A Lot Tougher
Than Grady Little
"Without discipline, there's no life at all."
- Katharine Hepburn
"Drive on. We'll sweep up the
(1907 - 2003)
(Trust me, Ms. Hepburn HATED Grady's managing... it may have killed
Kate may have been the original female dirt dog
Should Grady Have
Apologized to McKeon?
8% = yes, 92% = no (wbz-tv4 poll)
Gabe "Boom Boom" Kapler Takes Marlins to School Again
Impressive, Mr. Kapler!"
Welcome back, Your dreams were your
Welcome back, To that same old place that you laughed about.
Well, the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they've turned around.
Who'dve thought they'd lead ya? (Who'dve thought they'd lead ya?)
Back here where we need ya? (Back here where we need ya?)
Yeah, we tease him a lot, Cuz we've got him on the spot.
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Walker Run Up
the Score on Marlins
Lyon's Den Locked,
Boston 11 Florida 7
Fox Back in the
Rudy Awakening Put to Sleep
Seanez designated for assignment, Fox
back in bullpen.
And Mendoza throws five shutout innings in single A ball.
Nation, Gammons Appalled at The Apologist
John Henry miffed at sorry assed manager. Gammons
says players steamed that Little threw them under the bus for
"Where are they without this Dirt Dogs group?" -
"Perhaps too much effort was put forth about
communication about the previous night's game." - Grady Little
The Halfway House:
The Good: Kim Will Close
The Bad: Sox Now 3-1/2 Back
The Ugly: Mendoza to Start Upon Return
Saturday, June 28, 2003
Red Sox Nation Saturday Night
The Florida Fiasco
Brandon Blows Big Lead
Sox Don't Run it Up
Marlins 10 Sox 9
Lets Up, Sox Lose Out
McKeon Plays Little Like a Fiddle
Grady Took Wind Out Of
Sox Sails with Pre-Game Apology, Reprimand.
Leaves Wake in Too Long,
Takes Timlin Out Too Soon,
Doesn't Let Damon Take Base.
Bad Managers Lose Games
Like This (Again).
Grady "Sick to his Stomach" after Friday Night's Win. Fans "Throw Up
in Mouth" after Tonight's Loss.
Little Calls Out Players, Coaches for "Mistakes"
and "Crossing the Line." (Loser)
Kapler Comes Up Huge in the Big Leagues
"We call them the Dirt Dogs here in Boston because
they play so hard, now we'll have to call them the Sweathogs too."
-- Bob Rodgers, NESN Extra Innings with Gabe Kapler
Kapler Follows Trail from
Lowell to Portland to Boston for Night Kap with Four Hits
Kids Out of Real Record Breaker,
But Sox Push Across 14 First
the Day, Sox Squish Fish:
Towne Team 25,
RED SOX SCORED 10 RUNS TONIGHT BEFORE AN OUT WAS RECORDED, WHICH
SETS A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS NINE RUNS BY THE
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES AGAINST THE NEW YORK GIANTS ON AUGUST 13TH,
BOSTON'S JOHNNY DAMON TIED A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD WITH THREE HITS IN
AN INNING. IT IS ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY THAT A
PLAYER HAS ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT. BOSTON'S GENE STEVENS WAS THE
FIRST PLAYER TO ACHIEVE THE MILESTONE VERSUS DETROIT ON JUNE 18,
Bench Clearing Stall
Gloves Stay On, But Ortiz Pissed Off
Pray for Marlin Pitcher Kevin Olsen. Hit in Head
by Line Drive.
(In Good Condition at Beth Israel)
If They Could, But They Can't Take the
Heat, Get Swept Out of Fenway Kitchen
Hot and Bothered, Sox Make Hay While the Sun Shines,
trapped in Lyon's Den at End)
the Heat, It's the Stupidity
Fans continue to ride the
Grady train out of town for every minor move.
Reason #213: Not having Embree ready in time today.
