Sunday, May 07, 2006

I'll believe that when...

So after yesterday's victory over the O's, I made my rounds to best inform myself of the game. Several things hit me as funny/good/miraculous. The thing would be the offensive resurgence of the Sox yesterday. Of course, there was a time when 9 runs was not an explosion for the Sox, but rather a good day at the plate (remember when like 24 runs was an explosion?). But the Sox, led in part by AGon (what???) put up 5 in the first inning and 9 runs total. I like it when they do that. But one thing is for sure. Wakefield deserved it. After pitching very well almost every start. He finally got himself some run love.

The next issue is the resugence in suckiness from Seanez. The man is just plain bad and, unless he returns to at least a shadow of how he pitched last year (2.69 era in 60.1 innings), he needs to just get out of Boston. This year he has posted, in 11 earned runs in 11.1 innings, 14 hits, 4 homeruns and 6 walks. You are great.

Of course, no game that includes Julian "I wish I was as bad-ass as Seanez" Tavarez would be complete without a little drama. After hitting Luis Matos on the hit, Tavarez (whose stat line is pretty bad at 13 hits 6 earned runs, 3 homeruns, a HBP and 4 walks in 11 innings) exchanged some words with his 'buddy'. The benches cleared but nothing happened, fortunately. Said Tavarez, "I'm not here to start anything. I'm not here to embarrass the Red Sox organization. I'm a better person than that." I guess he forgot who he was.

Also, for next week's Yankees we will see Beckett followed by Schilling and Wake. Pretty good.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ha!! Stud!!!

Ok...all of the people who were not sure about Mirabelli trade deux. I am pretty sure that this is worth Cla Boy (By the way, if he stuck with the Sox, I believe Cla Boy would be a good nickname for him. I don't know why. It's a terrible nickname)

Beckett is up tomorrow against Doc Halliday. Depending on which Beckett strolls out there, it should be a great pitching match up.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Have I Told You Lately, That I Love You?

So, After the three day depressing as hell weekend (France's labor day). I walk into work, depressed bc it is the first working day of the week and my desk is taken. So I have no internet. 2 hours later, I connect my lab top and switch over to the Sox sight. Read my last post to get an idea of how I thought Monday's game would go. But then Whammy!!! GREAT NEWS!!! 1) the Sox won; 2) Dougie is Back!!!

I only have a few things to say about the game because I am sure you have heard it all already. But first, Wake is fricking amazing. To the game, Loretta might be breaking out of his slump which would be great for both the Sox and my fantasy team, while Papi is just plain Papi. Now a big part of this game was Damon's return. I, being in France, did not see how the fans reacted, but I saw that Judas went ahead and tipped his helmet before hitting. Question. What the F'ing dahahfdbkibec????? Who do you think you are???? What a arrogent bastard. Damon, You are a bad bad man, but you went 0-4 so way to go douchbag.

The other thing that I have to talk about is Superman's return. Or as some might call him, Dougie. Flying in to Logan, changing into his uniform in his police escort only to barely beat the opening pitch and catch the knuckler perfectly after nearly 7 months away from Wake.

Have I told you lately, that I love you? Have I told you, there's no one else above you??

You have to feel for Bard though. The man tried. Hopefully he is remembered for his 93 days here in Boston. So we sent Bard, Cla Meredith and some cash over to the Padres. See ya Bard and $100,000 dollars. Meredith huh? Well its a tough loss to our system. Number 11 prospect who is tough on righties. However, he was being groomed as a closer and is much more effective against righties than lefties. So he is a talented young pitcher, who was eventually going to be our closer? No way. Hansen has that wrapped up in the future.

So really we traded $100,000 and Meredith, a closer with no future here for Dougie 'Im the only man alive who can catch Wakefield' Mirabelli (or for Loretta, depending on how you look at it). Done and Done. Great Trade.

Now let's hope that Stella can help Beckett get his groove back

Sorry about that one.