World Series Game One Live-Blog

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


So it's come down to these two teams. The one with the huge payroll and all of the Stars and the one with the gritty veteran and a cast of young gamers. Game one will be coming to you live from Fenway Park via FOX, and I'll be kicking off the festivities here at around 8pm.

I'm going with Boston in 5, but I would love to see the Rockies make a Series of this. If you have a prediction as well leave it in the comments, and I'll see you later on tonight.

Manny picks up Youk....

2-0 Sawx

8:15- We're live from Beantown and Eric Karros' hair isn't moving even though the weather is trying it's best.

Okay folks we're ready to go. Todd Helton introduces his Rockies and Joe Buck takes us through the Rockies infield. We should feel special.
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Game time. We're going with how we did it last night.....quotes in bold.....my nonsense in umm, non-bold. Let's get this World Series underway. No stupid timestamps just your comments.

Beckett mows down Tavares with ease and Joe and Tim discuss something that I can't register on the dumb scale. 3 and 2 to Matsui and of course Joe has to bring up New York. K....Beckett. 97.

Good job on the keys to the game McCarver....it depends on both pitchers pitching a good game. Great stuff.

1-2-3.....that's your top of the first. Awesome pitching by Becks.

YAZ!!!!!! That's an intro.

PEDS GOES DEEP!!!!!! Leadoff homer....are you kidding me?

1-0 Sawx

Wow....double to the gap by Youk and the Red Sox are rolling. Papi tries to bunt?!!?! Okay.....he'd probably beat it out.

It's not just my television. Fox has had Fenway Park mic'd wrong for two series now. If the crowd's cheering becomes louder than a casual conversation the Fox microphones and receivers kick themselves into a feedback loop that is equal measures frustrating and infuriating. They had the entire ALCS to work this out! I can barely hear the crowd noise, am certainly not getting the feeling of "being there," and the whine of the feedback is giving my girlfriend a headache.
- Tom


Sorry Tom....I hope that this site can alert someone. It does suck and I feel you.

So I think now's the time to tell everyone I'm watching this game with my Dad. We've watched just about every WS together since I was about five, so this is nothing new. You can call it "Simmons Like" and I hope you do....because just like Simmons....I'm being called out by my dad.....

"Throw the fastball inside to JD Drew....he can't hit it he's lefthanded."- AA
"Looks like he proved your professional ass wrong."- Dad

"That was the spike curveball you were talking about."- Tim McCarver


Can we get some explanation please?

"He's a high ball pitcher, you've got to live through that."- Tim McCarver

3-0 Boston

Four Ks in a row for Beckett......but Atkins kills one to left....gone.....no. Off the top of the wall. Hawpe is up.

Who is worse McCarver or Lugo? (Via Anon)

Just wait......

"Right on the corner to Hawpe.....with Hop.....man."- Tim McCarver

Tulo drives in Hawpe and we're at 3-1

"For those of you who 8:15 (Central) in the office pool for the first Dane Cook promo...congratulations."- Joe

Too funny.

"It's down to nine finalists in the sexiest man alive contest."- Joe Buck


No on pay attention to the 2 million entrants Joe Buck did for himself.

"16 of the 19 runs the Rockies have scored in the postseason have come with 2 out." --Tim McCarver right after Tulo's double.

How does he figure that the Rockies have only scored 19 runs in the post season? By my count it's 34. -Mike


Again....enough with the Algebra problems for Timmy Mc.

<Maybe he meant that 16 came with two outs, 19 came with less? Of course, 19+16=35, not 34, but it seems plausible you could be off one and Tim could be off sixteen."- NHZ

Too much math! Where's Mathman when you need him?

Ortiz hits basically single, but because of the shift Youk scores from first.

"Because when the runner gets to third base the next stop is home."- Tim McCarver

What the fuck!?!?!?! I'm borderline going Theismann on McCarver tonight.....stay tuned.

"Facts can't stop McCarver, he needs to hear the sound of his voice.......like vampires need blood to survive."- Anon

Winner.

Actually, the Rockies are surprisingly NOT shifting against Ortiz. That was an old-fashioned gapper.- Mike

Really? I missed that entirely.

"Ortiz hits a basically single? Grammarman AND Mathman need a little visit."- Mookie

Okay Mookie you ass.....you got me.

"Our own litlle Jub Jub....Chris Meyers."- Joe Buck

HEY! Some charity gets $1000 via Conan O'Brien!!!!

We're on to the 4th with a bit of Rage Against the Machine.

"Is it me or does McCarver announce as if everyone watching the game has never seen or heard of baseball and we're just a bunch of fucking retards??"- Anon

Nooooooooo! Never!!!

It's amazing how much the duo of Buck and McCarver don't talk when there aren't hits in the game. Good Pitching just throws them off...

We're on to the bottom of the fourth......

"I loved the umpire talking to Beckett, "if they're slimy, it'b probably because I'm holding them in my crotch and my balls have more cheese than that burger Fox showed last inning."- Anon

That may or may not have happened.

"When he's in throwing position, cocking that Howitzer on his shoulder....."- Tim McCarver

Why even bother?

P.S.- We're still in the 4th inning....we're looking at a 1am night folks. Tell the women and children that you might not be around for the next few days

"Manny Ramirez has a good batting eye and they've added seats to the top of the Green Monster... have they really run out of new things to say by the fourth inning?"- Mike

"I don't see how the Red Sox can play David Ortiz defensively in Colorado".- Tim McCarver, You write him in at first base and he plays there. That's how you do it.
(Via mattycb8)

"Did McCarver just suggest that David Ortiz shouldn't play in Colorado? I'll lay down twenty bucks right now that says he drives in more runs than he costs defensively. That's just a stupid statement. Ortiz at 1B, Lowell at 3B, Youkilis in RF. It's that simple"- Mike

Settle down....we all know what's GOING to happen. McCarver still has to speculate.

6-1 Sawx after 4 innings.

"I say put Big Papi at shortstop. :)"- Anon

I agree wholeheartedly!!!

"I feel bad for this kid pitching for the Rockies. Is Hurdle trying to save his pen for the rest of the series? Or has he conceded game one and this kid is going 7 even if he throws 200 pitches?"- Anon

Well he's not exactly getting killed so I think it's worth the chance. You mind as well save your pen if the margin is only five.

Beckett just rips his 8th K on Torrealba. Nasty. The bottom of the order isn't getting much against Becks. And by "much" I mean nothing.

"Give me another word, I keep coming back to dominant."- Joe Buck
"I don't have my thesaurus with me."- Tim McCarver


Don't break out AP tests on Tim....that's just wrong.

"He was on the sidelines when Beckett beat the Giants." - Tim McCarver

Tim, did you mean "the dugout"?- NHZ

Great play by Morales to nix the lead runner and Ellsbury is alone at first.

"For the first stolen base that we get in this series we, America gets a free taco."- Joe Buck

Damn....tell me these things in the first Joe. I need a build up. And a Balk is called...

"Does America still get a taco now....Chips? Guacamole?"- Tim McCarver

This is the first and only time that Tim McCarver has had my best interests in heart.

"It'll be either Varitek or Torrealba trying to deny America of a free taco." Because God knows they're sitting there, thinking: "NO, AMERICA GET'S NO TACOS!" (Via mattycb8)

"Torreabla and Varitek are Taco Blockers!"- Anon

8-1 Sawx, and they're just pilling on right about now.

"Hurdle not only started a lefty in Fenway, he then replaced with a lefty? In Fenway? Who wrote up his scouting report, Manny?"- Anon

Hahahaha. You'd think so. If he hits a dinger now then you have to suspect something.

Okay just a single....

9-1 Red Sox.

Yea! Ken Rosenthal completely botches a piece, and I couldn't be more happy. Try again next inning Kenny....you'll do better. Lowell bangs a double into the left corner, and the Sawx need to cut it off.

How can we be only in the 5th inning'? Buck points out that the Sawx are batting around this inning.

"My God! It's 9-1 and we're only in the bottom of the 5TH! And it's already 10:40 in the east."- Anon

Welcome to the world of Tony Kornheiser.....

JD Drew picks up a single and an RBI and the Sawx have put it away....

7-1

Spires walks in a run.....

"There's not a prettier blimp than the Direc TV..."- Joe Buck

The Outback and Goodyear Blimps are calling you a player Joseph!

"Tim Wakefield is not active because of that muscle behind his pitching shoulder, his right shoulder."- Joe Buck


If you're not paying attention it's 12-1, and this game is over. Dustin P is about to hit a Grand Slam now..... Just wait....

"The Phillies go 14 years without making the freakin' playoffs, get swept, and then have Rosenthal forget about them when he's making some lame point about how the Rockies got here by beating the Little Sisters of the Poor JV team. Super. Thanks, Ken. Go interview the grounds crew or something."- Anon

Welcome to the world of shitty reporting by Ken Rosenthal. I don't know what it is about the guy but I don't believe a word he says.

Joe Buck destroys my childhood by singing the numbers song from Sesame Street....am I tripping now? Someone hold my hand???

Is it just me or is this the longest game ever? I'm not quiting but your random play by play is gone. You're all big boys/girls you can keep up with the scores. We're going straight quotes for this point.....

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God that commercial combined with Dane Cook, "Someone will do Something." NO SHIT YOU ASSHOLE!!!!!!!

TACO BELL PROMOTION!!!!!! How is Royce Clayton still alive?


"You mention Paul Giamati who's a great actor...was in that movie."- Joe Buck


Ummm....what movie Joe?.....you never mentioned a Movie at all.

"If one department of the Rockies has been affected its been the pitching."- Tim McCarver

This isn't the presidency Tim.

Joe and Tim convey exactly what we're all thinking right about now....WHY THE HELL IS JOSH BECKETT STILL IN THE GAME!?!?!?!?! It's 13-1?!?!?! I'm blown away that he's stil in the game. Absolutely blown away. He has no business being in the game. AT ALL. I don't care whether he gets out of the inning or not.

"I think I can play. I hope I can play. I know I can play."-McCarver's stages of a young player, which are right up there with Erikson's stages of development in our culture.

"I think I can shut up. I hope I can shut up. I know I can shut up."-Tim McCarver, in a wonderful hypothetical world.
(Via NHZ)

".....purchased Driven which is a breath taking cologne."- Joe Buck on Jeter's "Scenter"

"OMG How come no one has said anything about harold reynolds on the post-game.I'll watch the whole fucken thing now. he's back people, he's back!"- cws83

Ummm....he's been on Fox and MLB.com this whole playoffs.....it's nothing really new. Enjoy yourself though.

Mike Timlin is coming in for the Sox in the 8th....

"What a short quick stroke for a big man."- Tim McCarver

13-1 finish with Gagne after Tim and Joe try to make some sort of Van Halen reference. I'm so confused.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:35 PM

128 Comments:

I like Boston in 6, and Tim McCarver will make 5000 dumb statements.

Mookie said...
Oct 24, 2007, 4:58:00 PM  

I agree with Mookie, Sox in 6.

Along the lines of the live blog (which I love), for those of you who think you can broadcast better than Tim McCarver (i.e. all of you), you should try out a new site called YouCastr, which lets anyone broadcast live audio commentary during the game. Or you can listen to a real fan who is doing their own commentary, and chat live with other fans. And it's all free.

Let's go Sox!

-Ariel

Ariel said...
Oct 24, 2007, 5:29:00 PM  

I say... who cares??? Let basketball season commence!

Chris said...
Oct 24, 2007, 5:31:00 PM  

Enjoy McCrapper, I am not watching the World Series

Rob said...
Oct 24, 2007, 6:30:00 PM  

Boston couldn't use two more white guys to have an all-caucasian promo?

Sarge said...
Oct 24, 2007, 6:31:00 PM  

I like the Rockies in 5.

Draft King said...
Oct 24, 2007, 6:39:00 PM  

I say Sox in all seven games - it comes down to a game seven at Fenway. The best part of the series, aside from the series...

...Good 'ol Tim.
Woohoo.

mattycb8 said...
Oct 24, 2007, 6:55:00 PM  

Rox will sweep

Oct 24, 2007, 7:00:00 PM  

Ah, Tavares, what a great funk band.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

How has Josh Beckett been rested, and what about ARod?

hollywood wags said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:42:00 PM  

Buck's ahead of McCarver in the early going.

"Matsui has been a completely different guy since he left NY."

