Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holidaze

**photo snatched off christmasstockimages.com 

Garbage cans are overflowing with wrapping paper.  Bellies are filled with turkey, ham, stuffing/dressing or gumbo and rice and pie/pudding/cookies/cakes.  Much giggling is going on. Some are screaming at their television sets. Lights still blinking on homes and trees. Hugs and goodbyes are happening.  Some are still trying to figure out how to put together toys or install computer programs. Some are wiping tears for those they lost this year. Memories were made.  Once again Christmas rush came and gone this year.  Stories will be told. (or not)   What's your favorite memory this year? 

Friday, December 24, 2010

All That Matters


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2010 hasn't quite been the year I was hoping for.  It started off with my boss telling me he was most likely going to sell the company so I wouldn't be assured a job.  But that 'seemed' to fall by the wayside...then I had surgery on my neck to repair damage to one of my discs...fast forward....when it came time for me to get referred to physical therapy, I discover my surgeon had a bicycle accident and now has spine injuries himself which meant it took me 2 months to get into see another surgeon before I could get referred to P.T. so I'm still behind in my physical rehabilitation. Then when I'm finally getting the rehab I need(at about $200 a pop), I get told I'll be laid off and my last day will be the Friday before my birthday. WOOO HOOOO!!  During the month of October I head home for a quick visit and I have a blow out!!!  Near disaster but I'm safe and get home safe......So I get my work car which is awesome!!! But then when it comes time for the annual inspection, I discover the catalytic converter is screwed up and needs fixing before it will pass....so now I'm waiting to see if I can be eligible for a Waiver program....so after all of that I finally get things ready to head home for Christmas...when I discover a flat before I leave....:SIGH:  But after a good friend helps me out I  make it home for my family Christmas just in time for a great cajun meal....and laughs and hugs with the family.

So now it is Christmas and although I'm still unemployed, have no money for gifts, seemingly no job prospects at this moment....I have love of family and friends and that means more than any diamond necklace, any xbox, any ipad or computer, or any other bellsandwhistles gift you could give me.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

All Wrapped Up with a nice Red Bow

I've not watched every Survivor show but this season I got hooked into it.  I think it was because of the whole Older vs Younger Tribe thing.  Early on this player, Jud somethingorother, got tagged with the nickname, Fabio, cos of his physique and blond long hair...and he seemed alittle 'dumb'.  But this dude played them...all the way to the end and won the Big Bucks.  SO Hats off to Fabio...youngest person to win the million bucks off Survivor!

Kudos to him!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Through Rain, Snow, Sleet and in the Buff

Everyone is gushing over Cliff Lee's decision to return to Philly and forgo New York and writing about it....but as I tried to figure out a way to give my own version, I came across an interesting story and ... well, let me just explain.

So I know it can be a boring job delivering mail...fighting off dogs and lonely women so "Joe Postal Worker" in Wisconsin decided he'd cheer up one of his customers as she'd been in a slump and stressed out.   Joe showed up one day to deliver her mail with a smile...and that's it. Nothing else on. But. A. Smile. 
Of course, it was delivered to her office so perhaps someone else complained as several days later, he was arrested.   The police who arrested "Joe" stated to the reporter that upon further review, the worker told police that delivering mail while completely naked probably wasn't a good idea".

YA THINK????????????????????    
ok Back to Baseball!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Will Lee or Won't he?

Dear Cliff,  
 
Just to remind you of the Yankee fan who bashed/bathed your wife in ugliness.....and a few reasons why you should choose the Rangers over the Yankees  
 
Texans say "Hi Ya!"   Yankees say "Get the fuck outta my way"  
Texas have Nolan  
Yankees have Steinbrenner  
If you pick Texas, I'll root for your team (when you're not playing the Sox)  
If you pick New York, I'll boo your team every game they play  
Texas has a cooler flag than New York  
I live here in Texas  

Sincerely,  

Tex

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Gun For Hire

 As many of you know at the end of October I was laid off from my position at the juvenile justice company I had worked at for the last 3 years.  At age 52 with all my work experience working in the juvenile justice system and with kids, I'm looking and wondering what's Next???    Well, I've been watching John Henry this year and it seems he's broadening his horizons and has bought himself a soccer team in Liverpool.  A Soccer TEAM!!!   And just when we all were sitting here waiting for the Sox to turn on the oven, they go and put all 4 burners on and turn on the stove to 500 freaking degrees!!!!!!!!!!  
AGon AND Crawford?????????????????????   Millions of Bucks being spent here and now they're driving up the sale on Lee for the Yankees???   Loving it so it's really gotten me to thinking...if John Henry has so much cash on hand, I believe he needs to hire ME. 

