ALCS Game 3: Rays @ BoSox

MLBTR previews the Yanks' off-season
NLCS Game 4: Phillies @ Dodgers

Game 2 went from barn burner to bullpen duel faster than you could say “he had cancer,” but this afternoon’s pitching matchup suggests we might be in for a one sided affair. Jon Lester was a sterling 11-1, 2.49 at home this year, and posted a sub-1.00 ERA in three starts against the Don’t Call Me Devil Rays. His counterpart, Matt Garza, went 4-6, 4.53 on the road, and took it on the chin against the Red Averages, posting a 4.50 ERA in 4 starts.

First pitch is at 4:37 (what is with these obscure start times?), you can catch the game on TBS. Frank Caliendo will call the game as John Madden and George W. Bush. Enjoy.

Tampa Bay
1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
2. BJ Upton, CF
3. Carlos Pena, 1B
4. Evan Longoria, 3B
5. Carl Crawford, LF
6. Willy Aybar, DH
7. Dioner Navarro, C
8. Rocco Baldelli, RF
9. Jason Barlett, SS
– Matt Garza, P (11-9, 3.70)

Boston
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. JD Drew, RF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mark Kotsay, 1B
8. All-Star Catcher Jason Varitek, C
9. Alex Cora wins games, SS
– Jon Lester, P (16-6, 3.21)

MLBTR previews the Yanks' off-season
NLCS Game 4: Phillies @ Dodgers
  • UWS

    8. All-Star Catcher Jason Varitek, C

    Prepare for some high comedy…

    • UWS

      Wif da knuckleballer, that is.

      • UWS

        Nevermind, I’m an idiot. I thought Wakefield was pitching.

        /puts self in corner

  • Ivan
    • UWS

      Oh jeez….That’s absolutely awful.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Holy shit. RIP.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        “Problems getting an ambulance and working defibrillator appear to have contributed to the problem.”

        “As for a cause, some Russian blogs are reporting it was due to a completely accidental elbow to the chest from Jagr, who is Cherepanov’s teammate for Omsk. Jagr was heard screaming for Alexei to wake up.”

        Wow, just wow.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I’m no Rangers fan but that is aboslutley horrible.

      My prayers and condolences are with his family.

      And the Rangers have to play tonight, too…

  • Ivan

    Wow, Phil Hughes is turning into CMW.

    • Matt L

      He always has been, the beauty of Phil was that he was a dominant groundball pitcher who could get K’s(kind of like Halladay).

  • Ivan

    The key for Garza is to throw his secondary pitches for strikes and not be predictable with the fastball.

    • pat

      isnt that the key for like every pitcher ever? haha

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Remember when David Ortiz used to be good?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Heh, you should check out SoSH, they are roasting this dude.

    • Ivan

      He just looks off balance on every swing right now.

  • UWS

    Damn, there goes Hughes’ 0.00 ERA.

    • Ivan

      I know, what ya gonna do.

      At least he has a 10-2 GB-FB ratio in today’s game.

  • daneptizl

    Best pitcher in the game….. :/

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Well, I think I understand the TBS logic here. Right now, Jon Lester is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball on the mound. So by default, he is, right now, the best pitcher in baseball. In a few minutes, Matt Garza will be the best pitcher in baseball.

      • UWS

        Ooooohhhhhh. That makes sense.

        Wait, no. No, it doesn’t.

      • Steve H

        That’s the only plausible explanation.

      • Steve H

        So when Varitek is at the plate, will he be the best hitter in baseball? Or will the game of baseball cease to exist when he is hitting so that he can never be referred to as the best hitter in baseball?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          Nope. You’re right. When Varitek is up, he’s the best hitter in the game right now.

  • daneptizl

    AAWWWWW… Marquez comes in…

    • UWS

      Why take out Hughes after 5 innings and 79 pitches?

      • Ivan

        Considering that Scherzer threw 94 pitches today and Hughes threw more pitches in his last start than this one, yea I was a little bit surprise.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Wouldn’t be a MLB October without a Derek Jeter reference!

  • daneptizl

    A double on that…. ew

  • Ivan

    Come on Garza, you gotta blow Varitek away here.

