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There ain’t no ‘we’ in Chokeville
Boston Herald ^ | 9/29/11 | Howie Carr

Posted on 09/30/2011 12:32:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio

What a shocker. I mean, WE were doing so great until Sept. 3. And then THEY had a worse September than Rick Perry.

There is no joy in Shillville.

Worst choke in baseball history, even worse than the Braves this year, the Braves who used to play in Boston, which as someone said yesterday proves that you can take the Braves out of Boston, but you can’t take the Boston out of the Braves.

Everyone chant together, “We’re number three! We’re number three!”

I guess the cream of the Boston sporting press is going to have to find some new rear ends to kiss. “Beanpot Fever Grips Hub!” Prepare for three months of enthralling sports talk.

Host No. 1: “I love Tom Brady.”

Host No. 2: “I love Tom Brady more than you do — I got a lock of his hair when he went to the barbershop!”

Host No. 1: “I got two locks of his hair!”

Host No. 2: “Rah-rah-”

Host No. 1: “Sis-boom-bah.”

But don’t worry. By February, WE’ll have the best team in baseball again. Every jock-sniffer in the city will agree, just like they do every year. Just like the Patriots are a dynasty, even though the last time THEY won a Super Bowl was the year George Bush was re-elected.

The clue on the Red Sox should have been that the Yankees always have players with nicknames such as “Mr. October.” The Red Sox are full of “Mr. Mays,” and I don’t mean Willie.

You know how much fun it is to go to Fenway when WE’re winning. But it’s horrible to pay $30 to park when THEY start losing. WE were so smart to get Carl Crawford last winter, but now it looks like THEY wasted $142 million.

It was like a morgue in some hotbeds of Red Sox worship yesterday. I know, I’m writing this column from a place where seldom — make that never — is heard a discouraging word about THEM. I would have taken some of the mourners out to lunch, but I was afraid they’d make like their heroes and ... choke.

Now the pom-poms are put away. The fatties are looking for their 3-XL Tom Brady No. 12 sweatshirts. Honestly, it would take a heart of stone not to laugh at these guys living in their moms’ basements, calling the shows at midnight, their voices cracking, demanding that baseball add more wild-card teams so the Red Sox could get in. ...

One sweatshirt you won’t see much of for the next few months — No. 58. That belongs to baseball’s best reliever (according to the Red Sox hagiographers), Jonathan Papelboneinhisthroat.

To everyone in Shillville, I leave you with one thought. WE didn’t lose, THEY did.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: baseball; choke; howiecarr; redsox
After the monumental Yankees choke in the 2004 ALCS T shirts came out: Choke (tm): Official Soft Drink of the New York Yankees. Now maybe Choke (tm) has a deal with the Sox? :)
1 posted on 09/30/2011 12:32:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I understand the Red Sox are getting a new uniform. The come with no shoestrings or belt.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 12:40:21 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: raccoonradio

This has been a great September for we Detroit fans. We need an uplifting here in the rust belt.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 12:47:02 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: exnavy

You’ve got Victor Martinez now, right? Loved him when he was with Red Sox. I had a co-worker at the post office where I work—he has since retired—but he’s a Bronx-born Yankees fan
(comp. with Yankees and Giants tatooes) even though we’re just outside of Boston of course. His name is ALSO Victor Martinez, and when the news came that V.M. came to the Sox he came into work, looked at me, smiled and said, “How the f-—
did I wind up with the Red Sox!” (Well his namesake did!)


4 posted on 09/30/2011 12:50:25 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: cowtowney

Ha! Have heard that one...and I tell people
2012 Red Sox (liberal owners)
—3 left fielders, no CF or RF
—New logo with snazzy RS logo
—Spends even more money, gets even worse results
—New slogan Yes We Can
—In 100th Year, Fenway renamed Ted Kennedy Field

And as I may have said above, it looked for awhile like
the next Red Sox game would be taking place in Florida.
It will! in about 5 months!