I'm open to suggestions as to what sort of positions he could use me as. My background is in juvenile justice and although I don't own these now, I previously had a badge and handcuffs.  So I'll be waiting for your input

Meanwhile, I'm developing a position that I could send me resume for that Henry would buy into and hire me. 
 I mean we're a perfect fit
I don't have a job
He has money
I need a job
He has money
I love the Red Sox
He owns them
as my good friend Ted said, "It's Density" 

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Grave (wo)men, near death, who see with blinding sight

*photo used without permission off  of wikipedia site

I'm not sure...well I am sure why but it makes no sense but when I think of Pearl Harbor I think of Jamaica.  I lived in Jamaica when I saw the movie "Tora Tora Tora" .  I remember watching this show vividly....I don't think I cared much for history before then and it really helped me to see what had happened.  December 7th we remember those who suffered and were lost.   Some of us were posting about Remembering this day on Facebook. 

Facebook is a means of social media where you can let your friends, your family, even people you haven't actually MET what YOUR Cause is.  So the other day someone starts posting on Facebook to post a cartoon character to show your solidarity against Child Abuse...next thing you know someone is saying that pedophile's are pushing this...and now I see the latest supposedly donations to child abuse organizations increased because of this. 


Then another cause popped up...Standing up for the Unemployed...I'm one of those so I'm definitely wanting to stand up for that. 

The last 'Cause' today was a sad one...Elizabeth Edwards passed today.  One of the most admirable women I've even seen grace the political scene.  She fought the good fight but in the end, while she accepted her fate but did not go out quietly....in honor of this beautiful woman I want to post a poem that we should remember when we think of Elizabeth because she was a woman who chose to live in the face of death. I think you'll know the author

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Sweet Dreams Elizabeth

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

You say yes, I say no              You say stop and I say go, go, go           Oh, nooooooooooooooooooooooo
I dont know WHY you Say GoodBye

I say high, you say low                       You say why, and I say I don't know







I don't know why you say goodbye.....I SAY HELLO

So I prayed for the Sox to sign Adrian....I should have specified. 
I'm afraid the change is going to take me a long long time to adjust. 

Friday, December 03, 2010

Feel The Burn?

Things are heating up in Boston....We got Salt. We got Tek. 
NOW....Will THEO just SIGN ADRIAN ALREADY?????????????

Monday, November 08, 2010

It's Not You, It's Me

It's about time that ESPN got their head out their ass or the clouds and are divorcing Joe and Jon from Sunday Night Baseball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I, for one(along with many many many others) will be elated and not forced to use the mute button on their handy remote.   While baseball is a few days away (FINE....but let me live in my denial)....at least we can dream of spending Sunday nights in peace.  To quote a good friend on Facebook...Ding Friggin' Dong the Witch is Dead!  

On another note, I'd love to hear the 'story' of WHY someone would turn down $48 million for 4 years to work(play) baseball??????!!!!!!!!!!!  Yah I'm sure there's some legit valid reason but I'm unemployed right now and I'm really thinking players should be grateful to play ball.

Free Agents coming......will Beltre get an offer from the Sox?  Will the Sox go for Werth??

And of course the Spankees are contacting Lee....Shocker??? I think not.

All I know is it's November...the weather is getting cooler...the nights are coming earlier....and baseball can't get here quick enough.


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Welcome to Texas

**stolen off the web without permission but giving credit to one bad ass movie** 

Welcome to Texas Giants!!  I hope you will understand when we kick your ass and take names later.  That dyed beard you got boy????  GONE. That long ass haircut Timmy??  GONE.  Ross boy? GONE.
We're taking 'em all out back to our shed with our Special Teams Man.  You remember him right???  (see above photo)

Ya may have the Halloween colors....but WE got Texas remedies for handling folks like you!  Chainsaws is just the tip of the iceberg....watch it or we'll fire up "Old Sparky" and send you to the Walls Unit.

