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Red Sox win their 3rd game…(4/16)

Wow, their record is now 3-10. Awesome. I was actually thinking of taking to this humble blog and starting a “60 wins” category. As in, the red sox are so bad this year, they may only win 60 games (or less). I originally was going to call it 100 losses, but figured that 60 wins is more positive. 🙂 Too bad Beckett/Lester can’t pitch more often. And we sure as hell need to get rid of Daisuke.

Update: Well, I guess I know what I am talking about, huh? The Sox are currently at 66 wins, and if they keep their average of wins up they will finish the year with 100 wins. Nice, eh? As for Daisuke, too bad about the Tommy John surgery, but good riddance.

Stupid Red Sox (9/7)…

gawd, how did this year escape us? We were doing so well, and then all of a sudden the bottom fell out. We will make the playoffs as the Wild Card, but don’t think we have it in us to make the WS. Hate to think that the Yankees are going to win their 27th WS.

And WTF happened to Beckett? The addition of V-Mart was a wise choice, but he is a hitter and not a pitcher – he won’t be able to save us until he can pitch.

9 GB of the Yankees after tonight and 2.5 up on the Rangers (the Rays are done), so it is a 2-way chase for the postseason.

Go Celtics! (10/28)…

well, now that baseball is over for me, i can concentrate on sulking and hating life until april (when I get to see the red sox play the A’s april 15).

so, until that comes around i will cheer (half-heartedly) for the Celtics and Steelers.

And the Phillies will win tomorrow, but it should have been the Red Sox playing them. But, nooooo, Francoma had to leave Beckett in for game 2 and 6.

Tampa Bay, World Series Winners?

to anyone that has been listening to me for the last few years, i have been saying that the Rays are the most underrated team. All they needed was one pitcher and one hitter to get them over the top. It looks like this year is their year. I am a die-hard Red Sox fan, but I really like the Rays.

Do they win it all this year? Who knows. Ask me again in Sept.

So this is what it feels like to be #2, huh?

My 8-year old son’s soccer team, the Silver Dragon’s, played for the championship today (under-10 division of Modesto Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)) and lost the game on a shootout – 3-1. The game was tied after regulation 0-0, but then the dreaded shootout. Our best goalkeeper couldn’t stop their players. Too bad.

Well, it was a good year and my son had a great time playing and learned how to play soccer and was the goalkeeper during regulation and stopped one shot on goal. He loved playing forward the most though, and hated being defense.

Can You Say Hall of Fame?!

Manny Ramirez may be a pain in the ass, but he sure know how to hit and will be elected first-ballot to the Hall of Fame after he retires next season (well, I think he will retire after next season because his contract is up with the Sox and he may not want to play anymore).

From Bostonredsox.com:

David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are widely regarded as the most feared and productive No. 3 and 4 hitters in the game. They certainly are earning enough hardware to prove it. Ramirez collected his eighth consecutive Silver Slugger Award, and ninth overall, while Ortiz won his third straight Friday as voted by Major League coaches and managers.

Ramirez added another Silver Slugger to his treasure chest by pounding 35 homers and driving in 102 runs while hitting .321. Likewise, his expanded offensive statistics were impressive, slugging at a .619 clip while compiling an on-base of .439 for an OPS of 1.058. With 470 career homers, he currently ranks seventh among active Major League leaders, and his 234 homers in a Red Sox uniform place him fifth on the club’s all-time list.

Only Barry “‘Roid Monster” Bonds and Mike “I am not gay” Piazza have more Silver Slugger Awards than Ramirez. (12 and 10, respectively.)

No matter what you think of Ramirez, he is a hell of a hitter and will be in the HoF after he retires.

Red Sox 2007

so, what exactly is going to happen to the red sox next year? (and, what the hell happened to the sox this year? first place at the end of july, and then a major tailspin the rest of the season. sad. very sad.) let’s hope they have better pitching this year and not so many injuries.

epstein signed a contract today. yipee!