Monday, July 6, 2015

Red Sox Make Weird Franchise History Sunday

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Count on it. Every time you go to an MLB game, something will happen that you've never seen before. Case in point: yesterday's 5-4 Red Sox win over the Astros. Fist of all, David Ortiz was playing first base—the first time he's done that in an AL game since 2006. But that's not even the historic part. As pointed out by the The Boston Globe's Alex Speier, for the first time in franchise history (we're talking 17,867 games here), no Boston first baseman (Oritz or late-inning replacement Mike Napoli) recorded a putout at 1B. Dick Stuart could not be reached for comment. Signs and wonders.