July 16, 2024

Pink Sox

“I do know it felt bizarre. It was the primary inning with two outs, however I needed to go on the market and do it.”

Kevin Millar and Red Sox players celebrate after winning the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Kevin Millar known as Adam Duvall’s three-run homer on Monday simply seconds earlier than he left the yard. Barry Chin / Globe Workers

Kevin Millar has worn many hats throughout his baseball profession.

A reliable first baseman with pop for the Pink Sox and three different MLB franchises, Millar’s knack for reeling off fixed commentary made him a key clubhouse presence — and a pure for on-air and different broadcast alternatives as soon as he retired.

However the 51-year-old Millar may need a much more profitable profession as a fortune teller, given the spectacular prediction he tossed out on Monday night time.

Getting into the Pink Sox broadcast sales space for Boston’s highway collection in opposition to the Houston Astros, Millar supplied up an optimistic outlook for Sox outfielder Adam Duvall as he stepped into the batter’s field within the high of the primary inning.

“He’s going deep,” Millar stated of Duvall. “This isn’t a great matchup for [Houston starter Christian] Javier. I’m telling you, Duvall — that is that final six weeks [of the season] the place he will get going and will get homer-hot. However I’m gonna name proper now, early within the recreation, I do know with two outs … we’re doing it proper now. Duvall goes deep.”

“Alright, you’re a courageous man,” Pink Sox play-by-play man Dave O’Brien stated of Duvall’s prediction.

Duvall, who stepped to the plate with runners on the corners and two out within the inning, entered Monday with 174 house runs on his resume, together with three seasons with 30+ dingers.

“It’s cozy on the market to left [field] in these Crawford packing containers,” O’Brien stated to Millar. “I do know you’re eyeing these proper now.”

“It makes you wish to go get a bat, OB. I’m telling you,” Millar responded.

Simply two pitches after Millar’s preliminary prediction, Duvall deposited a pitch from Javier properly past the Crawford packing containers in left subject.

Duvall’s three-run shot traveled 408 toes, giving Boston an early 3-0 lead and making a frenzy within the Pink Sox broadcast sales space.

Try Millar’s name beneath:

“What!?” Millar stated as quickly as Duvall made contact.

“Kevin Millar – stick round! Pink Sox lead it, 3-0,” O’Brien added as Duvall rounded the bases. “And Millar known as it seconds earlier than it occurred!”

“I’m telling you, OB, that’s simply not an excellent matchup,” Millar stated. “We get an enormous pull right-handed energy in Adam Duvall. … I do know it felt bizarre. It was the primary inning with two outs, however I needed to go on the market and do it. It simply felt proper at the moment.”

Throughout his enjoying days, Millar’s feedback helped encourage the “Cowboy Up” mantra in 2003 and the Pink Sox’ assured mindset throughout their early deficit in opposition to the Yankees throughout the 2004 ALCS.

Because the 2023 Pink Sox look to climb again into playoff competition, perhaps the group ought to preserve Millar within the sales space for extra good luck during the last 5 weeks of the season.