Coming Out of Left Field

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Boston baseball bashers

The wife and I went to the ballgame last night. We were in luck -- the weather was cool but not cold (warmed up once the park was full), Pedro was pitching, and the Sox bats were red-hot. A short and very biased summary of the game:

First inning: Bellhorn, batting second, homers. Bellhorn? Mark Bellhorn?

Second inning: Five more runs, including another homer by Nomar. I resolve to take my wife to Fenway more often, as a good luck charm.

Third inning: Pedro can't find the strike zone, and the As get three runs. Plus, some folks a few rows behind us, undeterred by the presence of families in the vicinity, are hollering epithets at the top of their lungs. Aaaargh.

Fourth and fifth innings: No one scores. I bite my nails, which need to be cut anyway.

Sixth inning: Damon hits the ball. Mueller scores. Instead of throwing home, the A's get Damon at second, which allows Kapler to score too. Oops!

Seventh inning: Pedro hasn't allowed any runs since the third. He ends his stint with a 1-2-3 inning (two strikeouts, a flyout) and leaves to cheers.

Chad Bradford gets a cooler reception from Manny Ramirez. Bradford throws his first pitch -- whomp! The ball soars up, up and away for the Sox's third homer of the night.

Eighth and ninth innings: eight runs seems like an insurmountable edge, but we hang out until nearly the end just to make sure.

All in all, a great game and a nice win. Go Sox!

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