10/18 - ALCS Game 3

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Doing ESPN broadcasts it's pretty clear he will take to his grave a desperate wish that the trade to the Red Sox had gone through in the winter of '04. He has talked about getting blackout drunk or whatever the night MLB HQ vetoed the trade to the Sox.

Now he looks at Boston worshiping Papi, chanting his name, rallying around him when he's injured. ARod ended up with the Yankees... and Yankees fans HATE him anyway. Think about the reverse situation, where the FS1 set was outside the New Toilet tonight? Yankees fans can't stand him.
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As he explained on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take,” he decided to get a realllllllllly big buzz going to help drown away those sorrows.

“I was saddened by it. I went out one night, there’s this place called Life, and I just got toasted drunk that night. I threw up, I was so bummed,” said Rodriguez. “Anyways, I went back home and just dusted off and said, ‘let’s go, gotta go play ball.’ And of course the Yankee thing happened, and I think because of that, when I go to Fenway for the first time as a Yankee, I mean, come on. Nothing could be meaner or more cruel. I think that’s where the emotions started.”
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They can cool off at this point and still be difficult to stop.

Greinke, wow. This ain’t your older brother’s Astros.
I'm not even talking about this series.. this has the feeling of 2004 or 2007 where they just run through whoever they're playing..but then again.. the NL teams have a lot better pitching right now.
 

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Playoff numbers so far
Kiké: .500/.514/1.250/1.850
Schwarber: .286/.375/.536/.911
Devers: .310/.412/.621/1.032
Bogaerts: .321/.424/.571/.996
Verdugo: .367/.406/.567/.973
Martinez: .391/.417/.696/1.112

I mean...holy crap.
Yes. Holy crap indeed.

In other news, big balls celebration guy (or "bbcg") - is he the new Steve Horgan?
 

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Greinke has pitched 11 innings since the beginning of September, and has allowed 5 home runs over the past 54 plate appearances.

*Not counting his one appearance in the ALDS
View: https://twitter.com/danielle_lerner/status/1450307948304125953

Zack Greinke on how long he can go in his Game 4 start: "We’ll see. Haven’t gone real deep recently but we’ll just see hat happens and we’ll be ready and we’ll go from there."
This seems like a reassuring quote if I was an astros fan
 

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I'm not even talking about this series.. this has the feeling of 2004 or 2007 where they just run through whoever they're playing..but then again.. the NL teams have a lot better pitching right now.
*That* feel.
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Fuckin A, can’t believe we’re getting this much Sox baseball and it’s just unbelievably fun baseball.

Look at these idiots. It’s the best.
 

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Need to drop some greenies into her Gerbers tomorrow,
I'll just casually wake her up through the monitor if the Sox are down.

We're definitely watching the highlight reel from this game in the morning. I'm absolutely turning this kid into a sports fan. Already loves watching the neighbors play basketball, the kids at the fields down the street play sports. It's good.
 

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Schwarber on Fenway: ‘I can’t imagine being in the bullpen. They’re crazy out there — good crazy. … You don’t realize how lucky you are to have a fanbase like this. … You cannot take that for granted. You cannot take that for granted.’
 

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I'll just casually wake her up through the monitor if the Sox are down.

We're definitely watching the highlight reel from this game in the morning. I'm absolutely turning this kid into a sports fan. Already loves watching the neighbors play basketball, the kids at the fields down the street play sports. It's good.

Good times. My lasting memory of the Pats first SB win was feeding my son while my daughter sat in her bouncer seat reacting to the Pats going nuts during the game winning field goal.

Keep it going!
 

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So I was part of that mob behind the Fox studio outside Fenway. Holy shit that was more entertaining than the game. I’m hoarse. Worth it. Gonna have to pace myself the next 2 nights. Fuck arod. J-LO chants happened. My cousin took a video when both Papi and arod turned to engage crowed. Will post video in morning (if I can figure that out).
 

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I hate that I loved Correa’s answers to that question.
I just flat out love it. Nobody got hurt - the way Correa obliterated that ball gave him license to celebrate in any way he desired and what ERod did tonight was equally deserving.

Regardless of how we feel, it seems he is right and sports are trending in this direction.
 

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OMG, completely forgot that there was a football game last night! Bills got upset by the Titans. Ordinarily, it sounded like an entertaining game. But not last night!
 

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Love the Correa quotes. It’s so mych more enjoyable to watch when the players are letting it all hang out. Hard to remember a game as fun as last night’s.
 

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I just flat out love it. Nobody got hurt - the way Correa obliterated that ball gave him license to celebrate in any way he desired and what ERod did tonight was equally deserving.

Regardless of how we feel, it seems he is right and sports are trending in this direction.
He answered with the grace and ease of someone on the cusp of a $350,000,000 contract.

(Maybe Cora’s “no! no!” was because we might be the ones giving it to him )
 

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I can't stop thinking about Brantley's play on Vaz's rbi single to left. He couldn't have put in less effort if he tried. Why was he playing so deep that he couldn't get to that ball in Fenway.? Why didn't he sprint to try to get close and pull up if he couldn't make it? Why didn't he try to deke the runner at third by pretending like he was going to catch it?

Just a horrible play. Hopefully he's lost all hope of winning and that feeling spreads throughout the clubhouse.
 

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I can't stop thinking about Brantley's play on Vaz's rbi single to left. He couldn't have put in less effort if he tried. Why was he playing so deep that he couldn't get to that ball in Fenway.? Why didn't he sprint to try to get close and pull up if he couldn't make it? Why didn't he try to deke the runner at third by pretending like he was going to catch it?

Just a horrible play. Hopefully he's lost all hope of winning and that feeling spreads throughout the clubhouse.
He also had a double play ball in game 2 I think that was just inexplicable. Really slow developing and was out by like 5 feet. Something is up with him.
 

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Watching the highlights, what a crazy launch angle on Devers' home run. It looks like it goes straight up. He swings so hard, a popup clears the monster...

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Best view is at the 40 second mark
https://www.mlb.com/video/rafael-devers-solo-home-run-x5488
I think that shot is just a little deceptive. Launch angle was 38 degrees, which is high but not that high. Schwarber's and Tucker's HRs were both 37 degrees by comparison.

View: https://twitter.com/would_it_dong/status/1450299800922963975
 

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Brantley had zero shot at catching that. It dropped because the infield was in. The broadcast also mentioned he's been hobbled with a knee thing and you could see him struggling to run the bases.
 

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I just flat out love it. Nobody got hurt - the way Correa obliterated that ball gave him license to celebrate in any way he desired and what ERod did tonight was equally deserving.

Regardless of how we feel, it seems he is right and sports are trending in this direction.
Agreed that it's good to have personality in sports. Disagreed about the obliteration.

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The Red Sox have completely fucked my sleeping pattern but damn do I love it.
I don't love that part. I was overstimulated by the game and couldn't get to sleep till almost one a.m. Now, today, the Dodgers/Braves start at 5 and we have to wait until 8 PM again. Why???? Because Fox wants it that way? And again, why? Nobody in LA can watch their game but toddlers and baby sitters. It's nuts, I tells ya.
 

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Looked at another way, the Red Sox have scored 10 more runs in the postseason than the Dodgers and Braves combined. (57 to 47.) They are off-the-charts hot.
 
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I'll just casually wake her up through the monitor if the Sox are down.

We're definitely watching the highlight reel from this game in the morning. I'm absolutely turning this kid into a sports fan. Already loves watching the neighbors play basketball, the kids at the fields down the street play sports. It's good.
My 9 month old loves when the Red Sox are on. Every time he's up for a game and something good happens with the Sox, I say YES YES YES to him and he just starts smiling. It's the best, man.
 

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I think it was the 2002 Angels who got crazy hot with the bats and just bludgeoned their way to a World Series title. I'm hoping this is the 2021 Red Sox outcome.
 

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I think it was the 2002 Angels who got crazy hot with the bats and just bludgeoned their way to a World Series title. I'm hoping this is the 2021 Red Sox outcome.
By way of comparison, the 2002 Angels played 16 post-season games, scored 101 runs, hit 24 home runs and the team OPS was .879.

The 2021 Red Sox so far have played 8 games, scored 57 runs, hit 20 home runs and the team OPS is .941.
 

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I don't love that part. I was overstimulated by the game and couldn't get to sleep till almost one a.m. Now, today, the Dodgers/Braves start at 5 and we have to wait until 8 PM again. Why???? Because Fox wants it that way? And again, why? Nobody in LA can watch their game but toddlers and baby sitters. It's nuts, I tells ya.
I was thinking similarly. Seems like the perfect night for MLB to insist that both games start at 7pm local time.
 

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I'm not even talking about this series.. this has the feeling of 2004 or 2007 where they just run through whoever they're playing..but then again.. the NL teams have a lot better pitching right now.
That's about right. We'll see what happens, but this stretch reminds me of 2003 and 2004 in like August, where kind of treading water teams tore off the disguise and just wrecked shop for weeks on end.
 

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I was at the game yesterday and all in all had a great time. Pre-game, Chaim was talking to a family behind home plate. When he was done I thanked him and his response was, "thanks for sticking with us".