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October 24, 2007 11:05 PM

Flop at Fenway

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About halfway through the 5th inning of game one of the Sox vs. Rox series I had a flashback of the Broncos losing 55-10 to the 49ers in the Super Bowl. The bad thing about the Series is there is the possibility of three more 55-10 blowouts like we witnessed on Wednesday night. I don't think it will happen but just the mere thought of it leaves me a bit queasy.

The layoff turned out to be a laydown. Beckett was electric and the Rockies had no answer. Can they pick themselves up for game two. You tell me.

Drew



Discussion

  • October 24, 2007

    11:51 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    The bad thing is the possibility of more games? NO! How about the the good thing is the opportunity for redemption. Rox win Game 2 and give the Dragon Slayer a chance to give the Rox the lead in the Series

  • October 24, 2007

    11:51 PM

    Andrew writes:

    The bad thing is the possibility of more games? NO! How about the the good thing is the opportunity for redemption. Rox win Game 2 and give the Dragon Slayer a chance to give the Rox the lead in the Series

  • October 25, 2007

    12:20 AM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    I still go back to the look on Jeff Francis' face just before he was pulled by Hurdle. As I said in the previous toon, he looked like the kid at the dance that just wet his pants in front of the whole school.
    Francis got shelled in front of the entire world, and I enjoyed every moment.
    This entire team, from the owners right down to the manager and the players, are complete and total frauds. They were just exposed in front the planet as just that. The Rockies simply have no business being in the World Series. They are here because Tony Gwynn, Jr. hit a triple off Trevor Hoffman. They are not here because of anything they, themselves did.

    The series is over. It was over before the game began, because the Rockies already had stagefright. Stagefright is deadly, and that was proven tonight.

    If the Rockies needed reminding that they do not belong where they are, the leadoff home run by Dustin Pedroia was the reminder.

    Excellent game by the Red Sox.

  • October 25, 2007

    1:28 AM

    buckedent writes:

    O, was that Gwynn Jr. that beat the Phills and D-backs?This years Bill Buckner hasn't showed up yet.

  • October 25, 2007

    3:34 AM

    RedSoxfan1000 writes:

    The "deer-in-the-headlights" look on the faces of some of the Rox players is just half of the story. Go back and look at the "intensity" on the faces of the Sox players. There's a lot of post-season experience built into the Red Sox team. They know what it takes to win, how it feels to win it all, and they clearly have "determination" written all over them. As for game two? Schilling does not have to be at the top of his game to be masterful (if he can beat the Yanks with a stitched up tendon, he can bring it this year too). True, his fastball only clocks at about 93mph these days, but he knows how to paint the plate with a variety of pitches. And perhaps most important...he has the mind of a warrior. He has that intensity too. The Sox will be bringing it in game 2...and beyond. They don't stop playing until the umpires go home and the ball park turns out the lights. I predict: Sox in 6 no matter what (5 if the Rox fold).

  • October 25, 2007

    4:34 AM

    West Roxbury Sox Fan writes:

    Love those Sox. However, some of what I've read in the Denver papers has been too bitter about last night. Thomas Boswell of the WaPo has a more balanced perspective here:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/25/AR2007102500094_2.html?sid=ST2007102500093

    The series just started. Better games are ahead.

  • October 25, 2007

    6:37 AM

    strt15 writes:

    I can understand how Rockies fans feel. I've been there many times over the last 45 years that I have been a member of Red Sox Nation. But I think every member of the Red Sox would tell you that last night is over and the series begins again tonight. It was a great evening, but it was only one game.

  • October 25, 2007

    7:04 AM

    mikeee writes:

    Hey Alves.....your team was dumped on just like you dumped on us with your ticket selling scheme. Maybe you will pick up some class and sense while visiting a class organization like the Sox

  • October 25, 2007

    7:04 AM

    mikeee writes:

    Hey Alves.....your team was dumped on just like you dumped on us with your ticket selling scheme. Maybe you will pick up some class and sense while visiting a class organization like the Sox

  • October 25, 2007

    7:10 AM

    Dani writes:

    I still have faith in the good guys! Go Rockies!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    7:20 AM

    Kurt writes:

    Sometimes you need a kick in the A$# to get moving, Keep the faith!

    Go Rockies!

  • October 25, 2007

    7:29 AM

    Brian writes:

    In 2004 the Resdox got blown out 19-1 in the first game of the division championship and still won the pennant and series.

