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Good Times!

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BJ's going to kill me for this post, but these things don't happen all the time!

Red Sox Game 2007

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Fenway Park

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Tim, BJ, and Matt
Where did that Red Sox hat come from?

Portland Sea Dogs

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Haddlock Field

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Oakie and John

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Christina, John, "Slugger", and Damon

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"Slugger" and the Zells

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How did that Red Sox hat get on my head? :)

Until next time RS Nation

OK, so we need a post here, so how about a few thoughts about the 2006 Sox?

Just do it...

Go get them Curt.

EDIT:

I forgot to mention the bull pen, silly me. I guess I'm not really mad at anyone, I the difference came down to a bloop, not much you can do about that. The frustrating part is that no one in the 'pen besides Papelbon can get anyone else out. That doesn't look good going forward, can it turn around? Sure, why not, but right now things don't look at all good pitching wise.

Anyway, nice performance by Curt, Papelbon showed some real guts (not to mention 5Ks in two super high pressure innings).


Prediction:

Boomer goes 9 and laughs at his former team mates as they exit the fens (hey, I can dream right?).

When you just can't win.

I just watched the KC Royals completely steal a game from the best closer in the game. Really though, this game should not have come down to Papelbon, this should have been a blow out. The pitching held up this time (well, except in the ninth) but the bats blew it over and over again.

3 games back from the Yanks and they just lost back to back series to two of the worst (one of which is the worst) teams in baseball.

The Yankees are playing better baseball, the Twins have better pitching, it's kind of scary looking at what coming up for the Sox. It's not over but they need a spark, I'm not sure what it's going to be but it's got to happen soon before things get out of hand.

Bad stuff

Julian Tavarez should never pitch in a close game again, I mean how many games does he have to loose/almost loose before Tito figures out that he's cooked.

To loose in 12 after such great pitching then going to Julian Tavarez, what was he thinking?

BTW, this isn't knee jerk here, check out his numbers. He has a not so bad 1-2 record but something like an 5 era after tonight.

So long Bill Mueller

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It's not often that I will write about one player, but this is one special former Red Sox.

Two Grand Slams, from each side of the plate, in one game (Texas, 2003).
Making Mariano Rivera shake in his boots every time you dug in at the plate.
A batting title in 2003.
One big walk off homer to win the "fight game" in 2004.
A little 'Ol single to score Dave Roberts in a little 'Ol ALCS game in 2004...
Being a great glove man and one of the best clutch hitters I've ever seen.

The Sox were lucky to have you.

Have fun in L.A. and say hi to Grady for me.

Post Season

Well the AL East is well represented for the third year in a row, and there isn't a Bambino to be found.

GO SOX (Red Sox that is).

Big Papi and little Pape.

I have to admit that I was close to writing something negative, the first 5 innings were well, flat.

Something made me stop, and I'm glad I did.

Bring on the Yankees!

Ah, why not.

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GO SOX!

'Nuf said.

It pays to be a Yankee

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This is (surprise) baseball, so you don't have to read it unless you want to.

Time to wake up

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OK folks, my first Sox related post of the year. I just wanted to say how frustrating it is as a fan to watch a team that has so much potential, squander so many opportunities in the last week or two. I'm not sure I've ever seen so many men left on base, inning after inning, where's the timely hitting? Heck, watching Ortiz fly out on the first pitch in back to back at bats, I just don't know...

Pitching, well everyone has a bad day, they all just happened at the same time, and the Sox are with out an established stopper, so you just go with it. All in all though I have to tip my hat to Clement, Bronson, and Miller. Wakes has been his old self too, tonight was a tough loss but it's not like the Unit didn't give the Sox an opportunity to take this one.

Tomorrow is another day. Go Sox!

A Done Deal!

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The curse can now rest in peace.

Oh and by they way, for all those who were wondering who their daddy is, his name is Curt Schilling.

Red Sox Nation, Listen Up!

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I've just watched my team, the Ol' Towne Team suffer two losses to their biggest rivals, the Yankees. Unless you've been living under a rock, you knew that, so what's the post all about? Well I guess I needed an outlet to vent a bit. Here's the deal, Curt's hurt and they don't know if he will be able to take the ball again this season. What a blow, I mean this is the stuff he lives for and the stuff every Sox fan lives to watch. It's a big deal and has really had me down the last two days more so then even the losses, but you know what, the Sox still have 3 guys in their rotation that can put the kibosh on any team on any night. Petey lost last night, and I'm sure every "Who's your Daddy" chanter went home with some sort of smile on his/her face, but last time I checked allowing three runs over 7 innings is not being "owned", it wasn't the Pedro of 2000 but it wasn't a blow out either, it was the bats that lets us down that night. Bronson takes the mound tomorrow, and you know what, I hope not jinx him but he's got nasty stuff and the guts to make it work. Did anyone see game 3 of the ALDS? Then there is good old Wake. Even my Yankee fan better half likes Mr. Knuckleball (although I think she likes his smile more then his stuff). If that Ball is dancing, and his last start looked pretty good, then we are going to see those funny swings all night. Who needs heat when a 68mph knuckle does just as well? There's another guy that we might have forgot about (some on purpose), and that's Lowe. You know he still has the stuff, he was a winning pitcher this year, so it's hardly like we are dead in the water, in fact this starting rotation could be argued to be better then what the Sox brought last year to the playoffs!

The Bats, well, Yankees starting pitchers have been awesome so far, one was even flirting with perfection, but you just know once one of them make a mistake this potent lineup will fire up and jump all over it. Don't forget game 1, the Sox battled back into it after being down 8-0!

Defense, it's been there, it's been there for a while now, you have to feel good about that.

Pretty much I'm just tired of being frustrated. There is no curse, and we all know that Pedro said something silly, get over it! This is a very good team, good enough in my mind, and in the minds others, to work magic this year. I know what I've written here isn't going to help the Sox in battle, but some positive thinking can't hurt. So the Yanks won two at home, now the game is coming to Fenway, lets let them hear it!

Here we go BoSox here we go!

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What a series over the weekend! As much as a hate to see a fight break out (game two), it was nice to see a spark from the entire team! Game three was much the same, they let the yanks back into the game a couple of times, but battled back and then shut the door!

I just hope Trot is OK, the same goes for Tek and Curt #2!

I think it's time for them to go on a tear! I mean just look at Millar!