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Friday, July 13, 2012

Opening Day (Again!)

We need a Spaceman (courtesy
The dreaded All-Star Break is over. The Red Sox start the second half of the season at exactly 500 (43-43). It's like cleaning the slate (except they are spotting their archrival, the New York Yankees, 9 1/2 games).

The photo above comes from 1977, when the Sox finished with a record of 94-67, tied with the Orioles for 2nd place just 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees. Don Zimmer was the manager and Bill Lee one of the starting pitchers. According to Chad Finn on, if you look closely at the picture you can see Ferguson Jenkins curled up in the backseat of the bullpen cart. Sleeping one off, according to Finn.

Tonight, Bobby Valentine will hand the ball to Franklin Morales to pitch against Tampa Bay. Go get 'em! Just for fun--by which I mean bittersweet nostalgia--here's the Sox starting line-up for (the real)  Opening Day in 1977. Wow!:

  7Rick BurlesonSS
  5Denny Doyle2B
14Jim RiceLF
  8Carl Yastrzemski    RF
16Rick MillerCF
15George Scott1B
  1Bernie CarboDH
27Carlton FiskC
  4Butch Hobson3B
31Ferguson JenkinsP

This post goes out to Tina B. who still believes.

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