Thursday, September 18, 2008
at 8:00 AM Posted by BCHysteria
* Ok deep breaths... no need to panic yet... there are still 9 more games left... we can take this division. Sox lose 11-3, and 2 out of 3 to the Rays. Let's all forget about what happened last night: the 2 2/3 innings of terrible pitching by Tim Wakefield, the bats falling asleep after the first inning, the second straight loss. David Ortiz provided all the offense, hitting two home runs -- the second actually hitting the back wall of the stadium. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy said it best: this was like the reverse of what we did to the Rays on Monday. I admit I thought we still had the Rays on the ropes; I had written them off and figured they were going to fade. I was wrong. This team is scrappy, gritty, and, well, they win top to bottom. I know... I apologize for the bevy of cliches, but this was just a frustrating loss. Lets ac-cent-uate the positive after this series: Beckett is in October form, Papi is stroking, and Okajima and Delcarmen look solid.
Ok back to the bad. Mike Lowell's hip is falling apart. During Tuesday's game he further aggravated the problem on a diving play, but stayed in the game and looked like an old man hobbling around the bases. Lowell has already said that he plans on playing in the playoffs, but do the Sox need to continue playing him now? Lowell is scheduled to have surgery on the hip this offseason, but has voiced concern to specialists that this might affect his quality of life. Jesus Christ, I want to win another World Series but I don't want Lowell to be in a wheel chair by 45.
* Joey Porter is mouthing off again, big surprise. This time the cocky has-been isn't getting whupped by Levi Jones at the Palms... he is targeting our boy Matt Cassel. Wow, it took you that long to figure that out? Porter also goes on to say that the Patriots are ripe for the picking and that the Dolphins can beat them. "It'll be good to go out there and get our first victory." Joey Porter, you are now on the bulletin board. Thanks for the ammunition.
* The Bruins started their Rookie Camp, which signals the beginning of hockey season. So gear up and get ready for some hard-hitting Bruins analysis with the the lovely futuremrsrickankiel. As mentioned before on MH, I know little to nothing about the NHL... my knowledge went south after all the players in NHL '93 for Genesis retired. But I will say it now, I will try and get into it this season. No, seriously I will. First on my list: figure out who the hell plays for the Bruins. Pierre Bergeron, Chara, ummm.....ok that's all I got. Stanley Cup of Chowder was there for the first day of Camp and has some exclusive pics over on his site check it out
* Josh Howard hates America and loves Obama, which, according to the religious right, is basically the same thing.