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Viva Medias B's
10-23-2007, 07:28 AM
Here we are.

Fenway
10-23-2007, 08:53 AM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/10/22/1193082321_2789.jpg


Red Sox World Series tickets (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/23/this_time_the_tickets_cost_a_smaller_fortune)
on the resale market will cost
a smaller fortune than they did in 2004. (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/23/this_time_the_tickets_cost_a_smaller_fortune)

(By Bruce Mohl, Globe Staff)
Red Sox World Series tickets on the resale market are a bit more affordable this year, although the average fan may still not be able to stomach the price.


Rockies coverage on DenverPost.com (http://www.denverpost.com/rockies)
Rockies coverage on RockyMountainNews.com (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/)

Red Sox coverage from Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/)
Red Sox coverage from Boston Herald (http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/)
Red Sox coverage from Providence Journal (http://www.projo.com/redsox/)

kittle42
10-23-2007, 09:31 AM
May the Rockies please end our long National Nightmare.

itsnotrequired
10-23-2007, 09:37 AM
May the Rockies please end our long National Nightmare.

Gimmie a break.

johnr1note
10-23-2007, 09:44 AM
While I think the Rockies are the "feel good" story of the year in MLB, I always pull for the AL in the World Series -- its a matter of principle for me -- its not just our team, its our league. I sympathize with those who dislike the Red Sox because of the whole "Red Sox Nation" nonsense (which smacks of all things "Cubbish") and ESPN's infatuation with the "Sawks," but I think the Red Sox will prevail, though it will probably take 6 or 7 games.

Huisj
10-23-2007, 10:07 AM
I spent the summer of 2004 living out near Denver, and I went to a few Rockies games. I really enjoyed it out there, and the fans and the stadium were friendly. It was also Matt Holliday's rookie year, and Hawpe was up withe the team briefly too, so it's neat that those guys that were rookies when I was out there are now very good players helping to lead a team to the World Series. Plus they're the only other team from whom I own a couple of pieces of memorabilia, so, go Rockies!

chisoxmike
10-23-2007, 10:20 AM
Do what you've been doing Rockies! End this horrible, horrible 2007 baseball year.


GO ROCKIES!:bandance:

Foulke You
10-23-2007, 12:10 PM
I hate the National League. Always have, always will. ESPN orgy aside, Go Red Sox. The Red Sox also have some individual players that I like. I've always liked Wakefield (soft spot for knuckleballers), Youkalis, and Varitek.

They also have some exciting young position players in Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Elsbury. The only player on the Red Sox that I truly can't stand is Manny Ramirez. I can't stand lazy players who think they are bigger than the game. I also hate players that admire their homers for an hour and show up pitchers.

FedEx227
10-23-2007, 12:19 PM
GO ROX!

I'd rather not hear Chris Berman at all during this World Series...

Fenway
10-23-2007, 02:20 PM
When the Rox and Red Sox met in June in Boston

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1039914#articleFull
Tuesday, June 13 Red Sox 2, Rockies 1 Winning pitcher: Tim Wakefield Losing pitcher: Aaron Cook Hitting star: David Ortiz, 3-for-3, double, walk

Wednesday, June 14 Rockies 12, Red Sox 2 Winning pitcher: Josh Fogg Losing pitcher: Curt Schilling Hitting star: Matt Holliday, 3-for-3, 1 RBI, 3 runs, double, walk

Thursday, June 15 Rockies 7, Red Sox 1 Winning pitcher: Jeff Francis Losing pitcher: Josh Beckett Hitting star: Garrett Atkins, 3-for-5, 4 RBI, 1 run, double, grand slam


In the final game of the three-game series, Josh Beckett matched up with Rockies southpaw Jeff Francis in a precursor to tomorrow night’s World Series Opener. In this one, Beckett suffered his first loss of the season. Entering the game 9-0, Beckett was roughed up in five innings, allowing 10 hits and six earned runs. The six runs were the most the Cy Young candidate allowed all season.

Leading 1-0 in the third inning, Colorado broke the game open on a Garrett Atkins grand slam over the Green Monster. Holliday capped a big weekend with a solo homer in the fourth.

SBSoxFan
10-23-2007, 02:30 PM
Go Rockies!

I can see this being a short series. Did the 8 days off hurt Colorado? If not, they could roll through the '27 Yankees, maybe even the 2005 White Sox. :D: If so, Boston's on-paper talent could easily overwhelm Colorado.

MUsoxfan
10-23-2007, 02:31 PM
Interesting how Fogg and Francis beat Beckett and Schilling. It'll be a really interesting series

Fenway
10-23-2007, 02:56 PM
:whiner:

BOSTON --Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is being left off Boston's roster for the World Series because of a bad shoulder.

The 41-year-old Wakefield fought through back problems late in the season and was kept off the roster for the first-round series against the Los Angeles Angels. He has pitched once since Sept. 29, allowing five runs in 4 2-3 innings in Game 4 of the AL championship series against the Cleveland Indians.

Also Tuesday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Jacoby Ellsbury would start Game 1 in center field in place of Coco Crisp.

The rotation was set for the first three games of the World Series, with Curt Schilling and Daisuke Matsuzaka following Josh Beckett.
Terry Francona did not yet name a Game 4 starter, though Jon Lester threw four simulated innings this afternoon, likely in anticipation of making that start in Colorado.

Foulke You
10-23-2007, 03:24 PM
:whiner:

BOSTON --Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is being left off Boston's roster for the World Series because of a bad shoulder.

The 41-year-old Wakefield fought through back problems late in the season and was kept off the roster for the first-round series against the Los Angeles Angels. He has pitched once since Sept. 29, allowing five runs in 4 2-3 innings in Game 4 of the AL championship series against the Cleveland Indians.

Also Tuesday, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Jacoby Ellsbury would start Game 1 in center field in place of Coco Crisp.

The rotation was set for the first three games of the World Series, with Curt Schilling and Daisuke Matsuzaka following Josh Beckett.
Terry Francona did not yet name a Game 4 starter, though Jon Lester threw four simulated innings this afternoon, likely in anticipation of making that start in Colorado.
Losing Wakefield is a big blow to the Red Sox. The Rockies couldn't sniff his knuckleball earlier in the year in interleague play. Of course, I think that was at Fenway Park. I was wondering how Wakefield's knuckleball was going to dance in the light air at Coors. I hope Lester is up to the task in Game 4.

Fenway
10-23-2007, 03:39 PM
Yankees fans are horrified and Red Sox fans don't want him

Say it ain’t so!

