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I must be the only Red Sox fan that I’m aware of…

Posted: December 15, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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…that thinks this deal is simply horrible:

Lackey is one of three pitchers in the majors – joining Carlos Zambrano and Johan Santana – with at least 162 innings and a sub-4.00 ERA in each of the past five years. His numbers (102-71, 3.81 ERA, 7.2 strikeouts and 2.6 walks per nine innings) in his career with the Angels are strikingly similar to Beckett’s (106-68, 3.79, 8.5 strikeouts and 2.7 walks per nine innings).

That may be. David Pinto echos one of my thoughts when he says:

I’m somewhat surprised the Red Sox would go five years on an older pitcher, but they must be very confident of Lackey’s health.

He likes the trade, however his fenway ERA is over 5.00.

Matt Young anyone?

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

Update: I’m clearly in the minority on this one.

Ortiz Slump officially over

Posted: June 25, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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So says David Pinto:

David Ortiz pretty much put any lingering doubts about the end of his slump to rest. He went two for three with a home run Wednesday night, and is now hitting .327 in June with six home runs and a .709 slugging percentage.

The thing that struck me the most about Ortiz’s slump is how much fans were cheering for him and hoping for him all through the slump. It was a rare thing to see him be booed. I’ve never seen a group of fans just pull for a guy without riding him in my life.

Red Sox fans have long memories:

And it still makes you smile years later,

You know in the last 5 years (you can really go back 8 with the Patriots) these have been golden years in Boston Sports. Yesterday was a great example of it: The Celtics win in the 4th:

They couldn’t make it all the way back in game 1, but they pulled it off this time.

The Celtics played very, very poorly in the first 3 quarters and I kept waiting for the Magic to put the game away, but they simply didn’t do it. The teams were trading baskets in the early 4th quarter with the Magic leading by double digits and they couldn’t close the deal.

Never, ever, ever, ever count this team out.

Celtics win.

The Red Sox win in the 9th

The news came minutes before game time. Kevin Youkilis not only would not be in the Red Sox’ lineup (left oblique injury), he was going on the 15-day disabled list. Dustin Pedroia (groin) also would be out of this one, leaving the Boston batting order weakened, despite the season-long heroics of the fill-in cleanup hitter, Jason Bay.

But that lineup got the job done in a 4-3 comeback win against the Angels, and the winning run in the ninth inning wasn’t produced by the most likely suspect. J.D. Drew began the ninth with a single to left field off Scot Shields, and one out later catcher Jason Varitek, now hitting .239, blasted a gap double to right-center. Drew scored from first base, third base coach DeMarlo Hale windmilling him in.

So the night that began with bad news ended well when Jonathan Papelbon converted his ninth straight save this season in front of 33,493 at Angel Stadium.

and the Bruins win in the 1st and force a 7th game:

Somewhere along their trip from Carolina to Boston for Game 5, the Boston Bruins found the motivation to turn this series on its head. They had been getting dominated on the scoreboard and on the ice for three straight games, outscored 10-3 during that time. They were outworked and looking like they had rolled over, ready to start their summer.

In Game 5, the Bruins turned the tables and dominated the Hurricanes. Tuesday’s Game 6, was more of the same, as a 4-2 victory by the Bruins has forced a Game 7 on Thursday in Boston, where the Bruins are 4-1 during these playoffs.

On Thursday all three will be playing again. A lot of sports bars in the area are making up for very hard time thanks to the last few weeks.

There has never been such a time in Boston since the period of Celtics dominance that included the impossible dream and the Bruins last Stanley cup win.