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Entries from Empyreal Environs tagged with “World Cup”

All Around Me Are Familiar Faces

Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for the daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Both these teams haven’t reached 40 wins yet. The Cubs are 14 games away from the Brewers despite this victory while the Red Sox are seven games behind Toronto. Jake Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. With two out an unlikely batter broke up the no-no. Stephen Drew sent a single to right field, which served as Rick Renteria’s cue to call in his relievers. Arrieta left the mound to a standing ovation; both Cubs and Red Sox fans applauded his performance. Theo Epstein has peppered his staff with former Red Sox employees and players. Jed Hoyer is his general manager. Darnell McDonald, sitting to Hoyer’s left, retired this April and is now a special assistant to the Cubs. Former American League Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske joined the Red Sox in 2006 and stayed long enough to enjoy the 2007 World Series championship season. He serves as the Cubs’ first base coach. Bill Mueller is the team’s hitting coach. You can see traces of his influence on Chris Coghlan’s swing, although Mueller’s patient approach isn’t evident in Coghlan’s .281...

True Grit

I missed the beginning of this game but I had a good reason. Clint Dempsey scored at the 32-second mark, the fastest goal by an American side ever in the World Cup. He was kicked in the face 33 minutes later but stayed in the game with a broken nose. He was having a hard time breathing because of the injury but stayed on the pitch. I am not alone in being annoyed by the flops that soccer players commit, but I will never question Dempsey’s toughness. One of Dempsey’s Red Sox equivalents could be Jonny Gomes. He’s the first outfielder on the scene when a batter tries to take a run at pitcher. But he has a soft side, too. He gave this young fan his broken bat. As weak as the Red Sox offense has been they may have found one even more anemic. The Twins’ offensive star was Sam Fuld, the only visiting player that notched an extra base hit. In the third inning he worked a base on balls with one out and swiped second base. He tried to score on Danny Santana’s single to center field when Jackie Bradley, Jr.’s throw was cut off. Instead...

Lost the Plot

Home plate umpire Marty Foster would have been the worst sporting official of the day had Jacqui Melksham not stepped on the pitch of Rudolf-Harbig Stadium (also known as Glücksgas Stadion) in Dresden, Germany. The 32-year old Australian official bungled a number of calls in the quarterfinal match between the United States and Brazil for the Women’s World Cup. Melksham failed to give Carli Lloyd a yellow card for a handball but then went out of her way to make up for the error. In the 65th minute Melksham ruled that a tackle of Marta by Rachel Buehler was worth a red card and also gave the Brazilians a penalty kick. Hope Solo made a tremendous save on Christiane’s kick, but Melksham had the Brazilians retake the penalty because a US player encroached into the box. By all accounts such a strict execution of the rule is rare. Solo was given a yellow card for arguing with the retake. Solo guessed wrong on Marta’s kick and the Brazilians equaled the score 1-1. Even though they were a player down it took the world’s best female player until the second minute of extra time to pull her team ahead. Marta made...

Double Vision

It’s a good thing Jerry Remy likes Eric Frede or last night would have been infinitely more awkward. Frede came off as a geeky high school student trying to impress a girl on their first date. The temporary play-by-play man was constantly checking with Remy to see if he was doing okay, like a guy asking if his date was too warm or cold every five minutes. Most mystifying was Frede’s continual goading of Remy to do the “beat L.A.” chant, which reminded me of teenager trying to get his girl to down some wine coolers. The Red Sox launched eight doubles, which meant Microsoft donated $6,000 to the Dimock Center through its “Doubles for Dimock” charity program. It also meant that Frede was initiated early in the game to the humiliating duty of intoning, “Safe and secure, New York Life,” accompanied by the cheesy organ flourish. Whatever revenue the Red Sox earn from agreeing to that marketing gimmick had better lead to Boston signing a premiere free agent instead of the Yankees. The Red Sox scored five runs in the first, then four in the second, and three in the third. In the dream game in my head, the...


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