Personalities are enhancing the chemistry, such as the cheerful Cody Ross, the friendly Mike Aviles, and the inspiring story of Daniel Nava.-- Larry Lucchino in a letter to season ticket holders, as quoted here.
I was at the game last night, and the cheerful Cody Ross turned to the plate umpire with the bat still in his hands. I don't think I've ever seen a player do that before. It was a brief, crazy moment and reason enough to eject him without him saying anything (though he said plenty).
Oddly enough, it had been a cheerful night to that point.
From my seat, we seemed to be surrounded by Yankee fans. I've been at Fenway when things get ugly; I remember a rainy game in late April a few years back that got pretty nasty. But on Wednesday, the Yankee fans were smiling and waving, and the Sox fans just smiled back. The Fenway crowd was living up to its reputation. Fine, have your fun. Better days ahead.
I liked it; we've been down this road. Yes, it's a miserable season. But we can take it.
Pictured: Ross, on a better day.
Jim Corrigan 9/13/2012 10:23:00 PM Tweet