Manny Delcarmen has just given up a grand slam of his own to Justin Morneau in the sixth. 8-1 Minnesota.
My dad has an expression--my dad has MANY expressions, most of which have found their way onto this site--"The other guys're playin' too."
A beautiful moment in the eighth--several fans ran out on the field. All four of the Metrodome's security staff ("This isn't Yankee Stadium, I'll tell ya," quoth Remy) were chasing the fans around the field and failing to catch them; they actually reached the infield and ran the bases. Since TV doesn't show these spectacles as they occur, the camera focused on David Ortiz at the plate for his at bat, as he stood and took in the scene with mild bemusement. You could see a smile crack his game face every now and again, but it was also clear he didn't appreciate the distraction. At least at first. The more ridiculous it got, though, the more the smile kept flashing, until finally, as the Red Sox batboy tackled one of the interlopers while Orsillo and Remy exclaimed in appreciation, the full megawattage of Ortiz was on display.
They showed the Twins dugout; the manager was laughing. They showed the batboy being patted on the head by various Red Sox personnel in the visitor's dugout. Remy and Orsillo analyzed the situation half to death after the fact as Papi attempted to get his mean look back for the benefit of the pitcher.
I needed that perspective. I needed that deep breath.
UPDATE! Kristen is a goddess for alerting me to this YouTube video of the tackle in question. Good form for that batboy. Someone get him a Pats uniform.