The Great Showdown, Part I…

And so it begins…

 

 

Sound the sirens!  Rally the troops!  The Battle Cry has been called. 

 

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“The Yankees are coming!  The Yankees are coming!”

 

It’s the third-ranked Powerhouse on MLB Blogs against the tiny, unknown, and unranked opponent…

 

It’s the Whiskey Girl versus the Cabernet Guy…

 

Yes, it’s the war between the two most bitter rivals in all of baseball…

 

 

Chien-Ming Wang versus Tim Wakefield in THE game of spring training that will prove who has first bragging rights!

 

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Will I emerge victorious and make Jane Heller proud or will I be forced to eat crow?…

Hopefully, the Yanks win, and I anxiously await the pro-Yankees blog by Miss Julia in her Saturday Roundup…

 

 

Or, gulp, I have to begin thinking about what to write for tomorrow’s blog…

 

…while in Boston…

 


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Happy Friday the 13th!  It should be a day to remember…


 

Go Yankees!  :)

 

 

26 Comments

ok, I’m here and commenting! Happy now? :0)
Love the post – and let’s see what tonight has in store for you guys! I’ll be watching the game, thinking of you two going squirrely. Ahhh…however this ends, tomorrow’s blog will be worth the visit. Have fun!
Canuck

Hahaha, great entry! Can’t wait to hear about your favorite Red Sox player! OR Julia’s favorite Yankee player. But GO RED SOX!!!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

That picture of Julia on the Red Sox player is amazing. Which player’s body is it, btw? Since the game isn’t on TV (at least not here in CA), I’ll be glued to MLB.TV and following the action. Do not let us down, Scott. No crow-eating tomorrow. Are we clear??? THE YANKEES MUST WIN!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

No pressure or anything from Jane. LOL!
Enjoy the game, Scott. I have not doubt that Jane will be glued to MLB.TV tonight!!
Canuck

Hi Ginny, I am glad that you didn’t take offense at my comment about you not leaving me any comments. I was just joking, but thought later it might not have come across that way!

Thanks Kaybee! It should be a fun game regardless of who wins…regardless of who = Yankees! ;)

Hi Jane, it is a photo of Mike Lowell. I kept searching for a good one, but the best photos are of Manny and I couldn’t do that to Julia. So, I found an old Mike Lowell photo on Elizabeth’s blog that worked great. You do know that tonight’s game will be played without a single infield regular. Not looking good for the “away” team! At least Youk and Pedroia are still with Team USA, and Papi’s probably still bent about losing to the Netherlands…

Scott

So, out of curiosity, what happens if this thing ends in a tie? Is the wager off, or do you both have to hold up your respective ends of the bargain? And I would watch the game, but Francisco Liriano is pitching tonight against the Reds. I gotta keep tabs on our once and future ace.
-Erin
http://plunking-gomez.mlblogs.com

Well I’m glad that you didn’t use a Manny photo! Scott, it will a great game, I’m sure, down to the bitter end when my Red Sox will rise up victorious! I’m looking forward to it – and might I take this moment to say – GO RED SOX!! ;-D I’m looking forward to your blog – Might I suggest Ted Williams or Yaz! Have a great one – you know where I’ll be tonight!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Oh – the starting lineups:

Red Sox:

Ellsbury CF
Lugo SS
Ortiz DH
Lowell 3B
Drew RF
Bay LF
Wilkerson 1B
Kottaras C
Chavez 2B

The “other guys”

Brett Gardner CF: Cody Ransom 3B; Juan Miranda 1B; Xavier Nady RF; John Rodriguez DH; Jose Molina C; Shelley Duncan LF; Angel Berroa 2B; Ramiro Pena SS.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Okay – why is it that everyone is telling me who to write about for tomorrow? When I think they need to be telling you who to write about Scott! ;-) And I guess we hadn’t thought about a tie. Just so use to Red Sox-Yankees games lasting 4-5 hours! lol! hmmm – in a tie, maybe we both need to write about someone on the Mets! Think both our teams have a history with them! lol!

Hope you night is kind-of, sort-of, not-to-terrible for you! :-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hi Julia,

Erin brought herself into the fray by asking about ties. Since we hadn’t thought of this possibility, I’d say that if there is a tie, we do not have to write about Yankees or Red Sox. BUT since Erin is now involved, we’d have to write about a Minnesota Twin player.

Thanks for the lineup but I’d better hope that Wang and company bring their A game! I think Tomko is scheduled to pitch too.

Well, time to run home to watch the game! Wish me luck! :)

Scott

You guys are terrible…it’s wonderful!
Canuck

And here I was about to rip you a new one, Scott, for that cut-and-paste of “our” Julia!!! LMMFAO
Seriously, since the question of a tie came up, can I suggest something?? Go ahead with the bet as planned, PLUS…the BOTH of you write something GLOWING about baseball in Washington (past and/or present).
OK, maybe that last part could be hard for both of you, but still…I gotta crack the top 50 some damned way, and I thought “what the hell??”. LMAO
If you ever read my Nats blogs on FanNation, Scott, you’d KNOW I have MONDO opinions when it comes to baseball (or any OTHER sport, for that matter; just check ALL of ‘em out).
Anyway, have fun, you kids!!!
Gary
http://go-nasty-nats.mlblogs.com
http://twitter.com/go_nasty_nats

Okay – we’ll write about a Twins player in the event of a tie and congrats for being on the front page of MLB.com!

(and go red sox….she whispers….) lol!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Okay – you draw first blood. ;-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Scott – If you need a book I think the Brownie Brigade can help!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hold off on buying that book :-(

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Sorry, I was away. I was doing research on 1940’s second baseman Bobby Doerr. I am getting ready to start reading the History of the Red Sox and finding out more about the Boston Pilgrims since I will need a plethora of players to write about… :(

Scott

Hey Scott…you guys must be so darn proud of that Miranda guy at first tonight. Oh well. Win some, lose some. After all it’s just a spring training game, nothing on the line or anything! LOL! 7-4 so far…for Boston…

Canuck

There’s a game tonight Scott?? Why didn’t someone tell me! Must have missed the memo.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Shhhh…Julia, he’s READING!

Scott – The Brownie Brigade (the followers of Red Sox Beat writer Ian Browne) would like to know – if the Red Sox win by 9 runs will you write a blog for each position on the team?

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I can help you with the Bobby Doerr blog! I have his autograph! Might lend it to you for the paper! BUT – hey wait a minute – I did a blog on Doerr! Are you copying my paper??

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Scott? Scott? You there??? Put the book down! Talk to us!!

I am having a mock draft on my blog tomorrow at 7:00 and I was wondering if you would like to participate. You can let me know by leaving a comment on my blog indicating if you would like to before 6:00 PM tomorrow.

Thanks,
The Manoman
http://manoman.mlblogs.com
P.S. Please don’t e-mail me as I’m not an e-mail kind of guy. No offense meant. :)
P.S.S. If it says you don’t have permission to comment on my blog all you have to do is sign out and sign back in

Scott – I will look forward to reading your 4 posts! GO RED SOX! ;-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Read, Scott, Read a lot…happy typing!
Canuck

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