October 15, 2003

I was wrong.: The sox got some clutch hitting and the Yanks bullpen blew it, oh well, on to game 7, and it looks like it'll be a great game.

posted by jbou to baseball at 08:00 PM - 26 comments

I'm eating my humble pie right now, and it doesn't go well with my beer.

posted by jbou at 08:01 PM on October 15

Well, jbou, until that 7th inning, it looked like a typical situation; Sox can't score quite enough to win. But that 7th inning, and then Nixon in the 9th with another key, clutch homerun; that's stuff you can't predict, and had been in short supply since the end of the Oakland series for the Sox. It'll almost be a shame if Game 7 is a blowout, either way; this all seems to be leading to an historic pitcher's duel, even an extra-inning affair. We'd all expect nothing less. And as I type this, I notice that Kerry Wood of all people just hit a 2-run homerun to even up the Cubs Marlins game; I was hoping against hope that both Sox and Cubs didn't lose today- I will be gleefully happy if both win! No matter what happens- holy fuck, has this been an unbelievable playoffs or what?!

posted by hincandenza at 08:26 PM on October 15

Btw, jbou, I apologize for calling you a fair weather fan the other day; you don't deserve that, it's just frustrating to see the fair weather Yankee rooters come out of the woodwork at the office- people who didn't talk baseball even once during the regular season, suddenly "rooting" for the Yankees during the last couple of weeks. There is nothing more despicable than bandwagon jumpers.

posted by hincandenza at 11:01 PM on October 15

jbou - Suck it, douche. Seriously. Thanks for having the guts to admit you were wrong, though. Next game should be interesting.

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:54 PM on October 15

Wow, that came off a lot more incendiary than I meant it. Sorry, jbou. It's the beers.

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:57 PM on October 15

I'm just tickled that the sox are still alive, and Garciaparra finally seems to come out of his coma...

posted by Scottymac at 02:54 AM on October 16

people who didn't talk baseball even once during the regular season, suddenly "rooting" for the Yankees during the last couple of weeks I believe those folks left the stadium...top of the ninth, facing only a 3 run defecit!

posted by YukonGold at 06:22 AM on October 16

That was gross. Were they offering free grocery bags to the first 10,000 fans to make it to the parking lot?

posted by yerfatma at 06:23 AM on October 16

I came into the office today to find all my Yankee logos torn down and replaced with pictures of Pedro. I fucking hate Sox fans. I wouldn't tear their stuff down if we had won. I've decided I can't watch the game tonight at home. Whenever I do, they lose. So I've got to find a good sports bar. I'm tempted to try to go get the same seat at the same bar and eat the same food as in game 5. I'm gonna be on edge all day... this is by far the biggest game for the Yankees since I've been alive. And I'm scared out of my mind. Not so much because the Yankees might lose, because I'm mature enough to handle it, but because I'm going to get taunted by idiot Yankee haters and one of them might just get punched in the face for it.

posted by Bernreuther at 07:38 AM on October 16

As a Yankees hater, I'm going to have to cry foul on two points: 1) Yankees fans aren't allowed to get into fights if their team suffers a heart-breaking loss in the playoffs. With 26 titles, your team has dealt out more season-ending suffering than any other pro franchise, and none of us punched you in the face then. When Clemens loses tonight (Touchdown Jesus hear my prayer), take your medicine. 2) How could this possibly be the biggest Yankees game in your lifetime, unless you're less than two years old?

posted by rcade at 07:56 AM on October 16

Someone get some Ninja Turtle shoelaces into Rajah's locker. Sorry about your stuff Bernreuther, but I'm guessing you're living in the New England area, so you're asking for trouble. Like Sox fans getting beer dumped on them at the Stadium. Sucks, but it's a risk you run. Also, unless you get taunted in the library, think twice before you start throwing down.

posted by yerfatma at 08:25 AM on October 16

I'm scared out of my mind. Not so much because the Yankees might lose, because I'm mature enough to handle it, but because I'm going to get taunted by idiot Yankee haters and one of them might just get punched in the face for it. Bernreuther, you are an big baby. The championships in 98',99',00' weren't enough? As an Oriole fan, there are no season ending losses because there is no post season. Just sub 0.500 seasons after the Yankee's poach your staff ace. I mean how hard can it be for Yankee's fans to handle a loss? Can't you just go watch the 99' W.S. DVD?