Sox Shift into Overdrive
Beat Up on D-team Again
(yeah, Burkett was fine)
All Systems Lowe
Derek is Back
Manny, Millar, and Nomar Firing
on All Cylinders Against Detroit
Red Sox 10 Tigers 1
The Return of Fossum
"We'll see where we're at at the time (of his return), we'll
probably have him go into the bullpen first but we'll see where the
team is at when he returns, he will probably do a rehab assignment,
he's going to take it easy the next couple of days, then start
- Theo Epstein, pre-game show
Sign The Gabe
"Welcome Back" to the Big Leagues
My son signed right-handed outfielder
Gabe Kapler to a minor league deal. Kapler was batting only .224
with no home runs and four RBI in 39 games for Colorado before being
sent down to Portland. - Epstein's Mother
Millar Time is Right
Little Home Cookin'
There's No (Still in Third) Place
Boston 3 Detroit 1
Oh Thunder Road
"What Happened in Philadelphia,
Stays in Philadelphia"
- Theo Epstein 6.23.03
Sox Barely Get By Tigers
Wake Wins, Joins
Little: Margin for
"Before a pitch is thrown
there aren't many people who know what to do," Little said. "After the
fact there are a whole lot of people who know what to do."
(Which group are you in Skip?)
Guess Again Grady
Umm, sorry Skip, but most of the Nation
was nervous about Timlin facing Thome before the inning even started, never
mind before the pitch was thrown.
All you had to do was look at the numbers too.
Sox Get F for Effort
Phils Win, Third Place,
Sox Quit Early After Saturday Nightmare,
Quick At-Bats Make for Slow Ride Home
Theo Reads Grady the Riot Act
GM Pissed About Mismanaged Game
"This is way too reminiscent of last season."
Grady faced the music this morning with
Theo, Millar, then Pedro on Needless Loss Yesterday. Little Gets
Ornery with Writers on Day-Late Relief Decision Questions.
The Genius Lets Timlin Pitch to Thome
Thome vs RHP: 385 .556
Thome vs. LHP: 337 .312 .649 OPS
Thome is 0-6 with 5 strikeouts vs. Embree
Thome was 3-6 vs. Timlin before the home run
"How can you go into this series not
knowing that your best reliever is death on their best hitter?
With six outs to get in a one-run game,
and Thome the 3rd guy due up, how is it not a foregone conclusion
that Embree faces Thome?
Bobby Abreu had faced Alan Embree 14
times in his career and had . . 1 single.
The managerial challenge here is whether
to start the inning with Embree, with Lyon for two batters, or with
Timlin for two batters (probably the best choice). That Embree is
going to face Thome, Byrd, and Abreu is an absolute given.
Complete incompetence." -
Eric Van, SoSH, Gump on The Hot Seat
Watch is On, Big Time
Song and Dance
"We've seen games like these before,
where we've come back, and sometimes we haven't. But that was one of
the toughest losses I've seen. We had a lot of chances, but we had a
lot of chances early. Our bullpen made some bad pitches to the wrong
people at the wrong time. But this team won't get demoralized. If it
did, it would have happened before now. There's too much character
in that locker room to get down and get demoralized."
06 21 03
AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN
Another Rudy Awakening?
A Philly Pratt Party
It Was a No-Brainer Byrd
Brain: Grady Would Rather Pitch to Jim Thome than Marlon Byrd
Sox Tied with Toronto, .500 in
May and June
Phillies 6 Sox 5
"Our situational pitching was
horrible all day. We can't be throwing fastballs to Jim Thome when
you have Pat Burrell and Myron Byrd coming up. It cannot happen. And
our situational hitting was awful. With runners on base we're
swinging at changeups in the dirt." - Theo Epstein on Sunday
Seal Deal, Unreal
Thome, Thome, Thome Does it
(Hey Grady, Did You Know Jim's
a Lifelong Serial Sox Killer?)
The First Day of Bummer
Pedro in No Win
Ace great (while
Todd Goes Yard
Nomar Gets Six Hits,
Manny Goes 0-7, 10 LOB
Grady "On Baseball" Goes Offline
"A lot of people know what to
do after the pitch, but not very many who would know what to do
before. There's a lot of people who think they can do this job
better than Grady Little, but not many would want to be operating
under this glass bubble that we're operating under."
