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  • August 1st, 2014

    August 1, 2014:
    Well, THAT was Interesting…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:58 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Don’t even know where to begin really…and I am kind of all over the map, so this is probably going to be more incoherent than usual…

    Quite a fruitful day in the Fens yesterday, where Ben Cherington traded every starting pitcher NOT named Buchholz…Jon Lester–Gone. John Lackey–Gone. Felix Doubront–Gone. Andrew Miller–Gone.

    And the Sox also did the first deal with the SKANKS in 17 years, trading Stephen Drew to the Evil Empire for Kelly Johnson.

    And lest we forget, Johnny Gomes was also part of the deal for Jon Lester.

    The buzz around town is that the Sox were definitely winners in the trade deadline sweepstakes, most notably due to the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes, the young slugger from Oakland who should be the middle of the order bat the Sox so desperately needed…and if you are going to give up your ace, he is certainly the type of guy you want to get for him… Read more…

    July 31st, 2014

    July 31, 2014: Strike Out Hunger– Red Sox Wives team up with The Greater Boston Food Bank this Weekend

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:28 am in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox | No Comments

    Tlogo gbfbo help end hunger in the Bay State, the Red Sox Wives are teaming up with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for the 23rd annual Strike Out Hunger fundraiser this weekend at Fenway Park. Over the past two decades, the Red Sox Wives and fans have raised nearly $290,000 to help GBFB feed those in need

    With this year’s goal to raise enough to provide 60,000 meals, they are asking fans to visit GBFB’s website to enter the VIP Raffle by August 11th for a chance to win four infield grandstand tickets for August 21st, a batting practice visit, a tour of Fenway Park, a welcome message on the scoreboard during the game, a gift bag and a photo in the Red Sox dugout. You can also make a donation to the cause online. Read more…

    July 29th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Toronto 14:
    Is This What Rock Bottom Feels Like?

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:57 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yes, this is gonna be a cranky rant, because right now I am so aggravated I want to SPIT…

    Because, honestly, I am not sure how much worse it can get. And I know, I shouldn’t say that, because the Sox will now rattle off a 22 game LOSING streak and end up with a 100 loses the season AFTER winning the World Series.

    Has a team ever gone from “worst to first to worst” in the span of 3 seasons before?

    Truly, the only way last night could have been worse is if the Sox had been no hit. But no, they managed to scrape together a run on 5 hits in the contest…

    But when That Clay Person and Felix Doubront combined for THIRTEEN F***ING RUNS in 5.2 inning of work. Seven for Buchholz and 6 for Doubront. Out-freaking-standing. Shockingly Badenhop didn’t allow the 2 runs he inherited to score, because that is usually what HE does… Read more…

    July 28th, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 2:
    The Definition of Insanity…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:21 pm in Baseball,Red Sox | No Comments

    Unfortunately, THAT seems to be the best way to sum up our beloved Red Sox this year. They keep doing the same things over and over, and expect a different result. And while it works just fine when things are going your way, obviously when it doesn’t. It doesn’t…

    So the Sox won 1 out of 3… Which is better than a sweep, but they should have fracking LIT UP freaking David Price on Friday, and on Saturday they (once again) made mediocre pitching look like CY Young…

    But young un, Allen Webster, who got his first start of the 2014 campaign in place of the recently traded Jake Peavy, gave the Sox exactly what was needed: 5 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 5, throwing a wild pitch and striking out 4. He threw 86 pitches, 42 for strikes. Not the prettiest outing, but good enough for the win…

    And David Ortiz took care of all the offense, with a 3-run shot off Chris Archer, who apparently didn’t like that (or The Large Father’s attitude when he hit it) and made sure to mention that after the game. Whaaaaa Whaaaa… Read more…

    July 24th, 2014

    Red Sox 4, Toronto 6,
    Red Sox 0, Toronto 8: And….that’s a wrap…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:15 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    A lot of us tried.

    Really.

    We thought they could turn it around. Even those of us who KNEW it was going to be a VERY hard road to get back to the top of the AL East (even if the division is the suckiest it’s been in a very long time), they had pulled us back in over the last 2 weeks, but playing the way they should have been all season long.

    It looked like they FINALLY were locked in, and maybe some magic could happen…and some of us dared to hope, even a tiny bit.

    And then That Clay Person served up a flaming pile of SUCK last night, and it looks like he has back to being THAT GUY again. And for the Sox to have any chance AT ALL, they need the Clay Buchholz they had at the beginning of last season, before he (supposedly) took a nap with his daughter and screwed up his neck.

    And that doesn’t look like that is going to happen…

    So a 3-run shot by the Large Father in the 1st inning of last night’s contest was completely wasted, as Buchholz gave those runs right back at the bottom of the frame. And then gave them 2 more for 2 good measure in later innings. Read more…

    July 23rd, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Toronto 7:
    Yep, I think it’s time to call it a day…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:34 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    And now Jake Peavy has fallen to 1-9 on the season, he ONLY win was in April, and he has the worst ERA of all starters in the American League East (4.72). And while the Sox have been played VERY well in the last 2 weeks, the 2 games they have lost in that 10-game span? Yep, both started by Jake…

    His line: 6.1 IP, throwing 105 pitches, 67 for strikes, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits (including TWO homers) while walking 3 and striking out 7…To be fair, Badenhop DID allow 1 of hte 2 runners he left on base to score…But the writing is on the wall (and really has been for a while):

    Jake needs to go–and we can’t blame Pierzynski for this (Unfortunately).

    So now we see what happens next. Do they bounce back, like they did last week, or will this kick off another downward spiral which will put them away for good? It sucks we have to think like this, but when your team is BACK IN THE BASMENT, 8.5 games out of first place in a division that is horribly mediocre this year (The Oreos are on pace to win 90 (!!!!!) games in 2014, and are 6 games UNDER .500, despite the fact that they have won their last 8 out of 10, this is our lot in life… Read more…


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