August 27, 2008

G132: Red Sox 11, Yankees 3

Red Sox - 200 020 070 - 11 13  0
Yankees - 100 100 001 - 3 8 0
Dustin Pedroia's grand slam capped a seven-run eighth inning, putting the second game of the series out of reach, and putting the toe tags on the Yankees' 2008 season.

Jason Bay drove in four of Boston's five runs, with a double, a triple and a sacrifice fly.

David Ortiz reached base four times for the second game in a row (in 10 PA, four walks, three doubles, and a single):
Tue: BB, 2B, F9, BB, 2B
Wed: 2B, BB, BB, 1-3, 1B
Byrd (6-5-2-2-5, 106) was superb, allowing only a couple of two-out RBI singles and staying out of any serious trouble. After the Yankees tied the score in the bottom of the fourth, the Red Sox stormed back to retake the lead -- and drive Ponson to the showers -- and Byrd retired seven of his last eight batters.

Manny Delcarmen pitched a beautiful seventh (K, K, P5) and Mike Timlin finished up the final two innings.

***

The Rays shutout the Blue Jays 1-0, the Twins edged the Mariners 6-5, and the Orioles routed the White Sox 11-3.

AL East: Boston 3.5 GB & New York 10.5 GB

***

Paul Byrd (4.61, 95 ERA+) / Sidney Ponson (4.67, 91 ERA+)

Ponson has made 10 starts for New York: 56 IP, 68 H, 22 BB, 21 K, 5.46 ERA, 1.607 WHIP. Opposing batters have an .862 OPS (.313/.383/.479).

Back on July 27, Ponson went 4-10-7-1-1 against the Red Sox. Grab your forks and knives, Red Sox batters, it's time to feast on the plump, drunk-drivin', judge-slappin' carcass of Sidney Alton Ponson!

With J.D. Drew on the disabled list (retroactive to August 18), the Red Sox are trying to swing a deal for Atlanta outfielder Mark Kotsay. Several media outlets reported the trade was completed last night, including Rogers Sportnet in Canada, but that appears to be incorrect. WAIT: Now it is done ... maybe.

And: Twins/Mariners at 4:30 and Blue Jays/Rays and White Sox/Orioles at 7.

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SoSock said...

On yook's fly, Bobby just said - "Tag up! Oh yeah, Pedroia stole all the RBI's."
:)
(He gets a PBP of JoS as well as the game)

Joe Grav said...

these crowd shots are amazing. i love seeing this arrogant twats get a big boston boot up their ass.

s1c said...

well that 1/2 inning did not in any way suck!!!

Joe Grav said...

these*

ish said...

Speaking of Mike Timlin...

I went to the University of New Hampshire campus today to pick up my sister's laptop from their computer store... The guy who was working there looked like he could be Timlin's twin brother. Darker hair, slightly more slender, but the facial structure... Hard to get a closer resemblance.

Joe Grav said...

One of the best half innings EVER.

Amy said...

Just got home from a marathon teaching night---a double session from 6:30 to 9. Sooo tired, but 11-2!!! That sure lifted my spirits!

Too tired to thread much, but just wanted to share in the joy.

SoSock said...

I told Bobby that we call HRs dongs, and he said they get a trade magazine where he works that is addressed every month to Dong Spray.
Apparently a guy named Doug Sprey that works there filled out the form, and the computer got it wrong.

andy said...

ESPN just gave Timlin's durability credit for 2004 and 2007

efd said...

Dong Spray! that is awesome.

If the Sox ever string together 4 HRs back to back again, that's what we're calling it.

andy said...

Dong Spray just made me spit out Golden Grahams.

efd said...

ci 5-3

James said...

Before the season began, I bet a buddy 5 bucks with 50-1 odds that Pedroia would end the year with a batting title, 20+ HRs, and end up 6th or better in the MVP voting.

I could very well end up winning that bet.

There's that line in The Office:

If anyone ever gives you a thousand to one odds, take them. If John Melloncamp ever wins an Oscar, I'm going to be a very rich man.

