Manager Francona, Did You Order Bench Coach Millsy to Tell Center Fielder Crisp to Give Akinori Iwamura a Code Red? ...
... overheard in the bowels of Fenway after the game...
Joe Maddon: Did you order the "Code Red?"
Tito: I did the job I was --
Joe Maddon: -- Did you order the "Code Red?!"
Tito: You're goddamn right I did!!!"
Bad, Bad Play by Bartlett
Sox Don't Kneed That: Coco's Got a Bum Thumb
Hence The Cocounterpunch
"How 'bout some consistency from cry-baby Rays' coach Maddon. When his guy Johnson crashed into Yankee catcher in a Pre-season game in the middle of March, breaking his wrist, the Rays' bi-speckled skipper called it, 'just good hard baseball.' Meanwhile, in the next game there was a bench-clearing brawl, another hard slide into Iwamura, and four ejections. So there was a difference of opinion about the 'good hard baseball.' Now when Coco retaliates for bag-blocking with a knee, Maddon starts whining. Toss him a crying towel. And I think MLB should warn Maddon and threaten him with a suspension if he attempts any retaliation, like trying to hurt Ellsbury or Crisp when they try to steal today, which they undoubtedly will! -- 6.4.08, Oak via BDD comments
Wednesday Night Box: Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1
The Earth Is Back on Its Axis... Sox Are Back in First; The Rays Freefall Begins
That's 12 Straight at Home and Counting
With No More Slip Ups, Beckett Should Be Beckett By October:
Nice Line: 6 IP, 1 Run, 5 K's and No Walks
The Big 3: Ells, Drew, and Manny End the Game in the Third
Life Without Papi: More Hits for Coco, and 2 for Youk, Too
Pedro Was #%&*@!: Umps Blow Another HR Call on Dustin
Manny Being Money: Delcarmen Stock on the Rise, Again
And Props to Hansen the Rest of the 'Pen
"I went down to go to the bathroom. Every time I leave [bench coach Brad Mills] in charge, he either puts [Kevin Youkilis] in right or something. Coco got his thumb jammed on the [play] before. I missed the rest of it. I was trying to get my zipper up. It wasn't going as fast as I wanted it to." -- 6.4.08, Terry Francona... still denying he ordered the Code Red ...