ALCS Game 6 Live-Blog

Saturday, October 18, 2008



Josh Beckett, man of few words, pitching tonight in Tampa. (Video courtesy of Texas Gal @ Center Field.)

Did TBS' signal take a schvitz? For some reason I have Dick Clark showing news bloopers instead of the pre-game show. And now, Steve Harvey? Eff this. Back to football.

Hey, MLB: why not award the broadcast rights to a real station with a back-up plan if its signal takes a complete dump? Just a thought.'

I don't have the heart to follow the game on radio, not when there's football on. Feel free to follow the action here and talk amongst yourselves while I remain pissed off.

OK, the signal exists.....so we'll do this now. 2nd inning, Youkilis up against Shields....and he just crushed one to tie the game. at 1. If you missed it, B.J. Upton jacked one off Beckett in the first inning, while the rest of us were watching Steve Harvey and bitching.

And J.D. Drew missed back-to-back jacks by inches. He knocks a 2-2 pitch through the right side of the infield for a single. Jason Bay is up -- and Evan Longoria makes a great pick on a grounder on the left side to force Drew out at 2nd. WOW. Throwing that off balance is impressive.

Kotsay up. Shields gets him to whiff on a fastball, but knocks the next pitch past Carlos Pena at first base. 1st and 2nd, one out.

"We're back, and you haven't missed much." - Chip Caray. I'd say a home run is a lot, asshat. (via Anon)

Fly out for the 2nd out by Jed Lowrie, as Upton tracks it down, and now we're watching Jason Varitek hit in the 9 hole with 2 outs, and we learn that James Shields is Aaron Rowand's cousin. 1-1 after an inside fastball. 1-2 pitch goes off the umpire's mask. Popped to left, Crawford's got it.

1-1 game in the middle of the 2nd.

"Chip Caray, nepotism at its finest." - Vegas Cabbie
"TBS wins the Rudy Martzke Memorial Dreaded Glitch Award." - James Craven

Carl Crawford grounds out on the first pitch to Pedroia. Cliff Floyd takes a strike. He's got an 0-2 count, and Buck Martinez made a good point about Beckett trying to off-speed his way out of this start. Another breaking ball gets Floyd looking for the second out. Dioner Navarro flies out to Drew in right. Still tied after 2 innings.

Crisp is up with a 1-1 count right now, takes a ball high. 2-2 after he pops another one back; he then flies out to Upton. There's enough cowbell to satiate Christopher Walken's fever in St. Pete. Two close pitches called balls by the umpire against Pedroia. 3-0 count now. Pedroia draws a walk on what looked like strike 2, but it missed on the tracker. Big Papi is up, ball one is low. Ortiz knocks one down the first base line for a double, and Pedroia stops at third. That's one way to beat the shift. Youkilis drives in Pedroia with a ground out to short. Boston takes a 2-1 lead. 2 outs for J.D. Drew, whom Shields walks to get to Jason Bay.

Shields throws a nice slider to get a 1-2 count on Bay. Next one's in the dirt and Navarro blocks it. Next pitch is a ball, full count. Fouled back. Bay draws a walk with a change-up outside. Bases loaded for Mark Kotsay.

Shields throws 2 straight balls to the first baseman, make that 3.

"You gotta wonder if this isn't a result of the long rest, he hasn't pitched in 8 days." - Buck Martinez

Kotsay flies a long way out to Upton in center; middle of three and the Sawx are up by one.

Beckett gets Gabe Gross looking to open the bottom of the inning, and we go to Craig Sager, who has a wild design on his tie, but at least it matches the jacket tonight. He plunks Bartlett on an 0-2 count, and Beckett's griping about him leaning into it. Iwamura comes up for the second time tonight. He's drawn a 2-0 count, as Beckett and Varitek pay attention to Barlett at first. 3-0 after another high pitch.

"And the problem is, Babe Ruth's on deck." - Buck Martinez, referring to B.J. Upton with the 3-1 count now. Iwamura pops up to Pedroia, and up comes Bossman Junior.

"That pitch humped up to 93." - Chip Caray, earlier (from JFein)

0-2 on Upton after he swung for the fences again. Pitch is just outside, 1-2. Next one's down and fouled off. 2-2 after another one outside. Upton hits it back to the mound, and Beckett's out of the inning.

So, we're back for the 4th inning, and the home plate ump is coming out because of that ball he got nicked on when Varitek was at the plate last. This means we're going to have some variance again as pitchers get used to the strike zone of whomever will be handling balls and strikes.

Oof, feeling lousy...will have to call this off. Keep watching and have fun. See you later.

176 Comments:

Why is TBS airing Bloopers? The game starts in 5 minutes.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:01:00 PM  

It's 8:02? What the fuck is the blooper crap doing on my TV!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:02:00 PM  

Same in Atlanta. Even the local TBS frequency has another program.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:03:00 PM  

That's something I'd expect to happen to Versus, not TBS.

At least ESPN Radio has the game on.

/shudders

Oct 18, 2008, 8:04:00 PM  

Fucking pathetic. And, my local Comcast cable guide only has the game listed from 5-7pm (Pacific).

Now, we have Steve Harvey.

Somebody better get fired for this.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

Hopefully the bloopers don't run into the actual game.

Not Funny TBS.

Joey Ashcraft said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

Is the game going to start on time? If it is, the're going to miss it.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

Sucks right now if you're a Sawx or Rays fan. Oh well, while TBS corrects their problems, I'll listen to dumb things said by Mike Patrick...

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

Okay, if they're having "technical problems," they need to at least grab a CNN studio or something and get someone to do a quasi play-by-play or something. This is unbelieveable.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:07:00 PM  
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alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

One thing's for sure. This'll be the highest rated episode of the Steve Harvey Show ever.

Gorgonzola said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

This is perhaps the most embarrassing moment in sports broadcasting history

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

This is ABSOLUTELY FUCKING UNACCEPTABLE.

I just want to make that clear.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

Well, in Boston they were pretty sure the Rays would win. I guess the production people turned it off the 6th inning and assumed they were done for the year.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

Base hit by CoCo Crisp on a bunt.

Oct 18, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

Wow, great job MLB giving the playoffs to this crappy cable channel. Maybe next contract they can give the playoffs to the WB.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

Game has started. Crisp bunt single. This is inexusable.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:09:00 PM  

ESPN should taking boxing of off Classic and just go to a blank screen with the radio broadcast over it.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

i hope the signal doesn't come back

MLB will cancel the contrat immediatley

Direct TV is also on Harvey

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Either Steve Harvey has the most amazingly clear-cut hairline in history, or that hair is painted on!

Jay said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Game has started.

I'm listening on ESPN radio.

Unbelievable, TBS.

Joey Ashcraft said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Crisp gets picked off first.

Oct 18, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

Dear TBS,

You're fired.

Sincerely, MLB

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:12:00 PM  

TBS scroll: "We are having technical difficulties. Please stand by for the coverage of Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays."

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

You would think they would goto a studio setup or something like that with this issue. However, since the whole studio setup is at Fenway, that makes it impossible. They should at least run a radio feed with a still shot in the background instead of the Steve Harvey Show. Bad call on the management at TBS.

Do we have any idea what is causing this problem?

Brian said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

WTF! please continue to send in updates...

Jeff Dexter said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

I have never seen anything like this. No information about anything on TBS. It makes you wonder if they know there is a game going on.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  
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Alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

haha...she is eating icing straight out of the container!!!

hahahahahahaha!!!!

Adam said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

I blame Caliendo. He got tired of the baseball game interfering with his Frank TV commercials.

Oct 18, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Steve Harvey isn't even as funny as the Rays used to be. I've seen better acting on I Love NY.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Dear Steve Harvey,

Please give me back my hairline.

