Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Big PAPI Powers Boston

Big Papi David Ortiz clobbered Brandon League's second pitch deep, way deep into home run territory with two men on base to put the Boston Red Sox ahead to stay. The Good Guys won the game over the Seattle Mariners by a score of 9-6. That mammoth blast overcame another shaky start by starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who at best was mediocre and at worst...well, you can finish the sentence if you watched him pitch. The tater by Papi, his thirtieth, tied him with Manny Ramirez. They both have six 30-homer seasons with Boston and trail only Mr. Ted Williams, the splendid splinter, who has eight in his remarkable career. Papi started out slow this year and was roundly doubted by people who were convinced he was past his prime. Sorry guys, he's still smack dab in the middle of it. Here's David...

“It means a lot. I’ve been here only for eight years. I’m not even close to what Mr. Williams was or means for this organization. He played for so many years and he did so many great things. When people mention your name right next to him, it’s a huge compliment to me.’’

Hey David, you deserve every one of those kudos. Here's the Red Sox manager, Terry "Tito" Francona...

“Good for him. He believed in himself, and he’s proven it. That’s great to see. There were a lot of people he was probably mad at, and I was probably right near the top of the list. But he’s done a great job.’’

Thanks for everything, David. We love you. We really do. The two teams play the rubber game of the season with Buchholz (15-7) and Pauley (2-7) toeing the rubber. It's an afternoon start at 3:40 PM EDT. A sweep would be great and Buchholz really wants to make up for his last start, a hideous outing, embarrassing. He will, too. FAITH.

I hope your Hump Day Wednesday will be a safe and happy one. Enjoy it! It's in the upper 40s here in Farmington, which is in north central Connecticut. I love it a LITTLE chilly. Mother Nature's air conditioning. The leaves already have a smattering of color and they'll only become more beautiful as they slowly get ready for their final fall, floating slowly to the ground. You can click on this post's title for more on the Sox and as always and forever, BE WELL. See ya soon.

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