Jump to content


Yo! You're not logged in. Why am I seeing this ad?

Photo

9/17 - LOL @ Scioscia


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
692 replies to this topic

#651 Salem's Lot


  • Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!


  • 1,569 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 17 2009, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Should Varitek make the playoff roster at this point?

There is literally nothing that he adds.


Martinez needs to catch Beckett for his remaining 3 starts so that Josh can get acclimated to throwing to him. Simply put, Varitek will cost this team playoff games in a variety of ways if he is allowed to play at all.

#652 Reggie's Racquet

  • 1,887 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (ivanvamp @ Sep 17 2009, 07:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it has to do with these #'s:

- Fuentes vs. LHB: 65 ab, 0 hr, .292 slg
- Fuentes vs. RHB: 123 ab, 6 hr, .463 slg

- Drew vs. LHP: 104 ab, 5 hr, .452 slg
- Baldelli vs. LHP: 86 ab, 4 hr, .453 slg

So maybe Drew and Baldelli are the same vs. LHP, but Fuentes is MUCH worse against RHB. So it makes some sense. Didn't work out, but he was playing the percentages there.


So then why not Baldelli for Ortiz and then Youks for Drew? Or Youks first to draw a walk. Playoff Tito was asleep.

#653 martybarrettoverdrive

  • 434 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (God's Cop @ Sep 17 2009, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm, I can't place the episode/situation


I think there is literally an existing P&G thread that this could fall under

#654 LMontro

  • 631 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:10 PM

I never saw a replay of the Izturis double . . . should Drew have caught that? He looked like he had a shot but took a shitty angle. I only saw it live when it happened so I could be mistaken. Anyone else get a better look at that?

#655 Wade Boggs Hair

  • 1,391 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (Reggie's Racquet @ Sep 17 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So then why not Baldelli for Ortiz and then Youks for Drew? Or Youks first to draw a walk. Playoff Tito was asleep.


David Ortiz is not getting pinch hit for with a chance to tie or win the game. Ever.

#656 ivanvamp


  • one campus at a time..


  • 4,618 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (Reggie's Racquet @ Sep 17 2009, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So then why not Baldelli for Ortiz and then Youks for Drew? Or Youks first to draw a walk. Playoff Tito was asleep.


My understanding is that Youkilis was unavailable for the game. You do know he's injured, right?

#657 Bellhorn


  • Lumiere


  • 2,006 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Salem's Lot @ Sep 17 2009, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Martinez needs to catch Beckett for his remaining 3 starts so that Josh can get acclimated to throwing to him. Simply put, Varitek will cost this team playoff games in a variety of ways if he is allowed to play at all.

Seeing Varitek continue to drag out his Red Sox tenure well beyond the point of uselessness makes me appreciate Tedy Bruschi that much more. Dude knew when to call it quits.

#658 martybarrettoverdrive

  • 434 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (ivanvamp @ Sep 17 2009, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My understanding is that Youkilis was unavailable for the game. You do know he's injured, right?


Which adds credence to the theory that he was merely a decoy tonight

#659 SoxFan234

  • 342 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (Bellhorn @ Sep 17 2009, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seeing Varitek continue to drag out his Red Sox tenure well beyond the point of uselessness makes me appreciate Tedy Bruschi that much more. Dude knew when to call it quits.

I hope Varitek realizes that he completely blows and calls it quits after this season. Otherwise, it'd just be sad watching him flail wildy to a strong .190 at the plate next year in 50 games as the backup catcher.

#660 RIrooter09

  • 1,915 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (ivanvamp @ Sep 17 2009, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My understanding is that Youkilis was unavailable for the game. You do know he's injured, right?


You do know he was on deck after Baldelli right?

#661 Reggie's Racquet

  • 1,887 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (Wade Boggs Hair @ Sep 17 2009, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
David Ortiz is not getting pinch hit for with a chance to tie or win the game. Ever.

And therein lies the problem. We all know this is not the same David Ortiz just like it is not the same Jason Varitek. Ortiz was 0-4 with 3K's tonight. The faster Tito realizes this the better.

