Sox Do The Lowecomotion
Win Train Keeps a Rolling,
7-3 in Nightcap
Hi-Tek Industry Booming.
Kapler, Ramirez Run Wicked Hahd.
TWO NICE POKEYS MON
Ho hum, more sweeps, more streaks.
Moss Throws Flat, Sox Roll at Home
Major League Best 15-6.
Hits Did BK Give Up Yesterday?
Day at Fenway.
Sox win 4-0
straight shutout. First time since '90.
Number Five Starter Wants
to Be Number One with Red Sox Nation
ALL THEY DO IS PITCH, PITCH,
32 Straight Scoreless Innings for Red Sox
Poison Pen Perfect for 30.1 Innings and
Big O Show Matinee
a Big Crowd
sizzles in the daytime.
D-Lowe Shows Moss
Who's Boss Tonight
Schill Bounces Back with All-Star Effort
Radar Love: Curt Hits 97 on the Gun
"I'm having trouble reading the umpires tonight, it must
be the Questec system" - Shonda Schilling
Mueller, Manny, Tek, BBellhorn lead the offense
Breaking News: The fanboy who
rushed the mound to give Schilling a kiss
was surprisingly NOT a member of SoSH
Shout Out: Pawtucket/Providence
College Crespo's Dirt Dogs hit the Wall
"The fans are so passionate around here that you get
cheated out of the big leagues if you don't get a chance to play for the
Red Sox" - Kevin Millar, NESN
Manny Mulligan: He didn't run one
out, but hey, he's talking to the "media"
"Forget talking to the media,
Manny's uniform is dirty every day" - Lucchino
Watch and listen to the Manny on boston.com
In the bad news department:
The Yankees are going to win eight in a row and get right back in the
The Doc is In - Major Surgery Needed on Celtics
Dressed to the Nines
Schill Plans to Go Nine Innings Tonight.
It's what he gets paid to do. And it's the only way he
If he trusts his other pitches besides the fastball and splitter, and
makes some adjustments the fourth time through the Rays' batting order,
he can do it.
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
Trot Right Back in Ft. Myers
“I was happy with today,” said Nixon, who
described the injury as a “bulging, slight herniation.”
He was hit in the shoulder by the first
pitch he saw and followed that with a looping line single to center; a
hard, one-hop smash to first that was turned into a force out; a fly
ball to left; and a walk. To sum it up, he was 1-for-3."
- Ft. Myers News-Press
Grounds for Optimism
Nomar takes ground balls at Fenway. And B.K.
starts day game on Thursday.
Game rained out. Schill still goes tomorrow. Day/Night on
HOW SWEEP IT
"The object here is to win the World Series,
not to beat the Yankees. They're the ones who got the rings. We don't
got nothing." - Manny Ramirez
BIG MAN BOMB PUTS
SOX ON TOP FOR 2-0 WIN
Williamson in the Eighth, Williamson in the Ninth
"He really Clutched Up" - Tito Francona
Poison Pen Writes Final Script for
24.2 Perfect Innings and Counting
Ramirez transformation startling
PEDRO IS ALL BUSINESS SUNDAY
PETE SWEEPS UP IN THE STADIUM
7.0IP 4H 0R 0ER 1BB 7K
"I am feeling stronger,
and getting better."
Tonight We Got a Petey Like It's 1999
"We have a lot of respect for that
team. They're struggling right now. We're just playing good baseball.
That's all. They beat us that other time, in Game 7. Well, that's fine.
We respect them for that, too. But it's too early. It was a normal
routine, normal for me, normal things from the fans. I don't have
anything against them. I respect it."
- Pedro Martinez, 4.25.04
NYYfans.com have solution: "Let's
get these boys some steroids!!"
Walls Closing in on Balco Brothers Bonds, Giambi, Sheffield
Conte confessed to giving steroids
to all three
Break Out the Brooms in the Bronx Baby
Sox Sweep Up
The Worst Team Money Can Buy
Manny Doesn't 'Hate the Yankees'
Like Most Sox Fans, He's Just Bored with Them
Sox Fans Take
Over The Stadium
Now Let's Get
The Whole State
Yorkers, Get Your Custom Red Sox License Plate Here:
just hear a 'Let's Go Red Sox' chant in the House That Ruth Built?"
More Hits for
"I will do my best for our team to
win, the management wants our team to win and our fans will never
forget the day we win it all. This point brings everyone together.
This is where the gossip stops." - The Manny
And Thanks Again Dan, What a Bargain
"My decision to play in Boston was not
only about money. I wanted to play for a team that had a better
chance to win the World Series, a team that could really battle the
Yankees. I knew Boston was serious about winning. That's why I
signed with the Red Sox". - Manny Ramirez on MannyRamirez.com
for All Red Sox Fans
"The K: Vasquez is a very good
pitcher, and his fastball was more alive today. He kept coming down the
middle, but the ball moved so much I could not hit it solidly. His
fastball was so alive that I knew he was going to keep throwing it.
