Game 2, finale

Game 2 is in the books, and it is not one to remember. For the next few starts, all the attention is going to be on Josh Bard to see how he handles Wakefield’s knuckleball. That’s only natural.

Wakefield doesn’t seem to be too worried about it. In a classy move, he placed all the blame for Tuesday’s sloppy contest on himself, and not Bard. Doug Mirabelli made it look easy, but this was only Bard’s first crack in a real game. Wakefield has always struggled in Texas and doesn’t know why. Just one of those things, he thinks. Sunday in Baltimore should be a better indication.

In other news, it seems like Coco Crisp has been on base since the second he got to Spring Training. Three more hits on Tuesday, and his first stolen base. Fenway fans are going to love guy.

Until tomorrow — the official unveiling of Beckett — Ciao!

Ian.

4 Comments

Hmmm. I hope we’re not gonna have to regret dropping Mirabelli. But it’s still early in the season to be pessimistic, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see Beckett tonight, let’s get this ace race runnin’.

It’s early yet. One game doesn’t prove anything. Besides, we all know that if Tim’s not making that baby move, it’s not gonna be a good night. And I say kudos to Bard for being ready, willing and able to step into the role of Wakefield’s catcher. I saw him in spring training and he impressed me. Varitek is one of, if not, the best, catcher in the league and he wants no part of it.

Kudos for starting the blog, Ian – I hope you can keep it up all season!

On a completely random note, have you noticed that, according to Retrosheet.org, the last three successful hidden ball tricks in the Majors were all done by new Sox infielders? Given the Sox pedigree with hidden ball tricks (I loved watching Marty back in the 80s – and the look on the runner’s face is priceless), it would seem only appropriate if Lowell or Snow made a new entry on that list!

Yes, i will be keeping up the blog all season, i’m really looking forward to it and I hope a lot of people will chime in with their opinions. As for retrosheet, I love that site! what a great site.

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