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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

And a Texan shall lead them.

*Picture from yahoosports.com*

OK, we lost 5-3 tonight. Pettitte, some dude named Joba, and Fruitbat did the dirty work, and all of a sudden, the lead is down to 7 GAMES.

The horror: the invincible Yankees are now WITHIN 7 GAMES BACK! Screw them, and screw Jeter, Torre, and Slappy.

NO WAY those morons win the division this year: so they won a game where Daisuke wasn't at his best. Big freaking deal. Tomorrow is where they come to the realization that the only shot they have at the post-season is the wild card.

Joshua Patrick Beckett takes the hill for the Sox tomorrow: the same Josh Beckett who sauntered into the Toilet in '03 and won the World Series for the Marlins. The same guy who is going for his MLB leading 17th win tomorrow. And the same guy who idolized Roger for most of his adult life: if this was pitched as a movie idea, nobody would believe it.

For once, I'll embrace the month of September as one of happiness, and not of worry. A 7 game lead, Beckett on the bump, and the Yankees more worried about Seattle than Boston.

Is that the 7th sign of the apocalypse? If it isn't, it should be.

Back to 8 games tomorrow.

34 comments:

CC said...

Ted - Better you than me to write the post-Sox loss to the Yanks! Ain't it a nasty job, though you wrote it up like a devoted Red Sox fan would :D

Ted D said...

Thanks Carol: it was tough to get through.

Tomorrow is a new day: besides, it's MUCH easier to do with a 7 game lead!

Tex said...

ok its just a hill to step over tonight. Tomorrow night a REAL TEXAN steps on the mound.

:) I love your title tonight

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee! How are you feeling, doll?

:-)//

I am feeling okay christine...now was battling a fever for a couple days there!

KAYLEE said...

///NO WAY those morons win the division this year: so they won a game where Daisuke wasn't at his best. Big freaking deal. Tomorrow is where they come to the realization that the only shot they have at the post-season is the wild card.///

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted D said...

Figured you'd appreciate that Tex!

Tex said...

and I think you'll like my post tonight. my pic is one of my own from San Diego

Mattie said...

Question: was Dice-K worth all the greenbacks?

Ted D said...

Mattie, is anyone worth that much money? That said, first year in MLB, he has wicked stuff, and if he had got some run support, he'd have about 17 wins right now. A under 4 era first year in is pretty good.

He'll be fine.

scott h said...

"That said, first year in MLB, he has wicked stuff, and if he had got some run support, he'd have about 17 wins right now. A under 4 era first year in is pretty good."

YEA YEA YEA. And if Satan had kept his mouth shut He would have been top dog in heaven.

Tex said...

\\YEA YEA YEA. And if Satan had kept his mouth shut He would have been top dog in heaven.//

ok THAT Cracked ME UP!!! :) LOL!

scott h said...

For those with no sense of humor, the skinny on my last statement.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda!

scott h said...

Tex, and I thought you didn't like me anymore.

Tex said...

why would you think that Scotty?

Ted D said...

Grandpa, what are you doing up so early?

Woulda, shoulda, coulda: it's baseball and stuff happens. Everyone thought Beckett was a bust based on last year, and this year he's a Cy Young contender.

Crawl, then walk, then run.

And Bub, I know you do this to get my blood pressure up: congratulations, it's working.

You'll miss me when I'm gone at an early age.

Tex said...

where's Ted going??

Ted D said...

To an early grave Tex!

Between the dervishes, Red Sox, and Scotty constantly provoking me, I won't make it to 40. ;)

And before you bust my chops Grandpa, I'm at the office with this in a seperate window.

I'M WORKING, unlike you, Reilly.

scott h said...

Jr we are not talking about Beckett. we were talking about one flung dung. You always do that come back with a statement completely off the subject.

Stay focused.

scott h said...

Who is playing Mrs wiggins this morning since you ran off Stacy?

I forgot you are two young for Mrs Wiggins, I bet Tex knows.

scott h said...

ok ,typo TOO young.

Tex said...

scotty are you implying I'm old?

scott h said...

No Im implying you are not young.

gojohn said...

We'll get em tonight...Roger will fold again

scott h said...

Boston fans work in reverse.

They LOVE their local talent. They are maybe the most die-hard, passionate fans for their players. I find it amusing that whenever a player leaves Boston, the fans rewrite history.

All summer long the Red Sox faithful grew their beards long and named their baby boys Damon. They cheered for Johnny Damon and had his bust in Cooperstown on layaway. The moment he signed with the Yankees, it's "Johnny Damon is a bum!" and "You can have him!"

Thats so funny I wish I had said it!

Mattie said...

Bub, you were in rare form this morning! "one flung dung" is CLASSIC!!!!

scott h said...

Hey Jr I know why I get to post at 4:00 in the afternoon. But why does Alfalfa get to comment and you are still out workin it?

beckperson said...

Thanks for reminding me of Josh's history as a Y****** killer, Ted! Good words to remember tonight as he relives past glory.

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

One flung dung? You are begging Reverend Al to picket your flower stand, aren't you? Tex, I apologize he insulted you: he's 49, looks 29, and acts 9. And who is Mrs. Wiggins?

John, I agree with you: Beckett>Roger. And Bub, Damon gets boo'd because he signed with the YANKEES for a fist full of dollars. Pedro left and comes back to Fenway with a hero's welcome. Same for Trot, OC, Dave Roberts, etc... Players leave: but if you want to be remembered fondly, don't sign a deal with the devil.

becks, first, let me apologize for my family: we are all morons (except the women) and all this is some weird way of showing our affection for each other. Personally, I think we need about 3 years of group therapy, but that's a discussion for another day.

Beckett has been in the belly of that beast before, in a much more important game, and blew them away.

He's older, wiser, and better now than he's ever been: I expect domination tonight.

scott h said...

I assume you were apologizing for Matt. Cause I KNOW you weren't talking about me. Group therapy doesn't sound like a bad trip. Do they have a fishing group therapy?

By the way I will be at church tonight so please take a double dose of blood pressure med's.

Ted D said...

No, I wasn't talking about you, oh pot stirrer extreme.

Check on the double meds. My stomach is already churning.

Ted D said...

Bub, I just saw the FOX sports column by "humorist", and I use that term loosely, Jay Mohr.

How do you take someone who uses a Scott Baio reference seriously?

scott h said...

I just hunt the airwaves looking for oneliners.

beckperson said...

Ted, absolutely no apologies necessary. I'm catching on and trying to stay out of the fray being the peace lover that i am. Unless there is continued sox bashing and i cant be held responsible.

You know what? I hate these games because i don't like how they make me feel. :( Probably just monitor SG tonight. Go Sox!!!

Ted D said...

Naw becks, blast away on him: he deserves it!

I know how you feel: I turn into a royal pain when they play the Yankees.