Friday, September 09, 2005

Game 139: Pounding Sand

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 0, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3

I think the long beleaguered Kevin Millar put it best when he swung at the dirt after striking out on a nasty K-Rod pitch in the 9th inning. Sometimes they got your number and there’s nothing you can do. The Angels of California, LA, Anaheim, Santa Cruz, Pueblo New Mexico and Bolivia shut down the hot bats the Scarlet foot Condoms have been swinging and they did it with the K.

Outside corners, inside corners, bottoms dropping out, a few rising heaters and some crap out of the zone was on the menu… and Sox batters had 10 helpings. Byrd with 4 (Millar twice), Shields with 3 (Manny, Rent, Ortiz all with men in scoring position) and K-Rod with 3 (the side in the 9th). It was hard to watch. Knees frozen, swinging wild or just looking mad and marching to the dugout, the Sox had their chance to win this one… and they swung through it.

I hate games like this. You just want to scream and yell and take a shot ever time there are men left on base. That’s 9 shots! And yeah the bullpen was great, and yeah Scioscia went psyco after a bad call and was tossed (always funny), and yeah the Yankees lost to Tampa Bay again, and yeah the Patriots won… But come ON! This was for the sweep! Nope. No dice. Ok lets move on.

The long awaited series in NY is upon us and not EVERYONE is excited, but as a Brooklyn dweller I cannot be more so. I've been listening to Thin Lizzy to pump myself up for the eventual battle. When the Sox win here the whole city gets kind of depressed and that just makes it sweeter for me… is that sick? Whatever.

Guess who just got back today?

Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven't changed, haven't much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy

The boys are back in town!