Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
For those who are on-line, I'm going to be on Yankee Fanclub Radio at around 6:20 this evening. Give a listen or watch their live videocast below:
Listen to the archived show here. I come in at the 21:00 mark.
anyway, a wonderful job as always. kudos, my friend!
GO TRIBE!!! (i have a bad bad feeling about this though. ugh...)
are you not getting any sound at all or is it really bad?
Go Tribe, indeed!
Anyone else catch the whole show?
And why is it that almost EVERY Blogger I see is better and smarter than any of the FOX and ESPN commentators?
Fox and ESPN should be VERY worried about their livelyhood, and Joe Morgan better start saving more of his paycheck.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you were more emphatic in your support of Joe on the radio than you've been here. You come across as more objective here, which is something I've admired about your writing.
What's funny is that I come across as a crazed disciple of Joe here, (I assure you it's sincere) yet if I were to be interviewed "live" (as if anyone would take a call from a guy phoning in as Sliced Bread from NJ) I'd probably sound much more objective, you know, like in real life?
Anyway, you do great work, and add intelligent perspective wherever you're heard. That's why you and Alex are the first and last stop for the word on the Yanks.
Let's go Indians! We don't need no water let this matsusucka burn!
Burn matsusucka!... burn!
Sko Tribe! They need to score first to get this crowd out of the game.
Big strike out there.
He has Proctor or Jaret Wright written all over him tonight.
NO bullpen activity for the indians?! what? really? hello, eric wedge, are you watching this game? it's, um, ya know, GAME 7, leading to the world fucking serious!!!
dice-klay is throwing a no-hitter. i repeat a NO-HITTER. a perfect game no less. can that be?!
Bench Coach: It's Joe Torre, Skip.
(gives the phone to Wedge)... no shit.
Wedge (into phone): Joe. Game on. What's up?
Torre (voice over): You're fucking this up, Wedgie. Get Westbrook the hell outta there.
Wedge: Ya think, Joe?
Torre (voice over): You're fucking this up, Wedgie. (click)
So... Torre's use of the BP stinks? You prefer Eric Wedge? Is he preparing for a late comeback against Papelbom and Beckett?
81 but, of course. no doubt. : /
well, the 8-0 line is still alive...
Why oh why did I have to move to Connecticut. I really can't stomach another ring for this fanbase, I just can't.
When exactly did we lose that mojo the Sox have right now?
I guarantee Francona pushes the panic button if it gets to 3-2 this inning...
And the BoSox bullpen has never scared me. Goes to show how much I don't know I suppose...
but better late than never, I tip my NY cap to them now.
So while anything can happen, we basically played in 3 Post Seasons, against some of the best pitching in baseball, with BELOW AVERAGE pitching.
So it's not really that much of a mystery that we lost.
hey matt, ya think jake starts the 5th? i do.
As Thurman himself might say: Fuck these fuckers!
ok, ok - these bad calls are supposed to even themselves out. let's hope it happens tonite.
MLB either needs Cleveland to win this game or Boston to blow it open to avoid the uproar over the call.
"no one up in cleveland's bullpen"
Question - is it just me or has fox lowered the volume on mccarver and buck and raised the volume on the Fenway crowd? Seriously I feel like I can barely hear them over the crowd. I'm not exactly bitching because their pro-sox favoritism is annoying, I'm just wondering if I'm the only one.
Oh and I miss the Frank TV ads already!
Westbrook suddenly looks good. I guess okakima pitches the 7th...Is gagne pitching the 8th or will pabs pitch 2?
187 yes, absolutely. both tim/buck are...
there's the sort of makeup. lofton on 2nd base. 1 out this time though...
lofton needs to steal right here...
Jesus, don't let us down now!
Why of all people did it have to be Pedroia?
The lazy, half assed approach on that error is unforgivable. Get your fucking ass in front of the ball.
Dustin Pedroia age 23 OPS+ = 112
Robinson Cano age 23 OPS+ = 126
PAPELBON IS DESTINED TO BLOW IT
oh wait, never mind. :)
Cleveland should be ashamed of this performance.
NYY loses 3 of 4 to Cleveland. Boston does the same, but they get a chance to come back.
Seeing how Carmona has pitched, I have no doubt that in a game 6 or 7 vs the Yanks, he would not have repeated his game 2 performance. Not saying the Yankees would have won, but AGH *#$@#@
I hope they have their WWJD? bands, because they're going to need them.
Sorry, I don't have better words for this.
Are we seriously looking at the '07 W.S. Champs right now? You've got to be kidding me.
