January 19, 2014
April 29, 1984 - I'm Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today!
I chuckle at myself when it comes to deciding who gets an off day from a game of Statis Pro. I try my best to pace off days as their managers must have in the real 1984, and I'm sure I'm taking it too seriously when I create the starting lineups. Today I gave Julio Cruz a breather, but it didn't last long. In the bottom of the second, Scott Fletcher ran into the wall chasing a foul ball. He missed it and is now injured for the next three games. That necessitated me bringing Cruz in. All he did was go 2-2 with an RBI double, run scored, and two walks. He was the difference as Chicago avoided the Sox sweep and ended their five game losing streak.
Winning Pitcher - LaMarr Hoyt
Losing Pitcher - Bob Ojeda
Save - Ron Reed
Player of the Game - Julio Cruz
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk