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Hard to Be a Fan: Sox-Squared Gamer

If you play the game of baseball, a dispiriting game like Sunday's — which leaves the one sure thing you've had all season very much in doubt — can be erased in the preparation for today's game. 

Not so for the fans, who have hashed and rehashed every subpar Josh Beckett fastball and curve for the past 20 hours or so. It's easy to forget that the Sox are still technically a playoff team. So they continue their efforts to fend off the Rangers and Rays with a set against their paler counterparts.

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82 replies on “Hard to Be a Fan: Sox-Squared Gamer”

Woah, how on earth was Pedroia safe? Oh wow, check out that replay… kudos to the ump watching it to the end, instead of just calling him out cause the throw beat him.
Though he was still out by half a foot.

Bay scores on the run-down, but Drew is out. I guess that’s okay, trading an out for a run there, but what the hell is up with our baserunning tonight?

“technically”
not for long.
The biggest wolf cry on earth right now is the one from YFs touting how dangerous the Sox are. Please. This team is a threat to nobody.

HOLY SHIT! Ortiz swinging on 3-0, and dribbles it down the first base line. Contreras bobbles it though, and everyone is safe. That was a Cano-esque error.
I kid, I kid.

The biggest wolf cry on earth right now is the one from YFs touting how dangerous the Sox are. Please. This team is a threat to nobody.
Posted by: SF | Monday, August 24, 2009 at 08:01 PM

A+ reverse-jinx right here

The best part about mlb.tv is that we get the game feed, but not the other NESN stuff. So for instance, they were talking with the host of Pocket Money during the inning there, and after the host left they went to a 15 second field-report from Heidi Watney. However, my feed didn’t show that, and instead had the audio of Remy and DO giggling in the booth and making fun of Fitzy, the Pocket Money host.

9-4 Crimson. This is an excellent chance to eat their bullpen. Offense has really been awesome the past week.

Devine, Remy said: “Fitzy was a little, uhh, wound up”. And DO said something along the lines of “Yeah, I wonder what else he tries to sell on the street.” Hilarious in either case.

Now if pitching could catch up to the hitting, we could have ourselves a ball team.

Had to run errands earlier this evening. What a relief to come back and see this score. I hope Clay can keep them down here.

“Now if pitching could catch up to the hitting, we could have ourselves a ball team.”
Brad Penny not starting ever again (crossing fingers) is a great beginning.

Off-topic, but Johan Santana is likely heading for elbow surgery. That sound you hear is Epstein and Cashman breathing humongous sighs of relief.

Eh. In the Yankees series, as the regulars go, they threw Saito for 2 innings, Delcarmen for 1, Ram-Ram for 1, and Bard for 1 (also Gonzalez and Bowden). I don’t think the bullpen is in trouble on that score. Plus Lester’s going tomorrow.

Agreed, Andrew. Though you hate to see that happen to a player of Johan’s calibre.
Agreed Devine, especially since Beckett went 8 last night and we have Lester and Wakefield coming up.

I, uhh, didn’t mean to say agreed twice.
3 innings to go, let’s get some insurance boys. When was the last time Papelbon pitched?

I’ll answer my own question: Papelbon last threw 1.1 innings on Aug 18. Before that was 1.0 on the 14th, and before that 1.0 on the 11th. So he’ll probably get used tonight no matter what.

Pedroia singles, which lowers the chances of the record getting broken. Unless we get a double steal here…

The two walks are infuriating. I thought maybe they should have pulled him after he walked Podsednik.

Not watching b-ball tonight as Yanks are off, but just to say, if someone large on the Sox were to manufacture a play at the plate so as to demolish Pierzynski, I’d be all for it.
Where did anyone hear about surgery for Johan? All I heard is elbow discomfort, skip next start, and see team doctor. Could be terrible but could also be minor. Was there more than that??

For a sec, I wondered why they pulled Oki after the 1 out, but after looking at his splits, I can see why they pulled him.
And Bard hits Konerko, of course. Does that work for you, IH?

Shit, I meant to say Pierzynski, because I thought it was him (they have a similar facial structure). So now I just seem like a complete fool.

IH, everyone around the Mets, even Johan, expect the news not to be good. In any case, I don’t think you’ll see Santana again this year.

Not watching b-ball tonight as Yanks are off, but just to say, if someone large on the Sox were to manufacture a play at the plate so as to demolish Pierzynski, I’d be all for it.
I hate AJ too, IH. So does most of the league.

Chopper in front of the plate, rolled STRAIGHT down the third-base line, on the dirt right next to the grass.
Kotsay grounder, but only one out.

K Dye, K Thome, BB Konerko. Hmph.
Quentin flies out on a full count.
Good on ya, offense. Good on ya, bullpen.

And come to think of it: good on ya, Contreras. We pretty much owe that game to your error and subsequent giant eff-up.

Hey, I just now saw that the Yanks have that 3 game set against Texas. And you know what? While I don’t think one could call what I’ll be doing to be “rooting” for the Yankees, I do want them to win all three games. I’ve always had a grudge against the Rangers anyway since the late ’90s, so why support them now against all reason?
Umm, Go Opponent of the Rangers! Now pardon me while I become sick.

No matter what the standings, I can’t make myself root for the Yankees. Go Rangers.
Did anyone see Spilborghs’ walk-off granny in the 14th? He SPRINTED around the bases! Someone needs to tell him to take his time and enjoy it next time.

So you would rather have the Rags sweep us then the opposite which would help you guys greatly in the Wild Card race??? You need some hater-rade bro! ;)

Sorry Krueg, but I’m a Rangers fan too. And I expect our true Wild Card competition to be the Rays, not the Rangers.
And deep down, a VERY small part of me still wants to win the division.

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