Something to think about besides the fact that the Sox wasted a gem from Wakefield and lost yet another West Coast series to one of the worst teams in baseball:
In reviewing Manny's home run last night, NESN made note of some interesting factoids--we all know Manny's set to become one of the members of an exclusive club of 500-home-run-hitters. We also know that he could break Lou Gehrig's record for grand slams.
However, as it turns out, there's another weird little detail: when Manny hits that 500th homer, he will become the 24th member of that club. He is also currently ranked 24th on the all time homers list. Finally, if he breaks Gehrig's grand-slam record, it will be by hitting a 24th granny. Meanwhile the man's been playing for years with a huge 24 on his back. Obviously it must be DESTINY.
Okay, it doesn't really mean anything, but my weird little mind likes to think about this stuff. Especially in lieu of thinking about last night's game.