That’s The Way (I Like It): Royals-Sox Gamer I

KC has a surprisingly competitive record, sitting only one game under .500 and two games out in the tightly-knotted central division. Looking a bit deeper into their numbers, there’s not as much sunshine. The offense ranks last in the league in runs scored and ahead of only the lowly Giants and Padres across the majors, while their pitching staff ranks 9th in ERA.

The Royals, who come to Fenway having swept Detroit and having taken two of three from the Marlins, send rookie Luke Hochevar to the bump. Jon Lester, who recorded no-decisions in a so-so outing at Camden and in a very rough start against The Twins, mans the mound for the Sox.

This is one of only three games on tap in the American League tonight. Put on your Boogie Shoes and comment away.

Kansas City
D. DeJesus cf .279
M. Grudzielanek 2b .331
A. Gordon 3b .286
J. Guillen dh .245
B. Butler 1b .279
M. Olivo c .284
M. Teahen rf .268
E. German lf .111
T. Pena Jr. ss .174
L. Hochevar 3.94
 
Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .275
D. Pedroia 2b .307
D. Ortiz dh .250
M. Ramirez lf .305
M. Lowell 3b .280
K. Youkilis 1b .329
J.D. Drew rf .281
J. Varitek c .281
J. Lugo ss .287
J. Lester 3.95

145 comments… add one

  • Hey, look! It’s our starting line-up! All playing in the same game! Weird.
    Also, to jump off of ag’s reference to the Royals’ sweep of the Tigers: what the hell is going on with the Central Division?? You could flip those standings upside down and I think I’d be less surprised by that than the way things’ve actually turned out so far.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 6:35 pm
  • So I can’t tell if I’m supposed to be optimistic since KC seems so bad or pessimistic since Lester’s on the mound. I feel like you’re toying with me, AG.

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 6:39 pm
  • That’s what happens when Paul and SF (who actually have real lives and responsibilities, unlike the gerbil) fall prey to my head games so that I get to write the gamer.
    Paul: Let me see your identification.
    ag: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see my identification.
    Paul: We don’t need to see your identification.
    ag: These aren’t the Sox you’re looking for.
    Paul: These aren’t the Sox we’re looking for.
    ag: I can go about my business.
    Paul: You can go about your business.
    ag: Move along.
    Paul: Move along… move along.
    However, looking at the record, I’d say I’m failing miserably.

    attackgerbil May 19, 2008, 6:46 pm
  • Any chance you can use your powers for good? Like getting Lester through the 7th?

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 6:49 pm
  • RBF: I’ll do my best. May the schwartz be with you.

    attackgerbil May 19, 2008, 6:53 pm
  • Decent inning for Lester there, although 8 strikes to 6 balls could (characteristically) be better.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 7:13 pm
  • That whole inning was fast. Isn’t that a good sign for Lester that he’s pitching quickly? I remember some comments that when he slows down, he doesn’t do as well.

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 7:18 pm
  • Lester got a first pitch strike on 3 of the 4 ABs in that inning. Unsurprisingly, the walk to Butler was the exceptional AB.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 7:31 pm
  • He, as does everyone, pitches much better when he doesn’t walk around the whole infield, wipe his brow, tuck in his shirt, fix his cap, and whatever other crazy routine he gets in before getting back on the rubber. Get ball, throw ball, young man.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 7:40 pm
  • There goes HOchevar’s no hitter…

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Most days, I find it hard to believe that the Sox are almost certainly going to continue to feature Tek’s bat for the next 3 years or so. So I always feel slightly guilty about thinking that whenever he gets a hit.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 7:52 pm
  • LFRS strikes again, punctuating a real rally with a run scoring double play, Ellsbury follows with a triple and Pedroia with a walk.

    SF May 19, 2008, 7:58 pm
  • this would be a fine time for 499

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 8:03 pm
  • Bases jacked, Manny with the 2-0 count.
    Mmmm. Juicy.

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:03 pm
  • 3-2 to Manny…
    fouled.
    3-2 to Manny…
    fouled.
    3-2 to Manny…
    fouled.
    3-2 to Manny…
    Walk!
    2-0 Sox, sacks still full.

