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2009 ALDS Game #1 Lester @ Lackey


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#101 Laser Show

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:42 PM

This is the stuff we look forward to from Pitchers and Catchers. I am so pumped. 7 hours...
WIN


#102 Ananias

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (JeffFryesStartingJob @ Oct 8 2009, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I just spent an hour dealing with idiots at Best buy because I wanted to return an item and they wanted to exchange for the identical item even though they carry that item anymore. c070.gif

I was in a really bad mood, but then saw the above picture. Now I can't stop giggling like a naked toddler.

Edited by Ananias, 08 October 2009 - 02:05 PM.


#103 Rasputin


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:16 PM



If I recall correctly, this wasn't even a bad call by the ump, he was actually safe.

#104 rajendra82

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:23 PM

We haven't won a game yet, and Baseball Prospectus Monte Carlo Simulation has us having a better chance of winning it all this year than anyone else.

CODE
One million trials

A Monte Carlo simulation uses random numbers to simulate the playoff series.
Each game of the series is given a seperate outcome probability, based on the
home team, the team's performance during the regular season, and the expected
starting pitcher matchup. Since a different sequence of random numbers is used
every day, the results may change slightly from one day to the next, even if
there was no game and no change in the pitching matchups.

DS = Division series
CS = Championship Series
WS = World Series


---------- October 7 ---------------------
     Win DS   Win CS   Win WS    Yesterday
NYY  76.6305  41.3935  23.2491   Won 7-2, lead series 1-0
LAA  30.7729  10.2526   3.7739
MIN  23.3695  11.1399   5.8484   Lost 7-2, trail series 1-0
BOS  69.2271  37.2140  24.9517
LAD  63.3328  25.9809   8.5261   Won 5-3, lead series 1-0
PHI  78.5403  44.5621  22.5593   Won 5-1, lead series 1-0
STL  36.6672  20.0471   8.2973   Lost 5-3, trail series 1-0
COL  21.4597   9.4099   2.7942   Lost 5-1, trail series 1-0


---------- October 7 ---------------------
     Win DS   Win CS   Win WS    Yesterday
NYY  64.2544  33.6435  18.8283
LAA  30.8092  10.5926   3.7159
MIN  35.7456  16.0003   8.5059
BOS  69.1908  39.7636  26.6750
LAD  39.9346  17.5593   5.8868
PHI  61.8630  34.4457  17.8936
STL  60.0654  30.8148  13.4236
COL  38.1370  17.1802   5.0709

Edited by rajendra82, 08 October 2009 - 02:24 PM.


#105 nvalvo


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE (Rasputin @ Oct 8 2009, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


If I recall correctly, this wasn't even a bad call by the ump, he was actually safe.


That was a pickoff on Crisp, right? My memory of these events is a bit hazy.

I looked it up. And Drew mooted it with the game-winner an out later.

I'll be watching tonight at the house of a friend from Southern California. He is a supporter of the Angels; he's already adopted a grim fatalism about the whole thing.

Win.

#106 YouLookAdopted

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:29 PM



#107 rajendra82

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:32 PM

Let's wipe the smile off Mr. Ed.

#108 DLew On Roids


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:34 PM

Fight attendants had to check Lester's bag at the gate because the can of whupass he's bringing to Anaheim wouldn't fit in the overhead bin.

#109 Al Zarilla


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE (DLew On Roids @ Oct 8 2009, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fight attendants had to check Lester's bag at the gate because the can of whupass he's bringing to Anaheim wouldn't fit in the overhead bin.

They'd also declare it explosive. Flew down and back to SoCal last week and it's a wonder they don't do a strip search. But, better more security than less.


#110 Greg29fan


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:54 PM

Jon Lester laughs at cancer and thinks baseballs hit off his knee feel like a blowjob...what chance do the Angels have against this man? Zero.

#111 sfip


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:59 PM



We're goin' back to Cali. Cali. Cali.
We're gonna lose to Cali.

I don't think so.

#112 Ed Hillel


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Rasputin @ Oct 8 2009, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


If I recall correctly, this wasn't even a bad call by the ump, he was actually safe.


On replay, it was quite clear he was safe.

#113 Burt Reynoldz

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:08 PM

For anyone out there unlucky enough to have taken the Connecticut bar exam this past July, the results get posted tomorrow at noon. Sweep these bastards so I have something to prevent me from jumping off an 84 overpass when I fail.

#114 DontTauntOrtizMe

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE (Burt Reynoldz @ Oct 8 2009, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For anyone out there unlucky enough to have taken the Connecticut bar exam this past July, the results get posted tomorrow at noon. Sweep these bastards so I have something to prevent me from jumping off an 84 overpass when I fail.


