*Picture from the Boston Globe*
I left the house tonight after the first inning with the score 4-1 Sox: normally, me leaving during a game happens about as often as Slappy hits a HR in a clutch situation. However, my sister Sonya and brother in law Scott, with the two youngest kids in tow, arrived in NC around game time, so I figured I needed to get to my folk's house and give 'em a hug.
On the way over, I had a brainstorm: I need to give Dad the Extra Inning's package as a Christmas present this year: that way, whenever I have to leave the house to see my family, I'll never be away from the game. Think I'll start saving my pennies now so I can make this happen.
Upon returning home, it was 6-4 Sox and Ortiz was standing on second base: which leads me to the title of tonight's post. Yesterday, I wrote this: "The aforementioned Dynamic Duo to bust out the whooping sticks and start being the most dangerous 3-4 hitters in the game today."
Tonight, they went a combined 5 for 9, with 5 RBI's. After having a wife and 3 children, I've finally found SOMEONE who will listen when I speak: Thank you Manny and David: it's good to know somebody cares.
Wake gets to 10-8 for the year and has a decision, win or lose, in every game he's pitched this year. Which begs the question: is it possible for a pitcher to go 20-16 in 36 starts over the course of a year without having a no decision? Don't worry: I'm on it.
After getting swept by the Tigers, then having to sit through 3 days without baseball, tonight was a welcome relief. Still have a 10 game lead on the MFY's and now an 11 game lead on the Jays. Which makes me dance a happy jig for more reasons than you think.
Is it just me, or does Troy Glaus annoy the living crap out of anyone else?
Finally, I've got to wish Christine from Bostonredthoughts.com, who comments here faithfully, wishes for a very happy Wedding day tomorrow. Not only is she inheriting some children, she has the guts to get married on Friday the 13th. I'm sure you won't see this Christine, but I hope everything goes off without a hitch, and that you and your husband have a lifetime of happiness.
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