October 28, 2007

WS 4: Red Sox 4, Rockies 3

The Red Sox lineup remains the same:
Red Sox                Rockies
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Kazuo Matsui, 2B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Troy Tulowitzki, SS
David Ortiz, 1B Matt Holiday, LF
Manny Ramirez, LF Todd Helton, 1B
Mike Lowell, 3B Garrett Atkins, 3B
J.D. Drew, RF Ryan Spilborghs, CF
Jason Varitek, C Brad Hawpe, RF
Julio Lugo, SS Yorvit Torrealba, C
Jon Lester, P Aaron Cook, P
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Jon Lester / Aaron Cook

If you are worried about Lester starting -- though at this point, why are you worried about anything -- consider that Colorado is pinning its post-season hopes on a guy who has not pitched in a game since August 10.

955 comments:

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L-girl said...

I think they're being very fair about the Sox and the history, what I'm catching of it anyway. I'm not hanging on every word, but they don't sound all that annoying to me.

L-girl said...

There's s1c's shuttlecock commercial.

tim said...

Shuttlecock lodged in the leg, awesome.

tim said...

If we keep posting shuttlecock, I'm sure we'll move up in google when people search for that word!

tim said...

If we keep posting shuttlecock, I'm sure we'll move up in google when people search for that word!

And what I mean by "that word!" is shuttlecock!

shuttlecock!

ish said...

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Maybe. Maybe not.

L-girl said...

Tim, no idea what places yet, we'll improvise as we go along. Last year we went by ourselves and stayed in Niagara On The Lake. Had no idea how super touristy it was, yuck. But we did some historic stuff the next day (we love that stuff), it was fun.

This year we're going with friends, ppl we met thru my blog. They like to drink too so it should be fun.

Hey, try not to plan your wine day on the same day as our party!

s1c said...

Just to echo Mayor Deebs:

I would rather be with the people of this town than with the finest people in the world.

1 down in the 3rd!!

Ofer said...

Lester getting some ugly swings so far. I love it.

Amy said...

Fox being nice to Tek. I won't complain about that.

Erin said...

That was a legitimate bad play from Manny in left. I bet we hear about it for a while now.

tim said...

Ahh the ol' plan it as you go along and sample more and more...hahaha. that should be fun to read about!

Wine day will probably be around my B-Day, when is the BBQ? I think I recall you mentioning that it might be earlier in the month next year...

WOW what a HUUUUUGE outfield!

L-girl said...

"We said that when the series was going to move west, the spacious outfield..."

You did? Really? We must have missed it!

Amy said...

So did Denver build this BIIIIG field because of the thin air? Or was just because they do everything BIIIG out west?

L-girl said...

Ahh the ol' plan it as you go along and sample more and more...hahaha. that should be fun to read about!

Heh. Yeah.

Wine day will probably be around my B-Day, when is the BBQ?

I don't yet, but I'll try to coordinate with you, why not.

L-girl said...

Nice K!

tim said...

Oh, and re: niagara on the lake...

really? yeah, i didn't think that...but i guess i hear a lot about it so that makes sense. it can't be worse than the falls area itself.

i hate going down there, clifton hill et al, but they have a beautiful hotel, the doubletree, that we like to stay at. probably going down for the girlfriend's birthday in december, along with dinner at the kickass italian joint she found.

TU-k-LO!

Amy said...

Good for you, Jon. Strike him out.

redsock said...

TT being CI.

Erin said...

I don't want to see every ballpark built identically, but I've always thought the variations in the parks are strange. This is the only major sport where every field doesn't have to meet the official regulations, at least when it comes to foul territory and the outfield, obviously.

L-girl said...

But the Falls has the Falls. NOTL was just busloads of tourists. Beautiful area, homes, all that stuff, but I'd rather stay in a no-name town somewhere.

Oo, losercam! It's started!

Amy said...

One more strike, Jonny boy.

redsock said...

Captain
Sergeant Major.
...
The Engineer

The national media's luvfest for Varitek seems to be growing in inverse proportion to his offensive decline.