Sincerely,

Jerome Bettis

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:15:00 PM  

Steve Harvey's spent 2 hours fixing his hair in case TBS messed up baseball. Better him than bloopers.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:16:00 PM  

i am not getting a scroll

this is embarrassing

i'd be pissed if I was in Boston or Tampa

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:16:00 PM  

David Ortiz struck out.

Middle of the 1st.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

If the studio setup is still at Fenway, that might explain the technical difficulties....considering the game is in Tampa.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

Hilarious.

Nice job TBS.

JFreak said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

end of inning

0 runs
1 hit
no one left

and now a message from Cedric the entertainer

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

This show is to comedy what Lou Holtz is to spit-free historical references.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

http://espnradio.espn.go.com/espnradio/index ... you can listen live if you select the Pittsburgh feed

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

Steve Harvey isn't even that funny. TBS has so many episodes of Seinfeld or Family Guy. Would make it more bearable to show one of those.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

For 30 years, TBS made sure to shove their goddamn Braves down my throat. Now, they actually have a game I want to watch and they're showing me Steve Harvey.

Bring me the heads of Glenn Hubbard and Steve Bedrosian.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

The Steam Buddy!

/Billy Mays sucks

Oct 18, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

Go to game day via redsox.com for semi live stats/ graphics

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

Go to MLB.com for live video feed..

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

TBA is terrible. Via Direct TV in Boston... Good night for radio.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

Seriouesly...WTF?!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

boston radio guys just mentioned a power outage in atlanta as the reason for no tv

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

IF you go to the tbs hotcorner on mlb.com you can watch the game ...

JimbosSlice said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

Steve Harvey has gas.

JFreak said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

i thought i was losing my mind until i saw this.... i had planned to watch the game tonight... now i got steve harvey.... how exciting!!!

hope the world series isn't on tbs!!!

i am watching the gamne online at mlb.com though.... not HD that's for damn sure!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

The TBS Hot Corner is working. I guess not everything is having "technical difficulties"

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

Good Job TBS!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

If you want to follow the gamecast: http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecenter/live/MLB_20081018_BOS@TB

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

Fox gets ripped for their coverage a lot, but I don't think this would EVER happen if the game was theirs.

No updates, no crawl on the score, and steve harvey re-runs.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

this is absurd. why doesn't mlb.com just broadcast the entire game?

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

What kind of name is Bullethead?

JFreak said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

and Chip Caray will come back after the tech issues are fixed and say

sorry about that hahahahahahaha

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

has this been going on since the pregame show?

hp said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

milb.com gameday has pitch by pitch online

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

If anybody is watching this game, how does Beckett look? What is his velocity like?

It sucks trying to follow this on the radio.

Berica8722 said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

Screw TBS. This sucks, give the rights back to FOX you wanna be's.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

From ESPN.com's game chat:

"Power outtage in Atlanta, game will be on Tv hopefully in about 25 minutes. according to radio weei. "

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

At least this means we won't have to hear about Manny Ramirez tonight.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

technical difficulties my ass!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

this is fuc---g pathetic! this is 2008 no excuse for this heads should roll!!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

BJ Upton Home Run
1-0 Rays

Oct 18, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

Upton just hit a HR off the catwalk.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

And in related news, today the government of Bangladesh announced a benefit concert for America.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

What a joke. TBS blows huge here.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

AP reports:

TBS was experiencing router failure in Atlanta, which caused transmission problems, Rays spokesman Dave Haller said.

TBS spokesman Jeff Pomeroy didn't immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

bring me the head of glenn hubbard... classic

Bud Selig should rip up the contract with TBS, the second they get it fixed

say what you will about FOX but they at least had the GAME on!

B said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

great call on hot corner. thanks!

btw, upton just hit one out.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  
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JFreak said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

seriously- what the fuck- do they even realize what this game means- it's not like we are missing an episode of grey's anatomy - this is the fucking playoffs!!!!!!! i am so pissed- are they gonna fire tbs or what? oh now they are scrolling the score across the screen- do they really think that makes it better!?

