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You’re a Goodman

The Red Sox were inches away scoring a run. Dustin Pedroia missed a home run in the bottom of the eighth, settling for a double. It was one of the few bright spots in Boston’s scoreless outing. Doug Fister, Phil Coke, Bruce Rondon (a chunky fellow who should be nicknamed Round One), and Jose Veras blanked the Red Sox, an unusual occurrence for the team with the second-most runs in the majors. The team with the most? The Detroit Tigers, of course. Shane Victorino followed Pedroia’s lead and displayed his red socks with pride. As did Mike Napoli. Thankfully no one thought to mimic Don Orsillo’s fashion statement. People thought Warren Sapp gave such a tearful speech during his Hall of Fame induction because of his deeply felt emotions, but actually it was because he had to wear a similar yellow jacket. Someone that doesn’t change her team colors with the ever-evolving fashion trends is Viola Goodman. Jenny Dell interviewed Goodman, who celebrated her 101st birthday at Fenway Park. It was only her second time at the lyric little bandbox even though it was opened just five months before she was born. Game 139: September 2, 2013 Detroit Tigers81-57 3...

Double Trouble

The magic snuggie has been forever tainted by Peter Abraham. Did you have a Laffey over Doug Fister’s surname? In every fantasy baseball league the same joke is inevitably made. But last night the joke was on the Red Sox lineup — it couldn’t string together hits off Fister and Aaron Laffey over eight innings. Dennis Eckersley, who was filling in for Jerry Remy, all but stated that the Mariners pitchers he saw were throwing salad. Speaking of tossed salads and scrambled eggs, Milton Bradley was ejected from the game in the third inning by second base umpire and crew chief Gerry Davis. Kevin Youkilis double clutched on Miguel Olivo’s grounder to make sure Chone Figgins didn’t break for home. That delay allowed Olivo to beat Youkilis’s throw to first but Todd Tichenor called the Mariners catcher out. Eric Wedge (who with his mustache strongly resembles Ron Swanson of “Parks and Recreation”) argued for a bit but relented. His outfielder did not. At least this time Bradley did not get injured while getting ejected. When Peter Gammons sat in as the color analyst for Jerry Remy in the first game of this series he mentioned that Bradley sent him the...


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