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?
I am not a big fan of Autumn, things end in the fall. The leaves turn color and drop off the trees, it gets dark early and baseball comes to an end.
Sure there are still 10 regular season games, and then the playoffs, and then of course the World Series. But if the Red Sox are not in the Series, well it’s just one more reason to dislike Autumn.
The game last night was really good, but it was against Baltimore, and we should have done that in the first 2 games of the series. I have been saying all along that it’s not over yet, but after losing 2 out of 3 to Baltimore, I finally had to concede that it is over.
With no pressure going into the Yankees series they should be pretty enjoyable games.
Wish we had seen more of this.
I hope Mike gets to play a couple of games to end the season.
I know he has to retire, I know his hip won’t stand much more, but I will miss him.
I remember the first time I ever went to Fenway to watch the Sox play. Sure I had heard them on the radio and watched a few games on TV, but sitting on the first base line, right over the dugout. Unbelieveable! It was love at first sight.
My problem is I can’t let go. When I like a player, or coach, or even manager I can’t bear to see them leave. Either with injury or a trade or retirement.
Well it’s happening again, Mike Lowell is retiring. I understand his hip just won’t come back. I know when he is out on the field he gives it all, but he feels this is the end. Time to throw in the towel.
I really missed him on third base this season, and hate the thought of him off the sox permanently
But time goes on and things change, and I’m sure someday the Sox will have another third baseman that wins the Golden Glove. I just hope we don’t have to wait to long.
Adios` Mike, you made it look so easy!
All pictures from google.com
I don’t want the team to have to sacrifice anyone just so Mike can have a starting spot in the lineup, but if the Baseball Gods see fit to injure someone and Mike is the man to fill in, I guess we will just have to deal with that ; )
Mike seems to be dealing just fine.
I love this picture. Also what it was for, Mike hitting the game winning home run against Toronto last night!
You know being 5 games out of first place isn’t the worse thing that can happen to us, it’s only the second week in August, we still have 48 games until the regular season is over. If these guys keep their game on who knows what could happen.
Admittidly this has been a pretty crazy season. With all the injuries it’s amazing we are only 5 games out. But with the guys slowly coming back from there injuries and Mike playing ball like he is, Well who knows?
Tuesday nights game against Cleveland was one of the best games I’ve see all season.
Mike Lowell playing first base for Youk was great, and then Beckett getting mad! Wow, I don’t like fighting, but for Beckett to get that mad, and Francona to go billistic like he did, and no one got hurt. It just pumped up the game.
All that luster was lost last night. Crabcakes looking hot and bothered.
One more tonight with Cleveland, come on guys get it together.
Welcome to Fenway, Tampa
Great Job by Big Papi last night, I think he got the team pumped up to win. Let’s go for a sweep!
It looks like Mike asked to be put on the DL. says his hip is giving him trouble. It could be, but because he hasn’t played much this season, who knows. I just know I wish he was back playing at third base.
The team has changed so much this year, and there are so many guys out on the DL.