"Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned but heaven hath no sweetness like a sports fan vindicated." - Samcat

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Straighten Up and Fly Right

(photo from Boston.com)

Cool as the other side of the pillow...

Clearly, all they needed was a little talking to from the man himself. The Sox obviously just needed to be told that this whole lack of runs for Wakefield thing was very funny, no really, HI-larious, but that the joke was getting old and Wake was really starting to develop a complex. Hell, even Doug "So much do I respect the Mendoza line that I won't even deign to hit within a hundred points of it" Mirabelli got in on the fun with an RBI double. Then everyone else followed suit and fired up the merry-go-round en route to an 11-3 victory.

So much the better too because a night after supporting Royals cast-off, yes, you read that correctly, Kyle Snyder in a 6-3 win, Wake would have had some serious words for his teammates had they let him down. There would have been yelling. There would have been screaming. There would have been tears and, most likely, someone would have pointed out that Josh Beckett has a higher batting average than Doug Mirabelli. I'm just sayin'.

Thankfully, none of us had to deal with that.

So welcome to Boston, Washington Nationals. Poor Frank Robinson looks, as Amy pointed out, as though he's plotting a murder in the dugout. "Someone get him a rifle and a cart," she said. "He's not bothering himself to go out there and yank them personally." Yikes.

And we know that Remy's happy because he always likes it when his predictions come true. And when Little Alex Cora (I don't know when we added the "little" but I suspect it was Sam's fault), goes 3 for 3 on the night after Remy spotlighted him in the pre-game, everyone's happy. Marianne even stopped calling him SeƱor Potato Head for the evening.

Tonight, the Sox send Wee Jon Lester to the hill against, interestingly enough, Shawn Hill. Is it just me, or does Lester look like an extra from an old episode of Star Trek? Okay, just me then.

I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to wish my parents a very happy anniversary. 32 years is a hell of a long time to put up with anyone and The Rick and The Sue are quite an inspiration. So happy anniversary, mom and dad. You guys are the best.