Then, he dropped the change-up and got me. The home run: He fired
the fastball away and I fought it off two times, but this time I had a
better count. On the last pitch, I was looking inside, but at the last
moment something told me the change-up was coming. I held up my swing
just a bit, until I saw the ball clearly, and I was right. That's how
this game is. He's a very good pitcher and got me the first time, but I
was lucky the second time around."
"High school was complicated for me. I
passed my classes, but I never felt relaxed in class... I had just come
to New York, to a different culture, and I was trying to fit in. Also, I
was trying to learn to speak a different language... I always like to do
things correctly, and it was difficult learning correct English, so I
lost interest. This got me even deeper into baseball... When I played, I
felt good about myself, because I could do my best. I could work hard
and help our team to win." -
Old School News About The Brand New Manny
It's a Spring
"I usually start out slow in spring
training, except for last year when I hit 5 home runs, and my batting
average was high. The 6th spring game ended this year and I was hitting
.091. Hitting is about coordinating the muscular explosion that makes
the bat hammer the ball at the perfect time. My "off" season training
makes my body lose the coordination to hit the ball as hard as I can. I
gain this coordination as I take more swings. So as I played more I
began to find my timing. At the last spring games against the Atlanta
Braves, I hit a home run. I knew I was ready. I'm into the 10th game of
the season and I'm doing OK. Now it's just a matter of letting my body
repeat this coordinated explosion every time I go to the plate. Believe
me. This is easier said than done."
- Manny's Logs
"I train with a personal trainer at the
Institute of Human Performance, in Boca Raton, Florida. The gym is about
1 hour from my house... I start my work-out at 7:00 AM. That means I
have to be up at 5:30 AM. I only have chance for a protein shake at that
time," Manny said. The sessions last until 9:00 AM, and then he eats
breakfast. Manny works very hard, pushing his body to new limits. When
asked why, he began to laugh and said "The competition is too strong,
and every year we get older... If you want to keep playing at a high
level, you have to work hard." -
Be One of
Give The Man His Props in The Crib.
Will Larry Be Back Before Nomar?
You Think He's Coming Soon? Try June.
"I think with Nomar you're talking June 1st"
- Shaun McAdam, WEEI
Nomar in studio with Chris Collins on
NECN's Sports Late Night Tonight
Garciaparra, with his 'Indiana (University) Hater'
hat, sits with Celtics legend Larry Bird. Apparently the Celtics
are in the playoffs for their sport.
(Hey Nomie, the Boston Red Sox played the New York
Yankees last night.
I TIVO'd it in case you're interested.)
Nixon Better, Be Back Soon
Nomar is also working out with the Celtics at BSC
HealthPoint in Waltham.
(Will Bird sign him as a Pacers point guard soon?)
Former Arizona Cardinal Turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman
Killed in Afghanistan Yesterday. Rest in Peace.
God Bless ALL the
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
"Pat Tillman just made
Ty Law's life inconsequential." - jacklamabe65
Sox Tough as
Nails in Nailbiter
Trouble Play: Reese Takes Piece of the Victory Pie
SOX SHOW SOME SAC
Boston Takes Game
2 in 12th,
5 out of 6 Against Yanks for Season
Red Sox Win, Theeeeee Red Sox Win
Timlin closes it out
The Kid Outpitched Kevin Brown
Strikes Out Juice Guys Bac-to-Bac
Bellhorn pushes Manny home in 12th.
Yanks sloppy early but Brown settles
(They're Deadly) Does it Again
22.2 Perfect and Counting
No More Foulkin' Around: Remember
Gasoline Alley and Door-Matt White?
Was Captain A-Fraud
More Comfortable Here?
POUR IT ON
And Yankee Reign
May Be Over
"Tonight I was very confident that a better game was
gonna show up. I got into a pretty good groove in the middle. (Offense) did
a fantastic job." - Derek Lowe
Boston Crushes "Bombers" 11-2
Millar Avoids Bus Ride Down 95
Bellhorn is Todd Walker with Defense
Mueller's Better than A-Rod Again
Perfect Pen for Quick-Hook Tito
Boston Leather District has New York
Vote Manny for Red Sox 'Captain
"BALCO" Chants Bust Out in the Bronx
Giambi Hearing Things Again in the
Yankee "fans" gone by the fifth inning
A-Rod gets the Bronx boo again. Jetes too.
All Red Sox
Please Report to the Board Room
This man has two words for one of you.
The 49-year-old Cuban Con-Man Crumbles Again
Contrera$ drops to 0-3 with an 18.00 ERA against
Will Steingrabber sell him, eat half the
contract, and buy another pitcher soon?
"Within three years Contreras will be playing
bingo every afternoon before being spoon-fed dinner."
- NorthAdamsStateCollegeLives, Boston Sports Media Watch message board
Back to the Scene
of the Crime
No Worries, All Systems Lowe.
(The rest is history)
Grand Schlam. No Schweep.
(and a schleepless night for
Completely Apart in Seventh,
Can't Escape the Eighth.
Ace Doesn't Go Nine But Gives Up
Game Winner to
Number Nine Hitter Chris Gomez on Hanging Splitter.
