Ho hum, another Boston sports weekend. I have to keep reminding my children, "enjoy this while it's here 'cause it isn't always like this." Musings:
- It's such a switch to have the other guys make the big boo-boos in a Red Sox Game 7 (notwithstanding Julio Lugo's efforts - if lightning struck once with Jacoby, can it strike again for Alex Cora)
- I've always liked Dustin Pedroia.
- Does Jim Lonborg throw out the first pitch in game 1 or game 2? Any Yaz sitings lately?
- Shouldn't conclude too much from a small sample size, but I'm sure someone on Yawkey way is dissecting and analyzing these meaningless interleague games from June (here, here and here). Note the June 14th pitching matchup.
To Reader #1 -
You have to remind your children to enjoy it while it lasts? Start reminding some of the adults around here. They often forget it DID happen here just three years ago.
Jim Lonborg threw out the first pitch at ALCS Game 2, which I was privileged/cursed to watch from the bullpen. So I’m guessing it won’t be him. I don’t know who’s going to throw out any first pitches, but I’m willing to bet good money it won’t be Johnny Damon, Doug Mientkiewicz, Pedro, Derek Lowe or Keith Foulke. I woudn’t be surprised if they reached out to Arroyo, Kapler, Bellhorn or Embree.
It’d be crazy if Pesky wasn’t considered, though I’m not sure how he’s doing these days.
Throw out June, Reader #1. Carmona’s dominant regular season performance against the Red Sox didn’t help him in the LCS. Ditto Sabbathia.
A buddy of mine tabbed the NL the Napkin League. I agree.