Amy said...

Yes! You showed them, Jon!

tim said...

WOOOOOOOOOOO! LESTER! FUCK YAH!

18 outs to go!

s1c said...

yep, another double wasted!!!!!

End of three, c'mon Sox, runs!!!!

Ofer said...

Lester looking as good as I've seen him.

L-girl said...

Yeah! WTG Jon.

Re Tek, I agree.

Re ballparks, variation is such a huge part of our sport. It was horrible when it was moving away from that, and so good it has gone back in the right direction.

redsock said...

holliday sasahe

tim said...

erin...or a fucking YELLOW LINE on the TOP of the wall!

/irrelevant angst from a while ago

but I'd rather stay in a no-name town somewhere.

True that!

s1c said...

Dear F*** Yeah,

Are you going to let that twit LBJ out hit you? Dude, it is time for you to show these guys how to play. A hit is not only needed, it is REQUIRED.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

L-girl said...

Tim, the big thing this year is we're not staying over - meaning someone has to drive home. Not ideal.

tim said...

Re ballparks, variation is such a huge part of our sport. It was horrible when it was moving away from that, and so good it has gone back in the right direction.

Yeah, true. Could you imagine how shitty it would be if every park was built like the SKYDOME. Ugh, boooorrrring!

Amy said...

One of the great charms of Fenway is all its odd angles. One of the most boring thing about Shea, in contrast, is how uninteresting its field dimensions are.

tim said...

Laser show?

L-girl said...

The whole generation of cookie-cutter parks is pretty much gone now, or about to be.

L-girl said...

Laser show, love it!

tim said...

Tim, the big thing this year is we're not staying over - meaning someone has to drive home. Not ideal.

Very unideal. Hey, look at that! Firefox recognized it as a word! Anyway yeah, thats shitty, I think we're going to try to get a group of people together and rent some sort of vehicle to transport us...As long as theres no driving for the "samplers"!

L-girl said...

Can't compare Fenway and Shea in the same sentence! One is a gem, the other a trash can.

Fenway has always been my favourite park, long before I was a Sox fan. I HATE Shea.

s1c said...

One of the great charms of Fenway is all its odd angles. One of the most boring thing about Shea, in contrast, is how uninteresting its field dimensions are.

Did a geometry project in HS using Fenway as the model. All, those angles!!

tim said...

Anyone else getting sick of hearing buck saying "he took a RRRRRRRRRRip!"

L-girl said...

We're going without a DD. Everyone is drinking. I think we'll probably go pretty easy, tho. And drive home very slowly.

L-girl said...

I am sick of that!

Amy said...

My brother has a friend who is an absolute rabid Yankee fan, to the point that she travels all over to watch them on the road. Even she admits that Fenway is the best place to watch a game.

I think it is time for Manny to make his mark. And not by his fielding. I think his hair/helmet distracted him last night.

Erin said...

I would just like to see the Lakers or Celtics suddenly decide to add some "unique" corners at the baseline or something.

I don't want cookie cutter ballparks, either. I just think it's interesting that baseball is the only sport that allows such differences in each park.

L-girl said...

Baseball is definitely unusual that way, if not unique.

tim said...

Yeah, as long as the driver takes it easy. I'm not one of those people that crucifies someone for drinking a couple then driving. I realize that you need a bit more to inebriate your motor skills. But if you're just fucked out of your tree and want to drive, well that's a different story...

tim said...

This Chili on your Nachos Belgrande commercial is fucking pissing me off too. That guy is incredibly obnoxious, the "older bro" - and sounds like Andy from "The Office"

L-girl said...

Tim, I agree. I personally can't stand to drive when I've had anything to drink. And I've lived long enough to know firsthand the results of driving blotto.

But money is tight right now, and I have a writing deadline, so an overnight is not good and I wanna go! :)

So we're being a bit irresponsible.

Ofer said...

How many years has Mastercard gone with the 'priceless' thing? I think it's at least 12.

redsock said...

golf courses are different.

Amy said...

