Friday, June 16, 2006

The Wrong Brooms!


Tim Wakefield has gotten 6 runs of support in his 8 losses. Yesterday was no different, for it wasn't until he was sitting in the dugout, in the 8th inning, that the Sox scored their three. And while most of the Twins' hits found the holes, or the stands in one case, the Red Sox saw a lot of baseballs ensnared in leather. Line drives galore, ground outs, double plays and line outs, all directed at one Twins glove after another. By the 8th, it was 4-0, but a threat of our own loomed. Nathan got out of a bases loaded no out situation with only 2 runs scored. He also gave up a run in the ninth, but Manny, hard luck Manny, struck out to end it and send his team out of town, out of Dodge, so to speak, and into Atlanta, where Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling are ready to break the hearts and souls of the Braves and their chanting fans
Did you see the shot Big Papi hit for a single? A SINGLE??? Yes, a single that, had it not hit a speaker, would have travelled 450 feet or so. Even the home club was embarassed. Burn down that cavern.
So onward. No time to recover, to lick our wounds clean. Tonight's matchup should be a good one. All 3 will be. But here in Connecticut on Saturday, we will not see the Sox. 55% of the country will see our team play the Braves, but we will be among the 24% that will see the Yanks play the woeful Nationals. Maybe channel 61 here in Hartford, the Fox affiliate for the entire state, forgot that the last time there was a Yankees Red Sox choice to be made, last Saturday, Muther Nature made the choice for them, providing rain in Boston and Yankee uniforms on TV. So Saturday will be a blacked out day for all of us here in the Constitution State. Bad move, Channel 61. Oh well, we'll have to win with no TV coverage. We've done it before, we'll do it again.
But all eyes will be on Jon Lester tonight. 7pm. Be there.


At 6/16/2006 10:09 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

They want to see if "A-Fraud" continues his slump:
The thought of Julian TavarASS, would scare small children.

At 6/16/2006 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yikes pete 5 losses in a row and only 3 wins in the last 10 games...i think i am starting to worry about this team...we need pitching now! to many teams in the wild-card reace this year to screw around for to long

At 6/16/2006 11:14 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I've just weighed in on the coverage situation on my blog;

It's some dry humor & anger & an alternative.

Watch the WB20 on Saturday Evening @ 7PM & Sunday @ 1PM, & I think that you'll have a ball; the clue is that they're awfully hot as a team. One of the "Idiots" is pitching on Saturday Evening.

At 6/16/2006 12:25 PM, Anonymous jonathan said...

pete i think as long as we can take 2 out 3 we are ok...the yanks will have their hands full with the mets this weekend...and the jays have played 8 out of 11 vs the o's so they will have to come back to earth

At 6/16/2006 4:11 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Jonathon, 2 of 3 would be nice, as long as 1 of the 2 is tonight. ML, I read your stuff. Bafflingly funny. And YIKES Anon, who are ye? Please! And Michael, it's JULIA Tavarez. Please, no gender bending.

At 6/17/2006 12:15 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

finally a win tonight...feels like 5 days since we had one...oh yea it has been five days


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