Friday, September 01, 2006

Game 134 Preview

Jose Contreras 11-6, 4.25 for the Good Guys

vs.

Runelvys Hernandez 4-8, 6.67 for the Royales with Cheese

Sox should win. Sox better win. If the Sox lose, I will go insane, 'nuff said.
The Sox need to sweep this series to reach my goal of 5-1 during this 6 game stretch.

My pick to click is AJ.

Let's see some good picks and some good banter in the comments section.

112 Comments:

Blogger DickdaStick said...

Dye.....not a tough pick, so I'll call my pocket - 2 for 4, single and HR, 2 rbis, 2 runs

9/01/2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm gonna take Paulie today

9/01/2006 1:49 PM  
Blogger Fornelli said...

Taking Joe, he crushes in KC.

Good banter, good banter, good banter.

9/01/2006 2:19 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

I'll take Iguchi

9/01/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Welcome aboard to the 4 newest members of the ChiSox, Charlie Haegar, Boone Logan, Chris Stewart, and Ryan Sweeney. I'll post something about these guys along with my thoughts entering September after the game.

9/01/2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Don't forget Jerry Owens who was called up a week ago and promptly but on the DL so he'll be available for the playoffs.

9/01/2006 6:19 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

For anyone that is interested, I have setup a chat on my blog to talk about the game as it happens.

Feel free to join me; sports.dtkelly.net

Thanks.

9/01/2006 6:57 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

fornelli = funny

9/01/2006 7:08 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Just in time to see the MVP, himself

9/01/2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Hawk and DJ: the voices of god (that was funny, the echoes -- maybe they're channelling Notre Dame: the greatest football team ever.)

9/01/2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

fornelli is a funny guy, and he bring's some good banter to the plate

9/01/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

the audio is ahead of the video and you can hear the crack of the bat and the ball hit the mitt before you see it

very awkward

9/01/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

and sorry bout the pun, I couldn't resist

9/01/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

what time is tomorrow's game?

9/01/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

It is really awkward, hopefully they can fix it.

9/01/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

6 10 tomorrow, and 1 10 on sunday

9/01/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

aaarrrggghhhhh!
and Buehrle pitches tomorrow
gonna have to tape the Notre Dame game

9/01/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Everytime we play the Royals, it makes me think of Royales w/ cheese and it makes me want to watch Pulp Fiction

9/01/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Are you an alum?

9/01/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

one of the few movies I actually own

9/01/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

nope, just a huge huge huge fan

9/01/2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

check out RakesofMallow.com

an SBNation site

9/01/2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I wonder if we'll ever get grudz out for the rest of the year.

9/01/2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I was turned into a Michigan football fan when I was young and impressionable. I had two uncles from there and didn't know a lick about the college game so I followed them by default...but now I'm a Bruin!

And I got to see Zbikowski in action at high school, he was a pretty damn good QB.

9/01/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Grudz-alotta-vowels and Sweeney own us.

9/01/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Muck Fichigan!

UCLA Bruin?

And you went to school with Zbis?

9/01/2006 7:32 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

a walking Sweeney is a lot nicer than a hitting Sweeney

9/01/2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Indeed UCLA Bruin, no matter what I do, it seems like ND is destined to be my rival.

Zibs went to the next school over, but I got to see him play a few times, including his last high school game when he had to leave after playing with a concussion

9/01/2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

If we bruised one of Sweeney's fingers, maybe he won't be able to do as much damage

9/01/2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

More than any other team on earth, more than the Detroit Pistons and Redwings, more than the Twinkies, more than the Packers, I hate with fire of a thousand suns the Michigan Wolverines.

9/01/2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, I don't doubt that at all. It's one of the fiercest American rivalries

9/01/2006 7:39 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

But before you scorn me, keep in mind had my uncles been ND fans, I'd be a ND fan.

9/01/2006 7:39 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

my hate is based upon a not-so-friendly rivalry bewtween friends

my friends and I are split down the middle exactly when it comes to UM vs ND, so things would get violent during the games especially if alcohol (always) and dive drills (almost always) were involved

9/01/2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

as a little kid, I liked UCLA (really little tyke)

9/01/2006 7:42 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

beer and football, an American classic

well I guess really beer and any sport

9/01/2006 7:43 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

jose is gonna keep us on the edge of our seats all game, isn't he?

9/01/2006 7:43 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

beer and ice dancing: not so much

of course I'd have to be drinking a lot of beer to try ice dancing, so maybe

9/01/2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yes, as will Mack in center

9/01/2006 7:45 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

that would be very painful, beer and ice dancing

9/01/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Of the five tools, Gathright has speed, and that's about it right now. So, no hits here Jose

9/01/2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

the Mack thing is a given

funny thing about Mack (as long as we're talking about athletes we've seen/known)...he is a tightly wound MFer

he's from one town over and I remember running into him once in awhile at the same watering holes, and he was a mean drunk

9/01/2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

MEAT at second. That's a pleasant surprise.
When was the last time we saw that?

9/01/2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Did you say anything to him when you saw him?

