Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

You know what was missing last night?

Curtain calls.

Where were the dam curtain calls?

Youkilis, Papi, Loretta, Gonzalez, Crisp…why didn’t any of them take a curtain call?

Man, if they can’t get their stuff together on this, they’ll NEVER be champions.

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June 30, 2006 - Posted by | Curtain Calls

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  1. Instead of a curtain call in Boston, I think they flush a toilet.

    Comment by luckyleftie300@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  2. Instead of a curtain call in Boston, I think they flush a toilet.

    Comment by luckyleftie300@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  3. I think Crisp made the catch of his entire life last night, that was a good one.

    Comment by luckyleftie300@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  4. Coco deservves a season worth of curtain calls. But Cyn, there are so many SO uneccessary curtain calls by other teams, one of which we love to hate. This team has an identity f their own. If we win tonight, AGAINST ALL ON PAPER ODDS, wow……hey, here’s the link to the CoCo catch. Bye.



    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  5. Did the link work for anyone? And happy and healthy holiday long weekend Cyn, to you AND your Mom.

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  6. //Instead of a curtain call in Boston, I think they flush a toilet//

    Interesting comment from a fan whose team plays in a stadium nicknamed “The Toilet”.

    Peter, I was being sarcastic. 🙂

    You have a great weekend as well, honey!

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  7. //Instead of a curtain call in Boston, I think they flush a toilet//

    Interesting comment from a fan whose team plays in a stadium nicknamed “The Toilet”.

    Peter, I was being sarcastic. 🙂

    You have a great weekend as well, honey!

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  8. k

    Comment by luckyleftie300@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  9. first time I have heard that nickname, if they call Yankee stadium a “toilet”, what do they call Fenway? S**tVille?

    Comment by luckyleftie300@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  10. over it

    Comment by luckyleftie300@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  11. Apparently, lucky is a little cranky because the Red Sox are hot right now.
    🙂

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  12. God my head hurts from the beating this week. Please help me find some salvage to this week, Hey its the Yankees ,we will destroy them for the Sox even though you guys beat us like a bunch of little girls.
    I hate you Coco Crisp, i really do,I will never eat my loved Coco Puffs ever again, Just the thought of your name will haunt me forever.
    John
    allthewrightstuff.mlblogs.com

    Comment by john | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  13. Peter, how in the name of all that’s holy did you miss that joke? What have we been talking about here? The Yanks and their dime-a-dozen curtain calls!

    Comment by two2067@aol.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  14. Rub it in Jere. And mercy! A moment of weakness…. Jeez.

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  15. Rub it in Jere. And mercy! A moment of weakness…. Jeez.

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  16. REMEMBER. I love our team, and your sometimes cruel comments do make me sad….sometimes. OK?????? Leave the sarcasm for the Yankee fans.Boy, that really bothers me..You used to be a reader and a friend. What are you now??? Thin skinnded-ly, ME!!!!

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  17. REMEMBER. I love our team, and your sometimes cruel comments do make me sad….sometimes. OK?????? Leave the sarcasm for the Yankee fans.Boy, that really bothers me..You used to be a reader and a friend. What are you now??? Thin skinnded-ly, ME!!!!

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  18. I’m gone, for lumch.

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  19. aw, red sox fans are feeling all warm and fuzzy.. hi-fiving, patting each other on the backs..

    ..sounds ripe for a fall

    i’m gonna guess the seven game Florida trip (Florida, Tampa Bay) is gonna be a radical departure from the recent 2 week trip to fantasyland

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  20. Level, you’ve made me see the light.

    What fan base in their right mind would be excited about the way the Red Sox have been playing?

    God, I really think some of you Yankees fans react without using your brains.

    You were warning us that the Mets were going to be the reality check we needed…how’d that work out?

    Even if the Sox lose tonight…heck all winning streaks come to an end at some point…it means nothing against the last 12 games. Although, I’m confident the Sox will continue to do well.

    How long is the longest winning streak the Yanks have had this year?