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lifelong Yankees fan, is cheering on ... the Boston Red Sox.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/10/23/2007-10-23_rudy_says_hes_rooting_for_the_red_sox.html

Fenway
10-23-2007, 03:47 PM
Losing Wakefield is a big blow to the Red Sox. The Rockies couldn't sniff his knuckleball earlier in the year in interleague play. Of course, I think that was at Fenway Park. I was wondering how Wakefield's knuckleball was going to dance in the light air at Coors. I hope Lester is up to the task in Game 4.

I don't think Lester is ready for the big stage yet.

I guess this means Tavarez goes back on the roster now.

MeteorsSox4367
10-23-2007, 04:13 PM
Heart says Rockies in four.

Head says Boston in six.

Fenway
10-23-2007, 04:21 PM
Can a mod fix the thread title. Rockies is spelled wrong

salty99
10-23-2007, 04:26 PM
Aaron Cook has been added to the Rockies roster and starting Game 4 with Morales going to the bullpen and Bucholz being left off.

For the Red Sox Ellsbury will be starting in center for Crisp in Game 1.

salty99
10-23-2007, 05:07 PM
More Fenway Park tickets on sale:

A limited number of tickets also will go on sale at Fenway Park on game day, with fans allowed to line up five hours before game time

Foulke You
10-23-2007, 05:29 PM
For the Red Sox Ellsbury will be starting in center for Crisp in Game 1.
I think this is the right decision for Francona. Crisp was ice cold in the playoffs and combined with Lugo made for quite the black hole at the bottom of the Boston lineup. Jacoby Elsbury seems to be one of those pesky contact hitters that finds his way on base. Some of his hits remind me of Luis Castillo or David Eckstein. He is finding his way on base and making contact which Crisp wasn't doing at all.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-23-2007, 06:42 PM
What will Boston do with David Ortiz when they are in Colorado? It would be hard to take Kevin Youkilis out of the lineup, and I have a hard time imagining Ortiz in right field.

My thought would be to move J.D. Drew to center, put Youkilis in right and have Ortiz play first.

Nellie_Fox
10-24-2007, 12:18 AM
Can a mod fix the thread title. Rockies is spelled wrongDone.

Fenway
10-24-2007, 06:19 AM
Chances of playing tonight get worse by the hour. A cold front that was supposed to come through this morning has stalled and will now come after 6 tonight bringing heavy rain and temps in the 40's.

Viva Medias B's
10-24-2007, 07:38 AM
I'm for the Rockies, of course. It would be nice to see a Tucson-trained team win the World Series. That happened two years ago, you know.

Fenway
10-24-2007, 08:32 AM
Rain Expected At Fenway For World Series Opener (http://wbztv.com/topstories/local_story_297071258.html)

Rain could be a factor tonight as the Colorado Rockies play the Boston Red Sox in the World Series opener at Fenway Park.

WBZ meteorologist Barry Burbank says it will rain throughout the day in Boston and will continue into the evening. But, it should not be severe enough to post-pone the game.


You can watch the forecast at the above link
http://llnw.radar.cbslocal.com/wbz/radar_frame1_med.gif (http://weather.wbztv.com/auto/wbz4V2/Region/Northeast/2xRadar.html?gimg=http://llnw.radar.cbslocal.com/anim/wbz/radar_anim.gif&gtitle=WBZ Radar)

Fenway
10-24-2007, 08:42 AM
Denver travel guide from Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us/specials/guide_to_denver/)

10 things to know about Denver (http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us/galleries/10_Denver_facts)
Founded during the Gold Rush, the Mile-High City pairs its Wild West history with extensive urban green spaces, world-class museums, and a vibrant performing arts scene.
Fun Denver trivia (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/8_Denver_102307/)


PDF: Denver map (http://www.boston.com/travel/special/denver_map.pdf) | 10 must-sees (http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us/galleries/Denver_must_sees) | Visitors' bureau (http://www.denver.org/VisitingDenver.aspx)

Red Sox bars in Denver (http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us/popups/red_sox_bars_denver/)

See Red Sox-friendly bars in Denver, including one watering hole that offers free shots for Red Sox home runs.

How the Red Sox and Rockies match up (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/24/match_up)
The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo sizes up the teams from top to bottom

BOB RYAN (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/24/for_the_knuckleballer_latest_twist_is_cruelest/)
For the knuckleballer, latest twist is cruelest (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/24/for_the_knuckleballer_latest_twist_is_cruelest)

Does somebody out there still think these guys don't care? I was afraid Tim Wakefield was going to need a box of Kleenex. Tim Wakefield cares, all right. He always has.
Big points for returning (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/24/big_points_for_returning)

The sustained success of the Red Sox is a case of good front office
management

VIDEO: Bob Ryan's Game 1 preview (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/video/)

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/

World Series tickets sold out, but fans remain disgruntled (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5729884,00.html)

Big day finally arrives for Rockies at Fenway Park (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730111,00.html)
The lights go on tonight outside Fenway Park in Boston where the first game of the World Series will be played Wednesday. The Colorado Rockies practiced there today. The series returns to Denver on Saturday. Full story (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730111,00.html)
Columnists

Littwin: Two ticket drops difficult to explain (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/sports_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_83_5730086,00.html)
Lincicome: 'Rocktober' reigns with no limits (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/sports_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_83_5730030,00.html)Rockies scouting report (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730089,00.html) | Red Sox scouting report (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730093,00.html)
Time to see how it plays out (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730092,00.html)
'There's no place like Fenway' (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730088,00.html)

Fenway
10-24-2007, 09:15 AM
Yankees fans are horrified and Red Sox fans don't want him

Say it ain’t so!

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lifelong Yankees fan, is cheering on ... the Boston Red Sox.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/10/23/2007-10-23_rudy_says_hes_rooting_for_the_red_sox.html

The New York fishwaraps explode in anger (click to enlarge)

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg24/sm/NY_DN.jpg (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=NY_DN&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1)
Daily News (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=NY_DN&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1)
New York, N.Y (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=NY_DN&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1)

http://www.newseum.org/media/dfp/jpg24/sm/NY_NYP.jpg (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=NY_NYP&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1)
New York Post (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=NY_NYP&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1)
New York, N.Y. (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=NY_NYP&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1)

manders_01
10-24-2007, 09:44 AM
LoDo's is NOT a Red Sox friendly bar. I'm not sure where that info came from but I would never tag it as such.

Blake Street and Pour House - definitely.

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 09:49 AM
Chances of playing tonight get worse by the hour. A cold front that was supposed to come through this morning has stalled and will now come after 6 tonight bringing heavy rain and temps in the 40's.

Sounds like Game 2 of '05.

VenturaFan23
10-24-2007, 09:54 AM
The real evil empire MUST go down. Go Rockies!!

Fenway
10-24-2007, 09:58 AM
LoDo's is NOT a Red Sox friendly bar. I'm not sure where that info came from but I would never tag it as such.