    • UWS

      …and I mean, literally. Throw him a live grenade.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Wack bitch.

  • Ivan

    You gotta get Cora out here.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Is that Rocco Baldelli or Owen Wilson?

  • daneptizl

    t3h bEst!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    C’mon Bossman. Teach sick boy that you guys ain’t no stinkin’ Angels.

    • UWS

      There we go.

  • Ivan

    Boss Man Jr in the mothafuckin house bitches.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    To quote the great John Davidson: OOOOOOOOOOH BABY!!!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I just figured out what “Detras…en orbita la pelota” means.

  • daneptizl

    Yes Sir?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Ace!111!111111!!!ciento once!!

  • NYFan50

    I love the Upton brothers and so do my keeper team.

    • Reggie C.

      Who’s a better fantasy player? Ellsbury or Upton?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Oh that’s not even close. All Ellsbury is good for is steals. Upton gives you steals, homers, RBIs, everything really. When he was 2B eligible, Upton was one of the best fantasy players you could find.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Justin Upton’s actuallysupposed to have a higher ceiling than BJl, but he was rushed.

          • Ivan

            For some reason I like BJ more that Justin. Better athlete, and has the slightly better plate disipline. He can play on my team anyday.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              Picking between the Brothers Upton is like picked between the two chicks in the picture at the top of the post, there’s no loser.

              I’ll take the ugly one.

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

                Gee, thanks. =P.

            • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

              Nah, Justin Upton will soon challenge Hanley Ramirez as the best player in Major League Baseball by 2012.

        • Steve H

          Even in a down year like Upton had, it’s not close

    • daneptizl

      If only we could find a way to trade for J-Up….

  • UWS

    Muwahahahaha

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Did Buck Martinez really just say, “We forget that the Rays won the AL East”?

    I don’t forget that the Rays won the AL East. I know it’s tough to get over the Red Sox blinders, but it’s really easy to remember what happened 12 days ago.

    • daneptizl

      This is the postseason. It’s a whole new motherfu**er. Experience gets you over the Rays.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Oooh again!

  • Reggie C.

    Longoria is the man.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Booya.

  • Ivan

    Lester looks a little a sick don’t ya think.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Life’s a bitch when the Angels aren’t chasing everything a foot off the plate, huh?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.
  • dkidd

    i love how quiet fenway gets…

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, Mr. Lester wants to cry.

  • Ivan

    This is great, first Beckett got his ass haded to him, Lester is gettin spanked, just two more pitchers left to get some royal treatment.

  • dkidd

    shut the sox down, garza. don’t let them off the mat…

  • Steve H

    Wonder what kind of injury the Sox will leak to the press to try to excuse this performance.

  • Ivan

    Now Garza, you better do your part.

  • dkidd

    inflammation of the cancer

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Hah. Too funny.

      • AndrewYF

        That’s a little over the line, considering ‘inflammation of cancer’ could actually be a somewhat accurate description of it coming out of remission.

        Well, over the line for more sensitive people, I guess.

  • dkidd

    craig sager continues to outdo himself with the jackets

  • Ivan

    Yo I was looking at some #’s today and if you thought Mauer’s K-B ratio was good, I was looking at Pujols and I was blown away. The dude had a 104-54 BB’s-K’s ratio this season. Fucking sick.

    • Lanny

      Hence why he is a first ballot HOF right now.

      And Mauer is on his way.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Best pure hitter in the game.

    • dkidd

      the one is still cant believe is dimaggio in 1941. slugs .650 and strike out 13 times!!!

      • Ivan

        Til this day, there’s arguements who was the MVP that year between Joe D and Ted Williams who all he did was hit .405 that year.

  • Reggie C.

    Pedroia is sick.

  • Ivan

    A typical Pedroia hit in Fenway.

  • Lanny

    I think we should all know by now you don’t count out the Sox at Fenway.

    • Steve H

      Agree to a point, but this is a different Sox team than in the past as well. No Manny, a juiceless Papi, no Mike Lowell, Varitek is getting ab’s. (but he can handle that staff!! Just look at how he handled Lester on that moon shot by Upton).

