"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice


Labor Day in New York gave rain. It was moving day for me, so go figure. What’s another curve ball? It was a long, emotional day, but I’m all moved in to the new crib; Emily will be moving her stuff in on Thursday. Two more days of limbo, and we’re good to go.

When I discovered that the Yanks got pounded 8-1 by the Jays, I said, “Fine. Today feels like 8-1 anyhow.” Doc Halladay did his thing, and continues to be a leading candidate for the AL Cy Young. Boomer Wells and Jiffy Pop Weaver were beat up but good for the Yanks. Jason Giambi went 0-4 and is now 0 for his last 24, which counts as the worst slide of his career.

The Red Sox won another wild affair to gain a game on New York; Boston now trails by 4 1/2 games. The Sox and Phillies played an interleague make-up game and it was a back-and-forth contest. Drama, anyone? But how are you going to have confidence in the Phillies? Trot Nixon hit a grand slam late and Boston won 13-9.

Meanwhile, Manny Ramirez, who missed last weekend’s serious vs. the Yanks, is in the headlines. Apparently, the ailing slugger was spotted in a hotel bar with the Yankees’ futility infielder Enrique Wilson on Saturday night. Oops. Not exactly the kind of move that will endear Manny to his teammates, but one that is sure to keep sports editors happy throughout New England.

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