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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

New Day

*Picture from the Boston Globe*

I was going to post after the gut busting loss last night, but with this freaking insomnia I'm fighting, I was just too wiped out to try. Glad I didn't now. It would have been all gloomy and mopey and I most likely would have said something idiotic like "why not make Okajima our closer now".

Today is MUCH better: got a little sleep (if you call 2 1/2 hours straight a little sleep) and woke up this morning to this realization: Beckett is on the hill tonight.

Suddenly, the Pap blown save, the ground out by Coco in the bottom of the ninth with men on 2nd and 3rd, and Papi, Manny, and Youk going down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 10th was all forgotten.

Instead I remembered that flat out wicked catch Crisp made to rob Todd Walker, the 3 run first inning, and Oki making the A's look STUPID in his inning of work.

Beckett can do that for me: I have loved watching him since he came in with the Marlins, and getting to see him stomp, spit, and curse his way through 7 innings every 5 days is one of my greatest baseball joys.

So sack up and be the horse we need you to be Beckett: be the stopper and keep the losing streak at one.

It'd be REAL nice to see Beckett be 6-0 tomorrow morning.

68 comments:

scott h said...

GoodMorning Rumpelstiltskin! While you were out your daughter got married to a yankees fan and the boys joined the French Foreign Legion. But other than that you didn't miss much. Oh yea your wife is expecting again. have a great evening.

Ted D said...

You are too much Bub: I'm not Rumplestiltskin, I'm Rip Van Winkle if you are inferring I've been asleep for 20 years!

scott h said...

Rip, RUMP you know what I mean!

scott h said...

Uncle Ted this is Garrison. Hey i went to the redhawksv game today, and i got a pack of 14 signed redsocks players of 2007 cards!!!

Ted D said...

Very nice Garrison: and why weren't you in school?

scott h said...

Rip, have you looked at Shills blog with his response to Gary T's Sock Gate. He says some pretty good things!

scott h said...

G Man got on here and was reading some of Kaylees tips for success so he played hooky today. No his class got to go on a field trip to the game.

Ted D said...

I did Scotty: I didn't know if I'd told you about his blog. It's nice getting it straight from the players mouth instead of the press view.

We NEVER went on field trips like that: that sounds much better than the planetarium.

Tex said...

ok my Texas boy Josh is on the mound ready to blast away the A's...come ON Beckett!!

Ted D said...

Hey Tex: you having a better day?

And through 2 Beckett looks strong.

scott h said...

You are right. I remember our fieldtrips were going to Chester the molesters petting zoo or something like that!

Ted D said...

Bub:

What kind of school did you GO to?

Tex said...

Day is better today...i get to see Beckett pitch..always makes me smile.

Ted D said...

Glad to hear it.

KAYLEE said...

Hey I do not play hookey SCott dont be tellling your son lies!

KAYLEE said...

and yes i can be on here tonigh.I am not grounded anymore at least for tonight.....Scott:I will give garrison some tips if you want me too:)

KAYLEE said...

*tonigh=tonight

KAYLEE said...

Beckett give up a run please:-)

Tex said...

kaylee this is a red sox blog...dont be hatin on josh

KAYLEE said...

tex,

i am not hatin on the mman i just dont want to see him pitch a shutout.

Tex said...

WHY the HECK would you NOT want him to pitch a no-hitter???

Tex said...

scuse me shutout?

Ted D said...

My head hurts.

Kaylee, is there not a Jesse McCartney blog you can visit?

KAYLEE said...

because shutouts are boring.

KAYLEE said...

//My head hurts.//

it aint from me.

no ted there is not and i hate music anyway..

Ted D said...

Uh, Kaylee?

Yes it is.

KAYLEE said...

what did i do? I just typed a comment:D

KAYLEE said...

i like beckett now thank you.

KAYLEE said...

now he can stop giving up the runs.

KAYLEE said...

we better not lose this one now if we do i never telling a pitcher to give up runs again:-)

KAYLEE said...

please tell me i am not gunna see one team score then the other all night long!

