Champagne on Dice?
First things first, Clay Buchholz will not pitch again in 2007. The Red Sox weren’t crazy with how he scored on the strength tests conducted by the training staff. With his long-term future in mind, the team will get his focus shifted on next year instead of this October.
No celebrations last night, just a flat-line of an evening with Beckett absent his fastball command the Red Sox absent the big hit in the late innings of the filthy offerings of one Joe Nathan.
So now it’s Dice-K’s turn. I feel like he hasn’t had his signature moment in a Red Sox uniform yet. Maybe tonight can be a start of something if he can pitch a gem for the first time in a long time and the Yankees lose in Baltimore and the Red Sox can, as David Ortiz has been saying the last few days, "get our clubhouse a little dirty".
Dice-K has been much better in his last two starts. Something tells me this is the night where he puts it all together. Let’s face it — they need this guy come October.
By the way, did anyone notice that Ortiz is absolutely obliterating the baseball right now?
And for the second day in a row, i’m dressed casual in the event of champagne spraying everywhere. Last night it was jeans and a golf shirt. Today it’s khakis and a little nicer golf shirt. You have to be prepared, right?