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Friday, June 29, 2007

Another Maalox Friday Night

*Picture from the Boston Globe*

The lethal cocktail of Timmeh and my 3 hooligans has convinced my I'll leave this earth a relatively young man. Watching a Wakefield start is akin to watching someone walk a high wire across mid-town Manhattan: scariest thing you could possibly look at, but you can't take your eye's off of it.

GREAT start by Wake tonight: 6 2/3 inning's pitched, and he left with the score 2-1.

It stayed that way until the final out. Mini Manny provided the biggest punch-to-the-marbles moment: with 2 out and after walking the bases loaded, up came Sammy "I cork my bat" Sosa. MDC struck him out LOOKING to end the inning.

Okajima pitched a scoreless 8th (has there ever been a guy come out of nowhere and be this freaking dominant?) and in comes the Papelbot for the 9th.

I'm firmly convinced the Munchkin won the game tonight: if he had not jumped in between Pap and the 1B ump, who knows what would have happened. 103 year old Kenny Lofton hits a ground ball to Youk, and Pap and Father Time reach first at basically the same time. Ump calls Lofton safe, and the replay did seem to show he beat the throw, but calling it a "bang-bang play" doesn't do it justice. At any rate, Papelbon goes all George Brett on the ump, and I was seriously worried he was gonna get tossed.

Leave it to the 5 ft 7 inch 2B to restore some order: he gets right up in Pap's grill and pushes him away. Of course, Papelbon plunks Jerry Hairston Jr. to make it interesting, then strikes out Michael Young to end the game.

3 years off my life and 1 ulcer later, I'm a happy guy: the 3 game losing streak comes to an end, and Josh Beckett takes the hill tomorrow.

Is it too much to ask that Rakes doesn't start any international incidents between now and then?

30 comments:

Mattie said...

Glad to see they got a win again...finally. 3 games...seemed like a lot longer. Wish I could have been there to see your blood pressure going Three Stooges on ya. Good times, good times.

KAYLEE said...

Thankss for the birtthday wish Mattie!

Ted D said...

I'm glad to see my health issues give you such joy, my tree hugging little brother.

MDC was the MAN last night, striking out Sosa.

Stacy said...

Please, WHO is MDC?

Wish I could have seen the little guy between Pap and the Ump. :)

BTW, Some crazy woman came by my house this morning pushing a kid in a stroller with two more riding their bikes. Libby opened the door and Rakes said "surprise!" and ran upstairs looking for Jared (who was getting groceries with Keith). Doesn't she know it's summer in NC and it's HOT outside? :)

Ted D said...

Stacy,

MDC = Manny Delcarmen, who blew a 96 mph fastball by Sosa.

She's nuts sis: what can I tell you? And I'll have you know, I was vaccuming and mopping the floors while she was gone.

Hope your migraine is gone now: you know I would be busting on you for not commenting if I didn't know you were sick. ;)

Tex said...

i hate missing the games!!! i need to buy my parents the Xtra Innings for Christmas I guess :)

Mattie said...

Ted, what was all that crap you used to give me about setting precedents by doing housework? You been holding out on me?

scott h said...

19 days of rain and counting. Jr you moped the floors yesterday! Im getting a little concerned. Newt posting during the daytime whats up with that.

Taking a brake before I go back to the stands for the evening. Rain or shine people got to ahve their fireworks.

scott h said...

Jr, just a question. No ill will toward the parties in question. IF you went to a blog for bald headed men under 40 with 3 children no taller than 5'0 would KAYLEE post a comment on that blog also?

Ted D said...

Scotty, if one of the fireworks you sell caught a house on fire, will you feel any guilt?

And your last post confuses me: of course, what else is new.

Just got back from the pool: Rakes was asleep before I finished his books. I LOVE the pool.

KAYLEE said...

//IF you went to a blog for bald headed men under 40 with 3 children no taller than 5'0 would KAYLEE post a comment on that blog also//

I can answer that with one word NO! are you trying to tell something here?

Tex said...

scottie ya think we should start building an ark?

Ted D said...

Tex, I'm getting worried about you two and this rain.

My sister Sheri, not Scott's wife, said her family moved everything they could up to the second floor. They live on a farm, and the river, which is a mile or so up the road, has flooded all the pasture behind their house, and the water is now in their backyard.

Scary.

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone...:-)

Ted, you are driving me with your countdown to my wedding--its 13 days, not less than a week....LOL

You would think that perhaps the boys would share the run support--but no, Josh gets it ALL....

But as long as Lugo is out of the lineup--I'm a happy girl!

Hope all is well!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

::Slaps forhead::

I know it's July 13th: I'm just jumping a week!

Sorry- hope you are doing well, and after starting the game 4-0, it's now 4-4 in the 4th.

Think you can pass me back those antacids I let you borrow?

Tex said...

ya know I havent been home during all the rain. Ive been gone to California and at my parents...hoping it isnt raining on my way home. Thunderstorms have been here at my parents for last 2 days.

i am not happy tonight...well sad for josh. :(

Ted D said...

Still plenty of time Tex.

The Rangers pen is a bunch of gas cans: we WILL win this game.

You heard it here.

And I hope the rain stops for you, Scotty, and my sisters: it's getting a little scary.

Tex said...

i am still positive about the game...just wanted #12 for josh.

Ted D said...

Me too Tex.

I'll take a win anyway.

Christine E. said...

I ate all the antacids and drank all the tequila, Ted...But there is some scotch left...LOL

(passes bottle over)

I WISH someone would drive in a run....CRAP....

Ted D said...

Jeez Christine: I let you borrow my antacids and you eat them all? ;)

It's OK: if my memory is correct, we have yet to have a walk off at Fenway this year.

::sniffs the air::

Yep: it's time.

Ted D said...

Other than Mother's Day, as I've been reminded.

Still, not a walk off HR variety win.

Christine E. said...

Sorry, Ted--Its been a rough week....:-D

I saved you some scotch!

What a crappy game--guess we have to hope that Julian can play stopper tomorrow....

Crap...

Mattie said...

Wait a minute...I write a post about the freaking rain, and Scotty won't show up to comment, then he blasts me for posting during the day?

I feel so unappreciated.

Ted D said...

Corn Flakes, I talked to Bub earlier, and he was "working" the fire works stand until 10, CST time tonight. Cut him some slack: he won't get off work for another 10 minutes or so.

Just so you know, I blame you for the loss tonight.

Just because.

Mattie said...

I figured as much...I guess calling you during a game puts me in line for the loss.

Carol said...

Matt - Did you also get blamed for everything when you were a kid?- lol

Ted D said...

YES.

Do NOT call me during the game again. ;)

And Carol: of course he got blamed: what are big brothers for?

scott h said...

Well I guess its time to confess, Im a slammin Sammy fan have been since his time in AAA here in okc . All that said, how did the game go tonight? Top single salesman tonight with a sale of 1400.00 to one family.

Tex I just saw a sign float by, it said Austin 1 mile. I think we are in trouble!

KAYLEE said...

IT WAS BAD SCOTT! they lost!