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  • March 14th, 2012

    Red Sox 1, Skanks 0:
    A win is a win…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:42 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    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 for his right to have a spot in the starting rotation, throwing 4 inning of scoreless, 2 hit ball, while striking out 3. He threw 75 pitches, 49 for strikes…

    Apparently, Bobby Valentine cannot even wait until the season begins before pissing someone off. Although, to be fair, it’s not that hard to incur the wrath Ozzie Guillen–he makes nitroglycerine look stable… Apparently, when Ozzie got throw out of this week’s contest against the Sox, Bobby Valentine waved. When asked about it later, this is what Ozzie had to say: “I didn’t see it. I would have told him to go and (expletive) himself, too. That’s the way Ozzie Guillen is.” And that whole talking in the 3rd person thing is just…WEIRD…

    It’s fun to hear that what most of us sane and rational folks have thought for many years, is actually the case: Jeter is completely overrated. According to “The Fielding Bible”, Jeter cost his team 15 runs last year at short… stat guru John Dewan weighs in: “Jeter is the worst. His biggest problem is his arm. For an average baseball player, he has a pretty good arm. For an average person in the population, he has a great arm. For an average MLB shortstop, that’s his biggest problem. ‘He can’t play deep enough. He can’t make that throw from the hole. He makes that jump-throw, which looks good and gets the job done once in a while, but it ain’t like other shortstops who plant and gun that ball to first.” Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha….

    Finally, Sports Illustrated Kids just put out a new book yesterday called Pro Files: Baseball Profiles of the Biggest Stars and Tips on How to Play Like Them. Geared towards young people 8-12, it features some of the biggest stars in baseball today, including Boston’s very own Dustin Pedroia. Keep watching, as I will be reviewing the book at some point, and will give you all the scoop then!

    Coming up: The only off-day of spring training today, and then the Sox will take on the Cardinals at home on Thursday. Alfredo Aceves gets the start, opposed by Kyle Lohse. Daniel Bard will also get his work in…1st pitch: 2:35pm

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 1, Skanks 0:
    A win is a win…”

    1. Lauren says:

      I am really excited. I mean, the Twins game was stupid. But in April, BRT. In April…

    2. sma bulkhead says:

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