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The dark underside

The Red Sox fall to Oakland while leaving 13 men on base …

Doug:
Jeez, are all the Danes fucking pussies or is this film director Lars von Trier the exception when he whines, "America has to do with 60 percent of my brain and all things I experience in my life, and I'm not happy about that."

 

Bill:
Boo fucking hoo. Guy should try being a Red Sox fan. They have to do with 99% of my life and often I'm not thrilled with that.

 

Doug:
Yeah, you want to talk about a "bad influence" well how's leaving the bases loaded with no outs in the 4th and 1 out in th 7th and they can't drive a single bastid home working the fuck out for your victimized mental state?

 

Bill:
It's a fucking oppressive hegemony of frustration. I feel so hopeless, so emasculated, so, er, Danish, when Mark Bellhorn whiffs, Johnny Damon whiffs, and Edgar Renteria lays a pop job aftah 3 on and no outs.

 

Doug:
In my nation everything has to do with leaving men on base. This leaving men on base is sort of sitting on the world.

 

Bill:
Fuck yeah it is. The world is a dahk and sinahstah place when men are left on base.

 

Comments

Three things:

1. "It's a fucking oppressive hegemony of frustration." Awesome sentence. Especially for these characters.

2. I knew it was time to go to bed after the 4th.

3. I loved the scene in Return of the Jedi when Luke Skywalker fights the Saarloos. Are you telling me Mark Hamil wasn't available for pinch-hitting duty last night?

I was at that game last night. The feeling I had last night, watching them strand runner after runner, was a feeling I've had before, but not since '03. Lackluster is the only word to describe it. I can't help but wonder if Bronson was digging a little too deep on his last start before dropping his appeal. He certainly grooved some of those pitches.

It did feel nice to be on "the other side" when Dotel came in and all the A's fans got very, very nervous. Watching them squirm after Dotel's throwing error and wild pitch was priceless despite the final result.

While watching the unwatchable last night, I was reminded of Bart Simpson's immortal words: "I don't know if it's physically possible, but this both sucks and blows" 13 LOB, listless, Manny with the longest single in MLB history....ad nauseum.

All in all we can't complain too much about the pitching. Granted, Gonzo has come back to Earth, Wake is coming back to Earth and yes Miller is encouraging, though 3 earned in 6 is a 4.50 ERA, but they've held the fort admirably. By the way Bronson, what was up w/you shaking off Tek so much last night? Watson was sitting on that pitch after you had shaken Tek off twice. Let him call the game, he's been at it alot longer.

Has anyone noticed that there are far fewer posts here after a loss? There were only 8 yesterday as well. Again, I'm just sayin'

Re: "Has anyone noticed that there are far fewer posts here after a loss? There were only 8 yesterday as well."

I don't have the stats to back this up, but it may be the Left coast time thing. I'm no biostatistician, but there could be interaction between Pacific time and defeats.

Anyone else notice that Wells looks even fatter the other day in a postgame interview. To paraphrase the late, great Dean Wormer, "Son, fat, drunk and injured is no way to go through life!"


"They have to do with 99% of my life and often I'm not thrilled with that."
Went to see The Padres last night- great game, late inning comeback for the home team with the help of two former Sox, Roberts and Jackson. Even though it was my intention to go out and have a good time and NOT worry about what was happening eight hours up the coast, I kept looking at the out of town scoreboard- 2-0, 2-2, 2-4, 4-4, 4-6. Aaaaannnnnd, my night is ruined.
I need to seek help...

Re: "Has anyone noticed that there are far fewer posts here after a loss? There were only 8 yesterday as well."

I agree, it has something to do with the late start, but if we won last night, I would feel more interested in participating, but since we lost, I got to soxaholix to try and rationalize why I stayed up so late...

"Has anyone noticed that there are far fewer posts here after a loss? "

GG, I just get cranky about CONSECUTIVE losses is all...

From the Cannes-related link:

"Von Trier, whose fear of flying has prevented him from visiting the United States"

OK, so shut the fuck up. If you haven't done it, seen it, used it, you aren't qualified to make assertions.

There are those who criticize American media, yet base their view of America solely on what they glean from American media.

