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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Lots of good things.  Sox win their third game in a row, 12-5 against the dreaded Baltimore Orioles.   The Sox offense continues to roll on, with Manny finally waking up and going 3-4 with two singles, a double, and 2 RBI.  Ortiz had another good day (1-2 with two RBI, two walks and a hit-by-pitch,) and Varitek drove in three runs.  Pedro looked positively filthy in the first five innings - and I'm not just talking about the grease dripping off of his jerri-curl.  He gave up a two-run homer to Tejada in the sixth, then left in the seventh with a "tweaked hip," two men on base and a runner scored.  In the end, thanks to the less than stellar relief by Terry Adams, Pedro was charged with 5 earned runs over 6 and a third.   (By the way, who is Karim Garcia?  The dumbass who went 0-3 against Pedro last night, that's who.)
Mendoza looks pretty damn good as well.  I know that it might be a little too soon to get too excited about this guy as it seems that he can injure himself making waffles in the morning, but if he ends up maintaining this level of performance it could be huge for the Red Sox.
I noticed something really funny in the dugout last night.  At work we wear the same ballcaps all the time, and a pathetic amount of kitchen conversation has revolved around whose hat smells the worst.  Hats will be brandished and sniffed, or someone will run up and just shove their hat over your face - things like that.  At the end of the game last night I noticed Curt Shilling and some other player trading and smelling each other's hats.  Humans are weird animals, aren't we?
I was going to write more, but the Pedro Martínez Sports Century is on and then I have to go to work.  Go Wakey!  Go Sox!