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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I have no dog in this fight (except wanting the Red Sox to lose), so I'll just start this off with a complaint:

Why do TBS and FOX insist on starting the playoff games at 830pm Eastern? I can understand starting the NLCS games at 8:30, since that's 5:30 for half the fans involved. But for the Sox/Rays series? Nobody on the West Coast is going to care about those, and all the people on the East Coast are up past midnight watching a 9 inning game (or in the case of tonight, up past 130am watching an 11 inning game).

Anyway, Phillies are up 2-0 on the Dodgers with the series moving to LA (I definitely thought the Dodgers would take at least one). Rays just won, so the ALCS is tied at 1-1 going to Boston.

-Mir


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User currently offlineNavymmw From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1302 times:



Quoting Mir (Thread starter):
(except wanting the Red Sox to lose)

Lets just hope that does not happen.  Wink

Anyways really close game tonight for the Sox and Rays.


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4062 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1301 times:



Quoting Navymmw (Reply 1):
Anyways really close game tonight for the Sox and Rays.

Yep. Really good game, especially the beggining, equaling the previous record of home-runs in a playoff game (7). That top of the 5th inning with 3 home-runs for the Red Sox was just impressive. And with Jason Bay playing like that I am starting to miss Manny Ramirez less and less.

Quoting Navymmw (Reply 1):


Quoting Mir (Thread starter):
(except wanting the Red Sox to lose)

Lets just hope that does not happen.

Damn right! I want my two years in Boston to be marked by two Red Sox World Series.



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1297 times:



Quoting Mir (Thread starter):
Nobody on the West Coast is going to care about those

 grumpy 

You get a break on Monday - it's an afternoon game, meaning I can't watch it  Sad

Quoting Navymmw (Reply 1):
Anyways really close game tonight for the Sox and Rays.

Yeah.....good game, I guess. Strange game, to say the least.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 2):
And with Jason Bay playing like that I am starting to miss Manny Ramirez less and less.

Manny who?  Wink

C'mon Dodgers, pull it together....



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

I am hoping for a dodgers & rays world series. I will admit that seeing the rays and redsox games game was interesting. Perez did a fantastic close and I think that no one in the redsoxes lineup had gone against him played a keyrole in the rays win.

Hunter



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Well this thread died a quick death.

So the Sox and Dodgers are both down 3-1 in their respective series.

Sox got creamed last night. Starting pitching has been nowhere for them. Relief pitching was nowhere last night as well. We get our last stand at Fenway tomorrow night...here's hoping we can turn it around with Daisuke on the mound for us again.

Dodgers are currently down 5-1. Furcal made three (3) errors in one inning - two on the same play. Martin (or whatever the Dodgers' catcher's name is) got called out for the 3rd out in the 6th inning on a pitch that looked pretty obviously low.

Ramirez blasted the HR, but of course, no one was on base.

Nomar just pinch hit, and walked, so the Dodgers have 2 on with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th. But Kent just struck out - inning over.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1220 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
Ramirez blasted the HR, but of course, no one was on base.

The guy is a machine, but he can only do so much if the others in the lineup aren't producing.

-Mir



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1218 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
The guy is a machine, but he can only do so much if the others in the lineup aren't producing.

Yep. I've seen it plenty with the Red Sox, where him and Ortiz hit homers, but no one's on base.

He just got on base in the 8th, but the next guy grounded out to end the inning.



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Won't let me edit my post for some reason.

Anyway....that's it for the Dodgers this season  Sad

C'mon Sox....pull it together tomorrow.....



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1200 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 8):
Anyway....that's it for the Dodgers this season

Ya well, they are not going away ... they will be damn good next year if they keep it together.

Furcal 3 errors in one inning ?? Thats just weird ... and some bad luck from the gods of October !



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1192 times:



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 9):
Ya well, they are not going away ... they will be damn good next year if they keep it together.

I hope so.

It'll be interesting to see what happens with Manny. He's freaking awesome, but at the same time, he's freaking expensive, and obviously, he's not a good fit for every team. Hope he gets to stay with the Dodgers. I think LA suits him a lot better than Boston.



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1186 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 10):
Hope he gets to stay with the Dodgers. I think LA suits him a lot better than Boston.

He was great in Boston , but he wanted to move. He is a perfect fit for LA , and he loves it from what I can tell.. who wouldn't ? Playing for the Dodgers with one of the best managers and a great young team ! I would be very surprised if he wast there next year .



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1185 times:



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 11):
He was great in Boston

He was a great baseball player in Boston, no doubt about it - and I would be very remiss if I didn't appreciate his helping us win two World Series.

But I think everyone (fans, coaches, even players) got fed up with is little act. I understand that he didn't want to be in Boston anymore; however, he didn't have to go to such great lengths to show it.

And yeah, I think he fits well in LA. But once again, he is an expensive player - who knows if the Dodgers will want to keep that huge salary.

Also, I wish Joe Torre many years of success with the Dodgers. Would have been fucking great if he'd won the WS this year - either way, by getting this far, he stuck it to the Yankees. I may hate the Yankees with all my soul, but I have a lot of respect for Joe Torre.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Red Sox need to call Joe the Plumber...their season is spiralling down the drain. 5-0 Rays in the 7th.

-Mir



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1165 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 13):
Joe the Plumber...

He busy with media interviews...The Red Sox will have to come back on their own.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1163 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 13):
Red Sox need to call Joe the Plumber...their season is spiralling down the drain. 5-0 Rays in the 7th.

Well, it was looking pretty bad there (7-0 Rays in the 7th), but Big Papi finally found his swing, and blasted a 4 run homer. 7-4, in the top of the 8th right now, with Papelbon pitching.



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

....and OH MY FUCKING GOD, Jason Bay walks, and J.D. Drew hits it into the stands in right!

7-6!!!!!!!

No outs, bottom of the 8th!


EDIT:

And the Rays' most despised enemy comes through for the Sox! Coco Crisp hits a base hit, and Mark Kotsay scores, TYING IT UP!!!!!!!!

EDIT#2:

I meant to say 3-run homer by Ortiz, not 4-run....

Anyway, it's 7-7, 2 outs, Youkilis up in the bottom of the 9th.

[Edited 2008-10-16 20:50:38]

[Edited 2008-10-16 21:08:03]


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

i am completely speechless right now.

that was absolutely unbelievable.

now i can go have a heart attack in peace.

well, until saturday  Smile



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Nice job, Tampa.  Yeah sure

Good luck against Beckett and Lester the second time around.

I'd say more, but it'd just get deleted.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4062 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1133 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 17):
i am completely speechless right now.

that was absolutely unbelievable.

now i can go have a heart attack in peace.

Same here. First run on the bottom of the 7th, trailing by 7 runs, to end up winning in regular innings. My friends warned me that the history of the Red Sox was full of dramatic stories when I started following baseball and boy they were not kidding.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 16):
I meant to say 3-run homer by Ortiz, not 4-run....

Yeah, but he did it in such a non-chalantly way it seemed he was just twirling the bat around his fingers.



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User currently offlineNavymmw From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Wow, what a Game!

All I can say is what a game. I feel bad for Kazmir though. He pitched a great game but their bullpen screwed it up for him. Anyway im glad my Sox won.  Smile


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1122 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
Nice job, Tampa.

Yeah, we definitely got some help from Tampa on that one. But hey, a good team takes advantage of the opponent's errors.

Quoting Mir (Reply 18):
I'd say more, but it'd just get deleted.

Haha, well far as I'm concerned, you can say what you want. I won't be SD'ing it  Smile

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 19):
Yeah, but he did it in such a non-chalantly way it seemed he was just twirling the bat around his fingers.

That's when you know he's hitting well. Him and Manny both - when they blast the ball, they do it without seeming to exert any effort. Ortiz has looked like he's trying for the past few weeks, and consequently, he hadn't done anything.

Quoting Navymmw (Reply 20):
I feel bad for Kazmir though. He pitched a great game but their bullpen screwed it up for him.

Indeed, definitely sucks for him. But I feel worse for Wheeler - he just couldn't do anything on the mound.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1109 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 21):
far as I'm concerned, you can say what you want. I won't be SD'ing it

The Battlestar Galactica version:

Congratulations to the fracking useless Rays, who just handed the fracking LCS to the god-damn fracking Red Sox on a silver platter complete with fracking gift wrap. All the Sox have to do now is reach out and fracking take it.

