Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

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Joe Morgan = Afraid of Red Sox fans

When asked by Jon Miller if he’d be doing the Sox/Yanks game tomorrow night, good old Joe responded with, "I’ll wait until the Red Sox go to Yankee Stadium".

Chicken.

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April 30, 2006 Posted by | Miscellaneous | 11 Comments

Joe Morgan makes my head hurt

He’s whining like a hungry baby about how Albert Pujols was walked four times today.  He thinks it’s unfair that it is allowed in baseball to intentionally walk someone.  Wa-freaking-wa, Joe. 

When Jon Miller just reminded Joe Morgan that "the point is to win" Joe Morgan came back with "Isn’t baseball entertainment?".

Let me get this straight.  The guy who complains AD NAUSEAM about how more people remember Carlton Fisk’s homerun more than they do which team actually won the World Series that year, is now saying it ISN’T about winning, it’s about ENTERTAINING?

That sound you hear is my ear hitting the floor as I cut it off so I don’t have to listen to Morgan any longer.

April 30, 2006 Posted by | Rants | 3 Comments

Mark gets his wish!

Standingsapril3020062 My dad to me this afternoon:

"Who cares?  Get back to me in September and I’ll worry about the Yankees being in first place".

I love my dad.  Mind you, I have no idea where I came from, but I love him.

April 30, 2006 Posted by | Standings | 6 Comments

Mark gets his wish!

Standingsapril3020062 My dad to me this afternoon:

"Who cares?  Get back to me in September and I’ll worry about the Yankees being in first place".

I love my dad.  Mind you, I have no idea where I came from, but I love him.

April 30, 2006 Posted by | Standings | Leave a comment

Dale’s View Today

My friend Dale is at the game again today.  Another picture from her cell phone:

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April 30, 2006 Posted by | Ballgames | 2 Comments

Last Sunday in April

Lenny2 Still wound up from last night’s game.  Lenny should be thanking his teammates for saving his cheese yet again (although he seemed to calm down the last couple of innings he pitched).  I really think (hope?) the team can capitalize on this with Schilling on the mound today.  The Rays are throwing Scott Kazmir out there and he always gives us trouble.  Then there’s all those hit batsmen this weekend.  I think (worry?) that Curt might want to retaliate a bit.

Although, a good basebrawl might help bring this team together, much like the comeback win last night hopefully did.

Johnny Damon is back in Fenway tomorrow.  There, I wrote it.  Everyone happy now?  I spent a good amount of time last week looking around for tickets to Monday’s game.  Finally decided that paying that kind of money to be in Fenway just to see the reaction Johnny gets was certainly not worth it.  Because, the truth is, I’ll be booing him at home.  Heck, I already do.  But to be IN Fenway and hear people booing him…well, I’m not sure how I would react to that.  When I found out how well he played yesterday – and then saw the box score, my reaction was "well, at least he wasn’t the reason they won"…as if it was okay he did well because it didn’t necessarily help the Yankees.

Don’t get me wrong.   I still think he’s a liar.  And I think he’s greedy and publicity hungry.  And there is a huge part of me that can’t wait for the fans to boo him.  I just don’t want to be in the middle of it.

Some interesting quotes today in the Boston Globe from Globe sportswriters.  Now, Chris Snow is a fine writer, but he has obviously no clue of what it is to be a Red Sox fan. 

"I expect Damon will be warmly received…He rather definitely and consistently has said he never wanted to leave, and had the Sox split the difference between their offer of $40 million and the Yankees’ offer of $52 million, he would have stayed. Whether he actually would have is immaterial now."

Guess what, Chris?  No it isn’t.

Gordon Edes, on the other hand, totally gets it. 

"He did what many of us would do: He took the best offer. And because it was from George Steinbrenner, and because he has talked so much about how he loves being a Yankee, I suspect he’ll get barbecued tomorrow night."

The most interesting quote, though, comes from the Curly-Haired Boyfriend himself (CHB to we Red Sox fans), Dan Shaughnessy.  Who begins his quote with:

"This is a tough one. Fans at the ballpark tend to be a lot more forgiving than those who call sports radio"

Seemingly indicating that Dan neither listens to sports radio, nor visits Fenway Park.

I have no way of knowing what will really happen, although the Globe (via the Boston Dirt Dogs site which I absolutely refuse to link here) seems to be on a big push to "cheer" Johnny.  Truth is, I’m truly starting to not care.  I want my team to do well; I want the Yankees to fail.  Pretty much black and white right there.

I have written about my four year-old niece Madison here many times before.  All winter long, and during spring training as well, she maintained that although he Johnnydamonjuly2005avalon"broke" her heart, she still loved Johnny Damon.  We did nothing to discourage her (and she would remind us that she still wouldn’t cheer for the Yankees, but she did like Johnny).  Last weekend she started doing something that surprised me a little.  The Yankees game was on and Johnny was up so my sister pointed him out to Madison.  Madison put her fingers to her nose (her symbol for what she thinks the Yankees ‘do’) and surprised everyone.  "You don’t like Johnny anymore?" my sister asked.  "Not if he’s on the Yankees", Madison replied.

Although, she made a point to tell me that she isn’t getting rid of any of her Johnny Damon stuff – and there is a LOT of it – because that was when he was "A Red Sox" so it’s "still good"!

(Both pictures today taken by me last year at Bronson Arroyo’s cd release party in Boston)

April 30, 2006 Posted by | Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

They had better build on this momentum!

Standingsapril302006Nice way to end the night.  Or start the morning.  Whichever.

April 29, 2006 Posted by | Standings | Leave a comment

They had better build on this momentum!

Standingsapril302006Nice way to end the night.  Or start the morning.  Whichever.

April 29, 2006 Posted by | Standings | Leave a comment

Wild Thing…You make my heart sing

Wildthing Way to work for it boys!

Papelbon gets his tenth save in ten tries to break the record for rookie saves in April!  And he does it by striking out the side.  Holy freaking cow.

Even so, this was an enormous team effort.  And exactly what we needed!  Just about everyone contributed.  Heck, even Wily Mo is starting to look a big more comfortable out there.  And Keith Foulke gets a well-deserved win!

Most exciting ninth inning of the season thus far.  My heart is still racing!

April 29, 2006 Posted by | Ballgames | 19 Comments

Dear Lenny:

You know what would be good tonight?  If you didn’t suhck.  That would be great, actually.

And, the rest of you, a lot of hits.  That would be a big positive too.

Thanks.

(Edited to add…first two hitters, who happen to be left-handed, both get hits to start the game.  Lenny hates me.)

April 29, 2006 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment