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   1. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:02 PM (#1598147)
Scott Podsednik, LF       Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B       Edgar Renteria, SS
Carl Everett, DH          David Ortiz, DH
Paul Konerko, 1B          Manny Ramirez, LF
Aaron Rowand, CF          Trot Nixon, RF
Timo Perez, RF            Jason Varitek, C
Chris Widger, C           Kevin Millar, 1B
Geoff Blum, 3B            Tony Graffanino, 2B
Juan Uribe, SS            Gabe Kapler, CF
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:04 PM (#1598148)
Youklis leading off? That's an interesting decision. Is Damon hurt, I know Kapler PH for him sometime, was that yesterday?
   3. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:11 PM (#1598153)
Schilling vs. Everett, that might be my two least favorite players. Is there a way they could both fail this AB?
   4. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:12 PM (#1598154)
I don't like Curt Schilling. I don't like his hair and I don't like his pitching.
   5. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:13 PM (#1598155)
I'll bet Randy Johnson/Womack confrontations in spring training approaches the vitriol towards both players that Schilling/Everett does.
   6. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:14 PM (#1598157)
They're having awful audio problems on ESPN. Louder and quieter and louder.
   7. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:14 PM (#1598158)
I don't expect the White Sox to win this game, but I do hope that McCarthy puts together a quality start. The White Sox only have one day off between now and the end of the season, and it would be really nice if McCarthy could make three or four starts down the stretch.
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:17 PM (#1598159)
I’ll bet Randy Johnson/Womack confrontations in spring training approaches the vitriol towards both players that Schilling/Everett does.

Ehn, I'm not rLr. I don't mind Johnson that much. And while I am really unfond of Womack the player, I'm fairly blase about Womack the person, whereas Everett the bus could stand to be hit by a bus
   9. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:26 PM (#1598168)
Bloody Sock reference!

*drinks*
   10. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:27 PM (#1598169)
I think Bloody Sock footage deserves two drinks!
   11. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:30 PM (#1598174)
Who is doing the color for ESPN? I'm not wild about him
   12. chris p Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:30 PM (#1598175)
schilling's hair looks horrible, but his pitching looks not so bad.
   13. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:31 PM (#1598177)
That's Rick Sutcliffe. I don't see any reason to be wild about him either.
   14. chris p Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:34 PM (#1598179)
i got orsillo and remy.
   15. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:36 PM (#1598180)
That's Sutcliffe? Man, he's bad. He just spent like ten minutes discussing all the prepreation the Red Sox do, then ten about how rookies can shut down the Red Sox and after Nixon had the hit he's started talking about the prepreation and Youklis' AB again
   16. chris p Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:36 PM (#1598181)
rowand is a good outfielder.
   17. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:38 PM (#1598185)
Nice job there by McCarthy pitching around that double. He's showing good poise so far.
   18. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:39 PM (#1598186)
chris, I will not have you speaking positively of Schilling.
   19. chris p Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:40 PM (#1598187)
hey man i do what i want!
   20. Curse of the Graffanino (dfan) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:42 PM (#1598190)
Nice hustle, Manny.
   21. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:43 PM (#1598192)
Manny almost got him on that throw, which apparently would've been 14 OF assists for him this year.
   22. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:44 PM (#1598193)
Uribe has looked much better at the plate as of late.

Sutcliffe just can't stop raving about how great Curt Schilling is.
   23. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:49 PM (#1598196)
Schilling is a good pitcher, and he appears to be a much much better pitching than he was earlier in the year, but Sutcliffe makes sound like '99 Pedro
   24. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:50 PM (#1598198)
Last year, they gave out "October" shirts at work around this time of year. I want one.
   25. NedFlandersFields Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:50 PM (#1598199)
So how many pitches before Pods is caught stealing?
   26. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:51 PM (#1598200)
2
   27. chris p Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:52 PM (#1598201)
good job potsetting!
   28. NedFlandersFields Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:52 PM (#1598202)
I wish I weren't so darn good at predicting this stuff. How many times has Pods been picked off this year? 10?
   29. NedFlandersFields Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:53 PM (#1598203)
Ugh. I think that was our chance.
   30. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:53 PM (#1598204)
Goddamnit, Pods, you stupid son of a bítch!
   31. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:53 PM (#1598205)
Everything after Blum's AB was lousy for the ChiSox that inning
   32. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:53 PM (#1598207)
Wow. That was a June 2004 Red Sox-esque inning.
   33. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:54 PM (#1598211)
Terrible inning there for the White Sox. Sutcliffe is giving Schilling all the credit, but Podsednik's idiocy and a couple of nice defensive plays were what kept that from being a big inning.
   34. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:56 PM (#1598215)
I'm listening on radio -- how close was T.I.M.O.™ to dropping that?
   35. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:58 PM (#1598217)
how close was T.I.M.O.™ to dropping that?

