Wednesday July 31, 2002
Sox Make it Double Play as
Petey Blanks Halos 6-0
Hillenbrand, Varitek, Trot
Boston Attack over Angels
Tuesday July 30, 2002
Hey Larry, If a Tree
Falls Out of the Playoffs, and No One Hears It, Does It Make any Money?
Lucky Braces Us for No Move
''If lightning is going to strike in the next day or two, we will be a
tree out there waiting to be hit, make no mistake.''
''If we don't make a deal, it will not be for
a lack of effort on our part...it takes two to tango, and I assure you
we've looked for dance partners all over our league and the other league.
This is not meant to suggest that we are throwing in the towel by any
means. We think every team has an obligation to see if it can
itself, and that means exploring all possibilities, large and small.''
Larry, like Mike Dukakis in 1987, you just don't get it. You can trade
Nomar for a bag of nails at this point and could get away with it. You
just have to make a move by Wednesday or the tree is going to lose a few
Another Must Win for
Monday July 29, 2002
Embree Oh No!
Another Eighth Inning Collapse
Late in the Evening
"And they learned to play some lead with Shea, they were undermanned in
this funky place And I stepped outside the smoke myself a "J" And when I
came back to the room Everybody just seemed to boo And I turned my tv up
loud and I began to scream And it was late in the evening And they blew
that game away"
Angels 5 Sox 4
ShowCasey got job done vs. Alice, Angels.
Another One Run, Late Inning, Loss for Grady.
Sox drop to 3-15 in
last 18 one-run games.
Five behind the Yankees Larry. Two out in wildcard.
Grady tips his hand on trade: "I can sense
that I don't know if something will be done by the deadline.''
Possum? Trading Fossum?
Cliff "Pink" Floyd, Colon
in the range?
Kenny Rogers works overtime
in the rumor mill.
Price Drop? Our scouts on The Gambler, a.k.a. Matt Young part
"You gotta know when to
hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
know when to walk away, know when to run."
FYI: Trot Nixon is Untouchable.
Don't Even Think About It.
Enough is Enough.
Patience is Now Officially a
Four-Letter Word. Make the Deal Theo. Make the %#&! Deal.
Sox Hit the
Wild, Wild, West
Embree Back, Going, going, Gomes
Sunday July 28, 2002
Rock 'em, Sock 'em
Red Sox Pound O's
It's a Family (Day) tradition
Tony puts the
'Cloninger Clamp' on Birds...
Arrojo out in today's episode of 'As the Rotation Turns.'
Tune in tomorrow as Burkett gets bounced from
Texas start in favor of Willie Banks.
Will Sox Get Rollin' with Rolen?
Edes sees Phillies third baseman in the
but Sox won't move Shea... except to first base.
Saturday July 27, 2002
Time for Some Lowe Ball
Burkett Blanks Birds
4-0. Manny, Trot all over the place.
Friday July 26, 2002
Just Wild about Second Place?
''We're in a tough spot. The good thing
is, there's a wild card to be going after.''
is Just an Illusion
Hapless Sox Fly South Against Birds 9-2, Five Behind the
New York Yankees, Pressure on to Make Move.
No More HappyTalk from Grady:
"We're exploring a lot of
different avenues. We'll see if we can't improve ourselves... either
in-house or elsewhere, very soon.
We're going to try to improve ourselves the best way we can."
Returns to the Scene of
Bill goes back to Shea as guest of Bobby V.
Hey, can he still play first?
Rumor is Now The Big Hurt
ESPN has Frank Thomas and 5-14 6.12 ERA pitcher
Todd Ritchie are on the Sox radar screen.
The El Guapo
Era is Over
"Richard" has been removed. But
Baerga is Back!
man walks down the street, He says, Why am I soft in the middle now? Why am I
soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard!
A man walks down the street, He says, Why am I short of attention? Got a short
little span of attention, And whoa, my nights are so long!
There were incidents and accidents, There were hints and allegations .....
Who'll be my role-model? Now that my role-model is .... Gone ...... gone
Dogs in the moonlight. Far away, my well-lit door. Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly,
Get these mutts away from me! You know, I don't find this stuff amusing
Thursday July 25, 2002
to Go? Say it ain't So!
A Win is a Win. Pedro, Trot, Manny, Tek Lead Way over
Tampa Bay 6-0.
A: Freezer Boy and Fraudia Made
Ted Sign Napkin
Ou La La!
Edes Drops Names: Expos' Floyd and Colon are the Pair
Pitching, Not Hitting, Now Job
Mighty KKK-KKK-KKKasey has
struck them out.
"Change May Be in Order"
Frank finished early, is
out of rotation.
Sox lose at Fenway to Tampa #&%! Bay 9-5.
Fossum back up. Hermanson officially on DL.
Casey will join rotation if he survives trade deadline.
Good-Ship-Grady is getting
A Little yelling about Garces'
night off on Tuesday.
Damon bewildered about being benched.
