The Boston Red Sox: Defenders of the 2004 World Championship!! "Whoever plunges into his experiences with the momentum of hope, will remember so that he cannot forget." - Soren Kierkegaard.

Sunday, March 28, 2004

We were just watching this show on ESPN about spring training and the upcoming season, and Todd Walker was on there saying "I definitely believe in Boston's curse, but not so much in Chicago's." That is what we in Over the Rhine call good, old-fashioned haterism.
Penny of the Florida Marlins shut out the Sox today, with Lowe giving up 3 runs and 4 hits in 7 innings of work. Final score was 4-0.
Nomar will most likely miss opening day in Baltimore and may be out all the way until April 10th if he is put on the DL to start the season. Trot Nixon is headed to a spinal center to continue rehabbing his back. Apparently he is making good progress and is still on pace to return in the beginning of May.
Only one more week until Opening Day!!!
Oh, one more thing. There is a small fraction of Sox fans who have been calling David Ortiz "Ortizzle." This drives me crazy. Let me just take a moment and explain how incorrect that is. There are three major suffixes in slangy rap star speak: -izzle, -eezy and -iggity. You conjugate words into rap star-speak based on the sound of the word's last syllable. "Shit" would translate to "shizzle," while "sheet" would translate to "sheezy." Which is why "Ortizzle" is so fucking wrong, and obviously the brainchild of some person posessing a crippling amount of dorky whiteness. It should be Orteezy. Okay. I'm done. My soul is unburdened. For more help with rap star slang, visit Tha Shizzolator.