Shipping up to Boston

The Red Sox may have finally turned the corner on this series. Their offense began to show some signs of life, putting seven runs on the scoreboard. The Sox were patient at the plate, looking at a lot of pitches and capitalizing on C.C.’s mistakes. It was nice to see Pedroia bust out of his slump and Youk continue his great series. Boston had opportunities early in the game to jump out to a big lead, but a couple of bases-loaded double plays and Manny admiring his long single off the wall just a little too long thwarted the rallies.

Coco Crisp may have played his last game of the ALCS. He played another horrible game: 0 for 5, 2 strikeouts, 4 runners left on base, and he couldn’t get down a sacrifice bunt resulting in another key strikeout. How does Francona not sit this guy for game six? Maybe a game on the bench will light a fire under him and get him to refocus for the World Series. Even if Ellsbury comes in and stinks just like Coco, he is the Red Sox centerfielder of the future. Let’s get him some playoff experience.

Before Boston fans get too excited about last night, let’s remember that Chocolate Cake Sabathia was pitching. This guy was an All-Star this year. He is the front runner for the Cy Young award. But when the playoffs start, he turns to crap. Maybe the C.C. stands for Chokey Chunkbutt?

The Sox looked better last night, but they were the beneficiaries of several Cleveland mistakes: Grady Sizemore dropping Youk’s triple, passed balls, Rafael Perez throwing away a sure double play. All these things padded the Sox lead. Boston is going to have to play better the rest of the way.

I wish game six was tonight. Fenway Park. Crowd Buzzing. Schilling on the mound. Sox with some momentum.

Buckle up! This series is just getting started.

32 Responses to “Shipping up to Boston”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Enter the playoff version of Schill’, welcome to the roller coaster that is the Red Sox in October. Jill, take note, trash talking will be on full force from here on out, grab yourself a zima, throw on that Bernie Kosar Jersey, cause we all know no one buys Indians gear, and lets get this series started. -Dylan

  2. Dave Says:

    Jill has been awfully quiet today, and I can’t figure out why

  3. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    Grab your popcorn, raisenettes and a pepsi. And if your fat, make it a diet. And get ready for the show.

    I know thats not verbatum but still seem a bit applicable from Chad at this point.

  4. Jill Calamari Says:

    Actually Dave, I have been pretty busy today and am just getting to my computer now. And I was actually going to congratulate you on your win, it’s about time. Beckett was flawless last night, i must admit. That is the Red Sox i am used to seeing. Our pitchers absolutely sucked ass last night. i seriously want to shoot perez. He has been put in 2 games now, pitched to about 4 or 5 guys, and manages to screw it up in that short period of time, both times. What a fricken ass wipe! I hate him. Well at least Chocolate cake managed to pitch a little bit better, but not good enough to hold off the big guns. I did love how manny casually ran to first thinking it was a HR, that was priceless. But Beckett was definitely your man last night. Dylan, how did everyone have Indains shirts on last night then? Was it just a figment of my imagination?

  5. Jill calamari Says:

    To C-Mac– maybe you were crying yourself to sleep last night cause you will never know how good i am in bed and all you have to satisfy yourself is a bottle of ky, your hand, and when you are not too busy wasting all your hot air on this blog you occasionally have enough left over to blow up your inflatable doll that you probaly wish was me.So, that was a good atempt at a come back,but unfortunately for you, didn’t hurt my feelings cause you are probably a pizza-faced 17 yr old who hasn’t hit puberty yet and doesn’t know what it’s like to even have a girl look at you.I could tell you more specifics about how good i am, but i don’t think that would be appropriate, and you really aren’t even worthy of knowing, so you will just have to keep wishing and dreaming you jackass.

  6. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    Wow, I know C-Mac, hes a buddy at school here with me. Actually you were close, 18yr old. But wow, I have to give you props on that one. Im kinda intrested to see his response. Hopefully it wont warrent a “deleting” like mine did from yesterday. Sorry again Dave btw. This could get good.

