Way To Go, RSN!

Seriously? Affleck and Cook? There should be a 10-game penalty in the standings for this. We are not amused.

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  • You really wanna go there, Federline?

    SF July 9, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT lol

    TJ July 9, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • do you really wanna go there, Every douche bag rapper in a yankees hat

    TheTree1918 July 9, 2007, 11:42 pm
  • fan #1- who’s that guy at baseball games nobody likes?
    fan #2- the umpire.
    fan #1- no, that’s not it.
    fan #2- billy crystal.
    fan #1- that’s the one.

    sf rod July 10, 2007, 1:45 am
  • Absolutely apropos of nothing…but Clay Buchholz is being promoted to AAA for the second half of the season. Apparently they aren’t coddling him as much as we might have thought they were…can’t help but wonder if a month of AAA dominance could lead to an August callup. And Jed Lowrie, with a .305/.405/.510 line as a Seadog, shouldn’t be too far behind.
    Oh, and Justin Masterson allowed zero hits and two walks over 6.2 innings, to go along with 9 K’s in his first AA start. Which I realized just now was a game played at noon Monday about three miles down the road from me. Could have gone had I known they were even in town…damn.

    desturbd1 July 10, 2007, 2:56 am
  • “do you really wanna go there, Every douche bag rapper in a yankees hat”
    Yeah but the thing is those guys aren’t fans, they just wear Yankee hats. I would be willing to bet you diamonds to donuts most of these kids wearing their hat 2 sizes 2 big and tilted to the side couldn’t name 5 current Yankees.
    Dane Cook is actually a FAN. A living breathing red blooded member of Red Sox Nation! (well in addition to being an unfunny hack) Be proud RSN, be proud!

    John - YF (Trisk) July 10, 2007, 9:24 am
  • “do you really wanna go there, Every douche bag rapper in a yankees hat”
    ok. not a fan of rap I guess? But kind of a random attack that really didn’t have the touche effect.
    sf-rod, where is the quote about Billy Crystal from again?

    Nick-YF July 10, 2007, 9:36 am
  • Be proud RSN, be proud!
    For every Ben Affleck there’s a Jennifer Garner, for every Dane Cook there’s a Denis Leary. I, for one, am plenty proud. You can’t have it all.

    SF July 10, 2007, 9:39 am
  • I really wish there was a way to find the lead in clip to game #4 of the ALCS in 2004. I have searched but can’t find it. Basically it’s Superfan Denis Leary walking down the street conceeding the series to the Yankees, admitting it was over and then stating well it doesn’t matter though because nobody is going to beat Pujols and the Cardinals. That’s some fan! That get’s me fired up, but not as much as that Red Sox movie with Drew Barrymore and that SNL guy…They filmed the ending with the Red Sox losing, because that’s what they had done for decades….to their shock they had to fly to St. Louis and film a new ending….Unbelievable.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 10, 2007, 10:01 am
  • SF July 10, 2007, 10:05 am
  • I wonder if Dave Roberts realizes how much he changed the culture of RSN? It went from doom and gloom to puffy chests and big heads. (That’s not a knock) When you finally knock down Fenway and build a new park I think there should be SERIOUS consideration given to a Dave Roberts Cove or Dave Roberts Way….Anything.
    Sorry I am having 2004 flashbacks!

    John - YF (Trisk) July 10, 2007, 10:07 am
  • Actually, go to April 4th, 2005, read the whole trail of Fever Pitch liveblogging.

    SF July 10, 2007, 10:08 am
  • That’s awesome SF. You are always rational and open minded.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 10, 2007, 10:09 am
  • As I recall, the makers of Fever Pitch did not film any ending, realizing that it looked like the Sox may pull it out. They did write it with a loss I think, but honestly, what Sox fan wouldn’t?
    Also, I didn’t watch game 4, my attitude being I didn’t feel like seeing the Sox get swept and having the Yanks punch me in the gut a second straight year. I fail to see how that makes me, or Denis Leary for doing what he did, less of a fan.

