October 21, 2007

ALCS 7: Red Sox 11, Spiders 2


AL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

W L L L W W W


Cleveland - 000 110 000 -  2 10 1
Red Sox - 111 000 26x - 11 15 1
Red Sox in elimination games since 1999 -- 14-3.

With the season on the line, Boston = money in the bank.

***

Lineups:
Pedroia, 2B      Sizemore, CF
Youkilis, 1B Asdrubal, 2B
Ortiz, DH Hafner, DH
Ramirez, LF Martinez, C
Lowell, 3B Garko, 1B
Drew, RF Peralta, SS
Varitek, C Lofton, LF
Ellsbury, CF Gutierrez, RF
Lugo, SS Blake, 3B
Grab your laptop and join us in comments during the game!

***

Jake Westbrook / Daisuke Matsuzaka

At 4:32 AM, Gehrig 38 typed:
It's as on as it can possibly be. ...
Dice-K:
I don't know if the term 'switched on' is the right term or the right way to describe, but I am all on for [tonight].
Bot:
They made a mistake in waking a sleeping giant over here in this clubhouse ... You just don't do those kinds of things. You wake a sleeping giant? There's gonna be some consequences and repercussions, that's for sure.
Win.

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s1c said...

Dear MBM,

It is Mummy time!!!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

brendotroy said...

Damn, that was a disappointing K, most of all for Papi, I think - JW came in on him in good fashion, and his Green Monster cut missed by a bit. I just hope that that doesn't affect his other at-bats tonight, and I don't think that it will ...

redsock said...

I WANT MY MUMMY!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

we are NOT wondering who is jake westbrook. we are wondering how long it will be until eric wedge walks to the mound to put him out of his misery.

redsock said...

Buck channeling Pedro?

"Who is Jake Westbrook?"

L-girl said...

nah, jake is not in papi's head.

redsock said...

let him allow some damage first. a quick 3-run dong perhaps.

thatdietcokegirl said...

so wanna score first. come on come on come on!!

redsock said...

bad man hit ball

little man score run

L-girl said...

tdcg got her wish!

FUCK YEAH!

thatdietcokegirl said...

BAAAAD.

Amy said...

We score first! Go, Manny.

Andy said...

thanks laura i know what you are talkin about. we are doing better.
now the sox are playing for our angel

Colin said...

Let's keep this train rollin' son!

thatdietcokegirl said...

tdcg got her wish!

yay!! ;D

so wanna score again! haha

s1c said...

MBM!!!

L-girl said...

andy i'm sorry i couldn't contact you any other way. i can't express it here. my thoughts are with you.

i'm glad you're feeling well enough to be here on any level.

ok, back to the thread.

s1c said...

Dear Doctor,

I have a prescription I need filled.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

L-girl said...

s1c you are awesome

Amy said...

Doc is up. Big eyebrows. Love Millar. 3-1. YES!!

chief said...

Anyone know what they are chanting at Fenway? (Lowell AB) ?


Thx.

redsock said...

glad to see you back, andy. i hope everything is as well as it can be.



LOADED FOR YOU KNOW WHO.

Andy said...

A Drew-peat?

L-girl said...

chief: "westbrook... westbrook..."

i think

s1c said...

Bases loaded!!!

Dear J.D.,

A repeat would be wonderful. A hard hit ball would also be accepted.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

Amy said...

Can Drew do it again? Even if not, I will take a hit. Or even a sac fly.

redsock said...

pitching coach visit #1 for the spiders.

nixon33 said...

COME ON JD "I LOVE YOU" DREW!!!

Andy said...
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Colin said...

Oh snap! Doc gives the Rx to the Spiders. Fill the bottle Drew!

Colin said...

s1c! We need a Drew letter STAT!

Amy said...

Damn DP. I want last night's Drew.

L-girl said...

got it, you can delete it if you want

brendotroy said...

That play at first looked close, but we wouldn't know b/c of lack of good angle and/or replay. Are replays dead these days!? Gotta get to the iPhone commercial, I guess.

Colin said...

Ow.

redsock said...

bah. slowed by the mound.

no worries.