5 posted on 09/30/2011 12:52:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Fri column ping


6 posted on 09/30/2011 12:56:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Fri column ping


7 posted on 09/30/2011 12:59:21 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: exnavy
This has been a great September for we Detroit fans.

I hope the Tigers ride Justin Verlander all the way to the championship!

8 posted on 09/30/2011 2:05:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: raccoonradio

I love this. I love this. I love it.

I am so sick of every dope on ESPN kissing the asses of these losers.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 2:09:03 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: raccoonradio
I see very few sports fans are getting it--the `we` and `they` thing sure as heck doesn`t just apply to Red Sox fans. The way countless people invest their egos in `their` home team even after they`ve grown up [or at least aged] is pretty hikarious, especially when they call one team `theirs` when that team is made up of players brought in from away from the home town. The obnoxious bragging about `my` team is that much sillier when `you` are a mere watcher of millionaires whose athletic achievments are no more `yours` than the whole team is somehow indicative of any accomplishments of `your` city.

You can be sure a lot of XXL football jerseys are being put on across the country, not just in Massachusetts.

10 posted on 09/30/2011 3:00:18 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (undecided)
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To: raccoonradio
And we in Washington are very happy that our Nats finished third, making Mets fans cry, and helping Atlanta to choke. Way to go, Os!
11 posted on 09/30/2011 3:39:20 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Rummyfan
I hope the Tigers ride Justin Verlander all the way to the championship!

Rangers vs. Tigers for the AL title would be great, but let us not count our chickens...

12 posted on 09/30/2011 3:50:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: raccoonradio

LOL! Nail ‘em, Howie!


13 posted on 09/30/2011 3:53:40 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: raccoonradio

I may be laughing on the outside, but I’m crying on the inside.

This collapse has been quite amusing.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 4:22:28 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: exnavy

He it hasn’t been so bad for us Bills fans here in Buffalo either. We are 3-0 and coming off of an upset win of that other Boston team, what’s there name.... oh yea, the Patsies. They have that pretty boy QB but ours is way smarter. :-)


15 posted on 09/30/2011 4:32:17 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: raccoonradio

It SOX to be anyone in Beantown.

Even if my beloved Rays do not go all the way, at least the Sox do not get to board the bus.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 6:19:22 AM PDT by wfin2004
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To: wfin2004
Even if my beloved Rays do not go all the way, at least the Sox do not get to board the bus.

This Red Sox fan is rooting for the Rays. My oldest son and grandson live in St. Pete and we usually go to several Rays games a year. Seems like everytime I go Wakefield is pitching and the Sox are down 5 going into the 5th inning. Hopefully the Sox give Wakefield his Gold watch and a 1 way ticket to Florida so us Sox fans don't have to watch him pitch BP anymore.

17 posted on 09/30/2011 6:31:05 AM PDT by pegleg (Lies will seek you out, but the truth must be sought.)
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To: raccoonradio

Hey Sox fans don’t despair, It Gets Better.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 6:33:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mc5cents

Yes, but unfortunately for you Bills fans, Game #3 does not equal the Superbowl. You’re still 1-15 against the Patriots . . .


19 posted on 09/30/2011 6:45:47 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: raccoonradio

I’ll be sure to keep this column in mind the next time Howie’s nose is planted in Mitt’s/Scott’s posterior.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 7:21:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: raccoonradio

As a Red Sox fan I have to say karma is a b!tch. Only anectdotally but I believe their slide started when they did those gay teen harassment ads. Things we do in life have consequences both here on earth and in heaven.


21 posted on 09/30/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: mc5cents

The Tigers play baseball.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 12:37:33 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: exnavy
The Tigers play baseball. I know, and pretty well this year too. Good luck to em. I will be pulling for them against the hated Yankees.

You see, I was just taking the opportunity to brag a little about my downtrodden Bills. That's all.

23 posted on 09/30/2011 1:28:39 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

“brag a little” gottcha, nothin wrong with that.


24 posted on 10/01/2011 3:33:31 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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