While already trailing the Dallas Cowboys by 11 in the fourth quarter of tonight’s preaseason matchup, a penalty was called against Tennessee Titans quarterback Patrick Ramsey for intentionally grounding the ball prior to being sacked. Too bad Ramsey was standing in the end zone when he discarded the ball. Unable to penalize for yardage, Ramsey’s move resulted in a safety, giving the Cowboys a 13-point lead with the score 23-10.
Today, Jerry Remy announced his long-awaited return to the NESN broadcast booth. His first game back will be at Fenway against the Yankees this Friday, August 21. According to The Remy Report (his official site), he will ease back into his duties, and likely won’t be along for the road trips to start. It’ll be great to have him back, even if just at Fenway.
With Manny gone, maybe now the Red Sox can focus on baseball. While it’s sad to see a player go who’s been such a crucial part of two World Series and who hit his 500th home run with the Sox, his off-the-field anticsâ€””Manny being Manny”â€”have gotten out of control. Assaulting the traveleing secretary over tickets pushed things over the line for me, and I’m happy to see him go. And from his comments to ESPN Deportes, I’m sure he is too.
Wall Street Journal sports writer James Wagner wrote about the rising influence of Dominican pitchers who feature the change-up as their primary pitch. His article, “The Pitch of an Island,” even earned a mention during the All-Star Game, held four days after his article appeared. It’s a very interesting look at the shift from hitter to pitcher domination in baseball’s recruiting efforts in the Dominican Republic.
Check it out here.
Did Joe Buck really refer to Yankees Stadium as our country’s version of the Colosseum during tonight’s All-Star Game? Did I miss the death-match baseball games between the Yankees and Red Sox? I really can’t understand the analogy Buck was trying for.
Here’s the clip: