Friday, June 22, 2007

Yes, I suck at updating. I'm a little busy with things now, such as living. Anyway, good series for the Sox in Atlanta (except the whole Curt Schilling thing, I could have done without that). I happened to catch the first game of the Giants series at Fenway last week. I'm still upset that Barry Bonds' juiced-up ass managed to hit a home run here. That just annoys me.

What makes me feel happy though? Yankees getting swept by the Rockies. Clemens not even lasting 5 innings and losing his second straight. This video. Manny Ramirez finally heating up. Julian Tavarez pitching like a number 2 or 3 starter instead of a number 5. And of course, $3 draft night at Kitty O'Shea's.

So, 10 1/2 coming into this series. Should be a great matchup on Sunday, with our ace (yes, Josh Beckett is this team's ace) going against Jake Peavy, their ace.

Happy summer, and Go Sox.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


OK, so my latest thoughts on the State of Red Sox Nation:

1. Roger Clemens is an asshole, and I'm glad he chose the Yankees. We don't need a fat, 45-year-old has-been. That's why we got rid of David Wells.

2. I have a bet with my dad (Yankees fan)...dinner at a fine steakhouse is on the line. If the Yankees win the AL East, I'm paying. Their closer has certainly been lights-out so far this season. I hope the sarcasm came through in that last sentence.

3. Julio Lugo - how about some offense?

4. Josh Beckett - has some great stuff. Add that to 8+ runs almost every start, and we have the making of a 20 game winner this season.

5. I couldn't really think of a fifth point I wanted to make, but 5 is a good number. So...the Yankees still suck.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Starting now, Dice-K shall be known as "Wild Thing", a la Charlie Sheen in "Major League." Pass it on.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Not jinxing it yet...

I'm here at work, and we have the TV's going in the newsroom, and I have had the opportunity to watch what has been one of the more remarkable comebacks I've seen in a while (OK, since last season when it seemed for a while that Ortiz hit a walk-off homer every game). When the Yankees teed off on Schilling, I figured we were done. But nope...Coco Crisp and Alex Cora save the day (who would have thought?). Kinda makes my night.

Friday, April 13, 2007


While I'm still logged on, I found this gem from The Onion. Classic.

Still alive

I've been really busy, with finals and term papers and still looking for a job for the fall, but wanted to announce I'm still alive (somewhat) and I went to both the home opener and Dice-K's Fenway debut. I have pictures from the latter, which I will put up as soon as I actually upload them onto my computer. Great start to the season for J.D. Drew, who has kinda been overshadowed by Dice-K. We're not playing great ball right now, but the season is a marathon, not a sprint...

More to come later.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Manny needs to stay in Boston

I know I haven't posted in a while - it was a disappointing ending to a season that looked promising from the beginning but fell apart shortly after the All-Star break.

With that being said, Dan Shaugnessy'scolumn in today's Globe pissed me off.

"Manny quit on us." How the hell do you know? Can you read his mind? Do you know what he was thinking? I understand Manny has acted like he is above rules before, but in this instance, do we really need to question whether he was actually hurt or not? I'd rather Manny sit out the rest of the season (which was gone to hell anyway) and not risk injuring his knee anymore than have him blow out his knee in a game that didn't really mean anything to the team.

I hate the way Shaugnessy always jumps on Manny. Probably because he hates the fact that Manny doesn't talk to the media. But trade Manny? Come on. I know he can be's part of his appeal to Red Sox Nation. We love the Manny who does the double point, and who goes through ridiculously long handshakes with his buddies in the dugout, or even the Manny who makes ridiculous blunders in left field because his head is up in space.

After all is said and done, he is one of the best right handed hitters in the American League, if not in all of baseball. Getting rid of him, just because some may be "tired of his act," is crazy. He is the 2004 World Series MVP.

The Sox will never get equal value in a trade for Manny. Forget about it. Manny stays in Boston until he is no longer producing as expected. If his numbers drop off, then we'll talk. But for now, he's done what he was brought here to do.

That was my $.02. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Hey, remember me?

Wow, can't believe I'm actually posting. Basically, I gave up on the blog out of frustration. I was so disgusted with the last 6-8 weeks of the season that I just couldn't make myself take the time to blog about it. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

So what have I been doing with myself? I've taken up some healthier hobbies, like working out; cooking; spending more time with my family; doing Sudoku puzzles. Yes, I hate to say it, but my life has been just that much easier without the Red Sox in it. I no longer have to coordinate my schedule so that I don't miss the games. I didn't suffer needlessly knowing I would never get tickets to the playoffs. Hell, two weeks ago I paid $50 for two seats behind home plate at Fenway, just so I could go there one more time this year.

Now I'm sorta back into it, but for one reason: rooting against the Yankees. I don't care what else happens in the end, as long as the stupid Yankees lose. I hope Detroit messes up the Yankees. Bad.

As long as A-Rod keeps doing his thing, we should be OK, right?