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Wed, Thurs, Fri Oct 31

Stuck with the Manny (Untrue)

(listen/lyrics to Stuck in the Middle with You)

Well, I don’t know why you came here tonight,
You got the feeling that something ain’t right.
You're so scared and you just don't think it's fair,
And you think we're getting stuck with Matt Stairs.
Clown's still in left field, he's our joker all right,
Here's the slam, stuck with the Manny part two.

Yes, I’m stuck with the Manny (who knew?),
And they're wondering what it is they should do.
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing millions, get him out of this place.
Clown's still in left field, he's our joker all right,
Here's the slam, stuck with the Manny (not through).

Well, you started off with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self-made Manny.
And your teammates all come calllin’,
Slap you on the back and say, “Leave, leave.”

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But you can see it makes sense after all.
Is it cool to want his head out the door?
Well, I don't think I can take anymore.
Clown's still in left field, he's a joker in right,
Here I am, stuck with the Manny (said who?).

Well, you started off with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self-made Manny.
And your teammates all come calllin’,
Slap you on the back and say, “Leave, leave.”

Yeah, I don’t know why you came here tonight,
You got the feeling that something ain’t right.
You're so scared and you just don't think it's fair,
And you think we're getting stuck with Matt Stairs.
Clown's still in left field, he's our joker all right,
Here's the slam, stuck with the Manny (I'm blue).

Yes I’m, stuck with the Manny (got flu?).
Stuck with the Manny (no clue).
Here I am, stuck with the Manny (adieu).


The Yankees don't want you either. Maybe the Mets will make the next move.

Clock Expires on Moving Manny for Free


Let the Three-Way Trade Talk Begin.

Garciaparra Going Somewhere?

Can Sox get Alex Straight Up?


Jeff Moorad Opens His Mouth, As Usual the Truth Goes South

The Ultimate Lying Machine Said Manny
Didn't Ask to Be Traded

"David Ortiz is going to have a busy offseason himself... he ought to mind his own business." - Moorbad on Ortiz exposing Manny's multiple trade requests throughout the season.

"Manny is a great player, but if he doesn't want to pull on the same rope as the rest of his teammates, then, you know what, he can go somewhere where he can be happy. We continually hear he's not happy in Boston." - Kevin Millar

(Apologists have literally run out of rocks to hide under, can't take back "see he loves it here!" comments fast enough)

Mooradds on: "No one is more competitive and trying to get back on the field faster than Mo Vaughn..."

Thursday October 30, 2003


 Manny asked Theo to put him on waivers and insisted that the "Yankees will pick me up"...
so the GM called his bluff.

(But NY won't Pony Up the Dough)

Moorad the Ultimate Fraud: "Manny will be just fine if he stays in Boston... he's always expressed a desire to play in New York."

"If he doesn't want to be here so be it, we've got a great core of guys here, we'll be just fine." -- Red Sox player

Theo Plays Mannyball

Bold Move By GM Will Accelerate Manny Trade

Pedro Hopes He's Ahead of Nomar on the List

Take My Strife, Please

Red Sox Hear the Cries of the People

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Theo "Stones" Epstein Puts Fake-Pharyngitis, NY Loving,
DH-Type on Irrevocable Waivers.

Nation Applauds Bold Move, Clueless Jock-Sniffing Lemmings Panties in a Bunch Again.

Fraud Flip Floppers Will Cry for Charles Dolan Now After Praising John Henry for Months.

Sucker Born Every Minute But Unfortunately Dan Duquette is Still A Groundskeeper.

Yankees Not Expected to Bite on Albatross, But Move Sets Stage for Trade in Off Season.

Manny Expected to Get the Message by Spring.

Pedro Will Chime in Soon, Announcement Coming from the Dominican Republic on Former Ace's Last Season in Boston.

Ramirez Put on Waivers But We're Stuck with Him After 1:00pm Friday

Texas Won't Bite on A-Rod Deal

(Nomar Getting Nervous)

Manny's Mother Has Fainted Again!

But Ramirez Just Calls Home as He's Busy Playing PS2 With His Cousin.

Manny Wins Silver Slugger Award, Gets Another $100 Grand

(Yippee, Almost Makes You Forget Game 7)

Apparently Theo's Eyes Were Wide Open This Season

Sox Keep Up with Patriots, Celtics as Manny Joins Antoine, Lawyer on "Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out" List.


Preparation F

Grady's "seat of the pants" managing sunk Sox

"(The next manager) will be very, very prepared for games and will know his opponents inside and out and will put in the pregame preparation that is necessary to make in-game decisions run really smoothly." - Theo Epstein

"Little ignored the advice of pitching coach Dave Wallace, who favored lifting Martinez after seven innings. That merely continued a pattern of not utilizing his coaches.... Then there was the midseason scouting report that Yankees first baseman Nick Johnson had altered his swing path after returning from a wrist injury. Little didn't relay the information to Wallace or his pitchers, who approached Johnson the same way. He went 4 for 5. And management steamed."

Unprepared Grady Left Sox Little Choice - John Tomase, Eagle Trib


Au Revoir Ramirez? Goodbye Garciaparra?

"One of the biggest mistakes you can make in management is to fall in love with your veterans. We appreciate them. We respect them. We feel grateful for the style of play that they had but as we reassemble the team for next year, we'll look at ways we can get better and try not to let that gratitude and sentiment stand in the way."

10.28.03 LL with D&C on WEEI:  We want to get into the post-season regularly, like the Braves, the Empire, the Giants... that is the standard we set for ourselves. There were times when Theo in his daily conversations with Grady would talk about available information, not just stats, other forms of preparation, there's been an information revolution that impacts various businesses including baseball.

What we're really looking for is balance and applying the various tools and approaches to managing. Managing the personalities, keeping a harmonious clubhouse, particularly one that's been as fractious and difficult as the Red Sox clubhouse has been over the years, that is a critical part of the job, but so is the other an important component of the job, we want someone who's balanced in that regard. But we want someone who has the personal gifts, the human abilities to manage these personalities but also someone who is prepared, who takes advantage of all the tools and information available to make us the better prepared team on the field.

(If they had beaten the Yankees) As Theo said, a similar debate would have taken place because there were misgivings throughout the course of the season. We were enormously grateful and respectful of the job that Grady had done. He was the right manager for us at the right time, the middle of spring training, they were tumultuous, uncertain times. There were a lot of issues in the clubhouse, he was the right guy -- then. But as we evolved as an organization, we're at the end of the beginning, we're in a different stage now. And if we're being asked to make a long-term commitment to Grady as we were, I think some of the same discussions would have taken place, some of the same misgivings would have been expressed. Now if we had won the World Series, I think we'd have looked foolish, ungrateful, and would probably have offered some kind of extension to Grady under those circumstances, but there still would have been plenty of uncertainty and misgivings about the long-term.

We're looking for someone who has a balanced approach. Who has a comfort with players and the personality part of the job, but we're also looking for someone who is open enough, young enough if you will, young enough in attitude, open minded enough to take advantage of the information revolution that's taken place in the last decade and apply all of the tools that are available. (Can we rule Whitey Herzog out then?) We'll I don't want to rule anybody by name in or out at this stage, we really have just begun the process. We were scrupulous not to make any effort to look around before we made a public announcement... we haven't had any sit down where we say "OK Theo why don't you consider these three names".. it's Theo's job to go out and survey the field and bring back some candidates that he likes, there has to be a comfort level between the GM and the manager, they don't have to be on exactly the same page because a little creative dissonance is not a bad thing but they have to be able to work together and in the chain of command it's Theo's responsibility to go out and look for people with whom he can work, who bring the kind of balanced approached, someone who can stand the rigors of working in Boston.

I would say it would be hard (to bring in someone with no major league managing experience) but certainly not impossible. We did it with two years ago. Someone who had major league coaching experience, who was familiar with Boston... as we go forward, we're not going to jump into a decision, look at the three or four usual suspect and pick a person. It took us a while last year to pick a general manager and I know we wound up with the right person. We've got to do something about a coaching staff and we'll address those issues this week, but after that I think we have the opportunity to wait and pick the right man for hopefully a longer term.

Personal relationships and personal history may factor into the decision. If we know certain people and know how they behave, you have more information and a better feel for the person.

(Silly Remy talk)

There's an example (Bruce Bochy) where we know a lot of what we'd be getting there. The relationship was certainly better before we took so many people from the Padres and brought them here over the objections of some of the people out there. But I don't think it precludes anybody from San Diego being a candidate, but there are people under contract and you cannot speak to them without permission and we're not going to do that.

Employment interviews in various businesses can be quite shallow and superficial and you'd like to avoid that whenever you can, so we'll try to do it a little bit differently (e.g. using video of game situations). With the information revolution you have lots more tools to conduct a deeper kind of inquiry, but some of the same virtues that come through in a coat-and-tie interview will be important, you'll be looking at the personality, the personal gifts, the style of the person as well but I know Theo and the baseball ops people are determined to probe more deeply into something as important as to who the next manager of the Boston Red Sox will be.

We're going to reassemble the team, you have to do that every year, there were holes and deficiencies, there are some players who may leave because of age or free agency. I'm just guessing at this stage, there will be 5-8 new faces on this team next year... they would require a trade or release but I do think that's possible. We're not going to stand pat. We're not going to stay the same team. There's going to be an opportunity for us to get better. There are some free agents we're going to look at to be sure and we just aren't going to make the mistake that's been made before, that I've made before (in San Diego) which is to be too comfortable with your players. One of the biggest mistakes you can make in management is to fall in love with your veterans. We appreciate them. We respect them. We feel grateful for the style of play that they had but as we reassemble the team for next year, we'll look at ways we can get better and try not to let that gratitude and sentiment stand in the way.

Last Year in Boston?

Pedro Will Make an Important Announcement About His Future with the Red Sox in a Few Days.

10.28.03 - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AIRPORT OF THE AMERICAS - The stellar pitcher of the Boston Red Sox Pedro Martinez said yesterday that he feels satisfied with the performance made in the just finalized season in the Big Leagues.

