No Crying In Baseball?  

MissAnnThrope 56F
11679 posts
8/21/2006 9:49 am

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No Crying In Baseball?

Well, it might not be crying, but it's whining on the verge of sobbing.

The Yankees have been in Boston playing the Red Sox since Friday, for a five game series. The Yankees have won four out of the five, tonight is the final game. Last night was a spectacular come from behind victory, with the Yankees winning in extra innings. David Ortiz isn't happy. He whined to reporters last night.

"It's not fair. Those guys are not playing around," Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said. "It's bad, but things can change. We've got five weeks to play and we have time to fix this up."

I know you hit the fly ball that ended the game. But be a man about it. You might as well be stomping your feet and screaming, "The Yankees are big meanies and it's not fair they're not rolling over and dying! I'm taking my mitt and going home!"

Now, in 2004 when the Red Sox won the World Series, I was thrilled. The curse was broken and they could go back to being ordinary. No longer special. No longer the holders of the longest curse in baseball history. I should have paid more attention to the stars being out of alignment that night. I thought Cthulhu had stirred, that maybe Lovecraft had been onto something. Not to mention, Poseur McGoth and I had launched a website called The Cthulhu Cult. Sadly, I forgot to renew the domain name and I didn't feel like reconstructing the entire thing. But as I have everything archived, this is what I wrote that night:

The Curse Is Broken:

Blood was spilled in Fenway Park during game 2. Game 4 took place under the eerie light of a lunar eclipse. The Curse of the Babe is broken.

If I prescribed to Christianity, I would say the first seal of the Apocalypse was broken tonight. But that's not what I believe.

Perhaps it's from the eclipse, but I don't think so, as I've seen many a lunar eclipse in my time. But has anyone else noticed, the constellations don't look right tonight? They look a bit skewed, as if the stars are moving out of position.

Cthulhu stirs.

Had I really thought about it, I would have seen the truth. That the Red Sox were going to be bitches about actually winning their first World Series in 86 years. I didn't realize that fans would be even worse. No longer cursed, they had to remain special. Which meant, being even more annoying than before.

"Oh, when was the last time the Yankees won a World Series? 2000?"

Yeah, that's a far cry from 86 years ago.

"The Yankees are over. Boston is the new dynasty and the Yankees will never be in first place again."

This was about two weeks ago, right before the Yankees broke the tie for first place. They're now 5 1/2 games in first and after tonight, they'll probably be 6 1/2 games in front.

"The Yankees have nothing but millionaire crybabies for players."

Which leads me back to David Ortiz and his quote. Whatever happened to sportsman like behavior? Saying, "We played a good game, but we just weren't good enough tonight." Or, "I did my best, but I just couldn't get good wood on the ball."? Or is sportsman like behavior for teams that aren't special?

Now I know at least one of you Yankees haters is dying to tell me how certain players can only aspire to the greatness that was Bucky Dent in one single game of 1978. (Yes Erik, I am looking at you. How they suck and will always suck, unless they too hit a home run over the Green Monster.

Know what? Feel free. Just keep in mind with all your posturing, your teams really don't matter. This is the year of The Tigers. You have to come to grips with that. So chin up, there's always next year. Just stop fucking whining.


Transblucency 44M

8/21/2006 10:28 am

Phnglui mglwnafh Cthulhu Rlyeh wgahnagl Ftagn!

Ia ia! Great Cthulhu!


I don't know anything about this "bases ball"i, but I expect it's all probably part of the first of the Seven Signs.

i As described by Cartoon Network's Venture Brothers, World's Greatest Cartoon.


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/21/2006 6:04 pm:
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

I've gone and done it now. Go look at the night sky. You'll see.

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
8/21/2006 10:39 am

"The Yankees have nothing but millionaire crybabies for players."

Pot calling kettle what...?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/21/2006 6:05 pm:
Yep. I know. It's just the Yankees have a slightly higher payroll.

cuteNEway 41F

8/21/2006 11:52 am

    Quoting rm_LoveSpell11:
    Hey there, Little Miss New Yorker. First the Yankees have this holier-than-thou attitudes towards our scruffy little team, then we finally win. THEN they go and buy up our players, then gloat when they beat us!

    And the worst part is that they made our players CUT THEIR HAIR when they went to work for them. How degrading.

    Oh what the hell. Let's just meet at Derek Jeter's Taco Hole and have it out.
LoveSpell HOONNEEEYYYY...now thats not good sportmanship now is it?
There is something to be said about looking your best, besides its BEYOND me how they won that year with all that hair in their eyes. They should change the team name to The Boston Grizzlies...are there grizzlies in Mass?? Their hygeine had GOT to be better than the team's hygeine...>>ducks smelly unwashed red socks<<

Ah what the hell...you're right lets give Derek Jeter our tacos and let him have it out!

umm...that IS what you meant right??


