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where's terry o'reilly when you need him?

I'm a lot of things, but a hypocrite is not one of them.

If this account of what happened in the Red Sox bullpen is true, then Jeff Nelson and Karim Garcia should be painted with the same brush as Pedro Martinez. Yes, the employee was an asshat for waving the rally flag inside of the Yank's pen, but a beating was uncalled for.

No matter what, that was one ugly game.

And I still think Pedro is a punkass.

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Heh.

Taz was my favorite Bruin growing up....

A gratuitous Terry O'Reilly mention -- reason #128 in the list of "Why I read Michele's blog."

This is the first time I've read your blog, and I'm amused - we have the same first name.

Okay, geek moment over.

Had to say, I agree 100%. Nelly and Garcia were asshats, as well (though dollars to donuts says that the groundskeeper was also an asshat), and deserve to be seriously reprimanded. And Pedro is still a punkass, and I still can't believe he wasn't tossed.

As much as i dislike Boston, I'm more pissed off at the Yankees. Not one of them went after Pedro. C'mon, stick up for your coach. This was the perfect excuse to take a few swings at him. I don't care if it the playoffs, you cant't let him get away with that.

I guess they need to start thinking like hockey players.

At least they won.

Pedro is no more of a jerk than Clemens in general, though he was worse today. I only saw clips of the various incidents on tape - during most of the game I was busy watching my Oklahoma Sooners kick the ever-lovin' dog snot out of the Texas Longhorns.

If any UT fans happen by here, let me just say:

65 - 13!!!

I, too, was pissed off no one was ejected. I doubt the umps at Yankee stadium would have let everybody stay - both Pedro & Zimmer would have been out, at the very least. Hell, I would've thrown Pedro out when he threatened to pitch at someone else's head. That would have taught him something.

What babies.

It's no secret that I'm not much of a baseball fan. I post the pro-Boston links here to provoke the friendly rivalry amongst the NY fans.

I did watch the entire game and here are my thoughts. That was by far the most pathetic excuse of professional sports that I have ever seen.

Pedro intentionally hit the batter in the 4th. That was obvious. Zimmer must have sinility creeping in on him. He should never have been on the field trying to take a swing at Pedro. I'm going on a limb here, but I think Pedro did the right thing in tossing him to the ground instead of swinging back at him. Leaving Zimmer upright gives him another opportunity to swing again. Ya can't pitch with a bloody nose.

Frankly I thought both teams were an embarassment to professional baseball.

psycho dad, you're stressing professional but you're taking it in the wrong context. "professional" when used in sports means "playing at the peak level of skill" not "wears a suit and tie to the game and minds his manners" i think the joy of competition has slipped from pro sports as of late in america. look at that bullshit that goes on in the nfl. penalties for "excessive celebrating"?? gimme a break. you're SUPPOSED to talk smack and taunt your opponent. the ultimate level of competion and skills DEMANDS ultimate levels of smack talk. f all that "role-model" crap.

and i still think zimmer got what he was asking for. next time send a bench-warmer to go whip pedro's ass. THINK man THINK!!

from what i've read the whole game could've been viewed as either side being asshats. no doubt michele will see the soxs as jackholes and boston will see the yankees as jackholes.

Throwing at a batter is part of baseball. If you look at the stats, the Sox have been hit by Yankee pitchers 50 something times in the last 10 odd years, and the Yankees have been hit by the Sox about 1/2 of that. That said, an intential beanball is supossed to be aimed at the hamstring area where it doesn't do any damage - not at the back of the guys head. BTW, Pedro missed - it was actually a foul ball as it hit Garcias bat behind him.

FWIW, I think Pedro was trying to goad Clemens in retaliating with the hope that Clemens would get ejected. I hate Clemens but I will give him credit for not taking the bait. That said, these things are ALWAYS retaliated - the rest of the series will be enteraining if nothing else.

I still think we get to game 7 - the Pedro - Clemens rematch. That will be on hell of a game.

Mr. Mayor, while I do agree with the majority of your post, I don't exactly agree with your view of professional.

Here is my own. A professional is one who gets paid to do his job and present a positive image for the company he is working for. Neither team did that.

On another note, Michele check your email. I sent the image you asked for.

Throwing at a batter is part of baseball. If you look at the stats, the Sox have been hit by Yankee pitchers 50 something times in the last 10 odd years, and the Yankees have been hit by the Sox about 1/2 of that.

Chris, you have that stat wrong. It's the Red Sox who have plunked the Yankees 50 times in the last 10 years. The Yankees have clipped the Red Sox 23 times in the same time frame.

And while throwing at people is part of the game, intentionally throwing at somebody's head is not part of the game.

And it wasn't a foul ball. It hit Garcia's back.

I don't really have a horse in this race, but there is one reason I would like to see the Yanquis get into the series: Clemons still needs a chance to take one behind the ear. As I recall, he was pulled from starting the last time he was scheduled to pitch without the spit DH rule spit.

As I recall, he was pulled from starting the last time he was scheduled to pitch without the spit DH rule spit.

That must have been Clemens clone who pitched at Wrigley Field this year on June 7.

He did? Good. Anybody land one behind his ear?