Thursday Night Open Thread


I was talking to someone recently about the best World Series we’ve seen, and I said 2001 even though the Yankees lost. Frankly, the Yankees had no business winning that series — they were outscored 37-14 (!) in the seven games — yet they had a lead with two outs to go in Game Seven. It took two dramatic game-tying homers (like the one you see above) to make that series interesting and they’re part of the reason why it was so exciting. That series was insane. Took bad the outcome couldn’t be different.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Red Sox and Cardinals are playing Game Two of this year’s World Series at 8pm on FOX (John Lackey vs. Michael Wacha), and the Thursday NFL Game is the Panthers at the Buccaneers. Yuck. The Devils and Rangers are both playing as well. Talk about any of those games and more. Go nuts.

Categories : Open Thread
  • nsalem

    We outscored Pittsburgh 56-27 in 1960 and also lost.

    • Bob Buttons

      Also on walkoff homer.

  • lee

    nice award there for Mariano, but WTF is it with having the ceremony at Fenway?????? sheez, give it to him next year at NYS, or at least just wait until game three at St. Louis. sheez…..

    • Bob Buttons

      Bud hates the Yanks.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Not gonna miss Buck and McCarver.

    Why does McCarver think it’s “creative” that Pedroia caught a ball that was basically hit right at him? It was a decent play, but not exactly ESPY-worthy.

    • Pat D

      He keeps using that word.

      I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

      • Preston


  • WhittakerWalt

    Stephen Drew is making a lot of plays that Jeter never would. Just putting that out there.

    • Pinkie Pie

      But Jeter has something that Stephen Drew will never have.

      A Ford Edge.

      • WhittakerWalt

        I got mind in burnt copper.

        • I’m a looser baby so why don’t you kill me?

          A mind is a terrible thing to waste in burnt copper.

  • Wheels

    Ugh, Ortiz.

    • SDB

      Amazing how a 37 year old can stay fit through a season and be so remarkably consistent, while still absolutely crushing balls the other way.

      So proud, btw, that Bud Selig did so much to clean up the league of PEDs.

      • I’m a looser baby so why don’t you kill me?


    • UncleArgyle

      Remember the time David Ortiz failed a PED test but everyone just pretended it didn’t happen….yeah me too…

      • pat

        Hey, he tested positive for something for all we know it could have been a tainted supplement or something.

        /Sox fans’ actual argument

        Nevermind the fact that his best fucking friend was roiding, they had an actual motherfucking steroid dealer WORKING IN THEIR FUCKING LOCKEROOM


        • pat

          But don’t worry, Bud says there’s no evidence he was dealing to players. ROFL


        • http://www.riveraveblues.com GT Yankee

          Every time I hear this brought up it seriously gets under my skin. How is it that the hunt for PED users makes those exempt that are “popular” or in this case “Papilar”? I don’t care if you’re the second coming of Roberto Clemente, if you use you should be subject to the same penalties as everyone. You can say Andy got off easy, but at least he came clean about it. How and why has MLB given D.O. a pass?

          BTW, I’m not whining because I’m an A-Rod sympathizer.

    • WhittakerWalt

      The vomiting continues.

  • nycsportzfan

    Breslow..lol I love that both these games are known for bad news bears type plays by Kozma and now Breslow and the idiot ump who got the Kozma call wrong to begin with. What a joke World Series.

  • SDB

    Hey, maybe there is a god!

    • Wheels

      Feeling much better now.

      • UncleArgyle

        Still plenty of time for the cards to shit their collective pants and hand the game to the Pink Sox

  • lee

    Beltran’s price may be going up.

    • SDB

      if Beltran ensures the Sox don’t get another WS, I’ll chip in for whatever he’s asking.

  • ropeadope

    Even Steven

  • Janice
  • mustang

    Beltran is just ridiculous 2 for 4 with a 2 out RBI to seal the deal with hurt ribs.

    Post-Season Machine.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Should Boston lose, it would remind me of the 2001 world series. two clubs representing cities still coping from horrible tragedy (Boston bombings and 9/11) falling just short to a dominant club from the NL.

    Boston Strong.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead

      Parody? Please be parody?

  • I’m a looser baby so why don’t you kill me?

    It’s been posted that Luis Gonzalez’ flare yet roided up single is proof that there is no god and I’m inclined to agree. I still cannot fathom how we didn’t win the WS after 9/11. So close, so much catharsis, and yet still not the perfect ending that we deserved god dammit.

    • ropeadope

      Possibly He just isn’t a baseball fan. Or maybe had been, but the strike of 94-95 was the final straw.