Saturday, October 23
The amount of pleasure I took in the Rangers kicking the Yankees out of the playoffs last night is disturbing. Of course I always route against the Yankees, but my borderline obsession with the Rangers beating them only grew throughout the series, two main things turned my hatred of the Yankees into complete rage:
-The Granderson homerun: Not only was Grandy's tater in the Bronx not reviewed, the reaction of that DB NY fan in the stands drove me insane. Hat sideways, over the top cocky, and flipping the double bird to Nelson Cruz. It captured everything I hate about Yankee fans....I wanted Cruz to go Ron Artest on that DB in the worst way.
-Nick Swisher: He may be the Kevin Millar of the current Yankees (except a better player)....but his over confidence and recent comments against Cliff Lee (the guy who has completely dominated the Playoffs like Josh Beckett in 07') made me want to puke.
I love how Yankee fans immediately come back by saying "at least we made the playoffs"....like they wouldn't be gloating and making up fake Italian-sounding words to rub a Boston loss in our faces. It's called the greatest rivalry in sports, I hate your guts and love seeing you lose regardless of Boston's situation. Your assumptive and cocky attitude that the World Series was already in hand only makes this sweeter.
PS: The Rangers have close to 150 million less in payroll this year than the Yanks. Nolan Ryan just gave NY the double bird on his way to the World Series.
PPS: Arod going down looking to end the Yankee season? Couldn't have asked for a better end.
Tuesday, October 19
Cliff Lee just beat the bag out to the Yanks, in New York, and probably made himself an extra 20 million per year by doing so. I haven't seen that kind of domination over the Yankees in a long time. 3 total baserunners? What are you the Bad News Bears?
To top all the bad news off, the Bronx Bombers may have to send AJ "I crap my pants every time I'm on the mound" Burnett to try to tie the series against Texas.
Bad news all around for New York, and as a Red Sox fan, it's my duty to love it.
PS: honestly, I was just looking for a chance to play this video, an absolutle classic.
Thursday, October 14
ITM note: You might be able to attribute part of those faded memories to too many kettle one and sodas this summer.....too many weddings.
Anyways, it's just another case of Pedey being Pedey.....handing out nicknames that stick. I make up stupid nicknames all the time...maybe 10% of them stick. Not Pedey, guy nick name rainmaker.
Safe to say I'll be referring to Ortiz as either "big sexy" or "big pun" from here on out.
PS: Is it possible that the stadium didn't sell out for the tater derby? Don't people know how much fun it is to get drunk and scream ridiculousness? I'm shaking my head as I type this.
Monday, October 11
Thanks to Christopher Columbus, and the Boston Red Sox, I spent the long weekend in upstate Vermont.
Don't get me wrong, I had a good time in the oddly weird green mountain state....but earlier today, I was stuck in a corn maze, that's right, a huge friggin corn maze, and I couldn't help but blame the Red Sox.
Know what I would have been doing this weekend if the Sox had made the playoffs? Sitting on my couch, sinking beers, and arguing with T Murph about JD Drew.....the way it should be.
But nope, instead I'm slightly hungover, stuck in a huge ass corn maze, and incredibly hungry. It may be a stretch to blame this on the Sox....but that's what I'm sticking with.
Friday, October 8
What a way to go into a long weekend! I'm sure Heidi will have a strong off season and come into the 2011 looking to improve on her impressive 2010 numbers.
This video single handily made ITM book our tickets to Spring Training. Seriously. We just locked it in. It's going to be a fearsome foursome down in Ft Myers in just six short months. Look out.
Also, how money is Heidi's form? I'm not even kidding, she throws out the first pitch like a pro. Is there anything she can't do?
Wednesday, October 6
Tuesday, October 5
ESPN's "Four Days in October" did not disappoint. I simply have too many emotions running through my body right now to put it into an accurate post. So here are a mental dump of some thoughts:
-I literally teared up on three separate occasions during the hour long program. To be entering my senior year of college during this epic postseason only adds to the already perfect script.
-Raise your hand if you forgot completely about Curtis Leskanick and his role in the 2004 ALCS? If it's not raised you're lying. That was a blast from the past and I feel guilty for having completely forgotten about such an important human being in my life. My bad Curtis, if ITM made T-Shirts (which we should), I'd send you one.
-I forgot how much I love Kevin Millar....but if I wasn't a Red Sox fan, I'm pretty sure I'd hate his guts.
-How money was Pedro and his midget mascot Nelso? "Hola gringos" - instant classic. RIP little man.
-This will be saved on my DVR forever, I will absolutely make my future kids watch this until their eyes fall out......all while annoying the hell out of them with my tears and random drunken stories.
-Given the storyline, this was a no lose situation for ESPN. Talk about sitting on a goldmine. They could have produced this in black and white with Celine Deon as the host and I would have loved it.
-Sadly, I can't say I was a big fan of Lenny Clark and Billy boy Simmons on this. It's like they were trying too hard or something.
-Why on earth is Randy Moss/Fox sports trying to show up this show? Literally, they couldn't have waited until 9:05pm to break the news? (For the record, as of 9:30pm, I think it's a crap rumor, but who knows).
The season has come to an unfortunate end, so why not cheer yourself up a bit by watching ESPN's 30 for 30 called "Four Days in October".
ITM wrote in about this before, now it's time for the program to live up to the hype. You would think (and wish) that ITM had a promo deal with ESPN for this series.
Maybe it's the way the 2010 season (or lack there of) panned out, but I'm all fired up to live through the 2004 ALCS again.
It's somehow been almost 6 years since the greatest comeback in the history of sports....which means it's about time for a refresher. ESPN has hyped up 30 for 30's in the past, many have looked great on the promotions, but failed miserably (see the one on Mike Tyson and Tupac....totally sucked goats).
Safe to say that if this sucks, ITM will be writing all sorts of choice worded memos.
PS: Curt Schilling has really let things go since retiring huh? The man may be running a video game company with 13 year olds, but he looks like complete crap. Show some pride Curt.
Monday, October 4
Sunday, October 3
Mike Lowell retired from the game of baseball, fittingly ending his career with a wall-ball single.
It wasn't his play that spoke the loudest yesterday, it was his continued class. ITM wrote a while back that Mikey Lowell owes Boston and it management nothing. He had every right to throw around some four letter words and walk off the field to Stone Cold Steve Austin music while sinking beers and giving everyone the finger.
Of course, he didn't. With his kids by his side he threw out the first pitch and spoke with true passion and emotion about a game, and a city he loved:
“First of all, I’d like to thank the Red Sox organization for this great ceremony and a very generous check, I really appreciate it, that’s really unbelievable. I’d also like to thank my family, friends, teammates, ex-teammates, my minor league coaches, believe it or not over there , and hopefully the silver place winners today for the game. They’ve come a long way, a lot of people and you guys have meant so much to me over my career. I really don’t know where to go from there. I just want to say thank you for that. You know, I’m kind of at a loss for words to kind of explain the emotions I’ve felt over the last five years with respect to the support and the positive responses I’ve gotten from Red Sox fans. I think it’s your passion and your knowledge for baseball that I’ll truly miss, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget. So I just want to thank God for allowing me the privilege and the opportunity to wear this jersey, to play in this ballpark, to represent the city of boston and to share so many memories with all of you. Thanks you very much.”
Of course, Papelpon managed to blow it for Mikey's farewell....par for the course this season.
PS: I gotta give the Yankees props for their actions during the Lowell ceremony, nothing but attention, respect and class (granted, he was drafted by the Yanks). If that were the old days of Damon and Manny, most of the Sox would have been playing tag in dugout.