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  • May 22nd, 2014

    Red Sox 4, Toronto 6:
    And that would be #6…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:17 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy…#@&(&#^%@!^*@!^(&@#^!%#^*!&^@*&!^*&@

    Last year, the Sox never lost more than 3 in a row. This year, it appears they are trying to go in another direction–never WINNING more than 3 in a row. And, apparently THAT isn’t even enough, cause right now it feels like they are never going to win AGAIN…

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am having flashback to 2012–without the crappy attitude…

    And what the FRACK is going on with that Clay Person? Needs to work up his shoulder strength MY ASS. Another outing where he sucked OUT LOUD in about 14 different colors. There is SOMETHING wrong with him.

    His line: 4.2 IP, throwing 90 pitches, 53 for strikes, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits (including 2 homers) while walking 2 and striking out 2. Which means he ends up with his FOURTH loss of the season, and a 6.32 ERA…Holy Hell… Read more…

    May 20th, 2014

    May 20, 2014: 1st Annual Fenway for the Fallen Celebrity Softball Game Slated for June 6th.

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:41 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox | Comments (5)

    Mass FallenThe first annual “Fenway for the Fallen” celebrity softball game wil be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 3:00-6:00pm at Fenway Park, with all proceeds benefiting Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.

    Free and open to the public, the celebrity softball game will feature an all-star lineup of current and former Boston professional athletes and celebrities who will be teaming up with local veterans and their families to support the organization, and aid those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our country.

    Executive Director Dan Magoon weighs in on the event: “In our ongoing fight to aid local veterans and their families, we are ecstatic to provide these brave men and women with the amazing opportunity to enjoy a fun filled day at America’s favorite ballpark and enjoy the company of beloved Boston athletes and celebrities. The inaugural “Fenway for the Fallen” is the latest in a long line of initiatives and events we conduct throughout the year to support those who selflessly defend our country. We can’t thank the Red Sox organization enough for hosting us.” Read more…

    May 15th, 2014

    Red Sox 9, Twins 4:
    Happy Birthday Boston Red Thoughts!

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:31 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    8 years ago today, I started writing my humble little blog, never thinking for a minute I would still be writing 8 years later (unfortunately, I don’t write as much as I like anymore–too much “life stuff”). I also had no idea the amazing people I would meet, the organizations I would join, and the many folks I am happy to call friend. And to you, my loyal readers, who read my blog, and comment on my Twitter and Facebook rantings and ravings–you are the reason I do this, and the reason I am still here. Thank you.

    Year #9: starts now!

    Last night, for the 2nd time in as many nights, Big Papi hit 2 home runs in the game–and the results were much better this time. He has been UNREAL this week, which I think may also be as a result of who the Sox are playing. It still irks him that when he played for Minnesota, they wanted him to play small ball, rather than be the power hitter he obviously was born to be. And when he could not succeed doing that, they dumped him on the reject pile, where the Sox picked him up, and the rest is history…So he always seems to have a little more in the tank when the Sox face the Twins… Read more…

    May 12th, 2014

    Red Sox 5, Rangers 2:
    Just…Baseball being Baseball…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I have said this before.

    Anything can happen in baseball, and usually does. One day you lose 15-0, and it would take an act of Congress to get a run to cross the plate; the next night, the offense wakes up, and you get a 6-run 6th or 7th. She is a fickle mistress, and just when you think you have it all figured out…uh huh…something batsh*t crazy happens that knocks you on your ass (September 2012, anyone?).

    So the fact the Sox were 1 out away from being no hit by Yu Darvish, only to be saved from THAT embarrassment from Big Papi’s single, and then the Sox come back and back solid pitching from Jon Lester and John Lackey for the 2 wins, is not super surprising…Even one of the leading sports betting sites, TopBettingReviews.com, predicted these matchups over the weekend were anybody’s contest to win. Fortunately, the Sox came out on top, which helped take the edge off Friday night’s debacle…

    But what is pretty surprising, is the major amount of raw suckage we are seeing from That Clay Person. No, a 2-3 Record isn’t TERRIBLE, considering the way the Sox have been playing this year. But the 6.44 ERA? and that he has pitched an average of 5 innings in each start this year? Read more…

    May 8th, 2014

    Red Sox 4, Reds 3:
    ‘Bout freaking time…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:14 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So the Sox are at .500, and you would think they won the World Series for how happy we are all about…and it only took them NINE TIMES…Yes, kids, they have been under .500 since April 5th..Out-freaking-standing…

    Funny how things change in a year…

    So now they are 17-17 and tied for 2nd place in the AL East (The Skanks and the Cookies are tied for first. Tampa Bay is inexplicably dead last 3.5 games behind. But if you look at the WP%: .548/.545/.500/.500/.441. There is VERY little separation. And with 128 games left to play, I expect this is still very much anyone’s division.

    But the Sox need to start playing better. Jake Peavy, who was supposed to have OWNED the Reds before last night’s contest, was mediocre at best, with a 6+ inning outing that included FOUR walks. Throwing 97 pitches, 59 for strikes, he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits–including a 2-run shot to a freaking guy named SKIP in the 3rd–while striking out 4. He then left the 7th with the bases loaded, and it was a miracle that Chris Capuano only allowed the 1 runner to score–and even that pisses me off. But I wil not get started on the whole “pitchers who allow inherited runners to score should be penalized for allowing those runners to score…” Read more…

    May 7th, 2014

    Red Sox 4, Cincinnati 3, in 12:
    Sometimes it IS better to be lucky than good…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:38 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I am just not feeling it.

    I know part of it is work is crazy, I just finished grad level Ethics for Psych (shut it…), and my 2 year old…is 2…and very VERY active. So I admittedly, I have not had a ton of time to watch the Sox…

    Not that they has really given me a compelling reason to…

    Yes, there have been some good games, Jon Lester’s gem last weekend, where he struck out a career high 15 in an 8-inning, one-hit wonder. But for as many good contests such as this one, there are just as many that qualify as major suckage (2-5 against the Skanks, anyone?)

    And then there is the fact that they STILL aren’t at .500, and are tied with Toronto for 3rd place in the AL East… Read more…


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