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  • September 7th, 2010

    Red Sox 12, Tampa Bay 5:
    They won the 1st game in the last series, too…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:52 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    If we needed any more proof that the Boston Red Sox were done for the 2010 campaign, just take a look at this weekend–Holy Buckets–that was one UGLY series…It was the weekend where all of the Sox flaws were blatantly on display: Lack of timely hitting, poor showing from the bullpen, errors–and the piece de’ resistance: And yet another meltdown from Jonathan Papelbon…

    Speaking of which, I really think he is in the running for biggest jackass in all of baseball–hell, he may even surpass Fat Boy Roger–and that would be some feat.  In response to the question about the rookies who relieved him: “No, no I don’t feel for them. Their job is to try and come in and get outs just like everybody else. To sit here and say you feel sorry for them or feel bad that they had to come into that situation, no, I don’t feel sorry for them at all.’’ Is it possible for him to be more of a d*ck???

    There was so much awfulness this weekend, that the return of Manny Ramirez was almost lost in the shuffle–which is never a bad thing–and did you just love the whole “I’m sorry” and “I would have come back to Boston, if they asked me” nonsense? My favorite part was how he patted himself on the back for being a “big person” to apologize to Kevin Youkilis. Hey Manny, did you apologize to 67 year old traveling secretary Jack McCormick, whom you assaulted because he could not get you tickets? (Jack says no…) Ya know, I was always taught that when you do the right thing, that is reward enough, and when you brag about it, that pretty much negates the good deed, as then you didn’t do it because it was the right thing–you did it for the reward. So your false platitudes are just that–False. Which makes me wonder why you did it–looking for a contract next year perhaps???

    Last night was at least an enjoyable game. Jon Lester, despite not having his best stuff, managed to only give up 2 runs in 6 innings of work, and the Sox bats woke up and beat the crap out of Ray pitching.

    The rest of Lester’s line: 94 pitches, 59 for strikes, gave the 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 10 for his 16th win of the season…

    And how about Ryan Kalish??? There are players who haven’t had a Grand Slam EVER–and this kid has TWO since he was called up on July 31st, a span of 32 games. Last time a rookie had two Grand Slams for the Sox was in 1992 when Bob Zupcic managed the feat…

    Lars Anderson made his major league debut last night, starting at 1st base–he went 0-4. Also activated were outfielder Josh Reddick, and Jason Varitek, who went 2-5 in his 2 games at Pawtucket…. And, as Pawtucket’s final game was today, the Sox will activate pitcher Michael Bowden today…

    So, I am watching the game last night, and who comes up to bat by old friend Rocco Baldelli! Hired as a special instructor in the Rays Organization in Spring Training, the Rays called him up to play on August 31st…Fortunately, he went 0-4 in yesterday’s contest–BUT he did hit 2- run shot in his 2010 debut when he pinch hit in Sunday’s game against Baltimore…

    With Marco Scutaro’s arm practically FALLING off–NOW the Sox have decided to get him an MRI on his ailing right shoulder–he has been out of the lineup for the last couple of days. Since the rosters have expanded, and the Sox are all but out of contention–can we get this guy some rest? Please?

    And furthermore, if the Sox do not win tonight–there is absolutely NO REASON why that Clay Person should be pitching on 3 days rest–and frankly, even if they do win, it’s not going to make that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things–Let Tim Wakefield pitch–and let’s not risk screwing up Clay for no reason…

    Coming up: Game 2 of this “should have meant something, but totally doesn’t” series against Tampa Bay. Daisuke gets the start against Rays ace David Price. There are 24 games left in the Red Sox 2010 campaign–let’s hope they are at least fun to watch. 1st pitch: 7:10pm…

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