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  • July 24th, 2014

    Red Sox 4, Toronto 6,
    Red Sox 0, Toronto 8: And….that’s a wrap…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:15 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    A lot of us tried.

    Really.

    We thought they could turn it around. Even those of us who KNEW it was going to be a VERY hard road to get back to the top of the AL East (even if the division is the suckiest it’s been in a very long time), they had pulled us back in over the last 2 weeks, but playing the way they should have been all season long.

    It looked like they FINALLY were locked in, and maybe some magic could happen…and some of us dared to hope, even a tiny bit.

    And then That Clay Person served up a flaming pile of SUCK last night, and it looks like he has back to being THAT GUY again. And for the Sox to have any chance AT ALL, they need the Clay Buchholz they had at the beginning of last season, before he (supposedly) took a nap with his daughter and screwed up his neck.

    And that doesn’t look like that is going to happen…

    So a 3-run shot by the Large Father in the 1st inning of last night’s contest was completely wasted, as Buchholz gave those runs right back at the bottom of the frame. And then gave them 2 more for 2 good measure in later innings. Read more…

    July 23rd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Toronto 7:
    Yep, I think it’s time to call it a day…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:34 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    And now Jake Peavy has fallen to 1-9 on the season, he ONLY win was in April, and he has the worst ERA of all starters in the American League East (4.72). And while the Sox have been played VERY well in the last 2 weeks, the 2 games they have lost in that 10-game span? Yep, both started by Jake…

    His line: 6.1 IP, throwing 105 pitches, 67 for strikes, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 3 and striking out 7…To be fair, Badenhop DID allow 1 of hte 2 runners he left on base to score…But the writing is on the wall (and really has been for a while):

    Jake needs to go–and we can’t blame Pierzynski for this (Unfortunately).

    So now we see what happens next. Do they bounce back, like they did last week, or will this kick off another downward spiral which will put them away for good? It sucks we have to think like this, but when your team is BACK IN THE BASMENT, 8.5 games out of first place in a division that is horribly mediocre this year (The Oreos are on pace to win 90 (!!!!!) games in 2014, and are 6 games UNDER .500, despite the fact that they have won their last 8 out of 10, this is our lot in life… Read more…

    July 22nd, 2014

    Red Sox 14, Toronto 1:
    This is MADNESS…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:10 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So. For first 90 or so games, the 2014 permutation of the Boston Red Sox were playing like my grandmother’s softball league (if she actually ever had a softball league..), where it looked like they needed an act of congress to score any runs, much less actually WIN a game…

    And then they DFA, and ultimately release AJ Pierzynski. And proceed to win their last 8 out of 9 games.

    Coincidence? Or something more? Could one guy really be SUCH a distraction and SUCH a malcontent as to cause the level the suckage the Sox had attained in the first (essentially) part of the season? I don’t know. But SOMETHING is going on, even if it’s just a momentary surge to suck me back into hoping, only to break my heart in a week or so…

    We’ll see…But the next 12 games against the AL EAST (6 more against Toronto, 3 against the Cookies, and 3 against the Skanks) are where the rubber meets the road. This is IT, guys…

    And if not, next Thursday July 31st could be very ugly…and very interesting… Read more…

    July 17th, 2014

    July 17, 2014:
    Can We Start Playing Some Baseball, Please???

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Believe it or not, I am actually ready for the 2nd half of the 2014 campaign to begin. Yes, despite the fact that the Sox have had MAJOR SUCKAGE in their first 95 games of the season.

    But they showed some life before the break, and if they can at least be fun and respectable for the last 67 games of the year, I can live with that….

    But we still have to wait one more day, as today is the extra off-day, so even the All-Star game players get a breather…

    And speaking of the All-star Game… I have this to say:

    Didn’t watch a second of it.

    Nice work Fox/MLB on making it ALL ABOUT JETER (which, in and of itself, is nauseating) but you could not spare ONE FRACKING SECOND of the ass-kissing to, I don’t know, mention Tony Gwynn????? Read more…

    July 14th, 2014

    Red Sox 11, Astros 0:
    That’s it. I’m Checking for Pods…

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:08 pm in General | No Comments

    OK.

    I know it’s the Astros, and before them the White Sox, and they suck, but seeing as the Sox probably haven’t been able to beat pretty much ANYONE as of late, the fact they have taken 2 out of 3 from BOTH teams, is kinds weird…

    Add to that the fact That Clay Person pitched a COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT, while the Sox scored ELEVEN runs…

    The rest of his line: 109 pitches, 76 for strikes, giving up 3 hits, while walking zero, throwing a wild pitch, and striking out 12 (a career high)…

    And how bout that the Sox are 4-1 since they DFA’ed AJ Pierzynski on Wednesday…Could he REALLY have been that much of a malcontent/ distraction/cancer/disaster/etc/etc? From what I have been reading, apparently so. It got so bad that some players wouldn’t even visit other players whose lockers were near his, and a number of them complained to management. Then there was the whole “everyone wanted David Ross to catch them” thing… Read more…

    July 8th, 2014

    Book Review: I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back,
    by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:02 pm in Baseball,Book Reviews | No Comments

    Windexe all have that one friend. The one we would follow to the end of the earth on whatever crazy scheme or adventure they came up with. Even though you promised after the park bench in Poughkeepsie incident (don’t ask), you would never, EVER, again, somehow they always seem to get you to agree to doing SOMETHING that is a reallyREALLY bad idea…

    And so it goes in I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back. Ben is a math and stats junkie who adores baseball, and developed an algorithm that said it was possible to watch 30 major league baseball games, from first to last pitch, in 30 day. So recently graduated Ben decides this need to happen. And calls upon his best friend, Eric on this ultimate road trip. But the problem is: Eric hates baseball. And, as we are prone to do what our best friend ask us to do, he agrees to go.

    First mistake. Read more…


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