all of us to Vegas to watch a Yankees vs Sox series.

    Suites, alcohol, and other things…Hangover-style.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:57 pm
  • 3-1 count…walked him again.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:57 pm
  • Wow CC. Could you be fucking worse?

    Oh right, when you blow the game here you will be.

    PULL HIM JOE!!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:57 pm
  • Patience! But can Iggy do it?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 2:58 pm
  • Of course he can…just stand up there and take the walk.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 2:58 pm
  • Sabathia will hit 100 pitches, is Iglesias his last batter either way?

    Devine April 1, 2013, 2:59 pm
  • Exhale.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
  • Iggy too eager.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
  • Pop-up kills the rally. No alarms and no surprises.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
  • Damn …

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:00 pm
  • Combined 5-14 RISP, 13 LOBs.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:03 pm
  • Awesome ^^^^^

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:03 pm
  • Nunez K, no one on for Cano, thank goodness.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:04 pm
  • Robbie with a 1-out single…

    Now what?

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:05 pm
  • Cano single on the 2B side, at least it was only 2 pitches. Youk flies to center.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:06 pm
  • Wells hits a rocket foul…just a bit early…

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:07 pm
  • That’s more like it.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:08 pm
  • Got him looking outside. Lester at 96 through 5. One more inning…might even let him have one baserunner.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:08 pm
  • Lester dominating. And now he gets another inning I would imagine.

    This game is over. Unless the Sox end of the bullpen is bad, I have no idea…but of course with this lineup, probably won’t matter.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:08 pm
  • Little faith in Hanrahan or Bailey. That’s even if Lester can get through one more scoreless.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:09 pm
  • I’d love to test the bullpen with a bigger lead.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:10 pm
  • CC is out. What a garbage start.

    0-1 for our $500 billion ace.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:11 pm
  • Oh great, Victorino.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:13 pm
  • Ellsbury triple followed by Victorino hitting a roller to the drawn-in infield. No go. Runner at 3rd, one down.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:13 pm
  • I want to see Hanrahan in a save situation. I want to know what he’s made of.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:13 pm
  • I see Jacoby stranded already.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:14 pm
  • meantime, get the bleeping run home.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:14 pm
  • Gunned down. That sucks.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:14 pm
  • How about Napoli doing something?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:15 pm
  • Game saving play?

    A-douche would have fucked that up.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:17 pm
  • Now it feels like the Yankees have the lead already. Channeling my inner krueg here, obviously.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:18 pm
  • Poor situational hitting by the Sox there. Poor.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:19 pm
  • ^^^^^^^

    Love it. Pessimism rules!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:19 pm
  • Uehara.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:20 pm
  • 2 runs feels like 5 with our offense…

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:20 pm
  • Lester out after 5. Uehara is in.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:20 pm
  • Pronk is fucking worthless. Automatic out except for the 5 HR’s he might hit this season.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:20 pm
  • Just don’t think NYY desperate enough to need to sign Hafner.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
  • Don’t fret boys…you got this.

    We scored 2 runs already, which is about our limit this season per game.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
  • Uehara a pick-up I really liked over the offseason. Sets 2 dudes down in 3 pitches.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
  • …but they’ll be big HR

    Brad April 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
  • Hate the Hafner signing. Hate it. He is completely and utterly worthless.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:22 pm
  • 3 dudes in 5. Can HE have another inning?

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:22 pm
  • Lovely. Keep doing that and we can pitch you every day.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:22 pm
  • 5 pitches for Uehara. Perhaps we get two IP?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 3:22 pm
  • Easiest inning in the history of baseball.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:24 pm
  • We will see if Girardi can manage this year…he could win/lose us mad games with his decisions with such a mortal lineup.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:32 pm
  • Oh look, the ’03 ALCS Boone homer. F*ck your mother, ESPN. Every time I think about how Timmeh didn’t deserve it.

    (On the plus side, I also always think of a year later.)

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:32 pm
  • Phelps = suck

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:32 pm
  • gotta throw strikes…

    Brad April 1, 2013, 3:33 pm
  • Two on, nobody out. Now how’re we gonna waste that? More channelling …

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:33 pm
  • ’04 > ’03

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:33 pm
  • Salty walking twice in the same game…will it happen again this season? Maybe once?

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:33 pm
  • No way PBE…nail in the coffin coming in this inning.

    We will not score again.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:34 pm
  • No Jeter = total failure

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:34 pm
  • Bradley, Jr. up with runners at corners, 1 out. New reliever.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:35 pm
  • Yeah, scoring a runner from 3rd with <2 out.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:41 pm
  • That’ll do it boys.

