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Sunday, August 05, 2012

CSN: Sox ruin Ciriaco’s Fenway moment

Screw St. Rocco. Ciriaco is the patron saint of the sick!

Ciriaco has 11 RBI this season for the Sox, and four out of the 11 have given Boston the lead in absolute statistical proof of his clutchness. But this Red Sox team is so moribund that they can wipe away even the widest smile spurred on by a rags-to-riches baseball story like Ciriaco.

...Ciriaco will wake up on Sunday morning and he’ll still be hitting .338 on the season. The 26-year-old will still be the best story on a Sox team that’s on the road to nowhere, and his first career major league homer will have gone for naught when it should have gone into the scrapbook of great Fenway moments.

In the end it will go down as one more thing to dislike about this unlovable bunch of baseball misfits that have taken residence along Yawkey.

Except for Ciriaco, of course, he might just be a keeper.

Repoz Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:59 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4200838)
He is the Jeff Stone of our generation.
   2. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 05, 2012 at 11:50 AM (#4200855)
Ciriaco's defense and baserunning have been very good. He has a very nice skill set for a 25th man - can play good defense anywhere on the infield, pinch-run, bunt, and his contact skills are good enough that he shouldn't be a total zero at the plate.
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4200912)
Ciriaco couldn't maintain a .700 OPS in the minors, so his production is certainly a surprise. He's made the most of his opportunity, and his Shane Spencer like start will probably lead to other MLB level opportunities. Good story.
   4. Tom Riddle Posted: August 05, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4200950)
Man, this is a little ridiculous. Even coming from the most Red Sox-centered news source, it seems absurd to suggest the Red Sox ruined the moment and to give this little credit to the Twins, or Joe Mauer himself for hitting an opposite field HR over the Green Monster with a strike left.
   5. Mayor Blomberg Posted: August 05, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4201063)
Like 9th inning HRs against this years Sox are anything special. Two more today.
   6. rconn23 Posted: August 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4201091)
"in absolute statistical proof of his clutchness."

Absolutely. It's not like it's a small sample size or anything. One wonders why such a Clutchy Mcclutchitude of clutchiness has failed to stick in the bigs before the age of 27.
   7. MM1f Posted: August 05, 2012 at 10:08 PM (#4201185)
Absolutely. It's not like it's a small sample size or anything. One wonders why such a Clutchy Mcclutchitude of clutchiness has failed to stick in the bigs before the age of 27.


Yeah! You tell him! That'll teach that dumb writer to have a little tongue in cheek fun with Ciriaco's timely hits this year!

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