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JayRedd
10-11-2008, 10:14 PM
Opted to stay home to watch Game 2 of this series.

And, wow, sorta glad I did. Seven homers already by the 5th (tied the postseason record) and this is looking to be the type of game you don't wanna half-*** watch at the bar with no sound.

Dustin Pedroia is officially back. Beckett is officially not right. Evan Longoria is officially scary. Carl Crawford is officially an idiot. (It's gonna be great how the same people who chastise Manny for minor brain-farts in June will not even mention that potentially game-changing, lacksidaisical and "disgraceful" pick-off.)

Regardless, this is becoming a helluva series and I'll be sincerely disappointed if there is not at least one bench-clearing brawl.

avoidingtheclowns
10-12-2008, 03:20 AM
not really digging this jacoby slump either

however, it is starting to look like oki might be back...so i guess that's something

rexnom
10-12-2008, 05:12 PM
I was at a bar and I found myself surprisingly hooked to this game and even more surprisingly pissed off when the Sox lost. Sorry guys. At least you go back to Fenway tied.

JayRedd
10-12-2008, 07:06 PM
not really digging this jacoby slump either

however, it is starting to look like oki might be back...so i guess that's something

Him and Jason "Automatic Out" Varitek killing our rallies. Jacoby really needs to start getting on base or we're cooked. Okie Doke looked great though, which was indeed nice.

avoidingtheclowns
10-12-2008, 09:49 PM
I was at a bar and I found myself surprisingly hooked to this game and even more surprisingly pissed off when the Sox lost. Sorry guys. At least you go back to Fenway tied.

watching a sox game rhino bar in gtown is quite an experience if you ever get the chance.

1-1 isn't bad and we open with lester so i feel good about that.


Him and Jason "Automatic Out" Varitek killing our rallies. Jacoby really needs to start getting on base or we're cooked. Okie Doke looked great though, which was indeed nice.

basically.

EDIT: i also find it unacceptable that the phillies and dodgers brawled before we did. i'm ashamed.

LG33
10-12-2008, 09:51 PM
Is this baseball or hockey? Nevermind, I don't care.

See, the thing is. The Rays are the worst team in Tampa Bay, besides the Bucs and the Red Sox are the worst baseball team in New England, hands down. How do both of those teams make the playoffs AND advance?

avoidingtheclowns
10-14-2008, 01:27 AM
****

JayRedd
10-14-2008, 01:30 AM
mother****ing **** and ****.

avoidingtheclowns
10-14-2008, 01:48 AM
you know what my favorite part is? having a DH that can't hit. awesome.

Sollozzo
10-14-2008, 12:31 PM
Go Rays!

Jonathan
10-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Howell has been fantastic this series. Tampa looks to have the edge in the bullpen. Never count out Boston. B J Upton has shown a lot of skill in the post season. Somebody might offer him Carlos Beltran $.

I was at work and then turn on the radio to hear 5-0 Rays. Lester was pitching lights out till yesterday. Do the Sox's fans wish they traded Big Poppi instead of Manny Right Now?

Shade
10-14-2008, 02:04 PM
I only root for the Red Sox when they're playing the Yankees. Otherwise, they can go suck a light socket while holding hands with the Patriots and Celtics.

avoidingtheclowns
10-14-2008, 03:42 PM
Do the Sox's fans wish they traded Big Poppi instead of Manny Right Now?

actually i'm thrilled that we got rid of arguably the most prolific hitter in red sox history AND that we're paying his salary to pull the dodgers into the playoffs.

what happened happened. i'm think jbay is a fine player, he's been solid in the playoffs so far. that being said, the guy is jd drew - the sequel. i understand that they wanted better chemstry but manny would have sucked it up for a playoff run the team could have just let him walk and be done with it.

Since86
10-14-2008, 03:52 PM
actually i'm thrilled that we got rid of arguably the most prolific hitter in red sox history AND that we're paying his salary to pull the dodgers into the playoffs.

what happened happened. i'm think jbay is a fine player, he's been solid in the playoffs so far. that being said, the guy is jd drew - the sequel. i understand that they wanted better chemstry but manny would have sucked it up for a playoff run the team could have just let him walk and be done with it.

Manny would have, but would have the rest of the team? The team persona has changed in just a few short years.

