Mets already up 2-0 in the 2nd at Stade Fasciste.
1. Dave Roberts, CF2. Randy Winn, LF3. Ray Durham, 2B4. Barry Bonds, DH5. Bengie Molina, C6. Nate Schierholtz, RF7. Rich Aurilia, 1B8. Pedro Feliz, 3B9. Omar Vizquel, SS1. J.D. Drew, RF2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B3. David Ortiz, DH4. Manny Ramirez, LF5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B6. Mike Lowell, 3B7. Jason Varitek, C8. Alex Cora, SS9. Coco Crisp, CF***NYM - 111 2NYY - 022
That line score doesn't look so pretty anymore.
It's so much fun to The Steal over and over! And to keep hearing "...and the Red Sox became the first team in baseball history to come back..."
Hey! The Giants have names on the back of their road unis. Boo.
NYM: 111 200NYY: 022 22
I know. At least they still only have the two unis, home and away - and a traditional look.
Another 2-spot for the Chokers.NYM: 111 200NYY: 022 222
The Tek standing-up for the high pitch worked!!!! I thought Tek was the only one who fell for that.
Lotta twos.I can't believe the Giants' park is on its third name already. At least third - I may have missed one. Naming rights, another scourge of baseball.
The pitch Feliz hit was clocked at 102. Hmmmmm.
So Fox is lobbying for Omar Vizquel in th HoF?
NYDN: ."The coaches and the veterans - (Carlos) Beltran, (Julio) Franco and (Jose) Valentin - tell me, '(Clemens) don't like the young players bunting. That's why I do two bunts today," said 21-year-old Carlos Gomez after a stellar Yankee Stadium debut that included two bunt singles, a stolen base and the Mets' first run. "I know he don't like it.Gomez, starting in left field for the injured Moises Alou, got his team on the scoreboard in the third after he led off with a bunt that Yankee catcher Jorge Posada could not handle in time for a throw to first. Gomez stole second for his sixth swipe of the season and then scored on Jose Reyes' RBI single to center.Reyes added a fifth-inning leadoff homer off Clemens, but Gomez's early run was all the Mets would need. After a comebacker to Clemens in the fifth, Gomez decided to go back to his original formula in the seventh. Gomez, who hit in the No. 9 spot, tapped the first pitch he saw from Clemens toward first base. Yankee first baseman Miguel Cairo charged the ball but overthrew Rocket as he ran to cover the bag, and Gomez slid headfirst for a single. Robinson Cano had converged on the bag as well and leaped awkwardly over Gomez.Asked if Clemens gave him an earful after the second bunt, Gomez smiled and said, "I don't know. I think he looked mad.":>)
"The Monster strikes again, as it has since 1912."Umm, no Tim.
Did you hear Tim's tortured analogy, something about the Russian revolution and glasnost? One of his worst ever. Plus he said "the last time the Red Sox played at Fenway..." instead of Giants.
"The Monster strikes again, as it has since 1912."Umm, no Tim.The Wall didn't do anything but let itself get hit by the ball, but it has been there since 1912.
I never really understood what a consistently shitty hitter Vizquel was/is. In 19 seasons, only once has he been even above league average as a hitter.His career OPS+ is 84, meaning he has been 16% worse than the average MLB hitter for his entire career.While many of the players comps to him are in the HoF, I don't think he belongs.
Mets down 11-6, but have the bases loaded against Rivera in the 9th. 2 outs though.
And Gomez singles on a groundball to Jeter -- the 4th hit off Fruitbat in the 9th. Now 11-7. Tying run (Reyes) at the plate.
Was Blogger down or was it me? I couldn't get JoS or wmtc for a while there.They're talking about Vizquel for his defense only, of course. I've always thought he was overrated defensively. But who can say.
Reyes (bfsfbff) singles to CF! One more run in.11-8. Still loaded!!!
Beltran makes the last out. Shit.Still, they got 5 hits and 2 runs off Rivera in the 9th. Sent 8 men to the plate.
I keep leaving comments that disappear. I'm giving up for a while. Too frustrating. Bye for now.
They're talking about Vizquel for his defense only, of course.Yeah, but shouldn't he be at least an average hitter? He's not even close. I wonder if what he did in the field could make up for his suck with the bat.Ozzie Smith's OPS+ was 87. Luis Aparicio: 82. Nellie Fox: 94.
The Wall didn't do anything but let itself get hit by the ball, but it has been there since 1912.Ok, fair point. I was mis-remembering. It wasn't green until 1947, nor a monster until much later, but there was a wooden wall there.
Hey Redsock,Are there any hardcover copies 1918?
And Gomez singles on a groundball to Jeter -- the 4th hit off Fruitbat in the 9th.haha where did you get 'fruitbat'?
papi homers today. ?? ;D
The wall was always tall. Pictures during the teens have it at about the usual 37-foot height, with ads all over it. This picture is from 1917.The 23-foot screen was added above it in 1936, two years after the huge renovation done by Yawkey.
damn that looked like a good pitch to hit too.
No hard covers.&He looks like a fruit bat.
...nor a monster until much later.Sorry, that was confusing - I meant it wasn't called Monster until much later. Wasn't disputing the height.Probably time for me to stop commenting on history for today, since I'm not making much sense.
Oh, yeah. I agree. Growing up, it was just The Wall.
For some reason, my employer blocks me from accessing SoSH, but if you go here (I think), you'll see why he's called Fruitbat.
He looks like a fruit bat.*googles fruitbat images*ohhh yeahh...he does doesn't he?freaky.
Bear down, Jeemer.
Fox shows an Aaron-Bonds graphic. They distort Aaron's picture so his head and face look much narrower than they actually did when he was playing and they enlarge Bonds's picture so his head looks like a beachball compared to Aaron's.Good work, Fox!
He looks like a fruit bat.You owe us that name post. When you finish your deadball deadline, that is.
Are there any hardcover copies 1918? The paperback is lovely. :)
Allan, do you think Manny lived on 181 & Cabrini? Whatshisname Albert says Dave Righetti told me that. Sound right to you?
Um, told him that. Not told me.
whew! nice work.
Doesn't sound right. I thought he lived East of Broadway.
And further south?
Apparently a 1-run game isn't exciting enough, so Okajima decided to spot the Giants two runners before doing his usual thing.
I wonder if an article would list the address since it's not in use anymore.Can't find it right off, but Vin Scully's last New York address before the Dodgers moved west was 869 West 180th Street!!
A NYT article says the field he played on is at 174th Street.
Vin Scully's last New York address before the Dodgers moved west was 869 West 180th Street!! Very cool. :)In those days, that wouldn't have been so unusual. Now, yes.I would have said Manny lived east of Bway, too. But maybe that's because that's where GW High is. I do remember hearing that Righetti lived up there, before we moved to the nabe.
A NYT article says the field he played on is at 174th Street. 174? People used to take the #1 to Dyckman to see games. Who knows, tho. People can barely get it straight that WH is in upper Manhattan, not the Bronx. Can't expect them to get the streets right.
Whew. Good game. Nerve-wracking and good.
Gotta love a game where everyone lowers his ERA.
i love how we win close games like this. it just goes to show we can ;p (that was in the general direction of new york)
i love how we win close games like this.To me, it's what a great team is all about, winning the 1-0, 2-1 games. Slugfests are fun once in a while, but this is the good stuff.
I was outta town, but -- not a lick o' Dice Praise in this thread? I was psyched to see him have a great game and lower his ERA.
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