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2012-05-06 08:48:31 PM
OH THE HUMANITY!!!

'Grats O's, you earned it :)
 
2012-05-06 09:11:45 PM
Not one glass of beer?

And no pitchers neither?!
 
2012-05-06 09:22:10 PM
ugh!
 
2012-05-06 09:58:58 PM
I didn't think you could reassign a DH in game.
 
2012-05-06 10:00:37 PM
I wonder how many stayed for the end of the game.
 
2012-05-06 10:55:14 PM
10 whole innings with only wine?!?
 
2012-05-07 01:06:04 AM
that ****** joel ward!
 
2012-05-07 01:16:50 AM
Awesome how the win was assigned.
 
2012-05-07 02:34:02 AM

GAT_00: I didn't think you could reassign a DH in game.


Under the rules of the AL, you can swap the DH with a position player, but only if it doesn't change the batting order (ie: the DH plays a position and the position player becomes DH). In this case, both teams swapped the DH spot for the pitcher.
 
2012-05-07 02:36:00 AM
Game Information
Stadium Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Attendance 37,394 (101.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
Game Time 6:07
Weather 54 degrees, cloudy
Wind 10 mph
Umpires Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike Estabrook


WTF?
 
2012-05-07 02:41:08 AM
And they still got beaten by the O's.
 
2012-05-07 02:47:37 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Game Information
Stadium Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Attendance 37,394 (101.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
Game Time 6:07
Weather 54 degrees, cloudy
Wind 10 mph
Umpires Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike Estabrook

WTF?


Generally, this takes into account regular seating as well as luxury booths and standing room only tickets.
 
2012-05-07 05:13:30 AM
"I never realized how boring this game truly is" -Homer Simpson
 
2012-05-07 05:37:45 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Game Information
Stadium Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Attendance 37,394 (101.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
Game Time 6:07
Weather 54 degrees, cloudy
Wind 10 mph
Umpires Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike Estabrook

WTF?


When I was learning to drink beer, there were times when I was 101.2% full.
 
2012-05-07 05:45:11 AM
So....Baltimore's non-pitcher pitcher was better than Boston's non-pitcher pitcher.
 
2012-05-07 05:55:13 AM
I attended the Astros' 18-inning playoff win over the Braves in 2005. That game was brutally miserable.

The walk off homer was more relief than excitement.

/csb
 
2012-05-07 06:01:51 AM
I was at a Cubs-Braves 16 inning marathon at Wrigley in the early part of the '87 season. Andre Dawson tied it in the bottom of the 9th off of Gene Garber on national TV. Unfortunately, I was with a group from my Mom's factory, and all the ladies wanted to leave in the 14th. Boooo!
 
2012-05-07 06:16:18 AM

misterblaine63: So....Baltimore's non-pitcher pitcher was better than Boston's non-pitcher pitcher.


Were either scratching their abdomen while on the mound?
 
2012-05-07 06:38:50 AM
Indians season opener was the same, except is was the farking Indians.
 
2012-05-07 06:50:03 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: GAT_00: I didn't think you could reassign a DH in game.

Under the rules of the AL, you can swap the DH with a position player, but only if it doesn't change the batting order (ie: the DH plays a position and the position player becomes DH). In this case, both teams swapped the DH spot for the pitcher.


Thats not how it works. When you swap the DH into a position, you lose the right to use a DH and the pitcher has to bat for the rest of the game, in the spot of the player that was subbed out.

Example: Your catcher is injured, you have no catchers left on the bench, but your DH is a catcher by trade. The DH is batting 5th and the catcher batting 4th. In this case, if you sent the DH out to play catcher, you'd lose the DH slot for the rest of the game, the pitcher would enter the lineup batting 4th, and the former DH, now catcher, would continue batting 5th.

In last night's game, the people subbed out were pitchers, so the lineup was essentially unaffected. However, on the lineup card, both DHs offcially appeared as "P" for the remainder of the game.
 
2012-05-07 06:58:29 AM
I just showed my boyfriend, who is from Boston, and is an avid fan this headline. I patiently explained to him that ESPN was the source, scary was the tag, and that it was scary that fans went for ten innings without beer. Want to know what he said? "I don't get it." 

Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?
 
2012-05-07 07:00:58 AM

The Loaf: FlyingLizardOfDoom: GAT_00: I didn't think you could reassign a DH in game.

Under the rules of the AL, you can swap the DH with a position player, but only if it doesn't change the batting order (ie: the DH plays a position and the position player becomes DH). In this case, both teams swapped the DH spot for the pitcher.

Thats not how it works. When you swap the DH into a position, you lose the right to use a DH and the pitcher has to bat for the rest of the game, in the spot of the player that was subbed out.

Example: Your catcher is injured, you have no catchers left on the bench, but your DH is a catcher by trade. The DH is batting 5th and the catcher batting 4th. In this case, if you sent the DH out to play catcher, you'd lose the DH slot for the rest of the game, the pitcher would enter the lineup batting 4th, and the former DH, now catcher, would continue batting 5th.

In last night's game, the people subbed out were pitchers, so the lineup was essentially unaffected. However, on the lineup card, both DHs offcially appeared as "P" for the remainder of the game.


