Foulline playoff notes

I love the baseball playoffs. It really is the best time of the sports year. If you didn’t get excited watching either of the American League Division games last night, you might be a cyborg… or maybe J.D. Drew. Here are some of the things that caught my eye during these two games last night.

  • Boston fans might want to reconsider A-Rod joining the Red Sox next season. This guy is 0 for 24 in the postseason with three more strikeouts last night. If the postseason started in May, he would be our guy.
  • Fausto Carmona is the real deal. He will win a Cy Young within the next three seasons.
  • Watching Joba Chamberlain pitch last night was a thing of beauty. The bugs flying around his head turned him into a shell of the pitcher he normally is. I’m surprised he was able to get anyone out the way he was affected. I bet if it were Snickers bars instead of bugs flying around his fat head he would have been ok.
  • I may have given Dice K too much credit. He looked a little out of sorts. Not a terrible game, but I was expecting more from the #2 guy.
  • Joe Torre aged 30 years over the last two games. He is now officially 112.
  • For a while last night, I really thought Manny Ramirez was drunk. He played like he drank a bottle of Jack Daniels before the game, over-running a ball in the 2nd inning, turning a routine fly ball into a circus catch. He really looked lost. He needed that walk-off home run just to redeem himself.
  • Anytime you get walked four times during a playoff game, you win the official title of Baddest Dude in Baseball. 2007 winner: David Ortiz.
  • Kelvim Escobar deserved better. He really pitched well last night. With the exception of the first inning, he was excellent. I can’t remember a pitcher hitting the outside corner as often as Escobar did last night.
  • Manny Ramirez will get beaned in game 3. After he hit his game winner, he admired that shot a little too long. You have to act like you’ve done it before, Manny. Enjoy the plunking. By the way, that blast was wicked awesome.
  • I can now see why the Angels won their division. They are scary on the basepaths.
  • The WTBS announcers are horrible. They regurgitated every fact that has been reported this season. Wow! Breaking news! Jonathan Papelbon was supposed to be a starting pitcher this year! That is top-rate reporting. Not to mention they both have faces for radio.
  • Has anyone seen Derek Jeter this post season? Isn’t this guy supposed to be Captain Clutch?
  • In a one-run game, Mike Scioscia let Scot Shields pitch. This guy’s ERA at Fenway is 17.65. He makes John Lackey look like Sandy Koufax.
  • That was not a typo above. The Shields family opted to give their son only one “t” in his name.
  • Roger Clemens is pitching his last game in the Major Leagues tomorrow. Four years too late.
  • I know I am reaching on this one, but I really believe Boston and Cleveland will meet in the American League Championship Series.

The American League playoffs have been great so far and have really lived up to the hype.

Does anyone know when the National League Playoffs start???

10 Responses to “Foulline playoff notes”

  1. MaticusNineO Says:

    As for the whole Joba and the flies thing, if Im not mistaken, Joba was the only one with multiple flies on his neck because Mo didnt have any when they showed him, at least not as bad as Joba.

    What I am getting at is, Flies usually are attracted to large piles of crap. They were in heaven last night.

  2. MaticusNineO Says:

    I just wanted to take this time to make a comment about how on the Red Sox vs Yankees application on Facebook, Dylan’s brother Kelsey is listed as a Yankees fan. Travesty, yes.

  3. Dave Says:

    Dylan has been officially fired from for harboring a Yankee fan. All of the articles written by this traitor will be removed from the archives and burned.

  4. MaticusNineO Says:

    “Its a travesty, its a sham, its a mockery. Its a Travishamockery!”

  5. Dave Says:

    Ok Dylan hasn’t been fired. He’s my best writer, I’d be stupid to let him go. I did however put a strongly-worded letter into his personnel file. I think this is a fair solution to your allegations.
    Also, it should be noted: Dylan has vehemently denied his brother is a Yankee fan.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    HEY we all have a son,brother,sister, uncle ,or xfriend that jumped on the yankee band wagon. BUT remmber these are the people who rode the short bus to school…BLESSS EM. IF MANNY GETS PLUNKED HE IS GOING TO KICK ASS… did the guy with the picture get a date?? GO BOSTON.. #33

  7. MaticusNineO Says:

    Here hoping that he is just getting in with them to talk Red Sox smack and tell them all who the better team is. He can do that better than most. Seems like a Kelsey move to do.

  8. MaticusNineO Says:

    Kelsey cleared everything up.

    His (I know this is still a bit off) Yankee loving girlfriend, got onto his page and thought it was funny. It has since been fixed.

    btw. ALCS HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!

  9. Dave Says:

    I’m glad to see that we are all back on the same page. Red Sox Nation is still standing strong.
    Maticus, where has your homeboy Christian been hiding? He hasn’t been around in a while.

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