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This Is Not a Game Thread Sox-Royals Gamer VIII

The first game, we were very (too?) optimistic. The Red Sox lost. The second game, we tried to atone for our mistakes. The Sox lost again. The third game, we neglected to post a game thread altogether. The Red Sox won.

That's very interesting, and this is not a game thread.

Do not comment away.

48 replies on “This Is Not a Game Thread Sox-Royals Gamer VIII

Just enough time to drive home and crack open the tequila before the game gets started. See you in a few…

Ce n’est pas un pipe
Gens s’appelant Gagne’ ne le peuvent pas perdu
Or something like that.
When the guy was with the RS, he never let us lose sight of the singular inappropriateness of his name….so let us honor it now, in this non-thread.

I don’t often quote Pete Abe (that may change when he become a Sox beat writer) but I liked this on hig blog today:
“Boston plays at Kansas City tonight. It’ll be Clay Buchholz against Anthony Lerew. I do this for a living and I try and pay attention, but I have no idea who Anthony Lerew is.”

My radio keeps going in nd out. Supposedly some sort of flu going through the clubhouse? Lester flew out early so that he wouldn’t be infected. Who is sick?

If we only post when the Sox win, and disappear when they lose, what do we do when the game is tied? I have existential confusion.

“but I have no idea who Anthony Lerew is.”
A good quote for a non-thread about a non pitcher who is pitching a non-eventful game for the nonentities known as the Royals

I am completely non-objective, but I think when Bucholtz is really on, he has among the very best curves and changes in baseball.

CB is impressing somebody…
From LoHud:
Laptop must have the latest processor. 97mph on a called strike 3.
Hilarious

Great performance by Buchholtz. He has definitely earned the #3 spot in the playoff rotation, if not #2 (I know, I know).

I’m here now RBF!
There’s a new awesome show called Flash Forward, and there’s a funny baseball reference. Supposedly the Rays sweep the Sox in a 3-game series in April, 2010.

I have a theory. The Sox bullpen is getting all the suckitude out of their system before the playoffs. If this is the case I support it 100%.

i remember the royals when they were formidable. george brett and the quiz ain’t walkin in that door. it’s gotta be the curse of bo jackson.
would have liked to have had buck pitching in the series this weekend. he needs to get a win in against a quality team headed into the playoffs.
he’s beaten toronto 3 times, baltimore twice, and kc and tb once apiece. he’s taken losses to ny/det/tex. even with his unreal september (4-0 and sub 1.50 era) i still would have like to seen him beat a playoff caliber team. looks like he might get one more start against toronto next week.

hey sf-rod, off topic but did you hear that malkmus and his band of merry pranksters are reuniting next year? pretty psyched about that.
pavement!

thanks for the heads up nick. i had no idea. can’t believe the central park tickets sold out in 2 minutes. fingers crossed they do end up playing coachella.
we might need a music or beer thread to quell the inevitable hot-button cc=cy and dj=mvp flareup coming in the next week or so.

“cc=cy and dj=mvp flareup”
don’t see that coming at all rod…cc’s had a pretty nice season despite the slow start, and being a yankee sp free agent and all, we know how they usually work out, but i don’t see how grienke doesn’t get it…his win total is low, and there’s some noise about most of his wins coming against lesser teams, but he’s been far and away the best al pitcher…you guys got a taste of that the other night, and our turn is coming…
as for jeter, yeah, he’s my sentimental favorite of course, and i’d like to see him win one of these before he retires, but the only real choice is mauer…he’s having a much better year, and the twins are winners enough by contending right up until the end… that should satisfy anyone who thinks that it should be a requirement for the player to play for a winner…

Absolutely dc, if Grienke doesn’t get the Cy it will be a f*cking travesty. And Mauer should get the MVP pretty easily too, considering the Twinkies are still in the hunt for the Central. Seriously, how do you not vote for someone leading the league in BA, OBP, SLG, and OPS? AND he’s a catcher, AND he’s an above-average defender?

Once again — why not automate the posting of game threads? Typepad will let you set up an entire season of gamers in advance.

Rod, I think I’ll give Buchholz a pass for losing against New York (6 IP, 2 ER) and Detroit (7 IP, 1 ER), and was he not beating the Rays, the team with the league’s fourth-best OPS, when we thought they were going to make a run at the Wild Card? And Toronto’s a league-average offense, so it’s not like they’re the Mariners or anything.
Needless to say, I’m comfortable giving him the ball in the playoffs.

I’m very annoyed at how well every Sox starter who is likely to see action in October has been pitchign these last 5-6 weeks. There have been some weak opponents with little to play for thrown in there but not enough to discount the performances. They are dangerous.

“CC isn’t even the second best starter in the AL, that’s the King”
You serious with this one SF?

You ask that like it’s a silly proposition, IH. Hernandez’ 2009 is superior to Sabathia’s on almost every level. More innings pitched, lower ERA, more Ks, equivalent WHiP, lower BAA. Not sure how park factor influences the numbers, but on the surface it doesn’t seem like a remotely controversial statement. CC getting the CY over Hernandez would be pretty damn unfair in my book, if that’s how it plays out.

he meant elvis IH…
seriously though…more innings pitched? that’s a big deal?
their stats are not that far off, but i’d have to concede, elvis is a little bit better…of course he’s not in the al east, and isn’t exactly playing for a contender…not much pressure when you don’t have to win…

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