Sometimes 5.5 seems tall.  Sometimes 5.5 seems short. Sometime’s it’s just plain ugly.  But right now 5.5 feels pretty damn pretty.  Keep it up, fellas!

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  • Nine runs in the bottom of the 8th tonight. Complete obliteration of the competition. By the time Kapler came up to bat for the second time, I just started feeling sorry for the Rangers. Never fun to be on the receiving end of a shelling like that.
    …But man does it feel good to have won 11 home games in a row. Just awesome.

    Sox Fan in VT August 10, 2005, 11:50 pm
  • I don’t know if this is a trend or an early warning for us, but if you know a Yankee fan, you might want to keep them away from high places for the remainder of the season ….
    Just razzing you YFs! You are the yang to our yin, or something like that ….

    sithkhan August 11, 2005, 1:36 am
  • If I were in the a Yankee fan’s shoes (and I have been for many, many years), I’d want to jump off the ledge too.
    My question is: what hurt so bad that he sat there holding his head? The guy landed on a net, not concrete. He landed and then bounced around a few times – where did the pain come from? I must be like when a person slips or bangs their head – to avoid being lauged at by those who saw it, acting like it hurt gets sympathy rather than jeers. Nobody likes to laugh at someone who was hurt, but it was funny.

    Brad-SF August 11, 2005, 8:15 am
  • “If I were in the a Yankee fan’s shoes (and I have been for many, many years), I’d want to jump off the ledge too.”
    Brad, what’s this? Were you once a Yanks fan?!
    He apparently jumped from the upperdeck on purpose. I think he acted hurt in order to cover up the fact that he had done it intentionally. It makes sense if you’re drunk.

    Nick August 11, 2005, 9:41 am
  • The best “fan” photo from that series was not of the idiot in the net but of this guy…sort of puts the whole Sheffield incident from a couple months ago in perspective.

    Earl August 11, 2005, 12:11 pm
  • The Chi Sox/Red Sox series will be an excellent measure of where the Yanks and Sox stand right now. If the Chi Sox can hold the Red Sox to five runs over three games, as they did to the Yankees, I’ll be impressed. But if the Red Sox clobber the Chi Sox on anything approaching the scale of what they just did to the Rangers, then the Red Sox will have kicked it into a gear that the Yanks seem unable to match, at least for now.

    MJL in L.A. August 11, 2005, 12:50 pm
  • MJL in L.A. –
    The forthcoming CWS/BOS series can’t really be compared to this past CWS / NYY series given that the Yankees got off easy by avoiding Buehrle and Garland.

    MP August 11, 2005, 1:14 pm
  • I agree, with MJL in LA – the Sox/Sox series will be a good measuring stick of sorts. So will the NYY/Texas series coming up. But keep two things in mind: 1) the Red Sox will be facing the best starters the White Sox have to offer, while the Yanks got the back end of their rotation, and 2) there already is a pretty good measuring stick when it comes to comparing two teams, it’s called the standings. As of now the Red Sox are about 5 games better than the Yankees.
    Before Yankees fans write some blusterous “we’re not done yet” stuff, just keep in mind that the next three starters the Yanks are throwing out there are Scott Proctor, Al Leiter and To Be Announced (Hideo Nomo?).

    mattymatty August 11, 2005, 1:19 pm
  • Nomo vs. the Rangers? Oooo…Texas would have fun with that one!
    Seriously, the Yankees got off easy not having to face Buerhle and Garland. Boston’s already faced those guys on the road and faired pretty well considering the team as a whole was kind of sleepwalking at the time. The Red Sox are playing better now compared to then, and they’re at home besides. I expect it’ll be a very close series right to every last out. I’m looking forward to it!

    Sox Fan in VT August 11, 2005, 2:58 pm
  • “Brad, what’s this? Were you once a Yanks fan?!”
    I think Brad was referring to the vantage point of looking up in the standings, which had become all-too-familiar for Sox fans.

    JTP August 11, 2005, 5:45 pm
  • JTP, that makes sense. You never know with those folks living in New Haven though:)

    Nick August 11, 2005, 6:00 pm
  • Ouch Nick. I’m actually from Mystic, but I went to school in New Haven and stayed here. But nonetheless, JTP is right – I was simply stating that I know all too well how the Yankee fan feels right now.
    Also, I can’t really agree that the Yanks got off too easy with the back end of the rotation. Both the Yanks and the Sox seem to struggle more with bad pitchers (go figure) than they do with aces. Plus, the Yanks lost two of the games, so how lucky can you consider that?

    Brad-SF August 11, 2005, 9:06 pm
  • just keep in mind that the next three starters the Yanks are throwing out there are Scott Proctor…
    Some of you Sox fans might want to think about getting a life. Just a thought.
    Scotty’s okay and getting better. RJ threw today and will go Tuesday.
    Sent from my Blackberry.

    jetes August 12, 2005, 12:24 am

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