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#1 86spike


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:36 AM

Konichiwa, bitches

#2 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:44 AM

Okay, the matchups do not look in the good guys' favor. Not hopeless, and at least it doesn't look as bad as tomorrow. Thank God there's a Pats game to watch if/when that one turns into a slaughterfest.
Matsuzaka better be damn good this afternoon. And Varitek better not be playing at all. The whole keeping Vic fresh for the playoffs is wearing real, real thin. Vic needs to get acquainted with Matsuzaka, and a Yankees game is as good as anyplace to let that happen.
There's nothing to really play for anymore in any case. The Yankees have wrapped up the division in all but mathematical reality, and the Sox are going to be the wild card. The only thing I hope is that somehow the Sox can pull one of these final two right out of their ass so that we all don't have to see them celebrating the division in front of the Sox.
So with that said, fuck these guys. I hope you get swept by Detroit because you take the A series and have to face Verlander and Jackson twice.

Edited by Kilgore A. Trout, 26 September 2009 - 06:45 AM.


#3 OhBabyDontOrtizMe


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:54 AM

The only pitcher in the union that voted against it when it was suggested they raise the mound by 4 inches:


Just beat these guys. It will make me much happier than the alternative.

Edited by OhBabyDontOrtizMe, 26 September 2009 - 06:55 AM.


#4 koufax32


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (86spike @ Sep 26 2009, 06:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Konichiwa, bitches


Lurkers, pay attention. This is how you start a gamethread.

Ichiban.

#5 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:24 AM

This could get ugly.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (koufax32 @ Sep 26 2009, 07:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lurkers, pay attention. This is how you start a gamethread.

Ichiban.


Ah so...sake to them....win

#7 ToeKneeArmAss


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (OhBabyDontOrtizMe @ Sep 26 2009, 06:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only pitcher in the union that voted against it when it was suggested they raise the mound by 4 inches:


Just beat these guys. It will make me much happier than the alternative.


When you're that size, having to climb an extra four inches makes a difference.

Beat this clown like a piņata - ā la the 2007 ALCS.



#8 Brianish

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:25 AM

Joba was talking after the game about how he got to know Lester over the offseason and what a great guy he is and how glad he is that he's ok.

I hate it when Yankee players make me like them a little bit.

CC hasn't done that. Destroy him.

#9 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:34 AM

We're doing Japanese today? Great. Let's hope that last night was enough to convince Varitek to commit seppuku. At the very least, we'd all be better off if he became a ronin.

Get it done, Theo-san!

#10 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:44 AM

Get 'em, Dice-K.



#11 youkwalks

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:50 AM

I get Cubs v Giants today instead of Sox v Yanks. This might be a good thing.

I still hate fox.

#12 Al Zarilla


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (youkwalks @ Sep 26 2009, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I get Cubs v Giants today instead of Sox v Yanks. This might be a good thing.

I still hate fox.

Man, I'll take Fox over TBS anyday. Skip Carey and Buck Martinez are the most unbearable announcers I can remember. Cubs - Giants, with the NL WC all but locked up for me also. Good day to work on the yard.

#13 OhBabyDontOrtizMe


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (ToeKneeArmAss @ Sep 26 2009, 11:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When you're that size, having to climb an extra four inches makes a difference.


You WIN!!!



#14 InsideTheParker


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:56 AM

Edited to omit stupidity.

Edited by InsideTheParker, 26 September 2009 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (youkwalks @ Sep 26 2009, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I get Cubs v Giants today instead of Sox v Yanks. This might be a good thing.

I still hate fox.

Me too.

This is such a missed opportunity for FOX/MLB to make $. Put the one game on locally, but offer the other FOX game for a nominal fee--say $3.99-$4.99--and I guarantee a lot of people would jump at it. In this day and age of pay per view, it seems like a no brainer.

Edited by Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat, 26 September 2009 - 11:28 AM.


#16 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE (Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat @ Sep 26 2009, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too.

This is such a missed opportunity for FOX/MLB to make $. Put the one game on locally, but offer the other FOX game for a nomial fee--say $3.99-$4.99--and I guarantee a lot of people would jump at it. In this day and age of pay per view, it seems like a no brainer.

Could not agree more. I will never get why they don't use the blackout bullshit as a way to make money.

#17 SoxFan234

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE (Al Zarilla @ Sep 26 2009, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, I'll take Fox over TBS anyday. Skip Carey and Buck Martinez are the most unbearable announcers I can remember. Cubs - Giants, with the NL WC all but locked up for me also. Good day to work on the yard.

Yeah, at least Buck and McCarver don't have the most nasally fucking voices on the planet.

Oh, and 頭脳を打ちなさい

Edited by SoxFan234, 26 September 2009 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:47 AM

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AmalieBenjaminLineup: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Martinez, Youkilis, Lowell, Ortiz, Baldelli, Lowrie, Anderson. Matsuzaka. #redsox


#19 NomarRS05

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:48 AM

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Baldelli, Lowrie, Anderson


So, that's going to suck.

#20 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (NomarRS05 @ Sep 26 2009, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, that's going to suck.

