Sox Burnt to a Crisp

Sox Burnt to a Crisp

Coco Crisp slows up instead running home for the tying run tonight

(BDD Photo / NESN Screenshot)

Slowco Stops to Jog While 'Running' Home with Tying Run And Slides a Mile Short of the Plate. Why Ever Slow Down in a 0-1 Game? Why Ever Slow Down When Trying to Score?

“Now for some reason, Coco Crisp is going hard until he comes to within 10 feet then he slows up, now where’s the on deck batter [Manny]?, he’s nowhere to be found… The way Barfield comes up with that, it’s almost like he didn’t expect Crisp to go, and it seemed to take him a while to get rid of that baseball, and Coco would have been safe had he been running hard. … and one more look at Crisp as he’s running hard, now he slows up, and that costs him at home plate, but again there’s nobody there to tell him, well, to run hard and slide.” -- 7.25.07, Jerry Remy, NESN analyst on Coco’s play in the 6th inning

Tito Missed the Boat on the Play of the Game
Manager Doesn't Mention Coco's Run, or Missing Manny

“David hit the ball with the shift, and they’re so deep, and it took that extra hop, and Coco had a chance, if it goes to either side of the plate he’s safe. Victor [Martinez] did a good job blocking the plate, in a game like that you have to take that chance to go ahead see if we can get a run, to tie that game. It just didn’t work. With Jason on first, that’s my fault, I didn’t communicate that very well, I’m gonna have to take that one.” -- 7.25.07, Terry Francona, or is was it really Francoma tonight

Thanks for the Help, Manny

There's Manny

(BDD Photo / NESN Screenshot)

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