Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Runs and Beer

Jim Lonborg threw out the first pitch to Luis Exposito (and Casey Kelly got his first win in Triple-A!). One of the very few photos I took this weekend.

Jim Lonborg threw out the first pitch to Luis Exposito (and Casey Kelly got his first win in Double-A!). One of the very few photos I took this weekend.

Because I, apparently, will never learn, I was genuinely surprised by the amount of bitching and moaning by some Red Sox fans online late yesterday after the Orioles got the walk off win.

The Sox won the series, in a pretty damn forceful way.  The O’s won the last game in extra innings.  There is no shame in the Sox losing a game to the Orioles, regardless of their standing in the league.  The team is still made up of professional players who, on occasion, will show signs of why they belong in the big leagues.  Being greedy or entitled is unappealing and annoying.  The Sox are playing great right now, why not just enjoy that?  I hate when the Sox lose too, but they had a great weekend and losing a game in extra innings will always be, to me, an indication that the winning team just had better luck.

I missed both weekend games, as I expected, but found myself in Portland for an unexpected trip to Hadlock Field to see the SeaDogs play in a double-header on Saturday (they split it).  Sunday was a group game in honor of  a friend I met online (at a Red Sox blog, no less!) who passed away this year.  There was a good group of people there to honor Andy’s memory but, sadly, the weather didn’t cooperate and the SeaDogs game got rained out.  All in all, not a terrible way to spend a couple of days.  God speed, Andy.

Sox work on the beginning of another winning streak tonight in Cleveland where they start a four-game series against the Indians.  Daisuke Matsuzaka is on the mound tonight against old friend Fausto Carmona.

Unless something really strange happens, like a storm that knocks my power out, we’ll be here tomorrow night for the Tuesday night live chat…with Tim Wakefield on the mound.

I have many friends traveling all over today…safe travels and much love to you all.

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June 7, 2010 - Posted by | 2010 | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. did you forget to tell me that you just happen to see and take a picture of Jim Lonborg?

    Comment by Noni | June 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. Nice picture. Good to see Lonborg and know he’s still kickin it.

    Comment by Sharpie | June 8, 2010 | Reply


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