Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Even though the Sox won last night by putting up a “Yastrzemski” and DLowe was decent – WHIP of 2.00, it is difficult to see any other silver linings. The Sox return home to play three against the O’s in two days. It would have been great for the DLowe to pitch through the seventh but the freaking cut again. It would have been a big advantage not having to extend the pen yesterday. Hopefully, Pedro goes deeper than usual tonight. The pen needs a rest with Wake and a PawSox going on Thursday (I am taking in the double dip). For whateverreason, the Sox have a tough time against the boys from B-more. The variance between the Sox record and the MFY against the O’s is the major reason why the weekend series is not for the lead in the East.
Baseball is trying to promote its game in the inner city with its complex in Compton, Calif. But what MLB needs to do is put life into college baseball, which has essentially become a white game.
One of the very few things Buddy Boy has done that I agree with is promoting diversity throughout the game. I love the notion of MLB having a beautiful complex in Compton. It seems that Gammons thinks the money should have been used to pump up college ball (MLB should get more involved in college baseball for financial reasons) to racially diversify the composition of the teams, but those players may not exist since few Americans of color are playing baseball. MLB is tackling the root of the problem by trying to get more Americans of color playing baseball. They are not looking for band aid solutions. Nice job on this one, Bud.