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And we were ready for an MVP Jetes, too

Doug:
Poor CHB. He's a day late on the "trade Manny" meme.

 

Bill:
Considering Shank just calls up one of his canned themes off his hard drive to regurgitate it on us once again, you'd think he'd be quickah at getting those out.

 

Doug:
So now that Morneau won the MVP we can't bitch and whine how Ortiz was robbed while we denigrate Derek Jetah at the same time.

 

Bill:
I know. And I was so looking forward to it.

 

Doug:
My dirty little secret is that while I thought Jetah's winning the Gold Glove was a total sham, I actually thought he was deserving of the MVP this year.

 

Bill:
That case could be made. He did have the highest VORP of all the candidates.

 

Doug:
It's that damn anti-NY bias at work again.

 

Bill:
Poor New York. No MVP. No World Series bling this Century, but, frig, you know, at least they've got David Blaine in a spinning gyroscope in Times Square.

 

Doug:
You know what they say: If you can gyroscope there, you can gyroscope anywhere.

 

Comments

The world is actually dumber for everything that David Blaine does....

The way the MVP voting has gone the last couple of years, if Papi hits 70 dingers and drives in 160, he'll come in 4th in 2007.

Hey everybody, have a great Thanksgiving. I might be a little lax in commenting over the next several days, as I'm actually taking this thing called a "vacation." I understand they involve not going to work and then relaxing somewhere.

It'll be interesting to experience that firsthand.


I was wondering if we'd get a strip today after seeing that damn CHB article. Just the headline made me nauseous. What a horrible misanthrope. I could not imagine covering a sport and team I clearly hate day in and day out, unless of course (as we suspect of him) I just enjoy being miserable. I'll be looking forward to an upbeat, Sox-are-great column from him around Christmas, when his heart inexplicably grows three sizes after an encounter with little Matzusaka (sporting a tiny topknot and bow) near the Christmas tree.

Meh to the MVP award. I just think awards in general are losing their meaning as the organizations dictating their results get more and more convinced of their own power and importance. For Chrissakes, that horrific, horrific movie Crash won the Oscar last year.

Oh, yes, and Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Jeter is paying the price for ARod undeservedly beating out Ortiz for last year's MVP. Just one more reason for Yankee fans to hate him and make his life even more miserable.

And NYC may have a spinning gyro now, but come spring, Boston will have one as well, being delivered via the throwing arm of Daisuke Matsuzaka.

I didn't think Crash was Oscar-worthy, but I did enjoy the movie as contrived as it was.

I'm hoping Theo is having Thanksgiving dinner this year with a impact free agent who wants to be a Red Sox next year.

I know many smart people whom I respect who enjoyed Crash and found it "important" and "meaningful," - and enjoyable- so I can see that, h.b. I alas simply thought it tried too hard, considered itself so much smarter than everyone else and sported writing/dialogue that was so incredibly stilted. I think I am in the minority. :)

The Emmys are another great example of now meaningless awards. The same shows (stale sitcoms whose best years have passed- yes, Everybody Loves Raymond, I'm talking to you) get awards year after year for reasons that escape me.

Natalie,

Definitely don't put me in the crowd that found Crash "important" or any of those other adjectives. I just enjoyed it, but didn't think much about it after that.

I think part of my liking it has to do with the fact that I expected to hate it. I didn't want to see it at all, but when I did, it wasn't half bad.

It definitely wasn't in the same category as Transamerica, which I really liked a lot.

Off topic but appropriate: What dish are you most looking forward to at Thanksgiving?

I'll start: rutabagas.

Yeah, simple, I know, and not glamorous. But it seems Thanksgiving is the only time I ever think of the good old rutabaga. There's something about rutabaga when eaten with turkey and cranberries that is pure ambrosia for me.

Ah then, perhaps it was the reverse juju effect. I was expecting to love it and find it powerful- aforementioned smart people were clamoring for me to see it; I didn't until it came out on DVD). The disappointment was so large it turned itself into anger :)

Have yet to see Transamerica, will have to get on that...

Crash, Transgenered et al: I recently caught "Sunset Boulevard" (with William Holden) on cable, and at its conclusion realized how generally shitty Hollywood has become.

