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  • October 9th, 2014

    October 9, 2014:
    The ALCS Begins Tomorrow!

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:02 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So.

    Do you think ANY of the prognosticators at the beginning of the 2014 campaign actual thought the last 4 teams standing would be Baltimore, Kansas City, St Louis and San Fran? The Cards and the Giants are not that much of a surprise for me. But the other 2? It’s been 29 (!) years for Royals and 7 for the Cookies. It’s freaking madness…

    I guess we have progressed far enough that I can throw my predictions out for who are the teams that will meet in the World Series.

    Let’s break it down:

    AL: KC Royals vs the Baltimore Oreos: Royals in 6. I just think that there is a team that is destined to make it all the way–and I think it’s KC. Plus I really can’t stand Buck Showalter, and the Cookies annoy the crap out me as a team…
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    September 30th, 2014

    September 30, 2014:
    And that, is that…

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

    Nine random thoughts as I continue to work on my final project/case study for Lifespan Development…

    1. So the Sox have finished packing up their lockers, and heading to the links while 10 other teams head to the dance. Hard to believe that this time last year, they were heading there themselves, and the hopes of a 3rd World Series were very, VERY possible…

    2. But then again, the year before that, they were 69-93, has Bobby Valentine as a manager, and very few members of the Boston Red Sox gave a crap about the team, the fans, or anything other than themselves…)

    3. And while most of us never expected the Sox to repeat this year, I KNOW we expected a damn sight better than 20 games UNDER .500 (71-91), and last place in the AL East, with the fracking OREOS winning the division, and ending up THIRTY games over .500 Read more…

    September 25th, 2014

    Red Sox 11, Tampa Bay 3:
    One…More…Game…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:52 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So right now, the Sox have the exact same number of wins as they did during the abysmal season that was 2012. They need to win one more over their next 4 to better that.

    While 70 wins is certainly NOTHING to be proud of (22 win UNDER .500–crappy doesn’t even BEGIN to cover that nonsense), at least they cannot be any worse than the flaming car wreck that was 2012.

    Anthony Ranaudo had a great outing last night for his 4th win, leaving him with a 4-3 record, and a 4.81. Not bad for a 4th or 5th starter. Unfortunately, that’s all the Sox seem to have at this point…

    His line: 7IP, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while walking 1 and striking out 2. He threw 98 pitches, 66 for strikes…

    So it’s official: with their loss against the Oreos last night, the Skanks have been eliminated from playoff contention. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Yeah, the Sox suck, but the Skanks couldn’t get it done either…and that makes the postseason that much more palatable… Read more…

    September 22nd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Oreos 2:
    Yeah, it doesn’t matter, but it matters…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:04 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    It matters because it’s one step closer to having a better record (even if it’s by one stinking game) than the Bobby Valentine Debacle of 2012…

    It matters because the Sox have won far too few series, scored far too few runs, and did far too FEW of a lot of things in the 2014 Campaign…

    It matters because by this time next week there will be no more Red Sox baseball until April freaking 6th, so even though we are tired of watching them this year, watching them WIN is oh so much more palatable…

    It matters because Buck Showalter is a self-righteous jerk, and beating his ballclub is NEVER a bad thing… Read more…

    September 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Pirates 9:
    A Struggling Clay Buchholz, How Shocking!

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

    Yeah, Yeah, I know, some people were lulled into that sense of security that happens when That Clay Person strings together a couple of decent to brilliant outings…AGAIN. “He’s on the right path!” “He’s finally going to be the guy he is destined to be!” Blah Blah Blah…And then he crashes and burns…AGAIN.

    And last night was no exception. I know right now with all the rest of the cluster, being all clustery–we may not notice one train wreck amongst a 100…But it WAS there…and just when he hit .500 for the season…

    His line: 4.0 IP, he threw 73 pitches, 49 for strikes, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 1 and striking out 3. But he FELT GOOD ….Holy Hell…

    Of course, as these things tend to do, knuckleballer Stephen Wright came in and promptly gave up ANOTHER 4 runs in his 1 inning of work…

    But Rusney Castillo made HIS MLB and Red Sox debut, batting 7th, playing Center and going 1-4 with a single. Read more…

    September 10th, 2014

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 10:
    Waiting for the shoe…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:55 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Wait for it…

    And…There it is…

    Out with a whimper, not even a final death throe…

    What am I talking about, you might ask? Well, with today’s loss, the Sox are
    “officially”out of postseason contention. Their “magic number” for a
    Wild Card Berth was at 1 after last night’s loss. And they checked out in the AL East a long time ago.

    So now their record is 63-83, which means there is no way they can get to .500 for the season. At the rate they are going, they are looking at winning 70 games this season.

    70 games. And last year they won a World Series…Holy Hell…

    And the Sox are STILL dithering on whether or not to shut down Dustin Pedroia, whose wrist and hand are all fragged up, which is probably why he has under performed in 2014. Shut the guy down, get him the fracking surgery he needs NOW, so he has plenty of time to rehab and strength training and whatever else he needs to do to be 100% on Opening Day…STOP IT with the nonsense, John Farrell: “I wouldn’t rule that out. But it’s too premature to make a final decision on that.” Read more…


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