Gotta get Lowrie in there since Green probably won't be ready for the playoffs.

These games are gonna suck, but they don't matter.

#21 Jed Zeppelin


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:05 PM

Drew doesn't have to play another game in the regular season. We all know he's going to spend his October hitting bombs in crucial situations.

#22 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:21 PM

Am I the only one who thinks that Drew might want to face a tough lefty once in a while considering he'll have to in two weeks? Or is he going to sit against Saunders and Kazmir too?
Just another underwhelming fact about our right fielder.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just another underwhelming fact about our right fielder.


Wait, what?

#24 E5 Yaz


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one who thinks that Drew might want to face a tough lefty once in a while considering he'll have to in two weeks? Or is he going to sit against Saunders and Kazmir too?
Just another underwhelming fact about our right fielder.


You're overreacting here. Giving Drew some days off during meaningless games is fine. At this point, he's not going to be rusty in the playoffs.

#25 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (E5 Yaz @ Sep 26 2009, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're overreacting here. Giving Drew some days off during meaningless games is fine. At this point, he's not going to be rusty in the playoffs.


Eh. Maybe a little overreaction. But I sometimes have a hard time swallowing paying $14 million a year for a guy who apparently can't hit lefties.

Edited by Kilgore A. Trout, 26 September 2009 - 12:34 PM.


#26 God's Cop


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:36 PM

I actually wish they'd rest more guys.

#27 Ed Hillel


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one who thinks that Drew might want to face a tough lefty once in a while considering he'll have to in two weeks? Or is he going to sit against Saunders and Kazmir too?
Just another underwhelming fact about our right fielder.


So you're blaming the player for a manager's decision?

#28 twoBshorty


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (God's Cop @ Sep 26 2009, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually wish they'd rest more guys.


Or different ones. Pedroia hasn't sat out since mid-August (baby) and I don't think Ellsbury's had a day off since he was sick right after the ASB. They're tied for most games played of anyone on the team. They should be first in line to sit.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh. Maybe a little overreaction. But I sometimes have a hard time swallowing paying $14 million a year for a guy who apparently can't hit lefties.


It took about 10 seconds to find Drew's numbers vs lefties this year

http://www.baseball-.../...ar=2009&t=b

Granted, I haven't clue how to measure this stuff, but it appears he can and has hit lefties

Edited by E5 Yaz, 26 September 2009 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh. Maybe a little overreaction. But I sometimes have a hard time swallowing paying $14 million a year for a guy who can't hit lefties apparently.


Oh, but he can. He has a perfectly decent career 799 OPS against lefties, 819 this year. I think the reasoning is that Baldelli is also that good against lefties, maybe a hair better (career 836 OPS), so if you're going to rest Drew, it makes sense to do so when you're gaining 15 points of platoon OPS instead of losing 150 points.

Anyway, I think they win this one — reverse lock or whatever. For some reason, I have a lot of confidence in new model Matsuzaka. He just looks fucking hard to hit, and hasn't been walking many batters. That seems like a recipe for success, you know?

#31 Andrew


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:45 PM

JD Drew's salary is irrelevant.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (Andrew @ Sep 26 2009, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
JD Drew's salary is irrelevant.


Amen.

#33 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:53 PM

Andrew has seen JD Drew naked.

#34 God's Cop


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE (twoBshorty @ Sep 26 2009, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or different ones. Pedroia hasn't sat out since mid-August (baby) and I don't think Ellsbury's had a day off since he was sick right after the ASB. They're tied for most games played of anyone on the team. They should be first in line to sit.


Agreed. I was about to post about Pedroia, but didn't he sit last week? Maybe I'm misremembering.

#35 twoBshorty


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (God's Cop @ Sep 26 2009, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed. I was about to post about Pedroia, but didn't he sit last week? Maybe I'm misremembering.


I compared his game log against the Sox schedule and the last game missed I can see for him is Aug. 19. Ellsbury goes back to July 17. I might have missed something, though.

#36 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (nvalvo @ Sep 26 2009, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, but he can. He has a perfectly decent career 799 OPS against lefties, 819 this year. I think the reasoning is that Baldelli is also that good against lefties, maybe a hair better (career 836 OPS), so if you're going to rest Drew, it makes sense to do so when you're gaining 15 points of platoon OPS instead of losing 150 points.


Drew has already had more days off than most of the team. Of the starters, only Lowell, Varitek, Gonzalez, Green, and Youklis have started less games. Of those only Youklis has been a true everyday player all year, and he was both injured and suspended this year.
But fine, whatever. Rest Drew again. I suppose its only a coincidence its a day off against yet another left handed pitcher. And you know the Angels don't have any of those.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

So unless you're in Chicago or California, this game should be on Fox?

It's crazy how many of these Sox/Yanks games lately have been a foregone conclusion by the fourth inning.

#38 deejsoxfan

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Drew has already had more days off than most of the team. Of the starters, only Lowell, Varitek, Gonzalez, Green, and Youklis have started less games. Of those only Youklis has been a true everyday player all year, and he was both injured and suspended this year.
But fine, whatever. Rest Drew again. I suppose its only a coincidence its a day off against yet another left handed pitcher. And you know the Angels don't have any of those.


