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  • June 19th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Twins 1, in 10:
    A Game…From the Twilight Zone….

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:02 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I know that baseball is a game where anything can happen, and usually does. And there is often weird crap that goes on that no one could ever predict would actually happen.

    I think this game ranks up there as a fairly weird one. And of course I was work when it happened, so I missed watching it

    John Lackey pitched, for all intents and purposes, a complete game: a 9-inning scoreless gem, giving up 3 hits while striking out 9 and walking 1, throwing 105 pitches, 74 for strikes…

    Trouble is–the Twins pitching staff managed to keep the Sox scoreless for the same span, including a perfect game for the first five innings, until Daniel Nava hit the first and only hit until the 10th inning–a ground rule double. So they get to the top of the 10th inning, and Koji is on the mound. No problem for the man who started the day with an ERA under 50 cents, and hasn’t given up a run since May 1, or 21 innings ago. Right?

    WRONG. Read more…

    June 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Twins 1:
    How bout that Brock Holt?!?

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:32 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    I know, we have all been making crazy cracks about Brock Holt and his superhero status for the last couple of weeks: playing all 3 outfield positions–at hte same time. Catching a bullet–with his teeth. Hitting a grand slam–with no men on base. He is the Red Sox’s answer to the “Most Interesting Man in the World”

    And last night was no different.

    Holy Buckets, did you see that catch? While it was impressive in its own right, the WAY Brock Holt (and you just HAVE to call him by his full name) made that catch was pure style. You see everyone standing around looking clueless and then Brock Holt appears looking like a teenager on a bender on spring break, out of nowhere to make the catch. Freaking funny stuff

    And did I mention it was his FIRST TIME PLAYING CENTER FIELD???

    If nothing else, Brock Holt will keep us amused–even if the rest of the team doesn’t most of the time… Read more…

    June 16th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Cleveland 3:
    Can’t do better than a split…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:22 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    I guess we should all be grateful they didn’t get swept by Cleveland like they did 2 weeks ago…But FRACKING Nick Swisher and his FRACKING solo shot in the 11th off of Tazawa royally 10247326 10203294189587160 5897336974526127223 n me off on many many levels…

    But, the Sox won Thursday night’s game, which was my daughter’s first game at Fenway Park. Jon Lester was great, and Big Papi even hit a 2-run shot for the occasion. With the exception of the cranky Cleveland fan that out of nowhere, started screaming at me that my kid was kicking her, it was a great game. The crowds didn’t faze her (not even the cranky Cleveland fan), she insisted on walked the 3 blocks each way to the parking garage–and all of this was after we got stuck in traffic, and a normally 6-6-.5 hour car trip was closer to 9 hours.

    And did I mention she’s 2? But her clapping when Big Papi hit the homer was the cutest thing ever. Yeah, I’m one of those moms… Read more…

    June 14th, 2014

    June 14, 2014: FenwaYoga Sessions at Fenway Park Held Last Weekend

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:57 am in Good Deeds,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    20140608 CL Yoga 0126 (2)Last Sunday June 8, the Red Sox Foundation teamed up with KIND Healthy Snacks, Poland Spring and jetBlue to hold the second annual yoga sessions at Fenway Park

    Celebrity yoga and fitness instructor Mandy Ingber led two “FenwaYoga” sessions. The classes, which accommodated up to 222 participants, featured yogis of all experience stretching and meditating along the warning track.

    Ingber, a New York Times bestseller and creator of Yogalosophy—has more than 18 years of experience as a self-love expert, speaker, producer, instructor and author. She has motivated people with her light-hearted approach and unique teaching style. Her celebrity clientele includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Ricki Lake, Brooke Shields and Helen Hunt, among others. Read more…

    June 9th, 2014

    Red Sox 5, Tigers 3:
    Is that a….dare I say it….WIN???

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:47 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    And this is so fracking sad sad SAD that it’s shocking–and that I get all ridiculously happy about it. Maybe this is how Houston Astros fans feel like all the time…UGH…

    So John Lackey, with his 7th win, is STILL the only Sox starter with a winning record for the 2014 campaign. And if he continues to pitch the way he has been, that trend may continue. Although, to be fair, Jon Lester usually ends pitching with backup from an anemic offense. Most of the time anyway…

    Lackey’s line: 8 IP, giving up 3 runs (2 earned, thanks to an error by Xander Bogaerts in the 7th) while walking 1 and striking out 5

    And thanks to a solo shot by Mike Napoli is his first game back from being on the DL, the Sox tied it in the 6th. But the best part of the entire contest is that David Ortiz hit a 3-run homer to win the game in the 9th. Off…Wait for it…Joba Chamberlain…ha ha ha ha ha… Read more…

    June 7th, 2014

    June 7, 2014: City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation Continues Red Sox Baseball
    to Boston Parks this summer

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:42 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Red Sox | No Comments

    The 20140525 CL OutofthePark 0183 (2)Out Of The Park event series to screen Red Sox away games, bring family-friendly Fenway Park experiences to City Parks continues with 2 more dates in June and July. Free and open to the public, these special events feature Red Sox away game screenings at Boston area parks, replete with many of the sites, sounds and amenities that have come to define the Fenway Park game day experience for generations of New Englanders.

    Out of the Park kicked off at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 25 at 2pm as the Red Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, FL. Read more…

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