Tim, I think it really depends on the person. I won't drive after one drink because I know my reflexes are affected. I really can feel it. Harvy, on the other hand, has no trouble drinking after two or three glasses of wine. His reflexes after drinking are better than mine when I am stone sober.

nixon33 said...

ok lester hang a 0.

L-girl said...

to the point that she travels all over to watch them on the road.

If that's the definition, sign me up on the rabid club. Baseball road trips are my favourite thing.

L-girl said...

It's interesting to think about how different this feels compared to 2004. That was a completely unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This is so great, so much fun, so much joy - just pure joy - none of the other stuff. :)

Erin said...

True about golf courses, but I think the difference there is that the individual golfer is playing against the course. The whole point of the game is to get the best of certain elements of the course.

Baseball players take advantage of elements of the different parks, to be sure, but they're also playing against another team.

I'll amend my original comment to say that baseball is the only team sport that allows such variance.

redsock said...

yerry - 1st manager in history to win his first 7 world series games.

L-girl said...

They're just gonna talk right through that incredible catch????

Ofer said...

ok lester hang a 0.

Heh, Nixon breaking a streak of 22 posts that had nothing to do with what's going on in the game (announcer stuff doesn't count).

Erin said...

What's up with Lugo and the leather in this series? Nicely done.

Amy said...

That was not a criticism of my brother's friend (i.e., the road trip thing). I envy the fact that she has both the time and the financial resources to do that. She is also extrememly generous---often invites us to games at Fenway where she buys incredible tickets and at Yankee Stadium, where she has a great box of season's tickets (the latter we have only accepted one since getting to the Bronx is not as easy (or as exciting) as getting to Boston). THe only problem with going to games at Fenway with her is that I have to tolerate all her anti-Red Sox venom since I am her guest. I just parry back, but it does get exhausting.

s1c said...

Wait I thought sLugo was a liability with his glove? another great catch!!!

tim said...

Tim, I think it really depends on the person. I won't drive after one drink because I know my reflexes are affected. I really can feel it. Harvy, on the other hand, has no trouble drinking after two or three glasses of wine. His reflexes after drinking are better than mine when I am stone sober.

Well yeah, I think if you can feel it then, no. But I know I've been DDing before and had a beer and people looked at me, shocked. I'm like "its ONE beer! it doesn't do anything!" I know a lot of ppl are different, but it takes a bit more to get me goin...

L-girl said...

I knew it wasn't a criticism.

SoSock said...

Amy

Thanks, I'll check it out after the game, or in the morning. I've been going back once a day or so to look for follow-up comments, but haven't yet today.

Helluva play by Slugo there!

s1c said...

Fragging Houdini, don't give them anything. No gifts, no gifts.

One more baby face, one more.

westcoastsox said...

Hi, everyone! Laptop finally up and running. Great game...

L-girl said...

Hi westcoast!

Hey is DannDann still around?

redsock said...

Let's go Jon.

nixon33 said...

nice lester!!!!

redsock said...

Another bagel on the board for Sid.

Amy said...

Lester being quite impressive. I know I shouldn't be thinking ahead, but next season should be amazing with Dice K adjusted to the US, JD adjusted to Boston, Lester back fully fit, LBJ and ROY leading off the batting order, and the regulars keeping the history going.

But I am getting ahead. 2007 is here and now, and I love it!

s1c said...

Not looking good on the pitch count watch. Cook with 42 and Lester with 68. Still, a 1-0 lead and I am Tranquilo

westcoastsox said...

I'm wearing my "Viva El Papi" t-shirt, have a four-year-old daughter on my left, who only wants to watch the commercials, and a one-year-old boy whining to the right. He just wants to press all the buttons on my laptop. I'll let him:

p9843rt9437h98989825982 Ä

Hey - how did he do that?

redsock said...

15 OUTS TO GO!!!

L-girl said...

Plus most people who are driving impaired never realize it or admit it. We have the same thing Amy is saying re Harvey, but I think it does affect Allan, but he claims it doesn't.

I do think it would be best if none of us ever drove after any amount of drinking. But few of us are willing to make that sacrifice!