Joe Grav said...

I hope A-Rod hits a home run.

ish said...

1-2-3 inning for Timlin!

Joe Grav said...

The yankee fans will flip a shit.

Joe Grav said...

or do that, that's fine

L-girl said...

Dong Spray! LOVE IT

Hi Amy :)

andy said...

I was hoping Arod would hit a HR last night when it was over and wouldn't have mattered with 2 outs nobody on base. He gets hits like Lugo does, when it doesn't matter.

andy said...

Hey amy I love you.

L-girl said...

Didn't someone ask if Jed could be their Boy?

ish said...

Dale Arnold asked Castig when the last time he remembers Yankee Stadium this empty.

Castig: "It's been quite awhile..."

I could tell you: The last time the Red Sox blew out the Yankees. Which wasn't very long ago.

andy said...

Yes Laura someone did.

Tony said...

Very cool, Amy...always wanted to teach, but don't have the patience for it.

Man, I go play with some kids for a few minutes, and I come back and this game's turned into an ass-stomping. Way to go FY!

L-girl said...

Andy, was it you?

Joe Grav said...

this blowout makes me want to sing and dance.

andy said...

Of course it was Laura. Who else would want a cabin boy?

redsock said...

we will piss on their graves tomorrow.

L-girl said...

I didn't want to assume.

So we can both have J-boys.

ish said...

And a day game tomorrow!

andy said...

That's right. The J-Boys. I am smitten.

efd said...

O's beat CHW, 11-3 (!)

andy said...

The yankees are the best team.

Amy said...

Hi Andy! So good to see you hear. I was worrying about you. We missed all the color you had to the threads...mostly blue!

Amy said...

hear meaning here. I told you I was tired.

redsock said...

I think there is a decent chance that one of the tabloids will have "FUCK THIS SHIT" on their back page tomorrow morning.

andy said...

Sweet about the AL Central. I called it that the Central will implode on itself and we will secure at least the Wild Card soon.

L-girl said...

Yeah, even though I've gotten shit done all week, I am taking tomorrow afternoon off to watch the whole game. Can't wait!

Then tomw night we are going out to celebrate 3 years in Canada! Another couple we are friends with moved up 3 days before us (we didn't know them then) and we've gone out every year to celebrate together.

andy said...

Amy I was gonna tell you that yes I can hear now. I couldn't before cuz Jed had his legs wrapped around my head.

redsock said...

box seats are a ghost town.

redsock said...

garbage time, i love it!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Good timing, HGH.

andy said...

Giambi is clutch.

James said...

Giambi sort of owns Timlin.

efd said...

there's that meaningless HR you ordered...

SoSock said...

Thank God it's Timlin-proof.

Amy said...

I wish I could watch tomorrow, but I will be teaching. Hoping I can catch at least the end of the game.

ish said...

Mustache ride.

Tony said...

Getting ready for some water...dunno if anybody saw in last night's thread, but there's a guy on YouTube that puts up videos of him playing his 45s collection through a turntable and a stereo hookup. It's truly remarkable how different - and better - those 45s sound. For example, "Rock And Roll Part 2" just hits you right in the gut.

Way to go, HGH. Only 8 more runs to go!

andy said...

Ok Timlin can give up 10 runs with the worst of them so keep vigilant Tito.

L-girl said...

So Amy and Andy have a thing going on. Nice.

Amy said...

LOL, Andy. What an image!

Tony said...

Boy, I miss Good Mike Timlin.

redsock said...

yeah - give these fuckers a dribble of false hope.

andy said...

Amy is my favorite.

L-girl said...

Now way. There are no dribbles of hope in an 11-3 game in the 9th.

Amy said...

Yes, Andy and I share names that start with A and end with Y. It's a special bond.

andy said...

I may give up man love with the Red Sox if amy asked me to.

L-girl said...

Even from Timlin!

ish said...

No worries. Sox will turn a triple play to end it, and someone will win a car.

SoSock said...

Was that Bat & Bot in the pen?

efd said...

get Papelbon up!

redsock said...

in the pen

bot: yup, we always crush these fucking chokers.

masterson: oh, okay!

andy said...

