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  • September 2nd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 4, in the 11th:
    A Split…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Watched very little baseball this weekend. I just can’t anymore. Even when they win, it just seems…pointless. And when you are 19.5 GB in your division (and, painfully, 6.5 GB the team in 4th place in your division), I guess it kinda is…

    My friend Steve actually deleted the MLB App from his phone, and cannot even bear to look at updates anymore, that’s how done HE is…

    So there are 25 games left in the season, and “playing out the string” really doesn’t even begin to cover it. Let’s put it this way: They would need to go 21-4 in these games to get to .500 for the season.

    Yeah…

    And I know I usually do a “To the Blackboard!” for every Skankee/Red Sox series. But since the Skanks are all but out of it, as they are not going to catch the Oreos (and their 8.5 game lead in the division), and they are tired with Cleveland (!!) for 4th place for 2 Wild Card Spot–one of which is all but guaranteed to Oakland who is 4 games ahead of the #2 team for the Wild Card (Detroit) there is really no point. So here is the 10,000 foot view:

    If the Sox Sweep 3: It’s a freaking miracle, and highly unlikely–Although really cool, and it hurts the Skankee postseason cause–also really cool. But it means nothing

    If the Sox win 2: Entirely possible, and my prediction for the series. But it means nothing.

    If the Sox win 1: They are spared the embarrassment of being swept. But it means nothing.

    If the Sox are Swept: It sucks, and I am hopeful it WON’T happen. But…

    All together now: it means nothing.

    Holy Hell…

    Surprisingly, my annual vacation to the beach (which happens this weekend) will be a weekend of the Sox playing the Skanks. For at least the last 7-8 years, that has been the case. And inevitably they did worse than better (do not even get me started on the massacre that was that sweep in 2006). The only bright spot was that I could actually WATCH a game on NESN, as I was no longer in PA, and outside of the blackout area. But who the heck wants to watch THAT?

    Coming up: 3 against the Skanks to end this 10-game road trip, for which the Sox are (shockingly) 4-3. Let’s hope they can at last return home with a winning record–for the trip anyway. Joe Kelly takes the bump against the Skanks, opposed by Shane Green. 1st pitch 7:05pm…

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