Saturday, August 12, 2006

It Ain't Over Until The Fat Man Pitches

And just like that, the losing streak is in the rear view mirror, and the view to the top of the standings is one game clearer with the Yankees' loss. David "Boomer" Wells pitched like he had something to prove. Well, he did. In my last Boomer post I wrote that he looked better than his first start, and we'd see improvement with his every outing. I was right on the money, as his control was pinpoint, his pitches crisp, the curve ball breaking just right. Any tension of a close game was shattered like a stained glass window when the bats erupted for a 7 run 3rd. It's nice to be home.
Mike Lowell was in the middle of everything, and personified the true grit of this team. After being hit in the head in the first inning above the left ear, he made a leaping into the stands catch of a pop fly in the first couple rows of seats. The crowd gave him room, and he caught it. He also had a base hit and a stolen base in the big bottom of the third. Manny kept his hitting streak going on a controversial non-catch by Miggy at short. Hey, it's almost time for baseball this afternoon at Fenway.
In a rare good job for Fox, the sister station of the Fox affiliate here in Connecticut has been given permission to show the Red Sox game while the Yankee game is broadcast on the main station. What a treat for Connecticut baseball lovers........two Fox games on separate channels. I'd like to see this happen the next time the Yanks and Sox have 1 PM Fox games scheduled. But that won't be the case next Saturday, as the 2 teams will be playing each other. So it's ch. 61 for Yankees and ch. 20 for Sox, And beautiful autumn temperatures and light winds will make this a fine baseball afternoon at the Fens. Oh, and a win would make it perfect. Wouldn't it?


At 8/12/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger Jess said...

It's amazing what a difference a win makes.
The sun's shining a little brighter today.

At 8/12/2006 9:33 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know!!! And I knew Boomer had it in him.

At 8/12/2006 10:06 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I viewed in another pub, "The Hairy Monk" in Manhattan:

"All's Well that ends Wells";

It was The Fat Guy of Old.

At 8/12/2006 10:41 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And the fat guy who will be so great to see every 5 days. Location and cripness, and runs from his teammates.....a wonderful thing! Where you live, the only game in town on Fox is the Yanks, right?? You usually have the national percentage breakdown. C'mon Michael!

At 8/12/2006 11:04 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I do:
8% will see Baltimore-Red Sox, with Mark Vagersarian & Gerald Peter Remy, including New England & Mid-Atlantic, coverage on FOX;
53% will see Angels-Yankees with Dick Stocton, Ken Rosenthal, & Tim McJeter;
I am in the area with the 53%;
To me, some Saturdays are blackout city with the Red Sox.

At 8/12/2006 12:14 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And it's amazing that here in the postage stamp sized state of CT., that we'll get both games! A first...believe me.

At 8/13/2006 9:47 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

For Once, & since the asshat Buck wasn't working with him, Tim Mc Carver did say that the Red Sox Slump was due to the absense of V-Tek & his familiarity with all of the pitchers:

Point Well-Taken!


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