Armando Benitez Serves One Up to Giambi
Why We Can't
Get Players Like That
Bitter Rivals Red Sox/Phillies
Rained Out Tonight
A Perfect 10
Damon Delivers in Extra Inning,
Chicago Stuck in the Lyon's Den, Red Sox Win, Split for Philly
Johnny Be Good
4 Chicago 3
Trot Comes Through with
Sox Got Off on Wright Foot, But
Nomar's Arm Left Them Tied
Rest in Peace
Nomar Testy, Negative
"They (fans) don't believe in us, they all think we're just a bunch of
spoiled millionaires who are all juiced up on steroids."
Dog Comes Back
to Bite Sox Again
See You in
September Buddy. Bring the Crying Towel.
Would you take
Dauber over Giambi and keep the change?
Separated at Dirt
Dauber Labeled a Bad Dog, Had to be Split from Trot. Brian
Holds Back the Tears Talking About Boston.
"Those were the best four
years of my life... it's going to tough going back...
I think I got a bug in my eye"
Daubach said he
heard that he was a bad influence on Trot Nixon, who is off to his best start.
Nixon's average, .304, has never been this high at this point in any of his five
full seasons with the Red Sox. "They got rid of me, so he should be able to
relax now," Daubach said. "That's what I hear - because I'm not around.
Supposedly that's why they got rid of me.
They wanted to split us up."
Rudy Awakening for Seanez, Sox
"Get 'em Tomorrow" Grady Gives Up
Skip Makes Wrong Move with Pen,
Chicago 3 Boston 1
Grady on Seanez: "He probably would
have been fine if he didn't walk that leadoff hitter."
Wakefield: "I wanted to go another
Boston Bats Sleep at Night.
Loaiza Zips Through Lame Lineup.
Old Dog, New Tricks: Dauber Does
Dirt Dog Gets Game Winner.
Yankees Win, The Yankees Win. Go
Ahead by 1-1/2 Games.
Separated at Dirt
Dauber Holds Back the Tears Talking About Boston
"Those were the best four years of my life... it's going to tough going
Daubach said he heard that he was a bad influence on Trot
Nixon, who is off to his best start. Nixon's average, .304, has never been this
high at this point in any of his five full seasons with the Red Sox. "They got
rid of me, so he should be able to relax now," Daubach said. "That's what I hear
- because I'm not around. Supposedly that's why they got rid of me.
They wanted to split us up."
Reports of His Demise We're
GONE JOHN COMES UP LARGE,
IT'S NOT HOW HE STARTS,
IT'S HOW HE FINISHED
wasn't doctoring the ball, but he
was just what the doctor ordered)
Fans Try to Push Him Out, But He
Keeps Pulling Himself Back In
Apologizes to "The Napkin"
No Guru No Method: "I offer a
complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in
fact, was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and
I deeply regret any distress that my remarks may have caused you, or your
family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat such a slander at any time in
- or until the next time you give up four
doubles in a row.
Sox Squeeze Out
a Couple More,
Chicago Trapped in Lyon's Den
Red 7 White 4, Nixon, Dauber Go Deep
it a Double (x4), Stirred But Not Shaken: Retires 18 Straight, 9Ks
Right on the Manny Again
June Bug Hits 3-Run Bomb
Food for Thought
Lard-Ass Goes On Letterman
You don't have to tell us Mr. 40-39, we watched you mail-it-in here for four
years at 250lbs. (On second thought, was Grady the manager back then too??)
Sox Get Greedy, Home Run by
No Win for Petey
Recipe for Disaster
Rupe Roped into Relief on
105 Pitch/Two Days Rest
"I tip my cap to him for just taking the ball after
just starting the other day."
Get John Gone
Burkett won't be a team player and go into relief role.
Would rather retire if he can't start. He could have followed Pedro again with
Wake going tonight. Now he pitches today.
Did Grady Make the Wrong
Call on Ryan?
Flashback Closes it Out,
Chicago 4 Boston 2
Sox Fall One Full Game Behind Yankees
"There are going to be days when these
bats are going to go cold. Pitching is a constant. Defense is a constant." -
The Baseball Wisdom of Michael Smith
Nomah is Bettah
Grand Father's Day
Sox are Right on the Manny,
Big Daddy Ramirez Gets a Game Winner
Great for Eight:
Committee Brings Relief
Grady Gets in the Game and Gets Tossed Over
Second Bad Call.
