*Picture from yahoosports.com*
After Manny hit his home run today and got back to the dugout, the NESN cameras caught some serious shenanigans going on with Manny, Lugo, and Wily Mo:There was Manny acting like his hands were horns, stomping his feet like some human version of Bocephus, with Lugo acting like his shadow doing the same thing.
Manny takes off and you see Pena waving a white towel like some deranged 6 ft 5 matador, only one with a pimpin' beard and some $50 sunglasses. Just when you think Manny can't get any goofier, stuff like this happen.
9-2 win today, and for the first time since '99, I believe, the Red Sox won a series at Seattle. The actual game was interesting, to say the least. It featured the following: Manny driving one out in the deepest part of the park, the aforementioned "Bull Fighters Gone Wild", Beckett striking out 9, and the Mariner Moose ran over Coco Crisp on some ATV.
Never have understood the concept of letting the idiot mascot's drive around on 4 wheelers while multi millionaire athlete's are running around. I bet Tito swallowed his plug when he saw that happen, which is probably why pitching coach John Farrell was the one screaming expletives at the stupid thing.
All in all, taking the series 2-1 against a team right in the thick of the race is a VERY nice way to start the road trip: tomorrow night features the return of Schill, and if he's anywhere close to how he looked in his rehab starts, this team is fixing to get a WHOLE lot tougher.
Finally, I was very glad the game came on in the afternoon. In addition to giving me a little break from the 10 p.m. starts, it also took my mind off the following:
Curtains and sheet rock torn from the wall, a gallon of milk busting on the hardwood floor, and a Rakes melt down that reached previously unknown levels.
I. Am. Spent.
And they've only been home one day.