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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It sucks getting old.

*Picture from Fenwayoutlet.com*

Schill looked every bit of his 40 years tonight: left after 6 with a 6-2 deficit, and the pen, and the bats, did not help the cause: 12-2 Rockies, and it was as ugly as it reads.

6 days after pitching a 1 hit shut out, Schilling got lit up pretty good. And that's gonna happen: he's not the same guy who could strike out 10 batters and dominate with power for 8 innings.

He's 40 years old and is having to hit his spots, throw more off-speed stuff, and get good defense behind him. Last week it worked: tonight, 2 errors and trouble finding his splitter did him in.

Every body's gotta take a beating every now and then: tonight was Schill's turn. He'll always earn a "get out of jail free" card with me for what he did in the 2004 postseason. NO WAY the Red Sox win it all without him sacking up and pitching with blood seeping through his sock. My man risked his career to help end 86 years of frustration: I'm willing to give him a pass in what is most likely his final year in Boston when he has his struggles.

Tomorrow is a new day, and Beckett takes the bump: 10-0 for this year's Cy Young winner is my prediction. It's a marathon, not a sprint, and the Sox are sitting in the cat bird seat.

Lastly, Rakes, Trot, and Ciera were, magically, well behaved today: no fires, broken bones, or international incidents to report.

Which makes me think tomorrow's blog will read like the Jerusalem News.

163 comments:

Carol said...

"Schill/40 is not the same guy" - which is why Theo did not want to make a deal during ST. And I don't want to jinx Beck, but your 10-0 prediction sounds mighty good. Glad the kiddos had a good day (unlike Schill)!

scott h said...

Dude , thats more than old. 14 runs on 12 hits. compared to 2 runs on 8 hits.

On a brighter note I am sold out and shutting down. You will need to pick up the blogging pace.

Carol said...

Howdy Scott - Ted said that I would have made you proud (see previous post)- lol.

KAYLEE said...

//Lastly, Rakes, Trot, and Ciera were, magically, well behaved today: no fires, broken bones, or international incidents to report.//

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE THAT?
NOT YOUR KIDS?

carol,my post might be up by midnight at this rate:)

KAYLEE said...

Scott tell me ya got another job please!

Carol said...

Yes K, needling you!

scott h said...

Carol you sound like a very bright lady. Jr on the other hand still thinks , even though Schill was making ten gazillion he deserved 40gazillion just because of the WS. oh well just had to push your buttons jr!

Ted D said...

Bub, just one correction: Schill only gave up 6 of the 12: pen gacked up the rest.

And I don't know how I can pick up the pace any more than I am: one a day is about my limit. You want 6 per day, better go visit Carol's blog!

Glad you sold out: now you can help me run roughshod over Corn Meal.

And Carol: you aren't jinxing him: I imagine Beckett is relishing being the stopper to a 1 game losing streak.

Tex said...

Im really glad I didnt get to see that game. Im gonna be in Perryton tomorrow...about 7 miles I think from the Oklahoma border up in the panhandle. this traveling is really getting to me this week

KAYLEE said...

WHAT CAROL? speak english.

Carol said...

Scott - Ted is a sentimental fool (emphasis on the 'mental)- LOL

scott h said...

No Kaylee I am through working till sept.

KAYLEE said...

I really need help now.

Ted D said...

And I STILL say, Bubba, that he should get his $13 million for one more year: they don't have a WS ring from 3 years ago without him.

Plus, he is one more entertaining SOB: no canned "I'm just taking it one day at a time" from him.

KAYLEE said...

Actually scott you are okay as long as i can understand what you say:)

Ted D said...

LOL Carol: Mental is my middle name.

If YOU had these 2 boys, you'd be mental too!

Carol said...

K - I only speak ingles.

KAYLEE said...

CAROL:ME TOO.

KAYLEE said...

Carol:I CANT WRITE A POST i need a better game to write one on.and my life aint that entertaining:)

scott h said...

The Mad Hungarian was entertaining but he wasn't worth 40 gazillion. You are too young to know him anyway.

Tex maybe I will become whatever you are in my spare time. Where do I apply?

Carol said...

Scott - You are a riot. Ted is lucky to have you as a brother-in-law!

Ted D said...

Do you mean Al Harbosky? Who had a wicked Fu Man Chu and stomped around the mound talking to the ball?

I'm 37 brother: I Know who the Mad Hungarian is.

And Schill is NO mad Hungarion.

C'mon now Bub: remember who you are talking to.

I'm old school, when old school wasn't cool.

Carol said...

K - You take the good, you take the bad. Think "Facts of Life" :)

Ted D said...

Carol, don't encourage him: his head is too big to fit through the door as it is.

KAYLEE said...

I am trying too.

Carol said...

Is he wearing a cowboy hat?

Ted D said...

