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The are the days

Mike:
Oh, Matsuzaka you frustrating little enigma you &#mdash; One night you're "mastahful" and the next staht you can't hit the broadside of a bahn.

 

Bill:
Hey, but at least Dice-K's only flaky on the mound, unlike some othah guys.

 

Mike:
Heh. You know Manny Being Manny aside, what really was unsettling about that was this line: "It became clear to those watching that the policeman had no idea who Ramirez was"

 

Mike:
I mean if had been a playah of equal stature as Manny from the NBA or the NFL, I bet the cop would have recognized him immediately.

 

Bill:
Well, you know how it is: Because of labah issues MLB decided to forever forgo promoting individual playahs in favah of promoting the game as a whole.

 

Mike:
[Sings] Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? / A dumbass nation turns its eyes to Verne / Tro-o-yer

 

Bill:
Yeah, well, I'm willing to accept that baseball is no longah the National Pastime and is now just one of hundreds of entertainment choices in exchange for what we have today.

 

Bill:
Text msg updates, HDTV, DVRs, MLB Extra Innings, the At Bat iPhone app, the web, blogs, any stat but a click away, streaming video, Sexysoxgirls.com …

 

Mike:
Not too mention 2 World Series in 4 years.

 

Bill:
Seriously, let Simon and G-Funk get drunk on nostalgia, I'll take the 2000s ovah the 50s and 60s any day of the week.

 

Comments

Matsuzaka san
An enigma in summah
Check out that gyro.

I wikkid haht the At Bat app for iPhone. I was po'ed about MLB's utter disregard for the iPhone as a mobile device before, but they've finally caught on.

Also, is it any surprise cops in Seattle don't follow baseball? Between the Mariners, the Team formerly known as the SuperSonics, the Seahawks, and U-Dub, they don't seem to be a sports mecca, like say, oh, for example, BOSTON!!!

Dice-K is a &#mdash; that's for sure.

Sorry I couldn't resist it when I saw that.

Not to sound like a dick but I'm kinda glad we're using Buchholz tonight instead of on Friday or any game against the MFY. Don't get me wrong, I like the kid, but I'm not 100% confident in his pitching abilities.

Steve Largent will be on ESPN tonight arguing why Seattle should be Titletown, USA.

Steve Largent will be on ESPN tonight arguing why Seattle should be considered Titletown, USA.

Oops. Oops.

h.b., saw your response late last night re: Marty's line about 1 behind second place in the wild card race. If that's the case, that blogger is a damn fool.

It's pretty sad that you would spend time reading a Yanks blog. That would be like, uh, forget I mentioned it.

Yanks are tied for second place in the wild card race!

//It's pretty sad that you would spend time reading a Yanks blog.//

I don't think it's sad at all. It's the only way I can truly give Marty an actual Yankee fan personality. Most of his utterances are things I pick up on Yankees blogs and message boards. Most the time is more of a gestalt of various moods I pick but sometimes his speech comes word for word from what is written by Yankees fans on the web.

The same is true of the rest of The Soxaholix. I fill their heads and speech with what is going on in Red Sox Nation as represented in the MSM, blogs, message boards, etc.

Yes, often I twist things or really bring out the hyperbole, but most everything here is meant to be rooted in some meta truth for what the real life fans are feeling.

In the same manner, I always read the blogs of the fans of the opposing clubs the Sox are facing in any given series just so a I get a better sense of how the Red Sox and their fans are perceived by others.

The more info I have, the better the strips become.

I knew the characters were real!

h.b,

You did not write the above looking for compliments but without a doubt your efforts shine through in the excellent entertainment that is Soxaholix!

In the same manner, I always read the blogs of the fans of the opposing clubs the Sox are facing in any given series just so a I get a better sense of how the Red Sox and their fans are perceived by others.

The Mariners have blogs?? Will wonders never cease!

Yes, Kaz, I checked this out and they have some interesting titles:

1) Douglas Mac's Corregidor Mariners blog

2) The M's Invade Russia

3) The Mariners: Adventures in Teutoburg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Teutoburg_Forest

4) Paul Bremer salutes Bill Bavasi

Just flew in from recording a voice-over in Back Bay, and boy are my vocal cords tired.

I see H.B. has given Dice-K a new nickname. "M-dash."

I kinda like it, for reasons I don't quite understand.

I don't think it's sad at all.

I don't either. I was joking -- poorly articulated irony.

It is cool to read about the effort that goes into the strip.

Bob-little known fact. I have mad vocal skills.

lc

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