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  • October 29th, 2015

    October 29, 2015: A Mets/Royals World Series…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:33 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    Yawn…

    Yes, I had my heart set on a Cubs/Blue Jay World Series, and I really have no huge issue with each team, except for the fact that I think the owners of the Mets are some of the most classless individuals in baseball…Which is why if I have an opinion on who to root for, it would be KC–which is working out because they are currently 2-0…

    But otherwise, the two of them together. In the World Series. Bleh…Just not feeling it…

    But then again, most of this season has been pretty Bleh for me, and I am not even really sure why. Yes, the Sox sucked for most of it, but there always seemed to be something else to do, rather than watching Hanley play abysmal left field, or Panda put on more weight, or That Clay Person suck us in AGAIN with a streak of good pitching, only to hurt himself with a season ending injury… Read more…

    October 16th, 2015

    October 16, 2015: Holy Buckets! The Cubs won the Division Series!

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:55 pm in Baseball,Product Reviews,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    With a 100 wins in the regular season, and the best record in baseball for the 2015 campaign, I think everyone expected the Cardinals to advance to the NLCS over the Cubs, who, despite their impressive 97-65 record, are still, you know…the CUBS…

    But this is baseball, and we all know anything can happen, especially in a short series. And in this one, everyone’s favorite underdog hit a crap-ton of homers in this 4 game NLDS series, including a historic SIX in Monday night’s contest.

    But while John Lackey beat Jon Lester (honestly, you cannot even make this crap up) in Game 1, he couldn’t get it done here, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits, while walking 1 and striking out 5 in 3 innings. Jason Hammel did better in his 3 innings of work for the Cubs, giving up only 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 2…

    So its the Mets and the Cubs in the NLCS beginning on Saturday. I don’t care who it is, but my wish of a Toronto/Cubs World Series is still intact, especially with Toronto beating the Rangers 6-3 Wednesday night to advance to the ALCS!   Yay! Read more…

    October 12th, 2015

    October 12, 2015: 9 Things…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:17 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Thankful this (mostly) lost season is over as I juggle a toddler in pre-school, abnormal psych, and a tooth in need of a root canal…

    1. So we are a week into the postseason, and the World Series matchup I would most like to see if the Cubs and Toronto. Anyone versus the Cubs would be a close second. For many reasons. Such as poor Steve Bartman would finally be left the hell alone. The Cubs getting there is a giant F**K YOU to the Red Sox management by Theo, as I think they treated him like crap. And St. Louis, for as nice and informed their fans are, needs to go home and let someone else have a shot. I don’t like ANY team winning year after year after year. And no, I wouldn’t want the Red Sox to either. There is no fun in not fighting hard to get to the dance…

    2. And in case you were wondering, what I would consider the World Series of Boring is the Cardinals and the Astros, or the Rangers. Would not watch a minute of either….Although to be fair, I have watched precious little of this year’s campaign anyway… Read more…

    September 23rd, 2015

    Red Sox 2, Tampa Bay 5: I don’t even know WHAT to say anymore…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:41 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    While the last couple weeks have certainly been more palatable, and chances are good they will not end up dead last in the AL East for the 2nd time in as many years, that also wrecks their draft order, as dead last gets you a better spot.

    And while I certainly don’t want them to suck, it’s what they have been doing all year, so why change now? Especially when it cannot help, and only be a disadvantage…

    So the Sox are 2 games into their final home stand of the 2015 campaign, a season I (and I expect so many others) will try and forget by the time October 4th rolls around, and have won 1 and lost one against Tampa Bay, in what has developed into a battle for last place (The Sox are 1/2 game behind). Then they move onto the Oreos, who, in 3rd place, are also in the mix for the awfulest team in the AL.

    I just want this season to be O-VA, and hopefully Dave Dombrowski will do SOMETNING, so we do not have a 3rd year of this nonsense. Enough is enough… Read more…

    September 6th, 2015

    Highland Street Foundation, the City of Boston and the Red Sox to Transform Boston Common into Fenway Park for “Out of the Park” Event

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:41 am in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox | No Comments

    image002On Sunday, September 13, The Highland Street Foundation, the Boston Red Sox and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, will hold the second annual “Out of the Park” event, a free, family-friendly program transforming a busy corner of Boston Common into Fenway Park. “Out of the Park” will present the Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays away game live on a big screen while recreating the excitement of Yawkey Way and Fenway Park for the community with food, fun and activities available at no cost to participants.

    “Out of the Park brings the electrifying atmosphere of a Red Sox game to one of the city’s most treasured public spaces, allowing fans of all ages to enjoy game day,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I encourage city and state residents of all ages to spend the afternoon on the Common, take in the game and enjoy the camaraderie and spirit associated with Fenway Park.”

    Out of the Park attendees will get a chance to meet Red Sox mascot Wally, savor Fenway Franks and other ballpark treats, hear from the Hot Tamales Brass Band, and enjoy activities like face painting, caricatures, balloon art, and even participate in a Steal Home Challenge. The event will be located at the corner of the Common where Charles and Beacon Streets meet. Read more…

    September 4th, 2015

    September 4, 2015: Countdown to the End…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:17 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    28 games left in a season that pretty much ended before it got started, and honestly this has been a pretty lost season for me. I just COULD NOT get up any kind of enthusiasm for this team.

    I guess it started when they yanked Jon Lester’s chain for the better part of 2014, THEN traded him, and THEN tried to make some big pretend show of offering him a competitive deal. And THEN they acted all surprised and shocked and saddened that he signed with the Cubs.

    The Cubs, who I might add, are still neck deep in the postseason wild card race, and with a record of 75-57 (.564) and doing OH SO MUCH better than the Sox, with their 61-72 (.459) record.

    While Jon Lester did not have a super spectacular year (8-10, with a 3.59 ERA), he is still in this career range in terms of ERA and WHIP and the like. And, this was the first year in the NL, and he pitches far fewer games (26) than he has in the past couple years (30+). But yeah, he’s washed up caused he’s 30. I wonder what the handicapping software would say about that… Read more…


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