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  • September 12th, 2017

    September 12, 2017:
    How is this season almost over???

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:09 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    So, again, I blink my eyes and it’s September. My child has been in school almost a month (!!) and the fall activities of dance class and festivals and hayrides have begun…

    And I have missed most of the Red Sox 2017 Campaign. I read about the trials and tribulations (Apple watches as communicators to steal signs, really?) and fear that while they still have a comfortable handle on the AL East (3 games ahead of the Skanks–Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha) there is still plenty of time for them to totally screw the pooch and crash and burn…

    I am hopefully they will not, but that fear always lives there–despite winning 3 WS in 10 years….The fear that my beloved Red Sox will find the most heartbreaking way to end a season–although as of late, I get more PO‘ed than heartbroken…

    So 19 games to go, and thankfully none of them are against the Skanks. Kinda shocked about that–usually, they end the season (or very close to it) with a battle–which in some years, means more than others. Although it looks like the Sox and the Skanks (barring anything unforeseen) will be going to the dance, and will inevitably end up in a series against each other…Blech…

    I also see that Ric Porcello is still on track to have another ugly season (9-17), just like in 2015 (9-15). But the WEIRD thing is that in between these two awful, abysmal ones, is 22-4 Season which saw him beat freaking Justin Verlander for the Cy Young…

    Oh, and does anyone actually think we will see David Price before the season end? He has been on the shelf since July 22nd with the diagnosis of “left elbow inflammation”, and just yesterday had a 2-inning simulated game on the mound. The season is over in in less than 3 weeks. There is some talk about possible bullpen work, but with that ego, I really can’t see that happening…

    And there is Cleveland, HOLY BUCKETS!!! 19 wins in a ROW! I remember when Oakland did that in 2002 every game was like panic attack, waiting to happen–and Terry Francona is not the healthiest of souls…But Yay for my Dad’s team, who becomes my team if the Sox do not advance.

    Coming up: The Sox host 3 against Oakland at the Fens, which means they start at a very reasonable hour, rather than the middle of the night. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the bump, looking for his 5th win of the season, opposed by Sean Manaea. First pitch: 7:10pm.

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