World Series Game Two Open Thread

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I came to the realization that live-blogging Baseball just plain sucks last night. So we're going with the good old open thread quote thingy. It'll Joe, Tim, and YOU! Going in this spot and we'll kick things off tonight around 8:30.

Hey Tito and Hurdle! I want my free taco dammit!!! Send someone tonight!



Oooh Vince Vaughn and an ad for Fred Claus. Good work FOX.

"I don't love you if you don't win."- Vince Vaughn


Kinda funny actually.

"He's got all four pitches."- Joe Buck
, on Rockies Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez

Umm which four Joe? And according to Tim, Dice K has 5.

"Just got through the Jeanie, Byrnes, Karros, Kennedy schrill shouting match. When's the first pitch?"- Anon

I have no idea. Byrnes is the most annoying on-air personality ever. Love him as a ballplayer though.

Taveras is on.....TACO! TACO! Dammit....hit and run. Stupid Holliday ruins Tacos for everyone. I'm rescinding my MVP vote.

"Whoever had this "free taco for every stolen base" is a genius. They are getting a ton of publicity and may very well never have to give out a single taco..."- Charlie

Seriously.

"He's coming out of a one man submarine....submersible."- Tim McCarver


Hey smart guy! That's redundant....it's where the word comes from Tim.

"They think his curveball would work better here in Boston, better than in Mile High Stadium."- Tim McCarver

(Via mattycb8....they don't play there anymore actually Tim)

"That's a group....Barenaked Ladies."- Joe Buck


Thanks Joe.

Don't worry, they'll be on Joe's tonight show soon- Anon

Hahahahaha. Very relevant those BNLs.

"Once a guy drops his bat, baserunning is the biggest determining factor to whether you gonna get runs or not. It's so important. SO Important."- Tim McCarver


Hahahahaha....you think Tim? I would go with the guy behind you getting a hit being the "biggest", but okay.

TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Jacoby!

"WOO TACOBY SHELLSBURY!!"- mance01

Hahahahaha.

"Classic McCarver. "I think Apodaca is going out there to talk not just to Jimenez, but also Torrealba." Apodaca walks to the mound, stares directly at Jimenez the whole time, clearly talking only to him. McCarver: "I think he's talking to Jimenez and Tulowitzki, about whether to cover second base." A minute later, they get audio of the conversation, and of course it was nothing more than a pep talk to the 23-year-old pitcher. No mention of covering second base at all. And then, Ellsbury steals second, and no one covers the base. I swear, no one invents more things happening in a baseball game than Tim McCarver."- Matt

Great catch Matt.

"Not too many hitters can put a good swing on a 2 strike fastball"- Tim McCarver (Via dummy)

Followed by a lined 2 stike shot by Manny.

"A jerk of the head. That's the biggest secret of his success."- Tim McCarver

I'm guessing being able to located the ball is probably the biggest secret Timmy. Also.....jerk of the head....tee hee.

"When did Kirby Puckett join Boyz II Men?"- Mike

Hahahahahaha. They blew up....and weren't there 4 of them? Where's Michael Bivens? ABC-BBD....The East Coast Family. OH CRAP! And what happened to Sudden Impact?

"Papelbon with the combination of towels wrapped around his money maker."- Joe Buck

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:36 PM

46 Comments:

Wow, I'm automatically the most qualified one commentating then.

GMoney said...
Oct 25, 2007, 5:27:00 PM  

I've lost all interest now that the potential for a JUB-JUB drop is gone.

But I'll be watching Conan tonight.

Richie Rich said...
Oct 25, 2007, 7:55:00 PM  

I know this is the World Series Open Thread and she was talking about the rain, but Erin Andrews said before the 3rd down play: "It's pretty hard right now."

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 7:55:00 PM  

Just got through the Jeanie, Byrnes, Karros, Kennedy schrill shouting match. When's the first pitch?

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 8:12:00 PM  

Dwight Evans vs. some dude calling himself a "defensive closer." Is that like a clean-up man for attorneys during big trials? Or is that who Kyra Sedgwick turns to when she can't get the confession?

Big Orange Amy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  

Whoever had this "free taco for every stolen base" is a genius. They are getting a ton of publicity and may very well never have to give out a single taco...

Charlie said...
Oct 25, 2007, 8:49:00 PM  

McCarver's submersible comment indicates that he DID bring his thesaurus tonight.

Dane Cook! Off with his head!

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

"They think his curveball would work better here in Boston, better than in Mile High Stadium."

They don't play there anymore, Tim. It's okay, we know you're old, but you're not that old.

mattycb8 said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:02:00 PM  

"We are 20 feet below sea level. So the curveball should work."

Damn, Tim, you're right on the game tonight, aren't you?

I'm not even being picky, here, but come on...

mattycb8 said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:03:00 PM  

What the hell was that Barenaked Ladies reference??

