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  • October 12th, 2010

    October 12, 2010:
    This or That….

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:20 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    In honor of the most excellent Hamster commercial that has been running through my head for the last couple of days…

    This part of the baseball season is the worst when your team is not playing–there is nothing to talk about, just a rehash of the past year, and speculation about what will happen in the off-season, but there is really nothing else. I guess if you were into any of the other teams that were in the offseason, you could live vicariously thought that, but at this point, nothing in postseason baseball has been particularly compelling for me…

    And I guess I forget that, for the last 7 years, we Sox fans have been VERY lucky–and I am not even talking about the 2 World Series wins–even just getting to the dance. Since 2003, the Sox have went EVERY year, except, of course, 2006 and this year–so while it seems unbearable (and I am still gonna complain about it), the fact of the matter is–there are 22 teams who don’t make it EVERY year–and alot of those teams haven’t gotten to the dance AT ALL since 2003–so we should probably just shut up and take our lumps like everyone else…

    Just wish it would get REALLY lumpy for the Skanks, for about 100 years or so…

    So the Giants beat Atlanta in Game 4 to advance to the NLCS, to join the Phillies. They start playing on Saturday. I, for one, am rooting for the Giants, as I cannot STAND the Phillies…Go Giants!

    As far as my postseason predictions so far, I got two completely right–the Phillies DID sweep the Reds, and the Giants beat Atlanta in 4–and I got the other partially right–the Skankee wins, just got the # of games wrong. If the Rangers win tonight, that will be 87.5% accuracy rate; if Tampa Bay wins, it drops to 62.5%–still not bad, as I usually SUCK at these types of things…

    Finally, as I mentioned a couple times in the last few weeks, Curt Schilling’s 7th annual 100 Innings of Baseball was held this weekend at Adams Field in Quincy, MA, to raise money for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    This year, 15-year-old Gehrig Schilling (named for the legend) joined by his Medfield teammates, took to diamond for innings 96 to 99, as well as pitched a scoreless 99th, with Curt managing the squad. And, for the first time in the games history, it was won in walk-off fashion. With the score tied 72-72 in the bottom of the 100th inning, Chad Griffiths of the MABL Boston Tigers drove in his teammate Dan Field to win the game in dramatic fashion.

    Some highlights include:

    • Approximately 150 adult amateur players came from more than a dozen amateur baseball leagues across Greater Boston. In addition to Team Medfield, the teenage players came from the Newton Central Little League team and The Stable Baseball Academy in Woburn.
    • There were 19 “Iron Men” played all 100 innings.
    • Brent Campbell of the Men’s Adult Baseball League’s Blue Jays pitched the first 30 innings of the game and recorded 21 strikeouts.
    • Bryan Curran of the Yawkey League’s McKay Club Beacons was the only player to homer in the game, and he did it twice.

    Congratulations to all of the players for a job well done. If you are interested, donations are still be accepted the 100 Innings Website.

    Coming up: Tampa Bay and Texas fight it out in Game 5 of the ALDS tonight. As I said last week, if Tampa Bay can keep the Rangers bats quiet, they could win this….I personally would be happy to see either team advance–and I just hope that the team that does go, can beat the snot out of the Skanks. 1st pitch: 8:07pm.

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