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Looking for a sweep
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/28/2007 23:28:05

Good evening!

Well, here it is. After 86 years of futility, heartache, and disappointment, it sure is odd to be looking at a second world series win in 3 years. But since Red Sox Nation is the most superstitious of all sports fans, I have my own theory about that. "The Sweep" erased all that angst in neat fashion thusly:

Game 1: 1946
Game 2: 1967
Game 3: 1975
and Game 4, the clincher, erased that monstrous insult on The Nation in 1986.

My friend Dennis still has the best story from that tortured evening 21 Octobers ago...

I had just pulled up in front of my apartment. I had the radio on and I figured that I had just enough time to run upstairs and see the last out. I shut off the radio and took two steps towards the door, and then I heard my roommate let out the most anguished cry of horror you could possibly imagine. I don't know what happened, but I knew it wasn't good...


Well, let's hope all the old demons have been swept away and recent history can repeat itself again....

TIME: 08:00 P.M. EST
VENUE: Coors Field

Probable Pitchers:

Boston: John Lester
http://images.sportsline.com/images/baseball/mlb/players/60x80/580589.jpg

4-0, 4.57

Colorado: Aaron Cook
http://images.sportsline.com/images/baseball/mlb/players/60x80/212014.jpg

8-7, 4.12


PLAY BALL!


And did you happen to notice our brethren to the south? The Patriots racked up another monstrous win this week, setting up the showdown with the also undefeated Indianapolis Colts next weekend....I may open the Sunday NFL blog myself next week!

Finally....I've directed quite a few citizens of Red Sox Nation to check out our World Series blogs over the past few nights. (you know who you are.) Please take a moment to visit our message board and read our new user guidelines, including our mission statement and rules of conduct. I hope to see you all back here when the series is over!


102 comments (Latest Comment: 10/29/2007 04:47:07 by livingonli)
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Comment by livingonli on 10/28/2007 23:49:06
Fristy pants.



The purple one still only dances sporatically.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:02:05
Secondoliza! I am fully rooting for the BoSox tonite! And hoping to see some new people here this evening!

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:04:29
I have some very huge news... My father may be leaving the republican party. No. I am not joking. HE will never be a dem... but he is seriously not happy with politics in america. Anyhoo... I am so ready for some baseball!

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 00:08:46
How many Conservatives have become disenchanted with the Republican Party because of the direction Bush and the Christofascists and the Oligarchs have taken it?

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:10:23
Wow.... Cook hasn't pitched since early august?

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:10:57
It's 8:10... 19 minute still game time...

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:15:42
Quote by livingonli: How many Conservatives have become disenchanted with the Republican Party because of the direction Bush and the Christofascists and the Oligarchs have taken it?
You know, I wish sometimes I could talk to my dad more in depth about this stuff... he still gets very defensive... but he said he is thinking about becoming a member of the communist party... I suggested socialism... and he said fuck it... I am sick of the way politica are done in america. He suddenly (or maybe not )has become as disgusted with teh republicans as he alwasy has felt towards the Dems. It was a very interesting moment. I actaully told my dad that I would not hate the republicans as much as I do, if they stayed around and stuck behind BArry Goldwater... he told me, and I quote, "BArry Goldwater shoudl have been president" :( It dawned on me that my dad is not a neo dad. He was duped. And he knows it. He is now heretorfore to be known, as my Repubudad. :peace:

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:15:58
14 minutes...

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:26:25
Upper 60's tonite? wow that was the temp n London for the Giants game... hey.... WAIT... isn't this game in colorado? Nope no global warming here... move along... nothing to see here.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:26:52
3 minutes....

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:29:48
Those bastards!!!! it is 8:29 and I am listenign to wanda Sykes in an applebees commercial!!!:grumble:

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 00:40:23
Quote by Raine:

Upper 60's tonite? wow that was the temp n London for the Giants game... hey.... WAIT... isn't this game in colorado?



Nope no global warming here... move along... nothing to see here.


It's only 49 here in New York. Time to bop those Fox executives.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:53:28
wel I think I confirmed, Fox lies.

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 00:55:25
Evening folks!



Boston checks in at a balmy 41º this evening. Appropriate for the season, but let's hope there's no more baseball after tonight. Brrrr!



I too had an interesting evening at mum's....I completely lost it when my Republicousin said Clinton disgraced the office by getting a blowjob. We had an honest to goodness shouting match at the dinner table tonight...



