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Variation on a theme began yesterday …


Three in a row now. Kansas City? Kansas fucking City?



To be dead in the summahtime is lucky.


Summahtime is the best inceratah there is.


I'm easing in.


Author's Notes
The dead in summertime riff is inspired by the July 27, 1997 entry from Wenderoth's Letters to Wendy's.


It will be okay....


OK,when they split with Cleveland I didn't say anything.When they lost 2 of 3 to the Double Ays I hung in there.But the Royals? I'm not a nervous nellie but as Gilbert would say WTF!

There,I left for a minute but now I'm back :)

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

The worst part about last night's loss is that the MFYs were so accomodating in losing to the White Sox with the Fruitbat giving up a HR in the 9th. Coupled with a Twins win over the Tigers, the Sox move into third in the WC spot. White Sox and Twins appear to be willing to fight to the death. Sox appear to be rolling over. Why is it with Schilling and Beckett going the next two games, I feel less than confident? Thankfully, the post-coital glow of 2004 remains.

Love the 2004 post-coital. :)

Maybe it's a strategy? They said the suicides at Gitmo were a form of psychological warfare. I certainly feel like collateral damage.

I love the post-coital, too- but why does my butt hurt all of a sudden?

Well it was supposed to be a rebuilding year right??

Can't believe we lost to that pathetic team.

There still is hope. 9 or 10 games remain against the evil empire.

I'll be at the bar cheering them tonite. Hopefully that will bring us some luck.

Despite Circle's lush summer eroticism of yesterday, my optimism about the Sox takes a decidedly downward (and yet literary!) turn this morning, as I ponder recent impotence: "Once, I remember, we came upon a man-of-war anchored off the coast. There wasn't even a shed there, and she was shelling the bush...Her ensign dropped limp like a rag; the muzzles of the long six-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull; the greasy, slimy swell swung her up lazily and let her down, swaying her thin masts. In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile would give a feeble screech--and nothing happened. Nothing could happen. There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding, a sense of lugubrious drollery in the sight; and it was not dissipated by somebody on board assuring me earnestly there was a camp of natives--he called them enemies [those Yankees]!--hidden out of sight somewhere." - Joseph Conrad, "Heart of Darkness" (aka the best novella ever written).

Best seats evah! Worst game Evah! :(

Starting to consider the possibility that Murray Chass is right, thats what really gives me the heebiegeebies. When I read his stuff I get that feeling you get when you see Bill O'Reilly on TV and you just want to smash your fist through the TV screen -- except that Chass isn't so much a mercenary provocateur as just completely uninformed. With his last offering of filth, though, I have to wonder...

Starting to consider the possibility that Murray Chass is right, thats what really gives me the heebiegeebies. When I read his stuff I get that feeling you get when you see Bill O'Reilly on TV and you just want to smash your fist through the TV screen -- except that Chass isn't so much a mercenary provocateur as just completely uninformed. With his last offering of filth, though, I have to wonder...

Some interesting tidbits/ words of encouragement from the good people at SG:

I am the 2006 New York Yankees!
Here is my line-up:

CF Johnny Damon. $13 million.
SS Derek Jeter. $19 million.
1B Jason Giambi. $18 million.
DH Gary Sheffield. $13 million.
RF Bobby Abreu. $13 million.
3B Alex Rodriguez. $25 million.
LF Hideki Matsui. $13 million.
C Jorge Posada. $9 million
2B Robinson Cano. $381 thousand.

(Total for starting nine position players: $123 million. More than the Red Sox', or anyone's,25 man-roster.)

How is this relevant? Well, when you have a lineup of players worth $123 million, and you lose $26 million worth of player, you still have a pretty fucking good lineup.

The yankers have had to overcome nothing. This, what The Good Guys are going through, is a trial.

