Thursday, May 18, 2006

Game 38: Not a Unique Snowflake

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 4

“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”

In this Fight Club edition of Keep Your Sox On (if you haven’t seen that movie this won’t make any sense), the Baltimore Orioles break free from the complete domination that the Sox have had over the last two seasons. The Sox finally succumb to the weight of “The Streak” and break down to Bedard and the Tangerine Crew. Bats were flailing, Bedard was dealing and Wake got nothing in the way of run support again! If I did have a tumor, I’d name it Bedard.

The duo of Wakefield and Doug “Space Monkey” Mirabelli were treading dangerous water by putting two on in the 1st and then loading the bases in the 2nd, but got out of it unscathed. It wasn’t till the 4th when Millar put Project Mayhem into full effect by way of a 2 run shot. So much for having a Sox spy in the Baltimore system. Doesn’t he know this will affect his interview with NESN during the off-season? The Orioles got 2 more in the 5th just off bloop hits and then one unfortunate pass ball. This inning was like Ed Norton fighting with himself in the parking lot. An uppercut right into your own jaw.

In the 9th things got interesting. Loretta singled off rookie closer Chris Ray and then Ortiz (so freaking CLUTCH) launches one making it a 4-3 ball game. Could they comeback? Could they make soap from a team that is essentially the fat of the AL East? With two outs, Wily Mo slaps one to Tejeda who falls flat on his face while trying to pivot and throw. Ugly, but the tying run is on. Pinch running, the OTHER Willie takes off on the 2nd pitch to Nixon. Caught Stealing*. So close, but, "sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” Fight over. Game over. Streak over. It hurts. Not as painful as a chemical burn… but this one was close.

Oh, and the Yankees won. I guess these things happen. One day, “you're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world” the next, you’re in a tie for first.

Tyler Durden says: Go Sox.

*I am freaking sick of Willie Harris. You only have one job and you can't even do that? There was a HOLD SIGN ON, you waste of flesh! If I could fight anyone on the Red Sox... I would fight you.