Conclusion in Boston
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tonight’s ballgame concludes our four-game stay in Boston.
In recent months I have been sending our daily lineup via Twitter, which means it shows up atop this blog. I have assumed everyone could find it, but if that isn’t the case, and if you miss it, I certainly can go back to also placing it here. It was just since I often send the lineup early in the afternoon, by the time I sit down to post here, it often seems old news.
Let me know your preferences.
Anyway, tonight’s Sox lineup is:
Pods 8, Beckham 5, AJ 2, PK 3, Thome dh, quentin 7, kotsay 9, ramirez 6, nix 4. Danks pitching.
Happy 39th birthday to Jim Thome!
Every TV in Boston this afternoon showed live coverage of Senator Ted Kennedy’s funeral procession into downtown where he will lay in state through tomorrow.
There are concerns that the weather might be an issue this weekend in NYC. Stay tuned.
Hate that song now.
The tradition of Red Sox fans singing the Neil Diamond ballad in the middle of the eighth inning is pretty cool, certainly something on baseball’s list of Top 10 things to do at an MLB park, but I gotta admit I am sick and tired of hearing that song this week.
Speaking of Top 10 things to do at a ballpark, what are yours? What are your must-do’s at USCF and what are the cool things you appreciate at all of the other MLB parks?
Owns the fourth-best ERA in the AL since June 10. The Top 4:
Felix Hernandez, SEA 2.34
Jon Lester, BOS 2.41
Gavin Floyd, SOX 2.88
John Danks, SOX 2.99
The White Sox have lost 32 games this season after holding a lead, including our last four road contests and nine of our last 11 … 17 of our 39 games in the second half have been decided by one run (Sox are 7-10)
Sox first base coach Harold Baines will not be with the team this weekend in NYC. Instead, Harold will be in Baltimore to be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame by the Oriole Advocates. Congratulations, Harold!
Harold was kind enough to offer me the honor of working on his acceptance speech with him for this weekend. I figure if you can write a speech for HB, you can write for anyone.
His one request … keep it short