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  • April 8th, 2010

    Red Sox 1, Skankees 3, In 10:
    #&@^#*&@^#*&@^#*& Papelbon…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:05 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    As I was at rehearsal last night, I didn’t get to watch any of this game–but maybe that was a good thing.

    Ya know, If Jonathan Papelbon mouthed off all the time about how he needed to “set the standard” AND got the job done, while it would still be distasteful, but at least it would be a bit more palatable…

    BUT, with his comments, AND the bitter taste of his complete and utter implosion in Game 3 of the ALDS still fairly fresh in our minds, having him DO IT AGAIN in the 3rd game of the season, aggravates the ever-living hell out of me…

    I reallyREALLY think its Put up or Shut up time…

    To be fair, I have to acknowledge that Scott Atchinson allowed one of his 2 inherited runners from Papelbon to score–but even if he didn’t, it would not have mattered–the Sox would have lost 2-1 rather than 3-1….

    And Papelbon’s heir apparent, Daniel Bard, also got into the fun, blowing the 7th inning, and allowing the run created by Scott Schoeneweis (in another very good outing) and tying the score…

    And the most unfortunate thing of all is that John Lackey came through for the Sox, BIG TIME–going 6 shutout innings of 3-hit, with 2 walks, and 3 strike outs, throwing 100 pitches, 58 for strikes–he even hit Jeter as retaliation the Sox own hit batsmen–Perfect evening for him, all around..

    And, of course, it would not be a Sox/Skanks series without Youkilis getting hit, which he did in the 5th when an Andy Pettitte pitch hit him in the helmet. Right after Jeter was hit, bother benches were warned by the umpire staff…Hey, at least it wasn’t Joba hitting him, which is a minor miracle, in and of itself…

    So now that Big Papi got his 1st hit of the season, a RBI single in the 3rd-and everyone is all happy now…can we STOP TALKING ABOUT IT NOW??? Freaking fickle over reactionaries….

    Minor Starts: Tonight, Boof Boner will open the PawSox’s Season with his 1st start of the 2010 Campaign. Alan Embree will also pitch as much as he can, as he has an opt-out clause he can exercise next Thursday. Then, Saturday Night, Daisuke will get a start as well, pitching in the 1st of 3 Minor League games he needs to be ready for the big club–Nor hurry, Daisuke, take your time–still waiting for my Maalox and Jack Daniels shipment to get here…

    Finally, More than 300 businesses, schools, colleges and universities participated in the 5th Annual Rally Against Cancer on Tuesday, April 6. By contributing $5.00 to the Jimmy Fund, folks were able to wear Red Sox gear to work on Tuesday, with the teams raising the most money getting a visit from Red Sox pitcher and Rally Against Cancer spokesplayer Clay Buchholz. The following are the winning teams in each category:

    Companies: State Street Corporation, Boston Mass, raised $33,817

    Schools (K-12): Joyce Kilmer School, West Roxbury, Mass, raised $7,253

    Colleges/Universities: Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, Mass, raised $6,600

    Congratulations to the winners, and kudos to the tens of thousands of people who participated, and raised nearly $215,000 to date for the Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to help raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world.

    Coming up: Off Day #2 of 3 in 10 days (!!!) today, then the Sox take it on the Road to Kansas City for Friday Night’s contest. Tim Wakefield gets his 1st start of the 2010 campaign, opposed by Kyle Davies for KC. 1st pitch 8:10pm…

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