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Thursday, June 14, 2007

All good things come to an end

*Picture from the Boston Globe*

I knew it couldn't last forever. Knew that eventually, after 2 fantastic months, that they would have to come back to earth. Just didn't know it would feel like Mike Timlin reared back and kicked me in the marbles when it happened.

Beckett got roughed up as bad tonight as he has all year: 2 home runs, 1 a grand slam, fastballs that didn't move, curve balls that didn't break for strikes, and just 5 innings pitched.

Dead bats for what seems like forever didn't help: 9 lobsters through the first 5 innings just isn't gonna cut it. Lugo and Drew continue to look like busts: hope I'm wrong, but it don't look good.

My father-in-law kept the boys and Ciera today: Ang said he broke the land speed record leaving once she got home. I wonder why: they are usually so well behaved. Still, the house was still standing when I got home, nobody had any broken bones, and we've somehow avoided any issues with poop today. Miracle's will never cease.

Tomorrow brings Bonds and the Giants to town, along with Dave Roberts. I'm looking forward to all the replay's of "The Steal" that will be shown all weekend, reminding everyone with a soul of the best October EVER. After he retires, the statue of him stealing second needs to be put up, post haste. And the story of Dave Roberts needs to be put in all New England textbooks from here on out.

Finally, during Beckett's post-game press conference, someone asked him about some of his pitches tonight:

His response? "They were horses**t pitches, what can I say?"

Have I mentioned my heterosexual man-love for Beckett lately? 'Cause if I haven't, I love the big lug.

91 comments:

KAYLEE said...

I LOVE BECKETT TOO:D just not where he was from ;-P

Tex said...

That's TEXAS LUG...and kaylee...oh never mind it'd fall on deaf ears.

I just love when Beckett speaks what's in his heart...like a True Texan...we don't mince words...we make up ones yah..but don't mince them

KAYLEE said...

//and kaylee...oh never mind it'd fall on deaf ears.//

TEx:probably would,I listen to what i wantta hear most of the time.

Carol said...

G'morning all.

Scott "I prefer to have everyone on the edge of their seat" - That's why you would be perfect as the mysterious, menacing trucker from 'Duel'. Sorry that I wasn't here to remind the boys what a s/well guy you are ;) FYI - It's 'Bike Week' in NH.

Matt "Elmer goes over the edge" - And so does the trucker in Duel!

Ted "Horses**t pitches" - I don't blame ya for loving the guy lol.

TGIF

scott h said...

Carol you have a harley?

JR I hope your last line doesn't come back to hunt you. You know the line from our favorite war movie Full Medal Jacket about the only things that come out of texas!

I guess I should have checked to see how close Tex was to Ok. before this post.

Stacy said...

He didn't make any excuses, did he? Gotta love a guy who owns up to his bad play and doesn't try to blame others. (Anyone in pinstripes coming to mind? :))

scott h said...

Oh come on JR and Stacy. No excuses? I think tonight I will throw Horse##it pitches haven't used those all season who knows I might confuse a few batters!!!.Thats interview 101 give them your excuse before they put one on you.

JR I expect some constuctive journlism from you not home team homers.

KAYLEE said...

Scott:you are talking early this morning/afternoon.Be careful what you say here about texas i have learned that lesson:)

scott h said...

Kaylee, making up for lost time. and now it is guitar time I think I will write a little diddy.

KAYLEE said...

Scott:I think its so cool you play that guitar I dont know many people that can:)

Carol said...

No Harley Scott, unless I win the Powerball and get lessons -lol. I am thinking of jumping out of an airplane however!

KAYLEE said...

"I am thinking of jumping out of an airplane however!"
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Carol:Please tell me not to take that seriosly PLEASE!

KAYLEE said...

I am tired of talking to myself here,GO SOX!

Ted D said...

Bub, Interview 101 would have been to say "They just swung the bats real good" or "I just missed my location", not saying his own pitches were horses**t pitches.

C'mon now.

And Carol: THANK YOU very much. That blew Angie and I away: you, John, and Baby D made my Day. I'm going to try to find your email address and write you something.

Thank you again,

Ted

KAYLEE said...

I want to see someone hit bonds this series:) I am so nice I know:D

Carol said...

Hi K - Sorry, but John's car is in the shop and they were calling me to say that it's ready (finally).

"Please tell me not to take that seriously PLEASE!" - I really am seriously considering it, and would like to do it between now and my birthday (which is in the fall). See skyjump.com (jeronimo)!

Carol said...

