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  • #127817

    Fred West Lynn
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    We all knew that the 2 hours-plus game time  on Saturday was the outlier. Finally got the 4-hour Sox-NYY game that was so common two years ago,  and the 8pm start meant a rough Monday morning, but DAMN! that was well worth it. I remember the ’78 finish and how post-apocalyptic deserted downtown Boston it left in it gut-twisting wake. I don’t see a sequel in 2018.

     

    #127818

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    :smile: :smile:   :smile:   :smile:

    #127819

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    Far down the road, but it would be nice if the Yankees keep losing enough to fall to the second wild card spot. They would have to fly to the West Coast for the one-game play-in (likely Seattle or Oakland), then if they won, right back to the East Coast to play the Sox. Coast to coast and back in three days can’t be beneficial.

    #127821

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951.  How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route.  That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

     

    #127822

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Shank will never use the tomato can reference regarding the Yankees. Shanks job is to piss in the corn flakes and the word Yankee can spurn on a good stream.

     

    #127823

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951. How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route. That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

    There’s always 1978.

    #127824

    Humphrey
    Participant

    I think today’s negative take is more along the lines of “I’m concerned about Cora, he left Price in there too long….” Nickles and Gasper leading off with that, expect F&M to jump into that pool fully clothed.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Humphrey.
    #127826

    stabbed by foulke
    Participant

    Far down the road, but it would be nice if the Yankees keep losing enough to fall to the second wild card spot. They would have to fly to the West Coast for the one-game play-in (likely Seattle or Oakland), then if they won, right back to the East Coast to play the Sox. Coast to coast and back in three days can’t be beneficial.

    Only 4 ahead of Seattle now – they could drop out completely. Then we’d end up with whining that they didn’t play anyone in the playoffs either.

    #127828

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Shouldn’t the media but focusing on Sony Mitchel’s knee and how Bill the GM  wasted another first round pick on an injury prone player who will never help Bill the coach win any games?

    #127829

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    What would be your list of people inducted because the writers liked them? Mine would start with Dungy.

    #127830

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    1000% agree on Dungy. The dude lost almost all the big games he ever coached.

    How about Jerome Bettis? I guess he had the yardage totals to make a case but if ‘The Bus’ had been a prick to the media he’d probably still be waiting to get in.

    #127831

    02062
    Participant

    Right again Dan!

    #127832

    jforb
    Participant

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    So no problem getting in if they pull a Seau first?

    #127833

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Reading comments on a WEEI FB post about Price. Some commenters are saying Price got away with a few mistakes.

    I am more worried that their hero Brock Holt only got one hit in this four game series.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Hacksaw.
    #127835

    02062
    Participant

    Reading comments on a WEEI FB post about Price. Some commenters are saying Price got away with a few mistakes.

    I am more worried that their hero Brock Holt only got one hit in this four game series.

    But Brock is always the first one there with the Gatorade bucket.  #Intangibles.

     

    #127836

    02062
    Participant

    Rules are for other people…..

    SOMEWHERE ON THE TRAINING CAMP TOUR, U.S. — Some of you will read this note and think, King is bragging. Others will think, This makes me hate King even more. But I’m going to tell it anyway.

    The other day, I was driving the Chevy Suburban that we’ve rented to take us around the east and south and Midwest. I don’t do a lot of driving on the trip, but I do a couple of hours every once in a while. Videographer Annie Koeblitz was in the back, editing some video, and driver/reporter Stephen Lorenzo in the passenger seat up front. We were on an interstate highway, going down a hill, and I had a lead foot, and all of a sudden, there’s a police car in the median, and I look at the speedometer. “91,” it reads. Uh-oh, I thought. And here comes the police car.

    So I pull over, and a polite officer comes to the passenger window and says hello and asks what we’re doing. “We’re with NBC Sports, on a tour of some NFL training camps, driving from one to another,” I said.

    “Do you know why I stopped you?” the officer said.

    “I was going too fast,” I said. “No excuse for going that fast.”

    “I clocked you at 90,” the officer said. “License and registration.”

    So we waited. The officer wasn’t gone long, and came back smiling.

    “I’m gonna let you go,” he said. “But I’m gonna need a picture.”

    Now that was a surprise. The officer wasn’t a football fan, but said friends were, and they’d get a kick out of a photo of me.

    “You can really give me a ticket,” I said. “I deserve it.”

    “I can do whatever I want,” the officer said. “We’re good. Let’s do a photo.”

    The officer leaned in, and Stephen took a photo. The officer warned us to slow down, and we were on our way.

    Man, that was a lucky break I certainly did not deserve.

    #127837

    jforb
    Participant

    Only thing I’m shocked about that is that he didn’t include the pic and get the officer fired.

