ALCS Game 7 spillover thread


Oh baby. This is as good as it gets right here.

Categories : Asides, Game Threads


  1. Ivan says:

    Good Looks Mike.

  2. Brian says:

    why isn’t ellsbury at first for ortiz?

  3. Alan says:

    I’m going to continue screaming for Price until he’s put in. This is the playoffs, pitch like there’s no tomorrow and use your best arm. Can Kazmir give an inning?

  4. Jamal G. says:

    Grant Balfour gave up three dingers all year (58.1-IP), why is Bradford in the game? I don’t like this.

    • Ivan says:

      Can’t Blame Maddon there. Bradford gave up one homer to a righty all season and probably wanna save Balfour for the 9th.

  5. A.D. says:

    jesus Bradford

    Price awakens

  6. Jamal G. says:

    That was Ball Four, Youk.

  7. E-ROC says:

    I don’t know if I would put Price in the game. When was the last time he pitched? A week or so ago? He may not have his best stuff and that could lead to problems. Probably don’t have a choice though.

  8. Ivan says:

    David Price Here?

  9. Brian says:

    JD screwed. Please not let be like dis.

  10. Mike A. says:

    I have never been so nervous for a non-Yankees’ game in my life. Maybe for the Super Bowl last year, but that’s it.

  11. Brian says:

    The Price is er….right, bitch.

  12. whozat says:

    Is “Maddon” French for “Torre” or something?

  13. Marcus says:

    I still don’t get why the starter was pulled. It was an error…..not his fault in pitching.

    Was looking great. I’m sure we can say Joe Madden screwed up this one. No way the bases would be loaded if the starter stayed in.

    • Brian says:

      Yeah, but he was up at 118 pitches….I know it’s the playoffs, but.

    • A.D. says:

      116 pitches, could only keep him in there so much longer, im kinda surprised he started the inning

    • whozat says:

      I don’t know about that. Garza’s not known for his command, and with THAT many pitches, it’s not like his command was going to be getting better.

      That said, the pen was pretty horrendous.

      If Price doesn’t come out for the ninth, I hope the courts grant immunity to whoever shoots Joe Maddon.

  14. Brian says:

    Say they escape le “jamois jam” here in the 8th….Price in the ninth?

    • Steve H says:

      Hope so. That inning may have worked out great in a way. Get thru the heart of the order, and now it’s the slop at the end with a 2 run (at least) lead in the 9th.

  15. Jamal G. says:

    Come on, one more fucking strike!

  16. Ivan says:

    Lets Go Price.

  17. A.D. says:

    lights out by Price

  18. Ivan says:

    The Price is Right Bitches.

  19. Jamal G. says:

    Fuck yes!!!!!! My mutha fuckin’ dude!!!!

  20. Alan says:

    And that’s why you bring in David Price.

  21. Marcus says:

    Thats why you go with Price. This should have been over if Price would have closed out game 6.

  22. whozat says:

    It must be tough to pitch when your balls are so very, very huge.

  23. E-ROC says:

    If only Price had some arm troubles, he’d be a Yankee.

  24. billbybob says:

    David Price is the fucking man!!!!!

  25. Ivan says:

    Price just made Nancy Drew his bitch.

  26. Joe says:

    Maddon really gave me a scare using that scrap heap bullpen…thankfully he came to his senses.

  27. Nady Nation says:


  28. Lanny says:

    This begs the question.

    Why the hell wasn’t Price brought into Game 5?

  29. Alan says:

    If Maddon is smart, he keeps Price in to finish this off. If he gets into trouble, then goto Balfour.

  30. Marcus says:

    Garza should have finished that inning and Price should have finished the 9th.

    I still would leave in Price. He’s the top pitcher in the pen and he’s unknown to the batters.

  31. Brian says:

    Suddenly the magical eminence of the Red Sox just got hosed. Sweeet.

  32. Nady Nation says:

    BTW anyone else think that ball was way outside? (Note: I am not complaining at all with the call)

  33. Mike A. says:

    David Price could blow out his arm tomorrow and never throw another pitch in his life, and he’d still get a spot in the Rays Hall of Fame. They already got a full return on that $8.5M bonus.

  34. Jamal G. says:

    Do you leave Price in? I’m thinking yes. With Mark Kotsay due up second in the ninth, why not?

  35. whozat says:

    Did they just laud the Tampa bay pen??!?!

  36. Ivan says:

    Considering that the next three hitters for the Sox are Bay, Kotsay and Varitek and if anybody gets on Coco Crips, Gotta keep Price in the game.

  37. Nady Nation says:

    Nobody warming up. This game has been incredible

  38. Brian says:

    Anybody feel, watching Garza and Price, that we’re getting what we wanted all year with the Big Three? Granted, we probably would have put our money on Garza and Price at this stage in their careers at any point in and before the season, but this is a sweet salve for the ’08 Yanks…gotta say.

    • whozat says:

      “Granted, we probably would have put our money on Garza and Price at this stage in their careers at any point in and before the season”

      Thing is…Garza’s 24, Hughes is 22. Garza’s spent a bunch of time in the majors already. That’s the thing…PATIENCE.

      And Price is Joba. Sans the DUI. (too soon?)

  39. Alan says:

    Alright Price, here’s your time to shine baby. Finish it up and shut it down.

    • Mike A. says:

      They really should make him a reliever. There’s no guarantee he’ll be that good in the pen, and they’ll need a successor to Percival.

      Grade A reliever > Grade B- starter, right?

      • whozat says:

        I mean, we KNOW that he can be a good reliever. What possible gain is there to be had from converting him into a starter? I mean, the only things that happen are what I see on TV when I look up from my boxes of donuts. He’s probably never even started a baseball game before.

        Hey, thanks 1B umpire. The Red Sox haven’t had enough extra chances in this game. Better give them some more!

  40. Mike A. says:

    How the hell am I supposed to fall asleep tonight?!?!?!

  41. giselle says:

    i’m ecstatic/frightened as hell watching Price pitch so well in this game. We’re gonna be playing against him for the next decade! but i want him to get the save here.

  42. avi404 says:

    I am glad that Price put an end to that BoSox comeback but I could not help imagine A-rod swinging out in the same position, i.e.: if our beloved yankees are ever to get back to the WS (atleast within the next 3-4 years), the road will go through Tampa and we have to beat the likes of Garza, Kazmir, Shields, Price year after year – not a fun scenario!
    Imagine: Joba vs Price, Hughes vs Garza, Wang vs Shields, Kazmir vs Andy…WoW!

    • kunaldo says:

      you forgot about CC!

      • avi404 says:

        That only makes it more interesting: Kazmir vs CC.

        In any case, many of those names can change but the starting pitching is going to a whole another level in the AL East in the next few years – hard to think of any other division so loaded with good pitching.

  43. Ivan says:

    Lets go, 3 more outs.

  44. Brian says:

    With Varitek up 3rd, how sweet for him to be the final out? Goodnight, faux dynasty.

  45. Bill N says:

    How is there not a single Yankee moment in that montage of WS highlight ?

    David Price is an animal

  46. Mike A. says:

    I wonder if Gammons will mention “The Ghost of David Price” now.

  47. giselle says:

    i love how the announcers just found out about price 5 min ago and are reading off a fact sheet to talk about him.

  48. Pete says:

    Why am I sooooo nervous? It’s not even my team!!!

  49. Brian says:

    3 and out….because for the love of God, we can’t let this game get in Alex Cora’s hands.

  50. Alan says:

    Wow. Really? That’s not an out?

    • whozat says:

      Apparently, the umps believe in “Red Sox magic” too. Another magic comeback for the “dynasty” is just such a better story for the media. We should all really try to make that happen.

      Joe Maddon’s doing his part. Why not the umps?

  51. Ivan says:

    That’s cool. He walked Bay, but you got Kotsay and Varitek coming up.

  52. A.D. says:

    Price blows get him out of there!!!1!

  53. Jamal G. says:

    The A.L. East is fucking amazing. Including this season, the American league would have been represented by an A.L. East team in eleven out of the past sixteen Fall Classics (no Series in 1994). Just think about that. That’s amazing.

