Monday, April 23, 2007

The most important piece of baseball news today has nothing to do with the Red Sox or any other major league team. J. had his first game of the season tonight. This is the first year he's playing real competitive baseball after a few years of tee ball, coaches pitch and such. This season there are actual umpires, they keep score and call balls and strikes.

So he gets to pitch an inning and what does he do? Strikes out the side, baby! The other team went down in order and J. was done pitching for the night.

I'm thinking about calling Theo tomorrow and seeing if he wants to send someone out to scout J. for his next game.

Oh, and there was that back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs thing at Fenway last night. Manny, J.D. Drew, Lowell and 'Tek made history by hitting four home runs in a row off the hapless Chase Wright of the Yankees. It has only been done four other times in baseball history, and two of the Red Sox had connections to two of the other instances. J.D. Drew was part of the Dodgers four in a row last year, and Terry Francona's father, Tito, was part of a group that did the trick with the 1963 Indians.


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