Lowering the Boom!
Short take: Laughing at Cleveland
Isn't it great, Sox Fans? Has there ever been a team to pull your
chain harder than this 2001 Sox team? Just a day after rolling over and
playing dead for the pathetic excuse of a division champ Indians, the Sox take
the field again against the championship pretenders, take the Tribe's best
shot, then deliver a knock out blow of their own. The Cuyahoga Chokes
might win the division, but they won't soon forget what the defending
champions did to them in early-September. Our Sox beat the living crap
out of Cleveland 19-10.
More "what if's", eh Sox Fans!
It was so ugly at first. Rocky Biddle has never been lit up
worst than he was Sunday. Cleveland looked to put this game away early
with a six-run eruption in the second inning. Not content to give the
Tribe three outs, Carlos Lee obliged them with a fielding error for
extra at-bats. All seemed lost until bonehead Roberto Alomar attempted
to stretch a one-base advance into two, rounding second and heading for third
with two outs.
Big mistake. While Sox Fans wring their hands about their team's
misadventures at third base with two out, Alomar is just dumb enough not to
learn the lesson taught Jose Valentin just yesterday.
Making the third out at third base is stupid because you can score nearly as
easily from second without risking ending the inning. Some ballplayers
today are morons.
So the Sox nail the idiot Alomar and shut the door on any further damage
after six runs. The real payback for that mistake would come in the next
half-inning. Dave Burba served up batting practice for the Sox and never
made it through the inning. The Sox sent eleven hitters to the plate and
leveled everything in their path in the process of scoring eight runs on five
hits helped along by two Tribe errors.
Oh sure, and I suppose the Sox aren't winning the division because of our
lousy defense. Jerry Manuel, take a look at first-place
It gets better. Biddle settled in and retired the Tribe with just one
hit allowed in the third inning. Now with a two-run lead, the Sox bats
erupt again crushing Cleveland pitching for another five runs on four hits,
plus yet another Tribe error.
Gee, maybe we can trade them a defensive specialist from our team.
Cleveland tried tip-toeing back into this game with homers in the sixth and
seventh, but the Sox seventh put that silly plan to waste. Jose
Canseco and Chris Singleton each homered as the Sox drilled
Cleveland for six more runs.
Hahahahahaha! That's a season's worth of frustration we're working
off Sox Fans!
Cleveland barely made a whimper after that. The pigs they are, rookie
Josh Fogg made them look silly in 1.1 innings work, striking out
four. Six Sox players had multi-hit days. Paul Konerko and Magglio
Ordonez combined for nine runs batted in.
The big four-game series ends Monday evening, Labor Day. Time to send
the Cuyahoga Chokes another message: we own you.
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with two doubles and a walk, four runs batted in, and a key outfield
assist to nail Roberto Alomar at third base in the critical second
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