Schill was Feeling Strong After 7
(and is not getting treated differently by Terry), but 4-Run Homer Sinks
Sox, Stops Streak.
Better Get a JH (Jays Hater) Cap,
and Get Ready for a SoSHellacking.
Toronto Comes Back in a New York Minute to Win 7-3
1-13 with RISP didn't help.
Is Millar headed for Pawtucket? Maybe he should be.
Kill Schill, Vol. 1
"Why nibble against Orlando Hudson when you're up in the
count? I thought this was the thinking man's pitcher? What a friggin'
disaster." - Kevin Hench
"If the distance was 60 feet, and not '60-feet-6 inches,'
he would have been fine... or maybe it's that '86-year-old curse' he
keeps trying to break while hitchhiking between innings." -
Big Dog (change the Ford ad voiceover)
"I didn't get the job done. I felt good, I felt strong, I
just didn't do my job."
- Curt Schilling
"I hit that ball 'wicked hahd' eh? How's that Dunkin'
Donuts Maple Cheddar Microwave Sausage Sandwich gonna taste tomorrah?"
- Chris Gomez
(or Grady Francona, your call)
Know When to Say When
Sentimental Journey: Was Leaving Ace In Best Option
with Perfect Pen Ready to Go Again?
Timlin in the Eighth,
Williamson in the Ninth
"I thought he was fine. Maybe I was
wrong. The results weren't very good."
Not So Good Friday for Fenway Francona
Manny the Media "Go-To" Guy
"I came back like the other guys, to get a ring... I like to joke
around, hug Millar or anybody.
A lot of people throught I was going to come back all mad because of the
waiver, but life is
too short. I just come out, do my job, and move on." - Media Manny
Nine Inn. Nails
Is He Going the Distance?
Big Schill Goes for 27 outs in Toronto
More Days in First Place
Belli Up! Doug Goes Deep Twice
Sox Win Again 4-2
(Hey, who's that other guy in the picture?)
Another Foulke Save, Perfect Pen for
Wake Taken for Granted, He's an Ace
"Battery Recharges Red Sox"
- Tom Caron, Headline Writer
Sox Trade PTBNL for Twins' LHP Brad Thomas
Moved to 15-day DL with "strained elbow"
Climate, Control Keeps Ace Hot
Cy Old Beats Cy Young Again
Pedro in Command Through Seven, Sox Win 4-2
Hi-Tek Offense: Jason 3-3. Pen
''I felt a lot better inside here than last time. I felt loose and didn't
have a hard time warming up.
I had my normal routine back, and that was the difference.'' - Pedro
"Believe in The Man. Believe in The
Man." - Jason Varitek
Don't Mess with the Manny
Inside pitch clears out benches
"Don't throw that high at the head,
No Repeat for Pete
Martinez must be on vs. Halladay
Bruins Ruin Perfect Patriots Day
Montreal keeps the
heat on at the Fleet. 2-0, season over.
Hot to Trot
Congratulations to our
friends at the
Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge
and to all the runners of the 108th Boston Marathon.
Some like it hot...
but not that hot.
Take One for the Team
Everybody chips in for
win. Very Dirt Doggish.
Yanks lose three of four in Boston. A-Rod looked A-wful.
(and yes, we wanted
him to go 0-17 very badly)
Sox Graduate from Brown,
Kapler Clutch in Comeback 5-4
Out in Left Field
He's Quite the Catch
Manny makes up for
0-for-4, big GIDP, with biger grab
Gabe Kapler is now the
Grand Poobah of the Loyal Order of Forgetting How Many Outs
There Are Club with a world record two miscues in one
inning. Trot Nixon, Manny Ramirez, and Johnny Damon remain
the senior members of this exclusive alliance.
What Can Brown Do for You?
Find out this morning
as Sox try to avoid Splitsville with Crespo (SS), McCarty,
Kapler, and Bellhorn (scratch) in the lineup.
What's Wrong with
"McCarver says Martinez's arm
doesn't appear to be strong. And without a 90 mph-plus
fastball, McCarver believes Martinez will have trouble
fooling batters. "They played it down in spring training,"
McCarver says. "But the hitters talk about it — they say
'you can't change off a change.' I think that's what Pedro's
doing: He's changing off his changeup."
Says McCarver: "Pedro Martinez
is the most resourceful pitcher that I've seen in the last
40 years. ... However, that said, an 87, 88-mile-an-hour
fastball? ... He's very adaptable to situations. But I'm not
too sure he's ever had to adapt to pitching the way he's had
to adapt this year."
- USA Today
All Time Lowe
Ten Days: Too Many
one of the worst outings I've ever had."
Yankees Pick "The
Opposite field hits
sink Lowe in the big inning
Good News: The Rest is
Malaska shines again.
MVP Manny keeps hitting.
But Sox manage only
three hits in 6.2 innings off New York pen
Win Some, Lose Some:
REST ASSURED, ALL
Sign-Him-Now-Starter Will Contract Up! Today
(Sox Own the Cuban Con Man)
So Far, So Good
Sox Take First Two as
Schilling is Solid
New York Yankees||
Bottom Line: Winner: Curt Schilling (2-0)
Loser: Mike Mussina (1-3)
Curt Puts the Hurt on New York,
Leaves Game After 206 Pitches.
