Categories Sox Gamers/Postmortems Pay No Mind to the Excruciating Commentators: Rays-Sox Gamer VIII Post author By SF Post date May 10, 2009 73 Comments on Pay No Mind to the Excruciating Commentators: Rays-Sox Gamer VIII It's ESPN time. We suggest you listen to WRKO on the interwebs. Comment here. ← Starting Woes → The Whistleblower 73 replies on “Pay No Mind to the Excruciating Commentators: Rays-Sox Gamer VIII” Oh, and go Bruins! Good call on the excruciating commentators: Joe Morgan is already spouting off idiocy. I can’t wait until Joe Morgan is talking to Peter Gammons about the Red Sox. The universe might implode with the sheer magnitude of idiocy. Hey look, Crawford is on base. Lame. Fuck you Pat Burrell. Bay even hit the cut-off man too. Oh my..Beckett manages a 1-2-3 inning Bruins up 3-0 at least! Bay leads off with a double. Hearing these commentators try to talk about OPS makes me cringe. They act like they’re discussing some form of philosophy that they are skeptical towards. yes…hopefully they can manage to put some fear back in Carolina. Sick of hearing these people here in NC run thier soup coolers. Manufacture the run guys. 1-1 BS that they can’t get Ellsbury around with one out. Garza only got two outs that inning. Jeez, Bs outshooting the Whale, 29-11. Still they launched Garza’s pitch count that inning to 58 through 3. Beckett needs 9 to get Aybar, then gets the last two on 3 pitches. … Third period under way. Fuck. Pedro out with a groin injury. Green moves to 2B, Lugo goes to SS, batting 2nd. Bailey doubles w/2 outs. TEK! Doubles in Bailey, 2-1 good guys. Green reaches on 2-out error; Tek scores, 3-1; Green thrown out at second for the second time in the game. LOOCH! 4-0, Bs. Beckett again struggling to close out the 5th. Ortiz. pops out. Bs win, 4-0. Sacks loaded, 1 out. Beckett’s lost his command, Oki’s up in the pen. Cs up after 3. Beckett makes it though 6. 118 pitches. Oki for the 7th? What happened to Pedroia?! Groin? How?! Pedroia and Youk both out of the lineup = disaster. White Sox closer Bobby Jenks admitted today that he intentionally threw behind the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler last night. Although I appreciate the candor, the admission was stupid. Enjoy the suspension, Jenks. No idea, SF. And obie just said he has no idea how serious it is. In case you missed it, Varitek threw out Upton trying to steal second. Celtics blowing their lead with 4:00 left. Terrific inning by Oki. Will we see Garza in the bottom of the 7th? Will be see the ML debut of Daniel Bard in the 8th? Garza still in. Davis travels, 2:37 left with the C’s up by one. Great outing by Oki. Did you guys see Aubrey Huff fist-pump THREE times (once when rounding first, once rounding third, once after touching home) in the first inning after hitting a homer off Joba? I’m glad there are people other than us fans that are annoyed by Joba. Garza just threw a pitch about 55 feet. Wow. Oki in for more than an inning. Interesting. DAVIS HITS A GAME WINNER AT THE BUZZER! HOLY SHIT! Ath, I wouldn’t mind Joba’s fist pumping so much except when he did it against the Red Sox he was trailing. That was a bit juvenile. … Oki was fantastic. Ramirez (the clean one) to face Zobrist. Two terrific innings by the Red Sox pen. Ortiz hoping to show off his WTP. Papi with a wallball double to lead off. I agree IBM, that annoys me most. But I still think he overdoes it; I prefer Beckett’s calm walk back to the dugout after a crucial strikeout. Papi with a double. Yessir. Here comes Dan Wheeler and his 7.84 ERA to face Bay. Paps over does it, too. But Joba takes it way too far. Wheeler WP, Papi to third, can score on a sac fly. I LOVE JASON BAY!!! Jason Bay with yet another go-ahead RBI. Beautiful. Yeah IBM, but Paps does it at the end of the game when he closes things out. He did do it once after blowing a save, and that pissed me off too. RBI double scores Papi, 4-3. … Lowell out 1-3, Bay to third. … IBB to Drew. Drew might be running here. Bailey Ks. There goes the sac fly. LESGO, Tek. Crud. OK, Paps. Iwamura, Bartlett, Navarro. Expect Pena to PH for Navarro. Paps walks Iwamura, his eighth walk allowed on the season. Paps walked eight all last season. Then Paps throws wildly to first and Iwamura goes to second. Shit. Double turds. Pena Ks as Bartlett steals second. Upton Ks. … Here comes Crawford. At least the sac fly is out of the picture. Paps makes us crap our pants, putting two on with none out, then strikes out the side, saying, “Fuck me? No. Fuck you.” Tremendous. Red Sox 4, Ray 3, final. Whew, great game. Good night, everyone, and Happy Mothers Day. And we get a win on a night Garza starts. Impressive comeback by Papelbon. He should do a Joba-style pumpfist after a job like that. WOW! Multiple fist pumps and a little yelling after the save…Hmmmmmm. Maybe fist pumps have their place in the proper context? There is no comparison between the Papelbon masturbation-pump and Joba’s spin-pump. Can’t wait to see BBTN and Peter Gammons’ damning condemnation of Papelbon tonight! Heh, oh wait. It’s ESPN. You boys need to chill and enjoy that Damon homer. Also, I never thought (circa 2007) beating the Rays in a series would be so sweet. Glad to see the back end of them till August. That’s the whole point! Closing out a game? Sure. A hold in the 7th inning of a 7-1 blowout? Nope. Striking somebody out in a jam in the 4th when you already put your team in a deficit? No sir. Fist-pumping after blowing a save? No way. Got it. So it’s no the action, but rather the action’s context. I thought the argument was showing up the other team, sorry. I’m a fairly certain though people took issue with Joba fist pumping in winning situations as well. I mean the guy has to have won or been on the winning side at one time or another. I will try and get the message to Joba: winning fist pump good, losing/down fist pump bad. BTW, who do you think felt more angry about the opposing pitchers antics: the rays who just lost and had a no contact inning, where any contact ties the game OR the Sox who were winning at the time of the fist pump? Yeah John, some people hate it no matter what; I personally think it’s fine in certain situations, whereas in other situations you just look like a douchebag. I bring up the Papelbon blown-save a lot because I hate that shit. I think that question is irrelevant because, for me, it’s not about showing up the other pitcher: it’s about looking like a douchebag. If the Yankees are up 3-2 in the 7th, and Joba strikes out a batter with the bases loaded to end the inning, then by all means fist-pump. The Sox weren’t “angry”, they were probably thinking something like “You put your team in a losing situation and you’re fust-pumping? Seriously?” it’s amazing that we’re having the fist pump discussion again…while i agree ath that it is out of place to fist pump in the situations you described for joba, i hope you don’t think he’s doing it to be an axxhole, or trying to show the other guys up…he’s just showing some enthusiasm…nothing wrong with that…if you can’t agree with that thinking, then to be fair and consistent, you must also believe that papelbon is an axxhole who is showing up the other team… Yeah I know he’s just showing some emotion, which is something I’m all for: I love Pedroia and Youk for it. However there’s a time and a place for it. Comments are closed.