Batting Practice

Baseball, oh how I’ve missed you!

Last night I spent my evening shooting the Red Sox as they completely embarrassed the Angels in a 17-8 rout. Unfortunately, blowouts like that are about as exciting as shooting batting practice. When the outcome of the game is virtually a lock, it’s pretty obvious the players are going through the motions — especially when the game time clocks in around 4.5 hours. Sheesh.

Here’s about as vanilla of a take as you’ll see from a ball game. But them’s the breaks, as always.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Bill Hall is greeted at home by center fielder Darnell McDonald, left, after driving in Adrian Beltre, right, on a 2-run home run against the Angels on May 3, 2010.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew tracks his RBI single in the fourth inning against the Angels on May 3, 2010.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Bucholz pitches in the first inning against the Angels on May 3, 2010.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre smiles after looking at the replay of his 2-run home run against the Angels on May 3, 2010.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox designated hitter Mike Lowell is greeted in the dugout after scoring against the Angels in the seventh inning against the Angels May 3, 2010.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia tags out Angels third baseman Maicer Izturis in the fifth inning on May 3, 2010.

Of course, in the grand scheme of important games last night, the Red Sox take the rare spot as bottom of the sports totem pole. Bruins 3, Flyers 2. Of course, by this point in the game, most of the fans were probably at home or the bar across the street watching this on TV.

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — A Fenway Park scoreboard operator changes the score to reflect the Bruins-Flyers playoff game result on May 3, 2010.

And here is easily the best moment I got all night — Duff Goldman. The Ace of Cakes! Super nice guy, especially when his producer yelled at me for having the audacity to exist in the background of her “reality show.”

5.3.2010 — BOSTON — Ace of Cakes host Duff Goldman celebrates after throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park on May 3, 2010.

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