Wah Wah Wah Manny. Has He Given Up On The Sox?
It was another long 5 innings for John Lester, throwing 98 pitches, a little more than half of those strikes. But the bullpen, or a least the four of them who pitched, held the Angels at bay as the Sox won for the first time in a week. And it was a victory the club sorely needed. The White Sox, Twins and the Yankees all turned up winners. We are where we were. Hey! Maybe that's the slogan for this year. "We Are Where We Were. Your 2006 Boston Red Sox." On second thought, not.
As for Manny, things are mysterious. He took himself out of yesterday's ballgame early, way early. Yet David Wells nocticed him walk by in the clubhouse without a limp of any kind. Last night it was the knee. The day before was his hamstring. Hey Manny, this team needs your bat more than it ever has in the past, 2004 included. Are you showing your true, "I'll play if we're in first" colors? Or are you a selfish player who couldn't give a damn about the club and your teamates? I haven't figured that one out yet. but when I do, you'll read it here. They say innocent until proven guilty, but every time Manny sits, the Red Sox have a greater chance of losing. And don't look now, but the Sox are just about out of chances. This is no time to let Manny have any leeway. Pencil his name in that lineup, Tito. Or send him on his way.