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  • July 10th, 2015

    July 10, 2015: Closing out the First Half of 2015.

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:19 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comments (2)

    So the Sox are riding a 4-game winning streak, Ric Porcello actually WON a game, and brought his ERA under 6 (yes, check for pods…), and the Sox have won 8 out of their last 10 contests, which puts the Sox in a very interesting position for this weekend’s series against the first place Skanks.

    But before we get to that…

    So. I get that the KC Royals are having a great season this year, and their fans went kinda nuts and voted in 82 of their players to start next week’s All-Star game, most of which the rest of the world has never heard of (Lorenzo Cain? Alcides Escobar? Nope, me either), so why the FRACK did they get ANOTHER player (3rd baseman Mike Moustakas) for the Final Vote? WTF? Because SIX wasn’t enough? Interestingly, Alex Gordon is on the DL, so Final Vote Skankee Brett Gardner got his spot, so there are really only 4 left. And Xander Bogaerts, who REALLY should be there (come of think of it, so should Mookie Betts, but that’s a conversation for another day) was last in the voting. W…T…F…? Read more…

    July 8th, 2015

    Red Sox 4, Marlins 3: Beating the Fish…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:31 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yeah, that sounds dirty, sort of like how “gesticulate” sounds like a dirty word, but it isn’t…

    So the Sox have 2 quick games with the Marlins, in between off days, before they get 4 days off next week for the All-Star Break. This has bothered me every year, except for this one, probably because I am watching so little baseball, and reading too much mind-numbing neuropsych…

    Speaking of All-Star Game, love love LOVE the fact that Brock Holt was selected to be on the team by Ned Yost, the kid has worked his tail off and earned it. Let’s hope Xander Bogaerts will get the votes he needs in the Final Vote (LINK) to join him there. If he does, at 22, he will be the youngest Red Sox player to go since 1967. Who went in 1967? You may have heard of him: Tony Conigliaro…You can vote until 4:00pm on Friday. Already took care of mine…

    And he certainly made a compelling case for his inclusion last night with his base-clearing single in the 7th inning to get the Sox the win on this one… Read more…

    July 7th, 2015

    July 7, 2015: Greater Boston Food Bank Fundraiser Slated for July 10th and 11th

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:28 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox | No Comments

    logo gbfbWhen the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees, Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th at Fenway Park, their wives and girlfriends will take on hunger in the Bay State.

    To help end hunger in Massachusetts, the Red Sox wives and girlfriends are teaming up with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for the 24th annual Strike Out Hunger fundraiser prior to both Friday and Saturday night’s contests.

    Here’s how it works:

    The Ladies of the Boson Red Sox will be collecting $10 donations at the games in exchange for autographed photos of Red Sox players.

    Sox fans looking to give a bit more can also try their luck in the VIP Red Sox Experience Raffle, now live on GBFB’s website. Read more…

    June 30th, 2015

    Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1: Sure, NOW they start winning…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Went to Fenway with my daughter and friend last week, and the only thing that went wrong the entire time is the Sox losing to the fracking Cookies. Oh, and the “wave” and “sweet Caroline” nonsense, with all the “fans” just following along blindly, apparently not noticing that the Sox were LOSING, and they are just pretty fracking abysmal again this year–just like last year…Shouldn’t do that crap when they are losing. Just…NO.

    And speaking of that song, does anyone else get creeped out when they think about how Neil Diamond supposedly wrote that for Caroline Kennedy when SHE WAS A CHILD.


    But it was good to go back to the Fens, and the folks around us this year were cool and not even remotely obnoxious to my toddler, who was wearing her Dustin Pedroia Sox shirt, and walking around like she owned the joint, as toddler’s are apt to do…And she had a blast, and is well on her way to being a Sox fan like her mom. Actually, she can like any team she wants–as long as it’s not the Skanks…Because…NO…. Read more…

    June 22nd, 2015

    Red Sox 13, Kansas City 2: Winning the Series….

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:10 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    And how sad is it that this is such a unique thing that it is shocking when they manage to string together a couple of wins?

    It’s equally as sad that there is little to no expectation of them winning, just that they will lose in some embarrassing and horrifying fashion.

    And there is also the whole “chicken and beer” vibe happening again this year, who someone who is SUPPOSED to be a clubhouse leader, thought it would be a good idea to like stuff on Instagram in the middle of a game??? And how about the fact that it often feels Hanley Ramirez’s “immaturity issues” are back, and worse than ever?

    To be honest, this season has held little interest for me. Too much other crap going on. But what also does not help is EVERY STINKIN TIME I turn on the TV, they are losing–and losing bad, and I’d rather work my mind-numbing neuropsych classwork than watch the Sox get gutted. Again.

    But this weekend they actually won two of 3 against KC, Wade Miley didn’t suck, and Mookie Betts was being…Mookie Betts, hitting everything but a single on the road to the cycle. I liked they were 10-0 for most of the game, and admittedly, I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t the Sox down by 10. Read more…

    June 8th, 2015

    Red Sox 7, Oakland 4:
    And the Sweep is Complete

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

    Wait…What? Have we entered an alternate reality? Should we check for pods in the basement?

    Not only did the Sox SWEEP Oakland this weekend, they did it scoring all 7 -runs in the 8th inning, and despite That Clay Person’s less than stellar outing?

    While his outing wasn’t HORRIBLE, it wasn’t exactly inspired either. Throwing 102 pitches, 66 for strikes, he didn’t get out of the 5th inning, going 4 2/3 while giving up 4 runs on 10 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. But I bet he FELT GOOD! Yes, I know, he has been pretty good for his last 5 starts or so, but it this an anomaly? Or the trend to 5 kinda awful to really awful outings?

    Rusney Castillo, who was 2-2 in the 7 run 8th, stroked his first homer in a Red Sox uniform, a solo shot to lead off the inning. Read more…

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