Manny Ramirez just strolled into the visitor’s clubhouse here at US Cellular Field, looking relaxed, of course, and ready to go in tonight’s Game 2. The Red Sox left fielder, held hitless by Chicago pitching yesterday, is poised to have a big game tonight against White Sox starter Mark Buehrle, against whom he is hitting .444 lifetime with three home runs in 18 at-bats.
Ramirez is just one of a handful of Boston hitters who have handled the White Sox lefty well: Jason Varitek: .450 with two home runs, Edgar Renteria: .571, albeit in just seven at-bats, David Ortiz: .351 in 37-at bats.
— David Wells tonight will be the first lefty to start a postseason game for Boston since Kent Mercker in 1999.
— Odd Chicago tourist moment of the day: A woman and her family on Michigan Ave, setting up her son and daughter to pose with a panhandler.