Sunday, September 13, 2009


  • John Henry, not Jon Lester! Frankly, I wish the owner would share his thought on the US dollar, lumber, natural gas, and other commodities instead of the Red Sox.
  • Brad Penny and John Smoltz sure look better in AAA...oh, the National League.
  • Buchholz, as of now, still has the best 'swing and miss' stuff on the team.
  • Yes, I noticed that Alex Gonzalez has yet to walk for the Sox. "You can't walk off the island." Heck, my wife knew that.
  • Intrigue in the front office. Did the Sox Fenway makeover maven get sandbagged? Can't hardly believe I care about that.
  • Will Pedroia climb to .300 by the end of the season?
  • Can Jacoby Ellsbury be the first Red Sox stolen base champ in a long, long time?
  • Heidi or Tina? Maryann or Ginger?
  • If V-Mart is the personal catcher for Lester and Buchholz, doesn't that change the 'conventional wisdom' about the contribution of Jason Varitek?
  • Jacoby Ellsbury has his OBP up to .350 and still isn't in the top 20 in runs scored. That doesn't sound right.
  • Jon Lester and CC Sabathia are statistically pretty much interchangeable. I imagine the run support has been a little higher for the hefty lefty (7.50 vs 6.77)
  • How valuable is Kevin Youkilis? A .997 OPS and enough versatility to play first or third make him a top 3 MVP candidate (Mauer, Jeter, Youkilis, Teixeira, M. Cabrera, Morales)
  • Orange Red Sox hats for sale. Am I color blind?
  • I like bonus clauses. I don't like it when teams hold out guys with bonus clauses.
  • Get well Carlos Pena...a good season (Taters) despite a tough average...
  • Summer sure disappeared abruptly. Is there any Indian Summer left?
  • Buchholz gets the 'change speeds' mantra.
  • Imagine if Daniel Bard had a change-up.
  • Of course, sometimes guys with great stuff don't want to throw Billy Koch.
  • Terry Francona celebrated MJ's admission to the Hall of Fame.
  • Torn hip labrum. Don't even remember that 'being' an injury back in the day.
  • An autographed Roger Clemens photo was an auction item last night at a fundraiser I attended. Didn't even see anyone bid on it. Worse yet, somebody wrote in "Juicer" on the silent auction bid sheet.
  • Welcome to the future.

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