October 16, 2004

BOS-NYY Game 3 thread. : Here we go...

posted by lil_brown_bat to baseball at 07:11 PM - 52 comments

Heading into the bottom of the first, Yankees up 3-0. Boy, it sure is quiet in Fenway Park.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:27 PM on October 16

TIED! FENWAY, FUCK YEAH!* * to the tune of "America, Fuck Yeah!" from the Team America Soundtrack

posted by hincandenza at 08:03 PM on October 16

More importantly, Damon finally got a hit, hopefully he'll hit his average back to the mean for the rest of the series. If Manny doesn't try for third the ump doesn't blow the call, the Sox'd probably have those 2 extra runs of Ramirez and Ortiz, and it'd still be the 1st inning.

posted by hincandenza at 08:06 PM on October 16

Walk- 1st and third with your two best hitters coming up. This is Brown's last hitter this inning, one way or another.

posted by hincandenza at 08:07 PM on October 16

E- Captain Intangibles! I'm putting the sleeping pills away... for now! WHooooo!

posted by hincandenza at 08:08 PM on October 16

god damn it.

posted by Bernreuther at 08:08 PM on October 16

this is nice, let's zoom in nice and tight on Johnny Damon clipping his toenails.

posted by Bernreuther at 08:10 PM on October 16

Coulda been a lot more, the Yankees should be pretty happy it's not 6-3 right now. Fuckin' a. You just know A-Rod's gonna be the difference in this series, in the "Irony Kills the Red Sox" vein....

posted by hincandenza at 08:15 PM on October 16

T3, Rodriguez hits one into Landsdowne Street...and someone actually threw it back over the wall! Hahahaha! Nice try, but no. 4-4.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:15 PM on October 16

Arroyo did not bring it today. Ugh. The Yankees bats are just killing this series.

posted by hincandenza at 08:21 PM on October 16

Matsui's having quite the series, isn't he? Go go Gojira!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:21 PM on October 16

Oh fuck. We need revenue sharing, NOW. Yankees fans are objectively pro-fascist; they'd have rooted for Hitler. QED.

posted by hincandenza at 08:26 PM on October 16

balk by the imbedded yankee!

posted by goddam at 08:29 PM on October 16

Yeah, I'll never quite trust that guy... it's paranoid, but I can totally imagine Steinbrenner paying a guy under the table to take pay from another team and then be "worse" in key situations.

posted by hincandenza at 08:34 PM on October 16

Bottom 3rd, 6-4 Yankees. Not exactly what you'd call a defensive battle, is it?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:34 PM on October 16

Short night for Brown and Coolio Arroyo. Should be a lot of runs scored in these middle innings by both teams.

posted by crank at 08:37 PM on October 16

great... no insurance for duque now.

posted by Bernreuther at 08:38 PM on October 16

I dunno if this is progress, but we got to the bottom of the third before the Fox Asstards took the camera off the action on the field (with the Red Sox up, 0 out, man on first, two runs down) to interview some asstard sitting out by the Monster. And they did cut the camera back to watch some of the pitches. I think we're all supposed to take a drink now, right?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:42 PM on October 16

damn you abe lincoln!

posted by goddam at 08:44 PM on October 16

Wow, what are the odds Howie Long would be in the stands? That's just un-possible!

posted by hincandenza at 08:45 PM on October 16

I wouldn't trust Javier Vazquez with a burnt-out match. Just sayin'.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:52 PM on October 16

Hey, at least the Yankees haven't brought Loiza in- that would be the gasoline to Vazquez's match. :) Millar could have made a better slide... I'd pay money for a runner some day to try to leap over the catcher, because they'd never expect that- right?

posted by hincandenza at 08:55 PM on October 16

Most intelligent comments made by the Fox guys in the ACLS: "What a goofy game." "Yeah." 9-6 Yankees. The game isn't half over. And the Red Sox are putting tomorrow's starter in relief.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:12 PM on October 16

New rule: You have to take a drink of whatever is in front of you every time you hear the words, "The green monster." I would, but I'm teetotalling right now.

posted by NoMich at 09:25 PM on October 16

Nice double play to end the fourth. I was wondering if the batter or Olerud would be hit by the broken bat. Oddly, just before the pitch I was thinking of posting a comment about there not being any DPs yet.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:32 PM on October 16

You have to take a drink of whatever is in front of you every time you hear the words, "The green monster." I would, but I'm teetotalling right now. So drink water, and then we'll add a special Bathroom Rule, something like, "If you're drinking a non-alcoholic beverage, you are only permitted to take a restroom break during the seventh inning stretch (which should be in about three hours at the rate this is going), and you must resume your seat by the time that God Bless America is over." Oddly, just before the pitch I was thinking of posting a comment about there not being any DPs yet. There's been very little infield defense, and most of it's been Cabrera. They are most definitely going to hit Derek Jeter with at least one pitch before this thing is over.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:36 PM on October 16

There's been very little infield defense, and most of it's been Cabrera. There've been very few ground balls in the game too. So how long does Wakefield stay in, or does Francona say fuck it? I ask this at 13-6 with one out for the Yankess in the 5th.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:43 PM on October 16

This game is just ridiculous. And so far McCarver has said of a long David Ortiz foul ball - "It had the right distance, just the wrong windage." Additionally, of how to hit a knuckleball - "I've heard a lot of theories espoused about how to hit a knuckleball. But I think the best one is 'wait as long as you can'."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:43 PM on October 16