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

1-0 TB BJ Upton HR

B said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

this is absolutely terrible!!! Why did they ever give TBS baseball anyways, keep it on channels that know how to do sports like ABC, o Fox....this is the posssibly the most entertaining series of the playoffs and we cant even see it!!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

"and it's a drive to wherever the fuck field going back and gone, let's see that replay...or not!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

mlb.com has the game semi-live (they're off by a play or two) The video is crap but it's free and better than the TBS BS.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

sweet, i never knew about tbs hotcorner, now i can watch the game on my computer and watch texas/mizzou on tv...

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Dear TBS,

If you cannot broadcast the game, please at least put a message on your station or website. You did it for the Braves rain delays when you broadcast their games.

Signed,
The Twenty-First Century

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

http://mlb.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?v=2&id=868684&url=reflector%3A383%2015&gid=2008_10_18_bosmlb_tbamlb_1&vid=tbs&header=tbs&panel=1&mid=200809253550049

You're welcome

Dickie Dunn said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Just came back

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

BJ is juicing

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Fuckin joke TBS.
I'd shitcan the shit outta everybody over there at TBS. Assholes.

J Gelineau said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

This is disgraceful. Anybody know if they are rioting in Boston yet?

sad sack said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

They're back!!!!!!!!!!

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

and it's back.

JFreak said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

It's on tbs now! (at least on the east coast)

lynne said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

yay ITS FINALLY ON

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

Blaming it on Atlanta.... I live a mile from the TBS studios and have full power.

alex said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

It's ON

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

I cannot believe this. It's complete bullcrap. GET STEVER HARVEY OFF MY FRIGGIN TV. Ughhhhhhhhhh. TBS Sucks.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

"If you cannot broadcast the game, please at least put a message on your station or website."

There was a scroll on the station.

Maybe you're blind?

JFreak said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

if it's having a problem in Atlanta i don't give a fuck. Braves suck! Now let me watch the fucking game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

Just in time for the first run by TB. Still quite a screw up if you ask me!

Joe Buhler said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

It's on now.. 8:28... 21 minutes late.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

they are back

sad thing is they have to make it up with 10 more Frank TV promos

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

its finally on her in CT

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

my son just ran to me and said baseball is on tv now.... haha... what a great son! finally a great night for us!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

That was the most horrifying, embarrassing thing I've ever seen on a sportscast. I don't even want to watch the game now, I might just listen on the radio. Nice job TBS, you just made half the country hate you and your horrible network.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

Hey what happened to the Steve Harvey show????... I need to know what happens!!!

LeeZy said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

7:30 central time... game turns on in time to see a TB double play. Future Boston Red Sox BJ Upton's homer made it 1-0, Tampa.

Monty said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

do you think this was TBS'plan to make us check out that hotcorner nonsense?
bastards.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

aaand now that I know, it's in a commercial!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Dear TBS,
Your fired.

Sincerely,
MLB

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

lol leezy

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

j freak

i didn't get a scroll either on Direct TV

"You haven't missed much" Chip Caray (is he fucking serious?)

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008 8:29:00 PM
"If you cannot broadcast the game, please at least put a message on your station or website."

There was a scroll on the station.

Maybe you're blind?

Maybe were not watching it on SD tv...broke ass. There was no message on TBS HD.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

I wonder if the same is happening to those in Boston or Tampa Bay, cuz I would have been furious if this had happened during the Phillies NLDS game against Brewers. Atleast its on now and haven't missed alot.

Jason said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

"We're back, and you haven't missed much."

Except a home run.

Fucking asstwats.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

"we welcome you back"?!?!?! Back from what the fucking game wasn't on in the first place you idiot. Can't they lose the audio transmission so we wouldn't have to listen to these awful announcers?