Or better yet, how bout we call up Beckett from his Ranch south of San Antonio and he'll bring up his 30-06 and hunting crew and have target practice on ya. 
Naw....I'm just 'joshing' ya...it's Halloween and I'm certain the Rangers have some Tricks up their sleeves and the only treats you Giants will be getting is a ride back to the hotel.  I'm sure they'll have some booze you can suck up and cry in. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Noogie Fever


Yah I know who it is.....but I have to mention that the man on the left was the 1st manager of the Texas Rangers...I continue to find it interesting in the Texas-Massachusetts connection story.

For the first time in the franchise history, the Rangers are going to be playing in the World Series!!!!  WoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooT!
With Nolan at the helm, my bets on them all the way.  



**both pictures used without permission off Sports DFW site**

        The Freak is set against Mr. Lee tomorrow and I'd say that today the Rangers were given lessons in the Noogie

Dude....do Ya realize this was only in 1993????  A mere 17 years ago.  IF the Ranger pitchers need any help I'm willing to put my job on the line that Nolan could get on the bump and show them how it's done.

Picture used without permission Stephen Dunn/Getty images
And just in case you  don't know what the Texas flag looks like?  Expect to see alot of these during this World Series 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rangers.....they don't just carry Guns

Old fans....young fans....crazy fans...bandwagoner fans....in Texas today, there's alot of fans who are happy...even Red Sox Fans who live in Texas are Happy.   Rain wasn't going to get in the way of Destiny Friday night....nope. (pictures taken off of Dallas newspaper and Fort Worth Star and used without permission but hey I'm giving credit! )

And neither was ARod and the rest of the AHoles who followed him from New York.  Anyone who is watching Ranger ball has seen this shirt in both above pictures...Speed is the Antler sign the boys use(hence the deer with hands above the head like antlers) And Claw is for strength...using again their hand as 'the claw'.  Is it corny?? Hell yah....but I LOVE IT....it shows the camaraderie of the boys!!   One cute poster in Boston(see Globe) even took it a step further to diss ARod (cos that's what we do as Red Sox fans)    If you're a Sox fan, you GET it and I don't need to explain it....if you need explanation...call me.

October 27th, The Rangers will take on XXX Team to the World Series....and my bets are on them....I know I'll be smiling that day anyway cos it brings back such good memories

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Potayto...Potahto You know the Rest

The Rangers are in the Play Offs....they're in a battle against the Evil Empire as we speak (or as I type).  Cliff Lee was brought on to help out the pitching staff and to win it.  They got their division and now they're on a quest for the bigger hardware. Nolan Ryan is at the helm and I personally hope The Rangers give the Yankees a noogie just like Ryan gave Ventura years ago.

Two players are detrimental in this quest: Josh Hamilton and CJ Wilson.  Two very different men who've reached a place where they've dreamed of but took different routes to get here.

CJ Wilson born in 1980 in Newport, California - land of free thinkers.
Josh Hamilton born in 1981 in Raleigh, North Carolina - land of Old School thinkers

CJ drafted in 2001 in  the 5th round by The Rangers but 141st overall and begin playing in their Minor League working his way up.
Josh drafted 1st in 1999 by Tampa Bay, signing a contract and playing in their Minor League soon thereafter, making his mark.

As CJ was just beginning to make his mark in baseball in 2001....Josh and his parents were involved in a car accident. Although his parents recovered, Josh had injuries that (by choice) took him down a road of abusing drugs and alcohol and his first stint in Rehab.  His drug/alcohol abuse continued through to 2004 till he was suspended for failed drug tests.  Josh did not play baseball from 2004 - 2006. In the summer of 2006, the Rays allowed him to play in the minor league but later was drafted in the Rule 5 Draft and ended up with the Reds. The Reds had to retain him all season to keep rights on him and in December 2007, Josh was traded to The Rangers.  Josh married the daughter of one of the men who helped him in his quest to 'get clean'.
Once in the Rangers, Josh flourished...making it to the All Star Game and in the Home Run Derby, recording the most home runs total in the derby...not winning the title but his first at bat recorded 28 home runs!!
But just as soon as his life was connecting and back on track, headlines ripped showing him to lapsed in his drug/alcohol addiction.  The incident occurred in January of 2009 and although Josh informed MLB. the Rangers, his wife and family....photos hit in August of the same year splatting him all over the news.  Josh is now clean and has chosen to not join in any of the alcoholic post-season celebrations.But there was another player who chose not to participate in alcoholic post-season celebrations but because he didn't have the Sensationalistic Story....he wasn't thrust into the limelight. Well...until he put 'his opinion' out there.

