The Baseball Desert

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Variations on a theme

The Sox have clearly decided to entertain Red Sox Nation with a variety of different wins: after the walk-off win on Thursday night, they came through with a come-from-behind effort to beat the (Los Angeles) Angels (of Anaheim)™. The Sox couldn't get anything going against Kelvim Escobar, but they sweated it out until the LAAOA relievers came in and then put six runs on the board in two innings.

Mike Myers did a great job to hold the Angels in check in the eighth, and Foulke closed it out in the ninth, though not before doing his "let's make it interesting" thing and loading the bases.

All in all it was a good win and, for once, it didn't make me regret making the 1am start.

Word of the day
Yesterday's word of the day was quite a success. So much so, in fact, that I decided to bring it back for an encore. In case you missed it, the word was: Schadenfreude. Say it. Embrace it. Enjoy it.