Hahaha when I see my posts i sometimes think it says Amy. Then I realize that she would never say what I just read.

L-girl said...

that's one!

Tony said...

Haha, the fans got so stoked for a routine fly to right. Des-pe-ra-tion! (clap clap clapclapclap)

Amy said...

Ah, Andy, I have given my heart to another. But we will always have Paris. Or at least JOS.

redsock said...

tito is scared - someone is up.

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

redsock said...

A BUCKET OF DIRTY WATER!

James said...

Damn that was pretty!

L-girl said...

And that's two, and that's three, baby!!!

dirty dirty dirty dirty water!

SoSock said...

Dirty Water!

Tony said...

Water.

ish said...

Breaking News: Yankee Stadium flooded with dirty water!

efd said...

nice job, i-rod!

andy said...

And thats the season fuckers.

Amy said...

I love that dirty water! Boston, you're my town!

ish said...

Tom Caron and Eck are shown smiling and laughing as the show goes to commercial. They're probably saying "This is so awesome. Hahaha the Yankees really do suck. I love it."

andy said...

Good think you are taken Amy because my boys get all jealous when I don't hold their bats and balls.

Tony said...

One of these days I might need to invest in a turntable. My friend has a very good vinyl collection going, and I've become steadily jealous as he adds classic after classic.

ish said...

Castig, to Jason Bay: "You've had a tremendous start here, young man."

s1c said...

The Stake has been hammered, tommorrow the Sox nail the coffin shut. I want a sweep and we've got the right man starting tomorrow!!!

Oh, yeah, Tito, tomorrow is a day game after a night game so do me a favor and sit mr. can't hit mussina worth a damn Varitek and his 11 for 66.

James said...

Wow. At least a 6-3 roadtrip, and I'm thinking 7-2. Awesome, awesome, awesome.

Amy said...

Andy, I don't want to touch that line with a ten foot pole.

Or that one....

ish said...

Bay, on Pedroia: "It's amazing. A guy who can slash balls down the right field line and flip grand slams into left field."

Pepe Lepew said...

This was a *mostly* good night.
It stopped raining for my barbecue.
Hillary calls for Obama's nomination by acclamation.
Red Sox win.
Yankees dead in the water.
Bay (Canadian!)4 RBIs
Pedroia (From the Central Valley) GS
White Sucks lose.
...but
Twins win
Evil Rays win (but Matt Garza --Fresno State -- pitches shutout, dang I wished he pitched for someone else.)

L-girl said...

We still have our turntable and all our LPs. Hundreds of them. We couldn't possibly replace our whole LP collection.

Tony said...

Dustin Pedroia Is My Homeboy.

He also Built My Hot Rod, Has A Posse, and Has No Regard For Human Life.

Keep saying Cano's better, MFY fans!

L-girl said...

It was a GREAT night!

Rays? Whatever. All that matters is making the playoffs, and we are doing that.

Tony said...

We still have our turntable and all our LPs. Hundreds of them. We couldn't possibly replace our whole LP collection.

My friend's dad has an astounding LP collection - every Dylan album (including bootlegs - he has Great White Wonder, for Pete's sake!), every Kinks album, every Stones album (including bootlegs), every Beatles album, and a ton of other great classics. It's a small wonder my friend became such a vinyl fan.

L-girl said...

Tony, you'd probably feel that way about ours too, although it's a bit more eclectic than the Beatles/Dylan/Stones thing.

Altho there's a ton of that, too.

Joe Grav said...

My friend Jim (who drove up to Toronto) has a crapload of old records, and we're having a record-listening party soon - kicking back and listening to hours and hours of old records.

Joe Grav said...

i wish I'd gotten to see the records! also, allan's red sox stuff.

I'll have to come back soon :o)

Tony said...

l-girl, how eclectic is "eclectic"? You don't have, like, "The Night Chicago Died" on a 45, do you? ;)

Incidentally, I hadn't heard that song until last night, and it is freakin' awful. At least I got a laugh when I saw a picture of the band and one of them looked like a dead ringer for painting guru Bob Ross.