9/01/2006 7:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

about 6-7 years ago, he happened to come into the bar I hangout at and I remember him getting all red-assed about something and he flew off the handle and I mean flew off...he's got that mean look to him where is scowl is enough to scare a lot of guys off messing with him...I just thought he was overdoing it a tad, but someone who really knows him said he's always like that

9/01/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I used to see him all the time back in the day, before he was a pro...played hoops against him at the parks around the area
matter of fact, I was a little torn when I heard about thew trade, cuz I thought he was a hothead

9/01/2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I guess liquor isn't good for ALL people

9/01/2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

yeah, nice gundown by AJ, and I thought he took an extra second to get rid of the ball too, kind of a long release

9/01/2006 7:55 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Did he know you by name?

9/01/2006 7:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

are you a bruin alum?

9/01/2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I was hoping to keep a lid on my age, but oh well...I'm a student.

9/01/2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

no, but he would remember my face, cuz his circle of HS friends hung around the same places mine did and subsequently when we hit bar age the same thing happened...there was a very specific bar crawl/routine for us back in the day and everyone on the SW side did it

9/01/2006 7:59 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

the student part i figured, HS or college is the real question! :-P

9/01/2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

gotcha, it's a shame he wasn't a more likeable guy (at least when he was drinking), it's always fun to root for someone you know. I pull hard for Zib when he's not playing Michigan.

9/01/2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

WE GOT GRUDZ OUT!!!!

9/01/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Now if we get Sweeney out, when he's up, I think we may be destined for good things.

9/01/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Not trying to pry, but if you're a bruin, shouldn't you be in LA right now?

9/01/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Nuts, I didn't want to see Sweeney this inning.

9/01/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Sweeney/Teahan: all the same.

9/01/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, not yet, school doesn't start til the 28th

9/01/2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I don't know why, but my school starts extraordinarily late

9/01/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

hits, hits, we need hits

there's one from the MVP

9/01/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

time for thome to pick it up

you're gonna miss the playoffs at home, that sucks!

9/01/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yeah I know and I have to get MLB tv on my comp for a couple of weeks so I can see the end of the season.

9/01/2006 8:08 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I won't feel good about Jimbo until I see him launch a moon shot. He hasn't gotten GOOD wood on pitch very much lately.

9/01/2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I'm surprised Thome is even playing. I thought he would get more time off with that bum hammy.

9/01/2006 8:10 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I am too, especially with the call ups

9/01/2006 8:11 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

here's another guy that needs to break out

9/01/2006 8:12 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I wouldn't mind Sweeney in left tomorrow with a full complement of starters.

9/01/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yah, Paulie is really scuffling

9/01/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

If Sweeney's in LF, and anyone BUT BA is in CF, I'm gonna blow a gasket

9/01/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I would actually really like to see Sweeney in left tomorrow with BA in center.
I'm really curious to see what he could do for us up here.

9/01/2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

ugh, the dreaded lead off walk

9/01/2006 8:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

BA would have gunned him down...assuming he would have even ran on BA.

9/01/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I'm getting in an increasingly foul mood. Please pitch over the error, Jose

9/01/2006 8:18 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

shoot me now. 3 errors in an inning.

9/01/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

3 plays, 3 errors, now that I think about it.

9/01/2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

thank you Joey Gathright for not being able to swng a good bat

9/01/2006 8:22 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

We need the offense today, but they're MIA

9/01/2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

If we had BA and Uribe in, we wouldn't be in such a shitty position.
BA makes the throw to third, and Uribe doesn't misplay the grounder to short. That's two outs right there.

9/01/2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

JOE crede. Too bad it wasn't an 8-run homer, but one is better than none

9/01/2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

This game is painful. I don't know how long I'm willing to stick around

9/01/2006 8:53 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Good start.. they need to keep it going.

9/01/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Very painful indeed.

Did you have any trouble commenting Count?

9/01/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Nope, no troubles

9/01/2006 8:59 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

A 3 run-jack will get us back in the game

9/01/2006 9:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

AJ + men on base = poop

9/01/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Things are looking so bad for us, I"m actually pumped to see Boone!

9/01/2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

There's a Boone sighting

9/01/2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I'm depressed, time to find the ice cream

...but seriosuly, i'm going to go make myself some food. I'll be back when I'm done

9/01/2006 9:12 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Wow, Boone looked good, very good actually

9/01/2006 9:12 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

We need Tadahito to supply 7 RBI's like he did against Houston.

9/01/2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Charlie "The Knuckler" Haeger

9/01/2006 9:19 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

These minor leaguers are looking better their second time around

9/01/2006 9:23 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

C'mon Gooch, get 2 of those 7

or foul a ball back and scare the shit out of those annoying ass kids waving

9/01/2006 9:26 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

A pulse?

9/01/2006 9:30 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Bags juiced.

9/01/2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Thome is having some troubles at the plate

9/01/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Get out of that HR slump and hit one here PK

9/01/2006 9:35 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

He just missed that one. Just a hair early

9/01/2006 9:36 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

AJ comes through with a runner on

9/01/2006 9:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Oh please JOE Clutch! Please come through.

9/01/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Joe just missed, so the job falls to Ross Gload

9/01/2006 9:47 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Alrite Gload! A Grannie gives us the lead.

9/01/2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

And so sinks the Sox' ship.

9/01/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That inning was one big tease

9/01/2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Pods beats that out last year.

9/01/2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Walk for GOoch is a start

9/01/2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

oh baby, we've got a little something cooking for our struggling sluggers

9/01/2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

bust out big boys

9/01/2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Oh baby, a second go at it for Joe Clutch!

9/01/2006 10:13 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That was the pitch to hit

9/01/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

BIg tease, for the second straight inning.

9/01/2006 10:16 PM  

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