UPDATE: Ortiz in
OK, so now our evening is planned. Warm up the TV, because it looks as if The Great David Wars—Part Deux may actually happen tonight. According to CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam, the Red Sox DH has already told manager John Farrell he's "good to go tonight". Even though the lineup has not yet been officially posted, it looks like we're in for a treat! David Price plunked Ortiz on May 30th—which led to a bench-clearing brawl and the suspension of Brandon Workman (for later throwing behind Evan Longoria).
Friday, July 25, 2014
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You might want to get used to this. After all, Jon Lester may be wearing the dreaded pinstripes in another few months. Anyway, word is that The Bronx Embalmers have acquired former Boston lefty Chris Capuano from the Rockies for "cash considerations". What makes this even worse is that Capuano is a native of West Springfield, Massachusetts. In his brief stint with The Carmine Hose, Capuano pitched 31.2 innings, posting an ERA of 4.55. He did have flashes of effectiveness at times, but Andrew Miller was ultimately viewed as the more effective lefty out of the 'pen. We're sure flags will be at half-mast at Capuano's alma mater—Springfield's Our Lady of Hope Cathedral High School.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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the face, and the brawl was on. Later, Mueller's two-run HR off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth gave The Carmine Hose an improbable 11-10 victory. I distinctly recall driving to a meeting in northern California and listening to the game on my car radio. When Mueller went deep, my fellow travelers on the freeway must have wondered why this nut in a Red Sox hat was shouting and pumping his fist. It was indeed a watershed—a watershed to history.
The Red Sox will sit the somewhat slumping Dustin Pedroia (he still leads the team in WAR) in today's matinee in America Lite. Brock 'Babe' Holt will return from his odd exile, lead off and play second base for The Carmine Hose. Shane Victorino will hit second and play right field, while Christian Vazquez will be back behind the plate and hit ninth. Rubby De La Rosa will take to the hill for Boston. The weird Canadian start time is 12:37 Eastern—go figure.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014