"I am prepared to start my rest in Dominican Republic, in addition I am very satisfied with my performance last season, although I did not have a lot of victories for the Boston team", said Martinez, who arrived quietly from his flight from the United States.

In his last appearance with the team in the New York Yankees series, he repeated that he is the culprit and it (losing the lead) had nothing to do with the Red Sox manager.

"I was the one responsible for staying in the box in the game against the Yankees, not Grady. Grady shouldn't be blamed for anything. He did a great job for Boston in the last two seasons."

In addition, Pedro said that he will meet with the national sport press to offer greater details on his performance last season and his future plans in the Big Leagues.

When questioned on his future with the Red Sox, he said that he does not have any comment and that in the next days he will offer important details.

Tues Oct 28

Black Eyes Sox Job

Bud is interested. Are Sox?

Mon Oct. 27

"I Hurt with Each of You"


Preparation G

Analytical decisions? Grady wasn't prepared to make them. Manager caused hemorrhoidal issues for owners.
Inflamed Henry. Pain, Swelling for Red Sox Nation.

"This ownership group prefers an increased reliance on thorough, more comprehensive analysis and preparation so that the manager's decisions are more synchronous with our player acquisition and development decisions. We seek one, unified, organizational philosophy." - Larry Lucchino

Henry, Werner, Epstein Led the Charge to Dismiss Little

Lucchino Got on Board to Make it Unanimous

"Henry, for example, took the position well before the post-season that the club may need to question a long-term commitment to its manager."
- Red Sox press release


Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino to address the media regarding "the manager situation."

Grady Officially Let Go at 11:11am

Monday Mourning


Monday, Monday

Submitted by Mamas and Papas

Ba da, ba da da da
Ba da, ba da da da
Ba da, ba da da da

Monday, Monday
Goodbye Grady
Monday morning
It was all I hoped it would be
Oh, Monday morning
Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening Grady would still
Be haunting me

Monday, Monday
You can trust that day
Monday, Monday
Sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh, Monday morning Grady had enough warning
Of what was to be
Oh, Monday, Monday
Grady must leave and not blame me

Sun. Oct. 26

Oh My Josh!

Marlins Deep Six Yanks in the Stadium to Win World Series

Beckett Does What Martinez Could Not, Beats Yanks 2-0 in Clincher

Texas Bowler Goes to Bat for Little, Badmouths Sox Brass

"All I know is that they make a change, there's going to be a lot of pissed-off players in that clubhouse next year. This is going to fire up a lot of guys in the wrong way and this would not be a good start for them. They are making a mistake. If they think making a managerial change is not going to affect the team negatively, they are making a misjudgment. I think what's happened with the Red Sox the last two years has as much to do with Grady Little as anyone else, and I think the people upstairs think it has to do with the people upstairs. You have to decide what's more important - handling personalities and things on the field or listening to Larry Lucchino, Theo Epstein or Bill James. Who do you think is going to do that job? Joe Kerrigan? They want someone to push buttons."

Grady Lays Guilt Trip on Theo

"The conversation was termed "awkward'' by the source, and that when Little was told ``we have not made a decision on you yet,'' Little's response to Epstein was, "I thought YOU were going to make the decision.'' - Silverman, Herald 10.25

Fri./Sat. Oct 24/25


Angels Nip Sox in the Bud. Wiser as pitching coach in Anaheim?

No Gray Area: Black gets one-year contract extension
as Angels pitching coach.


(Rising) Sun Sets on Valentine's Day in Boston

McAdam: "Sox won't interview Valentine."

"Managing, I just miss it."

Bobby May Go Back to Japan

He's a Little Off the Deep End

"A canker sore on the lip of reliever Scott Williamson demonstrated to Little the degree to which the stress of the playoff game had affected the mindset and confidence of his relievers."

Bare Naked Gradys One Week

It's been one week since you looked at Pete
Walked back to the dugout, made us all angry
Seven days since you laughed at me saying
'Get that extension, come back and see me'
Three days replayed it on TV,
I realized it's all your fault, but you couldn't tell me
Yesterday they set you free
But it'll be two hundred years till you say "I'm sorry"

Replay it now and watch the hoodwink
As I make you stop, think
You'll think you're looking at Shea Stadium
I summon Fisk to the dish, although I like the Carbo Shot more
I hate the Jimi cause he's never touched a frying fan
Hot like wasabe when I bust rhymes
Big like Sam Horns thighs
Because Theo's all about value
Bert Campanaris got the mad hits
Grady try to match wits, you try to hold Jorge but he bust through
Like Glenn Ordway I've got a big show
Mine's about a Bad-Loss
There was a big sound from the pavement
Gonna make a break and take a fake
I'd like a stinkin achin shake
Grady like vanilla, it's the finest of the flavours
He got to see the show, cause then you'll know
The Vertigo is gonna grow
Cause it's so dangerous, Little's goin out on waivers

How can he help it if he thinks we're funny when we're mad
Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad
I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can't understand what I mean?
Well, you soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of taking off my shirt

It's been one week since he pissed off me
Threw my arms in the air
and said "FU Grady!"
Five days since he talked to me
I've still got the tickets and now there's no home games
It's been three days since the afternoon
I realized it's still your fault
not a moment too soon
Yesterday I'd forgiven you
And now I sit back and wait till you say you're sorry

Chickity Casper the Frozen Chicken
You have a decision and your brain stops tickin'
Watchin' our games with no lights on
We're dans la maison
I hope Lucchino's in on this one
Like Valentine I'm getting frantic
Like Black I'm tantric
Like Leyland, guaranteed to satisfy

How can he help it if he thinks we're funny when we're mad
Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad
I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can't understand what I mean?
Well, you soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of losing my shirt

It's been one week, he finally took out Pete
Dropped my arms to my sides
you never said "I'm sorry"
Five days since I laughed at you and said
"You just did just what I thought you were gonna do"
Three days since the tivo room
I realized we're both to blame,
but what could we do?
Yesterday a ghost smiled at me
Cause it'll be two hundred years till you say you're sorry

It'll be two hundred years till you say you're sorry
It'll be two hundred years till you say you're sorry
Birchmount Stadium, new home for Grady

Get Back

Grady was a man who thought he was a winner
But he knew he wouldn't last.
Grady left his home in Northern Carolina
For some Boston Red Sox gas.
Now get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Gumpo. Go home
Get back, get back.
Back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back.
Back to where you once belonged.
Get back, Go.

Suave Larry Lucchino thought he was the big man
But he was another man
All the guys around here say he's got it coming
Never gets it while he can
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Ghost Man. Go home
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged.
Get back Gradio
Double AA's waiting for you
Calling your third person name
And your lame ass excuses
Get on home Grady
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged.

  Breaking News:

- Grady Signs One Year Deal with Spooky World in Foxboro, Will Be in Ghost Exhibit for Halloween

- Scott Williamson Says it Was Grady Who Was Standing in His Room in the Haunted Tampa Hotel

- Joe Kerrigan Named to Take Grady's Place on the Red Sox Cruise in January

- Grady Diagnosed with Wade Boggs Disease "Grady Little Didn't Realize that Grady Little Couldn't Stop Saying Grady Little."


There's someone weird
in Fenway's dugout,
who're you gonna call?


There's someone strange
and he don't look good,
who're you gonna call?


I ain't afraid of no Gump.

There's nothing
running through his head,
who're you gonna call?


Invisible manager
sleeping in your bed,
who you gonna call?


I ain't afraid of no Gump.

Thurs. Oct 23

Wells Runs Dry

Old Contreras Can't Get it Done

(Get that sweathog a towel)

Florida Now One Win Away

Marlins 6 Yankees 4

(Penny for your thoughts?)

Wednesday Oct 22


Marlins Beat Yanks in 12 4-3 to Tie Series

Bronx Bonger Gives Up Game Winner to Alex Gonzalez

Clemens Time is Up

Urbina There, Seen That

Ugueth It: Yanks Tie it Up in 9th

(Oh, and just in case you've had enough)

Red [Sox] Rubber Bawl

- Paul Simon

I should have known you'd leave him in too long.
There's a lesson to be learned from this
Posada showed me you were wrong.

Now I know you're not
the only starfish in the sea.
If I never hear your name again
it's all the same to me.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over now,
The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

You never cared for secrets true and tried.
For you the pen's an ornament,
Even when your ace is fried

Always running, never caring,
That's the life you live.
Three straight games a double play
were all you had to give.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over now,
The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.

The story's in the past with nothing to recall.
I've got my life to live and I won't need you next fall.
The roller coaster ride we took is clearly at an end.
I bought my ticket with my tears,
that's all I'm gonna spend.

And I think it's gonna be all right.
Yeah, the worst is over now,
The morning sun is shining like a Red Rubber Ball.  - Flip

Tuesday Oct 21 - D-Train Gets D-Railed. Bad Guys Win

With a Little Shove

Submitted by Paul McCartney

With a Little shove, we can get five outs.
We can make this whole damn thing work out.
With a Little shove, they'd be playing now.
Could have felt the town exploding.
There is no end to what they can do together.
There is no end, there is no end.
Our Theo turns his back on inclement weather;
And if he can do it, we can do it, just see it through.

And a Little shove, we can "cowboy up."
We can bring it in for a landing,
With a Little shove, the Series would be on.
There can be no misunderstanding.

There is no end to what they can do together.
There is no end, there is no end.
Our Theo turns his back on inclement weather;
We can do it, just see it through.

With a little push, he could set it off.
He can send them rocketing skywards.
With a Little shove, they would shake it up.
Don’t you feel the payroll exploding?

With a Little shove.
With a Little shove.
With a Little shove, a Little shove, a Little shove.
With a Little shove.
With a Little shove.
With a Little shove, a Little shove, a Little shove.

Monday Oct 20

Yankee Police Blotter

- Jeff "Assault" Nelson and Karim "Battery" Garcia will be formally charged for their attack on Red Sox employee Paul Williams

- Jason Giambi subpoenaed in steroids probe

- Don Zimmer is still under surveillance

This Bud's for You?

