Sunday, August 5, 2012

Time To Engage In Protective Measures, Fans

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
It's time to take precautionary measures. Hide the small children—or at least put them to bed before the 9th inning. Slowly begin paying attention to Patriots training camp and the Bruins' back-up goalie situation. Contemplate the genius of Danny Ainge's offseason moves—and don't forget he was a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. All of this will keep you distracted from the fate of the 2012 Carmine Hose. Last night, they were one strike away from a 4-3 win until Joe Mauer took an Alfredo Aceves pitch into the Monster Seats for a three-run homer. Game, set, match Twinkies, 6-4. This, after the team had fought back to re-take a previous lost lead with a stunning pinch-hit home run (the first of his career) by Pedro Ciriaco. And, the starting pitching again delivered via Clay Buchholz, but it wasn't enough. At 53-55, the Red Sox are one-half game out the cellar again.