6. Three sleeper heroes for the Sox:
7. And in the spirit of equal time, three for the Angels:
8. I know, I know, Manny's the most despicable person ever to walk the earth - he karate-chops clubhouse men and kicks puppies, or vice versa, blah blah blah. But could someone please send this along to Gerry Callahan. I'm sure he'll claim it's fiction, but at the least it's an interesting counter to the over-the-top, the-scum-wouldn't-visit-Walter-Reed hatchet job Callahan whacked him with on his way to L.A. The truth, as usual, is probably somewhere in the middle.
9. As for today's Completely Random Baseball Card:
For karma's sake. And if you're old enough to remember 1986, you know exactly what I mean. (FYI, we used Hendu in this spot in the lineup before the Angels series last year.)
About Touching All The Bases
Irreverence and insight from Chad Finn, a Globe/Boston.com sports writer and media columnist. A winner of several national and regional writing awards, he is the founder and sole contributor to the TATB blog, which launched in December 2004. Yes, he realizes how lucky he is.