Sunday, May 14, 2006

Washed Out Again

The Sox-Rangers game today was officially called at 10 a.m., which gives you an idea of how bad the weather is around Boston. It pours during the day, it's pouring when you go to bed, it's pouring when you wake up... it's really pouring. And it's been pouring hard since Friday night, when Papi stepped out of the box and a 4-foot wave fell off his batting helmet. This rainfall has to be historic. Epic. The kind of rainfall Noah must have encountered in his huge ark. More rain is forecast for the region tomorrow which is only going to make matters worse.

The Sox are now probably nestled in their hotel rooms in Baltimore, where they'll start a three-game series with the Orioles tomorrow night. The Sox have owned the Birds lately, winning the last 11 straight. Beckett faces Rodrigo Lopez.

This update mentions that David Wells will pitch a simulated game soon and we missed a chance to see Manny and Papi swing pink bats today in honor of Mother's Day and breast cancer awareness.

Amazing stat of the day: the Cubs have scored a grand total of 32 runs in their last 16 games. Even an English major knows that's exactly two runs per game. Talk about missing Derrek Lee. They've been shut out five times during that span and scored one run four times. Anemic.

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