For the second time this week, a new record for hits was set here at my site. We had an amazing 568 hits on Thursday, once again sparked by my "favorite" Red Sox player, Doug Mirabelli. That so-called controversy around Curt Schilling's bloody sock, and the fact that Mirabelli was dragged into it, drove my numbers up, especially when a poster over at Deadspin.com responded to the article there by linking the Dougie post from my blog. Again, thanks for doing that, my friend.
The Red Sox swept the two game series in Baltimore, as Wily Mo Pena hit a grand slam in the eighth, and Josh Beckett pitched eight terrific innings and became the first 5-game winner in the majors. Jonathan Papelbon got the save as the Sox won, 5-2.
It's raining here in New York, and the possibility of a game between the Red Sox and Yankees doesn't look very good right now. Hopefully, they can get it in. This afternoon I'll be at the Yale Club in Manhattan for the BLOHARDS gathering. It should be a lot of fun, and I'll report on the festivities either tonight or tomorrow.