Tuesday, May 02, 2006

MLB update

The Red Sox and the Yankees were rained out tonight in Boston. This game will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on August 18th at 1:05 and 7:05 pm.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Nascar and MLB -Red Sox / Yankees

After a rain soaked Sunday and the Aaron's 499 moved to Monday, the race at Talladega lived up to the 190 mph excitement that it does every year.

It started early this year, actually on lap 9 when drivers decided to try and go 5 wide into the turn at 160+ mph and that put out almost 30% of the field.

Jeff Gordon had a very strong car during the race and Tony Stewart took a back seat for 169 laps before making a charge to the front. That didn't last after a charge by Jimmie Johnson and a win in AL. Johnson has won at Daytona and now Talladega this year and leads in the Nextel points leaderboard.

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The Yankee's came into Fenway tonight for the first of 19 regular season games. It was the return of Johnny Damon and he received a mix of boos and applause. After he tipped his batting helmet to the Fenway faithful, many boos turned to cheers. Damon went hitless in the first game playing for the Evil Empire.

In a trade that happened today, Doug Mirabelli returned to the Sox and just by chance changed in the police escort from Logan Airport and the Park and caught his long time battery mate, Tim Wakefield. It was great to see Mirabelli back in a Red Sox uniform. He took Wakefield deep into the game and the Sox turned it over to Mike Timlin and then to Papelbon to close.

Ortiz made it happen with a 3 run jack into the wind to the Red Sox bullpen.

Red Sox win, 7-3 and take the first of a pair this week and they will meet again next week as well for 3 in NY.

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