Sunday, August 07, 2005

More Catching Up To Do... League Softball Update. Red Sox Update.

After a very busy softball schedule last week, I finally have the time and energy to get back to the keyboard. First up, my team, as noted previously, had to face the fitst place team last Tuesday. Well, we beat them 10-6 to knock them out of the top spot. Among the highlights was a two-run triple from yours truly. The following night, we played a makeup against the 8th place team. Another victory, this time by a 17-14 score, helped us climb past them in the standings. Four more hits, including two doubles and another triple for your humble typist helped keep several rallies going. Finally, Thursday night we had all sorts of potential for a let-down against the winless last place team. Fortunately, we didn't let that happen as we rolled to a 24-2 victory. I had five more hits, including another double and triple. Things are getting interesting as we are now 8-6 on the season (with three of those losses by one run each), and we are hoping to make more hay against another lower-level team this Thursday.

The Red Sox had a strange weekend in Minnesota, dropping two out of three to the Twins. Today's 11-7 victory was an ugly affair that featured more bungling defense (as was the case Friday and Saturday's games). But this time the Sox hit the ball. Manny hit his 31st homer, and Gabe Kapler hit his first since returning from Japan. And speaking of returning from Japan, Roberto Petagine, who spent 1999-2004 over there (with 225 homers) lined a bases-clearing double to knock Twins starter Joe Mays from the game in the 5th inning. Sox starter Tim Wakefield pitched eight strong innings with 11 strikeouts to get the win. The dreaded Yankees also won today in Toronto, so the Sox first-place lead remains 3 1/2 games.

In other news, the Russian submarine crew was rescued, Bob Novak folded like a Senate Democrat on CNN in front of a remarkably restrained James Carville, NASA is still fucked up and the Rafael Palmeiro mess has turned more broadcasters into medical professionals than any single event in recent memory.

That's all I have for now. I'm going to try to get reviews of the latest Tony Iommi solo release (with Glenn Hughes) and the latest release from an act called Leaves Eyes that I think you may find interesting.

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