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Friday, October 12, 2007

What? No Gold Glove?

After making 2 great plays in the field tonight there may be a legitimate argument for Manny winning the Gold Glove.

OK: maybe not. However, the leather he flashed tonight can't be discounted. After Beckett gave up a HR to Pronk in the first, Manny got him out of the inning by making a leaping catch of a Kenny Lofton line drive.

Later in the game, he made a rolling grab of a ball that he may or may not have trapped to prevent a run from scoring: the ump called it out, so in my book it was an out.

In addition to his defensive efforts, Manny, combined with Papi, was on base EVERY FREAKING TIME they came to the plate. If they even reach those numbers half the time, there is no way on earth Cleveland has a chance in this series.

Final score? 10-3, with Beckett going 6 innings and pitching like he hasn't skipped a beat since last Thursday. After 5 days of listening to every talking head on ESPN talk about how tonight would be a pitchers duel, a VERY unclassy win was great to see.

Getting the first win is HUGE in a series like this: with Carmona on the hill for the Indians tomorrow, and given his shaky history at Fenway, tonight could be the crack in the armor Sox fans have been wishing for.

*Pimping of a Blog alert: over in my links you'll find Angie and Amanda. Readers of this site will recognize Angie as my long suffering better half, and Amanda is my little brothers wife: and don't ask me. I have NO clue how he convinced her to marry him. Anyways, they are partners in a sewing business where they can make you anything under the sun. This helps pay for diapers, food, and in my case, my Sox addiction. So if you need a pocketbook, curtains, or just some pillows to put on your bed, contribute to the "Help Ted keep the EI package" fund and check it out.*


The blog pimping is now over: back to your regular scheduled programming.

50 comments:

Tex said...

I'm BAaAAACK!!!!!! posted a new one finally. Im so tired so its short but sweet. and of course its about Beckett :) Duh

Great post of yours. and Ive been checking out those needle happy girls stuff.

Ted D said...

Tex: it's really good to have you back. The internets aren't the same without you.

edgeofdesign said...

I hereby award Angie and Amanda with my official Golden Needle Award. So how's principal-wanna-be Ted today? Couldn't resist! Well I could have but chose not to if the truth be told.

Mattie said...

10 for 10 is absolutely unreal. They were in the zone, that's for certain. Good to begin with a win, that's also for sure. A dominating one at that.

Tex!! Glad to see you're back!

Ted D said...

Gotta brag on my boy: 6 goals in soccer today! He was in the zone!

Denise, somehow stuff like that just happens to me.

Mattie, it was a great game for sure: let's just hope Schill keeps it going!

edgeofdesign said...

Perhaps Ted but thanks for being one of the good parents out there. Would that there were more!

KAYLEE said...

I WANT ANOTHER WIN :P

Mattie said...

Jr., I didn't think you kept score in those games. You know...love of the game and all that. Still, that's a double hat-trick. I hope you got him a soda afterwards for his efforts.

Kaylee, I thought you were having surgery today.

KAYLEE said...

Kaylee, I thought you were having surgery today.//

Huh? what gave you that idea?????

JMP said...

God!!
Kenny Lofton is trying to be a comedian on FOX while stating the Indians line up!!!
Hope he does not give up his day job!!

KAYLEE said...

EXACTLY MY THOUGHT JMP~~~~~~~

JMP said...

Hi ya Kaylee,
How's it going???

KAYLEE said...

Its going very well today at least!

Thanks for asking!

Mattie said...

Kaylee, I got the idea that you were having surgery today from here:

http://kaylee2.wordpress.com/2007/10/12/fustrated/

Isn't that your blog?

KAYLEE said...

Yes thats mine!!!!!!!

KAYLEE said...

it aint today though....

Mattie said...

Ahhh....sorry...must have read that wrong. Hope you're feeling alright.

KAYLEE said...

YOu did its tomorrow I am okay today i guess!

Mattie said...

Update: Hurricanes smack Canadiens 3-1 in Montreal. Just so y'all know.

KAYLEE said...

mattie,I just care about the coyotes;)

JMP said...

How 'bout that Mikey Lowell?!?!?!
Is he on fire or what??
And Manny knew just how to wait out Cramona!!

Ted D said...

Ya'll talk more when I'm not here than when I am!

Mattie, you are too much. Too much.

JMP, Lowell is the team MVP this year, no doubt about it.

Mattie said...

Ouch...I knew I should have kept watching the Cane's postgame.

JMP said...

Hey Ted!!
Welcome back!!
Hope ya don't mind us hijacking your post!!!

Ted D said...

No worries, JMP. I've got my brother in law and sister in law over: GOT to have a talk with the wife about company during the playoffs.

Mattie, get your rear end back to the freaking hockey game, STAT.

KAYLEE said...

do we need to have mattie change the channel?

KAYLEE said...

//Hope ya don't mind us hijacking your post!!!//

hijack? i dont do that.....though i do comment alot :)

JMP said...

ok ok we did not hijack it...we borrowed it....ya....that's it...we BORROWED it!!! It was lonely so we like... BORROWED it!!!

Ted D said...

jmp, like I said, no worries.

And 2 runs is nothing for this team, especially since Carmona is on borrowed time.

scott h said...

What a wicked web we weave when we practice to deceive.

JMP said...

Carmona is out.
Perez is in and Papi beats it to first!
Go Manny!!

JMP said...

Yes!!!
Manny smacks a two run homer!!!
Tie game!!

JMP said...

Lowell HOME RUN!!!!
YES!!!!

Ted D said...

Evening Bub: and it's been eventful.

I've pretty much decided Ciera will NEVER have her own computer until she's 50.

Ted D said...

manny and mikey, back to back!!!!!!

JMP said...

That's so nice Ted!!!
Drew with a single 1 out with Tek up!! Nice!

Ted D said...

jmp, time for the best bullpen in baseball to do it's thing.

JMP said...

Tight game Ted.
I think the cold affected Curt.
His control was not there.

Ted D said...

I thought the same thing: it's a bit cooler tonight than it was in SoCal last weekend.

Ted D said...

6-6 and I now have a ulcer.

JMP said...

JMP passes the TUMS to TED

JMP said...

This is a real see-saw game. Great for getting your fingernails chewed down to the quick..

Ted D said...

Thanks JMP.

You need any Pepto?

JMP said...

I'll take a gallon please!

Ted D said...

What a play by Pedie!

JMP said...

Sure was.. Now we need the bats to start singing again!

Ted D said...

Covelli gave it a ride, jmp. Just not quite far enough.

Tex said...

area uya wrrinting a book?

JMP said...

Dang, be nice to see Coco get a homer like that..he deserve on. His speed in CF and on the bases has been fantastic.

Ted D said...

Why yes Tex, we are.

Can we put you down as a guest contributor? :)