||[Aug. 29th, 2005|10:49 am]
Manny *heart* Millar
I know this isn't specifically Manny/Millar...but it is about Kevin...|
I know I'm in the minority here, but there was a section of Red Sox notebook today from the Boston Globe with Jason defending Kevin Millar.
"...[C]aptain Jason Varitek said he wished fans would let up on first baseman Kevin Millar, who has become the most popular target of their disaffection.
''It's frustrating to see him get booed because he's such a big part of this team," said Varitek, noting that Millar yesterday singled to start a two-run rally in the second, drew a walk and scored in the team's four-run sixth, and also threw a runner out at the plate after making an error on a ground ball.
''It's important that people understand how important he is to this team. He's still having quality at-bats. He is a big, important part of this team and if they want to see this team do well, I'd like to see them get behind him. It doesn't matter who's playing, you see what happened with Bellhorn, you got him booed out of here. If he doesn't hit that home run off [Jon] Lieber in the playoffs and [Julian] Tavarez in the World Series, we might not have had what we had last year. Getting back to Millar, if he doesn't have that great at-bat against [Mariano] Rivera, [Dave] Roberts never steals that bag."