Flip over to CJ...he begin playing in the minor league with the Rangers in Frisco till around 2003 when the season was cut short and he had to have the Tommy John surgery. He missed all of 2004 recuperating ( a very different sort of rehab than Josh's) and returned in 2005 but progressed slowly up to being closer 2008 but back down to Relief Set Up Man in 2009....but in 2010, CJ was named in the Starting Rotating Pitchers line up.  CJ, a professed Taoist, lives a 'Straight Edge' life, a life that one abstains from alcohol and drugs and promiscuous sex in order to maintain a healthy and poison-free body. He even has a tattoo inscribed on his torso "Straight Edge" to make a statement. He  CJ put his opinion out there regarding baseball players regarding politics in a Pearlman interview:  Although the term 'thinking man's game' is associated with baseball....it's very that many of the players don't always think alot about politics or other worries of the world...according to CJ.

"It's frustrating," says C.J. Wilson, the 27-year-old Texas relief pitcher. "I'd say there are two reasons. One, there's a general lack of education among us. But two -- and most important -- you're talking about a population that makes a ton of money, so the ups and downs of the economy don't impact whether we're getting paid. Therefore, we often don't care."

You can best believe he got alot of grief over that comment from inside his own clubhouse....but I think CJ has learned his lesson.  Although his opinion may be somewhat correct....ya gotta watch how you talk about 'your team'.   Wilson is definitely an eccentric individual in the world of baseball....he's not your normal jock. He's even working on a novel. Of course, baseball is the backdrop but it's more or less a book about life.  CJ races race cars and plans on turning to that occupation once his baseball career is over. CJ has a twitter and blog he keeps up with.  He loves photography but why shouldn't he?  His parents were as well...CJ also entered the screenwriting program while he pitched at Loyola.   He is also a lefty...no I dont mean he pitches with his left hand....I'm talking politics. 

So the Rangers and Yankees have each won one....and now we proceed to Game 3....I love watching baseball but the stories behind the players can be quite as  interesting as the game itself. 

I have been wondering what a conversation/debate would be like to listen to between CJ and Schilling. :)

Monday, October 04, 2010

"The Bridge Year"

What the HELL did you think Theo Meant when he said this was the Bridge Year????????????????? 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

#%@*!!!

Thanks to my buddies over at Surviving Grady for this tidbit on Beckett's performance last night...so it gave me alittle inspiration to write about.
*Picture from Getty off of Yahoo Sports
So OK...I admit Beckett has not had a great season...but heck he's been on the DL most of it!!!!   But last night I was excited, anxious and alittle scared for Beckett.  But he delivered...for a while.  I have to say at the top of the 7th I was shocked Tito kept Beckett in (yah I know I shouldn't be).   I actually thought after that 2nd homerun hit off of Beckett, Tito should have pulled him.  But he didn't but thank God for Hitting. I know the saying "Pitching wins games" but a game isn't won by no Runs. But BACK to why I'm writing this...

With the addition of Beckett to the Sox back in '05, Boston added a few choice words to their vocabulary such as 'horseshit'.  Now Beckett is an intelligent Texas boy so don't let his lack of 'big words' fool you but sometimes those 4 letter words just make you feel better when you've had a shitty game/day.   Never one to mince words, when asked about his start, Beckett gave me giggles at his response: 
"I don't have any words that aren't four letters," ....  "I started leaving some balls up."

Now if Beckett could just get his balls in gear and quit leaving them up to be hit....we'd all be happier.
And yes I'm choosing to use a picture of Beckett NOT getting a homerun hit off of him so THERE

And for all you Beckett Haters.....leave me be. I'm taking my smiles where I can get them.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Never Give Up

Determination                                            Persistence                                                   Guts

                             Work through it                                        Cowboy UP


6 games back in theWild Card?  Yanks losing....if the team thinks they can Do This....then SO DO I!!







   

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It Ain't OVAH till It's OVAH

BELIEVE                                                                               FAITH

Two words used alot in the church of God and in the church of Baseball, particularly in Boston.

You pray and pray and hope that God answers your prayers to give you the answer you want.  Some of us 'pray' to the Gods of Baseball in hopes of making it to October Road with our team.   Some churches you pray on your knees, some do the cross thing with your hands, some kneel and bow, but in Baseball, we pray in all sorts of ways.

There are times we are praying for that hit and runs at the end of the game to take it away from worthy opponents.   Basically the prayer goes like this (said under your breath) "pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease" 
                                                                                                                                                                                    

Then we may use another cultures means and methods in making sure our opponents go down a fiery death....





or sometimes we just get distracted from the game  itself...