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:09 pm
  • Oh my god, poor Hockevar. Lowell pops one up to the infield and it is dropped in the wind, bouncing off Grudz’ glove, two score making it 4-0 Sox. What luck.

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • And Youk hits a GRD to the bullpen, making it 5-0!

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:12 pm
  • I consider Grundz’s error compensation for Lugo.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 8:15 pm
  • I consider Grundz’s error compensation for Lugo.
    You mean for LFRS last inning, or in general? If it’s the former, maybe. If it’s the latter, all the gold in Fort Knox wouldn’t be…

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:18 pm
  • What a grab by Jacoby to end the inning, extending to his left to catch a dipping liner. Fantastic!

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:19 pm
  • Jacoby steals 2/3 on consecutive pitches!

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:27 pm
  • What a week to start Jacoby!! I feel a huge week for him coming on..

    Brad May 19, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Hmmm…

    SF May 19, 2008, 8:52 pm
  • hmmm..
    the HBP you mean?

    Brad May 19, 2008, 8:54 pm
  • but alas, I left the captain on my bench…

    Brad May 19, 2008, 8:54 pm
  • Nope, not the HBP. Just, hmm.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • Do we talk about it yet?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:04 pm
  • Hmmmmmmmm….

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:05 pm
  • I JUST GOT HOME, OMG OMG OMG…
    I mean, uhh… great to see that offense!

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:05 pm
  • i’ve been wondering that myself for the last 2 innings

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:06 pm
  • Sure, talk all about it. I talked about Derek Lowe’s with my mom while it was in progress. In fact, I may have tortured my mom by saying the “words” about twelve times in a row in like the seventh inning just to prove a point.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • Jesus f*cking christ I’ve been waiting for like 2 minutes for mlb.tv to load. GOGOGO!
    Wow, great catch by Jacoby. mlb.tv is up.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:08 pm
  • Lester at 97 pitches. Hmmm.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • My brother in law said that when he played college ball (Northwestern, career leader in losses and ERA, good ERA, that is), they couldn’t say the words, but they could say N and H words, like Naked Horse or Noodle Hurdler.
    If I remember right, Buccholz got pissed at his mates when they ignored him last year.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • C’mon Manny. 499 here. … uh, …. HERE. … No, ….. HERE!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:11 pm
  • Yeah, Buchholz said that it made him MORE nervous having everyone acting like he had the plague. Oh well, he still had his neolithic humpback.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:11 pm
  • Manny K’s. Back to Lester.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • OK, 6 to go. I’m supposed to go to the grocery store.
    What’s the ESPN game?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:13 pm
  • ESPN has caught whiff of it, saying the N and H words about 5 times. Unlike SF, I’m extremely superstitious.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:13 pm
  • ESPN has Cubs at Astros. They just said they’ll cut in if it goes to the 9th.
    As someone who was absent from a TV on September 1 last year (I was at the US Open in Queens) I’m about to pee my pants.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:14 pm
  • Coco in defensively. Whew.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:15 pm
  • Joe C just said the word -_-

    TJ May 19, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • K! 5 to go!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • Butler K’s. 5 to go.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • lotta pitches here.

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:17 pm
  • Joe’s said it a few times.
    Rule doesn’t apply to broadcasters.
    fucking Cubs.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:17 pm
  • rrriiiiiigggggghhhhhhtttttttt
    hmmmmmm.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:17 pm
  • Funny, I am situationally superstitious. Sometimes I have to have things lined up exactly in a certain way, sometimes I couldn’t care less.
    I just remember Lowe’s you-know-what, and how I kept saying things like, “hey, mom, can you believe Derek Lowe is throwing a —–?”, and she’d tell me to shut up or something. And see what happened? I had no impact.
    But then, when the Sox were in Game Four of the series last year I had to watch the final two outs through a slot between my fore and middle finger, such was my belief that doing anything else might lead to a game-ending home run even though nobody was on base.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • It also would be Lester’s first career complete game.
    K!!! 4 to go!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • I’d rather they play it safe pitch-count wise than let him go for any sort of milestone. Remember how screwed up Schilling was last year after his one-hitter?

