Saturday, April 24, 2004

Boston RS 11
NY Y*nkees 2
W: D-Lowe (2-1)
L: Jose "Not Worth It" Contreras (0-2)

Quality start from D-Lowe who went 6 allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs and 2 walks while striking out 2 and inducing 13 ground ball outs. The Sox belted Contreras forcing him out of the game in the 4th. Millar, Manny, Mueller, and Mark all had a homerun. Burks and Reese stole 2 bases off Contreras who is painfully slow to the mound. We own Contreras. he is 0-3 against us.

The Man of the Game is Mark Bellhorn. He was 3/5 with a HR, 2 R, and 2 RBI.

Arroyo faces Brown today at 1.

The Celtics lost again. Not surprised.

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Friday, April 23, 2004

Boston Red Sox 3
Toronto Blue Jays 7
W: Terry Adams (2-0)
L: Curt schilling (1-2)

Ugh. Going into the Bronx with a win streak would have been nice, Oh well. Last series one of our aces lost a game and we won the series. Maybe it'll happen again.

The Man of the Game is Chris Gomez. He went 2 for 4 with a grand slam, 5 RBI and 2 runs scored. All his RBI came with 2 outs.

The Bitch-Goat shall be divided thusly:
Schilling: 0.6 - 7 ER
Bellhorn: 0.2 - 0 for 5, 8 LOB
Millar: 0.1 - 1 for 5, 5 LOB
Francona: 0.1 - left Schilling in too long

D-Lowe vs. Contreras tomorrow.

Post #167

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Doug Mirabelli 3+1
Toronto Blue Jays 2
W: Tim Wakefield (2-0)
L: Ted Lilly (0-2)
S: Keith Foulke (5)
H: Lefty Embree (3)

We gotta see if we can get Mirabelli in the lineup more. He's batting .556. Wakefield di well and the pen pitched 2.1 perfect innings. Beating Toronto is very important. We have to make these solid border line teams like Toronto and Baltimore feel like they have no shot.

The Man of the Game is Doug "The Grand Baron" Mirabelli. He went 3/4 with 2 homeruns, 2 runs, and 3 RBI.

sox trade for 26 year old lefty with health problems

Whatever. Low risk, potential high reward.

You can vote for the All-Star Game already. I suggest voting for Tek, Millar, Mueller, and Manny.

Post #166

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Sung to Kanye West's "Jesus Walks With Me"
Pedro walks...Pedro walks with me
Pedro camina...Pedro camina conmigo

Boston Red Sox 4
Toronto Blue Jays 2
W: Pedro "God" Martinez (2-1)
L: Roy "Didn't Deserve the Cy Young" Halladay (1-3)
S: Keith Foulke (4)
H: Scott "Where Have I Been" Williamson (1)

Pedro Martinez, ladies and gentlemen! Here's the thing all the doubters need to realise. Pedro's 2 bad starts were in absolutely terrible weather. Very cold. Pedro is Dominican and pitches ideally in heat. Cold makes it very hard to grip the curve perfectly. Pedro doesn't have the heat anymore to counter for this. As the weather gets warmer, more starts like this and his second start will occur.

The Blue Jays look really bad. No pitching and very little offense. They do not look like they'll pose a threat to us in the division or wild card. They will improve, however. The Jays won't be push overs all year.

The Man of the Game is Jason Varitek. Normally I'd give it to Pedro for a Quality Start, but Tek was 3/3, had a walk, a run, and a 2 out RBI. He also called a good game for Pedro.

The Celtics lost to Indiana. I'm stunned (sarcasm).

Wakefield takes on Ted Lilly tomorrow at 7 in SkyDome.

Injury news
Nomar might be running by the end of the week, be on the field next week. Trot hit alot in Fort Myers the other day. Kim had a rehab start for Pawtucket. He threw 45 pitches in 2.1 IP. He had 4 Ks, no walks, and 1 run.