"Word" in South Florida is that Bud Black will be named the next manager of the Boston Red Sox.


Celtics Trade Antoine Walker, Tony Delk, and Grady Little to Dallas for Raef LaFrenz, Chris Mills, Jiri Welsch and 2004 Pick.

(Feeling left out, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs announces he will join
the team as the backup goaltender.)

Saturday Oct 18/Sunday Oct 19:


(if only for a day as somebody's squishing Florida fish)

Gammons on Grady

"What some in ownership are asking Theo Epstein is whether blurred vision at a time of crisis management is what they want leading the Boston Red Sox."

Red October leaves

Eyes are swollen but don't cry.
Aged passion numbed. All quiet.
Empty seats, interaction voided, alone.
Colors, so bright just yesterday.
Dead skeleton trees, dead red hearts.
  - RL 10/18/03

February is Only Four Months Away

Media Stumps for Gump

Writers, Beat Guys, and Players Go to Bat for Grady.
Nation Remains as Angry as They Were in the Eighth.

"Would people be as inclined to fire Little today if the Sox had been blown out in Game 7, if Pedro Martinez had been knocked out of the box in the first inning instead of the eighth?

What if Jorge Posada's broken-bat popup is caught by Todd Walker on the infield dirt instead of falling in shallow center field? Does Little get fired then?

What if Posada had gotten his game-tying hit off Alan Embree or Mike Timlin? Do the same people who are touting statistical evidence that Martinez loses his effectiveness after 100 pitches scream that Posada was batting only .191 lifetime against Martinez, with a stunning 29 strikeouts in 47 at-bats, and how could Little have lifted Pedro? Does Little get fired then?

What if Martinez gets out of the eighth inning still ahead by a couple of runs, gets pulled for Mike Timlin or Scott Williamson in the ninth, and the Sox lose? Does Little get fired then?

What if Little had played it by the book in the eighth, and Embree and Timlin and Williamson can't hold the lead? Would the same people who killed Little all season for having a quick hook with Martinez be saying today that Little shouldn't have pulled his ace, that it's push-button managing based on pitch counts? Does Little get fired then?

Does anyone really believe that Martinez talked Little into leaving him in the game? Or is it more likely that Little knew, even as he was going to the hill, that he would leave Martinez in the game, that pitching coach Dave Wallace and bench coach Jerry Narron and catcher Jason Varitek had not given him any reason to do otherwise? Varitek, when asked if he expected Martinez to come out for the eighth, said, "No question."

Call me a Little apologist. That's still kinder than the incredible array of names being hurled at a man who managed for 16 years in the minor leagues and two seasons in the toughest big-league environment there is, and apparently still knows less about the game than everyone managing from the comfort of their living rooms or their seats in the press box.

In this rush to judgment to banish Little, shouldn't someone make the case that Little just might have had something to do with the fact that the Sox even made it to Game 7 of the ALCS, that the Sox and Yankees played 26 times and it took extra innings in the 26th game to determine which team was better, and that winning manager Joe Torre, who has four Series rings, ranked outlasting Little's Sox the greatest achievement of his career, even more than winning it all?

Apparently, all those comeback wins the Sox had this season, all the times they picked themselves up when things looked their darkest, all those times this club didn't lose faith in itself -- even when it was down, two games to none, to Oakland -- Little had nothing to do with that. But lose Game 7, and that all falls on Little's head. He's Gump, he's The Idiot, he's the guy who choked when the spotlight was most intense."  - Gordon Edes, Baseball Notes, Boston Sunday Globe

Florida Takes the D-Train Through the Bronx

(Nice Jewelry Pal, How's Game One Workin' Out for Ya?)

So That's Whatchu Talkin' 'Bout Willis.

Marlins 3 Yankees 2

Lucky Pierre: Juan Single Pushes Fish Past Yanks. Get Down Ugie, Ugie, Ugie.

Nation Feels a Little Bit Better

A Little Defensive,
Grady Still Doesn't Get It

Tries to Spin the "Special Season" BS
in PR Play for Next Coaching Job

"A lot of people have the answers after the results come in."

(Except everyone on the planet had the answer before the predictable result, and this time there wasn't even a question.)

"I don't know what (the front office is) thinking right now. I know what my thinking is. My thinking was that there were a lot of things accomplished around here this year. There were a lot of people who were never baseball fans before in their life and they became baseball fans toward the end of this year. I know that what we did as a group, in this clubhouse and on that field, made that come about. I have so much confidence in myself that if there's some hesitation or some questions about whether they want Grady Little to manage here again next year, that's a decision they have to make themselves.

The confidence I have in myself is that I'll be somewhere, if they opt to go in a different direction here. I'm just thankful that when it did come to an end without us winning the World Series, I'm just thankful that I'm the scapegoat instead of any one of my players. A lot of people have the answers after the results come in... if people want to judge Grady Little on the results of a decision I made in that last game the other day, so be it. In my heart, I know we had a great season here.

That's a tough situation for one to be in throughout the course of a season in this market (no contract extension), but whatever they want to do now I respect. I sleep good because I know I have confidence in myself and I know that what we did here this year was special. It was special to a lot of people. I've got people on that field out there and throughout that game in the seventh game thinking about Bill Buckner. That's a tough situation to be in, you know what I mean.

Everyone knows the environment we're in here in Boston. We're just fortunate that we have a large number of players on this club this year who aren't distracted by a lot of things like that. Knowing this, it just makes me thankful that Grady Little is going to be the one taking the heat for the last-game loss rather than one of my players. If we don't win the World Series, which is the definition of winning here, somebody's got to be that man and I'm just glad it's me instead.

You know, Grady Little makes a lot of decisions throughout the season. The results of the decision are good sometimes. The results of those decisions are bad sometimes. The result of that decision I made on Thursday night in that seventh game, the results were bad. I can't turn back the clock to make another decision, just like every decision I make throughout the season. Just like the decisions I make every game, every day in this clubhouse and in the game. You make these decisions, a lot of them turned out well enough to get us in a position to get in that seventh game. But the results of the decision Thursday didn't turn out well.

Nobody knows these players better than me. We know that we all did the best we could. I made the decision the other night to try to win the game. My players know that, and that's all that matters. Pedro was throwing as well in that seventh and eighth inning as he had the whole game. I made the decision to leave him in there. That's the man I wanted in the game. The results of that decision didn't turn out (well). My decision to leave him in there at that time was not that much different than in the two years I've been here with Pedro. When he gets in a jam, he's the one I want to get out of that jam more than anyone else. As long as he's got enough left in his arm. Four managers called me to say they would have done the same thing.

There was a clubhouse full of tears. We just closed the clubhouse after the game and I told every one of them how proud I was of the job they had done. And the fact that they never quit even when they had plenty of opportunities to quit and fold up the tent and go on home, and they never did. All the way to the very last out. They have a lot of respect for the job that I do. I have a lot of respect for them. And that mutual respect is what we're trying to build on here. I have confidence in myself, The results on every decision aren't good all the time. But they were sure good enough to get us to where we were. And that's the way I'll go home."

(You could fire him just for the fact that he has the audacity to drag Bill Buckner's name into it... but maybe that's the new W.B. Mason commercial for next season. Who knew?)


It's Too Late Grady

Stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time
There's something wrong here
There can be no denying
One of us is changing
Or maybe we've just stopped trying
And it's too late Grady, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can't hide
And we just can't fake it
It used to be so easy living here with you
You were light and breezy
And you knew just what to do
Now you look so unhappy
And we feel like fools
And it's too late Grady, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died
and we can't hide it
And we just can't fake it
There'll be good times again for me and you
But we just can't stay together
Don't you feel it too
Still I'm glad for what we had
And how we won despite of  you
And it's too late Grady, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and
We can't hide it we just can't fake it
Don't you know that we...
We just can't fake it
Oh it's too late my Grady
Too late my Grady
You know
It's too late my Grady

Back to Little League

"For What?"

Grady's Post Game 7 Response When Told That
Red Sox Nation Wanted His Head on Stick.

Lies and Damned Lies:

"Pedro's been our man in that situation all season long. He's the guy we wanted there over anyone in our bullpen." - G. Little

Friday Oct. 17, 2003

Livin' on the Ledge

Wild Card Championship Parade Friday at High Noon!

Wild Celebration on City Hall Plaza Followed. Mayor Menino Says "Cowboy Up Boston!
Thank You All for Coming."

End Game

New York Post Prints Boston Version

File Under:
Dewey Beats Truman

Grady Goes Belly Up!

The Sons of Grady Little are DestiNY's Child

Pedrovertime Backfires

"I just thought I was coming out
(of the game in the seventh inning) until they told me the other way."
- Pedro Martinez after Game 7

Curse of the Grady-No!

"Pedro had gas in the tank... he was the man we all wanted in there on the mound." - Grady Little

"You want to point fingers... point them at me." - Pedro Martinez

"Grady ripped the heart out of New England and stomped it right into the ground." - Ted Nation Member

Manager for Sale: Grady on e-Bay

Eighth, Wonder of the World (Series): Grady Leaves Cooked Pedro In.

Stick a Fork in Little Now.

Welcome to Boston Bruce Bochy, Good Luck New Red Sox Manager

Tail Wagging the Dog: Pedro Pulled Grady's Strings, Stings Nation.


(Today Theo. Please and Thanks)

"Somebody Gotta Pay" Right Papa Jack?


Ruthless: Curse Crap is Everywhere

"The Worst Loss in Boston Sports History"
- Ted Sarandis

"What we have to go through on a daily basis, what we have to put up with, is unbelievable." - Nomar Whine Garciaparra

The One T-Shirt the Sox Didn't Print this Season:

Pictures Worthless a
Thousand Words

(Not for the faint of heart)


To Little: Too Late

Little Makes All the Wrong Moves, Gets Star Struck, Stuck with Pedro the Manager. Will Lose Big Job After Costing Boston Red Sox World Championship.

