so do you have the nagging feeling that Burnett will show the world that he's so ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... clutch?
'Twas the night before playoffs, and it provided all the excitement possible. 2 things: (1) were you happy to see Raburn get the assist at home to keep the game going? and (2) do you really want Rodney throwing almost 50 pitches over 3 innings?
What looked like a very solid end to the season 4 days ago now looks like ... something very NOT solid. So with a sweep at the hands of the mighty Orioles fresh in your mind, who (beside Brandon League and his inability to throw a baseball ... twice) is not coming back?
True or False - An exact or reasonably similar version of the following exchange definitely occurred before game time today in the Sox locker room:
Boys: What's the broom for?
Francona: Just ... helping the cleaners out. Look, boys, most of you don't even belong in the bigs, but we clinched a playoff spot last night, and the guys who do belong here have played their hearts out trying to win a game over the past week. So since Halladay's up, you'll just have to take one for the team.
Boys: You think we're all getting plugged tonight?
Francona: I didn't mean literally. He might plunk Ortiz -- that Lind thing was a bit obvious. But Roy Halladay probably wouldn't even waste time spitting at most of you.
Boys: He's gonna no-hit us, hey skip?
Francona: We might get lucky ... Youk can shout "swing" for anyone who just wants to close his eyes.
Can you think of any better way to send the Sox on their way to the playoffs than by handing them their 5th straight loss (especially when it involves taking their rising star to the bleachers 5 times in the process)? Good luck boys.
Hmmm -- I'm not saying he's necessarily the future or anything -- but are you starting to come around on Encarnacion, or is it just hard to dislike a guy who is out there everyday and doesn't have the initials VW? (and I missed another JMac Jack)
According to the good folks on the Tigers broadcast (Rod Allen and Mario Impemba), Cito recently said he would like to protect his best players like Hill and Lind by giving them more time off at the end of the season, but he also feels it's important to field a good team whenever playing contending teams - so which is the priority if he feels one of his players could use a break?
True or False - An exact or reasonably similar version of the following exchange definitely occurred before game time today:
Gaston: I'm afraid your numbers have dropped off a bit, and I've got these young guys who are the future of the club sitting on the bench, so I'm dropping you to fifth in the order to send you a message, son.
Something in the stars causes Jeter to tie Gehrig's hit record at almost the same instant that Halladay gives up a 2-run double in the ninth inning, or could these two once-in-a-lifetime occurrences happening together possibly be a coincidence?
I've gotta get out early tomorrow (it's later here) and will be off for a few days. So I had to skip out early on this one, but I saw the whole mess up to this point. I think I want to quit ... everything ... now.
Do you recall the last time you saw both Wells and Rios provide some offense? If so, when was the last time that they did so while Hill, Scutaro, Rolen, etc. were also providing offense? Or perhaps the last time that the #LOB was half the # runs scored (or even just less than the # runs scored)?
It seems that, over the past 2 years, either the absence of VW or the unproductiveness of VW correlates with the Jays winning more games (i.e. Jays best months in '08 were with Wells on DL. Wells in July '09 : OBS - 1.206. Jays W-L in July '09: 2 - 4). Is it simply impossible to be happy with both Vernon Wells and the Jays at the same time?
I just wanted a site about baseball without any celebrity personalities or soapboxes. After a game, I usually want to talk about it. Usually when it's a loss, I don't want to read about it, or watch highlights, but sometimes I just want to express myself. I figured that if I kicked things off by firing off a game-related question -- just whatever comes to mind -- this site could be a place to do that.
I usually post a question after each game, or the next morning. Usually it's about the game, and when the Jays don't play, it's about some other game or baseball related event.
This site is just my thoughts or reflections in a brief question form. You can say what you want about them in the comments.
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