Remember, Remember, the 17th of October

OK, so that doesn’t even rhyme, or particularly sound very good. And it’s certainly not as pretty as this:

2004_sox_yankees_4 2004alcslarge

Note how many lines of red — and also note that Dave Roberts increased Boston’s chance of winning the game by 10 percent — just by stealing second base. Awesome. Check out the rest on FanGraphs.

This coincides nicely with my recent birthday present — the 11-DVD Sox 2004 postseason set… Mmmm, can’t wait to get to Game 4…

28 comments… add one
  • Paul, what are you trying to do, be an instigator? What is your point w/this thread? Did MoforPrez get you all fired up or what?

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 5:23 pm
  • Remember what? Did something happen that day? Oh yes, now I recall. That’s the day I hold my annual The Way We Were party. I had no idea you were a Streisand fan, Paul. This year, I will be sure to send you an invite.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 5:23 pm
  • You’re such a passive-agressive Paul.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 5:27 pm
  • lol, AG.
    BY, this is a blog dedicated to the Red Sox and Yankees, particularly the rivalry between the two. This was just posted on FanGraphs recently, and it certainly has been the crowning moment of the Sox-Yanks rivalry.
    In fact, I fail to see how the point isn’t clear. If you must know, I was pointed to this by YF, who suggested it as a post…

    Paul SF July 28, 2006, 5:27 pm
  • I should say, “of the Sox-Yanks rivalry of late.”
    FWIW, I had intended all day to post this right before the game threads went up…

    Paul SF July 28, 2006, 5:29 pm
  • This reminds me. Game 7 was the night of my birthday. Imagine my dismay upon getting home from dinner and seeing the score. In fact, I think I was just in time to see Johnny hit that GS off Vasquez. Yuck.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 5:31 pm
  • And in other film interests, I saw a link to this DVD set over on WasWatching.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 5:32 pm
  • YM – Sorry man, can you explain why you weren’t watching game 7? I would have broken out of jail and skipped my mom’s own funeral.

    LocklandSF July 28, 2006, 5:36 pm
  • LOL…here we go, “The bigger fan debate over watching game 7 shot” has gone across the bow.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 5:40 pm
  • I have to admit that when I watch Game 4 on DVD, it’ll be the first time I see it, aside from highlights. I’m fan enough to admit that when you lose 19-8 and you’re down 3-0, watching Game 4 just doesn’t sound like a good idea, mental-healthwise.

    Paul SF July 28, 2006, 5:40 pm
  • I am only kidding. I know we had some people who failed to get the jist of “debating” earlier.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 5:41 pm
  • Agree Paul. I went to bed at in the 7th inning cursing the hole way. My Wife who was new to this thing called Yanks vs Sox yelled at me that I was not a true fan. She woke me up later in the night screaming in joy.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 5:42 pm
  • LOL! My boyfriend took me out for dinner…I didn’t realize the consequences would have been so dire.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 5:43 pm
  • Also, after watching Games 4-6, I figured my heart wouldn’t hold up through the entire game. Was hoping to come home to find Yanks up 10-0 in the 9th. Clearly that didn’t work out so well.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 5:45 pm
  • I went to game 3. Woke up the next morning and wanted to kill my self. Phone rings and it’s my girlfriend, she says she was able to get tickets for game 4 and I actually hung up on her. About 3 minutes went by before I came to my senses, called her back and said of course I’m going, I went to 34 home games that year and all the home post-season games, if they were going to go down like that, I was going to be there. Best decision of my life.

    LocklandSF July 28, 2006, 5:45 pm
  • Just kiddding around YM, so, your boyfriend is a Mets fan, huh?

    LocklandSF July 28, 2006, 5:46 pm
  • Cubs fan, actually. Same idea though :-)

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 5:48 pm
  • Just kiddding around YM, so, your boyfriend is a Mets fan, huh?

    LocklandSF July 28, 2006, 5:49 pm
  • My band director is Satan (okay, he’s not, but in this instance he was), and refused to cancel Wednesday Night Rehearsal for Game 4 of the World Series. As a result, I missed the first few innings of ALCS Games 4 and 7 and Game 4 of the Series while at mandatory band rehearsal. My god, I hated Wednesday Night Rehearsals. (I’m still in the school band, but I’m in the good band now, meaning now weekly rehearsals for me, thank God. Those things were terrible.)
    I will always remember that I was in the car with my Mom when Damon hit that Grand Slam in Game 7. We were almost home, and the radio was barely getting service, but we heard it. I was sooooo excited.

    Laura July 28, 2006, 5:59 pm
  • My wife was first introd to the Sox-Yanks rivalry when Grady left Pedro in too long. We watched the whole game on my dorm room sofa, and I was giddy all night. After the Yanks tied it off Pedro, I spent a good five minutes with my head in my hands, not saying a word. It might still be the most traumatic thing my wife’s seen me go through. She got to see quite a different scene the next year — she stayed up (as long as she could anyway) with me for Games 5 and 7…

    Paul SF July 28, 2006, 6:10 pm
  • Paul…My wife found me sitting in a dark living room with no lights on after Boone’s shot. My wife asked my what was wrong and I told her to leave me in private so I could have a Oprah Moment.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 6:29 pm
  • I know what this blog is dedicated to Paul, don’t patronize me. I just find it curious that after a heated debate you post that paticular game. It would be like AG, Nick, or YF posting a Win Prob Chart of Game 7 of the ’03 ALCS, or of Bucky’s shot in ’78 over the Monster. I question your timing is all. Be honest; and tell me you had no intention of pissing off Yankfans w/ this thread, and I will apologize and admit I over analyzed this thing.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 6:30 pm
  • BY…..Indonesian Senate meeting down the hall.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 6:32 pm
  • i think i might know were paul is comming from with this post. i’ve had a weird feeling about the season thus far that i haven’t been able to put my finger on.
    with the new faces on the sox and the yankee injury woes, sox fans have kinda slid under the radar this year. yankee fans haven’t been as venomous about our players this year. i get that you hate schill and you think manny is a bafoon, but outside of that what do you got. no yankee fans hate lorreta, youkilis, lowell, a-gonz (although you should 03′), coco, and so on. the name calling rivalry has taken a back seat this year. and that saddens me a bit. i’ve even resorted to sniping on yank game threads around here. my appologies.
    was it that we played each other so many times early in the season? is it the new expanded fan base that lacks the old grudges handed down by generations? is it the lack of domination by one team forcing the other to be an underdog?
    just remembering.

    sf rod July 28, 2006, 6:35 pm
  • Rob, you’re funny. The Boone shot was just anticlimactic for me. I knew something would happen and when, just not who or what. The big blow was when the Yanks tied it.
    BY, You overanalyzed it. The debate and this post are coincidental. No need to apologize though; I agree, it was suspicious timing.

    Paul SF July 28, 2006, 6:42 pm
  • sf rod, the rivaly is less passionate this year — I suspect it’s that both teams are so depleted by injury and have so many holes, fans are worried about their own problems as opposed to sniping at what they fear on the other side.

    Paul SF July 28, 2006, 6:44 pm
  • I keep my word, I apologize man. That game 4 was a baaaad, baaaad omen my friend. I had an uneasy feeling from that game on that kept getting worse and worse until the moment I accpeted total defeat. (That would be when our current CF hit the monster looping shot off Vasquez.)
    I love me some Johnny D now however. Scrappiest Yankee on the field, except for maybe Melky.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 6:51 pm
  • “The rivalry is less passionate”
    Paul, wait until August 18th. The gloves will most certainly come back off, methinks.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:24 pm

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