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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Joe Kelly Notches Hit Against Friend Shelby Miller, Wins ‘Bet’

That alibi is Nickolay Lame!

Joe Kelly came out on the winning end of his faceoff with Shelby Miller in more ways than one.

Though neither pitcher earned a decision Wednesday night in the Boston Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the two best friends had a chance to step into the batter’s box against each other for the first time in their major league careers.

Kelly, who was traded from the Cardinals to the Red Sox at the trade deadline, shared earlier in the week a wager he and Miller had made: If either player gets a hit off the the other, the pitcher owes the batter $100.

Miller didn’t have much of a chance in his first at-bat — Kelly walked him on four pitches — but Kelly came through in his, legging out an infield single that originally was ruled an out before being overturned by video replay…

Kelly now boasts a .500 batting average in a Red Sox uniform, but, as it turns out, he won’t be seeing that $100.

“That was a joke,” Miller said. “That was all fun and games.”

“I think he messed up (Tuesday) saying it was 100 bucks,” Kelly added. “It was 100 doll hairs, from a doll’s head. I’ll talk to him later.”

Even without the extra cash in his pocket, the 26-year-old spoke glowingly about his return to Busch Stadium, which welcomed him back with a standing ovation before his first trip to the plate.

“That was crazy,” Kelly said. “Definitely hard to put it in words. I got a whole standing ovation before I even started stretching. The Cardinals fans and the people here are so incredibly awesome. I can’t thank them enough for that. That was awesome. My heart started beating fast. I was just trying to keep it together.”

The District Attorney Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:00 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, gambling, joe kelly, red sox, shelby miller

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   1. CFBF Was Killed By The Mad Queen Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4766566)
A cash bet would technically be against league rules, right?
   2. AROM Posted: August 07, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4766578)
Kelly cheated. Come on, walking the opposing pitcher on 4 pitches?
   3. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4766621)
It was 100 doll hairs

Geez, the dollar/doll hair bit is at least as old as my elementary school days, back in 19 [harsh cough].
   4. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 07, 2014 at 05:03 PM (#4766622)
A lifetime ban seems appropriate.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 07, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4766679)
Kelly cheated. Come on, walking the opposing pitcher on 4 pitches?


Kirk Gibson thinks that's chickensh*t and wants both guys beaned next time they play.

Brian McCann of course disapproves and Ichiro could BB on 4 pitches any time he wanted to.
   6. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 07, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4766688)
I don't know what to think about this until Pete Rose weighs in.
   7. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 07, 2014 at 07:14 PM (#4766697)
IF hits shouldn't count towards any bet like that, doll hairs or not.
   8. Batman Posted: August 07, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4766703)
Their children should be taken away.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 07, 2014 at 07:25 PM (#4766706)
Bill Mazeroski only hit that home run because Danny Murtaugh promised Ralph Terry a G.I. Joe.

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