      • Lanny

        If I told you back in May that Ortiz would be hurt and be a non factor, Manny traded, Beckett hurt and gives you nothing and Varitek would be an automatic out would you say they would be in the playoffs?

        This is a resilient group here that just wins. These aren’t your fathers Red Sox who would fade at the first sight of adversity.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Manny Ramirez gave them an 138-OPS+ and 43-XBH in the first half of the season. David Ortiz, despite missing the month of May, produced an 125-OPS+ and 54-XBH. Josh Beckett did not give them nothing, just because he was not in his 2007 form does not mean he was not a vital part of the Red Sox winning the A.L. Wild Card.

        • Steve H

          But their pitching is what put them in the playoffs. Their pitching has now put them in a 5-0 hole. Is the game over? No, but it’s not the same group of mashers they have had in the past.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Varitek is getting ab’s.

        Heh, I love how him just recording Plate Appearances is a detriment to a Major League club. Like seriously, it pleases me greatly.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    When was the last time David Ortiz pulled a Fastball that was 93-MPH or faster?

  • AndrewYF

    I had a dream the Yankees had traded Cano, Kennedy and Betances for BJ Upton, who then hit a go-ahead homerun in a 2-1 win on Opening Day.

  • dkidd

    big poopey

    • Steve H

      big crapi

      • Reggie C.

        is it me or will the Sox look at this as an excuse to go after Adrian Gonzalez?

        • Steve H

          It’s you. Still have Lowell for a few more years at 3rd with Youk at 1st. Lars Anderson will probably take over 1st once Lowell’s gone with Youk moving to 3rd.

          • Reggie C.

            Forgot about Lars. My bad. I just want Adrian Gonzalez in pinstripes so bad i get paranoid.

            • Steve H

              lol

        • AndrewYF

          To do what, DH?

          No.

      • dkidd

        better!

        • Lanny

          They really don’t have any needs besides bullpen, catcher and SP which everyone needs.

          They have Lowell locked up for 3 more yrs at big dough so it would be tough to see them making a run at anything that puts Youkliss at 3b.

  • Ivan

    Ortiz looks awful right now.

  • Lanny

    That wrist is really effecting Ortiz. He has to be hurt. He hasn’t had a solid swing all year from what I’ve seen.

    • Ivan

      Unless, you make a bad mistake on a pitch, he’s gonna have alot difficulty hitting right now.

      • Lanny

        I’ve seen a lot of middle of the plate mistakes that he can only take to the warning track. He has to be really hurt.

        • Steve H

          Not sure. When he’s hurt, he definitely lets people know. He said recently he’s healthy, and before the playoffs he said he wasn’t going to get anything to hit, almost trying to excuse his future (now current) suckiness.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Jon Lester: not Matt Garza.

  • Lanny

    How much is Varitek costing himself with this crappy post season at the plate? Though I can see Omar Minaya overpaying for grit.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      How much is Varitek costing himself with this crappy post [three] season at the plate?

      Fixed.

  • Ivan

    Im lookin at some stats right about now between Joe D and Mantle, and you know what, Mantle was probably better than Joe D.

    Mantle OPS+ is higher than Joe D, and had the better OPB% and had more TB’s.

    • Steve H

      Take away the knee injury and the drinking and it probably wouldn’t even be close.

    • AndrewYF

      Mantle was always the third-best of the ‘big 4′ Yankees (Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle)

      • Ivan

        Well they always put him last behind those guys. Usually you here people say Joe D was better than Mantle.

        But lookin at the stats kinda tells a different story.

        Just to show you how great Mantle was, his 57 season was better than his season in 56 when he won the Triple Crown.

        • Jersey

          I don’t even think it’s all that close. Mantle was one of the best position players EVER. As in, top ten of all time (and Bill James would agree). Joe D. probably misses the top 20.

        • Lanny

          Not a bad place to be #4

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    J.D. Drew had one great month, what “remarkable season”? Nancy didn’t even slug .450 in any other month.

    • Ivan

      Not to mention his defense in RF was one of the worst in the AL.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
    • dkidd

      what’s up with the quack quack t-shirt?