Either Way...Baseball is a game where It Ain't OVAH till IT'S OVAH!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Imagine a World With Peace

Lots of those remembering those who died on 9-11 due to terrorists. I chose and planned out to visit the firestation who lost the most men....the firefighter who greeted me was kind enough to take a picture with me.  I also visited Ground Zero...I can't explain the urgency I had to visit.  I felt compelled to do more than just be there.   The pictures of Ground Zero stay with me...I remember vividly the incident of teetering on a sawhorse trying to look over the mesh fence to see what I could see of Ground Zero....only to be yelled at by a local police officer to get down.  There were flower bunches hanging on this fence, some new...some old....but people were leaving their thank you's and sympathy behind.  As I tried to move across the sawhorse to get down....a firetruck came barreling down the street, watching it get closer, I became mesmerized and overcome...freezing in my steps I watched as they turned the corner. A firefighter half hanging out the window with a look of despair on his face.  Our eyes met and I nodded to him...he nodded back and the truck turned the corner heading towards Ground Zero....to find more bodies of those lost. 
 
It was at that time I realized I was on Holy Ground...a cemetery of sorts and made my way off the sawhorse to the ground.  I think of that weekend often as it was the push I needed to move on....to do something and not become stagnate any longer in my life.  Since then, so much as changed in my life but once again, I feel the tug of What's Next.....I am making plans now to return to NYC next year.  It will be 10 years....10 years that some have been without their moms, their dads, their brothers, their sisters, their children, their friends....the memories of that day are etched into our minds...the pictures of the towers being hit and dropped....but the pictures we should be remembering are those who were lost and the good they left behind...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lackey Answered Buch's Call

So after last night's Amazing Game by Buchholz and his call for his fellow Texan teammates to BUCH UP....Lackey was NO lackey and kicked some Mariners BooTAY.  And not wanting himself to be outdone by the entire pitching staff last night??  He KO'd 10...count them T E N to the dugout.  He needed this, the team needed this....and quite frankly SG crew (myself included) NEEDED THIS or else I think they were going to take away my Texan flag I toss about in the games the Texan Red Sox pitchers play in.  I wish the picture to the right was better...and showed my Red Sox Nation-Texas tshirt (like the previous post).  What was so much fun on that Fan Appreciation Day was being able to connect without saying A WORD at first with Lackey, Buchholz  and then BARD!!! (forgot he was born in Texas) FIRST TIME EVER at Fenway, someone told ME they were from Texas! albeit only born and lived there probably a few months :)
STILL Once  Born a Texan....Always a TEXAN.

Now....Will my boy Beckett Bring IT Tomorrow??   I'm betting on it and will be wrapping myself in the flag with my boots on. Beckett better put his ASSKICKING Boots on if he knows what's good for him

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buch UP

The Rally Cry may have been Cowboy Up in 2004 with Millar...but another Texan makes me want to yell at his fellow Texan teammates and pitchers, Beckett and Lackey to "BUCH UP"  and start pitching like the Texas PITCHERS they ARE!!!!   Today after 2 Rain Delays....3 pitchers....11 K's...and NO Runs by the Jays, Buchholz (7 K's of his own)  His last 23 2/3's inning without an earned run!  15 Wins and lowering his ERA with each win!! Last 4 starts WON.

Our Sox are still in 3rd place in our division and 2nd place in the Wild Card...but they keep kicking and scratching all the way till someone shuts the door.

Talk of Clay being the next Cy is in the buzz....and nothing would make me happier to have a Texan win it.



Meanwhile back here in Austin....predictions of triple digits continue...high of 103 in Austin tomorrow. Can't WAIT :SIGH:
I don't look forward to October JUST for baseball........ 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I went to the Woods....discover that I had not lived. Thoreau

I took  path down a windy way somewhere in the middle of Massachusetts.  I felt as if I was repeating a path some had taken long ago.  I came across rubble it appeared  to me with roped off stones to an area to which I was unclear what it meant. 



the closer I approached this rubble of stones, I realized they were put there rather purposely for a reason or reasons.  The crowds around take away the solititude that seems to creep into the day.     Oh to have the passion and desire that Throreau had...to have the Purpose and Deliberate Life to do this.



 Seeing all those rock formations left by others...I had to leave mine.