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:07:00 PM  

Is Joe the only one who didn't know that Bare Naked Ladies is a band? Seriously.

Big Orange Amy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:07:00 PM  

Yeah, Joe's definitely keeping us all hip to the current pop culture.

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:12:00 PM  

Don't worry, they'll be on Joe's tonight show soon

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

Okay...um...that's a nice gesture by Clint Hurdle to write "64" at the top of the scorecard, but color me skeptical that it really did anything to help the Rockies play baseball.

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:23:00 PM  

"He'll get a fast ball here"...a curve was thrown.

dummy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:25:00 PM  

Karma nhz, karma.

dummy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

Karma nhz, karma.

dummy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

Karma, schmarma. :P It's a nice story, but let me know when Rosenthal has something relevant to baseball to contribute.

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:27:00 PM  

how many times are they gonna say "appadaca"??

angie said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:32:00 PM  

I think they just like saying "appadaca." I mean, don't you? It's a lot of fun.

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:35:00 PM  

Tim doing JFK in the 1st inning Taverez HBP "If you can't hit Schilling, let Schilling hit you."

Inspirational.

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

Running the bases is important. You can't score runs if you don't run the bases. Thanks Tim.

- b said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:46:00 PM  

WOOOOHOOOOO!

Free Tacos for everyone!

- b said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:51:00 PM  

WOO TACOBY SHELLSBURY!! Free tacos babay!!

mance01 said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:51:00 PM  

From here on, I hearby give Jacoby Ellsbury the nickname of "Taco."

Jacoby "Taco" Ellsbury...YES!

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:53:00 PM  

Jacoby Ellsbury: Indigestion Hero!

NHZ said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

No lettuce please...thank you.

GoCamels said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

Classic McCarver. "I think Apodaca is going out there to talk not just to Jimenez, but also Torrealba." Apodaca walks to the mound, stares directly at Jimenez the whole time, clearly talking only to him. McCarver: "I think he's talking to Jimenez and Tulowitzki, about whether to cover second base." A minute later, they get audio of the conversation, and of course it was nothing more than a pep talk to the 23-year-old pitcher. No mention of covering second base at all. And then, Ellsbury steals second, and no one covers the base. I swear, no one invents more things happening in a baseball game than Tim McCarver.

Matt Matros said...
Oct 25, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  

"Not too many hitters can put a good swing on a 2 strike fastball"...WTF?

dummy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 10:16:00 PM  

Please God...let us get out of this inning with only a 1 run deficit. I'll stop looking at internet porn, I swear.

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

Is it me, or is Affeldt working the Justin Timberlake "D*ck in a Box" facial hair?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_in_a_Box

AC said...
Oct 25, 2007, 10:27:00 PM  

Looks like my days of internet porn is officially over...

dummy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 10:30:00 PM  

When did Kirby Puckett join Boyz II Men?

mike said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:21:00 PM  

Sooo, Fox can't find a good way to mic the crowd, yet can get perfect audio from the Sox bullpen?? Brilliant.

Michael said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:28:00 PM  

Change up? WTF?

dummy said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:39:00 PM  

McCarver again: "What an athletic play by Papelbon to get out of the way of that ball." Replays clearly show that Papelbon didn't move until the ball passed him. Tim "I make shit up" McCarver

Matt Matros said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:48:00 PM  

Are the Rockies' home announcers doing the games from Colorado?

MoonHopper said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:50:00 PM  

George Hamilton needs to tell Holliday to stick to hitting and leave the base stealing to Jacoby the Jet.

Oct 26, 2007, 12:27:00 AM  

was "money maker" the word of the day for buck?

chws83 said...
Oct 26, 2007, 12:30:00 AM  

What about Joe Buck calling Boston "White Sox" at the top of the seventh when he was extolling how happy the fans in New England are with all of their local teams...???

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 9:28:00 AM  

I loved that baserunning line. Yep, once you drop the bat that's pretty much the ONLY important thing.

Kevin Hayward said...
Oct 26, 2007, 9:40:00 AM  

Did anyone hear ESPN's radio broadcast? They threw it up to Jon Miller and he started the show with "San Francisco Giants baseball is.............." followed by some awkward cover and stammering. Just horrible.

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:35:00 AM  

Best McCarver line of the night (in the top of the ninth):

"He can find the monster with the right stroke."

Gourmet Spud said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:38:00 AM  

Umm did anyone hear Timmy say "He can find the monster with one good stroke"

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:39:00 AM  

sorry gourmet spud..u get the credit..congratulations

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 10:55:00 AM  

Will the DirecTV blimp only fly straight at sea level? Or will it be more like a knuckleball at mile-high altitudes?

Anonymous said...
Oct 26, 2007, 11:16:00 AM  

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