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • 0-2 count, Lester has gotten ahead a lot tonight.
    Foul ball, still 0-2.
    STRIKEOUT!

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • Counting down outs is the same as saying the words, I’ll have you know.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • No taunting, SF.
    Someone get A YF in here so you can taunt him instead.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:20 pm
  • And Anibal Sanchez, RBF. And Buchholz, to a small degree.
    0-2 count… ball. Foul ball. Fly out to Coco!

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • 113 pitches is a lot. Be smart or let him go for the glory?

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • no. let him go. Worst case scenario: my boy Masterson gets the call!

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • Yeah, after I typed the remaining outs I shuddered a bit. Glad to see it didn’t matter too much.
    Lester has struck out 6 of the last 12 batters.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • Until Hideo Nomo, this was when we used to start talking about Dave Morehead.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • > Someone get A YF in here so you can taunt him instead.
    As you wish. This is great stuff.

    attackgerbil May 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • Howdy, AG.
    Thanks for coming over to pace with us.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • 113 pitches isn’t outrageous. Wasn’t Clemens at like 150 pitchesduring his strikeout game?

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • I’d rather they play it safe pitch-count wise than let him go for any sort of milestone.
    Pretty sure that ain’t happening. Short leash, though, for sure.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • AG – You ARE using your powers for good!

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • bet ESPN is glad they went with the Cubs-Astros.

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • Man. It was a nice day today. Sun shining. Nice cool breeze. Great day for a nice steak on the grill. A nice hamburger.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • I’m not superstitious but I’m not going to say anything about it, except to say: OF COURSE YOU LET HIM TRY! Jeez, what’s wrong with you people? Pitch count, schmitch count — hell, he can skip his next start for all I care. But you never know when you’ll get another shot.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • > Someone get A YF in here so you can taunt him instead.
    As you wish. This is great stuff.

    I just got the joke, Gerb. Hysterical!

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • Lester pacing in the dugout. Let’s have a few quick outs fellas, get him back out there before he drives himself crazy.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • Another former Nippon Ham Fighter on the mound.
    Here’s what I don’t know: Does Nippon make Hams, so the nickname is the Fighters, sponsored by Nippon Hams, or is the nickname the Ham Fighters, which would make me wonder what a Ham Fighter is?
    quick inning so far. …

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • So i get home from a freaking high school awards cermony (yay, I have smart students!), and find out, well, what is going on!
    C’mon Sox. C’mon Lester!

    bostondreams May 19, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • I’m with SW.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • OK, Lester.
    Jesus. I just don’t want to hear “Cancer survivor.”

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:27 pm
  • RE: Nippon Ham Fighters
    It’s a team owned by the Nippon Ham corporation. Nippon makes ham. They are the “Fighters”. Hence, the Nippon Ham Fighters. It’s an odd name, for sure, but when you realize the company is Nippon Ham it’s not as weird.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:27 pm
  • Fasten those belts!

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:28 pm
  • very funny, Ponch.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:28 pm
  • *gulp* Three straight balls.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:29 pm
  • FUCK.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • Finally, they put it on ESPN… and a leadoff walk. C’mon, Jon! Finish it!

    Micah-SF May 19, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • Well, that is not a good sign. A DP would be great here!

    bostondreams May 19, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • Why the HELL is Youk holding the runner?

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • Eh, leadoff walk. Nerves or fatigue, who knows. Could be either based on Lester’s situation and track record.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • I swear to god if DeJesus tries bunting on I’m going to kill myself

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • I’m trying to explain a no-0no top my six-year-old. I must be nuts.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • Why doesn’t Lester just pitch from the windup and ignore the runner?

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • at least he’s got a big lead. One less thing to worry about

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Oooooo bad call, 2-1. Then strike 2!

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Two down.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • TWO DOWN. TWO DOWN.

    Micah-SF May 19, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • Strike 1

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • crunch time!@!

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • come on kid

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • 1SA

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • Sick curveball for strike 2! Finish him!
    YES! HE DID IT!

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • YEAH!

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • HELL. YES.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • HE DID IT! HE DID IT! I CAN’T BELIEVE HE DID IT!

