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FINALLY! Baseball is back in Boston!

BOOMSTICK!

When I originally started this blog, it was more Bruins centric – but everyone knew my love for that other hometown team. With that said, how great was last night?

I was ready for baseball after Saturday’s final spring training game against the Washington National(excuse me, ‘Natinals‘) and watching the Mariners and Giants battle it out in the rain, didn’t seem to fill the void. I kept checking the time yesterday, hoping it was closer prime time.

Now I know a lot people were unhappy with the starting time of the game. Well, sorry – it’s NOT ABOUT YOU. I know it’s a shocking statement, but it’s true. I could careless when it happened, I just wanted baseball back in Boston and I think we’re all better for it. Don’t worry, I’m not going to be turning my back on my beloved Bruins because the Sox are in season – its times like that, where I’m glad God created picture in picture TVs.

The Boston Red Sox always knew how to throw a party and last night was not exception. Now I know most people think I’m a heartless bastard, but deep down inside I’m a stupid girl and moments can make me misty. Like the cheers that Mike Lowell received when he was announced. After two winters of your team trying to get rid of you and then finding out you’re going to be riding the pine the majority of the season, Lowell has been nothing but class personified. A lot of players would go into the season screaming about how they’ve been disrespected and do whatever they can to alienate themselves enough so they can get a one way ticket out-of-town(*cough*JAY PAYTON*cough*). Not Lowell, he took his lumps like a man and has accepted his roll on the team. I hope they keep him, but I don’t run the team.

When Amalie Benjamin announced Pedro would be throwing out the first pitch last night, I thought it was too good to be true or a cruel, belated April Fool’s Joke. But I was pleasantly surprised.

Pedro Martinez was probably one of the most exciting pitcher I’ve ever/will ever see in my life time. He’s a legend. He’s a future hall of famer and he’s a lunatic. But he’s our lunatic. He did it with style and made life interesting. Watching Pedro pop up from under the flag and watching him smile & wave to the crowd just made me want him back in Boston. Ok,  I’m sure you’ll think I’m crazy – but I want Pedro to retire in Boston. You never know what will happen during the the season, maybe we’ll need some help on the hill? The only thing I wish that was different, was that Pedro threw out the ceremonial Don Zimmer instead. Ahhh….memories. *sigh*

The game itself was a classic Red Sox game. Just when you think all help is lost, the Red Sox find a way to pull it out. Just when I thought I was outthey pull me back in.” We’re going to ignore the Josh Beckett’s performance. In fact, let’s blame those first few innings on Cla Meredith? Remember when Tito threw him to the wolves and was a big ol’bucket of fail? I’m going to say he pitched last night. Tito has an evil sense of humor.

For a team that is known for it’s stacked pitching, it was the bats that kept the Sox in the game. Dustin Pedroia went 2-4 and helped tie up the score in the 7th with a home run. Kevin Youkilis went 3-4 and had that huge triple that gave the Red Sox the lead and inevitably, the win. I know the Red Sox purists are trying to spin that the Sox didn’t win opening day in ’04 or in ’07 – but they won THEIR home opener in ’07. So suck it. All hope isn’t lost, there’s still 161 games to go.

Now sure Neil Diamond made an appearance at Fenway to sing “Sweet Caroline”, a more than likely high on something, Steven Tyler(sans Aerosmith) sang “God Bless America” and even Keri Hilson did a bang up job singing the National Anthem. But if there was anything that got Red Sox Nation ready for last night’s game, it was 5-year-old, Joshua Sacco.

The YouTube sensation took a break from re-enacting Herb Brooks’ Miracle speech on Ellen & for the Minnesota Wild to do a Red Sox version of the speech. Whoever it was who thought was a good idea to get Sacco to do that epic speech should get a raise. This kid rocks. Even Dice-K got into it! Look at his reaction to when Joshua says “Screw’em!” He loved  it! How could you not? If you don’t, you’re a heartless communist with no soul and no appreciation of anything good in this world. Too much?

But the lights at Fenway will be dim for the next 24 hours. Kind of anti-climatic, huh? It’s a bummer we can’t watch baseball again until Tuesday. But hey, thank God there’s a Bruins game tonight. Go get’em, boys!

So Good! So Good!

Thanks to Ian @ SoxAndDawgs.com for posting.

You’re a grown man….

I’ll be honest – I don’t have a problem with the Yankees winning the World Series. They were the better team, congrats to them.

What I do have a problem with is Joe Girardi is 45 years old and wears braces. 

joegiardi braces

First the World Series - next a retainer!

 *click the picture & see!

Penny For You Thoughts?