    It's not over yet folks. This is why they play best of 7.

  • October 25, 2007

    7:55 AM

    MJ writes:

    Good Grief. What happened to the Rockies?? I still think they will pull it out, but now in 6 instead of 5

  • October 25, 2007

    8:16 AM

    okiefortherox writes:

    C'mon WorkingClass (or no class). Total frauds?? Pull your head out and go have some more chowdah. Even your own team understands what the Rockies have achieved this year. You are the perfect example of why so many of us despise east coast sports teams.

  • October 25, 2007

    8:27 AM

    Glen Leinbach writes:

    Like that team in red last night, the original guys in red coats won the first Bostom Massacre in 1770. Remember who won the war? Keep the faith, Rockies fans!

  • October 25, 2007

    8:31 AM

    strt15 writes:

    I hope that Okie doesn't feel the need to do too much trash talking. This isn't the Yankees against the Red Sox, and that decades old wrestling match. This is the World Series, and the teams and the players deserve to be treated like league champions. I really want us to win, but a great series is important too.

  • October 25, 2007

    8:53 AM

    Distant Fan writes:

    So here come the naysayers and dooms day prophets.
    You know, kick em when they are down, yup that must make all of you happy. There certainly is a good chance the Rockies will fail in the series, I for one am happy that they are even in it after such a short existence in MLB. Lets see, the books will close on the 2007 series on Nov. 1st and gee whiz we will go about the business of getting ready for the holidays and a new year.

    Get a life folks.

  • October 25, 2007

    9:02 AM

    Mark writes:

    I seriously think we'll be fine. Beckett is fantastic, so we lose game 1 whether it was 2-1, 13-1, or 55-10.

    Tonight's the biggie, if we can steal one tonight, we're back in the driver's seat, b/c this whole series changes when it comes back too Coors. There's too stark a contrast for the Red Sox in a NL park.

    I liked how Helton and Tulo got their bats going. That's a silver lining to a very dark cloud.

  • October 25, 2007

    9:16 AM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    Where is Father?

    Come on man. Come on.

    What do you have to say about those Rockies "hanging one on the Sox last night?"

    If that was an example of the Rockies "hanging one" then I'm confused.

    You must have meant Francis "hanging" that pitch to Dustin to start the game.

    So, where have you disappeared to??

    Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    9:22 AM

    American League bigot writes:

    The beatings will continue till the series is over!

    Rockies win the National League and get to play with the big leaguers.

    Boston fans with tickets to games six and seven are giving away their tickets.

    Boston rules..

  • October 25, 2007

    9:22 AM

    American League bigot writes:

    The beatings will continue till the series is over!

    Rockies win the National League and get to play with the big leaguers.

    Boston fans with tickets to games six and seven are giving away their tickets.

    Boston rules..
    Denver sucks

  • October 25, 2007

    9:49 AM

    Distant Fan writes:

    Way to go ECH, got your big boots on? I just wonder if you mother had any children that lived. Yeah it wasn't pretty, so what, I wonder if you ever even participated in any sport or were you the leader of the boo section. You are truely a no good down the drain piece of human waste. Kick, Kick

  • October 25, 2007

    9:55 AM

    dave in bayfield writes:

    Of course the Rockies can pick themselves up. They've proven that in the regular season, particularly in the last month and a half.

    Of course it was hard to watch last night, but I watched each and every pitch. Beckett and the Sox bats put on a tremendous show. They are a good team. We all knew that. But they haven't won the Series...and they won't win the Series tonight, either.

  • October 25, 2007

    10:18 AM

    mittromney08 writes:

    Throw In the TOWEL. its over, colorado

  • October 25, 2007

    10:18 AM

    mittromney08 writes:

    Throw In the TOWEL its over, colorado

  • October 25, 2007

    10:18 AM

    mittromney08 writes:

    Throw In the TOWEL

  • October 25, 2007

    10:32 AM

    J Morris writes:

    Last nights Red Sox win ensures that the Rockies have no shot of winning the series in Colorado. If they think they have a chance in Game 5 with Beckett on the mound against Francis again, they are delusional. The biggest game of the series is tonight, because if the Rockies don't win this one then the best the Rox can hope for is being down 3-2 when the series shifts back to Boston. I don't hate the Rockies, but I am nervous that their pitching statistics were padded by playing against weak NL west line ups in four pitcher's parks.

  • October 25, 2007

    10:41 AM

    Father writes:

    Here I am, had to work for a second there, you should try it some time. Vacuuming your moms basement doesnt count either. Anyway, hanging one on them in the SERIES. It takes 4 wins, slow your roll. You've been wrong this whole time, can't expect you to be right now.

  • October 25, 2007

    10:50 AM

    okiefortherox writes:

    My bad strt15. You're right of course, and I'm hoping for a great series from here forward. No need to give in to smack talk. One of the greatest things about winning is how the winner acts, and the same for losing. BoSox are an awesome team...man, those bats are something else. I just got my ire up....Rox may have a ways to go in some areas, but they're not frauds.

    I hope the lineup changes a bit tonight....I like the idea of Matsui leading off...we'll see what Hurdle comes up with.

    Have fun everyone.

  • October 25, 2007

    11:00 AM

    ted writes:

    "In 2004 the Resdox got blown out 19-1 in the first game of the division championship and still won the pennant and series."

    To be exact, ML, it was 19-8 in the 3rd game of the ALCS. But point well taken: the Red Sox still came back.

    Hey, there's a lot of luck involved in these games. The better team might win and they might not and it's not because one group of guys is morally superior to the other. Even in mismatches, the underdog is likely win over a third of the games. So I don't know, you don't know, and the players themselves don't know. So enjoy watching two very good teams beat it out. That said: Go Sox!

  • October 25, 2007

    11:03 AM

    T.C. writes:

    Both Francis and Morales looked like they were going to start bawling. Their facial expressions seemed to say "I want my Mommy. This isn't fun anymore." And Yes, WCH, Francis did look like the kid that wet his pants at the dance. That was a great anaolgy.
    What was up with Francis and his weird looking stare before his pitchers. Mouth agape, and a nervous look in his eyes?
    Meanwhile, Beckett was all business. Just pure awesome arrogance and confidence. Look in, yep, got it.
    Cool. Fastball. Strike three. Yawn. Okay, let me go get a bottle of water and my jacket, sit for a while, and go back out and strike out a few more Rockies. No big deal.

    I think the funniest thing is the Red Sox bullpen and their drumming on the bullpen roof.
    That is freaking awesome.

    This series is already over. The Rockies might squeak in a win at Coors Field, but it won't go more than 5 games. And you all know who will be on the mound for the sox in game 5.

  • October 25, 2007

    11:08 AM

    Manny Just Wants to Have Fun writes:

    MJ..Sox did not get blown out in any game in 2004 by 91-1! certainly not the first game! It was the third game they got whacked and scored more than 1.

  • October 25, 2007

    11:09 AM

    Manny Just Wants to Have Fun writes:

    I meant 19-1//sorry

  • October 25, 2007

    11:21 AM

    Thrawn writes:

    I said it earlier a few days ago, and I'll say it again. Nothing ends a hot streak quicker than a long layoff, and that was the biggest fear heading into this. Boston had all the momentum going into this and that can not be ignored.

    Whoever thought the Rockies were going to sweep their way through this series was seriously kidding themselves. I doubt the next game will be as bad as last night.

  • October 25, 2007

    11:27 AM

    J.P. writes:

    Loved the quote from Todd Helton that was given prior to the game about him being nervous because of the layoff.

    Good Todd. You should be nervous. The Rockies are playing a real baseball team now. You're playing in a real ballpark against real pitchers.
    Bet you're now regretting taking that syringe out of your rear end a few years ago. You can't hit anymore.
    God, I am glad Theo didn't trade for Helton. What a huge mistake that would have been.

  • October 25, 2007

    12:11 PM

    johnnyd writes:

    Hey WCZero,
    you seem to know enough about losers to be one...it's a seven game series dumb@$$

  • October 25, 2007

    12:12 PM

    Esarem writes:

    I actually know the guy who posts as WorkingclASShero. He's 42, lives with his parents and hasn't held a real job since he carried papers in the 70s. I wouldn't pay much attention to his pitiful rants.

  • October 25, 2007

    12:16 PM

    Conrad Hamel writes:

    I saw my first MLB game in 1938.

    As Francona said, the RED SOX won the first game, perid. There's another game tonight. What happened last night has no effect on the game tonight.
    As a Red Sox fan, I've seen it all, including the 6th game in 1986.
    There's a long way to go.

    Conrad

  • October 25, 2007

    12:16 PM

    Conrad Hamel writes:

    I saw my first MLB game in 1938.

