I have to say, this was one of the slower pre-games of the year. No news, other than Gagne, who is all but set to return to the bullpen on Monday.
The most amusing moment was a pre-game prank. During the earlier hours of the day, a certain former Red Sox player who now plays for the Orioles must have dispatched a clubhouse kid to do some dirty work for him.
Dustin Pedroia wears number 15 for the Red Sox. Kevin Millar wore number 15 for the Red Sox from 2003-2005. So pasted to the top of Pedroia’s locker was a big sticker with red lettering that said "Millar" and also a large color action shot of Millar in full Red Sox uniform. Millar officially signed the picture "The Original One Five".
The ever-feisty Pedroia laughed about it for a few minutes. But a little bit later, he crumpled the sticker and the picture and put them on the ground. Funny stuff.
Never a dull moment with MIllar, is there? How much do we think he slipped the clubhouse kid to go do that deed? $40 or $50?
Anyway, it’s stifling hot and humid in Baltimore.
Ortiz just absolutely launched one to dead center. 2-0 Red Sox in the first. 28 homers and 98 RBIs for Papi and counting. Pencil him in for 35 and about 110.
And I’m taking predictions on Pats-Jets tomorrow.