Discussion in 'Red Sox Fan Forum' started by IcyPatriot, Sep 29, 2011.
deep breaths everyone, put the safety on and put the gun down.....
What a relief. No more Bankofamericasox 'til 2012.
That was embarrassing....... This team didn't deserve to make the playoffs after that September.
Luckily i don't live and die by them like I did in my younger years.
Yeah that's a good thing hah, I feel weird saying this, but the sox losing is almost a relief. At least this nightmare is finally over, I couldn't take it any more. Like you said, go pats, go bruins
i can't remember the last time 2 teams in the same season had such epic september chokes as the braves and red sox
how do you blow a 3-2 lead in baltimore with the star closer, and 2 outs none on , knowing you need the win to at least force a playoff
and it's like the yanks hate you guys so much, they prolonged the game, until they knew your outcome....
2006: Pats blow 21-3 halftime lead in AFC Championship game.
2007: Pats blow SB42 and 19-0 season.
2010: Bruins blow 3-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead.
2010: Celtics blow 13 point second-half lead in game 7 of NBA Finals.
2011: Red Sox blow 9 game Wild Card lead with 24 games remaining in season.
For all the amazing success Boston sports teams have had, we've also had some legendary ugly chokes recently.
What the f--- happened??? I fell asleep and all was right in the world. We were winning 3-2 and Yankees/Rays was still tied. Now I have to wake up to this?!?
Yeah this one stings, no doubt about it, honestly though, I think pap has to go....and if Lackey is on our staff next year I will tear someone a new one....It is kind of comforting to know that the braves went down just as hard as we did LOL, anyways I won't be losing sleep tonight, just a game, sox will come back with a vengeance next year.
I just said the same thing, thank God this September nightmare is over and we can concentrate on the Pats.
Sept 1st the Sox and the Braves both had 9 game leads in the WC, both blew em tonight, who do you think will get the headlines for biggest choke job ever?
2011 demonstrated that the strengths of the Red Sox were not enough to cover for the many and varied faults of the Red Sox.
2012 HAS to be all about pitching. I don't care for offense I want to see pitching, pitching, pitching and more pitching.
Sox were 77-0 when leading after 8 innings, you guessed it, until tonight.
Last year's team of plug-in players won 89 games. This year's power stack of superstars? ONE more game - 90.
Crawford should have caught that ball...
Man, I was actually floating around 2 hrs ago saying the Sox would prove them all wrong when we were up and Tampa was down 7-0.
Francoma couldn't carry Joe Maddon's spare eyeglass case.
yeah i think the red sox will spend even more next year
they're going to need to rebuild the rotation and pen, right?
At least tampa will have to trade all their good players cuz they can't afford to keep them, I would give anything to see longoria in a sox jersey, dude is a monster.
Money can't buy you championships, Theo ! Have fun with 3 yrs of John SLackey at 80million and 7 or 8 or 9 or whatever # years of Carl Croakford at 150 million, while you still paying Millions for Dice-IR, Julio Lugo, Edgar Rent-a-wreck
Tito Santana will be fired, and Theodore will be moving onto GM of the loser cubs.
I knew it was on you .......... no more sleeping during games.
Maddon will be wearing his skinny jeans tomorrow.
Well we were spared the spectacle of seeing them embarrassed in the playoffs by the Rangers.
losing a 13 point lead in bball is hardly choking but blowing a 9 game lead in sept is a monumental bust puke ****ting your pants choke job for sure. i just hope there are some major changes like a new gm. where is keyser soze with his pearls of wisdom?
Disgusting, and easily predictable. All went exactly according to script. This group of overpaid, overweight pussies imploded mercifully before being embarrassed in the playoffs. I'm rooting for the Rays. You gotta love the heart. I pray they blow this team up before next year. Goodbye Youk, Lackey, Tito, JD Loozah, Scutaro and a few others to be named later. These morons better resign Ellsbury asap!
At least we ain't Baltimore. Our "World Series" is the actual series. Their "World Series" is eliminating some other team from the post season.
oh cmon you cant trash youk. that guy is all heart and max effort all the time. hes the redsox future dh in a year or 2. replace tito with theo and i like your sh!t list. the redsox need fresh eyes in the gm box.
A full organizational purge has to be on the cards insano. Last year's patch work effort was better than the talent laden 2011 version.
