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Bergs

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It's a Friday. In the summer. So there's a fucking baseball game. Whoop-dee-fucking doo.
 

SemperFidelisSox

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Tampa falls out of Wild Card spot. Cleveland and Oakland now lead. Sox 2 games back. Fangraphs has all four teams in the 88-91 win range. Should be an exciting race. Gotta take care of business against Baltimore.
 

InsideTheParker

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You know, it's going to be pretty hot in MA also. I have been cooking everything in the microwave for Salade Nicoise.
DON'T FORGET TO DRINK WATER. Sports drinks are for the athletes.
And Red Sox, win the game, please. I am thinking you can get the wild card if you set your minds to it.
 

joe dokes

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Expected game time temperature is 95 degrees/feels like 105.

But it should drop to 91/100 by the end of the game.
One of the very few games I've ever left early was at Camden Yards in 1993. Rex Barney was still the PA announcer. I can still remember his voice: "Gametime temperature 99 degrees." It was a shitty game. It was depressing to see post-surgical White Sock Bo Jackson get thrown out at home on a single to left. Nobody could throw strikes. Somewhere around the 6th or 7th inning, one of the six of us together at the game stood up and proclaimed, "one more walk and we're leaving." It only took 2 or 3 batters. Maybe the only affirmatively bad time I've ever had at a baseball game.
 

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You know, it's going to be pretty hot in MA also. I have been cooking everything in the microwave for Salade Nicoise.
DON'T FORGET TO DRINK WATER. Sports drinks are for the athletes.
And Red Sox, win the game, please. I am thinking you can get the wild card if you set your minds to it.
I'm sticking with Brawndo. It's got electrolytes.
 

Al Zarilla

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One of the very few games I've ever left early was at Camden Yards in 1993. Rex Barney was still the PA announcer. I can still remember his voice: "Gametime temperature 99 degrees." It was a shitty game. It was depressing to see post-surgical White Sock Bo Jackson get thrown out at home on a single to left. Nobody could throw strikes. Somewhere around the 6th or 7th inning, one of the six of us together at the game stood up and proclaimed, "one more walk and we're leaving." It only took 2 or 3 batters. Maybe the only affirmatively bad time I've ever had at a baseball game.
Rex Barney, old Dodger, never knew he did any announcing.
 

Ale Xander

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You know, it's going to be pretty hot in MA also. I have been cooking everything in the microwave for Salade Nicoise.
DON'T FORGET TO DRINK WATER. Sports drinks are for the athletes.
And Red Sox, win the game, please. I am thinking you can get the wild card if you set your minds to it.
Depends on how much you'd be moving. For sedentary people, water, sure.
 

InsideTheParker

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Depends on how much you'd be moving. For sedentary people, water, sure.
Well, we disagree. I am not sedentary, moving all the time, gardening, cooking, putting up sunshades in the greenhouse, etc. On days like today, even mild gardening makes perspiration fall from the top of the head into my eyes. (Do other people sweat that way? It's very annoying.) But I find water a sufficient restorative. For those who are running or lifting weights, replacing electrolytes might be helpful. For the rest of us, lots of water and good food suffice. Not necessary to purchase tons of bottles. But, to each his own. (The reason I even mentioned the topic is that in my experience, men forget to hydrate. My husband just got back some blood tests that indicated that.) Sorry for the diversion, all! Back to Baltimore! (Why is Homicide, Life on the Street, never on reruns like Law & Order? I'd love to see it again.)
 

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Well, we disagree. I am not sedentary, moving all the time, gardening, cooking, putting up sunshades in the greenhouse, etc. On days like today, even mild gardening makes perspiration fall from the top of the head into my eyes. (Do other people sweat that way? It's very annoying.) But I find water a sufficient restorative. For those who are running or lifting weights, replacing electrolytes might be helpful. For the rest of us, lots of water and good food suffice. Not necessary to purchase tons of bottles. But, to each his own. (The reason I even mentioned the topic is that in my experience, men forget to hydrate. My husband just got back some blood tests that indicated that.) Sorry for the diversion, all! Back to Baltimore! (Why is Homicide, Life on the Street, never on reruns like Law & Order? I'd love to see it again.)
You're right there. We have a pretty big lawn (Which I'm going to mow NOW) and my wife brings me out bottles of water because I don't have the common sense to stop on my own.
 

azsoxpatsfan

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Travis in LF

Betts - DH
Devers - 3B
Bogaerts - SS
Martinez - RF
Vazquez - 1B
Travis - LF
Chavis - 2B
Bradley Jr - CF
Leon - C
I thought Sandy only significantly improved the stats of Sale and Porcello. When neither of them is pitching I hate seeing him in the lineup
 

Doooweeeey!

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You know, it's going to be pretty hot in MA also. I have been cooking everything in the microwave for Salade Nicoise.
DON'T FORGET TO DRINK WATER. Sports drinks are for the athletes.
And Red Sox, win the game, please. I am thinking you can get the wild card if you set your minds to it.
Thanks for the reminder. I'll be in the bleachers with the whole fam-damily, where it'll be sunny until at least 8:00.
And while we're on the topic, shouldn't four $35 tickets (just an estimate) get you all the bottled water you need to be safe in this armpit weather?
Or do I have to wear Oriole Orange and subscribe to their inane promotions to get any love?
 

Ale Xander

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Thanks for the reminder. I'll be in the bleachers with the whole fam-damily, where it'll be sunny until at least 8:00.
And while we're on the topic, shouldn't four $35 tickets (just an estimate) get you all the bottled water you need to be safe in this armpit weather?
Or do I have to wear Oriole Orange and subscribe to their inane promotions to get any love?
You can buy 4 $650 tickets at fenway and I'm not sure free bottled water would be included
 

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Tampa falls out of Wild Card spot. Cleveland and Oakland now lead. Sox 2 games back. Fangraphs has all four teams in the 88-91 win range. Should be an exciting race. Gotta take care of business against Baltimore.
Agreed. Let's do it the hard way and have some fun. This season has been a slog but they've got the talent to get right and make a run.
 

Doooweeeey!

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You can buy 4 $650 tickets at fenway and I'm not sure free bottled water would be included
Realize this is the game thread where hyperbole rules, but that can't be true. Lux box tickets will get you a water, won't they?
Anyway, I'd think the Orioles could make themselves look pretty good to baseball fans for handing out what should only cost them pennies.
Good way to avoid heatstroke incidents, too...

Enough about that. Let's win the game tonight fellas.
 

azsoxpatsfan

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Is there a city in the country hotter than Sweltimore right now? 97. I don’t envy Leon catching.
I’m in Phoenix and it’s 105 and coincidentally I’m going to the Dbacks Brewers game tonight. The difference, of course, is that Camden can’t just close a roof when it gets too hot
 

Al Zarilla

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95 degrees at 11:30 am in my neighborhood.
Yeah but you’re, what, 5 minutes walk from the beach? :cool:
I’m in Phoenix and it’s 105 and coincidentally I’m going to the Dbacks Brewers game tonight. The difference, of course, is that Camden can’t just close a roof when it gets too hot
Yes, Phoenix, but you don’t get the humidity. Still, I’ve been in >100 degree heat in Vegas or a couple of times at home In Silicon Valley, and you just don’t move very fast at all, dry heat or not.
 

azsoxpatsfan

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Yes, Phoenix, but you don’t get the humidity. Still, I’ve been in >100 degree heat in Vegas or a couple of times at home In Silicon Valley, and you just don’t move very fast at all, dry heat or not.
The no humidity makes it so much more bearable. The most miserable I’ve been at a baseball game was a July 4 game at Fenway in like 2012 that was mid 90s with ridiculous humidity
 

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Excited for sad Rick Dempsey.

I remember when Texas used to play home Sunday afternoon games. Those were fun.
 

donutogre

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Well, we disagree. I am not sedentary, moving all the time, gardening, cooking, putting up sunshades in the greenhouse, etc. On days like today, even mild gardening makes perspiration fall from the top of the head into my eyes. (Do other people sweat that way? It's very annoying.) But I find water a sufficient restorative. For those who are running or lifting weights, replacing electrolytes might be helpful. For the rest of us, lots of water and good food suffice. Not necessary to purchase tons of bottles. But, to each his own. (The reason I even mentioned the topic is that in my experience, men forget to hydrate. My husband just got back some blood tests that indicated that.) Sorry for the diversion, all! Back to Baltimore! (Why is Homicide, Life on the Street, never on reruns like Law & Order? I'd love to see it again.)
Man, I hear you on Homicide. Last three seasons were hit or miss (last season pretty lousy all the way around), but the first four were straight-up outstanding TV, especially given when it was made. Ahead of its time in a lot of ways. It's crazy to me that it's not streaming somewhere, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were some rights issues. My wife and I watched it on DVD via Netflix 10-ish years ago.

A night like this calls for this episode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Dead_Living
 

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It'd sure be nice to see the Sox get out of this inning without giving up a run, wouldn't it?
 

donutogre

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Given all the BS surrounding Price this week, it's not going to be a good look if he comes out and get shelled after all that shit.

... and there we go.