Okay, okay, so there was a fight yesterday. And we all love Kendall because he's a gamer and a red ass. But what would we be saying if it were Bradley who charged the mound?
AP wrap. Gotta love relievers:
Chron wrap. View from behind the mask:
LA Times Wrap. John Lackey declares a thumb war:
Is there bad blood between the Angels and the A's?
"If there wasn't, there is now," Lackey said.
My favorite picture of the brouhaha:
Bobby looks like a puppy dog - "Lemme at 'em, lemme at 'em!" The guy next to him looks like Ted Lilly for some reason. You can't tell, but there are eight guys waiting behind Big Frank to get into the pile-up. Is that Kielty in the middle? It looks like he's picking up somone's decapitated head. Dan Johnson couldn't even let go of his batting gloves. And then you've got Kendall and Lackey - in this picture, it looks like Kendall is trying to chomp off part of Lackey's considerable midsection.
Other oddities and news items:
Astros make offer to Clemens. Just keep him away from the Rangers, okay?
The Red Sox re-acquired Mirabelli from the Padres in time for him to reunite with knuckleballer Tim Wakefield -- well, more or less in time; the game started four minutes late, evidently to accommodate Mirabelli's cross-country journey.
"Backup catcher Doug Mirabelli. Lear jet. Police escort. It's, what, the 26th game of the year? We've got 140 or so more? That's the drama. That's what makes (the rivalry) great. Something crazy always happens.
"So, (Jason) Varitek would have caught (Tim) Wakefield? Oh my God. The captain of the team would have caught Wakefield? It's not like it would have been (infielder) Alex Cora.
"That's what you laugh about. That's what you miss. That's what makes it great."
No Millar, that's not what makes it great. That's what makes the rest of the country hate both the teams. The only thing that makes it great is two good baseball teams playing each other - kind of like what we have going out west.