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.

1,356 comments:

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s1c said...

wanted - Pictures of Amy dancing the Jig!!!

Wanted - pictures of (are you kiddding me who the frag cares!)

The Red Sox Win the pennant!!!

can you believvvvvve it!!!!!!!

gawd I love this team!!!!!

phrenile said...

Martinez looks like he's crying in the dugout.

Amy said...

I think Coco could have let it drop and not risk hurting himself. Hope he's ok.

redsock said...

W L L L W W W

brendotroy said...

Blasting the Standells, trying to hear the interviews, blinking through a few tears, loving this team and the franchise and you all ... about to go grab some champagne, thanks to L's suggestion.

THE RED SOX WIN THE PENNANT!
WE'RE GOING TO TO THE WORLD SERIES!

PEACE, I'M OUT!!!

phrenile said...

Manny: "I'm just proud to be here."

thatdietcokegirl said...

HAHAH manny!! he's so talkative now!!

tim said...


fucking rogers better stay woth this


Tune to the fox feed, mang!

Fuck I'm getting more errors posting than ever before.

redsock said...

YOU MAKE YOUR OWN DESTINATION

phrenile said...

Paps still has the death eyes in the post-game interview.

L-girl said...

psycho bot!!!!

redsock said...

PSYCHO BOT YELLING AT FOX

DANCE BOT DANCE

David said...

"Stay Tuned". He is freaking nuts!

L-girl said...

did you see bot drop to his knees, give tek the "come on" wave?? tek jumps in his arms, love it.

redsock said...

re dancing

snuffer: "stay tuned kenny i got something for ya"

nixon33 said...

we are the shit! our team is unfucking stoppable

SoSock said...

Holy Shit!
What a team!
What a night!
What a post!

Huh?

I'm runk

L-girl said...

tim, we switched to the fox buffalo station, got it there

Amy said...

My daughter just called all excited. So glad I have one Red Sox fan in the family! I also am glad she is safe in her apartment and not near Fenway...it must be nuts there now!

Lord Lynch said...

No celebrations on NASN. They've gone to ice hockey.

Lord Lynch said...

I'm done.

See you some time on Wednesday.

redsock said...

now on the buffalo fox feed -0- and a new tape in the vcr

L-girl said...

amy, you're so sweet, worrying about coco

phrenile, i was wondering who that was. v-mart? it's hard to see the losers.

but damn glad it's not us!!!!

s1c said...

even Jim Rice can't fragging mess up this post game show!!!

gawd I can't beleive this, I fragging can't believe this, I can not believe this!!!!!!!

What have the romans ever done for us?????????

DANNDANN said...

I watched on MLB.tv lord...they just cut the feed when the game ends...just turned channel 5 on for a but of extra though.

phrenile said...

Love the Paps goggles.

Colin said...

Bot with the goggles...this time he upgraded! I now watch the drunken insanity with glee.

s1c said...

I'm runk

About time you joined me!!!

redsock said...

AL TROPHY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Gnight again, Lord!

I hate to see the losers cry also.

I figure Coco wanted to make that play to redeem himself and feel a part of the victory. I am glad he got to do that, and I hope he didn't hurt himself. But I am also so glad LBJ played these two games.

Colin said...

And that bitch is ruining the mood.

tim said...

lmao bot!!!!!

phrenile said...

This is like the worst Oscars speech. Show us the players.

DANNDANN said...

Night night guys ;-)

L-girl said...

john henry aka the scarecrow

s1c said...

Cleveland sucks!!

Cleveland sucks!!
Cleveland sucks!!
Cleveland sucks!!
Cleveland sucks!!

yerry francona games 5-7 of ALCS 6-0!!!!

fuck yeah!!!

tim said...

I wanna see Millar in there gettin juiced!

L-girl said...

yeah the owners and league stuff is so boring, give us the drunken jiggers

Amy said...

Night again, Dann. See you for the Series!

phrenile said...

Racists go home. I can't say how happy that makes me.

s1c said...

I want Theo to say "just remember Norway" !!!

ish said...

JOSH BECKETT, ALCS MVP!

tim said...

this woman is ruining my papelboner!

phrenile said...

"And bring back the American league, the National league, I mean the World Series trophy."

Maybe she's been drinking with the players.

L-girl said...

we love you josh

Ofer said...

Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuckety Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck YEAH!!! We're going to the World Series, baby!

Inevitability, indeed.

SoSock said...

THANK GOD they got those 4 clowns out of the way!
Let's hear from somebody who matters.
(OK, I know they have something to do with it in the ofice too, but GET "EM THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!)

s1c said...

even with the dirt dogs the cleveland nine couldn't do it.

Cleveland sucks!!
Cleveland sucks!!
Cleveland sucks!!
Cleveland sucks!!

Amy said...

Josh being so gracious. No cursing tonight.

Colin said...

Not surprised with Becks getting that.

redsock said...

swear, josh, swear!!!!

give us a fuck yeah

nick said...

So, Redsock, anything good on TV tonight?

There I was standing and applauding in my living room like a fool. Right Fuckin' On!

Congrats to all!

L-girl said...

shut up already and give us the locker room

phrenile said...

Of course this champagne stuff is nothing more than baseball bukkake.

SoSock said...

THANK GOD they got those 4 clowns out of the way!
Let's hear from somebody who matters.
(OK, I know they have something to do with it in the ofice too, but GET "EM THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!)

s1c said...

Josh - "I told him I would dance with him if we won the WS".

LMAO!!!

redsock said...

COME ON

RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE
RIV ER DANCE

Ofer said...

1250 comments, and I'm going home and reading them all! Oh, this is fucking euphoria right here.

redsock said...

Of course this champagne stuff is nothing more than baseball bukkake.

you say that like it's a bad thing.

????

Colin said...

I know this might sound buzzkill, but I do feel bad seeing Eric Wedge like that.

s1c said...

BH - "so who won?"
s1c - did you hear me going fucking Sox?

BH - "no, so I guess the Sox Won?"

s1c - "damn straight baby, damn straight!!!"

nick said...

speaking of which, word on oCoC? nothing serious, I hope--though just another opportunity for LBJ love.

SoSock said...

oops - double posting....
Who the hell was the nonsense spouting, babbling gal anyway?
And now - Irish Jig music during the highlights !
SWEET!!

L-girl said...

so who won, that's so cute

our dogs are having extra treats tonight. why shouldn't they celebrate too?!

tim said...

DOWNNNN BY THE RIVER
DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE RIVER CHARLES

thats where youll find me along with lovers, thugs and thieves

but i LOVE THAT DIRTY WATER

OHHH BOSTON YOURE MY HOME

L-girl said...

colin, i do too. it's the hardest interview to do, that one. our happiness is someone else's heartbreak.

all i can say is thank goodness it's in that direction

phrenile said...

Fox is saying Paps has promised a new dance; they have a camera on the field.

SoSock said...

A new Bot dance?

s1c said...

a papelbon camera oh yeah, show the love now Fox!

give me a fragging break!

redsock said...

fox has a bot-cam!!!

tim said...

Papi out on the field....jig time?


WTF HIGHLIGHTS? FUCK therell be three days for this

thatdietcokegirl said...

nesn has coverage.

L-girl said...

allan just told me jere was there tonight - i didn't even know! very cool. he is the best fan, he so deserves it.

tim said...

thatdietcokegirl said...

nesn has coverage.


Well thats great for NESN viewers! lol, fucking canada.

s1c said...

ok, tina's pre game interviewees have came up big the last three nights, so no doubt in my mind that every fragging player is begging her to be the pre game interview for game 1 of the WS.

hmmm, game 1 of the WS gawd that sounds good!!!

Amy said...

Waiting for the Bot dance. THen I really should sleep so I can get up and teach tomorrow.

phrenile said...

But Fox doesn't deliver.

Amy said...

Looks like Fox is done?? Terry on NESN. No Bot dance on Fox? I keep switching back and forth.

phrenile said...

I can't get NESN in NJ, alas.

redsock said...

fox buffalo leaves the scene -- for what???

they got to get in their 124 daily episodes of everybody loves raymond

SoSock said...

Jeez! I really need to get some damn sleep.
I'm screwed for at least another hour tho, it'll take taht long to wind down.
AL CHAMPS! Don't it just sound GRAND!

Colin said...

Don't worry about the Bot dance...I have a gut feeling YouTube will come through somehow.

tim said...

Fuck sakes FOX. You've failed again. Looks like I'll have to wait for videos to be uploaded tomorrow.

I'm off to do my powerpoint up now, WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Lookin forward to wednesday folks! This should be a tough one vs. Rox, gonna be gettin some brewskis for it!

thatdietcokegirl said...

they're just showing terry press conference then going over highlights with tc, remy and rice.

no locker room yet.

lol did you see terry in his (red) socks n sandals at the presentation? hilarious.

tim said...

Also one more thing RE: Millar lineups - I thought that was fucking great how they had him in the dugout and throwing out the first pitch! Only Kevin! I was in the restaurant when he was announcing the lineups and was like "fuck this is golden stuff! we need audio!"

Amy said...

I can try and cover NESN for you all.

Dustin at mike: Veteran guys instilled belief, set the tone early in the season.

We get confidence from experienced players. Alex Cora told me to settle down, have fun, and leave it out on the field. Don't have any regrets.

ODawg said...

For those who get it, ESPNews carries the post-game news conference.

SoSock said...

Shit, Fox S left the scene too.
I really wanted to see the bot-dance!
Oh well, I know we can count on RS to post us a clip when it comes!
That's why we follow :)
GOT to get some sleep...for a change.
See ya Wednesday, if not before!

ish said...

Big Papi's on the mound with the public address system.

Amy said...

Re his HR: I was so excited, I had so much adrenaline, I don't even remember running around the bases.

thatdietcokegirl said...

fuckin papi is on the mound talking to the crowd and we're watching random interviews with reporters on the field.

ish said...

This is hysterical!!!

ish said...

Oh man. Papelbon's now on the mic!

thatdietcokegirl said...

noone has left the park.

awesome!

ish said...

PAPELBON'S DANCING NOW!

s1c said...

NESN shoing the Bot dance!!!


what? no bud light box on the head!!

ish said...

HE'S OUT THERE DANCING WITH THE DROPKICK MURPHYS.

Amy said...

Players now in the field. Timlin MCing with Pap. No sound on TV though. :( They claim they are censoring it.

Pap doing his jig. Riverdance has started!! The guy is not bad! Dancing with Drop Kick Murphys/

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha papelpig doing an irish jig (and not so badly!)

Colin said...

THE BOT JIG!!! WITH THE DROPKICK MURPHYS!

L-girl said...

is anyone taping this???

Amy said...

Ortiz giggling at Pap.

redsock said...

cakey may come thru with video/dvd!!!

i hope

Amy said...

Everyone hugging Pap.

thatdietcokegirl said...

(i have a girl-crush on kathryn tappen ;//)

s1c said...

L-girl said...
is anyone taping this???


Are you kidding me, I am blotto, do you expect me to handle the remote also?

LOL, gawd I love this team!!!!

L-girl said...

you should see what they had on "sportscentre" for this. 20 seconds - coco's catch - c'est fin.

not happy w/ canadian tv tonight!

Amy said...

Papi addressing the crowd, but NESN cuts away. NESN so damn chicken. Censorship on cable tv. What next...

s1c said...

(i have a girl-crush on kathryn tappen ;//)

Sorry, all I can conjure up is her WEEI sports update where she says - "consider yourself flashed"

(sorry, I may be an old mother f******, but I am not dead!)

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha "sportscentre" spelled all british. that's cute.

thatdietcokegirl said...

or. french really, i guess.

Amy said...

Sorry, no VCR on this TV (I had to go downstairs so Harv could sleep).

s1c said...

C.C and Carmona - sit your ugly asses down, because you could not, I repeat could not win one fragging game in the ALCS!!!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

Sorry, all I can conjure up is her WEEI sports update where she says - "consider yourself flashed"

what??? i must've missed that.

but ya know. typical weei shiz right there ;p

Amy said...

Oh GOD, Youk is dancing.

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha hi synder i remember you!!

s1c said...

LBJ on NESN!!!

that is Laura's boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

LBJ interview: Awesome. Backs to the wall. Great feeling.

Getting dumped on by lots of players. Is he old enough to drink?

I never could imagine going to the World Series. It's a dream come true.

thatdietcokegirl said...

doctor doubles looks the coolest with a cigar.

thatdietcokegirl said...

deputy dog posing with the ladiezz ;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

i wish they'd just stfu and let us hear what's goin on on the field. hinske was just in the sound room talking on the PA.

Amy said...

First time they clinched at home since 86. Gee, I hadn't thought of that.

s1c said...

Tom Werner - STFU nobody cares what you think

Amy said...

Well, I am afraid that's all the highlights I can share. Got to go get some sleep so I can dazzle my students tomorrow. Or at least so I can avoid looking truly foolish!

See you all on WEDNESDAY. Probably before for all the post series celebration and pre series analysis.

GOOD NIGHT!

s1c said...

some times the internet just amazes me. Thursdays game JOS gets over 1000 posts in the game thread and then for some reason yesterday's game gets tiddly.

Tonight, JOS blows through the record as we are looking at 1320 posts right now.

Have I mentioned how much I love this team?

gawd I love this team!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

this time, 3 years ago, you could hear car horns honking and ppl yelling in the streets and i was living in cambridge at the time!

hey red sock, quote on yahoo sports is 'the joy of sox'

whut? ;)) i think they should credit you ;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

night amy! :))

s1c said...

Youk - we showed the guys who doubted us and some day maybe those people will realize that the Red Sox are a great team

Well said GGOW!

ish said...

I wonder where Kevin Millar is.

brendotroy said...

The damn hotel bar doesn't have champagne by the glass! No matter, had a nice nightcap (rusty nail, if anyone cares) and talked to the locals (sad because their Brew Crew hasn't done much in ages) about how jealous they are that we ... won ... the ... PENNANT ... fffffffffff yeah!

s1c said...

Josh doing press conference 1+ MINUTES AND NO F BOMBS.

I am so disappointed ;)

Colin said...

I wonder where Kevin Millar is.

He's probably relishing the win with his old comrades somewhere covertly...like Mirror should. Too bad Mueller's not with him.

s1c said...

espn.com - Dustin Pedroia's two-run homer highlighted an eventful seventh inning.

That is fuck yeah to you rubes

L-girl said...

wow, what a night. good night all. see you weds, or as amy said, probably earlier.

Colin said...

Thank you Kevin Millar. Your mojo works for us yet again!

s1c said...

I am watching yerry's take and all I am thinking... well, maybe we shouldn't go there!!!!

can you believe it!!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha psycho bot pic on yahoo's front page story

pitmatic said...

Lurked here for a while but had to comment. Game 3 at Jacobs field drunken toerag came up to my 10 year old son and got in his face about how the Red Sox suck. One, he's a freaking cowardly idiot. Two, wish I could see him now.

thatdietcokegirl said...

night all, wednesday...it's ON!!

phrenile said...

Good night, people. Sweet dreams of baseball these October nights.

ish said...

I've used up about 60 minutes of tape so far tonight.

thatdietcokegirl said...

one more thing: happy for dice-k. he must feel a hell of a lot better :)

s1c said...

one last thing before I go sleep off this drunken haze.

coming into this series ON FIRE had a career history of .360 in the lcs. After tonight, J.D. Drew batted .360 in the ALCS. take that you weei losers!!!!

Colin said...

Well I'm off to bed. My gf, who doesn't really understand my obsession with the Sox, is upset about her future and school b/c of one bad class out of 3 years worth, so now I must go. Nevertheless I'll go with a shit-eating grin. Cleveland fans learned what happened when you fuck with the Irish and the Sox.

s1c said...

Schilling being interviewed by Tina - "Same thing we did in 2004, everybody stayed focused. Daisuke was special, he came up huge for us!"

Fuck Yeah!!!!

s1c said...

Remy on Tina - "shes hot, oops, I didn't mean it that way, she is on a roll."

btw - Tina pregame interviewees 7-12 in the last three games!!!

s1c said...

Final part of Daisuke's press conference:

Q. You mentioned you were able to pass the ball on to the bullpen in a good way today, and you had said earlier in the series that you could not let it end like this. How content were you today with your payback, so to speak?
DAISUKE MATSUZAKA: I think the first response to that is the team winning, and in that sense I'm very happy.
But there is more to play, and I'm not 100 percent satisfied with my own pitching today. I want to address some of those things in my next outing, not to make a big deal out of it, but the world's biggest stage is still waiting for us, and I'd like to see what I can do.

Zenslinger said...

I had to get in on this thread after watching the Game at the Bar.

It's funny how Game 2 was the only other game that was really a nail-biter...and both the final scores of Game 2 and 7 were so lopsided.

The Bar is ostensibly a Yankees bar but was all Boston tonight (after the NFL I've-been-drinking-since-10AM folks finally wheeled themselves out.) We had a great time. Lots of screaming and nerves.

What I found most interesting about tonight is that despite not having been totally shelled in his previous games, Matsuzaka was at this point in the fifth at which his game was either going to be considered a success or a failure. I mean, 4 runs in 4 and 2/3 is not good, but all the focus was about how he had been "ineffective". But tonight, given the atmosphere, 2 runs in five innings was a brilliant outing. Obviously, his pitching was significantly better, but it all came down to getting Cabrera in the 5th...and not getting to Hafner. Even though he didn't burn us too bad in the series, Hafner was a lurking danger the whole time.

I love how the Okajima -> Papelbon basic plan still held up even though it required two (ballsy) innings from both.

I love how there was suspense during this game.

Respectfully, fuck all this "Eat shit, Cleveland" stuff. They played well. Worthy opponents. Well done.

I was finally fully on the line emotionally for this one. It felt great.

The bartender, from Winthrop, MA, cued up "Dirty Water" after the game was decided.

What a team. What a season.

I'm sorry not to have spent it with you all. I was thinking of you all the way.

World Series, here we come.

s1c said...

Last question to the ALCS MVP:

Q. You've obviously had a very good year. Particularly, though, the last month you've gone against some great pitchers going back to September, Halladay, Chien-Ming Wang, and then two games in this series. Have you amped up your concentration as it's gotten chillier here?
JOSH BECKETT: "Chillier," is that a metaphor? I don't know, I go out there every time, and the first couple innings you try and figure out what you've got and what's not going for you and what's not working so well. Don Sutton used to tell me every time, you go out there, you're going to be a different guy. So throughout the course of a year you can be between 30 and 35 people.
Between the first couple innings you're trying to figure out which guy you are. It's kind of like my first innings are always -- if you're going to get to me, generally the first inning is the inning that I'm trying to figure out who I am that day. You know, I've just been able to execute pitches, whether it be Chien-Ming Wang or C.C. Sabathia, nobody wants it more than me. When I'm out there, I feel like the guys are all behind me, and I just feel like we're better than everybody else.


well said, well said

s1c said...

Last question to Wedge in his press conference:
Q. Speaking of short, Dustin Pedroia, a little slow start but got going. The big guys started early, some of their little guys, particularly Pedroia today, can you talk about Pedroia.
ERIC WEDGE: He's had a terrific year. He's got a lot of pop in his bat, he plays with a lot of energy. Probably the type of guy that you don't like playing against but would love to have on your team. And obviously he hurt us tonight.


that is Fuck yeah to you sucka!!!

nixon33 said...

what a fucking day. i spent most of it getting goosebumps reading the early comments and then going back and reading the 2004 archives redsock provides.

this is magical (again)
fuck yeah.

another week of baseball.

westcoastsox said...

Thank you everyone. After a very long and happy celebration, followed by a quick review of Sportscenter (sorry Laura, the US version had tons of coverage), followed by a jaw-opening review of the 7-touchdown Patriots game bringing them to 7-0 right before Game 7, I read every single comment here. All 1,351 of them. Thanks for the entertainment, and I hope to join you for at least some of Wednesday!

westcoastsox said...

Of course, who's up and moderating now? Or reading these? G'night.

Lord Lynch said...

For all my new found partners in threads, I am just going to let you know that I am in utter turmoil at work, barely able to keep my eyes open.

I couldn't sleep for over an hour after the game, my mind racing over a number of things - I explain it in my mulit-sport blog - but it was a wonderful experience to share the evening with you all, and worth the hell I'm going through now.

I will go home tonight, have dinner, transfer the game onto my DVD, and then sleep.

Until Wednesday. Little did I know that when I turned down a ticket to Fenway in June, because I couldn't get two, that I was missing a preview of the World Series.

Lord Lynch said...

Oh. And this made me laugh from NYY Fans...

"Know what I just realized, and this is the only reason I am slightly irritated right now. Francona is going to be managing in the 08 All Star Game last year of Yankee Stadium. Whatever the result of the World Series, I hope he does something assinine enough between now and the all star game to get fired from the red sox."

chief said...

Speaking of NYY fans, Wild Card Gear is still available.

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