Thursday, October 04, 2007

Rally Gorillas - chopping it up with Garret Pearse episode 1

So, if Aneheim have that inane, asinine 'Rally Monkey', can we Boston fans say we have the 'Rally Gorilla'? (Read the post below this one!!)

Great win last night. Beckett was superb. Best part of my morning so far? Chopping it up online with Hurricanes veteran and h-u-g-e Red Sox fan, Garret Pearse. Gar was in Boston last week and made it to a game, a fact he has been rubbing in my face ever since. Read on.

Cormac says:
...and a good day to you sir!

Garret says:
It is indeed. Josh Beckett is a nasty man

Cormac says:
He is a dirty nasty man and he throws harder than normal human beings.
Did you catch any of it? It was almost, and I hesitate to say this, too easy.

- Note: remember, last night's game started at 11:30 pm Irish time! So asking if he caught any of it was actually a interested 'did you, parent of two raucous kids, stay up that late? are you that crazy?' -

Garret says:
His stats are incredible = 80 out of 108 pitches for strikes, relentless. Did u watch it all?

Cormac says:
Sounds like Tom Brady's completion stats for this early NFL season. I did yes, as I am a real fan, did you watch 2 innings and pansie out of it?

Garret says:
no dude - I prefer to travel over to the games for real

Cormac says:
Touché!

Cormac says:
I loved how he was firing fastballs past the Halo hitters that looked like foul balls or something but the ball was already in the catchers glove. Both the hitter and me were confused. He was really burying his fastball.

Garret says:
That's funny - I could see that from some of the highlights - his curve was filthy too- very hard to pick up. If Dice K gets it going tonight it could be over quickly - but lets not get ahead of ourselves

Cormac says:
yes he had that low, hard breaking curve going, the one the Yankees caved in to in 2003. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. So who are we playing in the ALCS?

Garret says:
Steady! I am hoping the Indians do a number of the Spanks

Garret says:
on the Spanks

Garret says:
I meant to say

Garret says:
If they want to do a number of them too, that's fine with me

Cormac says:
Yeah don't worry, I know the full punishment that is handed out by the Sports Karma Gods when you get ahead of yourself, just for clarification I was only joking! I was only kidding! The Tribe have to match up well against NY surely? Big CC and then Carmona as a 1-2 punch with those crazy Indians hitters waiting to pounce on Mussina's 78 mph fastball?

Garret says:
They need to win the first 2 games

Cormac says:
Who, the Indians? Can they not go 0-2 and then come back and win 3-2? Isn't that how NY roll in the playoffs?

Garret says:
I'd forgotten that - sorry

Cormac says:
You had forgotten that? Sure you had!

Garret says:
Good to see Papi back on form - excellent timing

Cormac says:
Well for a couple of weeks now he has looked like Papi version 2004-2006, not Papi version early-no punch-2007. He really clobbered that one last night. Pow. What did you make of the Fenway crowd? I have seen rowdier atmospheres at a James Blunt concert.

Garret says:
He is hitting it the opposite way too - he had two in the game I saw - that's always a good sign

Garret says:
Do you mean last night or at the game I was at?

Cormac says:
I meant last night and stop gloating

Garret says:
The atmosphere at the game I was at was pretty good- there were a lot of tense moments particularly in later innings - crowd on their feet

Garret says:
you'd have to have been there

Garret sends:



Cormac says:
Dude...cut it out. Seriously though, having watched the incredible Champions league game at Glasgow earlier in the night, the Fenway atmosphere was, sadly, pathetic, no?

Garret says:
I didn't see enough this morning to judge - But I don't think the Angels will ever get the blood flowing like a Yankees series does

Cormac says:
I assume it was a case of a bit of a corporate crowd for game one?

Garret says:
Also - Its looks like Beckett was so dominant that the crowd was almost unnecessary

Garret says:
Saving it for the 1-0 victory tonight

Garret says:
just realized Sox game isn't till tomorrow, that sucks

Cormac says:
..maybe Beckett did take the steam out of things a little but in the early innings it could have been a relatively meaningless April showdown if you went by the crowd reaction to events. 1-0 victory tonight? You mean tomorrow night, right? Day off today for the Sox. Why? Because they won the AL East and get to choose when they play their first round games. That's how we roll.

Garret says:
I would prefer to keep going while we have momentum

Garret says:
u rooting for any NL team?

Cormac says:
You are never happy, they win the AL East for you and you aren't happy! I am indeed sir, a strange choice (for me) too, the Phillies, I like their style. Their home crowd is amazing, incredibly loud, very passionate. Reminds me of Fenway back when it was flooded with unspoilt, 'real' fans that gave a damn. I finally know what Eric Wilbur meant by 'the pink hat brigade' The last 3-4 Phillies games I have watched have been very enjoyable so I thought, let's run with this and see where it takes me. Plus I put €1 on them at 22/1 to win the World Series, you know, because gambling is legal in Ireland.

Garret says:
Alas, we are becoming the Yankees of the 2000's

Garret says:
only $1?



The face (or the cap anyway) of the new Yankees
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1 comment:

Dave said...

I am thrilled with the way the Sox played. But I am so PISSED with Dida flopping all over the place I could hardly enjoy the win. And the worst part was I couldn't talk about it with anyone.

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