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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Why could Wily Mo not have been a Red Sox in 2003?

*Picture from Yahoo.com*

5-2, Sox win, courtesy of Wily Mo Pena. Never met a fast ball or hanging slider he didn't like, and breaking balls are his worst enemy. Tonight, he got a fast ball and the Sox got the win.

A 8th inning Grand Slam for WMP changed the score from 2-1 to 5-2 and allowed Josh Beckett to go to 5-0.

Beckett went 8 innings, scattering 8 hits, with 2R, 0BB, and 3K's in what was I think his best outing so far this year. If you saw him pitch last year, you'd swear this was a different guy: throwing not only his 96 mph fastball, he is effectively mixing in his curve and changeup, the latter getting the last man he faced out on strikes.

But Wily Mo was the story: 2 for 4 with a double and the granny for the night. After starting the season looking like Rudy from the Bad News Bears, WMP showed everyone tonight why Theo traded a innings eating pitcher to the Red's for him: you leave one over the plate, and he sends it a long, long, way away.

Angie told me not long ago that she was very thankful that Wily Mo was not a Red Sox player when we were deciding on a name for our youngest child, Trot. I have not given up my dream of having 4 children yet, so we may re-visit this later.

However, the next dog we get will either be named Beckett or Wily Mo.

Guaranteed.

142 comments:

KAYLEE said...

HMMM BECKETT for a dogs name? I am not sure that would be my choice but....I almost fainted when wily mo hit that....I mean literally I did fall off the chair however in excitement.

KAYLEE said...

//did ya know that Josh Beckett is from Texas?//

HOW THE heck could i not with you telling me every time he pitches TEX?

Ted D said...

Kaylee,

Good thing it's MY dog: It's Beckett in a landslide! ;)

Tex said...

hey DO NOT name a dog Beckett!!!

KAYLEE said...

IT AINT YOUR DOG YET!YOU GOTT A OWN IT BEFORE YOU CAN NAME IT:D

Tex said...

ted...great minds think alike...we used the same pic

KAYLEE said...

aint that dissing beckett to name a dog after him?

Ted D said...

That's weird Tex: first time anyone ever used "great minds" and me in the same sentence.

And I think Beckett for a dog is a good name. My other dog was named Marino in honor of Corn Meal and his irrational support of the Dolphins for his football team.

scott h said...

Hey where is everybody? whats the score, whats going on.Has the game started?

HAd to leave my Kingdom for some baby shower tonight!

KAYLEE said...

WHEN DO YOU PLAN ON GETTING THIS DOG?

Ted D said...

No Kaylee, it's an honor: you name your dog after your favorite things.

You must be one of those "cat" people. :)

KAYLEE said...

shut up scott before I do war with ya.

KAYLEE said...

yes I definately am one of these TED!

Ted D said...

5-2 Sox Bub.

Beckett is 5-0 and WMP hit a GRAND SLAM.

It was the shizznit for sure.

KAYLEE said...

I HAVE A BLIND DOG THAT I HATE CAUSE HE ALWAYS RUNS INTO ME stupid dog.

KAYLEE said...

shizznit? WHAT IS THAT?

scott h said...

Kaylee I have been dealing with irrational women all day. I don't think your threat even fazes me.
{name your dog after your favorate thing and you say Beckett?) Jr we need a long talk!

KAYLEE said...

TEMPT ME and I take that further scott.

Ted D said...

Scott, you once named a demented Dalmation Frisco.

No talk is needed, thank you.

KAYLEE said...

YOU MEN CAN BE SO weird at times.

scott h said...

So the dog is blind, but you run into it? Kaylee try putting those dark sunglasses on the dumb dog.

KAYLEE said...

haha I need something to see it better......I want that dog to get lost and never come back:D

scott h said...

Jr. I didn't say I named MY dogs after my favorite thing. You did.

Ted D said...

Bub,

your luck with dogs can best be described as "poor". In fact, I think the Good Lord may have been trying to tell you something over the years: You may need to consider a hamster.

scott h said...

And that name was MC Frisco to be exact.

KAYLEE said...

OH GOD I AM RUNNING NOW HAMSTERS SCARE THE LIVINGCRAP out of me.

Ted D said...

Tell me, Dog Whisperer, how should one go about naming a dog?

Sports, TV, literature?

You have got to start thinking outside the box Grandpa Walton!

KAYLEE said...

//And that name was MC Frisco to be exact.//

that aint much better.

scott h said...

JR I have the perfect house trained Lab. Comes on my command and lays at my feet.

KAYLEE said...

I NAMED my dog after a person that I hate:D

scott h said...

No wait thats your sister!

KAYLEE said...

