Friday, March 24, 2006

In A Perfect World, Here Is The Perfect Paragraph.

Let's say some otherworldly power told you that you could write a simple paragraph, and, when finished, everything you wrote in that paragraph would come true. If the subject matter was the Red Sox bullpen, my paragraph, actually borrowed from the Hartford Courant, would go something like this......"In a perfect Red Sox universe, Keith Foulke would be healthy and return to the form that made him a reliable closer. The aging Mike Timlin and excitable Julian Tavarez would be effective setup relievers. Rudy Seanez, who bombed in a brief stint with the 2003 Red Sox, would continue his renaissance as the strikeout artist he was in San Diego last season. And David Riske, a former failed closer in Cleveland, would provide quality long relief."
Peter here.Wouldn't that be nice? Now add Jonathon Papelbon into the mix as bullpen insurance. Mix thoroughly. Let sit in a warm place for 15 to 30 minutes, and then bake in an 80 degree oven from April through much of October. When finished, let cool for one hour as all the Red Sox fans in this world celebrate another World Series championship. Nice.
Oh, and yesterday Matt Clement pitched 5 servicable innings in a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. And Coco keeps hitting, as does Mark Loretta.
In NCAA news, Gonzaga was the victim of an incredible comeback by UCLA, who scored the last 11 points of the game, stealing the ball twice in the final 15 seconds. My heart goes out to Morrison and company. They must feel awful, but they have nothing to be ashamed of. Now it's UCONN's turn to step up and stop flirting with disaster tonight, when they play the Washington Huskies. Huskies vs. Huskies. UCONN by 11.

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