Bullpenned In. Sox Out.

Turn Out the Lights, The Party's Over, They Say That All Good Things Must End

Everybody Sing...

Another Generation of Nation Will Go to their F'in Graves without a Championship.

B.K. Tim

Wake Keeps Nation Up All Night

Knucklehead Was Not Meant for Late Inning Relief.
Trick Balls are a Home Run Waiting to Happen.

Varitek, Ortiz Taken Out of Game by Grady Too.

Trot, Millar, Ortiz Big Bombs Forgotten.

Yankees Don't Suck Again.

"You are some real fans here, and as depressing of a night it is tonight, I'm looking forward to next year.  That's why we're Boston fans, we might be down tonight but we'll cowboy up next season.  And lets keep this grassroots effort to fire Grady Little going.  It needs to be done.

Disappointed fan from RI in NC,
James Q"

Thursday Oct. 16, 2003


Pedro vs. Roger

Brawl in the Bronx
Game 7 for the
American League Pennant

Nervous Nation Can't Stand It

Sox Are Alive and Kicking in New York

Shining Star Nomar

Struggling Shortstop Gets 4 Hits and Kids Don't Quit, Get Past Yankees in 7th

 "Balls to the Wall" - Johnny Damon

(But he also said "let's get through the curse" :-(

Batter Up! Sticks Come Back in the Stadium, Ortiz, Millar, Mueller Show Up

Boston 9 New York 6

Manny Feels Right at Home,
Nomar Finds the Holes,
Tek Takes One Deep
Damon Delivers in Clutch
Trot Goes Up Top, What a Relief

Embree, Timlin, Williamson Hold the Line, Putting in Jones and Arroyo Goes Over the Line

No Apology Necessary

Marlins Wipe Out Cubs at Wrigley
(Steve Bartman Expected to Leave Illinois on Red Eye)

Pedro Speaks

"And this is the time of year where you don't have any time to actually say "I'm hurting... I'm sore" or "I feel bad" because regardless of how you feel you have to go out there and make a commitment to the team and to the fans and to yourself and just say "this is where I want to be and this is what I want to do."

10.15.03: Joe Castig (JC): You must be very anxious for a game 7?

Pedro: Yeah, I actually have to be, even though I would like for things to be over before game 7. I can only wish that we can get there.

JC: Do you feel like you're 100% healthy going in, as good as you've felt all season?

Pedro: I feel pretty good, for this time of year. And this is the time of year where you don't have any time to actually say "I'm hurting... I'm sore" or "I feel bad" because regardless of how you feel you have to go out there and make a commitment to the team and to the fans and to yourself and just say "this is where I want to be and this is what I want to do." And for me it's a great pleasure to go out there regardless of how I feel, I will always be able to go out there and give 100% effort and do whatever I can to win one more ballgame.

JC: You have any concerns about pitching in Yankee Stadium?

Pedro: Uh not really. When I'm in the field, no, when I get off the field, well, it could get a little ugly because so many crazy fans out there and crazy people that try to do crazy stuff. I've been threatened before by fans and stuff, the last time I was here, a little incident when one of the fans banged on the window of the car I was riding and that sort of stuff you normally think, you know, normal for the New York fans, and the Boston fans, and whatever city you are, but at this point, yeah I was a little concerned but I have pretty good security and I feel pretty good about it.

JC: In your last start you threw a lot of breaking balls and curve balls early, without giving away trade secrets, are you thinking about your approach this time?

Pedro: Well I just went with what I had in the first part of the game, I didn't feel all that well. I felt a little sluggish in the first three innings, and then I picked it up and I felt better, so I threw more fastballs and I mixed up my pitchers a little bit better. But at first, that's all I had, and that's how I tried to pitch and it cost me a couple of runs and you know if I have to do it again I'm gonna have to try to do it with whatever I have and that's what I had that day and too bad we ended up losing the game. I hope that this time around I feel better and I'm just gonna go out there and try to complete.

JC: Pedro how do you feel about everything that's happened, do you feel anger, do you feel like it's behind you, do you feel resentment? What do you feel about everything that happened and what's been said?

Pedro: Yeah, about what has been said, I can't do anything. Everybody has their own rights to think whatever they want to think, I just know in my heart I would never raise my hand to a guy like Zimmer or Joe Torre or you... anybody older I respect and regardless of how fearless I look out there and how hard I battle and compete and not being afraid of anything out there, I'm a respectful man and I respect people, I respect the rights, I respect human beings. A lot of people might not understand that, and might not see it in me because I compete the way I compete, but they don't see me off the field, they don't see how I think, they don't know how you really feel and it's too bad that incident happened and Zimmer had to go down, my first instinct was to hold him but then he swung at me and I had to let him go so I didn't get hit in the face, and at the time he was going down he was kind of pulling my arm so I had to pretty much get my arms off of him and that's when it looked like I pushed him but it wasn't my intention whatsoever and I was shocked to see him come up against me, especially a coach, because the coaches there are the people that we respect and feel and the people that we really want to listen to when were in those situations, and those situations are part of the game and incidents like this shouldn't happen. And I was embarrassed because I was part of it and especially with an older man like Zimmer.

JC: Pedro the national media and the New York media have been pretty tough, do you feel they've been unfair?

Pedro: Well the New York media has never been easy with me and a lot of that has probably to see with the way I compete against the Yankees. I don't talk much with the New York media, so that probably has a lot to say with that too. I know that a lot of people have approached me and I've talked with the media here, the guys that really do it in a polite way that deserve my respect have always been able to approach me and talk to me but some of the other guys that just take pleasure on taking away a lot of the things we achieve as athletes... I don't feel I need to talk to those guys, I just let them write whatever they want to write and that has a lot to say with that and also to create emotions between these two teams and a little bit more of the rivalry, I think they do that on purpose to sell papers, which is totally opposite to what we do. We earn our money. I have a lot of respect for the Yankee players and their coaches, and I believe they're a great team and I respect them like that and the media wants to make it look worse than it is.

JC: Do you have a good feeling about today (Wednesday)?

Pedro: Yes I have a pretty good feeling and I hope we pull this one out so I will have another opportunity to win a game tomorrow.

Open Press Conference after game 6: Who would you have had on the mound for a pretend game in your back yark (back when you were a kid)?

Pedro: Back in those days? I had like three favorites Nolan Ryan, Saberhagen, Mario Soto... one of those three I would throw anytime.

Do you hope little kids new pretend to be Pedro and Roger now?

Pedro: I hope they do, and they dream of being a player like I did.

Are you nervous, excited?

Pedro: I gotta wait for the game tomorrow, maybe I'll feel nervous then.

Pedro do you feel the same mood that you did before game 5 against Oakland?

Pedro: Pretty much, yeah, it's one important game that you have to go out and win.

Wednesday Oct 15, 2003

Dear John

Just please get out of the first inning.

Curse of the Boombino

Nation Not Feeling Too Well(s), But
Might as Well Win Two Down There


The Defense Rests,
Sox Blow Second Chances

And Get No Second Wind

Yankees 4 Red Sox 2

Sox Scared Hitless in Clutch, But Grady Won't Change Order

Nomar laughs it off with Manny in the 8th, says "I just haven't found holes, haven't let team down" and asks reporter if he's an athlete, or if he's ever played the game. Mia consoles distraught Nomar on team bus.

No Offense, But Nomar, Millar, Mueller Look Horrible Again

Jeter Leads Yankees in October. Tangibles, Intangibles.

The Night Chicago Died

"I thought after today's game every pained, angry Sox fan could benefit from a little change of subject: As hard as a game like today was to take (and I was there...), you'd have to live a long, long time to see another one like the ChiCubs Marlins game. Or just remember Game 6.

It all could have been different if not for one stupid, souvenir seeking Cubs fan. And I don't know how intense Chicago is about baseball when you really get down to it (seems more cutesy than die-hard, but that's another story)...but if it is anything like Boston, let's just say they showed that fan's face on TV a little too long for his own good.

Wow. And I thought today's 4-2 loss hurt." - A.G.

...Another fan yelled, "You could tell we're better than Boston or he'd be dead already."

Got Nomar?

Tuesday Oct. 14, 2003


Derek is in the Twilight Zone Today

Assault and Batteries

17% of Sox Ownership, a.k.a. New York Times, Encourages New Yorkers to Pelt Pedro with Batteries in the Bronx

"Names or even nicknames will never hurt Martinez, but in the absence of sticks and stones, a battery might. When he's on the mound or when he warms up in the bullpen, he would be within range of any Yankees loyalist with a good arm. But if there's no Game 7, Pedro the Perpetrator will be safe. Until next season."

- Dave Anderson, New York Times

Sox Plan to Take Extra Security Precautions
for Pedro's Return to New York

Letterman calls Pedro: "the biggest punk in baseball" on Late Show last night

Yankees Get Wake Up Call

Fight Club Closed, But Tim
Gives NY Knuckle Sandwich

Timpressive Again

Red Sox 3 Yankees 2

Series All Tied Up! 2-2

The God Squad Goes Yard

Praise the Lord

Nixon brings his A's game

Act of Todd

Walker gets Sox off on right foot

Tek Hustles Up! the Line for Game Winner. Timlin, Williamson Get the Job Done in the Late Winnings.

Trot, Tim Apologize for Nothing Trying to Get Something Out of Manny, Pedro.

Moose Cuts Loose on Teammates

"We always seem to do OK when I don't pitch, so let the other guys have it
and we'll win the series and we'll move on."

Yankee Clubhouse Coming Undone?

Monday Oct. 13, 2003

Front Office Fessed Up

10.13.03 Sean McAdam on Dale & Neumy on WEEI: "The Red Sox front office has privately acknowledged that Pedro threw at Garcia and that Manny overreacted."

Buck Up

On Pedro: Let the record show that it was Martinez who started all this... Whether  you're a Red Sox fan or Yankees fan, it's obvious that Martinez was throwing at Garcia. Martinez' reputation has taken a solid hit in the aftermath of his pitch to Garcia, and only a couple of World Series victories will save him from a winter of criticism.

