I've FALLEN and I can't get up!
Yes it hurt. Yes the Dodgers are my hometown team and were my earliest reason for hating the Yankees. Games like this happen from time to time though and you have to deal with them when they come up.
When you have a knuckleballer as a starter luck is a big factor. Today it just didn't flutter our way. Anastacio Martinez didn't earn himself a legion of fans either. It's been a while since I've seen a merry-go-round like that. 30+ minutes to get through half an inning and rain wasn't a factor. Ugh! Painful!
Weaver was on the ropes a few times in the game too and it was just pure luck that we didn't knock him out of the game. When we had the bases loaded and Veritek hit that long fly ball I was shocked that it didn't go out. Sometimes God just decides to give Boston the finger.
I don't think it's a curse or anything else. I put a lot of stock in George Carlin's monlogue about God when he says that there are a lot of signs that God is at least incompetent and perhaps just doesn't give a crap. This is an attitude Carlin admires in a lot of people and can explain a lot of the bad results we see in the world around us.
Chicago Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908.
Chicago White Sox have not won the WS since 1917.
And then of course there's the Red Sox.
At least there's other teams and cities that God hates more than us.
I just don't think another team's fans have had their hearts ripped out more regularly than we have.
So I'm firmly in George Carlin's camp today. There really isn't much else today to explain what we saw.
I mean really, the worst part for me wasn't the fact that the game turned into crap. It's that the way life goes I ususally get to watch about 15-20 minutes of baseball highlights on an average night. Forget about actually sitting and watching a whole game. Life has too many other responsibilities and obligations to take care of.
Perhaps once a month or two a Red Sox game is nationally televised and I end up having time to watch. The one game that I got to watch was today and I'm going to spend the night wishing I could scrub it from my mind. Seeing one ball after another fly over the Monster or put another dent in it for a double.
And if there is ANYTHING worse than that it HAD to be listening to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver talk about all the dents in the Monster not being equal to the most famous Dent related to the Green Monster. Puh-Lease! I think that part of the broadcast marked the moment when Joe and Tim finally ran out of new things to talk about.
Perhaps Tim McCarver is the latest boogie man in Red Sox lore. Maybe we need Bill Murray to drive off a cliff with him in a pickup truck to make this madness stop. Seriously... when Tim McCarver is involved does anything good happen for the Red Sox? Anyone remember the 1967 World Series?
Let's start a petition to Fox to just use Remy for the next Red Sox post-season games. No more national guys. McCarver is bad luck and Vin Scully still hurts too much.
Oh and of course Thank You Fox for going to a split screen and the Baltimore Audio feed when Manny hit his home run. That allowed us the privelage of seeing Barry Bonds strike-out while listening to Jim Palmer do play-by-play.
Then when the feed came back to Joe and Tim they non-chalantly announced Manny had hit a two tun homer over the monster and then went back to discussing that Jim Palmer is the most attractive guy in Fox Sports broadcasting.
Thank goodness for Joe and Tim. Look what we would have missed. What a crime it would have been to endure Manny hitting one out. Ugh... yeah I know... it's all sour grapes right?
We got our butts kicked today. Tomorrow Pedro will get us back on our feet and we'll take the series from them.
Red Sox Lose + Yankees Win = The worst kind of day.... BUT tomorrow is another day that brings fresh hope.
Still We Believe. Go Red Sox!
@ 10:33 PM