And you just blew her mind with a "Fact's of Life" reference.

Tootie! Jo! Blaire! Natalie!

Kaylee, it was all before you were born.

KAYLEE said...

CAROL:I will write one but,it wont be my best.

Carol said...

Hopefully she's seen Nick at Nite!

KAYLEE said...

SORRY,I Dont get references to things that were before 15 years ago.

scott h said...

Hold on Carol I don't do cowboy. But you have moved yourself to the head of the class!

KAYLEE said...

Hopefully she's seen Nick at Nite!


yes i have:)

Carol said...

15 years ago - The good 'ol days!

Carol said...

If your annual semi-retirement is coming up Scott, you should do a blog of your own (you would kill)!

Ted D said...

This is like one big acid trip:

Kaylee, google "Fact's of Life" before my head explodes.

It was a really cheesy TV show from the 80's.

And I'm officially old.

scott h said...

Hopefully she's seen Nick at Nite!

And Kaylee says, " No I havn't seen Nick tonight, and besides who is Nick?"

Carol said...

I guess it's a good thing that I didn't reference something from 20 years ago!

Ted D said...

Carol, I'm warning you: DO NOT encourage him.

He is like every nightmare you've ever had multiplied to 11.

Trust me on this.

scott h said...

Carol what is your last name I am putting in my will!

Carol said...

He got ya there K - ROFL

Carol said...

Ted/Scott - Who is the real angel, and who is the real devil (and don't tell me Corn Meal).

Ted D said...

Bubba: STOP!

You are going to send them into a tailspin!

scott h said...

Jr I am counting the days till I am up in your grill 24/7

Ted D said...

Carol, the man is pure evil.

He is the funniest, smart alleck you will ever meet: just check for your wallet after he shakes your hand.

Carol said...

Oh no - Think "Duel" Ted (way before your time K)!

scott h said...

I'm the one on the left shoulder!

Ted D said...

Carol, I think Kaylee's head just exploded.

Carol said...

I can see why Ted's big sis married young!

Carol said...

IMDb K

Ted D said...

Carol, if I had been a little older, I would have ran him off: however, now that he is family, I have to accept him, warts and all.

scott h said...

Im about to go back to calling cornmeal, Matt. HE doesn't deserve a cool nickname if he wont show up ever now and then.

Carol said...

Sweet Caroline's Dad has been de-throned.

Ted D said...

Bub,the boy is whipped. He may be starting a diaper washing service.

I have given up on him. His name is now....



Henpecked.

KAYLEE said...

I POSTED CAROL:)

Carol said...

Maybe he's still chasing ladybugs LOL

Carol said...

K, you do RSN proud.

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee, google "Fact's of Life" before my head explodes.//

ON IT!

Carol said...

Also "Duel/Dennis Weaver"

scott h said...

IMDb K

Carol please I may still be hip but stop with the word games. But I will try this one. Ok here goes.

Im dumb blond ok?

Carol said...

Leave it to you Scott - I set myself up on that one!

KAYLEE said...

GOOGLE IS MY FRIEND! I got a whole website on that show:D

Ted D said...

I may still be hip?

Bubba, let it go. You are ancient. Acceptance is your friend.

Carol said...

K - I vote for you to appear on this summer's "Big Brother" - We would have a field day with ya ;)

scott h said...

Henpecked. I think it was moving out in the boondocks. I bet they are out staring at the stars thinking about making another tax deduction!

Carol said...

Scott, you make it sound so easy ;)

KAYLEE said...

IS THAT A SHOW CAROL?

Ted D said...

"RUSTY"!

Boy is too much: started working out today: I wonder if the gym is a "Green Zone"?

KAYLEE said...

carol:YA GOTTA realize my brain is stupid and slow

Carol said...

Yes K, on CBS.

scott h said...

Jr I am going to turn your life upside down when I get out. First off we give your hair a little color and then we go clothes shopping. The levi 501 have got to go!

Carol said...

Don't be taking after Ted, ya hear!

KAYLEE said...

OH OKAY CAROL!

scott h said...

Carol I have 4 of them!

KAYLEE said...

//Don't be taking after Ted, ya hear!//

OH mine was that way...long before ted,came!

Carol said...

I'm thinking John Travolta on Saturday Night Fever you two (IMDb again K).

Ted D said...

Firstly, there is nothing wrong with salt and pepper hair.

Secondly, blue jeans are timeless: they NEVER go out of style.

Thirdly, you are freaking me out: leave my clothes, hair, etc.. alone.

KAYLEE said...

//Carol I have 4 of them!//

4 what? kids? sontr make us too be bad.

scott h said...

Ted, I bet the weights are biodegradeable

KAYLEE said...

* before scott get me on it that should have said dont make us out to be bad

Carol said...

4 - That would explain it Scott.

KAYLEE said...