    #127838

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    I don’t think PK has deserved any of the many many lucky breaks he’s gotten in the last 30 years.

    #127839

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Pretty sure I’ve never hit 90 mph.

    #127840

    Lebron
    Participant

    No way in fucking hell did Pete say things like ‘no excuse for going that fast’ or ‘you can give me a ticket, I deserve it.’  Absolutely no god damn way he said those things.

    #127841

    Suzy
    Participant

    Rules are for other people…..

    SOMEWHERE ON THE TRAINING CAMP TOUR, U.S. — Some of you will read this note and think, King is bragging. Others will think, This makes me hate King even more. But I’m going to tell it anyway.

    The other day, I was driving the Chevy Suburban that we’ve rented to take us around the east and south and Midwest. I don’t do a lot of driving on the trip, but I do a couple of hours every once in a while. Videographer Annie Koeblitz was in the back, editing some video, and driver/reporter Stephen Lorenzo in the passenger seat up front. We were on an interstate highway, going down a hill, and I had a lead foot, and all of a sudden, there’s a police car in the median, and I look at the speedometer. “91,” it reads. Uh-oh, I thought. And here comes the police car.

    So I pull over, and a polite officer comes to the passenger window and says hello and asks what we’re doing. “We’re with NBC Sports, on a tour of some NFL training camps, driving from one to another,” I said.

    “Do you know why I stopped you?” the officer said.

    “I was going too fast,” I said. “No excuse for going that fast.”

    “I clocked you at 90,” the officer said. “License and registration.”

    So we waited. The officer wasn’t gone long, and came back smiling.

    “I’m gonna let you go,” he said. “But I’m gonna need a picture.”

    Now that was a surprise. The officer wasn’t a football fan, but said friends were, and they’d get a kick out of a photo of me.

    “You can really give me a ticket,” I said. “I deserve it.”

    “I can do whatever I want,” the officer said. “We’re good. Let’s do a photo.”

    The officer leaned in, and Stephen took a photo. The officer warned us to slow down, and we were on our way.

    Man, that was a lucky break I certainly did not deserve.

    I’m gonna be ill.  :puke:

    #127842

    Lebron
    Participant

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    So no problem getting in if they pull a Seau first?

    Speaking of Seau and the Hall didn’t that putrid group prevent his kids from speaking at his enshrinement for fear they would bring up head/brain injuries?

    The comments on that article are mind roasting – loads of ‘no induction if you don’t show up!  You don’t make the Hall of Fame and the fans look ridiculous!’

    #127843

    Lebron
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951. How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route. That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

    Just cut and paste a photo of Winchester from MASH losing everything on the Dodgers and PTT

    #127844

    Lefty
    Moderator

    No way in fucking hell did Pete say things like ‘no excuse for going that fast’ or ‘you can give me a ticket, I deserve it.’ Absolutely no god damn way he said those things.

    And there is equally no chance that the non-football fan cop didn’t find out who he had stopped from Peter himself doing the “I am Peter King, the football writer from tv, and these are my lackeys writing copy as I drive” speech.    How many non-football fans would have the slightest friggin’ clue who that walking fart is?

     

     

    #127845

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Shank will never use the tomato can reference regarding the Yankees. Shanks job is to piss in the corn flakes and the word Yankee can spurn on a good stream.

     

    Like an AA member, I am counting my 15th year of not reading anything by Shaughnessy.   I will go out on a limb, though, and say in a situation like this where the teams haven’t done what Dan wanted them to, he will revert to criticizing the Red Sox fan base.  “You didn’t like it when the Yankees beat you and rubbed it in your faces….I wonder who the evil empire is now”  that sort of horse shit.

    #127846

    Claude45
    Participant

    When are they going to cut to the chase and rename King’s column to “Poorly Written Ramblings from a Narcissistic Asshole Reminding You How Much Better That He and His Life is Than You and Yours.”

    #127847

    Lefty
    Moderator

    While watching the game last night, ARod was taking up even more air time to talk about meeting with Powder about re-doing his contract when ARod may have been traded here in 2004.  ESPN shows Powder and Pizzuit-Pie in the 1961 Lincoln Continental limo in which they were riding front row box they were sitting.    It was very apparent that Pizzuti Pie was watching the monitor in front of her and when she could see they were on tv she would morph into her media smile position.   When they would go back and forth from the play to them, for the first second or so before she knew she was on, it was resting bitch face.   As soon as she saw them on, the practiced smile, just like clock work.   So Shallow.

    #127848

    02062
    Participant

    VISIONARY!!

    #127849

    Suzy
    Participant

    Reading comments on a WEEI FB post about Price. Some commenters are saying Price got away with a few mistakes.

    I am more worried that their hero Brock Holt only got one hit in this four game series.

