Monday, October 6, 2008

AMALIE BENJAMIN IS A GENIUS


Ends up being Sox in 4...
I am pretty tired today, as Jim and I went to last night's 12 inning buzzkill. Seats were awesome, over by Pesky Pole. Rolled into our driveway about 3:30 am. I will post photos from Game 3 in a few days, I got a few awesome pix to share with you.
Next 2 days off to recover from the champagne, then our boys will head down to Tropicana to face the AL East Champs, Tampa Bay Rays.
I Love Soxtober, and I love that new guy out in left field.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

FAITH FAITH FAITH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aiv5nZt4PY

JD Drew... Nancy Drew... whatever! c'MON 1 MORE TO GO!!!

Going to tonite's game with Jim and some of my co-workers. Driving all the way up there, just in case we win. I certainly don't want to leave the park in middle of celebration, because of fear of missing last train out!!! Look for me over by Pesky's Pole, I'll be the one with the Dunkin Donuts java in my hand!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

KEEP THE FAITH, NATION!!!!!


(Yep, that's me, up on the Monster for last Thursday's game!) 'Twas an anniverary present from my husband, it could be the MOST AWESOME gift EVER! thank you, Jim!!!
JUST A QUICK NOTE TO WISH THE SOX WELL TONITE, AS THEY TAKE ON THE ANGELS OF ANAHEIM.
The national press is not being very kind to our boys. I admit injuries are numerous and the Angels appear to have our number this year, with the Sox going 1-8 against them this year. But this is the postseason, people, and all logic is out the door...
I dont think about things like Bucky $#!$@! Dent these days, I think about the Bloody Sock, and being down 0-3 against the Yankees in 2004, but winning it all just the same. It was illogical then, and we can certainly be illogical now. That is why I love this sport so much. Look at it all on paper, and you think you know it all, but in the end, you might as well just burn the damn paper, because until the final out there are NO GUARANTEES!
Here are some predictions for ROUND 1 by those sports writers whose work I enjoy, as taken from Boston.com:
Boston Globe: Dan Shaughnessy and Adam Kilgore pick the Angels in five, while Bob Ryan, Nick Cafardo, and Tony Massarotti pick the Angels in four. Amalie Benjamin picks the Red Sox to win in five.

Tim Kurkijan, ESPN: Angels in five.
CBS Sports staff: Danny Knobler, Eric Mack, Scott Miller, and Adriane Rosen all pick the Angels in 5.

Yahoo! sports staff: Tim Brown predicts an Angels sweep, Jeff Passan picks Angels in four, and Gordon Edes likes the Angels in five. Steve Henson is the lone staff member going with the Red Sox, picking Boston to win in five.

Mike Phillips, Miami Herald: Angels in five.
Vegas Insider: Angels in four.
Amalie Benjamin seems to be the only homer on this list, picking the Sox in 5. She will either be deemed a genius, or an idiot. Hmmm... any bets?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

2nd best... will it be enough?






The Rays are really starting to iritate me.







I thought they would be out of the picture by now. The team that has a tough time getting 13,000 fans to come to Tropicana Field to root for them, is running away with the AL East. I really thought that they would have collapsed by now. But I have to say, I watched them again this weekend, and THEY STILL LOOK GOOD. They do the little things well; sac hits, good cutoff throws, smart baserunning. Plus they look like they are having fun, and having fun together.

What the hell happened? Each day, I catch myself checking the Rays' score, NOT the Yankees.


(OK, sometimes I still do look at the Yankees score, but mostly its to see if A-Rod choked into another one of his double plays with men on base in the 9th inning.)





I know the Yanks are like 12 1/2 games out now, but until they statistically CANNOT possibly make the playoffs, I will NOT say officially that they are done. Tho' I believe in my heart that their chances are nil. Especially since they are now on this 4 team, 10 game west coast road trip. The Angels are going to be tough!!!



I truly believe the Red Sox have enough stuff to take the wildcard. Theo's acquisitions with the Manny trade, and picking up Kotsay and Byrd have certainly panned out so far. Doesn't seem like we got an Eric Gagne- type bust this year. Jason Bay? I love him!!



