Here Comes the Sun

The sun did rise today.

The birds are singing, and things seem to be OK.

After watching the Red Sox get out-hit, out-pitched, outplayed and out-cheered the last three nights, I wasn’t so sure that was going to happen. But here we are – it’s a new day and we have the damn Yankees to focus on.

There’s a lot of baseball left to played. Let’s turn this thing around. quick hits

  • After receiving threats in the mail a few days ago, Sox players avoided fans in the stands like they had the ebola virus (with David Aardsma being the exception, but I think he may have a few screws loose anyway).
  • Walking into the game last night and seeing ex-Sox player Bill Lee in attendance signing autographs I thought was going to be a good omen. It wasn’t.
  • Evan Longoria is a great ballplayer, but after watching him interact with the young fans in the crowd, I think he is an even better person. Within two years, this guy is going to be the most popular player in baseball.
  • With Terry Francona picking the reserves for the All-Star Game, I think Longoria just secured a spot on the roster.
  • Funny observation of the night: The Red Sox coaches warm up as if they are playing that night. I watched as Brad Mills and Luis Alicea played some long toss before the game. After watching the Sox bullpen implode last night, they could have used them.
  • Three games, three dumb moves by Francona. Game 1: Not pinch hitting Sean Casey for Lugo in the 9th inning. Game 2: Having the ice-cold Jason Varitek pinch hit. Game 3: Keeping Craig Hansen in the game too long and having him walk half the Rays lineup.
  • Bonus dumb move from Game 3: Having the above mentioned Varitek do a hit and run with the slowest guy on the team standing on first base. It was a recipe for failure.
  • Manny sucks.
  • What a relief, Boston has four games against the Yankees.
  • 3 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay Rays feels like 100 right now.
  • Thanks to the Rays fan who jump started my truck in the parking lot after the game. I take back some of the bad stuff I’ve said about their kind in the past.

10 Responses to “Here Comes the Sun”

  1. Dan Says:

    I was there last night and it was the best game i have ever been to. The rays fans outnumbering and out cheering the sox fans was great, no more lests go red sox was like 5 years over due.

    boston will kill the yankees this weekend. I have a question, is it actually possible to hate hank worse than george??

    no more rays vs sox until september, that sucks

  2. Dave Says:

    I know that I’ve said it already, but that was playoff base ball. Those damn Rays didn’t quit, even after a sub- par performance from Kazmir. The catch that Upton made on Youk’s flyball felt like a punch in the gut. It was a really good play and a back-breaker. As for Hank, Wow! Who would have thought that the Yankees would miss George. That guy is whacked.
    We’ll see what the Sox are made of over these next 4 games.
    Thanks for commenting.

  3. Dan Says:

    ahh the sox will be alright, both the rays and the sox will make the postseason, but based on the home teams success the AL East is very important. Dont worry about your sox, the rays are just really good,

  4. Dave Says:

    Thanks..I think.

  5. Dan Says:

    I will say this though, im still stickin by my rays red sox alcs, guess its not such a laughable prediction now huh?

  6. Dave Says:

    Is it too early to buy those tickets?

  7. Dan Says:

    well maybe a little bit…. the all star game is very important for homefield in the world series.

  8. Derek Jeter Says:

    I am a great shortstop.

  9. Dave Says:

    Correction: You were a great shortstop. Now you are more like Julio Lugo, but with a better history of hot girlfriends.

  10. Derek Jeter Says:

    maybe my skills have regressed a little bit, but im still better than julio lugo! Even though im the yankee captain, best of luck to the sox the rest of the way, (shh hank will kill me if he read this!)

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