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  • September 26th, 2017

    Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 6:
    We’re going to the Dance!

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:59 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Again with the blinking and the time flying by, and here we are in the final week of regular baseball, with 6 games to go, getting reading to start the playoffs next week.

    So the 6-game winning streak ended in last night’s loss and 3 is STILL the magic number to win the division, although the Skanks are 4 games behind, so it’s probably going to happen. But, no matter what, the Skanks are going to the dance as well.

    Blech…

    Which means it is very likely the Sox will have to face them at some point.

    More Blech…

    Maybe it is just me, but the thought of facing the Skanks no longer fills my heart with dread–nausea perhaps, but not dread. And they have been playing well, so I like their chances. If I were a betting woman, I’ probably say they have at last enough mojo to get pretty far into the postseason. And while I am not, if YOU are, NetBet Sport has everything you need to do so. Read more…

    September 12th, 2017

    September 12, 2017:
    How is this season almost over???

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:09 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So, again, I blink my eyes and it’s September. My child has been in school almost a month (!!) and the fall activities of dance class and festivals and hayrides have begun…

    And I have missed most of the Red Sox 2017 Campaign. I read about the trials and tribulations (Apple watches as communicators to steal signs, really?) and fear that while they still have a comfortable handle on the AL East (3 games ahead of the Skanks–Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha) there is still plenty of time for them to totally screw the pooch and crash and burn…

    I am hopefully they will not, but that fear always lives there–despite winning 3 WS in 10 years….The fear that my beloved Red Sox will find the most heartbreaking way to end a season–although as of late, I get more PO‘ed than heartbroken… Read more…

    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…

    Sigh…

    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

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    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…


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