No kiddin’, I’m ready to fight. I’ve been lookin’ for my baby all night. If I get her in my sight, boom boom!, out go the lights! -Little Walter
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go. Quickly now. Very quickly. I gotta head home. I gotta head home for the holidays. Yup, I’m a sailor peg and I lost my leg. I’m shipping up to Boston. Shipping up to Boston, home of Boom Boom Beckett. Home of the most most illinest, stealinest, villianest B-Boy and if you’ve got beef – you’ll get capped in the knees. Boom Boom Beckett capped the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the knees yesterday, boyeeee! Boom Boom Beckett rained on the Ray Pride Parade yesterday, boyeee!
Josh Beckett rained terror on the Ray Pride Parade yesterday, striking out ten. Boom! Josh Beckett rained terror on the Ray Pride Parade yesterday, allowing only two hits. Boom Boom! Josh Beckett rained terror on the Ray Pride Parade yesterday and the Boston Red Sox took the opener 5-3. Out go the lights!
Boom Boom Beckett was only the fifth pitcher since 1900 to put out the lights with double-digit strikeouts while allowing only two-or-fewer hits in an opening-day start. Yowza! Boom Boom Beckett joined Lon Warneke (1934 Cubs), J.R. Richard (1980 Astros), Curt Schilling (1997 Phillies) and Pedro Martinez (2000 Red Sox) on that exclusive list. What about Bullet Bob Feller, you ask? Didn’t he pitch an Opening Day no-hitter against the White Sox in 1940, you ask? Yes he did. He did, but threw only eight strikeouts. Only eight. You hear that Ted Sarandis? Eight. How’s that heating pad CC? Roll Sox, roll!
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!