I'm glad Ted :) On another note, does "C'mon now" ever work with Scott?- lol.

KAYLEE said...

Carol:Have I ever told you that you are crazy? If not,I am now.

Carol said...

K - I thought the same, but then you start to warm up to the idea Lol

KAYLEE said...

I want to go skydiving or bungee jumping thats what I told my mom the other day that I am gunna do before I die:)

KAYLEE said...

Carol:btw nice picture!

Ted D said...

Modesty, thy name is Carol.

Thank you ma'am: very sweet.

Carol said...

K - For some reason I would rather skydive than bungee jump. You should choose to do it when you graduate or something like that!

Ted - When will Scott arrive? I want to ask him why they are digging up '57 Pontiacs and old cases of beer in OK today!

Ted D said...

Who know's when he'll pop in Carol: he's a bit unpredictable if you've noticed!

And I read that too: was it some kind of time capsule they planted 50 years ago? Not much to do in Oklahoma, obviously. ;)

Carol said...

BTW, I just heard Bonds speak for the first time on the news, and I can't believe how soft-spoken he is!

Carol said...

Is a time capsule gathering something that Scott would attend?

scott h said...

Ok beavis and whatever. In Tulsa you know, living on Tulsa Time. This is oklahomas 100 anv. 50yrs ago they made a time capsule in tulsa buried a CHRYSler along with oter stuff . People put their name in a drawing to win the car in 50yrs. Itw will go them or thier family if they are not alive.

Boyd coddington the car restoring dude is in town with his crew to see if they can start the car when it is pulled out. Some big event in Tulsa tonight to unveil the thing.

Tex said...

AAAAAHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Back home safe in Austin Finally.

and Scotty DO NOT believe everything you hear in movies!!! as my son would always tell me while watching them..."suspend disbelief mom" ::rolls eyes::

I was 7 miles from the border of Oklahoma...but it was in the panhandle.

kaylee..I went skydiving a few years back..they do tandem jumping first. I want to do it again and then skydive alone before I die too

KAYLEE said...

//K - For some reason I would rather skydive than bungee jump. You should choose to do it when you graduate or something like that!//

oh i will wait til i am about 30 LOL.

KAYLEE said...

skydiving would be cool what is tandem jumping tex?

KAYLEE said...

//he's a bit unpredictable if you've noticed!//

is it bad too be that way?

Ted D said...

Scotty, you have GOT to get a dictionary: you spell like epileptic 3rd grader!

WELCOME HOME TEXAS! Glad you made it home safe and sound.

And Carol, Bonds is sort of feminine in how he speaks: and yes, very soft-spoken.

scott h said...

And yes Carol I do invision myself as a machiavellian man!

Carol said...

Howdy Scott - Is the old case of beer second prize if you don't win the car?- lol

Ted - I had never heard him speak before, just seen endless clips and replays of all his homers!

Carol said...

K - In those photos on the welcome screen at skyjump.com, they show tandem jumping (with the instructor belted to the newbie).

scott h said...

Listen Jr, when Im having to explain why pi are square to a bunch of dweebs when we all know pi are round. I don't have time for spell check.

Carol said...

Wow - Fenway Park is letting it be known what they think of Bonds' homers with all those homemade signs!

scott h said...

ITs raining again here. Think I will go outside and stare at my concrete hole and close my eyes and pretend Im paying for a pool and not a concrete hole.

Carol said...

Bonds thought he had it (and looked silly)- LOL

KAYLEE said...

I want that rain scott.no fair.thanks carol.

KAYLEE said...

we better have run support tonight.

Carol said...

Dustin heard ya K

KAYLEE said...

iM GLAD DUSTIN LISTENED!

Carol said...

They're saying Big Papi's been tossed uh-oh!

Carol said...

I have to say that the players have been giving Tito a workout in having to come out to homeplate to run interference for them.

KAYLEE said...

UH,OH papis tossed!

Carol said...

Thank goodness for Dustin in that inning!

KAYLEE said...

hes gotta learn not to throw stuff:D

KAYLEE said...

where did scott go? tell me he aint playing scrabble again? PLEASE!

Ted D said...

That was a quick hook in my opinion for Papi. He argues alot, but most of the time he's right.

Carol: you actually WANT to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

I'm starting to wonder about you. ;)

Carol said...

He's relaxing in his backyard I think.

Carol said...

Not suppose to argue balls & strikes...

KAYLEE said...

carol:is just crazy ted thats all.

Carol said...