A-Fraud Batting .171.
Tony-the-Phony Gets Lone Lucky NY Run.
Damon, Manny Bomb lead the offense. Timlin timely.
"You Used Steroids" Chant
Welcomes Juicin' Giambi
That's My Manny:
"Let me tell you Curt Schilling is doing a great job for
us, without him we wouldn't be in this place right now."
Manny On Mussina:
"He's hard to hit even when he doesn't have his good stuff.
He just made a mistake, I was just trying to go to left
Manny On the Left
Field Fans: "I have fun, I like it. I like to just go
and have fun."
D-Lowe is a Lock for Sunday.
Arroyo to Go for Sweep.
No Boonedoggle Redux as Wake
dazzles Yankees for seven.
Sox don't look back,
6-2 (but we're not even).
Bill Makes Yanks Pay
Mueller goes 3-3 with another
bomb. Belli Up! Doug has a big night.
Umps err on Manny home run. Manny errs period.
Rough Night for Pay-Rod
Yankees Third Baseman Can't
Hit His Salary in New York
(Nice baserunning too)
The Ego Empire Hits The Hub.
The Balco Bombers are
The Chant Heard 'Round the World
"BAL-CO... BAL-CO... BAL-CO"
"That has a sort of nice rhythmic ring to it"
- Larry Lucchino
Lucky says "Yankees Suck" is "feels
tried, tired, and it does offend"
A-Who? No "A-Hole"
(OK fine, let it rip)
On the Juice
Off the Juice
Remember the Bronx:
Giambi's Two Unnatural Home Runs Blocked Sox from Series
October 16, 2003:
Giambi said he could make very good use of a little extra muscle
Juice Guy Changes His Tune
2001 From ESPN
Page 2, Summer 2001: Jason, which
superpower would you want most: the strength of 100 men, the ability to
fly, turn invisible or shoot fire out your rear end?
Giambi: I think I can already do the
last one. Probably the strength of 100 men.
You're about the first one to say that.
Almost everyone else picks invisible.
Giambi: No, strength is more practical. It would be such
an advantage in this game.
comments on strength after scandal breaks:
"There is no miracle [drug] for
this game," he said. "You either have talent or you don't. [Taking
steroids] doesn't help you hit a baseball or achieve things people
worked hard for."
And Sheffield Too
You Can 'Say Hey' When You Hit 660 Home Runs, Naturally.
Aaron, Ruth, Mays. Period. No Asterisk.
Death Wish for Bronson in 11th.
12-7 O's Win.
Pedro Horror Show
Ace Was Trumped Tonight
Sox Falling Down Before Big Series. O's Sweep.
Tejada, Segui, Roberts Go Deep. Sox
Now Comes Mueller Time
And a Martinez Meltdown
Bill, You're Hired
The basketball signing scammer, empty rickshaw driving, resting on
his resume slacker gets kicked to the Wall Street curb tonight.
I'm a Rockette Man
The Baseball Season Kicks Off in Boston this Weekend
Rain Out Rotation v2
Lucchino: "We're going to get this game in tonight...
I was going to say 'come hell or high water.'"
|Fri.||Apr. 16||vs. NEW YORK YANKEES||Wakefield/Vazquez|
|Sat.||Apr. 17||vs. NEW YORK YANKEES||Schilling/Contreras|
|Sun.||Apr. 18||vs. NEW YORK YANKEES||
|Mon.||Apr. 19||vs. NEW YORK YANKEES||
|Tue.||Apr. 20||at TORONTO BLUE JAYS||Pedro|
|Wed.||Apr. 21||at TORONTO BLUE JAYS||Wakefield|
|Thu.||Apr. 22||at TORONTO BLUE JAYS||Schilling|
|Fri.||Apr. 23||at NEW YORK YANKEES||
|Sat.||Apr. 24||at NEW YORK YANKEES||
|Sun.||Apr. 25||at NEW YORK YANKEES||Pedro/DePaula|
When it rains, it
Pedro Goes Tomorrow, Rain or Shine
Bobby Jones takes a walk down to
Hey, It's the Curse Again!
Affleck Finally Funny
Through the Perilous Fight
Red, White, and Blue...
and Black and Gold.
Double Trouble for Hapless Habs
Bruins Come from Behind to Beat Montreal
4-3 Winner on Glen Murray Goal in
Double Overtime, Lead Series 3-1
Ortiz Masters Jays
Star of David Shoots Out Another Game Winner
Photo by Dale Yarborough Photography
David is Goliath on Easter Sunday, Sox Win in 12, 6-4
The bottom line on Schilling: "I've got two outs and nobody on and an 0-2 count and a lot of freedom to do some different things and I made a bad pitch and they end up getting two runs off that hanging splitter."
The talking (and hitting) Manny: "I told David before he went to home plate, `Finish this, man. We don't get paid overtime.' And he did it.''