Amy said...

Doctor not afraid of any big field.

tim said...

THE DOCTOR IS IN!

L-girl said...

DOCTAH!

nixon33 said...

THE DOCTAH

s1c said...

Dear ON FIRE!!!!,

Shut up the haters, give us a dong!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

SoSock said...

They forgot to shrink the field after the Sox batted!

redsock said...

doctor doubles strikes again

redsock said...

clint's got the beginnings of some gerbilesque cheeks.

Amy said...

Just for the record, Harvey has never driven drunk. We're talking usually no more three beers or glasses of wine spread out over a nice dinner at a restaurant or at someone's house and then a cup of coffee.

tim said...

There's the ol "Ohhhhh! Rockies?"

westcoastsox said...

Doctor, doctor, give me the news.
I've got a strange case of doubling you...

Amy said...

Tek hoping to make Allan and Laura eat their words! Drive in the second run!

tim said...

WHOOOO TEK!!!! DR FUCKING SPEED!@

L-girl said...

Nothing wrong with looking ahead! We have so much to look forward to! LBJ, Buchholz, Peewee, Dice...

AND SAFE IS LOWELL!!!!

IT'S.....

redsock said...

doctor and capt. with the addaruntome.

s1c said...

Lowell and that ladies and gentleman will be the MVP!!! That slide just did it!!!

Captain my Captain!!!

Andy said...

thats like 2 doubles for lowell in one at bat. he is the fucking doctor.

L-girl said...

I'll get a big spoon and start right away!

L-girl said...

SLUUUUGO

redsock said...

slügö!

Amy said...

Lugo hot this series! Everyone's had a good bat to some extent in these games.

Ofer said...

Heh, now I understand the thing about the

Doctor!! Nice Slide!

whole thing from yesterday about the slow Rockies chant.

thatdietcokegirl said...

inching..inching....!! ;D

(hi everyone!:))

tim said...

Buck sez: "why pitch to tek with LUGO coming up?!?!?!"
Lugo sez: "fuck u buck!"

nixon33 said...

2-0!!!!

L-girl said...

...INEVITABLE!!!!!!

s1c said...

Dear Jon,

Lay down the bunt and leave it up to LBJ!

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

westcoastsox said...

Yes, I see a good 2008 rotation of Dominator-Beckett, Dice-K, Lester, Buchholz-the-no-hitter, and either bringing Schilling or Wake back.

Woo-hoo Captain! Woo-hoo!!!!

L-girl said...

15 outs to go

Amy said...

....INEVITABLE!

tim said...

tdcg, yo!

nixon33 said...

INEVITABLE!!!!!!

westcoastsox said...

Slugo!

SoSock said...

Go ahead LG, say it :)

s1c said...

Actually I don't think Lester will be here next year. I expect Theo to try and trade him and !!!!ocoC to twins for Johann. (as long as Buchholz is not part of the deal I am all for it!!!).

Ofer said...

I'd take a BB here

westcoastsox said...

Hee-hee, wanna hear something funny? I'm watching the game on TiVo, and I just figured out I'm watching on about a 1-minute delay. I was trying to figure out how the hell all of you were able to predict what was going to happen so well!

I'm caught up to live now.

Amy said...

I see Dietcoke and westcoast are here now. Nice to see the gang is here tonight!

s1c said...

Jeeeze jon, at least hit the ball.

Dear LBJ,

We need the big two out hit.

Thanx,
RSN
Joy Nation

tim said...

I'd take an HR here.

Erin said...

This is where Jacoby wins the MVP for me.

L-girl said...

Last night when Dice-K got his big hit, I don't think any of us said the old standby "helped his cause". It's practically a law. A pitcher who gets a hit always helps his cause.

westcoastsox said...

An extra-base hit would help towards the MVP...

M. Yass said...

Hey folks, just me checkin' into RSN watchin' the last game of the 'Series from my favourite cigar bar here.

Amy said...

Dong would be great, but I'd take a hit here also.

SoSock said...

Go ahead LG, say it :)



Damn, I hate my slow-ass typing - you already did.

