Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

He's OUR Large Father!

This is the face America saw all night last night!  Courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission.

This is the face America saw all night last night! Courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission.

“It’s meaningless!” “It’s stupid!” “It’s boring!” “I can’t stand to listen to Chris Berman yelling ‘Back! Back! Back!’ all night!”

Whatever the reasons, many people don’t like the Home Run Derby.  I’m not one of them.  While it isn’t my favorite attraction that MLB gives us, there is something entertaining not only in watching the home runs but in watching the players interact and react to the home runs.

Last night, David Ortiz once again showed why he has such a place of honor in Major League Baseball.  Not because he won the contest but because of how he acted during it all.  Knowing that a good final outing by Hanley Ramirez would mean he lost the Derby, Papi was still out there encouraging him and cheering him on (telling Erin Andrews later that Hanley is like a son to him!).  It was quite the sight and something that seemed to take the ESPN guys (Yes, America, Bobby Valentine really did call him “Jose Ortiz” and then try to laugh it off by saying “I hope his middle name is Jose”) by surprise.

Tonight is the All Star Game and while I genuinely don’t care who wins, I just want the Sox to represent well, I hope folks watch and are entertained.  I won’t be able to watch tonight due to a family issue but I know folks will keep me posted in case Adrian Beltre takes out Joe Girardi.


July 13, 2010 - Posted by | 2010 | , , ,


  1. Damn! The Yankees have already made it into the World Series and I missed the announcement.
    Cyn, I also love seeing all the kids having a good time with their fathers during the home run derby. They are so cute!

    Comment by Brenken | July 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. Love the picture. Sorry I didn’t get to see the guys with their kids; that’s always fun.

    Comment by Anita | July 14, 2010 | Reply

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