Will take a few days to digest this then start looking at what would be a reasonable outcome from this.
yup it sure does. words cant describe how bad that team choked. mind boggling. they need a full overhaul. i never want to see lackey in a sox uniform ever again. and hes not the only one.
Sorry, but this is a load of crap. The very last thing the Yankees wanted last night was to go extras. They just wanted to get the heck out of there and get home to NY so they can be well rested for Friday.
The Yankees didn't exactly have their stars out on the field in the 13th inning, but I guarantee you the guys who were out there were giving it their all.
You would of thought to make up a 9 game deficit that the Rays would of had to have gone like 22-5 for the month of September? Nope, a mere 17-10 is all it took.
Total choke job by Beckett and Lester. Epstein with some really good signings and some really bad ones. I don't fault him for the Crawford signing because he didn't even come close to the player he was. However Lackey was a complete reject and not the kind of role model I want there in Boston.
Glad I disconnected myself away from baseball a few years back. I follow the Red Sox and route them on but I am certainly the casual fan nowadays which made the sting of this one very little. The season is too long, the games are too long and frankly the game is just boring to me. They took away the pitchers ability to protect the plate due to safety concerns which I think has hurt the game immensely. And to be honest football, is going in the same direction with all of these rule changes. The world we live in is really getting soft.
No offense, but I take serious issue with this post. The Orioles played hard to the last play just for the sake of pride, something the Red Sox - who had more tangible things to play for - did not do. So F**k the Sox, and kudos to the Orioles for playing the game for the sake of playing it.
It's as if we have truly become the Yankees. The Red Sox payroll is TWICE what the Orioles is, naturally we should have higher expectations. Naturally our team is going to have more success than them, so should we really frown upon the Orioles or their fans for celebrating what success they can obtain in this screwed up league devoid of a salary cap? We can spend twice as much as their team and win some more games, and still miss the playoffs - just like them. Whoopty-doo.
This Sox team disgusts me now. And so does what has happened to "Sox Nation."
The fact that Sox fans spend and O's fans don't isn't the Sox's fault. Baltimore isn't exactly Enid, Oklahoma in the demographics department, there's plenty of people there and plenty of money too. I'm tired of people like you attacking the Sox for spending what they have. What's John Henry supposed to do with the money? Pile it under his mattress?
Oh and if you don't think the O's have a chip on their shoulder due to the fact that the only games they sell out are games when Sox fans show up, you need re-asses your thinking. Have you even been watching these games over the last few years? Didn't you notice the fact that there's cheering at Camden Yards when the Sox score or a Sox pitcher gets out of a tough inning? That sort of cheering for the other team doesn't happen most anywhere else.
They played merely for the pride of the game:rofl:
Where did I say the O's didn't have a chip on their shoulder? I said nothing of the sort. But naturally, that would equate to pride. So, I'm not sure how we're even disagreeing since we both are saying the same thing.
The point is, the Orioles had more fire last nite than we did - and that's truly embarrassing.
And I'll continue to attack the Sox for spending their money like a bunch of a-holes. To use their money to cover up their own mistakes and to continue to act like the Yankees are somehow different than them, and use the Yankees money as a crutch - WHICH THEY DO - is 100% embarrassing.
If they want to spend every dollar Henry has, sure, why not. But to go out and spend it on Lackey, Drew, Dice-K, Renteria, Clement, Crawford, Lugo, etc., etc. and then to whine about the NYY having more money than us is despicable. There's no accountability or repercussions for their frivolous, mind-numbingly bad spending of their own money.
That said, I don't blame the Red Sox for the inequities of the MLB and its lack of a salary cap. I just don't want to hear about the Yankees and their salaries. We are the Yankees now. We are no different. And if any Red Sox fan is genuinely happy about that, then they probably haven't been a Red Sox fan for very long.
The ownership and general management of this team has always been very New York Yankee like and represented the things most Boston sports fans dislike, and that's regrettable - but it wasn't an issue when this team had strong personalities like in the early part of last decade - or when their youth contributed to a WS ring, like in 07.
Now, the team is nearly devoid of anything rootable save for their jerseys, and that is depressing.
I can only think of 3, maybe 4 guys on this team I actively root for, most of the rest I am ambivalent towards, and some I straight up dislike. Does anyone feel differently these days?
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