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  • July 21st, 2017

    Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 8: And Now We Start “The-Games-in-the-Middle-of-the-Night” Portion of our Program.

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:15 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I have always been sort of conflicted about Left Coast games. On one hand, starting a contest at 10:00pm, after all the crazy running around that is my life has subsided, is massively appealing, I would rarely make it to the end, because the end would be, like 1:00am-ish. And that does not bode well for a school night.

    On the weekends, I am usually up anyway, so the late night thing works–But holy buckets, starting a game at 10, just seems so LATE (Yes, this is coming from the person who used to go OUT at 11:00pm–ok, that was college and in my 20’s, but STILL…)

    So now we have the Left Coast swing of 6 games, with 3 having a 10:07 start, 1 with a 9:07 start, and 2 late afternoon games…Not too terrible, as two of the 4 late nights are on weekends…

    So maybe I will actually get to watch one or three…UGH… Read more…

    June 21st, 2017

    Red Sox 4, KC 6:
    Where the hell did the last 2 months go???

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:17 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! Between work and vacation and summer and Pre-K Graduation (yes, that is a thing), I blinked and it’s been two months since I have put thoughts to paper on the Red Sox…

    But then again, I swear my daughter was a baby like 20 minutes ago, and somehow, all of a sudden, she will be going to kindergarten in like two months…


    So, anyway, we are 2.5 months–ish into the 2017 campaign, are currently in 1st place, a 1/2 game ahead of the Skanks (although it took a 7-game losing streak by them to get us there–and it may be gone if the Skanks win tonight), and I STILL have no clue what to make of this team. Chris Sale is brilliant (and currently very well behaved), Rick Porcello is having flashbacks to 2015 with a record of 3-9 with an ERA of 5.05, and Steve Wright is out for the season, AGAIN, and David Price….Heh, well, David Price is the freaking Carl Crawford of pitching…and that is pretty much all I need to say on that… Read more…

    April 25th, 2017

    April 25, 2017: Learn to Play Baseball
    the Online Way

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:55 pm in General | No Comments

    If you are looking to add more baseball training sessions or to start learning baseball but can’t find the best baseball coach around, you might want to consider learning it the online way. Qoach.co provides about 20 free baseball training courses including hitting drills, pitching lessons, infield and outfield drills and more.

    All of their online courses are coached with instructional videos by experienced baseball coaches from IMG Academy, Skillz, Proswing Baseball and others. Below are some featured courses that you can enrol online. Read more…

    April 23rd, 2017

    April 23, 2017: Jackie Robinson’s forthcoming statue breaks new ground

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:38 pm in Baseball | No Comments

    News of the impending Jackie Robinson statue at Dodger Stadium has not just captured the imagination of stateside baseball fans but has also piqued special interest across the Atlantic.

    Dr Chris Stride, from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and Ffion Thomas, a PhD student from the University of Central Lancashire, have researched and written in depth about the existing monuments commemorating Jackie Robinson, and their unique place amongst the 300+ other US baseball statues that they have catalogued as part of their Sporting Statues Project database.

    They found that Jackie Robinson’s seven current statues, plus a giant public-sited bust in Pasadena, are the most of any US sportsman or women, and globally rank him behind only fellow baseball icon Roberto Clemente (12) and soccer legend Pele (10). Read more…

    April 21st, 2017

    April 21, 2017: Three Key Players For the
    Boston Red Sox This Season…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:48 pm in Baseball,Red Sox | No Comments

    By:  Lewis Sadler

    The 2017 Major League Baseball season is in full swing at the moment, and among the teams who are aiming to win the championship this campaign are the Boston Red Sox. This is their first season without the legendary David Ortiz since 2003, with the 41-year-old having retired at the end of the 2016 campaign.

    The Red Sox are doing relatively well at the moment. John Farrell’s side are third in the American League East Division behind the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, and, according to MLB betting odds, are -160 favorites to win the division. During the 2016 season, the Red Sox finished first in the American League East, but failed to get the better of American League Central champions Cleveland Indians in the 2016 American League Division Series. Motivation and determination is high in the camp.

    The Red Sox have one of the best rosters in the league, including players such as Pablo Sandoval, David Price and Andrew Benintendi. Below, we look at three players who will be key for the team as the season progresses. Read more…

    March 27th, 2017

    March 27, 2017:
    A Couple Bold Predictions of my own..

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    The 24+ inches of snow we got in NE Pennsylvania about 2 weeks ago is mostly gone (Although the ginormous piles in the parking lots will probably last until July). And we are a week away from real live Red Sox baseball, at home in the Fens, no less. Rick Porcello (Yay!!!) will be the rightful Opening Day Starter, with no splitting of duties as there has been in previous years…and it appears, shockingly, Chris Sale isn’t throwing a hissy about the decision. Hopefully that will continue…

    And, according to mytopsportsbooks.com, with spring training nearing its conclusion, the Boston Red Sox still have a good chance of reaching the World Series. So the future looks good for the Sox…

    Many of my fellow bloggers have been weighing in on their bold predictions for the 2017 campaign, here and here . Since my prognostication skills are legendarily sucky, most of the predictions I make are probably more crazy than bold. However, for the sake of this argument, we will say they are bold… Read more…

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