Friday, July 06, 2007

Red Sox Decapitate And Dismember The D'Rays-----Hideki Okajima Is An All Star!!

Wow! 13 runs in the first three innings helped Josh "Baseball" Beckett to his 12th win of the season. The batting heroes were many, but if I had to pick two, it would be Coco Crisp, who had a first inning grand slam off the Coke bottle, and Mike Lowell, who went 5 for 6. The Sox have scored 26 runs in their last three games, and we all have to hope they can keep it up for the three game set in Detroit that begins tonight.

And if that wasn't enough excitement for Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International, there was more to come. In the sixth inning the team announced that our lefty reliever supreme, Hideki Okajima, the Darkman, had won the online balloting and will be going to the All Star game. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as he bowed to them from the bullpen. I was touched and moved. He said this, from the Courant.......

"I appreciate all the people who voted for me," Okajima said. "American baseball fans, Japanese baseball fans, teammates, everybody. Big thanks to all the people who supported me."

Well said Oki. And in another bit of Sox news, not good news, I'm afraid, it looks like we won't see Curt Schilling back on the mound until August 1 or so. As long as his shoulder is sound and his velocity is back, we'll sure need him for the last two and a half months of the season and post-season (yes, we will be there!).

Lastly, I wanted to thank all of my readers and fellow bloggers from RSN and RSI for endlessly "blistering their fingers" to get Oki into the All Star Game. Where he belongs. GREAT JOB. Click on the title of this post for more on our newest ALL STAR. And what a great guy he is....a tremendous article from this morning's Globe....please click on the title, you'll enjoy, I promise. Have a great weekend.

14 Comments:

At 7/06/2007 7:09 AM, Blogger CC said...

A "good news fest" it was! Also, the Darkman was a class act, and I love it when someone hits the ball off the Coke bottle :)

Happy Friday

 
At 7/06/2007 7:29 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And a great Friday to you too, CC. I hope we can keep carrying on in the Motor City. At least we miss two of their best pitchers, and Daisuke ends the first "before the All Star Game" half on Sunday, and who, right now, is pitching like he is. You have to look hard to find ANYONE! And I love it....have a great weekend. Thanks for commenting, too.

 
At 7/06/2007 8:52 AM, Blogger Lynsey said...

Are you still a fan of those damn red sox? :-) Just kidding. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for commenting on my little guy- he really is the coolest thing that's ever happened to me!

Love
Lynsey

 
At 7/06/2007 8:52 AM, Blogger CC said...

You're updated Peter (sorry to have confused you)!

 
At 7/06/2007 9:07 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

It was sweet seeing Okie take his bows to each part of Fenway.

 
At 7/06/2007 10:22 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

The Text Vote also helped:

My Thumbs are sore;

But it was worth all the A5s' to 36197 in the USA;

Mike

 
At 7/06/2007 11:49 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

ML, sore thumbs but Okie is in! CC, thanks. Sul, that was a classic moment. He's such a good guy.
And Lynsey, he is so handsome, as great looking as his Mom. Enjoy life, always. And I'll always be a fan of those Sox!! And you're the best thing that will EVER happen to him.......

 
At 7/06/2007 2:12 PM, Blogger ian said...

It's great to see Okie in the All-Star game. He is definitely deserving to be there.

 
At 7/06/2007 2:14 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

He sure is...now can we take 2 of 3 from Detroit, in Detroit?
Superbowl just sent me an emali, Ian....

 
At 7/06/2007 3:39 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& @ this time last year, TB caused them headaches:

What a difference a year makes!

 
At 7/06/2007 8:02 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Darkman's Vote is mentioned in my latest post-#800

 
At 7/06/2007 10:56 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

I AM FEELING FINE TODAY FISHED FOR HOURS:D

 
At 7/06/2007 10:56 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

8 hours!

 
At 7/07/2007 6:38 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

K, catch anything? I'm so glad you're feeling better.
Michael, I'm on my way to your number 800 (congrats!!) in a couple minutes.
Thanks, everyone, for your comments, and after Tavy's loss last night, it'd be great to win today....Daisuke goes tomorrow! I'm putting that one in the win column early. Foolish...maybe. Faith? Oh yeah!!! Always and forever.
And Lynsey, again, if you read these comments, it's always great to hear from a SUPERMOM. You are........

 

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