Saturday, July 30, 2005
David Ortiz, in his postgame lockerroom interview on NESN, chastises Red Sox Nation:
"I don't think it's fair, people booin' Manny, at this point.
In hours, you gon' change what Manny ha' done for this ballclub, for this city?
I don't care [what the fans are saying], they gotta sit down and think about what Manny done here.
His numbers, always there every year, and this town should never feel that way about Manny Ramirez.
If Manny's outta here, it's gon' be hard on everybody. That's my question. How you replace a guy like that?
I don't think what our fans did today to Manny [booing him in his first at-bat] was fair. At all.
He was here waay before I got here. He was here way before many guys got here, and the guy, he leave his heart out there every day. I don't care what kind of rumor there is, I don't care what people are sayin', you gotta see the whole thing."
Man, I wasn't even really ragging on Manny, and I still feel all bad that Papi is so disappointed in the fans as a whole.
Nice interview with Dustin Pedroia. My favorite bit is him saying that he's not sure if he doesn't know how to drive, or if people around here just drive insanely.
The Much Hated Eric Byrnes has been booted from town yet again. The Rockies have traded him to the Orioles for Larry Bigbie, which means we'll get to see the Hated Eric Byrnes Hair a bit more often. The really interesting part is that this article seems dead certain that Bigbie is just up north for a stopover and is ultimately destined for Boston, with Colorado picking up Kelly Shoppach.
The assumption seems to be that if the Sox do manage to move Manny, they'll need another outfielder. And Johnny Damon knows the Rockies could use a boost in their catcher slot.
Looks like Torii is on the DL with a strained and possibly torn tendon in his ankle. Ouch. They have all those big rolled-up tarps on the walls in the Metrodome that he's used to jumping onto... no such cushion at Fenway.
"It stinks," said Hunter, standing on crutches with a protective boot on his foot after the game. "I knew the dimensions of the field. They're weird and not the same as any other stadium. I should have just held up, but that's not my game."
My mother had almost as much fun saying 'Terry Tiffee' as she does saying 'Pujols'.
Hilarious as it was to see tonight, I don't think we can count on getting three runs off of an RBI single, two balls shooting by the catcher, and a ball hitting Damon in the head, all on one play, again this series. It was a wonderful complete meltdown, but the Twinks are just too good defensively to do it again. Although, with Torii out, who knows. Could throw things all out of whack.
Joe Mauer looks like he should still be playing high school ball.
Lew Ford is much cuter in live-action than he is in photos. Hmm.
Sucks for Carlos Silva... he looked really dominant at the start of the game. Then again, so did Arroyo. Still, 3 straight-up earned runs is probably less painful than 4 runs, only 2 earned.
Curveball in reverse,
Long smooth motion; Olerud
Has a pretty swing.