  7. Dave Says:

    I think the best pictures of last nights game was when Fox showed the Indian fans in the crowd in the 9th inning. Faces painted, tears rolling down there faces. It reminded me of the old commercial with the Indian sitting on the horse with all the garbage around him, and the single tear rolling down his cheek. Except this time instead of garbage it was Jacobs Field..oh nevermind. Garbage…, Jacob’s Field. What’s the difference?
    Also It was priceless to see the Drum playing dork sitting in the stands-not playing. Since the Indian season is pretty much over, he can get back to his D&D games

  8. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    I think Tuesday Nights are Yu-Gi-Oh if I am not mistaken…

  9. Dave Says:

    Jill is a tough customer. I am seriously afraid of her.
    I might need to be quick with the delete button today, the way this is shaping up.
    But let’s remember. This is a Baseball blog. Not a who’s better in the sack blog.

  10. Jill Calamari Says:

    sorry dave, but c-mac started it.You guys are just jealous of the drum guy, John Adams. Now he is probably the most dedicated fan. Do you know that he has been drumming at all the games since Aug 24, 1973? He had his own bobblehead night. He memorably unveiled the “455” sign commemorating the Tribe’s record-setting string of sellouts. And he has thrown the ceremonial 1st pitch at the Jake. Not to mention he probably has gotten into all the agmes for free for the last 34 yrs. Now, if that’s not a smart man, then i don’t know what is.I don’t think any of you will ever have the honors of any of that.

  11. Dave Says:

    Calamari,
    I may have never thrown out the first pitch at Fenway, or have my own bobblehead.But,I know two honors that I have experienced that Super Nerd John Adams hasn’t.

    1) I no longer live in my parents basement.
    2) I have seen a real woman naked.

    Keep beating your drum John. Something tells me that’s not the only thing your beating these days.

  12. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    Can he say that he was a professional mascot?

    I have both been the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagle (Azul), as well as Miss A-Miracle for the Twins Single A Ft Myers Miracle team. I am not downplaying his accomplishments, just saying that I am sure there are alot of odd little quirks we all have.

    You forgot to add to his list how ever his love for Dungeons and Dragons and how he became head Dungeon Master at the age of 37. That is VITAL to his list of accomplishments as well.

    I also find it sad that we are talking about this guy. He is not relivant to the rest of the series at all. Its in Boston. And even if this Wahoo shows up, Sox Security or even the Fans, would never let him in the Park with his drum. At least not alive.

    I do like the idea of a foulline bobble head series though. Have an entire line up of foulline bobbleheads. You would have Dave, Dylan, Jill, C-Mac, 33, M-Cubed, Anonymus, and Spell Check.

    It would work out great, we would double the D-Rays yearly sales of merch in 3 sales of the bobbleheads.

  13. Dave Says:

    That’s quite a resume you have M-Cubed. I bet it’s pretty fun being a mascot. Although, I’m guessing the costume smells pretty ripe after a few innings.
    The Bobblehead idea is great. I am working on a foulline store. We may have to feature some bobble heads. There will be more info coming in the next couple of weeks.
    Thanks as always for commenting.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    I want my mascot to look like “Dinger” the Colorado Rockies mascot.

  15. Dave Says:

    How about coming up with a Screen name first, then we’ll talk about.
    Also, Dinger is the dumbest name I’ve ever heard of for a mascot.
    I was wondering if I was going to hear from you today bandwagon jumper.

  16. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    What is Dinger? Does anyone know?

  17. Jill Says:

    Have you seen Dinger? He is a purple and yellow dinosaur. What I want to know, is who chooses purple for a MLB team? Shouldn’t purple be used for a WNBA team? It’s kinda gay if you ask me. Oh, and I know what a dinger is…..it is another word for a weiner, and not the hot dog kind either.I am being totally serious!

