I was going through some things in my old desk at my mother’s house and came across a plastic baggie filled with some ticket stubs from Red Sox games I attended as a kid with my dad. Water damaged, faded, torn, and crinkled, the tickets were like a trip down memory lane. The Fenway Flashback series brought to you by Guy Boston Sports continues with...
As bad as I (and I suspect most of my fellow Red Sox fans) felt about week 2, the team went 3-2 during that span although at 5-10 they were still fourth in the AL East. In this week they finished up their series with Baltimore with two more games including the traditional morning game on Marathon Monday. They then made their first trip to the Bronx to face the Yankees for the first time this season before wrapping up the week with a series in Tampa against the first place Rays. The goal, in my mind at least, was for the Sox to win the last two against the Orioles before going on to beat up on a Yankees team depleted by injuries. That would set them up nicely to be competitive in Tampa while picking up some ground in the division. As the old saying goes, though, "man plans and God laughs" and in this case, the baseball gods had a hearty chuckle at the Red Sox expense.
The other day, I was going through some things in my old desk at my mother’s house and came across a plastic baggie filled with some ticket stubs from Red Sox games I attended as a kid with my dad. Water damaged, faded, torn, and crinkled, the tickets were like a trip down memory lane.
I have said it once and I will say it again; It is time for Dustin Pedroia to retire and stop this long disheartening drawn out recovery.
The Red Sox stumbled and bumbled their way through the first ten days of the season and ended the previous week with a dismal 2-8 record. With the end of the brutal season-opening road trip and then their first home games of the season in this third week of the season, would the Sox finally get back to the brand of winning baseball they played last season? Would the team finally turn the page on 2018 after getting their rings and unveiling the 2018 championship banner in their home opener? Will playing in front of the home crowd at Fenway Park be the thing to cure what ails them? These are all questions I had heading into this week and as you'll see, the results continued to be...mixed, at best.
The Red Sox got off to a slow start in their first two games last week, going 1-1 and looking woefully unprepared. The starting pitching was bad but the bats were producing so it seemed only a matter or time before they'd put it all together, right? Well, if you watched any one of the eight games they played in between then and now, you'll know that it wasn't the case; if you didn't, well, you're in for one heck of a baseball horror story...
The Boston Celtics lost to the Orlando Magic Sunday night 116-108. The loss dropped Boston to 48-33 on the season, as the Magic improved to 41-40 and earned their own playoff spot. It was an uninspiring performance at the TD Garden that was only comforted by the fact that the Celtics now know their first round conference opponent.
Last week I wrote a piece about my mixed emotions entering the 2019 season. We all just witnessed the best Red Sox squad in team history stomp its way to 119 wins and a World Series Championship. It was all too perfect. But 2019 is upon us and man, has the World Series hangover hit HARD.
A letter to Rob Manfred and the MLB regarding the ongoing nonsense and immature theatrics that is umpire Ron Kulpa behind the plate.
The Red Sox have been very disappointing so far. Sitting at 1-5, they have the worst record in the MLB, and multiple storylines in relation to their pitching have emerged. Prior to the last two starts, by David Price and Chris Sale, respectively, the Red Sox starters held a putrid 13.80 ERA (23 runs in 15 innings) and were 0-3. Amidst the worst start to a season since 2012 (which we all know how that turned out), multiple questions have arisen regarding Chris Sale’s arm health.