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  1. Thank god no one gets partisan on this board... Just a gaggle of moderates eating vanilla ice milk around here...Easy does it...Don't worry be happy...
  2. Speaking of worthless, the heads don't explode. What's that all about?
  3. 2. gouranga A feeling of happiness stemming from running down an entire column of Hare Krishnas in your car, as first invented in GTA1. Splat! splat! splat! splat! splat! splat! splat! GOURANGA! 3. gouranga A name of the 15th century mystic and theologian, Sri Krishna Caitanya, the founder the Gaudiya Vaishnava religion, which later gave birth to the Hare Krishnas. The followers of Caitanya consider him to be an avatar of Krishna who came to this world to bless everyone with the highest form of happiness.
  4. She knew my name. She really knew my name...Eerie...
  5. Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Curt Schilling worked six innings of four-hit ball and Game 1 hero Mark Bellhorn added two RBI, as the Boston Red Sox grabbed a two-games-to-none lead in the 2004 World Series with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Schilling (1-0) left after six gutsy innings in which he allowed a walk and an unearned run while fanning four and overcoming several fielding gaffes behind him. It was the second postseason start for Schilling before which he underwent a procedure to suture an ankle ligament into place. The righthander improved to 3-1 with a 2.11 ERA in six career World Series starts. St. Louis starter Matt Morris (0-1) took the loss, surrendering four hits, four walks and four runs while fanning three over 4 1/3 innings. The series shifts to St. Louis for Games 3, 4, and, if necessary, 5. Game 3 is set for Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. (et), with Pedro Martinez taking the hill for Boston against former Red Sox hurler Jeff Suppan. For the second straight game, the Red Sox scored multiple first-inning runs. With two outs and no one on, Manny Ramirez, who was down 0-2 in the count at one point, drew a walk. David Ortiz, who Saturday night blasted a first- inning, three-run homer, walked to put two runners on for Varitek. The switch- hitting backstop blasted a shot to dead center field that just missed leaving the park, and Varitek ended up on third base with a two-run triple. He was stranded there when Trot Nixon grounded out to end the inning following a walk to Kevin Millar. The Cardinals tried to mount a rally in the second inning, but failed to push a run across. Reggie Sanders drew a one-out walk, and he was running when Tony Womack drove a gapper into right-center field. But what should have been a double for Womack became a single when Sanders either thought he missed the bag at second or lost track of the ball, and scampered back to second. That left runners at first and second with one out. Mike Matheny then smoked a line drive, but Boston third baseman Bill Mueller snared it in mid-air, and turned to tag Sanders out for the third out of the inning. The Cardinals finally got on the board in the fourth inning. Albert Pujols, who had 51 regular season doubles, led off the fourth inning with a two-bagger down the left-field line. It was his second double of the game. Scott Rolen lofted a fly ball into right field that Nixon had to dive for to catch, which allowed Pujols to tag up at second and move to third, with one out for Jim Edmonds. Schilling bore down and fanned Edmonds for the second out of the inning. But Sanders hit a grounder to Mueller, who got caught in between hops and booted the ground ball, allowing Pujols to score St. Louis' first run. But the Red Sox tacked on two more runs in the home half of the fourth inning to a 4-1 advantage. Millar was hit by a pitch with one out. After a Nixon strikeout, Mueller doubled down the right field line to put runners at second and third for Bellhorn. The second baseman, who won Game 1 on Saturday with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, struck again Sunday, blasting a two-run double to deep center field to up the lead to three runs. In the fifth, the Cardinals got the lead runner on for the second straight inning, as Mike Matheny singled. But Schilling whiffed Marlon Anderson for the first out of the inning, and got Edgar Renteria to ground into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning. In the bottom of the inning, St. Louis starter Matt Morris was lifted by manager Tony La Russa after surrendering a leadoff walk to Orlando Cabrera and inducing Manny Ramirez to fly out to right field. Cal Eldred relieved Morris to face the slugging David Ortiz. Ortiz flew out to right field for the second out, and Eldred hit Varitek with a pitch to put runners on first and second. But Millar was called out on strikes to end the Boston threat. St. Louis could not take advantage of porous fielding by the Red Sox in the sixth inning. With two outs and no one on, Mueller's third error of the game allowed Rolen to reach base. Edmonds followed and hit a grounder to Bellhorn that he booted, putting runners at first and second bringing the tying run to the plate in Sanders. But Sanders grounded to Mueller, who outraced Rolen to third base for the force out that ended the inning. Boston scored twice more in the sixth to take command. Nixon singled to lead off the inning. After two quick outs, Johnny Damon singled, and Cabrera drove a single into left field to plate both runners and up the advantage to 6-1. The Cardinals drew within 6-2 in the eighth. Renteria led off with a walk off Mike Timlin, who started the inning. Renteria took second on a groundout and then moved to third on a single by Pujols before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Rolen. Keith Foulke came on to replace Timlin and struck out Edmonds to end the eighth, before retiring the three batters he faced in the ninth to nail down the victory. Game Notes The Red Sox are 8-0 this postseason when scoring first...Teams which have led a Fall Classic two-games-to-none have gone on to win 77 percent of the time. The Red Sox have won six postseason games in a row for the first time in their history.
