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Underdog to NY Yankees --> "Who's YOUR Daddy?"
posted by omidius (88 comments total)

 
Okay, I know that this is USSportsFilter and just the kind of thing we love to hate, but--

I. Am. So. Happy. Right. Now.

And my hubcap is bouncing around like a rubber ball.

GO SOX! REVERSE THE CURSE! etc.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:09 PM on October 20, 2004


Amazing, Phenomenal, Fantastic, A++++++

GO SOX!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:10 PM on October 20, 2004


[this is good]
posted by PrinceValium at 9:11 PM on October 20, 2004


Since my Braves went ahead and got their annual choking out of the way a week ago ...

GO SOX!
posted by grabbingsand at 9:12 PM on October 20, 2004


I'd just like to point out here that a World Series win, in the long run, would be the worst possible thing that could happen to the psyche of Boston.
posted by ChasFile at 9:15 PM on October 20, 2004


I couldn't care less about sports, but as a native Bay Stater I have a genetic pre-disposition to hate the fucking Yankees. GO SOX!
posted by Scoo at 9:16 PM on October 20, 2004


WHOO Whooo!

Maybe it's true? Hope springs eternal!
posted by nelleish at 9:17 PM on October 20, 2004


This was awesome, I got goosebumps when the Red Sox won!

Simply superb!

Now watch Steinbrenner break $200 million with his payroll next season. Yankees Suck, Jeter Swallows!
posted by fenriq at 9:18 PM on October 20, 2004


and what does he do.
posted by omidius at 9:18 PM on October 20, 2004


I'm a new yorker, but the yankee world series thing is a bore (and anyway I was always a mets fan). This series was awesome, though. Coming back after being three games down, and in such dramatic fashion... losing 18-7, then being tied into extra innings twice in a row, then coming back strong for the last two adrenaline filled games... good stuff, and I'm a very half-assed sports fan.
posted by mdn at 9:19 PM on October 20, 2004


By the by, did anyone else start laughing when the fans started that ridiculous chant when they were down by 5 runs?
posted by fenriq at 9:21 PM on October 20, 2004


Obviously, God blesses Massachusetts tonight.
posted by troutfishing at 9:23 PM on October 20, 2004


Ladies and Gentleman, let the election comparisons begin:

The Red Sox / Yankees series is a lot like the election, really. You’ve got a formidable but basically evil incumbent machine, that clearly represents big money interests and has zillions of dollars to try to buy victory, which it has been quite successful at doing ever since the mid-90s. You’ve got a challenger from Massachusetts, who fell behind early and has made a variety of missteps that hurt its/his chances. Now, in a series of highly-watched contests on national television, the challenger has managed to climb back into it, though still trailing narrowly. [and win!]
posted by limitedpie at 9:25 PM on October 20, 2004


Okay kids, let's look at the evidence. We just had a record season for hurricanes, there's a volcano going off in the NW USA, and now this?

God has lost all sense of subtlety these days.
posted by Jart at 9:27 PM on October 20, 2004


[This could be bad news for the Yankees' inflated payroll]
posted by clevershark at 9:30 PM on October 20, 2004


NO METAPHORS!!! (unless they help.)

Oh man. If Houston wins, you know it's going to just be nuts.
posted by solistrato at 9:31 PM on October 20, 2004


A Clemens/Martinez showdown would be amazing.
posted by clevershark at 9:37 PM on October 20, 2004


heh, a houston vs. sox world series would be hilarious. It'd make even a crusty old atheist like me think we just might have a god with a sense of humor.
posted by mathowie at 9:39 PM on October 20, 2004


I weep! I weep! GO RED SOX!

Saturday night is going to be a hell of a lot fun.
posted by xmutex at 9:40 PM on October 20, 2004


[This could be bad news for the Yankees' inflated payroll]
There's actually a Visa commercial airing here now, with Steinbrenner getting tendonitis from writing so many checks. ; >
posted by amberglow at 9:42 PM on October 20, 2004


NOMAH! WICKED PISSA! LOL ROFLMAO!!!
posted by Hildago at 9:42 PM on October 20, 2004


YAY!
posted by Stynxno at 9:45 PM on October 20, 2004


As one who will never give two shits about baseball:

put a red sock in it, Kwantsar.
posted by scarabic at 9:51 PM on October 20, 2004


!




