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  • April 16th, 2009

    Red Sox 8, Oakland 2:
    Holy Buckets! An Actual WIN???

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:46 pm in Baseball,Product Reviews,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    And what makes a win every better? When one of the most standup Red Sox players EVER, flirts with history. Tim Wakefield, whom the team DESPERATELY needed to go the distance, after the bullpen had to pitch 10 2/3 innings the day before in the Daisuke Massacre, did so–and even took a no no into the 8th inning–5 outs away from completion. And what ever make that MORE remarkable is that rookie George Kottaras has been catching him–and doing a bang up job…

    His line: Complete Game, (7.1 of it a no hitter) with 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2…

    Speaking of the Daisuke Massacre–do people STILL think the freaking WBC is a good thing? You KNOW he pitched far too much, as that is the thing in Japan–a 160-pitch complete game is commonplace. So now Daisuke gets hammered for 5 runs in the Sox loss on Tuesday night–and gets pulled after the 1st inning, with shoulder fatigue, and now is on the 15 day with “mild shoulder strain” which could be anything from a twinge, to his arm is hanging by a thread…The Sox will examine him and decide the best rehab. I think they should not let him pitch AT ALL for 2 weeks, and then start easing him back in–and put him on a strict pitch count of 100–and if he blows them all in 3 innings, then its his to deal with…Cause they cannot continue the way they are going–it’s madness…

    One good thing (OK, probably more than one) looks like the Sox may go to Justin Masterson, rather than Clay Buchholz (who strained his hamstring and is listed as day to day)to fill Daisuke’s spot in the rotation–whooo hoo!

    Looks like Jed Lowrie will not need surgery after all. After FOUR opinions by various doctors, the Sox have decided that more cortisone injections, rest, a splint and strength rehab are the way to go. Looks like he will be out at least a month…CRAP…

    Did you hear outfielder Nick Swisher actually had to pitch in the 9th inning in the Skankee game on Monday? They got lit up 15-5 by Tampa Bay–Chien-Ming Wang (he of the 28.93 ERA) got hit up for 8 runs in 1+ innings…Not a great performance, coming from your ace…Yeah, I know, the Sox are not faring much better–at it could have been them last night, if Wake tanked, but it wasn’t and they have not had to resort to position players to pitch, less than 2 weeks into the season…yet…

    I have reviewed alot of different things over the last 3 years: Books, cookiesvideo games, even game day bags! But I was surprised when I received an e-mail the other day from Pati, Founder and President of the Cooperstown Cookie Company, telling me about her company and offering samples. Now, cookies are one of my favorite snacks, and now they make cookies shaped like baseballs? Bring ‘em on!

    The Cooperstown Cookie Company, unveiled its 1st cookie, the Classic Baseball Shortbread at the Baseball Hall of Fames’s 2004 World Series Gala. In 2008, they because the official licensee of MLB, introducing a full like of products featuring all 30 teams logos. This year, they were asked them to develop the Official Cookie of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Available in Classic Shortbread, All Star Almond, Boys of Summer Lemon, and Mudville Mudball Chocolate Chip, the packages I received were 3 small Classic shortbread cookies, shaped like baseballs, called Bunts, (they also have “regulation sized” cookies)in Red Sox packaging. And they were quite tasty! I am looking forward to trying out the other flavors as well, especially the Mudville Mudball Chocolate Chip!

    Also, they give back to their community, as a portion of their profits go to Pathfinder Village, a residential community in Edmeston, NY dedicated to children and adults with Down Syndrome.

    So if you are looking for a cool and unique gift–or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth and your love of baseball, all at the same time, check them out

    Finally, from our friends at Sully Baseball, in honor of the Sox fallen old road jersey (of which I still own a Mike Lowell version) Requiem for the Away Jersey (This chronicles some major events which happened in the road grays)… And, for the record, the fact that they are actually wearing those ugly assed new uniforms does nothing to make me like them any more–they look like Skankee uniforms…UGH

    Coming up: Today’s off day, and the Sox return to Fenway Park, for some much needed home time—9 games, including 3 next weekend with the Skanks. Hopefully, yesterday’s splendid game will be the turning point, and they can actually win 2 games in a row…Friday marks their 1st meeting of 2009 with the AL East Leaders (????!!!!) the Baltimore Oreos. Brad Penny makes his 1st start at Fenway, opposed by Jeremy Guthrie. 1st pitch, a perfectly reasonable 7:10pm.

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 8, Oakland 2:
    Holy Buckets! An Actual WIN???”

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