“Bomb squad? Bomb squad? They’re early!”
— Dustin Pedroia, after being told that there was a bomb threat at Fenway before yesterday’s game. He then — and I am not making this up — flexed his muscles.
Between this and his “laser show” comment from the other day, I can’t think of why I’d follow any other Red Sox player around if I were a Boston reporter.
The Pawtucket Red Sox, obviously the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox, have come up with an interesting promotion for the weekend of May 5 and 6, when they host the Yankees’ Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
This, of course, references last week’s benches-clearing fracas between the Red Sox and Yankees that involved Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin. Kelly slid hard into second base, which upset Brock Holt. The benches emptied as the two jawed at each other, but no punches were thrown. Later in the game, Kelly threw at Austin and the benches emptied again. Punches were thrown this time and both players were given suspensions.
The major league Red Sox visit the Yankees May 8-10. As far as we’re aware, people named Joe or Kelly are allowed to attend.