posted by Mike McD at 08:30 AM on October 16

Correction, McD: The Orioles, like my Texas Rangers, suffer their season-ending losses in May or June.

posted by rcade at 08:34 AM on October 16

Oh, and anyone see the ESPN magazine article on Pedro? The hypothesis of the article was that the more people criticize Pedro the better he plays. If that's the case I think the Yankees are in trouble.

posted by Mike McD at 08:36 AM on October 16

Well in that case: Pedro is an incompetent dresser and carries an oppressive odor. He also has something of a double chin and I rasie the suggestion that his bluster is related to his below-average penis size.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:16 AM on October 16

Pedro's a head case and I hope he can handle the antagonism. Here's to hoping he comes out with the best stuff he's ever thrown. It's going to be a fantastic game (as long as the Fox morons keep their chatter to a minimum).

posted by kokaku at 09:30 AM on October 16

bern, i am sorry about your stuff. that sucks. i wish i could go to sleep now and wake up at 7:30 tonight. it's going to be a long day.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:33 AM on October 16

I'm right with you jerseygirl. My stomach is already rolling and I can't seem to concentrate. Go Sox!

posted by trox at 10:32 AM on October 16

I'd never thought I'd see the day, but I'm cheering for the Red Sox, although somehow I want Pedro to get shelled at the same time. Hmm. Bernreuther, you are a big baby. The championships in 98',99',00' weren't enough? As an Oriole fan, there are no season ending losses because there is no post season. Just sub 0.500 seasons after the Yankee's poach your staff ace. I mean how hard can it be for Yankee's fans to handle a loss? Can't you just go watch the 99' W.S. DVD? Can't you just go watch the 1983 W.S. Tape? Seriously, why should he lose his right to feel disappointed just because his team happens to be a consistant winner? He's not George Steinbrenner, he didn't steal Mussina from you; he's a fan, so what's with all the hostility towards someone who's excited to be a Yankees fan? By the way, I hate the Yankees too (I'm a Blue Jays fan in the A.L), I'm just saying that calling him a baby sounds like sour grapes to me.

posted by therev at 10:34 AM on October 16

I don't know who to root for in the AL. I hate the yankees. I didn't mind the redsox until I started watching them play, and now I don't think I can root for them either. Can't they both lose? Go Marlins.

posted by corpse at 10:48 AM on October 16

Let me clarify two things. This game is bigger (imho) than Game 7 in 2001. Yankees-Sox, Clemens' last game, a winter of bragging rights on the line. The loss to Arizona was no biggie because they don't have any fans. These are arguably the two most storied franchises in the sport, in the biggest rivalry in all of sports, coming down to a do or die game. And I never said I couldn't handle a loss. (In fact I sort of expect one) If there are civil Sox fans, I'll pat them on the back, say good game, and buy them a beer. But, those are few and far between (it seems to be the opposite here, however). The place will break out into a Yankees Suck cheer within a minute of a Sox win, I guarantee, and people will get in my face and harass me, just for being a Yankee fan and sitting there. If the Yankees WON, I would do nothing but smile. That's the difference, and is why I fear I'd respond if provoked. Not angry at the loss, but angry at obnoxious idiots. I'm being perhaps a bit too pessimistic here, but if my coworkers are that obnoxious I can't expect the general drunken public to be any better. Also note that I said I was scared because that might happen. It likely won't, and I don't want it to, but I am on edge for many other reasons and have not been handling stress well lately. My lack of gym membership probably plays a large role in this, as that's an excellent destressor. I'm actually in upstate NY, but for some reason it seems to be a Red Sox pocket of the state or something, because I am very badly outnumbered wherever I go.

posted by Bernreuther at 11:32 AM on October 16

Don't ever prove me wrong Bern, okay? You're seriously the only outspoken Yankee fan I know that is not a complete arrogant knucklehead who thinks they are entitled to something.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:45 AM on October 16

I'll try :) And you are one of the few Sox fans I know that would properly spend more effort celebrating the Sox win than the Yankees loss. Good luck to your Sox tonight. Aside from the fact that they're the Red Sox and have Pedro and Manny, they're a very likeable team. I'm just hoping for a nice 3-2 final with late heroics. Preferably against Pedro, but in either case it should be awesome...

posted by Bernreuther at 12:02 PM on October 16

Do you two want to be alone?

posted by usfbull at 06:38 PM on October 16

I don't know about anyone else, but i got NOTHING done at work today.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:48 PM on October 16

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