I'm no militantly jingoistic, conservative by any stretch, but this is annoying (from the Official Denmark website, www.Denmark.dk)

"'I feel there could just as well be an American military presence in Denmark. We are a nation under a very bad influence, because I think Bush is an asshole and doing a lot of really stupid things..." Lars von Trier

SO, the Danish government is essentially sponsoring this...facinating.

OK, back to baseball...sorry!

I blame HB.

Yeah, the Dane who is afraid to fly so can't come to the USA he despises so much. Too funny. I think the mofo should get on ship, then, and sail his ass over here. He'll be hooked on McDonalds and watching the Michael Jackson trial in no time.

Love the Dean Wormer quote. What a great movie.

FOT, SS67, et al; I thought of the late starts too, but Sunday was an afternoon game. It certainly isn't the material here as h.b. hits 98 on the black on a daily basis. I guess it's a combo of the Sox hitting what I hope is a bump in the road, plus the Spanks running off their streak, which precludes me from reading the NY papers, (the Joel Shermans, Jon Heymann's & George King's are insufferable right now, even though they were calling for everyone's head on a platter 2 weeks ago).

Wasn't it about a year ago at this time when the Sox went on the three month march of mediocrity? Let's hope that doesn't happen again. Plus last year's Sox started out 14-5. Oh well, must be the inherent gloomy New Englander in me.

Went to see The Padres last night- great game, late inning comeback for the home team with the help of two former Sox, Roberts and Jackson. Even though it was my intention to go out and have a good time and NOT worry about what was happening eight hours up the coast, I kept looking at the out of town scoreboard- 2-0, 2-2, 2-4, 4-4, 4-6. Aaaaannnnnd, my night is ruined.
I need to seek help...

Man, it must be nice to see major league
baseball in a nice stadium and buy tickets
at face value to sit wherever you want.
It kills me to see other stadiums that have
entire empty sections of seats and the foul
balls just rattle around...

oh well, maybe the grass is greener...

"Oh well, must be the inherent gloomy New Englander in me."
I think i speak for everyone in that I am unhappy each and every time the Sox lose.... but cheer up. the Sox could have this guy running the bases....
http://www.jeffandlina.com/pictures_files/baseball3.jpg

Ric, isn't that a scene from 'Major League'? Willie Mays Hayes first steal attempt? Maybe not. Wish I could come up with an appropriate quote from that movie...but don't want to force it.

It kills ME to go to these games and see the fairweather fans sit on their hands for the whole game until the scoreboard prompts them to cheer. The biggest reaction I've seen from them this year is when an entire section started showering my friends and me with any and everything for wearing Sox gear to a Pads- Bucs game. I'm just going where the baseball is Dave- don't discount me as some out-of-town casual observer. I can't complain about the ticket prices and weather but, trust me, I would rather be home in Fenway. Gotta go where the job takes you...

I had the immense pleasure of attending lastnight's game in Oakland also. Great seats in the 4th row right behind the Sox pen. I couldn't be happier, my 2 favorite teams right there for me, both trying to battle through. Regardless of their records, that was a great ball game guys. I'm glad the A's ended their losing streak, now on with the carnage Boston!

Tito- not appropriate but good....
Lou Brown: Every newspaper in the country has picked us to finish last. The local press seems to think we'd save everyone a lot of time and trouble if we just went out and shot ourselves. Me, I'm for wasting sports writers' time. So, I'd like to hang around and see if we can give 'em all a nice big shitburger to eat.

Also not appropriate but good....maybe for when we picked up Wells after a bender.

Jake Taylor: "I'm hung over, my knees are killin' me and if you're going to pull this shit at least you could've said you were from the Yankees."

Totally inappropriate Major League quote:

Uecker as broadcaster Harry Doyle:
"Heywood leads the league in most offensive categories, including nose hair. When this guy sneezes, he looks like a party favor."

Dave Pinto has a good post suggesting a very bright side to the men left on base problem.
http://www.baseballmusings.com/archives/009499.php

H.B. that last line, "The world is a dahk and sinahstah place when men are left on base" was great. I might have to write that one down.

NV is SD, no disrespect intended, you're
obviously a big fan. I'm just jealous
of other cities because it's so hard
to get tix here...

Makes you kinda question the reasoning behind putting up brand-new 47,000 seat stadiums in cities where the fan base is less than enthusiastic...22,000 last night, probably because it was "cloudy" and "only 67 degrees".

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