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Shonichi [初日]

Game 8: April 8, 2008 Tigers 0 L: Kenny Rogers (0-2) 0-7, 7 game losing streak Red Sox 5 W: Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0) 4-4, 1 game winning streak Highlights: For his third shonichi (opening day), Matsuzaka lasted six and two-thirds and looked sharp for most of his outing. He allowed no runs to score while racking up seven strikeouts and walking four. Two of the walks were to Miguel Cabrera, someone who should not be feeding strikes as his weight loss and cold streak has probably made him ravenous for any sort of meatball. The Red Sox enjoyed some home cooking at last: Coco Crisp and and J.D. Drew had single servings of rib eyes while Kevin Youkilis helped himself to two. Cabrera wishes he had such a diet. Red-tailed hawks and Tigers and Bruins, oh my. While Kevin Youkilis was drawing a walk in the second inning one of the winged denizens of Fenway Park made an ostentatious flight around the park with his snack. Inspired by the aileron roll of the F-16s earlier in the day, a red-tailed hawk swooped around the park and neatly transferred her prey from beak to foot in flight. Other predators did...

Bird Brained

Truth is stranger than fiction: a 13-year old girl named Alexa Rodriguez was attacked at Fenway Park by a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Could have it been the same hawk that killed Wily Crow Peña? Last August the mythological implications of a squirrel climbing the foul pole at Yankee Stadium were explored. The hawk or falcon also is of import in Norse myth: Veðrfölnir (“the one bleached by weather”) perches upon the beak of an eagle in the crown of Yggdrasil, the World Tree. The wings of the eagle power the winds of the world while the hawk’s meaning is mixed. Some sources state it represents higher knowledge like Odin’s ravens Hugin and Munin while others say it symbolizes the union of man and woman....


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