MAYDAY SUMMER

Somewhere former Sox manager Joe Morgan is smiling – it’s 6/2 (June 2nd) and the Sox are ten games better than even. (On the other hand, the Orioles are exactly even – 24 and 24 – and a fat lot of good it’s going to do them.) …

True story
I was watching the end – or the beginning of the long end – of today’s game with my cousin, who said this about Keith Foulke: “I actually wish he’d blow a save now, just to get it out of his system.” About three pitches later he did just that. …

Free Your Mind
Since David Ortiz signed his contract last Friday he’s 9 for 17 (.529) with 4 doubles and 7 RBI in four games. During the press conference after the signing Ortiz mentioned that it felt good to have the contract off his mind, and I guess it does. …

Just awful
There was so much bad in last night’s loss, and so little good, that I’m going to have to settle for complaining about one thing, and it’s this: I’m as big a fan of patience at the plate as the next guy, but I draw the line at taking strike three on a three-and-two count when the runners are moving. Kevin Youkilis did this last night, precipitating a rally-ending double-play. Let’s just hope it was a rookie mistake and that Francona will take him aside and tell him never to do it again. …