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Series win cemented

Al:
Well, I know "it's early®" and all, but taking 2 of 3 from the Yankees sure does feel good on an April morning.

 

Doug:
Are you kidding me, if it wasn't for the performance of his career from Wang, it would have been a sweep.

 

Al:
Aftah watching the Yankees this weekend, they bettah hope they can find another Wang.

 

Mike:
I dunno. For this Yankees squad, 2 Wongs won't make a right.

 

Doug:
Ugh.

 

Mike:
Hey, I'm here all week, try the veal …

 

Mike:
But, seriously, even with a second reliable stahtah, the Yankees still have othah issues. I mean they just don't inspire great confidence.

 

Al:
You want to know how bad it's gotten for the Yankees, they actually went and spent 5 hours with a jackhammah to dig up that silly shirt.

 

Doug:
Unbelievable. I mean there was a time not so long ago when the Yankees would have taken a more Kruschevian approach …

"You bury shirt? Fine. We bury you in wins not superstitions."

 

Mike:
Yeah, instead we get this sort of pablum: "Why reward somebody who had really bad motives and was trying to do a really bad thing?"

 

Doug:
Sniffle sniffle, stop doing really bad things to us you Red Sox meanies.

 

Mike:
Pah-thetic.

 

Al:
Yeah, "Mystique and Aura" has become "Shriek with Horror."

 

Comments

That's really silly. The MFY look old, overpaid and uninspired. They all look like Papi, but he'll get bettah.

lc

ok, who here thought that hank would really let that go. if anyone is crazy enough to tear up part of a billion dollar ballpark to find a t-shirt, its hank steinbrenner.

Hank is such an asshole. He's quoted as saying he hopes the guy who buried it gets the shit beat out of him. If that happens I hope Gino sues the shit out of him.

Whats that old saying about the apple not falling far from the tree?

The conspiracy theory in my neighborhood (North End) is that this was all a Hank set-up. Just how did they locate the exact spot of the jersey so easily?

Doesn't really matter to me one way or the other. It's all fun.

I enjoyed the wiccan priestess who cast out any evil spells from the shirt by beating it with a broom. Will the Yanks now have the Pope bless the stadium to counteract any of that pagan silliness?

This whole thing is 100% hilarious. I think we should plant stories that t-shirts are hidden ALL over the stadium, get Hank and the Yanks scratching like crank addicts at imaginary ants, tearing up perfectly placed concrete. I would never stop laughing....

You guys are hilarious

I'm laughing pretty hard picturing steinbrenner banging his shoe on some podium somewhere.

I like the conspiracy theory - however I believe they were able to find the shirt because the chucklehead who buried it blabbed where it was (under the visiting clubhouse, i beleive). What is the point of burying the damn thing if you're going to blab where it is? Now we miss out on mr. hanky bringing in the ground penetrating radar to find the jersey. it just doesn't make much sense...

//mr. hanky...ground penetrating radar//

i'm not even going near that one. too easy...

Wouldn't it be ironic if now that the #34 jersey has been removed Ortiz starts hitting like his old self again?

If that were to occur, would the Yankees feel compelled to rebury the jersey?

Natalie's crank addict analogy is perfect.

"I can FEEL the bugs...they're under my skin...and they just took two out of three..."

"Hank and the Yanks scratching like crank addicts at imaginary ants, tearing up perfectly placed concrete"

I have visions of Gene Hackman at the end of The Conversation tearing up his apartment to find the electronic bugs.

Now I know they are fictional characters, or so we are led to believe, but when it became apparent that the Sox would take two games, I was taunting Marty in my mind. Pathetic on my part.

aahhhh what a day- Sox win the series with the yanks-B's stay alive-both kids teams win their respective games- well one win and one tie (my son scored the tying goal so its a win for me).

I think we should plant stories that t-shirts are hidden ALL over the stadium
Natalie, fwiw there's a guy on SoSH who said he met a different construction worker that claimed to have buried all sorts of Sox memorabilia throughout the new Stadium - this was posted before the Vito story blew up.

What is the point of burying the damn thing if you're going to blab where it is?

