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Time for persistence

Scene from a church:
In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.*

 

Father Tim:
And there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, "Give me legal protection from my opponent."

 

Father Tim:
For a while he was unwilling; but aftahward he said to himself, "Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothahs me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out."

 

Father Tim:
And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said."

 

Father Tim:
And there lies the message for the Red Sox.

 

Father Tim:
Be like the persistant widow. For even if the umps are unjust, ye shall wear them down.

 

Comments

A Sunday strip? What a pleasant surprise. I was just checking in to vent in Friday's comments. God seems to have an issue with the Boston teams this past week. First the Pats OT penalty call and now this? Fucking awful. And speaking of awful, how many strike calls did the Sox pitchers not get that the Cardinals did? Totally one-sided. I just don't know how you make that obstruction call there with a WS game on the line. Oh, and note to John Farrell: please do not leave Napoli on the bench all night tonight. Fuck.

It. Just. Takes. Too. Damn. Long. For.


These.

Things.

To.

Happen.

And.


Then. They. Disappoint.


Isaiah 43:18 - Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Proverbs 24:10 - [If] thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small.

lc

With the batters wearing Kelvar armor to the plate now, the umpires have to start enforcing rule 6.08, which requires the batter to make an effort to avoid the ball. That HBP on Beltran was fucking ridiculous. Without the padding on his elbow he isn't even hit.

Sour grapes...Middlebrooks looked like he was trying to slow him down, and the fault was with Salty's second dumb throw of the Series, to go along w/ his lousy at-bats. If pitching & defense is the most important thing, why isn't Ross in there, like, for every game? Beltran? Really!? C'mon, fans of HBP-torino cannot throw stones...

Gotta win tonight.

A double substitution with Ross going to the 9th spot would have been nice: then Workman doesn't bat and Salty doesn't throw wild to 3rd. Woulda coulda shoulda. (and @ soxinsix: agreed about the strike zone)

I have to say even if intent didn't matter, I see a little bit of A-rod in Middlebrooks that play. Missed tripping the runner with the first leg up, so he does it a second time, even HIGHER and gets the trip!

Jokes on him though, just shows his "class". Good call on the umps part.

This seems to be headed for a quick finish. The team is rather anemic at the plate.

I'd like one good, clean, ball game, no errors, no weird plays, and see who wins. Please.

Lay on the back and have somebody press down on your lower back. Your legs involuntarily pop up. The runner used Middlebrooks as leverage getting up. The runner initiated contact. If he steps towards the foul line instead of back towards second there is no contact at all.

Middlebrooks walks out the scorecard today and there's Jim Joyce, crying and apologizing...have we seen this before? Craig initiated the contact. He was falling down whether Will was there or not.

I watch the video 10 times and I see the same thing.. There is the attempt to field a horrible throw, which glaces off Craig and goes by, WMB falls toward second trying to field the ball.. now he's on the ground.. Craig, who was sliding into third, does NOT pop up onto third, instead he stands up and HEADS TOWARD THE MOUND, INITIATING THE CONTACT WITH WMB WHO IS ALREADY ON THE GROUND. How is WMB supposed to move and not obstruct Craig, when: 1. Craig Deliberately uses WMB's backside to help him retain his balance to run home, and 2. Deliberately heads toward the mound to run home initiating the contact with WMB? Sorry, I know the rule as they explained it, but that is a judgement call all the way, and the Sox came up on the short side of that. If it were reversed, the Cards would be just as pissed as we are. Bullshit call though.. just as bad as Demuth's strike zone all night.

Sox have to put it behind them and beat the living crap out of the cards tonight or they are done.

If we are going to have a catcher who can't hit and can't throw out base stealers, why don't we just put Tek back in there - at least he won't lose us TWO world series games by making bonehead plays?

It goes to show, if the prophet Isaiah says ignore, but learn form the past, then why not. One more evening to waste. They can't die tonight anyhow, but oh, it will run very, very late.

Oh, he is a very nervous one, the butler. He has been growling even at Emi. And why is he looking up biblical information anyway. I could bore you with my opinion that God is a cat, but the idea is as foreign as praise for the MFYs on this sick site.

These endings are weird. I'm just very glad that this one was in our favor and that the series is going back to Fenway!

Obstruct off followed by pickoff off.. All squared .wow!! Felix was clutch, Lackey clutch. Unreal

Awesome win. Hope we get another before the flight back.

Waiting for some turd to say that Gomes was show-boating around the bases. He was show boating around the bases, because it's his first friggin' RBIs in while.

Also surprised no Wisenheimer has opined that Naps was 'obstructing' on the pick off. It looked like that's what the first base coach was ranting and jumping up and down about...

I guess this is all the pre-game fodder that STL will need to motivate Der Kinder. We got Papi instead.

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