    Congratulations SF’s.

    Peace.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 3:41 pm
  • Strange at bat, though.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:41 pm
  • Iglesias is 3-for-4 today.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:43 pm
  • Iglesias now 3 for 4! Like it.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:44 pm
  • Wild Miller time?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:51 pm
  • Wild indeed.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:52 pm
  • Hey Miller, throw strikes.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:53 pm
  • Walks the 2 guys in front of Cano. GENIUS!

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:55 pm
  • Oh, Cano’s still a batter away? He better hope Nunez GIDP.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 3:56 pm
  • Happy Opening Day gentlemen! Here’s hoping for a better season than last year.

    Atheose April 1, 2013, 3:56 pm
  • Miller doing his best job to blow it.

    Brad April 1, 2013, 3:58 pm
  • That’s better.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 3:58 pm
  • Amen, Atheose.

    Brad April 1, 2013, 3:58 pm
  • Kano. One to go, still 2 on.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:02 pm
  • K’s Cano!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:02 pm
  • Little breather here. Happy opening day, Ath!

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:03 pm
  • So Bailey’s to be used in high-leverage situations?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:05 pm
  • You-K. Inning ovah.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:06 pm
  • Great pitching by the Sox after 2 on, 0 outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 4:06 pm
  • Bailey looks great here.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:06 pm
  • Iggy is 3-4 w/ ERBI and hasn’t hit the ball out of the infield.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 4:07 pm
  • 19 total LOBs in the game.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 4:08 pm
  • So I turned off the Yankees…because that games over…and put on Fulham in the EPL and we just gave up a goal after being up 3-1.

    It must be me.

    Sabres…fucking pathetic.

    Fins…fucking pathetic.

    Yankees…last place team.

    I am going to kill myself now. Good luck this year SF’s. I am pulling for you guys.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:11 pm
  • Yeah, teams sometimes give up goals. At least you’re not supporting Chelsea.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:13 pm
  • I wish I were a Chelsea fan.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:14 pm
  • Napoli the only Sox starter to not get on base today.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:14 pm
  • No you don’t, krueg.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:14 pm
  • Back to you Sox party…enjoy. A sweep in the Bronx will be a good way to start the season.

    I need to call DirecTV and cancel the package…

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:15 pm
  • We should keep a running total on how many times myself and Krueg will say “it’s all over” this season.

    My over under is 300.

    Brad April 1, 2013, 4:16 pm
  • Joba warming up. Will he throw at Youk?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:20 pm
  • Hafner beats the shift, 1 on, 1 out.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:20 pm
  • Joba’s moustache is amazing.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:21 pm
  • 1-6-3.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:22 pm
  • Ichiro GIDP. Write that on your calendar.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 4:22 pm
  • Tazawa beats Suzuki…DP. Three outs away.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:22 pm
  • I’m listening on the radio and haven’t seen Joba’s moustache, but I would imagine that it’s designed to catch bugs, save them for a snack.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 4:23 pm
  • Not very many time Brad…I will be very scarce this season.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:24 pm
  • Joba seriously looks like an old-school, umm, “movie” star..

    Brad April 1, 2013, 4:26 pm
  • Brad and IBM are both spot-on, there.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:28 pm
  • Salty walks THREE times in the same game. Madness. Wonderful madness!

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:29 pm
  • “Not very many time Brad…I will be very scarce this season”

    ….oh come on! I come back after hiatus and you leave? You can’t leave me here with DC all alone – it’ll be 2003 all over again!

    Brad April 1, 2013, 4:29 pm
  • JBJ matches Saltalamacchia’s walk total on the game/season to load the bases with 1 out.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:33 pm
  • Time for Iggy to hit one out of the infield.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:33 pm
  • Overeager.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:34 pm
  • Iglesias down swinging and fast (I’m much more excited about the Salty/Bradley 3-walk performances than the Iglesias “I am both fast and lucky” 3-hit day).

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:35 pm
  • Sorry brother. I have better things to do than watch Cashman’s $230 million failure.

    And I certainly will not be paying $500 for me and wife to go to another game anytime soon.

    This team, this year, has the highest payroll in the history of baseball. $230 million last place team. Incredible.

    I hope you guys do well. You are good people SF’s

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:35 pm
  • Hahaha, that was some pretty funny bobbling by Cano, and two runs score.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:36 pm
  • No save situation for Hanrahan.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:37 pm
  • Victorino puts the nail in the coffin (most likely), 8-2.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:37 pm
  • …and Fulhan gets a red card with 20 minutes to play nursing a 1-goal lead at home.

    I am done with sports.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:38 pm
  • See? I don’t even have to watch boys. I called game in what, the 2nd inning?