Well, if you mean that he's gone from being a banjo hitter in a pitcher's park to a banjo hitter in the best hitter's park in baseball, you're right. Except that says nothing about the player.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:44:00 PM  

Simmons just pitched a tent.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:45:00 PM  

"Boy, they are ready." Buck

Wow, Joe. Maybe that's because they've only had a two day layoff rather than the ungodly 8 days off the Rox have had. Good job, MLB. You should penalize Colorado for sweeping the D-Backs.

Joe said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:50:00 PM  

What exactly is shocking about a guy who "disdains" OBP doing something (sac bunt) that would lower his OBP tim?

Phil said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:51:00 PM  

Big Papi disdains OBP? First I heard of it. The guy had a .445 OBP this year...

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:56:00 PM  

Don't shoot the messenger nhz, just going by what the all-knowing McCarver says. He is wise.

Phil said...
Oct 24, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

Have they had the mandatory hourly Yankees update yet? I'm sure the rest of the civilized world is waiting with baited breath...

Bruce said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:04:00 PM  

Who is worse McCarver or Lugo?

Gotta vote for Lugo. at least Tim gets a couple of things right a game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:05:00 PM  

Welp, might as well go to bed early...

hollywood wags said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:09:00 PM  

phil - but...shooting the messenger is so much fun! :D

I was ragging on McCarver, not you. :)

Double for Tulo. 3-1.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:11:00 PM  

This umpire is the one hitters and pitchers both hate, the expanding and contracting strike zone.
You never know from pitch to pitch if it'll be a strike or not.

Mannys Papi said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:15:00 PM  

For those of you who 8:15 (Central) in the office pool for the first Dane Cook promo...congratulations.

joe said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:16:00 PM  

Also, did anyone notice Hurdle taking notes after Manny's laser to left?

Pedroia - Walk him
Youk - Walk him
Ortiz - Watch for bunt, walk him
Manny - Walk him

Mnnnys Papi said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

"16 of the 19 runs the Rockies have scored in the postseason have come with 2 out." --Tim McCarver right after Tulo's double.

How does he figure that the Rockies have only scored 19 runs in the post season? By my count it's 34.

-Mike

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:19:00 PM  

Maybe he meant that 16 came with two outs, 19 came with less? Of course, 19+16=35, not 34, but it seems plausible you could be off one and Tim could be off sixteen.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:21:00 PM  

Thanks, Joe Buck. If I'm ever in the Boston area (not gonna happen) I'll be sure to swing but Eagle's Deli.

joe said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:23:00 PM  

Facts can't stop McCarver, he needs to hear the sound of his voice.......like vampires need blood to survive.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:24:00 PM  

When the runner gets to third base, the next stop is home. - Tim

Really? No shit!!!

keyser soze said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:24:00 PM  

I'm just jumping in real quick, but I think I heard Tim say:

"The third base coach knows that after third base, the runner's next stop is home."

Thanks, Tim.

mattycb8 said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

I'm not even gonna try to post anything that comes out of Tim McCarver's mouth. It's either insanely obvious or completely nonsensical.

joe said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

Thanks for joining the party, John Mellencamp. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

joe said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:28:00 PM  

what was the deal with the desk tonight during pre game it was on a slant

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:30:00 PM  

Just wondering - am I the only one that despises that commercial that is on nonstop with Federer, Tiger, and that soccer player no one has ever heard of?

keyser soze said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:30:00 PM  

Actually, the Rockies are surprisingly NOT shifting against Ortiz. That was an old-fashioned gapper.

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:33:00 PM  

Ortiz hits a basically single?

Grammarman AND Mathman need a little visit.

Mookie said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:33:00 PM  

Thierry Henry.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:34:00 PM  

Oh, Joe. A Close Encounters reference - way to stay current.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:39:00 PM  

Thierry Henry, and no, you're definitely not the only one. It's terrible.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

And Joe slips in Conan's Jub-Jub
BRAVO!

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

he just got jub jub in
by the way
1 out 2 strikes in the 3rd

After coming back from the weather report he said "our own little jub jub"....