    (Peter, I hope you didn’t think anyone was making fun of you…it would upset me to think YOU were upset.)

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  21. i didn’t say fans couldn’t be excited, Cyn lol (your reading comprehension has been lacking of late lol)

    i just said it ‘feels’ like the Sox are about to get a serious reality check

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  22. i didn’t say fans couldn’t be excited, Cyn lol (your reading comprehension has been lacking of late lol)

    i just said it ‘feels’ like the Sox are about to get a serious reality check

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  23. Level, unlike you, I can detect sarcasm even on the Internet.

    My reading comprehension skills are that good. 🙂

    So good, in fact, I can sense the fear coming from the Bronx all the way over here.

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  24. lol then i must’ve flown under your ‘fear radar’

    give it about a week (sometime after Boston’s series with Toronto), and i think the Yankees will be right back where they were before interleague play

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  25. I’m not buying this whole “interleague play is the only reason the sox are doing well” argument.

    How have the Yankees been doing in interleague play?

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  26. I’m not buying this whole “interleague play is the only reason the sox are doing well” argument.

    How have the Yankees been doing in interleague play?

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  27. so it was a coincidence that Boston’s streak was mostly during interleague play?

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  28. so it was a coincidence that Boston’s streak was mostly during interleague play?

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  29. Avoiding the issue again, huh?

    If Boston did so well ONLY because it was inter-league play – and the Yankees only broke even…how do you come to the conclusion that the Yankees are going to do better than the Red Sox AFTER inter-league play?

    The Yankees can’t beat the supposed ‘bad’ teams that the Red Sox did…doesn’t say much for them, does it?

    The Yankees, that is.

    Based on YOUR logic, anyway.

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  30. Avoiding the issue again, huh?

    If Boston did so well ONLY because it was inter-league play – and the Yankees only broke even…how do you come to the conclusion that the Yankees are going to do better than the Red Sox AFTER inter-league play?

    The Yankees can’t beat the supposed ‘bad’ teams that the Red Sox did…doesn’t say much for them, does it?

    The Yankees, that is.

    Based on YOUR logic, anyway.

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  31. “The Yankees can’t beat the supposed ‘bad’ teams that the Red Sox did…doesn’t say much for them, does it?”

    Oooh, ooh. Let me play. Umm,let’s see, the Yankees beat the Twins and the Sox got swept. The Yankees are 5-2 against the Rangers and the Sox are 4-4. The Yankees are 2-1 against Cleveland and the Sox are 1-2. The Yankees are 3-2 against the Jays and the Sox are 4-7. With the exception of Cleveland, those teams are all over .500. So the Sox can’t beat the good teams that the Yankees did…doesn’t say much for the Sox does it?

    Let’s face it. Until the schedule is complete, you can’t say what the deal is. All I know is with the exception of 2004, the Yankees have outplayed the Sox every year (since 1998)from the end of June through the end of the season. Last year at this time, the Sox had a comfy 6 game lead and squandered it. The schedule always balances it out in the end. The Sox have played TB and Balt 19 times, the Yankees just 10. The Yankees have played the A’s 9 times, the Sox 0. The schedule favors the Yankees. It always does, it’s how it’s designed. That’s why the Yankees always fare much better than the Sox in the latter months of the season.

    You’d think everyone would know by now how this story ends.

    J

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  32. Jason, look at the home/away ratio of games played, you dolt. You really do not get it. We shall resume this silly logic of yours in mid-August.

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  33. Jason, look at the home/away ratio of games played, you dolt. You really do not get it. We shall resume this silly logic of yours in mid-August.

    Comment by peter1210@sbcglobal.net | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  34. //You’d think everyone would know by now how this story ends.//

    You mean with the Yankees not winning a World Series again?

    Seriously, Jason. Way to ignore the fact that I was responding to level’s comments.

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  35. //You’d think everyone would know by now how this story ends.//

    You mean with the Yankees not winning a World Series again?

    Seriously, Jason. Way to ignore the fact that I was responding to level’s comments.

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  36. At least in my experience, it’s gonna happen. And how you respond to the obnoxious guy fans counts more than cracking a small joke.

    Comment by Zoe | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  37. i wrote a haiku poem

    the Red Sox on fire
    all during interleague play..
    coincidence? no

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  38. i wrote a haiku poem

    the Red Sox on fire
    all during interleague play..
    coincidence? no

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  39. Peter-

    The Sox played 25 of their last 37 games at home last year and in mid/late August last year the Sox were around 4 games up on the Yanks, so that would be pretty pointless to revist it then. Remind me again who won the division?

    And thanks for calling me a dolt. That’s very Red-Sox fan of you. I thought Jimbo was the only name-caller. You guys chastised him for spewing insults. Interesting.

    J

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  40. “Way to ignore the fact that I was responding to level’s comments”

    No, I caught that. But based on level’s logic, my comments support why most Yankee fans don’t think the Sox are much to worry about. I was just using your quote as a starting point.

    “You’d think everyone would know by now how this story ends”

    Actually, I was referring to the Yankees winning the divison again. If the World Series comment is your only defense/comeback, that’s really weak. Really really weak. I would have thought someone who claims to know a lot about baseball could offer some intelligent counterpoints, like the Sox defense or the fact that they have a legit closer. Guess I was wrong.

    J

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  41. //I would have thought someone who claims to know a lot about baseball could offer some intelligent counterpoints, like the Sox defense or the fact that they have a legit closer. Guess I was wrong.//

    Wow, how mature of you Jason, slinging insults at me on my own blog. Must be a slow day in Yankee land. I guess since you don’t think I know anything about baseball I should just shut down my blog and bow to your baseball knowledge superiority? Sorry. Won’t happen.

    See, I don’t have to mention our defense or our closer…because I do that in just about every post I write about the team. Unlike Yankees fans, I don’t feel the need to defend my team in these comments when you all come out to ‘play’ because the team’s playing speaks for itself.

    Winning the division means absolutely nothing if you can’t seal the deal. Not necessarily MY point of view….but your own team Captain’s.

    Yanks have won the division HOW many times since 2001? And how many Championships? The division title is nice to have, but certainly 1) not necessary to winning the ‘real’ title and 2) not always an indication that you’ll even get to the World Series.

    And how soon you forget that last year the Red Sox and Yankees had the same exact record at the end of the season.

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  42. Jeez, level, I can do that too:

    Slappy hits walk off
    the fans stopped booing awhile
    that will end tonight

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  43. Jeez, level, I can do that too:

    Slappy hits walk off
    the fans stopped booing awhile
    that will end tonight

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  44. New arm on the mound
    Johnson the Yankee-plunker
    D-Train comin’ through

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  45. New arm on the mound
    Johnson the Yankee-plunker
    D-Train comin’ through

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  46. Level, it seems like you spend an awful lot of time here.

    I think either you have a crush on me or you’re a closet Red Sox fan!

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  47. Level, it seems like you spend an awful lot of time here.

    I think either you have a crush on me or you’re a closet Red Sox fan!

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  48. It’s neither nor, Cyn
    Bored at work, nothing to do
    But write some haiku’s

    🙂

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  49. World Series loss to
    Arizona Diamondbacks.
    Yet to recover.

    http://azdiamondhacks.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Matt | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  50. why do u call alex slappy?

    Comment by Lola | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  51. Oh my, Matt. I LOVE it. 🙂

    Lola, Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS

    http://catallarchy.net/blog/wp-content/images/arodslap.jpg

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  52. Oh my, Matt. I LOVE it. 🙂

    Lola, Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS

    http://catallarchy.net/blog/wp-content/images/arodslap.jpg

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  53. Matt, low blow…2001 was a sensitive year for us New Yorkers. 9/11 and that WS. Ah..what can u do =)

    Ok Cyn. Got u.