C'mon Lyndon - give Lowell a run for the money on that trophy!

westcoastsox said...

Ah well, as redsock and l-girl have said, 15

Andy said...

Lowell MVP

L-girl said...

Well then, I'll just say it again!

IT'S....

Ofer said...

Actually I don't think Lester will be here next year. I expect Theo to try and trade him and !!!!ocoC to twins for Johann. (as long as Buchholz is not part of the deal I am all for it!!!).

1. Lester and Crisp probably doesn't even come close to getting that deal done.
2. I think the FO might be wary of trading Lester after his feel-good-story season. Of course, getting Santana would probably minimize the critics.

Amy said...

Well, at least we got a run because TEK got a hit.

L-girl said...

...INEVITABLE!!!!!

redsock said...

last game of the year
world series clincher
the regs better be here!

...

world series clincher

Ofer said...

I'd take an HR here.

For the record, I was talking about Lester taking the BB.

redsock said...

Well, at least we got a run because TEK got a hit.

what's that, the 6th time this year?

:>)

westcoastsox said...

Hi M.Yass, welcome! Have a great time! Like your blog.

s1c said...

Crap, LBJ quit hanging around tek, that was in the dirt and a ball son.

2-0, if at 1-0 I was Tranquilo then now I am at TRANQUILO TIMES 2

L-girl said...

I hope our front office doesn't care about feel-good stories. Because the best feel-good story ends in a ring.

L-girl said...

M Yass, hey there! The intersection of wmtc & JoS gets a little larger.

tim said...

That one came on with enormous blarity...
Fuckin' DO DO DO DOOOOOOOOO!

westcoastsox said...

I wanted to be here earlier, but our computer is in a room without a TV and my laptop was having connectivity problems. Solved, it appears! Otherwise I would be getting my exercise running back and forth...

L-girl said...

Crap, LBJ quit hanging around tek

Ooo, snap!

s1c said...

Yes I know that coco and lester aren't enough, I think it will take at least 4 players. However, the twins will be trading him, because they will not be able to pony up the bucks. That is why I said as long as double HH isn't part of the deal, I am all for it.

We need another bagel here jon!

Amy said...

I agree with Ofer on the Lester trade thing. I know I am sentimental, but I think the Sox feel some sort of tie or responsiblity for Lester.

Ofer said...

I hope our front office doesn't care about feel-good stories. Because the best feel-good story ends in a ring.

I hope so too. But in this case, I would bet on them caring.

westcoastsox said...

Fourteen
quatorze
catorce
14

L-girl said...

I must be the only person who doesn't care about Lester in that way. I mean, it's a great comeback story, but I only want him if he's got some great pitching to give us. Otherwise, I wish him well, and bye bye.

tim said...

argh. fucking hungry, want grilled cheese...someones watching tv in the living room (next to the kitchen) so i cant watch game and cook. not doing it. i'll just have another round instead!

M. Yass said...

I just thought of something. Those striped Rockies uniforms are probably like a red flag to a bull for the 'Sox.

tim said...

WOW! Thats crazy.

redsock said...

yeah let your pitcher hit with 14 outs to go ...

and as i type, mcmoron says the sanme thing.

and cook gets a hit!

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s1c said...

Caring has nothing to do with it. If you can get the best left hander in the game by giving up a #4 starter and a #4 outfielder plus a couple of minor leaguers, then you do it!

L-girl said...

quatre

Ofer said...

Buck being proven wrong again and again.
Yeah, I know, no surprise.

redsock said...

pinch runner?

let the pitcher run? okay.

Siddhartha said...

Didn't see anyone else doing this so...

14

SoSock said...

Gotta admit, that bunt could not POSSILY have been any better

tim said...

I just thought of something. Those striped Rockies uniforms are probably like a red flag to a bull for the 'Sox.

hahaha! nice, never really noticed but true!

SoSock said...

MDC - in the pen

Andy said...

Lester wins game 4 here and that's not enough? he is giving us a fucking ring. now if we had johan that WOULD be HUGE.

redsock said...

