Disappointing end to yesterday’s Sox game. Failure to advance the tying run on second base with nobody out, strikeouts, etc. We got six games upcoming with the Tribe and four with the Red Sox. Let’s get ‘em.
As Steve Stone said in the middle innings; it felt like a game where the Sox should be up 5-1 at a time when it was 1-1. They had their chances.
Question for the Springfield folk: My wife and her friend will be in Springfield tomorrow. They are picking up a puppy from near there Wednesday morning. They will have some time in town. Where are there good antique or craft stores in the area?
Looking forward to hearing what it will be like the first time the Angels and Pujols play the Sox this season–the first time Pujols will play against a team managed by TLR. After 10 years of having him as his Cardinal manager. And LaRussa’s “retirement” from STL after the 2011 Series crown was followed 2 months later by the Pujols departure to the Angels in the much publicized contract situation.
The Sox bullpen stinks so far this year. Their “closer” blew a save on his first batter yesterday, negating a great pinch-hit home run by Eaton. The bullpen performance on the first road trip was even worse. Let’s hope LaRussa doesn’t bring back Salome Barojas
==Uh, the Sox season opening games were in LA with LAA, Madden and Pujols. ==
Whoops–I found that out via the Google shortly after posting that reply. Sorry about that!
Will be interesting to see what the return trip to Chicago will be like for Pujols (albeit on the South Side–but he did play at New Comiskey in 2006 in interleague while with the Cardinals, and that series was a disaster for the Cards).
For the record, I am a Cardinal fan. But haven’t really followed sports intently as I used to in recent years and especially since the pandemic began.
Have nothing but high praise for the way the Sangamon County public health department and National Guard are running the mass vaccination site at the state fair grounds. Very easy to make an appointment. Very well organized website for appointments and facility at the fair grounds.
If you are willing and able to travel, this is the place to go.
Made a same day appointment for the second Pfizer shot last Friday. There were plenty of available appointments.