L-girl said...

Joe, that sounds great! I always feel so music-starved, esp during baseball season. On off nights, we usually go out. I need a music night soon.

Hey, in another thread I asked you how Niagara Falls was.

Joe Grav said...

If I ever get my pics from Toronto to successfully upload... I have some nice ones of the dogs.

efd said...

We still have our turntable and all our LPs. Hundreds of them. We couldn't possibly replace our whole LP collection.

Ditto for me (I guess I'm using the editorial "we" above).

And while I don't think I have "The Night Chicago Died" I definitely have many singles from Paper Lace's contemporaries.

James said...

Turntables are wonderful!

My collection is more humble than y'alls, but good nonetheless. My father's, on the other hand, is very impressive. Incredible collection of blues, bluegrass, and early rock.

Joe Grav said...

Niagara Falls was alright. I'm glad we stopped there, but i wouldn't make a whole trip out of it. 99% gift shops, 1% falls

L-girl said...

Tony, I got rid of all my 45 before I started college. I did have some doozies tho.

How eclectic? I don't know how to answer that. We got a CD player in 1988 or 89, so everything before that is on LP.

I inherited the base of my collection from my older siblings, so I have a lot of original cover art of stuff from the 70s.

Joe Grav said...

not that I minded the gift shops - I got obnoxiously tacky canada gifts for myself and my friends

L-girl said...

James, your father's collection sounds great to me, I'm a big roots music person.

Joe, not impressed with the falls themselves?

Did you get your tacky Cdn souvenir?

Joe Grav said...

by the way, my friend Bethany said she is 'seriously considering' moving to Canada. I don't know if it's serious-serious, joke-serious, or I-had-a-good-trip-but-I'm-not-actually-serious serious, but I'll let you know.

Joe Grav said...

The falls were pretty impressive, but idk, I expected them to be bigger and I thought there would be more of them.

They were pretty though. I got my picture in front of the Canadian horseshoe fall.

L-girl said...

Efd, that's cool, I wish I still had my 45s. But realistically, I don't know how they ever would have made it this far. I almost sold all my LPs once, out of frustration when I was moving very frequently.

Then I came to my senses.

Tony said...

I inherited the base of my collection from my older siblings, so I have a lot of original cover art of stuff from the 70s.

There's another thing that makes me jealous - seeing vinyl covers displaying the artwork the artists intended to display. Album covers just look cooler when they're that big. No debating it.

Technology has helped the world in countless ways, but it really let us down when it came to music. It's truly eye-opening to compare an album on vinyl to one on CD or, God help us, mp3. I ain't giving up my iPod, but convenience can't hold a candle to just pure beautiful sound.

Joe Grav said...

Me at Niagara Falls

L-girl said...

Joe, in my experience, that talk is rarely serious. But if she is, absolutely tell her to use as a resource.

I guess the hype spoiled it for you (the Falls). Also they are way less strong now, b/c so much is diverted for power.

But I still think they're cool. Did you go to the US side too?

James said...

My father speaks of a mythic collection that he gave to a friend to hold before he went to the navy, a collection three times as good and three times as large as his current one.

Alas, his taste in post 60's music is far, far worse than his taste in older music. A lot of Steve Miller and U2.

I've got a profound weakness for Rush and Gabriel-era Genesis, so what do I know?

SoSock said...

People around here can't believe I still have my turnable as part of my system, but it's actually a much better piece than my CD player, which I cheaped out on. I've got a Rega that I still use regularly, and I still go straight to the vinyl bin in the record store first. Unfortunately, there's very rarely anything worth having that I don't already.
Although after an off-day post recently, I picked up a copy of Sleeps With Angels I found.

Joe Grav said...

b/c so much is diverted for power.

Yeah, my friend told me about that.

Didn't stop at the US side - we crossed the border near Niagara Falls and took off for home - it was pretty late by the time we actually got across the border. We didn't get to Boston until around 4 AM.

redsock said...

