Big Papi: 1
Dugout phone: 0
Big Papi: 1
Specifically, in not finding the nearest dumpster and tossing a certain Globe columnist into it headfirst after said columnist (one guess which one) accused him of taking steroids because, after all, he's old and Dominican (yes, he went there). Not linking to the column because I don't feel like giving him my two cents worth of Web traffic, but it should be easy enough to find for anybody who can log into bostonglobe.com.
Boston Police report the Big Apple Circus performance for tonight has also been postponed.
Over the decades, news photographer Leslie Jones spent quite a bit of time at Fenway, including on Opening Day.
In 1963, the Red Sox opened the home season while the Prudential tower was still under construction (see it larger):
He might have something like this to say about Truck Day.
Remember when you'd get so frenzied to buy Red Sox tickets you'd open up two or three browsers on two or three different computers and then you'd sit there for hours and finally you'd get in and all that was left were tickets to some Royals game in August?
Fred Somers tweets:
1st yr in a long time that im not waiting in it. #sorrynotsorry
You'd almost think Cody Ross and Will Middlebrooks pissed on home plate at Fenway or something last night. Both were watching the Yankees/Tigers game and both tweeted their amazement/admiration for Raul Ibanez's ninth-inning home run.
And parts of Red Sox Nation lost their collective mind.
Last night, Ross tweeted, simply:
Middlebrooks was even more effusive:
This is simply insane... #raul
Raul Ibanez is the St Louis Cardinals funneled into one man.
A New Hampshire man who says he was permanently injured when a folding chair in the Fenway bleachers collapsed, sending him plummeting to the concrete, yesterday filed suit against the Red Sox in federal court.
Richard McLaughlin is seeking unspecified damages - but more than $75,000 - for injuries he says he incurred during a game on May 4, 2010 (against the Angels), while sitting in the right-field bleachers, behind the Sox bullpen:
Plaintiff was seated in a metal folding chair provided by Defendants.
Valentine fired, and on Thursday, leaving plenty of time for the "shocking" revelations to be phoned in for the Sunday papers.
Bobby Valentine wound up injured in a ditch in Central Park yesterday when he crashed his bike - while reading a text from Dustin Pedroia, the New York Times reports.
Over the Monster recounts yesterday's memorial at Fenway Park.
Over the Monster explains why last night's Sox game was, all in all, decent, except for Lester getting the loss instead of, say, Aceves or Padilla.
Go ahead, find a scalper in Kenmore Square tonight and point at him and laugh hysterically. Just be sure you can run fast; he might not appreciate the humor of the situation.
How bad is it? Scott Thorn tweets:
I've had an ad up on Craigslist all morning for 3 tix to Thursday night's Sox-Yanks game at face value. Not one email so far.
Tickets of Boston adds: