Sunday, May 28, 2006

Weekend highlights

AP Photo by Winslow Townson
I'd say Curt Schilling's 200th career win is a pretty big highlight! I have to admit, when he came back out on the field for his "curtain call," it was pretty emotional. Most of his victories came elsewhere, but Curt seems to have really connected with Red Sox Nation. On some level, I think he knew when he came to Boston, he had a chance to achieve legendary status. And of course the "bloody sock" sealed the deal. Last year was pretty dismal - I think none of us really realized what those appearances in the '04 off-season cost him in terms of his health. But, now he finally seems healed and healthy. And maybe ready to lead us on to another WS??

Meanwhile, two RS cast-off shone today. Josh Bard (now of San Diego) and Edgar Renteria (now of Atlanta) each had TWO home runs in their respective games. Why can't we get players like that? 8-)

And, out west, ho-hum, Bonds finally hit HR #715. And life goes on....

Non-Baseball Note:
I saw X-Men 3: the Last Stand today. Good popcorn movie. The special effects and make-up are of course outstanding. Kelsey Grammar is a good addition as the Beast. And Jean-Luc - er, I mean Patrick Stewart - looks very hot in the first scene! Phew!

If you go see it, please note: STAY UNTIL THE END OF THE CREDITS! There's a little bonus scene right at the end that you MUST see!


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