Re: McCarver: I'm reminded of the big-game scene in Major League where the color guy just started drinking heavily. How can they be working this game and not be drinking heavily? It is ridiculous. If they continue playing at this rate, it'll end at 2:30 in the morning with a score of 26 to 12. (hey, there's no mercy rule...)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:49 PM on October 16

Keith Millar: Amish but only under his mouth. What strange looking facial hair he has, and his blonde hair color isn't far behind.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:52 PM on October 16

Dopey celebrity interview in the stands #2: Stephen King. Fox Asshat: "So, tell me, for a Red Sox fan, is this a nightmare?" Stephen King: "You always ask me the same question." Asshat.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:06 PM on October 16

Ruben Sierra played for Toronto?!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:07 PM on October 16

Ruben Sierra played for Toronto?! I've been ever'whur, maaan, hyuk hyuk hyuk. Thank God the innings are starting to go faster, kind of. Revised estimate, at this rate the game only end at 1:30 AM.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:13 PM on October 16

Wait, no, another rally inning. Make it 4:00am.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:26 PM on October 16

God. They keep "updating" us with details of the STL-HOU game that was over many hours ago.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:41 PM on October 16

I remember when TSN was covering a Leafs game in which they were blown out by the Sens (7-1 final), about halfway through the game when the outcome was no longer in any doubt, they stopped displaying graphics about the relevant club statistics which had been broken, and started displaying graphics like this one: TOO MUCH TIME ON OUR HANDS Senators Starting with "V" Van Allen Varada Vermette Volchenkov ... dammit, there was one more. I can't remember who it was. Anyway, we need to see some stats like this now.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:51 PM on October 16

Something's Gotta Give is on HBO.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:56 PM on October 16

Midnight, bottom of the eighth and I'm going to sleep. Wagers on Yankees to sweep?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:01 PM on October 16

Ooh, it's also Movie Night in Canada, hosted by Ron Maclean.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:01 PM on October 16

DrJ, Jaws seems appropriate for the evening as well.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:02 PM on October 16

Apparently the Sox could not conjure up 12 runs in the 9th--let the fork sticking begin!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 PM on October 16

What the fuck happened?! How did they get blown out? Why are the Yankees hitting so well, all together, suddenly? This just makes no earthly sense. Here's hoping that if the sox fall this far behind in Game 4, they start trying to fracture skulls and break ribs. FUCK the yankees. Me, I have no plans to be alive for the World fucking Series.

posted by hincandenza at 11:52 PM on October 16

Hal, I believe you have done drunk enough for the evening.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:09 AM on October 17

At this point, I think we have to regard Game 4 as a must-win for Boston.

posted by rcade at 12:24 AM on October 17

That fucking sucked.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:27 AM on October 17

At this point, I think we have to regard Game 4 as a must-win for Boston. Get that man a lapel mike! Hee hee hee! When you run up numbers like that, set a LCS record for runs, match the LCS record for hits, and yet don't play remarkable baseball, it is just depressing even if you win. If you're on the losing end, well...the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Boston Globe is about where I thought it would be. Somebody else will have to kick things off tonight; I'll be down at the Inn for the first inning, at least (if it's like last night, they'll close up and throw me out halfway through the third).

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:34 AM on October 17

This morning, after watching the highlights (because I finally fell asleep (nyquil induced) around the 7th inning), my wife turned to me and asked: "Isn't Boston one of the good teams?" I really had no answer to that one. In a weak attempt to make good of a terrible situation, I'd like to point out that my "Boston in 7" prediction is still possible...

posted by grum@work at 11:08 AM on October 17

what's the over/under on how many times we'll see the "no mlb team has come back from being 3 games down in a best of 7 series but 2 nhl teams have" graphic tonight?

posted by goddam at 01:09 PM on October 17

They never point out the downside: one of those NHL teams hasn't won a Stanley Cup in 38 years, and the other is, well, the Islanders.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:16 PM on October 17

Anyone want to argue that this postseason is turning out to be Matsui's coming out party??? Just a feeling that the AL is going to see the REAL Godzilla next year....how does 50 HRs sound? It took all season, but this wrecking crew is finally getting its act together..its just the Sox' misfortune to be in its way..and just think-Sheffield has been doing what hes been doing all year with a bad shoulder..theres been no Giambi...and how much you wanna bet The Boss goes out and snags BELTRAN for a few hundred mil??

posted by NYSSoftballBlue at 02:57 PM on October 17

NYSSB, are you saying Bernie Williams is over the hill? Or does Williams become the DH with Giambi the odd man out?

posted by billsaysthis at 04:57 PM on October 17

Williams is definitely over the hill... but to get Beltran they'd need to trade Lofton. I'd rather see them prove some people wrong and keep the same budget and just sign a good defensive CF on the cheap. Beltran's going to be overpriced. Untill the past two weeks, I always thought he was overrated anyway. But the plan would be to DH Bernie and put Giambi out in the field. I don't think we'll see 50 out of Matsui, but he'll definitely keep improving. numbers approaching 40/1.000 aren't out of the question. People also forget that Sheff has a bad thumb too, and with both of the injuries fixed he may just pick back up to the .330 level he was at before he arrived (he was MVP caliber and still hit 40 points lower than 03!). Add in a healthy Giambi, a comfortable ARod, and things look even better. But why are we talking about next year? I just hope Duque looks good tonight. With Vazquez used last night, there's no insurance policy in case his arm isn't perfect. It'd be nice to see them put them away tonight and then get a solid 6 days off.

posted by Bernreuther at 06:01 PM on October 17

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