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The Red Sox sweep the Reds …

Bill:
Man, this 4 game mini win streak has put me in a most excellent mood.

 


Bill:
Yeah, well we bettah keep this cheerfulness on the down low lest our Curly Haired Boyfriend outs us as being fat and happy and all breathless.

 

Steve:
Heh. You know Shaughnessy came up with that meme over the winter and has just been beside himself having to wait to smack us with it. Surprised he held off this long, really.

 

Bill:
I love that bit where the CHB quotes Halberstam saying after winning it's all going to be about "individual ambition" …

 

Steve:
Yeah, because, you know, it's not like any individuals were known to make private profit over not winning or anything, you know like writing books about curses and shit like that.

 

Bill:
Irony it seems is so not fucking dead aftah all.

 

Steve:
Reminds me, is it ironic or just pathetic that the Yankees are going to build a new stadium to save money and make more money?

 

Bill:
Sounds to me like a sad attempt to bury the recent past and start anew.

 

Steve:
26 World Championships suffocated in the rubble of one horrific loss.

 

Bill:
Ruth built the house and A-Rod slapped it down. Beautiful.

 

Comments

Here's proof that Schilling has WAY too much time on his hands:

http://eq2.warcry.com/scripts/news/view_news.phtml?site=68&id=46161

Bob: at first I thought you were playing an elaborate joke on us... but the more I read, I realized it WAS our favorite (?) right-wing christian Sox pitcher that doesn't know when to shut up. Too freakin' funny...

Nice to hear "Sox sweep" instead of "Sox were swept by...". Would love to hear what Tito said to them after the Cubs loss last Saturday to light the collective fire under their asses...

Wow. Curt really is a nerd isn't he?

thanks for reminding me why i never but never read shaughnessy, and more power to you for digesting him here so we don't have to be exposed.

that fucking hack. what does he have to do to be out of a job around here?

Speaking of the CHB- mid season last year, I worte him a pretty brutal email telling him to stop getting his ideas from others (Bill Simmons) and to get off the fence in regards to his constant Go Sox/screw you diatribes. Thing is, I sent it from work with my logo/ sig attached and he actually CALLED ME BACK!

"Hey just wanted to let you know I got your sweet email. Anytime you wanna talk I'm right here" (Yeah, I still have it saved on my voicemail)

What a dick- he didn't even leave me a number so I could call him back. So I gusee if anyone wants to get under Mr. Shaughnessy's skin, just write him a nasty email calling him a wicked hack.

Hey HB,
Typo patrol. At the very top of the page is your name "by Hart Brachen" but if you hover over it it reads "by Hart Bracken". Which is correct? Just wondering.

P.S. Schill is a geek.

Hey Scott, I know what Tito said to the boys on the way back from Chicago. "We've got three home games coming up against the Reds."

As an added bonus, the MFY took the Pittsburgh Pirates to 10 innings last night. Let's hope they can do it again tonight and tucker those guys out before Friday's game. When the homestand started, I was hoping for at least 5-1. I think we can go 6-0 now, especially if the Yankees make those Pitt boys work tonight.

You guys remind me of Dean Wormer, poking fun at Shaughessy. As Bob Dylan used to sing: "something is happening here, but you don't know what it is." For the first time since Woodrow Wilson was in the White House and Harry Frazee produced "No-No Nanette," I get to trot out the triumphant cliches. Who needs to read the guy, if you've read three of his columns you can figure out from the headline what his next one is going to say.

re 'typo patrol'... good catch! That'll teach me to farm out this stuff out to "Lisa the Temp." Heh.

Should be Brachen.

"Ruth build (sic) the house and A-Rod slapped it down."

It's lines like these that keep me coming back, HB. Keep it up.

Damn typos are killing me today.

Is today's title a ref to The Gorillaz "Clint Eastwood"? If so, what player best fits the line, "I'm useless, but not for long"?...just sayin...
There's plenty of talk about how bad the Royals and Rays are but, 'mein gott! the Reds & Pirates are putrid teams. At least the Sox steamrolled the Reds while the Yanks had to go to extra innings. Let's hope our boys roll over the Pirates this weekend as well.
BTW good for Millar, Buckley does suck...out loud.

Another line from the song to apply to players: "I got sunshine in a bag."

I'd say that's perfect for Giambi. At least during his 'roid days.

NV in SD, hart has his own similar CHB story if you look back through the archives.

that a person would have his status and be so obviously insecure is baffling to me. i'm surprised he hasn't commented on this thread yet.

BTW, "26 World Championships suffocated in the rubble of one horrific loss."

Fucking brilliant..............

Yep, Clint Eastwood by the The Gorillaz.

I always thought of Manny with the "sunshine in a bag" line. He's rumored to enjoy the 420. Remember when he got into trouble for selecting "And then I got high" as the music to play on the Fenway PA when he'd be coming to the plate.

The CHB could use a little of that sunshine now that I think of it.

"26 World Championships suffocated in the rubble of one horrific loss."