Broomtown, Stars Super, Sox Sweep in Late Show
Sox 3 Astros 2 in 14
Mission Kimpossible 3
Sweep Dreams in Boston
Who's (Not) Talking, Part 37
Shhhhhhhhh... but Pedro, who came
into camp talking (about his extension) then talking for Manny, then not
talking (after extension ink dry), then talking off the record only, then
talking a little bit, then "never talking for the rest of his Red Sox
career," then miming and mumbling re: his injury, then suddenly TALKING
ABOUT SAMMY AND PEDRO'S PERSECUTION IN AMERICA, then talking after his
mini-start, but then "back to normal, no more talking for the rest of the
season"... was talking again last night:
"Let's put it this way: There can only be one
Roger. That's the only one you're going to see. You're not going to see anyone
else (like Clemens), so don't compare me to him. I don't belong in that category
yet. I grew up watching Roger pitch. He was the talk of the town in the
Dominican. People talked about Roger Clemens and Nolan Ryan and Bret Saberhagen
and Dwight Gooden. Those were the names you heard. Roger is the full package. He
is what you want in a perfect pitcher. He's got the stuff, he's got the demeanor
and he's got the body. He's got everything. I don't know. I want to answer that,
but I don't think (I will win 300 games). If I do (pitch long enough), I don't
know what kind of games are ahead of me. Amazing? It's incredible. Four thousand
strikeouts. Three hundred wins. I was thinking they should rename the Cy Young
Award the Cy Clemens. The Rocket Award.''
Mazz: Pedro's a real Rocket booster
'Tiz, Trot, and Damon Lead the Charge,
Boston 8 Houston
D-Lowe was Home Sweet Home.
Flash in the Fan:
Remy, Orsillo See a Pair of Monsters on the Wall
Fans Go Sanchez Crazy
"I love the Red Sox fans, this was the
most electrifying day of my life."
Get On Board the
New Ryan's Express
The Rupe Was On Fire in the Rain, Damon HR Puts
Sox on Top 4-3
(yes, the bullpen held the line too)
Rocket is The Man
And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm the Rocket Man
Rocket Man burning out his fuse up here alone
Give Patches His Props,
Getting 300 Was Rocket Science
Tomase Says No
Nose-to-Nose with Grady.
Bill 'Jayson Blair' Burt Got it Wrong. But Stop the Presses, 'EEI Moles Say Burt
Got it Right, Tomase and Grady Got in a Fight!
There wasn't, or was, an
"expletive-filled" in-your-face tirade from Grady Little at John Tomase
after hearing about the "Grading Grady" column Thursday. Bill Burt's
account denied by Tomase. But Big Show moles say it's true.
Grady Not Making The Grade
Mendoza Gets Hellenic
Joins Fossum and Person in DL Club
Thursday, the 13th Menblowza Lives!
Who Knew Ramiro Would Give Up a Game
Losing Three-Run Homer? Who But R.S. Nation.
St. Louis 8 Boston
Little Moves are Big Mistakes
Wake Up 'Skip'
Tim Came Out Too Soon,
Ortiz Gets Wrong Night Off,
Nixon Wasn't the One, Mendoza Pitches to Edmonds,
Mueller Doesn't Take 3-1 on Yan Mon?
Grady's Got Some 'Splainin To Do
Jerry Remy: "There's
gonna be some questions after this one."
Bob Rodgers: "At
some point you've got to manage with a little more understanding of the
Gasoline Alley Goes on One
Too Many Arson Sprees
Embree, Lyon Give it Up
Again, Mendoza Can't Hold the Line, Nixon Was Off With Runners On
But His Pen Pals Taketh Away
fragile flamethrower woke up fine after last night's performance, played
long-toss, and declared himself ready to start in Chicago on Monday night with a
75 pitch limit. Go Team!
Scammin' Sammy Gets a Game
"Of course he knew what he was doing." -
Pedro is Old Self
in Short Stint
"I'd like to get a quality start in the next time
out but that's up to Grady and the trainers."
Rule Cardinals 13-1
Burkett Elimination Party on Hold
Shea Won't Go Away
Shea on the trade notice: "I heard from you guys (from his
website) at...what was it, about 1pm. You guys basically told me that it looked
as if I was being sent to Arizona for Kim and that it was waiting for approval.
I don't see what the big deal is, I mean it was true so it's just unfortunate I
didnít hear from the Sox till 6:30."
How is getting to play with Carlos Baerga again?
Shea: "Fun. You know the guys love him over here. Some guys were
intimidated by him in Boston...didnít like his demeanor...didnít like the way he
went about his business. Here in Arizona it's 100% support for him... it's just
a great atmosphere in the club house."
How does it feel to know that you are now the man at third base and you don't
have to juggle different positions like in Boston?
Shea: "Yeah it makes it more comfortable. Going to the park
knowing what your gonna do that night. Knowing that you are welcome. Knowing
that you are wanted."
After Big Second, Sox Back in First
DL Club Adds
The Red Sox placed
left-hander Casey Fossum and righthander Robert Person on the 15-day disabled
list and recalled right-hander Jason Shiell from Class AAA Pawtucket of the
Fossum went on the
DL retroactive to Sunday with tendinitis in his right shoulder. He is 4-4 with a
5.76 ERA in 12 starts this season.
Person is bothered
by right hip inflammation and also went on the DL retroactive to Sunday. he has
no record and a 7.71 ERA in seven relief appearances this season.
Shiell was with
the Red Sox earlier this year and 1-0 with a 4.11 ERA in nine relief appearances
after his contract was purchased on April 16. Shiell will be optioned back to
Pawtucket tomorrow to make room for starter Ryan Rupe.
The Last Supper: Pedro the
Talk Soup Nazi Won't Speak to Fans After Tonight's Talk
(unless a fellow Dominican
gets caught cheating, then
he'll soap box about his personal persecution in America again)
It's a black and white matter
for Martinez ''two innings,
forty or fifty pitches. That's all... After (tonight),
no more talking again, back to normal.''
As a senior Red Sox official
said a few weeks ago,
"Judging by his behavior, he's acting like a person who
doesn't want to be here." (Herald, Bryant, 6.9.03)
of Cards Collapses Again and Walker Commits Cardinal Sin
(Manny Was No Saint Either)
And Then Lyon's Den
Turns to Pig Pen
Little: Margin for Error
Seanez in too long, Embree
not in long enough
It's '46 and
'67 all over again,
St. Louis 9 Boston 7
The Red Sox new pitching coach made his
first trip to the mound with two outs in the fifth inning. Don't know what
he said to B.K. or if Kim understood
it, but J.D. Drew promptly hit a three-run home run. Nice.
Of course those runs will be earned even
though any other second baseman in
the Majors would have gotten an out on Cairo's weak ground ball that should
have ended the inning. How can a guy with no range be on his way to making 25
errors at second base? Todd Walker is incredible.
Star Hits Rock Bottom: Damon down to .239 Never mind lead-off, Should he
be in the line-up?
Thanks Dad, for the Tickets
And happy Father's Day. Sorry about
the "same old #&%! Red Sox" outcome last night (let's just sweep it under
the rug). Not Your Typical Media Guy:
Tom Caron, The Shining Star of NESN. They don't pay you enough TC :-).
Yes, the camera does add 10 pounds, the other 20 are mine.
BK must face Woody Williams tonight. The Cardinal righthander is 8-1 on
the season with a 1.99 ERA over 12 starts and is coming off his best
outing of the year.