On Walker: Though ticked off by Garcia's purpose slide, give him credit for his candor in seeing the big picture. "If I got a pitch thrown at me like the way he did," said Walker, "I don't blame him."

On Manny: Manny needs to come clean and explain his actions; his teammates must be tired of doing it for him. - Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Cowboy Fed Up?

"The Red Sox haven't handled themselves well as a group," said one American League GM. "When they clinched the wild card, they acted like they won the World Series. Then they beat Oakland and you've got (Derek) Lowe throwing his arm in the air and gesturing at his Johnson. I'm tired of the hugging and tired of their act, to be honest with you. It's like they don't know how to win, and they don't know how to lose." - Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com


"It started right after the game, when Levine actually used the word "lawlessness" to describe the late-game scene in the Yankee bullpen. This was another example of Levine, whose job status is tied up with how much George Steinbrenner likes him, trying to say what he thought Steinbrenner wanted him to say in a heated Yankee-Red Sox moment like this."- Mike Lupica, NY Daily News

Pedro is the One at Fault

"Which one would you rather have now, Sox fans? Roger Clemens -- who kept his composure and behaved like a professional Saturday night, winning the game for his team despite his obvious anger? Or Pedro, the baby who hits a guy after he blows a lead, then points at his head and at Yankee catcher Jorge Posada, threatening "you're next"?

Pedro said a few words yesterday and claimed that gesture was actually him telling Posada that he'll remember Posada's angry words. Sure. And he wasn't trying to hit Karim Garcia. And those young women hang out with Donald Trump because they really dig his hair.

Sox fans don't like to hear this, but Pedro was an embarrassment and a disgrace to baseball Saturday. He gets away with it because he's Pedro. And the Sox front office enables him, just as they do Manny Ramirez. Just as they did with Roger when he was here and Yaz when he was here and Ted when he was here." - Dan Shaugnessy, Boston Globe

Yankee Logic 101:
A Three-Part Course


A.) If an opposing player hits a home run off a Yankee pitcher, it is acceptable for the Yankee pitcher to hit him in the head with a pitch. Also, he may throw splintered bats at the opposing player.

B.) However, it is completely unacceptable for an opposing pitcher to hit a Yankee batter in the back.


A.) If a Yankee manager charges an opposing pitcher out of nowhere with his arms flailing, that opposing pitcher must have the presence of mind to step politely out of his way. If he does not do so, every member of the Yankees organization and the media must rip this opposing pitcher to shreds.

B.) If a lowly groundskeeper for an opposing team dares to root for his employer's team which is losing in the 9th inning, the well-paid Yankee pitching staff as well as any nearby outfielders are entitled to surround, punch, and stomp this employee mercilessly. Furthermore, it is unreasonalbe to question this understandable response from the Yankees.


A.) Fans of opposing teams, as well as members of the police force in that team's hometown, always lie about what they witness.

B.) However, Yankee fans* never lie, especially not in front of a national television audience, and never in stark contradiction of video replays.

* Case study: Ed Hillel

- Samuel Pratt


Wake Up on Monday. Mussina Pitches for NY.

Game 4 in Boston:  Monday, October 13th: Tim Wakefield vs. Mike Mussina, 8:18pm. Game 5 ticket holders only.

Cry Me a Zimmer

"Embarrassed" Zimmer Breaks Down in Tears at Fenway Press Conference. Apologizes to Yankee Organization, Red Sox Organization, Fans, Family and Umpires for His Foolish Actions Yesterday.

HWL Don't Have Press Conference

Sox Owners Were Just Answering a Few Questions Where We Learn That:

John Henry is Looking for an Apology from the Red Sox Side as Well.

Henry Also Not Happy with Yankees President Randy Levine Who Won't Withdraw "Lawlessness" Comment After Evidence Proves Otherwise.

Yankees, MLB Not Happy with Fenway Owners Press Conference.

Pedro Needs to Watch His Back in the Bronx

"If the Red Sox win, all they are guaranteed is a trip back to New York,
a place where Pedro Martinez will have to watch his back after yesterday’s embarrassing display." - Steve Bruno, NYYFans.com

Game 2:

Old Grady's a Gunslinger

- Steve Kurth

Sunday Oct. 12, 2003

Reign Continues?

Tonight Sox gonna pull out like it's 1999
or does Wells Run Dry this time?

(at least Grady's not starting Jackson at second)

Boston $75k New York $15k

Sox Win Battle of the Fines

MLB Fines Punk-Ass Pedro $50k, Macho Manny $25k, Krime Garcia $10k, and Zimmer the Aggressor $5k, for Fenway Fiasco


Cowboy Uproar!

But Cooler
Heads Prevail.

Yankees Manage to Stay Focused While Sox Try to Turn Fenway into Big Apple Circus.

New York Wins Fenway Melee:

Bottom Line: Yankees 4 Boston 3

NY Leads ALCS 2 Games to 1


Parking: $60.00
Scalped Tickets: $1,800
Red Clad Fans: 10,498
Homer Hankies: 4,219
Shaved Heads: 2,753
Varieties of "Cowboy Up" T-Shirts: 47
2 Watered Down Light Beers: $15
Slogans and Chants: 22
Sing-Along Songs: 8
Fist Fights: 6-1/2
Rally Bad-Lip-Synch Guy: 1

Watching Your Team Get Their Ass Kicked Again
When it Counted?



With Sox Trailing 4-2 in the 5th, Dominican Yaz
Yuks it Up! with Manny and Pedro after Ramirez Rage. File Under: Laughing All the Way to the Bank or
Just Happy to Be Here.

Cowboy Ugly


NoShow Martinez Takes
Sox Out of Game Early

Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time-Pedro Throws Nation a Curve, Pete Manhandles Zimmer, But Can't Handle Yankees. Staked to Early Lead, He Pulls Up the Stakes.

Martinez Gets Mad and Goes Headhunting

"Yankee players vilified Martinez. "Guys in their bullpen were telling our guys that they can't stand it that when he starts getting beat. He throws at guys and everyone else gets hurt," said one Yankees star. And there wasn't, as the Boston Herald's Tony Massarotti pointed out, much support for Pedro in his own clubhouse, save that he "kept us in the game."
Gammons on Game 3

Former Dominator Turned Junkballer, Trashtalker is Mentally and Physically Out of It.

(Sox have now lost 15 of 25 Yankee games Pedro starts)

Clemens Outduels, Outclasses, Outplays, Outwits Nitwits in Final Fenway Appearance.

Martinez put himself before team, game.

Macho Manny Goes Loco

(but the pitch was only so-so)

Ramirez Overreacts to High Strike

Clueless Outfielder Needlessly Goes After Clemens:
"I'm gonna f*** you up... f*** you!"

But Roger Sets Him Down as Manny Bails Out

They Really, Really Love You Back Home Manny

Zimmer Down Old Man

(Hey Gerb, Chess King '78 Called, They Want Their
Marked-Down Butt-Ugly Cardigan Back)

Short Memoirs for Pop Off the Sweater Man

''I don't believe there's a human being in professional baseball who would throw a ball hoping to hit a man in the head,'' Zimmer writes. ''I was disappointed with Piazza coming out and saying Clemens threw at him on purpose. What's Clemens supposed to do? Throw the ball over the plate so Piazza can keep hitting home runs off him -- or make him feel uncomfortable?

''I've been hit in the head twice, and without the benefit of a protective helmet,'' he adds, alluding to when he was a shortstop in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. ''The problem you have in baseball today is that hitters don't know how to get out of the way of pitches because pitchers are afraid to pitch inside anymore.''

- Zimmer's Memoirs of a Baseball Lifer

Yankee Penitentiary

Jeff "Assault" Nelson and Karim "Battery" Garcia Lead Gangland Style 7-on-1 Attack on
Enthusiastic Groundskeeper. Boston Police Continue to Investigate, Victim to File Lawsuit.

They'll Be Wearing Horizontal Pinstripes Soon

From official Boston Police report: "Jeff Nelson was observed pushing/grabbing the victim in the chest area at which time both parties fell to the ground where Jeff Nelson began punching and flaring his legs at the victim. At that point numerous other members of the Yankees bullpen jumped on the victim (some striking the victim and others attempting to break up the melee). The right fielder (Karim Garcia) from the Yankees was then observed jumping the right field wall, into the bullpen and begin striking down at the victim with his left hand.

Lt. Kelly McCormick of Area B-3 forwarded witness information to Det. Dunn and P.O. Pankievich regarding their eyewitness account of the incident where they stated they observed member(s) of the NY Yankees baseball team initiate an unprovoked attack upon the victim. Summonses to be sought in Roxbury District Court for assault and battery on both Jeff Nelson and Karim Garcia of the Yankees baseball organization."

Nomar's MIA

Nomar Hamm Lays Another Egg,
Toast Again.

A thousand theories: He's tired, his wrist still hurts, he's mad, he's busy getting married, he's opening his shoulder, he's pulling everything.

Pictures worth a thousand words.

Hammer and Nail Rivalry Continues Tonight

Game 4 in Boston: Sunday, October 12th, 7:30pm:
John Burkett (0-0, 6.75 ERA) vs. David Wells (1-0, 1.17 ERA)

Saturday October 11, 2003

Cowboy Uprising
at Home on the Strange

The Brawl in Boston II

Pedro vs. Roger

Tumble in the Twilight



Step it Up! or
Step Aside.



 RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger


Good Seats Available (on your couch)

Last Dance: Hope you took a picture of your last appearance Rockette, because it's all business this time.

eautiful Day

The heart is a bloom, shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room, no space to rent in this town
You're out of luck and the reason that you had to care,
The traffic is stuck and you're not moving anywhere.
You thought you'd found a friend to take you into this place
Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace

It's a beautiful day, the sky falls
And you feel like it's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road but you've got no destination
You're in the mud, in the maze of his imagination
You love this town even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over and it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

Touch me, take me to that other place
Teach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in red and blue
See Pedro right in front of you
See the Monster broken by ball
See the black cleats clearing second out
See the Kenmore fires at night
See the river at first light
And see the dog with a bone in his mouth
After the A's all the Cowboy Ups came out

It was a beautiful day
Beautiful day
Don't let it get away

Touch me, take me to that other place
Reach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now

Beautiful day (You too)

The Rich Get Richer

Hey rich guys in the first two rows: let our guys catch the foul balls this weekend!!!

It may seem crazily paranoid, but it happened in Game 2 of the Cubs-Marlins series when a Cubs fan kept their catcher from snaring a ball one row deep.

Anyone who can help in getting this simple message out to those front-row fans who could interfere, please do.

Those 27 outs don't come easy. Can't have some d-head cost us one by fighting Varitek for a foul ball.

 RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger RAH-Ger

Pennant Express Leaving Splitsville

Sox Just Need to Win at Home

Game 3 in Boston: Saturday, October 11th:
 Pedro Martinez (1-0, 3.86 ERA) vs. Roger Clemens (1-0, 1.29 ERA)

Friday, October 10, 2003

BK Kiss 108

...that's Korean for
"Good Morning Matt Siegel"

The Original
Shaved Head
Red Sox Fanatic. Matty Up!

Tom Thumbs Sox

Brady Bagged in Foxboro Dunkin' Donuts Sporting Yankees Cap.


Thank God It's Offday.
Exhausted Red Sox Need to Rest Up!

Yankee Doodle Andy


Sweep? Pettitte Says Forget It After
Sox Let Lefty Off the Hook Early

New York 6 Boston 2

Garciapopup, Millar Struggle

Walker Sitting is Talk of the Town

Bill Mueller (Very Unprofessional)

After Thursday's game, Pedro Martinez's locker was roped off with tape that read: DO NOT ENTER. BAD MOOD.

Bad Omen

But Damian "Defense" Doesn't Cost Sox

Kapler, Jackson: Holes in Batting Order

Sox Get UpTek in the 6th

Jason Goes Deep, but It's Not Enough

Sauerwalk puts it away.


Crazy Fox: 25 Ruth images per game
(But Babe has a different message above)

Boston's Shaved Heads Get Nicked in New York

Johnson HR puts Yanks on top to stay

DJ Single Put Sox Up First

LOB's Put Pressure on LOWE

Cowboy PopUp! Millar leaves 'em loaded in first.
Jet lag lingers for big Boston bats, Cowboy Letdown.

Thursday, Octob 9, 2003 - Game Two Yankee Stadium

It Takes Two

(To Make a Sweep Go Right)

It takes two to make a sweep go right
It takes Lowe to make it outta sight
Hit it!

I wanna pitch right now
Not Cy Young but I get Lowe down
I'm not internationally known
But I'm known to rock the pitchers mound
Because I get stoopid, I mean outrageous
Stay away from me if you're contagious
'Cause I'm the winner, no, I'm not the loser
To be spank the Yanks is what I choose 'a
Ladies love me, fans adore me
I mean even the ones in '01 gonna shoot me
Like the way that I'll pitch against the A's yo
The reason why, man, I don't know
So let's go, 'cause

It takes two to make a sweep go right
It takes Lowe to beat New York tonight
Hit it!

My name is D-Lowe, I gotta real funky concept
Listen up, 'cause I'm gonna keep you in step
I got an idea
That I wanna share
You don't like it? So what, I don't care
I'm number one, the uno, I like comp
Bring all the Yankees 'cause all them I'll stomp
Bold and white but I won't protect
All of my followers 'cause all I want is respect
I'm not a doctor, put them A's in rapture
A slick brother that can easy outfox ya
Cause I'm Derek, the last name Lowe, yeah
And on the mound, I'm known to be the freshest
So let's start, it shouldn't be too hard
I'm not a sucker so I don't need a bodyguard
I won't fess, wear a bulletproof vest
Don't smoke buddha, can't stand sess, yes

It takes two to make a sweep go right
It takes Lowe to make it outta sight
Hit it!

The situation that the Sox are in
I'm kinda stingy that's why I don't wanna lend
A funky rhyme to a foe or a good friend
But listen up 'cause I want you to comprehend
'Cause I'm the leader, the man superior
I take care of ya and then ya get wearier
So just sit, my pitches are not counterfeit
The records fall which makes this one a hit
It won't hurt to listen to Red Sox Alert
Shave off your lid
Make sure it don't hit the dirt, dog
I like comeback kids--the guys, the girls
I want the ducats 'cause this is D-Lowe's world
I'm on a mission, ya better just listen
To my rhymes 'cause I'm all about dissin'

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes Lowe to make it outta sight
Hit it!

I stand alone, don't need anyone
'Cause I'm D. Lowe, just came out to have fun
Don't need friends that act like foes
'Cause I'm D-Lowe, the one who knows
About things that make ya get weary
Don't cheer me, just hear me
Out 'cause I got the clout--shout (Ho!)
Before I turn the party out
I won't stutter--
Project my voice, speak clearly
So you can be my choice
On stage or on record
Go to the Tek and select it
Take it off the rack, if it's wack put it back
I like the Whopper, f**k the Big Mac
If you want static, so let's go
So, throw up your hands
Go for what you know
Bro', I got an ego
Yo, talkin' to me? No
'Cause Lowe is in the front, J. Tek is on the Back up
We're not soft, so you better just Cowboy Up
'Cause I'm cool, calm just like a breeze
Rock the mike with the help of J-Tek
Rock on the Stadium, the music plays
Only cuts the records that I say

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes Lowe to make it outta sight
Hit it!

All right, now, J-Tek
now, when I strike to three
I want you to get busy
You ready now?
One, two, three, get loose now!

It takes two to make a thing go right
It takes Lowe to make it outta sight
Hit it!

- Rewrite of It Takes Two Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock

"We're Winning Ugly Together"
- Theo's New Tagline (on the haircut only of course)

"We did it all last night"
- Theo's on Game Won (starting pitching, working the pitch count, great defense, incredible bullpen "so happy for them... they deserve it."

Bullpen Bonanza
14-2/3 scoreless from pen, 16 straight men for Timlin

Game 2 in New York: Thursday, October 9th:
 Andy Pettitte vs. Derek Lowe

All Systems Lowe

Derek Delivers Again Tonight, Stick a Fork in New York

Johnny Be Better

10.9.03: Damon on 'EEI:  "I woke up this morning, so I'm happy about that. I actually just woke up, sleeping right through the night. When I rose my left hand, I actually thought I was walking off the field raising my hand, I wasn't sure if I was a member of the Oakland A's or the Boston Red Sox, I had no idea I was being wheeled off in a stretcher. Not until 1:00am to. My arms are bruised up because of the rough ride to the hospital, they mis-stuck me a few times. I have no recollection of Manny hitting the home run. I just don't remember much of it. ...If we play well and win this ballgame, it saves me another day or so."

Wednesday Oct. 8

Game 1 in New York: Wednesday, October 8th:
Tim Wakefield (0-1, 3.52 ERA) vs. Mike Mussina (0-1, 3.86 ERA)

Wakefield of Dreams

Knucklehead Knocks Down New York For Starters

Red Sox 5 Yankees 2

"My spikes are always on." Wake is always available.

First Post Season Win for Wake
Since '92, Timpressive.

Sox Can Finish Off Yanks At Fenway

Cowboy Upper Deck

'Tiz, Manny, Walker Go
Way Back in Bronx

Umps Get That Pesky Pole Call Correct

Lying interfering Yankee fans, Josh Mandelbaum of
Fair Lawn, NJ, and Ed Hillel of Manhattan, NY,
Get a Bronx Cheer from Here.


One tough Embree, Timlin gets outs, Williamson is on.

Tuesday, Oct. 7th:

Play Ball!

BK's Bad Influence Hits Home Already

It's Official: Closer Kimpeached

As we reported Sunday, Bad Karma is off the Yankee playoff roster. Adrian Brown out too.

Soup is on. So is Mr. Jones.

One word from Theo... "matchups"

Wake Up First!

Timpossible Dream Season Continues

Damon OK, Won't Play Until Saturday

Hench and Sports Guy Work Their Mojo Out West

Street Car Named Desire

"Knuckleheads" in Kenmore

Fanatics Go Over the Top Outside Fenway

Bye George


Ramirez 3-Run Bomb Puts Red Sox on Top in a New York Minute

4-3 Boston Final, No Choakland

Monday, October 6th:


Derek Comes in to Deliver the Win.
No Sauerwalk!






Casper Schiraldi Can't Save It


Fox Drops 1918, Ruth on Us in 9th

Timlin vs. Tejada

Timlin is NOT Calvin Schiraldi's Cousin,
Mike Gets Miguel to Ground Out

Embree Handles Lefties


Nation Prays for Damon




Goodbye Choakland


Pedro Hangs in for 7
In Comes the Pen

Bald is Beautiful


Jason Goes Up and Out on Zito

Pedro Walks Hatteberg with Two Out. Guillen Drives in Lead Run. Getting Hit Hard in the 6th.

Millar needs to lose 20 lbs, gets thrown out easy after watching double turn into out at second.

Pictures worth a thousand words.

Good Luck Tom Werner girlfriend Katie Couric, who was seen in the owner's box at Fenway this weekend, was out in LA to cover the recall and watched the game at Sonny McLean's in Santa Monica. Witnesses say she was enjoying some wine and high-fiving Sox fans all night.

D-Lowe takes his place alongside Carbo, Hendu and O'Leary in the pantheon of improbable heroes.

Congrats, fellas.

In da Club (50 Cent)

Go, Go, Go, Go, Go, Go, Go Huddy its your off day
You've gotta party like it your off day
You've gotta sip Bacardi likes its your off day
And you know the A's don't give a frig cause its your off day

You can find him in da club, Zito is his bud
Macha he's got what you need if you need to throw a dud
Huddys into grabbing dress, He's not into pitching rest,
so go give him a hug if your into getting rough.

