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  • Archive for January, 2009

    January 16, 2009:
    Hard to think about Baseball when its THREE degrees outside…

    Holy Buckets! This weather SUCKS! And with the wind chill taking NE Pennsylvania to 10-20 below zero–it’s really difficult to imagine warm weather and green grass and baseball… Just a couple of weeks ago, it did not appear that Kevin Youkilis and the Sox would be doing anything long term, rather, continuing with the one-year […]

    January 14, 2009:
    Welcome to Red Sox Nation, John Smoltz!

    Despite the fact that I have never liked the Atlanta Braves (always considered them to be the Skanks of the National League) There were always certain players I liked on their team: Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine (and not only ’cause they were in the greatest…commercial…EVER)  Chipper Jones, and John Smoltz. I remember being very […]

    January 13, 2009:
    Finally!

    After 14 tries, apparently the 15th time is the charm: Former Red Sox Superstar, and current NESN analyst Jim Rice was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This vote was the last time he would appear on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot, and would have had to wait for the Veteran’s Committee […]

    January 12, 2009:
    The Day we have all been waiting for…

    But no one has been waiting more than Jim Ed, who will hear about 1:30 today if the 15th (and final time) is the charm. Then, the formal announcement to the rest of the world will happen at 2:00pm. Good thing they tell them in advance. It would suck if they had to sit and […]

    January 9, 2009:
    Number 5, ALIVE!

    For the 1st time in over 4 years, the Boston Red Sox will have someone wearing Jersey #5–hometown player Rocco Baldelli will suit up with Nomar’s number when he takes in the field for the 2009 campaign. Baldelli and the Sox have agreed to a 1-year, $ 500k contract, with numerous, incentives, based on performance, […]

    January 7, 2009:
    Precious and Few…

    Since there is so little to talk about with regard to actual baseball–Sorry, the Nick Green signing (a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training), or Pat Burrell going to Tampa Bay, or even Milton Bradley going to the Cubs, however intriguing, just is not cutting it… But since its January, it means […]

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