Let’s face it, watching the Boston Red Sox has been difficult this year. The pitching woes that sabotaged their title-defense in 2019 have only gotten worse with Chris Sale out for Tommy John surgery, Eduardo Rodriguez lost to Covid complications and David Price shipped off in the Mookie Betts deal. The team is 9-18 and… Read More Boston Red Sox trade Workman, Hembree: The Chaim Bloom era really begins
Could there be a lonelier place Than the pitching mound In an empty stadium As a home run ball rattles around The vacant outfield seats?
Sunset over the Stadium A summer night without baseball A giant sleeping, until…
“Do they leave it there during the game?” That famous line from one-time Red Sox lefty and Hall of Fame-level raconteur Bill Lee sums up Fenway Park’s reputation with respect to southpaws. Yet, despite this literal barrier to success for lefties in Boston, the 2017 Red Sox rotation could potentially be one of the most… Read More Over the Monster: The possibility of a historically left-handed Red Sox rotation
It’s Hall-of-Fame ballot season again. That wonderful time of year when the wind begins to nip at your nose and Christmas carols fill the air and the Baseball Writers Association of America comes together to decide who was naughty and who was nice during the Steroid Era. At the top of the list marked coal… Read More MLB Hall of Fame Voting: How Barry Bonds Saved Baseball from Steroids- Part 1- Watching the World Burn
At Over the Monster, looking back at one of David Ortiz’s biggest hits. There are far too many incredible moments in this game for me to recap them all. After the greatest closer in history, Mariano Rivera, faltered just a hair, walking Kevin Millar. After David Roberts stole second with the entire world knowing he was… Read More Over the Monster- Celebrating David Ortiz
(A poem in the style of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, writing in the style of St. Matthew) Large Father, Who art at Fenway, Harrowing be thy name To pitchers who come To protect a run In innings beyond the seventh. Hit one for us this day, out to the seat that is Red Or else one that… Read More Our Papi: A Red Sox Fan’s Prayer in Tribute to David Ortiz
October means playoff baseball and last night, MLB’s playoffs began with a thriller between two AL East rivals. The Blue Jays managed to beat the Baltimore Orioles to move on to the Division series, but it took them eleven innings and a walk-off home run from Edwin Encarnacion off of not-Zach-Britton to do it. Tonight,… Read More MLB Playoffs: Wild Card Games- Enter Baseball Thunderdome