I'm excited for the world series... Not as excited as if the Brewers were playing (one day... one day), but definitely excited.
posted by drezdn at 9:53 PM on October 20, 2004 [1 favorite]


LET'S GO RED SOX!!!!
posted by davros42 at 9:54 PM on October 20, 2004


I've always found it strange that the MeFi gestalt so seems to disdain sports, while it drools over film and TV. Show me a movie more unpredictable and uplifting than these last four days of baseball.

Boston: As a Cubs fan, I promise you the last little piece of my heart if you can demolish whichever of our NL central rivals you face, and help put an end to the curse bullshit that dogs us both.

Does anybody know if the crew of Fever Pitch are still filming real games for the movie? They may have changed the sport and location, but Nick Hornby should be honored by the fidelty this Red Sox team is showing his story.
posted by uhnyuftz at 9:54 PM on October 20, 2004


Holy crap. My commute just got a whole lot more entertaining...
posted by Busithoth at 9:55 PM on October 20, 2004


!
posted by yhbc at 9:56 PM on October 20, 2004


Nomar doesn't play for the Sox anymore, Hildago.

Hopefully his replacement will stay off the DL for more than half the season.

And on preview:
uhnyuftz, believe me when I say that every Sox fan wanted to see a Cubs/Sox matchup last year.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:56 PM on October 20, 2004




Nicely said, scarabic.

Kwantsar, do you really need to weigh in with a "wah, wah, this thread sucks?" or is it just a reflex?

Or are you a Yankees fan?

Much as I would love to see Pedro beat down Clemens, I don't want to see Clemens in the World Series again. The Cards deserve it more anyway and it would make for a better series, I think.
posted by fenriq at 10:06 PM on October 20, 2004


[this is awesome]
posted by TimeFactor at 10:08 PM on October 20, 2004


Go 'stros!
posted by jabo at 10:20 PM on October 20, 2004


I'm right down the street from Fenway and I can still hear the chanting and the yelling. That was amazing.
Go Sox.
posted by krazykity16 at 10:27 PM on October 20, 2004


As someone who grew up a Yankees fan, I've got to say: Congrats! It was a fantastic series and the AL should always go through NY and Boston. But I'm going to pull for Houston and Clemens tomorrow -- because that storyline would make for a great World Series.
posted by horsewithnoname at 10:48 PM on October 20, 2004


I was just at Fenway. Amazing. Now bedtime.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:00 PM on October 20, 2004


I'm happy for Boston, and I don't even follow sports.

Or maybe it's just personal - the first baseball game I ever saw, when I was a little kid and I loved the Blue Jays, at the Exhibition stadium - I was so excited! .....and they were beated by the Yankees.

Go Red Sox!
posted by jb at 11:04 PM on October 20, 2004


not only did they beat the yankees

they beat an amazing yankee team so deep it didnt look like they missed giambi at all.

until of course it quickly all fell apart.

congrats to all the red sox fans.

maybe next year the cubbies will get to beat the yanks in the series.
posted by tsarfan at 11:09 PM on October 20, 2004


Only in baseball does a team with 130 million odd dollars in payroll qualify as an underdog.
posted by The God Complex at 11:12 PM on October 20, 2004


It was just awsome to watch the RedSox amazing comeback! I loved watching the Yankees collapse in the "House that Ruth built"!

My prediction a Texas vs. Massachusetts series!

RedSox vs the Astros!

A mirror of the upcoming presidential election perhaps!