  18. Anonymous Says:

    How can you not like Dinger? He’s a big purple dinosour that breakdances! It doesn’t get much better than that.
    Jill the Squid- I would be a little more careful throwing out those insults.
    Let’s see Jill..your from the Cleveland area, which means you’rr overweight. You are really into the Indians, which means you may be a lesbian. You are always on this blog, which means you really don’t have a social life. Chunky, loser, dike.
    Am I right?
    I kinda like the name Anonymous!
    Go Rockies!

  19. Dave Says:

    I don’t know what someones perceived sexual orientation has anything to do with baseball. Especially coming from someone with an unhealthy obsession with a purple break-dancing dinosaur.

  20. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    I heard the Purple Teletubby was gay. Anonymus, Im sure hes swinging from your side of the plate.

    btw, only we can give Jill crap. We are in the series with them right now. Not you. Nor will you be in this season. So, wait until next week when the Sox are up 3-0 in the Series and your clinging to your purple Dinosaur for comfort. Maybe we can get John Adams to join you too. Im sure he wont be doing anything either since his Tribe will be out and D&D is only 2-3 nights a week.

  21. jill Says:

    to rookies anonymous– Are you mentally retarded, ignorant,or both?I have noticed that you never come back with any facts like a true fan would,just useless words that are a plight for acceptance on this blog.You are the real loser.Making jabs at someone elses team is one thing,but making rude assumptions about me is quite another.Let me set you straight:1.I have a rock hard solid body with six pack abs that everyone wishes they had,2.i’ve been married to the same guy now for 7yrs,and newsflash…just cause a girl likes sports that doesn’t make her a lesbian,3.Do you realize that it only takes like 2 sec. to check for new comments?Besides this blog is hilarious.Also i haven’t worked in like 8 days, but I still got payed so much i don’t know what to with it all,so i am more like a semi-retired 26 yr old that is loving life right now.Getting paid to sleep in,go to the beach all day,hang out with friends,and a few times a day check a blog….hmmmm doesn’t sound like a loser with no social life.

  22. Dave Says:

    It looks like you won another war of words Calamari. Nicely done.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Dave,

    Lets drink some beeyaaahhhhh, dude! Dylan and Dave – keep growing the stache! We are hot men no matter how much (or little) facial hair we have!

    Calamari – keep on fightin’ the power and keep setting those freakie deakies straight!

    Go Sox (that’s for you Dave)
    – Clark Ferguson

  24. Dave Says:

    Thanks for your support Clarkie. The beard is coming in thick. I didn’t think it was possible for me to get any uglier..but obviously it is.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Calamari, you may have your six pack abs and all, but you’ll never, well I hope not at least, have such a sweet/god awful stache’ as mine right now. The Stache’ is the new six pack!!!!

    -Dylan

  26. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    I havent shaved in about 3 weeks. Im with you guys, Playoff beards are just a thing of custom to Sox fans.

  27. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums
    /e336/MaticusNineO/Bobble.jpg

    I was very bored with a lack of quality television tonight.

  28. Dave Says:

    Sweet Bobblehead. Has anyone ever told you that you have a striking resemblance to John Belushi?

  29. Anonymous Says:

    hello go sox.. has the foul line turned into a dating service??? JILL LOVES MAC! ouch.NOTE JILL IS FROM WILMINGON MASS.she lives in a shack by silver dirty lake. it has a beach.. her shack has no indoor plumbing or electric so she walks to the library everyday to get on line..hopeing she will met a loooooser from lowell.lawrence or maybe HAVERHILL…WOW.TO NIGHT IS CURTS NIGHT.. HAIL MARY ETC.. #33
    ps: silver lake is where the brinks robbers hide the money in 1954……..WHATS A ROCKIE ?

  30. Dave Says:

    Thanks for the history lesson 33.
    It’s been awhile since you’ve come around. If you play your cards right maybe I’ll put a good word in for you with Jill.

  31. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    It was John Belushi.

  32. Anonymous Says:

    no thanks dave i don’t care for hairy women……is every one growing beards??????EVEN JILL!!
    look ma you CANN”t see my pimples ..

    see ya !!!!its rosary time.. 33 go BOSTON..

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