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Poor Ted

Doug:
So aftah the crazy cryogenic head separation and now the Tunnel of Terror it's like what's next to tahnish the posthumous legacy of Ted Williams?

 

Arturo, the hot dog vendor:
It's so sad to have the great Ted Williams name linked to anything branded a failure let along something the kills people.

 

Doug:
Memo to the Big Dig engineers: You were working on the Ted Williams Tunnel, you know, Teddy Baseball, the Splendid Splintah, hello, war hero and not the Charles Stuart Tunnel or the Albert Desalvo Tunnel. Have some civic pride fercrissakes.

 

Arturo, the hot dog vendor:
Yeah, right now Larry Bird is on the phone with his lawyah, "Hey, put in my will that when I'm dead Boston can't name anything aftah me, OK?"

 


Arturo, the hot dog vendor:
Sure you can say this homestand was "good, but not great," and demurely trot out the "win is a win" platitudes, but, truth is, a win is a win, and I'll take the ugly wins over the ugly losses any day of the week.

 

Comments

Yeah, I'll take a win too, especially going into a weekend with a Snyder-Gabbard combo kicking off a west coast trip. Fingers crossed that Snyder avoids the big inning this time.

Bittersweet strip today. Hilarious as usual but sad about the Splinter. I am imagining someone deliberately getting in an accident in the Charles Stuart tunnel and then telling the police that a minority driver cut him off.

Pity the Rangers, who had to drag their sorry asses from Toronto to RSN for a matinee snoozefest against some of the Red Sox. I was there, and my boy Loretta seemed determined to undo all his first half positives in a single game. Nonetheless, the beer was flowing, the wind was blowing in and MannyD and Timlin looked sharp. Schilling was above average, save for one inning when he got rattled and started overthrowing. If that's the worst we can look, then I like our chances. The added bonus was listening to Yanks-Jays on XM on the way home, and finding out the mRivera coughed up a long ball in extra time to put the MFY 2.5 games back. In short, a perfect day.

The ballpark reveals things you don't get every day, such as

1. Doug Mirabelli uses a UHaul sized rolling suitcase to go to the bullpen in between innings.

2. Manny cheered himself while watching the highlight(s)(?) of the second 1-0 shellacking of KC.

3. Eight-ball balloons appear to be the new beachball at Fenway. Seriously-I don't mean drug works.

4. Don't expect a lot of choice at the food stands in the late innings of the last game of a homestand.

5. Alex Cora is the best fill-in-utility guy we have seen in a long time.

6. WiMP needs a place in the lineup, but where?

7. One of the new pitchers, damned if I know who, was on the top step the whole game. From the back, his hair looked like Bronson Arroyo. Wishful thinking on my part. Was there a time when we had too many starters?

lc

Nice strip, H.B. Especially relevant considering today's front page of the Herald. Seems Menino's cronies want to forego selling naming rights for the convention center and just name it after him. I think you should email him this strip; might give him pause.

BTW, F*@K Chuck Stuart. There's a certain neighborhood I have a great perdsonal affection for called Mission Hill that got ass-raped by that shit-bag. (Anybody ever heard the story about a certain group of MH families who tried to beat the cops to the bridge the day ass-wipe jumped? Let's just say Chuckie's family wouldn't have had an open casket if that occurred.)

//Loretta seemed determined to undo all his first half positives in a single game//

The guy goes 3-for-5, knocks in the winning run and scores a Web Gem on Baseball Tonight, saving what would have been the go-ahead run for Texas.

There are times when I really don't understand Red Sox fans.

//One of the new pitchers, damned if I know who, was on the top step the whole game. From the back, his hair looked like Bronson Arroyo.//

That was Snyder.

That Larry Bird line was classic.

//Loretta seemed determined to undo all his first half positives in a single game//

//The guy goes 3-for-5, knocks in the winning run and scores a Web Gem on Baseball Tonight, saving what would have been the go-ahead run for Texas.//

Sorry to be so woefully ignorant.