Malaska and you shall receive.
Manny Untangles the Web
Message from Manny:
"Welcome to my Official Website, Manny Ramirez.com, a place I have set aside to honor my diehard Red Sox fans, and baseball fans in general. Here, I hope to have the opportunity to interact with you more closely, via my weekly chats, the newspen, the shout-out page, my game logs, the youth page, my charity endeavors, and in many other ways. In turn, if you visit this site regularly, you will get my inside story and to know me better.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the site, please go to the Feedback section and send us an email. Thanks for coming, and enjoy!
"Playing baseball is a job that gives you a lot of fame. But I don't play for fame. I will always do my best, because I love the game".
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The New Mendoza Line
"Ramiro Mendoza continues to
make the Yankees look smart for letting him go. The Red Sox
placed the righthander on the disabled list Friday with a
sore pitching shoulder. Mendoza, who went 3-5 with an awful
6.75 ERA last year, also has complained of an ailing rib
cage. The 31-year-old has been a disaster, doing nothing to
merit the two-year, $6.5-million contract he signed with
Boston in January of last year.
Our prediction: Mendoza signs a
minor-league contract with the Yankees next winter and
thrives again under the guidance of Torre and Mendoza's
fellow Panama native, Mariano Rivera. Mendoza never wanted
to leave the Yankees. He still keeps in touch regularly,
several times a week, with Yankees personnel.
"He wants to be here again," one
Bronx-based friend said of Mendoza."
- The Embedded Yankee
The New Pedrotation
vs. BALTIMORE ORIOLES
vs. BALTIMORE ORIOLES
vs. BALTIMORE ORIOLES
vs. NEW YORK YANKEES
vs. NEW YORK YANKEES
vs. NEW YORK YANKEES
vs. NEW YORK YANKEES
at TORONTO BLUE JAYS
at TORONTO BLUE JAYS
at TORONTO BLUE JAYS
at NEW YORK YANKEES
at NEW YORK YANKEES
at NEW YORK YANKEES
Arroyo Skipping Next Turn
Pedro Will Not Face the
Yankees at Fenway but Will Catch the Bombers in the Bronx
Schilling Gets the Fenway
Call-Up After 15 Long Years in the Minors
"It's Not Win or Lose, It's Win or Else"
Complete Game Curt: Schilling Has the Finishing Touch at
Saturday Night's Alright for
Ace Steps Up to Be The Stopper
DominiCan-Do Times Two
Pedro, Big O Carry Sox Over Jays 4 - 1
Manny, Bellhorn Go Long. Home Runs are a Nightmare for
Martinez Goes 7.2/106 Then Foulke's it Over
of Relief: Pedro Throws Nation a Curve
Let's hope our favorite Hot Head is cool
with the fans.
Dirt Daubach designated for assignment.
McCarty's Park is
What so proudly
Photo: Bill Greene, Boston Globe
(But we never waived the white flag)
No Matter, Tired Sox Lose Another Eye Opener 10-5
The 30,000 Foot View: Malaska Pulled Too Soon,
'Timlin in the Eighth' One Too Many Times.
RED SOX, RED EYE
Sox Pull All-Nighter Before Opening Day
The Red Sox were stuck on the ground in Baltimore all
night. Their plane had mechanical problems and they had to switch
planes. They left Baltimore at 5:36am and landed in Boston at
6:45am. Let's wake 'em up at the Park folks.
(They should have walked them home... like the O's
Opening Day for the Tired Fenway Francona and Company.
* Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, a spokesman for the Boston Archdiocese,
reminds us that after a meeting to discuss the requests for
dispensation, Boston church leaders decided a baseball game was too
weak an excuse to duck the no-meat rule.
Patriots, and Possibly Van Morrison Part of the Festivities
Bobby J. Gives One
Mr. Jones Walks the Walk, and the
Mendoza told trainers to "stay away
from me" as The Stiff had some stiffness.
Sox lose Wild Nailbiter in the 13th, 3-2
Damon nails Mora at plate in 10th (the Lord works in mysterious ways
on Holy Thursday), Bautista out on appeal. Sox get all the breaks
but leave bags loaded in 7th/11th.
Offense is missing again. Tito burns through bullpen;
questioned for McCarty, Varitek, pitching and pinch running
What's wrong with this roster?
"Well, anytime you lose a game like this, it just
kills you, the good news is we play again in 12 hours. When you're
on the road, and you play in extra innings, you're playing with
fire. I understand you don't want to take you're big bats out but I
thought at the time it was our best chance to win." - Tito on the
Hallelujah home on Manny hit. Burks
jerks one out.
- Johnny Jesus
Disingenuous Dan Shaughnessy?
Double Standard Hard to Defend
Rocket Roger Ruled
Clemens throws heat at mates
By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Staff, 6/11/1996
CHICAGO - It's been a long year for everybody in Red Sox Nation. Each
individual has a personal worst memory. For Roger Clemens, the low point
came Saturday night when he was pulled from a game in the eighth inning
with the Sox leading, 2-1.