//have the perfect house trained Lab. Comes on my command and lays at my feet.//

DID your wife train it?

Ted D said...

//JR I have the perfect house trained Lab. Comes on my command and lays at my feet.//

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Who are you trying to fool? ALL your dogs are spazzes!!!!!!!!!

scott h said...

JR , This is what you do. Go out on your porch, yell your made up dog name at the top of your lungs. And see what kind of response you get. If the neighbors kid, a homeless dude or the pretty boy up the street come over go to the next name on your list!

KAYLEE said...

ITS a good thing you guys are so nice cause with some people I probably have my butt kicked by now:D

scott h said...

Teh only time my dogs spaze, is when certain relatives come to visit.

scott h said...

KICK butt, Kick Butt. Kaylee their you go!

Ted D said...

Scotty,

The problem with that is your own dog never comes home!

What is the family pet's name now? And I'm being serious: is it Sophie? Or was she the previous one?

My MFY buddy Shawn's lab is Bailey: I'm dissapointed it's not Pettitte or Unit or Slappy.

KAYLEE said...

//KICK butt, Kick Butt. Kaylee their you go!//

I LIKE TO GET MY BUTT KICKED!THATS WHY I START fights at school.I am so a trouble maker!

scott h said...

Zoe. Right named his dog unit HA HA HA

scott h said...

Kaylee, I have been telling my son about certain types of girls to stay away from. Am I drawing your picture?

Ted D said...

Zoe, that's right.

Who is right and why did he name his canine Unit?

I am so stoked about this win: 14-7 and in first place, plus the Yankees brought up the "Future" and he did not make it through 5 innings.

KAYLEE said...

SCOTT:....I will take that boy and straighten him up.If you want.

Tex said...

our first dog's name that i recall was Sue..it was a male peekapoo...my mom was a Cash fan

Ted D said...

Tex, believe it or not, I got it:

Boy named Sue.

If you and I post the same pic next time, I'm seriously freaking out.

Just letting you know.

scott h said...

Tex this group is to young for that song. But that is funny!

Kaylee thanks but I think he gets the picture.

KAYLEE said...

SCOTT:HAHA okay just dont brainwash the boy into thinking us girls are not good!

scott h said...

JR my pets, kinda like girlfriends, You gotta try a few breeds till you find the right one.

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Ted D said...

Bubba,

I'm 37: how am I too young for a Johnny Cash reference?

Plus, I saw the "Walk the Line" movie.

Johnny Cash = Bigget Rebel Ever.

KAYLEE said...

I should go to bed now while I am still liked!

Ted D said...

Going to be now kids.

Had 2 1/2 hours of sleep last night:

I. Am. Whipped.

Ted D said...

And by be, I mean bed.

Told you I was tired.

KAYLEE said...

SO AM I AM SO TIRED!I WILL SLEEP GOOd.

Tex said...

Theres a small bar here called The Mean Eyed Cat...with Cash memoralbilia all over it

Stacy said...

Glad the boys won; they do love to have you in the fetal position until late in the game when they somehow pull out a win.:)

By the way, I think you are living on planet Impossible if you think you are going to convince Angie to have another baby. Better get a dog (and keep it at your house.):)

Stacy said...

By the way, I know "A Boy Named Sue"; course I'm almost Scottie's age.

Ted, I think Johnny Cash was the baddest man on the planet before Big Papi.

Carol said...

Ted - Speaking of Wily Mo and being tired, I called him "Mily Wo" last night (before he hit the grand slam). I couldn't stop lol when I realized it!

Did Angie agree to the name Trot right away, or did it take some convincing?

Tex said...

Cash is Da Bomb!

Ted D said...

Stacy, I am shocked and pleased at the same time that you know who Johnny Cash was, and I have to agree with you: the man was the epitome of cool.

Carol, Milly Wo? LOL I'm sure I've done the same thing once or twice. She actually agreed pretty quick on Trot: if he'd been the first child, maybe not. We had already kind of given the family names to Ciera and Rakes, and Trot's middle name is Corn Muffin's name, so there you go.

She did REFUSE Schilling, Manuel, Tiz, Tek, and Foulke sadly.

Texas, you ready for Sox/Yankee weekend?

Carol said...

Considering your name is Ted, Tek might have been okay. How did it feel when you learned Trot was being traded (of all players)!

Ted D said...

Carol, I was pretty down. The fact he left as a FA was actually better than being traded. And I knew he'd never try to get on with the Yankees.

I still think he comes back after his playing career is done, and gets some type of job in the organization.

Thank God I never thought of naming him Johnny, huh?

KAYLEE said...

I am so ready for the sox to give these YANKEES a butt whbuppin this weekend:-) I hope wake pitches good tomorrow thats the only game I am worried about:D

Tex said...

