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If I were in Boston, I'd have seen Dave Roberts' full standing ovation a million times by now. But out here, without NESN, and without any video clip on NESN.com of the ovation (bad form, guys), I'm forced to settle for the abbreviated clip on MLB.com. It at least gives me some idea.
It seems the Sox followed my instructions to the letter last night. So here are some more. I hope today Barry Bonds goes ofer, but if he does hit a home run, the same throw-it-back instruction applies. I hope Dice sets 'em up and shuts 'em down. I hope JD Drew continues in the leadoff spot for the rest of this series, if not the season, and I hope that just once, our entire lineup could go off the way Kevin Youkilis, Jason Varitek, JD, Mike Lowell and Dustin Pedroia have separately in the last couple of weeks, but all at the same time. I hope Dave Roberts gets another ovation tonight from a new crowd--I hope he gets an ovation every time he pops his head out of the dugout. Words do not describe how much I love that man.
Also, I hope the FOX affiliate out here sees fit to show me the Sox game today, since it's supposed to be the Game of the Week, instead of some stupid Diamondbacks - D-Rays contest. Whoda thunk I'd ever be hoping to see Buck and McCarver?
P.S. Just saw the highlights for Pedroia, and the look on his little face after he hits that home run makes me want to squeeze him till he cries.