Cards are Stacked
Sox Will Have Hands Full with Red Birds
Boston Back in the AL East Saddle
My Kind of Town, Chicago Is... 8-7
Cubs Beat Yanks
Kevin Hits Two More Out
Lowe and Behold, Mendoza
Holds the Line, Derek Blistering Through Six,
Sox Win One the
Easy Way, 9-1
(Grade E. Coyote: Genius)
Saturday June 7, 2003
DIRT DOGS SHOW LATE NIGHT
Pedro Brings Out His Rally
Stops the Bleeding,
Sox Win it in 9th 11-10
Have 9th Lives
Trot, Jason and The Comeback
Kids Get Hot, Mueller Comes Through in a Pinch, Millar Parks Slam, Nixon Ties it
Up, Tek Puts Sox On Top
"They kept grinding,
and grinding and
good things happened." - Grady
(Manny and David Go Deep
MASH Unit Update: Rotation Needs Triage STAT
DOWN GOES FOSSUM DOWN GOES FOSSUM
Pedro's Spot on the DL After First Inning Left Shoulder Injury. Expected
to Be Out Through
Fossum: "I felt fine warming up, I threw one to Jenkins and
I felt something, tried to get by the rest of the inning and then decided
to just shut it down. I'm really concerned."
Who Will Shoulder the
Starting Load Now?
Trade, Bronson on Front Burner,
Plus The Rupe was on Fire (until yesterday)
Funny Aside: Rocket's No Evil
Not the 300-Windy City, It's The City of Big Losses
Patches Can't Catch His Breath After Bullpen
Blows Big One
Acevedo No Ace, Lets Karros Cork One Out.
Wood You Believe It's Career Loss #155 for Roger?
Clemens Clan Limps Back to Bronx
Cubs Win 5-2 (Hee Sop Choi Will Be OK)
In Other News: Michael Smith
Scraps Weekend Plans, Bravely Risks Life and Limb for Belmont Stakes
Report Despite Risk of Being Trampled to Death By Six Stampeding Horses.
Eight Isn't Enough
Sosa Slapped on the Wrist for
Kicking Fans in the Teeth
Cubs, MLB go into Sammy Spin Cycle Because Sosa Has Ratings Appeal
Hector Al Dente
Wake and Baked,
Sox Cooked in Sixth,
Brewers Well Done
Sox Call 911 for
9-3 Loss to Milwaukee
What the Hector is
Going on Around Here?
Dogs Drop 8 of 11, Bull&#%!pen in Critical Condition.
Ace a Disgrace
Sammy Shill Plays Race Card Again
Martinez Goes On 15-Minute Tirade on ESPN, Gammons, and Backs Canseco 100
And It's Literally 'Turn Back the Clock Night' for The
Dominican Diva as He Plays his Blame Game, Forgets American Fame. What a
Shame. For Martinez Only: It Does Matter if You're Black or White
On Sosagate: Martinez goes after Gammons and
calls ESPN "anti-Sosa" after Outside the Lines Doubleheader. (Ummm, did
you see Gammons and Harold Reynolds make fools of themselves Tuesday night
ballwashing Sammy senseless?) The Pete goes on "This wouldn't be as big a
deal if a white player's bat was corked." (Pete Rose turning over on a
shopping channel right now). "It would still be a big deal, but not as
big, not like this."
MarTEAMez Still Focused on 2002 Cy. (Sigh.) He's got
Dementia, Clemensia and Zito Envy. But He Just Can't Get It Up for as Many
(That's What's Stopping You Slick)
Martinez remarks "If Roger Clemens would have
had the year I had last year he would have won the Cy Young instead of
that white guitar player." (Theo hides Stratocaster as we speak). Sorry my
fragile friend the "Cry Young" chant has gotten Old.
Pedro Hosts His Annual Whine and Sleaze Party in
Pittsburgh. Needs to Wash the
Soap Box Out of His Mouth
Pedro went on the Press Tour in Pittsburgh to get the word out: "I'm not
defending Sammy because it's illegal, but I've never cheated and I've been
robbed. We might be Latins and minorities, but we're not dumb." And
cheaters... cheaters loving cheaters are the luckiest cheaters... "If I
knew how to scuff a ball and nobody would find out, I would do it.
Baseball is a tough game. I just don't know how to do it.'' So suddenly
Paydro's all Talk, but now he's nearly a month out of Action. And he's
still whining all the way to the bank in the Bad Old USA. I guess $17.5
million a year doesn't go a long way when you're constantly discriminated
against in America right Mr. Media Manipulator? (How convenient he wants a
mouthpiece and some Pedro Press now eh?) Bottom line: this is Deja vu
Danny Almonte foot-in-mouth disease all over again). The boo birds are on
the wire. Oh, and get well soon Pedro.
MATT WHITE NOW A MARINER
Misplaced Lefty Traded for Seattle Single A
Outfielder Sheldon Fulse.
It's The Pitts
Burkett's Sloppy Start Sinks
It's Gasoline Alley All Over Again.
"Turn Back the Clock Night" It
Sure Seemed Like Old Times as Ramiro Menbloza 'Nother One and Sox Throw
Too Many Embrees on the Fire Late.
The Talkin' Man and Trot Kept Sox Alive
Pirates 5, Americans 4
Last Call for Burkett?
It could be soon be happy hour for The Nation as Sox sober
up again and slip back to second.
John Almost Gone: "I felt like I was in Tribal Council all
night, just trying to survive out there."
SoSH's dnramo: "Pitching Burkett is like sleeping
with your brother's wife -- it can be good until you get caught, then it
really sucks. Pitching Mendoza is like sleeping with your dad's wife."
Red Sox Fan: "If the Sox had saved money on office
in 1919, we would have won this game."
Today, Bill Mueller Qualifies for the AL Batting
Title. He Leads The League at .371
Byung Man's Gamer
First They Do Succeed
Road Gets Sox Back on Top
Derek Pitches In. Trot, Belli, Damon
Sox 8 Bucs 3
Sox Get Right On The Manny
The Buc Stops
And Manny Won't Stop Talking
Lucchino must have threatened to trade Ortiz
ProJo Notebook on The Talkin' Manny:
Red Sox are a "better team than last year.
Everybody's together. I'm playing good defense and hitting good. I'm
trying just to see the ball and hit it, (homers) come and go. Maybe on one
week, I'll hit 10. Ramirez said he "liked" playing in Boston, where he's
spent the last 2 1/2 seasons. "I'm playing left field for the Red Sox and
making a lot of money," he said. "What's to be mad about?" He also gave
his approval to the new Monster Seats. "I like it -- it's fun," Ramirez
said. "(The fans are) always talking to me, saying, 'Hit one up here.' "
In other news, hell freezes over after snowball fight and
flying pigs spotted over Boston. Upon hearing Manny speak, Big Dog
collapses, rushed to St. Elizabeth's, Red Sox medical staff intervene,
"don't worry, we'll give him 'the proper treatment.'"
(Right... see treatment for: McMurphy, Randle.
"One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest")
"McMurphy is restrained and led away. Rumors spread
that he has escaped, or that he has been brought upstairs and is "as meek
as a lamb." In the middle of the night, McMurphy is returned to the ward -
lobotomized, glassy-eyed, catatonic, totally passive, and obediently
Boston 11, Pittsburgh 4
Tek, Trot, Walker, and The Talker Go Deep
CORK SCREWS SAMMY
SAY IT AIN'T SOSA
Scammy Sosa Caught with Corked Bat. Headed
to Hall of Shame.
Can We Get Some for Manny?!?
A Major League Black Eye on Baseball. All Home Run Records Now a Sham.
Apologists Gammons, Reynolds Shameful.
Lucchino Says Sammy's a Liar.
HO-HUM, PEDRO PUSHED BACK AGAIN
"Scheduled" To Start On Tuesday Against Cards at Fenway. And We'll Believe
It When We See It)
Truth Finally Comes Out, And Pedro Finally Speaks Up
"It's actually better. But you don't want to get it
worse just because you want to rush. Maybe Grady doesn't feel there's a
rush right now, and I agree with him. There's no need to rush at this
point... especially knowing I have an opportunity to come back and be
healthy the whole year and really push this team. I didn't know I got hurt
so bad, and not be able to go back in two days or so. It was worse than I
thought. I didn't know the lat was so influential. But it's getting
better, a lot better.''
Jeter Named 11th Yankee Captain
"If you ask every person that ever played
baseball, they would love to be a team captain, but that's something
that's entirely up to him."
While Red Sox Remain Leaderless
former Red Sox player last week said "this is Nomar's team for the taking,
it's his city for the taking... he doesn't want it."