Boston went on to lose, of course, but Clemens wasn't around for the
finish. He bolted Fenway before the bullpen blew the lead. The Rocket
was steaming. Literally.
``I think we were still winning when I got out of there,'' Clemens said
last night. ``I know it's the fastest I've ever left the park. I think I
snapped at Lou Gorman on the way out the door. I had to put the
defroster on in the car because the heat from my arm was causing the
windows to fog up.''
...While he talked, two of Clemens' four sons suited up for a light
workout at Comiskey.
``These are the guys that are going to make the decisions for me,'' he
said, pointing to his sons.
And then he went out and worked on some fundamentals with his boys. They
played hard the whole time, got dirty and did what they were told. They
are being taught to show a little respect for the game - something too
many of the big boys have lost.
Lucchino throws Grady under the bus. Says
ghostly manager let people leave early last year. Pedro
didn't know that you're supposed to stay until the end of
WEEImailer: "So Grady let Pedro go home early
all last year... too bad he didn't let him go home early
when we needed him to: Game 7, after the 7th."
Leaving during game: Little Pedro's a Punk
Respect for manager didn't show up
By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist, 4/6/2004
BALTIMORE -- Why does this stuff always happen with the Red Sox? Why
can't it just be about the baseball? Even for one day.
...Then he did something stupid and selfish. He walked out of the
ballpark while his teammates were still trying to win the game. He
This act may not seem like much of a big deal to some people, but it's a
violation of a timeless baseball code.
Let's get this straight one more time: Shutting out the media is not a
capital offense. It would be nice if the fellows chose to talk, but it's
OK if they don't. That's not what this is about. This is about
disrespecting your manager, your teammates, and the game.
What about Jason Varitek and David Ortiz, Pedro? Are they not also proud
men? They are playing in the final years of their contracts. Could you
stick around 'til the end of the game to see if their efforts might not
produce a comeback victory?
The Red Sox this year are paying Martinez more money than any pitcher
ever has made. Is it too much to ask the guy to stick around for nine
...Pedro says it's about respect. He didn't show much respect for his
new manager Sunday night.
Nice find by scbosoxfan
Curt vs. CHB
Rome if You Want to
(or Dan Patrick too)
"Only Curt Schilling would call a group of journalists
liars on a national radio show."
Schill talks to Jim Rome (and
Dan Patrick on ESPN radio) about the fictitious anonymous
sources, media making name for themselves on Martinez. He
called out the Shaughnessy hypocrisy with Clemens (see
above) and blood feud with Pedro... he even brought up the
spinning wheels on the white BMW (and Dan distanced himself
when confronted by Curt). Fantastico!:
"Few guys in sports give a
better interview than Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. He
answers questions honestly and isn’t afraid to get after
people. He called in Thursday to talk about his first
win with Boston this week and pitching in the American
League, but we spent most of the time talking about the
Boston media. He isn’t a big fan.
He said that he has never
seen so many people make such a big deal out of nothing
in his career. Referring to the story about Pedro
leaving the clubhouse before the game ended on opening
day, he told me that it was totally blown out of
proportion by the writers and that Boston Globe
columnist Dan Shaughnessy has a ‘vendetta’ against
He talked about all of the
anonymous sources in stories. I asked him if he thought
that the writers were making stuff up and before I could
finish my question he blatantly said ‘Yes’. That is not
something you hear any athlete say about any news
organization. Only Curt Schilling would call a group of
journalists liars on a national radio show.
We talked about Pedro
Martinez and his reported lack of velocity on opening
day. Curt dismissed it by saying that Pedro isn’t a guy
who relies on his velocity. He said Pete has become a
pitcher who knows how to get guys out.
Curt came in with a little
edge to him and that always makes for good listening.
Schill proved on Thursday why he is one of the top ten
sports interviews right now."
The Jim Rome Show
Curt Keeps it
"It's really not that interesting because it's a non-issue,
and it's made out to be some huge deal and people are trying
to make a summary of 'Tito' as a manager ... " Schilling
said on "GameNight."
have never seen -- and I'm not stereotyping everybody in
Boston, there's a lot of good writers, there's good people
in the media just like any other market -- but I have never
seen more people out to create stories on their own in one
space in my career, and that's just in this brief time. ...
" he said.
"They think we're stupid, and they don't think we see and
pay attention. I've never seen so many anonymous quotes from
people in a shorter period of time than I have in the last
Pedro's early departure not an issue
On the Third Game No Less
Damon's Five Hits, SignDerekLowe Show
Lead Sox Over O's 10-3
Ortizzle 3-Run Bomb in 6th Blows it
"I was definitely a lot more relaxed
tonight. " - JD
Room .222: Home of Pokey and Bellhorn
No Problem in Houston: Clem Gets 311 Goes 7 in Debut,
Gives Up 1 Hit, Strikes Out Bonds* Twice
(Don't worry, we're going to confession on Saturday)
Nation at Peace
Schill Wins. Foulke Saves.
