*Picture from yahoosports.com*
Gotta love Mike Lowell representing the rest of the prematurely gray men in the world, of which I'm a proud member.
For a guy who was considered a throw-in for the Red Sox to get Josh Beckett, he's done such a good job in his 1 plus years in Boston that it gets harder and harder to remember him NOT wearing the Sox uniform.
All he did tonight vs. the Devil Rays was hit a 2 run double, a solo home run, and a walk: for the year he's got 17 dingers and 85 RBI's. Not bad for a guy many thought was done 2 years ago.
Theo needs to sign him to an extension ASAP, because the longer they play, the more he's gonna be worth next year. And I, for one, don't want to imagine the hot corner at Fenway being manned by anyone other than Senor Doubles.
I was more than a little worried about Kevin Cash having to catch Wake and the knuckleball tonight: with Dougie out with his calf muscle strain (btw: who knew Dougie even HAD a calf muscle?) I had a bad feeling about tonight. And while he looked about as comfortable as a nun at a porno convention back there, Cash did what he had to do, and Wake got the win.
15-10 for the year: Timmeh Wakefield is tied for the league lead in wins. That has GOT to be a good omen if I've ever seen one. Getting a win on the first night of a 10 game road trip, that ends with the Yankees at the Toilet, starts the roadie off on a positive note.
Here's to a 3 game sweep of the Devil Rays before heading to Chicago to face the White Sox. As bad as a Devil Rays broadcast is, I may need some pharmaceutical help to make it through the weekend.
5 words for you: Ken Harrellson and Darrin Jackson.
My stomach just churned thinking about it.
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