The Yanks hit four homers yesterday at Fenway (that’s Russell Martin to the left, hitting one of his two shots over the Green Monster) as they beat the Sox 9–4. The crowd at Fenway was mean and grumbly as their pitching fell apart; I could even hear hometown boos listening to the broadcast (and no, they weren’t cheering “YOUK!”). One of the Boston Globe headlines this morning was “Sox Win Streak of 1 Ends.” Well, it’s a true statement, but it sure sounds funny.
Sports talk radio this morning was full of critiques about the Red Sox pitching and how Boston can’t hit worth a lick with men in scoring position (1 for 17). Not to mention the fact that Red Sox Methuselah (aka pitcher Tim Wakefield) has already mopped up four times in the first eight games! The entire Boston infield is having neck spasms watching baseballs shoot over their heads at an alarming rate; the Sox have given up 19 homers in 8 games. On the flip side, Yankee rookie Ivan “Super” Nova pitched only a tad better, but the bullpen kept the Sox down.
To add insult to injury, we also learned yesterday that Red Sox legend and World Series MVP Manny Ramirez has tested positive (again) for steroids and is retiring. Now, I’m not saying that he was juiced during his time with the Red Sox, but…oh, alright, I’ll say it: He was juiced when he played for the Sox. Who knows? Manny probably doesn’t even know, he’s such a dingbat. But now Boston fans can’t point a finger at the Yankees and claim that New York had juiced players while winning a World Series, but the Sox were pure. A-Rod, Pettitte, Giambi, Bonds, Sosa, McGwire, Clemens, Ramirez….the list will go on and on. We should burn all the record books and just start over. Right after Jeter gets 3000 hits. 😉
It gets late early out there.