the 2018 boston red sox are now 16-2

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sale tomorrow

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2018 05:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

what a job by alex cora

i'll bet bryan price could learn a thing or two from him

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2018 05:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

i hope they all get plague

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 21 April 2018 12:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Sale got beat by a no-hitter. Talk about unlikely...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 22 April 2018 03:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

Red Sux

calstars, Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:17 (seven months ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 19:32 (seven months ago) Permalink


omar little, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 22:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

BOSTON -- The Red Sox on Thursday announced that the club will host an alumni game at Fenway Park on Sunday, May 27, nearly 25 years to the day of the last alumni game held at the ballpark. The three-inning game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., preceding the 1:05 p.m. Red Sox-Braves game. Fans with tickets to the May 27 game at Fenway Park are invited to attend.

Dwight Evans and Luis Tiant will act as managers for the two teams, with 25 other alums scheduled to participate. Former players making their on-field return to Fenway Park include Wade Boggs, Oil Can Boyd, Orlando Cabrera, Scott Cooper, Jim Corsi, Lenny DiNardo, Alan Embree, Rich Garces, Jonny Gomes, Mike Greenwell, Sam Horn, Chris Howard, Bill Lee, Darren Lewis, Steve Lomasney, Derek Lowe, Mike Lowell, Julio Lugo, Steve Lyons, Keith MacWhorter, Pedro Martinez, Lou Merloni, Rick Miller, Mike Myers, and Troy O'Leary.

Fenway Park gates A, C, and D will open starting at 10 a.m. for the alumni game. Will call windows at those same gates will open starting at 9:30 a.m.

The last alumni game played at Fenway Park was held on Saturday, May 29, 1993. The game featured a number of Red Sox greats, including Jim Lonborg, Jim Rice, and Carl Yastrzemski, playing a team of "Upper Deck Heroes" including Ernie Banks, Vida Blue, and Cesar Cedeno.

Sunday's alumni game is the conclusion of four days of alumni related events for the club, beginning with the Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Thursday, May 24; a pregame ceremony honoring the new Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees at Fenway Park on Friday, May 25; and extended hours for autograph alley before and during the Saturday, May 26, game.

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 May 2018 21:07 (six months ago) Permalink

Bill Lee!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 May 2018 22:24 (six months ago) Permalink

Awesome, Lee pitched a couple years ago in the Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, for his old team the Alaska Goldpanners.

JoeStork, Thursday, 17 May 2018 22:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Aw, David Price was one pitch from a 93-pitch Maddux, but Manny Machado hit a 2-run homer. Still got the CG.

WilliamC, Friday, 18 May 2018 01:56 (six months ago) Permalink

wtf are they allergic to the phrase Old-Timers Day? Or have the Stankees trademarked it?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 May 2018 14:34 (six months ago) Permalink

The do old timers at LAA and LAD. They used to call it that, anyway

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 18 May 2018 15:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Betts stealing off gausman gifs are making me giggle tho

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 18 May 2018 15:03 (six months ago) Permalink

Too bad Bartolo Colon's not on the Braves anymore. He could've started the old-timers game as well as the regular one.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 18 May 2018 15:27 (six months ago) Permalink

sensitive baby-boomer snowflakes don't want to be called 'old-tmers'

mookieproof, Friday, 18 May 2018 16:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Betts has 33 XBH in 41 games. last year Pujols had 40 in 149 games.

omar little, Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:46 (six months ago) Permalink


Source: Red Sox designating Hanley Ramirez for assignment. A look at that startling decision via @BostonGlobe

— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) May 25, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 25 May 2018 15:10 (six months ago) Permalink


illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 25 May 2018 19:06 (six months ago) Permalink

I think Betts has more home runs than the entire lineup had in 2017.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 26 May 2018 02:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Beautiful night at Fenway yesterday. It's a good time when Sandy Leon has 3 extra-base hits.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:19 (six months ago) Permalink

feel bad for jalen beeks

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 June 2018 23:26 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

wow finish tonight where Juan Soto works a (12-pitch?) walk w/ 2 out in 9th vs Kimbrel to become the tying run, and Rendon lines out to LF on a 3-0 pitch.

