What a game. It would have been interesting to see what they would have done if the game went on another inning or two. Francona has to be relieved. First half of the season has been really good so hopefully the 2nd half is as great as tonight was.
What a 10th inning. I thought Mariano was gonna blow in the top half but what a job by Aaron Cook in the bottom half of the inning getting 5 groundballs and getting out of a bases loaded nobody out jam courtesy of 2 straight errors by Dan Uggla.
What a block by Martin after the great throw from Nate McLouth.This pitching situation is getting interesting. What happens incase of a tie?
Congratulations to Jon Lester who just moments ago finished off the 18th no-hitter in Red Sox history. He allowed just 2 walks and was dominating throughout. Gotta love sports. A year ago he’s fighting cancer. Then goes on to get the win in the World Series clinching game last year and now a no-hitter. Good stuff. Interesting note….4 out of the last 6 American League no-hitters have come courtesy of the Red Sox.
Loud cheers and a long ovation greeted Buckner, who occasionally dabbed at his eyes as he walked to the mound to throw out the first pitch. Former Red Sox outfielder Dwight Evans caught his throw from the mound.
That is from the ESPN.com story. This is something that I wanted to see happen opening day 2005 but Buckner wouldn’t do it then. I have to go check this out on mlb.tv as soon as the archive for the game is up. For so long Buckner was one of the faces of the “curse”. That is quiet a burden on anyone and his anger at the Red Sox fans was somewhat understandable. So today he decided to forget all that and make his first trip to Fenway since ’97 when he was a coach with the White Sox. Will Steve Bartman get his day in Chicago one day?
“Red Sox Nation?” What a bunch of [expletive] that is,” he said in an interview with The New York Times’ Play magazine. “That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans.
I am really getting sick of these Steinbrenner brothers(Hank in particular). The Yankees might as well have George speaking for them even in the state he’s in now. He probably would still sound less moronic. “I don’t think [they] wanted to play us in the ALCS.” Oh really Hal? You guys lost in 4 to Cleveland in the first round. They won the World Series. They’ve won 2 out of the last 4 and are favorites to make it 3 in 5.
…on a side note. Can the moronic Yankee fans talking trash about the Mitchell Report because no current Red Sox player was on it just please stop.