Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Who doesn't love a walk off? (Maybe not Cliff Lee!)

Now appearing in the bullpen!  Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission

Now appearing in the bullpen! Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor/ and used with permission

When the Rangers scored that second run last night, my first thought was how disappointing it was that John Lackey genuinely pitched well enough to win but probably wouldn’t.  Kevin Youkilis must have been thinking the same thing because he meant business when he tied that score in the ninth.  One of the most amusing visuals of the night was of Youk hitting that sacrifice fly in the 11th, flipping his bat and just hanging around waiting for Scutaro to score.  He had that “Yeah, we totally had this one all along” look on his face.  After those last two games, it sure was a helluva lot of fun to watch.

Gustavo Molina was DFA’d today to make room for Michael Bowden who will be pitching out of the bullpen.  Now there is something that could be fun (but I’m sorry it came at the expense of Gustavo).  I totally missed that Dusty Brown had been called up so it was a pleasant surprise to see him on the bench (and then in the game) last night.

The end of this month will bring me to my fifth anniversary with blogging.  I started back on July 30, 2005 at MLBLogs with my first post being about Alan Embree going to the Yankees.  I feel like the 5th anniversary is a good time to shake things up (at the very least with my blog entries being more “me” and less blah as I feel they’ve been lately) so I’ll be working on a few different things.  I’m hoping to get back to doing some random blogging as I did so often in the beginning (which now has been replaced by Tweeting…I won’t give up the Twitter but I feel like I need to pay more attention to the blog to make it as entertaining for me – and everyone else – as it used to be!).  So fair warning.  🙂

Crabcakes on the mound this afternoon.  There could be worse things in baseball than a series split.


July 18, 2010 - Posted by | 2010 | , , , ,


  1. I’ll take a split, Cyn. And congrats on 5 years!

    Comment by Ted | July 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. Bowden looked good today. Glad I was there to see his debut.

    Comment by Kat | July 18, 2010 | Reply

    • It wasn’t his MLB debut but his debut this season anyway! Looking forward to seeing him at Fenway this year myself.

      (And no split…bummer.)

      Comment by Cyn | July 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. Congratulations on your fifth! I looked it up… it is the ‘wood’ anniversary, so expect a slew of baseball bats.

    Comment by JS | July 19, 2010 | Reply

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