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/21/2006 6:14 pm:
Now, now cute. It's not nice to gloat. I mean, if we even had a brook icon here, do you think I'd be using it ----E and then mentioning the CLEAN SWEEP! that occurred today, when the Yankees swept the series, winning five out of five? No, you don't see me doing that.

So be nice.

MissAnnThrope replies on 8/21/2006 6:18 pm:
BTW, the Black Sox curse was lifted last year when the White Sox won their first World Series in 86 years.

But everyone thinks the name the Black Sox came from the scandal. Nope. It had to do with Comiskey being a cheap bastard and forcing them to pay to wash their own uniforms. The team revolted and the press named them the Black Sox.

flagg134 36M
1582 posts
8/21/2006 4:21 pm

"Ahem" it was a day game so let me be the first to break out the broom on that five game series...all in Boston.

I almost feel a touch of pity somewhere deep down for boston fans except after how they acted when they finally won a world series. I would call that sore winning. Now two years later all they can do is moan as basically all their players left with dollar signs in their eyes to greener pastures. Oh and I'm not speaking of the Yankees either.

RF


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/21/2006 6:21 pm:
*sigh* I miss bat day, I miss the brooms in the stands, it's just not the same to try to make sweeping motions with your hands.

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
8/21/2006 6:37 pm

We won how many games last series? Are you embarrassed ? You should be. We SUCK!!! Ahh hell ann, You know you're gonna win anyway. It isn't even fun anymore. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/24/2006 7:40 pm:
Oh Joe, 1983 wasn't all that long ago. Just because they started sucking the instant Jim Palmer retired. Oh wait, he started the 1984 season sucking, didn't he? Well, there goes my theory, that he couldn't hurt the pitching staff if they brought him back, even if he is like 80 now...

Well, spilling blood worked for the Red Sox. Perhaps you should just drag Palmer out of the broadcast booth and sacrifice him on the pitcher's mound.

Transblucency 44M

8/22/2006 5:59 pm


Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

I've gone and done it now. Go look at the night sky. You'll see.


See, you probably thought I was just misplacing the apostrophe. Which, I will admit, is not an altogether unusual occurrence for me. However, what I was really trying to avoid is calling one of the Elder Gods.

You've doomed us all to the tender ministrations of Cthulhu and the Coulter Out Of Space. Thanks a lot, Ms Ann!


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/24/2006 7:43 pm:
I wondered why I was growing gills and had to flood the apartment. Damn it, I was hoping to be eaten first, not go mad while I transmutated.

Coulter Out Of Space? On Trans, that's such a low blow.

rm_TitMouse49 61M

8/22/2006 11:43 pm

OK Miss Ann, I agree that hearing Multi-millionaires whine over their lost child-hood games is poor sportsmanship and indeed in bad taste.
However I am a bit disappointed in finding you a Yankee Fan, isn't that like rooting for Exxon? I mean after all you know that they'll win
but where's the passion? Red Sox fans have the passion and the heart to back a loser and rejoice in the rare Non-self destructive moments that lead to victory , if not of the spirit then of the moment.
Love your blogs and you are still the most interesting woman on the site. Dare I ask is there any subject you can not master?


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/24/2006 7:47 pm:
Excuse me? How is being a Yankees fan akin to rooting for Exxon? It is far from the same thing.

Some of us were Yankees fans all through the 80s. You know, when the rest of you were screaming at us, "the worst team money can buy." Then when they finally start winning again, it's of course they're winning, look at their payroll. Make up your fucking minds.

Red Sox fans were happy losers and sore winners. Passion? You call screaming at people "Yankees suck!" passion? Yankees fans have passion too. Unless you mean the fairweather fans who only bother when they're winning.

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
8/25/2006 7:37 am

Hell, I've hated the Yankees since 1954. Grew up hating them.

Yeah, rooting for the Yankees is much akin to rooting for Exxon or WalMart.

Actually the entire professional sports scene turns me off. Has for many years. All of them, every last one, just money hungry mercenaries. Don't watch them on TV, don't go to games. Grown men paluying a childrens' game. A pox on all of them. Of course, living in New Jersey, I guess you have to have SOMETHING to cheer about. *dives for cover* But it's fun stuff to toss around, and these days frivolity is a grat thing. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/27/2006 9:50 am:
No, it's not like rooting for Exxon or Wal*Mart. Exxon is an overpriced company that offers an inferior product. Trust me on that. My old mechanic told me never to buy gas at Exxon, after he sold his repair shop and went to work as manager and head mechanic for an Exxon station. That the gas was crap, to always use Sunoco, which doesn't seem to exist in NJ anymore, or Amoco, which is now part of BP. So rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for BP.

And Wal*Mart? A cheap company with shoddy products made by child labor in China, that puts all competitors out of business. How can you compare the Yankees to that?

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
8/27/2006 4:32 pm

Gee Ann, it was easy. *ducks again* Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


MissAnnThrope replies on 8/28/2006 12:53 am:
*grumble*

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