As close as he usually is. He always looks awkward in the outfield.

And that error will lead to four or five runs.
   36. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 04:59 PM (#1598218)
Given how hard Kapler sucks, he BETTER be a good clubhouse guy.
   37. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:00 PM (#1598222)
Mmm, Erin Andrews.

Why just the voice and no picture? The hell?
   38. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:01 PM (#1598223)
Terrible strike 3 call there. Thanks ump.
   39. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:01 PM (#1598224)
She's been on camera twice already, Biff. With a form-fitting top.
   40. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:02 PM (#1598226)
Atta boy, Brandon.
   41. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:02 PM (#1598229)
Nice pitching. McCarthy's taking advantage of the generous strike zone today.
   42. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:02 PM (#1598227)
Geez. If I were a pitcher, I'd throw on the outside corner.
   43. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:03 PM (#1598231)
She’s been on camera twice already, Biff. With a form-fitting top.

She better show up again since I just woke up.

Atta boy, <strike>Brandon</strike> ump.

K-Zone lets me complain about the strike zone!
   44. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:03 PM (#1598232)
I didn't see Arroyo, Vince.
   45. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:05 PM (#1598235)
K-Zone lets me complain about the strike zone!

Schilling's getting the same strike zone. The umpire apparently wants this game to go very fast.
   46. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:05 PM (#1598237)
At least Schilling just got the outside corner too.
   47. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:06 PM (#1598238)
Thanks Sutcliffe.

"Ladies ang gentlemen, Curt Schilling is back."

The very next pitch...
   48. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:08 PM (#1598242)
Last white sox to lead the AL in Stolen bases? Rock?
   49. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:08 PM (#1598244)
Clutch Timo!
   50. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:08 PM (#1598245)
Brandon McCarthy, gents. Remember the name.

I hate to say it, but ... nice job, T.I.M.O.™.
   51. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:09 PM (#1598246)
Schilling put that ball way off the plate, and Timo just reached out and got it, probably because he knew it would be a strike
   52. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:10 PM (#1598249)
Last white sox to lead the AL in Stolen bases? Rock?

My guess would be Rudy Law.
   53. Kirby Kyle Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:10 PM (#1598250)
Last white sox to lead the AL in Stolen bases? Rock?

I doubt it was Raines.
Rudy Law?
Ron LeFlore?
   54. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:10 PM (#1598251)
Everything with Sutcliffe is flat-out. Do you he will "flat-out" beat the traffic home and sit down to a dinner his wife did a "flat-out" great job making?
   55. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:11 PM (#1598253)
No, he didn't actually say "ang".

Shut up.
   56. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:11 PM (#1598255)
That's the second horrible job by a ball boy in Sox/Sox games this year. They really should be better trained.
   57. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:11 PM (#1598257)
I agree with the guesses of Rudy Law. He had 77 SBs in 1983.
   58. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:14 PM (#1598261)
Damn it Schilling it's Chris Widger. just get him out.
   59. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:15 PM (#1598263)
Has there been any research on which types of batters will fare better on 3-2 count? By that I mean comparing people who are willing to take marginal pitches on 3-2 (i.e. Mark Bellhorn) and people who'll open up their strike zone and try to foul off pitches.
   60. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:16 PM (#1598264)
Nixon needs to get a new hat
   61. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:16 PM (#1598265)
70 pitches now for Schilling.
   62. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:16 PM (#1598266)
I don't think Schilling has been good enough this year to take even Chris Widger lightly.
   63. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:20 PM (#1598272)
I don’t think Schilling has been good enough this year to take even Chris Widger lightly.

Neither has Randy Johnson.

