Monday, February 14, 2011

Anyone know CPR?

Obviously we've all neglected this precious place.  I'll admit life becomes so overwhelming that we don't have time to focus on the things we love to do or have enough time in the day to do them all.  Trying to maintain several blogs and now several fantasy baseball teams can be pretty damn tough...but hey I'm willing to continue giving it a try.  I've missed the Sistahs and this site so I'm going to try lighting a fire underneath some of them and myself to at least give it a shot to revive this old haunt.  Spring Training is beginning in Fort Myers....while I can't be there in person, I can follow along thanks to my good friend, Brenken who attends regularly.

So although this post lacks doesn't lack the attempt of reviving breath into this site.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Opening Night Correspondence

The season opening post comes to us from an anonymous Canadian guest blogger, who was somewhat surprised to learn that C.C. Sabathia is on my fantasy baseball team.

Dear Theo,

You may recall that I am your most loyal fan. You may also recall that I bleed Red Sox blood and have cheered the loudest of anyone, even in the Jimy years.

You know that a) if you were taller, b) if you were Catholic, or c) if you were Canadian (because I have a weakness for those), I would marry you or at least bear your children. Having said that, I thought I should come clean, this being Easter and all, and tell you that I have C.C. Sabathia in my fantasy pool.

I know that Jon Lester will probably win the Cy Young award and C.C. is a tad rotund. I just felt like finally having a guy not named Schilling who could win the big game. A guy who causes opposing batters to break into a cold sweat when he takes the mound. Now, I know that Luis Tiant had that effect on batters too, but that was because they weren't sure he was paying attention.

Anyway, I love your new loafers. They really bring out the color in your eyes.

C.C. lover,

Dear K.J.,

I have to say I found your marriage entreaties quite inviting. You should know that I can a) wear lifts in my shoes, b)say the Hail Mary and Our Father (Bill Belichick taught me those), and c) think Winnipeg is a nice city.

That being said, I am horrified at your pronouncement and ask that you turn in your Red Sox fan membership immediately.

In my own defense, I let the computer draft for me this year and really shouldn't complain, since I also got Tim Lincecum. But here's my own response.

Dear Theo,

Tell Beckett to stop throwing the curve ball until he can figure out how to keep opponents from hitting it out of the park, and then we'll talk.

Hugs & kisses,

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Postcard Shower

Okay, so it's been a while...but there's good reason to bring back the blog: David Ortiz needs us!

We haven't "had" to really do one of these in a while...but Sistah Kelly J (Triumphant Red Sox Fan) has decided (and we all agree) that now is definitely the time!

Here's what you need to do:

Get or make 10 postcards and write encouraging messages. Mail them ASAP but not after Wednesday, May 20, because they hit the road again the following Monday.

David Ortiz
c/o Boston Red Sox
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215

The point behind this is to show Papi that we support him and want him to do well - in spite of the negativity that might show itself through the media or jerks at the park.

So do your part and show Papi we're behind him!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Who are those guys?

Eric Hinske, one of the offensive catalysts for the Rays this year, is batting .174 over the last ten games
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

So we're into August of the 2008 season and the Sox are still in second place with the Tampa Bay Rays not looking to slow down any time soon, right?

Well, no. At least, not the way I see it.

(That sound you hear is my whistling when you note that we haven't posted anything here since May!)

Sure, the Rays are still 3 games ahead of the Sox in the standings. And, yes, they've won all but one of the six games they've played in August, indicating the team is on a bit of a tear. They also won twelve of their 25 games in July, including a seven game losing streak that led them into the All Star break.

Add to that, the fact that the team with the best home record in the American League (and second best home record in MLB) now has to play 30 of their 49 remaining games on the road. With a struggling Scott Kazmir and only Akinori Iwamura, Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria hitting around .300 over the last ten games.

And in addition to THAT, Carl Crawford and Jason Bartlett are both out of the lineup (but not yet on the DL) right now. The team is starting to show signs of faltering and it will be interesting to see how they handle it all with this ten-game road trip they have (Seattle, Oakland and Texas) beginning tonight. Incidentally, when they return home after the Texas series, their first opponent will be the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and all Points West. The team that just happens to have the best ROAD record in MLB.

Today's Rays' acquisition of the Oriole's relief pitcher (and former member of the Red Sox bullpen) Chad Bradford should help bolster the Rays' bullpen a bit, but how much will it really help?

There's no denying that the Rays are having a season much worth celebrating. Going from the cellar dwellers of 2007, to leading the league for the majority of 2008 is an amazing feat.

I'm just not ready to count the Red Sox out of this race.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008