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  • April 5th, 2018

    Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 2–in 12:
    Happy Opening Day Part 2!

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

    So the Sox got to do Opening Day a 2nd time in 7 days–but in a MUCH better place–both figuratively and literally. Back home to the Fens for some home cooking, and a 5-1 record to kick off the season (should’ve have been unbeaten–looking at you Joe Kelly and Carson Smith), as well as #1 in the AL East (any day that happens is a good day…)

    And the Sox faithful got a win on Opening day, extra innings, and to see David Ortiz team up with Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Reisman yell “Play Ball!” but from what I heard from my friend Paul in Boston, today was a fracking FREEZING day to go to the ballpark…

    We also talked about his concerns with their lack of hitting thus far. And while it’s only been 7 games, of the 6 wins, FOUR of them have been by 1 run. Yes, a win is a win, no matter if it is by 1 or 21 runs–and I’d rather have great pitching than great hitting any day of the week, but it would be nice to have both…or at least a bit more bat…And I honestly do think they will get to where they need to be– and there is A LOT of baseball left to be played… Read more…

    April 2nd, 2018

    Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay 6:
    A Very Good Start to the Season…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:39 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So the Sox took 3 of 4 from a pretty awful Tampa Bay Team, which bring back fond memories of how awful they used to be–and how much fun it was to beat up on them. Whenever they would occasionally lose to them, it was always completely shocking… Good times!

    But as wonderful as the starting pitching was (0.82 ERA in 4 games–yes, like 82 cents), and the hitting was timely enough to get the job done–and they won every game by one -run, which is refreshing, because 1-run games were a problem for this team last year…

    On Opening Day, the bullpen imploded, leavig Joe Kelly with a 108.00 (!!!) and Carson Smith with a 27.00 ERA!!

    THOSE two were responsible for blowing Chris Sale’s great start on Thursday, and the Sox’s only loss of the weekend. Holy Buckets, it’s far too early for the bullpen to be pulling this nonsense….UGH Read more…

    March 27th, 2018

    Red Sox 4, Cubs 2: 2…More…Days…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:43 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! How did we get to 2 days until Opening Day?? And why exactly are we starting the season on a Thursday? Isn’t it usually a Monday or a Tuesday, and then they have like 2 days off?

    But this year is different, with the Sox kicking off their 2018 campaign when Red Sox Ace Chris Sale takes the bump in Tampa Bay at 4:00pm on Thursday, and then they actually play every day until next Wednesday–and THEN they play 3 in 5 days–with 2 days off, including next Friday, which is REALLY weird, cause weekends are BIG revenue days….

    But one thing about it being a Thursdays (and right before a Holiday), me and my daughter can actually watch the Opening Day game, probably in its entirety, which I have not been able to do in a bunch of years. And that is pretty exciting…Also want to watch more this season–hoping life allows me to do that… Read more…

    January 25th, 2018

    January 25, 2018: 64. More. Days.

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:49 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So as time FLIES (my kid turns 6 this weekend–have NO idea how that happened–she was a baby like 20 minutes ago…) and the temperature has no idea what its doing (how do we go from -20 with a wind chill to FIFTY in a span of like 32 hours?) its getting to be that time, where our thoughts turn to warmer days and the boys of summer.

    So yes, in 64 days the Old Towne Team will take the field to kick off the 2019 campaign, and although all the pieces are not quite in place yet, its still time to start getting excited. And if making some wagers is your thing, and hail from the other side of the world, check out New Zealand Online Casinos, which may be exactly what you are looking for.

    Speaking of getting the pieces in place, who will blink in the battle between Red Sox Management and Satan (ask Scott Boras) as it pertains to JD Martinez? Yeah, I know he’s great, but he is 30 years old, and signing older guys to ridiculous contracts almost never turns out ok…and its the whole flashbacks to another Boras guy: JD Drew, that gives me the heebies….Gah!

    And the Sox have a new manager in Alex Cora who just GETS it–and I love him…always have…so that is certainly something to get excited about… Read more…

    November 23rd, 2017

    November 23, 2017:
    Happy Thanksgiving Red Sox Nation!

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:02 am in General | No Comments

    And AGAIN with the blinking and the time passing so very quickly.  And I am going to blink again, and it will be Christmas!  Yikes!

    So while we will probably never have a Red Sox Turkey Day like we did in 2003, when Theo joined Curt and Shonda Shilling for Thanksgiving dinner, signing him to the contract that would bring us the Bloody Sock and the first World Series Win in 86 years.  Not to mention an ALCA that I think, was even more meaningful. 0-3 against the Skanks?  Can’t be done? Never Happened Before? and yet. It. Did…

    But we have a new manager (I LOVE Alex Cora–good guy, knows how to play the game right, and go about his business, not to mention totally gets what it is like to play in Boston..), so I will take that for now…We’ll talk more later–when I stop this blinking and like 6 weeks goes by stuff….

    So, from everyone here at Boston Red Thoughts, please have a beautiful, safe, and happy Turkey Day!

    And may you eat enough L-Tryptophan to knock you on your sorry Thanksgiving Day ass! 😉

    Enjoy the Holiday–and be thankful we are not Skankee fans!

    Go Sox!

    September 26th, 2017

    Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 6:
    We’re going to the Dance!

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:59 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Again with the blinking and the time flying by, and here we are in the final week of regular baseball, with 6 games to go, getting reading to start the playoffs next week.

    So the 6-game winning streak ended in last night’s loss and 3 is STILL the magic number to win the division, although the Skanks are 4 games behind, so it’s probably going to happen. But, no matter what, the Skanks are going to the dance as well.

    Blech…

    Which means it is very likely the Sox will have to face them at some point.

    More Blech…

    Maybe it is just me, but the thought of facing the Skanks no longer fills my heart with dread–nausea perhaps, but not dread. And they have been playing well, so I like their chances. If I were a betting woman, I’ probably say they have at last enough mojo to get pretty far into the postseason. And while I am not, if YOU are, NetBet Sport has everything you need to do so. Read more…


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