    Comment by Lola | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  54. The Pride of the Bronx
    Embattled old champion
    Get twenty-seven

    Comment by levelboss@levelboss.com | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  55. “slinging insults at me on my own blog”

    I’m not trying to insult you. All I’m saying is I would have expected a better reply from someone who professes to know a lot about the game and the Sox, other than the ‘ol “well you didn’t win the world series” line.

    Come October when the Yanks win the East again and the Sox aren’t the wild card team, tell me then that winning the division means nothing. It’s a guaranteed ticket to the dance. I agree that it’s not the end-all be-all objective. But it does mean something if you’re sitting on the outside looking in.

    “guess since you don’t think I know anything about baseball I should just shut down my blog and bow to your baseball knowledge superiority? Sorry. Won’t happen.”

    Now, I’m not claiming to be God’s gift to baseball. But when I state an opinion, I like to try and back it up with a solid argument and some facts/stats to support the position. If you really state your reasons in your posts, you might want to say “hey, if you want to see what i think, go check out this post” instead of getting defensive because someone is challenging your position. I can’t quote your blog verbatim so forgive me if I don’t recollect your previous posts.

    “And how soon you forget that last year the Red Sox and Yankees had the same exact record at the end of the season.”

    Be that as it may, the Sox had to back door their way into the playoffs. Had Cleveland won their last game and forced a playoff, winning the division could have meant everything to your postseason chances. Face it, winning the division means a lot. It loses its meaning once the playoffs start. If the story ends with the Yankees winning the division again, then the story has a great chance of ending with the Sox meeting at the tee box while the Yanks meet at the ballpark.

    J

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  56. Matt- Now that’s pretty funny.

    J

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  57. Matt- Now that’s pretty funny.

    J

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  58. //other than the ‘ol “well you didn’t win the world series” line. //

    You mean like your “the Yankees will win the division and the Red Sox won’t make the Wild Card” line?

    //tell me then that winning the division means nothing//

    Obviously, you didn’t read what I wrote.

    //Now, I’m not claiming to be God’s gift to baseball. But when I state an opinion, I like to try and back it up with a solid argument and some facts/stats to support the position. If you really state your reasons in your posts, you might want to say “hey, if you want to see what i think, go check out this post” instead of getting defensive because someone is challenging your position. I can’t quote your blog verbatim so forgive me if I don’t recollect your previous posts.//

    See, J, no offense, but I keep this blog for me. If other people read it, that’s great and I love the company…but don’t expect me to lead you around by the nose here. I don’t claim to be analytical…I’m a fan and that’s how I write. If you don’t like it…well, that really isn’t my concern.

    //Be that as it may, the Sox had to back door their way into the playoffs//

    See, how can I argue with such logic? Sox and Yanks have the same record but the Sox get no credit for that from you because the Yanks got the division. Pardon me if I think that’s just your being a Yankees fan showing your arrogance again.

    // Had Cleveland won their last game and forced a playoff, winning the division could have meant everything to your postseason chances.//

    But that didn’t happen did it?

    //If the story ends with the Yankees winning the division again, then the story has a great chance of ending with the Sox meeting at the tee box while the Yanks meet at the ballpark. //

    You harass me about not giving you enough statistics and you come up with this fantasy as an argument?

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  59. //other than the ‘ol “well you didn’t win the world series” line. //

    You mean like your “the Yankees will win the division and the Red Sox won’t make the Wild Card” line?

    //tell me then that winning the division means nothing//

    Obviously, you didn’t read what I wrote.

    //Now, I’m not claiming to be God’s gift to baseball. But when I state an opinion, I like to try and back it up with a solid argument and some facts/stats to support the position. If you really state your reasons in your posts, you might want to say “hey, if you want to see what i think, go check out this post” instead of getting defensive because someone is challenging your position. I can’t quote your blog verbatim so forgive me if I don’t recollect your previous posts.//

    See, J, no offense, but I keep this blog for me. If other people read it, that’s great and I love the company…but don’t expect me to lead you around by the nose here. I don’t claim to be analytical…I’m a fan and that’s how I write. If you don’t like it…well, that really isn’t my concern.