You can find him in da club, Zito is his bud
Macha he's got what you need if you need to throw a dud
Huddys into grabbing dress, He's not into pitching rest,
so go give him a hug if your into getting rough.  - B.W. 

Cab Ride to Faneuil Hall: $18
Beers at Hennessey's $16
Fruity Drinks at Q: $90
Throwing only 11 pitches in Game 4 and
having to be Zito's big girl wing man?  Priceless.

Inside Track Gets Story Day Later

Breaking News: Dennis & Callahan Suspended for Two Weeks, Good Morning Greg Dickerson.

Pedro-a-Go-Go in Oakland Tonight!

Fight Club

A's Pitcher Tim Hudson Snapped in Boston Club Last Friday Night

Eight People Have to Control Crazed Right-Hander in Wild Melee

Gammons Backtracks and Now Admits Something Happened

KNBR, the WEEI of Oakland, rips Boston Dirt Dogs and says FOX25 has proof the fight never happened (Let's See It)


Email from the recently fired bartender Marc Cerone at Q (unedited):

Saturday, October 4, 2003:  "Last night I had to work at the worst club in Boston, that club being Q. At about 9:30 I was told by my clueless Irish manager that two Oakland pitchers had just came into Henessey's downstairs, he had no idea who they were. So, I immediately went downstairs to check it out. Much to my suprise (sic) Tim Hudson and Barry Zito were standing in front of me. It was basically just the two of them with a group of other guys who were overweight and certainly not players. I was a little taken back at first seeing these two assholes, realizing how good they are and that they were the main culprits to why our Red Sox are down 2-0. (Little side note: Hudson is a small dude, can't be taller than 5'10'' - Zito though is about 6'4'' with some size). Well, as the night went on the two of them were hanging out downstairs in Hennesesy's chugging drinks and everything was pretty calm. At one point Zito actually grabbed the guitar from the band and Hudson grabbed the mic and they gave the crowd a little tune. (I wasn't there for this). Anyways.....

At around 12:00 I got word that two of them and there (sic) little crew were coming up to Q to hang out in our VIP section. So, up they came to continue the festivities. Hudson was smashed - absolutely tanked. He was on the dance floor by himself dancing up a storm. He was grabbing every girl in sight (a few sluts were all over him, but many different girls had to push him away - clearly not realizing who he was or how much money he has). Zito this whole time is keep a low profile chilling in VIP not doing much.

Well, for no particular reason, at around 1 o'clock or so, I left my back bar to go to the front bar - when all of sudden a fight starts to break out. I happen to be right in the middle of it and I see this scrappy, pretty big kid, take a swing at someone. I was right next to this scrapper so I immediately grabbed the kid and put him in some ineffective pathetic headlock. Next second, I look up, and who is coming after him - Hudson. I am holding this kid, while Hudson fires his drink at him, missing the kid completely and nailing me directly in the chest. I am still clinging on to this kid trying to get him out of the mayhem that had begun, when Hudson proceeds to throw a barrage of punches nailing the kid in the head on a few occasion, and brushing me on one occasion. It was weird. Finally, one of the awful bouncers that now works at Q helped me grab the passionate sox fan away from Hundson (sic). Hudson lost his mind. I turned around, after the kid who started this riot was fired down the back steps, and Hudson is still going on, trying to get to him. 8 people were trying to hold Hudson back, including myself, but he wasn't having it.

Finally, he calmed down. But, I will say this the guy is a pyscho (sic). He was firing punches, with his right hand, and the series could be riding on that arm. It was a classic night but, I am not happy with myself. I should have forgot about my responsiblities (sic) at Q and done anything I can to break his arm. So, if he pitches game 4, and throws a gem, I will take full responsibilty (sic)."

Sunday on Sports Final, WBZ-TV4 Sports Steve Burton reports that Oakland pitcher Tim Hudson was "totally smashed" and got tossed out of Club Q in Boston (located above "Hennessy's" off Faneuil Hall) Friday night along with Barry Zito.

Lee's Fit

Update: It appears one Boston rockhead named Lee, who was part of a 20-man birthday party, took issue with Hudson's presence in the Club Q, where Hudson and Zito had ventured up to from Hennessy's downstairs where the two had played with the band moments earlier. Hudson was bombed upstairs, dancing alone on the dance floor, chugging drinks. Boston fan Lee decided to become a hero, and got in Tim's face about being out in Boston. A brawl broke out when Hudson came chasing after this fan who got in his face and had asked Tim to leave. Hudson threw his drink and hit another local who was holding the a-hole fan back. Hudson then unleashed a barrage of punches. The aggressive fan was removed. Hudson continued to chase after him with 8 bouncers trying to restrain him. Zito remained an innocent bystander in the VIP section. Then they removed the uncooperative Hudson from the premises after 1:15am. He is rumored to have been hurt in the fight, and this may be the reason he left the game early yesterday. Rumors that he was chasing women around the club which aggravated the offender cannot be confirmed. The club manager naturally denies the incident as does Beane shill Peter Gammons.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle "It was a big melee. He was throwing haymakers,'' said the security guard, who spoke on the condition his name not be used. "Honest to God, he's 160 pounds and it took eight big guys to hold him back,'' the staff member said of Hudson. "It was five minutes of mayhem.''

Hudson Goes Off the Deep End

"It's all right, I'll take Barry Zito over Pedro Martinez any day."

Game 4 in Boston: Sunday, October 5th: Hudson (16-7) vs. Burkett (12-9), 1:06pm EDT, ESPN

Five Alive
Big O Blast Blows Away A's in Eighth

David Delivers Double Trouble for Athletics

Boston 5 Oakland 4

California Here We Come

We've been on the run
Driving in the sun
Looking out for #1
California here we come
Right back where we started from

Cowboys grab your guns
Your shadow weighs a ton
Driving down to the final one
California here we come
Right back where we started from

Here we come

Onward with Pedro
Take it as we go
Nothing's gonna stop us now
California here we come
Right back where we started from
Pedal to the floor
Thinkin' of the roar
Gotta get us to the show
California here we come
Right back where we started from

Here we come!

Pennant Express Heads Back Out West

Bay Area Battle for Series on Today at 8:00pm

Manny Happy Returns

Ramirez Responds, Turns Boos to Cheers

The Manny Finally Gets it Right in Eighth

Finger Food for Thought

Calling Kimmigration?

We may have seen the last of BK
in a Red Sox uniform. Kim will not be
on roster for Yankee series.

Alive and Kicking

You turn me on, you lift me up
And like the sweetest cup I'd share with you
You lift me up, don't you ever stop, I'm here with you
Now it's all or nothing
'Cause you say you'll follow through
You follow me, and I, I, I follow you

What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the Love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?
Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
What's it gonna take to make a dream survive?
Who's got the touch to calm the storm inside?
Who's gonna save you?
Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, until your love is, Alive

Oh you lift me up to the crucial top, so I can see
Oh you lead me on, till the feelings come
And the lights that shine on
But if that don't mean nothing
Like if someday it should fall through
You'll take me home where the magic's from
And I'll be with you

What you gonna do when things go wrong?
What you gonna do when it all cracks up?
What you gonna do when the Love burns down?
What you gonna do when the flames go up?
Who is gonna come and turn the tide?
What's it gonna take to make a dream survive?
Who's got the touch to calm the storm inside?
Don't say goodbye
Don't say goodbye
In the final seconds who's gonna save you?

Oh, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, love is, Alive and Kicking
Oh, Alive and Kicking
Stay until your love is, love is, Alive and Kicking

The Plane Truth: "One club is dreading a flight to Oakland, one club is looking forward to it."

- Grady Little, Sunday October 5, 2003

Heading West Young Men?

First Things First. Burkett Has to Get Off on the Right Foot.
Pedro "I'm available today (Sunday)" Will Stay at Fenway and Travel with the Team.

Stayin' Alive

Saturday Night Fever

Well, you can tell by the way he walks-the-walk,
He's Trot Nixon: no need for talk.
Pinch hit now and you've been warned.
He's been kicked around since he was born.
And now it's all right - it's O.K. -
And you play hard the dirt dog way.
We can't try to understand the B.K. Kim effect on fans.
Whether you're a brother or whether you're another,
You're stayin alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and ev'rybody shakin'
and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, Stayin' Alive.
Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can't get either I really try.
Got the wings of 7 on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose.
You know it's all right, it's O.K.
We'll live to see another day.
We can't try to understand the B.K. Kim effect on fans.
Whether you're a brother or whether you're another,
You're stayin alive, stayin' alive.
Feel the city breakin' and ev'rybody shakin'
and we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, Stayin' Alive.
Night goin' nowhere. Somebody help me.
Somebody help, me, yeah.
Night goin' nowhere. Somebody help, me, yeah.
Stayin' Alive --- (... Well , you can tell .... )


Nixon's the Won

7-Eleven is Heaven, Praise the Lord!

Boston 3 Oakland 1

"The Purpose Driven Ball,"
Trot writes the book on Clutch.

How you feelin'? Trot, Trot, Trot


Derek and the Domino Effect, Timlin On for Three. Scott Great for One.

Pedro Was Ready to Close in 9th as
Kim has Tightness in Shoulder

The Luck Rule

Tejada's Quit Cost A's Run

Welke Rules!

Obstruction Opinion Keeps Oakland Out

"L-I-L-L-Y" Backs Were Bush

Beane May Ban Extras from the Dugout

Don't Let the Music Do the Uppin'

Sox Must Ban That Godawful Faux Willie Nelson "Cowboy Up" Song:
"And Jason, and Trot, Todd and Tim..."
Make it Stop! Beyond Embarrassing!
You Could Hear a Pin Drop When it Ended Charles.

Lilly Hammered Tonight

"What the Lord's path is, we don't know. We go on faith just by showing up every day." - Bill Mueller


There's a flood, red jersey
On the cold wet ground
And the rain is falling down
The clubhouse door's thrown open
I can hear the organ's song
But the congregation's down

My team is in ruins
My team is in ruins

Now the sweet veils of mercy
Drift through the evening breeze
Leaving men on the corners
Like scattered leaves
The boarded up ballpark
The empty streets
While my batter is down on his knees

My team is in ruins
Can't watch the Bruins
Come on, Rise Up!
Come on, Rise Up!

