If it keeps raining, we’ll have a playoff spot clinched in no time!
by SF on September 24, 2011 at 7:46 am in
General Red Sox,Humor · 57 comments
About the only way I can face this series.
This all must be my fault.
I was a Mets fan as a kid (40 years ago-statute of limitations applies), and we are seeing a (pre’69/latter day) Mets-like meltdown.
My only question is – where is Tom Seaver?
dabize September 24, 2011 at 10:36 am
GOING TO GET A NEW TV!!!!! Best Buy baby!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 11:07 am
If you get one of those new LED flatscreens, krueg, it will be as thin as the Sox’ pitching staff!
SF September 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm
Wakefield-Burnett is the 1:05 matchup tomorrow. Over/Under 8 total wild pitches???
IronHorse (YF) September 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Nice SF…let’s hope so.
Watching the game on my new Sony Bravia!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm
Freddy gets through the 1st with no damage…
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm
1 pitch. 1 out.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm
4 pitches to K Granderson…
He’s about to throw a perfect game.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm
1-2-3 inning…of course Tex didn’t get a hit. He never does. Ever.
I don’t even think Lester broke a sweat.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm
I think the Sox will get at least 2 runs this inning…
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm
1-2-3. With a K.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm
Weak pathetic grounder for ARod.
Perfect game intact.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm
WE GOT A HIT!!!!! Cano singles!!!!
I cannot believe it.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm
1st and 2nd, 1 out…
Andruw steps in. At least he normally K’s as opposed to GIDP…
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Scutaro fields a tough grounder, throws to 2nd…SAFE!!!
Bases loaded. 1 out.
Jesus steps to the plate.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm
NOBODY FUCKS WITH THE JESUS!!!!! RBI SINGLE!!!!
Bases still loaded.
Muscle-time and he HATES the Sox!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm
MUSCLE COMES THROUGH!!!!! 2-RUN SINGLE!!!!!
Little looper to Crawford and he couldn’t handle it…
1st and 2nd…still 1 out…
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm
CAPTAIN OVERRATED, OLD, WASHED UP GOES YARD!!!!!!!
I cannot believe my eyes.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Curtis K’s. 2 outs.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Tex up. This should do it.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm
Yup. K. Worthless.
6 run 2nd.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Jeter continues to bring it.
IronHorse (YF) September 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm
You know what sucks about this collaspe is the Yankee’s injuries and thin pitching was pretty much the same as the Sox. They had one real pitcher (CC) and other problems just like the Sox. For this Sox fan, I will never again be able to use injuries or lack of pitching as an excuse when they struggle. Even if they make the playoffs this is still a huge suckfest of a September.
/tipping my cap and calling the Yankee’s my daddy…
BillsBurgSF September 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm
But IH, he is overrated…
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm
Freddy looking GOOD…
Which rules because we need a 3rd starter.
0 runs in 3 innings.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Best Baldwin/Halpert commercial yet.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm
2 out single for Swish.
Who I have always loved…for the record.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm
2 out single for Andruw…
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm
2-RUN, 2-OUT DOUBLE FOR JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Lester is done.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm
How many 2 out hits is this pitching staff going to give up. Lester is done, he has sucked just like the rest of this team. They gave up a ton against Baltimore.
Tito is probably gone after this year.
BillsBurgSF September 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm
BB-SF, I have felt that the injuries-thing has been overstated by some when explaining the September the Sox have had but have been reticent to say so here for fear of being viewed as rubbing something in.
Lester and Beckett have not come through so well even when healthy, the fielding and baserunning errors have been too plentiful, every healthy bullpen arm has struggled at some point this month with Bard being particularly small vis-a-vis track record and expectations, and several guys have slumped at the plate, including Crawford who has just continued an unsightly season.
Some of these things can be attributed to injuries even if only in an indirect way (weakened starting rotation leads to more pen wear and tear and it eventually collapses). But I do think the Sox have underperformed mightily even when you account for injuries and I’d have to think the repercussions might be severe, which they wouldn’t be if this was mainly an injuries-issue.
Of course, they still are the most likely WC winner and may still go on a tear in October.
As for the Yankees, I remain surprised that they’ve done as well as they have despite speedbumps and injuries and arguably the toughest Sept schedule in the league. I do think Girardi and the vets on the team probably deserve a lot of the credit for that.
IronHorse (YF) September 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm
Tito is probably gone after this year.
You think???? I wouldn’t think so. The guy is a hell of a manager and a class act. I actually listen to him on the Michael Kay podcasts when he’s on.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm
8-0 after 3.
It must be the new TV.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm
Go Freddy GO.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm
Devine September 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm
4 innings and no runs for Freddy.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm
5 scoreless innings for Freddy.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm
2 out walk for Swish.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm
I say that Tito is probably gone if the completely collapse and don’t get into post-season. I think there is something to Gammon’s comments that there is a rift between Tito and Theo. Could it be that Theo didn’t want him to keep throwing Wake out there to get his 200th win? Or maybe Tito didn’t want Lackey and Theo got him anyway. Tito didn’t really deny when asked before the game yesterday, at least that’s how I read his comments this morning in the Globe.
BillsBurgSF September 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm
I really hope they fire him. Francona is a great manager and that would make our lives easier.
Seems crazy to me to even talk about firing the guy that broke the curse and won the Sox only 2 titles since the Taft administration.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm
IH – I think that Beckett’s conditioning is why he is struggling. Can’t explain Lester. His starts when they were “the best team in baseball” Jun-Aug were his usual.
BillsBurgSF September 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm
6 scoreless innings for Freddy.
What a start. Great job Fab 5!!!!! Standing O in the krueg household!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm
JESUS IS LORD!!!!!!! OPPOSITE FIELD HR…or a SAVIOR SPECIAL as it shall now be known!!!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm
9-0 after 6.
This is so awesome.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Jeter could have had a play at the plate. Decided not to. Showed mercy there.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Papi’s got NOTHING!!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm
Nice job Tex.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Paul Simon in the house!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm
I don’t want to rub it in either but if I remember correctly I got a lot of pushback at the beginning of the season when I questioned the Crawford impact. I also thought that Youkilis was no sure thing at 3B. For whatever reason, many analysts ignored those two points. Crawford’s OBP was a glaring hole (with his defense being overvalued by far). And Youkilis had never been a full-time 3B.
Those two decisions, plus expecting to rely on Dice-K and Lackey, were the big overreaches on this season. There has been an element of the team falling apart (Drew, Lowrie?, Buchholz) but then they’ve balanced that poor luck with some unexpected returns elsewhere (Ortiz, Ellsbury, Aceves, even Salty). To me, the Sox troubles are much more self-made.
James YF September 24, 2011 at 7:04 pm
9-1 after 8.
3 more outs and I can watch the Sabres and continue drinking!!!!
krueg September 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm
That was sweet.
krueg September 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Crazy that next year could feature three East playoff teams under the new CBA. The drama now would be reduced to whether the Angels or Rays play the Sox in a one game playoff at Fenway to advance to the ALDS.
A three game series would be much better. Instead of travel, the better record gets all three games at home.
James YF September 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm
At least Tex is a team player…
krueg September 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm
When you’re down and out…have no hope and things are really looking bad…
All you need is AJ…da, da da da da…
All you need is AJ…da, da da da da…
All you need is AJ…AJ…
AJ is all you need.
krueg September 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm
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