Go RedSox!
Go Kerry!
posted by thedailygrowl at 11:27 PM on October 20, 2004


As a Yankees fan, I had a rather standard amount of enthusiasm through the Brewers series, and was excited somewhat by the initial start of the ALCS Series, as well dismayed by watching Dennis Leary, sporting his cynical B, saying the Sox would find a way to lose. I knew, that if this Sox team could come back, we Yanks had no chance. The pitching simply was not there this year. Come on, curse nonsense or not, 1918 is a LONG LONG time. WW1 was going on the last time the Sox won it all. I will probably check in on the Series, but am not so so sad that the Yankees are not in it. To next season.... That 96 parade will still live on in my head -- when I was TRULY upset that Mattingly was not there to get the ring -- but ecstatic to stand there snapping photos with that cheap cam in the old canyon.
posted by RubberHen at 1:47 AM on October 21, 2004


outstanding sir!

in other news, my other favorite team (soccer), Internazionale, just won an historic Champions League game in Valencia, kicking Valencia's ass 5-1
posted by matteo at 2:03 AM on October 21, 2004


Yeah, that was especially painful Matteo since AC Milan also beat Barcelona last night on a late game header...*whistles*

Anyway, way to go Red Sox.
posted by sic at 2:20 AM on October 21, 2004


From the heart of Red Sox Nation.....

Love Them Sox, BABY!!!!!!!!!
posted by Latitude11 at 4:04 AM on October 21, 2004


i'm so not a sports fan, and it's totally weird for me to cheer a sports team, but GO SOX.
posted by moonbird at 4:36 AM on October 21, 2004


I was soooo happy to see the Sox win, and I'm, like a buncha you apparently, not a sports fan.

And yes... I thought about the big "Boston comeback" metaphor, as well. Here's hoping...
posted by jpburns at 5:07 AM on October 21, 2004


As long as unlikely things are happening.....let's say the Astros win tonight. And let's say the series goes to seven games. And let's say there are a couple of rain outs.....

The seventh game of the Boston-Houston World Series could take place Nov. 2. Now wouldn't that be a kick?
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:40 AM on October 21, 2004


I was rooting for the Yankees, but I'm very impressed with the Red Sox, who certainly earned their historic victory. Maybe this is their year after all! Houston or St. Louis, it's going to be a great matchup.

On Preview: If the World Series is still going on at election time I do hope they'll be able to use it to encourage people to vote. I'm afraid some people will use it as an excuse not to.
posted by Songdog at 5:51 AM on October 21, 2004


Considering that my co-workers will likely make me wear a Red Sox shirt for the next week, I send mighty congrats to all BoSox fans. They earned it, they deserve it, and I have never seen anything like it. While I wanted nothing more than to have Roger get his ass handed to him, the prospect of seeing him play again in Fenway is quite exciting.
This was a grueling series - the most telling stat (to me) was how strong the Yankees first 4 were for the first three games and how they fell apart for the next four games.
Can someone please wake Ted Williams?
posted by TomSophieIvy at 5:57 AM on October 21, 2004


To answer the rhetorical question: The Boston Red Sox are now their own daddy.

Somewhere, Bill Buckner is praying that he can come out of hiding in another week or so...
posted by alumshubby at 6:06 AM on October 21, 2004


I don't even like baseball and I can't get enough of this. fuckin a.
posted by bob sarabia at 6:29 AM on October 21, 2004


I'm a big-time Yanks fan, but I gotta hand it to the Sox. They clearly wanted it more. It's gonna be a long winter...

That said, this is a horrible FPP. The linked "story" is thin, and no one's here to even discuss it, just to take part in a global Red Sox circle jerk. There's a SportsFilter article for that. "Just give us our moment in the sun" is no excuse.
posted by mkultra at 6:39 AM on October 21, 2004


"Just give us our moment in the sun" is no excuse.


Wrong again!! Woooooo Sox wooooooooooooooooooo
posted by rxrfrx at 6:47 AM on October 21, 2004


> The seventh game of the Boston-Houston World Series could take place Nov. 2. Now wouldn't that be a kick?

Oh, sweet Jesus, please, no...I don't think my heart could take the strain. Plus, if the Sox and Kerry both lost, I think I'd drink myself to death (and I'm a Canadian with no particular rooting interest in baseball).

Go Sox!
posted by The Card Cheat at 6:53 AM on October 21, 2004


Woot!