Ace Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk
And Stays in the Pahk After His Staht
C. Schilling (W, 1-0) 109P 6.0IP 6H 1ER 1BB 7K
Millar hits a bomb,
Boston 4 Baltimore 1
Embree in the 7th, Timlin in the
Watch Highlights from mlb.com
Manny has right quad injury, he's OK
Can You Hair Me Now?
Millar can't hear Johnny through the hair,
Johnny can't hear Millar through the hair,
Cowboy gets popped in the mouth
Jesus Needs to Crop His Lid Before Good
What's wrong with this
Just do it Johnny... Shave it all off like the guy on your
left (Vinny Peruzzi)
Ace is a Lock at 3:00pm
Buckley goes after Tito in press
sounds like a wimp, he sounds weak, he sounds
ineffectual. He comes across as a guy who's
kowtowing to a superstar. He comes off sounding
like a doormat." - Bob
Neumeier, WEEI after hearing Tito's exchange
with Steve Buckley on baseball etiquette.
his weekly appearance with Dale & Neumy on
Thursday. Should be fun.
1. Johnny Damon
2. Bill Mueller
3. Ellis Burks
4. Manny Ramirez
5. David Ortiz
6. Kevin Millar
7. Jason Varitek
8. Mark Bellhorn
9. Pokey Reese
NUMBER TWO READY TO GET WIN NUMBER ONE
"There's a lot of
anticipation, I'm new here and there's a lot of different
expectations on me and on the team than any place I've been before.
There's a lot more history here so yea, I'm gonna be more worked up
than normal. But once the game starts no, it's the same as any other
game. I pitch on adrenalin, and I'll live on it, and I'll try and
use it." - Curt Schilling,
Takes a Bullet on Taxigate
Sox brass Werner, Lucchino, Epstein
miffed about Ace's early exit.
"I would like our guys to stick around, but I haven't conveyed
that to the team necessarily good enough. and that's an oversight on
my part, just to tell players "hey this is how I feel...
I didn't call him today (to ask) about it because I
didn't want to bother him on his day off... It was probably my fault
for not making that (rule) well-know during spring training."
- Francona, 4.5.04
(You don't have to make an obvious rule known Tito, it's called
Fans Examine Exit Strategy:
Pedro leaving the stadium
before the game is over is disrespectful to the game,
the team, his teammates and the press, who after all
have been credentialed by the team and/or MLB to have
access to the players to get background information
about the game and players.
In AZ I never saw Schilling
or Johnson leave during a game they pitched. Win or
loose, Schilling stood in front of his locker after
every game and answered questions until all the
reporters were done asking questions. I am sure he will
do the same after his Red Sox starts beginning tomorrow.
Schilling only had 8 wins last year when he should have
won 15 because the DBacks had no offense. He never
complained. The most I remember him saying when asked
how it felt to loose game after game because of no
support was that "the guys are trying to get some runs"
or something to that effect.
During their time on the DL,
RJ and Curt were always at the game to support and root
their teammates on. Schilling was usually talking to
Webb on the bench, mentoring the Rookie pitcher. I never
saw a winning game in person or on TV when the entire
team did not come out on the field and congratulate the
players on the field. All heads were accounted for. To
my knowledge, the only time a DBack pitcher left a game
early was to fly ahead of the team to get in to a road
city in time to get some sleep because they were
starting the next day's game.
Respect is respect. I don't
think a team would tolerate their 25th man on the bench
leaving a game early and they should not expect less
from a star player.
Pat/AZCurtFan on RedSoxNation.net
Marteamez Takes Off Early
Pedro didn't join yawning teammates on the bench to "rally"
in fact, he left the park before the game was over instead.
(So much for lessons learned from the World Champion
SOX GO DOWN
WITHOUT A FIGHT
Joggin' Johnny Jesus "I need to do better" (and find a barber,
Orioles Pick Up Where They Left Off Last Year Spanking Sox Again 7-2
to Open Season
Quietly in Baltimore
Light-Hitting L.O.B. Lineup Overpowered by Orioles
14 Runners Left On. Pokey Tries to Bunt Two-Out Runs
Bellhorn will Battle for Starting Second Baseman When Nomar Returns.
Tito's team tentative, lethargic on the field,
half asleep on the bench.
Nation cries "We
missed The Sopranos for this crap?"
Tito speaks: "We'll come back on Tuesday and
go get 'em." (gulp)
And Blaming the Cold Gets Old.
Schilling in Must-Win Situation on Tuesday.
Brings Heat, Sox Bats Freeze Up
Pedro Comes Undone
Settles Down Too Late
Javy Has Way with Pedro Crushes HR on 89mph
Fastball, Martinez Drills Segui, Wild Throws Error
Pete gets out of jam in
second, Manny gets one back,
Shift costs Sox another run. Big Trouble for Timlin.
Bellhorn, Mueller, Kapler Bright
"You have to wonder if there's something
physically wrong with Pedro... the velocity of old is certainly
gone." - Don Orsillo, NESN
"The bottom line, it will be a huge
disappointment if we (Red Sox) don't go all the way, We've been
through more high-drama barrels (said battles) than any other
team... Following the Red Sox isn't a yearly thing. It's almost hour
to hour. There's no offseason, no downtime."