How do you know that's the only one I...(ahem)...he buried?

Hehehe.

yazbread, you weren't alone. Except I actually said "take that Marty" aloud when Manny hit the two run double - the wife looked at me a little strangely.

Great series for the Sox, but...

Memo to Tito - I think Juiceambi is seeing the ball pretty well coming out of Tims' hand; you might not want to go to that match up again anytime soon.

And what' up with Tek swinging at the first pitch against a guy he hasn't seen, not once but twice?

Although watching the Red Sox beat the Yankees is always fun, that game last night was way at the bottom of the fun scale. Reminded me a little league game with all the walks!

h.b. - I love the thought that Ortiz will be hitting the cover off the ball, now that his jersey is no longer surrounded by the bad aura that is the evil empire. That would would cause Hanky to go into a tailspin.

I can picture it now, Hanky holding a press conference and reburying that jersey.

I, too, wonder why Mr. Gino felt the need to shoot his mouth off. Better for him to wait until opening day of the new stadium ... "I buried a Sox jersey in there somewhere. It's next to Jimmy Hoffa. Have fun!!"

Steve, I don't think it's Giambi alone who sees Timlin well. It was like watching him pitch beach balls out there this weekend. I appreciate that he wants to get back and help the team out right away and I can appreciate that Tito doesn't want to have to pitch some guys on back-to-back days from the pen...but how much rope are you going to give Timlin to hang himself here, Francona?

The same for Ortiz. These are two guys on opposite sides of the game who will go out and die on the field because you told them they are needed. Well, we're able to win without Ortiz or Timlin. Let's go do that and let these guys retool back to the supermen they are at full caliber.

I know guys need to work through issues sometimes, but there has to be some sort of silver lining for them to start with. Timlin was recording outs by luck not skill and Ortiz hasn't touched the ball for any worth since his single dinger.

I'm not sure how it happened, but reading Soxaholix today inspired me to go down a fun path. Want a good laugh (I hope), check out my post today (unless you are a Yankee fan).

Thank you for the inspiration hb! Hope you and your wife are still improving! We still have you in our prayers.

Loooong night listening to tiM (the idiot Morgan.) His "best" for my money was, "Matsuzuki." What made YOU groan?

Dale

Kaz, certainly Timlin's 81.0 ERA indicates there is a problem, but I'm not convinced it is physical. The three balls that got hit fair last night were all 90+, with 4 to 7 inch breaks and 11 inch PFX. That's some pretty good throwing. Maybe like Wake, the mfy have just seen him too many times.

As for the yankee stadium, if it were me, I'd have buried the bones of a dead goat. And who is to say someone didn't?

Dale, I needed to hear one more time about how Manny is a good hitter because he keeps his balance...

Well Dale, what bothered me the most was Morgan's asinine analysis of the pitching/batting of each team. However, his anticipation to see the Yankees get a lead (which never happened so in face Joe) was the most irritating.

2 of 3 is never bad, and hopefully we'll have our heads in the game come game time in da Bronx.

Dreadful game on Friday followed by 2 stronger efforts. It was very disturbing to see FranCOMA rear his ugly head so early in the season. Equally disturbing was one of the Molina brothers having a better night than both Manny & Papi.

Anyway I got in a heated argument at the bar Sunday with 3-people who didn't like Manny. They considered him lazy and couldn't stand the long hair and helmet flipping. They couldn't get it thru their small brains that Manny is one of the hardest workers on the team.

Why all the hate for Manny? Is it a cultural/racial thing? Does his laid back attitude conflict with the "puritan" work ethic that we are supposed to embrace? Is it his AADD?

I love the guy. I love the fact that he seems to be having fun out there. What is wrong with that?

"Anyway I got in a heated argument at the bar Sunday with 3-people who didn't like Manny. They considered him lazy and couldn't stand the long hair and helmet flipping."

Those people are just ignorant. Manny is a savant, and he is our savant.

lc

My wife (who was born and raised in Chicago and is a White Sox fan) sat and watched the game last night with me.

"Who is this guy? Why does he always repeat himself? And why does he say stuff that any baseball man would know?"