September 2002: Are you a leader? "I... uh...I... I don't know...
well um... how my teammates perceive me... uh... Wakefield and I have been there
the longest, say things when they need to be said... I'm not going to change
myself or my character, they'd be laughing at me, whatever, every time that
comes up they say we need a leader. Do I need a leader? Do I need someone to
follow? If you need someone to follow now, you've got problems."
Pitts: Sox Rained Out
But Happy Days are Here Again
A Message to Michael:
Resign Today You Shameful Fraud
(OK, He Should Only Get
Suspended, Lobel Gave Us a Mulligan)
Gutless Globe "Reporter" Skips Out of Toronto Trip
Press Box Colleague: "It's Unbelievable"
A Healthy 23-Year-Old Man Has A Better
Chance of Getting Struck by Lightning in a Rubber Room than Getting SARS
in a SkyDome Pressbox.
Smith uncomfortably fesses up about
not "taking a trip to write sidebars in Toronto" then pulls a Shaughnessy
on The Zone: "I've never had a situation where I was asked to go to
a city that has been put on the World, I think is it the World Health
Organizations? (yep) list, and they recommended against unnecessary
travel, they advised against unnecessary travel to Toronto. Major league
baseball players voiced concerned about it... it is true, I asked not to
go, it's 100% true. ...I mean, you know, I would offer anybody who thinks
that they can do my job, or that wants to do my job, Don Skwar takes
applications, I've seen a lot of resumes on his desk and you wanna be me,
I wear a size 13, hope you can fit my shoes, you know. I mean just like
any other choice that you may make... nobody else has to live your life
SoSH's Sean Berry:
"I guess no one in Canada should
go to work based on the "I fear for my life" theory. Lazy
people pretending to be cowards. Sad."
you're one of the three people that listens to the ZZZone, what Michael
Smith, Michael Holley, and Kevin Dupont know about baseball, you could
store on the head of a pin.
Roid Boy Annoyed
Takes Shots at Theo, Teammates, Parking, Park, Boston, and Reporters Once
He Lands Out West
Finally Exposes Hulkenbrand:
6.3.03: "Maybe someone should remind
Hillenbrand that the guys on the Red Sox beat were decent enough not to
ask him how he managed to build muscles on top of his muscles. Let's hope
the D'backs provide him with a helmet that fits. He could use one."
And Now Shea Has Gays Up in Arms
HAVE OFFICIALLY COME OFF
the Finger Pointing Has Begun
Five straight losses. Grady sticks it to Theo
Door Matt White out there to get clobbered by right-handers with the game
on the line. Of course there's not a pitcher on the staff that can get
anybody out anyway. Tek can't hit in the clutch. And Lazy Manny the
lackadaisical left-fielder loafs after balls again.
But planning for the draft is going well.
Toronto 11 Boston 8
Needs to Go
The team takes on the personality of its manager. Period. John Henry
wanted Grady gone after last season but was overruled. Make the move now
Is Dick Williams available? Walpole Joe Morgan? Paul O'Neill even?
Wake Takes Offense at
"I didn't feel like I was
having problems at all... When you give them more than three outs an
inning, bad things are going to happen."
Matt White Makes Excuses
"Well if that ball gets
caught in left field, by Catalanotto, it's not as ugly as it looks. Next
thing you know it's one run instead of three and our team's still right
into it. We're a good hitting team so if I could have gotten out of that
right there things could have been a lot different."
Jim Rice Throws Manny Under the Bus
Jim Ed thinks Manny plays
field of screams, needs to get to more balls.
Motor City Shakedown
Roger Denied 300 Again, Yankees Cough One
Up for Clemens
From SoSH: Maybe Roger wants to do it
against Boston in July after all. Can you imagine? His posse would be down
to a handful of Clemenses. His wife would be considering divorce. His
mother would be in a coma. Hurst, Barrett, and Geddy wouldn't be taking
his phone calls. His "300 Wins" glove would be scuffed beyond recognition
from being inspected and rejected by every umpire in major league
And the Sox-Yanks would be battling to stay
out of the AL East basement.