    But Brock is always the first one there with the Gatorade bucket. #Intangibles.

    :lol:

     

    #127850

    Coma
    Participant

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    So no problem getting in if they pull a Seau first?

    Speaking of Seau and the Hall didn’t that putrid group prevent his kids from speaking at his enshrinement for fear they would bring up head/brain injuries?

    The comments on that article are mind roasting – loads of ‘no induction if you don’t show up! You don’t make the Hall of Fame and the fans look ridiculous!’

    I was thinking that was the case with Seau, that they had a rule that said “Oh, you’re dead? Well, no one can speak on your behalf then.” It turns out the HOF people realized how ridiculous that stance was, changed the rule and allowed Seau’s daughter to speak. As tone deaf and arrogant as the NFL is, even they realized it would be a PR disaster if they prevented Seau’s family from speaking.

    #127851

    Lebron
    Participant

    Pete on Terrell Owens:

    I do not understand how boycotting the ceremony—because of his anger against 46 people who are not his family, who are not peers, who are not his teammates, who not his new teammates in the Hall of Fame—does anything for Owens other than making him appear forever small and vindictive, and vindictive against people who mean so little in his world.

    Why be so vindictive and small against journos, they don’t mean anything to you.  Of course dumb dumb misses the point that these are the people voting on who gets in and when.  Very next section on Moss:

    I think I don’t agree with Randy Moss’ version of why he was an oft-unpopular player in his NFL career. The other day, at the Hall of Fame, he said of the media and football cognoscenti:

    “They brainwashed a whole lot of football fans out in the world. I think it was very unfair to me, I think it was unfair to my family. Just to be able to look back and reflect, I wouldn’t change it. So now that I look back and reflect and see all these cameras and all these positive stories written about me, it’s still not fair and I’m still not pleased with it.”

    And the second someone at the enshrinement says something about the media he jumps on it.  Maybe that’s another reason why Owens didn’t show you fat dumb fuck.  And the rest of the paragraph again ignores a key point the player is making, namely that you assholes shit on me for years now you’re all kissing my ass and don’t think for a moment that I think it was fair then or now and I’m not happy with it.  That’s coming straight from the player, who experienced it.  What you think doesn’t really matter.  And spare me the use of ‘cognescenti.’

    #127852

    Lebron
    Participant

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    So no problem getting in if they pull a Seau first?

    Speaking of Seau and the Hall didn’t that putrid group prevent his kids from speaking at his enshrinement for fear they would bring up head/brain injuries?

    The comments on that article are mind roasting – loads of ‘no induction if you don’t show up! You don’t make the Hall of Fame and the fans look ridiculous!’

    I was thinking that was the case with Seau, that they had a rule that said “Oh, you’re dead? Well, no one can speak on your behalf then.” It turns out the HOF people realized how ridiculous that stance was, changed the rule and allowed Seau’s daughter to speak. As tone deaf and arrogant as the NFL is, even they realized it would be a PR disaster if they prevented Seau’s family from speaking.

    It still wasn’t a full induction speech though, right?  I thought it was 3 minutes and the NFL/Hall still says the rule is no induction speeches for dead guys.  I don’t think they could play their video like other players get with regard to who is enshrining them.

    #127853

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    Le sigh.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #127854

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    I’m not giving Volin the clicks but I’d bet my immortal soul that he’s 1000% dead wrong about at least 5 guys.

    #127855

    Favorite tweet of the weekend:

    Mean and not for everybody

    This prompts some Dr Z white knight to say how dare you say that about a dead guy. Ironhead says dude, he’s not dead. Guy says then it’s even worse.

    Z’s crusades against Moss and Stabler before him are exactly what Owens is protesting. You have 48 guys making these subjective calls with no semblance of transparency whatsoever, and each vulnerable to their own agendas and biases. I’m sure a lot of these guys try to play it straight, and take the responsibilities seriously,  but God there are some real assholes on that list: Fatty, Borges, Salguero, Bouchette, Gary Myers, Clayton for chrissakes, Sal Paolantonio, that fossil Vito Stellino, etc.

    Of course Owens was a surefire HoF receiver, and of course he was being punished. And of course Fatty doesn’t get it.

    They won’t make Brady or Belichick wait. They can’t without looking petty. But they’ll make a big thing of how the cheating did give them pause for a moment. And everybody will relitigate Spygate and Deflategate again, because they deem the inductions make it newsworthy.

    #127856

    02062
    Participant

    Daily News had the same problem a couple of weeks back Mittens – it worked out…..