Then she started doing color commentary better than Morgan did (although that's damning with faint praise).

Those are the types of Manny haters who don't really watch the game or come to their own conclusion, they simply read something in the media by some lunkhead like CHB, and then come to a conclusion.

My wife (who was born and raised in Chicago and is a White Sox fan) sat and watched the game last night with me.

"Who is this guy? Why does he always repeat himself? And why does he say stuff that any baseball fan would know?"

Then she started doing color commentary better than Morgan did (although that's damning with faint praise).

I loved Crisp's run, too. Single. Run on injured catcher. Run on tumbling right fielder. Run on weak-armed center fielder. He just flat took a run away from them.

I also note that I saw some great defense, not what the teams I grew up with were noted for. That tag-him-out-throw-him-out double play that Pedroia made was just fabulous and killed what could have been their inning.

My wife (who was born and raised in Chicago and is a White Sox fan) sat and watched the game last night with me.

"Who is this guy? Why does he always repeat himself? And why does he say stuff that any baseball fan would know?"

Then she started doing color commentary better than Morgan did (although that's damning with faint praise).

The Yankees do not realize that if the shirt is buried for over 5 hours the curse has permanently permeated the ground. And if you remove the shirt, a boils will befall all who enter the premises unless they wear the very shirt that created the curse.

Who told me? Manny.

I agree, our defense looked very smooth. It's was too many walks and hitting opportunities. When the plays needed to be made, they were executed perfectly.

Mothra either didn't have the command, or he was trying too hard to finesse. Like I tell my little league pitchers "your team behind you is here to work - PUT THEM TO WORK!!!"

Ron,

I loved watching Coco steal last night too. It's awesome to watch a team with speed now. What a change from the past RS teams (pre 2004)

I'm w/ Rational re: Manny haters - they're dumb, ignorant media slaves...and those that STILL find it necessary to chant "yankees suck"

The Sox (and MFYs) must feel like Cool Hand Luke, with the rabble feedin' off him all the damn time. An 8pm Sunday night game in Boston in early April? Brilliant. MLB runs the Sox ragged to start the season. Let's follow that up with a couple of 2-game series on the road. Brilliant! Thanks $elig, tis a shame your beloved Brewers are such a lousy TV draw or that vaunted matchup with the Mets yesterday coulda been played late...

"two wongs wont make a right" groan... anyway loved the strip today but i have to admit i was kinda hopin for a call to a certain yankee fan something along the lines of "nanny nanny billygoats" and also was wondering if its possible that mr ortiz will start to take off now that his shirt was freed.

I got nothing, 'Pies lost

debate at Cleveland.com: Should Tribe throw Manny some heat? They're still smarting from Manny's 'act last October'. I think they're still pissed he bagged Cleveland back in '01. I'm pissed that they haven't put a retractable roof over this godforsaken city -- "Weather: Partly cloudy, temps dipping to the upper 20s, north wind 10-15 mph."

Where's Tessie?

Dale, the Mariah Carey plug WTF!
I'm sure my stepdad cringed and said "it's a GD baseball game!"

DaKine, wore my "Let Jim In" shirt to the French Quarter festival and got a knuckle knock cause of it...alas I may have to order another one if the red beans and rice doesn't come out.

Damon: "We need Derek and Jorge to be healthy so we can start outing things together." Huh?

re "outing" I think Damon means outing Slappy McBlue lips, if you know what I mean...

No kidding, Lou. What a great game in the end. I love it when our offense pulls our pitching out of the fryer and vice versa.

Big props, bullpen. Tavarez FTW.

Big props, chipping-away/exploding offense. Manny FTW.

Wow what a game last night! I still think we have to unload Lester though. The guy just does not throw strikes and the leauge has caught on to it. When he does its ussualy a meatball. I know he is a lefty and all but him and Coco could probably grab a decent starter for us. Manny is seeing the ball great so far in the early going.

right, good game. we get it, ticket scalper boy

Great game. Well, the ending anyway.

Lester keeps scaring me though. In fact, WTF's up with all the walks from our pitchers lately?

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