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World Series: News and notes
By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer
Published October 26, 2007
Turn left at the bloody sock ...
Curt Schilling is hoping to lead the Sox to another championship. He can also lead Sox fans to the stadium, airport and closest sports bar. Schilling is one of the celebrity voices available on the TomTom car navigation system. And Schilling, who taped several hundred clips, puts the directions in baseball parlance, for example: "Take two! Take two! Or you can take the second right."
Red Sex Nation
Wednesday, the Boston Globe espoused how Sox fans weren't enjoying the Series as much having won it in 2004. Thursday, the Boston Herald reported that at least some fans were enjoying it, um, quite a bit, noting that online personal ads "are aflame with Sox diehards wooing like-minded dates to round the bases while, on TV, Dustin Pedroia and company do the same." Also noted by the Herald - the Condom World shop on Newbury Street stocks Sox-branded items.
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Curt Schilling, at 40 years, 11 months, 11 days, was the fifth-oldest pitcher to start a Series game. Those who were more senior: Jack Quinn, at 46-3-7 for Philadelphia in 1929; Roger Clemens, at 43-2-18, for Houston in 2005 and at 41-2-18 for New York in 2003; Kenny Rogers, at 41-11-12 for Detroit last year; and Grover Cleveland Alexander, at 41-7-18, for St. Louis in 1928.