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  • July 17th, 2014

    July 17, 2014:
    Can We Start Playing Some Baseball, Please???

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Believe it or not, I am actually ready for the 2nd half of the 2014 campaign to begin. Yes, despite the fact that the Sox have had MAJOR SUCKAGE in their first 95 games of the season.

    But they showed some life before the break, and if they can at least be fun and respectable for the last 67 games of the year, I can live with that….

    But we still have to wait one more day, as today is the extra off-day, so even the All-Star game players get a breather…

    And speaking of the All-star Game… I have this to say:

    Didn’t watch a second of it.

    Nice work Fox/MLB on making it ALL ABOUT JETER (which, in and of itself, is nauseating) but you could not spare ONE FRACKING SECOND of the ass-kissing to, I don’t know, mention Tony Gwynn????? Read more…

    July 14th, 2014

    Red Sox 11, Astros 0:
    That’s it. I’m Checking for Pods…

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:08 pm in General | No Comments

    OK.

    I know it’s the Astros, and before them the White Sox, and they suck, but seeing as the Sox probably haven’t been able to beat pretty much ANYONE as of late, the fact they have taken 2 out of 3 from BOTH teams, is kinds weird…

    Add to that the fact That Clay Person pitched a COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT, while the Sox scored ELEVEN runs…

    The rest of his line: 109 pitches, 76 for strikes, giving up 3 hits, while walking zero, throwing a wild pitch, and striking out 12 (a career high)…

    And how bout that the Sox are 4-1 since they DFA’ed AJ Pierzynski on Wednesday…Could he REALLY have been that much of a malcontent/ distraction/cancer/disaster/etc/etc? From what I have been reading, apparently so. It got so bad that some players wouldn’t even visit other players whose lockers were near his, and a number of them complained to management. Then there was the whole “everyone wanted David Ross to catch them” thing… Read more…

    July 8th, 2014

    Book Review: I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back,
    by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:02 pm in Baseball,Book Reviews | No Comments

    Windexe all have that one friend. The one we would follow to the end of the earth on whatever crazy scheme or adventure they came up with. Even though you promised after the park bench in Poughkeepsie incident (don’t ask), you would never, EVER, again, somehow they always seem to get you to agree to doing SOMETHING that is a reallyREALLY bad idea…

    And so it goes in I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back. Ben is a math and stats junkie who adores baseball, and developed an algorithm that said it was possible to watch 30 major league baseball games, from first to last pitch, in 30 day. So recently graduated Ben decides this need to happen. And calls upon his best friend, Eric on this ultimate road trip. But the problem is: Eric hates baseball. And, as we are prone to do what our best friend ask us to do, he agrees to go.

    First mistake. Read more…

    July 7th, 2014

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 7, in 12:
    Well, at least they got one…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:42 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    Holy hell…

    And I don’t mean the one win the Sox have managed to eke out in six games into this 10-game homestand.

    ONE. WIN.

    What I was talking about was that Jon Lester is the ONLY Red Sox player that was selected to be part of the All-Star Game. It is also expected that Koji will be one of the backup pitchers selected later this week.

    But that’s IT. No Pedroia, No Big Papi, No Nuthin.

    And the year after winning the World Series, and having the Sox Manager freaking managing THIS GAME, this is downright PATHETIC.

    And they have no one to blame but themselves…And I am talking about the Sox organization as a whole… Read more…

    July 2nd, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Cubs 2: One. FRACKING. Run…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:24 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    This loss is not Koji’s fault.

    Yes, he is tired. Yes he is nearly 40 years old. And despite the fact he is one of the premier closers in the game, things like this will happen.

    No, this is because in the last 3 games the Sox have scored 9 runs. Sounds pretty impressive, until you realize that EIGHT of those runs were ALL IN ONE GAME. Yep, if we do the math, over the last 2 games the Sox have scored one run.

    ONE. RUN.

    Against the Cubs. Yeah, read that again, I’ll wait…

    OK. I really didn’t think that they would win the World Series again this year, as I know how infinitely difficult it is to repeat. But Holy Hell do they really have to suck SO SO bad? Read more…

    June 30th, 2014

    Red Sox 8, Skanks 5:
    The Weekend of Our Content–Mostly…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:38 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Truth be told, I wasn’t sure how this weekend was going to go. Not that the Skankees are any kind of force to be reckoned with these days, as they are in 3rd place, 2 games behind the improbable Blue Jays…

    But after the drubbing on Friday night against the pitcher I thought we had the best chance of beating this weekend, let’s just say confidence was not high…

    BUT, because this is baseball, and anything can happen (and usually does) the Sox managed to take the remaining 2 games to win their first series against the Skanks THIS YEAR–AND they did it by going through probably the best pitcher in the league, Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched a complete game gem on Saturday night. It’s just that Jon Lester and Koji were just a little bit better…

    Speaking of Lester, What more does this guy have to do to get an extension with this ball club? He is 9-7, with a 2.92 ERA and has 115 strikeouts in 114 IP, and has a WHIP Of 1.18. He is on track to be better than every season he has had with the Red Sox, except for 2010 when we went 19-9. He has a 109-63 lifetime record (.634 win %), and a career .370 ERA. AND he’s a left who just turned 30. Ben: Get. This. Done. You are not going to find a better deal for an ace. Read more…


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