MAYBE… So Daniel Bard gave up 5 runs on 6 hits, and threw 85 pitches over 6 innings of work in yesterday’s loss. And Bobby Valentine is HAPPY with this outing? “Overall, I liked everything. Had some tough breaks, I thought. Worked his way out of jams. Had some pitches that could’ve been called strikes, [...]
Archive for March, 2012
It was nice to see the Sox come back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the score against the Skanks in the 9th inning last night–what wasn’t so nice is that Joe Girardi watched a Sox reliever start warming up for the 10th inning, and THEN letting the umpires know that they were no longer [...]
Book Review: Sports Illustrated Kids Pro Files:
Baseball Intel on Today’s Biggest Stars
and Tips on How to Play Like Them.
Ever want to pitch like Justin Verlander or Roy Halladay? Or play like Dustin Pedroia, Josh Hamilton, or Brian McCann? Well, now is your chance. 15 of the best pitchers, infielders and outfielders in Major League Baseball are spot lighted in this 96-page book. You not only get in-depth background into what makes them successful, [...]
Supposedly, Josh Beckett told Bobby Valentine a couple of months ago that the Opening Day starter should NOT be him, but Jon Lester. According to Bobby, Josh said something like this on New Year Day when they met at Josh’s house: “Jon earned the job last year and didn’t do anything to lose it.” While [...]
Book Review: Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major
League Baseball Stadium in America.
By John Powers and Ron Driscoll “Now for the opening of Boston’s magnificent new ballpark and a chance to see the Red Sox in action while leading the American League, a position gained while on the road” ~The Boston Globe, April 20, 1912. Some of the first words written by The Boston Globe about Fenway [...]
Yeah, I know, I know–its meaningless, it’s played with a bunch of subs, missing most of the “A” players, Pedro Ciriaco (????) got the winning hit, then scored on a couple of errors, Blah Blah Blah…. But hey, anytime the Sox can beat the Skanks, its a good day… Felix Doubront made a compelling case [...]