Here I am at steamy Fenway for a three-game set with the mighty Orioles. Beckett takes the mound tonight. Perfect conditions for a Texas flame-thrower.
Ortiz came into the clubhouse a little while ago, all sweaty from being outside. “I’m taking my shirt off. Not even the Dominican gets this hot.”
Ellsbury is back in the lineup. His wrist appears to be good to go.
Manny will be honored for No. 500 tonight, with fellow 500-homer slugger Eddie Murray taking part in the presentation.
Dice-K will throw a side tomorrow, and then another one by Friday, so I’d say it’s realistic to think he’ll be back in the rotation by next week. Also, does anyone need a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Here is a really cool idea. And here is another very cool item.
Great post by FOBP — Friend of Brownie Points — Kevin Czerwinski on some hidden gems the Red Sox found in the draft. Check it out.