Sunday, April 13, 2008
(posted by One More Dying Quail)
Alright, folks: five more minutes of The Memory Keeper's Daughter (damn you Lifetime!) and it...is...on. Roughly 210 minutes of award-winning broadcasting awaits.
Joe Morgan. Jon Miller. Yankees. Red Sox. ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. NEXT!
I'll do what I can to update this here thing, but leave your thoughts below - please, for the love of God. If this thing doesn't get at least thirty comments, AA might not let me out of the basement.
PregameHoly Christ on a cracker! Those are the greatest shirts in the history of ever! Yellow with a red power tie for Jon, purple on purple for my man Joe. The only word possible to describe this situation is, "Fabulous!"
And we're off to a great start for Joe Morgan: "I've watched Dice-K pitch several times on TV this year." Ummmm, really Joe? Because this is only his 4th start. Glad you understand the meaning of the word "several." - Ames
I don't know, Ames - I'll give Joe the benefit of the doubt on this one. Three could, technically, be used to connote "several". Possibly. I think the most important thing to take from this is the idea that Joe is watching games on television. That's huge.
"He's HOT!" - Jon Miller, reading J.D. Drew's name on the lineup - I agree, he IS a handsome man.
That curveball from Hughes made MY knees buckle. I can't wait to see him and Buchholz go head to head one of these days.
"Manny can handle any pitch" Joe Morgan, moments after Morgan was saying Manny was a great hitter because he didnt swing at a pitch he couldnt handle. - pickitup
"The last time there was a Yankee pitcher this young who started at Fenway, it was Jose Rijo!" - Jon Miller - I'll admit, Rijo was great for several years, but I'm not sure Yankees fans want to hear their phenom compared to a guy whose arm pretty much fell off at the age of 30.
Jon Miller says after Casey's ground rule double, "That's a home in run in any other ball park....380 feet".
Well I just checked the right field dimensions of all current baseball parks and come up with Turner Field (390 feet), Comerica Park (388 feet), Ameriquest Field (381 feet), and PETCO Park (387 feet) as being longer than Fenway's 380 feet. - anonymous
Can you feel one of these 4.5 hour 9 inning Red Sox-Yankee Games coming on? I can. - ninjasrpeopletoo
If that happens, I'm not making it past the sixth inning.
Good Lord. I was just thinking, "Tie goes to the runner," and then Joe said it. Pray for me. Please.
"They say this kid is gonna be really special, especially with the glove." - Joe - Where are they gonna put him? First base? Or is Jeter actually gonna give up shortstop in the near future?
Damon steals second again. He is just openly mocking Jon and Joe at this point.
Rough night for Jose Molina. He's been remarkable in his consistency to not block pitches in the dirt.
This game might never end.
Shouldn't Molina be getting a little of the blame for being crossed up on two pitches, leading directly to two runs? He better be getting a talking to from Yadier and Benji later. - ninjasrpeopletoo
Absolutely. You usually expect your catcher to at least get to the ball and knock it down, especially with a runner on third.
"Roughly 210 minutes of award-winning broadcasting awaits."
I believe the proper term for this is "misunderestimating".
They mentioned the other night that the average Sox-Yankees game lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes, so that's what I used. Clearly, I should have gone with the over. The WAY over. This is freakin' unbelievable.
"Watch where his left arm is (promptly circles Sean Casey's right arm)." - Joe
"Foul ball lands about an inch away from Peter Gammons. Joe and Jon start to jokingly bust on him for not trying to catch the ball. Gammons shoots back that he has bad/frozen hands. Joe puts on his player cap to remind those of us that haven't played the game that it was a good idea not to catch it because "the ball hurts". They don't show Gammons when he responds but his tone says it all. "I know that" roughly translated "I would kill you if ESPN let me"." - anonymous
Joe has been on a crusade this season to make sure everyone is aware of how much the ball hurts when it hits you.
Coco Crisp has apparently decided to bunt for a base hit every time up.
I wanna be annoyed that they're talking about a play from four years ago, but I can't. I will never tire of hearing about Dave Roberts. (Although I thought Tom Gordon was on the mound in Game 5...I'll have to check.)
Yup, Roberts pinch ran in Game 5 and ended up scoring the tying run, but the only role Rivera played was giving up the sacrifice fly that drove in Roberts. Miller somehow managed to get most of the details of that story incorrect.
I don't even know what inning it is anymore - sixth? Yeesh - guess who's not watching the end of this game? (I say that now. Watch, I'll still be up at the end, and hating myself for it.)
Alright, boys and girls. We hit fifty comments (amazing work from everyone), so I'm gonna call it a weekend. Doesn't mean you have to stop, of course - I'm already looking forward to stopping by tomorrow and seeing what other gems you all hear.
Thanks for joining me here over the last couple days. We'll have to do this open thread thing again sometime - next Sunday, same time, same station? Hope to see you all here.