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, June 26, 2004

Someone call Al Franken cause I'm a Big Fat Liar. You know the woman on Cops who has locked herself in the bathroom after a "domestic dispute" with her live-in boyfriend who is passed out on the couch with a PBR in his hand and a mesh hat on his head, and this lady is sobbing hysterically cause the boyfriend just beat her with a plastic duck decoy yet she refuses to have him arrested and press charges because "he didn't mean it and he loves me..." You know that woman? Well that is me when it comes to the Red Sox. I just can't stay mad.
So ya, I watched the game last night. And I'm glad I did because it was a gem. It was Manny's game - the man went 3 for 4 with 5 RBIs and 9 put-outs in left field, the last of which was a dazzling diving catch to end the seventh. Manny would have gone 4-4 if not for Abreu robbing him of what would have been his 21st homer with a nice catch by the Sox bullpen. We're not taping over this one - this will be a nice game to drag out in the middle of January when we're suffering from withdrawal.
Youkilis and Ortiz also had big games last night, but the most heartening thing for me to see was Varitek having a big night offensively. He has been slumping for awhile now, and having him get hot again would be a wonderful asset. TradeBait has been making good contact with the ball lately, too. Once he gets his timing back together the middle of the lineup could be lethal...which is just what they need right now because has anyone taken a look at the schedule for July? Yikes.
So the Sox beat the Phillies' silly little asses to the tune of 12-1...Is this game just their requisite blow-out of the series, to be followed by the requisite two pathetic losses, or are the Sox at the turn of the tide? Apparently Tito held a meeting with the team in his office last night to motivate them a little bit...we'll soon see if it worked or not.