Ten statements for Red Sox-Y*nks

Congrats to Dawn Timlin who completed Monday's 108th Boston Marathon.

Post #165

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Me after ESPN displays the shots in the 3rd period to favor the Bruins 9-0:

"I just know that they're gonna get one shot and it'll go in"

Montreal Pussies 2
Boston Ruins 0
10:52 in the 3rd: Richard "McLaren's Bitch" Zednick (MON), (Kovalev, Koivu)
19:52 in the 3rd: Zednick (MON), (Kovalev, Koivu)

Thornton didn't play poorly but he didn't step up. Really pissed about this one. I knew we weren't going to win the Cup, but the fact that we lost to Montreal hurts alot. Oh well, wait til next year. Wait a minute...there probably won't be a next year.

Pedro goes tomorrow in Toronto.

Oh yeah and the Celtics have a playoff game or such some shit.

Post #164

Monday, April 19, 2004


Fantastic Patriots Day so far. If the Bruins win Game 7 tonight, I'll burst.

Post #163
NY Y*nkees 4
Boston RS 5
W: Mike "Still Timid" Timlin (1-1)
L: Tom "Flash in the Pan" Gordon (0-1)
S: Keith Foulke (4)

Great win for the Sox. Arroyo pitched adequately giving up 4 in over 6 innings. The bullpen kept the Y*nkees at 4 runs and allowed the Sox to tie the game up and eventually take the lead. The Sox chipped away at a 3 run lead by scoring a run in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Ortiz and Mueller are starting to hit the ball well. Reese is about to cross over the Mendoza line and had his 4th error. For some reason, Francona rested Millar. Bellhorn was unavailable due to a shoulder injury. Pay-Rod got his first hit as a Y*nkee against the Sox in his last at-bat. He also had an error. HAHAHAHA!

The Man of the Game is Gabe Kapler. He went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Both RBI came with 2 outs. He knocked in the Game Winning run in the 8th underneath Derek "No Range" Jeter. Kapler did forget how many outs there were on two occasions but he more than made up for those blunders.

Boston Globe story

The highlights:

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law was arrested after he allegedly led police on a brief foot chase...The 30-year-old Pro Bowl player initially pulled over, but police said he sped off, prompting them to chase him about half a block until he stopped again. He then ran away from officers again but they caught up to him after a short chase. According to police, Law told the two officers "not to touch him because he is a professional athlete."

Okay, so two donut munching cops caught up with a Pro Bowl corner? riiiiiiiiiight. Shocker that it was in Miami. Phins fans must be pissed about how we beat them twice last year.

Law was charged with failure to obey a police officer and resisting an officer, both misdemeanors...Reached yesterday by the Boston Globe, Law's agent, Carl Poston, relayed Law's version of the events: officers were directing traffic, Law did not understand the instructions, said so, and was instructed to pull over. Poston claims one of the officers used excessive force and went so far as to toss Law's wallet in his face. Poston said Law did not consume any alcohol that night.

Poston said Law is considering filing a complaint.

Whatever. He might not even be a Patriot next year so this story might not mean anything.

Kevin Dupont wrote this scathing article urging Joe Thornton to surrender his Captain's "C." He needs to do something tonight. Score a goal, make a pass, hit somebody.

Post #162

Sunday, April 18, 2004

NY Y*nkees 7
Boston RS 3
W: Paul Quantrill (1-0)
L: D-Lowe (1-1)

Tough loss for the Sox. I figured we'd win today because the pitching matchup favored us with D-Lowe goign against Jose "Not Worth It" Contreras. Well, Lowe went 2.2 IP and allowed 7 runs off 8 hits and 4 walks. Truly a terrible start for Lowe. On the positive side, Manny continues to crush the ball and the bullpen didn't allow a run. We had some enar rallies including a 2 run 3rd inning that ended due to two fantastic plays from Pay-Rod and Travis Lee.

