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Revolving Door

Goodbye to Alan Embree, who was designated for assignment. He leaves with 145 innings pitched for Boston, a regular season ERA of 5.09, 112 strikeouts, a World Series ring, and our thanks. He played a significant role in the postseason with the Red Sox: his ERA was 1.29, he pitched 14 innings, and induced the final ground out of the 2004 ALCS. In the extra clips on the World Series DVD, you can see Embree hug Mike Timlin, enjoying the glow of victory after the final out of the ALCS. How different that moment was compared to the image that was previously etched in my mind, of he and Timlin standing in the bullpen in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, waiting for the call that never came.

Goodbye also to Scott Cassidy, a right-handed pitcher I saw in Pawtucket earlier this season. He was called up for a few days this season and pitched two-thirds of an inning and left with an ERA of 40.50 for 2005. He goes to San Diego, which he’ll probably appreciate when November rolls around.

In return for Cassidy, the Red Sox got back Adam Hyzdu from the Padres, who was originally traded for Blaine Neal back in March of this year. Welcome back. Madam, I’m Adam.

Hello to Tony Graffanino, who will bolster the infield since Mark Bellhorn was put on the 15-day disabled list with an overdose of vitamin K and a sprained left thumb. Boston acquired Graffanino for Chip Ambres and Juan Cedeno.

I neglected to mention this earlier, but Gabe Kapler will be back shortly as well, inspiring feelings of inadequacy in men everywhere.


Do geese see goD?

T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad. "I'd assign it a name: gnat dirt upset on drab pot toilet."

A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.
A Dan, a clan, a canal: Canada.

"Do nine men interpret nine men?" I nod.

Earl, get a life, said Jere, before reciting these random letters: R, E, T, T, E, L, M, O, D, N, A, R, E, S, E, H, T, G, N, I, T, I, C, E, R, E, R, O, F, E, B, E, R, E, J, D, I, A, S, E, F, I, L, A, T, E. G, L, R, A, E.


this is the most bizarre comment thread I've ever seen.

Touche. Eh...c...out!

oh man... Nam ho!


jere needs a job. someone hire him please. translated: detal snart es a el pm i he no emos. bo jas deener ej.

Terrible job, Reb, "Wow" was the perfect ending. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going on vacation to the rare country called Dellcyrt- nuocerareh- totnoitacavno- gniogmiemesucxelluoy- fiwon- gnidnet- cefrepehtsaw- wowberbojel- birret.

Prepotseros. So rest, O perp.

And by "perp", I mean "thread".



And DNA?


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