Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Game 34 - Red Sox

Red Sox 9, Royals 6
Record: 22-12

I'll be taking credit for this one. After the Royals posted 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th to go ahead, 6-1, I told Mr. Lester that they were done. Game over. I neglected to tell him that the "they" to whom I referred was Kansas City. That, or it was a brilliant piece of reverse psychology on my part. I'll take either answer.

It's almost as if the Sox think they get points for degree of difficulty. Through 6 innings, they had 1 run on 2 hits against KC rookie Kyle Snyder. Then, after John Burkett self-immolated in the bottom of the 6th (and thank you very much, Grady Little, for your ineptitude in managing the ballgame - you helped my fantasy baseball cause immensely), the Sox posted 4 in the 8th and 4 in the 9th to cruise to the win. Just a rollercoaster of a ride. As Whit just pointed out to me, when the Sox are playing, no lead is safe - either their own or that of the other team. Buy stock in whoever makes Pepto, because sales in New England will skyrocket over the next 5 months.

Off-day tomorrow. Must find something to write about.

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