There were many sessions of weeding out shitty LPs or stuff we no longer cared about. Plus I was on mailing lists as a critic and we got rid of about 85% of everything that came to the house.

L-girl said...

You lose me there, Tony. I love my LPs, but CDs are incomparably better, IMO. I don't need the sound of bacon frying in back of my music.

L-girl said...

Joe, great pic! It looks like a postcard.

redsock said...

who will the ny writers blame tonight?

Joe Grav said...

Us at BMO field

Joe Grav said...

Haha, yeah it does

L-girl said...

If we had kept all the CDs we got for free from mailing lists - and our whole LP collection, w/o culling - it would have cost us $10,000 to move to Canada. It cost enough as it was.

Plus we made a lot of money getting rid of CDs that we never, ever would have listened to.

But the quantity would have been impressive!

Joe Grav said...

More of us at BMO Field

Tony said...

I don't need the sound of bacon frying in back of my music.

That made me laugh out loud, but I've gotten used to the crackle (which, I think, has more to do with the stylus than anything, but what do I know?). I just find the vinyl mixes to be so much better. YMMV.

Tony said...

who will the ny writers blame tonight?

The shit pen? It might be about time they round up those boys and throw them in the same dumpster.

SoSock said...

With Tony on that one. A good LP on a good turntable is better, I think. Of course, it's harder to find a good LP than a good CD, but a truly good diamond will get past a lot of crap and pull out some impressive sound.

L-girl said...

Even with a brand new needle, the vinyl is just full of cracks and scratches and skips. With a CD, you stopped hearing the medium. You just heard the music.

I suspect it's nostalgia. Most people who venerate vinyl didn't grow up with it.

James said...

What, L-Girl, you don't like bacon?

Although the sound quality of CD's is unquestionably crisper, clearer, denser, more balanced; better, I'm still not sure I don't like how certain types of music sound on wax.

My thinking:

Bands, artists, and (perhaps especially) producers used to write, perform and (perhaps especially) mix music with the sound of LP's in mind. So perhaps it makes some degree of sense that older music would sound better on LP's than CD's, for which it was never intended.

redsock said...

got a bunch of errands to do before tomorrow's game. i may have to set my alarm to get up for the tabs!

Tony said...

Case in point: "All Day And All of The Night" on 45. Listen to how punchy that shit is!

L-girl said...

I wish I could hear Robert Johnson or Charlie Patton recorded digitally. Not remastered, actually recorded live, digitally. I wonder what it would sound like.

efd said...

I've been pretty tenacious about hanging onto my 45s and vinyl LPs through the years, thankfully... I'm guessing that I probably have at least 1500 each of CDs, 45s and LPs. Moving them was a headache, to be sure (the 6+ years I've been in my current place is the longest I've been at one address over the past 30 years!), but I just could never get rid of them.

And invariably when I've weeded things out I've wound up looking for them several years later, so I don't do that so much anymore. :)

Joe Grav said...

Please do . I am very much looking forward to Schadenfreude

Tony said...

l-girl, that is a very valid point. Then again, I can flip that around - having grown up on CDs all my life, it becomes easier to hear a certain sterility in their cleanness.

L-girl said...

James, I think that's probably true.

And I love bacon!

redsock said...

Here is something for the WTF Files:

Iraq plans giant Ferris wheel, hopes to lure tourists to Baghdad

Yeah, I think I'll invest in that!

L-girl said...

We avoided buying a CD player when most of our peers had already gotten them, b/c we were afraid of that sterility. (Also annoyed that LPs were suddenly no longer available.)

But then we succumbed, and we realized we were just being Luddites.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
James, I think that's probably true.

And I love bacon!



Real Bacon, good ole pig fat

James said...

John Kruk just acknoledged that Griffey is not a good outfielder. That may be the first time I've heard a member of the MSM admit that Griffey is not what he used to be.

Now if we can just get some people to admit that Griff was not as good defensively as Bonds was (in their primes) we'll be on to something.

Tony said...