Johnny Cash redeems the name Johnny...and he made black clothes cool :)

Ted...I SO ready for this weekend!!!

Ted D said...

Me too Tex:

Hopefully the rain will hold off.

Christine E. said...

Hello everyone:

I always said if I had twins I will name them Fenway and Wrigley..:-)

and if I just have a daughter...I think Fenway Lynn has a very nice ring to it...:-)

and, Ted, I am one of those cat people...LOL

Let's get ready to make it 0-7 for the Skanks..whooo hoo!

Go Sox!

Tex said...

if i was going to have kids...id pick Caroline or Tessie for a girl

and wally for a boy :) JUST kidding.
the names jason and joshua come to mind..oh wait...my son's name IS joshua :)

Ted D said...

Christine:

Love the names! (Fenway-why didn't I think of that?) and Fenway Lynn is VERY pretty.

Sorry for the cat comment! LOL, I've got to shut my mouth sometimes!

I LOVE cats Christine :)

Tex, Like yours too, and so will Raisin puff I'm sure. You were predicting the future by naming your son Joshua!

KAYLEE said...

YOu dont even want to get into what Id name minE:-) I told my mom that I was adopt poor children:-)

Christine E. said...

WHO is Raisin Puff? LOL

No worries...I like dogs too..but I have 2 cats who have leaned not to freak out when I jump up and start screaming at the TV..LOL

13 minutes....

Ted D said...

Christine, it's just something I made up to call my brother Matt who posts here: you know, the nut with the squirrel for his picture id thing.

Don't be scared: I'm just stupid and harmless!

Christine E. said...

Yeah, where are trail mix and corn fritter tonight?

NO worries--it takes alot to scare me....:-)

4 minutes! Whoo hoo!

KAYLEE said...

//it takes alot to scare me....:-)//

I can scare you if you want!

scott h said...

Kaylee I just got here and I am scared!

And now I am leaving. Be back later, Ted call me at halftime.

KAYLEE said...

Scott:HAHA I aint half as bad as I can be some nights tonight:D

KAYLEE said...

//Ted call me at halftime. //

it aint basketball or football!

KAYLEE said...

I AM avoiding commenting to much tonight(anywhere) because I am in one of my scary moods tonight:D

Carol said...

Christine - A couple of years ago, a woman named Jocelyn on an internet baby board adopted a girl from China and named her Fenway. Then I read of another who named her daughter Fenway. Maybe you should pick "Yawkey" instead lol.

KAYLEE said...

this game is so exciting i am screaming my head off.

Ted D said...

I've lost my voice: it's April and the 5th inning of a Yankee game.

I may need professional help.

KAYLEE said...

//I may need professional help.//

i need that and just noyt because of my baseball actions...its for alot of reasons.

scott h said...

ok I'm back. Kaylee whatever the cost, we will raise the money go get professional help!

Ted it sounds like I need to toss in a few bucks on your behalf.

KAYLEE said...
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KAYLEE said...

haha SCOTT!

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee whatever the cost, we will raise the money go get professional help!//

MY MOTHER WOULD SUPPORT THAT THOUGHT SCOTT I WILL GUARENTEE you that!

KAYLEE said...

you see i am adopted so i pride in being the "oddball" in the family.

KAYLEE said...

*take

Ted D said...

Bub. It's 6-4 Sox going into the 7th. Daisuke walked the bases loaded in the 4th with no outs and the Yankees scored all 4 runs in that inning.

Other than that, he's been lights out.

KAYLEE said...

SOX.just win this game and I will be happy.....not sane but,happy.

Christine E. said...

Maybe we can get group rates, Ted...LOL Personally, I think the whole world should be in therapy...LOL

Carol: Yawkey is an awful name for a kid! almost as bad as those people who named their kids ESPN...

Why is it that every time Timlin comes into a game, I want to chew on my arm???

Whew! Got out of THAT!

Kaylee, honey, you don't scare me--except when you are having one of your awful asthma attacks..:-(

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

BEAT UP LUIS VIZCAINO PLEASE SOX HATE THE GUY!

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee, honey, you don't scare me--except when you are having one of your awful asthma attacks..:-(//

YOU MEAN LIKE THE ONE I CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH TODAY?

KAYLEE said...

LUGO!!!! 7-4 now!

KAYLEE said...

I just know I feel like fainting at the moment!

Mattie said...

What's up, everybody? Hanging out with the Wi-Fi in beautiful Savannah, GA. What's the score?

Christine E. said...

My lungs were awful today too, Kaylee, rainy weather kills my allergies...:-(

scott h said...

Ted, I am resolved to watching hockey. No good games on out here.

Kaylee my last idea is to donate your body to science.

I forgot you gave fig newton the week off and tried to call him. Of course he did not answer.

Christine E. said...

Hi Nut Bran..:-)

7-4, Sox...:-)

KAYLEE said...

its 7-4 mattie I said that read better sir

Mattie said...

Thanks for the update, Christine!

Bub, what game are you watching? Ducks and Canucks?

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee my last idea is to donate your body to science.//

haha I am afraid what the heck they would find in it.

Mattie said...

Kaylee, I saw your post, but was hoping we had scored again. Read the time stamp. It had been 6 minutes since you posted a score. A lot can happen in 6 minutes.

scott h said...

Kaylee read your last post to Matt real slow and see if it makes any SENSE!!

Mattie said...

Bub, I didn't answer because I was in line at Paula Deen's place, and didn't want to miss my chance to get on the waiting list!

scott h said...

Yeah Mattie Ducks, How is your trip going?

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee read your last post to Matt real slow and see if it makes any SENSE!!//.

HUH? I am lost at that one.

scott h said...

We need one of those clappers on Jr so we can bring him out of his trance when we want him.

scott h said...

its 7-4 mattie I said that read better sir .


CAN YOU MAKE SENSE OF THAT GARBLE!

Mattie said...

Thanks for asking, Bub. We're having a good time. Trying to relax, which has been a foreign concept in our house lately! I blooged about it over at the Perch.

Mattie said...

Clap on!

scott h said...

Well I will slide over and take a peek.

KAYLEE said...

no not really scott.

Tex said...

are Ya having a party without me???

KAYLEE said...

YOU ARE too busy on the other blog which I am avoiding because of your comments TEX.

Ted D said...

7-4 Oat muffin, top of the ninth.

Torre, because he is a brilliant manager, has Rivera pitching in the 9th inning of a 7-4 game in which he is losing.

And they call Tito "Francoma".

scott h said...

There is no party till the Tex arrive!

KAYLEE said...

THE YANKEES probably have a different name for every sox player!

scott h said...

Kaylee just slow down and tell us how you really feel!

KAYLEE said...

SCOTT:living in texas does not make her special!

scott h said...

No, you are right,she would be the party even if we called her CAL, or Nevada.

KAYLEE said...

scott:I cant say how I am really feeling in case any of teds kids read it:D

KAYLEE said...

THANK YOU COCO!I LOVE YOU!

Tex said...

kaylee what comments are you talking about??? and I'll have ya know...i got chinese food few weeks ago...opened up my fortune cookie and ya know what it said??

You are the Life of EVERY Party!!

:)

KAYLEE said...

THE ONES YOU ARE MAKING OVER AT SG tonight tex.you know i read em.

KAYLEE said...

you and a couple of others....you guys provide lots of entertainment over there ya know.

scott h said...

Kaylee I give you a hard time, but you seem to bummed out for only 15. You need some warm fuzzy people in your life!

KAYLEE said...

hey you know I have gone through alot in life.

Tex said...

kaylee im not saying anything bad about you...

KAYLEE said...

OH I know tex but,I know If i say what i am itching to say over there someone will.

Ted D said...

Joe Torre is really a poor manager, yet because of the talent around him is revered in most circles.

And RSN has taken over Yankee stadium: what a bunch of fair weather fans those Yankees are.

9-4 Sox: Mike Myers just walked in a run.

The Yankee dynasty may officially be over.

KAYLEE said...

THEY WONT EVEN MAKE THE PLAYOFF THIS YEAR MARK MY WORDS RIGHT NOW PLEASE!

Ted D said...

11-4 Red Sox: and Ortiz killer Mike Myers fails AGAIN.

This is AWESOME.

scott h said...

Kaylee keep in mind money makes the world go round and the ship builder has a bunch.

KAYLEE said...

it is awesome the sox would beat up on anyone they put in right now.I cant wait for the rest of the series!

KAYLEE said...

SCOTT:GOT IT I tend to shoove that in the back of my mind.

scott h said...

I am over and OUT. Its going to be 79 here tomorrow so that means I will be hopping all day long $$.

Tex said...

kaylee...you're doing good at refraining. so what is it you want so badly to say?

KAYLEE said...

my dad wants me to go to some bar but i cant leave this game:D

KAYLEE said...

I wanted to say something to josh tex but,I am afraid he will hate me after!

KAYLEE said...

okay I am off to that bar I speak of:D

Tex said...

kaylee i would suggest you NOT converse/debate/argue with josh over there. You are only 15 and he is very opinionated and wont hesitate to say whats on his mind. if he's not talking bout you...leave it alone.

WHAT a GAME!!!

Ted D said...

11-4.

What a great win.

Working on a new post.