    Micah-SF May 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • WOW!!!!!!!

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Awesome.
    Even more awesome.
    What a freaking awesome story.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • THAT is why he was not traded for Santana!
    As an aside…our young guys are, so far, better than some other teams! :)
    Okay, no more snark! Yay!

    bostondreams May 19, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Beckett just said “I don’t fucking believe it”

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • That’s so f*cking excellent. What a game. Congrats, Lester!!!!!!!

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • two young pitchers with no-nos under their belts already. outstanding.

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • Wow. Still can’t believe it. What an amazing, amazing night. I’ve done my share of Lester criticism, but I could not be happier for him right now.

    Micah-SF May 19, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • the only down side is that my wife is a Royals fan, so I’m not getting any tonight ::grin::

    ponch - sf May 19, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Tremendous!!!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • what a great job by this kid. Theo looks better and better every single day.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • I’ve done my share of Lester criticism, but I could not be happier for him right now.
    Ditto. Awesome.

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:41 pm
  • Can we mention that this was Varitek’s fourth no-no? That has to be the record.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • I take all the credit. The schwartz is strong with this one.

    attackgerbil May 19, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Also unbelievable: the Red Sox now have 4 of the last 6 no-hitters in the AL, according to my TV. Seriously? Amazing.

    stuck working May 19, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Just woke up to a burglar alarm going off in London–I was sorry about it until two or three minutes ago!!!!

    Devine May 19, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Agreed. I know he (and most Red Sox fans like myself) are sick of hearing “cancer” in the same sentence whenever Lester is mentioned, but he truly has an amazing story.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Yeah Devine!

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Lester’s uncle is a friend of my dad’s. Fuck it. I’m asking for an autograph now.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Seriously though, congratulations to the Sox and especially to young Mr. Lester. Well done, sir.

    attackgerbil May 19, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • It’s already part of wikipedia’s page on no-hitters!

    rootbeerfloat May 19, 2008, 9:44 pm
  • If my hurried Googling is accurate, Tek just tied the record for no-hitters caught, to boot!

    jeremiah May 19, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • Man. Our young pitchers show such good signs of things to come. That whole “upside” thing is really tilting.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dionysus May 19, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • Sorry, Brad, didn’t see your comment. He seems to have tied Ray Schalk from the 20s.

    jeremiah May 19, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • Lester throws no hitter while Hughes is on DL and Kennedy is in Triple-A.
    think Hal has called Cash yet?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:49 pm
  • AG, thanks very much for your good-will comment. Makes up for the Righetti no-no on July 4, 1983 at Fenway.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:50 pm
  • two young guys, two no hitters.
    Freaking awesome, especially when you could really have one with Beckett and Matsuzaka on any given start.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:52 pm
  • Hey, Doug Davis!
    Yeah, you DO have hope! Get well soon.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:54 pm
  • Guys, who cares about the Yankees right now? Seriously!
    And Gerb, you’ve got tomorrow’s Sox gamer, ok?

    SF May 19, 2008, 9:55 pm
  • This line from the AP story:
    “Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is the only other person in history to no-hit the Royals.”
    Um, so?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 9:57 pm
  • Red Sox youngsters have exactly one more no hitters this year than Hughes and Kennedy have wins.
    Awesome.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 9:58 pm
  • Gerb…
    You’ve got the Sox game thread from now till forever.
    Thanks,
    All of the Red Sox fanbase.
    Agreed, SF. Just busting balls.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 10:00 pm
  • HAHA Brad, pretty funny stuff.
    I was present for Nolan Ryan’s 7th no-hitter when I lived in Dallas, and it was amazing. One of the greatest nights of my life. One thing I hate about TV is that you can’t tell how loud the place is. They need more microphones.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 10:01 pm
  • Enjoyed going to the game with you all tonight, fellas.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 10:03 pm
  • Crap. I got so excited I forgot about the Negra Modelo in the freezer and it froze.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 10:05 pm
  • oh, that sucks about the ,beer. I actually picked up Sam light tonight, so clearly, my drink of home alone game night has been changed.