    As Francona said, the RED SOX won the first game, perid. There's another game tonight. What happened last night has no effect on the game tonight.
    As a Red Sox fan, I've seen it all, including the 6th game in 1986.
    There's a long way to go.

    Conrad

  • October 25, 2007

    12:16 PM

    Conrad Hamel writes:

    I saw my first MLB game in 1938.

    As Francona said, the RED SOX won the first game, perid. There's another game tonight. What happened last night has no effect on the game tonight.
    As a Red Sox fan, I've seen it all, including the 6th game in 1986.
    There's a long way to go.

    Conrad

  • October 25, 2007

    1:12 PM

    Charlie writes:

    How many other teams are at home right now wishing they had a chance to be ridiculed by Ken Rosenthal on Fox?

    We're in the World Series. period

  • October 25, 2007

    1:15 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    Are we having fun yet?

    So, Father,

    In exactly WHICH game are the Rockies going to "hang one on the Sox?"

    Do tell. I'm terribly interested.

    Or are you just planning to take this game by game until you run out of games to choose from?

  • October 25, 2007

    2:09 PM

    Father writes:

    Regardless of which game it is, win or lose, I was still right more than you. I predicted the playoff appearance, and both series wins so far, that's 3-0 buddy boy, which would leave you at.......

  • October 25, 2007

    2:31 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    The Good & The Bad...

    Boston: Clam Chowder (awesome)
    Denver: Rocky Mountain Oysters (what the %&*#?)

    Boston: Green Monster (classic!)
    Denver: Humidor

    Boston: Josh Beckett (awesome)
    Denver: Jeff Francis (hahaha!)

    Boston: Fenway Park (awesome)
    Denver: Coors (snicker...)Field. (Joke of a stadium)

    Boston: Hand operated scoreboard. (Awesome)
    Denver: L.E.D. scoreboard (Blah!)

    Boston: Passionate fanbase. (Yeah baby!)
    Denver: Fairweather fanbase. (**Cough**)

    Boston: John Henry (awesome)
    Denver: The Monforts (Yecch.)

    More to come....

  • October 25, 2007

    2:57 PM

    Matt Stephenson writes:

    This is appropiate. Boston fans are the class(less) of Baseball. Loud, obnoxious, pathetic losers. Through and through. As you may notice, Rockies fans are rooting their team fairweather or not. Sox fans are just taking shots at the Rockies.
    It's too bad because the Red Sox are a great organization. It's their fans that need to hop in the Harbor.
    And when the Rockies win tonight I don't want to here your usual excuse 'At least we have the Patriots'.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:07 PM

    baseballJoe writes:

    In baseball, momentum is only as good as your next starting picture. Now we get our fireballer against their old guy who throws 85 mph fastballs like Francis. Just wait a bit before giving up.

    And remember, the Red Sox have big problems in trying to figure out a lineup with no DH for the Denver games. Either no Ortiz in the lineup, or him out there as a pitifully bad defender with bad knees. It ain't over yet. And for football analogies, we're still in the first quarter and only down 1-0.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:19 PM

    CAD MAN writes:

    WCH, GUESS WHAT ?
    YOUR PROCTOLOGIST CALLED. THEY FOUND YOUR HEAD!

  • October 25, 2007

    4:23 PM

    Father writes:

    Hero- I thought your team was the Yankees? Dont you know it's not cool to root for the sox?

    Father: 3-0
    Hero: 0-3

    Clam chowder- awesome?? now I really cant take you serious on anything.

    Just a few more hours until you will be vomiting chowder all over yourself from the Rox win.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:26 PM

    CAD MAN writes:

    WCH OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER BEEN TO COORS FIELD. EVERYONE IN THE KNOW SAYS " ONE OF THE FINEST BALL PARKS IN THE MAJORS ! !
    GET A LIFE AND SHUT THE H --L UP !!

  • October 25, 2007

    4:30 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    BOSTON — Troy Tulowitzki would rather poke his eye with a broken bat than lose at anything. As such, it might be a frustrating offseason. Despite steering the Rockies to the playoffs, Tulowitzki was edged out for the Most Outstanding National League Rookie in the Players Choice awards by Milwaukee's Ryan Braun.

    In the end, the players were more impressed with Braun's brawn than Tulowitzki's overall résumé. Braun, 23, led all rookies with 34 home runs and a 324 average, despite getting just 451 at-bats.

    ----------------------------------------
    Bwwwahhhhhh-hahah!!!

    Hahahahah!!!!!

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!