The rabbit tried to riot last night, all drunk on carrot beer.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:01 AM on October 21, 2004


As a Yankees fan - congrats and enjoy the ride - we knew the '04 Sox were a hell of team, even up 3-0.

I'd probably rather see the Cards, but Clemens in Fenway would be pretty awesome (and I do wonder what Nomah is feeling at this moment)
posted by jalexei at 7:11 AM on October 21, 2004


I'm fairly certain the (potential) 7th game would be held on Halloween, not Nov. 2nd -- but there could always be rain delays. Glad I already did my voting.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:15 AM on October 21, 2004


Heh, my university student newspaper publishes on Thursdays and it came out today with a full page "World Series Predictor" article that has the Yankees beating the Cardinals. I don't know if I should run down to their office and shake it in their face or just let the facts speak for themselves. (I realize it likely goes to print waaay in advance, but the timing just cracked me up, especially since the author is a blatant Yanks fan)

If the Sox and Kerry both lost, I think I'd drink myself to death
You and me both, mate. You and me both.

Rock 'em Sox! Now come on Cards!
posted by nelleish at 7:17 AM on October 21, 2004


Game over! Series over, Curse over, Arrogant Fans Humbled, The Yankees Lose! The Yankees LOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!
posted by ParisParamus at 7:43 AM on October 21, 2004



posted by delapohl at 7:53 AM on October 21, 2004


I hope they win the series, but even if they don't... at least they made A-Rod cry.
posted by papercake at 7:56 AM on October 21, 2004


It just feels so, so good. I was the happiest man in Amsterdam at 6:10 this morning...

Imagine this scenario...Red Sox reliever Michael Myers pitching in Game 7 of the World Series on Halloween night...
posted by lazywhinerkid at 7:56 AM on October 21, 2004


Game over! Series over, Curse over, Arrogant Fans Humbled, The Yankees Lose! The Yankees LOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!

Just a minor quibble - the "Curse" won't be expunged until the Sox win the one the matters. With home field, and the Cards/Astros beating themselves up, I'd say they have a pretty good shot, but until then, the Babe is laughing somewhere with a stogie...
posted by jalexei at 8:23 AM on October 21, 2004


One pitch, four runs, and the Yankees were down by 6-0. Instantly, it was obvious: this would either be a Red Sox triumph, or the most devastating loss in their history. They kept after Vazquez, determined to make it the former.

I don't know about you, but I didn't stop rooting until the it was over over. 10 runs, nothin' - keep going! Stomp! Pound! WIN!!!

I woke up dancing. That was the World Series. And the BoSox won. It wasn't just a beautiful dream.

It Happened.
posted by petebest at 8:32 AM on October 21, 2004


Charlie Brown was kicking the football. The Red Sox were beating the Yankees for the American League pennant.

I have to admit that I sat down on the couch and wept last night when the game was over. I wish my Grandfather was still alive to see this. I never thought, after '86, that I'd hope like this for the Sox again.

I want to have Johnny Damon's babies. I loves my Sox.
posted by anastasiav at 9:04 AM on October 21, 2004


I know I'm violating my Metafilter Sabbatical, but this is an extraordinary circumstance. It will be truly enjoyable to watch and listen to (on WFAN) Yankee fans react to this. The Yankees losing, imho is more important than the Red Sox winning in this situation. But I do hope they win the world series--it may buy at least a year of MU HA HA HA for this Mets fan.
posted by ParisParamus at 9:13 AM on October 21, 2004




I'm still buzzing.
posted by xmutex at 9:39 AM on October 21, 2004


You know that the Cardinals are still going to kick your ass, Red Sox fans, right?

That is, if we win today
posted by gyc at 9:41 AM on October 21, 2004


The Yankees losing, imho is more important than the Red Sox winning in this situation.

I hope Red Sox nation remembers that's not true. It's more important for Met fans in NYC, but not for us. And no more "Curse" crap: it's a legend made up of whole cloth and Anti-Semitism (I posted that to SpoFi a while back-- it's long, but a heck of read. Just don't invite the author to your World Series party).

uhnyuftz, I'm pretty sure they've finished filming games. Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore were at Fenway for a few games at the end of September. While it'd be a Hollywood touch (assuming the Sox can win a few), I doubt anyone holding Hollywood purse strings is going to spring for those reshoots. And where would you put the camera? Tickets are already $5,000 on eBay and scalpers on the local sports radio station were suggesting bleacher seats could go for $20,000. Of course, if the Sox were to win, the movie wouldn't need an ad campaign.
posted by yerfatma at 10:00 AM on October 21, 2004


Chicago (both North and South Side) was rooting for Boston.

If it can't be the White Sox, it might as well be the red ones!
posted by me3dia at 10:09 AM on October 21, 2004


The Curse won't be gone until no one says "1918" anymore. Look, for contrast, at the New York Rangers.

They had to deal with the "1940" chants until they won the Stanley Cup in '94, and even though they have largely sucked ever since, those 54 years are considered an era that has ended. The Red Sox haven't exorcized anything yet.

They need to win it all. Preferably over Roger fucking Clemens in a particularly humiliating way. And if they do, I would happily bear Johnny Damon's manbabies.
posted by chicobangs at 10:33 AM on October 21, 2004


And then you see something like this and try to remember that its just a game. There's no reason to beat someone because the team he roots for beat your team.

Same thing for the riots and violence in both New York and Boston, one celebrating, the other venting.

Isn't mob violence in the wake of a win passe yet?
posted by fenriq at 10:51 AM on October 21, 2004


Doh! I just had it pointed out to me that the bloody fan in the pic above wasn't in New York, he was at Fenway. Apologies to the New York fans.
posted by fenriq at 11:01 AM on October 21, 2004


Chicobangs: In talking about this I also mentioned the Rangers of 1994! Some older guy at work was speaking of the Sox and going back into the day -- names like Dutch and Yastremski popping up.
posted by RubberHen at 11:23 AM on October 21, 2004


Like everyone else, I was thrilled by the series (at least the last three games, which even my non-sports-fan wife watched -- she's from Massachusetts and couldn't help but get sucked in) and by the implausible, well deserved win. And I have just one question: where's Mayor Curley??

Now: bring on the Astros!
posted by languagehat at 12:09 PM on October 21, 2004


fenriq: one of my roommates' cars got flipped over, twenty minutes after the game ended. he works for a firm in new hampshire, and will have to miss a few days of work due to the actions of a bunch of drunk hooligans.

if you love the game and are thrilled that your team won, great. don't extend that elation into ruining other people's lives.
posted by pxe2000 at 12:19 PM on October 21, 2004


And I have just one question: where's Mayor Curley??

Right here. My folks just posted bail for me.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:44 PM on October 21, 2004


if you love the game and are thrilled that your team won, great. don't extend that elation into ruining other people's lives.

News just in that a 21-year old college student has died from injuries sustained during last night's Fenway-area celebrations/riots.

Sixteen people were reported injured as Boston police had to use what they describe as "less-than-lethal force'' to control rowdy fans.
posted by tpl1212 at 12:54 PM on October 21, 2004


From the above comment's link:

Mayor Thomas Menino told the news media this morning that he was considering banning the serving of liquor in bars in the Fenway Park area once any World Series game gets underway.

Good luck with that, Mumbles. I'll bet that Beerworks' and Cask and Flagon's lawyers are already sharpening their knives. And the bulk of those students didn't get their beer in a bar.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:23 PM on October 21, 2004


My folks just posted bail for me.

And here I thought I was your first port of call. Menino loves to make grand proclamations like this. He said the same crap last year and it didn't happen then either. It gets him votes with the Brahmins who think, "At least that member of the unwashed masses doesn't drink." One imagines the night after making these grand claims Menino gets a call reminding him his police force is still heavily Irish and would rise up en masse were they pushed to enforce such a "law." Assuming he could force a bill through the State House inside 48 hours.
posted by yerfatma at 2:59 PM on October 21, 2004


Mets fan here. Hooray for the SOX!!

A few thoughts:

Johnny Damon embodies the true baseball kid genius and poet. What class.

Ortiz is shaped like Babe Ruth and hits like him. I like his pimp-daddy fur coat.