Blake Street and Pour House - definitely.

My memories of Denver are short and sweet.

Years ago I wandered of the interstate in search of a motel to flop and found a place called the Bugs Bunny Motel. Across the street was the Purple Turtle Dance Hall. :tongue:

Last year going through Denver on Amtrak I was amazed at how quickly the train was in wilderness leaving downtown heading for Frasier, CO. Maybe 45 minutes after leaving Denver the train goes through a 7 mile long tunnel.

manders_01
10-24-2007, 10:16 AM
My memories of Denver are short and sweet.

Years ago I wandered of the interstate in search of a motel to flop and found a place called the Bugs Bunny Motel. Across the street was the Purple Turtle Dance Hall. :tongue:

Last year going through Denver on Amtrak I was amazed at how quickly the train was in wilderness leaving downtown heading for Frasier, CO. Maybe 45 minutes after leaving Denver the train goes through a 7 mile long tunnel.

Will you be making new memories this weekend? I'm sure that the rest of the Denver-based WSIer's would like to join me in welcoming you (and any other out-of-town WSIer's coming in for the series).

Fenway
10-24-2007, 10:31 AM
Will you be making new memories this weekend? I'm sure that the rest of the Denver-based WSIer's would like to join me in welcoming you (and any other out-of-town WSIer's coming in for the series).

I will be there...........

I don't know what they will do if tonight is rained out ( which right now is 50-50 ) They have to have an off day to get all the support and media people moved. Would they push everything back a day?

manders_01
10-24-2007, 10:36 AM
I will be there...........

I don't know what they will do if tonight is rained out ( which right now is 50-50 ) They have to have an off day to get all the support and media people moved. Would they push everything back a day?

I would think that since it's an off day for travel and not just an off day, they would have to push things back. Then again, some of the things Bud does have absolutely no rhyme or reason!

Fenway
10-24-2007, 10:39 AM
My memories of Denver are short and sweet.

Years ago I wandered of the interstate in search of a motel to flop and found a place called the Bugs Bunny Motel. Across the street was the Purple Turtle Dance Hall. :tongue:

Last year going through Denver on Amtrak I was amazed at how quickly the train was in wilderness leaving downtown heading for Frasier, CO. Maybe 45 minutes after leaving Denver the train goes through a 7 mile long tunnel.

The Purple Turtle was at Colfax Avenue and Yates Street which I guess now isn't too hot an area. I see it is still listed.
http://yellowpages.aol.com/main.adp?_direxpand=2&_dircat=581301&_dirskip=240&_dirsview=sponsors&_dlc=500%2b&_dis=1&_diraction=map&_dircid=89118&_dgskip=0%2c251&_dircity=Boulder&_dirstate=CO&_dirlat=400150&_dirlong=%2d1052700&_dirdma=7


The Bugs Bunny Motel seems to be still there
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/64/175668373_1879bb316b.jpg?v=0
This was known as Bugs Bunny Motel until Warner Bros. made them change it.
Colfax Ave. Lakewood, Colorado 2006

Fenway
10-24-2007, 10:41 AM
I would think that since it's an off day for travel and not just an off day, they would have to push things back. Then again, some of the things Bud does have absolutely no rhyme or reason!

Moving the teams is easy..but everybody else?? It is a 4 hour flight and all the people booked for Friday would have to scramble as all the Saturday flights are booked.

manders_01
10-24-2007, 10:47 AM
Moving the teams is easy..but everybody else?? It is a 4 hour flight and all the people booked for Friday would have to scramble as all the Saturday flights are booked.

True. Unfortunately, they didn't leave the off day in the 3 game stretch in this series so they couldn't play a make-up here with AL stadium rules.

It doesn't seem like they have any other options than to pushing things back. Except for play a doubleheader. :?:

Oblong
10-24-2007, 10:54 AM
Just play Saturday instead of an off day. They can sort it out. Last year's game 4 was rained out and they played game 4 on Friday, a travel day if the series went 6. Which meant St. Louis won the World Series in game 4 and took a 3-1 lead in game 5, in terms of the ticket to be used. That must have ticked off people who had game 5 tickets and not game 4 tickets.

Fenway
10-24-2007, 11:45 AM
Well Sports Illustrated has started a firestorm in Boston

They have a list of the most hated team of all time in this weeks edition

Number 1 The 2007 Boston Red Sox :o::whiner:

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 01:10 PM
Music is now set for the World Series game 1 & 2.

Seventeen-time Grammy award winning and five-time Academy award winning American orchestral composer John Williams will lead the Boston Pops in the performance of the U.S. National Anthem prior to Game One of the 2007 World Series at Fenway Park.

Actress, singer and songwriter Ashanti will perform God Bless America in the seventh inning.

Five-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter James Taylor will perform the U.S. National Anthem prior to Game Two of the 2007 World Series at Fenway Park. Grammy winning R&B group Boyz II Men will perform God Bless America in the seventh inning.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071024&content_id=2280401&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb&partnered=rss_mlb

Fenway
10-24-2007, 01:15 PM
pundits across the country pick the series

The Boston Globe (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/24/staff_predictions/): Red Sox across the board.


Nate Silver, Baseball Prospectus (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=6871): Red Sox in seven. "Is there the possibility that the Rockies could win this series? Of course there is; this is not exactly Super Bowl XXIV. But there’s not really any rational argument that the Rockies are the better team, and the batter-pitcher matchups tend to favor the Red Sox in this series."


John Donovan, Sports Illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/john_donovan/10/23/worldseries.breakdown/index.html?eref=T1): Red Sox in five. “Boston's comeback in the ALCS was impressive. I didn't think the Sox could do it. But they did. So now, I think they can win it all, for the second time in four years.”


ESPN.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2007/series?series=colbos): Only Jason Stark (six games) and Amy Nelson (seven) pick the Rockies on ESPN.com’s 10-person panel.


Scott Miller, CBS Sports.com (http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10425438): Red Sox in four. “Colorado is going to need as much pitching as possible, because the Rockies do not face lineups this deep and this powerful in the NL.”


David Pinto, The Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=294242): Red Sox in seven. “Two evenly-matched offenses face off in this series. The mounds are occupied by staffs better than their stats indicate, yet the Red Sox clearly perform better at keeping runs off the board.”


Woody Paige, Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/worldseries/ci_7262509): Rockies in six. “Many Coloradans will be drinking the Wild Turkey in joy. And most Massachusettians will be drowning their sorrows. Yippee-ki-yay, Paul Revere.”


Whatifsports.com simulation (http://www.baseballdigestdaily.com/bullpen/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=352&Itemid=39): Rockies in seven. “WhatIfSports used its award-winning simulation engine to ‘play’ the World Series 10,000 times. Colorado won just 52.80% of those series, with the most common occurrence being a seven-game series win by the Rockies.”