:kickcan:

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 00:57:16
Boston draws 1st blood.... but now Colo has a runner on 2nd with no outs.



(BobR)

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:01:45
Quote by TriSec:

Evening folks!



Boston checks in at a balmy 41º this evening. Appropriate for the season, but let's hope there's no more baseball after tonight. Brrrr!



I too had an interesting evening at mum's....I completely lost it when my Republicousin said Clinton disgraced the office by getting a blowjob. We had an honest to goodness shouting match at the dinner table tonight...



:kickcan:


I have a father that wil no longer speak of Bill... he knows that I I would have him dead to rights... but I remember all the frickin shouting matches we have had over the years... hoo haw. Those were yougly times.





Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:05:09
It's been an alcohol kind of day... I clarified some muscadine wine (will probably bottle in about 3 weeks), bottled a batch of cream ale, racked the pilsner to lager in the fridge for a couple weeks, and brewed a batch of pale ale.



And now I'm drinking a home-made stout.



It's been a good day... :)

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:08:36
Quote by Raine:

It's been an alcohol kind of day... I clarified some muscadine wine (will probably bottle in about 3 weeks), bottled a batch of cream ale, racked the pilsner to lager in the fridge for a couple weeks, and brewed a batch of pale ale.



And now I'm drinking a home-made stout.



It's been a good day... :)
for clarification: the preceeding was BobR



I have been to tired for an alchohol day, until 5 pm.... then it was a wodka time... :rofl:



Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:10:10
may I make this clear? Frontline has the cheney ep on right now... Dick and addington are the two scariest people ever...EVER!! ( i only watched 3 minutes of it...that was all I needed to see to get that opinion confirmed...)

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 01:11:13
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Raine:

It's been an alcohol kind of day... I clarified some muscadine wine (will probably bottle in about 3 weeks), bottled a batch of cream ale, racked the pilsner to lager in the fridge for a couple weeks, and brewed a batch of pale ale.



And now I'm drinking a home-made stout.



It's been a good day... :)
for clarification: the preceeding was BobR



I have been to tired for an alchohol day, until 5 pm.... then it was a wodka time... :rofl:



If I ever come down to Atlanta again, I have to spend an evening with you guys. It seems like every night's a party.

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 01:12:51
And there's another broken bat.



What's up with that? It seemed to me that somebody broke a bat every inning last night.





Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 01:14:04
Quote by Raine:

It's been an alcohol kind of day... I clarified some muscadine wine (will probably bottle in about 3 weeks), bottled a batch of cream ale, racked the pilsner to lager in the fridge for a couple weeks, and brewed a batch of pale ale.



And now I'm drinking a home-made stout.



It's been a good day... :)




Oh, can you email me some of that?







Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:17:04
I dunno... we are both sacked out on the couch... but we DO have fun every nite. Right now bob is partying with camille rolled over his lap.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:18:29
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Raine:

It's been an alcohol kind of day... I clarified some muscadine wine (will probably bottle in about 3 weeks), bottled a batch of cream ale, racked the pilsner to lager in the fridge for a couple weeks, and brewed a batch of pale ale.



And now I'm drinking a home-made stout.



It's been a good day... :)




Oh, can you email me some of that?









What's your beermail address?

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 01:19:30
Quote by Raine:



I actaully told my dad that I would not hate the republicans as much as I do, if they stayed around and stuck behind BArry Goldwater... he told me, and I quote, "BArry Goldwater shoudl have been president"



:(



It dawned on me that my dad is not a neo dad. He was duped. And he knows it. He is now heretorfore to be known, as my Repubudad.



:peace:







BTW, listening to Momma and CC prattle on about their forebears, no matter how irreverent and lighthearted it may be, has made me realize what a *real* conservative is supposed to be. I don't have a problem with that...it's the modern, brain-dead, parroting, swiftboating, neo-fascist that claims to be a Republican, that has destroyed whatever it is they were.



But I digress.







Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:31:00
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Raine:



I actaully told my dad that I would not hate the republicans as much as I do, if they stayed around and stuck behind BArry Goldwater... he told me, and I quote, "BArry Goldwater shoudl have been president"



:(



It dawned on me that my dad is not a neo dad. He was duped. And he knows it. He is now heretorfore to be known, as my Repubudad.