BTW, for you FJM fans out there, they've finally updated for the first time in nearly a week, and they're back in a BIG way. Richard Griffin gets totally taken to school, and thank the Lord.

L-girl said...

I actually don't have an ipod though. I don't want to bother downloading music.

9casey said...

You wonder if people who really love vinyl would actually rather watch vhs as well?

andy said...

Pepe you from the central valley?

SoSock said...

I'm sure my collection couldn't rival Allan's, especially with the critic's demos in there. But it's pretty good if I do say so.
When my boys were in HS they counted it once. I think it had to do with a bet at school. That would be around 96 or 97 IIRC.
Stood at around 600 then. Of course it's grown at a much slower pace since then, but it has grown.
I have some decent picture LPs too. And my favorites are the half-speed masters. I'll put those up against any CD, anytime.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, real bacon, what else is there? Turkey? Why bother!

(Unless you're kosher, which I ain't.)

9casey said...

James said...
John Kruk just acknoledged that Griffey is not a good outfielder. That may be the first time I've heard a member of the MSM admit that Griffey is not what he used to be.



I thought they all said it when he was traded , and said he would play center....

L-girl said...

Sosock, I'm sure your collection is great. It might be as big as ours. Ours was just cheaper.

That's why Allan started writing about music, I think: free tickets and free records.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Oh yeah, real bacon, what else is there? Turkey? Why bother!


Where does it come from ? how much fat is actually on a turkey to make a slice of bacon?

James said...

From what I understand, digital recording is still not as good as good analog recording. There are little inaudible pauses in the flow of the music, which is not true of analog recording. Neil Young says you feel the pauses in your soul. I'm not sure about that, but some audio people I know say analog is still better.

It's certainly true of digital film vs. actual film, and I'm not sure digital film will ever look as good as real film.

Tony said...

9casey, the comparison isn't quite the same. With vinyl vs CD, the quibble is in sound quality, which can be a subjective thing. With VHS vs DVD, it's almost impossible to reasonably state that grainy video holds a candle to crystal-clear digital remastering. Especially when you've got Blu-Ray. :D

redsock said...

Looks like Gammons avoided the Rivera AB in the columns I quoted. He said that Manny would quit on the team, but did not specifically address that particular point of bullshit.

L-girl said...

I once had my father's old 78 collection, all big band and swing (which I LOVE). I'd love to have those back now.

L-girl said...

I think 9C is exactly right. Vinyl is VHS.

Tony said...

That's why Allan started writing about music, I think: free tickets and free records.

That is quite the perk - I'm very happy that I got the Duffy and new Elvis Costello CDs for free (no complaints about sound that time ;)), and all it cost me was a few hours to put together a review.

redsock said...

Sorry for the off-topic baseball note!

L-girl said...

I knew someone would bring up Neil Young! Can't talk about digital and vinyl w/o Neil.

I put that in the same category as Michael Stipe listening to the refrigerator humming.

redsock said...

Mr. Hankee has not seen most home MFY games this year, but he was there tonight!

James said...

BETA looks better than DVD. That's why Hollywood film is edited from digital files made off of BETA.

So maybe it is like saying you'd rather watch VHS.

L-girl said...

Sorry for the off-topic baseball note!

'Sokay. :)

SoSock said...

78's - Wow.
I never collected 45's. Always preferred the whole recording. I think it came from having a sister who is 9 yrs older, and therefore getting into "album rock" and bypassing a lot of early 70s pop.
I've hard some old jazz and gospel 78s that are dynamite.

L-girl said...

It was a HUGE perk and I miss it soooo much! We saw tons of shows and got tons of music. And they kept him on lists long after he stopped writing about music.

But eventually their lists caught up.

Boo.

Tony said...

RS - too bad the cameras didn't really get shots of Hank. I've have loved to see him sink slower in his seat, jowls a-flapping, formulating the next batch of insane drivel he's going to hurl at the NY media tomorrow.

9casey said...

James said...
BETA looks better than DVD. That's why Hollywood film is edited from digital files made off of BETA.


