July 26th, 2007
Except the shoe is on the other foot–and it’s not comfortable–at all… But then again, neither is the fact that our lead in the division has shrunk to 6 (!!) games…Could it really happen? Could the Skanks really come back from their horrible, horrible play and take the division away from the Sox, AGAIN?
UGH–I cannot even think about it…Need to focus on winning games, because if the Sox win, it does not matter what the Skanks do….
Josh Beckett did about as good as he could, throwing his 1st complete game since he has moved to the AL–the only mistake was the 1-run homer he gave up to Franklin Gutierrez. Other than that, he gave 3 hits while striking out 7…From ‘Tek: “To me, it was one of the best outings Josh has ever had…Got some outs at the right times. We just weren’t able to push one across.”
In a completely surprising move, 2 days into his designation for assignment, Joel Pineiro accepted the option to play for Pawtucket, when he will get himself stretched out to be a starter again, feeling that perhaps that being a starter will give him a better chance to get picked up with another major league team. Perhaps if he wasn’t so horribly inconsistent, with a 5.03 ERA THAT would make him more desirable to other teams–Just a though….Although to be fair, He did pitch 3 innings in Pawtucket last night, giving up no hits, while walking 1 and striking out 1….certainly better than he did with the Sox…
I was reading my Baseball Digest the other day and I came across some of the WEIRDEST Red Sox stuff I have ever seen…From Eternal Image Baseball Urns! You HAVE to see these things! The urn is sitting on a wooden home plate and the lid that seals the jar is a baseball and it has the Red Sox colors on it, with the logo…The Skankee one even has pinstripes….I guess the old adage is true–make something weird, slap a logo on it, and SOMEONE will buy it.. I consider myself a Red Sox fan–but even if I were considering cremation, I think I would rather get something a bit more dignified than a baseball urn…but that is just me….
As if it cannot get any more creepy–and for those of us who do not wish to go the cremation route–they also have CASKETS–complete with the logos and such…..
And because I could not resist finding out more about this, I signed up to be notified when they are available for purchase–I’ll keep you posted…
And when you are looking for the gift that keeps on giving, or for the baseball fan who truly has everything, check out Liveboards. Now you can have your very own wireless baseball scoreboard. According to their website: “Liveboardâ„¢ gives you a classic LED display of any real-time Score, Inning, Batter’s Count, and Base Occupancy of the game of your choice – LIVE!” The cost? I am glad you asked! $299.00….
Weird crap, VERY weird crap…
Tonight: Kason Gabbard goes for win #5 in the final of this 4 game series. Cliff Lee will throw the 1st pitch at 7:05pm for Cleveland. Then its off to Tampa Bay for 3, where we the Sox can hopefully beat them up as well as we (and the Skanks) did earlier this month….