I guess it was just the latest case in point why all of us — from players to media to fans to anyone — enjoy coming to the ballpark so much every day. You just never know what you’re going to see.
For instance, when I got into my car yesterday afternoon and drove to Fenway, it never occured to me that I might see four consecutive home runs get it. That was simply wild.
I think what added to it was the stage — Red Sox-Yankees. Prime time Sunday night on ESPN no less. And the majestic way those baseballs left the yard.
Manny absolutely crushed that ball. I seriously don’t know if it has landed yet. Over everything by the Volvo sign? You don’t see that too much. J.D. Drew put one over the Sox bullpen and made it look easy. Then Lowell smashed one into the Monster and Varitek delivered a screaming liner. It all seemed to happen so quickly, which, of course, it did.
These Red Sox-Yankees games dating back to 2003 have been mind-boggling. Is there anything we haven’t seen yet? I’m sure we’ll see something new this weekend in New York. Don’t we always?
Not much in the way of fresh news today. Coco (oblique) is out of the lineup again, but it doesn’t sound serious at all. Look for him to be back in there tomorrow.
Wake tonight. Can he stay hot? It’s a summer night here at Fenway that’s for sure.