Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

I Have a Problem

Broken or not...WHO needs this?

Yesterday’s entry about wine, and my confession of collecting needless items if they are related to the Red Sox, got me thinking about other things I have hanging around that, really, I nor anyone else should be keeping.

  • As I mentioned yesterday, I have six…SIX bottles of wine that I will never open.  The original three Red Sox wines (purchased in 2007) as well as Papi’s, Youk’s and Tek’s (purchased in 2008).
  • I have a six-pack of Coca Cola in 8 ounce bottles celebrating the 2004 World Championship team.  Given to me as a gift in 2004.
  • An unopened can of Kevin Youkilis’ SlumpBuster energy drink (purchased, I think, in 2009 maybe late in 2008).  Because it was the one without the offensive art on the can, I bought two…one to taste and one to keep.  The taste really wasn’t that bad…).
  • An empty bottle of Asahi Super Dry Beer that I got in New York in 2007 at Professor Thom’s.  (Yes, I stole it after I emptied it!)  Daisuke Matsuzaka famously did a Japanese commercial for it and I actually LIKED it.  Of note, MLB Advanced Media claimed ownership of said commercial on YouTube and had it take down (presumably because, in it, Daisuke actually drinks the beer.)
  • A Buddy Big League Red Sox doll (which now has a broken arm).  Basically, it’s a 16′ bobblehead doll that sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and chants “Swing batter batter”.  Oh, he also dances.
  • A giant Charlie Brown Pez dispenser that also sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” when you open it.  Charlie Brown is wearing a Red Sox hat.  The little pieces at the bottom that should be Charlie’s feet are broken.
  • Now these are only a few things that I came up with off the top of my head, but it gives you a good idea of my obsession.  I also have a drawer full of past season pocket and magnetic schedules that I haven’t had the hear to dump yet.  The more I type, the more things I think of.  I have a “Daubach is my Daddy” t-shirt that I never wore will never wear.  I have a mouse with the Red Sox logo on it that hasn’t worked since the day I bought it.  I have a Coco Crisp t-shirt with a number on it that he didn’t wear.

    Along with needing to learn to throw things away…I need to learn not to buy them in the first place!

    I can’t be the only one…can I?


March 8, 2011 - Posted by | 2011 | ,


  1. Cyn, you KNOW you’re not the only one, Sistah!

    Comment by cynthia | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. We still have the final, unopened beer remaining after the 2004 World Series. We had a ritual we went through each night of the playoffs/World Series to ensure the win streak would continue. I had to go to the same store, buy the same beer (Newcastle) and go to the same friend’s house (whether she was home or not) and watch the game with my husband and her dogs. Of course, this is why we won it all. 🙂 At the end of the World Series there was one beer remaining. It sits (and will always sit) unopened on our shelf in our family room as a reminder of the lack of sleep and overwhelming joy we experienced through those weeks.

    Comment by Kfish | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. 3 boxes of Wheaties (Pedro, Papi, Beckett), a jar of Pedro salsa, a jar of Pedroia’s salsa, a bag of Japanese fried pea pods that was given out in Spring Training during Daisuke’s first season, Coke can with the ’07 Championship logo, all unopened. And that’s just in the pantry….

    (And the worst part is that what’s now bugging me is the fact that I don’t have any of the wines or Big Papi’s hot sauce. How did that happen?)

    Comment by Kristen | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  4. I’m confused. I read through the entire post, and couldn’t fine the “problem” referenced in the title.

    Comment by Section 36 | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  5. I have two empty champagne bottles I cannot bring myself to get rid of. One I drank the night that the Lightning won the Stanley Cup. The other I drank after the Sox won in ’07. And those are just the first odd things that came to mind.

    Since I got my season hockey tickets, I keep the box they came in and odds & sods I accumulated throughout the season.

    Comment by Alexis | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  6. “A Buddy Big League Red Sox doll (which now has a broken arm). Basically, it’s a 16′ bobblehead doll that sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and chants “Swing batter batter”. Oh, he also dances. ”

    Oh, Cyn–how can you IMAGINE discarding such a priceless mojo-bringer? We really MUST deploy Buddy Big League during dire moments of Sox games this summer. If we’re really far behind, Buddy may be required to do his dance. I feel confident that the performance will be spectacularly helpful.

    Comment by Elaine Apthorp | March 9, 2011 | Reply

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