Red Sox webclicks reign supreme for yet another day in the world of the Biggest Little's state newspaper. Nerds rejoice, ignorance is bliss!
Hate to poop in the punchbowl, Sox enthusiasts, but the corpse of Josh Beckett (and his lukewarm heater) just isn't going to cut it. Heck of a way to close out the year, winning at the Fens, but it ends down at the concrete cowbell jungle of Vince Naimoli Memorial Tropicana Field.
It was nice to sleep and nice to have a cerebellum-splitting headache and nice to have the damned Blackberry (brought to you by the ALCS, or is it the other way around? or is it Frank TV?) buzzing with texts saying "do you believe?" or "do you believe this shit?" or "Red cast mojo."
I'm glad I missed all the crap parts of the game. It's like not watching "Titanic" until the boat starts to sink. (jesus, that sounded like Simmons).
Top 3 Joes of the last 24 hours:
3. Joe Maddon
2. Joe the Plumber
1. Joe Mama
Also receiving votes: Guy Ritchie
Best text message received so far tonight: "Sox should've traded for Manny this morning." Agreed. And clincher king D-Lowe.
Why is SportsCenter showing high school football highlights? HSGametime goes worldwide leader on me.
Joe Morgan just said that was a cutter that JD Drew hit.
Five years ago, at the same time on the clock (12:16 a.m.) that JD Drew hit his ground-rule double into right field at Fenway to beat the Rays...Aaron Boone hit the left field shot (second best text of tonight: "Score that play: HR") off the then-corpse of Tim Wakefield (I'm not dead...I feeeeeel, happppppy...I think I'll go for a walk...) in 2003.
And furthermore, that very same season, I earned my first invitation to leave a professional sporting venue...for heckling in the Giuliani seats at Yankee Stadium. One of the main culprits? Aaron Boone ("hey Aaron, I see you got the height and your brother got the talent..."). The team the Yankees were playing?
The Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays.
And Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln...
I'm sleeping in tomorrow, so don't shampooing bother me.
(7-1, Rays, on Saturday and Rocco Baldelli does the Biggest Little proud. Dan Wheeler, too)