Saturday, June 09, 2007

True to my hopes in my last blog entry, the Sox offense busted out of it's slump big time last night, beating Arizona 10-3 and bringing Josh Beckett's record to 9-0.

The most encouraging thing that happened last night was that J.D. Drew looked like a guy you would pay $14 million for. Drew hit two Earl Weaver Specials (three-run homers), providing a significant portion of the Sox offense. It was great to see. If Drew can get going in the number five spot, the Sox are going to be even tougher than they have been.

I have been watching Indians-Reds while waiting for the Sox to start tonight. Pretty entertaining game, as the Reds lead 6-4 in the last of the 7th. Ken Griffey Jr. just crushed a home run into the right field seats.

Junior has been one of my favorite non-Sox players over the last 20 years. When he was younger, it was worth the price of admission just to watch him play center field. He was so smooth and flawless out there; many plays that would have been tough for an ordinary center fielder were made to look easy by Junior. Add his amazing swing to the package and you had one of the top players in the game.

Griffey isn't quite as smooth in the outfield these days, and he has moved to right, but he sure can still hit. A no-question first ballot Hall of Famer and no taint of steroid scandal around him, he's still fun to watch.


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