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Bloody Sox Laundry, 9/18 - Umps Bumped, Players Pumped

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Not the best way to wrap up a series, but you can't win them all. Cool pregame ceremony yesterday too - the Sox have done a lot of good things for the men and women who serve this great country.

Youk's back today, and the hazing starts this road trip. I'm hearing Wizard of Oz, with some random extras. Hopefully none of the rookies follow the umps' lead:

Umps file complaint after being "verbally abused" by Angels coaches Wednesday night - Boston Herald

I'm sure this will go over well with the Angels. I'm not the only one finding it hilarious that the ANGELS are one of the teams we're fighting with, right?

Big Moment For Lowrie -- Hartford Courant

I had to.

SoxProspects.com 2009 Player Awards

Wouldn't mind seeing USG do this - or maybe a community poll? Hix has already got the User Awards going - check the first GT from yesterday.

After the jump, we discover that Green is crazy gritty, and that we're going to be sick of a certain phenom by December.

Hobbled Green stands and delivers - Boston Herald

Well, that explains why he fell to his knee after a fouled pitch. Pretty amazing that he managed to stay out there, if he really was on the verge of collapsing. I guess that means Gonzo and Jed are the playoff SS.

Red Sox Could Reenter the Mix for Felix Hernandez this Offseason - NESN

I'm going to make a bold prediction - it doesn't happen. No particular reason.

SURPRISE:

BtB Power Rankings: Through Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 - Beyond the Box Score

BtB Power Rankings, now with catcher fielding included! The Red Sox finally edge out the Rays on paper. And yet Tek has been horrible for two straight games. I hate deviations.

Tell me why I'm wrong about Felix, or just drop some links and comment on the day's events. Also, expect trolls.