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  • January 25th, 2018

    January 25, 2018: 64. More. Days.

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:49 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So as time FLIES (my kid turns 6 this weekend–have NO idea how that happened–she was a baby like 20 minutes ago…) and the temperature has no idea what its doing (how do we go from -20 with a wind chill to FIFTY in a span of like 32 hours?) its getting to be that time, where our thoughts turn to warmer days and the boys of summer.

    So yes, in 64 days the Old Towne Team will take the field to kick off the 2019 campaign, and although all the pieces are not quite in place yet, its still time to start getting excited. And if making some wagers is your thing, and hail from the other side of the world, check out New Zealand Online Casinos, which may be exactly what you are looking for.

    Speaking of getting the pieces in place, who will blink in the battle between Red Sox Management and Satan (ask Scott Boras) as it pertains to JD Martinez? Yeah, I know he’s great, but he is 30 years old, and signing older guys to ridiculous contracts almost never turns out ok…and its the whole flashbacks to another Boras guy: JD Drew, that gives me the heebies….Gah!

    And the Sox have a new manager in Alex Cora who just GETS it–and I love him…always have…so that is certainly something to get excited about… Read more…

    November 23rd, 2017

    November 23, 2017:
    Happy Thanksgiving Red Sox Nation!

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:02 am in General | No Comments

    And AGAIN with the blinking and the time passing so very quickly.  And I am going to blink again, and it will be Christmas!  Yikes!

    So while we will probably never have a Red Sox Turkey Day like we did in 2003, when Theo joined Curt and Shonda Shilling for Thanksgiving dinner, signing him to the contract that would bring us the Bloody Sock and the first World Series Win in 86 years.  Not to mention an ALCA that I think, was even more meaningful. 0-3 against the Skanks?  Can’t be done? Never Happened Before? and yet. It. Did…

    But we have a new manager (I LOVE Alex Cora–good guy, knows how to play the game right, and go about his business, not to mention totally gets what it is like to play in Boston..), so I will take that for now…We’ll talk more later–when I stop this blinking and like 6 weeks goes by stuff….

    So, from everyone here at Boston Red Thoughts, please have a beautiful, safe, and happy Turkey Day!

    And may you eat enough L-Tryptophan to knock you on your sorry Thanksgiving Day ass! 😉

    Enjoy the Holiday–and be thankful we are not Skankee fans!

    Go Sox!

    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.


    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…


    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…

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