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  • Archive for July, 2011

    American League 1, National League 4:
    More All-Star Randomness:

    We are now on Day #3 of 4 days of no meaningful baseball, the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby is over, and today is the only day of the year where no professional sports are played. So, let’s look at More Random Things: 1. Josh Beckett + Knee trouble + dropping out of the All-Star […]

    July 11, 2011:
    All Star Week Randomness…

    Since we are now in Day #1 of 4 days of no meaningful baseball, Let us look at 9 Random Things in and around our National Pastime… 1. Didn’t get a chance to watch the newbie, Kyle Weiland pitch yesterday, but when I checked at the top of the 2nd inning, and I saw a […]

    July 9, 2011: “Down on the Farm”
    Feature Slated for All-Star Week…

    With 4 days of non-MLB baseball looming—yeah, I know, there is the Home Run Derby, and the All-Star game–but that’s not “real” baseball.   So when you need to, it’s good to have some other stuff to go to… And what better entertainment is there than to take a closer look at the young ‘uns–the players […]

    Red Sox 3, Toronto 2:
    Frustrating, Troubling, and
    Exciting—All at the same time…

    Last night’s game had a little bit of everything: An Ace well on his way to a no-hitter, who has to leave after the 4th inning after he presumably strained a lat muscle(upper shoulder, connected to the neck) on a fielding play. Then the bullpen takes the no-hitter into the 6th inning, and a shut […]

    Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 9:
    Things that make you go…YUK

    John Lackey, you need to go away NOW–on the DL, to another team, hell, to another planet–Whatever. You just. Need. To. Go. Away… I’ll admit, I wasn’t optimistic when John Lackey came off the DL. He sucked before, he’ll suck again… But then he had that pretty brilliant outing..and actually has 3 since coming off the […]

    Book Review: First Pitch:
    How Baseball Began, By John Thorn

    As a fan of the Red Sox, and a student of the game, I am always interested in learning more about baseball’s history, and its humble beginnings… So when I was approached to read and review First Pitch: How Baseball Began, the first children’s book written by Bob Davids Awards winner (Given by (SABR) the […]

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