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Game 1 Feast

Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
Is it me, or did it seem like C.C. Sabathia has gained 40lbs since we last faced him during the regular season?


Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
Yeah, I guess the "C.C." doesn't stand for Calorie Counter.


Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
Nah, more like Conspicuous Consumption.


Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
But it was the Red Sox doing all the feasting last night.


Two guys walking, tall guy speaks:
Seriously. That was like the original Thanksgiving in reverse. This time it was the Indians who were starving.


Two guys walking, short guy speaks:
The Manny Ortez makes one frig of a an October cornucopia I tell you what.



h.b. it's good to see you on your game, putting in "overtime" to give us something after every playoff game.

Having just moved to Iowa from Connecticut a couple of weeks ago, I can tell you at least out here in the midwest it's appreciated!!

One down, seven to go!

Great start to the ALCS. Team of destiny?

mmm.... turkey....

What if the Cornucopia's name is Ditka?

1. Saturday bonus
2. CCS is transformed into a creme-filled DD.
3. Looks like the dude on the right stole Kapstein's windbreaker
4. nice


Just a follow up from yesterday... there were a lot of comments about the interference call, and there were several personal interpretations of the rule or what people think the rule should be. Well here is the actual MLB rule:

It is interference by a batter or a runner when ...
(e) Any batter or runner who has just been put out hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate;
(f) If, in the judgment of the umpire, a base runner willfully and deliberately interferes with a batted ball or a fielder in the act of fielding a batted ball with the obvious intent to break up a double play, the ball is dead. The umpire shall call the runner out for interference and also call out the batter-runner because of the action of his teammate. In no event may bases be run or runs scored because of such action by a runner.

It was interference.

That was too easy. My Calvinistic ethos dictates that we MUST suffer to reach a happier place. Games 2-7 won't be this easy, they can't be, it goes against every fiber of my New England heritage.

It must really suck to have nothing better to do than read the rule book, now that your team is eliminated and all
(but thanks anyway- that helped clear it up)

Actually, I got that from a story recapping the NLCS game 1 yesterday.. You could say that I like baseball.

That typical RSN class shines through!

just like the MFY thin skin? :-)

Hey, ball busting is a way of life around here- you should know that by now

Yeah, ok fair, but you have to realize it's only accepted as a one-way street around here.

Why come to a Red Sox site and not expect to get knocked down?
This isnt Yankaholix...that would make it a porn site.

By the way, great game. Becketts stuff looked so good, even after the homer I figured he was gonna cruise. Sweet!

Hey - Billy's not too bad. I don't mind learning.

Anyone hear any MFY golf scores lately?

Billy-The strike zone is also from the armpits to the knees. Um...yeah.

We know that so much of this is interpretation.

It's a fine line between finishing a hard slide and willfully interfering. I'm done now, though.

Great game last night.

Thanks for the bonus strip h.b.

Tessie-you're on if we can make it work.

For anyone catching up on this cat fight,here is a video of the slide.


It is interference and was called correctly. Every ump would call that one.

I think the key part of the rule to note is, "If, in the judgment of the umpire, a base runner willfully and deliberately interferes..."

Interpretation, absolutely.

Ouch, Gagne really sucks doesn't he?

Further, those below Mikey in the line-up need to start hitting or we are toast.

I am full of angst and second guessing of Francona (eg taking Oki out, bringing Timlin in too early etc) but in the end we just got beat by a better team on the night.

Great game.

I gave up at 8-6. The bottom of the lineup hadn't done much so I figured it was a goner. But 13-6, jeez. Oh well. A run or a touchdown difference,it is a still a loss.

Why Gagne is on the post season roster is mystifying. He certainly didn't justify the confidence with his regular season efforts.

I think the Sox have an advantage with our 3,4 guys. That is where we have to make hay.

I went to bed as Gagne walked in from the bullpen. Unfortunately I knew what was coming.

COD, I lasted a little longer than you. As soon as there were two men on and Tito was walking to the mound (to his credit, at least Froncona woke up and realized it was a playoff game) to pull gagme.

I guess that experiment is over.

Yeah, that was an incomplete sentence. I tried to stay up but these games just last too long and I needed sleep.

I actually was able to go to the bathroom BETWEEN PITCHES during Youk's at bat in the ninth! Can we speed it up a little, fellas? They don't all have to be four hour plus games. All those tired kids at Fenway, it's a shame!

What if the cornucopia's name was Gagne?

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