    //Be that as it may, the Sox had to back door their way into the playoffs//

    See, how can I argue with such logic? Sox and Yanks have the same record but the Sox get no credit for that from you because the Yanks got the division. Pardon me if I think that’s just your being a Yankees fan showing your arrogance again.

    // Had Cleveland won their last game and forced a playoff, winning the division could have meant everything to your postseason chances.//

    But that didn’t happen did it?

    //If the story ends with the Yankees winning the division again, then the story has a great chance of ending with the Sox meeting at the tee box while the Yanks meet at the ballpark. //

    You harass me about not giving you enough statistics and you come up with this fantasy as an argument?

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  60. “keep this blog for me…..I’m a fan and that’s how I write. If you don’t like it…well, that really isn’t my concern.”

    I hope you write the blog for yourself. Fair enough and I see your point about blogging as a fan. And if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t read it and i wouldn’t comment. And no offense taken as I hope you’re not taking offense to any of my comments. I guess I was hoping for more of a “debate” as most Sox fans i interact retort with the same argument every time. The Yankee payroll, the world series drought, etc. I love baseball and rarely am I able to find someone that can discuss it back.

    “this fantasy as an argument?”

    The keyword in that whole sentence is “if.” If that scenario did happen, then winning would be important, even if the scenario were reversed and the Sox won.

    “Obviously, you didn’t read what I wrote”

    I read what you wrote but overlooked the part about it not necessarily being your outlook. Please realize that not everything I write is a direct rebuttal of your comments. I often just type what I think if I feel it helps any point i’m trying to make. The point in my ramble being that the division does mean something.

    I’m not trying to come here and stir the pot, harass you, or be anti-Sox (sort-of). I’m just trying to talk some baseball. I’m a baseball fan that happens to be a Yankee fan, so obviously i know more about the Yanks, which naturally means the Sox are often a focal point of a discussion.

    J

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  61. “keep this blog for me…..I’m a fan and that’s how I write. If you don’t like it…well, that really isn’t my concern.”

    I hope you write the blog for yourself. Fair enough and I see your point about blogging as a fan. And if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t read it and i wouldn’t comment. And no offense taken as I hope you’re not taking offense to any of my comments. I guess I was hoping for more of a “debate” as most Sox fans i interact retort with the same argument every time. The Yankee payroll, the world series drought, etc. I love baseball and rarely am I able to find someone that can discuss it back.

    “this fantasy as an argument?”

    The keyword in that whole sentence is “if.” If that scenario did happen, then winning would be important, even if the scenario were reversed and the Sox won.

    “Obviously, you didn’t read what I wrote”

    I read what you wrote but overlooked the part about it not necessarily being your outlook. Please realize that not everything I write is a direct rebuttal of your comments. I often just type what I think if I feel it helps any point i’m trying to make. The point in my ramble being that the division does mean something.

    I’m not trying to come here and stir the pot, harass you, or be anti-Sox (sort-of). I’m just trying to talk some baseball. I’m a baseball fan that happens to be a Yankee fan, so obviously i know more about the Yanks, which naturally means the Sox are often a focal point of a discussion.

    J

    http://boogiedownbaseball.mlblogs.com/

    Comment by Jason | June 30, 2006 | Reply

  62. //I’m not trying to come here and stir the pot, harass you, or be anti-Sox (sort-of). I’m just trying to talk some baseball. I’m a baseball fan that happens to be a Yankee fan, so obviously i know more about the Yanks, which naturally means the Sox are often a focal point of a discussion.//

    🙂

    You are the first Yankee fan to come here and say that. (About the Sox and Yanks being reciprocal focal points.) Nice to see a Yankee fan admit that, since I feel the same way.

    And I wouldn’t expect a Yankees fan to be PRO- Red Sox, so no worries there. 🙂

    Comment by Cyn | June 30, 2006 | Reply


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