FURTHER EDIT: I’M GOING TO THE GAME!
EDIT: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE TODAY AND TOMORROW. Today walk up only, tomorrow $44 Grandstand can be purchased through 617-482-4SOX
…goes to the Good Guys.
I’m sure that if you bounce around the internet for a bit, you can find out just how many times Fox referred to the ‘Curse’, or replayed Boone’s home run, or talked about how the Sox should be worried about Pedro. Personally, I didn’t keep track. They were more concerned with that stupid friggin’ ball cartoon working right. Hey; it’s 10:45 and Embree is in! Let’s have a cartoon explaining that a fastball is really fast, even though most kids are asleep and the rest of us are on our 5th beer! Ugh.
Anyway, to the game. Two things I didn’t hear the announcers mention was that Vasquez is Spanish for ‘Weaver’ (at least that’s the way it appeared in the first inning, he settled down OK), and that the Yank’s best shortstop is at 3rd base (after Jeter was eaten up by a ball in the first). Since Fox screwed up the audio, I could barely hear the chants of “ARod’s Better”.
PSF.com’s own Tim Wakefield was outstanding yet again. 7 strong innings of befuddling the best lineup money can buy. And having a sense of humor during his ‘in-game’ interview (Wakes with ice on his shoulder?? And is this the all-star game? In-game interviews?). When asked what he thought of the vaunted Yankee lineup, his first reply was “Well, I’m glad to see Aaron Boone isn’t in it.” With the aquisition of Schilling, and the thought of a Pedro/Curt/Lowe 1-2-3, I think Wakes has been almost forgotten by some…and could be a big factor this year. Especially as he is now between Pedro and Schilling.
So Round 2 today at 1. Schilling vs. Moose. Should be electric yet again…and thankfully I don’t have to listen to McCarver this time. Below you’ll see an image of the new statue unveiled outside Gate B yesterday…the Splendid Splinter giving his cap to a young Jimmy Fund patient. Very nice…