Now there's tears on the pillow
Darling, when we slept at 3:00
And you took my heart when you left
With your swing and miss in 12
My soul is lost my friend
Now tell me how do we begin again?

My team's in ruins
My team's in ruin

Now with these fans
I pray Lord
With these fans
I pray for the strength Lord
With these fans
I pray for the faith Lord
With these fans
We pray for your love Lord
With these fans
Pray for the lost, Lord
With these fans
Pray for this Nation Lord
With these fans
I pray for the strength Lord
With these fans

Come on, Rise Up!
Come on, Rise Up!
Come on, Rise Up!
Rise Up!

Dennis the Menace

No Rush to Judgment, WEEI Suspension Coming for METCO Comment Mess. John is Devastated. File Under: Media Wise, Sound Foolish.

Forever Plaid at Fenway

The New Valentino Fall Line

Trot Nixon and other veteran players are asking fans attending next weekend's playoff games at Fenway Park to wear Johnny Valentin's plaid sports coat as a show of support for the team by making the A's dizzy like everyone who watched Red Sox This Week. "We'd like to challenge the fans,'' Nixon said. "Everyone in this clubhouse would love to look out there at Fenway and see a sea of plaid sport coats. It would be awesome to paint the town that ugly.'' You can get your Valentino jacket at the Topsfield Fair all week long.

Beat A's with the B-bats
Game 5 in Choakland: Monday, October 6th: Zito (14-12) vs. Pedro (14-4)

No 3-Days Rest Necessary

A's Up! 2-0
in 20 Hours

162 Games Down the Drain

So, are we all meeting at Logan or the Baseball Tavern with our
Wild Card Champion T-Shirts?

The Curse of the BarryZito

Boston Gets Buried Out West

Sox Still Hung Over from Horrible Loss Hours Before.

Manny, Big O: No Shows
Mr. Cowboy Up Falls Down Too.

From A's to Zito

To Little: Too Late

Did Last Thursday's After Hour, Personal Trips Home, and Manny's Missed Busses Loosen Up Sox Too Much?

Can They Regroup with Grady?

You Do Not Hear the Fat Lady Singing

"Come back on Sunday to see if I've been vindicated. And if my positive vibes turn out to be apocryphal, you can trust that I'll have my hair shirt on and the self flagellation will commence. I'll be so acrid you'll think I've morphed into Silva." - Ed Cossette, Bambino's Curse on Fox Sports Net New England.

Five to One

Yeah, c'mon, Love my girl
She lookin' good, C'mon, One more
Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now
You get yours, baby
I'll get mine
Gonna make it, baby
If we try
The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week
And it may take longer
They got the guns
But we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah
We're takin' over
Come on!
Your ballroom days are over, baby
Night is drawing near
Shadows of the evening crawl across the years
Ya walk across the floor with a flower in your hand
Trying to tell me no one understands
Trade in your hours for a handful dimes
Gonna' make it, baby, in our prime
Come together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together, aha
Get together one more time!
Get together one more time!
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together, gotta, get together
Hey, c'mon, honey
You won't have along wait for me, baby
I'll be there in just a little while
You see, I gotta go out in this car with these people and...
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together, got to
Get together, got to
Get together, got to
Take you up in my room and...
Hah - hah - hah - hah - hah
Love my girl
She lookin' good, lookin' real good
Love ya, c'mon

- The Doors (cranked on the Live album right now 6:00pm)

Hey BK, FU2

Kevin Shea issues "BK's apology."
(Whatever, I like his spunk.)

"They boo because they want to cheer you."
- Every other Red Sox player who gets it.

Missed... Arrrgh! October


Boo Birds Fly in Face of Manny Canseco, as MoneyBags is Not Helping the Cause.

M0-for-Oakland Ortiz has been Awful,
But Knee Bothering MVP.

(Walker Ready to DH for David on Sunday)

Even Grady Gets a Little Off the Top

Will he get the full cut tomorrow?

"He stays either way." - Sean McAdam

Game 3 in Boston: Saturday, October 4th: Lilly (12-9) vs. Lowe (17-7), 7:36pm EDT. ESPN2, 5

Todd Kicks Some Grass

These Boots Were Made for Walker

You keep saying you've got something for me.
something you call love, but confess.
You've been messin' where you shouldn't have been a messin'
and now someone else is gettin' all your best.

These boots are made for Walker, and that's just what he'll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

You keep lying, when you oughta be truthin'
and you keep losin' when you oughta not bet.
You keep samin' when you oughta be changin'.
Now what's right is right, but you ain't been right yet.

These boots are made for Walker, and that's just what he'll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

You keep playin' where you shouldn't be playin'
and you keep thinkin' that you´ll never get burnt.
I just found me a brand new box of matches yeah
and what he know you ain't HAD time to learn.

These boots are made for Walker, and that's just what he'll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

John Henry Nipped Us

"If we get down a run or two...don't fret. If we get down a game or two...don't fret. Anything can happen in the short series that occur in October. Anything."

- John Henry "Thank You" ad, September 30, 2003

One More Time

The Rising

Can't see nothin' in front of us
Can't see nothin' coming up behind
We make our way through this darkness
We can't feel nothing but this chain that binds us
Lost track of how far we've gone
How far we've gone, how high we've climbed
On our back's an 85-year-old stone
On our shoulder a half mile of lies

Cowboy up for the rising
Cowboy up, lay your hands in mine
Cowboy up for the rising
Cowboy up for the rising today

Left the Park this evening
Balls stinging filled the air
Wearin' the cross of our calling
On Grady's fired they came chargin' up hill

Cowboy up for the rising
Cowboy up, lay your hands in mine
Cowboy up for the rising
Cowboy up for the rising today

Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

There's spirits above and behind us
Aces gone bad, but his eyes burnin' bright
May his precious pitch blind us
Wake, as we stand before the Oakland fight

Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

I see you Manny in the garden
In the garden of a thousand sighs
There's a perfect picture of our players
Dancin' in a diamond filled with light
May we feel teams around us
May we feel them lose it this time
A dream Series comes to us
Like a catfish dancin' on the end of my line

Sky of blackness and sorrow (a dream of mine)
Sky of love, sky of tears (a dream of mine)
Sky of glory and sadness (a dream of mine)
Sky of mercy, sky of fear (a dream of mine)
Sky of memory and shadow (a dream of mine)
Your burnin' wind fills our Park tonight
Sky of longing and emptiness (a dream of mine)
Sky of fullness, sky of blessed strife

Cowboy up for the rising
Cowboy up, lay your hands in mine
Cowboy up for the rising
Cowboy up for the rising today

Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

Wednesday, October 1, 2003 -GAME ONE TURNS INTO "GAME 6"

A's Bunt, Sox Punt

They Didn't Cowboy Up When it Counted

Cowboy Throw Up!

A'squeeze One Out with Bunt Stunt


Athletics Bury Sox in 12

Under the Weather Derek Comes Undone at End

Oakland 5 Boston 4, in 12

(We're Fretting John Henry)

Bullpen Blew It, But Bats Disappeared After Eight

Grady: "The game's gotta end somehow..." Why take out Kim? "Solely the percentage of lefthanders, we had done that earlier in the season and won the games, that didn't happen tonight."

Or Tease, Cowboy Pop Up

Manny Stranded at Second in 12th

D-Lowe Needs to Bring A-Game





nIGHTMARE IN choakland


Is Alan Even a Lefty?
And Was He Alright?

Grady Overmanages to Blow it. Fastball-Only-Embree Hadn't Pitched Since June 27th


B.K. = Bad Karma (Again)


Millar Saves Game, Catches Nomar's Wild Throw. Manny 5-LOB Costly.

86 the Negativity!

We Are Not Cursed!!

Walker Steps Up!

Todd Hits Two

(He did whip some ass like he said)

Pedro Gets Out of 7th Inning Jam, Average Stuff Ace Throws 130 in Big Effort, Four Hits for Walker-on-Water

Tek Takes One Deep,
Timlin Not Timid Tonight

Big K, but Kim Comes Out

There is No Justice:
Fans stuck with late nightmare ESPN trio

Red Sox Nation Takes Over Oakland
"Let's Go Red Sox"


For the first time since '99, the Red Sox and their Nation enter October with unbridled enthusiasm.

Oops! He did it again

Britney sings:

I think he did it again
He made us believe this is the campaign
Oh baby
The bullpen always gets crushed
You gotta be kidding, is Grady serious?
'Cause the pitchers change just on a whim
That is just so typically him
Oh baby, baby

Oops!...He blew it again
He played with our hearts, knows nothing ‘bout game
Oh baby, baby
Oops!...His moves are not swell
They’re choices from hell
We’re not that innocent

You see my problem is this
we’re dreaming away
Wishing that heroes, they truly exist
we cry, watching the games
Can't you see we know who to blame

But to lose games with this wuss
That is just so typically us
Baby, oh

Oops!...He blew it again
He played with our hearts, and lost the game
Oh baby, baby
Oops!...He thinks we can win
You know that’s not a sin
But we’re not that innocent

"Cowboy up"
"BK, before you go in , there's something I want you to have"
"Oh, it's beautiful, but wait a minute, isn't this...?"
"Yeah, yes it is"
"But I thought that Bucky dropped it into the screen in the end"
"Well BK, I went up and got it for you"
"Oh, you shouldn't have"

Oops!...He did it again to our hearts
Got lost in this game, oh baby
Oops!...You think that Grady’s from above
We’re not that innocent

Oops!...You gave it away
You messed with our heads, got lost in the game
Oh baby, baby
Oops!...You think Theo’s in love
He should give you a shove
We can’t be innocent

Oops!...You screwed up the game

You played with our hearts, you drive us insane
Oh baby, baby
Oops!...You think we’re naïve
You’re gonna get heaved
We’re not that innocent

- Bryan Lampner

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