But the key going into September for this team, will be the health of Josh Beckett. There is no doubt he carries a team in the postseason. We need him to pitch in the playoffs, and pitch well. It won't matter how awesome Pedroia or Youkilis are, if our pitching doesn't bring it to the next level.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

YOU KNOW THIS GUY WILL SLEEP WELL 2NITE


Tito must be the one guy so stoked that Manny is now 3000 miles away.
Now he can get back to managing the boys, and not have to worry about all the bull$#%!

Goodbye, Farewell, AMEN


Have fun in Hollywood, Manny...
I have to say, that
Something isn't all right in the world right now.
The Red Sox pay the Dodgers $7 million, and give away two players to the Pirate, to dump Manny.
Green Bay offered today to pay $20 million to Brett Favre to just go away.
PAY MONEY TO NOT WORK????
If my boss is reading this, Donna, if you want to follow the trend, just give me a mere $2 million, and you will never see my behind again!
Just kidding; I'll be back to work soon...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ANYONE REMEMBER ME?????



MY SABBATICAL HAS BEEN NICE... I AM NO LONGER POSTING THIS BLOG FOR MY LOCAL NEWSPAPER... I TOOK SOME TIME AWAY, BUT I HAVE NEVER STOPPED WATCHING THOSE BOYS FROM BOSTON!




FRIDAY THE YANKEES ARE COMING TO TOWN, IT WILL BE PAPI'S BIG HOMECOMING, AND BECKETT WILL FACE KING JOBA. JIM AND I WILL BE UP ON THE BUDWEISER ROOF WITH TRUCK DRIVER ED... LOOK FOR THE BIG BULLSEYE OUT IN RIGHT FIELD. YOU SEE IT, YOU WILL SEE ME!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Secured the Anchor and now ready to Sail


Did anyone doubt this deal would get done?

Terry's contract extension will give him up to $4 million a year with incentives.

Well deserved, I believe. Having to hand hold the likes of Manny, not giving up on guys like Pedroia, and Youkilis and Lugo, when other managers would have given them the boot. 2 world series rings within 4 years time.

He's been a very important piece of the Red Sox puzzle. He is smart enough to surround himself with other great supporting managers as part of his team (example: John Farrell, for one). And he is very good at handling the Boston media circus, he even makes it look easy.

I am so pumped this guy will be around for the next 3 years. Now we are ready to prepare for Japan!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Are Roger's Pants on Fire?




Wikipedia's definition of LIE:





"A lie is a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement with the intention to deceive, often with the further intention to maintain a secret or reputation, or to avoid punishment. To lie is to state something one knows is false with the intention that it be taken for the truth by someone else. A liar is a person who is lying or who lies repeatedly..."

I can't wait for the Congressional meeting next week to be done and over with. The circus that has evolved over the last month is beyond ridiculous. Will this public hearing determine once and for all if Clemens was injected with HGH or steroids? Probably not.

Despite all the vehement denials, press conferences, interviews, etc. I still am very reluctant to believe Clemen's story that he is 100% innocent. McNamee may not be the smartest guy out there, but he had nothing to gain by lying to authorities about Clemens. Why would McNamee tell the truth about Pettitte and Knoblauch, but lie about Roger? Furthermore, it appears that his stories regarding Pettitte and Knoblauch WERE true and corroberated by both Pettitte and Knoblauch, so again, why lie about Roger?

It seems that every time either Roger's or McNamee's lawyers release a statement or evidence to the press, it doesn't seem to prove anything, it just makes both of them look desperate and pathetic. Nothing that Roger has said explains anything or refutes the fact that he may have taken steroids. I still don't understand why someone would shoot himself in the ars with lydocane, and I hope someone next week asks for a medical explanation. How does a numb butt help your aching joints anyway?

I guess it just bothers me, that this guy Roger is marching all over capitol hill, meeting independently with congressmen to tell his story. If it were you or I, do you really think any of them would have taken time out of their busy lives for us?


I suppose I am just skeptical, because as a sports fan, I have heard these denials before. Marion Jones was pretty adamant that she NEVER juiced. Now she is going to prison and has lost her olympic medals. Her husband did the same. I don't need to explain Barry Bond's situation. Remember Floyd Landis? You wont see him riding a bike in France anytime soon.



