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  • September 21st, 2006

    Red Sox 2, Twins 8 How can we lose to a guy named Boof???

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:26 pm in General No Comments

    Congratulations Big Papi! With 2 outs in the 6th inning, a homer into the center field seats, breaking the 1-1 tie and placing David Ortiz right next to Jimmie Foxx at 50–the most home runs hit by anyone who ever wore the Red Sox Uniform. “To be able to witness it day in and day out is special,” starting pitcher Curt Schilling said. “You’re talking about a franchise that has been around a long time and has had some of the greatest hitters that ever lived play here…That’s special.” Big change from 4 years ago when Big Papi was released from the Twins (how apropos that his 50th home run came off them!) and picked up to platoon 1st base with…wait for it…JEREMY Giambi…

    Welcome Back Schill: While he did not have his best stuff (5IP, 7H 1R/ER 0BB 3 SO, throwing 104 pitches, (he was supposed to leave after 80-90) 72 for strikes, he did leave with the score tied at 1, and when Big Papi hit his historic homer, it should have been enough….The Sox got a clean inning from MDC, and from Keith Foulke, but then Craig Hansen came in and spontaneously combusted. 12 pitches later it was a double, a walk, a 3-run homer and another double–all without getting an out…then 3 more Twins runs in the 9th, thanks to Bryan Corey…

    Although the Skanks lost, our loss leads them clinching the division for the 9th straight year…almost makes me want to finish THIRD behind Toronto, so we don’t have to hear how we have finished in the same order for the last 137 years. And I could get my wish–we play 4 against them this weekend….

    But some more fun may be in the horizon–Once again A-Fraud is being A-Fraud–a lengthy SI article comes up with such gems as: “I can’t help that I’m a bright person.” and “…When people write bad things about me, I don’t know if it’s because I’m good-looking, I’m biracial, I make the most money, I play on the most popular team…” OK, A-Rod, if your are so smart, why can’t you see what a arrogant jackass you sound like??? Oh, and there is THIS brillance from Jim Caple…check it out…

    MRI’s for everyone! Manny had a MRI yesterday, trying to figure out if there as more to the patella strain than just a strain…like a stress fracture. Fortunately, the MRI showed no structural damage “Everything came back very good — that was good news,” Francona said “We just wanted to make sure, we didn’t want to miss something. I don’t think anybody thought it was a stress fracture, but we need to rule out beverything. So that was good news.” Manny has not played since September 9th, and it appears will not the remainder of the year, if his medical advisor is to be believed..And who might that be? I am so glad you asked: Julian Tavarez…

    The big question going around is will/could the Sox make Matt Clement a closer–are you kidding me? He can’t handle 5-6 innings of pressure….do you really think he would be able to handle the same amount of pressure, crammed into ONE inning? Yeah, OK….he would be in a fetal position, drooling and talking to himself the 1st time he blew a save…

    Good to have you home, Gammo: Having no ill effects from his aneurysm on June 27, Peter Gammons returned to Fenway Park last night, making his insightful and knowledgeable baseball commentary for ESPN. There is an amazing article written by Peter on ESPN.com..while its an “insider” article (which SUCKS…) the important parts are available to read…

    Tonight: Josh Beckett vs. Johan Santana 7:05 PM: Now THIS has the makings of a Marquee match up, which means it’ll probably be a blow out…

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