A mishmash of ruminations, conjured up on the road tonight listening to the Sox, Mets, and Yankees, all on Mr. Marconi’s invention.
- Can you get insurance runs in the 4th inning? Tonight Sox announcer Jerry Trupiano called the bottom of that inning, and with the Sox up 5-3 and a man on second Trupe called for Manny Ramirez to bring in some "needed insurance runs". I was under the impression that at that point in the game they only qualified as more runs, not insurance runs.
- A-Rod – great game. How about some consistency, though? A-Rod’s performance tonight will get all the headlines, but I’ll take Manny Ramirez’ last 10 days and their dependability over A-Rod’s nearly historic and isolated feat. Still, quite a night by any measurement. He’s no Mark Whiten, though.
- Howie Rose on WFAN calls a pretty good game, but Gary Cohen is even better.
- Speeding through Connecticut on the way back to Gotham, I tried to over/under the amount of lunatic postings YF made about A-Rod. I pegged the number at about 4, and it seems that he hit the under, thank god for that. Game not over yet, though, so he’s still got a shot at the over.
- Are the O’s for real? Looks like it (or, rather, sounded like it), but I have a feeling that their pitching ain’t built to last through the summer heat.
- Watching games in HD is pretty amazing (kudos to YES and NESN for their efforts to bring us the games in 1080i), but nothing really beats the romance of a night drive and baseball on the radio.