True or False - An exact or reasonably similar version of the following exchange definitely occurred before game time today in the Sox locker room:
Boys: What's the broom for?
Francona: Just ... helping the cleaners out. Look, boys, most of you don't even belong in the bigs, but we clinched a playoff spot last night, and the guys who do belong here have played their hearts out trying to win a game over the past week. So since Halladay's up, you'll just have to take one for the team.
Boys: You think we're all getting plugged tonight?
Francona: I didn't mean literally. He might plunk Ortiz -- that Lind thing was a bit obvious. But Roy Halladay probably wouldn't even waste time spitting at most of you.
Boys: He's gonna no-hit us, hey skip?
Francona: We might get lucky ... Youk can shout "swing" for anyone who just wants to close his eyes.
10 months ago