Pavano (who lost last night's start for the Yankees) was the starter in the 17-1 Sox victory the other day. He was also the starter for the Marlins when the Sox demolished them. The Yankees have dropped 5 straight.
Francona was mad about the suspension differences handed out. Was he reading this blog? He said it was crazy that he received 3 games and couldn't be at the ballpark while Torre got one but just couldn't be in the clubhouse.
Ortiz is a monster. Hopefully he remembers how to play at first with inter-league approaching. I wonder why Francona never plays him there otherwise...you know, just to get ready.
By the way, on EEI people were calling up and complaing about yesterday's game. They said Renteria made a bad call by bunting in that situation. They said the lineup was ridiculous. This town is nuts.
The Sox went 9-10 against the O's last year. Looks like more of the same this year.
The Yankees beat up on the "little guys" last year. They are 15-9 against teams with a sub-500 record this year. 12-17 against teams 500 or better.
Shoppach doesn't appear to be major league ready as far as hitting goes. He looks very comfortable behind the plate, but uncomfortable next to it.
Hopefully the Cubs will cool off by the time we face them next weekend. 7 in a row for them now. By the way, the Sox and Cubs in Wrigley is about the coolest matchup I can think of...