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  • December 4th, 2013

    December 4, 2013:
    Again with the Nonsense…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:10 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yesterday was one of the most active Red Sox Hot Stove days in a long time: Let me ‘splain. No, take too long. Let me sum up…

    We lose our catcher to the Marlins (after it took me a good 6 months to spell his name without having to copy and paste it all the time). But we picked up a new one–he just happens to be one of the biggest malcontents in baseball, and yet another center fielder represented by SATAN signs with the Skanks…

    Yeah, that’s about right…

    Honestly, ya know what is TRULY the worst thing about Jake going to the Skanks? The fact that the “Johnny Damon did the same thing” NONSENSE has already started, and there will be ENDLESS analysis as to why this is the completely the same/totally different than when he went to the Skanks, and we’ll have to listen to him TALK again–Holy Hell, deliver me from Mr. Disinengenous… Read more…

    December 2nd, 2013

    December 2, 2013:
    Download your favorite Red Sox Memories!

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:23 am in Baseball,Red Sox | No Comments

    Looking for the PERFECT holiday gift for that special baseball fan? Now through January 7th, A+E Networks Home Entertainment: offers sports fans everywhere access to every Official World Series Film from 1943 to 2012 at the special price of $9.99 (SD)/$12.99 (HD), exclusively on iTunes.

    Originally $14.99(SD)/$19.99 (HD), these films — part of a tradition that dates back to 1943 when the U.S. State Department commissioned Major League Baseball to create a highlight reel of the World Series for troops overseas — the films are the crowning achievement each year from Major League Baseball Productions.

    Whether you’re a Red Sox fan looking to relive the thrills and excitement from the team’s 2004 and 2007 World Series, a Cardinals booster who wants to spend an entire day watching team history being made on 11 separate occasions or a Pirates fan wanting to relive the “We Are Family” title run, these Official World Series Films offer spectacular time capsules, capturing every game-saving catch, every thrilling pitch and every historic home run, along with many of the most legendary players to ever set foot on a diamond.

    Read more…

    November 28th, 2013

    November 28, 2013: Giveaway:
    Official 2013 World Series Film

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:00 pm in Baseball,Giveaways,Red Sox | No Comments

    03139817914680 z bostdclu(3)Read on below to see how you can get your very own copy!

    The Boston Red Sox took back their city with their third title in ten years and are now 2013 World Series champions! The Official 2013 World Series Film, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD November 26 from Major League Baseball Productions and Lionsgate Home Entertainment, captures all of the highlights and hand-wringing moments from the series, featuring clutch performances of David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester, Mike Napoli, John Lackey, Shane Victorino and the rest of the cast of charismatic characters. A must for every baseball fan, the Official 2013 World Series Film provides comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, and breathtaking footage capturing the thrilling story of the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series championship! Read more…

    November 25th, 2013

    November 25, 2013:
    Random Red Thoughts…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:37 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Some stuff from the thought locker while we wait for the Winter Meetings to start, and for the Sox to make a deal more interesting that Burke Badenhop trade…

    I mean, the Badenhop deal looks ok, another arm for the bullpen, he has been effective in both the AL and NL (Rays and Brewers), with an ERA under 4.00–If I had ever heard of him before, maybe it would be a bit more meaningful…He is eligible for arbitration, which doesn’t happen in Boston anymore, so he’ll probably get about $2 million, give or take. His salary for the 2013 campaign with the Brewers was $1.55 million…Luis Ortega, a 20-year old from the Dominican Republic was sent to the Brewers for Badenhop…

    And now our count downs can actually have meaning, as the Sox officially released their Spring Training Schedule for 2014…so we have some numbers for you: Read more…

    November 13th, 2013

    November 13, 2013:
    BRT Contest!
    Road to the the Big Leagues DVD

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:54 pm in Baseball,Giveaways,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    Road to the Big Leagues 3D

    ***Read on to find out how you can win a copy of this amazing documentary for your baseball library!***

    Offering a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Dominican Republic’s obsession with baseball, viewers will quickly understand that, to the residents of this island nation, America’s National Pastime is more than just a game – it’s a way of life. As the 2013 Fall Classic® in is full swing, IndiePix® brings Road to the Big Leagues to DVD.

    Featuring interviews with Dominican big league stars such as David Ortiz and Vladimir Guererro, this documentary, called “a well-addressed portrayal of pursuing a dream, believing in your heroes, and putting every obstacle aside, ” also features championship-caliber extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette from the Dominican Winter League, David Ortiz in training, an interview with director Goodman and more! Read more…

    November 12th, 2013

    November 12, 2013: And HOW many days
    is it until Opening Day?

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:41 pm in Baseball,BBA,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    140, by my last count….Blech and Ugh…

    I was talking to my friend Paul from Boston about this. After such an exciting end to the season (World Series Win, not withstanding), Holy Buckets, WHAT a letdown. We are like junkies going through withdrawal, waiting for baseball to start again.

    I mean, I like the Hot Stove and such…but right now, I get twitchy thinking about how long it is until Pitchers and Catchers report (95 days), never mind the 3.5 months to Opening Day…


    And from the truly NOT so shocking Department: Ben Cherington won Sporting News’ Executive of the Year Award last night, garnering 15 out of the 31 votes. The last time a Sox executive won was Dick O’Connell in 1975. Kinda amazing that Theo didn’t win, when all HE did was bring a World Series back to Boston–after 86 years…go figure…Ben humbly weighs in: “Definitely unexpected. I was telling people in the room that obviously I consider this an award for the organization and not for me…Coming off the year we had in 2012, I also sort of see it as usually an award that goes to an organization that does [good] work over a period of time and not necessarily one year. So it’s a great honor for the organization. It just speaks to the hard work that a lot of people have done.” Read more…

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