I teared up a little when he hit that home run last night.
And I'm not embarrassed to admit it.
Welcome back, friend. At long last.
The Boston Astros kick off their 30th
anniversary season tonight in Roxbury, feted by Boston sports legends such as
Tommy Heinsohn, Joe Morgan, and, not least, former Astros hurler Manny
will include a practice demonstration, silent and live auctions, cocktails and
dinner, all in honor of Astros founder Robert Lewis, Jr.
A beer at the new Yankee Stadium.It's
cheaper — a lot cheaper — to fly to Seattle
to watch the Yankees play the Mariners at Safeco field (including airfare, car
rental, hotel and food) than it is to watch them in the best seats at the new
1: Two tickets to Tuesday night, June 30, Mariners at Yanks, cost for just the
“Joe was the best hitter, Dom the best fielder, Vince the best singer.”
Talese, “The Silent Season of a Hero.”His big
brother may have had the more famous hitting streak, but Dominic had one of his
own — 34 games, in 1949 — and it remains on Boston’s record books. It must have been a drag to live in his shadow (even the obits today have Joe's name in their headlines) but Dom was a superb player in his own right.
Of all the many words spilled so far (and yet to be spilled) about Mannygate, perhaps these are the most eloquent.
citizen” no more, apparently.And A-Rod
must be giddy as a schoolgirl for the shift in attention.Gotta say,
I’m pretty shocked by this. I suppose I shouldn’t be. But for whatever reason,
Manny’s always been one of those guys I just presumed had never juiced. He just seemed too natural of
a talent, too
hard a worker, just didn’t seem like the type
getting pretty funny. I, like most, was a bit skeptical when I first heard the
Steven Soderbergh is planning to turn
Michael Lewis’s Moneyball into a
many, however, I’m actually sorta looking forward to it. Soderbergh is
great, and I’m curious to see what he does with the thing.
Take a look at their April schedule. Notice something missing?
Good for them and everything, and I agree that none of those teams looks likely to be genuinely terrible, but the only AL East team they've played so far has been Baltimore. I say this not to criticize, of course; teams just play their schedules. But let's just keep this in mind before leaping to any crazy conclusions.
It makes me pretty wistful to see David Ortiz on the cover of this one.
referenced an increased
pectoral size comparable to a woman's chest.”
To make this Javy Lopez look good by comparison.
Very glad we spent four-and-a-half-hours working inexorably toward that conclusion.
"I prefer things quiet."Occasional loud noises are OK, however. Like, say, the sharp thwack of a 99-mph fastball screaming out of the park in the ninth inning of a scoreless game.Oh, and Wake? Huge props. Looking damn good. Please keep it up.Papelbon sure made things interesting, though, eh? (As did NESN .
being in a crowded bar on Friday night with a belly full of IPA and screaming,
along with everyone in the place, as Jason
Bay ties up a losing game
with an out-of-nowhere homer
off of Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth — and then screaming even
louder as Kevin
Youkilis wins it with a walk-off two innings later.
hate has atrophied in recent years. It’s time to ramp it back up. Let’s do
this.* Mr. Joba
Chamberlain best watch himself. If he unleashes
a high one at Youk’s head again, this
guy’s gonna charge the mound. Either that or he’ll untwist the top from his
big ol’ jar filled with midges.* It pains
me to see my home state betray
the Nation like this
A dozen or
so men crowd together in Havana’s Central Park, jostling, poking, and shouting over each
other. They’re arguing about baseball, like they do every day.“Who,”
someone asks, “was the best Cuban pitcher to play in the big leagues in the United States?”An eruption
of noisy opinions: