Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Today was a beautiful day, the nicest of the spring so far. Mid '70's, crystal clear blue sky and the Sox were playing the A's at Fenway. So why was I at work instead of in the bleachers with a beer in one hand and a hot dog in the other? My priorities are seriously screwed up.

Another day, another walk off homer for the Sox. Today it was Jason Varitek, bailing out Keith Foulke (who blew a save in the 9th). It was almost the same scenario as last night, too. The Sox were down by a run in the bottom of the 9th. Big Papi was walked by Dotel, then Millar made an out. Varitek comes up next and hits the game winner. Foulke got the vulture win, but it was really deserved by Matt Clement, who gave up one run in seven innings.

Isn't the term "vulture win" a great one? It's just so descriptive of the situation when a pitcher gets a win because a reliever blows a lead, like Foulke did today.


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