Apparently, the league forgot that Manny wasn't the only Red Sock that could swing a bat. The logic that by taking Manny out of the Sox lineup made it easier to pitch around Papi, put his slow ass on first in a hack-a-Shaq tail-tucking has apparently proved a little more challenging once the Sox moved Youkilis into the cleanup spot. Yeah, don't forget, Youkilis is batting .322 with 22 homers and 82 RBIs. We ain't no suckas. Sox are 10-2 without Manny. Dodgers, I believe, are 8-5. I guess it worked out for both teams except Torre's playing babysitter and made Manny cut his dreads. Welcome to Mannyland, Joey. Manny's already talking, "if I come back next year" talk after a week of "I love L.A., man. This is where I want to be" banter. Dodgers will learn something very quickly: the only thing to trust with Manny is his bat. Everything else is spotty at best.
Friday, baby. Roundhouse got rained out like crazy last night. Mayhem's busting at the seams for some softball action.