1-0, dice will keep a dealin'.

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh shattt.

iz cool. c'mon eville dice, let's go 1-2-3 again man ;))

L-girl said...

the night is young, that's not jd's last ab

nixon33 said...

shit. ok we got one.

dicek...throw up a zero

s1c said...

Are you kidding me, a smoker hits the mound and slows it just enough for a dp. Fragging Sox!

Colin said...

Good effort Drew, but remember...first pitch hacking is not encouraged. Your time will come again.

L-girl said...

we are in the driver's seat

ok i'm going to say it

it feels inevitable

i can't help it, it does!!!!

ish said...

Too bad that ended in a double play, but they got a HUGE run, and Westbrook had to throw a lot of pitches. 23 pitches, 14 strikes.

Plus, the Red Sox took a very good approach to him.

L-girl said...

ish = correct

Andy said...

We got to them early again that is key. They are on the defensive.

L-girl said...

yeah, *after* they choked away their lead in the series. they are up against it.

s1c said...

Delivery #4 accepted. I am so lucky!!!!

BTW - how to tell s1c is getting blotto

1) he seems incoherent (ed- when does he seem coherent?)
2) he loses count of deliveries.
3) sailor comes out and he starts cussing like said sailor.


Daisuke,

Please keep dealing!!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

Amy said...

Nice snag! Go, Doc!

Siddhartha said...

Nice play by Browsie!

redsock said...

23

Colin said...

Got the Dropkick Murphys blasting now. Let's see how the Tribe deals with the Boston Irish, toughest motherfuckers in all of New England.

brendotroy said...

I love the dichotomy between the outlooks of l-girl and s1c ... one the optimistic, team-supporting 'cheerleader' (meant with the utmost respect), and the other the pessimistic (I might say realistic) Sox fan. I'm with you both :)

thatdietcokegirl said...

yes. 2 down.

redsock said...

22

L-girl said...

the twin pillars of joy nation??? ;)

Andy said...

This kind of dealer always wins for the house. thank god this is Boston's house.

Amy said...

Two down. Or Five down, 22 to go.

Trying to be BOTH Allan and Laura. Big shoes to fill.

redsock said...

doctor
doctor
doctor

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L-girl said...

dice-k = awesome

thatdietcokegirl said...

back to the plate we go!

Colin said...

Joy Nation, like Red Sox Nation, is multi-pillared, with all walks of life coming to give their input and cheers to the Fens and the Sox.

L-girl said...

yes, we're very multi culti around here :)

ish said...

Dice-K has thrown 2 fewer pitches through TWO innings than Westbrook has thrown in just ONE.

redsock said...

21 pitches thru 2 for dice

thatdietcokegirl said...

i wonder if the captain has a little captain in him tonight?

(ok that was a bad contemporary reference)

but it would be nice!

redsock said...

beckett out in bullpen

L-girl said...

Trying to be BOTH Allan and Laura. Big shoes to fill.

ha! i stopped counting. i'm so not superstitious.

THAT'S AMY'S MAN!!!!

Amy said...

So why is Beckett in the bullpen?

TEK! MY GUY LEADS ODD WITH 2B!

ish said...

I wonder if the bullpen will let Beckett jam with them with the water bottles.

Vartiek doing the Monster Mash!

redsock said...

CAPTAIN --------- nearly over the wall -- double.

L-girl said...

and that's my boy :)

Amy said...

LBJ, bring Tek home and jump on the place with him. Laura and I will be beyond ecstatic watching that man-hug.

thatdietcokegirl said...

beckett out in bullpen

hey that's cool with me.

Amy said...

plate, not place. Hard to type when excited.

Colin said...

My Sox playlist right now:

1. Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up to Boston
2. Crystal Method - Blowout (title says it all)
3. The Roots - Here I Come
4. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
5. Journey - Don't Stop Believing
6. Journey - Any Way You Want It
7. Crystal Method - She's My Pusher
8. Crystal Method - Badass
9. Oakenfold w/Ice Cube - Get 'em Up
10. Pearl Jam - Go

redsock said...

For Amy!

Amy said...

Gee, I really am typing poorly---that was LEAD OFF, not LEAD ODD.

Colin said...

Oh my God that pic is priceless.

Andy said...

laura I'd do him

L-girl said...

Laura and I will be beyond ecstatic watching that man-hug.

:-P

brendotroy said...

Let's see how the Tribe deals with the Boston Irish, toughest motherfuckers in all of New England.

AMEN, says a (outside) Boston Irishman!

The Rooters gave the other team a dreadful fright
Boston's tenth man could not be wrong
Up from third base to Huntington
They'd sing another victory song

L-girl said...

andy!!! well played

(and ME TOO)

like you all don't know that!

redsock said...

clev pen quiet.

6 hits for first 8 sox

s1c said...

Dear sLugo,

Remember your double last night!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

Amy said...

Wow, that is SO cute. Saved it right to my hard drive. Thanks, Allan!!

Come on, Slugo, slug it. Drive TEK and LBJ in. NOW. DO IT.

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha some women love their slashy man-hugs don't they? (i spose i do too tho;))

thatdietcokegirl said...

2-0 tho.

all good. 2 outs don't trouble me.

Amy said...

Well, at least we get a run. Another f-ing DP. But we are getting to Westbrook and we are ahead.

Andy said...

run in is all that matters

brendotroy said...

Trying to be BOTH Allan and Laura. Big shoes to fill.

He he ... well, I do wear size sixteens, but I would never try to do such a thing. I'll just shut up now :)

L-girl said...

no fucking this or fucking that, it's 2-0 and westbrook is getting hit hard and dice-k is looking sharp as hell.

rah rah!

nixon33 said...

fuck! but got another run.
ok dicek...throw up another zero.

s1c said...

This game should be so far out of reach but two, yes two dp's so far in this game. Fragging Sox!

Dear Daisuke,

1-2-3 would be so, so nice right now. Deal baby, Deal!!!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

redsock said...

4. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
5. Journey - Don't Stop Believing


Hmmmmm ....

...

street light people whoaaaa oh whooaaaa .....

nixon33 said...

ha, l-girl i didnt see yr post!

i wanna see jocoby stealing!!!

i like the score

redsock said...

2-0 is great, but we have had good chances to totally run them ragged.

keep on ..

Amy said...

I hate these long commercial breaks. Do they seem longer tonight, or am I just more antsy?

ish said...

Surprised Ellsbury didn't run there, but the Red Sox got another HUGE run.

thatdietcokegirl said...

2-0 is great, but we have had good chances to totally run them ragged.

i'm not bothered tho

nick said...

Damn the double plays, but seriously dominant!

I'll stop by again in a while. What fun!

SoSock said...

COOL !
We'll take 1 every inning. And Dice is looking good so far!
My wife jst relinquished th laptop, she could see it was KILLING me.

Lord Lynch said...

Evening. I've woken up to watch this.

We have a choice of feeds tonight. Fox on one channel, or the always marvellous O'Brien/Sutcliffe combo on the other.

s1c said...

Delivery #5 (i assume its five) accepted.

Dear BH,

I love you, but the second honeymoon was last weekend. This is game 7 of Red Sox ALCS.

Love you but please wait till later!!!

Thanx,
s1c

redsock said...

i think we are falling behind s1c's pace. yike.s

Amy said...

Good morning, Lord. When do you sleep?

L-girl said...

diet coke, i started watching the vid, but i was laughing so much, i was missing too much of the game

redsock said...

fuck you grandpa

20

thatdietcokegirl said...

diet coke, i started watching the vid, but i was laughing so much, i was missing too much of the game

me too l. i was trying to find another one on their but i can't.
fucking love catherine tate.

s1c said...

whew, lost count but I think its 20!!!!

Amy said...

s1c, where the hell are these deliveries coming from? Where are you?

L-girl said...

if i try to keep up with s1c, i'll be passed out by the 6th

phrenile said...

I'm liking what I see so far. Let's get a run in every inning.

s1c said...

Amy, I am at home!!!

now if only b-fly was gone ;>)

Lord Lynch said...

