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  • November 16th, 2015

    November 16, 2015: MLB takes on golf and poker with the Player’s Trust

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:03 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Old Friends,Red Sox | Comments (2)

    By James Miller

    2015 was undoubtedly a difficult year for Boston Red Sox. The team faced many struggles and ended the season helpless at the bottom of the division despite the impressive efforts of Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, and Jackie Bradley, Jr.

    Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia on March 31, 2014Despite the relative disappointments of the season, baseball fans can still look ahead to a few off-season treats with the news that Major League Baseball’s charity, the Player’s Trust, will be hosting their annual golf and poker tournaments very soon.

    The Player’s Trust has been in operation for a number of years and is one of the first of its kind in offering players past and present the chance to put their fame to good use through a series of community-based initiatives. Through a series of organizations such as Buses for Baseball, Volunteers of America and Medicines for Humanity, the charity is able to bring about a great deal of exposure and money for the more needy elements of society. Read more…

    November 6th, 2015

    November 6, 2015: 104, 114, 116 and 149…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:18 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So the 2015 Campaign is over, with the KC Royals beating the Mets in 5 games to become World Series Champions. While it was not the World Series I would have like to have seen, the outcome was acceptable, cause the thought of the Mets winning, kinda made me queasy. While I do not actively hate them like the Skanks, their owners suck, and I’m not a fan of most of their players…so there is that.

    Now the Hot Stove will be heating up, and all eyes turn to Dave Dombrowski to see what he can do to fix this messy state of affairs…

    And one of the first things he did already was activate That Clay Person’s $13 million option for 2016. While I know it probably makes sense, as when he is “on”, he is more than worth $13 million dollars. Unfortunately, when he is “on” is sandwiched in between “horribly abysmal”, and “injured in some freak accident that keeps him out for ridiculously long periods of time”. But if he can be used as trade bait, I’m good with that… Read more…

    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…


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