Thursday, August 05, 2004

Game 106

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Devil Rays 5

It's not the Hall grand slam that bothers me. It's the fact that Dale Sveum totally misjudged where Baldelli picked up Doug Mientkiewicz (when is he going to get a shorter, easier to spell nickname?) single and sent Dave Rogers from second. Sveum was quoted as being surprised that Baldelli could throw that hard, but the ball landed in fairly shallow center and Rocco grabbed it in the middle of the outfield, not towards the warning track. I don't care how fast the guy is - if you're down by a run in the ninth and have a bunch of hot hitters like the Sox have, you don't need to take those sort of risks. Maybe I'm being a bit hard on the guy, but this is Boston - we take everything seriously. If you don't like it, go work for a team like Arizona. They had a frickin' Baseball 101 published in the newspapers there during the '01 series, for chrissake. And, of course, because both Texas and New York won yesterday, Texas won today, New York is about to win and the Red Sox aren't playing until Friday, I'm not in the best of moods about the whole thing. Bah. YANKEES SUCK!