Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Back Where We Belong!

First of all, I must correct an error from my last post. Apparently, I grossly misunderstood something during all the excitement Sunday night, after Captain Stealth made away with home plate.

Jacoby wasn't the first Red Sox to ever steal home. But it hasn't happened on a straight steal since 1994. Ok. Got that cleared up.

Now. On to today's topic.

Life is good. The Red Sox have returned to their rightful place atop the AL East (if only by a few percentage points). They have won 11 straight games. Wow! And the Yankees lost yet another game to Detroit last night. To make things even better, people are actually laughing at the new Evil Empire Stadium! I've heard one radio person refer to it as a little league park. And I clearly heard a heckler on Saturday afternoon, after Jeter hit a medium length foul ball, say, "That would have been a home run in your park!"

And the Rangers are within 1 game of .500 again, coming home to a series against the Oaklands. The Athletics are, according to the guys in the Rangers post game show, scoring an average of 4 or less runs per game. So there's a chance that they could come out of that home stand over .500. I don't know how long it's been since they've been over .500 in April! (Not counting the first week.)

Here's hoping Mr. Penny doesn't give up another 8 runs today. Wakefield was bloody brilliant last night. As was Cliff Lee, to give him his props. Both pitchers were great. That should have been what happened Saturday with Beckett and Burnett on the hill. Oh, well. You just never know.

TTFN, y'all!