Friday, September 07, 2007

Game 142: You gotta FIGHT for your RIGHT to… huh?

Final Score: Boston Red Sox 4, Baltimore Orioles 0

Let me set this up for you:

Coco tries to bunt off Daniel Cabrera.

Coco blows it, but Cabrera is still pissed Coco had the gall to try.

Coco hits a single and is moved over to third on two fielder choices.

With Pedroia batting, Coco dances off third causing Cabrera to balk in the run.

Cabrera throws behind Pedroia intentionally, forcing the ump to warn both benches.

Cabrera goes nuts, O’s catcher Hernandez goes nuts, benches clear.

Order is restored when Julian Tavarez talks everyone down (not a joke) and then Cabrera is tossed from the game.

WHAT??? I feel like I’ve been taking CRAZY PILLS!!!! I don’t even understand why Cabrera was mad at Coco for bunting. It makes no sense whatsoever. Then Hernandez goes ballistic yelling at someone in the Sox dugout… and THAT made no sense because I’m pretty sure he was yelling in Spanish to Jason Varitek. And WHY for the love of all that is HOLY was Trembley fighting this issue? It was OBVIOUS that Cabrera threw behind Pedroia on purpose and then he had the nuts to go crazy right on an ump. There was NO WAY he wasn’t getting tossed.

But I guess the craziest thing is that Tavarez was the voice of reason. That may make my brain explode if I think about it too much. Tavarez usually uses these confrontations to try out some new Jeet Kune Do moves he learned from Mortal Kombat 3.

As all this wacked-out tomfoolery was happening, Lester was throwing a gem. He tossed 7 shutout innings to remind everyone that HE was the first rookie pitcher darling before this Buchholz guy stepped into the limelight. However he did get a little help from the ump who called every pitch for EVERY pitcher a strike. Not really kidding here… everything was a K to this joker.

So yeah, a big ruckus, a great pitching line and another win. Ho hum. This Orioles team is awful. A sweep here would be big.