Diamond Mind simulation (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2007/news/story?id=3076269): Red Sox. “In fact, Boston won over 70 percent of our 1,000 series simulations, the largest winning margin of any of our 2007 postseason projections.”


God (http://www.slate.com/id/2176547/): The Rockies.


Yahoo! sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Am03PdHb3NaQG8LHVtRwltsRvLYF?slug=ys-wspicks102307&prov=yhoo&type=lgns): Three out of four go with the Red Sox.


USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2007-10-01-predictions_N.htm): Eleven out of 14 go with the Red Sox over the Rockies.

RockyMtnSoxFan
10-24-2007, 02:19 PM
Isn't Fenway supposed to the the "ultimate" ball park in the country, the place where it's tough to get tickets even during the regular season? And supposedly there aren't very many Rockies fans, and they don't support their team as much as the Red Sox do. So why is it more expensive to buy a ticket to games in Denver ($800 and up on stubhub) than in Boston ($600 and up)? There are more seats at Coors (>50,000) vs. Fenway (~36,000), and more of those seats are taken by season ticket holders. There is a much larger supply of tickets in Denver, but also a higher price, so the demand must be MUCH higher.

Fenway
10-24-2007, 02:28 PM
Isn't Fenway supposed to the the "ultimate" ball park in the country, the place where it's tough to get tickets even during the regular season? And supposedly there aren't very many Rockies fans, and they don't support their team as much as the Red Sox do. So why is it more expensive to buy a ticket to games in Denver ($800 and up on stubhub) than in Boston ($600 and up)? There are more seats at Coors (>50,000) vs. Fenway (~36,000), and more of those seats are taken by season ticket holders. There is a much larger supply of tickets in Denver, but also a higher price, so the demand must be MUCH higher.

The brokers network is showing similar numbers
http://www.aceticket.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/ (http://www.aceticket.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/)

Red Sox fans are driving the price up in Denver as a lot of fans who grew up in New England and now live in California are looking at the weekend there.

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 02:30 PM
The brokers network is showing similar numbers
http://www.aceticket.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/ (http://www.aceticket.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/)

Red Sox fans are driving the price up in Denver as a lot of fans who grew up in New England and now live in California are looking at the weekend there.

I would also imagine that with Game 1 just a few hours away, people are looking to unload their tickets and are willing to accept lower prices. Game 2 prices are higher and keep climbing for Games 6 and 7.

Risk
10-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Go Rockies. My seething hatred of the Red Sox and their "Nation" notwithstanding, I usually root for the underdog.

Risk

Fenway
10-24-2007, 02:56 PM
One of the FOX production assistants just got mugged and they stole her "Rightsholder" pass that is good in both parks.

Some idiot will buy it for $1000 and then get arrested when they try to use it.

Keeping my jacket zipped tight. :?:

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 02:58 PM
One of the FOX production assistants just got mugged and they stole her "Rightsholder" pass that is good in both parks.

Some idiot will buy it for $1000 and then get arrested when they try to use it.

Keeping my jacket zipped tight. :?:

Boston fans are animals, I tell ya...

:redneck

Fenway
10-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Boston fans are animals, I tell ya...

:redneck
Wearing my White Sox hat tonight again....I'll be on the roof level behind first

We had the production meeting and the director Bill Webb ( who handpicked us ) just told the game crew to have fun.

Webb is also the Yankees director on YES. He is the best in the game and comes from the Harry Coyle school of directing. 25 cameras tonight (18 manned )

No sign of the rain yet....but it is cold and windy.

manders_01
10-24-2007, 03:21 PM
Good Lord, is it 6:35 Mountain Daylight Time YET?!?!?!??! :wired:

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 03:21 PM
Wearing my White Sox hat tonight again....I'll be on the roof level behind first

We had the production meeting and the director Bill Webb ( who handpicked us ) just told the game crew to have fun.

Webb is also the Yankees director on YES. He is the best in the game and comes from the Harry Coyle school of directing. 25 cameras tonight (18 manned )

No sign of the rain yet....but it is cold and windy.

18 manned cameras? Good grief!

Fenway
10-24-2007, 03:31 PM
18 manned cameras? Good grief!

It is overkill

More Boston love from CNN
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/phil_taylor/10/24/boston.essay/index.html?eref=T1

Enjoy it all, Boston, but understand that that the rest of the sporting world is getting a little tired of your act. Winning all the time gets on people's nerves, especially when so many other fans would kill for a fraction of your recent success. How do you think Cleveland fans are feeling right about now? The Cavaliers don't have a championship to their name, the Browns have never been to the Super Bowl and the Indians, who haven't won a World Series since 1948, have the Sox to thank for their latest misery. Out in the Bay Area, the Giants, A's, Raiders and 49ers have combined for a grand total of zero championships since 1994. Things are so dry by the Bay that fans went crazy last season when the Warriors won one -- that's right, one -- playoff series.




WEEI is flooding the park with these tonight

http://admin.listenernetwork.com/modules/massemail2/uploads/images/123/KCardWorldBack.jpghttp://admin.listenernetwork.com/modules/massemail2/uploads/images/123/KCardWorld(1).jpg

Dan Mega
10-24-2007, 03:43 PM
Well Sports Illustrated has started a firestorm in Boston

They have a list of the most hated team of all time in this weeks edition

Number 1 The 2007 Boston Red Sox :o::whiner:

When the fans are notorious for rubbing it in your face, win or lose, of course they're going to be hated.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 05:01 PM
From the Denver Post:

fans began arriving to Fenway Park at 10 a.m., patrons already drinking beers at nearby bars.

Ten hours of drinking before the first pitch: this and a rain delay could lead to Boston fans becoming obnoxious. I guess there's a first time for everything.

Fenway
10-24-2007, 05:30 PM
From the Denver Post:



Ten hours of drinking before the first pitch: this and a rain delay could lead to Boston fans becoming obnoxious. I guess there's a first time for everything.

There are a lot of drunks here. Standing room $400 by subway.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 06:12 PM
Taco Bell is offering a free taco if there is a stolen base in the World Series. The rules, where they define exactly what constitutes a stolen base, are very funny. Somewhere there's a lawyer saying "I went to law school for this?"

Taco Bell will offer the prize identified below for ANY "stolen base" as determined by Taco Bell in its sole discretion. For purposes of this event, an eligible "stolen base" is defined as a base stolen during regulation or extra innings play and is subject to the determination/designation of the official Major League Baseball scorekeeper as an official stolen base. Any attempted stolen base which does not result in an official stolen base as defined herein, will not be eligible for the "Free Taco" as outlined herein.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fan_forum/tacobell/?or=mlb

Wait, if a burglar breaks into Fenway Park in the middle of the night and steals third base, do I get a free taco?

FedEx227
10-24-2007, 06:30 PM
Taco Bell is offering a free taco if there is a stolen base in the World Series. The rules, where they define exactly what constitutes a stolen base, are very funny. Somewhere there's a lawyer saying "I went to law school for this?"

Taco Bell will offer the prize identified below for ANY "stolen base" as determined by Taco Bell in its sole discretion. For purposes of this event, an eligible "stolen base" is defined as a base stolen during regulation or extra innings play and is subject to the determination/designation of the official Major League Baseball scorekeeper as an official stolen base. Any attempted stolen base which does not result in an official stolen base as defined herein, will not be eligible for the "Free Taco" as outlined herein.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/fan_forum/tacobell/?or=mlb

Wait, if a burglar breaks into Fenway Park in the middle of the night and steals third base, do I get a free taco?

NA-UH, IT HAZ TO BE DURIN REGULATIEN OR XTRA INNINGZ.

I can't imagine sitting at your desk with a law degree standing above you determining what constitutes a "free taco stolen-base".

ilsox7
10-24-2007, 07:02 PM
Wow. That intro blew.

Gregory Pratt
10-24-2007, 07:06 PM
I can't stand Eric Byrnes. First of all, he looks like Pete Rose and I don't like Rose' face. Second of all, he sucks as an analyst. And third? He did NOTHING but run his mouth during the NLCS.

My favorite moment? Todd Helton pumped his fists and celebrating while Eric Byrnes weakly dives into first base, seconds behind the throw, because he had -- get this -- "led by example!" as he promised by check-swinging softly to the third baseman.

I loved it.

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 07:15 PM
Having watched the pregame show has made me realize something.

I don't want the Rockies to win the World Series.

I want them to SWEEP the World Series.

GO ROCKIES!!

palehozenychicty
10-24-2007, 07:17 PM
Having watched the pregame show has made me realize something.

I don't want the Rockies to win the World Series.

I want them to SWEEP the World Series.

GO ROCKIES!!


I second this!

Rocktober baby!

illini81887
10-24-2007, 07:21 PM
Thats how national anthem should be done

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 07:22 PM
So guys; whaddaya say? Most obnoxious introduction of lineups and National Anthem performer ever?

I am seriously considering sending a hate e-mail to my Tribe fan friend. His lousy team could have spared us all this, but Noooooooooo....

Sockinchisox
10-24-2007, 07:26 PM
If anyone is bearing to listen to Joe Buck, could you post it here if he says the word Jub-Jub?

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 07:28 PM
Thats how national anthem should be done
Please. It sucked big time. Flat notes, non-inspiring highs. It sounded like this was the first time they rehearsed it and none of them had played it on their own before.

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 07:29 PM
If anyone is bearing to listen to Joe Buck, could you post it here if he says the word Jub-Jub?
I'm sure someone wil try. McCarver said more McCarverisms in 20 seconds than I've ever heard from him before, BTW.

Foultips
10-24-2007, 07:31 PM
So guys; whaddaya say? Most obnoxious introduction of lineups and National Anthem performer ever?

I am seriously considering sending a hate e-mail to my Tribe fan friend. His lousy team could have spared us all this, but Noooooooooo....

Geeez Mary I hate Boston too but the anthem was classy and the Boston PA guy was not over the top.

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 07:33 PM
Geeez Mary I hate Boston too but the anthem was classy and the Boston PA guy was not over the top.

I had no problem with the anthem per se. But I must agree to disagree; that PA guy was seriously over the top, IMO. He made it sound like all civilization begins and ends in Boston. Very high hurl factor.

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 07:36 PM
I'm sure someone wil try. McCarver said more McCarverisms in 20 seconds than I've ever heard from him before, BTW.

Yep, Dump. I am pretty sure that I will turn the sound down about the middle of the first and watch the rest of the game while playing my banjo. Much more serendipitous! (sp?) :smile:

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 07:38 PM
I had no problem with the anthem per se. But I must agree to disagree; that PA guy was seriously over the top, IMO. He made it sound like all civilization begins and ends in Boston. Very high hurl factor.
Sorry Mary, you must have been watching some other game. I thought he was a bit flat and unemotional. Gene Honda makes it exciting and I'm sure the National League team's faithful would have said what you are saying about the Boston guy.

Whatever. The Boston intros are done for the Series.

Foultips
10-24-2007, 07:42 PM
Please. It sucked big time. Flat notes, non-inspiring highs. It sounded like this was the first time they rehearsed it and none of them had played it on their own before.

DJ These are concert hall players performing in 50 degree weather and it is raining.

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 07:44 PM
What the hell is that annoying sounds in the background? It sounds like 1,000,000 wind chimes in a hurricane.:angry:

Makes me miss the Houston Killer B's sound.

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 07:45 PM
What the hell is that annoying sounds in the background? It sounds like 1,000,000 wind chimes in a hurricane.:angry:

Makes me miss the Houston Killer B's sound.

It sounds like some weird sort of feedback or something. I don't get it.

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 07:46 PM
Yaz sounded thrilled to be reading the lineups.

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 07:47 PM
Kill me now.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 07:48 PM
Close down the Charles river: it's time for a parade.

Cuck_The_Fubs
10-24-2007, 07:48 PM
BOOOOOOOOOO!

Go Rox!!!

Rockin Robin
10-24-2007, 07:50 PM
Whats with the Red Sox hate?

If you look at the team itself, they're a pretty great bunch of guys.

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Whats with the Red Sox hate?

If you look at the team itself, they're a pretty great bunch of guys.

Just look at Manny!

Marqhead
10-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Whats with the Red Sox hate?

If you look at the team itself, they're a pretty great bunch of guys.

Its the fanbase my good man. God damn are they annoying. Especially the bandwagoners that pop up all over the nation.

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 07:53 PM
Its the fanbase my good man. God damn are they annoying. Especially the bandwagoners that pop up all over the nation.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/b/bc/200px-Wagons_east.jpg

Cuck_The_Fubs
10-24-2007, 07:54 PM
Its the fanbase my good man. God damn are they annoying. Especially the bandwagoners that pop up all over the nation.
Amen.

Remember that one Boston-Whitesox series at USCF this August (when we got blown out by like 40 runs)? Those god damn Redsox fans were annoying as hell! What's with those cocky fans?

Bucky F. Dent
10-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Whats with the Red Sox hate?

If you look at the team itself, they're a pretty great bunch of guys.


With the exception of Manny, its not the team.

It is the obnoxious behavior of their bandwagon fans, and the over the top love shown for the organization by FOX and ESPN.

Marqhead
10-24-2007, 07:57 PM
Amen.

