Manny walks off a hero

It was unbelievable once the ball left Manny’s bat. We all knew it was gone, but just for him to put that great of a swing on the ball was unreal. That’s why Manny is so unbelievable. That’s Manny right there.

I don’t think too many people can hit a ball as far as Manny hit that
ball. I don’t know where exactly it landed, we’re all guessing it might
have hit a car on the Mass. Pike.

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The game was long, definitely longer than the first one, but we were excited and having the home-field advantage is the big thing, and we protected. To win this game and to go to Anaheim with a 2-0 lead is huge for us.

I think all of us, now, we just want to win. We know with one game, we can end this quick if we go out there and play well and win that ballgame out there on Sunday. We want to win the first game in Anaheim. We don’t want to play another game. For us, we’re just going to go out there and play our game, and hopefully we can wrap up the series as soon as possible.

It’s great to have Curt Schilling out there for Game 3. Schill is going to be prepared and he’s the most prepared pitcher we have when it comes to knowing what he wants to throw in certain situations. We’re excited to have him out there. If he goes out there and pitches six strong innings, we’re going to hopefully give him some run support and get a "W."

When you have a six-hour flight, like we do tonight going to Anaheim, it’s huge just to have that advantage of having a "W" and not having to go out there with a loss. The flight will be a lot more fun. When you’re winning, you get an enjoyable rest on the plane. When you lose, it’s a long flight with a lot of people sleeping and not in a good mood.

Anyway, I have to catch the bus to the airport, so I’ll have to wrap this up now. I’ll talk to you all again after Game 3.

51 Comments

I can’t believe you got a blog out before your flight, Youk. This has been a fun series to watch, but I don’t mind at all if you guys finish it up on Sunday. Those work night late starts are brutal on us East Coasters. I love how deep this team is; there are different heroes every night!

Youk,

Ur the man!

My 3 and 5 ur old were screaming Youk after your homer in game 1. Keep it going! GO SOX!

wow yooooooooooooooooouuuuuk!!
i cant beleve you have no errors on the season!! good job with the dive near first in game 3, you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Manny’s a Bad Bad Man…ya gotta love that. It was the perfect ending to a nailbiter. Those are the games I really enjoy.
Congrats on your HR on Wednesday night. That must have felt awesome for you.

I’m wondering if you will be leading the guys on a new dance on Sunday or will you be sticking with ‘tradition’? :-)

From south of the border, congratulations on another great win. The relief pitchers, that kid who caught the foul ball and gave Manny another life in the 5th inning, JD with a clutch hit in the 1st, everyone contributed.

I read Bob Ryan’s column in the Globe this morning, and he made a small mistake. He wrote something like “Let me be the first to say it. That was Manny being Manny.” No. He wasn’t the first to say it. I was–well, not say it but scream it, the instant that thing took off MassPike-bound. At least a half-second before it passed the Coke bottles.

Good luck out west!

Hi Youk!
I have to admit that I’m a first year Sox fan. My boyfriend – a fan since, well, birth – converted me! To say that I have really enjoyed this season would be a definite understatement, and you’re a big reason. There are lots of sports stars that seem to take their success for granted, and it’s refreshing to see someone succeed that has worked so hard to get there! Very best of luck in the rest of the postseason and beyond! I’m so proud to be a Red Sox fan.

WAY TO GO MANNY!!! place erupted at work last night, when we heard on radio, that MANNY HIT A BLAST OF A HOMERUN!!!!!! KEEP IT GOING REDSOX!!!!!! hopefully like YOUK says that the SOX will not have to play more than 1 game in Anaheim!!!!!!! UR playing great defense YOUK!!!! WAY TO GO YOUK!!!!

YEAH… way to go guys!!There is nothing better than to be a Red Sox fan. What a great game last night..fan intervention..great ball playing..pitching like no other..and the wonderful game homer by Manny. Go in there Sunday and get it done boys..cause these Red Sox fans will be DANCING all around with you. GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!

hi bosox, what i meant to say bosox , hopefully red sox win tonight!!! not the way u put it.

THAT HOMERUN BY MANNY WOULD GO OUT IN ANY STADIUM IN THE WORLD!!!! NOW THAT WAS A BLAST PWINER!!!!!!!!!!

NO ERROR FOR YOUK, PWINER< YOUK DIDNOT GET CHARGED WITH THE ERROR< SO YOUK”S STREAK OF CONSECTIVE GAMES WITHOUT AN ERROR CONTINUES!!!!

Your unbelievable Youk, that you’d write a blog before you have to catch a flight to California – but that’s you. Hope the flight is good and also BEAT THOSE ANGELS!!

Well that game 2 was Manny being Manny – if you walk Ortiz you can expect him to come back like that and make them pay!!

Great game! You all look very relaxed & composed & I think that’s key. Good luck the rest of the way & wait for your pitches!

Yep,,,that blast was gone anywhere,,hockey,,,youks streak doesnt coninue during post season,,,hope I didnt burst ur bubble,,,,,lol

YOUK!!!!!!
Ok man, my 3 year old began screaming YOUK the other night…do you know what that feels like??? I am in heaven.

You are the man.

We were watching Manny up last night and my Yankee friend (bummer) said to me, “he going to hit one right here”..sure enough

GONE!!!!!

Love you guys…

See you in LA

Youk, you guys all rock my world. I’m cheering you on from enemy territory, as I just moved from Boston to NYC in August. I just hope I didn’t wake anyone up in my apartment building with my screaming at 1:00 last night when Manny hit that homer!!

Keep it up, boys. We love you (even in New York City!)!

Hello Youuuuuuuuk!!! We, from Brazil, love the way you play… You are a amazing player and a great blogger!!! We will suport you ever unless you wear a pin stripes one day…
Great hugs…

Tiago Paixão e Márcia Moreira

(Porto Alegre – Brasil)

Bonsoir,

Just wanted to say thank you again for the great season and your perfect game.

Thank you also for the butterflies in my stomach every time I have the opportunity to see you play, it?s a deligh.

Can not wait to see you play ?live? end of October !!!!

Merci

Anne for Beer/Chocolate Kingdom

COME ON PWINER!!! GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE< KEVIN YOUKILIS IS A GREAT FIRST BASEMAN AND WILL WIN THE GOLD GLOVE THIS YEAR!!!!!

Go kick some *** Youk!

i feel so proud to walk through the streets of new york wearing my red sox’s cap, and its all because of you guys…keep the good work and LETS GO RED SOX!!!

Youk–you rock! Kick some *** in CA and then come home and rest for the next round. By the way, 8 year old keeps asking if you will shave your beard after the post-season?

WOW! thats pretty nice of you youk.. to post on your blog before having to catch a plane! thanks! You care, dont ya? well great game last night! I love Manny! He really showed up the pitcher though.. When he got that homer… but oh well.. can’t wait for game 3!! Schils goin’ to kick their butts!!

Red Sox Nation Love

pwiner to scard to post!! he knows we’re better!!
haha

Brother…all I can say – Keep it going! Great job fellas!

sarann0826, my thoughts exactly!! Where is pwiner now? Go Red Sox!! What a great win!!

I love the Sox…and I live in New Orleans and have been let down again by the Saints. I have three kids and we all watch the games together. You are my wife’s favorite player, so don’t come to New Orleans. Will be wearing Tek’s jersey Sunday not Saints. Good Luck and great job with errorless season.

hi sarann and jermich how ru doing? i agree with u both, just look at youk’s stats and it shows that YOUK is a great first baseman and a great guy!!! youk is a friendly caring guy!!! pwiner should look up YOUK”‘S stats to see that he is great!!! just getting home from work!!! GO RED SOX!!! smack another homerun YOUK!!!!

OH,I’M STILL HERE!!! Everyone on this crappy blog is so excited. What happened? Did the Red Sox win the World Series? HAHAHA!!!

I’m taking it all in right now. And WHEN the Sox get knocked out, I don’t want to here that “Well, we went farther than the Yankees” ****. BEcause the goal is to win a championship.

Oh, and don’t be surprised if the Yankees run off 3 straight against Cleveland!

PS…sarann, how you doin’?

hmmmmm…..playing all those years, and ya still have nine empty fingers…..what a shame.

Hey Youk, it’s Andrea. How many baseball gloves do you go through per season?

WAY TO GO CURT SCHILLING< MANNY< BIG PAPPI AND YOUK!!!! KEEP IT GOING!!!!!! ur playing great REDSOX!!! HAVE kept ANGELS FANS quiet all day!!!!! GO SOX!!!!!!!!

No people,,hockey isn’t in LOVE with youk,,,he is just a fan,,,next year he moves on,,last year I heard Varitek was his guy,,,hey hockey,,,what it isbud

LOL,,ya all noticed the ”and youk he threw in there,,,lol,,,guy only hit into a dp

SWEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! youk has been very nice to me and a friend and jason has been nice too. YOUK got a single last time up. GO SOX!!!! next game FRIDAY!!! TIME FOR SOX PLAYERS WHO R HURTING TO HEAL MORE!!!!!

i will always like YOUK AND JASON BECAUZE THEY R GREAT TO ME BOSOX!!! thought u were my friend.

BECAUSE SORRY!!!!!

GEORGE STEINBRENNER SAYS JOE TORRE WILL NOT BE MANAGER OF YANKEES IF THEY DONOT GO PAST CLEVELAND AND ADVANCE TO PLAY REDSOX!!!! DONNY ” THE HITMAN BASEBALL” MATTINGLY” WILL BE NEXT MANAGER OF YANKEES!!!!

YANKEES DOWN ALREADY 2-0, our former player MR. TROT ” DIRT DOG” NIXON got a 2 RUN HOMER!!! MR. ROGER CLEMENS DOES NOT HAVE IT TONIGHT!!!

SORRY Mr. TROT ” DIRT DOG” NIXON< GOT A SOLO HOMERUN!!!! MISS INFORMATION!!!!!

MR. ROGER “ROCKETMAN” CLEMENS MAY HAVE JUST THROWN HIS LAST STRIKEOUT IN BASEBALL. took rocketman out in 3rd inning, yankees still losing 2-0. ROCKETMAN CLEMENS WILL BE IN HALL OF FAME IN 5 YEARS!!!!! NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!!!!!

ok, yeah so the yanks are goin’ to win tonight.. so what? Lets hope our old friend Trot can help out! Lets also hope Cle. can have a MAJOR comeback…

hey.. whos everyone goin’ for in th NL?

Rockies here!

And as for u Pwiner..

Im great cant wait to see the Yankees Loose!

<3 Red Sox Girl<3

That’s ONE!!!!

NO PEOPLE,,,THIS IS NOT HOCKEY443′S BLAB,,

YA GOTTA GIVE THE TANKS CREDIT,,THEY DIDN’T LAY DOWN,,SO IF THEY WIN AGAIN,,,THEN ILL SAY NY IN 5,,,INDIANS NNED TO END IT,,,RIGHT MY FRIND HOCKEY,,YES OF COURSE IM YOUR BUD,,WHY WOULD i BE

CONGRATULATIONS RED SOX!!! just got home from work, pouring here, hope sox get rest today and hopefully the weather will be nicer out on tuesday to practice. hi bosox, youk and sox know i am friends with other players around the league because they see the players come over and talk with me, youk and rest of sox have many friends on other teams too. i am a friendly guy who gets to meet other players around the league, youk has been great to me bosox, glad youk is a classy guy on and off the field. the RED SOX r very lucky to have YOUK ON TEAM!!!!

I happen to know hockey443 personally. I work with him. He knows who I am and everyone loves him and his wonderful insight on the Sox and Youk. Keep up the good work hockey!

I dont really think Manny showed up Franky all that much, after all they did walk a batter to face him, who is a future hall of famer and now tied for the most all-time post-season home runs after his home run on Sunday. I dont think anyone was surprised they chose to walk Ortiz, but since Manny came back, he has swung the bat better than he did the entire season. This home run reminded me of the one Manny hit in Toronto earlier in the year with 2 outs in the 8th, two men on, and the sox trailing. Manny crushed that ball just like he did this walk off shot.

bosox, why don’t you stop picking on hockey? he has more knowledge of the red sox then you ever will.

YOUK! I’m not *** and I have a beautiful wife and two kids but I would still marry you if I could and skip the sex stuff . YOUUUUUUUUK YOU DA MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck in the ALCS BRO I feel a big series coming from you!

Kkevin: You made me eat my words, you were fantasic in the ALCS, and should have been the MVP. Keep up the good work, and make me eat more of my words, from earlier in the season. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX

Hey Kevin….congrats to you, and the rest of the sox…My wife ,and I are 2 of the teams biggest fans here in Central Florida.. Lead this team to another World Series title!! We will be watching.. Scott and Sonya Rondelli in Ocoee Florida

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