But  knew mine would be special...apart from others. Taking time and patience to find the rocks and pieces to create my Zen formation....I came across a tiny piece....that I'm still puzzled by what it is.
But it was a blue star. It was perfect as I placed it on top of my Zen.   One day I want to live in the woods as Thoreau did.  Separate myself with others. Simple Life. 

I just wonder if they have baseball there

Friday, August 06, 2010

One. Game. At. A. Time.

It started with Papi doing what he does  best

**pic by Ray Stubblebine Reuters














Clay going long into the 8th to save the bullpen...ERA 2.66  Oh Ok he hit Jeter with a pitch but I'm sure he deserved it
















And God help me....I've been trying to find a photo of Kalish hitting his first homerun in the Majors against NONE OTHER THAN the Yanks!!!!!!!!!!!

I didnt get to watch the games as I was visiting my folks and then met up with a friend I hadn't seen in years....but I was STOKED to see not only did we win....we held the lead the entire time.  One thing I am happy about (other than the WIN) is I didn't have to see Berkman in those pinstripes. :shudders:

And it all happened in a matter of 3 hours and 17 minutes in Yankee Stadium.
Tomorrow Game 2. Be THERE.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Year of the DL

I've really lost count at this point the number of boys who've been out on the DL at some time or another.  I mean it's been pitchers, infielders and outfielders....short DL's...long DL's, questionable DL's and over extended DL's.  But TODAY....Today's DL?????  REALLLLLLLLLLLLY???????????????  :SIGH:


 **pic by Jim Davis of Boston Globe

I hope Youk's thumb surgery and rehabilitation goes better for him than it did for me.  I wonder if he'll get a cast like I did? 

Not that I don't think we can hang....I mean look where we still are without The Little Engine that Could.  Every time we turn around someone steps up to the plate and fills their shoes.  Beltre's been a breath of fresh air...sure he knocked the breath out of Jacoby that one time....but other than that...OK so maybe he's run into a few others but his Grand Slammie tonight was awesome!!  Knocking the Indians on their tonkas.  Meanwhile between Scutaro and  VMart, they love ganging up on Beltre to rub his head...he's got some weird hang up for no one to touch his head and is willing to go head-to-head with you if you dare!!!  He's leading the Sox in batting average! .337  We're up 6-1 top of the 9th with OKJ on the mound.  1 out...and I'm hoping I still have this smile in a few.  **pic by Darren McCollester of Getty Images

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Screaming in Seattle

So Lackey flirted with one....boom it was gone, We won but he didn't get the stat. Beckett has good return...but we just can't do enough so he doesn't get the W.

Ok those are not our aces but we still Won....so what the heck happened last night???????????????

Lester's dealing K's like a BlackJack dealer in Vegas and yet we LOST. Lost BIG!!!  Flirting with a No-No and No Name Eric can't seem to catch a simple ball out to him.  Yah I blame him.  Sure Lester allowed a homerun after that so BOOOOOOOOOOM....2-1.

NO MORE of this DRAMA!!!!   WIN...boys just WIN.
oh and No Pic cos the one of me putting the boys balls in a vicegrip is not allowed on the net.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Miles and Miles of Texans

(Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)  
Back to Back wins for the Sox with Back to Back Texans on the mound....Yet neither the Tall Texans captured the Win.  Lackey had probably his best outing as a Sox on Friday night fiddling with a No-No...coming out with the Sox on top only for relievers and closers to almost lose it....but in the end we won.
Last night Josh only allowed one hit in his less than 6 innings pitching....but the game was tied. Blame Ichiro. Is the 'old' Beckett back?   Only time will tell but I've missed seeing him....I'm hoping he'll only get stronger.

I also hope Lackey continues his Friday performance for the rest of the season....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Texas and Fenway are God's Country

**Picture courtesy of San Diego Tribune and thanks to my high school friend Perk for finding it for me

Texans love to say that "Texas is God's Country"  but I know better.....God has a little park in Boston as well.

I really don't think the picture needs any explanation....cept maybe Steinbrenner probably was thinking "Oh Shi@#**^%##@$F##%MOth##^&@@&**$####!"
And personally I don't think he got in

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ding Dong...you know the rest

**pic taken off Austin American Statesman Charles Sykes AP


Ok so call me Wicked









He wasn't a Saint...no he owned a baseball team...one that I despise....but did ya know that he actually was banned from baseball some time back for being a convicted felon?  yah yah yeah....Sending sympathy to his family....but it's like he orchestrates these things....the All Star Game is about to begin and it's already ALL about GEORGE.