Simon said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:41:00 PM  

I could have went without hearing Joe Buck calling Chris Myers - Jub Jub

Cory said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:41:00 PM  

if it rains so hard that the game needs to be called. and it is after 5 1/2 inings. do they finish the game or is that it for the game?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:42:00 PM  

Mike, did you know that Joe Buck's version of Phone Sex is by putting one phone by the tape recorder, and another phone of Buck listening to himself?

Mookie said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

Am I the only one who doesn't get the harping on about Atkins/Heltons play earlier? Surely the sensible thing to do would have been for Atkins to just stand on third instead of risking a difficult throw against a fast runner?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

World Series games cannot be shortened, the finish the games, evn if it has to be 5AM when they're done.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

Infield Hit. The only way Lugo can possibly get on

Now watch him get caught stealing

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

If you can't run, it (bunting) isn't a good play. - Tim McC

keyser soze said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

Is it me or does McCarver announce as if everyone watching the game has never seen or heard of baseball and we're just a bunch of fucking retards??

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:46:00 PM  

Hey Tim, would you like to tell us that when a player reaches first base without an error by the opposing team, it's a single?

Mookie said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:48:00 PM  

Pretty sure that was Audioslave and not RatM.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:48:00 PM  

Timmy, in the next inning, tell me that a baseball is spherical.

Mookie said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:49:00 PM  

I think Terry Francona would be much more likable if he started going by "Tito" again.

joe said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:50:00 PM  

Do the Rockies realize you need to hit it OVER the Green Monster for a home run? There's no yellow line 5 feet over Manny's head.

Papis Mammy being Mammy said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:51:00 PM  

Helton hasn't changed? He hits about 35 less HRs a year now than 5 or so years ago. And who "belongs" on base?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:52:00 PM  

HOW GOOD IS DEREK JETER?

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

wow, helton's OBP was 55 points higher at home this year (BA +25 pts) but somehow, Coors Field has changed.

Ryan said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

I loved the umpire talking to Beckett, "if they're slimy, it'b probably because I'm holding them in my crotch and my balls have more cheese than that burger Fox showed last inning."

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

Buck and McCarver not talking is a good thing AA.

Mookie said...
Oct 24, 2007, 9:56:00 PM  

I think Jeter just got jealous. Buck just showed his man-crush for Turlowitzki (sp).

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:01:00 PM  

Filling holes? There's no filling holes in baseball!

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:03:00 PM  

For those interested, the Rox have scored 35 runs this postseason including the one tonight, and 24 of those have come with two out. That's extraordinary. Naturally, I don't know what Tim was talking about though.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

Manny Ramirez has a good batting eye and they've added seats to the top of the Green Monster... have they really run out of new things to say by the fourth inning?

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:05:00 PM  

"I don't see how the Red Sox can play David Ortiz defensively in Colorado".

You write him in at first base and he plays there. That's how you do it.

Thanks, Tim.

mattycb8 said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:06:00 PM  

If only Joe Morgan were also on this broadcast team. It would be a trio fit for Coopertown.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:07:00 PM  

Did McCarver just suggest that David Ortiz shouldn't play in Colorado? I'll lay down twenty bucks right now that says he drives in more runs than he costs defensively. That's just a stupid statement. Ortiz at 1B, Lowell at 3B, Youkilis in RF. It's that simple.

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

So Joe would have Manny at first to solve the problem...how does that help exactly?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Ask the Cardinals how many runs Ortiz cost the Red Sox in 2004 when he played first base.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Or, alternatively, just don't start Youkilis and have him be the first pinch hitter. Wow, this is easy.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Or just start Youk against lefties and Ortiz against righties.

Hold on a sec, the Yankees are on the phone about a position they have available.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:11:00 PM  

I say but Big Papi at shortstop. :)

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:12:00 PM  

+1 Anon. He can't be much worse than JuLu.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  
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NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  

Hurdle has a brain explosion there. You walk 0-2 Lowell?? righttttt

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  

Swing and a miss. Good to have you back, J.D.

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:14:00 PM  

check out the live broadcasters on youcastr.com, pretty funny, and better than joe buck

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:15:00 PM  

I feel bad for this kid pitching for the Rockies. Is Hurdle trying to save his pen for the rest of the series? Or has he conceded game one and this kid is going 7 even if he throws 200 pitches?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:17:00 PM  

mike - that sounded like velvet

keyser soze said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

"He was on the sidelines when Beckett beat the Giants."

