catslash: (tek! credit zeenith)
( Oct. 29th, 2007 12:16 am)
Grandpa, the whole time you were alive, your Red Sox won the World Series once. Just once in your almost eighty-three years.

Tonight they won their second title in four years. I wish you were here to see it. I love you.
catslash: (Hamlet - credit cionaudha)
( Oct. 16th, 2007 10:50 pm)
So today I got a chance to go see a play. My Intro to Theatre class requires two reviews of professional productions, and one of the theatres downtown offers a "pay what you can" night a couple times during each run. I happened to run into a classmate who mentioned that she was going to pick up her ticket, so I jumped on the chance (because, two professional productions? Not a cheap assignment) to have her pick up one for me too.

This made my long day even longer - on Tuesdays and Thursdays I'm awake at six-fifteen and don't get home until around five as it is, and the play started at seven-thirty - but man, was it worth it. The play was The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson. It got off to an extremely slow start, but once it clicked into gear, it was fantastic. I have no idea where to start with my review. I'm going to need to let it all settle for a few days first.

Bonus: I was at a play instead of watching the game. The wailing and rending of garments on the flist makes me see annoying Boy Willie in a whole new light. Thanks, Boy Willie, for not being the Red Sox pitching staff!
catslash: (Doctor implode - credit discordanticons)
( Jun. 7th, 2007 03:10 pm)
I just watched the clip of Tito getting ejected last night, and holy shit. No wonder the Red Sox radio announcers sounded so amazed while it was going on. Terry has never once gotten that angry in his entire career with the Red Sox. There was none of the flamboyantly sarcastic body language that I so love to see when he starts yelling at an ump. There was just tense, red-faced, screaming fury. Francona was not fucking around out there. If this was a bar brawl, he'd be shattering a beer bottle against the bar and going for Iassogna's throat with the jagged end.

The funniest part of watching it was that the clip on MLBTV is from the A's feed, so the announcers are all, "Yup, Francona's having his say out there" and I'm going YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA.

Why are my teams cursed with all the stupidest umps lately, anyway? I really am going to have to start keeping a literal list of umps I hate and why and because it's starting to exceed my memory capacity.
catslash: (Default)
( Jun. 6th, 2007 07:43 pm)
Yesterday's Red Sox/A's game summed up, courtesy of BB from the comments at Surviving Grady: "Lenny Dinardo - the win? Embree - the save? Where the fuck planet am I on?"
catslash: (elevator Huckabees)
( Jun. 2nd, 2007 07:15 pm)
Oh, man, Mientkie, please be okay. I don't care if you wear pinstripes now, I still love you.

And you, Myglowl, need to quit breaking other teams' players. First Piazza, now Mientkiewicz. Cut it out. It's rude.
catslash: (karate chop! - credit dantesdad)
( Jun. 2nd, 2007 04:59 pm)
FOX may suck ass when it comes to everything baseball broadcast, but I have to say I enjoyed this past half-inning's installation of the A-Rod is a Douche Show. Because, A-Rod is a douche.

FOX or not, though, I love having baseball on my TV. MLBTV is really handy, but the blackout restrictions make it really hard to keep up with the Red Sox as well as I can keep up with the Tigers, Astros, Yankees (in theory, anyway), or even the A's. I live right smack in Red Sox Nation territory and I know more about what the Tigers have been doing lately. Sheesh. I miss having cable during the baseball season.

But! Speaking of the Red Sox Nation, check out this baby name popularity tracker. Go through the 2004 team roster and plug in some of their names. A lot of them have a nice little spike or a bump at around 2005. It doesn't really work for the names that are popular anyway, like David or Jason, but names like Bronson and Pedro have a noticeable spike at around the time that Red Sox fans would be giving birth after the World Series. Red Sox fans are crazy people.

And while we're on the topic, does anyone have any idea why the name Huston would have been popular from about 1900 to 1920ish? Was there a famous politician or writer or someone by that name in that time? Because it comes almost out of nowhere to spike for about twenty years, and then drops off the charts never to be seen again. At least not until A's fangirls start giving birth.

Ooh, now my TV has Astros on it. This was supposed to be a short post, so I'm gonna go watch them now. Go Astros!
catslash: (Default)
( May. 13th, 2007 05:19 pm)
Holy shit, what a game.

I actually got to watch most of this one (I hardly ever get to see Red Sox games because I don't have cable and I'm in the blackout area for MLBTV - I've probably seen more of the A's than the Red Sox this season, sadly enough). But today we had a family gathering at my grandparents' house for Mother's Day, and of course the game was on.

We left in the middle of the ninth. My mom and family were driving me home, since I don't drive, and as we drove along, the game got very interesting indeed. We got to my house just after Varitek got his hit, and my stepfather said,

"It's because we're listening in the car. If we'd stayed and watched, they would have gone one-two-three."

My mom, silly unsuperstitious woman that she is, scoffed, but it sounded logical to me. Hell, I was wary of getting out of the car until the inning ended, but they were in a bit of a hurry.

But I guess that worked out okay.

Wow. Shut out through eight innings, then scoring six in the ninth to win it. Absolutely incredible. (Oh, and thanks for that bad throw, Kebmillah. I knew you still loved us!)

I wonder what the Tigers are going to do tonight. This upcoming series could be even more interesting than I've been expecting.
catslash: (Tek and Papi)
( Apr. 22nd, 2007 10:54 pm)
Phrase I will never get sick of:

"Back to back to back to back."

Hooooly shit.

Pieces of trivia gleaned from the Red Sox radio broadcast: That was the fifth time in MLB history that four homers in a row have been hit, the third time in the AL (with the last being in 1961), and the first time the Red Sox have done it. One Tito Francona was a hitter in one of the previous times, as was Hank Aaron. Also, we did it against the YANKEES and how super fucking cool is that?


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