Wednesday July 24, 2002
Big Deal in the Works
"If They Pull Off the
Y'awl Will Be Very Happy"
If Deal Goes Down, Somebody BIG
is Coming to Boston.
Urbina Loses Again.
Haney Blows It His Way.
Another Grady Gaffe
Tampa Scores Five in Ninth, Sox Collapse 5-4.
Tuesday July 23, 2002
Pandemonium in the Heavens, Former Sox
Announcer Ned Martin Dies Suddenly
Another One Bites the Dustin
Strange, but naturally for the Red Sox, true. Hermanson back on
the DL with an infection the likes of the one Dauber's brother game him
Back, to Back to Back off Backe
Birthday Bash: Nomar, Sox
Crush Tampa Bay 22-4
Manny, Trot Stay Home Run Hot
Sox Say They Won't Cut Big
Contracts With Strike Looming. Read: Offerman must stay
(Hey you can't blame us for trying)
Monday July 22, 2002
Let's Win Two Tomorrow
Gotta Start Somewhere. Sox to Pick Up the
Pieces of a Shattered Weekend Against Tampa Bay Tomorrow.
Johnny Gives the
Over and Off?
Lucchino "furious" at Jose's Play.
Offerman Era Nearly Over as Jose May Be Odd Man Out This Week
As Deals For
Pitching, Hitting Get Done.
Sunday July 21, 2002
Grady Keeps Grinning Despite
"It was one of the most exciting weekends I've ever spent in the game of
baseball,'' Red Sox manager Grady Little said. "I don't know if it's us
being snakebit or them having some Irish luck.''
Burkett Boycotts Keeping Ball in Park.
But has a good old time anyway.
"I'd be happy if I had tickets to these three games," said Burkett. "They
were very entertaining games."
He also adds oh-so-smugly "they'll
probably be a strike in three weeks."
NEW YORK NIGHTMARE
As It's Deja-Lose
All Over Again
No Kid Glove Treatment Here:
Dirt Dog Didn't Dig Deep Enough.
New York 9 Boston 8.
Sox Drop to Four Games Back, Will Pick Up the Pieces Against Trusty Tampa
Will Sox Smoke Weed Weaver
Saturday July 20, 2002
Sox Lose 9-8 in 11 Innings to Yankees After Being Six
Outs From Glory.
GRADY DON'T MAKE THE GRADE
IN NEW YORK
I Don't Like the Way You Do
Why was Hermanson Making his 2002
Debut in a Late, Tight, First-American
Grad-E! Wild On Pinch
Where were Varitek and Daubach when we
Going, Going, Gomes
WHERE WAS ANY-OTHER-DAY-UUUGIE?
I THOUGHT HE WAS 'LIKE A MARINE'?
This was the war.
"I'm just sick of guys
pitching one inning and having to
rest two or three days, that's what kills me"
- Dick Radatz, a relief pitcher
The Defector Factor:
Cubans to Light it Up Today
May Rolando Show His Real Arrojoness in the Battle Against Old Duque.
HERMANSON IS IN THE
HERMANSON IS IN THE HOUSE,
HERMANSON IS IN THE HOUSE
Friday July 19, 2002
Pedro Owns Yankees Again. Sox Win First 4-2.
Mussina Blames Delay (No crying in baseball Moose)
Sox Head into the Belly of the Beast
Can they regain respect against the Yankees?
Pedro up first against Mussina in Must Win.
YanKeegan Blames Sox Owners for Ruining Rivalry.
"Don't count the Red Sox among those
with reason to feel as if they are shut out by the system. Count them
among those not trying as hard as they can to beat the Yankees."
In the end, the Yankees Win?
"Red Sox Nation has never been the superpower.
There is a part of Gammons that thinks New Englanders enjoy being
second-class citizens. It gives them something to lament.
"Some New Englanders look at it as the
Harlem Globetrotters vs.
the Washington Generals," Gammons said. Story
Yankees work out at
Village YMCA to get ready for Red Sox
Lou Hurts Tanyon Sturtze. Sox Perfect
Nixon Stays On the Clutch. Boston 4 Tampa Bay 3.
It's High Noon for Castillo,
to be Frank.
Thursday July 18, 2002
Manny on the Totem Pole
Home Run Trot
Continues. Sox clobber Rays. Yanks win in last
at bat, last chance to gain ground before series tomorrow.
Grady just wants
Keep It Going
Wednesday July 17, 2002
Comeback Kids Avoid
Disaster in Detroit
Manny, Trot Lead Late Charge Over Tigers.
Tuesday July 16, 2002
PANIC IN DETROIT
Urbina Blows Save Again. Gomes Goes Wild.
Shea Can't Make Play. Sox Drop Fourth Straight.
Nomar, Manny, Trot No-Shows. Trade Expected Soon.
Officially Under Fire.
"We're in a period where it's tough to win a game,"
said Grady Little. "Winning baseball games is always tough. But sometimes,
they're even tougher."