Play, Deal, and Win

I just ran into the same guy the Sox ran into last night. Much smaller in person. Kind of stiff guy.

But what a pitcher.

11 comments… add one
  • He just threw that cup of coffee at my head. ;)
    It’s already a banner day. I just paid less than $4 a gallon for gas for the first time in months.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 26, 2008, 11:18 am
  • Two things we learned last night:
    1. Joba…[shhhhhhsssshh]
    2. Real closers can pitch > 1 inning
    The game thread after the fact is like experiencing the game all over again! Great inspired writing!! So much so that I’ve decided to give out some awards to mark the occasion! For:
    Most notable in spite of tabloid headline – The award goes to….. AG with this gem!:
    “When Joba is missing tonight, he’s really missing.”
    Most prescient of events to come
    The award goes to….. Paul with this beauty!:
    “Now watch Joba miraculously find the strike zone and give up nothing for the next five innings…”
    Most obvious ignorance of what facts mean
    The award goes to …. sf rod!
    it’s fun to look back.
    Most references to a poster not present
    The award goes to …… Awfulperson YF with 3 references!!!! Congrats!!!
    Finally, the award for the Most overdramatic comment goes to……
    Paul with!!!!:
    Joba either needs to regain his control before pitching inside again or he has it out for Youkilis in an extraordinarily immature and dangerous manner…
    After reading the those great comments to re-experience the game, I watched the Sox in 2 replay. What a great concept! More interesting than Melky being safe, the great Yankee defense, and Pedroia being out at second, with the big zone all night, I hear this amazingly awesome comment:
    “It’s 2-0 in a 1-nothing ballgame. There’s no way that’s intentional.”
    Then he repeats himself.
    And again.
    And again.
    And one more time for good luck.
    – The esteemed President of Red Sox Nation Jerry Remy!!!!!
    Then he follows that up with this statistical nugget: Every single K by Chamberlain was on a breaking pitch.
    I heart Jerry Remy. Really. Best. color. guy. in. the. game.
    Have a great day “electronic buddies”!!!!! Go Yanks!

    A YF July 26, 2008, 11:41 am
  • A: did you say you went to the game last night and sat behind the dugout???

    krueg July 26, 2008, 2:55 pm
  • Yup, krueg – three rows back of the Sox dugout. I yelled a few “Manny – wipe your ass!” but the SFs in the area didn’t seem to know the joke. I preferred the universal choke sign and after Joba struck out the the melodramatic Youkilis, the shhhhsssshhhh sign was very handy. Same deal when Mo finished off the eighth. Great, great game though – one for the ages especially as Joba’s official coming out party for all the doubters.
    The SFs really flee this place in droves when the Sox start to tank, huh? We’re seeing a few more YFs now, but it seems like 5:1 fleeing vs returning.

    A YF July 27, 2008, 6:05 am
  • “…The SFs really flee this place in droves when the Sox start to tank, huh?…”
    perhaps accurate, but unfair ‘a’…i’d say we yank fans tend to operate the same way…nothing piques my interest in baseball, beyond my inherent love for the game of course, like a chance to win…sf jokingly pointed out my return being [not so] “coincidentally” linked to recent yankee success, and kidding aside, he had a point…i’m not delusional yet about the yanks chances this season [still think we’re rebuilding], but this latest hot streak has me feeling better…and more talkative…

    dc July 27, 2008, 9:43 am
  • Count me firmly in the rebuilding camp. That’s what makes this year so much fun!
    Still, Cashman just made a deal for this year and for next year. He sees they have shot and he’s trying to help the injury-depleted team. Washburn would further discredit a strict rebuilding year. They’re pushing the kids but not if they have a real shot. And trading Tabata is not solely pining your hopes on the future irrespective of what happens in the present.
    My point on the “fleeing” is that it puts the site’s balance into even starker relief.

    A YF July 27, 2008, 10:27 am
  • how is it “accurate”, dc? Do you know the circumstances behind my lack of posting this weekend? Do you know what life changes Paul just went through? I find it presumptuous at best to claim any belief in the “accuracy” of that claim. In fact, it is nothing more than another piece of antagonistic crap from a familiar source. A source, you should know, who has alienated fans of both the Yankees and the Sox almost universally.
    As for any implication that the YFs at this site have been cowed by us SFs or are too meek, that too is a load of garbage and an insult to the YF mods and also regulars like Lar, krueg, AndrewYF, YFiB, etc. It’s horseshit.

    SF July 27, 2008, 10:33 am
  • Dearest SF,
    You need only look at the difference in comments between Friday and Saturday to see the fleeing in action, and not by the moderators.
    But there’s a nice bit of irony in your comment. Thanks, love! If you haven’t realized it already, I’m not here to join a gang. Mine is big enough already.

    A YF July 27, 2008, 10:49 am
  • There are almost 3x as many comments from Friday as from Saturday.
    And SF, you do realize you’ve named all of the YF “regulars” there, even as I pre-date krueg. That makes me a “regular”! I’m honored! Thanks!!!
    Now name the SF regulars. I’d bet the ratio is 3 or 4 to 1.

    A YF July 27, 2008, 10:59 am
  • PLAY NICE!!! A: i asked because they showed a Yankee fan sitting right behind the dugout on MY9 Friday night and I wondered if it was you…guess not though.

    krueg July 27, 2008, 11:51 am
  • hey I’m a regular around here too! Glad to see my 100s of comments have really left an impression ;)
    There is certainly an ebb and flow among commenters around here (less so for moderators). However, there is at least some correlation with the success of ones team. I can certainly name a number of people who seem to only show up on threads when the sox are on the verge of winning but I guess that’s the nature of a blog like this.

    Sam-yf July 27, 2008, 12:11 pm

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