Pay No Mind to the Excruciating Commentators: Rays-Sox Gamer VIII

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  • Oh, and go Bruins!

    SF May 10, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • Good call on the excruciating commentators: Joe Morgan is already spouting off idiocy.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • I can’t wait until Joe Morgan is talking to Peter Gammons about the Red Sox. The universe might implode with the sheer magnitude of idiocy.

    AndrewYF May 10, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Hey look, Crawford is on base. Lame.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Fuck you Pat Burrell. Bay even hit the cut-off man too.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Oh my..Beckett manages a 1-2-3 inning

    Rob SF May 10, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Bruins up 3-0 at least!

    SF May 10, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Bay leads off with a double.

    Rob SF May 10, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Hearing these commentators try to talk about OPS makes me cringe. They act like they’re discussing some form of philosophy that they are skeptical towards.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • yes…hopefully they can manage to put some fear back in Carolina. Sick of hearing these people here in NC run thier soup coolers.

    Rob SF May 10, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Manufacture the run guys.

    Rob SF May 10, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • 1-1

    Rob SF May 10, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • BS that they can’t get Ellsbury around with one out.
    Garza only got two outs that inning.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Jeez, Bs outshooting the Whale, 29-11.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • Still they launched Garza’s pitch count that inning to 58 through 3.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • Beckett needs 9 to get Aybar, then gets the last two on 3 pitches. …
    Third period under way.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Fuck. Pedro out with a groin injury.
    Green moves to 2B, Lugo goes to SS, batting 2nd.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • Bailey doubles w/2 outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • TEK!
    Doubles in Bailey, 2-1 good guys.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Green reaches on 2-out error; Tek scores, 3-1; Green thrown out at second for the second time in the game.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • LOOCH! 4-0, Bs.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Beckett again struggling to close out the 5th.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Ortiz. pops out.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Bs win, 4-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Sacks loaded, 1 out. Beckett’s lost his command, Oki’s up in the pen.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Cs up after 3.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • Beckett makes it though 6. 118 pitches. Oki for the 7th?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • What happened to Pedroia?! Groin? How?!

    SF May 10, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Pedroia and Youk both out of the lineup = disaster.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • White Sox closer Bobby Jenks admitted today that he intentionally threw behind the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler last night.
    Although I appreciate the candor, the admission was stupid. Enjoy the suspension, Jenks.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • No idea, SF. And obie just said he has no idea how serious it is.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • In case you missed it, Varitek threw out Upton trying to steal second.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Celtics blowing their lead with 4:00 left.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • Terrific inning by Oki.
    Will we see Garza in the bottom of the 7th?
    Will be see the ML debut of Daniel Bard in the 8th?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Garza still in.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Davis travels, 2:37 left with the C’s up by one. Great outing by Oki.
    Did you guys see Aubrey Huff fist-pump THREE times (once when rounding first, once rounding third, once after touching home) in the first inning after hitting a homer off Joba? I’m glad there are people other than us fans that are annoyed by Joba.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Garza just threw a pitch about 55 feet. Wow.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • Oki in for more than an inning. Interesting.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • Ath, I wouldn’t mind Joba’s fist pumping so much except when he did it against the Red Sox he was trailing. That was a bit juvenile.

    Oki was fantastic. Ramirez (the clean one) to face Zobrist.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • Two terrific innings by the Red Sox pen.
    Ortiz hoping to show off his WTP.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Papi with a wallball double to lead off.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • I agree IBM, that annoys me most. But I still think he overdoes it; I prefer Beckett’s calm walk back to the dugout after a crucial strikeout.
    Papi with a double. Yessir.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Here comes Dan Wheeler and his 7.84 ERA to face Bay.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Paps over does it, too. But Joba takes it way too far.
    Wheeler WP, Papi to third, can score on a sac fly.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • I

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • LOVE

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:13 pm

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • BAY!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Jason Bay with yet another go-ahead RBI. Beautiful.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Yeah IBM, but Paps does it at the end of the game when he closes things out. He did do it once after blowing a save, and that pissed me off too.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • RBI double scores Papi, 4-3.

