Yanks/Sox Game 2: Looking On The Bright Side

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I’m not saying that losing the second of two back-to-back marathons against the Red Sox is easy. I mean, the Yanks scored nearly a dozen runs without our best hitter (A-Rod) and another big bat (Nady) and yet we didn’t win the game? That’s just grotesque.
But before I throw myself off the ledge following the 16-11 defeat, let me at least shoot for a little perspective.
Here are a ten fun things to take away from the game. Yes, fun!
#1) It was a good old-fashioned slugfest.
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#2) The Yankees hitters made Josh Beckett work.
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#3) We found out that AJ Burnett has the ability to go all Jekyll and Hyde on us at any moment.
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#4) The ancient Angel Berroa was in the lineup and succeeded in not making a single error.
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#5) We got to watch Dustin Pedroia do his best Bill Buckner imitation.
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#6) Tex walked five times.
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#7) Jose Veras had the delivery of a break dancer.
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#8) Pitchers on both teams were bad.
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#9) Joe Girardi and Terry Francona channeled Grady Little by leaving their starters in too long.
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#10) Nobody came down with swine flu during the nearly five-hour game.
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There. Feel better? I do.

10 Comments

Jane, what a ridiculous game. I’m a pitching fan, so high-scoring games like this are just silly (although I was caught up in the mid-game see-saw battle). Glad my team came out on top, though. And poor Angel Berroa. Ancient? He’s only 31. That makes Tim Wakefield prehistoric.

Steve T.
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

Jane – So what are our teams going to do tonight? Perhaps the Fenway Racing Team could drive the players around the bases! As much as Beckett got hit around, it was nice to see the Red Sox beat-up on AJ; we now know that he is human also. With the late start on the East Coast tonight I am so hoping for a shorter game.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

You can always cheer me up Jane.
If Melancon’s as good as he says he is he better prove it because right now our bullpen is terrible.

Steve, Angel Berroa may SAY he’s 31, but don’t you remember that whole age scandal when his birth certificate was proven to be false? The joke is we’ll never know how old he is. Same with El Duque. We used to laugh that he was really 50.

Julia, I remember the days of being on the east coast and having to stay awake through the five-hours of Yankees-Sox when ESPN did the games. Not fun! Move to CA and you can avoid that. We start at 5 and are done by 9 with the night still young!

It’s a great opportunity for Melancon, Letsgoyankees, but is he ready? I wish we didn’t have to rush him up to the bigs, but I guess we’ll see what he’s got.

What I don’t get is why these games between these two teams always take longer than a bi-coastal commercial flight. The Cards/Cubs game became a laugher too, but it was over in three hours. I was well into the the White Sox game (7pm Central start) by the time this NY/BOS game was over. It was like a 4 hour hit parade. Oh, and that is NOT Angel Berroa… or is it?
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

Ah, that’s right. OK, maybe Angel is older than 31. He sure plays like it.

Steve T.
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

Jeff, I guess it’s because both teams take a lot of pitches. Even the low (or lowER) scoring games take forever. Poor Angel. I must stop making fun of whatever age he really is.

Steve, Angel isn’t bad with the bat. But his defense scares the you know what out of me.

That’s part of the fun of baseball…it’s a rollercoaster ride all year long! Didn’t know you were a thrill-seeker did ya? Adrenaline junkie, along with the rest of us :O) Hee!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Hi Jane, This is a very creative turn on baseball! Love it. I did so much enjoy our visit and to have someone who knows Monticello? It was wonderful. Hope you visit me at
http://jeffersonstable.typepad.com/
Hope to see you soon. Best, s

I’m so not a thrill seeker, Jenn. I guess the trait only comes out when I watch baseball. :)

Thanks for stopping by, Sherry. I enjoyed our visit too and look forward to checking out Jefferson’s Table.

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