Ten Years (and change) Later…

Grammy winning R&B group Boyz II Men will perform God Bless America in the seventh inning…One of the most successful R&B groups of all time Boyz II Men has sold more than 60 million records to date. They recorded five #1 R&B hits between 1992 and 1997.

In keeping with the spirit of the evening, the Sox have inactivated Kyle Snyder and Eric Gagne and re-signed and activated Vaughn Eshelman and Robinson Checo

25 comments… add one
  • Burn!
    Sisters With Voices regret to announce their unavailability for the Anthem before Josh Beckett’s next start.

    FenSheaParkway October 25, 2007, 5:28 pm
  • New Edition was Boston’s first great group. This is an outrageous choice!

    Anonymous October 25, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • Also, Scott “Charles in Charge” Baio will be managing for Tito.

    YF October 25, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • I love seven minute renditions of a two minute song.

    Brad October 25, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Why is it necessary to sing this song at a ballpark?

    Ron Newman October 25, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • Why is it necessary to sing this song at a ballpark?
    Who better to invoke God’s blessing than thousands of people who have been consuming great quantities of beer and shouting obscenities at the opposition? After all, I’m sure they all attend worship regularly.

    pastorsteve October 25, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Apparently Ygnwie Malmsteen wasn’t available to play “Heathens from the North”…

    SF October 25, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • “I love seven minute renditions of a two minute song.”
    I like two minute versions of 7 minute songs. Thank god for the Ramones!

    Nick-YF October 25, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • is there a chance that one of the boys who are now men used to go with a Rockie player? The gamesmanship this post-season suggests it.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • is there a chance that one of the boys who are now men used to go with a Rockie player? The gamesmanship this post-season suggests it.
    Ha, that’s hysterical. I think Todd Helton once had a drunken hookup with Biv from Bell Biv Devoe, but I could be mistaken.

    SF October 25, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • hell, Helton might have hooked up with ABC, too–the whole East Coast Family!

    Nick-YF October 25, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • What, did Jimenez date one of the members of BIIM?

    Hudson October 25, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • (Ooop, I see that other great minds had the same thought.)
    Like Jefferson, I tremble for my country when I consider that Boyz II Mean is the most successful R&B male vocal group of all time, in terms of sales.

    Hudson October 25, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • “Who better to invoke God’s blessing than thousands of people who have been consuming great quantities of beer and shouting obscenities at the opposition?”
    pastorsteve, that’s tremendous!

    Andrews October 25, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • I caught hell for preaching that on the Sunday before July 4 last year.

    pastorsteve October 25, 2007, 6:26 pm
  • I tremble for my country when I consider that Boyz II Mean is the most successful R&B male vocal group of all time, in terms of sales.
    Make fun all you want Hudson, but you know you can’t resist dancing when Motownphilly comes on. It’s just not physically possible.

    Jackie (SF) October 25, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • Thanks, Jackie, now that’ll be going through my head all night…

    Anonymous October 25, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • There is something I have to get off my chest. It is a given that we all really despise Tim McCarver and Joe Buck, and of course Fox is just ridiculous with it’s over-stressed music, graphics, hype and it’s overall gimmicky hokey bulls**t. BUT, I am seriously incensed and disgusted at the level Fox has stooped to in this series.
    Okay, Direct TV gave them a ton of money to have their announcers say how lovely their blimp is, blah blah blah, whatever. So Taco Bell gave them a TON of money to have their announcers broadcast they are offering a free Taco to everyone in America for a stolen base? Yeah yeah, run for the border, har har… A little much… what the hell, it is Fox after all… But the thing that blew my mind was Fox having their Jerko in the stands interviewing the Taco Bell big shot as though it was some off the cuff impromptu interview, as if that TOOL even gives a crap about the game of baseball. It was at that moment that I realized and got angry. Royce FRIGGIN Clayton is a SHILL for TACO f-ing BELL. Fox/Taco Bell either must have gotten permission for Clayton to wear a mike and actually be a shill for them OR they got permission for the mike and Clayton got extra money to make it look like it was a candid conversation in the dugout. Until they interviewed the puppet in the stands I bought into it, then it all clicked together. Royce having two seperate conversations about free tacos over two nights? No way. And…that just sends me over the f-ing edge Yeah, Fox gets to enter the dugout for in-game interviews even if I think thats too intrusive. But going into the dugout to f-ing advertise DURING the World Series… that’s just unbelievable and unforgivable. After that I just turned the sound off until a play started to develop. I had gotten to where I could ignore Buck and McCarver but I just couldn’t ignore THAT kind of bulls**t. I can’t believe the gall of Taco Bell and Fox… Oh wait, I guess I can.
    But shame on MLB if they were a party to it, and Royce Clayton, well that’s just sad, dude.
    Is Fox owned by Taco Bell? It sure would make sense.

    Brian October 26, 2007, 9:42 am
  • Fox is owned by News Corporation, owned in turn by Rupert Murdoch. Taco Hell is owned by Yum Brands, who also owns A&W, Long John Silver’s, KFC, and Pizza Hut.
    Both companies contribute heartily to the dumbing down and fattening up of America

    rz-yf October 26, 2007, 10:10 am
  • Brian, they’ve had Royce Clayton set up with a microphone for the entire playoffs so far. He’s said a lot of funny things, including the Taco Bell conversation (which, by the way, was the funniest thing I’ve heard in years. “How you gunna say ‘I ain’t got my taco’?”)
    I think you’re taking the paranoia a little too far. Though Fox’s insistent discussion of the DirectTV blimp and interviewing the Taco Bell CEO is definitely annoying as hell.

    Atheose October 26, 2007, 10:11 am
  • Or maybe Clayton thought Ellsbury was the best shot for him to get a free taco? Interviewing the Taco Bell COO (not CEO, I dont think) was a bit much, but not ridiculously over the top. The fact is, it’s a unique promotion tied directly to the play on the field, and we’re all talking about it, aren’t we? So why not talk to a Taco Bell guy about why they did this? The main problem was that the suit gave no worthwhile answers whatsoever, despite being given the opportunity toa ctually have fun with it.

    Paul SF October 26, 2007, 11:14 am
  • “The main problem was that the suit (Taco Bell COO) gave no worthwhile answers whatsoever.”
    Right, he gave no worthwhile answers because he was rehearsed to give his phony-a** plastic advertising statement. He was ready to give it the minute ______(insert name here) stole a friggen base, and Fox’s In The Stands Jerko made it over to him.
    I’m paranoid??? Sorry, either Royce Clayton was paid a lot of money to have spontaneous Taco Bell conversations in the dugout or he was willing to simply go along with it. Just because it was a funny conversation in the end, does not mean that the SETUP to it wasn’t staged.
    I KNOW they had Clayton miked up the whole play-offs he said something kinda dumb earlier in the series against the Indians. What I’m getting at is at some point they either approached the MLB powers that be with this Taco Bell idea, or as I said they promised Clayton a ton of money or maybe they simply got his co-operation. There is just no way you are going to make me believe that Royce Clayton has TWO free taco conversations in the dugout during the world friggin series unless it was a set-up.
    And see, you guys buy the whole interview thing, but it was not an interview, it was a staged advertising gimmick, I’m telling you, I live with a former ad exec, and I dated another one for awhile. The whole thing just stinks.

    Brian October 26, 2007, 1:57 pm
  • “I live with a former ad exec, and I dated another one for awhile.”
    You’re turned on by what you find repugnant!:)
    I agree with Brian here, although at this point I’m pretty used to the whole cross promotional non-spontaneous shitfest that is a Fox baseball broadcast.

    Nick-YF October 26, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • This is why I turn the sound off FOX.

    SF October 26, 2007, 2:15 pm
  • “I live with a former ad exec, and I dated another one for awhile.
    “You’re turned on by what you find repugnant!:)
    Actually, the truth is, advertising doesn’t have to be condescending, sneaky, or just plain stupid… but most of it IS, at least that’s the way it looks to me, here in Holyyorkizonasouthameriland.

    Brian October 27, 2007, 12:41 am

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