Went to bed and got about 2 and a half hours. Should nab about 3 more after the game finishes.

Work is going to be tough today.

We missed some opportunities to kill this already?

Siddhartha said...

Stop nibbling, Dice-K.

redsock said...

P4

19

L-girl said...

THAT'S EIGHT

(i'll do the occasional count, how's that?)

L-girl said...

someone hold up the sarcasm sign so i don't make a fool of myself

(for once)

L-girl said...

there goes the no-hitter

but no problem

Amy said...

8 down, 19 to go. Get this Blake dude, Dice. One more strike, and we are a third of the way through. Shit, first hit, first baserunner. I don't like this Blake at all.

redsock said...

no problem -- a possible no hitter would kill us all.

Andy said...

2.2 perfect baby.

s1c said...

don't make a fool of myself

It is game 7 of the 2007 ALCS who the frag cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damn, the no hitter is gone!!!!

L-girl said...

tdcg, do they have bromwell high in the us? have you seen that show?

redsock said...

diceballa. :<(

SoSock said...

AWESOME!
Dice is dealing, and the rolls are coming up aces so far
We are SO hitting Westbrook hard!
He is lucky to only be down 2. And he won't be in there for long, I promise.

Amy said...

Really hating Blake.

Lord, you are amazing. I could never do that.

s1c, I was picturing you, like the others, in a hotel room calling room service! LOL!

Ben said...

I hate the assumption that any base hit is going to get a runner on 2nd home.

Lord Lynch said...

God, my eyes are sore. Cool them Dice-K.

thatdietcokegirl said...

lg, no.

is it canadian?

L-girl said...

ben, me too

"a base hit cuts the lead in half" - not necessarily. baseball is too unpredictable.

brendotroy said...

RING HIM UP!!! Goddamnit.

redsock said...

that ispart of the strike zone, you blind mfer.

L-girl said...

it's brit and canadian. it's a cartoon series about a north london high school.

bromwell high

you would love it

Siddhartha said...

Sit down, pretty boy!

Colin said...

Nice.

nixon33 said...

fuck you grady!

redsock said...

18 to go for 18

SoSock said...

Apparently size(more) doesn't really matter!

chief said...

Sit Down Grady

s1c said...

s1c, I was picturing you, like the others, in a hotel room calling room service! LOL!

Amy - advantages of working for the state, hotel rooms are at a minimum. However, I would really, really like this game to end before midnight since I have a 30 building apt complex to go through tomorrow.

not a 1-2-3 but it was clean!!!

Go Sox!!!!!
(officially reaching the blotto stage ;>) ).

brendotroy said...

That was a tough at-bat, regardless of the great outcome (which I'm pumped about, btw) ... he took Dice-K deep as hell into that count and did some mental damage, too, I think, what with the wasted pitch (on the time-out call), the call that he wanted but didn't get, and the overall number of pitches. Damnit. Oh well, he got the K.

Lord Lynch said...

First loud "Get In There" of the night.

The neighbours will be pleased.

Siddhartha said...

And now, no Sizemore to lead off the next inning...

Amy said...

Nice K for Dice K.

Andy said...

i lit a fire in my fireplace before game 5 because it was cold. Now it was 80 outside today and it is warm in my house but i still lit the fire. So in my sweat box we are jumping around pumping fists bot style. Dice is my fucking hero.

redsock said...

dice at 44 thru 3.

yook
tiz
mummy
dr
for the sox

Lord Lynch said...

Our terrestrial channel feed keeps going on about Torre.

It's Fox for me.

L-girl said...

good one sosock :)

he took Dice-K deep as hell into that count and did some mental damage, too, I think, what with the wasted pitch

will somebody please hold up that sarcasm sign????

phrenile said...

Keep 'em coming.

David said...

kids are in bed (finally), so it's back the game.

ish said...

:D

L-girl said...

i am very sick of seeing tiger woods shaving

every baseball fan in canada must be sick of seeing tiger woods shaving

nixon33 said...

brendotroy said...
That was a tough at-bat, regardless of the great outcome (which I'm pumped about, btw) ... he took Dice-K deep as hell into that count and did some mental damage, too, I think, what with the wasted pitch (on the time-out call), the call that he wanted but didn't get, and the overall number of pitches. Damnit. Oh well, he got the K.

