BALTIMORE — Remember all that stuff about “urgency”, and last place three times in four years, and John Farrell on the hot seat, and the Red Sox struggling to regain relevance in their own market?Throw in some awful puns...
Yeah, forget all that.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee for the full nine innings, stifling a thunderous Oriole lineup on four hits.... a paint by numbers game recap and the back of Dustin Pedroia's hand to Shank's face:
I told Betts how impressed we all were.And you have the typical Shank faux-bandwagon Red Sox column.
“I did the same exact thing last year in Kansas City,’’ he deadpanned. “Pedey was the hitter.’’
I checked with Dustin Pedroia.
“Of course,’’ said Pedroia. “Pay attention. Watch the games.’’