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Posted By Alex Belth On August 25, 2003 @ 1:11 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
The Ron Guidry  festivites on Saturday afternoon were overshadowed by the announcement that Bobby Bonds  had passed away . Bob Shepard, the voice of the Yankees, addressed the crowd immediately before the anthem played. The crowd gasped. Shepard listed Bonds’ accomplishments  and then asked for a moment of silence. When he said that Bonds was only 57 there was another, deeper gasp from the crowd.
The Orioles then went out and handled  the Yankees, behind a strong, complete-game performance from Rodrigo Lopez. The breaking ball was working and Lopez K’d 10 Bombers. Mike Mussina wasn’t awful, and he trailed 3-2 going into the ninth before the O’s scored four runs and put the game out of reach.
The Sox beat the Mariners in extra innings, surviving a blown save from B. Y. Kim.
On Sunday—which was even more beautiful than Saturday—the Yankees rebounded behind a stellar outing from Jose Contreras . There was a chill in the air that reminded me that fall is just around the corner. While the Yankee brass  is crowing about the triumphant return of their soporific Cuban , I’ll wait and see how he does in Boston this Friday before getting too excited.
The Red Sox beat the Mariners  for the third straight day too. The A’s crushed Toronto , and Tim Hudson looked just fine. Oakland and Boston are tied for the wildcard while the Sox trail the Yanks by five (six in the loss column).
Pedro Martinez  will pitch this afternoon as the Sox go for the sweep.
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URLs in this post:
 Ron Guidry: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/111611p-100828c.html
 Bobby Bonds: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/111583p-100803c.html
 passed away: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/25/sports/baseball/25berkow.html
 Bonds’ accomplishments: http://www.baseballbeat.blogspot.com/2003_08_01_baseballbeat_archive.html#106178241005793959
 handled: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/111618p-100834c.html
 Jose Contreras: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/25/sports/baseball/25yankees.html
 Yankee brass: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/111862p-101025c.html
 soporific Cuban: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/111864p-101031c.html
 Red Sox beat the Mariners: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2003/08/25/lowe_keeps_sox_on_a_high/
 A’s crushed Toronto: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=230824114
 Pedro Martinez: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2003/08/25/martinez_angered_by_doubters/
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