Drunk, belligerent Al Reyes to arresting officer: “Don’t tase me, bro!” (DRaysBay)
El Lefty Malo has an intriguing suggestion for Barry Zito: send him down.
Fire Joe Morgan took their sarcastic snark to new heights yesterday with YouTube. Epic.
There’s a reason UmpBumper Nick didn’t join our fantasy league. “You guys have to understand, fantasy sports is like crack to me,” he confessed. “Once I start, I can’t stop.” Sound familiar to any of you? Well, here’s a way to save yourself from yourself. (RotoNation)
Edgar Renteria apparently likes getting booed now (“When the fans boo me, that’s real exciting”) reports the Boston Herald. That’s not what he said when he left Boston for the Braves, when he said that an early booing by Red Sox fans caused him to put too much pressure on himself. “I don’t know if [the fans] were looking for 30 homers, like Garciaparra in the past did, but it was crazy,” he kvetched at the time, adding “I had never been booed in my career.” We weren’t looking for thirty homers. We just didn’t want thirty errors.
The Red Sox and the homers they hit, from Me and Pedro. An excellent chuckle (at least for Sox fans).
Since 1956, only 5 pitchers have gone their first three starts without giving up a run. Today, tomorrow, and Sunday, three pitchers will try to match this feat—Ben Sheets, Oliver Perez, and Kyle Lohse. Get the details from Baseball Reference’s Stat of the Day.
Doug Glanville’s writing a guest column for the NYT this season.
Also, there’s a Red Sox t-shirt buried under the new Yankee Stadium.
Thank you, that is all.