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

"you haven't missed much"? Oh, just a Home run. That doesn't mean anything.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Chip Caray nepotism at it's finest

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

TBS should be fined, and lose some rights to MLB, atleast ESPN will have audio.

Lyle said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

What a difference between TNT and TBS. And why???

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

TBS= very funny or really pathetic

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

TBS wins the Rudy Martzke Memorial Dreaded Glitch Award.

JamesCraven said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

"From ESPN.com's game chat:

"Power outtage in Atlanta, game will be on Tv hopefully in about 25 minutes. according to radio weei. ""

If that's the case, and MLB had that some info should they have delayed the start until TBS had their shit together?

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

I was going to buy a Kia, but now I'm not, because they allowed their name to be shown along with this fiasco.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:50:00 PM  

"They've sold every seat for game 6 tonight" - Chip Caray

So in other words, it's a sell out. Just by saying that the Trop is sold out, you save us from hearing your voice a few more syllables.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

And besides, I would be surprised if Game 6 of the ALCS wasn't sold out.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

The real question is -- who's gonna file the class action suit for negligent infliction of emotional distress?

JohnnyD said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

That PitchTrax is useless. There's yet to be a pitch that's been a strike in the entire playoffs on that thing.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

"That pitch humped up to 93" - Chip Caray

Humped???

And somebody needs to tell Craig Sager he's a grown man. Grown men don't have their mother dress them (how else do you explain those outfits?)

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

There is your karma TBS for having Chip Carey as your play by play guy. He is a hack!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

Now let's over analyze the replacement of an umpire.

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

Did Craig Sager try to interview Terry McClellem when he came out of the dugout? Get his blue blazing ass off the field!

joshua said...
Oct 18, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

you know, during the umpire delay TBS could have shown the rest of that Steve Harvey episode

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

Didn't Buck Martinez say earlier in the game how James Sheilds needs to adjust to Daryl Cousins' strike zone because Cousins is going to be there all game? Implying that, unlike a pitcher, an umpire isn't taken out of a game.....Strange.....

Let's just blame it on Chip Caray...

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 9:50:00 PM  

Y'know, I almost feel a little sorry for Chip...almost.

I don't think he's a bad play by play guy (see Stockton, Dick), but it's just that he's not in his proper element. His delivery and such is fine if he's the announcer of a team (i.e. this kind of delivery may work better on the local Braves telecasts). But, on a national level when you're supposed to show some level of neutrality (save for raising your voice over the cheers of the home crowd), Caray just isn't the right fit.

Just one man's opinion...

Jim Williams said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:03:00 PM  

"This is what prolongs innings; 2-out hits" - Ron Darling (a.k.a. Captain Obvious)

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:05:00 PM  

Please! Chip Caray makes John Sterling sound like Vin Scully!

i'll say it again, nepotism at its finest

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:14:00 PM  

Jason Bartlett? Really??

Oct 18, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

the blogger on the site needs to go to the bullpen

"Oof, feeling lousy...will have to call this off. Keep watching and have fun. See you later."

vegas cabbie said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:17:00 PM  

Hope you feel better, S2N.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

This just in, the comedy festival has technical difficulties...now here's more Steve Harvey!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  
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Oct 18, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

VARITEK....DEEP.....GONE!!! A solo shot and it's 3-2 Sawx. And was I the only one who heard Caray say "Faritek" instead of "Varitek"?

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

Nice to know Jason Varitek is still alive.

Oct 18, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

Runners at the corners with 2 out for the Sawx.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

he makes that throw 999 times out of a thousand - ron darling... lol

Dano said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Base hit by Ortiz brings the guy (I forget who it was) from 3rd home. 4-2 Sawx.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

Listen to Bob Marley, y'all funny n----s like Steve Harvey

/this stupid song (3:50 mark) will be stuck in my head all night

Oct 18, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

The Black Keys!

Jay said...
Oct 18, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

2 on and 2 out for the Sawx.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

2nd and 3rd with 2 out for the Sawx. The runners advanced on a passed ball.