Look, everybody knows Drew doesn't play everyday. He's made of "glass". But no matter how much we hate losing to the Yankees....these games don't matter anymore. I know we haven't won the wild card yet...but we will, and we need Drew healthy and strong in the play-offs, where he HAS shown us he can, and will play hard and WELL. The same for all the other players. We were 6 inches away from Lester not starting in ALDS last night...right now it's about protection for the real games. Pretend like it's preseason again.

#39 phragle


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:31 PM



Ninja's win everytime!

#40 teddywingman


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:40 PM

If this were April the thread title would have to be Sumo vs. Sumo.

#41 86spike


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:53 PM

Win it for Greinke

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

Toire wa doko desu ka?

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat @ Sep 26 2009, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too.

This is such a missed opportunity for FOX/MLB to make $. Put the one game on locally, but offer the other FOX game for a nominal fee--say $3.99-$4.99--and I guarantee a lot of people would jump at it. In this day and age of pay per view, it seems like a no brainer.


This just *has* to change. It bugs the living hell out of me. I grew up in Massachusetts and moved out to Seattle in '95. I have
DirecTV and the Extra Innings package. Yet today I cannot see the Red Sox / Yankees game. There is no one to give my money
to that will allow me to watch the game.

When you black stuff out it's generally done as an incentive to get the customer to do something. In this case, FOX is trying to
get me to watch a different baseball game. It won't work. I'm not interested in the other game. The only thing FOX is getting
me to do is go postal. This exclusive crap has got to end.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (Freddy Linn @ Sep 26 2009, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Toire wa doko desu ka?


ヤンキーおよび赤いソックスはどこで今日遊ぶか。 他にか。

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 26 2009, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These games are gonna suck, but they don't matter.

I disagree - got to go all out until its clinched, then you can rest them all until the post-season for all I care (although I do have tickets for all games next weekend).

By the way, don't get the Tek hate - last night wasn't totally his fault - also, hard to get in a groove when you're playing every few days. In any event, I believe the young guys and Dice-K are as good as they are because of Tek - so directly or indirectly, he's making an impact, and is just the sort of SOB to come through in the clutch. Play V-Mart more and when you need the hits - but don't forget who brung you.

Dice-K - are you a man or a mouse? Get it done - bring heat and shut them down. Guys, with CC - that's not enough. Kick their freakin' asses, and humiliate them in their own house - in which I will be, loudly and proudly, supporting my boys - and Tek.
GO SOX - WIN TODAY!

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:13 PM

I believe Tek deserves all the support in the world...
as long as he's on the bench.



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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (teddywingman @ Sep 26 2009, 12:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe Tek deserves all the support in the world...
as long as he's on the bench.


I'll pitch in for a wheelchair to help support him - as long as no one wheels him anywhere near a diamond.

#48 Kilgore A. Trout


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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (deejsoxfan @ Sep 26 2009, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Look, everybody knows Drew doesn't play everyday. He's made of "glass". But no matter how much we hate losing to the Yankees....these games don't matter anymore. I know we haven't won the wild card yet...but we will, and we need Drew healthy and strong in the play-offs, where he HAS shown us he can, and will play hard and WELL. The same for all the other players. We were 6 inches away from Lester not starting in ALDS last night...right now it's about protection for the real games. Pretend like it's preseason again.


You really think this about resting him at all? He just sat against Dinardo on Monday. DINARDO.
So how is he in games that do matter?
In last year's playoffs the Red Sox faced two lefty starters three times- Saunders once with the Angels and Kazmir twice with Tampa. Drew didn't start two of those games.
In '07 The Sox again faced two lefties three times- CC twice against Cleveland and Jeff Francis against the Rockies. Drew didn't start either game Sabathia pitched- including game five. A game where their playoff run could have ended and you can't have your big money right fielder in the game.
Whether he can't hit lefties, or Tito and co. don't have faith he can hit lefties, the fact of the matter is that he doesn't play against lefties. And like I said, I have a hard time swallowing that with a starting right fielder earning $14 million.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 26 2009, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You really think this about resting him at all? He just sat against Dinardo on Monday. DINARDO.
So how is he in games that do matter?
In last year's playoffs the Red Sox faced two lefty starters three times- Saunders once with the Angels and Kazmir twice with Tampa. Drew didn't start two of those games.
In '07 The Sox again faced two lefties three times- CC twice against Cleveland and Jeff Francis against the Rockies. Drew didn't start either game Sabathia pitched- including game five. A game where their playoff run could have ended and you can't have your big money right fielder in the game.
Whether he can't hit lefties, or Tito and co. don't have faith he can hit lefties, the fact of the matter is that he doesn't play against lefties. And like I said, I have a hard time swallowing that with a starting right fielder earning $14 million.


Dude, it's not Drew's fault that he's sitting against lefties. Blame management.

Oh, and I'd say Drew earned his money in the 2007 playoffs.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:26 PM

Rocco is going deep this afternoon.