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Pinch

Doug:
So He of the thighs that make women young and old buzz like spanish flies, still wields authority with the bat as well, eh?

 

Bill:
That's why he's Captain Fenway.

 

Doug:
Pinch hits of any sort amaze me, let along pinch hit homahs. I mean how do you come off the bench cold like that and, boom, just get right into it.

 

Bill:
Seriously. I can't even take out the friggin' trash without contemplating it for several days before I finally get the momentum to act.

 

Doug:
Hey, so much for doctah-patient confidentiality, eh?

 

Bill:
But what's with Schill's "Only in Boston" spin?

 

Doug:
No shit. Dude's doctah goes on the radio and says dude was all bitchy and whiney one day and told the doc playing for the Yankees is "an option" and reacting to that negatively is something unique to Boston and its fans?

 

Bill:
Really. "Only in Boston" does a guy like Schilling get enshrined in total mythic grandeur for his feats on the mound, but an athlete getting questioned ovah an example of foot in the mouth disease, well, that'll happen anywhere.

 

Comments

Dougie,You're a poet and you don't know it :)

H.B. Totally off the subject, but about a month ago had a conversation about the Clash. Last night I was given a free copy of a new documentary "Revolution Rock". Great footage and sound. Would be willing to send it your way...
On a Red Sox note, I am still jittery ovah the VTek homah. I mean opposite field, down and away pitch. He freakin cranked it after sitting all night.

Thanks for the shoutout to 'Teks thighs, hb. You just made a miserable, miserable morning started at 6:30am with a very PO'd Dutch client a little brighter. I enjoy the double entendre of the title "Pinch" in the context of my Tek fantasies... :)

Fun game last night. We need more guys with three A's in their last name.

And Happy 24th birfday to Jed Lowrie

lc

as a sox fan in tribe territory, these past two mornings have been awful sweet. all of the tribe fans are suddenly silent about how 'this is the year.' very satisfying indeed.

Thanks LC, for the Stanford page on Lowrie. Good to know that Jed's favorite players are Brett Boone and Alex Rodriguez...

Tek's thighs make me swoon.

Oh, crap. This is Soxaholix, not my other go-to site.

Uh, how 'bout those Red Sox?

More Stanford, less ARod. That's how I roll.

lc

Stanford Class of Who Am I Kidding

In one of the post game interviews Tito talked about Tek got himself ready to come into the game by running down to the bullpen and catching some pitches so he could get himself into the flow of the game. I guess practicing a little defense got his offense going. As for me, I was screaming at the TV that Tito should have pinch hit JD instead do Tek, just as Tek launched his shot - a very satisfying moment for my wife...

Hey LC, have you got a connection to the Farm, or did you go looking for Jed's page on the Stanford site? I was there when our number 1 and 2 starters were Black Jack McDowell and Mike Mussina - very heady days, indeed. Dave McCarty as well.

Steve in MD

Steve, if by "connection" you mean familiarity with tuition payments, then I guess so.

lc

Is that Clash documentary new?

LC, nearly snorted my water. Stanford is a bit "pricey". I'm making out of state payments to UDel myslef - bad, but not quite that bad. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it...

Not much mention about that awesome balls-to-the-wall (literally) catch by Ellsbury to rob a fan of a nice souvenir to end the game. Great way to end the game!

stanford is expensive - but only if your family makes more than $100k. if you're below that mark, its free starting next year.

the story

Hey Joe,
Is that Clash documentary new?
Yes, a buddy of mine works at a record shop and he got it on promotional. I am not sure if it is "out", or not. It is good live footage with little commentary on the band. sparse on the documenting part of the "documentary".

Random thoughts.

Cleveland relief corps in the dumps but Lopez and MDC hardly inspire confidence.

Who in their right mind would name their kid 'AssDribble'?

Ivy League schools and other elite universities are getting a lot of mileage out of their 'free tuition' programs. Until I see the number of students that qualify, I'll take the programs with a block of salt. Because the fact of the matter is that if your family income qualifies you for the program, your child has not had all the various opportunities that put them in the running for a slot at Stanford, Harvard, etc. I know this sounds elitist but that's the way the world works, unfortunately.

yaz - i totally agree. thankfully there are other options. the "free tution for those who can't afford it" idea has been around for years at many small liberal arts schools. many of whom have reputations for great academics, but not the selectivity/elitism of the ivy leagues etc

I went to an Ivy League school. My father is a high school English teacher who was making a bit less than $40k at the time with 4 kids.

Sadly, the free tuition program was not in place at the time. I got saddled with a few more loans than was necessary. Yeah, there's elitism at any Ivy League, but there's a fair share of normals there, too.

My school had Ivy growing along the outside wall, does that count???

Devine, ditto... I went to an Ivy as well, two parents who were teachers. We got very little aid... I almost barfed when I did my exit interview with the Financial Aid Department and saw what I owed at age 22 with no job (roughly a top of the line Bentley). I was lucky, the 'rents paid it in full (like 10 years later). Grad school (back at the same Ivy) was on me. My ONE YEAR at the School of f'ing Education left me owing around $50,000 ($35K in tuition alone)!!! And what's crazy about that is that Harvard has more money than God...you think they could cut the damn GSE some slack. I laugh at them when the college fund calls me (and the Radcliffe fund, and the GSE fund, and the softball team... it goes on and on). A classic Conan O'Brien quote: "There is also sadness today [graduation day], a feeling of loss that you're leaving Harvard forever. Well, let me assure you that you never really leave Harvard. The Harvard Fundraising Committee will be on your ass until the day you die. Right now, a member of the Alumni Association is at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery shaking down the corpse of Henry Adams. They heard he had a brass toe ring and they aims to get it. Imagine: These people just raised 2.5 billion dollars and they only got through the B's in the alumni directory. Here's how it works. Your phone rings, usually after a big meal when you're tired and most vulnerable. A voice asks you for money. Knowing they just raised 2.5 billion dollars you ask, "What do you need it for?" Then there's a long pause and the voice on the other end of the line says, "We don't need it, we just want it." It's chilling."

Sorry for the pissiness, having the kind of day that sends you to your knees whimpering for God to end it. Need wine. Much wine.

Natalie, don't sweat the Dutchman. I think the Dutch have been PO'ed in general ever since losing New Amsterdam -- they knew even then that their empire was doomed... at least they got Rik Smits and all that ganj.

therev, thanks for the heads-up. Freaky that I've had "Revolution Rock" bouncing through my skull this week.
"Tell yo mamamama, tell yo pa
Everything's gonna be awright"

Stupid Yanks - at least Wang is human though.

That game was nutts last night. I knew the minute that pitch to Arod left Clays hand it was out of the park.

Awesome, Natalie! I actually got into Harvard, but guess a big reason why I picked Yale in the end?

Slightly better financial aid offer. As ever--money.

That's a great effin' quote from the Conan.

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