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  • May 15th, 2014

    Red Sox 9, Twins 4:
    Happy Birthday Boston Red Thoughts!

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:31 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    8 years ago today, I started writing my humble little blog, never thinking for a minute I would still be writing 8 years later (unfortunately, I don’t write as much as I like anymore–too much “life stuff”). I also had no idea the amazing people I would meet, the organizations I would join, and the many folks I am happy to call friend. And to you, my loyal readers, who read my blog, and comment on my Twitter and Facebook rantings and ravings–you are the reason I do this, and the reason I am still here. Thank you.

    Year #9: starts now!

    Last night, for the 2nd time in as many nights, Big Papi hit 2 home runs in the game–and the results were much better this time. He has been UNREAL this week, which I think may also be as a result of who the Sox are playing. It still irks him that when he played for Minnesota, they wanted him to play small ball, rather than be the power hitter he obviously was born to be. And when he could not succeed doing that, they dumped him on the reject pile, where the Sox picked him up, and the rest is history…So he always seems to have a little more in the tank when the Sox face the Twins…

    And with last night’s 1st homer, #383, he surpassed Jim Ed for sole possession of #3 on the list of Red Sox player home run tallies. All that remains are Yaz and Ted Williams, with 452 and 521, respectively. Just for fun, it he were to hit 40 homers a year, it would take him another season and 2/3 to get to Yaz–and another 3+ to get to Ted…

    Felix Doubront had another night where we saw the flashes of brilliance, and can see what kind of starter he really could be. He’s just gotta figure out how to do that much more often…

    Felix’s line: 6 1/3IP, giving up 1 run on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5. He threw 104 pitches, 71 for strikes for his 2nd win of hte 2014 campaign…

    And while it did not matter in the grand scheme of things, Edward Mujica is doing nothing to instill any type of confidence in him, as his struggles continue. He still has a 9.00 ERA (yes, as in $9.00) and gave up 2 runs in his 1 inning of work last night…

    So David Ortiz got his way, and can now say he broke up Yu Darvish’s no-no in the 7th inning on Friday, when the call that was originally ruled an error, rather than a hit, was reversed by Major League Baseball. OK. Whatever. Still think the brouhaha was pointless. The Sox still lost, Yu Darvish is still fracking brilliant, and it’s not like Big Papi needs the hits to pad his stats…

    And I completely forgot that John Farrell gets to helm the All-Star AL Team–duh. But he recently unveiled Terry Francona and Ron Gardenhire as the additions his coaching staff for the contest, staled for July 15th at Target Field in Minnesota.

    Neato stat: Minor League 2nd baseman Mookie Betts’ amazing streak continues with Game #68 in a row of reaching base safely…I see a LOT of great things in this kid’s future…

    Finally, not sure how this actually became a trending, newsworthy thing, but Josh Reddick’s selection of Wham’s “Careless Whisper” as his walk up song, is freaking brilliant. Although I am sure it will spawn a million young ‘uns asking for “that new song by Wham!” UGH…I am old…

    Coming up: The Sox head to Detroit for 3 over the weekend. Jon Lester gets hte nod in Game 1, opposed by the ever excellent Max Scherzer. 1st pitch: 7:10pm.

    One Response to “Red Sox 9, Twins 4:
    Happy Birthday Boston Red Thoughts!”

    1. Frank Coffey says:

      Big kudos, Christine, on eight years of smart, passionate and informed fun. Long may Boston Red Thoughts run …

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