From Titletown to Loserville in Boston

October 12, 2009

 

Words can't describe how disgusting of an image this is...

Words can't describe how disgusting of an image this is...

 

 

What happened this weekend? It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Yeah the Sox put themselves in an 0-2 hole but they were coming back to Fenway where they were 56-25…plus it was the Angels, right?

Yeah the Pats were on the road facing the undefeated Broncos, but they are coached by a Belichick deceitful, which usually bodes well for the OG Hooded One. At least the Celtics improved to 2-1 with a 100-93 preseason win over the Nets. Newcomer Rasheed Wallace thinks the C’s can break the Bulls regular season record of 72 wins…but I digress.

While fans in Boston are whining about the Sox finally losing at the hands of the Angels and the Pats now 3-2 with Brady looking shaky how about we look at the bright side! Yeah, I know, not very Boston of me.

Let’s start with the Sox. Did anyone really think the Sox would eliminate the Angels (Ok,so maybe we did solely because of It’s Always Sunny in Philadlephia)? Boston was under-.500 on the road this season, bats disappeared for long quiet stretches and outside of Lester you really couldn’t depend on the pitching staff down the stretch. Moving forward the Sox have a solid young nucleus with Lester, Beckett, Buccholz and Dice-K not to mention Papelbon and Bard in the bullpen. The Sox have shown a willingness to spend money every offseason even if it’s on mediocre players (hello Julio Lugo and JD Drew…thanks for the homerun yesterday though) and the Farm System continues to churn out talent either for solid trading chips or inexpensive players. The Sox definitely have some re-tooling to do before they can compete with the Yankees, however with Dice-K coming back healthy and Buccholz taking the next step I would say that is a pretty impressive makings of a rotation. Gotta imagine Tim Wakefield will be back next season and that the Sox will do their usual thing where they sign a veteran coming off an injury let’s say Ben Sheets.

The Pats also aren’t as awful as we all feel today. Remember when we ripped Josh McDaniels in the preseason? The team is 3-2 on the season with both losses coming in close games on the road against two of the best teams in the conference at this point. It obviously doesn’t help that the losses were to the Jets and Josh McDaniels but we have to focus on the big picture.

Tom Brady is still shaking the rust off a pretty debilitating injury (and his bodyguards shooting at paparazzi during his wedding), and the inexperienced defense will only get better with time. Not to mention the fact that Jerod Mayo went down with a knee injury to start the season and Richard Seymour was sent to the UFL, er, Oakland Raiders, right before Week 1. The Patriots will host a winless (hungry?) Tennessee Titans next week followed by a trip to London to face a winless Tampa Bay Bucaneers squad that just looks awful. At worst the Pats should be 4-3 heading into the bye before a Divisional game at home against the Dolphins. I think that’s the week the Pats will finally turn it on. If the Pats get to the halfway point at 5-3 or 6-2 with a 2-1 record in the division I’ll be feeling good about the playoffs.

Anyways, in related Boston news, Papelbon and Brady suck. Let’s trade ’em.

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It Begins

October 8, 2009
Image by Funtime Designs

Image by Funtime Designs


Wild Card Bitches!

September 30, 2009

Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher, Junichi Tazawa, celebrates his first trip to the playoffs

Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher, Junichi Tazawa, celebrates his first trip to the playoffs

Clay Buccholz and the Boston Red Sox got lit up by Adam Lind and the mighty Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight night, but hey, we won the Wild Card! Thanks to the Texas Rangers loss to our ALDS opponent, Anaheim, the Sox backed in the playoffs like Barney Frank backs into the Ramrod.

So there it is, the Sox are back in the playoffs and ready to face a familiar foe. Boston has owned the Angels in the past, but what can we expect this October?

Heading into the final five games of the regular season the Sox have lost five straight and seven of nine. Boston is 39-42 on the road (no home advantage as a Wild Card), 2-4 in Anaheim this season and the Angels pitching staff is really coming together since the acquisition of a then-struggling Scott Kazmir.

Numbers aside, let’s hope the Sox cut the brakes, Wild Card bitches!


Oh, Shit. We’re Podcasting

September 16, 2009

Josh and I just recorded our first podcast and think it went pretty well.

Take a listen here.

In this installment we talked about Jerod Mayo’s injury, Junior Seau’s new reality show, the Bruins Winter Classic jersey, Dice-K’s return and whether or not it’s ok to watch Mean Girls instead of the Sox.

Special thanks to our homie Nick Maine who hosted this podcast and is helping us get it into the iTunes Store so you can subscribe!

Cool?

We’d love your feedback, and we’d love to get some questions that we’ll answer in our next podcast.  Ask them in the comments section below!


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ritz

August 23, 2009

Big Papi

So last night my friends Josh and Susana got married, hooray for love even if we had to sit in an old un-air conditioned church for over an hour wearing black tie.

The reception was at the Ritz and who was staying there? Not me. I was slumming it back to Brighton. However, the Yankees were there and I made sure to eat a lot of corn to try and break into their rooms on the 9th floor and give them upper deckers. 

Definition (from Urban Dictionary): The act of defecating in the upper tank of the toilet. When the next poor unsuspecting person flushes the toilet they get a bowl of beef stew. the upper decker is a weapon of terror and should only be used on people who deserve it.

Anyhoo…that didn’t happen, but at the after-party downstairs we did catch Big Papi hanging w/ A-Rod and Kate Hudson wearing that fantastic hat. There’s Big Papi giving a hug to the bride, Susana, while A-Rod discusses the benefits of HGH while attending a Kabbalah ceremony.

Ok that’s all my brain can handle this morning. I have some corn to deposit.

Editor’s Note: After taking the picture I was yelled at by a waiter telling me I had no class and that I was gonna get thrown out. What the shit is that? A-Rod and Kate Hudson bolted after our party took over the bar. Why would they want to mingle with us mere common folk?


What’s On? 8/21 Edition

August 21, 2009
  • Red Sox (Penny) v NY Yankees (Pettitte): 7:10PM, NESN, WRKO

That’s it, folks.


What’s On? 8/20 Edition

August 20, 2009
  • Red Sox (Lester) @ Toronto (Cecil):  7PM, NESN, WRKO
  • Patriots v Bengals:  730PM, Channel 4, WBZ-FM
  • Revolution @ Seattle Sounders:  10PM, ESPN2, WEEI

Big day on the Boston sports scene.  We’ll be heading to the Pats game tonight and may or may not have a FULL report on the game’s action tomorrow on TheBSN.