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  • August 30th, 2011

    August 30, 2011:
    In a Better Place…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:21 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Less than a month ago, the Sox and the Skanks met at Fenway Park, and were dead even in the AL East, each at 68 and 42–the Sox took 2 of 3 in that Series, ending up a game ahead in the division, and improving their season record against their rivals to 10-2.

    Now, in this penultimate series (and the final one at Fenway for 2011–in the Regular Season anyway) The Sox are only a 1/2 game better than they were at the beginning of the month, but I think the potential for things to be much more interesting when this series is over is pretty high.

    To the Blackboard!

    To recap: The Sox are 1.5 games ahead of the Skanks, and they will play 3 games in another of those weird middle of the week Red Sox/Skankee series…

    So…

    If the Sox Sweep: Possible, but I never consider this, so….But if it happens, the Sox would be a very nice position of 4.5 games ahead with 26 games to play, including 3 more at The Stadium at the end of September…

    But personally, 15 games ahead would not be enough for me, so while 4.5 is nice and all–this is baseball–so until Skanks stage a collapse of epic proportions and are mathematically eliminated–never say never…

    If the Sox win 2: 2.5 games ahead in the AL East.

    If the Sox win 1: 1/2 game ahead in the AL East.

    If the Sox are swept: They drop to 2nd place, 1.5 games down in the AL East…

    My personal prediction is the same as always–they Sox will win 2 out of 3…

    Look for JD Drew to be activated on Thursday when the rosters expand, and he is still hoping he will be able to contribute in some way this year. In his last year of his way too large contract with the Sox, he is still undecided as to whether or not he will play after this year. Anything can happen–but I am not holding my breath as to what exactly JD Drew can do for the ballclub at this point…

    Someone who will definitely be back, and will certainly be able to contribute is Kevin Youkilis, who will be joining the playoff bound Paw Sox tonight for his rehab assignment. Youk has been on the DL since August 18 with a lower back strain…

    More Hardware for Adrian: For the 5th time in his career, and his 1st time with the Sox, Adrian Gonzalez was awarded the AL player of the Week Award, based on these stupendous numbers in 7 games: .393 BA with 5 homers, and 9 RBI’s–the Sox were 5-2 during that span. He joins Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, and Carl Crawford who have all won the award this year…

    Check out this very cool interview with sport agent Storm Kirschenbaum, who is also the President of Metis Sports Management–its offers a unique perspective we don’t see every day. Here he talks about contracts, trade deadline, and most importantly: Jerry Maguire! Thanks so much to fellow BBA-er, Through The Fence Baseball, for sending it along!

    Finally, this morning at 6:00am, the 10th Annual Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon began and will run today and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 from 6:00am to midnight, broadcasting on WEEI and NESN.

    To celebrate its 10th year, The Telethon will focus on the progress that has been made in cancer research over the past decade. Since its inception in 2002, the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon has raised nearly $26 million dollars, with over $3.1 million dollars raised in 2009. With gifts coming in from every state in the country, the radio-telethon continues to be the Jimmy Fund’s fastest growing event.

    Even if you can only give a dollar, do it today. Give them a call, toll-free 877-738-1234. For more information, or to contribute online, go to The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon website.

    About the Jimmy Fund: The official charity of the Boston Red Sox for nearly 60 years, The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care.

    Coming up: John Lackey, who hopefully has left Yukky Lackey somewhere far far away, takes the mound tonight, opposed by CC Sabathia. A couple of weeks ago, this matchup would have filled me with dread–but since the Sox seem to have CC’s number, and Lackey hasn’t been sucking, this could end very well for the Sox. Of course, it could also end very badly–but since the only games the Sox seem to lose are the ones where Tim Wakefield tries for his 200th win (and who knows when his next chance will happen), I like their chances. 1st pitch 7:10pm…

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