KAYLEE said...

ok,i am gunna go watch basket ball soon this aint entertaining me enough.

Ted D said...

::downs entire bottle of Tylenol, chases with complete bottle of Jack Daniels::

Make it stop.

KAYLEE said...

I can just leave for the night if thats what you want:D

KAYLEE said...

cause i do got english homeworkk to do.

Tex said...

storm has killed DirecTV signal!!! %%$#@$%^&&&

Ted D said...

Sorry Tex: Youk on 2nd, Tiz on 1st, no outs and Manny up:

And he strikes out.

The signal will come back as soon as the worse part of the storm passes over.

And thank you for posting: I almost overdosed.

KAYLEE said...

its nice and sunny here tex except for some brutal winds.

KAYLEE said...

//And thank you for posting: I almost overdosed.//

just dont blame it on me. if you do:-)

Ted D said...

I. Give. Up.

Tex said...

Ted you will not win :)

this storm came from Dallas area...really bad...still lightening and thunder...raining...house is shaking

KAYLEE said...

you got that right TEX my mom is about on the same page as you TED with me,she told me she dont care what direction I go in life anymore cause I wont listen anyway!

scott h said...

Hey I see Kaylee got out on good behavior. Don't worry Ted she will be back in the pokie before long!
Please tell me this is not going to be a repeat of last night.
Where is tree newt?

Ted D said...

Bub, top of the ninth, 6-3 Sox. No outs, 1 on, Timlin on the hill.

Tex, that sounds wicked bad.

Timlin just struck out Putnam: 1 out, same situation.

Ted D said...

Coco Crisp just made a unbelievable catch for the 2nd night in a row, just diving out and grabbing it.

Unreal.

KAYLEE said...

//Hey I see Kaylee got out on good behavior.//


WHAT? if you call good behavior going on anyway then yes.

Ted D said...

Sox win 6-4!

WHOOOOOT!

KAYLEE said...

thank god now I can go do some homework and sleep!

scott h said...

No thats how I know you will be back in the pokey.

KAYLEE said...

i aint arguing that scott because I guarentee you will back there tomorrow.

scott h said...

well I bet all the fare weather fans will stop by now. Not naming any names.

KAYLEE said...

hey scott we aint bad..there is nothing wrong with us fare weather fans.

scott h said...

what would your mom pay to turn you into a model teenager?

KAYLEE said...
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KAYLEE said...

//what would your mom pay to turn you into a model teenager?//

are you implying I aint a good example to other teenagers?

Ted D said...

My mind is tired.

Beckett is 6-0. Yep, 6-0.

Not gonna say I told you so, but..


I TOLD YOU SO.

KAYLEE said...

KEEP RUBBING it in my face ted!

scott h said...

No, Kaylee I bet you are really a model student with straight A's. Keeps her room clean and is never late. You just like to jerk our chain!

KAYLEE said...

NO,that is definately not me.

KAYLEE said...

okay I AM OFF FOR THE NIGHT.

scott h said...

Tex, don't send your weather my way!

Tex said...

Storm is really bad...wrecks must be happening cos im hearing sirens all over

scott h said...

That might be the take cover sirens.

Tex said...

the storm came from up north Scott..dallas got it

Mattie said...

If you were referring to me as a fairweather fan, I resemble that remark!

Didn't get in from church until 10:00, and then spent the next 4 hours trying to get Rusty to quit barking at the full moon. I'm scared to go outside this morning, afraid the neighbors are going to hang me.

Beckett is the man. Go Sox!

Stacy said...

Good for Beckett! Glad the Sox won, and Ted, I hope you slept like a baby. :)

Jared's team played their first game last night and lost by 1 run. He pitched some and played 3rd. As Ted knows, he has found the passion of his life - BASEBALL! Win or lose, he has fun. He even loves practice!

Carol said...

You got your wish Ted!

Ted D said...

Yes I did Carol, yes I did.