  6. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON -- The oozing red sock is now the very symbol of these Red Sox, a rallying cry in the shape of a stitched-up right ankle. Pitching again through pain and seeping blood, Curt Schilling helped Boston move halfway to snaring its most elusive prize: a first World Series championship since 1918. Backed by another big hit from surprising Mark Bellhorn and unfazed by a defense that still had trouble getting a grip, the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 Sunday night to take a commanding 2-0 lead. Jason Varitek's rare triple, Orlando Cabrera's single off the Green Monster and a booming double by Game 1 star Bellhorn drove in all of Boston's runs -- enough to offset four errors, including a Series record-tying three by third baseman Bill Mueller. Schilling showed no ill effects of a bum ankle for six strong innings. Doctors once again used sutures to keep a tendon in place, as they did before he won Game 6 of the AL championship series at Yankee Stadium, and he looked even better this time. He combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and kept focused on the main job of shutting down the St. Louis sluggers. Despite Albert Pujols getting three hits, the trio of Larry Walker, Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds went a combined 0-for-11. Schilling improved to 8-2 lifetime in the postseason and became the first starting pitcher to win in the Series for three different teams, having also pitched for Arizona and Philadelphia. Now Pedro Martinez will try to make it a 3-0 lead on Tuesday night when he faces Jeff Suppan in Game 3 at St. Louis. The Cardinals are a perfect 6-0 at Busch Stadium in this postseason, and Suppan outpitched Roger Clemens there in Game 7 of the NLCS. Red Sox fans might be happy if they did not see their team play again in person this year. Of the 33 teams to open the Series with two victories at home, 28 have gone on to win the championship. Then again, Boston led 2-0 in its last appearance, winning twice at Shea Stadium in 1986 before losing in seven games to the New York Mets. Somehow, the Red Sox have won twice despite a pair of four-error performances -- the most ever in the opening two games of the Series. The Cardinals were flawless in the field on a misty, 48-degree evening, yet their baserunning was shaky. A misstep by Reggie Sanders -- he stepped over second and had to retreat -- cost them a chance to score early. Matt Morris lost on three days' rest and the Cardinals lost their eighth straight Series game on the road.
  7. Red Sox win 6-2. Up 2 games to none on the Cards.
  8. Bottom 4th B:1 S:0 O:2 Mark Bellhorn doubles (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Jim Edmonds. Kevin Millar scores. Bill Mueller scores. Bottom 6th B:2 S:2 O:2 Orlando Cabrera singles on a fly ball to left fielder Reggie Sanders. Trot Nixon scores. Johnny Damon scores. 6-1 Red Sox in the top of the 8th.
  9. Bellhorn hits into a DP and Damon KOs in the 2nd. Still 2-0.
  10. I'm a "Typical Democrat" and my only sin was not killing the superpatriot. If I had, I'd be a communist. So, the line between them is that thin eh? Guess I'd better break out my old Dead Kennedys records and brush up.