Is Roger just the next sports star in a long line of cheaters? Time will tell. I don't have a crystal ball, but if I were a betting gal.... well... let's just say the odds certainly aren't in Roger's favor right now.



Pitchers and catchers are reporting later this week. Finally!



Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ouch! Curt's Shoulder Hurts!



Sounds like there is already trouble in paradise...

Curt's shoulder pain is back, and its more serious than his '07 injury. Boston Herald has reported that the Sox have even attempted to void his '08 contract because of it.

Schill definitely will not be ready for spring training and the start of the season. Some are even reporting that this may be a season long injury.

It must be bad news; Curt is keeping his mouth shut about it. Even Theo had no comment, when asked by the press today.

Funny how things go. Just yesterday I was contemplating a blog entry, about how there really isn't much excitement going into this season so far. No new, exciting players to discuss, no Santana. Coco, Lowell are both still here. Not too much has changed over last year, with the exception of a few bench signings like Casey and Kielty. Tavarez is still in the bullpen, much to his dismay, and we are still waiting to find out how much Youkilis will cost the Red Sox payroll.

Just 24 hours later, now Schill is a big, big question mark. He's the guy that brought me to tears in Game 2 of the World Series, as I was sure it was the last time I'd see him on the mound in a Sox uniform. The bloody sock, the reinvented old man who managed to find his way to pitch effectively in the post season. I was looking for a story, but certainly not one with BAD NEWS in it!

This just might be the opportunity that a guy like Clay Buchholz is looking for. Or Tavarez, if he doesn't get traded. I still worry about Tavarez in the bullpen.

Hey, has anyone heard from Tim Wakefield? How has he been feeling these days?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Offseason Blues, by Steve Pellikaan


Offseason Blues
by Steve Pellikaan ©
Published: Baseball Almanac (2003)


It's cold outside. The wind is harsh. There's snow upon the ground. You put on your coat, your gloves, your hat, And go toss the football around.


It's just not the same, though. The session is brief. In no time, you've gone back inside. You turn on the TV, or get on the net, In search of any news they can provide.


You look at the calendar and shake your head. The time is surely not short. You count up the months, the days, the hours, Until pitchers and catchers report.


You dream of Spring with the grass so green, And the temperature on the rise, When the fortunate few get together again, To seek that ultimate prize.


The holidays come and go. Your family takes pride, In the dinners over which they strove. While the turkey is cooking, a smile hits your face. You're reminded of another "hot stove".


The talk of free agents and trades being made Gives you hope for the upcoming year. You dream of the slugger, the pitcher, the coach That this year you'll get to cheer.


So, during this winter, when you're thinking of baseball, And it makes you want to groan. Cheer up. Fans like us can take solace In knowing we aren't alone.


Offseason Blues by Steve Pellikaan (published in Baseball Almanac)

16 Days Until Pitchers/Catchers report


I wonder if this guy has taken his little black skivvy's and goggles off yet?
I hope none of you really believe that his dog chewed up the World Series ball. Think about it, he probably already had baseballs from each of the other series... so to have the WS one as well, makes for quite a nice package for a future little Papelbon to display on his/her mantle someday.
So today's big baseball story is that Johan Santana, as long as he agrees to the deal, will become a MET.
Not a Red Sox. Not a Yankee. A MET.
I would have loved to get this guy, but I don't think it was a must have, so I am honestly not that upset. We didnt have to give up Ellsbury, Lester, or any of our other premier prospects Especially I am not bothered, knowing he is going to the Other New York Team, in the national league, and not the Yankees. Pinstripers have to feel the sting today. Santana should do very well there, and I am grateful that now we don't have to hear Hank Steinbrenner each day release a statement "we want him" "we don't want him". My Met fan friends at work are so psyched. I have to say, I really felt their pain in October. So, so close, yet no cigar. Having to put up with us Red Sox fans every day this fall I am sure was very painful.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Isn't football over YET????


gettin' a bit sick of Brady
we've got our own Boston dynasty
and pitchers and catchers are due to report
in only a few weeks! Time to blow the dust off of this ol' laptop, and start thinking BASEBALL 2008!
LETS GO SOX!