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  • 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 BD+DVD Sets and (3) 2018 World Series Film BD!!

    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…

    October 20th, 2018

    Red 4, Astros 1:
    We’re going to the World Series!

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:41 am in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! Are we trapped in some fracked up alternate/reverse dimension?

    Or is it just baseball being baseball?

    Because I reallyREALLY cannot explain how David Price(!!)), who has never won a postseason start EV-VA (although he did come close earlier in the series), not only pitched a gem Thursday night (6 IP, giving up no runs on 3 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 9), but did it on 3 days rest AND beat Justin Verlander (!!) to do it!

    Of course, Rafael Devers 3-run shot in the the 6th, and JD Martinez’s solo shot in the 3rd (worth every stinking penny the Sox paid for him) provided him all the run support he needed…

    I honestly thought the ALCS would be the end of the line for the Sox. Not that they are a bad team–because far from it, but the Astros are just BUILT for the postseason. But some breaks went the Sox’s way, and it was enough for them to win the series 4-1. Read more…

    October 10th, 2018

    Red Sox 4, Skanks 3:
    And the Sox win the ALDS!!!!! Yay!!!

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:35 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Admittedly, I have watched very little Red Sox baseball during the regular season–with a 1st grader who has more of a social life than me, it’s not surprising…

    But holy hell, this series caught me RIGHT up with all the stress and the cursing, and the pacing, and the yelling, and the jumping up and down. I was having flashbacks to 2003 and 2004, especially in the 9th inning when Kimbrel could not throw a strike to save his life and I thought they we going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…And then there were the Papelbon flashback and his manyMANY meltdowns on the mound. Thankfully we got that groundball out to end the series (and sent the Skankees the hell home…)

    Since I am very sleep deprived, and pretty much all over the map today, I am going to go with 10 Random Boston Red Thoughts on the Series in General…Because it is after all 10/10…

    These are in no particular order…just a stream of consciousness (such as it is…) Read more…

    June 18th, 2018

    Red Sox 9, Mariners 3:
    Not even sure where the heck to begin…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:02 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So.

    Facebook tells me it’s been like 54 some odd days since I have posted. OK, so I have no idea where that time went. Sure, my kid finished Kindergarten and is heading to 1st Grade in a couple months (how THAT happened, when I swear she was a baby like 15 minutes ago, is a story for another day), and we had a tornado (??!!) about 5-6 miles from my house that completely decimated like a whole shopping center–fortunately, it occurred at 10:00pm, so no deaths and injuries were minimal.

    So here we are, 1/2 way through June already. The Sox DFA’ed, then released Hanley, who has yet to land anywhere else so far. What a wild ride with him it has been, starting in 2005 off season when they traded him to the Marlins for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell (would make THAT deal ANY day of the week), and then spent the next 7-8 years bemoaning what could have been (the fact that he was very good during a lot of that time, probably had something to do with it.). Read more…


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