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  • July 29th, 2013

    Red Sox 5, Oreos 0:
    Back in the Saddle Again…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:00 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    In more ways that 1..

    With the Sox taking 2 out of 3 against those pesky Oreos this weekend, and Tampa bay losing to the Skanks (and for the record: I will Neva-EVA root for the Skanks–NEV-A) the Sox have claimed the tenuous 1/2 game lead in the AL East back from the Rays. Although, tonight’s make up game is Doubront vs Price–so I’m not hopeful it’ll last long…

    But Jon Lester seems to have his groove back, getting his 10th win of the season in a brilliant 7-innings of shut out ball, giving up 4 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 8. He threw 99 pitches, 65 for strikes…Since we have NO IDEA when That Clay Person will be back, this needs to happen–OFTEN.

    Speaking of, Buchholz is still throwing on flat ground, currently at about 120 feet, and is expected to progress as long as there is no pain. There is still no timetable for even a bullpen session at this point. FRACK.

    And I guess I should weigh in on the Big Papi smashing the phone to bits things from Saturday Night. I like the Large Father, I think he is a good citizen, and a great hitter. HOWEVER, trashing other people’s shit because you are mad at an umpire is NOT cool. And while I would HATE it–I think he should have been sanctioned in some way–but apparently, MLB doesn’t think so, as they have decided there will be no disciplinary action at this time…

    I just hate it when role models act like CHILDREN…

    In sad news, George “Boomer” Scott, a former 1st baseman for the Sox as well as the Brewers, died Sunday. The 69-year old baseball veteran was an 8-Tine Gold Glove winner, as well as a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame. He was also part of the 1967 Dream Team, and a 3-Time All-Star. John Farrell weighs in: “I never met him personally. I know he was here for a very special year at the beginning of his career in ’67. I think any time that you’re a member of a team’s Hall of Fame speaks volumes for the type of players and production he had on the field. The baseball world lost a very good player.” Godspeed Boomer.

    A little more than 24 hours to go until the trade deadline–and Jake Peavy is being bandied about again–but apparently the White Sox want crazy stuff-like Xander Bogaerts. For Jake Peavey. Uh. NO.. Now, if that would pry Cliff Lee away from the Phillies….

    Our friends over at eTrueSports have even more inside scoop in the Ryan Braun debacle, ripping the lid off “apology-gate”, and getting to the REAL story. You can read it all here.

    Chris Jaffe over at Hardball Times once again has some historical Red Sox info for us. Most prominently, today is the 10th the anniversary of the Bill Mueller’s astounding day at the plate: Most notably, the 2 grand slams–one from each side of the plate. He also had a solo homer earlier in the game–and 9 RBI’s all in. I remember seeing that game–and then the next day, someone came up to me at work and said: “Who the HELL is Bill Mueller?” Today is also the 19th anniversary of Hendu’s last game…Check it all out here…

    Finally, one of the funniest things I have seen in a while. A Sox/Skanks game, with color commentary by a clueless Englishman. Check it out! http://noneedtoapply.com/bad-british-baseball-commentary

    Coming up: The makeup game from last weeks rainout between the Sox and Tampa Bay tonight, then the Sox host some left coast teams in the Fens. First up: Brandon Workman, still trying to get his 1st Major League win, takes the mound in the 1st game of 3 against Seattle. He is opposed by Joe Saunders. 1st pitch: 7:10…

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