A “Flare” for the Dramatic at Dodger Stadium

A “Natural” depiction of how Yasiel Puig felt when he hit the 3-run homer in the bottom of the 6th that gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2018 World Series. The problem is ~ it was not the bottom of the 9th and ~ as everybody knows ~ the game ‘ain’t over til it’s over,’ right? Not to be outdone by Puig’s muscle-flashing prance around the bases, Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez pantomimes a two-year old kid’s protest tantrum on the mound as his portrayal of the Boston yang side of Puig’s LA yin deed.

 

Mitch Moreland also gets to see, hear and smell the lights out magic when he tags Ryan Madson of the Dodgers for a 3-run dinger in the top of the 7th to bring his Red Sox back to a mere 4-3 deficit in Game 4, but this HR only breeds the inverse division of team Boston hope and LA frustration. The game still “ain’t” over ~ and, as such, this homer also fails as a walk-off event that deserves the flaring arc-exploding salute!

 

In the top of the 8th, Boston’s Steve Pearce bangs a solo homer to left off LA ace reliever Kenley Jansen to tie the game at 4-4. While it seriously arouses the Red Sox Nation’s mystical belief in their team’s special powers ~ and as it seriously steamrolls LA’s natural Dodger-Dopamine supply, it also happens at a time that falls short of that special walk-off-under-the-exploding-lights time in Game 4.

 

Finally, it was the bottom of the 9th. A 2-run homer by Enrique Hernandez of the Dodgers off Boston closer Craig Kimbrel could’ve been the perfect time for that runaway light bill explosion and a 6-4 walk-off win for LA over Boston, just as Hollywood movie script requires, except for one obstacle. ~ The Truth. ~ The Sox had scored 5 runs in the top of the 9th. All this homer could do was bring the final losing score for LA up to the 9-6 deficit it actually became. ~ The Dodger Stadium maintenance team will not need to replace any broken arc lights prior to tonight’s Game 5. ~ Nothing that dramatic actually happened in reality. ~ It does appear, however, that the Red Sox are building a master-powers-belief booster shot for themselves that should be good for another 100 years ~ or until their next World Series appearance ~ whichever comes first.

 

Red Sox Myth or Reality? (True or False?)

  1. Terry Francona eventually was fired as Manager of the Boston Red Sox because of all the sunflower seeds he spat upon former General Manger Theo Epstein’s office carpet during their administrative meetings at Fenway Park.
  2. Ted Williams and the late actor Robert Ryan were actually twin brothers, separated at birth by error.
  3. The Yankees and Red Sox once came close to a straight up trade ~ RHB Joe DiMaggio for LHB Ted Williams ~ just so each player could take greater advantage of the foul line distances that favored each man with a switch ~ over what they each presently faced at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park.
  4. On off days, Ted Williams sometimes enjoyed sitting in the stands at Fenway Park and shooting down pigeons from their homes under the stadium roof as they flew in and out of the property.
  5. They might have been known as the “Boston Green Sox”, but the club’s order for that popular Irish color in hosiery arrived at the ballpark mistakenly in the color red. Rather than correcting the order, the club simply decided to change their new nickname to “Red Sox.”

 

Actor Robert Ryan

 

Red Sox World Series Frivolity/Opponent Desperation Addendum Fact:

6. Trailing the Red Sox, 3 games to 1 in the 2018 World Series, LA will dress out for Game 5 wearing the uniforms of the 7th US Calvary, adjusted to Dodger Blue color from the much darker shade you see in the featured picture below. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw will be decked out as General George Armstrong Custer, fitted complete with long blonde hair and moustache-masking wig hair material as shown in this featured work of art that served as their millinery model.

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Dodger Starter Clayton Kershaw, Decked Out As General George Armstrong Custer for World Series Game 5, Oct. 28, 2018.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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3 Responses to “A “Flare” for the Dramatic at Dodger Stadium”

  1. Anthony Cavender Says:

    Apparently, the real World Series was the Astros-Red Sox series. Dodgers looked to be out-classed, and again lost the Series at home.

  2. Michael McCroskey Says:

    Not sure about your questions 1 and 4, but number 2 is false and number 3 is true.
    Number 5 is false as it was Hall of Fame Shortstop George Wright who already owned a white uniform with striking red sock who was signed by the 1868 Cincinnati baseball club.. After leading the first all professional team to an undefeated season in 1869 with over 100 wins, he was dismissed by Cincinnati. He then took his same uniform and moved to Boston where he started another professional baseball team.
    His uniform became the standard for each of the teams in the two cities. Thus naming both the Cincinnati Red Stockings (or Red Legs) and the Boston Red Sox.

    • Bill McCurdy Says:

      The answers:

      1) False (as far as we know.) *
      2) False (They simply look alike.)
      3) True
      4) True (But not sure how long this went on.)
      5) False Yes, George Wright did it.)
      6) False (but LA still looked like Custer in Game 5.)

      * If this were the 19th century, Terry Francona could’ve easily earned the nickname “The Human Squirrel” for his non-stop consumption and shell spitting of sunflower seeds and their shell casings during games. He looks like a guy who could’ve done the same thing in his GM’s office ~ and that factor was the influence upon the use of this one particular false entry.

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