Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Best Thing About Watching Sox v Yanks

Sorry it's taken so long to post a follow-up to Monday's Red Sox-Yankees game, but I was waiting to talk about the whole 2-game series. Naturally, the second game was screwed up by the rain and the Yes Network decided to air a Sox-Yanks game from '03 where the Yankees had a huge late-game comeback to be victorious. Great propaganda.

Monday's game was great! I loved watching the first third where it was 1-0 and knowing that although the Sox were up, there was no way in hell the game would remain that low scoring. Next thing I know, it's 3-3 and anything can happen. Then came Big Papi - he's just amazing. The baseball gods seem to smile down on him just when the Sox need him most and grant him this supernatural power to drive the ball through heavy winds to give the Sox a 3-run homer.

It was great watching Damon get booed and then go 0-4. It was great watching the Yankees poor pitching. It was great watching the excitement and back and forth of these two archrival teams. It was great to just watch the game.

For those of you that don't live in southern Fairfield County, you don't understand. We get channels devoted to the Yankees and to the Mets, but the cable companies will just not offer NESN. Already this season I've spent many Sox games watching the updates on ESPN.com's MLB scoreboard, but it's not the same. It's actually worse than my idiotic recap above, but it's pretty rare that I actually get to watch a Sox game these days, and really the only times I get to see them play a full game is when they're on TV against the Yankees.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game monday night, shame tues got rained out. Personally I think the Sox desperatley need to get Coco back.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game monday night, shame tues got rained out. Personally I think the Sox desperatley need to get Coco back.

7:42 AM  
Blogger tomfoolery1978 said...

Well said, both times.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Victor said...

When is Coco coming back?

4:29 PM  
Blogger CheapAndChicNYC said...

Great job on the blog, guys!

As a Yankees fan, I can only imagine what torture it would be for me to live in the Boston area.

BTW, what's the consensus from Sox fans on Damon now that he's joined the enemy?

GC

7:43 PM  
Blogger tomfoolery1978 said...

Euphemistically, we don't like him.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Danimal said...

regarding Johnny Damon, we hate him. You can leave for any team and be welcomed back - except the yankees. We welcomed back Millar, Cabrera, etc and when Pedro comes back, we'll cheer for him too - b/c he didnt' go to the yankees. Damon was quoted in May of 05 saying that he "could never play for the Yankees" and what does he do when Steinbrenner calls? answers and betrays RSN. Then he goes on to comment on all things Red Sox in the off-season and holds a press conference any time the Sox do anything to sound off on the state of the Red Sox - like he was a 10 year vet of the team. I'll be honest, I love the way Damon played here for 4 years, but at 32 and perpetually injured, 4 years was too much to invest in him when we could trade Andy Marte and a dozen hot dogs for a 26 year old switch hitter in Coco Crisp.
That being said, the series coming up this week will be phenomenal with Beckett vs. Johson, Schilling vs. Mussina and Wake vs. Chacon. I see the Sox taking 2/3 (pitching and defense win, not bludgeoning the other team to death) and the Sox have their guys in the 'pen rested thanks to 3 games against the pathetic Orioles. If the Sox starters can go 6+ that leaves Foulke, Timlin and Papelbon to close things out - and I like the sound of that.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous metsy said...

Yanks are winning 2-0 as we speak and the Mets are losing 3 nothing with Pedro the great on the mound. Can things really be any worse?

7:02 PM  
Anonymous danimal's Ghost said...

Danimal nice post, but so far this year Damon has been a bit more reliable than Coco?

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sox look good now

Manny big home run- Papi nice double

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Danimal said...

Damon is 0 for the season against Boston. At least Crisp isn't out there NOT getting on base.

10:51 AM  

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