As a former (successful) bar exam participant, Godspeed my friend. Have confidence and enjoy celebrating your success tomorrow along with the success of the Red Sox.


#115 Omar's Wacky Neighbor

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE (rajendra82 @ Oct 8 2009, 03:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
CODE
One million trials
SSS.

Aren' t they supposed to run tens of millions of sims?


#116 Burt Reynoldz

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE (DontTauntOrtizMe @ Oct 8 2009, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a former (successful) bar exam participant, Godspeed my friend. Have confidence and enjoy celebrating your success tomorrow along with the success of the Red Sox.


Normally I hate these backwards-ass, late-starting West Coast games, but since I figure the odds of me getting any sleep tonight are nil, I'm now thanking the baseball gods for giving me something worthwhile to stay up for.

#117 RingoOSU


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:21 PM



Win it for Nick Green!

Edited by RingoOSU, 08 October 2009 - 03:25 PM.


#118 CantKeepmedown

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (JeffFryesStartingJob @ Oct 8 2009, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>



I want to see this over and over and over tonight.



#119 rajendra82

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE (RingoOSU @ Oct 8 2009, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Win it for Nick Green!


In order for us to do that, we have to post a giant picture of his dead leg on the wall. Heidi might object to that.

#120 RingoOSU


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:30 PM

John Lackey reminds me of Silas Weir Mitchell.



#121 The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (rajendra82 @ Oct 8 2009, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In order for us to do that, we have to post a giant picture of his dead leg on the wall. Heidi might object to that.

First Varitek and now Green. Heidi Ho sure knows how to pick 'em.

#122 rajendra82

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE (RingoOSU @ Oct 8 2009, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
John Lackey reminds me of Silas Weir Mitchell.


I don't see the resemblance



#123 RingoOSU


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:39 PM

They're both dead.

#124 NoLastCall125

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (DontTauntOrtizMe @ Oct 8 2009, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a former (successful) bar exam participant, Godspeed my friend. Have confidence and enjoy celebrating your success tomorrow along with the success of the Red Sox.


I second this as I currently am sitting in class as a 3L, dreading the bar examination I will be taking in August next year. Good luck.

Fucking murder these fucks.

#125 twoBshorty


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (YouLookAdopted @ Oct 8 2009, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


If John Lackey's face were a pizza, I'd be grabbing a napkin to mop off the grease. Ick.

#126 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:42 PM



#127 Gash Prex

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (NoLastCall125 @ Oct 8 2009, 04:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I second this as I currently am sitting in class as a 3L, dreading the bar examination I will be taking in August next year. Good luck.

Fucking murder these fucks.


The sad part is that the bar is one of those things that really is bad as they say it is. What a cocktease graduating law school is.

On a good note(for the CT guy) I was convinced I had failed the ME bar and I did not. Still waiting for the MA bar results....

#128 hawaiirsn

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:43 PM

Annihilate, Desecrate, Humiliate, Masturbate

#129 gcapalbo

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:47 PM

First, my condolences to our thread starter Pearl Wilson on the demise of the Tigers-- I am none too happy that the Yankees seem to be getting a bye in the first round against a Minnesota team who have been playing way over their heads-- when a Detroit matchup might have made things not so easy (still, we'll see if AJ Burnett bursts into flames and take it from there).

I personally don't buy into any of this seeming conventional wisdom about the Angels that 'We're in their heads".

Strangely enough, I remember another fanbase who felt that way about another team, and eventually, it ended badly for them, very badly.

Particulary nauseating to me was a taunting column by the CHB a while back about how this is in the bag-- clearly meant to incite those LAAAAA of A and their ilk.

Don't get me wrong, I'm ready to watch and enjoy some of the self-destructive behavior I saw in from the Angels dugout in the last Sox-Angels series or two, but I think it is foolhardy to point and laugh and incite them.

I want them to feel our deep respect and admiration as a 'tough opponent' and let any fear and loathing well up from within them, when things start to go horribly wrong.

This is going to be a tough series--- a win tonight absolutely critical to making that conventional wisdom actually start to seem conventional.

I personally welcome with open arms the return of playoff Francona and the slow recovery of Manny Delcarmen.





#130 graffam198


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

Every year, for the past three years, I have contacted a former co-worker on opening day and asked him if this is the year the angels beat the sox...let the tradition continue begginning tonight.

#131 EastCoasterOutWest

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE (gcapalbo @ Oct 8 2009, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I personally don't buy into any of this seeming conventional wisdom about the Angels that 'We're in their heads".


