Man, that's twice in three games I've been upset after a win. The first was of course when Nixon got hurt, and Clement got slammed. Then comes yesterday's game, in which Red Sox "fans" boo Manny. As in Manny Ramirez, the reigning World Series MVP. Unless they were all actually saying "Boo-urns", I'm pretty pissed off. After the game they got called out by David Oritz: "I don't think it's fair, people booing Manny...The guy, he leaves his heart and soul on the field for the fans. He's done the job here...He has nothing against the fans. The fans should appreciate what Manny Ramirez has done here." Meanwhile, Francona backtracked on his earlier comments (which as I said, made no real sense), calling the incident a "speed bump". I'm hoping today we'll see a backlash, with the cheers drowning out the boos.
A couple trade rumors have popped up: give up Manny and two prospects and get (drum roll please) Aubrey Huff and Mike Cameron, or give up the same two prospects and get...Larry Bigbie (ba dum bum). Neither trade makes any sense to me. In one, the Sox give up a lot to get not too much, and in the other, the Sox give up a little to get almost nothing. I fail to see how a OF with a .688 OPS helps much, particularly since Kapler's being activated soon. But that's just me; ITWT.
[In other news, the Yanks have signed Alan Embree. Not sure how to feel about that.]
[Update, 1:12 pm: scratch that. I now know how I feel about that. I like it. I like it ah-loht.]