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Don’t get too excited… it’s just the Orioles. But… YAY.

FIRST, baby!

Eat it, April and part of June!

Yesterday was a preview of the All Stars Home Run Derby.

See, that’s what you’re supposed to do. When your pitcher has a weak moment, the bats are supposed to blaze. You get back up. It’s like war, people.

You never rush a bunker without cover! Haven’t you seen “Saving Private Ryan?”

“I don’t want to go out there and put us in a hole,” Miller said. “Fortunately, the offense came alive there and Pedroia had that big homer and, after that, we took off. They saved my butt because I shouldn’t have put them in that situation.”

See, John Lackey? That’s called HUMILITY.

SIX HOME RUNS.

Yay.

Wish we could just stew on the victory, but these trade rumors keep bubbling up. Carlos Beltran, anyone?

And then there are the Stankees who, despite LOSING yesterday, continue to get buzz for Mr. 3,000.

Only one player — Carl Yastrzemski — got to 3,000 hits in a Sox uniform. As of July 7, 2011, the San Diego Padres have had more players collect career hit No. 3,000 than the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox combined.

Whatever. We got six home runs.

In Youk-watch, here’s his latest on-air!

After seeing that AND the victory, you’re too happy, right? You need a pull-me-down? Bleacher Report does an EXCELLENT job articulating Lackey-gate HERE.

Resolved yourself to that, hmm? Need worse news? We could lose Jacoby. Stop this. STOP IT NOW.

While the Ellsbury camp is open to negotiating an early extension, it’s unlikely to agree to the Red Sox’ terms. Boras likes to get his players to free agency, and he’s averse to granting team options.

SCOTT BORAS, IF THIS HAPPENS I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU!!!!

Six home runs. Six home runs. There. I feel better.

STUPID SCOTT BORAS.

At least the Roger Clemens trial is in recess.

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In sad news, Dick Williams died. He was part of that team my dad rambled about. The 1967 “Impossible Dream” team. So, while I wasn’t born until almost 20 years later… I kind of feel like I know those guys.

“Dick Williams inherited a Red Sox team that had finished with a losing record in eight consecutive seasons and immediately set a new tone and course,” Red Sox principal owner John Henry said. “Dick was an outstanding leader who demanded excellence and accountability from all his players, leading the Impossible Dream Red Sox to the 1967 AL Pennant that forever changed baseball in New England.”

~L

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  1. July 8, 2011 at 8:59 am | #1

    Dick Williams managed two of the three A’s dynasty teams…I was an A’s fan growing up and was mortified when he resigned after their second title. Oakland was so good they won the third one anyway, but the team obviously had Williams’ fingerprints all over it. He had already made his legacy solid in Boston. A great one.

  2. JW
    July 8, 2011 at 11:33 am | #2

    Maybe if you had Scott Boras take Lackey’s place in the rotation…

  3. FireDannyAinge
    July 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm | #3

    Great idea. Make Boras the pitcher. I know Fenway would love screaming things at him:)

  4. July 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm | #4

    No! He’d convince Theo to give him even more money! And then we’d have NO chance with Jacoby…

  5. July 9, 2011 at 9:51 am | #5

    I have “unforgiven” Scott Boras years ago. I despise the man. I call him “El Diablo de Baseball.” (I don’t know if that’s even close to right, but you get my drift.) He never lets a player stay on the same team. Because why? Because he gets a BONUS if they switch teams, THAT’S WHY! That should be frickin’ ILLEGAL!! He’s ruining baseball, single-handedly!

    And 1967 was the year I started loving baseball AND the Red Sox. I was very sad yesterday.

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