I only get to watch maybe 2-3 Red Sox games from start to finish a week just because of work and time with life, it sucks but I'm getting older and that's how it does sometimes. Yesterday I watched probably 75% of the Red Sox game which was a heart breaker. They lost a game they should've won against the lowly Twins, which sucks but this isn't about this. It's about Hanley Ramirez. Despite only 4 HR's and a .270ish batting average he's been for the most part a pleasant surprised this season. He dropped a ball that was called an error on Xander, but IMO Hanley should've had it which led to a big inning for the Twins. That's the bad and the ugly.
This is the good.
When Hanley stole 2nd, his gigantic spaceman batting helmet looked like it was starting to fall and because Hanley has been pretty smooth in 2016 he just caught it before it fell to the ground, in stride and jogged into 2nd base like a running back who just broke through the hole and strolled into the end zone. To me during a Sunday day game this was a funny little, quirky moment that happens in the course of a baseball season. Every team has a hand full of these silly plays through the course of the season. Sucks it happened in a loss but I enjoyed this yesterday during the game and thought it should be shared.
HUGE series against the O's this week as they are the Sox are tied for 1st place in the AL East. Gotta play well at home and win get at least 2-3. Gotta get to the Sox soon, would love to go Thursday if anybody is in. Hit ole dozo up.