Sun Oct 21, 09:18:00 PM


????
are you kidding?

s1c said...

Dear Youkilis,

Normally you need no letter, being the Greek god of ... yada, yada. However, it is time to point out that this is your time, your moment, your chance to become really, really, really special.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

brendotroy said...

"There are one, or more, Octobers!

Amy said...

YOOOOUUUUK!

ish said...

Fox gets back right as the first pitch is thrown.

And a DOUBLE FOR YOOOOOUK!!!!

Right in front of Big Papi.

chief said...

Yoooooooouuuuuuuuukkkkkkkk

L-girl said...

yooooooook

redsock said...

westbrook -- just another ex-mfy that we pound like a fucking drum.

11 sox -- 7 hits

Andy said...

maybe the sox groudcrew broke the spiders bullpen phone.

SoSock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

Amy said...

Let's break this thing open. BATS PLEASE.

Colin said...

You wanna fuck with our pitcher Cleveland we'll return the favor tenfold!

L-girl said...

dear fox

how hard is it TO SHOW EVERY FUCKING PITCH OF A FUCKING BASEBALL GAME????

no love,

joy nation

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha, lg check it

ok last link not related to the game, but it's the best one.

OK RUNS NOW.
RUNNNNNS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Youk needs to get home quickly. I need this over so I can be a functioning human being.

Lord hear my prayer. No not me, the real Lord!

s1c said...

Dear fox

Ditto from the blotto s1c

Amy said...

I love our drummers. Not warlike like that drum in Cleveland.

Andy said...

no beckett in the drum line. Starters not allowed on the flying dutchman

redsock said...

bring him home, being, you gangster you.

s1c said...

Ok, we are reaching new levels of BH awesomeness. Delivery # aw hell, who knows has now been accepted!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

manny i require you to be bad.

oh shit. intentional.

Amy said...

Well, you show them no one walks Manny to get to you, Doc. Rub it in their faces.

redsock said...

do not diss the doctor.

bad medicine.

Colin said...

Ahhhhh intentional walk.

Siddhartha said...

Don't anger the brows.

thatdietcokegirl said...

you rule for being here m'lord :))

L-girl said...

tdcg, i've seen that one, i love it! very good for canada, too.

I DON'T KNOW, ASK ME IN ENGLISH :)

Andy said...

i just thought about how that drumming routine must sound to the cleveland bullpen. they share a roof right? even if they dont it must be intimidating

Amy said...

S1c, write a form letter for no DPs so we can just keep reposting it.

redsock said...

lowell needs to go all kervorkian on these losers.

L-girl said...

those really are some kinda eyebrows the doc has there. he must fix them up or he'd be a total unibrow

L-girl said...

3-0!!!

another inning, another run

s1c said...

Dear Doctor,

They dissed you. Make them Pay!!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

Amy said...

Enough to score a run. 3-0. :)

Lord Lynch said...

Sac Fly is OK. I need more.

Ben said...

1 run every inning so far. I like that!

redsock said...

so we win this 8-0, i presume.

chief said...

I repeat:

Yooooooooooouuuuuuukkkkkkkkkkk......

Colin said...

Sac fly works for me :D

DANNDANN said...

Ok a rare post from me; morning all...I'm English and start work in five hours...its going to be a long hard day tommorow!!

To hell with it! GO SOX!

Lord Lynch said...

DJ Werd. Your London fan base needs you.

phrenile said...

Somehow Westbrook knew, just knew, that pitch was deep enough to plate the run. Thanks, McCarver.

SoSock said...

We'll take 1 every inning :)

thatdietcokegirl said...

I DON'T KNOW, ASK ME IN ENGLISH :)

haha. best part.

i'll check out bromwell high too. british shows just pwn us all xo

SoSock said...

That is not to say it would hurt my feelings to get MORE!

L-girl said...

inevitable, i tells ya

Amy said...

Hey, Danndann, meet the Lord. A countryman of yours also staying up all night for the game.

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