Nope. Theo is a bad, iced tea demanding motherfucker in the FO.

He traded Nomar. NOMAR!

tim said...

Radio Nowhere again :P

s1c said...

Another Bagel and I am doing the Happy dance with B-fly.

Of course she is a better dancer than I am!!!

westcoastsox said...

Hey Tim,

Here's your grilled cheese

Oh, and 12

tim said...

12 outs to go!

Amy said...

Well, Lester certainly is demonstrating his value here tonight. So if they keep him, it won't be only because of sentiment. But I guess it also depends on what happens with Schilling and Wakefield and how many holes they need to fill next year.

L-girl said...

Caring has nothing to do with it. If you can get the best left hander in the game by giving up a #4 starter and a #4 outfielder plus a couple of minor leaguers, then you do it!

Yup, I agree. That's one thing (of many) that I love about our FO. They are not sentimental. If they could get rid of Nomar - the biggest gutsy, hard-nosed move we'll ever see - they will get rid of Lester if it will improve the team.

L-girl said...

12

tim said...

Fuck yeah! Just went to throw somethin out and found a big bag of BBQ soy beans left behind by Steph (girlfriend)! Food!

Ofer said...

Lester should definitely go out for the 6th. He's fucking sharp tonight.

With a couple of guys warming up, of course. Just in case.

nixon33 said...

leave lester in for one more, please.

L-girl said...

Westcoast, that is one good-looking grilled cheese. It would go great with my glass of pinot grigio.

L-girl said...

I'm not implying Lester is worthless and only here because of sentiment. Certainly not. I just personally don't feel an attachment to him b/c he was sick. Just doesn't do anything for me. *shrug*

westcoastsox said...

Lester for the 6th
Papelbon for the 9th

MDC for the 8th?

Who for the 7th? Combo of Jeemer for one out, Timlin for two?

redsock said...

hard-nosed

Nomar. Gotta be nose-y somehow.

tim said...

Oh man westcoast, that GC looks delish! maybe ill throw some onions on mine.

westcoastsox said...

I just finished a glass of Pinot Noir with a hunk of French blue cheese. Of course, it's only 7pm+ here - getting dinner once the kids go to bed.

Amy said...

Tim made me long for a grilled cheese, but alas, we had no cheese, so I had to settle for just the bread toasted. Now that picture is making me really wish we had some cheese.

L-girl said...

I've been having my pinot noir w/ popcorn.

redsock said...

lester at 80 and the 3-4-5 hitters coming up.

L-girl said...

toast!

for a while we called timlin that :)

Ofer said...

Caring has nothing to do with it. If you can get the best left hander in the game by giving up a #4 starter and a #4 outfielder plus a couple of minor leaguers, then you do it!

Just so it's clear, I agree. But I don't make the decisions. And I think that the question for the FO is one of perception, not of sentiments. Or maybe the perception of sentiments.

L-girl said...

Ofer, you may be right. I just hope not. But I understand what you mean.

westcoastsox said...

My daughter is excited that "Manny Marmirrors" is up, but she wants to clean his hat.

nixon33 said...

youk coming in?

westcoastsox said...

OK, time for some outs.

L-girl said...

"Manny Marmirrors"

that is so cute.

Amy said...

Manny not getting much done this series.

Timlin...another ? for next year. I guess we will just have to see how many of these 40 year olds and over the team holds on to.

westcoastsox said...

Manny's actually the only RedSock she knows by name. Although she does know "Big Papi."

L-girl said...

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s1c said...

Nix - I doubt that Youk will be coming in yet. Game is to tight and Papi has one more at bat at least.

Another bagel here Jon, We need another bagel!!!

L-girl said...

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westcoastsox said...

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L-girl said...

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nixon33 said...

s1c thats what i was thinking too, just thought i saw youk on the top step looking like he was about to come in when they cut to commercial.
nice catch papi.

L-girl said...

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s1c said...

14 OUTS TO GO!!!

Uh RS you may want to check your math there son, or else we shall send in the NUN!!!

L-girl said...

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