I enjoy watching airplanes with D Ted, so the next logical step is that I want to jump out of one now LOL

Ted D said...

It was the throwing of equipment that did the trick: he argues about every called strike, but usually in a less demonstrative way.

KAYLEE said...

He's relaxing in his backyard I think.

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in the rain? is he nuts?

Carol said...

Will Tito tell him to knock it off in the future?

Ted D said...

//in the rain? is he nuts?//

You have to ASK? Yes he's nuts.

Carol, I would imagine he would tell him to tone it down, and to not throw things. Sounds like you and I talking to the kids, huh?

Baseball players = overgrown children.

Guy's, I'm off for about 45 minutes or so: putting the wild bunch to bed. Keep it up and I'll be back.

Carol said...

Good luck with that.

Carol said...

K - Would you like some of my Red Sox peanuts that I got at the supermarket? :^]

Carol said...

Poor Lugo - Every time he gets up at bat now, they're going to keep saying that he lost his spot lol!

KAYLEE said...

hmmmmm yummy!

KAYLEE said...

ted i was just confirming it:)

Tex said...

kaylee
when you skydive for the first time, you have to tandem--you are attached to another person who is behind you...and they have the parachute...but they let you handle the chute

KAYLEE said...

thanks tex.

KAYLEE said...

YOU ARE SO NICE TEX:D

scott h said...

YOU ARE SO NICE TEX:D

I believe that would be a oxy-moron.

Jr why does the earth stop to put your tribe to bed? A simple request, childern its time for bed ,please go to your rooms would be enough. I will show you when I come out.
Ladies you are all nuts with the parachute nonsence. The only time I do JUMP is when VAn Halen comes on.
Kaylee I know , who is Van Halen

KAYLEE said...

//I believe that would be a oxy-moron.//

sorry i dont watch for those:D

Tex said...

Scott
is there something you need to say?? perhaps it was good that I didnt come near to your parts this week...but I will be near there in july....

scott h said...

Tex I believe you know by now I am never at a lost for words. I see statement and just run with it .

Would love to have a sip of tea with you

Ted D said...

Scott, because if not done exactly right, the house descends into anarchy.

You have met the boys you know.

::people whose children are all grown being judgemental suck::

Tex said...

Texas Sweet Tea??? all i have to do is stick my finger in it

KAYLEE said...

WHAT is the difference between texas sweet tea and TEA? I like Arizona TEA!LOL!

Ted D said...

Tonight's game > last night's game.

6-2 Sox Bub in the 6th.

Carol said...

This game feels like relief from the heat!

Carol said...

Tavarez can look like an air traffic controller when he's in the game lol.

Ted D said...

Tavarez is great Carol: I laugh more when he pitches than watching a Eddie Murphy movie!

This may be heresay, but it wouldn't bother me one bit if they left Lester in AAA all year and let Tavarez pitch the season: his contract runs out after this year, and he can go somewhere to be a starter, and they can bring Lester up next year.

Carol, check your email in about 15 minutes. Sending you a thank you.

scott h said...

people whose children are all grown being judgemental suck::

Nice try jr ,You know I have them in all the time zones!

Thankfully it looks like a victory is for sure. Don't have time to nurse you all back to health.

scott h said...

Should I check my email in 15 min. I for sure deserve a thank you.

scott h said...

Want to take odds on where mr Hen C pecked is?

KAYLEE said...

scott:WHAT DID YA DO? NOTHING?

KAYLEE said...

NO scott: he could be anywhere!lol

KAYLEE said...

::remembers not to get on scott as its friday and he likes me on fridays::

Carol said...

Scott better have a Long Island ice tea ;)

Ted D said...

Probably converting his car to run on peanut oil, sewing a hemp shirt, and re-wiring his house.

Or stuck in hole like Tom Hanks in the Money Pit waiting for AManda to come home and let him out.

"Thankfully it looks like a victory is for sure. Don't have time to nurse you all back to health."

Thought you converted to RSN: YOU should be feeling some pain as well. Or were you just lying?

Carol said...

Well, goodnight all. I'm promised D that I would put her new Dora bed sheet on for her tonight :D

Ted D said...

Night Carol: Tell Baby D to sleep well.

scott h said...

My pain just last for a couple seconds.

ITs also possible he's been told that mars and venus have aligned with jupitor. so he should be hear any minute!

KAYLEE said...

yankees lost.sox are gunna win ya happy scott?

KAYLEE said...

sox win

KAYLEE said...

can batshit pitch everytime we are in a slump?