Heh.
   64. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:21 PM (#1598273)
Last White Sox to lead the AL: Luis Aparicio, 1962.
   65. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:22 PM (#1598277)
I hate rookie starting pitchers.
   66. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:23 PM (#1598280)
Neither has Randy Johnson.

I know. I was there that day. Nobody beats the Widge™! (Well, except most of the time.)

Roomer™ think they got the batter at first. Like I said, I'm just listening.
   67. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:23 PM (#1598281)
Dammit, Nixon was out.
   68. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:23 PM (#1598282)
Sutcliffe is talking about Varitek's intangibles. DRINK!
   69. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:25 PM (#1598285)
God, Sutcliffe is awful, just awful
   70. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:28 PM (#1598292)
Sutcliffe continues to fellate Schilling.

I don't use that term lightly, but I can't think of a better descriptive term here. And Schilling isn't having that great of a start, even.
   71. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:29 PM (#1598294)
There's Erin, Biff!
   72. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:29 PM (#1598296)
Mmmmm. Form-fitting, indeed.
   73. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:30 PM (#1598299)
Uribe has looked great lately.
   74. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:30 PM (#1598300)
Boy, does Schilling suck.
   75. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:31 PM (#1598302)
Uribe's fun to watch when he's on.
   76. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:32 PM (#1598303)
Uribe!!

Emperor™!
   77. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:32 PM (#1598304)
I <3 the Squeeze
   78. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:32 PM (#1598305)
Jeez Schilling, don't take too long throwing Iguchi out at first base.

That was a peculiar sequence. They get two hits to start off the inning, and Ozzie promptly gives up two outs for another run. And then Sutcliffe properly fellates him.

More amusing Sutcliffe quote...he mentioned the Rockies "were willing to let Neifi Perez" go like that's some big deal.
   79. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:32 PM (#1598306)
Some nice bunting, but my gut tells me that the White Sox did Schilling a huge favor there.
   80. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:33 PM (#1598307)
The squeeze is fun to watch, but I just don't know how I feel about giving up two outs for a single run against this pitcher today in Fenway Park.
   81. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:33 PM (#1598308)
Some nice bunting, but my gut tells me that the White Sox did Schilling a huge favor there.

My gut agrees. Schilling's gut probably doesn't.

PRODUCTIVE OUTS! DRINK!
   82. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:33 PM (#1598309)
Erin is cute and had some nice banter. I like her
   83. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:35 PM (#1598311)
Maybe in the late innings at home down by one, I'd like that sequence better. But in the middle innings against a pitcher who isn't quite right, I suspect the cost might be too high.
   84. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:36 PM (#1598313)
Erin is cute and had some nice banter. I like her

"Cute" seems like a weak descriptor to me here. YMMV.
   85. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:36 PM (#1598314)
Nice swing jackass.
   86. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:37 PM (#1598316)
Dammit, why can't our bloops fall in.
   87. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:38 PM (#1598318)
When this season's over, the Sox pitchers should get together and buy Aaron Rowand something nice.
   88. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:38 PM (#1598319)
Because Aaron Rowand is the Bloop-Buster™.
   89. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:40 PM (#1598324)
Ever since Graffanino's left Chicago, he's been an absolute Sox killer.
   90. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:41 PM (#1598328)
I'm just waiting to type "Kapler weakly grounds out. DRINK!"
   91. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:41 PM (#1598329)
Sutt grudgingly has walked on his knees from Schilling to McCarthy.
   92. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:42 PM (#1598330)
Dammit. He placed his weak grounder too well. Bastard.
   93. Mikαεl Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:45 PM (#1598336)
By the way, this coulda been a Freedom start.

I know that's so three weeks ago, but I'm putting it out there.
   94. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:46 PM (#1598337)
Mikael, it's pretty obvious to me that FFreedom is no longer on the team.
   95. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:48 PM (#1598342)
As I said before, Schilling sucks.
   96. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:48 PM (#1598343)
Konerko!
   97. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:48 PM (#1598344)
Schilling seems to struggle with his consistancy. He's looked real good at times today, but other times very mortal
   98. VG Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:49 PM (#1598346)
Paulie!!!!
   99. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:49 PM (#1598347)
Wow, that was the epitome of a meatball.
   100. NedFlandersFields Posted: September 05, 2005 at 05:49 PM (#1598349)
Paulie! I'm beginning to think that this team could win a playoff series. For me, that takes quite some doing.
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