Timing?? 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Home Run King

Maybe that magic wand I posted worked?   Or maybe Papi came back?  Or maybe Ortiz was pissed at Girardi for not selecting Youk to be on the All Star Team?  or maybe...just maybe the Red Sox luck is turning a corner and we're on our way to a more healthy team. 

I didn't even watch it tonight....I get so tired of the whole mess of the All Star thing cos it's messed up.  If it's exhibition then why does it make or break who gets home team advantage.  Funny thing, Red on SG predicted Tiz to win it.  Ok now...Red predict our boys to get healed.

Even so....I'm not watching the All Star Game.

Three Days...Three Nights

The Sox have 3 days and 3 nights to get well.  I'm really hoping that they take advantage of it.  I don't want to hear excuses.....Papi's going to be swatting at some leather in L.A. and my boy Adrian is going to fill in for the game while the rest of the boys who are on the All Star list recuperate...along with the rest of the gang who are on Sick Leave.  I'd love to have a handy dandy Magic Wand to use in these next three days to heal broken bones, strained muscles, stiff necks, still backs, jammed thumbs or toes, etc.....I have to say I cannot rewrite any of the following any better than Peter Abraham.  I hate repeating what someone says but he gets to the point hitting the nail on the head

Instead of writing a long involved recap of the season to date, let me ask you this question.
If on Opening Day I said the following would be true at the All-Star break ...
* Josh Beckett would have one win.
* Jacoby Ellsbury would play nine games.
* Mike Cameron would have three home runs and 14 RBIs.
* Dustin Pedroia would hit .213 in May then go on the disabled list on June 26.
* David Ortiz would have one home run in April.
* Guys named Darnell McDonald and Daniel Nava would become regulars.
* Bill Hall would be in the top nine in plate appearances on the team
* Every reliever outside of Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon on the Opening Day roster would have ERAs over 4.59.
* Tim Wakefield would have the third-most innings pitched on the staff.
... would you have said the Red Sox would be 14 games over .500 and within three games of a playoff berth?
Probably not.

Nuff said....Let's Play Ball!!! 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Roll of the Dice and We Win and Beckett is on his way back















**photo taken by Kelly O'Connor...used with permission plus I begged for one knowing she was at the Pawtucket game today. 


His name is Joshua Patrick Beckett....he's one of our Starting Pitchers for the Red Sox.  Yah I know he's been out alot but so has alot of other players.  Beckett threw today in the game at Pawtucket and apparently did good.  I begged Kelly on her facebook page for a picture....knowing she probably just sat down at her computer...I've just been so anxious to see him back in our rotation. I'm hoping he'll be Beckettesque and give us what the Dr orders.  You can catch the story over on the Globe where Mike Scandura reports the game.  Beckett threw 68 pitches....42 strikes with 4 K's and no Walks. Ok so one homerun hit off of him, however, the catcher, Wagner blamed himself for calling for the wrong pitch.  Beckett didn't give any chance at interview...but I'm sure he woulda set them straight.

Good News is DiceK pitched well. The boys took the game but we're back at 5 games back....I'm ready for the boys to get back on track and quit using up all their accrued Sick Leave.  Enough already

Saturday, July 10, 2010

When do we get to see the Amusement?

Amusements Parks always have one....everyone wants to ride them because they're so exciting and fun.  They're fast....turns and circles and up and down....Everyone wants to ride them....it's a staple icon in every Amusement Park.   Baseball parks are like that....they all have excitement at every turn of an inning.

Being a Red Sox fan this season is like riding a rollercoaster.....we're down...then we're up....we're down...then we're on. our. way. up......and we're                       

down again.....Looks like my Texas boy didn't quite do it for us today.  The Jays SP came out in 4th...I think somewhere around his 102nd pitch!!!!   And we were TIED even then. Perhaps it was the fact Lackey put 6 batters on base himself... No matter...Lackey lacked what it took....the Jays brought their bats with the runs and the Sox lost yet again. 



Tomorrow JiggleButt climbs on the mound to see what he can do to squash our pain...although I know he'll try our patience, I'm hoping he'll pull through and give us a W.  Thanks to Sharpy from SG for making these flags for me. 

Now I love myself a good State Fair with an awesome rollercoaster...but if someone could find the safety bar and lock it tight before the game, I'd appreciate it.  Last but not least...last year this seemed to work.  Maybe it will again