Tampa Trouble, And Manny News
*****MANNY NOT TO PLAY IN ALL-STAR GAME*****
Tampa Bay has not been a nice place, and its baseball team has been tough on the Boston Red Sox. Curt Schilling relinquished the lead in the 7th inning, and the Devil Rays pounded Mike Timlin in the 8th inning, and suddenly, Tampa Bay has taken the first 2 of this 4 game series. I was at a Fourth Of July celebration dinner party, so any further comments will be found in your newspapers, or any of the blogs linked here. I did hear that Manny has decided not to play in the All Star game, thereby giving his aching knee a rest, a well deserved one.
We try to take our first win of this series tonight, with the #5 guy, Jason Johnson. Matt Clement yesterday had to leave his rehab start after only one inning, so our #5 now might be our #5 for a good while, as the big guy, David Wells, is nowhere near close to returning. Right now, let us concentrate and win a few games before the All Star break, which is oh so fast approaching. Or our big winning streak will seem like just a faded part of the recent past. With the Yankees losing, and losing big, we could have widened our slim lead. Turn the page time.