Notorious Moron Race-Baiter Clive McFarlane Somehow Thinks The Red Sox Apple Watch Scandal Is The Reason For 2004 Red Sox Championship Run
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I feel a whole lot better today.
The pain from that heartbreaking New York Yankees loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 American League Championship game is suddenly dissipating.
I have never been able to understand how the Red Sox came back from three games down to win the championship, a feat never before accomplished and yet to be replicated.
But it all makes sense, now.
Perhaps that 2004 triumph by the Sox, which broke the 86-year Curse of the Bambino, wasn’t on the up and up. Perhaps what we witnessed was the mother of all swindles.
As you are aware, the baseball universe is currently aghast, dumbfounded, mad as hell and deeply disappointed that the integrity of the great game of baseball has been blemished by a blatant sign-stealing operation conducted as a cornerstone of the Red Sox organization.
According to the Yankees, the Red Sox used video replays to monitor and decode Yankees sign calling. The decoded information was sent to the Apple Watch of a staff member in the Red Sox dugout. The staff member relayed the information to players in the dugout, one of whom then passed along the information to their runner at second base, who could then alert the batter in the box what pitch was coming next.
Clearly, Clive McFarlane has never picked up a baseball bat in his fucking life. Stealing signs is apart of the game at literally every level. Middle school teams do it, and so do Major League Baseball teams. Is using Apple Watches normal for stealing signs? No. But, the MLB can just ban them from the dugouts, and that would be it.
That’s basically the only way the MLB can logically handle this. It’s definitely not the first scheme used to steal signs, and it won’t be the last. Regardless, if you think this has to do with the 2004 comeback against the Yankees – you’re a special type of moron.
Clive probably wasn’t watching too much baseball in 2004 – he was too busy crushing beers and getting arrested by the Worcester PD for it. Of course in the most Clive way possible, he somehow tried to turn in onto the Worcester PD. Classic.
Clive must have been slammed into another universe if he thought Billy Mueller’s success against Mariano Rivera was a result of cheating. Anyone with eyes who watched the game would have known that Rivera left a cutter over the middle of the plate, that literally didn’t cut…
So, yes, I feel better about what I used to consider the Yankees’ four-game capitulation in 2004. Now, I can understand how Bill Mueller was able to get a hit off the indomitable Yankee closer Mariano Rivera to tie the score in the bottom of the ninth inning in game 4, which gave David Ortiz the opportunity to win the game with a home run off Paul Quantrill in the bottom of the 12th to win the series.
It wasn’t a hittable pitch right over the plate or anything… God Clive McFarlane is a moron. Paul Quantrill’s fastball wasn’t in Big Papi’s sweet spot or anything either…
I really enjoyed embedding these videos and re-watching them again. Just a great reminder about 2004, and also because Clive McFarlane is still crying over it. Double win for us.
Oh, I know you Red Sox fans will say sign-stealing wasn’t needed against the great Mariano Rivera, that he only had one pitch, a cut fastball that every batter he faced knew was coming.
But that is not true. According to the also great Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, Mariano also threw a “cutter,” a “two-seamer” and a “four-seamer.”
BREAKING: hall of fame MLB closer Mariano Rivera throws more than one pitch! this is a ground-breaking discovery! and by the way, whenever Rivera threw something other than a cutter – it made everyone flabbergasted, because Rivera threw the cutter 80% of the time. Hitters knew the cutter was coming, when it flopped – it led to big hits. Just ask Billy Mueller and the Red Sox, and Luis Gonzalez and the 2001 Diamondbacks.
Sign stealing has been in the game for DECADES, that’s why catchers have to make sure their fingers don’t drop below their legs when giving signs. But, morons like Clive think professional sports are rainbows and unicorns, and millions of dollars aren’t on the line in this time of the year.
No matter how loud and vituperative the pushback, this latest revelation of Red Sox cheating has added an asterisk to the 2004 series. There is a chance it wasn’t fair and square, and that’s all I need to feel a little better about the loss after all these years.
But yeah, let’s somehow try to rationalize that because of the 2017 Red Sox using Apple Watches in a two week stretch puts an asterisk on the 2004 ALCS comeback. Even though, the internet was barely a thing back then, and stealing signs was perfected long before 2004.
This was the most Clive McFarlane article ever… Who would have guessed that a “journalist” that constantly race baits, sides with terrorists, and hates police would of been the author of that article. Oh yeah, and McFarlane is a condoner of sexual harassment after siding with Worcester Magazine Editor Walter Bird, who sexually harassed multiple women. But, stealing signs in an August 2017 MLB game being related to a 2004 MLB playoff game is the pressing issues Clive is focused on.
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