Remember that one Boston-Whitesox series at USCF this August (when we got blown out by like 40 runs)? Those god damn Redsox fans were annoying as hell! What's with those cocky fans?

Fortunately I was out of town, and my dad had to take my sister to that game. Plus as you mentioned they lost 11-0 or something.

Foultips
10-24-2007, 07:58 PM
Close down the Charles river: it's time for a parade.

Rockies need that rain to hit before 5th inning otherwise this could be ugly.

Bucky F. Dent
10-24-2007, 07:58 PM
Case in point, Buck's most memorable moment of the Rockies season is a moment in which the team wasn't even on the field.

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 08:02 PM
"The Rockies are a fun team to watch."

Yeah, and I think my puppy is fun to watch when he chases the ball.

Condescend much, announcers? I mean, sheesh! They should at least pretend to be impartial, even if it wouldn't fool anyone.

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 08:02 PM
This is painful.

All season long I've been telling my friends who are NL fans that certain AL teams would eat alive anyone's lineup in the NL in the World Series. The Red Sox are one of those teams.

Cuck_The_Fubs
10-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Woah, nice pick!

RockyMtnSoxFan
10-24-2007, 08:05 PM
Case in point, Buck's most memorable moment of the Rockies season is a moment in which the team wasn't even on the field.

No kidding. He talks about how lucky the Rockies are that the Padres lost that game to the Brewers, but forgot that the Padres went 11-3 during the last 2+ weeks against teams not from Colorado, and 0-4 against the Rockies.

Marqhead
10-24-2007, 08:06 PM
Brad Hawpe is going yard.

Bucky F. Dent
10-24-2007, 08:08 PM
C'mon Rocks, Make A Game Of It!!!

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 08:10 PM
Brad Hawpe is going yard.
Nope. Too bad.

Bucky F. Dent
10-24-2007, 08:11 PM
Nice Hit!!!

Cuck_The_Fubs
10-24-2007, 08:11 PM
That was a rocket to left center.

Cellview22
10-24-2007, 08:14 PM
Just watching the World Series and seeing the World Series logos painted perfectly on the grass brings me back to Oct of '05 (doesn't even seem that long ago) and watching in amazement as our team took the field on this global stage. It reminds me of how euphoric we all felt.

It's always fun watching the WS; I don't even care who wins it this year. However, if the Red Sox sweep the Rockies, it would be kind of fun to remind Cub fans that only a franchise like the Cubbies could be swept in the playoffs by the team that was swept by the team that was swept by the AL Champions in the World Series. :gulp:

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 08:21 PM
only a franchise like the Cubbies could be swept in the playoffs by the team that was swept by the team that was swept by the AL Champions in the World Series. :gulp:

:roflmao:

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 08:26 PM
McCarver'ism: "When a runner gets to third base, the next stop is home."

Maybe we should compile a book?

Bucky F. Dent
10-24-2007, 08:28 PM
This is OOOUUURRR Country.


Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 08:34 PM
Jon Miller just mentioned that Willie Taveras was in the 2005 World Series. Joe Morgan laughed and said "not for long."

I like them so much better than the Fox guys.

Railsplitter
10-24-2007, 08:39 PM
The whole Fox approach sucks. Why was the Yaz first pitch shown on tape?

palehozenychicty
10-24-2007, 08:40 PM
Jon Miller just mentioned that Willie Taveras was in the 2005 World Series. Joe Morgan laughed and said "not for long."

I like them so much better than the Fox guys.


Especially since Joe Morgan is the best second baseman ever. Seriously.

If the Rockies can just hold this game as it is, I still think they can get an inning going.

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Jub Jub!

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 08:42 PM
The whole Fox approach sucks. Why was the Yaz first pitch shown on tape?

The time slot was alloted to a Chevy commercial.

soxfan26
10-24-2007, 08:42 PM
The whole Fox approach sucks. Why was the Yaz first pitch shown on tape?

Are you honestly suggesting that they could have skipped some of Eric Byrnes' commentary?

Bucky F. Dent
10-24-2007, 08:43 PM
McCarverism #2

Bunting for a hit is not a good play if you can't run.


And trying to field a fly ball is not a good play if you can't catch.

palehozenychicty
10-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Francis is not attacking the hitters at all.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 08:45 PM
Especially since Joe Morgan is the best second baseman ever. Seriously.

If the Rockies can just hold this game as it is, I still think they can get an inning going.

You should have put the second part in teal.

palehozenychicty
10-24-2007, 08:45 PM
You should have put the second part in teal.


I know, right? :D:

MarySwiss
10-24-2007, 08:48 PM
McCarverism #2

Bunting for a hit is not a good play if you can't run.


And trying to field a fly ball is not a good play if you can't catch.

I'm telling you, there's a book in here somewhere!

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 08:48 PM
I know, right? :D:

They should start stalling in hope of a rain out. They would get rid of the lead and Beckett.

palehozenychicty
10-24-2007, 08:54 PM
They just look overmatched. :(:

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 08:58 PM
They are throwing the tarp out on the infield during commercial breaks.

doublem23
10-24-2007, 09:13 PM
Francis is learning how much better Boston is than Arizona.

itsnotrequired
10-24-2007, 09:38 PM
Turning into a laugher now...

viagracat
10-24-2007, 09:41 PM
9-1. Time for bed.

ChiSoxGirl
10-24-2007, 09:45 PM
Colorado is totally getting schooled. :angry: And could the tools in the Red Sox bullpen be anymore annoying with their makeshift band?! :rolleyes:

DumpJerry
10-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Ken Rosenthal just said that the Rockies got to the World Series by beating the Cubs and then the D-Backs.


Why won't they hire me? I'll do it for 1/2 McCarver's salary.

ChiSoxGirl
10-24-2007, 09:48 PM
How is that not an error on Tulowitzki? :?: The ball went off his glove....

DSpivack
10-24-2007, 09:50 PM
Colorado is totally getting schooled. :angry: And could the tools in the Red Sox bullpen be anymore annoying with their makeshift band?! :rolleyes:

What was even more hilarious is that Fox used it to promote yet another crappy reality tv show.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 09:53 PM
How is that not an error on Tulowitzki? :?: The ball went off his glove....

I would guess it is an act of charity towards the poor, poor Colorados.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 09:54 PM
. :angry: And could the tools in the Red Sox bullpen be anymore annoying with their makeshift band?! :rolleyes:

If they have nothing to do, they should be sweeping up or something.

thomas35forever
10-24-2007, 10:05 PM
This is ****ing unreal. This series is not going to be a pretty one.

aryzner
10-24-2007, 10:06 PM
turned it off it got so boring

DoItForDanPasqua
10-24-2007, 10:08 PM
Boston should take Beckett out and bring him back a day early. This isn't a tie game like when Pinella took Zambrano out.

