Even better. On Fire has the perfect temperament for baseball.
My mind-set is simple. I don't change because of the atmosphere and the electricity in the ballpark. ... I think everything affects you to some extent. I've always been pretty good at realizing there are ups and downs to the game of baseball. ... My faith plays a lot into it. I'm just very grounded in how I grew up. ...It reminds me of what SoSH Razor Shines wrote in the wake of Kevin Youkilis's comments about the media:
It's hard to judge character when you don't know somebody. I've always been that way. ... I care as much as anyone out there. I'm just not geared the way some people are to show it outwardly. ... There are times when the fans are fired up and going crazy all the time. Those are the times when you need to step back and wind it down a little bit.
I'm good at that.
J.D. Drew is a great litmus test to separate rational fans from the braying jackasses. ...
[W]henever I see or hear someone claiming that "player x has no heart", I immediately write off everything else they have to say. It just strikes me as the height of arrogance to claim that you know what goes on inside another person's brain, or what degree of pain another person is feeling.
One of the moves to activate Paul Byrd had Junichi Tazawa sent down to the Gulf Coast League. Since the GCL season ends on Sunday, Boston will not have to wait the usual 10 days before recalling Tazawa for his next start this week (after rosters have expanded).
The Red Sox acquired outfielder Joey Gathright in a deal with the Orioles.
When Tommy Harper found out that Jacoby Ellsbury's family has a baseball Harper signed for Ellsbury's grandfather back in 1969, he was shocked.
You wouldn't believe that sort of thing would happen. You can understand someone holding onto a ball, but it turns to be from someone who's record is going to get broken? That's unique. What are the odds?Like bunting, it seems, proofreading is a lost art.