The RSN being over half the crowd at road games like this is a large part of why I root for Boston's failure ahead of all except NYY's.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 02:42 (five months ago) Permalink

got interesting when kimbrel clearly had strike 3 but it wasn't called b/c of the dumbass catcher. he was totally lost after not getting that call.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 02:51 (five months ago) Permalink

yes, a jumpy act of receiving

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 12:55 (five months ago) Permalink

Question for any locals: is David Price as hated in Boston as one of the Toronto call-in shows asserted today? And if he is, why? Is is that one incident with Eckersley last year, or is there more to it? He's not pitching great, I know, but he's been far from a disaster since coming over, and as fourth starters go, I'd say he's a good guy to be taking into the playoffs (albeit, an expensive one).

clemenza, Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:03 (five months ago) Permalink


By the middle of the season, Price said, some fans at Fenway Park heaped abuse on him when he warmed up in the bullpen before starts.

“It got pretty rough,” he said. “If you don’t like it, pitch better. That’s all it is. Mike Brenly, our bullpen catcher, he stood up for me multiple times. The Fenway guards, too, [and] the bullpen cop.”

Some of the taunts were racial in nature.

“I got it all,” Price said. “It’s all right. I don’t care about that. My mom is white and my dad is black. I’ve heard that since I’ve been in school. There’s nothing you can say to me that I haven’t heard before. Your ignorance is not going to affect what I’m trying to do. But I feel sad it’s still out there.”

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:20 (five months ago) Permalink

...he's not a lily white good ole boy so yeah, knowing Boston sports fans, he's probably dealing with quite a few issues.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Don't mean to come off as naive--maybe I should have factored that in. I'm looking at this from a) the memory of how phenomenally popular he was during his short Toronto stay, and, probably, b) an assumption that post-Ortiz that wasn't something than needed to be factored in.

clemenza, Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:28 (five months ago) Permalink

The call-in guys said it had a lot to do with how poorly he pitches against the Yankees. I looked at his Yankee starts the past three years, and yeah, wow: except for one great start last July, they absolutely murder him.

clemenza, Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:40 (five months ago) Permalink

I guess this has been commented upon lots the past three seasons, but I didn't know anything about it.

One great start against the Yankees: 8 IP, 7 H, 8 K, no walks or runs.
His eight other starts against NY: 39 IP, 67 H, 12 BB, 25 K, 44 earned runs, 10.15 ERA.

clemenza, Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:55 (five months ago) Permalink

he was also bad in his lone playoff start for boston

all that -- and the racism -- aside, fans are pretty attuned to contracts these days, and while he's certainly been serviceable, expectations run high when the team signs someone for $31m a year

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:02 (five months ago) Permalink


a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Saturday, 21 July 2018 22:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Second excellent start in a row for Price. I know it's cherry-picking, but eliminate his two horrible starts against the Yankees and he's having quite a good year.

clemenza, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 03:01 (four months ago) Permalink

steve pearce

mookieproof, Friday, 3 August 2018 00:56 (four months ago) Permalink

love this guy

call all destroyer, Friday, 3 August 2018 00:59 (four months ago) Permalink

i was at this game. the first homer Pearce hit, over the monster, he hit on such a beeline i actually didn't think it was a homer. he absolutely smoked it. just full on the screws. seemed destined to smack off the wall. but it kept rising. i honestly think it was still going up when it went over. and of course the second homer, it was just bedlam. what a night. my kids both said they started to feel bad for the Yankees. feeling bad for the yankees! can you imagine??

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 3 August 2018 13:52 (four months ago) Permalink

no, but i am no longer innocent.

