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  • November 18th, 2008

    November 18, 2008
    So now we wait….

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:28 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    A little more than an hour (2pm EST) until the AL MVP is announced. The NL MVP was Albert Pujols, marking the 2nd time he has won the award. Now that Barry Bonds isn’t around, it gives people more worthy (or who at least do not cheat) the chance to win…Manny placed 4th in the voting, despite being in the league for less than 3 months…

    So everyone is a buzz with who the AL MVP will be–Dustin Pedroia? Kevin Youkilis? (Who also put up some amazing number this year, with 29 homers and a .312 BA. He also did not fade in the 2nd half of the season as he had in previous years, hitting .310 in the 2nd 1/2 and .314 in the 1st…And let’s not forget the fact that, despite playing almost full time at 1st base for over a year, he seamless moved back to third when Mike Lowell went down….

    But, to me, the man I was to see up at the plate when the game was on the line, all year, was Dustin Pedroia. 326 BA, with 17 homers 83 RBI’s, 20 steals, 213 hits, including 54 doubles…well, you get the picture…

    No Red Sox player has been MVP since Mo Vaughn was in 1995…and I really hope that Youk and Pedroia dont split the Red Sox vote, or one of the others in the running: Justin Morneau from the Twins, Francisco Rodriguez from the Angels, Josh Hamilton from the Ranger, or Carlos Quentin from the White Sox, could take the hardware home…

    Now THIS is a headline I saw on wbztv.com that made me look twice:

    Japanese Girl Wants To Be Like Wakefield

    Hmmm…….then I read more, and discovered that young Eri Yochida is a right-handed sidearm knuckleballer who cites Time Wakefield as her inspiration in her bid to become the 1st female to play professional baseball in Japan. The 16 year old had a tryout this month, where she threw a scoreless inning, and was one of the 33 players chosen in the draft. She will play for the Kobe 9 Cruise, a team in the new Independent League that will begin with its 1st season next April…

    There is a distinct possibility that Mike Mussina will retire, and expects to make his decision within the next week or so. Since he finally won 20 games this year, the desire to return has lessened. How cool would that be, not to see him on the mound for the Skanks next year. Even if he does return, it will probably be a 1 year, incentive-laden deal…The Skanks are also looking at AJ Burnett and Derek Lowe…

    Coming up: The moment we have all been waiting for: AL MVP 2:00pm–be there….

    One Response to “November 18, 2008
    So now we wait….”

    1. Sanibelart says:

      Greetings from Bosox Nation Florida, where a a large percentage of our tourist tax will be devoted to building Fenway South as a Spring Training facility.

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