Thursday, April 05, 2007

Well, things have sure turned around in the last day or so. Josh Beckett pitched five innings last night to get the Sox first win of 2007. Beckett pitched pretty well, although he seemed to have some trouble with his control, his curve in particular. The offense held up it's end, scoring seven runs, including a homer by Youk.

Of course, today was the long awaited regular season debut of Dice-K. It's only one start, but he sure looked like a $100 million guy to me. 7 innings, one run, 10 K's, he baffled the Royals with his wide assortment of pitches as the Sox came away with a 4-1 win and 2 out of three in KC.

The good news continued as MLB finally saw the light and reached an agreement so that the Extra Innings package will be available on cable. I'm glad to see that Bud Selig got a clue and did what was best for baseball's most loyal fans instead of stuffing a few more dollars in the pockets of the owners.

It wasn't all good news, unfortunately. Former Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley passed away today. If the name doesn't ring a bell, Stingley's spine was shattered by a brutal hit by the Oakland Raiders Jack Tatum in a preseason game in 1978. He spent the rest of his life paralyzed from the neck down. Stingley always handled himself with amazing dignity after his injury. Our condolences go out to his family.


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