That's interesting. Why do they have that rule? Why shouldn't the team be able to just put any other position player on their bench in as DH in the Ps spot in the batting order?
 
2012-05-07 07:09:12 AM

flahorsegirl: I just showed my boyfriend, who is from Boston, and is an avid fan this headline. I patiently explained to him that ESPN was the source, scary was the tag, and that it was scary that fans went for ten innings without beer. Want to know what he said? "I don't get it." 

Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?


Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.
 
2012-05-07 07:10:32 AM

flahorsegirl: Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?


He obviously watches most of his games on the TV or radio, and not in the stands of Fenway, or he's not a big drinker.

Answer : They stop selling beer in the 7th inning, mostly to prevent over-drunkenness and to encourage people to get out of the park.
 
2012-05-07 07:11:22 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.


Look! A Yankees Douchebag!
 
2012-05-07 07:15:39 AM

The Loaf: FlyingLizardOfDoom: GAT_00: I didn't think you could reassign a DH in game.

Under the rules of the AL, you can swap the DH with a position player, but only if it doesn't change the batting order (ie: the DH plays a position and the position player becomes DH). In this case, both teams swapped the DH spot for the pitcher.

Thats not how it works. When you swap the DH into a position, you lose the right to use a DH and the pitcher has to bat for the rest of the game, in the spot of the player that was subbed out.

Example: Your catcher is injured, you have no catchers left on the bench, but your DH is a catcher by trade. The DH is batting 5th and the catcher batting 4th. In this case, if you sent the DH out to play catcher, you'd lose the DH slot for the rest of the game, the pitcher would enter the lineup batting 4th, and the former DH, now catcher, would continue batting 5th.

In last night's game, the people subbed out were pitchers, so the lineup was essentially unaffected. However, on the lineup card, both DHs offcially appeared as "P" for the remainder of the game.


You lose the right to use the position player you substituted. There is no rule that requires the DH replace the pitcher in the lineup. If the DH stats the game replacing the catcher, per se, then if the DH is replaced, it goes in as a catcher for the rest of the game. Thats what I meant.
 
2012-05-07 07:19:20 AM

rubi_con_man: HaywoodJablonski: Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.

Look! A Yankees Douchebag!


Guess again
 
2012-05-07 07:23:02 AM
Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????
 
2012-05-07 07:29:30 AM
Break Up The Orioles!!! Seriously.

/not really

//just enjoying the moment
 
2012-05-07 07:30:51 AM

HaywoodJablonski: I attended the Astros' 18-inning playoff win over the Braves in 2005. That game was brutally miserable.

The walk off homer was more relief than excitement.

/csb


I was at the 16-inning game against the Mets in the '86 NLCS. Everyone was completely drained when that was done.


jmr61: Baseball sucks.

Always has, always will.


Aw, bless your heart. Here's your participation ribbon, sweetie.
 
2012-05-07 07:34:09 AM

HaywoodJablonski: rubi_con_man: HaywoodJablonski: Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.

Look! A Yankees Douchebag!

Guess again


What do I win?
 
2012-05-07 07:35:38 AM

SmurfsRnotSilver: HaywoodJablonski: rubi_con_man: HaywoodJablonski: Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.

Look! A Yankees Douchebag!

Guess again

What do I win?


Probably no titles for another 80 years?
 
2012-05-07 07:37:18 AM

HaywoodJablonski: SmurfsRnotSilver: HaywoodJablonski: rubi_con_man: HaywoodJablonski: Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.

Look! A Yankees Douchebag!

Guess again

What do I win?

Probably no titles for another 80 years?



Doubtful.
 
2012-05-07 07:45:16 AM

rubi_con_man: flahorsegirl: Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?

He obviously watches most of his games on the TV or radio, and not in the stands of Fenway, or he's not a big drinker.

Answer : They stop selling beer in the 7th inning, mostly to prevent over-drunkenness and to encourage people to get out of the park.


I was going to go with "he smuggles booze in since beer is so damn expensive" but that works too.

/works near Fenway
 
2012-05-07 07:45:41 AM
There's plenty of brew in the clubhouse.
 
2012-05-07 07:49:51 AM

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????


The NBA record is 6 overtimes -- Indianapolis at Rochester, January 6, 1951. Indy won 75-73 (this was long before the shot clock, which forces higher scoring games).
 
2012-05-07 07:57:24 AM

hillary: grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????

The NBA record is 6 overtimes -- Indianapolis at Rochester, January 6, 1951. Indy won 75-73 (this was long before the shot clock, which forces higher scoring games).


Well, I'll be damned.
 
2012-05-07 08:10:57 AM
The best part of the game for me was listening to Gammons giggling like a kid throughout the extra innings. The guy has seen more baseball in his life than just about anybody and even he hadn't seen things quite as ridiculous as yesterday's game. And I honestly think if his throwaway line in the top of the 17th (something along the lines of 'watch McDonald hit a homerun in the bottom of the inning to win it') had actually come to fruition he would have basically retired on the spot.

/Gonzalez just struck out again
 
2012-05-07 08:11:40 AM
...And the Red Sux still live up to their reputation.
 