LongLiveFisk
10-24-2007, 10:10 PM
However, if the Red Sox sweep the Rockies, it would be kind of fun to remind Cub fans that only a franchise like the Cubbies could be swept in the playoffs by the team that was swept by the team that was swept by the AL Champions in the World Series. :gulp:

That and they can stop comparing their franchise to Boston's. 2 championships in 4 years vs. zero championships in 100 years. Yeah, the similarities are endless.

JB98
10-24-2007, 10:55 PM
Boy, this is one of the worst World Series games I've ever seen. Colorado walking in all those guys reminded me of the White Sox visit to Fenway Park in July. I believe Dewon Day and crew coughed up a seven-run inning where three or four runs were walked in.

I expected that kind of crap from the 2007 White Sox. The NL champion should be able to do better, lay off or not.

Huisj
10-24-2007, 11:25 PM
Ken Rosenthal just said that the Rockies got to the World Series by beating the Cubs and then the D-Backs.


Why won't they hire me? I'll do it for 1/2 McCarver's salary.

Hey, Fox had the ALCS, not the NLCS. Cut them some slack. They can't be expected to know everything that was shown on other networks.

PKalltheway
10-25-2007, 12:04 AM
Ugh, ugly game for the Rockies tonight. Hopefully, they can even things up at a game a piece in Game 2.

Geez, the Red Sox are rolling right now. It's sort of reminiscent of how the '96 Braves steamrolled into the World Series. Hopefully, Boston will fizzle out just like Atlanta did that year.

Nellie_Fox
10-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Colorado is totally getting schooled. :angry: And could the tools in the Red Sox bullpen be anymore annoying with their makeshift band?! :rolleyes:I actually think the spoon band is kinda funny.

soltrain21
10-25-2007, 02:02 AM
I actually think the spoon band is kinda funny.

I was laughing my ass off at that. That was hilarious.

pmck003
10-25-2007, 02:23 AM
My "deep" analysis: Rox can lose tomorrow and win the series as long as its a competitive game - luck would be nice. Game three is the big one. They need a win to regain what they had; if they do win game two I think the Rockies have a significant advantage.

Johnny Mostil
10-25-2007, 07:22 AM
Geez, the Red Sox are rolling right now. It's sort of reminiscent of how the '96 Braves steamrolled into the World Series.

Interesting analogy. I'd forgotten about that. I was wondering when somebody might have last matched the Red Sox' 43-6 run over four postseason games. I'm guessing the answer is the 44-2 run the Braves had in the last three games of the NLCS and the first game of the World Series in '96.

Fenway
10-25-2007, 08:42 AM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/10/25/1193312969_3877.jpg

RED SOX 13, ROCKIES 1 (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox)
Arm and hammer (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/arm_and_hammer)
Red Sox hitters took apart the Rockies, 13-1, in Game 1 of the World Series. BOB RYAN (http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/ryan)
Rockies lost their magic touch (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/their_magic_touch_suddenly_went_poof)
Those of you with the Rockies in four are out of the pool. It was a nice thought. With 21 of 22 and seven straight in the postseason, why not run the table?

DAN SHAUGHNESSY: Red Sox fans still embrace Yastrzemski (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/yazs_first_pitch_was_impossible_to_top)

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/ (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/)

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/ (http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/)


Well of course the Colorado Rockies were able to win 21 of their last 22 games.
That’s because they kept playing the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks and, I think, Toledo Mud Hens.

It all brought back memories of when the National Hockey League concocted a six-team West Division staffed with expansion teams, with the winner guaranteed to be picked clean by the East Division winner in the Stanley Cup finals. Playing the role of the 1969-70 St. Louis Blues last night . . . your Colorado Rockies!


http://www.projo.com/redsox/ (http://www.projo.com/redsox/)

Boston Massacre: Rockies appear lost in 13-1 defeat to Red Sox (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730636,00.html)
Boston's 12-run margin of victory is the largest in Game 1 of World Series history. The positive for the Rockies? The previous record was 11 and both winning teams in Game 1 went on to lose the series. Full story (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730636,00.html)

Lincicome: History lesson painful for Rockies (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5730758,00.html)

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/sports/ (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/sports/)

Paige: Boston tee-off party (http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_7273635)
10/25/2007 - The Rockies evidently were finished in the World Series after the first Red Sox batter in the first inning of the first game. » MORE (http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_7273635)

http://www.denverpost.com/rockies (http://www.denverpost.com/rockies)

Fenway
10-25-2007, 08:54 AM
Daver may call Fenway a "turd" but it did look its best last night.

This is a very pretty picture

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Original_Photo/2007/10/13/1192298935_2383.jpg (http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Original_Photo/2007/10/13/1192298935_2383.jpg)

oeo
10-25-2007, 09:28 AM
It was only one game. The Red Sox are supposed to win the first two. If the Rockies win tonight, they have gained homefield advantage, and after actually playing a game after a week off, I think they've got a shot at this one.

Fenway
10-25-2007, 09:37 AM
It was only one game. The Red Sox are supposed to win the first two. If the Rockies win tonight, they have gained homefield advantage, and after actually playing a game after a week off, I think they've got a shot at this one.

Maybe....but the Rockies may also be a good team in a very bad league.

St Louis won the series last year mainly because Detroit had the week off and never got their timing back.

I do hope for a closer game.....13-1 should not happen in the World Series.

Gregory Pratt
10-25-2007, 09:42 AM
October is made for hard-throwers in the cold.

Throw strikes, Ubaldo.

As for the Rockies -- shorten up against Beckett. Fortunately, you can aim for Colorado against Schilling. Go!

manders_01
10-25-2007, 09:47 AM
Maybe....but the Rockies may also be a good team in a very bad league.

St Louis won the series last year mainly because Detroit had the week off and never got their timing back.

I do hope for a closer game.....13-1 should not happen in the World Series.

I truly don't believe what I saw last night had much to do with the week off. I thought that until Herges got in, every pitcher looked like a deer in headlights - serious nerves. Last time Speier threw he was lights out and last night he barely got a handful of balls in the zone.

Hawpe couldn't time Beckett to save his life and there were several at bats where it looked like guys were trying to win the ball game with one swing.

After listening to the media interviews with Helton and Holliday, I think these guys will be back to 21 of 23 form tonight. As one commentator pointed out on FSN, the last time the Rox got beat this bad, they went on a 21 of 23 roll! :D:

Fenway
10-25-2007, 09:52 AM
The big hero in Boston was this guy yesterday....I get dizzy just looking at the photo

Now THAT'S A GONFALON

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2007/10/24/1193254646_7118.jpg

Fenway
10-25-2007, 10:08 AM
Thats how national anthem should be done

:smile:

So guys; whaddaya say? Most obnoxious introduction of lineups and National Anthem performer ever?