    Brad May 19, 2008, 10:06 pm
  • I had a company softball game tonight so I didn’t get back until about 8:45, I haven’t eaten since 11:30 today! An now I’m too excited to go make food.

    Atheose May 19, 2008, 10:07 pm
  • Just remember this key moment, who knew what it would eventually mean. Certainly not me!
    What a grab by Jacoby to end the inning, extending to his left to catch a dipping liner. Fantastic!
    Posted by: SF | Monday, May 19, 2008 at 08:19 PM

    SF May 19, 2008, 10:11 pm
  • I know I’m the one who made the no-cancer comment, but …
    Bill Monboquette threw that no-no against the White Sox in 1962.
    You all read about it in the Sunday Globe.
    Monbo has lieukemia.
    Lester tonight.
    Eerie timing.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 19, 2008, 10:12 pm
  • mlb.com has already archived the game and can be viewed there. If you have the newest version of realplayer cursor over the video and then click on the download button and you can download the game
    http://mlb.mlb.com/mediacenter/index.jsp#20080519

    TJ May 19, 2008, 11:10 pm
  • Sorry if this gets too personal, guys.
    This cancer thing just keeps coming back. A friend of mine who is not yet 40 has a rare melanoma he’s been fighting for two years. Last week he learned that it had spread to his brain. I think his cancer doctors have all but given up. Ron probably won’t make it to the Fourth of July.
    He has a 5-year-old son. He’s a good and decent, soft-spoken, principled man.
    I’ve thought a lot about him tonight because of Lester’s no-hitter. It’s uplifting to see what one cancer patient can accomplish, even when another sees no hope.
    I’m telling you because Ron and his family need your prayers. I’m just trying to get him help however I can.
    Thanks for bearing with me.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 20, 2008, 12:36 am
  • Please send him best wishes from all of us, Bill. And throw in a couple for yourself, too — maybe it’s not as difficult as being sick yourself, but it’s awfully hard to watch people you care about struggle with illness.

    stuck working May 20, 2008, 1:01 am
  • Personally, I kept the whole not mentioning a no hitter tradition tonight, but I gotta say I was yelling it inside my freaking head.
    My favorite comment of this thread?
    “There goes HOchevar’s no hitter…”
    How ironic.
    To be honest, I know that I am not the only one who has thought that Lester in 08 had been a tad underwhelming. I feel more than a bit guilty in admitting that I was cursing Lester for immediately going into the crapper after the Sox got him the lead with a lead-off walk and a throwing error…and so I’m thinking, “Watch, this is going to lead to a bunch of KC runs and…” WOW, like not EVEN close to the ultimate story line.

    Brian May 20, 2008, 1:05 am
  • Great job by Lester. A feel good story for sure, amazing to see someone come so far back from such a disease. Kudos.
    On another note, Im amazed by how many comments there were about the yankees on this thread. As SF said what the hell are you guys thinking about the yankees for? I for one have no idea what the Red Sox did the days that Cone and Wells threw their perfect games.

    Sam-YF May 20, 2008, 8:44 am
  • Holy mother of god that was awesome.
    I’m still in a daze.
    So, soon to be Mrs. Lockland understands that Red Sox games get first billing on the big TV, and she’s a pretty good fan that doesn’t mind watching a lot of games, which is nice. However, on Mondays if the Sox take a sizable lead or are getting killed, I just hit record and then we watch her Monday shows.
    She could not understand why I was getting so insanely excited for every out with a 7 run lead, she was also curious why I hadn’t cued up How I Met Your Mother for her.
    Then it hit her and it was a really funny reaction, “Holy crap, screw Doogie Howser!”
    Oh man, good times, good times indeed.

    LocklandSF May 20, 2008, 9:21 am
  • Great job AG…As if times aren’t hard enough for Yankee fans. Maybe you can start a Celtics gamer too! JK.
    Congrats Sox fans.

    John - YF May 20, 2008, 9:29 am
  • Sam, force of habit. That’s could be the only possible explanation.
    And back in the Cone/Wells days, the Red Sox were less than an afterthought to YFs.
    But your point is well-taken.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 20, 2008, 10:23 pm

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