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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