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@Tex19 @Ozma Totally agree. I tried to edit my post (but got in too late) so say that I didn't disagree with a single thing he's said up above. My comment is more of a "yes, and" rather than a "but".
10 months ago on ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!
I just went back and rewatched the last inning with the WEEI feed on, timed up, Dave O'Brien calling like a man on Death Row, like it was the last ballgame he might ever see. "What a miracle of a season," he said.
Denton, this piece is gorgeous but I have to say - you left out the moms. My dad taught me to play catch, how to swing a bat, what the infield fly rule is, but he doesn't have the heart to sit and watch the Sox night after night; he's a pragmatic guy, he remembers the '70s and '80s, he doesn't really keep the faith. My mama is the one up night after night, in her bathrobe, listening to Joe and Dave or watching on national TV when we can. She grew up in Shirley Centre in a family of girls, but damn if she doesn't love this team, love everything about them, their scruffiness, their dig-it-out runs, their complete ability to surprise and keep surprising. Dad taught me the game but Mom taught me to love it.
I live far far away from my folks, on another continent. Last night we had the Skype chat going at the same time as the game. Dad was off somewhere for the 9th. Mom was with me.
Don't leave out the moms, the aunties, the little old ladies. They probably never had a chance to learn from their dads in the 40s and 50s and 60s how to catch, throw, bat. They love it all the same. They learned to love it in a different way, but don't leave 'em out.
tl;dr love you mama.
@karinann I feel ya - I'm off as well. Thanks for another year, SG. See you soon.
10 months ago on World Series Game Six: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
@alexis_b82 I LOVE YOU SCENIC
@Sox in the Desert @Ozma oh, if only
John Lackey sounds like Redd Foxx in this radio interview
@alexis_b82 Deadspin better be makin' gifs aplenty
@Ben (02144) @Ozma boo, get in the 21st century NESN, all the cool kids are streaming
@Ben (02144) where might I find such a thing?
Can we talk a little bit about David Ross? In my brain he is filling a Mike Lowell-shaped hole, and not just for the goatee - the presence, the optimism, the leadership. I'm a fan.
@alexis_b82 I keep asking myself this. She gets a suspiciously high number of "human interest" stories.
@VJ in Stuttgart @Ozma I'm only in the UK - not going to win any medals for distance! It's still too far for my liking, though. I Skype with my folks during the games and that helps.
@alexis_b82 "We love each other and that's why we're here" = amazing
Guys, for a Sox fan far from home, you made a great virtual living room (even though I didn't comment all that often). Huge thanks to Red and Denton for setting this up. Hope I'll be reading SG for years to come.
@VJ in Stuttgart Agreed - I wish I had more than just the radio feed.
Still here. Still awake. Still believing.
@alexis_b82 well then we're wrong together. I wasn't allowed to play in school and it damn near broke my nine-year-old heart.
10 months ago on World Series Game Five: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Beards of War!
Evening! Lou Reed is dead, so while this game might conceivably suck, at least today can't get any worse.
10 months ago on World Series Game Four: Clay Buchholz and the Art of Subterfuge
and look who's up
10 months ago on World Series Game Three: On the Heels of a Loss, a Chance for Asskickery
excellent work bogey
Salty's swingin like a barn door out there
Oh Daniel Nava, you've been here before, buddy
I'll take that.
Who ever thought that Pedroia would replace Manny in that beloved phrase "lethal combination with Ortiz".
@Jennie beat me to it
well Shane didn't lean into that one
finally, go Jacoby go
@alexis_b82 Did you miss Batman earlier? Everyone came out for this.
Hokay, one more and we can go back to trying to bat.
@GarrettCRW @Ozma Well I kind of understand that because otherwise the average game would last nine hours. but it's maddening.
c'mon let's do some damage
ESF, are you getting a constant barrage of Bo Jackson at the commercials or is it just me
I can't believe we managed to recover from that.
@English Sox Fan Oh no. You mean... Santa's a Nationals fan?
@English Sox Fan Santa. it's his off-season, he can't be too busy
this is the opposite of what I asked for.
Let's roll, yo.
@Sox in the Desert I've got the radio on! Falling asleep to the sweet tones of Joe C.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on ALDS Game Four: We’re All Peav-lievers
@English Sox Fan I know, I'm the worst. Keep it rolling. I'll see yas next time.
Right, I'm exhausted. My dad always says 'if they lose I don't wanna see it now and if they win it'll be just as sweet in the morning.' Good luck everyone, thanks for the company.
I'm so glad I managed to stay awake for this
GO GO GO
There is nothing Jacoby can't do in this series.
@Sox in the Desert These commentators are whistling even louder.
Oof, right on the funnybone
@Fla Beck/Becky Six more pitching changes
You're killin me, Salty