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  • March 6th, 2012

    Red Sox 10, Twins 2:
    Oh, if only…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:46 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    …these games counted…

    The Sox would be off to a smashing start for the 2012 Campaign. They are still off to a smashing start, but just as I tell myself when I get all aggravated when they door poorly in Spring Training: “These games mean NOTHING–and are no indication of how they will operate in the real world…”

    But it’s still nice that they are winning…

    Speaking of winning, not something Carl Crawford will be doing anytime soon, having had a setback of at least 5-7 days, after inflammation was discovered last week, and he was examined yesterday. Of course, this is as a result of him trying to come back too fast, and trying to hit that Opening Day Goal. So, now, if this is a thing, he has the great built in excuse of how he wanted to prove himself in Boston, and he pushed too hard–and of course, that is certainly not HIS fault…

    That Clay Person, after a 9 month rest between starts, fared well in last night’s win, throwing 2 scoreless/hitless innings, striking out and walking 2 and hitting a batter…He threw 36 pitches, 20 for strikes…He weighs in on his outing: “There were no problems. A little anticipation. A little adrenaline. It’s been a long time coming. That first inning my mindset was to try and relax and not overthrow. Things went a little haywire there but having some guys on base was good…A lot of work went into this. Lot of time off. Lot of struggle. It was a tough spot. Toughest spot I was ever in. But there was never a point I thought I wouldn’t be able to get back.”

    So, the Dropkick Murphy’s have told Jonathan Papelbon he can no longer use “Shipping up to Boston” as his entrance music in Philadelphia. According to lead singer/bassist Ken Casey, “That’s a Boston song…” Furthermore, the Dropkick Murphy’s will be letting new Boston Closer Andrew Bailey that the song is all his, as it is “…the Closer’s song…” Not sure why Pap would want to use it there anyway, if he in fact does…And for some perverse reason, this makes me happy…

    Am I the only one that thinks that Bobby Valentine talks way too fricken much? Holy Buckets! Do you have to comment on EVERYTHING????? Really? No, I am not a fan of Bobby V, and despite some of the seemingly good things he is doing, I miss the understated class that was Terry Francona. And, maybe I am wrong, but I just feel all of this “stuff” the subliminal videos and the quotes on the walls and such, just seems so contrived…Just shut up and let them play baseball. Because at the end of the day, they need to win…

    Daniel Bard got his 1st start in today’s 5-4 win against the Oreo’s, despite having a stiff back for the last couple of days–and pretty much did what every other starter did with their 2 innings–scoreless/hitless. while walking 1 and striking out 2..Next stop: 3 innings…

    Coming up: The Sox first meeting with Toronto tomorrow afternoon, as part of a split squad day Justin Germano (I have NO idea) gets the 1:05 start, while Jon Lester stays home and pitches against (who else?) the Twins in a “B” contest…

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