As of 1:16 p.m., reports are in that Manny Ramirez has walked out of the Fenway clubhouse
— and across the street to El Pelón Taqueria for a tasty "El Guapo" burrito.
Future Sox/Love Sounds?: Matt Kemp
As is customary in the days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, rumors have dominated much of the discussion in the baseball world (well, rumors and the Sheets-Zambrano matchup tonight in Milwaukee which is inexplicably not on national television).
We'll have much more on this in the days and weeks ahead, but Peter Gammons has bid civility adieu and wrote a full-on attack of Manny Ramirez. We are aware that Gammons in the past has been sometimes used as a secret mouthpiece for the Red Sox - and other teams' - front offices, but there seems to be something different about this one.
Again - much more on this tomorrow.
IS SICK AND @#$% TIRED OF ALL THIS @#$% MANNY RAMIREZ CRAP!!!
GOD IN HEAVEN, WHERE DOES IT END?
WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SAME @#$% BULLSHIT YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT?!?!
It sure sounds like Alex Cora may have fallen out of favor with the Red Sox brain trust. How else to interpret the rumblings that the team has been pursuing veteran shortstops to help back up Jed Lowrie in Julio Lugo's absence?
Cora's defense hasn't been too good this year, and with Lowrie hitting well, there's no real role for him.
Reilly says it best: there are gonna
be an awful lot of pissed-off aspiring sportswriters out
I was never inclined to pile on the
guy like so many were. Mistakes happen. But the fact is that Tomase — and,
of course, his editors — screwed
up royally on the Pats beat, and now he’s being handed one of the plum jobs
This is the first in a series of posts looking at possible trade targets for the Boston Red Sox in the days leading up to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. This is part one, looking at three left-handed relievers said to be available.
Brian Fuentes is a left-handed reliever who currently serves as the Rockies' closer.
the odds that Manny comes back next year?
this face (in reaction, of course, to the atrociously ugly blooper that can be viewed here) tell you?
If only it could be an animated .gif that would properly convey the disgusted shaking of his head.
Theo's icy glare does not inspire much confidence.
- “Game 7 of the WS will be played
- “Ortiz is done with rehab by now.”
- “I'm just going to shower after
this game is over so as not to miss my car pool.”
- “All this baseball must be torture
for Joe Buck.”
Any way you
look at it.
shame that Dustin
Pedroia, try though he might, cannot win a game for us single-handedly.
our bullpen is — not to put too fine a point on it — completely
and utterly useless.
at least Timlin
is coming back!)
Boy, a trip to the Trop
sure ain’t what it used to be!
But this is
why baseball is so much fun. No, not the lurking danger of creepy racist
psychopaths; we got knocked
out of first place yesterday. And the only way to crawl our way back up there
is to go mano-a-mano with a divisional rival that, for most of its existence,
has been abysmally bad.
little trick I’ve discovered, which works more often than you might expect.
at a Red Sox game and the team is losing — the offense is anemic, say, and/or the
pitching is mediocre — simply move. Get up from your seat and relocate to
another part of the park. (If standing-room is the best you can do, big deal;
consider it taking one for the team.
be no post-season heroics this year. No shot at salvaging a lost season.
and lots of time to call into WEEI, blog, and develop video games.
he was just throwing
off a mound less than 10 days ago, but I guess the guy’s in pain, and
there’s no use chasing after something he knows isn’t gonna happen.
I spent the morning at the preview for "Baseball
As America," the traveling Hall of Fame exhibit on display at
of Science from June 15 through September 1.
And I cannot
recommend it enough. Go see it this weekend.
show how baseball serves “as both a
public reflection of, and catalyst for, the evolution of American culture and
society,” the exhibit comprises 500 or so artifacts — about two percent of Cooperstown’s total collection.