    Toronto Blue Jays (1992-1993)
    New York Yankees (1996, 1998-2001, 2003)
    Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007)
    BOS/TB (2008)

  54. Alan says:

    There you go, Price.

  55. Ivan says:

    Kotsay really had no chance.

  56. pat says:

    varitek for the dp??

  57. Mike R. says:

    If David Price gets the save will the Tampa media clamor to keep him in the pen and focus on college failures as evidence?

  58. Mike A. says:

    This is absolutely unbefrickinlievable.

  59. Jamal G. says:

    Varitek: no chance.

  60. Smitt Dog says:

    Cmon Price…. Get this done buddy……

  61. Mike A. says:


  62. Jamal G. says:

    Last Plate Appearance by the All-Star as a Red Sox? I sure hope not!

  63. Brian says:

    Gosh, this Price in 9th fellow should really have closed more games for the Rays this year. They don’t have a spot in the rotation anyways….that’s his only spot come next year. In the bullpen.

    Or not.

  64. Alan says:

    David Price: The man who should have pitched in game 5.

  65. Ivan says:

    Varitek had no chance. None.

  66. Mike W. says:

    Come on baaaaabbyyyyyy!

  67. Jamal G. says:

    Fucking Aye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Frank C says:


  69. Smitt Dog says:

    THANK JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Alan says:


  71. Bill N says:

    So I ESPN scrambling to have a list of excuses on my the Sox lost

  72. Mike W. says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  73. pat says:


  74. Pedro says:

    Great series. Congrats to Tampa, nicely done.

  75. Ivan says:

    Game over, ALCS over, The Rays win, Thhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Rays WIN!!!!!

  76. E-ROC says:

    Looks like a manager grew up right before our eyes. Thank you Rays. Too bad the Yanks will be whoopin’ dat ass next year. Go Phillies!

  77. Jamal G. says:

    Pedroia looks like he misses being pummeled by a group of men.

  78. Handsome B. Wonderful says:


    F*** THE SOX!!!



  79. Ivan says:

    Congradulation TB. And as for the Sox, well fuck off.

  80. Smitt Dog says:

    EAT A BIG SHIT FLAVORED PEACE OF HUMBLE PIE BOSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BklynJt says:


      Seriously.. if the Sox won today, there fans would feel as entitled as us yankee fans.. no probably more.

  81. Will says:

    suck on that boston

  82. Mike A. says:

    Garza = MVP.

    Congrats to the Rays. This was fucking awesome in every way.

  83. E-ROC says:

    Nice pick by Iwamura too.

  84. jim says:

    Fucking thank u god. I would have killed myself if the sox came back to win this series

  85. whozat says:

    Man…how much would it suck if somebody got hurt in that pile?

  86. A.D. says:

    Hell of a job by the rays

  87. Smitt Dog says:

    All this being said, I’m pulling for the Phils now.

  88. Mike R. says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is fucking insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why am I this excited!?!?!?!?

  89. Jamal G. says:


    Let me correct this shit:

    The A.L. East is fucking amazing. Including this season, the American league would have been represented by an A.L. East team in eleven out of the past sixteen Fall Classics (no Series in 1994). Just think about that. That’s amazing.

    Toronto Blue Jays (1992-1993)
    New York Yankees (1996, 1998-2001, 2003)
    Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007)
    Tampa Bay Rays!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2008)

  90. Smitt Dog says:

    Craig Sager had no idea who David Price was when he put the microphone in front of him

  91. Nady Nation says:

    Unbelievable. The Rays are insanely likeable and fun to root for. Congrats to them. Fuck Boston, over and over

  92. Mike W. says:

    I think I just woke up like half my apartment building with my celebration!

  93. Alan says:

    Welp, now its time to root for the Phillies.

  94. avi404 says:

    Karl R (ESPN BBTN): So Steve, why do you think the BoSox lost to these rays?

    Steve Philips: Well Karl, if I were the GM of the (sucks ass) mets, BoSox would have never been in this position. I would have driven the Mets to a record of 30-130 for consecutive years which would have allowed the Mets to pick #1 in the draft and they would have drafted DAVID Price. And if that happend, Boston would have won today. Also, I think the Yankees should have kep Joba in the bullpen all year long, that definietly lead to the BoSox downfall…

  95. Smitt Dog says:

    I hope Youk and Pedroia choke on each others sausages tonite.

