Sox Drawer: Red Sox daily links for Tuesday, August 5th
The “Sox Drawer” runs every Tuesday and Thursday on BoSox Injection. We’ll be compiling material about the team from all corners of the Internet, as well as some general baseball-related links. If you have suggestions, hit us up on Twitter @BoSoxInjection.
On a getaway day for the Sox, Henry Owens made his first AAA start and was brilliant, mowing down Columbus hitters over six and two-thirds innings, striking out nine and allowing just two hits and two walks. He had a no-no through five and a third; Twitter was blowing up about the kid. Red at Surviving Grady has a first-hand account of the night we fell in love with the 6’6″ lefty.
After the trade deadline, Gammons does Gammons.
Peter Abraham takes us on an entertaining, well-researched ride through the deadline.
Getting to know you: with David Ross on the disabled list, MassLive’s Jen McCaffrey acquaints you with the Red Sox new backstop tandem: first Christian Vazquez, then Dan Butler.
You still have time to support the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Red Sox Wives as they look to Strike Out Hunger. The VIP Experience Raffle includes four infield grandstand tickets for August 21st, a batting practice visit, a tour of Fenway, a welcome message on the scoreboard during the game, a gift bag, and a picture in the Red Sox dugout. Not too shabby.
More trade deadline fallout: Bill Speros, the Obnoxious Boston Fan, declares Ben Cherington the Wolf of Yawkey Way.
Ever heard of the short-lived Royals Academy? I know I hadn’t. But Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star tells a great story here. I never knew Frank White, a five-time All-Star who had an outstanding glove at second base for the Royals when I was a kid, came out of this seemingly far-fetched system that wound up being revolutionary in its time.