Wait, They’re Still Playing?: Sox-Chisox Gamer I

So I did the math, and if the Sox sweep the White Sox they’re…still never gonna make the playoffs.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy baseball just for what it is: a game played by overpaid, undermature physical freaks.  Either that or a wonderful athletic contest that offers you the chance to see skilled players do beautiful things you’ve never seen before on any given night. 

We’ll stick with the latter definition.  Comment away.

29 comments… add one
  • Wait, did Julian Tavarez just get out of an inning unscathed?
    While I was away, I saw that JT was named the Sox’ “Pitcher of the Week”. That’s gotta be one lean contestant pool, there.

    SF September 4, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • What are the chances that JT might be a better starter than reliever? Is there any chance at all that he could be stretched out to that position for next year? Or am I just trying way too hard to find something interesting to discuss?

    SF September 4, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • He wasn’t that good as a starter last game. Can’t imagine the Red Sox ebven want to consider the possibility of him throwing more inings for them next year… I smell salary dump…

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Maybe they can pitch him so much that his arm withers and he has to retire, thus saving the Sox some scratch.

    SF September 4, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • M-Lor (still sticking with that nickname, verbal clunkiness be damned) with the single for Eric Hinske — not a bad choice for the No. 3 hitter, I think…

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • SF: “What are the chances that JT might be a better starter than reliever? Is there any chance at all that he could be stretched out to that position for next year?”
    I think that is a definite YES. As long as he plays for the Yanks next year.

    Tom sf September 4, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • As an aside, my Ryan Howard MVP preseason pick is gaining steam. Could be the only thing I call correctly amidst all those predictions.

    SF September 4, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • Hinske pops out… :-P
    I’m just glad Howard plays in the NL. Otherwise, not only would the Sox have to face him, Papi would have lost his league lead in homers while he gets better. It’s one of the few things left to follow…

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • Manny right back in the swing! Double puts men on 2nd and 3rd for Trot…

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • Now Trot’s hit by a pitch… This is the biggest rally the Sox have had in a month easy…

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • The regular lineup is almost fully back…as is the ridiculous LOB pace!

    SF September 4, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Is anyone watching Julian Tavarez OWN the White Sox through 6? Is this real? Score a dang run.
    It’s too bad. At the beginning of the game, I was all “Oh, it’s Red Sox baseball without the worry of winning…this whole being-out-of-contention thing lets me appreciate it more as a game, blah blah blah.”
    Now I’m like, “Have you seen what Tavarez is doing? How ’bout you score a run for him? Chirst.”

    Devine September 4, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • I am watching. He’s done well, for sure. Too little too late, though, to be honest.

    SF September 4, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • I’m not saying it redeems his s***ty season, but it IS pretty fun to watch…for me, anyway.

    Devine September 4, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • 1 run. Well, ‘sbetter than nothing.
    Wonder who’s pitching the 7th.

    Devine September 4, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Well, now I am over to the US Open – Mauresmo/Williams third set. Back in a bit.

    SF September 4, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Tito! Nice greed!!!
    Good to have the old Sox back, in lineup and on the manager’s seat.

    SF September 4, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • This is how you know you’re in baseball hell:
    Darrin Jackson, AKA Ken Harrelson’s little sidekick DJ in the white Sox TV booth, just said: “Javy Lopez, what an incredible job he did for the White Sox in spring training.”
    I glad to know that’s now a measurable standard.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • That is some seriously horseshit baserunning by Covelli.
    Pay attention and try to avoid the tag, dumbass.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Mikey! Tied up in the bottom of the ninth after Lowell doubles in Manny. Winning run at 2nd.

    SF September 4, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Lowell won’t quit.

    attackgerbil September 4, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • I’d put Pedroia up – let him get a taste of a Fenway pressure spot. And as I type, his Cora decision doesn’t work out.

    SF September 4, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Does this mean Tavares is in the rotation for the duration of the season?
    He did damn well.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • CARLOS PENA!!!!!
    I love that dirty water. Even the dirty water of the Merrimack River.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Yaaaaaay!

    Devine September 4, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • All in all, that’s a good game and a good win for the Red Sox.
    They hung in there through a great start by Garland, who has been hot, rode a tremendous start by Tavares, got good relief from MDC, Lopez and Timlin, tied it in the 9th off Jenks with some solid clutch hits and won it on a storybook homer by Carlos Pena.
    It’s a good building block. And you hate having to say that in September, but given all of the injuries, that’s where we are.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • I think if you told anyone that THIS would occur with Tavarez STARTING and a beauty of a game would be won by a 10th inning homer by Carlos Pena, I’d have thought you were nuts

    Brian September 4, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Now I guess we have to start putting Tavarez and Snyder in our postseason rotaion plans ;-)

    Paul SF September 4, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • The good news continues.
    Sox agree to terms with Daniel Bard.

    I'm Bill McNeal September 4, 2006, 11:18 pm

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.