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  • August 6th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Cardinals 3:
    Yeah…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:56 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    I don’t even know what to say anymore. They take a step forward, and 32 steps back…

    This was a contest that was completely winnable. Rubby De La Rosa had a good outing, giving up 1 run on 6 hits while walking and striking out 3. He threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes. Then Tommy Layne (yeah, I don’t have a clue either) came in and gave up another run in the 7th inning.

    And that might have still been OK, the score was tied, and there was a chance (albeit a SLIM one these days) the Sox could scrape up another run…eventually.

    But then Junichi Tazawa’s uneven season continues as he gives up the go-ahead and winning run in the 8th inning, despite the fact that he has 2 outs and no men on base…

    Oh, and I guess I should mention that it was fracking AJ Pierzynski who scored the winning run. Holy hell, that freaking stings. SO glad he is gone, but STILL….

    Once again, the pitching fell down, and the offense was anemic, and the Sox fall further into oblivion, and baseball is no longer fun. OK, truth be told, it hasn’t been fun in quite some time (although the whole trade deadline stuff was exciting–except for the Jon Lester trade)

    So Shane Victorino had his back surgery yesterday, tweeting pictures of him getting ready to go into surgery. The normal recovery time to repair bulging disks (of which he has 2) is 3-4 months, which means he’ll be ready for Spring Training. Hopefully.

    And here was John Lackey’s response to the question (I’m surprised it wasn’t asked sooner) if he would have honored his $500K deal if he had stayed in Boston: “I don’t know about that, honestly. I didn’t get that far ahead to think about it at that point.” And ya know what John? Your goodwill here just took a HUGE hit, FOR SURE.

    One of the pieces of that trade, Allen Craig, is heading to the DL with right foot issues, after playing 1 game for the Sox…These foot issues have ongoing, and are believed to a big contributor to his offensive woes in 2014…

    Apparently, Tom Werner is on the short list to be the next Commish, joining Rob Manfred The current COO, and Tim Brosnan, the Exec VP of Business for MLB. It’s interesting that he is vying for a spot he does not want: ‘Me as commissioner? No, I’m very happy as chairman of the Boston Red Sox. It’s been a fantastic ride.” against two current Major League Baseball Employees. Thankfully King Larry does not appear on that list…The vote will happen next Thursday the 14th, and the winner requires approval from 76.6% of the team owners (23/30) Holy Hell, that is harder than getting into the Hall of Fame…I personally think it’s gonna be Manfred….

    And those of you who think Buchholz just has some confidence problems, and that he can work it out, need to stop. PLEASE. He is a fracking head case who cares only for himself. At least Derek Lowe loved the Sox, so him being a head case, while frustrating as hell, was bearable–most of the time…

    Finally, Mike Carp got his wish: to get more bats this season, as he was claimed by the Texas Rangers. The kinda sucks to be him part? The “Dark Bright Blue” team is actually the Worst team in the American League. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…

    Coming up: The battle of the best friends (literally) Joe Kelly, who was recently traded to the Sox in the John Lackey deal, makes his 1st start in a Red Sox uniform–against the team he just left, and the man who was the best man in his wedding (and he in his), Shelby Miller. 1st pitch: 8:15pm

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