Saturday, May 27, 2006

Bye Bye Boomer

I hate to say it, but I think with last night's injury, Boomer's career may be over. He was already contemplating retirement before the start of the season.

What horrid luck. First game back after sustaining a seriously injured knee, and then he gets hit with a line shot on that same knee. Poor Wells...he looked sharp yesterday. It'll be interesting to see where he goes from here, and whether or not he will attempt a comeback.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Yankees are trouble

So again, I didn't get to see all of the game (because of work), but I did see the 7th inning. The Sox again proved to me why they are not 5 games ahead of the Yankees at this point...they're not cashing in with runners in scoring position! Every game it seems they leave a million people on base. After Manny actually made a game out of it (the power's back!!), and the Sox had them loaded, I thought for sure they would pummel the Yankees. But Youkilis and Papi both struck out!

All in all, completely frustrating. The Yankees are NOT better than us. Their pitching is crap. Stranding so many baserunners was a gift to the Yankees. There was no way they could have taken 2 out of 3 otherwise.

Playing Tampa tonight...should be interesting after the series we just had. They have a pretty decent team (they're totally in the wrong division though, they're the bottom feeders of the AL East), let's see if Beckett can hold it down tonight.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


After not having cable for three days, I realized how much I took it for granted. Especially when, while watching the game in the living room on the HD TV, my parents came in and decided they needed to watch Deal Or No Deal. I could not give less of a crap about that show, and Howie Mandel's shaved head makes him look like a penis. I always root for the bums on that show to lose.

Anyway, so the only part I really saw was Ortiz's 2-RBI single and Manny's dinger after that. From what I've been told (and judging by the final score), there wasn't much else to watch afterwards. But seriously...Deal Or No Deal or Red Sox/Yankees? I think my parents have their priorities mixed up.

PS - Good to see Manny doing what he does best. He got a meatball right over the plate, and he did what he gets paid to do. Good going, Manny.

Monday, May 22, 2006

It's good to be back

So my first order of business in starting up this blog again is to bitch about the State of the Nation. I understand the tickets are hard to get (make that next to impossible). But seriously, I have issues with Sox fans screwing Sox fans over.

Here's the story: My boyfriend and I were going to try to make it down to Philly this past weekend to catch some interleague play (and, wouldn't you know it, we missed Josh Beckett's offensive explosion!). Our plan didn't work, so I figured the next best thing would be to try to see some National League teams when they visited Fenway. I did what any reasonable person would do: I turned to Craigslist.

I ended up paying $60 apiece for seats in the upper bleachers. $60 - the face value is $23. This is how desperate I was. I haven't been to a game since that weekend series against Seattle. I'm in withdrawal here. When I met up the girl, I thought I might negotiate with her, maybe give her $80 for both seats. You know what she tells me? "I have 2 other people who are willing to pay $120 for them." What the hell? They're bleacher seats, for god's sake. You can't even see the entire field.

And this, my friends, is how Sox fans screw over other Sox fans.

On the other hand, I will be sitting in the bleachers on June 19th when the Sox take on the Washington Nationals. Should be interesting.

This is not the end

Hello to all the people who still look to this blog for updates.

Today, I randomly decided to check my blog out to see what was going on. I kept it for my Online Journalism class, and once it was over I decided the blog might not be worth keeping.

But, when I logged on today and saw all the comments imploring me to keep it going, I've decided to do so.

Here's to the comeback of the Yawkey News!