YANKEES KEEP WITH TRADITION AND WIN:
Personally, I found the throwbacks dreary and dirty looking but I did dig the maroon and grey striped socks or stirrups.
The ceremony itself was very moving with any and every Red Sox alive being introduced to the packed house, with only Roger Clemons and Kurt Schilling noticeably missing.
It brought tears to my eyes and reiterated the utter respect I have for the Red Sox as an organization.
That feeling came crashing down fast when ex-Red Sox’s Pedro Martinez and Kevin Millar, from the 2004 team, thought that making a frat-boy speech while running up and down the top of the dugout was a proper way to end the event.
Honestly, it was inappropriate and such an embarrassment even though the two clowns successfully broke the Guinness Book record for the biggest “cheers.
All I thought was this would never go on in New York and I wouldn’t want it too. And with the state of the current team it showed a lack of respect.
Well, after an overall memorable event, things only got worse in Red Sox Nation as the Yankee bats pounded on pitcher Clay Buchholz, with Swisher, Eric Chavez, Chavez again, A-rod, and Russell Martin all going deep.
Cano, Granderson, Ibanez and the Captain all each had a hit in the Yankee 6-2 win.
The Red Sox looked lost, sloppy and very un-Boston like on a day when so many franchise and baseball icons were on hand to watch them win.
If anything can get a struggling team motivated it would have been the celebration before yesterday’s game. The pride I had watching, as Yankee fan was undeniable, so how the Red Sox players let this one slip makes me realize how much disarray the current team is in.
I doubt a team with as much talent as the Red Sox will stay in this rut much longer, as maybe they should go on a team retreat or something?
If I recall, didn’t the Yankees players hash it out in the visitor’s clubhouse up in Toronto a few seasons back, when things were not meshing?
WHY PICK ON ERIC CHAVEZ?
Well, without fail, any sympathy I had towards the situation in Boston went right out the window when I saw this NESN video by Dan Duquette called, ‘Eric Chavez’ Taking Full Advantage of Yankees’ Throwback Uniforms With Suspicious Power Surge.
Obviously my first thought was how dared a Red Sox beat writer accuse Chavez of cheating, as the word “suspicious” in baseball terms usually implies something regarding PED or steroid use.
In the video, Mr. Duquette did not mention PEDs but he did accuse the Yankees of using the numberless vintage uniforms to their advantage by bringing in a “ringer” who was a Chavez lookalike. Mr. Duquette says that is the only “reasonable explanation” for Chavez having two homers in the game.
It is insulting, but mainly ignorant because Chavez was a star in Oakland for over a decade before a back injury sidelined and almost led to retirement. This is Chavez second stint with the Yankees, and last season he hit two homers, seven doubles, drew 14 walks and had 26 RBIs in 58 at-bats.
Also, Mr. Duquette should do his research as last season Chavez hit .467 vs. Red Sox pitching in 15 at-bats, with seven hits, three double, three RBIs and one walk.
Here is the bizarre video… so you can see this for yourselves.
As for my empathy towards the Red Sox situation, it was short-lived thanks to crap like this
Oh and please of anyone reading this knows Mr. Duquette, please tell him I have my eye on him now too.