Seeing a movie at a movie theater is not a better or clearer picture then on a dvd with an lcd t.v.....

Joe Grav said...

I love seeing Hanky with a pained look on his face

James said...

I put that in the same category as Michael Stipe listening to the refrigerator humming.

Or John Cage listening to his nervous system hum.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Sorry for the off-topic baseball note!



the nerve

Tony said...

Just in case anybody thinks differently, I'm not such a douche that I don't appreciate CDs and mp3s and how they've helped spread music that wouldn't have otherwise been heard by many people. Believe me, I'm just as big a part of the downloading crowd as anybody else.

L-girl said...

Sosock, I had the same thing. I got into cool music way before my friends b/c of older sibs.

Friends were listening to stupid pop drivel and I was listening to Allman Brothers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Jethro Tull. And I was 10 y/o.

My sister hated that I bought 45s. But I did it to fit in w/ the school friends.

Or "friends", I should say.

SoSock said...

Just saw a shot of the Zooperstars on SC.
They were at Ernie Shore Field the last time I was there - hilarious.
Especially the fish that literally eats a ballboy and spits him back out.

Tony said...

Or John Cage listening to his nervous system hum.

I wonder how the hell you'd digitally remaster 4'33"? :D

James said...

Seeing a movie at a movie theater is not a better or clearer picture then on a dvd with an lcd t.v.....

With good projection, film is so much better that I have no idea how you could even have that notion. Even 16mm is far, far better than watching HD on an LCD. 35mm simply blows it out of the water.

9casey said...

Tony said...
Just in case anybody thinks differently, I'm not such a douche


I didn't think you are a douche...just nostalgic like a warm summers eve....

9casey said...

James said...
Seeing a movie at a movie theater is not a better or clearer picture then on a dvd with an lcd t.v.....

With good projection, film is so much better that I have no idea how you could even have that notion.




Just crazy I guess...

L-girl said...

I have never downloaded a note of music, and I'm sure I never will.

It's just more time and effort than I can spend. I prefer to buy my music already ready to play.

Makes me a geezer, I'm sure, but oh well.

Tony said...

I didn't think you are a douche...just nostalgic like a warm summers eve....

Well, at least I'm not as sour as vinegar, right?

...I'll show myself out.

L-girl said...

Do you vinyl/film lovers write with quill pens, or have you gotten ballpoints yet?

9casey said...

L-girl said...


Makes me a geezer, I'm sure, but oh well.


No, that doesn't make you a geezer. The fact that you won't swim with the camp kids makes you a geezer......:)

L-girl said...

Well, at least I'm not as sour as vinegar, right?

LOL

L-girl said...

actually LOL + eye rolling

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Do you vinyl/film lovers write with quill pens, or have you gotten ballpoints yet?



That's funny shit.....

SoSock said...

L-G.
Ditto. I'm just a few years older but about the same.
Friends listening to Bobby Sherman, the Partridges, etc.
I'm listening to Allmans, Led Zeppelin, Santana. All favorites of my sister. She started college in 1968, so she was right in the thick of "it".

James said...

Just crazy I guess...

Maybe you don't have any good cinemas around you. Most projectionists at big cineplexes are just pimply teenagers who don't give a fuck. The Fenway AMC, for example, is never, never, never in total focus, and is always pretty dirty and scratched.

TV's and DVD's always perform at 100 percent.

Tony said...

l-girl, finally switched to ballpoints...I found that biting the nibs off my quills left a horrible aftertaste.

L-girl said...

There's no room in the pool!!! I swear. The whole pool is completely taken up with screaming kids. I need a lane to swim laps in and these kids are swimming across the lanes!

All summer they ruin my swimming. I can't wait for Labor Day when they go the hell back to... wherever. Anywhere!

James said...

Do you vinyl/film lovers write with quill pens, or have you gotten ballpoints yet?

I'm actually posting from a typewriter.

9casey said...

James said...


TV's and DVD's always perform at 100 percent.



That's good right.....

L-girl said...

Sosock, totally same here, starting in 1971 for me!