  11. Millar walks and it's runners on 1st and 3rd...Nixon grounds out to 3rd and it's 2-0 BoSox after one.
  12. Varitek triples in two for a 2-0 lead in the first with two outs.
  13. by Mike Prater The Idaho Statesman | Edition Date: 10-24-2004 Bill Buckner had a decision to make going into Saturday night, and it turned out to be an easy one for one of the biggest names in baseball history. Game 1 of the World Series or the Boise State-Fresno State football game? "The baseball game really doesn't mean squat to me,'' Buckner told The Idaho Statesman Saturday afternoon. "I'm going to the football game.'' The Boise resident and former big-leaguer with many ties to the Boston Red Sox might be BSU's most well-known season-ticket holder, especially this time of year. When Boston clinched a spot in the World Series last week, one name came to mind: Bill Buckner. In 1986, he was playing first base for the Red Sox when a routine ground ball bounced between his legs during Game 6 of the World Series against the New York Mets. The critical play changed the direction of the series, the Mets went on to win Game 7 (despite two hits by Buckner) and the Red Sox were left waiting for their first world title since 1918. A Boston sports writer labeled one of the most infamous moments in sports history as "the O.J. car chase of sports." The play spawned everything from shoe commercials to television documentaries. Plug three words into a Google search engine — Buckner Sox 1986 — and you'll get 13,600 hits. Buckner, tired of so much abuse from World Series-starved Red Sox fans, moved his family from the Boston area to Idaho in 1993. The telephone inside the Buckner home started ringing last week as soon as the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Buckner, a 21-year major leaguer and former All-Star, said he has received numerous interview requests in the past few days. He is declining all of them, he said. He did tell The Statesman that he's "happy'' for the Red Sox organization and "slightly'' hoping for Boston to beat the St. Louis Cardinals and finally capture that elusive World Series title. "I have no strong feelings one way or another, but if (a Boston win) would mean that no one would bother me or my kids, I guess I would like to see them win it,'' said Buckner, who has two daughters in college and a son at home. The opinionated Bucker also said he has no interest in seeing St. Louis manager Tony La Russa win a World Series. "I'm not a Tony La Russa fan,'' he said. "Maybe it's just that I played against him for so many years.'' Buckner watched the clincher against the Yankees last week while on a fishing trip in British Columbia. And while he opted to attend the BSU game Saturday night, he did say he plans to watch some of the World Series. The best-of-7 series continues tonight. "I'm not too worried about it one way or another, but I would like to see a good Series,'' Buckner said.
  14. Redbirds can't have a flat Matt Schilling to oppose Morris in Sunday's Game 2 By Mike Bauman / MLB.com BOSTON -- And now it is the turn of Matt Morris to attempt to reverse the direction of the postseason while pitching on short rest. The Cardinals right-hander, who is not coming off his finest season, will start Game 2 of the 2004 World Series on Sunday night at Fenway Park. Not only will he be facing a Boston Red Sox team that has won five straight postseason games, but he will be opposed by Curt Schilling. Ordinarily, Schilling, pitching on a right ankle that contains a dislocated tendon, would be the focal point of this matchup. But with Morris on three days' rest and the Cardinals needing to get on the board, there are obviously other issues in play. Morris had expected to work Game 3 on normal rest, but was told Friday night that his start would be moved up. The St. Louis World Series rotation now looks like Jeff Suppan in Game 3 and Jason Marquis in Game 4. Morris was asked how often he had pitched on short rest and he replied with a smile: "I think the last time I pitched on short rest was a Whiffle Ball game when I was 10." But Morris said that he was not overly concerned about this novelty. "There's nothing to rest for; this is the whole point," Morris said. "It's all or nothing right now. I'm not saving myself for anything. I don't know what to expect, but I expect that I'm going to go out and make pitches. My body doesn't know at this point what short rest is." Why was the change in the rotation made? Manager Tony La Russa said that an opening was created for this move because Morris did not throw an inordinate amount of pitches in his last start, Game 6 of the NLCS. "We had an edge, and we decided to play it," La Russa said. "He pitched 80 pitches, tomorrow will be four days, three days' rest. If he had pitched a normal game and had to reach deeper, we couldn't have done it. "But he had a lot of road postseason experience. And if it goes to Game 6, that's where he would be and we felt like he was the best shot. Plus, you get Jason in [Game] 4 in as another hitter in our lineup." This move could also be seen as something other than a vote of confidence in Marquis. After what was a breakthrough season for him, he produced substandard starts in both the NLDS and NLCS. The manager obviously isn't going to say that, but at this point, Morris at least has postseason experience on his side. The two most reliable St. Louis starters in this postseason had been Suppan and Woody Williams. But Williams was rocked by the Red Sox in Game 1. So now, it's Matt Morris on short rest, standing between the Cardinals and a 2-0 deficit. The Red Sox, for the moment, at least, seem to have much brighter prospects. Beyond Schilling, there is Pedro Martinez in Game 3. Martinez is always a candidate for a superior start. And then there is Derek Lowe in Game 4. Lowe, with his performance in the ALCS, has done no less than revive his career, not to mention his standing in all of New England. Schilling, of course, has already worked his way into legend and lore with his ALCS-turning, on-one-ankle, Game 6 performance. One of the questions to Schilling in his appearance before the media on Saturday referred to him as "almost a mythical figure." "That's a setup," said Schilling, who is a shrewd dude when it comes to these matters. But the thing is that after Schilling was shelled in Game 1 against the Yankees, there was the question whether he and his ankle would even appear again in this postseason. Now, the expectations are almost off the charts in the opposite direction, that he will remain the king of October, even with an ankle that will require surgery in November. After a 20-run contest Saturday night, there is also the expectation that one or both of these pitchers will hold the opposition at bay, at least for more than a couple of innings. Either way, this intriguing matchup holds the key to the short-term future of this Series -- Matty Mo on short rest vs. King Curt, medical marvel.
