Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A couple of notes from the Red Sox 9-7 win over the Yankees Sunday night.
There was so much talk about the Red Sox defense, especially with the addition of Adrian Beltre, Mike Cameron and Marco Scutaro. Well, they can hit, too.
Those three combined for 5 hits, 3 RBI and 2 runs.
"That's great for them because there is a lot of pressure here," teammate Kevin Youkilis said.
The other story is that of Jacoby Ellsbury's glove (for those who did not get the early edition of the Press Herald).
It seems Ellsbury's glove was stolen during spring training of 2009. He thought it was gone for good and he borrowed Mark Kotsay's until Kotsay was traded. "Then it was emergency time to break in a new glove," Ellsbury said.
Before Sunday's game, two officials with Major League Baseball approached Ellsbury with a package bound in bubble wrap. "You got it back," Ellsbury said as he received the black leather glove.
Seems that someone tried to put the glove for sale on E-bay, and MLB retrieved it.
When Ellsbury held his glove, he looked at it like it was a runaway dog come back.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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