20 wins, 10 losses. Is there anybody out there, even the most Sox-crazed, optimistic fan that though the home team would be 20 and 10 to start the season? It is even more impressive considering our lead-off hitter has an OBP of .301, Manny is batting a measly .245 and Mikey Lowell has 8 errors (2 more than he had all of last season).
They’re doin‘ it all with pitching, and tonight’s hurler is leading the charge. Beckett takes his 6-0 record north of the border to mow down the Toronto “they’re gonna contend this year” Blue Jays. And if there’s anyone not named Tavares that’s gonna even up the score with Mr. Overbay for his cheap-ass slide into Alex Cora in the last series, my money’s on Beck.
Bell was involved in an incident in 1985 with Red Sox pitcher Bruce
Kison, after being hit by a pitch Kison had thrown. Bell charged the
mound, and upon approaching Kison, apparently attempted to karate-kick him
with a flying leap, and was summarily ejected from the game. Replays of this
incident are frequently included in compilations of impromptu sports fights
or bizarre baseball plays.