Sunday, August 24, 2003

Well What Do You Know It's 3 in a Row

After watching yesterday's game from start to finish, I felt like I'd lost several pints of blood. On pins and needles for 10 innings, with some time spent prostate on a bed of nails in the 9th:

… an obviously fatigued Kim, who blew his second save in less than a week.… Mark McLemore lined a double over sun-blinded Trot Nixon and then scored the tying run when Mike Cameron pounced on a 0-and-2 fastball left over the heart of the plate and punched it up the middle for a base hit (Horrigan, Herald).

Regarding some of the negativity emanating from Red Sox fans recently, Massarotti opines,

People can react with as much emotion, disappointment and anger as they want when the team suffers one frustrating loss after the next -- as ticket-holders and cable subscribers, that is their right…

Nobody ever said it was easy to work here or play here (Herald).

It's certainly worth noting, though, that it isn't just Boston fans who can be emotional. For instance, consider two recent posts from the U.S.S. Mariner, a Seattle fan blog:

Friday, August 22, 2003
We suck.

Saturday, August 23, 2003
I know Guillen says he still feels it when he reaches for balls, but McLemore at short with Guillen at third? Amazingly stupid. McLemore should never, ever, ever play the infield. Ever. …When was the last time Arthur Rhodes struck someone out? March?

I know the feeling fellas.