Saturday, March 12, 2011

Boston Wins One And Loses One

The Boston Red Sox played two games yesterday down in Florida, where I'd love to be to have a meal at Michelbob's and then scoot over to see the Sox. They'd call those pair of games a "doubleheader" during the regular season but at spring training, games such as these are called split squad contests. They'd call that meal at Michelbobs the best baby back rib platter I've ever had. Nice combo! With Jon Lester starting and pitching a terrific first four, the Boston Red Sox fell to their Ft. Myers cross-town rivals, the Minnesota Twins (go Nadia), by a score of 3-2. Those 3 runs were served up on a silver platter with a cloth napkin by none other than Jonathon Papelbon. Jonathon knows he has to perform this year because the Red Sox are heavy with back-end guys for the 'pen. He'll be fine. Or he'll be wearing a different uniform next year. What do you think? C'mon, you know how to leave a simple comment. PLEASE?? I'm just curious.

In the second game, Boston used a makeshift lineup, pitchers and hitters alike. But the team from New England prevailed by a score of 9-3 over the Houston Astros. You wouldn't recognize half the names on the players roster but everyone sure did get the most of their abilities.

I hope your weekend will be tremendous. I have no special plans as of right now but you never know what'll happen later. Tonight, it's the Finals of the men's BIG EAST Tournament at the Garden in NYC. UCONN, not a favorite in the tourney, will face Louisville after winning four games in four consecutive days. That's tough and Louisville has already beaten them twice during the regular season. The Rick Pitino-led team is tough all over the place. Quite simply, the winner takes it all.

Be well, stay safe and I thank you for stopping in on this still dark Saturday morning.


At 3/12/2011 11:48 AM, Anonymous BFW said...

I don't think Paps will be in a Red Sox uniform next year. Maybe not after July this year. Do you think Bard or Jenks will tak his place?

Go Kemba.

At 3/12/2011 11:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hello to you!! Don't count Paps out yet. It's early. Bard has been lights out so far, literally, and Jenks has been great, too. I expect Paps to be pitching in October. For the Sox? I hope so. Have a great weekend. Pete

Kemba has been on such a tear. If they beat Pitino's Louisville, that would be 5 wins in 5 days, a first for the Big East tourney. They're underdogs, but they were against Pittsburgh and Syracuse, too. 9m on ESPN. I'm excited!

At 3/12/2011 11:57 AM, Blogger Peter N said...



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