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  • May 13th, 2011

    Friday the 13th, the May 2011 Version…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:53 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Personally, I have always loved Friday the 13th, and consider 13 to be my favorite and lucky number–so let’s hope some of that luck rubs off on the Sox, and they will FINALLY morph into the team they should be…

    But my faith in “its early” and that they will go on this massive tear and everything will be OK is rapidly diminishing by the day, by the game, hell, by the inning, where an overpaid starter can continue to take the mound and FAIL time and time again, and where the offense leaves man after man on base–and where this racked, packed, and stacked team is STILL under .500, which doesn’t look like THAT is going to change anytime soon…

    Yes, they could miraculously get it together, win 12 in a row, and be right back in it. They are only 5 games out of 1st place–and we all know how the AL East can go, especially this year where it just feels like the playing field is a little more level–which is strange and ironic, all at the same time…

    I just don’t think it’s going to happen…

    But, I am nothing if not an optimist (yeah, right), so moving ahead, let’s look at this weekend and how things could go, breaking it down for the 1st time in 2011…

    To the Blackboard!

    Right now, the Sox (17-20) are in a tie for 4th place with Baltimore, with Tampa Bay (remember how sucky THEY were???) in 1st, on top of the Skanks by 1 game, and the Sox are 5 games out of 1st, and 4 behind the Skanks (20-15). And because my brain is a crispy critter this week, let’s just focus on the Sox/Skanks, and worry about Tampa Bay when we have to.

    So….

    If the Sox Sweep: They would actually BREAK .500 (whoo hoo!) and be only 1 games behind the Skanks, and hopefully, be that much closer to the top…

    If the Sox Win 2: Would come (once again) within a game of .500 and gain a little bit of ground in the standings, to 3 games behind the Skanks…

    If the Sox Win 1: Would be FOUR games under .500 and 5 games behind the Skanks in the Division.

    If the Sox were Swept: SIX games under .500 and 7 games behind the Skanks…and I don’t even want to go there right now…

    It’s well known that I am a pretty sucky predictor–Hell, in one of my more delusional moments, I said that the Sox would win 108 games this year–to do that, now, with 125 games remaining on the schedule for 2011, the Sox would need to win 88 of them, which is a .704 win %..yeah, OK, like that is going to happen…

    ANYWAY, If I were forced to make a prediction, I would say that the Sox will win 2 out of 3 this weekend. The Skanks aren’t playing particularly wonderful right now, and the Sox usually can get amped up about playing them, so hopefully it’s enough to go in their favor.

    And, if it isn’t–can someone save me a space on the Tobin Bridge?

    Finally, Fellow BBA member, Mike Clair from Old Time Family Baseball compiled this very cool info about the players who used pink bats on Mother’s Day, as opposed to those who did not. And, believe it or not, there IS a difference! Check out the whole article here

    Coming up: That Clay Person takes the mound in game 1 of the Skankee series, opposed by a newly rejunvenated Bartolo Colon (yes, that is what I said). Let’s hope that the Sox’s solo day off in May rejuvenated THEM as well–and that some of those flashes of the awfulness that Colon showed when he was with the Sox resurface early–and often…1st pitch 7:05pm…

    Here we go…

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