Tim, did you mean "the dugout"?

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

Isn't putting Papi at SS about the biggest "Fuck You!" you can give the Rockies?

"We're so good, we'll beat you with a 300 lb SS with a limp and a first baseman's glove."

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  

Was that an interesting point about why Beckett threw a curve to strike him out? McCarver just wasted his one good comment of the series in the 5th inning of game one

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:21:00 PM  

Does Joe think Matsui's name is really Kazwell?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

Montague continues the string of awful strike zones in the post season.

He's all over the place

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:24:00 PM  

"I don't have my thesaurus with me. You told me to just pack the vibrator, ball gag, and extra KY."

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:24:00 PM  

these youcastr guys are terrible.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:24:00 PM  

The margin may only be 5, but the way Beckett is throwing, that's 6 runs too many.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:25:00 PM  

The margin may only be 5, but the way Beckett is throwing, that's 6 runs too many.

Is that a McCarver quote? It sounds like his sharp wit...

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:26:00 PM  

Do we still get that free taco if we own a lapdog or date girls with dragon tatoos?

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:32:00 PM  

"It'll be either Varitek or Torrealba trying to deny America of a free taco."

Because God knows they're sitting there, thinking: "NO, AMERICA GET'S NO TACOS!"

Courtesy of Joe...

mattycb8 said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:32:00 PM  

I wanna see McCarver explain a balk

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure that Torrealba has nothing better to do in game like this but sit there thinking: "AMERICA GETS NO TACOS!!!111"

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

"Does America still get the taco on a balk?"
"No."
"Anything at all for that, like tortillas, or anything?"
"No, no taco. Only a stolen base."

Because Tim needs that extra fat.

mattycb8 said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

Torreabla and Varitek are Taco Blockers!

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

Hurdle not only started a lefty in Fenway, he then replaced with a lefty? In Fenway? Who wrote up his scouting report, Manny?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:38:00 PM  

My God! It's 9-1 and we're only in the bottom of the 5TH! And it's already 10:40 in the east.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:42:00 PM  

Uh...no matter what park you're in, you start your best pitcher if he's available on regular rest for game one.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:42:00 PM  

And when your best pitcher gets pulled, you put in a lefty against a right handed heavy line up?

Only if it's your closer.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:46:00 PM  

By the time they pulled Francis, they could've put in the reanimated corpse of Walter Johnson (right-handed) and it wouldn't have made a difference.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:49:00 PM  

Torrealba to Speier: "Throw the goddamn ball over the plate so I can go sit down."

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:56:00 PM  

Mercy rule?

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:56:00 PM  

I think they dug up Walter Johnson. They should let Apodaca pitch, he wasn't half bad with the Mets. Wasn't half good either, but he could finish this game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:57:00 PM  

The Phillies go 14 years without making the freakin' playoffs, get swept, and then have Rosenthal forget about them when he's making some lame point about how the Rockies got here by beating the Little Sisters of the Poor JV team. Super. Thanks, Ken. Go interview the grounds crew or something.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:57:00 PM  

Ouch. Maybe Rosenthal should take the mound for the Rockies and solve two problems at once.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:59:00 PM  

How come they don't mention all those 2 out RBIs by the Rockies anymore?

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 10:59:00 PM  

Awesome. Boston fans were insufferable even before all this. What a deserving fanbase.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:01:00 PM  

Someone should bring Torrealba a fishing stool or something to save his knees

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:02:00 PM  

Hey! Not all of us Boston fans are bad! Just look at Ben Affleck.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:03:00 PM  

Good thing I didn't get those surround sound speakers. Joe Buck's singing would have blown them all out.

Please tell me someone else was deafened by that...

RJ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:04:00 PM  

We used to be insufferable douche bags, so we must be growing on you.

Besides, we cn't take all the credit, we learned from the best(worst), Yankee fans.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:05:00 PM  

I did like me some Gone Baby Gone, however.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:06:00 PM  

Am I the only one really annoyed by the levitra commercials calling erectile dysfunction "ED"? C'mon, ad-men! Don't you know fear of something's real name increases fear of the thing itself? Erectile dysfunction! You advertise drugs to help prevent erectile dysfunction! Erectile dysfunction: say it loud and say it proud!