    Guess the players understand just how overrated Tulowitzki is and how he's a product of Coor's Field.

    Haahahahaha!!!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    4:34 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    BOSTON clam chowder, Father.

    Not clam chowder.

    BOSTON clam chowder. Any other kind is completely uncivilized.

    Sit up straight and pay attention in class.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:37 PM

    Father writes:

    Ask Braun if he would rather be sitting at home with his little award, or about to win the big one like Tulo.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:38 PM

    Father writes:

    Same thing as Chunky soup if you ask me, there's only one clam I eat, and it ain't in soup.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:48 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    I just called Braun.

    He said he'll take the ROTY award this year.

    He'll take the other awards later when Tulowizki is serving his one year ban from baseball when the steroid list comes out.

  • October 25, 2007

    4:58 PM

    Father writes:

    Where is this list and when does it come out? Is it from your super secret club of dungeons and dragons?

  • October 25, 2007

    6:29 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    The Feds have it.

    You'll know soon enough.

    You eat your own? Wow. Far out.

  • October 25, 2007

    7:29 PM

    z monster writes:

    WorkingClassHero go pour beer on your hand to get your date drunk! Thats about as lucky as you'll get. Tolo doesn't need any thing like you may (your little blue pill for your date tonight). get a life and quit showing you A@&

  • October 25, 2007

    7:57 PM

    Bob writes:

    Oh Great.

    So now the Rockies are resorting to throwing at Red Sox hitters?

    He's hit Drew already. He's gone headhunting on Youkilis and Lugo.

    Nice strategy Colorado. If you can't beat them, kill them.

    This is one of the many reasons why the Rockies will never be a legit franchise. Bunch of dirty players.

  • October 25, 2007

    8:28 PM

    z monster writes:

    You too bob go pour beer on your date. pitching inside is part of the game. All pitcher do it.

  • October 25, 2007

    8:52 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    TAKE A SEAT BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hahahaahahahahahahah!!!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    9:27 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    GRAB SOME PINE RYAN!!!

    Don't argue with umpire. Just take your seat.

    Hahaahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    9:49 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

    ONE OF MY DREAMS JUST CAME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!

    HOLLIDAY GETS PICKED OFF FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAH BABYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!!!!

    YEAH!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAH!!!!!

    THAT ONE'S FOR YOU FATHER!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    9:51 PM

    James writes:

    Wow.

    We suck.

    The only guy who actually can hit the ball makes the bonehead play of the year.

    Thanks a lot Matt.

  • October 25, 2007

    10:55 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    "Clam chowder- awesome?? now I really cant take you serious on anything.

    Just a few more hours until you will be vomiting chowder all over yourself from the Rox win." -Father

    Okay Father....What say you now????????????

    Hello??????

    HEEELLLLOOOOOOOO????


    I'm gonna go fix you a BIG TASTY BOWL OF CROW, Father!!!!!!!!

    I'll have myself some CHOW-DA!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!

    BY THE WAY.....

    TAKE A BIG FREAKING GRAB OF PINE HAWPE!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!

    SOX WIN!!!
    SOX WIN!!!!!!!!!!
    SOX WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IT'S SOXTOBER BABY!!!!!!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    11:06 PM

    Bob writes:

    Justice is served.

    That shot of Matt Holliday getting picked off first base is justice served cold.

    It can't get a lot sweeter than that.

    ROCK ON RED SOX!!!!!

  • October 25, 2007

    11:47 PM

    RedSoxNation writes:

    Damn.

    That bandwagon broke down pretty quick. Did you all go to bed after Holliday got NAILED? And what's even more excellent is that it happened with Helton standing at the plate.

    MVP = Most Valuable Pickoff

    MVP = Matt, Victim of Papelbon

    If Holliday was being considered as the NL MVP, he hust lost that possibility. He will trade that possibility for a fresh pair of goat horns.

    The engine on the Rockies bandwagon has just exploded and there are casualties everywhere.

    Red Sox Nation is very happy to be of service.

  • October 26, 2007

    1:18 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    Clam chowder tastes like crap. I have been to Boston and would not move there if my salary was multiplied 5 times. Place sucks and people are evern worse.

  • October 27, 2007

    12:39 PM

    WorkingClassHero writes:

    I'll admit something.

    I love the Boston Clam Chowder, but...

    A Red Sox World Series victory tastes sweeter.

    Much better than your little bag of pop-Rocks.

    Hahahahaahahah!!!!!!

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