#662 martybarrettoverdrive

  • 434 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:15 PM

Whatever. I blame Lugo.

#663 ivanvamp


  • one campus at a time..


  • 4,618 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (RIrooter09 @ Sep 17 2009, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You do know he was on deck after Baldelli right?


Nope, didn't know that.

#664 Wade Boggs Hair

  • 1,391 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (Reggie's Racquet @ Sep 17 2009, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And therein lies the problem. We all know this is not the same David Ortiz just like it is not the same Jason Varitek. Ortiz was 0-4 with 3K's tonight. The faster Tito realizes this the better.


No. Ortiz was having a bad game, but David Ortiz in his worst early-season slump was not as bad as Varitek has been since July.

#665 Salem's Lot


  • Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!


  • 1,569 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (Bellhorn @ Sep 17 2009, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seeing Varitek continue to drag out his Red Sox tenure well beyond the point of uselessness makes me appreciate Tedy Bruschi that much more. Dude knew when to call it quits.


In all fairness though, Tedy didn't have to give up half his assets, plus alimony & child support last year.

Edited by Salem's Lot, 17 September 2009 - 09:23 PM.


#666 86spike


  • Currently enjoying "Arli$$"


  • 22,159 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (teddywingman @ Sep 17 2009, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You know, I hate watching Tek as much as you do...
but I hate what you just wrote even more.


again with this shit?

#667 Reggie's Racquet

  • 1,887 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (Wade Boggs Hair @ Sep 17 2009, 07:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No. Ortiz was having a bad game, but David Ortiz in his worst early-season slump was not as bad as Varitek has been since July.


David Ortiz is the team's DH hitting fifth and he is hitting about 20 points higher than Varitek. That should tell you all you need to know right there. If Ortiz was having a respectable season (not even a good one) and DiceK showed up for his job in shape this team would be in first place.

#668 JulE6


  • the crying game


  • PipPip
  • 3,750 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE (Salem's Lot @ Sep 17 2009, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In all fairness though, Tedy didn't have to give up half his assets, plus alimony & child support last year.
Well then Jason shouldn't have slept with that cunt NESN reporter

#669 Ed Hillel


  • Wants to be startin somethin


  • 44,834 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:34 PM

QUOTE (Aeneas @ Sep 17 2009, 09:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Francona says he put Baldelli up because he was "more likely to hit a homerun"...


WTF?

Now I'm super pissed. What the hell is he thinking?


Because of Youkilis' back condition. Context would be nice.

#670 Salem's Lot


  • Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog!


  • 1,569 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (JulE6 @ Sep 17 2009, 10:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well then Jason shouldn't have slept with that cunt NESN reporter


And the Red Sox should have let someone else pay him in 2009.

#671 shepard50

  • 4,581 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE (Reggie's Racquet @ Sep 18 2009, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And therein lies the problem. We all know this is not the same David Ortiz just like it is not the same Jason Varitek. Ortiz was 0-4 with 3K's tonight. The faster Tito realizes this the better.


Uh.....

Ortiz: Recent Stats (per BBall Ref.)
Split G GS PA AB R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS
Last 7 days 5 4 17 13 4 6 1 3 0.462 0.588 0.846 1.434
Last 14 days 10 9 36 30 6 11 2 4 0.367 0.472 0.633 1.106
Last 28 days 22 21 88 77 16 22 5 13 0.286 0.375 0.545 0.920


He had a bad game. He's hit pretty well the last month, awesome the last 2 weeks and insanely well the last 7 days.

#672 Ed Hillel


  • Wants to be startin somethin


  • 44,834 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:40 PM

Pretty sure RR is either a troll or BUHockey.

#673 shepard50

  • 4,581 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (Ed Hillel @ Sep 18 2009, 12:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure RR is either a troll or BUHockey.



I wasted a table on a TROLL (or BUHockey)?!

#674 Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat


  • has big, douchey shoulders


  • 13,048 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (Ed Hillel @ Sep 17 2009, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure RR is either a troll or BUHockey.

Is there a difference?