On August 9, 2004 Sox trailed the MFY by 10.5 games. August 9, 2006, we trail by two games. A long relief man, two starters, our world series winning closer, our starting RF, and our starting catcher are all on the DL. Most of them are going to come back before too long. If they come back and we are still losing to teams like the royals then we can panic. Until the keep the faith.

NV, I knew there was a reason I read the comments here. Picked my chin up! Sox still on!

So it really CAN get worse... oi vey. Murray Chass can second guess the Sox front office for their lack of moves at the trade deadline all he wants. I'm still glad Theo didn't trade the youngstahs for the hasbeens. I think some seasons a team really must just play the hand their dealt and see how it all plays out. That sure beats hasty last minute deals that may or may not pan out. Meanwhile, why doesn't Murray start paying closer attention to the putrid stink of corruption that emanates from the South Bronx and Queens: http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0630,demause,73958,5.html

I was born here and I'll die here against my will

I know it looks like I'm moving, but I'm standing still

Every nerve in my body is so vacant and numb

I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from

Don't even hear a murmur of a prayer

It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.

Re: Voice article. I guess that's a 15 million gift they would have wasted anyway on an overrated outfielder. Re: Chass, I'm not not sure he actually reads newspapers.

Thanks NV for putting it in perspective :)

I'll be at a Bridgeport Bluefish independent league game, eating and drinking $1 hot dogs and Pepsis, and practicing keeping score on a score card. I can't stand to stay home and watch the Sox struggle against the Royals. Hopefully the ship will right itself tonight while I'm not obsessing over the Sox. You know the saying... "a watched pot never boils."

I heard about the catch Freel made for the Reds last night so I checked it out in the "top plays" archive on their Web site. Pujols simply was not running at all. The announcer was shrieking hysterically about how he saved extra bases. Um, maybe a double, but not a triple. You see, Pujols thinks he is a "superstar". The reality is that he doesn't know how to play the game right. These Major Leagers today are absolute creeps and are making a mockery of the game that guys like Clemente, Robinson, Cobb and Mays made into our National Pastime. I recently was living in Valdosta, Georgia and had the pleasure of watching the Valdosta State Blazers play many games. NOT ONCE, on tappers, comebackers to the mound, pop-ups to the shortstop, etc. did I ever see their players not BUST IT down the line. These were college players, but I can assure you that they play the game in a way that many of these big league fat cats will NEVER become familiar with. ALL 30 MLB television and radio announcing teams must get together soon and agree to call out these players EVERY time they fail to hustle and subject them to ridicule. It is getting ridiculous. This is why you rarely see any triples any more. Check out the play and tell me if Pujols could carry the jock strap of any big leaguer playing in the 1920s to 1960s. I don't care what his stats say. Again, check the play out and tell me whether he is a bush-leaguer or a superstar. Today, no more than 20% of the players bust it even 80% of the time. I've even seen Jeter not go all out. Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds - forget it. But it really is practically every player, and it absolutely does affect the outcome of games (ie. Timo Perez, 2000 World Series).

NV in SD, you are a man of letters!

All you people, remember, the worst Red Sox game ever was the third game of the 2004 ALCS. This is nothing, the boys are coming back. If they don't come back, they will next year. Smart guys run the front office, and the gains we did not have this year will be all the better next.


Uhhhh.. thanks tessie?

Just trying to keep the prevailing attitude one of optimism rather than Bill's prevailing pessimism.

Go Sox.

NV - your facts are wrong. This doesn't surprise me because you are truly a fucking moron.The Yanks only pay 10 mil or so of A-rods contract. Texas picks up the rest. You are double-dipping with regard to Sheffield and Abreu. The Yanks aquired Abreu to replace the injured Sheffield. The Yanks have had to overcome 3 devastating injuries (shef, matsui, cano). No matter how you try to spin it, thats the truth. And your "good guys" couldn't manage to put them away.

Have a great day!

Gee, it's not like BB to pop up when his hideous team hits the front!! Prediction: Red Sox will be one game back by the time I go to lunch in OZ on Thursday!