The rest of the club has a business attitude, and Manny isn't that. Emotionally and mentally, they are completely different than the first WS team. Manny could have hit .400 but if no one else around him can produce they weren't gonna do anything to begin with.

JayRedd
10-14-2008, 08:18 PM
I FOR ONE AM ****ING ECSTATIC THEY TRADED MANNY. AMAZING ****ING IDEA, ****BUMS. AWESOME...JUST AWESOME. I'LL PUNCH YOUR GRANDMOTHER IN THE THROAT AND BURN DOWN YOUR ****ING HOUSE.

Slick Pinkham
10-14-2008, 09:04 PM
Manny would have complained and begged out of enough games they might not have won the wild card without the trade.

I'll take Bay, especially since it means 12 million more to spend next year (difference between Bay and Manny's salary).

The sideshow act had to end.

Papi's wrist isn't right. Maybe it won't get right.

:sad:

avoidingtheclowns
10-14-2008, 10:05 PM
how the **** did we suddenly forget how ****ing play baseball? ****!

Shade
10-14-2008, 10:17 PM
Wow, what an ***-whoopin'. :eek:

JayRedd
10-14-2008, 10:23 PM
how the **** did we suddenly forget how ****ing play baseball? ****!

My Yankee friend texted me saying "Too bad they had to also remove Papi's balls during the operation to excise your locker room cancer."


Manny would have complained and begged out of enough games they might not have won the wild card without the trade.

I'll take Bay, especially since it means 12 million more to spend next year (difference between Bay and Manny's salary).

Or we could have just gotten two draft picks when Manny walked as a free agent plus had the entirety of that $20 million to throw at Matt Holliday. But why would we want Matt Holliday when it will be so much more fun to watch him hit .340/35/120 in Pinstripes in the House that Bloomberg Built for the next six years? I'm sure Jason Bay will win a bunch of Silver Sluggers though.

avoidingtheclowns
10-14-2008, 10:28 PM
My Yankee friend texted me saying "Too bad they had to also remove Papi's balls during the operation to excise your locker room cancer."

then he prompty hits a triple - just shy of a home run. as with your junk, baseball is all about inches.


Or we could have just gotten two draft picks when Manny walked as a free agent plus had the entirety of that $20 million to throw at Matt Holliday. Why would we want Matt Holliday though when it will be so much more fun to watch him hit .340/35/120 in Pinstripes in the House that Bloomberg Built for the next six years though.

yeah ... ****

MrSparko
10-15-2008, 12:05 AM
Ah the Red Sox are finally back to being the Red Sox

ilive4sports
10-15-2008, 01:00 AM
What a story with the Tampa Bay Rays. Really goes to show that no matter how bad last season was, next year can be completely different. With that being said I fully expect the Pacers to be in the NBA Finals now. The Rays have given me hope.

Jonathan
10-15-2008, 01:49 PM
What a story with the Tampa Bay Rays. Really goes to show that no matter how bad last season was, next year can be completely different. With that being said I fully expect the Pacers to be in the NBA Finals now. The Rays have given me hope.

No matter what sport you play I feel if you believe in yourselves and work together as a unit you will make things happen from Cyo Girl's Kickball to MLB. I really believe the Pacers have the right guys in place. Hibbert works hard and does not let anybody push him around ask Melvin Ely. TJ Ford is a winner and has a great passion for the game. Will the Pacer be in the NBA Finals this year. No. But I think we will be a powerhouse the year after that (pending injuries or tragic events). Detroit and Boston will be old and we will be back on top of the Eastern Conference by 2010.

Slick Pinkham
10-17-2008, 08:54 AM
being down 7-0 with 7 outs to go and coming back is hard to put into perspective.

Elias Sports Bureau says that the odds, at that time, of winning the game were 0.7%.


In an elimination game especially, that was all-time amazing.

It would be like a football team down 42-0 in the 4th quarter, scoring 6 touchdowns, and then the 2-point conversion for the win.

Oddly the win came at 12:16 AM on 10-17-2008, 5 years to the minute after Aaron Boone homered at 12:16 AM on 10-17-2003.

Now THAT is strange.

Shade
10-17-2008, 11:16 AM
Wow. I stopped paying attention at like 5-0. Thought Tampa Bay had it all wrapped up. Now it's a series again.

