"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice



Jeff Weaver looks sharp through the second inning in Boston. In the first, Weaver struck out Johnny Damon on three pitches (all looking), and after retiring Todd Walker, beaned Nomar with a fastball in on the hands. Apparently Garciaparra has owned Weaver. Manny walked, although Weaver made a couple of good pitches; he lost on him on a 3-2 count. Then walked another to load the bases. But Weaver didn’t implode, and his stuff looked good. Fastball in on the hands, then moving away with sharp movement. He got a fly ball to get out of the inning.

Giambi hit a bomb in the top of the first. Way out over the green monster. His first hit of the series. Good a time as any. Derek Lowe faced Matsui to start the second and he brushed him back with the first pitch. The next one went behind him. But Lowe didn’t get tossed. Instead, the ump issued a warning to both teams.

Weaver had a one-two-three second.

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"This ain't football. We do this every day."
--Earl Weaver