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Bad Call

Who put quaaludes in Don Orsillo's water? His home run calls on Big Papi's shots the last two nights have been positively disinterested. We aren't calling for John Sterling-type idiocy, but come on, Don, a little energy!

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I KNOW RIGHT? He was distracted because he was talking about something else, and just sort of threw the homerun call in like he was a White Sox broadcaster calling a Tigers homer.
Oh well, more importantly: TWO GAMES BACK. Three best records in the same conference.

We really do suck at soccer. I’ve been watching the MNT since 1990 but I think I’m over it after the first half I just watched. I get my hopes up every four years for a US breakout that will certainly never come…you really suck guys.
Oh well, GO GERMANY!!!!

“…who has the most wins in baseball?…”
actually there are 3 correct answers to that question:
rays
yanks
sox
the sox also have 2 more losses than both the rays and yanks, which means both have a better winning pct than the sox, which is what really matters…
“…who has the most runs scored in baseball?…”
the sox are the correct answer…they’ve also allowed 321 runs…the only other team in the al east with more than 300 is the orioles…the rays have allowed 256 and the yanks 272
yet it is no surprise to most of us here that the sox have bounced back and now are only 1 game out of first place…i guess that’s why we haven’t heard much out of paul from waltham lately who so boldly predicted multiple 100 game winners from the al east, and doom and gloom for the “lowly” red sox, based on the results of the first 40 games…i guess he never watched a full season of baseball before…yet i will concede that 100 wins from either the sox, rays, or yanks is mathematically possible, it’s unlikely that we’ll see 2 of them do it…but, like our friend paul from waltham, i’ve been wrong before, just not as often ;)

I was wondering about how the Yankees bench fares against the rest of the league and came across an ugly stat. Our pinch hitters are 1 for 21. As good as this team is, you can’t say it’s particularly deep.

Definitely true Dusty. While we have competent defensive replacements, the offensive drop-off is pretty extreme.
By the way, did anyone else see this stat that ESPN has had highlighted on their site the last few days: Ubaldo Jimenez has more road wins this season (8) than the Baltimore Orioles. That is just horrible. For the O’s to be playing in a division with 3 of the best teams in baseball and a 4th very good team is just driving them to the very bottom of the hole they’d inhabit anyway.
Of course, using the selective statistics method employed by some here I guess one could always note the one team in the division against whom they have a winning record to make them look good… :)
I’m really looking forward to a second half that is shaping up to feature a neck-and-neck 3-way race for the ALEast. Could be a great one.

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