Now this is a shirt! Simple, cool design in black, white or red. Plus: nothing on the back. Perfect! ... My David Ortiz Fan Club shirt from 2003 (with a picture of Esther Rolle on the breast pocket) is old and I've retired last year's "Why Not Us?" shirt. This will be my new game-watching shirt for the rest of the season.
Good Boston showing in the All-Star game last night, as the American League won its 8th straight game.
Damon: 1-for-2, single, run scoredStupid Buck/McCarver Comment Of The Night: After Ichiro replaced Damon in center field in the fourth inning, Buck said, "Hairdressers across the country are turning their sets off." ... More media stupidity than you can shake a stick at is here.
Ortiz: 2-for-3, RBI
Varitek: 1-for-1, single, walk, run scored
Ramirez: 0-for-2 (GIDP, K)
Clement: 1 IP, 1 BB, 1K, 4 BF, 15 pitches
Tony Massarotti (Herald) and David LeFort (Globe) present their first half report cards. ... Gordon Edes (Globe) answers some questions about the second half.