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Wednesday, August 17, 2005  

So yeah, I already went over this game once for my Tigers blog, it hardly bears repeating. Messy. From the Sox point of view, that huge offensive explosion in the top of the 10th was fun and impressive, but once again it turned out to be way too necessary. Johnny Damon forbid we have the sort of lineup that can't explode for eleventy billion runs in one inning; if we did, our current bullpen would give away every single game.

Remlinger certainly tried his damndest here with that grand slam to Craigger, leading me, my immediate family, my friends, my fellow bloggers, the whole of Red Sox Nation, and the squirrel in my backyard to wonder why exactly we bothered to bring him on board. Sometimes stats don't tally up with what it feels like you're seeing on the field, but in the last couple of games he's gotten into, opponents are batting .750 off of Remlinger, and that feels about right.

Something's gotta happen in that bullpen by September. Darned if I know what (Hansen? Dare we even hope he turns out that well?), but something's got to give.

Why was the entire NESN crew suddenly calling him 'Jonathan Papelbon' instead of just 'Jon Papelbon'? Did he, like, issue some kind of press release while I wasn't looking, requesting to be addressed by his full name only? Weird.

Beth called me up in the 9th inning, when we were all knotted at 3 and I was grumbling over Vance Wilson's awesome approach at the plate. She was convinced that the world was going to end, and the Sox were going to lose, and woe woe woe. I couldn't tell if she was really that down about last night and the subsequent Sox blogosphere panicfest, or if she was doing her reverse mojo ranting. Worked, if it was the second.

Awesome quote from Dmitri Young, on how upset everyone is that Rondell White, Clubhouse Guy Extraordinaire, has exploded his shoulder:

"Why couldn't it happen to a bad guy?" Dmitri Young said. "The worst thing was to see him that down. I mean, I'm a moody person, but he's a guy who just exemplifies joy."

"I'm a moody person."

Brilliant. The day DaMeat stops giving us fantastic quotes is the day we shake our heads in disgust at the way baseball has gone so precipitously downhill.

Also hilarious is this story about (currently DLed) Braves catcher Johnny Estrada:

During Monday's day off, Estrada, went to Cobb County to help kick off the start of a DARE Program at a middle school. It was a program he believes helped him stay away from drugs and gangs, while growing up in the Oakland, Calif. area.

Minutes after leaving the school, Estrada, who has been told he's the first local professional athlete to get involved with DARE, stopped at a nearby gas station. As he stood there wearing an anti-drug hat and T-shirt, a man approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy cocaine.

"I couldn't believe it," Estrada said. "I just told him, 'You've got the wrong guy.'"

Are you serious?

Anyways, Bondo/Boomer in a few hours. I'm excited. As is usual with these Sox/Tigers series it's a sort of free-floating 'yay baseball on both sides!' excitement, but still, should be a good one.

5:35 AM

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