Full count....

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

Fly ball is caught and the Rays get out of the inning.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

"We talked about that in our open tonight" - Chip Caray forgetting that no one saw the open...

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

If Chip's last name wasn't Caray, he would be announcing the Morristown High School football game tonight...

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:19:00 PM  

Pitching change: Bradford coming in for the Rays.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Double play by the Rays gets them out of a big time jam!

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

"Please drink Johnnie Walker responsibly" - man doing voice over in Johnnie Walker commercial

Somebody tell Al Michaels that.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

jfein - everyone can see the game now...no need for a play by play...but thanks man...

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

Justin Masterson is now pitching for the Sawx.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

OH MY GOODNESS LOOK AT THE SIZE OF MY COCK!!! OH MAN THIS IS STUNNINGLY MASSIVE!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

I FUCKED YOU JFEIN AND THAT MEANS YOU ARE A FAGGIT!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:34:00 PM  

Bartlett was hit by a pitch with nobody out and here we go. Tying run at the plate with nobody out in the bottom of the 8th.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:34:00 PM  

Masterson did a masterful job of getting out of that inning. We're heading into the 9th still at 4-2 Sawx.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

YOU ARE SO CUTE WHEN I SEE YOU SUCKING MY COCK JFINE!

Anonymous said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

Trever Miller in pitching for the Rays and his work consists of throwing one pitch. Bottom of the 9th is coming up.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:48:00 PM  

Papelbon in as pitcher facing the heart of the Rays line up.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:51:00 PM  

Longoria up first...

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:52:00 PM  

Groundball to Lowry who throws Longoria out at 1st.

1 down, 2 to go.

Crawford is up....

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:53:00 PM  

If the Sawx win this series I'm sure most of the country would be pulling for the Phillies.

ssreporters said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:54:00 PM  

Crawford strikes out!

1 out away from a game 7.

Aybar is the last hope for Tampa..

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:56:00 PM  

They are playing The Black Keys in the stadium.. don't know their songs but saw them on TV Letterman and a video capture on a band forum. Posters said they use echo on voice and guitar so I went and got two Rocketron time delays and now I set for a Les Paul and Mary Ford comeback. Just in: Joba dwi...

saucersource said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:57:00 PM  

AYBAR LINES OUT AND WE HAVE A GAME 7!!!!

And somewhere, even though S2N is feeling lousy, I can't help but to think he is happy. No longer does he have to live-blog tomorrow night's "cosmic combingation of impending suck" that is Sunday Night Football.

JFein said...
Oct 18, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

Crawford...injured hand?? thats less
Ray offense...

saucersource said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:01:00 AM  

I have volunteered to live blog Seahawks/Bucs.....you never know, it's the games that look weak that often have commentary gems!

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:02:00 AM  

Well....that was fun. Hopefully no one minded me taking over the play-by-play of the game in the comments section as S2N was out sick.

And to the anonymous poster who was having fantasies about me sucking his cock, all I can say is is that ESPN will be airing the highlights of the South Carolina game shortly......

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:06:00 AM  

@ SSreporters: Is anyone live blogging game 7 tomorrow night?

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:07:00 AM  

@jfein, S2N said he would.

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:15:00 AM  

NOT FANTASIES THEY ARE TRUE STORIES AND YOUR MOUTH WAS FILLED WITH SEMEN!

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:16:00 AM  

I'll have to listen to the news-talk station after the game to hear if there's a massive traffic jam near the top of the Sunshine Skyway. I said it Friday at my favorite hangout and I'll say it here: The Rays are done :( They blew their chance in Game Five. Just like the Angels of '82 and '86. Just like the Cubs of '03. Just like the Red Sox of the '86 WS, And to a smaller extent the '88 A's. When you suffer a devastating a loss in the postseason (a la the Rays in Game Five) it's almost next to impossible to recover.

chris in tampa said...
Oct 19, 2008, 12:19:00 AM  

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