  96. Austin says:

    Buck Foston

  97. Mike A. says:

    Sox payroll: $133,440,037
    Rays’ payroll: $43,820,598


  98. Pete says:

    Thank god, no more hearing about the 7-0 game.


  99. Jamal G. says:

    Steve Phillips: “Jed Lowrie, David Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis aren’t great at any one thing. They know how to play he game, they are best at playing the game. They showed a lot of grit overcoming injuries.”

    John Kruk: “If it wasn’t for injuries, you would probably think they would be in the World Series against the Phillies.”

  100. Jake H says:

    No more talk about this Sox team being a dynasty.

  101. Pete says:

    I missed what 9=8 means… anyone?

  102. RollingWave says:

    thank the lord

  103. Jamal G. says:

    The Red Sox scored one run on three hits in Game 7 of the ALCS. You media assholes still think they are a better team without the clubhouse cancer?

  104. Ivan says:

    Wow just listening to Phillips and Kruk, you would thought that the Sox should of won this series.

  105. Jamal G. says:

    John Kruk was worried that David Price couldn’t close out the ninth because he pumped his fist to finish the eight, showing too much emotion.

    Fuck John Kruk and everything he worships.

  106. Bryan says:

    GO RAYS!!!@!@!@

  107. A.D. says:

    I guess Garza showed the twins for trading him

  108. Alan says:

    Clearly the Rays are a poor team and were destined for failure. If only the Baseball God’s didn’t strike down Boston’s players in their prime. DAMN THE INJUSTICES!

  109. Mike A. says:

    Hah, Garza just cursed on national TV.

  110. Jamal G. says:

    Hmm, Garza over Upton for MVP? Eh, whatever, both were deserving.

  111. Jamal G. says:

    Did they present the trophy yet?

  112. mustang says:

    Bottom line the Red Sox have Manny their in the World Series.
    As much as I hate him he would have been the difference in this game.

  113. Pete says:

    Yeah Terry, because they also give out big trophies for being a ‘fun group of guys’… ;-)

  114. giselle says:

    kruk reminds me of giambi. he always looks sweaty and gross.

  115. Handtius says:

    THANK GOD. oh wait, i don’t believe in god. Thanks anyway.

  116. Alan says:

    It’s scary when you think just how good the Rays are, at such a young age. If the ownership will stand behind them and keep them together long-term, they could be scary for a long long time.

  117. Handsome B. Wonderful says:

    Someone call Curt Schilling.

    • Alan says:

      I’m sure he’s already furiously blogging away.

    • Dimaggio5 says:

      He can take is bloody sock and shove it up his a**. This feels so good – you can not find a bigger bunch of tools than the Red Sox & their fans. The thought of all those jackasses crying tonight over their Red Sox after having to absorb their Pats losing Brady is gonna make me sleep so well tonight. :-)

  118. Ivan says:

    This is hysterical, now Kruk said, that the Phillies are the favorites to wim cuz the Phils beat the Brewers and Dodgers in 4/5 games.

    Really Kruk? Don’t you know that the Rays will be by far the toughest team the Phils will face.

  119. dkidd says:

    the sox have won 2 non-consecutive ws in 5 years. when they win 3 in a row and 4 in 5, they can be called a dynasty

    i’m so glad i don’t have to hear about dustin f-ing pedroia any more!!!

    congrats to the rays, they’re a fun team to watch

  120. Jamal G. says:


    * Baseball will have its seventh different champion in the last eight seasons now that the Rays will meet the Phillies in the Series. The days of a dynasty may be over now that so many teams have become adept at building rosters.

    Yet people still bitch about the Yankees’ payroll. Jesus.

    • Alan says:

      To be honest, I think the Rays have a chance to build something special. They’ve got alot of young talent that hasn’t even come up yet (Niemann, Davis, Brignac, etc.) to go along with that strong core.

    • Mike A. says:

      And 11 different teams have playing in the WS this century. Only the Yanks, Sox and Cards have been there more than once.

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