     

    #127857

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951. How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route. That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

    Shank can’t be too many years from “retirement,” and adding in all the TV/Radio appearance money plus the royalties from his tainted books into what’s undoubtedly been a very nice package all these years (remember: he came to the Globe was it was very fat & happy and doubtless would “openly” consider whether the NYT or SI is where he should jump next, a potent threat as Montville, Gammons, etc. had vacated and the Ray Fitzgeralds were retiring.

    “Oh, please, Mr. Winship, we cannot lose our brilliantly sour expert on sports and culture who can so imaginatively weave them both together to enchant our readers and draw new ones in as an irresistible swashbuckling style of prose! Look at him hang around the vending machine room — doubtless he will one day be inducted into the Vending Machine (Users)’s Hall of Fame!”

    He’s already done the laziest re-tread story idea — Bobby Sprowl. Tomato Cans still hasn’t caught on, shockingly.

    #127858

    Yahtzee
    Participant
    #127859

    Mitchell released. Who will be the first media guy to say, “So all you got for Chandler Jones was Thuney”?

    #127860

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    While watching the game last night, ARod was taking up even more air time to talk about meeting with Powder about re-doing his contract when ARod may have been traded here in 2004. ESPN shows Powder and Pizzuit-Pie in the 1961 Lincoln Continental limo in which they were riding front row box they were sitting. It was very apparent that Pizzuti Pie was watching the monitor in front of her and when she could see they were on tv she would morph into her media smile position. When they would go back and forth from the play to them, for the first second or so before she knew she was on, it was resting bitch face. As soon as she saw them on, the practiced smile, just like clock work. So Shallow.

    Belichick and Linda Holliday were supposedly guests of Tony LaRussa last night at Fenway, sitting in box seats (I assume loge seats near the field). I assume that ESPN did not show them in the crowd?

     

    #127861

    Nick B
    Participant

    Mitchell released. Who will be the first media guy to say, “So all you got for Chandler Jones was Thuney”?

    Douche Felger

    #127862

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Mitchell released. Who will be the first media guy to say, “So all you got for Chandler Jones was Thuney”?

    I know that you are right, but even the most unrealistic sports fan has to accept the idea that if your team wins the championship due to a player acquired by the trade you didn’t like, you have to accept the trade since it brought you to the promised land.    Mitchell was incredibly important to the SB win over Atlanta.   They don’t make the comeback without him.   That validates the trade, period.  No matter what Jones goes on to do.   You won the title.

    Now, I don’t expect any trolls or mediots to accept this obvious rationale, but that’s the way it works.

    #127863

    Lefty
    Moderator

    (BTW, I think the likely tweak argument will be “maybe Malcolm should have treated with Guerrero and not the Patriots’ staff.   Maybe he would have recovered enough to play!”)

     

    #127864

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    Yeah, Pete, sportswriters have never been small and vindictive.  :pk:

    #127865

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    While watching the game last night, ARod was taking up even more air time to talk about meeting with Powder about re-doing his contract when ARod may have been traded here in 2004. ESPN shows Powder and Pizzuit-Pie in the 1961 Lincoln Continental limo in which they were riding front row box they were sitting. It was very apparent that Pizzuti Pie was watching the monitor in front of her and when she could see they were on tv she would morph into her media smile position. When they would go back and forth from the play to them, for the first second or so before she knew she was on, it was resting bitch face. As soon as she saw them on, the practiced smile, just like clock work. So Shallow.

    Belichick and Linda Holliday were supposedly guests of Tony LaRussa last night at Fenway, sitting in box seats (I assume loge seats near the field). I assume that ESPN did not show them in the crowd?

    They did show them sitting with Dombrowski in his box.

    #127866

    02062
    Participant

    CONFIRMED:  Gerry admits he is a shoe peeing ninny….

    To anyone who sponsored me or any of the 6,000 riders: This year we earned it. Yesterday was longest, wettest day of my life. I was gonna ride again today but my shoes were wet. Thanks to all

    #127869

    Suzy
    Participant

    Giardi out.

    https://www.facebook.com/nbcsgiardi/posts/2155761601370677

    & Mary Ellen Doherty (office mom!).

    Grow up, Douche.

    #127870

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    CONFIRMED: Gerry admits he is a shoe peeing ninny….

    To anyone who sponsored me or any of the 6,000 riders: This year we earned it. Yesterday was longest, wettest day of my life. I was gonna ride again today but my shoes were wet. Thanks to all

    He probably did the PMC with handle bars turned up. Not impressed.

    #127871

    Claude45
    Participant

    Giardi out.

    https://www.facebook.com/nbcsgiardi/posts/2155761601370677

    Heading to San Fran to pick up where he left off with Jimmy G?

    #127872

    02062
    Participant

    Giardi out.

    https://www.facebook.com/nbcsgiardi/posts/2155761601370677

    Heading to San Fran to pick up where he left off with Jimmy G?

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