He got thrown out at the plate and looked like he nhad very little range in the inning that Schilling got clocked.

from the FGlobe: "he made two baserunning gaffes. In the third he was gunned down at home by Texas rightfielder Mark DeRosa on a single by Manny Ramirez. The play at the plate was close and Loretta didn't slide. Then following his go-ahead single in the sixth he got picked off second base by Rangers catcher Rod Barajas."


2. Manny cheered himself while watching the highlight(s)(?) of the
second 1-0 shellacking of KC.

I love it.

Is it now the Curse of the Bambino Tunnel?

Ugly wins vs ugly losses, for sure. I think it's no accident that the Yanks have basically trailed the Sox the entire season by about 1-3 games, save a handful of days. The Sox are determined to be in first place. The Yanks cannot seize first whenever they get close. And Mo is shouting from the rooftops, "I am human!"

Apparently, there was no need of naming the tunnel or any bridge after Albert D. The Texas legislature took care of his memorial...

http://www.snopes.com/legal/desalvo.asp

Clifford Holland designed NY's Holland Tunnel, it was built in 7 years to the tune of 48 mil.
first of its kind in the USA, up and running by 1929 and it continues to do so, with very few fatalities.

So- what's the mattah with Big Dig engineers?

I hate effing bridges and roads named after people, esp. politicians, anyway.

A few years pass, your driving on some highway and the name 'The Larry McDonald Memorial Highway' sign pops up.

Geez, gotta drink that flava aid all over again?

Down South, we have a highway named after
good old Jew hater Cynthia McKinney.
Couldn't even wait until we voted her out of office- the first time.

She's still a political albatross, still running.
Note to DeKalb county: next time, make it the Cynthia McKinney Land Fill.


In his time people truly hated Ted Williams- sad to say- perhaps he is now reaping what he sowed long ago.

But he was never the Grim Reaper, for chrissakes.

Helluva a way to treat a guy who was the best hitter there ever was.

The Splendid Splintsicle treated with posthumous indignity once again...and again by those who would honor and celebrate him. Ironic. Should we call him Dr. Faustus or something? Was this the price he had to pay Satan hi'self for the best hand-eye coordination ever given a man?

...And just curious...why does a tunnel need three-ton concrete ceiling tiles? Why not that foamy stuff used in 70's finished basements across the country? Sounds like some mafioso concrete manufacturer had a little to do with the $15 bil budget.

//...And just curious...why does a tunnel need three-ton concrete ceiling tiles? Why not that foamy stuff used in 70's finished basements across the country?//

Because foam just doesn't hurt NEARLY as much...

Rob-
Try telling that to the Columbia crew

Since it killed a woman, maybe they should rename it the Ted Kennedy tunnel.

Somehow, some way, this is Bushitlerchimp's fault.

"Try telling that to the Columbia crew"

ouch...

Good point, Buck

Everybody involved in that project ought to pay IMO. The A & E's, the politicians, union bosses, vendors, contractors. There is no excuse for that mishap other than they were/are too busy making boatloads of cash at the expense of the taxpayers to pay attention to details.

Enough of the "grind my gears" segment.

Go Sox!

Get well soon Wake!

David Pinto: The funniest thing I've seen in 10 days on this topic.

Scott: Who should pay is irrelevant. What is relevant is preventing career politicans like Tip O'Neill from bribing their constituency with projects like this, with our money, in exchange for votes.

People are worried about Duke Cunningham and William Jefferson? That's fucking peanuts compared to the organized taxpayer funded bribery-for-votes scheme also known as the house and senate.

The Splinter: Despite being one member of a two-person class of hitters in the entire history of baseball, Williams was compared unfavorably to Joe D. by the media of the time, totally due to his attitude.

The fact that he produced such gracious quotes about DiMaggio speaks volumes about this man. Very stoic and very Christian.

This is clearly Tip's, Tsongas', and Kitty Dukakis' fault. Haha.

Keep in mind that John Kerry voted against the Big Dig, after he voted for it.

Is it just me, or does the hot dog vendor character look like a present-day Jerry Remy? Hehe. :-D

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