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My Apology to Julia’s Rants…

I owe the great Irish ranter from Boston a huge apology…

 

 

I posted a blog last night, and said Julia of Julia’s Rants (loser of a recent bet that you may have heard about) couldn’t post a blog about certain Yankees that I have mentioned in the past, like Billy Martin, Catfish Hunter and Thurman Munson.  Unknown to me, Julia had already written a blog tribute to Number 15 and had to trash it as a result of my blog.  When my son was little, he was constantly changing the rules of any games we played to suit his advantage.  It used to drive me nuts.  So, of course, that’s exactly what I did to Julia and I am sorry. 

 

Nevertheless, her choice for an alternative second Yankees blog is terrific!  She wrote about the late Bobby Murcer.  I could never imagine what it must have been like to follow a legend like Mickey Mantle with unrealistic fan expectations.  But Bobby handled it with class and dignity.  Bobby was a great ballplayer, an awesome broadcaster, and wonderful human being. 

 

AP

 

Excellent choice, Julia!  Two terrific blogs in a row!  Keep up the great work! 

 

JR LOSES IN RETURN TO CHICAGO

 

The San Jose Sharks lost last night’s game, 6-5, in Chicago against the Blackhawks in a shootout.  The Sharks, who had trailed by three goals at one point, rallied to tie the score.  But the Blackhawks won the shootout 2-0.

 

Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin keeps an eye on San Jose's Devin Setoguchi as Joe Thornton leaps out of the way and the Hawks' Colin Fraser dives to try block shot. Setoguchi scored on the play for San Jose's 1st goal, tying the score at 1-1.

Charles Cherney, Chicago Tribune

 

It was appropriate that the final shot in the shootout was delivered by Jeremy Roenick.  But there were no heroics as his former Phoenix teammate, Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, blocked the shot with his chest.  I can still remember the Coyotes fans screaming “Hob-ee-BOOOO-lin”!  Unfortunately, I wasn’t pulling for him this time.  Roenick blamed the miss on indecision, as he had planned to go short side on Khabibulin, but changed his mind at the last second.  Perhaps the loss had more to do with the fact that JR was raised in Boston!  Just kidding, Julia!

 

By tying the Blackhawks in regulation, the Sharks still picked up a point to put them atop the overall NHL standings (tied with the Detroit Red Wings).  But the team was disappointed with only a single point. 

 

“You never want to take satisfaction with one point,” said right wing Devin Setoguchi, who scored twice for the Sharks. “That’s not our mentality.”

 

JULIA, THIS TITO’S FOR YOU…

 

Considering Julia spent so much writing a draft about Thurman Munson that never reached her blog, I will post this photo of Tito for her.

 

 

Oops, not that Tito!

 

This Tito!

 

 

 

Per Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org), here is Tito’s highly successful Red Sox managerial record:

 

Year

Regular Season

Postseason

Won

Lost

Win %

Finish

Won

Lost

Win %

Result

2004

98

64

.605

2nd in AL East

11

3

.785

Won World Series

2005

95

67

.586

2nd in AL East

0

3

.000

Lost in ALDS

2006

86

76

.531

3rd in AL East

-

-

-

 

2007

96

66

.593

1st in AL East

11

3

.785

Won World Series

2008

95

67

.586

2nd in AL East

6

5

.545

Lost in ALCS

 

 

I look forward to Julia’s final pro-Yankees blog!  

 

Have a great day, everyone!

 

–Scott

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