So finishing off another Netflix I flipped over to watch the Sox.
Who did I see? Craig Hansen!
No not Hanson. Hansen. You remember him. The rookie phenom that was rushed through the system and premiered in the majors the same year he signed. Well, that was 2005 (6.00 ERA), we saw him a couple times in 2006 (2-2 6.63 ERA) before he spent all of last season in turmoil in Pawtucket (3-1 3.86 ERA in 40 games).
The time in Pawtucket seems to have done him some good as he dominated with a .073 average against and a neat 0.00 ERA this year and earned him a call up. Well, apparently he’s not that good, when I tuned in I saw him give up a solo shot to the Angels.
Then it dawned on me, I’m missing the Celtics!
Didn’t miss too much as the C’s are already up 15 and it’s almost the half, let’s see what the Sox are up to.
Still losing 5-4.
So while I have a moment. Pacman to the Pats, won’t happen, he’s a Cowboy now. All it cost the Cowboys was a 4th round pick, or two. If he’s reinstated this year, just this years pick, if reinstated next year Tennessee gets both.
Celts up 10 at the half.
So what’s up with this “flu” going through the Sox? Varitek is on what feels like a week off, Delcarmen was sent home yesterday and Dice-K was scratched from his start Wednesday night. Seriously, you’re the fucking Red Sox with more money that God, you can’t afford to give your guys flu shots? Ridiculous!
Sticking with the Odd and Ends theme. Can I have the Isiah Thomas job with the Knicks? Seriously, you get paid millions of dollars to do nothing. The guy gets fired as GM, then head coach, and he’s now not allowed to talk to any players but still collect his millions? I’ll do it for half the cost.
I love how Mike Bibby came out and said that all the Celtics fans are Bandwagon Fans. Um, this writer has been on board the whole time shithead. I rocked my C’s cap all of last year (when you’d expect badwagon fans to go into hiding) including St Patty’s and Causeway Days without batting an eyelash. Great that the fans were all over him booing him every time he touched the ball.
Kendrick Perkins had a great reaction to Bibby. “He said that? I mean, coming off a 2-for-10 night shooting, he would say something like that. … We’ve got the best fans in the world, so we don’t expect other players from other teams to like our fans.”
Is rape is legal in Atlanta? All Tommy was complaining about during the broadcast how the Hawks were getting away with all kinds of hacking and pushing. I guess it could be true. Ray Lewis got away with murder, literally, in Atlanta. Someone should tell the officials we’re in Boston. Should make for interesting games on Saturday and Monday.
C’s up 19 let’s check on the Sox again. Oooh, down 6-4, two out, bottom of the 9th with Little Dusty up to bat. Rips a foul ball and then grounds out to third. Look they won six in a row, we knew it wouldn’t last all season.
So Lowell, Dusty, and Ortiz were at the Celtics Sunday night, front row right behind the net. So if they’re playing tonight who gets those seats? I’m sure me, The Guy and Eli or Matty could find our way to the Garden. Just saying.
The Celts finish off the Hawks, but not without Mike Bibby really hearing it from the fans in the 4th with “Overrated,” “Where is Bibby?” and just straight up boos when he was near the ball. Doc kept the starters in their most of the 4th in a move eerily similar to the Belichick “F-You!”
C’s win by 19, 96-77. 2 down, 14 to go.
John McClane in the house for the C’s tonight and stayed the whole game. Good for him.
Big draft preview coming at you for Friday. Brace yourself, I have an ESPN Insider subscription and have been following this stuff since that shitty day in February.