Still euphoric from last night’s come from behind win over the Tigers by the Boston Red Sox, I was surprised to see a photo on Facebook this morning of Torii Hunter and the Boston “bullpen” cop with matching V’s, one arms, one legs.
It’s a great photo of David Ortiz’s game-tying home run blast, and appears to have been taken by Stan Grossfield of the Boston Globe. (At least that’s where I traced it.)
Ever since John Farrell started managing the Boston Red Sox, things have changed. For the better. In the year since Farrell arrived the team went from worst, and is currently in first.
Farrell called last night’s walk-off win against the Seattle Mariners, “magical.” I agree. When John Farrell came aboard he appears to have brought the luck of the Irish with him. Read more…
Anyone who follows this blog or is in the least way acquainted with me knows I am a fan of the Boston Red Sox — bigtime.
I have been going to their games since I was a kid and in the past few years I’ve planned road trips to see them play across the U.S. and Canada.
But what Sox player David “Big Papi” Ortiz did last night was indefensible and Sox fans need to be the first to rally and call for harsh penalties against him. Read more…
Every year I say I’m not going to watch so much baseball, I have better things to do, and every year I break that promise. As a kid and young adult I played softball, but except for a company game here and there, my playing days are over. But I still love the game. My team of choice is the Boston Red Sox, but I’ll happily watch and cheer other teams too.
And what about the New York Yankees, our bitter foes? The way I see it, we all need a worthy contender and rival to motivate us to do our best and keep us on our toes. The Red Sox and Yankees are true rivals. Their games are arduous and long, with each team working hard to tire out the other pitcher and hit that long ball. Without the Yankees, the baseball season wouldn’t be nearly as exciting. So I celebrate the rivalry.
Here are a few selected baseball poems written from different points of view and perspectives. Also, here is a link to perhaps the most beloved baseball poem of all time, Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Batter up! Read more…
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