**Upon first spotting Jason Varitek, Bronson clung to him, squealing, reminding Tek of one of his young daughters greeting him after a long road trip.
**This one comes from SG commenter DeathOpie:
Scene; 1 hour before game time.
Brandon [sic] pulls out guitar and strums:
(singing) My love is like a cherry, that has no stone.....
Tek takes guitar and smashes it to bits; (singing) Start throwing fucking strikes or you're fucking traded to Montreal.
**After David Wells let loose with his latest string of expletives, Trot Nixon looked him right in the eye and told him that they were just waiting for Big Papi to get back, "and then we'll deal with you."
**Kevin Millar was turned away from the Red Sox clubhouse three times by Red Sox team security.
**Mike Timlin and Tim Wakefield played a spirited game of Connect Four. When Wakefield won (again), Timlin flipped the table and walked away, calling it a "goddamn Mexican, communist game." Wake tried to go after him, but Timlin just wanted to be alone for a while. Inexplicably, Wake found himself sobbing on the shoulder of Mike Lowell, who he'd never really talked to before--but now he found himself spilling his guts about how Timlin had started palling around with him but "had just been closed off behind a wall ever since Embree left."
**Manny made a bong out of Legos.
**Mike Lowell, Trot Nixon and Mike Timlin hung Rudy Seanez up by his monster wedgie in the clubhouse for giving up the only Baltimore run. Mike Lowell didn't want to do it, on account of he's friends with Rudy, but he didn't want the other guys to think he was a sissy. Walking away, Nixon told Seanez, "You're lucky it wasn't to Millar. Then it would've been the old linament trick."
**Coco Crisp got done with his postgame interviews, laughing and gladhanding his teammates, and then sat down and leaned far into his locker, where he removed a fifth of Johnny Walker from the inner recesses of his duffel bag and proceeded to take three deep draughts.
**Alex Cora was congratulated for his against-the-grain dig for a putout at short, but unfortunately several of his teammates called him "Gonzalez."
**Bronson wanted everyone to go out drinking with him to celebrate a decent start, but everyone either blew him off or ditched him. Bronson would spend the rest of the night in his hotel room, crying and watching scrambled porn.
**Kevin Millar was turned away from the Red Sox clubhouse another three times by security. Back on the Orioles bus (which had to wait for him) he talked so much about his days with the Red Sox and "all those good guys over there" that Miguel Tejada finally had to turn around and tell him to "callete, cabron." Kevin tried to hold it together, but he wound up looking out the bus window as they traversed Florida back to his exile at Baltimore camp and letting out a sniffle or two while listening to Tim McGraw ballads on his iPod.
**After a lengthy discussion via cell phone with David Ortiz about why he wasn't there, in which David had to explain to him four times that he had not been traded permanently to the Dominican team, Manny Ramirez also wept, because he missed Papi (and still didn't understand where he was). And also because his Lego bong was so beautiful.