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  • July 22nd, 2019

    July 22, 2019:
    Where We Are at 100 Games…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:49 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    So here we are, more than 1/2 way through the summer, just finishing off the obligatory, “Hot Weekend“, and now comes the rain, although it has been reasonably dry.

    The biggest thing that has made me feel a ton less guilty about not posting is the fact that the Sox are having a pretty bad year at playing baseball (at least so far). Yes, my soon-to-bed 2nd grader has more of a social life than I do, but when the Sox are playing poorly, its not super motivating to turn on the TV and watch them get beat up…I know its not being supportive of my team, but its reality…

    So, to ease us back in, and to sum everything up, here is where we are 9 days before the deadline:

    54-46, for a W% of .540 (at least they are 8 games above .500. They could be Baltimore (31-67, .316)…Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…ahem. Sorry. I hate Buck Showalter…Ha Ha…

    ANYWAY… Read more…

    January 20th, 2019

    Book Review: Waiting for Pumpsie
    by Barry Wittenstein

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:41 pm in Baseball,Book Reviews,Old Friends,Red Sox | No Comments

    waiting-for-pumpsie-cvr largeWith Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up on Monday, it is very appropriate I was contacted recently to review a new children’s book about the very first black player to play for the Boston Red Sox: Elijah “Pumpsie” Green.

    It is also appropriate as 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of his call up from the minor leagues, with the Red Sox becoming the last MLB team to integrate.

    When the book arrived, by daughter, who is 7 (and has already made 3 treks to Fenway Park in her lifeline) and I were very excited to put this book into our library rotation, making sure we read it that very first night. My daughter was able to read it (with help from me), so I definitely recommend it for children at least 6 or older. It also provided a great opportunity to expand on the Civil Rights Movement, and the discussions on MLK that she had at school. Read more…

    December 19th, 2018

    December 19, 2018:
    The Best Kind of Red Sox Christmas…

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:51 pm in Baseball,Holiday,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So Red Sox Nation already got the very best present we could possible get this year: A World Series Championship.

    And, actually, we also got a 2nd, and some could say, even more satisfying gift: We got there by sending the Skanks home to play golf.

    Nope, that never gets old.

    And If the odds are to be believed, the Sox will be right back in the thick of things, defending their World Series title in 2019, even if they don’t acquire any big flashy players this offseason. But then again, when you have players like Mookie Betts and JBJ and Chris Sale, who needs one of those guys like Yasiel Puig or Bryce Harper? The Sox already have players to build a franchise around young amazing players, no need to pay stupid money for one… Read more…

    November 17th, 2018

    November 17, 2018: World Series Giveaways!

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:50 am in Baseball,Giveaways,Holiday,Random Thoughts,Red Sox,Swag | No Comments

    On December 4th, Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball will be releasing two AMAZING ways to commemorate the Boston Red Sox’s historic regular and postseason, leading up to the pinnacle of success: Their 4th World Series championship in 15 years.

    These keepsakes are a must own for any Red Sox fan–and Boston Red Thoughts if offering you the chance to win them for your very own BEFORE they are released to the general public on December 4th.

    I am giving away (1) 2018 World Series Collectors Edition: Boston Red Sox Sets and (3) 2018 World Series Films!!  And YOU get to choose Blu-Ray or DVD formats!

    So, how do you win? I’m glad you asked! All you have to do is share your favorite memory from the 2018 Red Sox Postseason. Of all of the entries, I will select 4 from random and those lucky folks will win one of the above.  Deadline for entry is November 28th at midnight, and is limited to folks living in the US and Canada.

    Read more…

    October 29th, 2018

    Red Sox 5, Los Angeles 1:
    Boston Red Sox, The 2018 World Series Champions!

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:28 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy…Buckets! I don’t even know where to begin! I am still all pumped up, but as a result, I am exhausted (sucks winning on a school night–yeah #RedSoxProblems, I know…)

    But as a result, I am kinda all over the place, so as I did after the Sox beat the Skanks in the ALDS (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha , sorry, never gets old!), this is going to be a big ole stream of consciousness–or as conscious as I get, on like 5 hours of sleep…

    Here we go…

    .333/.500/1.167. When you see a triple slash like that, you might think that would come from someone like David Ortiz, or Mookie Betts, or JD Martinez. In this case, you would be wrong; these are the stats for Steve Pearce for the World Series. Born and raised a Red Sox fan, he was actually drafted by the Sox in 2004, but ended up playing for every other team in the AL East before he was traded to the Sox at the end of June. This is one of my favorite things about the postseason; one of those regular guys that plays the game every day, plays it right, and then has a series to remember. And I would say that World Series MVP is a pretty memorable thing. Read more…

    October 28th, 2018

    Product Review: MapLeggings–A different way to show some Boston love…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:51 pm in Baseball,Product Reviews,Red Sox | No Comments

    If you’re like me, you have a million Boston and/or Red Sox T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants, hats, and the random Mr. Potatohead in Red Sox gear.

    If you’re also like me, you are always looking for the next thing (Red Sox wine, anyone?)

    Well, Philip from MapLeggings contacted me during the ALDS and asked if I would be willing to review his product: legging, emblazoned with a map of the city of Boston, in exchange for a free pair. As this seemed a very cool and different concept, I quickly agreed.

    Holy Buckets! Where do I sign up? I went to their website where I saw leggings from places such as Paris, Ireland, Amsterdam, and Chicago, and yes, even NYC, if you’re into that. The Boston page had 4 different styles (yoga shorts, capris and leggings, as well as regular legging) and 5 different colors such as Dark Blue, Green, Black, Patriotic, and of course, Red. Read more…


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