October 26, 2004

Game 3: YAY!

Yay!

FOX: LISTEN UP. WE’RE TRYING TO WATCH HISTORY BEING MADE. NOT SOME CHEAP COMEDY ROUTINE. To heck with Leon. You just don’t get it, Fox, do you? Is it possible you’re not making enough money off this game?

It occurs to me that Fox is now rooting against the Sox in game 4 because they don’t want the money train to come to a halt. My daughters can’t watch a whole game because you clowns can’t show a game in the afternoon, and we get to watch these inane interviews/comedy routines/advertisements during gameplay. Fox, you have no soul.

Don’t make me come down there. Really.

On the game itself, I almost feel bad for the Cards fans. People (Ryan) told me, “The Cardinals are a different team at home. They were playing under their ability.” True, but the Sox won 2 games with 8 errors. They were playing under their ability as well. And tonight we saw them rise to the challenge in a big way to almost completely shut out the Cardinals.

The ALCS taught us that 3 games does not end a series. History taught us not to count our chickens. But one thing cannot be denied: the Sox have the Cards in a pressure cooker. It can only lead to interesting baseball, I’m thinking.

Woohoo! GO SOX!

Posted by James at October 26, 2004 11:40 PM
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I still can't help feeling like we're being set up for the mother of all disappointments. Obviously I hope to be rolling over burning cars by 1 tonight but I'll still have a bad feeling until the last out is made.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at October 27, 2004 8:12 AM

Throughout the ALCS and the resulting World Series games, I have hoped and wished that no player makes an incredibly stupid mistake that will make him the dog/goat/pick your animal.

After watching Jeff Suppan's error from last night, I feel incredibly bad for him. I don't know if they're as rabid and unforgiving in St. Louis as they are here, but I fear he will be the Highlight Tape of Shame for years to come. Poor thing.

That having been said, I'm thrilled that we won and cautiously optomistic about tonight. As one Red Sox fan said when he came out of the park last night, you can hope they win, but you shouldn't expect them to win because expecting a win will only bring tragedy.

Ok, so here's hoping but not expecting, by any means!

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 8:38 AM

A woman in the next department has taped up 7 signs that have "curse" in reverse type. She has crossed out three so far.

I complimented her on her fabulous signage.

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 9:01 AM

Wouldn't a Red Sox loss be the perfect expression of the curse?

Not bad enough for them to lose, the perfect setup, of course is for them to win it like no one else had won it... and then joining the Yankees as the only team to suffer such a defeat

However, there is no use guessing what will happen.

Posted by: James at October 27, 2004 9:08 AM

I don't want to say anything about the actual games until it's all over. I will say that last night was just sad. Not that I don't want them to win. But I'd like for them to beat a conscious opponent.

As for the coverage - good god. I can't believe how bad last night was. If Fox doesn't like the Sox, that explains some things. But I'm getting the feeling they don't even like *baseball.*

Posted by: Julie at October 27, 2004 9:17 AM

Perhaps they don't like baseball, but that's only a symptom of the fact that they have no soul.

Posted by: James at October 27, 2004 9:30 AM

Yes, last night I wondered the same thing. When Pedro threw high and inside at a batter, the Fox morons called him "uncharacteristically wild."

First, it wasn't wild. Second, he's been known to throw at a head now and then. This prompted me to yell at the TV "Have you _watched_ any Boston baseball?"

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 9:32 AM

Interesting view of baseball from across the pond:

Match of the decade? (scroll down to "Baseball Boost")

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/funny_old_game/3950627.stm

Posted by: Patti M. at October 27, 2004 10:20 AM

Well Pedro definately was a little wild in the 1st last night (two walks and an almost hbp) however in general I agree that FOX's coverage is annoying. I especially despise the in between innings interviews with the managers and the "man in the stands" interviews. Please just let me watch the game. If I could get WEEI after sundown in my house I'd definately be listening to Joe and Jerry and watching the games with the mute on.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at October 27, 2004 11:18 AM

WEEI has a RI FM station now. Did you give that a go?

And if you looked over on AI, James, you'll see that what you are suggesting was my prediction for the series. Only team in history to win being down 3-0 and lose being up 3-0. That would be the truest manifestation of the curse. I think the way it has to end is that the Sox are down my 1 in the bottom of the ninth in game 7. Two outs and Manny is on second. Papi is at the plate. He hits a towering drive to center field. Way back! Way back! Edmonds makes a leaping stabe and robs Ortiz of the homer.

Or perhaps I've been a Sox fan for too long. :)

Posted by: briwei at October 27, 2004 5:05 PM

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