Not a big deal you say, Well then you don’t live in Boston! Truck Day is the Start of The Baseball Season, it also means Spring is just around the corner!
It’s not like we don’t like winter in New England, but Mother Nature has been cruel to us this year and I think everyone is looking forward to Spring.
The Pitchers and Catchers have already started arriving in Fort Myers.
As I look out at that cloudy sky, through the snow flakes, I know there is hope! ” It’s Truck Day”!
Thank you Theo!
In concept, and perhaps in reality, there probably hasn’t been a better match for a team in recent times than Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox.
He kind of reminds me of Johnny Damon. I hope he is a nicer person.
ats The Pats killed the Jets last night. Better than that, the game was dedicated to Tedy Burschi. If there were more Patriot Players like Tedy I might like football, but for the time being unless they make the Superbowl I’ll have to wait until Spring to watch sports on TV.
The Sox yesterday exercised their one-year, $12.5 million option on Ortiz. The decision brings the ever-popular Big Papi back for a ninth season.
The Sox will pay Ortiz what could turn out to be twice as much as any other DH in the game makes. But Ortiz is not just another slugger for hire, given his place in team history and popularity.(boston.com)
This is such a good start for the Team.
Now it’s time to look at the pitchers.
So Happy for the Giants! If it couldn’t be the Red Sox, I was hoping for San Francisco.
We have lots of family in Frisco. One of my younger cousins took the time off work, flew to Texas and was there for the Series Winning Game!! Something he will never forget! So happy for you Teddy! Hope you took a ton of pictures.
Tim Wakefield has been named the recipient of the 2010 Roberto Clemente award, an award given annually to the player who “combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field. Who better deserving?(photo’s from Boston.Com)
I am so Proud of him, as I’m sure all of Red Sox Nation is!!
I have been watching him for 18 years and am just so happy for him and his family!
It really is a great honor to be recognized for the great work you do outside of baseball!
Congratulations to the S. F. Giants!! 2 down, 2 more to go!
John Farerell will be the new Manager for the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m very happy for him. I liked John while he was here, but I’m sure most coaches try so hard because some day they want to Manage a team. Well John succeeded. That says a lot for the Sox. He did good! And now he is off on his own.
Sorry John, I like you, but we are still going to kick your butt!
Now what about a replacement? Rumors are flying that our Captain might be retiring? Well, what better pitching coach than a former catcher? Especially one that knows the pitchers.
I just love this Photo!
(Photo’s borrowed without permission from Google)
World Series Starts Tonight!!
I am leaning toward San Francisco, Javi Lopez is pitching for them……..but of course I want Cliff Lee to win ( I would also like to see the Sox get him, but they probably won’t)
So I really don’t care which team wins, I am just really happy that it is the Giants and the Rangers playing!! (if it can’t be the Red Sox)
I watch quite a bit of Baseball this weekend. I didn’t expect much, boy was i surprised! First on Friday night they didn’t postpone the game until after 10:00. It was pouring, everyone knew the game was not going to be played, but they just wouldn’t pospone, so we waited.
Saturdays game was a little disapointing, but what the heck we knew we were out of the running, and it was Mike Lowell’s farewell game. Just writing that makes me cry. I can’t believe he won’t be with the team come Spring Training time.
Then came the make up game. No starters except for J.D. as DH. What the hell were we trying to lose? Surprise, we won it in the 10th!!
Yesterdays game made me cry again, possibly the last time Jason Varitek will step up to the plate as a Red Sox. He will always be the team Captain to me.
So what if the Yankees won the Wild Card, we knew we couldn’t.
But we won the game, the weekend, and we looked terrific!!
So go play your Playoff Games and we will sit back and wait for Spring. But we have to Thank the Sox for a Great Ending to a crazy season.
My daughter went to a good bye time for Mike Lowell at Jerry Remys new restaurant, and won a Wally Doll, autographed by Jerry. I have an original Wally, but this one is so much nicer, it has Jerry’s name on it’s butt, and I love Jerry. ( by the way the Wally doll is now mine, because I lent her my Mike Lowell shirt)
I will probably do a blog saying Good Bye to Mike Lowell, but right now I just can’t.
Until late last night, it was a great weekend for Baseball. The Sox vs the Yankees at Yankee Stadium and we took the first two games easily. Then last night that all changed. When I went to sleep we were winning. When I woke this morining and found out the score I felt sick. But after thinking about it, it’s okay, it really was a stretch to think they could pull off the Wild Card this late in the Season. And two wins against the Yankees in their Stadium, well that was just unbelievable! And beautiful to watch.
It was a tough year with injuries, and the rookies put in a lot of time. Some came through with flying colors.
We all wish it would have turned out differently, but they certainly make it interesting.
Mike Lowell is retiring after this Season, and I thought Friday night he was on his way to the hospital. Getting hit in the face is no way to end your career.
Mike getting up after getting hit.
Mike’s last at bat at Yankee Stadium.
7 more games, where did this Season go?