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  • April 14th, 2009

    Red Sox 2, Oakland 8:
    Uh…What the HELL is going on here???

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    I know, I know, its only 7 games into the season, and no reason to panic, but when the black dots (the losses) on my calendar are almost TWICE the red dots (the wins), I am starting to get a little apprehensive…Do I need to mention they haven’t started a season this bad since 1996? Or that they are currently tied for the 4th worst team in baseball??? Didn’t think so…

    Jon Lester was 16-6 last year–this year he is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA…With Last night’s game a story of “2nd verse, same as the 1st” This time it was 6 runs on 10 hits (including 2 homers–one to Nomar!) while striking out 5 and walking 2. All in 6 innings of work.

    And because it just can’t get any better, Josh Becket was suspended for SIX games and fined an undisclosed amount for “intentionally throwing in the head area” of right fielder Bobby Abreu during the game in Anaheim on Sunday. He will be appealing, so he should make his next start, which is Saturday against Baltimore–freaking lovely…

    From Swingtown to…Grizzly Adams?? Did you see Jason Giam-BO last night? What is with the full, salt and pepper beard? Looks like freaking Dan Haggerty. Maybe all the facial hair will help with the greasy problem…

    But it was nice to see The OC again, and its amazing how it all comes rushing back, when Nomar is at the plate, and he goes through the whole Nomar ritual between every pitch…but it is rather weird, seeing Nomar and Orlando Cabrera play on the same team, being the 3rd baseman and the shortstop, respectively…

    It was nice to see that Nomar has let bygones be bygones: “…I’ve always had tremendous memories there. I loved the city. My time there was just unbelievable. It’s hard to describe. There will always be a place in my heart for that city and those fans…Gosh, it’s a bunch of memories. I can’t name just one. I always loved the way the fans are. They’re always still so wonderful to me, even in the time I’ve been away from there, everywhere I go…That’s what I love. It will always be a place that is in my life and in my heart.”

    I told you the Sox should have signed Nomar: So Julio Lugo comes up lame (not a bad thing, really), and then the Sox are forced to put Jed Lowrie on the 15 day DL with a left wrist sprain. From Tito: “We want to be more conclusive with what’s going on. We realized we need to get it checked out…He said it started bothering him a couple of weeks ago. From all I heard it was necessary to let the thing calm down.” The move is retroactive to Pail 12th, which means he is eligible to come off the DL on the 27th…just in time for him to sit on the bench as Julio the Useless will be back way before then…So for now the Sox will rely on the semi-capable team of Nick Green and Gil Velazquez, who was called up from Pawtucket when Jed went on the DL…

    It was nice to see that Nomar has let bygones be bygones: “…I’ve always had tremendous memories there. I loved the city. My time there was just unbelievable. It’s hard to describe. There will always be a place in my heart for that city and those fans…Gosh, it’s a bunch of memories. I can’t name just one. I always loved the way the fans are. They’re always still so wonderful to me, even in the time I’ve been away from there, everywhere I go…That’s what I love. It will always be a place that is in my life and in my heart.”

    Tomorrow is the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball. This year, to honor that, ALL players and unformed personnel will wear his number: 42. The only person still wearing the number? Mariano Rivera, who had the number before it was universally retired in 1997. After he retires, it will only be worn as part of these types of celebrations

    Coming up: The last middle of the night game until the middle of May–I was surprised I watched as much as I did last night, although it’s not like it was entertaining or anything. The Sox looks to Daisuke (oooooh, boy…) to right the ship, opposed by Dana Eveland (am I safe to assume no one else knows who this guys is either?) 1st pitch 10:07pm

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