Yo Dave, check Jeter's comments and learn something:

"Having said that, I'm flattered and honored to have been considered for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. I want to congratulate Justin Morneau on this well-deserved honor. He is a special player, and I suspect this won't be the last time you will hear his name mentioned when awards are being passed out."

I'd just like to point out that while Ortiz paid the price for his mid-season comment regarding the MVP, he did elevate Morneau into much more of the spotlight. Until Ortiz's comments, it was Ortiz/Jeter on all of the talk shows and sports writers' pens.

I'm sure the Sox downturn shortly after that also helped make it less about David and more about other guys out there like Morneau and teammate Mauer, but it could have also just as easily been Jeter Jeter Jeter.

Oh, and I forgot to add my fav Thanksgiving food: Pumpkin Pie. Gourmet mashed potatoes are a second best, all sorts of bits in it other than just potato smash...but homemade pumpkin pie with homemade spiced whipped cream...yum.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, h.b. and the rest of you Soxaholix out there.

Let's hope Black Friday brings us some Japanese imports for discounted prices and some new toys to open next month.

As cliched as it might be, let me add one vote for good ole' Green Bean Casserole!!

You should all be nicer and more understanding of poor, poor wretched CHB. Think about how miserable it must be to be him. Would any of us want to trade headspace with a guy who wakes up on a cloudy day and immediately thinks "the sun has quit on us. Trade it"?

I'm a big fan of the green bean casserole.

Not only does it taste great, but it has that retro/nostalgic thing going on.

"Would any of us want to trade headspace with a guy who wakes up on a cloudy day and immediately thinks "the sun has quit on us. Trade it"? "

I'm stealing that.

Make that three votes for green-bean casserole. That's the quintessential T-giving dish, not turkey. We'll have turkey 2, 3 maybe 4 times a year, the the GBC is only served once.

Blain had a special on the Discovery Channel a few years back where he just walked up to people in the street and did magic tricks, making cards disappear, biting a chunk out of a half dollar, simple stuff like that, yet it was fascinating.
Him getting frozen in a block of ice or dangling in a plexiglass box over Trafalager Square? Not so much.
Bigger does not necessarily equal better.

Rutabaga. Why only at Thanksgiving? It's delicious...almost like a grainier, more savory yam. I enjoy it. I also must say that pumpkin pie with either whipped cream or a la mode gets me every time.

I thought Mauer deserved it more than Morneau. My order would have been:

1) Jeter
2) Ortiz
3) Mauer
4) Morneau

Ortiz was clearly the best offensive player this year, but Jeter's was outstanding as well. Throw in average, average-plus defense (he's actually gone from terrible to decent there defensively) at the toughtest fielding position, and he's the overall MVP this year.

But whatever...these awards mean little these days anyway. At least Santana was unanimously voted in.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone...I know that I personally have a lot to be grateful for. Life is good, no? Enjoy it, good Soxaholix fans: your friends, family, and your self. And thanks again, HB, for creating such a great forum for jackasses like myself to sound off and have that magnificent multi-brow daily laugh.

Fave food... coming from a French-Canadian background it would have to be "meat stuffing". I won't begin to explain it.

More traditionally, it's the turkey-stuffing-cranberry sandwich the day after. Yum. Sure beats shopping.

my sis inlaws butternutsquash looks like something that would come from a babys diaper but is oh soooo good. happy/safe holiday all

Crash Davis: It's time to work on your interviews.
Jeter: My interviews? What do I gotta do?
Crash Davis: You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play it one day at a time."
Jeter: Got to play... it's pretty boring.
Crash Davis: 'Course it's boring, that's the point. Write it down.
Crash Davis: It's time to work on your interviews.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: My interviews? What do I gotta do?
Crash Davis: You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play it one day at a time."
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Got to play... it's pretty boring.
Crash Davis: 'Course it's boring, that's the point. Write it down.
Crash Davis: It's time to work on your interviews.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: My interviews? What do I gotta do?
Crash Davis: You're gonna have to learn your clichés. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play it one day at a time."
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Got to play... it's pretty boring.
Crash Davis: 'Course it's boring, that's the point. Write it down.
Jeter:Having said that, I'm flattered and honored to have been considered for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. I want to congratulate Justin Morneau on this well-deserved honor. He is a special player, and I suspect this won't be the last time you will hear his name mentioned when awards are being passed out."

you get the idea...
I love the Turkey!

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