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  • 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…

    April 28th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Toronto 7:
    Can the Sox Please Stop it Right Now???

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:05 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets…Holy Hell…W…T…F…

    While I am glad RA Dickey did well yesterday, as I think he is one of the classiest guys in baseball, did he really have to be THAT good against the Sox?

    And it’s not that Jon Lester was BAD, he certainly kept the Sox in the game, going 7 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits (including a homer) while walking none and striking out 7. He threw a lot of pitches tho: 122, and 80 for strikes. But Sox offense was ASLEEP again yesterday. Or, they used of their weekend quota of runs in Friday and Saturday’s wins…It seems that the role of Tim Wakefield (quality starts with no run support) will be played by Jon Lester this year. Not a good thing, especially in his walk year, because the Sox are already low-balling him and this is the justification they need to continue to do so, which is gonna piss off the big cranky Texan, and the Sox are gonna be without their ace after this year…

    Ok, I am catastrophizing…But you know what I mean… Read more…

    April 24th, 2014

    Red Sox 5, Skanks 1:
    Holy Buckets! It’s Pine Tar!

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:56 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    We all are aware of the use of “foreign substances” by pitchers in cold weather to assist with the grip on the ball. And most of the time, the only people who complain about it are the fans and the media, as they did two weeks when Pineda dominated the Sox, and there appeared to be some sort of substance on his palm, which disappeared before John Farrell could report. And since the Red Sox did not complain, the matter went no further.

    HOWEVER, just because you got away with it last time, doesn’t mean you get to be super blatantly obvious and that will be OK. Cause this time it wasn’t. After appearing to have nothing up his sleeve (or anywhere else) in the 1st inning, but 2 outs into the 2nd inning, he was bounced from the game with a huge honking gob of pine tar on his neck. And chances are he will also be suspending for this–historically it has been about 8 games, or 2 starts, so we will see. He is saying he did it all himself that he was having trouble gripping the ball in the 1st…blah blah blah…

    And lost in the shuffle of all that brouhaha, John Lackey was brilliant last night, with an 8-inning gem where he gave up 1 run on 7 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 11. He threw 111 pitches, 84 for strikes…. Read more…

    April 11th, 2014

    April 11, 2014: Giveaway: Kicking off the 2014 Baseball Season, with Specially Priced World-Series Films, Bloopers, TV Series, and Documentaries, Available NOW on iTunes

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:04 am in Baseball,Giveaways,Red Sox | No Comments

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    Allowing fans to watch everything from their favorite teams and players to some of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history anywhere a smartphone or tablet can go, MLB’s digital downloads have never been easier to attain! Until April 15, simply visit www.iTunes.com/MLB to purchase any of the specially-priced programs, including: Read more…

    April 7th, 2014

    Post 1402: Red Sox 0, Brewers 4:
    The weekend of Black Dots…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:16 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    And I did it AGAIN!  Completely missed the boat in terms of my 1400th post…Maybe I’ll get it right for 1500…But I doubt it…

    As part of my Red Sox “thing”, I put black dots on my baseball calendar for every game the Sox lose, and red for when they win. And there were far too many black freaking dots for this weekend, especially in light of the fact it was Ring Day and the Fenway Season opener on Friday…

    They are 6 games into the season, and already Edward Mujica is making me cranky, as he has screwed the pooch twice. He lost Friday’s contest single-handedly, giving up 4 runs in the 9th inning, and he allowed an inherited runner to score in yesterday’s loss. And you know what I think about inherited runners and the lack of accountability in terms of who’s stats take a hit with that…I think the Sox may need to rethink this, and soon…

    But another option may be on its way, as Craig Breslow has been doing very well in his rehab assignment with Pawtucket, and could be activated any day now… Read more…


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