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  • August 27th, 2015

    Red Sox 3, White Sox 0: Pod Checking…and Other Random Thoughts…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:11 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    OK, I am DEFINITELY checking for pods. Arguable the WORST pitcher the Sox have on the starting 5 (6-11, with a 5.47 ERA–we’re talking John Lackey circa 2012 BAD), pitched BRILLIANTLY for 7 innings of 5-hit ball with 5 strikeouts and a wild pitch. He threw 94 pitches, 67 for strikes. He just got off the DL, ostensibly for right arm strain, and was activated for this contest…

    This one went 0-0 until the 8th inning until Travis Shaw (who is making a compelling argument for continuing his role as starting first baseman. For now…) stroked a 2-run shot for his 7th homer of the season.

    Apologies in advance because I am feeling pretty random today, so this is going to be more stream of consciousness than anything else…But stick with me.

    So W…T…F… Is this nonsense about Don Orsillo? Are they really trotting out the bullsh*t party line that they are dumping him for Dave O’Brien because of crappy ratings? Really? Why don’t you try fielding a team that DOESN”T suck out loud in about 40 different colors, and see how fast the ratings improve. Honestly, listening to DO and RemDawg make seasons like this bearable. And supposedly they will both be in the booth until the end of the season. And DO is such a class act, he will do it, instead of telling them to stick it up their ass…

    Speaking of RemDawg. While I appreciate that he is feeling bad about the dismissal of his long-time partner, did he REALLY need to throw the comment in about how DO told him wanted the job, so he (RemDawg) “said a few things to a few people and he did get it.” Not sure you needed to make that comment…just feels self-absorbed. I think they should replace HIM with Eck–let’s make a clean break and start over…

    And for those of you who think NESN cares enough that a crapload of us signed a petition–think again. What is done is done and will not be undone…

    Shockingly(heh, yeah right), That Clay Person is still not ready to start throwing, with the goal of September 2nd as the date they will once again convene to see if that can begin. And even if that is the case, he hasn’t pitched since July 10th, so there is pretty much no way in hell he will be able to build up his arm strength to contribute by the end of the season.

    But what is interesting is he has a $13 million option that, depending on who you talk to, Dave Dombrowski has no intention of activating. There are arguments on both sides, such as getting any decent pitcher for that kind of money is damn near impossible. But then there are those who have seen this guy pitch since 2007, and are OH SO FRACKING SICK AND TIRED of the drama, and the head-case-ness (yes, that is a word), and the injuries when this team needs him, and the list can go on and on and on…

    And speaking of going on and on and on–Guess my wish of Carl Crawford Hanley Ramirez being traded is just that–because NOW the plan is to move him to 1st base in 2016. And it may even happen sooner. He weighs in: “I was thinking, yeah we’re a way better team with me on first and with Jackie and Mookie and [Castillo] in the outfield. Hopefully we can do it and they can keep doing what they’re doing — playing great outfield and keep hitting, because we’re going to need that.” Yeah we are, Hanley, because you are doing NEITHER–and it really doesn’t seem to matter to you, one way or the other, no matter what you are saying…

    And while the attitude is the worst, let’s not forget that he agreed to move to Left Field after playing shortstop all his life–as the Sox behest. Honestly, the only thing that would have made that move MORE random is asking him to catch–or pitch…

    Coming up: An off-day, then finishing up the 6-game road trip with 3 against the surging Mets, who have been hitting the cover off the ball and are currently in first place in the NL East, 6.5 games ahead of the Nationals (Need to check for pods there too). Henry Owens takes the bump at Citi Field in NY, opposed by Matt Harvey to kick off the first series against this team in 6 years. 1st pitch 7:10pm

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