Slaughter in the Fens

There hasn’t been such a brazen theft in the Back Bay since the Gardner had its Vermeers lifted. And this heist might be even more dispiriting for Boston, nevermind the equanimity espoused by SF. A five-game sweep; a practically unthinkable result. The recriminations are already kicking in. RSN is now questioning the ability of its revered management team. In New York, we can credit Cashman’s excellent midseason acquisitions and the free-spending Boss for putting a team on the field that could pull off this stunning outcome. Mainly, though, we credit an extraordinary performance by the Bombers themselves. This was a frightfully difficult series—a string of high-pressure marathons. They won each game. It wasn’t always pretty. But the result sure is. Wow.

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  • COUNT TEH RINGZ BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My name is Joe, and I have a problem. I know that’s the first step and so I’m coming out to you now. Okay. I have a few problems. As you know I’m dyslexic. Also I have the approximate maturity level and personal integrity of Maurice Clarett, and I’m about as popular with my peer group as AJ Pierzynski. But that’s not why I’m hear. I mean here. Which is it? I’m not sure. I was caught TP’ing the local Ronald McDonald House the day they went over homenyms in grade school.
    Anyway, I’d like to talk to you today about my problem with premature ejaculation. It’s clear that I get overexcited, and usually lose myself before I’ve even….got my bat appropriately pine tarred. I just lose it. So okay. I should add I’ve never actually been with a woman. Someday, maybe, a woman will talk to me. Maybe. But for now this only happens when I’m reading the John Stirling bio on the YES website. When it comes to women I am simply useless. So I come here, to this wonderful site, and act out my frustrations. I apologize.

    Joe August 21, 2006, 4:57 pm
  • and there it is…
    I love it. The count is still 26, same as the last time, and all the times you’ve said it in the past five years.

    Brad August 21, 2006, 4:59 pm
  • If you think this is gloating, wait until we win the World Series this year.
    COUNT TEH RINGZ BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My name is Joe, and I have a problem. I know that’s the first step and so I’m coming out to you now. Okay. I have a few problems. As you know I’m dyslexic. Also I have the approximate maturity level and personal integrity of Maurice Clarett, and I’m about as popular with my peer group as AJ Pierzynski. But that’s not why I’m hear. I mean here. Which is it? I’m not sure. I was caught TP’ing the local Ronald McDonald House the day they went over homenyms in grade school.
    Anyway, I’d like to talk to you today about my problem with premature ejaculation. It’s clear that I get overexcited, and usually lose myself before I’ve even….got my bat appropriately pine tarred. I just lose it. So okay. I should add I’ve never actually been with a woman. Someday, maybe, a woman will talk to me. Maybe. But for now this only happens when I’m reading the John Stirling bio on the YES website. When it comes to women I am simply useless. So I come here, to this wonderful site, and act out my frustrations. I apologize.

    Joe August 21, 2006, 5:08 pm
  • He’ll grow out of that Brad. Or, he’ll end up jumping into the netting over the backstop at some stadium.

    walein August 21, 2006, 5:13 pm
  • well, hopefully he doesn’t forget to wear his helmet that day.

    Brad August 21, 2006, 5:18 pm
  • Joe, don’t let the door hit you in the ass.
    Congrats YFs, truly impressive, enjoy it.
    4 games in the Bronx coming up and I’m pretty sure our boys are going to be very pissed.
    I just hope we can get out act together before then.

    LocklandSF August 21, 2006, 5:19 pm
  • >>> There hasn’t been such a brazen theft in the Back Bay since the Gardner had its Vermeers lifted. <<< O, the cultural literacy of this site's New York Yankee fans! I'll have to remember that the next time I'm at a game in The Toilet and some cretin pukes all over my shoes.

    Hudson August 21, 2006, 5:36 pm
  • >>> 4 games in the Bronx coming up and I’m pretty sure our boys are going to be very pissed. <<< Maybe Javy Lopez will put his mitt over A-Rod's face?

    Hudson August 21, 2006, 5:37 pm
  • Really Joe? Really, you want to be “that guy.”
    Thank you for reminding me that it is far better to be an educated “losing” Red Sox fan than and uneducated, arrogant, and I’d say immature, “winning” Yankees fan. 26 rings as a comeback is a bit worn out kids.

    Shawn August 21, 2006, 5:40 pm
  • Again, I plead for everyone to ignore Joe. I imagine most of the YFs who visit this site wish he would just go away; he can’t be doing much for the idea of rehabilitating that stereotype of the sub-mental YF. That works just fine for me.

    SF August 21, 2006, 6:07 pm
  • I thank you, whoever, for allowing Joe to speak out about his troubles. Fascinating insight.
    I am now almost over this whole “swept by the Yankees in five games at Fenway” thing. It took me a good hour or two, but in the end…it’s not the playoffs, and life will somehow go on. Even last year, it only took about half a day to get over the playoffs, so you gotta bounce quick when you get down like this.
    Besides, now I feel like if things go better, great! If not, I’ve dealt with what was probably (please, oh please) the worst part of this season.
    Do your worst, baseball. You know I’ll just come back for more.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • Devine, how DARE you not wallow in self-pity!??!! How DARE you not sign up for a URL such as “www.theoepsteinistoblameandsoisterryfanconaandmylifehascometoanend.com” and start a crazy blame-throwing website?
    What are you, some sort of NORMAL HUMAN BEING???!?
    And now, back to figuring out why the Red Sox suck…it’s all Terry’s and Josh’s and Theo’s and John’s and Larry’s and Janet Marie’s fault…aw, the hell with it.

    SF August 21, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • First time poster.
    I’m pretty sure Joe is a plant, a put-on, if you will, meant to discredit YF’s.
    The babble that makes up most of today’s Joe Post is so self-aware that it must be caricature. If he were truly the idiot man-child he hopes to portay, he would possess the serene shamelessness of a drunk baby. No apologies, no Russeauvian Confessions.
    Or am I just tremendously naive, and all of you have been in on the joke all along?

    rabid stan August 21, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Yo, I’ve been a die hahd Sawx fan since 2004, and gotta say that this sweep is just the motivatshun the Sawx need to turn it up a notch, really staht puttin’ their A-game out on the field. Their gonna be wicked pissed when they go to the Bronx next month, watch out, they may even take 2 of 4.
    Also, Papi was out of bonah pills dis weekend is why they lost ’em all. All five. In a row. In their own house.

    Dumb Chowdahead August 21, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Hey Joe, please chill out with that stuff man. I know you don’t have to and all, and that it can be pretty funny to rile up a whole group of commenters, but it would make me happy. Don’t you want to make me happy?

    tom yf August 21, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • No, he doesn’t.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • teh ringz… teh ringz… my preciousssss… teh papi stole them from ussss… in 2004… tricksy he was…. but we will gets it back, o yesss, o yess we willz, preciousss, from the nasssty papi

    Hudson August 21, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • lol, Hudson

    Paul SF August 21, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • The saddest thing is that a lot of people, YF and SF alike, agree that the Sox didn’t deserve to win.

    Kazz SF August 21, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • “Deserve’s got nothing to do with it,” – William Munney.
    Cliché and appropriate. I am not of the opinion that either team deserves anything. Otherwise, why play?
    However, the fans that paid their hard-earned dollars may have deserved a better product than what they got.

    attackgerbil August 22, 2006, 1:24 am

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