  15. 10-24-2004 (Boise, Idaho) The 19th-ranked Broncos dominated the once-17th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs 33-16 on ESPN2, leading throughout for the first time since the season opener against Idaho. The Broncos extended their winning streaks to 18 overall, 22 in WAC games, 23 on the blue turf and 12 on ESPN networks with a rejuvenated defense and a ball-control offense. They also seized sole possession of first place in the WAC, the conference they have won the past two years, as Louisiana Tech lost to UTEP. Those teams are tied for second at 3-1. The Broncos held Fresno State to season lows for first downs (nine), rushing attempts (17), rushing yards (17), total plays (47) and total yards (191). (After the way they'd played for several weeks I really thought they'd lose to Fresno State. They rose to the occasion and will probably go undefeated for the year. Still, they need to be ranked in the top six by the BCS rating system to get an automatic berth in a BCS Bowl game and they need to climb from 14th to do that. Seems unlikely.) 09/04/2004 Boise State Broncos 65---Idaho Vandals 7 09/10/2004 Boise State Broncos 53---Oregon State Beavers 34 09/18/2004 Boise State Broncos 47---UTEP Miners 31 09/24/2004 Boise State Broncos 28---BYU 27 10/02/2004 Boise State Broncos 38---SMU Mustangs 20 10/16/2004 Boise State Broncos 45--- Tulsa Golden Hurricane 42 10/23/2004 Boise State Broncos 33---Fresno State Bulldogs 16 10/29/2004 6:05 p.m. (MT) Hawai'i Warriors at Boise State Broncos Boise, ID 11/13/2004 2:00 p.m. (PT) Boise State Broncos at San Jose State Spartans San Jose, CA 11/20/2004 1:05 p.m. (MT) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Boise State Broncos Boise, ID 11/27/2004 1:05 p.m. (PT) Boise State Broncos at Nevada Wolf Pack Reno, NV
  16. The 19th-ranked Broncos dominated the once-17th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs 33-16 on ESPN2, leading throughout for the first time since the season opener against Idaho. The Broncos extended their winning streaks to 18 overall, 22 in WAC games, 23 on the blue turf and 12 on ESPN networks with a rejuvenated defense and a ball-control offense. They also seized sole possession of first place in the WAC, the conference they have won the past two years, as Louisiana Tech lost to UTEP. Those teams are tied for second at 3-1. The Broncos held Fresno State to season lows for first downs (nine), rushing attempts (17), rushing yards (17), total plays (47) and total yards (191).
  17. Never hesitate to let us in on what you know or are thinking.
  18. I live here and I've never heard that. But I do know a guy with a hook who lives near Lover's Lane, puts cats in microwaves and catches alligators in the sewer system. 23-10 BSU with 4:00 left in the 3rd. They're looking better than I thought they would. Best game they've played in five weeks.
  19. In the long haul, sabre advocaates may be right that fielding is not as important as hitting. But when you see FUs like this in a short series it sure seems significant...
  20. He looks really bummed out...Glad my FUs aren't televised...
  21. Manny screws up again and it's 9-9 in the 8th...
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