Monday, October 11, 2004
Some New Media Lies
Lie #1: THE RED SOX HAVEN'T WON THE WORLD SERIES IN "ONE HUNDRED YEARS."
Didn't you hear? Everybody's rounding up to the nearest hundred now. So by that logic, the yanks haven't won in a hundred years either.
Lie #2: THE RED SOX HAVE LOST TO TO THE YANKS IN A PLAYOFF SERIES LOTS AND LOTS OF TIMES.
That's right, even though I can only count TWO playoff series the two teams have ever played against each other, the yankees OWN the Red Sox in all the other apparently undocumented encounters.
Here's a perfect example of this: That's right, it involves Michael Kay. On his radio show, a guy called in and was giving the old "history" intangible to show why he thought the yanks would win. He boasted, "The Red Sox haven't beaten the yanks in a playoff series..." Kay jumped in on his pause with, "EVER!" Ooooh, 0 for 2 (again, '78 wasn't a series). It gets worse. The caller continued, "Right, ever. They've never beaten us in a divisional race, EVER." Kay, instead of correcting the man and bringing up the multiple times the Red Sox have beaten the yanks in a divisional race, just casually went, "Mm hmmm." Man, what a horrible, lying sack of shit. Why couldn't he have been cleaning Mariano's pool instead of those innocent Panamanians?
I'm just so sick of this lying. Another guy called Kay and said, "You're the only one who's pointed this out, Michael, and I agree with you: Schilling CAN'T pitch games 1, 4, and 7, because between 4 and 7, that'd be only TWO days rest, and you can't do that." Then he moved on to his next point, so sure that what he'd said was right, and Kay just let him go on, because apparently he was the one who came up with this crazy theory. What the hell? Game 4 is Saturday, Game 5 is Sunday, travel day is Monday, Game 6 is Tuesday, Game 7 is Wednesday. That's three days rest between 4 and 7, not two. So not only is he a liar, he's a moron. Gee, I wonder why Kay was the only one to bring this up? I guess it's because everyone else can do first grade math.
Anyway, Stankonia said Schill won't pitch three games anyway, but the point is, he could and still get three days rest between starts.
All right, my list of lies was only two entries long. Maybe I shouldn't have done it that way. But there are hundreds of other lies about the Sox, just turn on New York sports radio.
Less than 24 hours til Sox-yanks. Let's do the damn thing!
- Name: Jere
- Location: Rhode Island, United States