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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Faithful, Yes

I am constantly amazed at the unquestioned loyalty and homage (not to mention dollars) that Red Sox fans are willing to offer to the Fenway Gods. Today, at Pawtucket, PawSox Nation had the opportunity to line up and see the Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series trophy. The trophy, located near the first-base side tent, created a viewing line stretching around the outfield, and into the main McCoy concourse. A woman who took her seat in front of me in the seventh inning of the game reported that she had been in line for 2 1/2 hours. For that kind of wait, I guess I'll settle for seeing the golden emblem from a distance, without the waiting.

The PawSox also delivered a 9-4 win over Buffalo. If you haven't seen PSox rightfielder Mike Lockwood, do so before Theo trades him; he hit a pair of line drive home runs and an RBI single. Another kid to watch: Alejandro Machado - had two doubles and a triple, and a stolen base.
Trophy displays also bring'em out: the PawSox drew 10,140 on an absolutely perfect day for baseball.