Tonight was the night that the Rays got a big fracking dose of playoff reality. You had the Red Sox down and broken. They were begging you, pleading you, ON THEIR FRACKING KNEES, to take the pennant. "Take it!" they scream. "We don't want this thing! Our pitching would be giving up home runs to Hellen Keller! We couldn't hit shit in a cesspool! Put us out of our misery and TAKE THE DAMN PENNANT! We already have our tee times scheduled for tomorrow!" And the Rays failed. Epically. All they had to do was defend a seven run lead with seven outs. Seven runs, seven outs. GET SEVEN FRACKING OUTS BEORE THEY GET SEVEN FRACKING RUNS!!!!!! Even the fracking Mariners on a bad day can manage that!!!  gnasher 

And then after the Sox manage to tie it up, the Rays get Barlett on against Masterson, and Iwamura, instead of taking a pitch that was clearly outside with Bartlett about to steal second, swings at it and fracking flies out to left! And then Upton walks, and here comes Carlos Pena, who has an average like Manny Ramirez with runners in scoring position. Except unlike Manny Ramirez, who would have at least managed to make contact and put the ball into the outfield to score Bartlett with the go-ahead run, Pena decides that since he's only grounded into two double plays all year, IT'S TIME FOR A FRACKING THIRD ONE!!!  banghead 

And after that you knew it was going to happen eventually.  sigh 

If there's one thing that the Rays should know, it's that you NEVER, EVER, EVER let the Red Sox back in a series. When you have them down, you put your foot on their fracking throat and you do not stop pressing until every fracking bit of life in them is exhausted. Because if you don't, it will come back to bite you in the ass, and hard. That just might be the lesson the Rays take away from this postseason. Cleveland learned it last year when they didn't take advantage of a gift run in Game 7.

The Rays dominated Beckett and Lester last time out, but don't expect to do it again. The Sox now have all the momentum, the Rays have none, and you know that Beckett will be feeding off of that. Good fracking luck. You'll need it.  mad 

Rant over. Good night.

-Mir



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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1100 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 22):
Rant over. Good night.

 checkmark 

Well done, and while not exactly concise, definitely to the point  Smile

The Red Sox are an amazing comeback team.

But I'm not kidding myself - we still have one (hopefully two) games left to play, away in Tampa Bay. I absolutely never think that the Sox have it in the bag. Tampa Bay has proven quite effectively that they are a damn good team, with some damn good hitters and pitchers.

Although the Sox have the momentum now, Tampa Bay is gonna have a serious fire lit under their ass in Game 6.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1046 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 23):
Tampa Bay is gonna have a serious fire lit under their ass in Game 6.

Yeah, enough to pull out a measly two runs off Beckett. I guess this game wasn't big enough for "Big Game" James Shields.  Yeah sure

This thing is done.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
25 Vikkyvik : Beckett was a bit more on top of his game this time, thank god. Still not the Beckett of yore, but better command. Still not hitting 94-96 MPH, thoug
26 Post contains links Mir : HOLY CRAP THE RAYS PULLED IT OFF!!!!!!! BOSTON IS DEAD!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHCL6-GqyRk (embedding doesn't work) Congratulations to th
27 Navymmw : lol, well do you hate the Red Sox so much? If its about Bandwagon fans then hate the rays even more, I mean just look at their fans. They sold out the
28 Jogales : They've sold out many games prior to this season... Josh
29 Mir : The Red Sox have more bandwagon fans than the Rays (well, at least until tonight, since many of them will now be jumping off the Sox bandwagon and on
30 Vikkyvik : At least now I can finally start paying attention to football (I can only focus on one sport at a time). As I think about it, I really don't care at
31 Mir : You remember correctly. And before you start, yes I know we had a crap year, and I'd much rather be in the position that the Red Sox are in now than
32 LHMARK : Poor Chowd, distracted from football by their baseball team's pesky insistence on staying into the late post season. The Boston Red Sox- the Dave Matt
33 Vikkyvik : Haha, don't worry, I wasn't going to start. You can root against the Red Sox all you want - it would be sort of weird if you didn't. God, I really wa
34 AGM100 : They have some damn good players , but untimely hitting slumps got em. Tbay held up under tough circumstances,their bullpen did the job. Francona did
35 MCOflyer : You guys realize this will be the first time since 1980 the Phillis have gone to the World Series? Also, anyone besides me seing Varitek going to anot
36 PIA777 : Well, my Cubs are officially LOSERS!!! Another expanion team has beaten them to the World Series. Since 1993 there were 4 expansions, all 4 have now m
37 Ihadapheo : err the >>Phillies
38 EMBQA : Yea... So true. I date back to 1975 as a Red Sox fan... so I've earned the right, but the younger fans make me sick. I remember back in 2004 the earl
39 Vikkyvik : I'm sure those of my parents generation are equally annoyed by you. Shit, Drew and Bay had done enough this series. Ortiz did have one big hit, but o
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