The Wisdom of Meatloaf

“Two out of three ain’t bad,” said the man savvy enough to stick a Phil Rizzuto play call into a song. And today, less than 24 hours after a beatdown and still without our Sheff, that mantra fits the bill. The lead is down to three. The Yanks have a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way. Onward and upward.

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  • On the other hand, after Friday it looked pretty bad for our Sox, with a suspect Schilling throwing the most important game of the Series and the Unit following Sunday. One pitcher did what we expected today (in a really fine ballgame, despite the result), the other surprised us. The Sox leave town doing what they had to do at a minimum, taking one, but Wake and Schill really showed their stuff these past two days, and that’s good news for the good guys for the next 20 days. Surprisingly, 1 out of 3 ain’t all that bad either.

    SF September 11, 2005, 4:27 pm
  • An easy schedule? They go to Tampa Tuesday. Their home series against the DRays knocked them out of first place in the Wild Card, and if they lose another 2 or 3 expect them to lose more ground to the Indians, who have a better record over the last few weeks than the Yanks.
    The Indians have 6 games left against Tampa and 3 against KC. We close in Boston, where 2 out of 3 would be an excellent result (and mess up our pitching for the playoffs … if we get there).
    We need someone to get very hot and carry us through Tampa. 10 or 11 rbis in 3 games.

    john massengale September 11, 2005, 7:35 pm
  • Make that 3.5 games back – Big Papi has struck again!

    mattymatty September 13, 2005, 12:04 am
  • I watched Fever Pitch tonight. Not too bad until the final 10 minutes when it abruptly switches to a horror movie (foreshadowed when Stephen King throws out the first pitch almost an hour earlier in the movie).
    Anyway, there’s a scene where Ortiz hits a home run and finishes his swing leaning back from the hips up, with his hands and the bat up high. I’ve seen him do that before — is that his normal swing? A special upper cut swing? None of the above?

    john massengale September 13, 2005, 12:17 am
  • Though from this side of the fence, the outcome of Sunday’s game wasn’t so great, the game itself was fantastic. I knew the Johnson/Wakefield matchup would be good, but I had no idea it would be THAT good. Amazing game.
    Oh yeah, and how ’bout that Ortiz guy? He can hit a little, can’t he?

    Sox Fan in VT September 13, 2005, 4:36 am
  • WTG Sox fans:
    09.11.2005 Patriots win season opener, fans chant “Yankees suck”
    With a victory over the Oakland Raiders in the season opener, Patriots fans celebrated by not cheering for their own football team, but rather, erupted in a “Yankees Suck” chant. This continues a Boston area tradition of fixating on the Yankees at non-baseball events.
    Seek help. Please. This is so sad.

    Bozo September 13, 2005, 11:34 am
  • It is sad, Bozo finally got something right (1 for 112!). But it’s probably also a small contingent of pathetic fans who do this. Every team has their black sheep fans. Some teams have more than others. Some teams only have black sheep.
    (You know who I mean, Bozo, right?)

    SF September 13, 2005, 11:51 am
  • No love for Jonathan Papelbon, anybody? I’m starting to like this kid’s ornery disposition and, as he settles in, his increasingly ornery stuff. Might we be seeing the Sox’ closer of the future?

    MJL in L.A. September 13, 2005, 1:40 pm
  • Or the Sox’ ace of the future, MJL.

    Laura September 13, 2005, 2:49 pm
  • Papelbon is the Sox’s future stopper/ace/20-game winner/whatever you want to call it. He’s only a reliever now because they want to be careful about overtaxing his arm (he pitched almost a full season between AA and AAA, remember). Next year, I’m hoping he’ll be in the starting rotation right out of the gate. His future looks very bright indeed.

    Sox Fan in VT September 13, 2005, 3:16 pm

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