    • Joey

      love the smile on his face 2

  • E-ROC

    Varitek’s bat is sooo slow.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I clocked it at 1.67 Molinas, but that was with the wind at Varitek’s back, so the data is skewed.

    • Steve H

      $5 says you started and finished that sentence before his bat even got thru the zone.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    They’re booing! Alert the President! They’re horrible people and we should never stop talking about this!

    Whoah… My bad… Forgot we only do that stuff when Yankees fans boo.

  • dkidd

    i’d boo varitek too

    at what point do his “tangibles” start to count?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Oh wow, ALex Cora is comically useless.

  • Ivan

    BJ is fucking sick. He’s truly a 5 tool player.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Dammit Upton. Lucky you’re winning by 5.

  • Ivan

    BJ what the fuck were you doing.

  • E-ROC

    Where are the intangilbes, UPTON????!!!! Upton needs to speak to his role model, Jeter.

  • dkidd

    hopefully that play will not be called “the turning point” by peter gammons tonight

    • TheLastClown

      But it is the turning point. From Boston losing to Tampa playing great baseball, to Boston losing even when Tampa makes mistakes.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Fun Fact: All but one team in the A.L. East will have an African-American player in Center Field in the next two years. Guess who that team is…

    http://www.nomaas.org/images/jimcrow.jpg

    • TheLastClown

      Wait, was that an actual factual person with a “Go Jim Crow” sign? Or was that photoshopped in?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        To tell you the truth, I think it was photo-shopped, but I wouldn’t put it past a Boston fan. I mean come on, its not like there will be anyone offended within 100-miles…

        • TheLastClown

          Yeah, i agree with that, hyperbolized as it may be, BUT do you really think that the security would let someone get through the gate with that? Or if they did, once someone saw it, it would have to be taken down, right?

          Although the picture could have been taken before it was taken down….

          But I’m still clinging to hope for decency and saying it’s photoshopped

        • AndrewYF

          It has a “nomaas.org” tag. It’s photoshopped.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Oh come on guys, it’s obviously photoshopped.

    • Ivan

      Fuckin bastards. That’s why NY will ever be better than them.

  • dkidd

    so are the rays slowing the game down or speeding it up? i hate buck martinez

  • Lanny

    Youkilis is some fielder.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Because he converted an out on a base-running gaffe by B.J. Upton?

      • TheLastClown

        No, as in “Kevin Youkilis? Who the fuck is that? Oh, nobody, you know, Youkilis is some fielder”

  • Ivan

    I’ll give Upton a break, hey besides he’s doing something that his fellow former teammate in HS isn’t doing, hitting in the clutch.

  • Ivan

    Remember those days when people will debate who was better Varitek or Posada. Well guess who won.

    • TheLastClown

      Ooh Ooh Ooh! Varitek right?

      • Joey

        He did catch 4 no hitters!!!

  • Ivan

    Ellsbury doing his best Melky impression.

  • TheLastClown

    So is lil’ Dusty the successor of the C?

  • pat

    What do you guys think about a reasonable trade for delmon young? Obviously he has major character issues but hes only 23 and has a mountain of talent. His OPS+ was a decent 100 this year.. just a shot in the dark im wondering what the higher baseball minds that occupy this realm think.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      The key here is “reasonable.” Assuming Delmon is available, it’ll take a haul to land him. I don’t think the Yanks would be players in those negotiations. The conversation would have to start in the neighborhood of Phil Hughes, right?

      • Ivan

        Hell no. Delmon Young isn’t even better than Matt Kemp. Young stock has fallen considerably.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I don’t think I’d be comfortable with the type of package the Yanks would have to surrender to get Delmon so I guess I’m against any potential trade, but I think you’re a little too down on Delmon. Next season will be his age 23 season. He clearly hasn’t broken through on the MLB level yet, but he hasn’t been THAT bad. He’s still a 23 year old MLB outfielder, a former number 1 pick at that, with a ton of talent.

          • Ivan

            but doesn’t it tells ya something that he got traded last offseason and now the twins might wanna trade him this offseason. That raises some eyebrows.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Yeah, that’s a fair point. Has there been anything in the media concerning the reason(s) Minnesota has soured on Delmon? I thought they were saying all season how he’d turned a corner, personality-wise, and was impressing Twins brass.