The last thing on this planet that I want to see is Boston win the World Series. Either the Rocks need a miracle or... I don't even want to think about it...
I don't know if the Yankees would have beaten the Red Sox had they faced them, but I'd hope they'd at least show up for game seven.
Then again, the didn't three years ago, so I can't say that for certain.
Bring in Gagne!!
ugh. i can't watch this anymore. i'm sick...
What a fucking disaster of a season.
We're in crisis and Boston's still playing.
I was actually rooting, affectionately, even, for Cleveland.
Now I'm just pissed all around.
1) Joe Torre is no longer the manager
2) Joe Torre wins Manager of The Year in the AL
3) Boston Red Sox win the WS
If Posada, Mariano, Pettitte and Arod do not sign up, this will be the worst off season in the the Yankees' illustrious history. It'll make the post-'04 off season look like a day in the park.
C'mon fucking Rockies!
If that happens, look ye all for the four horsemen.
I guess I like Okajima, because he never talks.
But still- could things be worse for a Yankee fan right now?
Holy fucking shit Casey Blake.
If Arod goes to the Sox, he will be the most hated person in Yankee fan history. Seriously, can you think of a person you'd boo more than him?
He'd be booed by every single team on the road, and by 99% of fans at home. No way does he do that to himself, not when NYC is finally falling in love with him.
I still like the yanks better than the sux over the next few years.
Try to hold tight now, Yanks.
Fuck, this doesn't look good.
I'm a photographer and photograph lots of events, and the number of people who are lurching to associate themselves with the Red Sox is nauseating in the extreme. And when I photograph weddings, so many couples imagine their relationships as a variation on Fever Pitch, talking about their dates at Fenway, having table details with names of 2004 RS players, and there is so much gratuitous Yankee hate from people that barely know baseball.
It just sucks living here right now.
Sox fans are supposed to be bitter, hardcore old men with no expectations; you used to see them filling bars in Somerville or JP, with half-empty glasses of warm draft in front of them and thousand-yard stares in their eyes--
not this happy sexy yuppie horseshit....
As far as one game implosions go (especially tanking late in the game), this is pretty awful, though.
Also, can you read? He said he's a photographer.
I have a family here, and I like this part of the country fine (though I'd live on the West Coast or in NY if I really had my druthers). I actually like a lot of the people here, at least the people I don't have to talk sports with. But yeah, being a sports fan here really sucks.
And I will no longer respond to trolls so sorry about that.
How many days till pitchers and catchers again? Ugh.... this is going to be a long off-season.
But seriously, thanks for maintaining order and for continuing the great work with all the communities on the Toaster.
Then again, it's Ken's (and Cliff and Alex's) community, so they can do what they want.
116 or so days until pitchers and catchers.
My experience with this board is that it's very tolerant, especially compared to other sports boards. Emotions run so high on some boards that some of the moderators are constantly making examples of people, and show off their "kills" to members to keep them in line. Thankfully, the general quality of discourse is higher here, and Ken trusts people to mostly stay civil.
huh, so the scum sox added yet 2 more runs after i turned it off. ugh. i don't wanna know what paplebitch was doing during the celebration, either.
definitely, gonna be a long, cold winter. then again, i have my a/c on here in the south, so i'm not sure about the cold part!
GO ROCKIES! GO ROCKIES!! GO ROCKIES!!!
Course, the boys were 6-0 against the Tribe, so...
Probably a third of my banned people go away, a third make things worse by insulting me with the fascism metaphor and/or trying to sneak back into the system, and a third figure out how to fix things the right way by reading the FAQ.
I want the Sox to lose because I hate the Sox. It's simple really. You would be rooting for the Yanks to lose if the situation were reversed so what's the problem here?
thelarmis, if you really want to be appalled, you should see the number of visitors to a nyyfans game thread, and compare it when the yankees are winning versus losing (especially at key times like the playoffs, or when we're in a funk like the 21-29 tailspin). Twice as many visitors when the Yanks are doing poorly. The number of "drive-bys" is such a sad reflection of the envy of other fans.
let's hope the Rockies can continue their "mile high miracle"...
436 Traffic today on the Banter was pretty high for a Sunday, but still below a normal weekday. Perhaps the trolls are just getting a little excited about Halloween or something.
You weren't surprised that Nightmare Man was his dad? I thought that was a bit cheap, because it was never even hinted. No way to predict it.
Crouched, and screaming on the backpage of the NY Daily News, he looks a little like John Rocker.
That's why the Red Sox will never be the Yankees. Their base classlessness will always come out, especially in victory. Could anyone imagine Mo doing what Papelbon did?
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