#675 Hoser Awfulman

  • 535 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (shepard50 @ Sep 17 2009, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wasted a table on a TROLL (or BUHockey)?!

Not wasted. It was a good-looking table.
QUOTE (JulE6 @ Sep 17 2009, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well then Jason shouldn't have slept with that cunt NESN reporter

Harsh. That is no way to talk about a fine piece of ass.

Edited by Hoser Awfulman, 17 September 2009 - 10:13 PM.


#676 paulftodd


  • 133% banned


  • 1,470 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (radsoxfan @ Sep 18 2009, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pinch "hitting" with Nick Green takes the cake in my book. Worked out well due to pure luck and poor umpiring, but Tito has not distinguished himself in this series.

Its almost like he is trying to get into "playoff-mode", and be more aggressive. But he isn't quite there, and is forgetting which buttons to press.


He may have been doing his best to avoid getting caught up in a race with the MFY for the division, preferring to coast into the WC spot and rest the boys. Until tonight, with the Red Sox were only 5 games behind in the loss column, and his efforts failed. Now we are down 6 games in the loss column.

Fortunately the upcoming road trip is against KC and baltimore. As bad as the team is on the road, they can't help but winning 5 of 7 while the MFY go west and play Seattle and the Angels on the road. I can't wait to see the lineups as Tito does his best to avoid gaining ground before the MFY series.

#677 William Robertson

  • 3,469 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:34 PM

Can't say I'm happy about tonight, but maybe it was OK to let them win one, so that the karmic wheel isn't too much out of balance when the postseason comes.

#678 SemperFidelisSox


  • suzyn


  • 10,702 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

Beckett vs Greinke next Tuesday in KC.

#679 bosockboy


  • SoSH Member


  • 7,028 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE (SemperFidelisSox @ Sep 17 2009, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Beckett vs Greinke next Tuesday in KC.


I'll be there.

#680 Sprowl


  • mikey lowell of the sandbox


  • 21,326 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (William Robertson @ Sep 17 2009, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can't say I'm happy about tonight, but maybe it was OK to let them win one, so that the karmic wheel isn't too much out of balance when the postseason comes.

I'm thinking the same thing -- remember the 9-0 hurting that the Angels put on the Red Sox in the regular season. It's a bad idea to spend all your karma in September.


Just reach out and...
QUOTE (bosockboy @ Sep 17 2009, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll be there.



#681 Rough Carrigan


  • reasons within Reason


  • 16,886 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:18 PM

I was at the game tonight and one of the few consolations I had as I ground my teeth and mused about Jason Varitek and tumbrils, was the thought of how he must be getting killed in this game thread.

I was not disappointed.

As a few others have said, perhaps this is enough for Tito to throw sentiment aside down the stretch and in October.

#682 NomarRS05

  • 3,302 posts

Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:42 PM

The part of this gamethread where Tek gets destroyed is music to my soul.

#683 Wakefield's Heart

  • Pip
  • 176 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:09 AM

Jason Bay has been cold for a very, very, very long time. It would serve his contractual future fairly well if he starts to light it up, say, during the first week in October, and stays that way, say, a little bit longer than that. I am just saying...



#684 teddywingman


  • Looks like Zach Galifianakis


  • 3,496 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE (86spike @ Sep 17 2009, 10:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
again with this shit?

OK. First off: Varitek, in the last 3 years. Obviously not so good.
Two: I'm furious about his seemingly inseparable involvement with this ballclub.
C: We all know he sucks now... It wasn't always that way, (...for you little kiddies out there wearing white underwear and wondering if your balls are gonna stay as small as they currently are.)
4. But, the point of my last post is: How would you feel about a bunch of unknown and faceless people shouting for your death? For no other reason than you're not as good as you were when you helped the Boston Red Sox win the Fucking World Series!
TWICE!
Fuck Tek/ Fuck you.
wingman.

EDIT: Let's have a little respect for the dead.

Edited by teddywingman, 18 September 2009 - 12:44 AM.