            • pat

              definitely raises eyebrows and you gotta trust your FO to do the due diligence into what kind of person he is but its not very often this situation arises. Maybe being in a lockerroom with vets like jeter posada and mo could change his attitude, basically im sayin its worth a look,

      • pat

        well I dunno bc its obvious the twins dont want him so they dont have as much leverage i mean would you do ipk? is he comparable to garza? The idea of a potential 23 yr old stud Rf intrigues me

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I think IPK’s stock has dropped considerably below Garza’s stock circa the ’07-’08 offseason. My quick, gut feeling reaction is that I’d do IPK for Delmon. Am I crazy?

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Actually, I take back my indecision. I’d trade IPK for Delmon Young.

            • pat

              I think I’d do it too and if minny wanted more maybe a george kontos, and thats about it.

            • Lanny

              You are going to see a ton of teams come calling about IPK this off season.

              Thinking his value is so low they can get him for a bag of balls. Thinking there was a reason his value was so high a yr ago.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                So, then, would you trade IPK for Delmon Young, or no?

    • Ivan

      How about this, would you consider a trade with Cano for Elijah Dukes?

      • pat

        theres a very small list of poeople id trade robbie for and no elijah dukes is not on the list.

        • Ivan

          He’s a better hitter than Delmon young.

          Dukes posted a pretty good 126 OPS+, and also had a .386 OPB%. Also his slugging % was at a solid .478.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Look at the minor league numbers, though. Delmon was a monster in the minors, he was much better than Dukes. I think Dukes has a ton of potential, I just think it’s a little early to declare that Dukes is/will be a better hitter than Delmon Young. Young’s also been more durable (it’s a weak argument, but the point stands… Dukes has missed much more time due to injury than Young).

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            PS: And Elijah Dukes is batshit-crazy. You dead, dawg.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I’m not as big a Cano fan as many RAB commenters are, but I don’t think I make that trade. Dukes has had some major personality/maturity issues, is only a year younger than Cano, Cano’s performed at a higher level than Dukes, and Cano plays 2b.

        • Ivan

          actually two years younger.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Yeah my bad, 1 year 8 months. I just saw that Dukes will turn 25 next season and Cano will play the entire season as a 26 year old.

        • Lanny

          Dukes??

          Was that serious?

          Cano is a middle infield all star.

          I hope that was a joke.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Assuming you meant to respond to Ivan’s original question and not my response.

          • Ivan

            I wasn’t all serious of trading Cano for Dukes.

            Besides, if Im gonna trade Cano, I rather trade him for Dukes than Delmon Young.

            Plus, barring something pretty good, I would Keep Cano.

  • Ivan

    Ortiz is looks absolutely lost.

  • dkidd

    now pitching for the red sox: eddie izzard

    • TheLastClown

      Please don’t insult Eddie, he’s amazing. :)

      • dkidd

        agreed

  • Mike R.

    “Who is this guy Matt Garza?”!?!?!?
    “He’s shown flashes of pitching well!”!?!?!?!?!?
    “Nothing special”!?!?!?!?!
    Seriously! You would think that they would at least have these guys ask someone who watches games!!!!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I thought Chip Caray was just another broadcaster who is a Red Sox homer. Now I see he’s just a jackass of a broadcaster who exaggerates every routine play in a game.

    • Mike R.

      He’s both.

  • dkidd

    “look at him glide!”

    …and catch a routine fly ball

  • Ivan

    Every time I see Paul Byrd pitch, I saw to myself, why doesn’t he get crush more often.

  • dkidd

    keep going in there paul byrd

  • dkidd

    another diverse crowd at the fens

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Is Richie McDonald doing the shoulder-shuffle to “God Bless America”?

  • Jake H

    I love it when the sox lose.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      That’s some bad karma right there, hoss. What say we wait until they actually lose the game?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Ok. Commence celebration.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Anyone hear about the Tony Gonzalez being put on the trading block? Apparently my Jints offered a sixth-rounder, but the Chiefs countered with a second and a fifth-round pick.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Yeah I thought I heard that Gonzalez actually requested that the Chiefs look into trading him to the Giants, no?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Wow, hadn’t heard that tidbit. When is the deadline, Tuesday?

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          I may totally be overstating what happened, for all I know he “expressed interest” in the Giants or something. I know I heard or read something to that effect though. I don’t know when the deadline is.

        • Kevin

          I pretty sure it is tomorrow. I personally hope they do get him. Did you here about Romo getting hurt? He hurt is pinkie finger and he’s out for 4 weeks.

      • pat

        i am totally against anything fucking with my boy brandon jacobs getting goal line touches.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Dude, think of our Goaline Offense with a Tony Gonzalez on this team. That would be epic.

          • Lanny

            The Chiefs should take the Giants offer since hes been a good soldier for them and they are going no place fast. He’s got a new bad QB every week there.

            Herm Edwards is a terrible coach.

  • Thomas

    My roommate just said “Stop complaining Varitek, you’re not going to get hit.” And he is a Red Sox fan.

  • NYFan50

    Should have taken Garza out the minute he walked Varitek.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    JP’s a killer.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    MVP-esque GIDP.

  • pat

    yess dusty clutch

  • Ivan

    come on, beat the shit out of Byrd.

  • dkidd

    no matter what happens in this game, that’s the play espn will show. grit throws to grit for the gritty out

  • Ivan

    What a Gritty, Gutty, tough, dirty, do what ever it takes, put ya body on the line, giving up ya body play by varitek.

  • dkidd

    rocco socko

  • Ivan

    Wow what a moment for badelli.

  • dkidd

    at least they have the patriots. oh, wait…

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Nice.

    • Ivan

      LOL. Good one.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Brian Cashman is teh stupid for not acquiring Paul Byrd!111!!1!

    Rocco Baldelli and Brett Gardner for the Yankees’ Center Field spot in 2009!

  • pat

    FUCK YES, pride of rhode island baby

    • pat

      random sidenote baldelli and will blackmon of the packers went to highschool together

  • Ivan

    Normally a blow out like this, the game becomes quite boring, but since it’s the sox getting their asses kicked, it’s totally an exception.

    • pat

      i love going to sox websites when theyre getting housed, they are suuuuch whiny bitches I love it.

      • Ivan

        I use to love hearing met fans on WFAN after a bad loss, but check out WEEI and it’s even more entertaining hering Boston fans whine and bitch.

  • Lanny

    Wakefield is going to need to be on his game. When was the last time he pitched? Prob 3 weeks.

  • Bryan

    I think this is the first time in my life that I actually think the Rays might be able to beat the sux in a playoff, OMG! go Rays! On another note, ummmm, why cant the Yankees have cheerleaders like that at our games?!

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Just go to a Jets game. Girl on the left works for the Jets doing the in-game promotions, etc.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Big Papi = small hustle.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Mike Ditka: “I learned the definition of a premodonna. A premodonna can stick his hand in a bucket of water and leave a hole.”

    What the fuck?

    • TheLastClown

      Prima donna

  • Ivan

    Carlos Pena just putting more daggers in the chest.

  • Lanny

    FYI The Sox got blown out of the building at home in Game 3 in 2004. Don’t count them out.

    • Ivan

      This ain’t 2004.

  • Sam

    ik this is random but looking through the free agents lists for 09. I saw Mark Prior still age 27. Would signing for a four year 4 million dollar deal make any sense? He could make a nice reclamation project?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      To quote Ivan, “this ain’t 2004.”

      From what I’ve heard Prior, sadly, is a lost cause. Anyone know anything different?

      • Ivan

        More like this ain’t 2003 with Prior.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Yeah, just wanted to steal your line since you just said it. Although if you want to get technical, 2004 would work since at that point he’s already been injured so if he were a FA he could have been a reclamation project. Come on, work with me here.

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  • Mike R.

    Lester’s a bust. Maybe they can package him with Lowrie and Kars Anderson for Peavey.

  • UWS

    Rays win!

    Woot woot.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Why are the three games in Boston not being played on consecutive days?

    • shades

      because john lester survived cancer