July 29, 2007

Control The Rats

Bullpen coach Gary Tuck says the Red Sox relievers call themselves the "Pirates of the Caribbean". Tuck says "they've got their own nicknames", but he did not elaborate.
We have a code and the code is to stick to the code. Like the movie, you've got to stick to the code. It starts with 'Give me a zero.' How do you get a zero? Attack the hitter with strike one. Then there is '1 and 1 and you're done.' Then, 'Bend but don't break,' I've got your back,' and 'Control the rats,' which is the running game.
Not having seen the movie(s?), I have no idea what he's talking about. I do know, however, that September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrrr!

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