    Paul SF July 10, 2007, 11:21 am
  • Let’s seperate you from Denis Leary, I respect you and your opinions, so we can let the fact that you missed game #4 slide. My problem with Leary is not that he is less of a fan for saying that, but rather it’s just that whole attitude of expecting the worst. Granted down 3 games I wouldn’t have expected the miracle that happened, but to go on national TV and say it to me just makes Sox fans look bad.
    Either way you guys won, so in the whole scheme of things who cares.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 10, 2007, 11:24 am
  • Yeah, I realized after I posted that that I was maybe just a wee bit defensive on that one. Still regretting that decision to not watch the game, I think…
    I don’t know whether it made Sox fans look bad. Maybe it did to people who don’t know the culture of following the Sox. I know it was certainly what I was thinking at the time…

    Paul SF July 10, 2007, 11:28 am
  • but to go on national TV
    Wasn’t Leary a notorious Red Sox fan and TV ACTOR with a show coming out on FX (“Rescue Me”)?
    I mean, how naive to think he wouldn’t go on Fox for face time, whatever the lines he was told to read (or wrote)! Let’s see that clip; I remember Andrews “recalling” Varitek doing something to Posada that never happened, too… ;-)

    SF July 10, 2007, 11:29 am
  • Finding that clip SF would make me happier then finding Jessica Alba in my bed tonight. Trust me, I wish I could.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 10, 2007, 11:44 am
  • Finding that clip SF would make me happier then finding Jessica Alba in my bed tonight. Trust me, I wish I could.
    …good God Trisk. Priorities man. Alba in your bed >>>> than finding anything on Youtube.
    That is all. :)

    QuoSF July 10, 2007, 11:52 am
  • seriously, Trisk. Jesus.

    Regular_Brad. July 10, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • “I remember Andrews “recalling” Varitek doing something to Posada that never happened, too… ;-)”
    Ouch!

    Andrews July 10, 2007, 3:59 pm
  • Minor correction (Well…actually it’s sort of significant) but Fever Pitch was an adaptation of a book/movie about Arsenal, the English soccer team. They were actually pretty similar to the Sox for quite a while…laughingstocks for a bit, then almost-there-but-not-quite-good-enough…
    My point is the ending for the Sox’ version was written with them losing because that’s what happened in the book and original film. Given that production started before the Sox even made the playoffs, I would imagine they weren’t even considering the possibility that it might come out the same year they finally won it all. Then it did, and they made the changes.

    desturbd1 July 10, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • d1: Hornby’s book is superior, by miles, to either film version of his memoir. It’s wonderful reading – I’ve been through it three times.

    SF July 10, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • d1: It’s a bit of a stretch to compare Arsenal to the Red Sox though the Gunners went through a championship drought between 1971 and 1989 (roughly the period described in Hornby’s book). But Hornby had it much better than Red Sox fans his age, as he got to experience the 1971 championship when still a boy. Waiting 18 years for your next championship can’t be as bad than being constantly reminded that your team won it’s last championship in 1918 and wondering whether the “curse” will ever be lifted.
    Arsenal won the League again in 1991 but Hornby manages to end the book (which was published in 1992) on a down note anyway because Arsenal were terrible in 1991/92.
    The English film of the book (with Colin Firth in the Nick Hornby role!) ends on the night Arsenal won the 1989 championship in spectacular fashion with a last minute goal at Liverpool. So definitely a happy ending there.
    And SF, you’re right, it’s a wonderful book. At least I don’t know another one which captures the essence of what it means to support a sports team in a truer way.

    pale blue eyes July 11, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • Haha, perhaps not…I was mostly repeating what my Soxfan/Englishman tried to explain to me. He was pretty adamant about the whole thing, but whatever…hehe.

    desturbd1 July 12, 2007, 1:24 am

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