I am seriously considering sending a hate e-mail to my Tribe fan friend. His lousy team could have spared us all this, but Noooooooooo....

The Boston Pops were a little flat but to be fair they were not playing in Symphony Hall either. I don't think Pops musicians are used to running out onto a field and then playing in 50 degree weather and rain.

Now tonight the anthem might be as long as Little Richard in Mystery, Alaska.

James Taylor does the honors.

Foulke You
10-25-2007, 10:45 AM
Maybe....but the Rockies may also be a good team in a very bad league.

St Louis won the series last year mainly because Detroit had the week off and never got their timing back.
I had a feeling the Rockies were going to be fed into the wood chipper in this series. I know it is one game but they were completely outclassed last night. We'll see what happens but I honestly believe the Red Sox beat two better teams to get to where they are now. This is what I thought Detroit was going to do to St Louis last year. In addition to Tigers hitters not getting their timing back, the repeated defensive miscues killed them just as much. I don't see Boston repeating those mistakes. If the Rockies don't win tonight, this could be a very short World Series.

Cat Thief
10-25-2007, 11:41 AM
And could the tools in the Red Sox bullpen be anymore annoying with their makeshift band?! :rolleyes:

I agree 100%. I hope things change tonight.

Fenway
10-25-2007, 12:08 PM
Fan of the day

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/purple.jpg

Newspapers in both cities are getting goofy

The Rocky Mountain News actually ran a “Baseball 101 (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5730257,00.html)” in yesterday’s edition.

The Boston Globe has pictures of pets dressed in Red Sox gear
http://www.boston.com/yourlife/gallery/sox_pets_2007?pg=2 (http://www.boston.com/yourlife/gallery/sox_pets_2007?pg=2)

and Woody Paige of the Denver Post spoke with one of Boston's smarter fans

http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_7273635 (http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_7273635)

"We'll win in three.”

Awesome. Cue “Sweet Caroline.”

oeo
10-25-2007, 12:09 PM
Maybe....but the Rockies may also be a good team in a very bad league.

St Louis won the series last year mainly because Detroit had the week off and never got their timing back.

I do hope for a closer game.....13-1 should not happen in the World Series.

They may be in a bad league? They are in a bad league.

That does not mean they're as bad as they played last night. It was one game; that's why it's a best of 7 series and not do-or-die. A win tonight changes the whole series and no one will even remember the score of game one, so don't get too cocky.

PKalltheway
10-25-2007, 12:43 PM
I do hope for a closer game.....13-1 should not happen in the World Series.
But it does. Just like how the Yankees lost 12-1 at home in Game 1 of the 1996 W.S. Or how the Giants won 16-4 in Game 5 of the '02 series, or how the Twins blew out St. Louis 10-1 in Game 1 in '87. Blowouts happen. Just because it's the World Series doesn't mean that they shouldn't.

It should also be worth mentioning that even though the Yankees got blown out in Game 1 (and lost Game 2), they still wound up winning the series. Boston may be the better team on paper (a la Atlanta in '96), but they still have a long way to go.

Gregory Pratt
10-25-2007, 05:58 PM
Found this quote on Baseball Fever in response to McCarver's nonsense about Francis' "Spike Curve."

"The only thing you know about pitching is you can't hit it. Get back behind the plate unless you want the medic to carry you back to the dugout."
-Bob Gibson, Talking to Tim McCarver

Gibson was a Gold Glove boxer. As Hank Aaron told Dusty Baker,

"'Don't dig in against Bob Gibson, he'll knock you down. He'd knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don't stare at him, don't smile at him, don't talk to him. He doesn't like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don't run too slow, don't run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don't charge the mound, because he's a Gold Glove boxer.' I'm like, 'Damn, what about my 17-game hitting streak?' That was the night it ended."

PKalltheway
10-25-2007, 06:08 PM
Gibson was a Gold Glove boxer. As Hank Aaron told Dusty Baker,

"'Don't dig in against Bob Gibson, he'll knock you down. He'd knock down his own grandmother if she dared to challenge him. Don't stare at him, don't smile at him, don't talk to him. He doesn't like it. If you happen to hit a home run, don't run too slow, don't run too fast. If you happen to want to celebrate, get in the tunnel first. And if he hits you, don't charge the mound, because he's a Gold Glove boxer.' I'm like, 'Damn, what about my 17-game hitting streak?' That was the night it ended."
Great story! :thumbsup:

Gregory Pratt
10-25-2007, 06:24 PM
A bit of a rant:

I really wish there were more Bib Gibsons in baseball. What do we have today? Pedro Martinez. Randy Johnson. Roger Clemens. Greg Maddux. Sean Tracey. And you know what these guys have in common? Well, besides Tracey? They're old and will be leaving the game soon. They don't throw as hard as they used to. But damn if they won't still knock you down or put one between your shoulder blades. (Don't act surprised about Maddux: he hits people. Not with the meanness of the others, but he does.) (Oh, but Roger Clemens only beats up on Mike Piazza and that doesn't really count.)

The Brushback pitch needs to be brought back. Someone should've hit Manny Ramirez by now, I think, for all his showboating and nonsense.

I will say this, too: a lot of guys will hit someone but only if it's "protection." Mark Buehrle is one of those, if you recall Baltimore (for just one example), but it's not enough. People are now willing to give up the plate if you stand on it and I think that's unacceptable. I don't want to sound like some crazed advocate for violence but I definitely believe the game has been "sissified." People are afraid to knock you down, and I think that's garbage. When I pitch (a baseball), I don't let people dig in over the plate. I don't forget if someone grabs their crotch after hitting a homerun off of me.

I love Bob Gibson. He was a great pitcher, had great stuff, wasn't afraid to go out and compete and he yielded nothing to no one. He wouldn't let Tim McCarver BS him. Dusty Baker. Nobody. Juan Marichal. Donald Drysdale. I'd almost like to say, "Those were the glory days for pitching dominance" but of course we all remember the 1990s: Martinez, Maddux, Johnson, Clemens. (In that order, by my ranking.)

You know who's a "headhunter"? Jamie Moyer. And it's pretty funny. As someone much funnier than I am once put it, "because you wouldn't think of him bopping people with his eighty mile per hour fastball but he does!" Well he wasn't trying to be funny, but I thought it was. Guess I'm the funny one.

I'll never forget how ashamed I was to call that umpire who called Haeger out for hitting someone with a knuckleball an umpire. I mean, really. You don't throw a knuckleball at someone.

That's the only time you'll hear me agree with Hawk Harrelson.

DumpJerry
10-26-2007, 12:02 AM
^ Huh?