Saturday, July 23, 2005

Proudly Joining The Alex Cora Fan Club

Something about the guy I really like…sure, you can call it a man crush, I don’t care.

Another scrappy win for the Red Sox, beating the best team in baseball 3-0 at the little league park known as U.S. Cellular Field. Is it just me, or does every single flyball to the outfield have a chance to leave the stadium? The outfields look way too small, and its turned into drama every time Konerko or Rowand makes solid contact. Almost as bad as Houston. Anyway, I shouldn’t be complaining, because Manny took advantage of the small park with an opposite field lined shot in the first inning off El Dookie. Actually, Mr. Hernandez would completely shut down the Red Sox offense the rest of the night. Tek hit a solo popup in the ninth, and thank god for that or the Schilling Expirement Part III would have been a whole lot more ball-busting. The Red Sox got a huge double play on a grounder back to Schill, and the curtain closed on a nice Boston win. Yess.

But the real star tonight was Wade Miller. I was getting pretty fed up with his performances lately- shaky first innings with too many pitches thrown, tiring early in the fifth and sixth, getting behind and walking too many batters, and giving up long balls, especially on the road. But tonight Wade only walked a few early in the game, kept his pitch count relatively low and simply dominated. Zero earned runs. Got out a few jams. Great effort from Miller tonight.

As always, Myers and Timlin got out the batters they faced. Even with the offense cooled down on a hot night in Chi-Town, the boys got it done. Supposed to be 100 degrees tomorrow at the field, and quite frankly, I can’t wait.


At 12:00 AM, Anonymous sox fan said...

Hey, is it too late to make a Tony Graffanino fan club?

I love those shutout wins. Wade really showed his stuff tonight, especially against the devil known as Carl Everett.

At 3:13 AM, Blogger Zach said...

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Carl Everett, infamous for his run-in with umpire Ron Kulpa in 2000 while playing for the Boston Red Sox, sounds off on a number of issues in the July edition of Maxim magazine. Some of the highlights, as reported by The Chicago Tribune.

• Everett has had gay teammates, whom he has accepted, but: "Gays being gay is wrong. Two women can't produce a baby, two men can't produce a baby, so it's not how it's supposed to be. ... I don't believe in gay marriages. I don't believe in being gay."

• Wrigley Field is the worst park in the majors: "They need to implode Wrigley."

• Most baseball fans don't know diddly: "Fan is short for fanatic -- he's crazy about something he really doesn't know about. And it's proven that 99 percent of baseball fans have no idea what they're watching."

• Jose Canseco is a "bitter, ignorant individual."

• The congressional hearings examining steroid use were a waste: "We have a war going on -- I have family in that war -- yet we're talking about steroids. ... If everybody in the world got on steroids, we'll still lose more kids to a war than we will from steroids."


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