:peace:







BTW, listening to Momma and CC prattle on about their forebears, no matter how irreverent and lighthearted it may be, has made me realize what a *real* conservative is supposed to be. I don't have a problem with that...it's the modern, brain-dead, parroting, swiftboating, neo-fascist that claims to be a Republican, that has destroyed whatever it is they were.



But I digress.





you digress far less than you think. My dad even admitted that Jimmy carter wasn't an awful guy... I tolf him that he was a true moderate democrat... that he was far more conservativethan Bush is in all reality... I looked at him, and I knew he agreed, and it was like he felt real hurt, but we both knew it was not fromme.

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 01:31:12
Quote by Raine:

I dunno... we are both sacked out on the couch... but we DO have fun every nite. Right now bob is partying with camille rolled over his lap.


In that case, I'll just take some samples back to the hotel room :beer:

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:32:20
The beermail address??? :rofl:



that is too funny!

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 01:40:23
SHOW THe GAME!!!!!

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 01:53:42
Quote by Raine:

SHOW THe GAME!!!!!


No wonder why Fox doesn't get good ratings for the World Series anymore.

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 02:35:04
Sniff.....



I smell something.





Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 02:49:16
pfff... no biggie.

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 02:57:04
Just a minor setback. It seems like the Denver crowd will settle for what they can get.

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 02:57:06
grunt

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 02:58:17
Best pic of Mrs Mondo, ever!





That is actually whats his name in his costume from the movie!



Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 02:58:51
aww screw colorado and thier *come behinds*...

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 03:00:13
Quote by Raine:

aww screw colorado and thier *come behinds*...




Que? Are they winning?

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 03:00:52
Quote by Mondobubba:

Best pic of Mrs Mondo, ever!





That is actually whats his name in his costume from the movie!



no way!!!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 03:01:36
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Best pic of Mrs Mondo, ever!





That is actually whats his name in his costume from the movie!



no way!!!




Way! Not James Earl Jones, the dude who wore the dudes. He came to NPR one day and they set Mrs Mondo up!

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 03:01:55
Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by Raine:

aww screw colorado and thier *come behinds*...




Que? Are they winning?
no... but the announcers are talking like it is gonna happen... bastids!



Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 03:03:32
besides I just like being able to say *come behind*... ok, inning over... let's get this shite ovah bahston!

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 03:04:09
Quote by Mondobubba:

Best pic of Mrs Mondo, ever!





That is actually whats his name in his costume from the movie!











One of our Athenistas is a member of a random Stormtrooper Brigade....



But he's hardcore; he's got a full-on movie quality Clone Trooper uniform and was actually an extra in two of the movies.





Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 03:04:23
Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by Raine:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Best pic of Mrs Mondo, ever!





That is actually whats his name in his costume from the movie!



no way!!!
very cool!



Way! Not James Earl Jones, the dude who wore the dudes. He came to NPR one day and they set Mrs Mondo up!




Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 03:05:21
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Mondobubba:

Quote by Raine:

aww screw colorado and thier *come behinds*...




Que? Are they winning?
no... but the announcers are talking like it is gonna happen... bastids!



Oh fuck them and the horses they rode in on!

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 03:07:56
Quote by Raine:

besides I just like being able to say *come behind*... ok, inning over... let's get this shite ovah bahston!


Heh, heh, you said "come behind". :beavis:

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 03:10:05
David Prowse



He also appeared as this critter in a classic British show. Bonus Points are at stake.



http://www.fanderson.org.uk/images/beta.jpeg


Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 03:12:32
Quote by livingonli:

Quote by Raine:

besides I just like being able to say *come behind*... ok, inning over... let's get this shite ovah bahston!


Heh, heh, you said "come behind". :beavis:






hehehehehe

Comment by MMB on 10/29/2007 03:13:13
WOW I am at a loss for words for the first time in my life!!!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/29/2007 03:13:16
Quote by TriSec:

David Prowse



He also appeared as this critter in a classic British show. Bonus Points are at stake.



http://www.fanderson.org.uk/images/beta.jpeg




Yeah him. Can you tell me the Kubrick movie he is in?? Bonus points etc.

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 03:16:39
Quote by TriSec:

David Prowse



He also appeared as this critter in a classic British show. Bonus Points are at stake.



http://www.fanderson.org.uk/images/beta.jpeg


Space: 1999. Although at first glance, I thought it was a Sea Devil from Doctor Who.