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by: JamieD On  Wednesday, September 21, 2011

With their lead atop the American League wild card standings slowly fading away, the Boston Red Sox have been searching for some inspiration anywhere they can find it.  Last night their search took them back to the golden years of professional wrestling, as they welcomed two-time WWF Champion Ric Flair into their clubhouse prior to their game against the Baltimore Orioles.

The visit from Flair seemed to inspire the Red Sox bats, as they recorded ten hits and five runs, handing their bullpen a 5-4 lead, but they couldn’t finish the job, as the Orioles scored three runs in the eighth to take the 7-5 victory.  The loss leaves them only two games up on the Rays in the AL wild card race.

Perhaps they could have used a Ric Flair figure-four, rather than a Jonathan Papelbon fastball to finish the job last night.

Hat Tip – [MLB.com]




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