Actually, it's more like one horrific loss doesn't add up to a pimple on a flea's ass when compared to the glory of 26 World Championships. But who am I to pick nits? The fact that you guys even CONTEMPLATE the POSSIBILITY that the Yankees would build a new stadium in response to your victory last year means you folks don't really understand your place in the universe. You'll learn as the season progresses ;-).

It's nice to see the SAWX don't need a new home. You guys can just keep NAMING items in the existing Fenway. Pesky Pole, Fisk Pole, The Red Seat etc., etc. When are we going to go all out and re-name the seats above the Monst-AH 'Bucky's Bleach-AHS'???

Funny how BigBri disappears for weeks at a time when the Yanks are stinking the joint out, but they get one gift win courtesy or an ump's blown call on a game-ending double play and crawl back to .500, and suddenly he's back, talking smack...

Hey BigBri, I see A-Fraud's leading the AL in home runs -- with TWO MORE than Soriano, at about five times the salary.

That's why the MFY need a new MFStadium.

Aaron,

My clueless little friend. I read this blog every day. It's funny and well written. I don't jump in to give h.b a slap on the back with 'brilliant' posts every day, 'cuz I just think that's stupid. I USUALLY leave you guys alone when you are waxing poetic about the SAWX, beating the hell out of the local media or ranting about whatever player just went oh-for-four last night.

However, when I feel the Yankees are being portrayed in a negative light or misrepresented I grace you folks with my presence and give you the perspective as seen from NYC. The Big Town. Where the Big Boys play. The Center of the Financial Universe. The Center of the Cultural Universe. Where the clam chowder is RED and DELICIOUS! It has nothing to do with whether or not the Yanks are winning. Your welcome...

Hey PAWSOXPOP (what kind of friggin' name is THAT???) - What's Man-Ram making this year? 20 Million??? How does HE stack to A-Rod?

OBP - Arod 433, Man-Ram - 348
SLG - Arod 616, Man-Ram - 506
Avg - Arod 325, Man-Ram - 260

Donuts eaten BEFORE Wells finishes the box:

A-rod - Zero, Man-Ram - 4 dozen

Do I have to go on???? Don't pretend Theo the Boy-Blunder is playing Money Ball up there in BAHSTAN.If you need some more cash, just add on to Bucky's Bleachers over the Monst-AH. Or make like a real franchise and build yourselves a new stadium...

"Center of the Cultural Universe" . . .

Interesting, I didn't realize that the Bronx outclassed Paris, London, Rome, or even Hong Kong . . . NYC is the most overrated part of the planet. Manhattan is the 'Center of the Financial Universe' (oh yeah, along with Chicago Dallas, Tokyo, London...), as I'm sure most notice during the commute from Jersey, but to extend the glories of the island to the rest of the city has always made me laugh. Sorry for the aside, weird pet peeve of mine.

Curly Haired Bitch can roll in it, for all I care - he's a douche of highest order. I'm thinking of writing him an email, just to get the response - is that wrong of me?

"Center of the Cultural Universe" . . .

Interesting, I didn't realize that the Bronx outclassed Paris, London, Rome, or even Hong Kong . . . NYC is the most overrated part of the planet. Manhattan is the 'Center of the Financial Universe' (oh yeah, along with Chicago Dallas, Tokyo, London...), as I'm sure most notice during the commute from Jersey, but to extend the glories of the island to the rest of the city has always made me laugh. Sorry for the aside, weird pet peeve of mine.

Curly Haired Bitch can roll in it, for all I care - he's a douche of highest order. I'm thinking of writing him an email, just to get the response - is that wrong of me?

BriBri- seems that your "Big Boys" playing like little girls. Why don't you save your long-winded, short- sighted blathering for a better time, like when the yanks are actually above .500.

BTW the REAL reason the MFY needed a new MFY Stadium was because georgie- porgie couldn't tolerate the smell of champagne in the visitor's clubhouse any more. Something about the smell of success suddenly started making him nauseous.

You forgot the most importand stat BriBri-

World Championships:
Slappy McBluelips-0
Manny-1

They don't call him "The Cooler" for nothing.

Bri, hilarious as usual - good to have you around, man . . . but you DO have to go on:

Womack ($4mil) vs. anyone?
Pavano ($10mil) vs. . . . ?
Wright ($7mil) vs. my cousin's little league team?
Giambi . . . corpse. Bernie . . . corpse. Posada . . . looking vaguely Weekend at Bernie's, with his rate stats in freefall. The Yankees lineup is a joke, but you're cutting on Theo? The Yankees roster is horrifically mismanaged - and the result is a team fighting to pass the Blue Jays. There's your MoneyBall - spend Money, play break-even Ball.

Or maybe you didn't watch the Yankees' draft last week, which was predictably ill-advised?

Manny's contract is an albatross from the previous regime - you should feel free to mention that, as well.

On the bright side, at least Boston freely gave the Red Sox the ability to build a stadium in a choice part of town if they desired, and they chose to keep the heritage - NYC gov't took a dump on the Upper Westside stadium, didn't they?

Perhaps I should clarify my statement, BigBri. I didn't mean to suggest that you only visit this blog when the Yanks are doing well; my point was that there seems to be a remarkable correlation between your comments and Yankee wins.

Of course, comments like "The Big Town. Where the Big Boys play. The Center of the Financial Universe. The Center of the Cultural Universe" feed into my sneaking suspicion that you're not really a Yankee fan or New Yorker at all, but merely a brilliant put-on artist. I think you might be overreaching, though. Your words constitutes such a dead-on imitation of the "obnoxious, self-centered New Yorker" stereotype as to be almost charicature. You need to use a lighter touch with the bloviating; otherwise people will catch on to the joke.

Still, you've had us all going for months. Brilliant joke, dude. I salute you.

Aaron,

I assure you I was born, raised and still live in NY. I mention things like 'Big Town', 'Big Boys', etc. in order to point out the signifigance of NY in comparison to Beantown. I also know it pisses you guys off and that's always a good thing ;-).

D56 - This may be hard for you to understand but NYC is made up of 5 boroughs. The Bronx is ONE of those boroughs. Manhattan is another,etc., etc. The Yankees are NYC's team. The Mets belong to Long Island and that's practically it's own WORLD.

Womack looked great last night. As did the 'Giambino'!

The West Side Stadium had nothing to do with the Yankees. It's a good thing that it was voted down. Owners should pay for their own stadiums, like George is doing.

Oh BigBri:
A couple non-baseball items:

1. People from Boston don't say "Bah-ston." Only idiots trying to make fun of them do. There's no "R" to change to "ah" in "Boston."

2. Get a sixth-grade teacher to teach you how to spell "you're."
Most adults have it figured out.

From the "Throw a Piece of Meat in the Ring and Watch the Puppies Play" file:

Does BigBri know that all but two of the MFY regulars have "no trade" clauses in their albatross contracts?

It's amazing what you find on the Internet.

"Center of the Cultural Universe"

Odd, you failed to mention Center of the Academic Universe (that would be Boston).

But since this is a sports blog, no mention of a Center of the Sports Universe? Yeah, great teams ya got down there for such a "great" city. The Yankees are really the only quasi-decent team that NY has even close to the city limits. Considering the payroll, I am sure that the MFY fandom is all giddy about being a whole game above five hundred.

See you in October......nah, Yanks won't be there.

BigBri's attitude of "NY rules, everywhere else in the world doesn't exist" is the same fucking shit I had to endure when I worked in Stamford, CT for a NYC-based cable TV network for over 12 years. Fuck, Fairfield and New Haven counties might as well just secede from CT and be part of MFNY state. Makes me glad that I moved away from that section of HELL. Give me Boston any day, the sports teams are better, the rock bands are better, the girls are prettier.

All of which has NOTHING to do with a Red Sox post but I just always wanted to say that. Thanks for letting me vent.

A New England clam chowder, made as it should be, is a dish to preach about, to chant praises and sing hymns and burn incense before. To fight for. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for--or on--clam chowder; part of it at least, I am sure it was. It is as American as the Stars and Stripes, as patriotic as the national Anthem. it is 'Yankee Doodle in a kettle. You can keep that red shit you scoop from your NFY toilet.

//Actually, it's more like one horrific loss doesn't add up to a pimple on a flea's ass when compared to the glory of 26 World Championships.//

Well, Lil'Bri, considering that unless you're a million years old, you didn't exist to bask in the "glory" of the large majority of those 26 titles, but you most certainly bore the pain of THE BIGGEST POSTSEASON CHOKE JOB EVER (so much so that, to ease your pain, you had to start a crappy little blog in mommy's basement whining about Sox fans)...sure looks like that loss carries a ton more weight.

And hey, nice to see you here posting again after a couple of wins. So, let's see, the MFYs have shown that they can beat up on crappy teams at home, but:

- they can't beat good teams at home, and
- they get the crap kicked out of them by both good and bad teams on the road.

Somehow I don't see that combo working out so well for ya. Enjoy The Horace Clarke Era, Part Deux.

A-rods does his thing when it's meaningless. he consistently does not come thru in the clutch. the yanks lose last night if the ump makes the correct call on a double play, but the silver lining is giambi hits the home run to beat the shitty pirates in 10. giambi needs to hit a little to stay in the lineup, a lot of cash for .250 and 17 dingers. ny is a toilet, and chowder is white.

Hey hb

How about a London Town graphic in there some time. Spread the RSN across the pond. Anytime the Sox are on ESPN Sunday night / Weds night Baseball it is shown live on mainstream TV here.

Whadaboudid?

Is Shaughnessy a villian on par with the Evil Empire? Or is he worse because he pretends to be an insider?

Gems from/for Bi-Bri:

"I grace you folks with my presence and give you the perspective as seen from NYC."

Funny coming from him, seeing how he lives in Minnesota.

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