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  • May 7th, 2009

    Red Sox 2, Cleveland 9:
    #^@&*^#&*(^#@^$#%^@$%^#$ Carl Pavano…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:44 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Did you know that when Pavano was with the Skanks, he was hurt so often (or embellishing ailments to get out of pitching because he could not handle pitching in New York) that the Skankee players took to calling the 15 day DL, “the 15 day Pavano”

    Well, he obviously is doing much better, pitching in Cleveland, than in the glare of New York–although, going into this game he was 1-3…But he and the pitchers behind him we good enough to hold the Sox to 2 runs last night–and give him his 1st win at Fenway Park. The Sox played with a lineup where JD Drew is batting lead-off, and where Jacoby Ellsbury and Kevin Youkilis are out with injuries…

    And, unfortunately, Justin Masterson was not his sharpest, throwing 112 pitches (76 for strikes) over 6.1 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits while walking 3 and striking out. And Hunter Jones and Javier Lopez did not fare any better, with each of them giving up a homer in their innings of work…Masterson is now 7-1 at Fenway Park. The last pitcher to go 7-0 at Fenway? Curt Schilling…

    As everyone has noticed, RemDawg has not been in the booth with DO for NESN for a couple of weeks now. We had heard last week that Jerry had had pneumonia over the winter and never really recovered from that, which is why he was out. Now NESN released a statement that Jerry Remy is on a leave of absence for an unknown amount of time, as he is recovering from Cancer Surgery! From Rem Dawg: “In November I had a very small, low-grade cancerous area removed from my lung. I was fortunate that it was discovered at an early stage. Except for the surgery, I required no additional treatments. I left the hospital with a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, following the surgery, I developed a bad infection further compounded by a case of pneumonia. It was the pneumonia and the infection that set me back. This all happened just as I was leaving for Spring Training. In hindsight, it was a mistake to go and I am paying the price for it now. As NESN announced, I am taking a leave of absence so that I can fully recover.” From all of us at Boston Red Thoughts, Get Well Soon RemDawg! We miss you in the booth!

    And I just heard that NESN hired Dave Roberts as an analyst, who will, in addition to Eck, will work with DO for the next couple of weeks…

    So last night, my husband says to me: What are we doing on August 29th? Now, most days, I have no idea what I am doing tomorrow, never mind 3 1/2 months from now, but I tell him I don’t think I have anything going on. And then he says “I heard from Sharon, (our friend who has a friend with season tickets) and she has her friend (whom she is now marrying, from what I hear) put aside 2 of his season tickets for us!!! So, on August 29th, at 7:10pm, when the Sox are playing Toronto, my husband and I will be at Fenway! And I thought I would not get there this year, as we are going to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in July…But it looks like Fenway is in the cards for the 2009 campaign–Whoo Hoo!

    Looks like John Smoltz is back on the path. After he week long break to focus on strengthening his shoulder, he is back to playing catch. Yesterday it was 60 feet, and they will go from there–if he was pitching the night we have out tickets–that would be THE BEST!!!

    So I am at work this afternoon, and I get a text from my husband: “”So, I hear that Manny got a 50 game suspension for steroids” Whaaaaa? No Way! Too Funny! So I go and check it out–and its TRUE.

    Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games, unpaid (which will cost nearly $8 million dollars), for violating the MLB “Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program” From Manny’s statement: “Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue. He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was OK to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility. I have been advised not to say anything more for now. I do want to say one other thing; I’ve taken and passed about 15 drug tests over the past five seasons. He goes on to apologize to just about everyone in the Dodgers organization. Someone had to have written this for him (my money is on Satan) cause it was far to nice and considerate to be Manny…

    As far as I am concerned, could not have happened to a nicer guy–and I am glad it did not happen while he was with the Sox–they don’t need that kind of distraction–and that is all Manny is anymore–one…huge..expensive..distraction…

    Coming up: Red Sox Ace Tim Wakefield–Yeah, I know, Josh Beckett is the Red Sox Ace–but he sure as hell isn’t acing like it–and Wake has been dead nuts on since the beginning of the season…Tim Wakefield will pitch tonight in the rubber match of this 2 game series–can you really have a rubber match for 2 games? He is opposed by Jeremy Sowers, in his 1st start in the bigs for 2009. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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