Charlie Zink the Knuckleball Kid got called up to Pawtucket and has held the Ottawa Lynx scoreless through 7. Three hits. Bottom of the eighth right now. Go, CZ! Hmm, Stern's in Pawtucket, too.
Last time I was at the park Malaska had to start because big mean old Boston's been thieving their pitching hardcore. I was not expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised when he went 6 innings, zero runs, 3 hits, and 9 K's. Tim Bausher, who I am in love with, closed that one out. Ricky Bottalico handled 7 and 8 but he retired recently when he found out he wasn't gonna get called up.
I have mixed feelings about call-ups. I am of course happy for them but it sucks not being able to see The Great Petagine and Abe "I don't know how to say 'catcher' in Spanish" Alvarez.
One of these days I'm gonna get all my scorecards, photos and ticket stubs in order and compile a bomb-ass PawSox scrapbook.