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  • July 16th, 2008

    American League 4, National League 3:
    And that makes 12 in a row….

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:32 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    Since the National League won in Philly in 1996, the American League has won 11 games (the 12th was the infamous tie in 2002). So, once again, the American League has home-field advantage for the World Series, as they have for every year since the “prize” was implemented in 2003…

    Can I just say how amusing I find it that, after all the brouhaha about the All-Star festivities being at Skankee Stadium and the history there that NOT ONE SKANKEE figured prominently in the festivities??

    The Home Run Derby: A-Fraud could not be bothered, Giam-Bo did not get in, Jeets is not a home run hitter, and Mariano is a pitcher. I don’t think it would have mattered anyway–Josh Hamilton was the story–and I don’t see any of them being able to take away from that…

    The All-Star Game: Two words: JD Drew. 3 more words: All Star MVP. 6 more words: Not one Skankee even…came…close…HA HA

    And if the game had went any longer, we may have seen JD Drew on the pitchers’ mound. From Tito: “(He) might have been a little more of an MVP if we went a couple more innings. He might have pitched. He’s been begging me a long time to pitch, and we almost got close. But we were still a ways away from that.”

    I’m sorry, I thought this game was like watching paint dry–as a matter of fact the most exciting All Star game I can remember was the one in 2004 when Fat Boy Roger got lit up for 6 runs in 1 inning, and I am thinking it was because his catcher (Mike Piazza) was telling the hitter what was coming. Now, I have no way of proving that–but after Roger beaned him in the head and then tried to bludgeon Mike to death during the July 2000 subway series–I would not have blamed him in the least….

    I stopped watching at the start of the 10th inning. It was 11:45 and I had about enough. Good thing, I would have been gnawing on my arm if I had sat up till 2 am to watch THAT…15 innings to put away the National League? Are you kidding me??? This game was 4 hours and 54 minutes, and Tito actually used every last player–heck, I was surprised it went this long. He actually used his last position player (Eva(n) Longoria) in the 8th as the DH…

    And how bout Dan Uggla with THREE errors (all fielding) in this game?? What was he doing, channeling Julio Lugo? This is what Dan had to say: “My reputation is what it is — one night is not going to change it. It doesn’t change the way I go about my game play. Someone else might want to say something about it, but I know what kind of player I am.” He currently has 6 errors and a .985 Fielding % for the 2008 campaign.

    Oh, and if you thought that since all of the Sea Dogs games that Big Papi will DH for his rehab assignment were all sold out, that you would go to Pawtucket this weekend instead? Think again. As of now, the only tickets available for the 3 contests this weekend are standing room only–and I don’t see them lasting long either…

    Coming up: It’s not bad enough that the Sox off day is Thursday (What do they need an off day for? Most of them have been off since Sunday!) But then the Friday game doesn’t start until the middle of the night! Yep, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, its time for Left Coast Baseball AGAIN! 6 games, all but 2 after 9:00pm. Friday night’s game: Clay Buchholtz (who will hopefully measure up to the high expectations everyone seems to have of him) will take the mound against the Lost Angeles Angels of Anaheim, PA, New Jersey, and United States of America. John Lackey gets the nod for the Angels. 1st pitch 10:05pm…

    2 Responses to “American League 4, National League 3:
    And that makes 12 in a row….”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, like an idiot I stayed up for the whole thing. The fact JD won the MVP at Yankees Stadium thrills me to no end.

      And did you hear JD throws a knuckleball? THAT I’d pay good money to see!

    2. Christine E. says:

      Your a better fan than I, Ted Just could not do it

      a Knuckleball? No way! LOL I’d pay to see that too!

      Hope you are well..

      2 more days without Red Sox baseball…UGH

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