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Bill:
I like Spring Training as much as the next guy, but the media hype of the split squad game with the Yankees tonight is reaching new bounds.

 

Rider on Green Line:
You know the media have a Cialis strength hahd on fantasizing over the crowd's reaction when Giambi first comes to bat.

 

Bill:
Absolutely. Which is why it'd be great if the fans fuck things up by being gracious to the formah Juicah.

 

Rider on Green Line:
Yeah, that's so likely to happen with a bunch of Sox fans who slept in a pahking lot to get tickets. A good bed of asphalt always brings out one's affable side.

 

 

Rider on Green Line:
I'm surprised, aftah being called an "embarrassment" that we haven't heard so much as a snarl back.

 

Bill:
You think the Globe's got him on a tight leash? Muzzled him up?

 

Rider on Green Line:
That's my guess. Big media can just ignore the issue until it goes away. Nobody will notice.

 

Bill:
Fuck yeah. That'll work. Just ask Dan Rathah and Eason Jordon.

 

 

Bill:
Whoo scary. They may force a fifth game fercrissakes.

 

Rider on Green Line:
Hell yeah. Nobody fucks with Tony Room Service LaRussa.

 

Comments

Kenny Mayne properly deconstructed the hoopla on Sportscenter last night. Big Papi: "who are we playing on Monday?" The best was his interview with Tanyon Sturtze:
KM: So don't you really get sick of the Boston fans
TS: No, not really.
KM: But what about their accents, you know, dropping the R's all the time, isn't that annoying?
TS: Dude, I'm *from* Boston.

Where did the LaRussa = Genius stuff come from, anyway? They were completely unprepared for the WS!

Yeah, Spring Training Media Hype...

"To Boston fans, first date with Yanks means World " or "Sox & needles await Giambi"

Pick it...

www.nydailynews.com/sports/

Includes some transparent baiting of Slappy about seeing the Sox fans or Sox players since...well, since everything...

Then some Giambi baiting about BALCO chants...

Pitching line:

Chieng-Ming Wang NYY v. Abe Alvarez BOS

That should say it all, really.

I do want to see if Alvarez is a potential mid-season call-up, though...

I put the BDD silence down to what my old Mum would say "least said soonest mended". CoPP is a nice place to watch baseball and all but I might have to draw the line at sleeping in the car park even to watch the Yankees non-rosterd invitees v the Redsox nri. I did drive from Orlando and back once to watch them play Cinci in spring training about 3 years ago, I suppose that's a different place on the same line, of significance of game v hardship endured.

The real kicker in the Gammons column is not that the Cardinals may be better this year (and hence a 5 game WS instead of 4) but the absolute ABSURDITY of Derek Lowe even suggesting (half joking or not) to Sandy Kofax that he wants to wear Kofax's number. Kofax always a class act, says go ahead. But it was painful to read, I was so embarassed for DLowe (though, full disclosure, I never liked the guy to begin with -- though give him his props for last year post-season).

The Sports Center rip by Mayne was genius! I can't believe he went so far in underplaying it all! Instant classic.

Based on Friday's strip, I stopped by the magazine rack at the store yesterday and, for the first time in my life, picked up and opened a copy of Vanity Fair.

Holy $h!t! I didn't realize that such a paean to mindless excess existed. I'd rather bring a porno mag home than that thing. Are there really people out there whose existence is tied to continually buying a whole lot of real expensive everything and have fashion as a major concern in their life?

There were some people profiled in there. Some fool owned 25 watches and went on about what his favorite one to wear was. Gah.

ron, i got 25 Sox hats and it's always a dilemma as to which to wear...

'sides, who ever said vanity was fair?

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