Red Sox - Yankees on FOX Open Thread

Saturday, April 12, 2008

(posted by One More Dying Quail)

You know, I'm a Red Sox fan, and I'm still not ready for this whole "Rivalry '08" thing just yet. It's just too early for my brain to summon up the necessary angst that normally accompanies these matchups.

At least we get a couple of tasty treats over the next two days: Tim McCarver and Joe Buck (I'm assuming) in about ten minutes (expect at least fifteen mentions of the Red Sox shirt that was allegedly buried underneath the New Yankee Stadium) and Jon Miller and Joe Morgan tomorrow. Twenty years from now, they'll write book about this weekend.

Don't know how this will go, but consider this an open thread for this afternoon's game. Leave any and all McCarver-Buck gems in the comments.

Today's trivia question: which Yankees rookie has thrown a no-hitter?
Today's trivia answer: No Yankees rookie has thrown a no-hitter.

The verdict? Today's trivia question sucked.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 3:15 PM



Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

Wow this sucks

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

Nobody cares about the Yankees vs. Red Sox except New York and Boston, despite what the sports media thinks.

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

Did McCarver really just try to say getting thrown out at second was a good baserunning play? I'd rewind to double check, but my ears are bleeding.

Phil said...
Apr 12, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

Yeah...that is what he said. Great baserunning was the words he said. I just put on my I hate Tim McCarver shirt!!!

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

A trick question for the trivia question?? As JG Wentworth would say, "It's my trivia question and I need it NOW!"

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 6:12:00 PM  

Jeanie says if this wasn't the Red Sox and the Yankees I wouldn't still be watching. On the contrary, I'd probably care a whole hell of a lot more if it was some other teams.

Skip said...
Apr 12, 2008, 7:30:00 PM  

Wow, this may have been the most excruciating hour of television ever. I've never seen a more boring group of studio 'analysts', and Jeanie's just stupid. Jubba????? Are you kidding me !?!?

Frigidevil said...
Apr 12, 2008, 7:47:00 PM  

I'm with you. I finally had to turn it off because their "discussion" is abysmal and I sure don't need any NASCAR. Yuck.

Skip said...
Apr 12, 2008, 7:50:00 PM  

Joe Buck is so upset with having to sit through this rain delay that he's taking the next 6 weeks off.

Bill S. said...
Apr 12, 2008, 7:59:00 PM  

It's a good time to acknowledge the Pepsi clutch performer of the game - Manny Ramirez ... this was enthusiastically announced by McCarver and Buck approximately two hours ago in the top of the seventh inning. Don't most clutch plays happen in the final three innings?

Shaddick said...
Apr 12, 2008, 7:59:00 PM  

True shaddick. Like March madness when they announce the Chevy POTG right before crunchtime. I'm betting the announcers get to choose and they want to get it out of the way early so they can call the endgame.

Monty said...
Apr 12, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

I can only imagine every redneck in America is getting impatient waiting for this at bat by Cano to end...

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

Morons put on NASCAR with a 3-2 count, 2 outs, top 9th

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

Oh .... don't worry ... as FOX cuts away with a full count in the 9th with 2 out. Unbelievable - sticking a big middle finger up to those of us who were patient enough to tune in for the end. Wow ... that first lap was riveting.

shaddick said...
Apr 12, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  
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Apr 12, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

Fox had to show the start of the Five Dollar Footlong 500. To be fair, before the inning started, they said they would switch the rest of the game to FX. It just looks bad.

Apr 12, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

It looks really bad for those of us who don't get FX. I guess I should look at the bright side ... I didn't have to hear McCarver speak another word.

shaddick said...
Apr 12, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

If I can elaborate on something phil said earlier...McCarver said that more bad baserunning plays are made when the runner does not try to take an extra base, than when he does.

That's right, more bad plays are made when a play isn't made than when one is made.

Something tells me Timmy took a few too many foul tips off the face mask in his day...

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

**** Boston

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

DOUBLE WHAMMY FOX!!! Miss the final out AND the green FUCK UP, and over at Daly Planet he's hearing that Fox HQ is getting hammered by BOTH MLB and NASCAR for screwing up so badly.

Sam Walker said...
Apr 12, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

Funny thing is the baseball game was on both Fox & FX after 8:30, but they tried to show both in their entireties on Fox and wound up pissing off everyone.

Apr 12, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

Reruns of Cops > NASCAR

Only because there's a better chance of seeing someone getting Tasered on Cops.

Anonymous said...
Apr 12, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

They're worried about their NASCAR contingent? Good lord.

And Sox/yanks, already? And it's the sunday night baseball game tomorrow on ESPN? Christ.

Anyone who dismisses the notion of an east coast bias in sports coverage need look no further than the ridiculous attention these 2 media whores of teams take up for proof.

Brian said...
Apr 13, 2008, 12:33:00 AM  

Re: Brian. Same thing can be said during college b-ball season (which of course just wrapped up) when Duke and North Carolina get together.

tpachris said...
Apr 13, 2008, 12:38:00 AM  

Understand why Fox moved their baseball coverage up from the middle of May to the beginning of the season: because ESPN, YES & NESN were getting an unopposed number of Sox/Yanks matchups. Fox tried to hold as many eyeballs with their balancing act of NASCAR & Boston/NY for as long as they could. And for those keeping track: Red Sox/Yankees will have had three national (or near national) broadcasts in the next 5 days.

Apr 13, 2008, 12:42:00 AM  

>Anyone who dismisses the notion of an east coast bias in sports coverage need look no further than the ridiculous attention these 2 media whores of teams take up for proof<

Word. Showing Florida's spring practice yesterday was ludicrous.

thermal54 said...
Apr 13, 2008, 11:50:00 AM  

Plus, it looked like Erin Andrews was wearing some sort of prom dress. What's up with that?

Also, it was ESPN, not FOX.

thermal54 said...
Apr 13, 2008, 12:01:00 PM  

2 straight sox posts? come on quail

Doje said...
Apr 13, 2008, 12:15:00 PM  

Fox also aired Rockies-D'Backs ... only in Colorado and Arizona. That game should have been a national telecast (Chase Field has a roof) and it would have been over in time for NASCAR.

For Fox and ESPN the New York/Chicago/Los Angeles bias trumps the NLCS rematch.

chuckyinjersey said...
Apr 17, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

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