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.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

What a game last night. Was awesome to see the Sox deal out a legitimate ass-whooping instead of just kind-of looking lucky like they have been the past couple weeks. Arroyo was having some pitch placement problems, but the offense kept the Sox in the game the whole way. In the eighth inning, with the score tied at 5, Manny hit an absolute bomb off of Mike Nakamura to spark a 6-run inning. (Nakamura, don't throw the same pitches to Manny over and over again, and if you do, at least don't leave them hanging over the center of the fricking plate...unless, of course, you like public humiliation.) Everyone contributed to this win - including two hits from Pokey and Bellhorn and 1+ innings of scoreless work from Timlin. I have to check what Pokey's batting average is now...if he's anywhere near .275 I have a lot of shit to talk to my husband tonight after work.
Ortiz signed a contract extension for 2 years plus a team option for a third - YAAAAAY! I love it! Papi grande is here to stay!
Williamson on the 15-day disabled list with a tender shoulder. There's something you don't see every day, a key Sox player on the disabled list.
Johnny Damon shaved his beard yesterday and looks like Tattoo from Fantasy Island once again. Apparently a crowd of 1500 showed up to watch him get shorn...wow, that's all I can say about that.
Work is going to be god-awful tonight, I can just tell, so wish me luck.