You're right. We'll be in their stadium, kicking their ass.

#132 NickEsasky


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:17 PM

Fuck John Lackey that mouth breathing, bitch-titted hoser. End his career tonight.

#133 Dewy4PrezII


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:18 PM

2004
vs. Anaheim Angels
Boston wins the series, 3-0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox - 9, Anaheim Angels - 3; October 5
2 Boston Red Sox - 8, Anaheim Angels - 3; October 6
3 Anaheim Angels - 6, Boston Red Sox - 8; (10 innings) October 8

2007
vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Boston wins series 3-0
Game Score Date
1 Los Angeles Angels - 0, Boston Red Sox - 4; October 3
2 Los Angeles Angels - 3, Boston Red Sox - 6; October 5
3 Boston Red Sox - 9, Los Angeles Angels - 1; October 7

2009
Just do it again

WIN!!!




#134 dynomite

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:35 PM

5 hours and 6 minutes from Lester beast mode.

Tonight the Angels weep.




#135 RingoOSU


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (dynomite @ Oct 8 2009, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
5 hours and 6 minutes from Lester beast mode.

Tonight the Angels weep.



I hope lester doesn't wait a full hour to get into beast mode.

#136 luckysox


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE (twoBshorty @ Oct 8 2009, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If John Lackey's face were a pizza, I'd be grabbing a napkin to mop off the grease. Ick.

Dude is just fugly.

#137 86spike


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE (NickEsasky @ Oct 8 2009, 05:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fuck John Lackey that mouth breathing, bitch-titted hoser. End his career tonight.


yeah!

(although I'd definitely consider signing him as a free agent this winter)

#138 luckysox


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (86spike @ Oct 8 2009, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yeah!

(although I'd definitely consider signing him as a free agent this winter)

He is too ugly to sign. And as a pitcher - lots of face time. It's no good.

#139 Arroyo Con Frijoles

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (Burt Reynoldz @ Oct 8 2009, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For anyone out there unlucky enough to have taken the Connecticut bar exam this past July, the results get posted tomorrow at noon. Sweep these bastards so I have something to prevent me from jumping off an 84 overpass when I fail.


Be more nervous about the game than this. I mean CBEC lost a bunch of my shit and I had to resubmit it this week, so at least there is a competent organization running this operation.

#140 Rooster Crows

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:53 PM

Fire up all cylanders guys, and start out of the gate hard, strong and fast. Kick ass Jon - with a little key offense and solid defense, should be a cakewalk. Get it done boys - game 1 is yours for the taking.

GO SOX - WIN TODAY!

#141 Ferm Sheller

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:58 PM

Lyman Bostock these sumbitches.

#142 thrawnqq

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:07 PM

getting really excited.

It has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place then here, what better time than now........all hell can't stop us now.

#143 Bada Bing

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:30 PM

Lineups. No surprise except maybe Mathis for Napoli.

Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Juan Rivera LF
Kendry Morales 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Jeff Mathis C
Erick Aybar SS

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Victor Martinez C
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Jason Bay LF
Mike Lowell 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Alex Gonzalez SS



#144 Mr Jums

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

I'm feeling a little JD Drew heroics tonight, who's with me?

#145 rembrat


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

Mike Napoli hit LHP this year to the tune of .330/.417/.606 in 108 PA and .278/.388/.521 for his career.

Mike Scioscia is off to a fine start.

#146 EllisTheRimMan

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (Bada Bing @ Oct 8 2009, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lineups. No surprise except maybe Mathis for Napoli.

Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Juan Rivera LF
Kendry Morales 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Jeff Mathis C
Erick Aybar SS

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Victor Martinez C
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Jason Bay LF
Mike Lowell 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Alex Gonzalez SS



I'm glad to not see Napoli. Not clear as to why Drew is hitting 8th. Probably Tito's way of getting him more RBI opportunities.

#147 Kidd5PG

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:41 PM

The Rangers are playing golf today. This is better.

#148 Bada Bing

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (rembrat @ Oct 8 2009, 06:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mike Napoli hit LHP this year to the tune of .330/.417/.606 in 108 PA and .278/.388/.521 for his career.

Mike Scioscia is off to a fine start.


Is Mathis Lackey's caddy?

#149 rembrat


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:45 PM

I don't know but that's like Tito benching Victor Martinez on a Josh Beckett start. Effin' dumb.

#150 bosox188

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:46 PM

Mike Napoli 2009: 116 OPS+, in his career he has an OPS+ of 119

Jeff Mathis 2009: 55 OPS+, in his career he has an OPS+ of 56

Napoli even wins battle in career stolen bases, 17-6.