Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Number Three

Game 32 - Red Sox

Red Sox 14, Yankees 3
Record: 20-12

To paraphrase They Might Be Giants, there's only 2 paragraphs in me today, and I just wrote the third. Spent the day at the National Zoo with the kids, got stuck in traffic on the way home, and have to turn around quickly and head back into town to play softball. Such is the life of the unemployed - if only temporarily.

Just a really nice night at the old virtual ballyard yesterday, watching the Red Sox benefit from the Yankees' largesse. The Sox didn't win so much as get out of the way of the Yankees while the Bombers did their best Kansas City Royals impression. E-Rod made 2 and submitted meekly to Josh Beckett at the plate. Melky Cabrera (he's like the Zeppo of the Cabrera clan) dropped a wind-aided popup to plate 2 Sox runs with 2 outs. Aaron Small grooved a 2-strike meatball to Alex Gonzalez, putting the ball perhaps the only place the Sox' noodle-bat shortstop could take it out of the park. Gonzalez obliged, to my utter shock, with a 3-run blast to make the score 10-2 and take the wind completely from the Yankees' sails.

Watching the YES broadcast turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as Kay, Kaat, and O'Neill spent the evening sounding like someone had stolen their dog. I know it's a long season, and I know the Sox will be on the short end of their share to the Yankees, but winning by a football score sure makes for a fun evening.

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