Shilling was brillant. And a poet with a bum ankle. But that whole thing about being born again for 7 years after the game had me rethinking that whole Dominionism thread. Also Lowe, Embry, Arroyo (cept for the horrible game on Sat.) Leskajanic were solid too.

Arod embodies the arrogance of a smug overpaid technician with no soul. Plus he choked last night, plus he's a dirty cheater. What a scumbag. This is the legacy of true poet geniuses as Lou Gerhig, Dimaggio, Yogi or Thurman Munson or Greg Nettles or Bucky Dent ?? (I know I'm missing a bunch here...). I think not. The Yankees need to do some soul searching. Plus they're ruining baseball with these insane payrolls. You cannot buy the pennant!! Or the World Series.

Jeter used to have something of the true baseball kid genius, but has gone to the dark side and is smug and spoiled. He just comes across as the lesser Arod type technician with no soul.

Hideki is a genius. He might even be a poet. Although something tells me he's too measured and controlled for that.

Bellhorn finally got his homer Tuesday night. I was relieved. He looks so damned sad most of the time.

Pedro. What the hell were they thinking putting him in last night at Yankee stadium?? D'uh
posted by Skygazer at 3:09 PM on October 21, 2004


Pedro. What the hell were they thinking putting him in last night at Yankee stadium?? D'uh

I agree with you-- I exploded when I saw him on the mound. But did you notice that by the end of the inning, he had turned into 1999 Pedro? 97 mph fastball and breaking balls that were practically circling the plate!

It doesn't seem smart to me, but it sure made me nostalgic.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:50 PM on October 21, 2004


My baseball loyalties are with the Anaheim Angels (I grew up hero-worshipping Nolan Ryan), and I, in true contrarian fashion, usually transfer my allegience to the team that beat my team (on the highly doubtful basis that if the Red Sox beat the Yankees/Cards/Astros as badly as they did the Angels, then the Angels must be as good as those other teams... and, of course, the reason the Sox struggled so badly at first against the Yanks was that pummelling the Halos wore them out so badly...)

There were several symbolic matchups possible in these baseball playoffs (N.Y. vs. L.A., North vs. South, Red State vs. Blue State); now as the Cards/Astros game begins, we've got either Red vs. Red or Battle of the Presidential Homestates. Yeah, the Astros would be more fun...
posted by wendell at 4:37 PM on October 21, 2004


tpl1212, wow, that really puts a big old shitty kibosh on the celebration, doesn't it?

Dying to celebrate victory just doesn't seem worth it at all.

And I don't think its really fair to call those bean bag bullets less-than-lethal anymore, is it?
posted by fenriq at 5:02 PM on October 21, 2004


Pedro was hitting 97 because he was in for one inning and didn't need to conserve anything. Here's to poet genuises; I think that old St. Louis Browns fan Tom Elliot was joking when he suggested "April is the cruelest month." April may be windy, mean and raw, but it is rebirth. Everyone starts out equal and full of possibility. October is the bruelest month, leaving one survivor.
posted by yerfatma at 5:54 PM on October 21, 2004


Mayor, I could here you howling from here when Pedro shuffled out to the mound. But all's well that ends well.

Nice to see a mention of the St. Louis Browns! "First in shoes, first in booze, and last in the American League."
posted by languagehat at 6:52 PM on October 21, 2004


Upon reflection, I'm not sure if October really is the bruelest month, but it's the cruelest.
posted by yerfatma at 5:13 AM on October 22, 2004


"Does anybody know if the crew of Fever Pitch are still filming real games for the movie?"

As far as I know, they are not. They just filmed that one scene at Fenway a few weeks ago, which is the climax of the movie. It features Drew Barrymore running across the infield and being chased by Johnny Damon, which turned out to be pretty fitting given his performance in the series.

They have already had to do minor re-writes to the movie, since they're still filming in Toronto right now, in tandem with the actual events taking place. And if the Sox do win, there are more minor script changes set to go.

(said the screenwriter's daughter-in-law)
posted by Asparagirl at 5:19 AM on October 23, 2004


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