(the above rant is what happens when you do a shot for every time someone gets walked in)

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:08:00 PM  

Royce Clayton just pointed out that you could go to any Taco Bell in America and tell them you hadn't got your free Taco yet. What a tricky bastard.

To be honest, I thought what he was saying to Coco was pretty damn funny. Clayton must be thrilled to even be in baseball.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:17:00 PM  

Jesus God, the Buckner play? Is there literally nothing else to discuss? Perhaps they should expound on Slaughter's Mad Dash while they're at it.

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

Holy crap!! Royce Clayton is still alive?? At least the miked-up piece with him talking about Taco Bell might be the best piece of audio ever on that feature -- usually it's some magnificent insight like "YEAH BABY, GO, GO ... YEEEAAHHHH!!"

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

mike - I was thinking it was time for a Bucky Dent sighting, with some vague reference to Pedroia because he's short or something.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:22:00 PM  

http://imdb.com/name/nm0316079/

You tell me which movie Giamatti's in that Buck's referring too. Shoot 'Em Up and The Illusionist were very good.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:27:00 PM  

Apparently Tito doesn't trust Gagne with at 12-run lead...

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:28:00 PM  

The answer you're looking for, ladies and gentlemen, is "Fred Claus." Fred... Claus.

mike said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

The Red Sox offered the Rockies to let Gagne finish the game for them to save their pen.

The Rockies said no, they wanted to keep the score respectable.

Anonymous said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

Mike - you would? I'd rather see Snyder.

"I think I can play. I hope I can play. I know I can play."-McCarver's stages of a young player, which are right up there with Erikson's stages of development in our culture.

"I think I can shut up. I hope I can shut up. I know I can shut up."-Tim McCarver, in a wonderful hypothetical world.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:31:00 PM  

If it's Fred Claus, it was in the wrong tense. Buck said Giamatti "was" in that movie. It hasn't come out yet.

/end grammar freak mode

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:33:00 PM  

OMG How come no one has said anything about harold reynolds on the post-game.I'll watch the whole fucken thing now. he's back people, he's back!

chws83 said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:36:00 PM  

Not that I thought Harold Reynolds was good at beign a studio analyst, but I'll say two things for him:

1. He made fun of John Kruk.
2. The circumstances that led to him being fired were very sketchy.

NHZ said...
Oct 24, 2007, 11:41:00 PM  

LaTroy Hawkins's delivery is "probably disconcerting" to hitters because he "throws his glove in the air" according to McCarver.

Two things:

1. If you're Eric Hinske, who just struck out, any pitcher over 12 years old is disconcerting.

2. What was the last time a hitter walked up to the plate, looked up and muttered "shit. I can't believe I have to face LaTroy Hawkins." Well?

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 12:00:00 AM  

Not that anyone listens to the show, but Eric Byrnes was on Rome earlier trying to take credit for the Rockies winning the NLCS after his 'we outplayed them, they're lucky' comments after Game 2. What a douchenozzle. When I saw the postgame was Kevin Kennedy, Karros, da Nozzle & Reche Caldwell-eyes, It 'made me wanna puke'.
That, and the fact that the Red Sox won.

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 12:42:00 AM  

According to eTrueSports.com McCarver is not overbearing or didactic when he's asleep. I need to see proof.

Java said...
Oct 25, 2007, 1:54:00 AM  

i have no emotional interest in this game (mets fan), but mccarver cracks me up. never fire this guy, ever fox. ever.

"those are my guys!!" - speaking about van halen.

Tina said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:22:00 AM  

Did anyone else hear Timmy say "The Red Sox have found various ways to get on base: They've walked, they've hit." ?

Umm, what about when Mirabelli parachuted in and sneaked onto 2nd?

Joe said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:34:00 AM  

"By the time they pulled Francis, they could've put in the reanimated corpse of Walter Johnson (right-handed) and it wouldn't have made a difference."

You were right, it wouldn't have made a difference. The Red Sox tied the record for doubles in a WS game. The last team to do it, the 1925 Pirates. The opposing pitcher you might ask? Walter Johnson.

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 12:05:00 PM  

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