#685 SemperFidelisSox


  • suzyn


  • 10,702 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE (Wakefield's Heart @ Sep 18 2009, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jason Bay has been cold for a very, very, very long time. It would serve his contractual future fairly well if he starts to light it up, say, during the first week in October, and stays that way, say, a little bit longer than that. I am just saying...


Did you forget about the 2-run bomb he hit tonight that would have been the difference in the game had it not been for Varitek?

#686 EP Sox Fan

  • 1,278 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:15 AM

I hear Tek is starring in a remake of a classic movie....

Jason Varitek is



Photoshop anyone?

#687 Wakefield's Heart

  • Pip
  • 176 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:17 AM

QUOTE (SemperFidelisSox @ Sep 18 2009, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you forget about the 2-run bomb he hit tonight that would have been the difference in the game had it not been for Varitek?


One HR doth not make a man hot. (That's what she said.) I'd sacrifice 1 HR for the guy being able to get on base regularly as opposed to continuing to strike out and ground out ad nauseum when it matters most.

#688 RIrooter09

  • 1,915 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:23 AM

QUOTE (Wakefield's Heart @ Sep 18 2009, 01:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One HR doth not make a man hot. (That's what she said.) I'd sacrifice 1 HR for the guy being able to get on base regularly as opposed to continuing to strike out and ground out ad nauseum when it matters most.


WTF are you talking about? Over the last 28 days he's put up a .299/.393/.571 line. For the season he's getting on base at a .385 clip. Do you even bother to look up these numbers before you post or are you just being reactionary and basing this on a few games you've watched recently.

#689 TFisNEXT


  • SoSH Member


  • 5,417 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE (RIrooter09 @ Sep 18 2009, 01:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WTF are you talking about? Over the last 28 days he's put up a .299/.393/.571 line. For the season he's getting on base at a .385 clip. Do you even bother to look up these numbers before you post or are you just being reactionary and basing this on a few games you've watched recently.


I guess he forgot Bay's HR off Fruitbat too with 2 outs (HR off Fruitbat is no laughing matter...dude never gives them up, esp in save sit.)....Sox won in extras of Youkilis' walkoff.



#690 MidnightC

  • 1,662 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:10 AM

Alas, poor Varitek. I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite intangibles.

This game was great except for the part where they lost. The collective groan that went up when the ball skipped past Varitek was something to behold. I immediately thought of this thread. smile.gif

#691 paulftodd


  • 133% banned


  • 1,470 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:17 AM

Teks 3 million dollar option is money in the bank. If he read this thread, and why should he care to, he would wonder about a nation off it's meds. I am sure he laughs all the way to the bank as he thinks, "I am glad I am not one of the herd having to work for my check, and for laughs, I can blow a couple of pitches and give the herd a reason to live, those that don't have a stroke or heart attack anyways".

Post game Tek: "Hey Heidei, come on down! Oh Nick, sorry man, hope your tool is not as limp as our bats, mine won't even fit in the hole in my glove, so just wondering if Heidi was available, assuming you ain't doing any better."

#692 Hoser Awfulman

  • 535 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:14 AM

QUOTE (EP Sox Fan @ Sep 18 2009, 01:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hear Tek is starring in a remake of a classic movie....

Jason Varitek is



Photoshop anyone?

Why did you Photoshop the little boy fucking the dog? That's kind of twisted.

#693 rajendra82

  • 894 posts

Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (teddywingman @ Sep 18 2009, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK. First off: Varitek, in the last 3 years. Obviously not so good.
Two: I'm furious about his seemingly inseparable involvement with this ballclub.
C: We all know he sucks now... It wasn't always that way, (...for you little kiddies out there wearing white underwear and wondering if your balls are gonna stay as small as they currently are.)
4. But, the point of my last post is: How would you feel about a bunch of unknown and faceless people shouting for your death? For no other reason than you're not as good as you were when you helped the Boston Red Sox win the Fucking World Series!
TWICE!
Fuck Tek/ Fuck you.
wingman.

EDIT: Let's have a little respect for the dead.


So you wish to fuck him yourself instead? Unless you are a hot chick. some would argue that to be a fate worse than death.