    0-162

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:38 pm
  • Bright side though, I am drunk and it’s sunny and almost 70 outside so there’s that…also I am flying to ATL on Sunday for my final interview for a killer new job AND moving to MD in June so I am leaving the Confederacy forever.

    So that is really more important than the garbage, embarrassment, shithouse, asshole Yankees.

    Right?

    RIGHT????

    :(

    krueg April 1, 2013, 4:43 pm
  • When was the last time we were above .500?

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:44 pm
  • That day sounds fantastic.

    As does that life change. Congrats on the new job man!!

    Brad April 1, 2013, 4:44 pm
  • Right, krueg. And good luck with the interview and the new job.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:45 pm
  • Joba blows Hanrahan’s save.

    Joba’s mug shot on mlb.com make him look like a characature of the Babe.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 4:46 pm
  • krueg: freakin’ awesome!

    pbe…hmmm, early August of last year?

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:47 pm
  • On a plus note –
    The game was 3:37, which is always a rarity.

    Brad April 1, 2013, 4:48 pm
  • Hey, an openiing day win. Life is good.

    pale blue eyes April 1, 2013, 4:48 pm
  • Victoire. Winning one from the Yanks at their house is always good.

    Devine April 1, 2013, 4:49 pm
  • ^agreed

    Brad April 1, 2013, 4:50 pm
  • Congrats, Sox, especially Iglesias and Ellsbury coming up big with three hits each.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 4:57 pm
  • Best of luck, krueg.

    attackgerbil April 1, 2013, 4:58 pm
  • Thanks boys. I love you guys and I am DEAD SERIOUS…when I win that PB, we are all hanging out!

    GO SOX!!!!

    krueg April 1, 2013, 5:08 pm
  • Good luck, krueg.
    And stop with the reverse jinx stuff. We’re on to you.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 1, 2013, 5:21 pm
  • No reverse jinx…I don’t hate the Sox like you guys hate the Yankees.

    We are finished, you guys have a shot. You dumped all your dead weight, we will never dump ours.

    krueg April 1, 2013, 5:23 pm
  • 19 Hits in a game between the two teems and not one homah. Nice the Sox got the win and yes it is so terribly early in the season. For the first time in a long time our teams expectations have never been lower.

    btw…I don’t think Iggy would do good with a bat in his hand on the Walking Dead.

    Rob (SF) April 1, 2013, 5:47 pm
  • I sincerely appreciate the offer and the well wishes, krueg. Same goes here (I only play when the jackpot is absolutely enormous): I’ll pay for everything.

    Always thought it would be neat to do a meet-up, not sure where the venue would be, probably have to be a game at one of the two parks, right? Going there from the west coast isn’t in the cards for me this year, but some year, we should do it.

    Devine April 2, 2013, 12:04 am
  • Also, congrats on the weight loss, k-man!

    Devine April 2, 2013, 12:05 am
  • “…You can’t leave me here with DC all alone – it’ll be 2003 all over again!…”

    what???!!!…i heard that brad!!…hahaha…those were the days…i’ve mellowed some…these days i actually have more disdain for the underachieving members of my team and yankee management than i do for sox fans…forbes just reported that major league baseball has boatloads of revenue and the average value of teams across baseball has increased by 23% over the past year, with the yankees leading the pack at $2.3B…this makes it all the more head-scratching as to why the yankees would suddenly take such a penny-pinching approach this off season…but a few consecutive losing seasons might help reset priorities [i can hope]…as the yankees become less relevant, especially as mo and jeter say their goodbyes, we’re going to see even more empty seats and fewer $10 beers sold…this may be true for the ballparks they visit as well…since the yankees draw so well on the road, their decline may be a concern for the rest of the american league…i’m not suggesting a fan boycott, that won’t happen…just a reset of priorities…i can hope…and, since i’m a hypocrite, i’m actually going to a game in june [the only one this season though], but like krueg suggested, there are probably better ways to spend that couple hundred bucks…

    dc April 2, 2013, 9:50 am
  • I saw pictures of the completely empty stadium at the end of the game.

    Too funny.

    krueg April 2, 2013, 10:17 am
  • Cano fired Boras.

    Not sure it will help him hit W/RISP but one can hope.

    krueg April 2, 2013, 10:24 am
  • > Cano fired Boras.

    “You can either make albums or go sit with a therapist.”

    I have NO IDEA what it means but what a great sound bite.

    attackgerbil April 2, 2013, 2:39 pm
  • “…Cano fired Boras. …”

    he wants to be paid like a rock star…

    dc April 2, 2013, 4:51 pm

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