Later I inherited my sister's collection when she went to college.

SoSock said...

And I HAVE moved up to ball points, thank you very much. I even bought one of these new-fangled computer things a while back.
Now if I could just figure out how to post pictres and links. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait till the grandkids are over :)

9casey said...

L-girl said...
There's no room in the pool!!! I swear. The whole pool is completely taken up with screaming kids. I need a lane to swim laps in and these kids are swimming across the lanes!



Yawn............

L-girl said...

I hate movie theatres and the movie theatre experience.

And Allan hates it even more than I do, which is a lot.

In the last four years, we have been to a movie theatre once: to see the recent Stones movie on IMAX. And we went on a weekday at 1:00.

DVDs only!

L-girl said...

I work with people who call the enter key a "carriage return".

You can't out-geezer that, you quill pen people!

I'm sorry to leave this nice party, but I gotta go. Who's threading tomorrow for the day game?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I hate movie theatres and the movie theatre experience.

And Allan hates it even more than I do, which is a lot.



On a off day can we get a list of things you guys truly hate...:)

1. pools (with ,omg kids in them)

L-girl said...

grumble mumble no room in the pool grumble

redsock said...

Comment at the Daily News' early game story:

Cano24 Aug 27, 2008 10:13:23 PM
Cant blame A-Rod for this game you ignorant Yankee fans. The one person who should get the blame never does and that is the "captain". A team with this much talent should be 20 games above .500 with no problem and I blame the leadership more than anything else. This team will never play with any kind of passion or intensity as long as mr. metrosexual/my mommy comes to all my games is the captain of the team. Ever since Jeter was named captain the Yankee ship started to sink a little bit more each season and now it sunk. It has nothing to do with A-Rod, Cashman, Girardi, or anybody else other than the team leadership. Any great captain would not let his team underacheive like this. Look at all the great captains in history they were all intense vocal leaders who played hard nosed and we are stuck with a ford edge spokesman. Maybe if Jeter got payed to rally the team and fire them up he would actually try to do it.

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Tony said...

I've found that the movie theater experience is inversely proportional to the number of people in the theater. Seeing a film at an off-time with a few people there, in a prime middle seat, with some popcorn and a soda, is fantastic. Seeing a film on opening night when the theater's packed, with screaming kids and yokels that yell at the screen, is torture.

The worst movie-going experience I ever had was when I saw No Country for Old Men. The woman next to me was one of those "don't go in that room!" types, and she said dumb shit EVERY time something suspenseful happened, which was quite a bit in the first half. Then, when the movie ended, she turned to her companion and made a big deal about how stupid the ending was. I wanted to jab her in the eye with my drink straw.

9casey said...

later.L...any you are the biggest smartass here..:)

James said...

That's good right.....

Yeah, it's good. TV's and DVD's don't need any skill to operate. Projectionists used to have their own unions, etc.

I don't want to sound like a luddite...

L-girl said...

I love pools. I like to be in them as often as possible.

But how can you swim if there's NO ROOM!!!!!

So what do you hate, 9C? Besides vegetarians.

redsock said...

I have never downloaded a note of music, and I'm sure I never will.

Don't worry, I D/L enough for both of us ... and the dogs!

James said...

I love the movie theatre experience. But that is probably pretty clear.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Comment at the Daily News' early game story:

Any great captain would not let his team underacheive like this. Look at all the great captains in history they were all intense vocal leaders who played hard nosed and we are stuck with a ford edge spokesman. Maybe if Jeter got payed to rally the team and fire them up he would actually try to do it.






Jesus, has it come to this........They can't pitch .......rally up the troops, redsock , even you have to think this is a stretch

L-girl said...

Tony, ask Allan about why we gave up going to movies in theatres.

Definitely inversely proportional.

L-girl said...

ok me and my smart ass are out of here. hasta manana

SoSock said...

This is just too fun, gotta go.
Thanks for that story Allan. I have to say, it's a valid point.
Jeter is a very milquetoast kind of guy to be your leader. Hard to put all their woes on him, but it would be fun to try.

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