- USA Today - 'Next year' is here
Will Proud Pedro Be the Flamethrower
Or Will He Get Torched in the First
Game of His Last Season with Sox?
86 The Curse Talk and Let the
Last Roundup Begin
Ace Angry to Start Season
"Opening Night, and
Pedro Martinez is prickly, peeved, petulant, pouting, and feeling
persecuted. ...Privately, he expressed extreme annoyance at the
hostile line of questioning (on velocity), and told two TV reporters
who had their cameras turned off that he was fed up, and that when
October comes, he planned to leave Boston as a free agent. The Red
Sox already had the man they wanted, he said, in Schilling."
- Turning Up the Heat
Not Win or Lose, It's Win or Else" – Curt Schilling
Will Nomar's Injury be Sox Achilles Heel?
Nation Officially Nervous About
Nomar, Pedro, Manny, Williamson, Foulke, Timlin, Embree, Trot,
Nomar, Mueller, Bellhorn, Pokey, Kim, Etc.
Nomar out indefinitely, goes on 15 day disabled list.
Kim goes on DL. Shumpert released. Brooks back to Pirates.
Meanwhile on the Business Front "If
they want me, then show me." (the money) - Nomar
"It's about wants and diswants. It's about
direction... as far as all four of us go, this is a disappointment.
The last six months, there's been talk of, 'Can we sign all four of
them?' Now we're going to sign no one (before the start of the
season), and that's disappointing. We have two Hall of Fame guys in
Pedro and Nomar and we have two guys in me and (Varitek) who have
proven they can play at this level.'' " - Derek Lowe
Frank Defraud is
Ready for the Dog Track
"Actually, I used to admire the
Red Sox fans. There was a certain nobility in their loyal
frustration. They accepted their lot in life as losers. But
now they're poseurs, attaching themselves to the Yankees
like one of those little birds that rides along on the
hippopotamuses' back. It's no longer good enough that the
Red Sox go about their destiny and lose. Now their identity
only exists in association with the people who beat them all
the time. The Red Sox fans are suffering from Stockholm
- What garbage Frank, didn't realize you lost your mind
along with your fastball.
Ed Cossette buries this washed up Yankee fan has-been hack
better than we ever could, with a little help from
the venerable Art Martone who wrote on ProJo in July 2002:
[The Yankees always win.]
Except, of course, for 1946, when the Red Sox won the
pennant. And 1948, when the Sox knocked the Yankees out
of the race on the next-to-last day of the season. And
1967, when the Sox finished first and the Yanks finished
ninth. And 1973, when the Yankees were favored to win
the A.L. East but instead lost 14 of 18 to the Red Sox
and finished fourth. And 1974, when the Sox swept the
Yankees in a doubleheader at Shea Stadium and knocked
them out of first place for good in a race they wound up
losing by two games. And 1975, when the Yanks were again
favored to win the division but lost three out of four
to the Sox at Fenway in late June to fall out of first
place for good, and three out of four to the Sox at Shea
in late July to fall completely out of the race. And
1986, when the Sox finished off the Yanks -- and
everyone else -- with a September sprint they are
allegedly incapable of (capped by a 7-2 win in the Bronx
on a Friday night that buried the Yanks once and for
all). And 1987, when the Sox knocked the reeling Yankees
out of the ring by winning two of three at Fenway from
Sept. 7-9, dropping them 6 1/2 games out of first and
out of serious contention. And 1988, when …
Curt's Got the
Right Shirt to Beat the Pants Off O's
sports a vintage 2001 BDD "Beware of the Dogs" XXXL Heavyweight
T-Shirt at Yesterday's Baltimore Press Conference
for today's start: "I started looking at video back in late
December, early January"
Timlin in the Eighth,
Williamson in the Ninth?
Sox Shutout, Foulke Hit Hard in Final
ST Showdown 5 Nothing
No More Foulkin' Around,
to Contract Up!
But how long will Nomar be shut down?
Sunday is The Day. 04-04-04.
D-Lowe Tune Up in Atlanta Tonight
7-3 win for Boston
Manny gets off the schnide. Sox pound
Sox Get A-Rod in
Blockbuster Trade with Yankees
With Nomar Out Until July, Sox Make Deal
with the Devil, a.k.a. Steinbrenner, and Finally Land A-Rod in
Biggest Trade Ever.
Steingrabber, furious about A-Rod's
1-for-9 start, decided to dump the superstar shortstop when John
Henry agreed to pay Rodriguez' salary, plus pay $5 million a year
towards Derek Jeter's current contract.
In exchange for Alex and Friend-of-Manny
Enrique Wilson, the Red Sox will give up Nomar Garciaparra, on-fire
fill-in Cesar Crespo, and future Hall-of-Famer Hanley Ramirez in
addition to the financial compensation.
Press conference at Fenway expected this
Sox Win Championship
Mayor's Cup Championship:
Boston 4 Minnesota 3
Hyzdu Home Run Rallies Sox. Bobby Jones Wins
Final Roster Spot.
You Keep Telling Us We're Number Two