I can't fight this feeling anymore...and I don't know what I started fightin for...
So I'm pretty cool, and I remember Billy Hatcher. Maybe you do too. In any event, Hatcher was the last Red Sox player to steal home. (If that's incorrect, a free fake cookie to anyone who can link to proof of my error.)
Who will be the next? Obvious answers might be Jacoby Ellsbury, Coco Crisp, or Julio Lugo. But keep in mind, other than some leg speed, a player must have an acute awareness of a pitcher's delivery speed and probably must be pretty much ignored at 3B in order to accomplish the feat. Some players will try to score in any situation, even when the runner ahead of them has already been tagged out at home Bonus points to anyone who provides a story about how their plate thief turned the trick.
- Top 100 Red Sox. Today's victims: Sparky Lyle and Tom Burgmeier.
- John Sickels predicts the future! Widely-respected prospect guru John Sickels pours salt on our wounds and then tapes the wounds shut with the salt still inside. Alternately, he makes an educated guess about Hanley Ramirez's career. Make note of the team Hanley finishes his career with.
- This was last week, but Marc Normandin predicts the weather...or catchers. Marc expects Varitek to bounce-back a bit this season. Check out the other less important projections (CHONE, PECOTA, Bill James, etc.) as well.
- A-Rod's opt-out clause will be covered more heavily this season than any Manny being Manny angles. I'm not even kidding.
- Mo Vaughn, humanitarian. HT: jsnvaritek33. This is a fantastic story. I was a huge fan of Mo Vaughn growing up (best part of the mid-90s Sox), so it's nice to see him creating positive news for people.