The Great Debate: Yanks-Sox Gamer

It’s raining in Beantown, but we are told there will be a game tonite, probably starting some time before the main head-to-head down in Mississippi. We know which kerfuffle we’ll be watching. Go Bara…Yankees!

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  • the globe has it as an 8:35 start.

    sf rod September 26, 2008, 8:13 pm
  • I guess, with New York and Massachusetts both as liberal as they are, that most of us are rooting for Obama. So, y’know, we can agree on that (at least, if my assumption is correct).
    I’d love to finish up with a sweep of the Yanks, but I doubt it’ll happen, especially with the highest priority being keeping everyone healthy and setting up the start of the playoffs nicely. I suppose we could still technically win the division, but I really doubt Tampa will lose all their remaining games, and the Yanks are playing well enough I doubt the Sox will sweep.
    Then again, Tampa is down 5-2 right now…

    Micah-SF September 26, 2008, 8:37 pm
  • Jeter with a sharp grounder, out 5-3.
    Katie Couric interviews Sarah Palin. Gold.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:40 pm
  • Casey channels Buckner, and Abreu is now on second with two away.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:42 pm
  • NESN graphic says ARod has 129 runs scored against the Sox, most of any active player. That’s a remarkable statistic.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:43 pm
  • ARod takes a 1-2 pitch about six inches in that Pauley _really_ wanted. Then a foul, and a pitch runs way outside to make it full. Alex singles the payoff to right scoring Abreu.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • Stache takes a ball way outside, then swings and misses. The 1-1 is outside and low. The 2-1 was belt high middle plate but Giambi watched it for strike two. Pauley comes up and in to make it full. The payoff: roped to the corner; a fan reaches over the wall and deflects it while it was in the air.. would have curled foul anyway, and that’s how its called. Now Giambi takes a close strike three to end the inning.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Nice way to start the evening. Let’s hope that’s a sign of all good things, in MA and MS.
    Crap. we’re tied.

    YF September 26, 2008, 8:51 pm
  • Ellsbury curls a fat pitch from Aceves around Pesky’s pole to tie the game.
    Now Lowrie walks on four pitches as Aceves looks like a mess.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:53 pm
  • Tito sticks a wad of pink gum in his mouth that’s the size of a golf ball. Mantis-like, he struck.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:55 pm
  • Lowell falls behind 0-2, then takes a pitch in the dirt. The 1-2 is at the ankles but Lowell golfs it to left for a fly-out. Youk up.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:56 pm
  • Aceves is trying to stay low, and misses twice. The 2-0 is not low and Youk strokes it off the light stand over the Monster to make it 3-1 Sox. ICK.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 8:58 pm
  • Aceves gets a wide call on the first pitch to Kotsay. Now a breaking pitch low swung at for strike two. The 0-2 is a curve outside. 1-2: breaking pitch hung middle and stroked to left for a single.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • One away to Bay. He takes three consecutive balls, then a strike on the outside corner. The 3-1 is low away for a walk.
    Aceves is awful to watch right now.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:02 pm
  • casey is single handedly making this game difficult to watch. can’t he handle his mayorial duties from the bench?

    sf rod September 26, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • streaming the debate on CNN, watching McCain gush about bipartisnship while watching Robi Cano pop out to second.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • Wide plate on the first pitch to Gardner.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:10 pm
  • McCain attempts to tie himself to DDE. Hah.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • Wow… Yanks up 4-3 on a sac fly and then a homer by Damon.
    McCain tries to distance himself from his own party.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:15 pm
  • McCain talks about Bear DNA studies. It’s 2008’s $800 toilet.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:29 pm
  • ellsbury adds to his AL leading stolen base total. the last sock to lead the AL was tommy harper in ’73.

    sf rod September 26, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Yankees go up 5-3 as McCain and Obama skirt Jim Lehrer’s question about how the bailout will affect their eventual leadership plan.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Rays losing, but threatening. Sox down, probably about to go down much more. One David replaces another.
    Oh well, go McCain!

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • Obama has twice now mis-spoken John McCain’s first name, once calling him Tom, and once calling him Jim. Curious.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Lol, neither candidate is looking good right now. Seriously McCain, you had to mention Palin?

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • McCain just called himself a maverick of the Senate. I hate that kind of self promotion.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Hah I didn’t notice that AG. Obama seemed flustered for a few moments earlier, but I think I was cussing at Pauley.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • Aardsma pitching for the Sox now with the bases juiced with Yanks.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • “We are winning in Iraq. And we will come home.” — John McCain.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:41 pm
  • Obama talks about how he opposed the war six years ago, even though the war didn’t start until 2003.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Aardsma gives up a single to right to Gardner, scoring two runs. 7-3 Yanks.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • jeez. allowing guys like nady, gardner, moeller, and cano beat us. who’s even heard of those guy’s?

    sf rod September 26, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Jim Lehrer needs to stop interrupting, cause it’s very lame.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:44 pm
  • “Senate inside baseball” — Obama.. cool quote.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • After a brief pause, Obama accurately mentions that the war began in 2003.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • Obama is _hammering_ McCain right now regarding policy decisions in 2003.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • Disclaimer: I really like Obama, and feel like he would help this country. But I hate universal healthcare, and hope Congresss never wastes its time trying to pass it.
    So to sum it all up, I think either candidate will do a good job.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • and out come our schlubs. congrats d-rays. who woulda eva thunk it.

    sf rod September 26, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • What McCain needs to point out is that Congress OVERWHELMINGLY voted to invade Iraq; it passed by a higher margin than the original Gulf War did in the early 90’s. Obama’s running mate, who actually was a senator back then, voted for the war, along with most other Democrats in the Congress.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:49 pm
  • I am surprised that McCain said he was not surprised by the success of “the surge.”

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • Don’t worry sf rod, I already accepted that there’s no way Detroit sweeps the Rays. Looks like another Boston/LA showdown.
    I don’t like the debate format, all this arguing is pointless. It’s especially worse when Lehrer keeps interrupting too.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:52 pm
  • McCain has to stop trying to call Obama ignorant.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:55 pm
  • McCain now ties himself to Ronald Reagan.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:58 pm
  • McCain has settled down in the debate since the beginning, but he still looks off into the distance every few moments like he has suddenly forgotten where he is.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:58 pm
  • What AG? McCain just mentioned how he voted against Reagan’s desire to send troops into Lebanon.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • Turn a peace-keeping force into a peace-making force.
    I can’t parse that statement.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • Obama: “I have a bracelet too!”

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:00 pm
  • from CNN a couple minutes ago…..
    Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized briefly after a mild seizure.

    sf rod September 26, 2008, 10:01 pm
  • Yeah sf rod, McCain mentioned Kennedy at the beginning of the debate.
    McCain: “We cannot allow a second holocaust” – WHEW, glad that’s out there. I was afraid the candidates would let one happen, lol.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:04 pm
  • Ath, I thought he tied himself to Reagan while dissecting that one decision.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 10:05 pm
  • That bracelet line was really lame.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 10:05 pm
  • gotta check out for a bit. enjoy the game/debate.
    I am not sorry to say that McCain looks like he is fumbling, hoping this will end soon so he can get home in time for Matlock.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2008, 10:07 pm
  • Yeah, he did say he looked up to Reagan, but then mentioned voting against that specific event. But since it’s the only thing he mentioned I felt it reflected how he goes against the grain in his own party.
    Yeah, the bracelet line was lame when McCain said it, and about 5x worse when it was repeated by Obama. I hate that touchy-feely “Look I know real people!” approach. Stick with the policies people.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:08 pm
  • Oh God McCain just tried to pronounce Ahmadinejad. Fail.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:08 pm
  • Oh shit Obama just b*tchslapped McCain with regards to the “no pre-conditions” part and Henry Kissinger.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:10 pm
  • In more important news…The Brewers take the lead on a single by Corey Hart. Mets are losing in the bottom of the 8th and the Phillies have already won. After all of those God awful “Yankee Funerals” by all the Mets radio guys this week I couldn’t be happier. Shea Goodbye…

    John - YF September 26, 2008, 10:23 pm
  • rod, mccain mentioned the latest kennedy health crisis at the beginning of the debate…i guess obama didn’t think it was relevant…
    yanks finally decided to start playing baseball…yes, it is too little too late, but it does give some minimal consolation that we get to eliminate the sox…the debate is going about as well for obama as this game is going for the sox…go rays….
    by the way, the disdain for palin, which doesn’t belong in a baseball thread by the way [take it over to msnbc–your buddy olberman is lonely], is probably more about the fear of a strong woman who is not only smart, tough, understands who she is and not someone others want her to be…that and she’s hot, and not a disgusting shrieking bit–….refreshing really…proves that you don’t have to look like or act like the alpha males to run with the alpha males…

    dc September 26, 2008, 10:24 pm
  • Yankees really taking their frustration out on the Red Sox. Can’t blame ’em. I guess it’s a bit of revenge that they get to eliminate Boston from the division race.
    Who wants to bet the New York media rips into the Yankees players for NOW exploding with the offense?

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:29 pm
  • I shouldnt go there but calling Palin “smart” is quite a stretch if you actually listen to her speak.

    Sam-YF September 26, 2008, 10:30 pm
  • I disagree with much of what Palin stands for: abstinence-only education is horrible, and christian evangelicalism is annoying.
    But she’s absolutely smart, and she’s going to surprise a lot of people in the debate next Thursday. Just because you disagree with someone’s political stance doesn’t mean that they are unintelligent.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:39 pm
  • Ath- Have you watched her interview with Couric?
    I think many people who I dont agree with are very smart, she isnt one of them.

    Sam-YF September 26, 2008, 10:44 pm
  • Here’s an example: when Condi Rice was appointed by Bush 7 years ago everyone said it was just because she was an black woman. Very quickly people began to realize that she was not only qualified to be there, but that she was (and still is) probably the most intelligent person in Washington (despite being a lapdog for Bush).
    Palin is no Condi Rice, but she’s still very intelligent.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:44 pm
  • I did, and she was very flustered during that interview. But in the other 5-6 interviews I’ve seen she’s been fantastic. I’m not going to change my opinion of her just because her most recent one flopped.
    Now if she looks that stupid against Biden on Thursday, I’ll absolutely change my mind.

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:45 pm
  • I think the Couric interview was the first time she was pushed and challenged and not simply allowed to repeat her rehearsed answers.
    We’ll see what happens next week…

    Sam-YF September 26, 2008, 10:47 pm
  • Yeah, maybe so. Next week will definitely give us all a better understanding of her.
    In the mean time, holy crap is this Yankees game ugly. Hooray rain delay–cancel the whole thing!

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 10:51 pm
  • sam, you must be talking about her tendency to drop her “g’s”…not nice my friend…that’s colloquial, and not a sign of a lack of intelligence…i’ll bet she knows that there’s no way president franklin roosevelt went on tv sometime in the 1930’s to discuss the great depression with the american people…that biden gem is priceless…while it’s been incorrectly reported that fdr wasn’t the president then [he actually served from 1933 until 1945 presiding over both the new deal and wwII, both of which helped the country move out of the depression], it’s unlikely that anyone saw it on television, since the first commercially licensed television stations weren’t established until at least 15 years later…oh well, my memory’s not so good either…

    dc September 26, 2008, 10:54 pm
  • dc. It has nothing to do with her g’s. It has to do with a well-informed opinion I have formed on her by watching her over the days…i digress.
    If this game gets cancelled, ill be very disappointed.

    Sam-YF September 26, 2008, 10:59 pm
  • Oh my God I hate Anderson Cooper. They just spoke with Joe Biden after the debate and someone mentioned “A shame we couldn’t speak with Governor Palin” and Anderson Cooper said “Don’t hold your breath”

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 11:06 pm
  • the shame is that they had to speak with biden at all ath…how he won’t come across as a condescending a** in the debate will be a minor miracle…if he can pull it off, i may change my opinion of him…maybe he’ll have kinnock write his responses to palin…they could do like an edgar bergen/charley mccarthy thing…

    dc September 26, 2008, 11:19 pm
  • There is one thing I really like about Biden: during the Democratic Primaries, when it was like a 7-person debate, the candidates were discussing pulling out of Iraq. Hillary boasted that she would remove troops within one month of taking over office, and Obama said something similar. When it was Biden’s turn to speak, he said something along the lines of “Are you two crazy? These are completely unattainable goals. You can’t pull out hundreds of thousands of troops within a month, you can’t do that in a year. I’m all for withdrawing our troops, but don’t lie to the American people and make false claims.”

    Atheose September 26, 2008, 11:24 pm
  • except his future boss [hopefully not] does advocate an arbitrary time-table…dangerous talk, especially if the bad guys are listening…shows a lack of resolve…

    dc September 27, 2008, 12:16 am
  • by the way, you’re welcome rays…figures the yanks would come back to life in a meaningless game, for them anyway…

    dc September 27, 2008, 12:17 am

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