I will spend many hours w/in a mile of Fenway this weekend, but will get away fast from the hordes whenever i see them.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 August 2018 13:57 (four months ago) Permalink

we're missing each other by mere minutes morbs - we're out of here tomorrow a.m.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 3 August 2018 14:11 (four months ago) Permalink

well, i'll be drinking in Cambridge tonight with Fangraphs ppl!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 August 2018 14:13 (four months ago) Permalink

I'd like to thank the Red Sox for scoring 15 runs tonight so that I had a legitimate excuse to play David Bowie's "TVC 15" at the end of the game.

— Josh Kantor (@jtkantor) August 3, 2018

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 3 August 2018 14:40 (four months ago) Permalink

porcello on some maddux shit tonight, 86-pitch complete game 1-hitter.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:27 (four months ago) Permalink

90 Game Score is tied for 7th on this season's best pitching performances.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 4 August 2018 04:31 (four months ago) Permalink

prick orcello tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 August 2018 04:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Would love to see Price have a great start against the Yankees at home--I would think that'd mend a lot of fences.

clemenza, Monday, 6 August 2018 00:29 (four months ago) Permalink

1st inning was a squeaker but he looks good now

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 6 August 2018 01:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Price is looking great out there (even with the umpire squeezing him a bit). His half-season here made me a lifetime fan.

clemenza, Monday, 6 August 2018 02:29 (four months ago) Permalink

that was a good inning

call all destroyer, Monday, 6 August 2018 02:31 (four months ago) Permalink

I like Arod's commentary.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 6 August 2018 03:21 (four months ago) Permalink

I check periodically to see where they sit in relation to the 2001 Mariners (116-46). They're running three games behind right now: the Red Sox are 79-34, the Mariner were 82-31. The '98 Yankees (114-48) were even better: 84-29.

clemenza, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 12:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Tuned in to see Mookie's last AB and whether he could do it, and what do you know, he did it--hit for the cycle (plus a walk).

clemenza, Friday, 10 August 2018 01:53 (four months ago) Permalink

so crazy. the night i was at Fenway he went 4-4 with two walks! the dude gets. on. base

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 10 August 2018 03:00 (four months ago) Permalink

32-11 will match the 2001 Mariners' win record

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 August 2018 14:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Interesting to note that not a single post-1961 team outperformed their Aug. 1st projection.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 12 August 2018 16:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Stands to reason, though: laws of gravity, plus you've got a huge lead and you're probably regularly resting players through September for the post-season. The Dodgers last year were a whole other freakish case...I'd completely forgotten they were in the same place as the Red Sox.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 August 2018 16:39 (four months ago) Permalink

yankees went 6-1 this week and gained no ground

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I was at the game in Toronto when Mookie hit for the cycle, about 10 feet away from the guy who caught two homeruns (no, he's not that Youtube guy who has made a career out of it).

I hadn't been to Toronto since the stadium opened - it's nice but, boy, were the Blue Jays fans scarce (and quiet). I'm sure Benintendi heard me cheering for him it was that chill.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:45 (four months ago) Permalink

jalen beeks' revenge

mookieproof, Sunday, 19 August 2018 21:03 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Welcome back, Brandon Phillips.

Andy K, Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:11 (three months ago) Permalink

However you feel about the Red Sox, everyone loves Mookie Betts, right? Would hate for this to be anything:

clemenza, Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Pulling for Betts as MVP, but after an 0-4 night and a 3-3 from Martinez, Martinez is close again for a Triple Crown. He's three points behind Betts in BA, 2 HR behind Davis, and comfortably ahead in RBI.

clemenza, Thursday, 20 September 2018 12:09 (two months ago) Permalink

meanwhile trout just hit a 435 footer

k3vin k., Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:13 (two months ago) Permalink

9:00PM and it’s the 4th inning :)

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 21 September 2018 01:00 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

sox radio guy tim neverett is out and WEEI is apparently turning game broadcasts into a 'talk-show format'

i guess this is what happens when you are by definition unable to pivot to video

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:30 (two days ago) Permalink

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