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Game 60: June 8, 2007
WinRed Sox 10 W: Josh Beckett (9-0) 39-21, 2 game winning streak
14-5-2 series record
Diamondbacks 3 L: Doug Davis (4-7) 36-26, 2 game losing streak
12-8-0 series record
Highlights: Beckett faced a lineup with four players with less than two years major league experience and two other with less than three and thoroughly dominated it. He struck out eight and didn’t hand out a single free ride over eight innings. Manny Ramirez was rapped by a pitch in the sixth that dropped him to the ground in pain, but the left fielder remained in the game to cross home on J.D. Drew’s second master fly.

Red Sox, I have a confession to make. I’ve been fantasizing about another team. It doesn’t mean I love you any less. Don’t look at me like that; just listen.

There’s this franchise fantasy league I’m in, and in it I’m the Diamondbacks GM.

It’s just fantasy baseball, sweetie! Don’t get upset!

Last night I was totally thinking of you and you alone, honestly. It helps that Doug Davis isn’t on my fantasy Diamondbacks, but even if he were I’d still be cheering for you 100%.

Did you have to totally annihilate the young hitters, though? I mean, you had such a big lead. Giving Stephen Drew, Chris Young, or Chris Snyder a fair chance wouldn’t have hurt. After all, it was Arizona’s suspect pitching that ignited the dormant Julio Lugo and disappointing J.D. Drew. A few gift rib-eyes here and there would have been a nice reciprocal move.

Okay, I totally didn’t mean that. It’s cool, I understand, you have a job to do. It’s just that I have this fantasy team and it’s struggling a bit.

I’m actually glad you had Lugo tag out Alberto Callaspo in the third, mostly because he was accused of a domestic incident by his wife, who alleged that he struck, kicked, and threatened her with a knife. It was also a valuable lesson to these young players to keep their heads in the game at all time. Callaspo neither insured his foot was in contact with the bag when he took his hand off to dust himself off nor did he request time out from second base umpire Chris Guccione. Lugo stalked the utility man and swiped his prey in the millisecond he was out of contact with the sack.

Of course I was totally behind you when Lugo made that shot to left in the first and Drew had those three-run homers in the third and sixth. You’re the only one for me, baby.

It’s just fantasy baseball. I can stop anytime. I promise.

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