Tuesday, July 26


Well The Sox keep on looking like a pretty mediocre baseball team. They seem to be lacking one big thing, the ability to play consistent baseball.
Here's what the dictionary has to say about the word consistent:

Main Entry: con·sis·tent
Pronunciation: k&n-'sis-t&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin consistent-consistentns, present participle of consistere
1 archaic : possessing firmness or coherence
2 a : marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity : free from variation or contradiction b : COMPATIBLE -- usually used with with c : showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief, or custom
3 : tending to be arbitrarily close to the true value of the parameter estimated as the sample becomes large

- con·sis·tent·ly /-lE/ adverb

I would like to point out my biggest point: marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity. At the moment that would not really describe the Red Sox. One night we're good, one night we're not. I wish we could stick with the being good part.
I'm not going to go into my normal game by game run down. I'll just hit the high, or maybe low, lights of the last week or so.

After losing the first game and looking pretty sad we managed to win the next two games. Don't remember what happened Tuesday night but Wednesday we scored six runs before the D-Rays could get an out. We won that won 9-4. The NESN guys were making me laugh during that one. They're pretty damn funny.

I was not optomistic about this one. The White Sox are one of the best teams in baseball and have won something like 10 more games then we have this year. We managed to get a split though, we won Thursday and Saturday and they won Friday and Sunday. Sunday was a game we could have had. We just seem to lack any sort of passion this year.

Back to Tampa Bay, scene of the big time brawls earlier in the season. I was hoping for three nice wins to get us some confidence back. That doesn't seem to be what the Sox were thinking about.
Monday night we lost 4-3. Like Sunday's game with the White Sox we squandered quite a few chances to win the game, including having the bases loaded in the ninth. It also turned into our first extra inning game of the year. Sadly it turned into a loss for Schilling on a ball that was mis-played by Trot Nixon. How we can't beat the crap out of Tampa bay is beyond me.

The Yankess continue to play good baseball and lurk pretty close behind us. Befor tonight's game they were a game back and have already won there game tonight. If we lose tonight it will be a tie a top the AL East again. The O's are fading, in fact they got swept by the Rays over the weekend.

Tonights game seemed to be going well as we got out to a 5-0 lead. Then Clement got rocked in the back of the head by a line drive in the third. Anytime we have to go to our not so good bullpen in the third inning is not good. Bradford came in and did hs funny little side arm thing and loaded the bases up. Guess what happened next? Come on, I bet you can guess! That's right. Tampa Bay Grand Slam. Tie game at 5-5. Oyy. The game has gone back and forth and we just got two in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 8. Dale Sveum sent Older Dude around from third after he started at first. That's a bit of a head scratcher.
D-Rays are up in the bottom of the ninth, here comes Schilling.

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