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  • September 1st, 2007

    Red Sox 8, Oreos 9:
    Not the way I wanted to start my honeymoon…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:49 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    Wanted to sneak in a final post before I head off on my 7 day cruise to Bermuda. Apparently, there is internet access, and ESPN on the TV in my stateroom, so I won’t be completely away from the game, but just probably won’t be able to post until I return…

    But then again, I may not WANT to check in on the Sox, if this is the way they are going to play…grrrr

    Well, Wake is down with a sore back (is this a contagious thing on this team or what?) so Batsh*t got the start last night, and completely crapped out– only going 3.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, while walking 1 and striking out none…YUK….

    1000th not so auspicious: OK, I thought we all agreed that Mike Timlin was not to come into an inning, but only start them–since he has a knack for letting inherited runners score…but he not only let Lopez’s inherited runner score in the 6th but he gave up 4 of his own!

    One good thing came out of the Skankee game Thursday: Joba Boba (my new name for him) got a 2-game suspension, which he started serving tonight, for “inappropriate actions” on Yankees mound…GOOD…

    Speaking of good, the Skanks LOST 9-1 to Tampa Bay today–Magic Number:  23…HA HA…Could have been 22…CRAP….But at least the Sox did not lose any ground in the standings…

    While I was bumming over the Skankee sweep of the Sox (and last night’s depressing loss…), I wanted something to cheer me up. So I went looking for an update on Josh Hamilton, the Center Fielder for the Cincinnati Reds. He has such an inspiring story. The  Devil Ray’s #1 draft pick in 1999 at 18, he had all the makings of a 5-tool phenom–then he discovered drugs, especially crack. But after 8 stints in rehab and at age 26 he is taking it one day at a time, coming back from the madness and hell of drug addiction, to play Major Leagues Baseball again. Despite 2 stints on the DL this season (one for gastroenteritis and one for a sprained wrist–neither drug related) and he is faring pretty well, hitting .281 with 18 homers and 42 RBI’s, with a slugging percentage of .547…better than JD Drew (.256, with 7 homers and 46 RBI’s, and a slugging percentage of .385) who left Friday night’s game after fouling a ball of his foot. Think we could get the Reds to trade? Amazing interview with him on ESPN.com:

    Tonight: Clay Buchholtz gets the start–his 2nd in the Bigs and since it’s Sept 1, (Happy Roster Expanding Day!) No roster moved will need to be made.  Erik Bedard, who was supposed to pitch  tonight,is out with the same thing Manny has, so Garrett Olson will pitch for the Oreos…

    And I am off to Bermuda….I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend–and a wonderful week!

    Go Sox!

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 8, Oreos 9:
    Not the way I wanted to start my honeymoon…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine,

      Enjoy your cruise: we’ll have a 9 game lead by the time you get back. You heard it here first!

      Ted

    2. Kaylee says:

      HEY CHRISTINE HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

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