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  • April 10th, 2012

    Red Sox 4, Toronto 2:
    4 is a Magic Number…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:15 pm in Baseball,Giveaways,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    Well, at least it didn’t take them SEVEN games this year…

    Don’t forget, Boston Red Thoughts has 2 giveaways going right now. The deadline for submitting your favorite Red Sox Memory has been extended to midnight, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th, for your chance to win either: Boston vs Yankees: Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2004 ALCS Game 4, or Boston Red Sox 2004 & 2007 World Series DVD.

    The other giveaway has a deadline of Friday, April 13th for a copy of the great book: Baseball Fantography: A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans, by Andy Strasberg. Just post YOUR fan photos on Boston Red Thoughts’ Facebook Page for your chance to win!

    So, after a weekend where the pitching was ABYSMAL and the Sox were outscored 14-26, my confidence was not too high with regard to how things were progressing…

    At least the Skanks were in the same boat, going 0-3 against Tampa Bay this weekend, but it was getting weird listening to the Oreo fans talk about how this year was different, and that their 1st place in the standings was going to be a permanent event…

    Uh, No…

    Felix Doubront pitched very well, certainly well enough to win, throwing 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, with 6 strikeouts and 3 walks. He threw 101 pitches, 62 for strikes–and most importantly GAVE UP NO HOMERS–Hear that, Joshua? And, equally as impressive is the 4 innings of 1 hit ball the Sox bullpen gave the team, with Atchison striking out 3, and Aceves, with his 1st save, striking out 1…

    So now our closer has a 27.00 ERA, as opposed to the 85.00 ERA he had going into this contest…I reallyREALLY hope he gets in a groove… because despite all the panicked clamoring for Daniel Bard to go back to the bullpen and start closing, PRONTO, it’s not going to happen anytime soon, if ever…

    And, apparently from now on, “The Laser Show” has been renamed “La Luna”, so please update your records accordingly…

    With the Skankees win last night, that leaves Minnesota and Atlanta as the only teams to win a game this season…

    Boston.com had a quiz today where you answer a bunch of seemingly random Red Sox questions, and they tell you which Jersey you should own. Since I am still undecided where to go after Mike Lowell (although Jon Lester in definably a possibility), I took the test, and it told me: Daniel Bard. Uh, no. There are about 10 players jerseys I would get before I got a Daniel Bard Jersey…Wish Cody Ross would be around a while–I would like his jersey…

    Neato Stat #1: Despite outscoring Toronto 137-77 last year, they were only 10-8 against the ballclub…

    Neat Stat #2: Outfielder Ryan Sweeney is currently batting .467 with a double, triple and 2 RBI’s in the last 4 games…

    Finally, The Boston Globe will be hosting their Fenway 100 Magazine Launch Party on April 19th beginning at 6:00pm at Game On! Boston, 82 Lansdowne Street.

    The night before the Sox take on the Yankees for the 1st time in 2012, as well as celebrate Fenway Park’s official 100 year anniversary, the Fenway faithful are invited to a night of celebration honoring the history of Fenway and a team that defines Boston’s sports culture.

    Moderated by Dan Shaughnessy, the program will feature Dropkick Murphy front man Ken Casey, former Red Sox left-handed pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee, John Powers (author of the book Fenway 100), and Sports Museum curator Dick Johnson. Refreshments will be served and the Sports Museum will showcase priceless Red Sox memorabilia spanning Fenway Park’s 100 year history.

    With proceeds benefitting The Sports Museum, tickets are $40.00 for the 3 hour event, and can be purchased here. If I was in Boston, I would SO be there…

    Coming up: The moment we have all been waiting for–sort of. Daniel Bard takes the mound tonight for the 1st start of his major league career. Let’s hope its memorable–in a good way. He is opposed by Kyle Drabeck. 1st pitch 7:07pm.

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 4, Toronto 2:
    4 is a Magic Number…”

    1. J. L. D. says:

      I grew up about an hour from Fenway, so there were many games my family went to when I was growing up, its hard to pick one favorite out. Probably one my granfather took me too. Always makes me sad that he didn’t live to see them win in 2004, or 2007 even.

      The Game 4 2004 DVD would be great.

    2. Lauren says:

      We are going to be okay. You’ll see! They’ll ALL see… tonight was not SO terrible. You know. Considering. I mean… except for that one inning… um…

    3. girls of desire says:

      girls of desire…

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