The Man of the Game is Paul Quantrill. He releived Contreras in the 3rd with runners on 3rd and 2nd and 1 out. He pitched 2 and 2/3 and did not allow the Sox to score. He only let up one base runner.

The Bitch-Goat shall be divided thusly:
Lowe: 0.8 - 2.2 IP, 7 ER
Ortiz: 0.1 - 0/4, 5 LOB
Burks: 0.1 - 0/4, 4 LOB

Boston Bruins 2
Montreal Pussies 5
BOS: 7:16 in the 1st: Sergei Samsonov (Bergeron)
MON: 12:37 in the 1st: Darren Langdon (Perreault, Begin)
MON: 6:03 in the 2nd: Saku "Klubhouse Kancer" Koivu (Markov)
MON: 14:23 in the 2nd: Yanic Perrault (Ryder, Ribeiro)
BOS: 4:36 in the 3rd: Sergei Samsonov (Nylander, Gonchar)
MON: 19:19 in the 3rd: Alexei "Vagina" Kovalev EN (Koivu, Zednick)
MON: 19:56 in the 3rd: Jan Bulis EN (Perrault, Souray)

Joe Thornton had a golden opportunity to put the Bruins up 2-0 in the 1st. He was 3 feet from the net and could have shot anywhere on Theodore. Instead, he passed behind him to murray. Now I enjoy seeing a player be selfless and doing things for the team, but the best thing for the team is for our best player, Thornton by a mile, to be selfish once and awhile. He's a Bruins Captain right now and he needs to start acting like it.

My friend Josh said we should call Schilling Curt "The Hurt." I don't like it. I prefer calling him Kurt with a K.

NY Y*nkees 2
Boston RS 5
W: Kurt Schilling (2-0)
L: Mike "Washed Up" Mussina (1-3)
H: Mike "Still Timid" Timlin (2)

Mussina looks really weak. The scum have very little pitching. At the moment they have no #5 starter and their #1 starter has three losses. Timlin had a good outing. Every starter but Pokey got a hit.

The Man of the Game is Kurt Schilling. He only threw 6.1 innings but he struck out 8, and alowed only 1 run on 6 hits. He threw 121 pitches. It is nice having a horse like him in the rotation.

We'll all remember Wakefield gave up the Boone HR just like Torrez gave up the Dent homerun. However, if Wake can help us win a championship, he will be forgiven and pardoned by the Pope of Pedronicism (me).

NY Y*nkees 2
Boston RS 6
W: Tim Wakefield (1-0)
L: Javier Vazquez (1-1)
H: Embree (2)

Resse had another error to go along with his below average average. Mueller is starting to hit, thankfully. We need him to get on base for Manny, Ortiz and Millar and eventually Nomar. Mirabelli continues to be the best backup catcher in baseball going 2 for 3 with a double and a homer.

Doug "Grand Baron" Mirabelli is a good candidate for Man of the Game with his 2 RBI, 6 total bases and all this coming off the bench to start cold. However, Wakefield is the Man of the Game. He threw 7 innings allowing one earned run (2 R) off of only 4 hits. He also struck out 4.

In 1775, Paul Revere left Boston after seeing the lights of the Old North Church. He rode to Lexington to warn Sam Adams and John Hancock (these names should be familiar) that the British were coming by sea (the Charles River) to seize an illegal arms cache in nearby Concord. He was joined by William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott (whose namesake was given to the school at which my mother teaches I think).

The historical story

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem

Anyway, the Boston Marathon is run on the Monday closest to April 18. also, the Red Sox play a home game at 11 am so fans can watch the marathon through Kenmore Square. Barring an offensive war or extra innings, the fans are usually able to see some of the top runners.

Marathon route

Patriot's Day 2004 is made extra special by the fact that two Boston sports teams host arch rivals. The Sox play the Y*nkees tomorrow at 11 and the Bruins play the Canadiens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. If I were home in Massachusetts, I'd be at all three of these events getting drunker and drunker. What a pity I'm in shitty Ithaca.

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