Moving Right Along.

Spring training is moving right along, but one can’t help but feel it is about time to begin the season. Two more weeks to go. The Sox used what may be a good starting lineup for the first time this Spring yesterday. The regulars looked pretty good, out distancing   the Blue Jays 7-5. Almost everybody had a hit or two and things should start building now toward opening day with the regulars playing more and more to get ready. Still, it seems like Spring training seems to drag on too long although it is the pitchers who probably need the extra time to hone their stuff for the regular season. I think the offense is ready to go. Continue reading

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New Season, New Beginning

Well, the Sox are 5-1 this grapefruit season, but it is still too early to tell how the real team is going to do. Most of the credit for the wins goes to the minor leaguers, some of whom have done quite well so far. The major leaguers are really just trying to get warmed up and haven’t done much thus far. It will be interesting to see who makes the team in the final two or three spots that are open as several of the potential players are doing pretty well in Spring Training. Continue reading

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All Good Things Must End.

Well, the Sox have come to the end of the road for 2017. They ended up doing pretty much the same thing this season as last: winning the division, but being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. They did manage to win one game in the playoffs this time around as they were swept last year, but couldn’t manage to win enough to get to the next round. All in all, it was another good season and we can’t complain too much as fans. We can only hope that next season they come back stronger than ever. Continue reading

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AL East Champs Again!

Well, the Sox managed to win the American League East for the second year in a row, which is the first time they have ever done that. They ended up with a record of 93-69, which is pretty good, not great, but good. They managed to win a lot of extra inning games and had a great record against the National league, which are probably the two major reasons they won the division and made the playoffs. The question remains: how are they going to do in the playoffs this year? Continue reading

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Blue Jays @ Red Sox Game 3 (9-6-17)

The Red Sox offense finally awoke from a long slumber in this one. They came out of the series winning two out of three which is good enough and what they should do against the Blue Jays, but we will have to see where they go from here. I had been afraid that they were beginning a long slide perhaps even out of the playoffs here in the month of September. Unfortunately, it had seemed that they were either tired or burned out from the long season prior to this one. Still, the pitching held up–Fister pitched brilliantly– and the offense was good enough to notch a win. They are now 4 games ahead in the division, which is a bit better than 2.5 so all is not lost. We still have a ways to go, but we may pull off the division win yet. It was good to see Bradley jr. finally hit another homer. He has been overdue for a long time as is Betts and some others. The final was 6-1. Continue reading

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