I didn't say anything about how much the yankers are paying of who's contracts, rather their combined salary- georgie is paying $16mil for '06, '07, and '08, $17 mil in '09, and $18 mil in '10, but I'm sure you knew that. And he's also paying for both Abreu and Shitfield, but I understand how that could be confusing to you, what with math and contracts and all.

Reading is fundamental. Way to perpetuate the stereotype of the mouth breathing MFYF, though. Good to see some things never change. How's your mom's basement, by the way?

NV - you are right. I didn't understand your point because I'm too stupid. The Yankees haven't overcome ANYTHING this year. They DIDN'T lose their corner outfielders and their 2nd baseman. They didn't manage to keep pace with the SAWX while dealing with these injuries. The Yanks are awful and the SAWX are fantastic. There's one thing this mouth breather still can't understand though? How is it that the Yanks are in first place? Oh yeah! That's right! The world is unfair and the Yanks spend too much money! Keep bitching and whining like the 10 year old girl that you are. THAT'S one thing that will never change...

bb, im a sox fan and iread the soxaholix and whatever i can get my hands on since im in california,but i have to say you are a yankee dick, just spouting the party line. spend more and live well!

Chalk up another loss. Overpaid dickheads.

// BB: "Keep bitching and whining like the 10 year old girl that you are." //

Yeah, cause I'm sure you know the age and gender of every single person online.

Anyway... I, for one, have never bitched or whined about the Yankees spending so much money, for the simple fact that the Red Sox spend the second-most money in MLB for payroll. They overshadow teams like Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh completely, so for me to say anything about the Yankees doing it might make me out to look like I'm not confident in my team. By the way, your juvenile rant might have been more tasteful and/or convincing if it read something like this paragraph.

In your next rant, you might try using some tangibles, instead of capitalizing a word in every sentence. Facts might also help in proving your point, instead of just sidetracking us by poking fun of the eastern New England dialect.

Remember, never offend someone with style when you can offend them with substance. Oh, and you might try growing some balls and posting an email address. Don't dish it out on our favorite website if you can't take it in your email inbox. :-D

That is all.

Just back from lunch to see that we gave up 2 in the 9th to lose & that the insatiable MFYs won. Very bitter right now...perhaps it's the slump before the surge but I am not so sure. I think BB should gloat some more...it such an attractive characteristic. [SIGH]

Personally, I think BB should take a walk.

..and then it was four...

Control to Base:
Here we go again - another thrilling ride into October!

NewHaven Patriot - To quote the great Samuel L. Jackson - "I don't remember asking you a goddamned thing!". In other words, nobody was talking to you. To further make my point, I don't care if you've ever bitched and/or whined about the New York Yankees.

I'm even less interested in any ideas you have for helping me more effectively communicate my point(s). You see, if you read the text beyond the hauntingly beautiful skewering of that disturbingly ugly dialect you will indeed find some facts.To wit, the Yanks were able to keep pace with the SAWX even though hampered by injuries to 3 key players.

Not that I need to show a PSU student any evidence of my balls, but my email address is a part of this particular comment. Now run along to your psych 101 class so you can drop some more 'freshman knowledge' on me in the near future. Just promise to be gentle when attempting to 'give it to me in my inbox'.

THAT is all...

Run along to your little [insert place here], little [insert clever epithet here]... that line's about as tired as a Shaughnessy article describing the Sox as being doomed.

I just had to laugh at the homoerotic reference you pointed out. Honestly, I thought about not writing that line lest it be used against me in that fashion, but I wrote it anyway, because it's amusing to know that I can make you say exactly what I think you'll say.

Also, here's another thing that will never change: I don't regularly visit your favorite forum/blog and fill it up with insults to people who I don't know. You do. Proof of that will be (1) your rebuttal to this, an attempt to make a mockery of me on my turf, which will never happen, and (2) my continuing practice of not visiting Yankees-related sites and talking trash. Now, to quote Denver Broncos fans: Get... off... the field!! :-)

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