10.11.2009

i hate baseball

Dear Everyone I Told I Would Be Busy Watching Baseball In October:

I will now have plenty of time.

The Red Sox were down two games in a five-game series to start the day. We knew - we absolutely knew - they would come back to win. They have done it so many times before, against better teams than this.

The Sox took an early lead, added to it, and held it with ease. Posting in our gamethread, I was all set to type (referring to Game 4), "IF NECESSARY??? IT'S NECESSARY, BABY!!!"

Then, in a repeat performance of the JoS1 game in July, Jonathan Papelbon, our once-reliable closer, allowed two runners to score in the eighth. Our lead was down to one run, but we would have still won the game.

Then in the ninth, needing only one more strike for the Red Sox to win, Paps allowed three more runs.

The Angels move on to the ALCS.

And I start movie season.

Go Dodgers.

17 comments:

L-girl said...

Just in case I am misunderstood, I say "Go Dodgers" with a very heavy heart, and I won't be watching much of the post-season.

They're not my team. I just like them best of the remaining options.

redsock said...

Papelbum.

M@ said...

Holy crap. Sorry, guys.

I heard they were up by a few on the radio this afternoon and thought, oh, I haven't been keeping up since seeing the score of the first game. I must see how they're doing.

And, well... yikes.

L-girl said...

Thanks.

Now for some team - any team - to humiliate the Yankees. Please.

johngoldfine said...

Bleah....

Amy said...

:(

M@ said...

Now for some team - any team - to humiliate the Yankees.

I think we can all get behind that!

David Cho said...

Most people around here don't seem to care much about the Angels. Neither do I.

But wouldn't it be something to have a "freeway series" out here?

David Cho said...

BTW, why hating on the Yankees as a New Yorker?

Isn't that like being an atheist in the Vatican?

redsock said...

BTW, why hating on the Yankees as a New Yorker?

We love New York, but hate the Yankees.

Two totally different things.

L-girl said...

I hate the Mets, too. Although not in the same way.

But wouldn't it be something to have a "freeway series" out here?

Meh.

Nigel Patel said...

Felt the same thing as the Tigers lost at the bottom of the 12th last week.

L-girl said...

I know. And the Tigers made a long, stunning collapse. I was thinking of you all through September!

I was really hoping they'd win, since they had a better chance of beating NYY than the hapless Twins.

*sigh*

Joe Grav said...

ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

The Daniel Bard era begins.

Adios, Crapelbon.

I'm also supporting the Dodgers.

David Cho said...

I cannot begin to imagine your reaction when Hillary Clinton claimed to have been a lifelong Yankees fan before her run for the Senate.

L-girl said...

It's easy to imagine: I didn't care. She didn't actually claim that, anyway.

I voted for Clinton for the Senate, and before that, I liked her a lot in the White House. At that time I was excited that she might be the first female POTUS.

It wasn't until the Iraq War that I came to oppose her politics.

redsock said...

I cannot begin to imagine your reaction when Hillary Clinton claimed to have been a lifelong Yankees fan before her run for the Senate.

This is a right-wing lie that the "liberal" media has been more than happy to run with and claim as truth (much like the lie that Gore said he invented the internet).

(Actually, it's not a lie she said that. The media simply refuses to report the facts that back up the truth of the claim, choosing instead to state that she first noticed the Yankees during her campaign. That's the lie.)

Media Matters has the facts here and here.

There are photographs of Clinton wearing a Yankees cap in 1992 -- eight years before she ran for the Senate. And in 1994, the Washington Post noted that Clinton "as a kid was a 'big-time' fan of the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees".