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  • April 8th, 2009

    Red Sox 5, Tampa Bay 3:
    One Down, 161 to go…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:06 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Holy…Buckets…! I never knew how much I was missing on my old, non HD TV–I can freaking SEE THE GRASS. Sitting in front of the 42″ plasma, watching the Red Sox in NESN HD, was truly a sight to behold….

    And, thankfully, all that detail was worth watching, as Josh Beckett turned in a brilliant 7 innings of 2 hit, TEN strikeout ball, giving up only 1 run, while walking 3 and only throwing 93 pitches. Hopefully, this Josh Beckett is here to stay–and he didn’t even cost a 1/2 billion dollars….

    And Dustin Pedroia picked up where he left off, with a solo shot in his 1st at bat of 2009, and even the Captain got off to a good start, stroking a solo shot in the 6th inning…

    Despite the fact that Ted Kennedy is at death’s door (although he did not look like it yesterday) he managed to come out, in a golf cart driven by newest Hall of Fame Candidate, Jim Ed, and throw the 1st pitch to him. Johnny Pesky, as ageless as ever, got to yell “play ball”, as he did last year….Still think they should be letting him sit in the dugout…

    Speaking of ageless: Called “the silent captain of the Red Sox”, by Ted Williams, and as “fine a man as ever wore a spiked shoe.” by Joe Cronin, Baseball and Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr celebrated his 91st birthday yesterday from him home in Oregon, making him the 2nd oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer. 92 year old Lee MacPhail is the oldest…

    For the 1st time in nearly 5 years, a #5 Red Sox Jersey will be seen on the playing field–in the outfield. Rocco Baldelli, his 1st start in a Red Sox uniform, will play against the only team he ever played for this evening. From Rocco: “I went through some tough times the last year or two and I didn’t know where my baseball career would be. If I knew then that at this point in my career I’d be playing for the Red Sox and being back home and feeling as good as I do, I’d be very pleased.”

    Mike Lowell looked great in yesterday’s game, getting a double in the 3rd. That hit gives him a hit in every Opening Day game he has played in–10 in all…He had a GIDP in the game as well…

    No game for the Skanks last night, but since they lost (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) on Monday, they are no firmly on the bottom of the standing–a permanent place–not a chance–but its still fun to see anytime…

    Tonight: Jon Lester gets his 1st start of the 2009 campaign, throwing 1st pitch at 7:05pm. He was 4-0 against Tampa Bay in 2008, during regular season play. He will be opposed by Rays Ace Scott Kasmir, who is 6-7 in his career against the Sox–and 0-2 with a 9.00 (yes, NINE) ERA in 2008…Let’s hope that trend continues…

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