*Picture from the Boston Globe*
On a night when the Padres celebrated the 80's, the Padre's won the award for ugliest uniforms EVER while the Red Sox won the game.
Seriously, whoever came up with that brown, orange, and yellow color scheme of the old Padres uniforms was either dropping acid or eating 'shrooms: those things are HIDEOUS. Meanwhile, because of it being "Throwback Night", I had to sit there looking at the Sox wear the uniform just like the '86 team wore: thanks for the memories, San Diego.
I thought it was gonna be over before it started: Daisuke walked the bases loaded with nobody out in the bottom of the first, but somehow escaped with giving up only one run. The Sox scratched out 2 on 4 singles in the 4th, and that's how it ended: 2-1 Red Sox.
Fittingly, on "Throwback Night", Papelon closed it out in the 9th for save #17: this cat would have been right at home pitching in the era of Gibson, Koufax, and Drysdale as much as he is in 2007. Old school all the way, right down to the stare he gives before throwing each pitch.
Shockingly, his reaction in this picture after getting the save last night looks a lot like mine when it happened: fist swinging and yelling like a maniac.
Somehow, I don't think the crowd at Petco Park was as upset with his reaction as Angie was at mine.
After all, it WAS 1:30 a.m.
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