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  • April 21st, 2017

    April 21, 2017: Three Key Players For the
    Boston Red Sox This Season…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:48 pm in Baseball,Red Sox | No Comments

    By:  Lewis Sadler

    The 2017 Major League Baseball season is in full swing at the moment, and among the teams who are aiming to win the championship this campaign are the Boston Red Sox. This is their first season without the legendary David Ortiz since 2003, with the 41-year-old having retired at the end of the 2016 campaign.

    The Red Sox are doing relatively well at the moment. John Farrell’s side are third in the American League East Division behind the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, and, according to MLB betting odds, are -160 favorites to win the division. During the 2016 season, the Red Sox finished first in the American League East, but failed to get the better of American League Central champions Cleveland Indians in the 2016 American League Division Series. Motivation and determination is high in the camp.

    The Red Sox have one of the best rosters in the league, including players such as Pablo Sandoval, David Price and Andrew Benintendi. Below, we look at three players who will be key for the team as the season progresses. Read more…

    March 27th, 2017

    March 27, 2017:
    A Couple Bold Predictions of my own..

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    The 24+ inches of snow we got in NE Pennsylvania about 2 weeks ago is mostly gone (Although the ginormous piles in the parking lots will probably last until July). And we are a week away from real live Red Sox baseball, at home in the Fens, no less. Rick Porcello (Yay!!!) will be the rightful Opening Day Starter, with no splitting of duties as there has been in previous years…and it appears, shockingly, Chris Sale isn’t throwing a hissy about the decision. Hopefully that will continue…

    And, according to mytopsportsbooks.com, with spring training nearing its conclusion, the Boston Red Sox still have a good chance of reaching the World Series. So the future looks good for the Sox…

    Many of my fellow bloggers have been weighing in on their bold predictions for the 2017 campaign, here and here . Since my prognostication skills are legendarily sucky, most of the predictions I make are probably more crazy than bold. However, for the sake of this argument, we will say they are bold… Read more…

    March 13th, 2017

    Red Sox 3, Toronto 4:
    A Win–Despite the loss…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:15 pm in General | No Comments

    Some random thoughts as the Northeast braces for a blizzard called Stella, which is calling for 15-20(!) inches here in Yankeeland–in Mid-March.  UGH…

    Although the Sox lost to Toronto in today’s contest, this was the first chance Sox fans got to see Stephen Wright since he was sidelined with a shoulder injury while pinch-running last August (which still annoys the crap out of me…)

    And it appears that he is none the worse for the wear, pitching 2 strong and scoreless innings in his Spring Training debut.  Throwing 21 pitches (16 for strikes), the only hitter he did not retire was old friend Jarrod Saltalamacchia (and I can still spell his name without looking it up), who actually got on base due to an error.  The next step is to get him stretched out before the season starts, where the knuckleballer can hopefully contribute as successfully as he did in 2016, where he made the All-Star team for the first time, and went 13-6 with a 3.33 ERA before his injury ended his season…

    And with the beginning of the season, some folks like to start looking into doing some betting on their favorite baseball teams, or perhaps want to do some other type of gambling . While I am not a gambler myself (even though I live about 15 minutes from a casino), if I were, there are certainly many many options out there.  But like everything else, I would want to do research into the best venues to place my bet.  For online options, I would check out as many internet casino reviews as I could, to make sure my selection was the most reputable, and see the pros and cons of them all.  However, whatever selection you make, always remember to gamble responsibly, please. Read more…

    March 10th, 2017

    March 10th, 2017 :
    Too Much Stuff on my Plate…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:17 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    And unfortunately, none of it even remotely resembles or is even close to home plate…

    Holy Buckets. Someone needs to petition whomever it is in charge of time (Father Time? Mother Nature? Someone else?) and see if we can get another 4-8 a day. Because the 24 we currently got, just is not enough these days….and then we have Daylight Savings Time, which taken an hour AWAY this weekend, and leaves me all out of sorts for about a week…

    So we are a little more than 3 weeks until Opening Day, which coincides with the majority of the projects I am working on to be significantly completed, which should..SHOULD free up some time to watch some baseball–because I really want to see this team play…

    Jerry Remy returned Spring Training yesterday, in preparation for his first game on March 25th. He is fully recovered from the surgery he had in January which removed a cancerous growth. Thankfully, not further follow-up treatment, such as radiation or chemo was needed. This was his 4th time battling the disease, and hopefully his last. He is feeling good and ready to start his 29th year as the Red Sox color guy. Read more…

    February 14th, 2017

    February 14, 2017:
    Pitchers and Catchers!

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:38 pm in Baseball,Legal,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! It’s like 22 degrees here, and summer seems OH SO far away, but the boys of summer have already started arriving in Florida and are gearing up for a gearing up for what I hope to be a GREAT 2017 campaign.

    All indications seem to point in that direction. The Sox were a decent team last year, despite the issues with some of the starters being inconsistent (David Price I’m looking at you, because That Clay Person is no longer our problem.), but Rick Porcello won the Cy Young–even if he melted down in the postseason…and really was the Ace of the team.

    And then Dave Dombrowski went and got Chris Sale, who is an AMAZING pitcher. However, he is also a world-class jerk. So we can hope that we get more of the amazing and less of the jerk. And if that is the case, I really think they will be in the mix for October/November baseball.

    I mean honestly Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, and David Price. And a healthy Steven Wright, And Eduardo Rodriguez, or Drew Pomeranz actually pitching to their potential…

    Even those who do this for a living think so: mytopsportsbooks.com believes “The Boston Red Sox are still strong contenders for the next World Series…” So there is that. Read more…

    January 31st, 2017

    January 31, 2017:
    And I STILL need to order my tickets…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:58 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! It’s amazing how much time it takes to plan a birthday–for a 5-year old. And of course, said party was on Saturday- the first day the Summer Tickets were on sale. Yeah, I could have jumped on after the party, but have you actually ever BEEN to a party of 15 5-year olds?

    Yeah…

    So I plan on getting my tickets this week, looking at a day game in July or August, but unfortunately there are precious few day games anymore.. Yeah, they suck when I am home and going to watch the games on TV, but it’s just easier to navigate with a 5-year old during the daylight hours…So we’ll see…

    One of the games I would REALLY like to see is on June 23rd against the Angels, when David Ortiz makes it an even dozen–joining the ranks of Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, and Pedro to be the 11th Red Sox Player to have his number retired at Fenway Park. #12 is of course, the universal retired number of #42, Jackie Robinson…The rest of the best: Joe Cronin, Yaz, Jim Ed, Wade Boggs, and Carlton Fisk… Read more…


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