    Lowell out 1-3, Bay to third.

    IBB to Drew.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Drew might be running here.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Bailey Ks. There goes the sac fly.
    LESGO, Tek.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • Crud.
    OK, Paps.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Iwamura, Bartlett, Navarro. Expect Pena to PH for Navarro.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Paps walks Iwamura, his eighth walk allowed on the season. Paps walked eight all last season.
    Then Paps throws wildly to first and Iwamura goes to second.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Double turds.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • Pena Ks as Bartlett steals second.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • Upton Ks.

    Here comes Crawford. At least the sac fly is out of the picture.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Paps makes us crap our pants, putting two on with none out, then strikes out the side, saying, “Fuck me? No. Fuck you.”
    Red Sox 4, Ray 3, final.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:41 pm
  • Whew, great game.

    Atheose May 10, 2009, 11:42 pm
  • Good night, everyone, and Happy Mothers Day.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:42 pm
  • And we get a win on a night Garza starts.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 10, 2009, 11:44 pm
  • Impressive comeback by Papelbon.
    He should do a Joba-style pumpfist after a job like that.

    SoxFan May 10, 2009, 11:46 pm
  • WOW! Multiple fist pumps and a little yelling after the save…Hmmmmmm. Maybe fist pumps have their place in the proper context?

    John - YF May 10, 2009, 11:48 pm
  • There is no comparison between the Papelbon masturbation-pump and Joba’s spin-pump.
    Can’t wait to see BBTN and Peter Gammons’ damning condemnation of Papelbon tonight!
    Heh, oh wait. It’s ESPN.

    AndrewYF May 10, 2009, 11:48 pm
  • You boys need to chill and enjoy that Damon homer.

    Devine May 11, 2009, 1:06 am
  • Also, I never thought (circa 2007) beating the Rays in a series would be so sweet. Glad to see the back end of them till August.

    Devine May 11, 2009, 1:35 am
  • That’s the whole point! Closing out a game? Sure. A hold in the 7th inning of a 7-1 blowout? Nope. Striking somebody out in a jam in the 4th when you already put your team in a deficit? No sir. Fist-pumping after blowing a save? No way.

    Atheose May 11, 2009, 7:43 am
  • Got it. So it’s no the action, but rather the action’s context. I thought the argument was showing up the other team, sorry. I’m a fairly certain though people took issue with Joba fist pumping in winning situations as well. I mean the guy has to have won or been on the winning side at one time or another. I will try and get the message to Joba: winning fist pump good, losing/down fist pump bad. BTW, who do you think felt more angry about the opposing pitchers antics: the rays who just lost and had a no contact inning, where any contact ties the game OR the Sox who were winning at the time of the fist pump?

    John - YF May 11, 2009, 8:27 am
  • Yeah John, some people hate it no matter what; I personally think it’s fine in certain situations, whereas in other situations you just look like a douchebag. I bring up the Papelbon blown-save a lot because I hate that shit.
    I think that question is irrelevant because, for me, it’s not about showing up the other pitcher: it’s about looking like a douchebag. If the Yankees are up 3-2 in the 7th, and Joba strikes out a batter with the bases loaded to end the inning, then by all means fist-pump. The Sox weren’t “angry”, they were probably thinking something like “You put your team in a losing situation and you’re fust-pumping? Seriously?”

    Atheose May 11, 2009, 8:45 am
  • it’s amazing that we’re having the fist pump discussion again…while i agree ath that it is out of place to fist pump in the situations you described for joba, i hope you don’t think he’s doing it to be an axxhole, or trying to show the other guys up…he’s just showing some enthusiasm…nothing wrong with that…if you can’t agree with that thinking, then to be fair and consistent, you must also believe that papelbon is an axxhole who is showing up the other team…

    dc May 11, 2009, 9:49 am
  • Yeah I know he’s just showing some emotion, which is something I’m all for: I love Pedroia and Youk for it. However there’s a time and a place for it.

    Atheose May 11, 2009, 11:37 am

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