2012-05-07 08:11:49 AM
Sox game was cool because of the position players pitching but the starting pitching is what pissed me off. What the heck is going on with Buchholz?

Celtics smashing the Hawks was good though.
 
2012-05-07 08:12:39 AM

flahorsegirl: I just showed my boyfriend, who is from Boston, and is an avid fan this headline. I patiently explained to him that ESPN was the source, scary was the tag, and that it was scary that fans went for ten innings without beer. Want to know what he said? "I don't get it." 

Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?


He is a Sox fan. That is the explanation. Dump him now while there is still hope for your uncorrupted soul. In Philly, such a travesty would have resulted in the burning down of the entire square mile on which the stadium sits. You need a Phillies fan.
 
2012-05-07 08:14:00 AM

MAYORBOB: Break Up The Orioles!!! Seriously.


THIS!!

this is exactly why baseball needs a salary cap.
so these east coast teams can stop buying wins.

seriously im glad the O's are having a good season beating good teams (including my yanks).
the series with texas should be fun. wow they have a better record then texas? we need a cap
 
2012-05-07 08:17:57 AM

flahorsegirl: Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?


Not sure. My wife passed through the room, saw it was the 15th inning at one point and said, "Wow, so how long have the fans been without beer?" Though, as someone else mentioned, perhaps it's because he doesn't go to Fenway often enough to know about the 7th inning beer rule.
 
2012-05-07 08:18:34 AM

rubi_con_man: HaywoodJablonski: Trick question. You can't be both a grown adult and a Red Sox fan.

Look! A Yankees Douchebag!


Yep, because when 4 games behind, we root for the team in first to win instead of the last place team... get real, pennant first, rivalry bullshiat later.
 
2012-05-07 08:25:48 AM

illannoyin: "I never realized how boring this game truly is" -Homer Simpson


A moron quoting a moron, how ironic

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????


We don't do "ties" pussy
 
2012-05-07 08:28:44 AM
What am I supposed to be seeing on that link? It's a bunch of meaningless charts and nothing about beer.
 
2012-05-07 08:28:45 AM

misterblaine63: So....Baltimore's non-pitcher pitcher was better than Boston's non-pitcher pitcher.


yep. by the 17th inning, anything to expedite an end to the game. you start forcing teams into bizarre matchups to get closure.
 
2012-05-07 08:31:46 AM

flahorsegirl: I just showed my boyfriend, who is from Boston, and is an avid fan this headline. I patiently explained to him that ESPN was the source, scary was the tag, and that it was scary that fans went for ten innings without beer. Want to know what he said? "I don't get it." 

Can one of you explain how a grown adult who is a sox fan could not understand this headline?


There's yur problem right there.
 
2012-05-07 08:35:47 AM

Freakin Rican: MAYORBOB: Break Up The Orioles!!! Seriously.

THIS!!

this is exactly why baseball needs a salary cap.
so these east coast teams can stop buying wins.

seriously im glad the O's are having a good season beating good teams (including my yanks).
the series with texas should be fun. wow they have a better record then texas? we need a cap


My favorite east coast team is swirling around the drain hole right now, and I still think that you are dead wrong.

Salary caps are the sports equivalent of the No Child Left Behind Act. They promote more than just financial equality, they promote team homogeneity where skill is concerned as well. That doesn't sound like a problem on paper, but the way it works is that this parity is achieved by financially hamstringing teams who acquire really good players and financially boosting up teams who select the really bad players. This is incentive for really good players to slack off and perform less well, especially if they are trying to move to a new city, or if their contract is up and they want to stay where they are. In the end, all this will accomplish is that the superstar baseball players will go to Japan, where they can play in an awesome baseball league and get paid far more money, just like the gifted kids have abandoned public schools in favor of private ones. Baseball here will do exactly like every other sport which has adopted a salary cap: It will turn into a flat, boring, homogenous game with no team legacies, no player loyalty to a particular team, no hope of there ever being a "greatest team in history"...all that stuff that made sports more than just games becomes impossible with a salary cap.

It is a stupid idea, and always has been.
 
2012-05-07 08:48:29 AM

GAT_00: I didn't think you could reassign a DH in game.


You just lose the option of having a DH, so the pitcher has to bat. Since they put the DH on the mound, that didn't matter.

Debeo Summa Credo: That's interesting. Why do they have that rule? Why shouldn't the team be able to just put any other position player on their bench in as DH in the Ps spot in the batting order?


Because then Managers could game the system and switch fielders with the DH for either strategic purposes or to just get them some rest. A key rule of baseball is that once someone comes out of the game, they are not allowed back in.
The only safe way I see of doing this is that if you put the DH in the field, a fielder must be removed from the lineup and a new player enter as the DH.

grahambhg: Baseball: The only major league sport where the game time is NOT dictated by a countdown clock. SERIOUSLY!!!! When was the last football/basketball/hockey/soccer that went into 8 overtimes????????????????????????

Yeah, gotta love baseball. None of those stupid ties or non-standard ways of breaking them. You either win or you lose. At least most sports leagues aren't as bad as the NHL where you can get credit for losing.
 
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