What a night at the stadium. It all started at the front gate, when I has handed my very own wrestling mask. I started to take the ticket taker lady down, when I was told that the masks were for an event taking place later that evening. Lucky 90-year old, her ass was going down.
The masks were worn for 10 minutes in the 5th inning. At the end of that time we officially became the longest mask wearing crowd ever. Guinness Book of World Records was there to record the event. I trusted Pam, or was it Pamm, completely. At about 22, with large lungs, she made me feel confident that her years of world record experience would not be compromised. I am now part of a World Record. Dammit, where is my resume.
Oh yeah, there was a game. After Monday’s laugher, the Sox chuckled, or should I say chucked this one away. Brent Morel with another 2 errors, including a pop up that popped out of his glove. Only one of the two errors led to a run, but it makes me wonder what is wrong with Morel. He’s a hard guy to read, so who nows how he feels.
John Danks can’t be happy. The lefty is now winless in 6 decisions. Last night, he didn’t look good at all, probably the worst I’ve seen him. He gave up a bomb to Maicer Izturis over the centerfield wall in the 3rd inning. That came just 2 innings after he gave up 3 runs and 4 hits to the first 6 batters he faced. The camera caught him berating himself, twice. That’s the most hits and runs that Danks has given up this year, so like I said, he can’t be happy.
Jeff Gray has to be ecstatic. In the spring I interviewed over 100 players, but not once did I stick a mic in front of Gray. I think I’ll just call him stealth, that’s how far under the radar he flew. Threw 3 nice innings on Tuesday, keeping the Angels off balance.
You don’t see him get mad too much, but Paul Konerko was steaming at the plate umpire. Twice he was called out on strikes, the 2nd time he barked for quite a while, but Tony Randazzo just walked away–a rarity in today’s game.
Yesterday’s game was really non-descript. The Angels grabbed the lead early, and the Sox never recovered.
Let’s see…………..The Angel fans still hate AJ Pierzynski. He is booed everywhere, even in the spring, but the Halo fans really don’t like the guy. I wonder how many of them even remember why they hate him. I would say out of 40,000 last night, about 20.
If there was 40, 000+ in the house than I’m Gene Autry. Unless everyone is dressed in green, I think there were a lot of empty seats. It reminds me in the spring, I counted the fans on the 3rd base side. There were 192 people. Not many more on the 1st base side. When they announced the attendance at over 3-thousand, I almost had a coronary. I know it’s tickets sold, not who’s in the house, but come on.
Kiss Cam. Great idea, a lot of fun, but why do people get all worked up when they put it on the announcers? Last night the K-C was on Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone. People where screaming and cheering. What do you think’s gonna happen? Stone is going to look over at Hawk and say, “It’s time buddy, let’s let the world know”, and then plant a smooch on him.
BREAKING NEWS: “Steve Stone and Hawk Harrelson are in love! “Thank’s to the Kiss Cam, these two fellas can now stop living the lie”. Really, get serious people.
Thank’s to Bob Bechtol, Sox Director of Media Relations, for last night ticket. Bob, along with Pat O’Connell, work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the baseball season. Class guys, and well respected guys, throughout the baseball community.
I should also include Senior VP of Communications, Scott Reifert, who may be one of the nicest guys around. Weird how I would run in to him, with 40,000 people in attendance.
It was great seeing two friends, I just with the outcome was different. Hey, you can’t win em all. Sox lost 6-2
Jake Peavy goes tonight. His first start since tearing his lat muscle of the bone. He’ll have so much adrenaline, he could probably power that stadium tonight.
I’ll be there to catch the action..
Oh yeah, I do have pictures. When I get a chance I’ll compress them and put em up