Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nearly Perfect Josh

Were it not for Reid Brignac’s third inning squibber down the third base line, Josh Beckett would have pitched the most over-looked perfect game in baseball history.

As the Sox ace was mowing down the Rays to the tune of "one over the minimum", his sporting compatriots on skates were capturing their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. We haven't seen the NESN ratings for Beckett's gem, but they have to be among the lowest in franchise history.

Thanks to Beckett's efforts—and a three-run home run by Youk about 30 seconds after Bergeron scored the first goal—the Sox defeated the Rays, 3-0. The Carmine Hose stay a game and a half up on the Evil Ones in the AL East.

Meantime, Mayor Menino is deciding when to let the Duck Boats sail—for their seventh championship run in ten years.