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Game 5: April 4, 2008
Red Sox 3 L: David Aardsma (0-1) 3-2, 1 game losing streak
WinBlue Jays 6 W: Shaun Marcum (1-0)
H: Brian Tallet (2)
S: Jeremy Accardo (2)
2-2, 1 game winning streak
Highlights: The Blue Jays publicity department seemed to get some pre-game ceremony tips from their neighbors, the Raptors. Rogers Centre was darkened and disposable rock songs assaulted the ears as a frenetic highlight montage glowed from the screen over center field. The long swaths of bunting covering the fascia rather than the old-fashioned half-circles of fabric was the one updated aspect of the festivities that worked. Donning the uniforms from the Toronto franchise’s heyday seemed to grant the present-day team the confidence to succeed: Marcum pitched an impressive seven innings and Frank Thomas drove in the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh.

David Ortiz sent teammate Tim Wakefield this personal message through XM’s viral marketing site.

Ortizxm2008“Hey, this is Big Papi. You may have heard, [pause] Tim [pause], that I’m running for president of XM. As president I will protect your constitutional rights to pitch indoors whenever possible. I will urge the legislators to create laws in the United States to ban the use of fireworks in enclosed stadiums. I am sure allies such as Canada will follow suit.”

“I know you’re a little bummed at not getting a win last night, but I hope the streakers I sent out in the ninth amused you. The exchange rate might not be favorable, but those crazy Canucks are easily bribed.”

“I was even giving J.D. some batting tips, since us lefties have to stick together. He really came through for us in the seventh with that three-run bomb.”

“Anyway, I know you have to spend a lot of time manicuring your nails, but when you get a chance, be sure to vote for me as president of XM. As you know, I’m running against Jeter. We must not let our country fall into the clutches of the likes of him (although, because of his limited range, not much does get into his clutches).”

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