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  • September 6th, 2012

    Red Sox 1, Seattle 2:
    Going Way Beyond Collapse

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:10 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    In past years, when the Sox have played poorly, and have lost, either expectedly, or unexpectedly, more often than not, it broke my heart…and I would be calling my friend Paul from Boston, to ask him to save me a spot on the Tobin Bridge…

    There will be no stinkin’ Tobin Bridge this year.  This time? I’m just PISSED.

    Pissed AND Embarrassed. UGH

    If this team is going to stage a “words-don’t-accurately-describe-how-epic and awful” of a collapse as this team is currently having, I guess the whole “if you are going to mess up, go spectacular” would be the way to go…

    But the 1-8 road record on the left coast just makes me sad..I am thinking that when DO and RemDawg were talking about this team going on a tear after “THE Trade”, this isn’t really what they had in mind…And I have not watched a game in over a week–A WEEK.  Do you know how long it has been since that happened?  Probably before I had cable in my old apartment…and ya know what?  Not feeling particularly motivated to watch anytime in the near future either…

    W. T. F. is going on with Bobby Valentine? Holy Buckets! Never in a million years did I ever think that when the Sox signed him in the off season, that he would be going off the rails like this, especially after a season where he seemed to be more like a doddering old man making bad choices in the dugout, than the charismatic egomaniac he has been known to be in the past…

    Honestly, could you EVER even imagine Tito Francona threatening to punch someone in the mouth? Even as a JOKE?  Uh NO…  But Bobby Valentine did this week, after Glenn Ordway from WEEI asked him if he had “checked out.” To which Bobby V replied (to be fair, he said it with a laugh) with: If I was there right now, I’d punch you right in the mouth.”

    I heard someone today describe Bobby V as a man with a “quitters heart”.  Yeah, I think that’s about right.  I just wish the hell I knew what ownership was thinking.  Do they think just waiting this out, and firing him after the season (or, here is a horrific thought, not at all) would be better?

    I lay the blame for this season squarely in THEIR lap–they could have at least tried to fix this–but they have sat back, apparently apathetic, and just let it all happen…

    Truly, the only thing that is keeping me amused is this whole Skankee/Oreos thing. There are 26 games in the season, and all that stands between them is ONE GAME, with the Skanks losing 6 of their last 10 games…Could this be another choke like the 2004 ALCS??

    Oh, sweet mother, I hope so…

    Finally, Chris Jaffe with The Hardball Times has some great historical Red Sox stuff on this date. Today is the “Centennial anniversary: Johnson-Wood showdown.” 100 years ago today, in 1912 one of the most famous pitching duels ever occurred pitting Smokey Joe Wood (who would go 34-5 with the Red Sox that year) vs Walter Johnson. Earlier that summer Johnson set an AL record with a 16 game winning streak and Wood entered Sept. 6 with 13 straight wins. Johnson had a chance to defend his record, but Wood won, 1-0. (His streak ended at 16 to tie Johnson).

    Other things that happened on this date: The major league debut of future Sox slugger Tony Armas, Boston using two entirely different lineups in a doubleheader, Boston sells knuckleballer Wilbur Wood to Pittsburgh, a 42-year-old Ted Williams tries to steal a base, and Larry Lucchino is born. For all the info, you can go here…Always worth checking out!

    Coming up: The Sox are off today, before kicking off 6 in the Fens, including 3 against the reeling Skanks (boy, I love the way that sounds) First up: The only team in the AL East that is worse than them: (Barely–but give them time)Toronto. Felix Doubront will kick off the 3-game series against the Blue Jays, opposed by Henderson Alvarez. 1st pitch 7:10 pm.

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 1, Seattle 2:
    Going Way Beyond Collapse”

    1. September 11, 2012: Going Way Beyond a Total Cluster… » Boston Red Thoughts says:

      [...] Last week I mentioned that they Sox were kicking off a 3-game series against the only team in the AL East that were worse than them: Toronto. I also said, give them time, and that will probably change. [...]

    2. Dinorah Segreto says:

      I’m glad to say that many of the things I once said were impossible, I now do on a regular basis.

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