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Well, that should be interesting, seeing that Toronto is playing the Yankees tonight.
Huh. Sox have an off night tonight. Oops!!
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Well, that should be interesting, seeing that Toronto is playing the Yankees tonight.
Was 7-0 for TO. Now 14-3 with 21 hits. Since the break, Toronto has an A+ record - right at the top.
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This is pretty much off topic but I'd thought I'd share. I was watching an old rerun of the game show "The Name's The Same" on Game Show Network. On this show, they have "ordinary" people with famous names and the panel tries to guess whose name they have. The guest has to answer questions as if they were the famous person. On each show, they also have a celebrity guest who states they would like to be someone else whose famous, all in fun, and answer the questions the same way. On this episode, the celebrity guest was Mickey Mantle. He said he would like to be Prince Philip. This episode was filmed in about 1957, I think. BTW - the panel guessed who Mickey wanted to be. The panel consisted of Carl Reiner, Meredith Wilson and Joan Alexander. The host was Robert Q. Lewis. Mickey didn't really say why he would like to be Prince Philip. They also asked him if a certain homer he hit went 562 or 563 feet. He said 562. Carl Reiner said he once hit 562 baseballs one foot each, but nobody took notice. That was typical of the lame humor of that time.
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Sox, Rays, Yanks all win last night. (Patriots got trounced, but that's a different off-topic thread.)

But did anybody happen to see the baseball gold medal game in the Olympics this morning? Korea vs. Cuba. Bottom of the ninth, one out, Korea up by a run. They give up a hit and then on a 3-0 count, ball four is called on a borderline pitch that the umpire must have judged was high. The pitcher's body language shows he obviously thought it was a strike, but he wasn't demonstrative. Next batter, ball four is called (to load the bases) on a very close pitch that I think was just low and outside.

The catcher is visibly upset and then stands up to talk nose-to-nose with the plate ump. The Korea coaches come out, there's a big discussion (although no yelling or gesturing that I could see), and when the dust settles, the catcher is ejected.

I can't imagine what must have transpired for the ump to eject a player in the bottom of the ninth in the gold medal game. It had to be pretty bad, but we didn't get to hear or see it on TV.
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I can't imagine what must have transpired for the ump to eject a player in the bottom of the ninth in the gold medal game. It had to be pretty bad, but we didn't get to hear or see it on TV.
The catcher ejected himself.
Perhaps he said that "one more word".
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Grumble, grumble, grumble.....(at least until the l'il sh!t shows up to gloat anyway).....

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Old Wed Aug 27, 2008, 08:25am
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It's always fun to beat the Yankees, but honestly, I'm more happy that the Rays lost against Toronto. It's nice to see the bullpen hold up as well as it did. Okajima seems to be getting back to last year's form, and that's huge for the Sox.

With the Rays' loss, the Sox are now only 3.5 back. Twins also lost (thanks, DJ), so the Sox get another game up in the wild card, just in case they need it.

Mets can't hold off the Phillies' charge. They're not playing horribly (6-4 in their last 10), but the Phils are hot.

And I have to admit to a little bit of happiness to see the Dodgers go 2-8 over their last 10. Manny started out crazy-hot, but has cooled off quite a bit over the last week.
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned it, but baseball is now moving (kicking and screaming, apparently) into the 21st century by starting replay on Thursday. The Phillies/Cubbies game will be the first one in history to use the system.

(Well, maybe the discussion is going on in the Baseball forum, but I'm too lazy to go over there.)
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(Well, maybe the discussion is going on in the Baseball forum, but I'm too lazy to go over there.)
They seem to be preoccupied with the 9 year old second coming of Nolan Ryan.
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They seem to be preoccupied with the 9 year old second coming of Nolan Ryan.
All right, you forced me to go over there.

Rather entertaining. I didn't know whether to bring out my tissue box or wave my flag, but I did learn a new word.
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All right, you forced me to go over there.

Rather entertaining. I didn't know whether to bring out my tissue box or wave my flag, but I did learn a new word.
As long as you've learned something today....

I'm still trying to forget what I learned about Woody yesterday.
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They seem to be preoccupied with the 9 year old second coming of Nolan Ryan.
Yeah, we never got preoccupied with stuff like that over here.....

Croquet anyone?
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Yeah, we never got preoccupied with stuff like that over here.....

Croquet anyone?
Hey, i wasn't judging. It's not like I haven't joined in.
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Well, last night was fun, especially Pedroia's grand slam in the 8th; but today was downright painful. Okajima gives up the tying HR to Giambi, then they load the bases in the 9th before bringing in Papelbon, who promptly gives up the game-winning hit to -- again -- Giambi. Grrrrrr.
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Well, last night was fun, especially Pedroia's grand slam in the 8th; but today was downright painful. Okajima gives up the tying HR to Giambi, then they load the bases in the 9th before bringing in Papelbon, who promptly gives up the game-winning hit to -- again -- Giambi. Grrrrrr.
Kinda makes you want to go out and grow a 'stash, eh?
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