I NEED MY BED! IS 8:45 too early too sleep?

scott h said...

Kaylee you are starting to type and speak like a alien again!

KAYLEE said...

HAHA SCOTT i know...how do you know i am from earth anyway?

KAYLEE said...

NOT saying i am not but....

Ted D said...

All right: it's been fun kid's. But I have GOT to go to bed.

See you all tomorrow: and Carol: don't believe a word he say's.

He's incorrigable.

And I don't care whether that is spelled right or not.

Carol said...

K - It's not to early, and Big Brother would love you (apply)!

scott h said...

Ted I wont you to take a deep breathe and repeat after me. Change is ok change is good. Whatever Scott has in mind Iknow he is thinking of my best interest.

Carol said...

Noted Ted - Goodnight.

KAYLEE said...

HAHA I AM OFF TO BED i HAVE HAD TOO MUCH FUN TONIGHT.

scott h said...

Good night John Boy, Good night Mary ellen.

Carol said...

Try not to dream of Scott K -lol

Ted D said...

Good night Grandpa:

::had to get the last word in::

Carol said...

K - IMDb 'Waltons' - Goodnight Scott!

KAYLEE said...

HES THE LAST ONE I WILL DREAM OF DONT WORRY CAROL!

Tex said...

if scott is on your left shoulder TEd...I guess Im on your right...

i got Clowns to the left of me..jokers to the right....here i am stuck in the middle with you

and Scott..I AM BIG BROTHER :)

ok once and for all G'Night all

Mattie said...

Man, you suckas sure are good at throwing mud when the party in question isn't around. A man can't go to church with his family?

I'll take the new name: Henpecked. I kind of like it. I'd rather sleep inside that outside with Rusty, anyway. and If I'm henpecked, she deserves to have it that way for putting up with me. So go on, ol' boys, blast away. The kid's alright.

And bub, just for your info, we HAVE been contemplating another tax deduction!

Carol said...

Lord have mercy - Don't give Scott new material LOL

Ted D said...

I agree Carol: Scott needs no new inspiration.

Henpecked, ANOTHER tax deduction? Has my experience with 3 not scared you away from having more than 1?

And they accuse ME of being the slow brother.

Carol said...

Quick - Bring Rakes & Trot over to Uncle Mattie's for a sleep-over (that will change his tune) ;)

Carol said...

FYI - Head over to my blog to find out how last night's episode of 'The Facts of Life' turned out!

KAYLEE said...

CAROL:You are too funny.Thats a great show:)

Mattie said...

Ok, just to clarify: I'm the youngest of FIVE, and I have 13 nieces and nephews. I am fully aware of the consequences of adding more "tax deductions". However, as I am 1) The Smartest, 2) The Wisest, 3) The Most Non-OCD, my chances of having Ted's situation are slim and none.

KAYLEE said...

Mattie,you just want to catch up with Scott and Ted on those "tax deductions".

Stacy said...

Mattie, just remember, those "tax deductions" grow up and then the real fun begins. They start school. They go to sleepovers. They talk back. They think you are "uncool". They literally grow up right before your eyes, and your heart breaks and is happy for them at the same time.

Enjoy EVERY day with Caroline. I mean it. Before you turn around, she's less than a week from taking driver's ed. :(

Ted D said...

"However, as I am 1) The Smartest, 2) The Wisest, 3) The Most Non-OCD, my chances of having Ted's situation are slim and none."

Delusional, thy name is Henpecked C. Meal.

Better watch out: have you not learned from me about dumb things you say coming back to haunt you?

Carol said...

Ted - "Henpecked C. Meal" or as he may prefer - "Slim N. None"

Ted D said...

Even better Carol!

scott h said...

Ed I thought you promised a new blog for me. What if I find you a car out here and just drive it back to you.Borrow Angie's for a few weeks.

Ted D said...

I did a new blog: last night Bub. Can't post a new one until Mutt and Jeff are asleep.

That sounds good: you find it, tool on out here.

KAYLEE said...

HEY just have one up by the end of the night would ya?

scott h said...

Oh my how the mighty are slipping!The unmentionables are on a 9 game win streak and the home team appears to be on a Rocky Mt. High.

Kiddies don't change this channel tonight I think we might set a all time record. Jr you better double up on the meds.

Ted D said...

I'm keeping the faith Bub.

Long way from over, long season.

Still, I want to hit something really, really hard.

KAYLEE said...

hey scott:YA gunna start rooting for another team since,the RED SOX arent winning?

KAYLEE said...

OOPS didnt mean to give scott more inspiration:)

Mattie said...

Nice one Kaylee!

scott h said...

Kaylee since I am a baseball fan I root for someone everday!

scott h said...

Well well well what do owe this early appearance by the green one.

KAYLEE said...

mattie:I had to throw it out there:D

Scott:So you like all 30 teams?! ROOT FOR ANYONE BUT THE YANKEES!

KAYLEE said...

hey he commented on my comment:D

Ted D said...

Henpecked, the wife must be out. Or asleep.

BTW, how's sleeping outside with Rusty going?

scott h said...

Jr Im thinking about buying motorcycle. Doing a EasyRider out to your place. Can I ship my golf clubs and guitar to you ahead of time?

scott h said...

Come on Mr Hen speak up.

KAYLEE said...

isnt rusty his dog?

KAYLEE said...

thanks for putting the image of you on a motorcycle in my head SCOTT.

scott h said...

Where is Carol I need her to tell the boys what a sell guy I am again!

scott h said...

Kaylee, its thurday and I like you on thurdays so don't blow it!

KAYLEE said...

OKAY i wont.

scott h said...

Jr I know what you are trying to do.

Mattie said...

Henpecked C. Meal here, to defend my honor. For your info, I was trying to wrestle Baby C to sleep. Nothing like your wild bunch, Jr., but unable to blog one handed.

Bub, you go Easy Rider, Elmer goes over the edge. Just a warning.

scott h said...

ok that was tell them what a SWELL guy I am.

scott h said...

I prefer to have everyone on the edge of their seat

Mattie said...

Kaylee, Ted's comment on sleeping with Rusty is in regards to my putting up a pic of Amanda on my blog that was taken right after she gave birth. He doesn't understand how I can still be sleeping in the house.

scott h said...

Jr I know you are thinking, let me go like a untied balloon and I well land shortly. Not gonna happen. Im here for the long term this evening.

KAYLEE said...

//Ted's comment on sleeping with Rusty is in regards to my putting up a pic of Amanda on my blog that was taken right after she gave birth. He doesn't understand how I can still be sleeping in the house.//


DID You really expect him too? he is the master of fooling with ya!

I CAN BELIEVE IT ALTHOUGH,i wouldnt be brave enough to do such a thing in the first place.

Ted D said...

Bub, I'll agree with Mattie here. Elmer will go bonkers, and then want to talk to ME about it all the time instead of confronting you.

Please: do not let that happen.

Ted D said...

And I'm working on a new post at the same time: though it may be changed: 2 on, nobody out in the 6th for the Sox.

Keeping the faith.

scott h said...

MR Peck I liked everyone woundering who Rusty was and drawing their own conclusion.

KAYLEE said...

WHO is Elmer? AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?

Ted D said...

Our Pop Kaylee.

KAYLEE said...

OH okay proceed on talking i will butt out.

scott h said...

Boys are you working on our entertainment agenda for my time out their? I wont no excuse's

scott h said...

Kaylee stay tuned the circus is coming to town.

KAYLEE said...

OH I AM SCOTT!

Ted D said...

When are you coming? You people are ridiculous about not giving specific dates.

Still want to go to Greenville, SC and see the Drive with Gabe Kapler.

After that, I'll probably need some time apart: that may extend my being around the family past it's limits.

KAYLEE said...

SCOTT:If you like me on thursdays does that mean you wont tomorrow on a friday?

scott h said...

Chicken little get all of your honey does DONE ASAP. My Name is Earl you TOO. OK Im going to take a oxygen break be back shortly

scott h said...

Kaylee since I think you are really about 28 and one of the Diamond Back Girls I will like you on fridays also.

KAYLEE said...

haha okay works for me:)

Ted D said...

Faith is wavering: no runs in the 6th, now bottom of the 7th, 1 out.

Ugh.

KAYLEE said...

THIS GAME IS BORING...this game is the red sox game:)

Tex said...

are ya trying to go for a record or something?? I am really bummed bout this game.

I just know someone BETTER find the dadgum bats with the runs by the time I get to San Diego

KAYLEE said...

TEX:ID RATHER IT START AGAINST SAN FRAN!HES WORKING ON A POST!PATIENCE!

KAYLEE said...

WHERE DID SCOTT GO?

Ted D said...

6-1. It's not over yet. I seem to remember the "Mother's Day Miracle" in Baltimore.

KAYLEE said...

::HOPES THE MOTHER DAY THING HAPPENS HERE::

KAYLEE said...

Timlin needs to pitch better real soon!

KAYLEE said...

CAN WE START WINNING AGAINST the GIANTS? and Barry bonds?

scott h said...

OK Im here for a second. PRomised to play scrabble. But it goes quick I can make up a heck of a lot of words!

KAYLEE said...

HAHA scott:YOU ARENT SUPPOSED TO MAKE UP WORDS

YOU playing with the wife?

KAYLEE said...

i wont gpo into game details:-P

KAYLEE said...

ok time might be time for bed. i am making up words again LOL!

KAYLEE said...

BTW ted how long is this post you are writing?

KAYLEE said...

NEW POST I LOVE IT:0