Friday, March 31


So it seems like the Sox have made their depth chart for the start of the season. Holy Wow what a difference a year makes. I think I call the infield "The infield of Strangers", or at least I will for a little while. It will be very interesting to see how this team develops it's chemistry and how they all interact with each other. I sure hope they can find some of the same spark/wildness that the team has had in the last few years.
I don't care if it's pre-season, our 8-19 mark is depressing.
Bronson stuck it to us yesterday, good for him.
Finally ordered Extra Innings. Hoorary for Extra Innings.
As far as I can tell I'm either going to see Wells or Schilling pitch next Saturday. It will be cool to see how all the Sox fans at Fenway South treat Millar. I'm sure he will get lot's of cheers.

Tuesday, March 28

The Sox Take to the Ring

I would just like to say that I am very scared of the first Sox/Spankees series that Tavarez pitches in might be a scary one. I would like to go on the record with that right now.
So two days in a row the Sox got involved with bench clearing brawls. The first against the Phillies and the 2nd against the D-Rays. The Phillies one seemed like it might have actually been waranted. From what I read about Mr Tavarez and the punches that he threw that one seems like it might have been a little out of line. I can only imagine what might happen with him in a heated game in the Bronx. Oyyyy.
Graffanio is now back with the Royals. Another solid player who enjoyed his time in Boston bites the dust. Is there going to be anyone starting in the infield that was with the team last year?
We are still doing a lovley job of losing in the pre-season. Hopefully that tide will change.
A week from yesterday is opening day. Even better then that is a week from Saturday I am seeing the Sox in Baltimore (aka Fenway south). I got to get my Damon devil t-shirt from chowdaheadz before that.
On a random side note Dave Matthews has been my fave band since 1994. It was announced that they are going to play Fenway in July. Fortunately I am a memember of the little fan club that might help me to actually be able to get tickets to one night. Please pray for me. That would be a very cool 30th birthday.

Wednesday, March 22

More on Bronson and Such

So as I sit here in another exciting theatrical tech rehearsal I have been thinking about this whole Bronson thing a lot. Jere brought up a great point that I had forgotten about. Cornrow Boy had gone against the wishes of his agent when he signed his last deal with the Sox. His agent felt like he was taking no where near enough $$ from the Sox. Bronson wanted to saty in Boston and ot go anywhere else so he took the deal to stay in Boston. He loved it there. It was like the exact opposite of what happened with Johnny Damon. Cornrow boy was rewarded with his loyalty to the Sox by getting taded to the rocking Reds of Cincy. What a deal. I feel sorry for the poor guy. I've never really understood how that makes athletes feel when they get traded like that. It must be quite a shocker sometimes. When us avergae joe's move we usually plan for a while and take everything into account. Athletes have a few days. Of course they make a lot more then the average smoe so that probablly helps.
So I'll miss Cornrow boy. With the over abundance of pitching something was going to happen. Maybe Papi could give himself cornrows as a tribute to Bronson!
Hopefully Willy Mo can hit the ball onto the interstate like Manny did last year.
There's a very interesting little thing on about all the parts of the 2004 team and how many are gone now. It is a bit on the depressing side actually. Hopefully this new group of players can put it all together and become a magical baseball team again. The most interesting thing is that at the end there is ap ole to vote on which member of that team you would want back the most. Cabrerra, Damon, Pedro, or Nomar. Cabrerra was leading the pack with Damon and Nomar bringing up the rear. I think that tells you a lot about how people feel about Damon right now. I can't wait until that first Yankees/Sox game at Fenway when they boo the living crap out of him.
Almost time for the regular season. Yeah..Hooray.

Monday, March 20

So Long Cornrow Boy

It was fun.
I'll miss your cornrows.

Friday, March 17


Well the Sox ain' exactlly kicking butt in the pre-season. In fact they seem to have quite a hard time putting together a win at all. I know it's just the pre-season but it's kinda hard not to get a little nervous. I guess I am really missing the fact that Papi hasn't played, Manny has barely played, and many other folks are getting tryouts. So I guess I should stop being such a negative nancy.
I still think our pitching is really gonna be hot this year. Schilling and Beckett are looking good so far and it's pretty hard not to have faith in Wake. Bronson seem's to be the trouble spot at the moment and seems headed for the bullpen, he has even said that publicly. I think Clement will be the other starter and paperboy will also end up in the pen.
Hopefully we'll get some offense going and win a bunch. Winning is fun, third place is not.
The US is out of the WBC. I think that was quite a waste of time. It has taken all those players away from their teams and getting ready for the season. Now we can get Tek back at least. I think that Dominican is going to win it all so it will be a bit before we get papi back in action.
Couple more weeks and I get the see the Sox at Baltimore..horray for that.