Jonathan
10-17-2008, 12:22 PM
The Rays Manager Madden is upset he took Kazmir out of the game. He took a lot of slack for pitching him and Kazmir has a great game. The bullpen had been pitching real well as of late too. Now they lose confidence and the Sox gain confidence. I cannot wait to Saturday Night.

Since86
10-17-2008, 12:30 PM
I got home from work about 10:50, turned on the game, cussed for a few secs, went and got ready to head to the bar, and then proceeded to watch them score 8 unanswered runs.

There were a couple of Red Sox fans there, one of them being an extremely hot blonde that I felt compelled to chat up. Good night.

JayRedd
10-17-2008, 07:03 PM
Wow. I stopped paying attention at like 5-0. Thought Tampa Bay had it all wrapped up. Now it's a series again.

That makes two of us. Wow. That was nutso.

Let's go, Josh.

avoidingtheclowns
10-19-2008, 08:53 PM
great comeback - unfortunately i passed out during the top of the 7th when the rays went up 7-0. it's all about timing. nice game last night too - tek finally showed a pulse at the plate and ortiz finally knocked one out.

tonight dustin gets us started out nicely with a solo HR off garza.

avoidingtheclowns
10-19-2008, 09:56 PM
****

avoidingtheclowns
10-19-2008, 10:18 PM
.................................

JayRedd
10-19-2008, 10:50 PM
I've never seen one team hit so many moon-shot, no-doubt-off-the-crack-of-the-bat quadrangulars in one series before.

It's frickin' nuts.

Let's go offense.

Sollozzo
10-19-2008, 11:41 PM
Go Rays! What a run!

avoidingtheclowns
10-19-2008, 11:41 PM
and so it was.

MrSparko
10-19-2008, 11:42 PM
and so it goes

ajbry
10-19-2008, 11:46 PM
Rays >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Shade
10-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Finally.

Suaveness
10-19-2008, 11:57 PM
This salvaged my sports day.

DrBadd01
10-19-2008, 11:58 PM
Congrats the the Rays players. They are a talented bunch of players who truly deserve this. From worst to first. . . . what an accomplishment.

As for the Rays fans. . . . . . what a bunch of bandwagoners. . . . . Try going to a game when your team isn't so hot and then you might get some respect. I am a nationals/expos fan and if they were in my hometown I would go to EVERY game, not just when they won something.

ajbry
10-20-2008, 12:04 AM
Congrats the the Rays players. They are a talented bunch of players who truly deserve this. From worst to first. . . . what an accomplishment.

As for the Rays fans. . . . . . what a bunch of bandwagoners. . . . . Try going to a game when your team isn't so hot and then you might get some respect. I am a nationals/expos fan and if they were in my hometown I would go to EVERY game, not just when they won something.

They're not bandwagoners, they just have different priorities... Pro sports isn't a big deal in the Tampa area.

DrBadd01
10-20-2008, 12:14 AM
From what I have read baseball is huge in Tampa. That was the reason the area was awarded the team in the first place. The Giants almost moved there in the 90's. Yet once the get a team they don't support the Rays UNTIL NOW!!! That's what I call a bandwonger. (how many teams use Florida for spring training?)

And your right. . . . they have different priorities until their team wins something. That what happened with the Bucs when they won, and it is what is happening now. The "Rays fans" didn't care until they won something. One wonders if the existed before now.

Sollozzo
10-20-2008, 12:35 AM
Congrats the the Rays players. They are a talented bunch of players who truly deserve this. From worst to first. . . . what an accomplishment.

As for the Rays fans. . . . . . what a bunch of bandwagoners. . . . . Try going to a game when your team isn't so hot and then you might get some respect. I am a nationals/expos fan and if they were in my hometown I would go to EVERY game, not just when they won something.


They aren't bandwagoners. Fanbases aren't born overnight. There usually has to be a reason to root for a team. I mean, the Red Sox have a large fanbase because they have been in Boston since the early 20th century. And I guess you could say that the Red Sox have bandwagon fanbase as well, just for different reasons. Everyone seemed to jump on the bandwagon when they were losing just so they would be an inevitable part of history someday when the Sox would finally win a championship.