Friday, August 01, 2008

Red Sox watch

The Red Sox have traded Manny Ramirez to the LA Dodgers. I'm a bit conflicted about this. It's damn near impossible for any Boston fan not to love the guy, but at the same time, I suppose if Boston hadn't been playing such crappy ball over the past few weeks I'd be more broken up about it.

Here's an update from the new barback... Jason Bay, the player who came to the Sox from the Pirates and took over left field for Manny, scored both runs in Boston's 12 inning, 2-1 win over the Oakland A's. He walked in the second inning and scored on a Lowrie sac-fly. He tripled in the 12th scored when Lowrie hit an infield single up the middle... The extra kicker - the A's walked Drew to get to Lowrie... I guess they'd rather have a rookie beat them than a veteran.

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