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

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A thing of beauty

(Photo from Boston.com)

Man, seems it's been a while since we've posted a photo like that, huh? Maybe it's time again. All I know is, I was at the Cambridge Brewing Company on Saturday night enjoying a delicious adult beverage when Papi hit his second home run of the season in the game against the Rangers. The bar area erupted into spontaneous applause. We just want it so badly for him. I'm willing to bet those same people were clapping last night.

We've been hearing for the past week or so how the Yankees team the Sox would be facing during this series was not the same Yankees team they've smacked around so far this season. Maybe so. Personally, I was in New York for their three straight consecutive walkoffs and I did not relish playing a team that had seemingly found their magic. Maybe they are a different team. But then, they ran into a different Josh Beckett last night too.

This Josh Beckett, in addition to having absolutely no intention of letting any Yankee hitters do any damage whatsoever, also likely was annoyed at Eckersley for his jinxy jinxyness last time out and so was dominant from the beginning.

A.J. Burnett, on the other hand, well...he's growing a nice little Nascar-stache there. So...that's something?