Friday, August 1, 2008


Yesterday, the ultimate three-team trade took place between the Cardinal O'Malley Red Sox, the Cardinal Mahony Dodgers, and the Bishop Zubik Pirates...

Red Sox send Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers, and Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen to the Pirates.
Pirates send equally good left fielder Jason Bay to the Red Sox.
Dodgers send two minor leaguers to the Pirates.

A win-win-win for all three teams. The Pirates, minus Bay, beat the Cardinal George Cubs 3-0. As for the Dodgers game against the Bishop Olmstead Diamondbacks, we'll have to wait till the morning for that score (they're scoreless in the third as I write this - 11:15 PM). However, Nomar Garciaparra was reportedly happy as a pig in the mud to see Ramirez.

The big story (at least right now) is Jason Bay's first game in a Red Sox uniform. Though he struck out twice, Bay also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Fast forward to the 12th inning - yes, I did say 12th (it was tied 1-1). With two outs in the bottom of the 12th, Bay hit a towering shot that just missed being parked over the Green Monster by inches. Instead, it hit off the mammoth wall and Bay slid into third for a triple - his first Red Sox hit. Next batter: rookie Jed Lowrie. Lowrie hit an infield single, scoring Bay, and ending the game with a 2-1 Sox victory.


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