Kicking it in the OC
Yes, the return of Brownie Points. Sorry, I’ve been in shutdown mode the last few days just trying to regain my bearings after the All-Star Game that never ended, or did it?
Anyway, it’s been quiet out here in Anaheim in terms of news. The most eventful thing that has happened thus far is the positively outrageous defensive play involving our very own Manny Ramirez. What in the world was he doing? Terrible jump. So he overcompensates by making a ridiculously bad dive and having the ball go several feet behind him. Then he starts running backwards like a dump truck in reverse and falls on the ball and it gets stuck under, yes, his butt. Manny couldn’t help but smile. This morning, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that what makes the people on Baseball Tonight laugh doesn’t necessarily make him laugh. Point taken.
As for Ramirez openly laughing on the field while letting a run score? Francona chalked it up as your typical Manny being Manny situation, saying that he the player was by no means being “malicious” by laughing.
In other news, Jed Lowrie gets the start at short today and the Red Sox are very excited about seeing what he can do. Francona tossed out an interesting comparision this morning: Bill Mueller.
The only bright spot of last night’s game? Craig Hansen was absolutely lights out, albeit in a non-pressure situation.