Brad_penny See, this is the thing that kills me about Sox fans. They were ready to jump off the ledge with the slow start and now since they've become hot, they've found something else to bitch about.

Brad Penny, is coming off an injury and he's coming from the National League – give the bastard a chance. I was so close to throwing my phone at a wall whenever someone started ranting about Penny and how this experiment was a bust last night. He's pitched 4 games, people. FOUR GAMES! 2 of which, since so many of you have seemed to forget, he got the W for. Listen, I know it's tough, but give the guy a break!

He was injured most of last year and the American League is a different beast. Beckett went through it too. Granted, he was a little more successful – but we all remember how many home runs he gave up that first year. He wasn't always the MVP when he first road into town.

Besides, Penny wasn't the only one who fucked up last night. I'm looking at you Lopez. As a whole, the team is doing great. There's been some rough patches, but they're still playing great! I've watched the team through the good times and the bad times. Lord knows there were plenty of bad times, but Jesus Christ, can't you people be happy? We're a game out of first, the Devil Rays are in the cellar and the Yankees are barely playing .500 ball. Nope, can't be happy. Have to be miserable.

Remember Me?

America's sweethear Yes, folks – America's sweetheart is back? Did you miss me? haha I really am a self obsessed ass – at least I admit to it.  ANYWAYS! So a few weeks ago I decided to have the site re-design and it's going slower than expected. With the Bruins were playing like shit, all of the A-Rod nonsense and spring training was starting – I decided to let the fingers do the talking and get back into writing some bullshit, that's more than likely filled with grammatical errors

Wheeler First off, congrats to the B's for getting their 40th win last night and well, winning a game finally. The B's beat the 'Canes 5-1 and are still on top of the standings with 88 points. I was looking at the stats sheet from last night's game and I had to laugh when I saw the Axelsson got an assist on Chuck Kobasew's goal. I fully admit to shitting on Kobasew in the past and call him overrated – but something I noticed, Patrice Bergeron has only scored 5 goals?  I know he's coming off two injuries – but 5 goals? Last night's game was his best one since November 21st. Maybe I'm overreacting, but that's shocking to me.

The B's are off the next few days and play the Panthers on Saturday and the Lightning on Sunday. On a personal note, I'm praying to whatever higher being there is to either send Vinny Lecavalier to the Rangers or keep him in Tampa Bay - but please don't send him to Montreal. Anything to make those dirty Habs fans miserable and keep that team out of the playoffs is fine by me. Happy 100th anniversary, douche!

Oh yeah, congrats to Mark Stuart for being one of Boston's most eligible Bachelor's in Boston according to The Improper Bostonian. I know it's old, but those douche bags can't mail me my issue in a timely fashion – so I get news when it's 2 weeks old. Asses!

Lowrie Ok. So spring training has started and we're a mere 47 days away from Opening Day at Fenway Park. Who's going to be at short stop? It better be Jed Lowrie or they're idiots. Although, I wouldn't be shocked if it was Julio Lugo. Look at Lugo and look at Lowrie and the answer should be simple! It'll probably end up as a platoon situation and hopefully by the second half of the season, it'll be Lowrie's. But did anyone notice that Lowrie is sporting a Mike Lowell-esque goatee on NESN and his voice suddenly sounds like his balls dropped over the winter? You're barely out of puberty – stop it. I understand you're trying to do a whole, 'I'm mature enough for this role – I'm a man' act, but c'mon.

Pedoria is small Speaking of children, Pedroia is writing a book. I'm assuming it's going to be a short story? *fart noise*   What the hell is he going to write about? He's 24 years old and looks like he should still wear Garanimals and Tough Skins!I'm sure it'll be a tale of a little guy who scrapped his way to the top and everything he's accomplished….so far. I think Pedroia is great – but I think it's a tad early for the book tour and if you do go thru it – can you save the signings and all of the bs that comes along with a book for the off season?

I agree with everything David Ortiz said about banning players for a year if they test positive for steroids. It's not rocket science – if you cheat, you're out. And I'm sorry, but I don't think what Jesse Ventura is saying is all that crazy about the Govt. investigating Bud Selig. Granted, WWF or WWE…whatever….is "entertainment" but he knew they were cheating and did NOTHING to prevent it. And how long before some ball player decides to go loopy from the 'roid and there's a another Chris Benoit situation on their hands? How are they going to explain that one? Listen, I know even the ball players back in the day did some shady shit – but when Mantle the worst he had to deal with, was being drunk Jack Daniels and tired from banging whores the night before a day/night double header. He didn't have to worry about getting weird injuries after getting off the 'roids.

Oh yeah, A-Rod is a smug douche. But in his defense, I do think they need to release the other names. It's unfair he's the only one getting nailed right now.

But yeah, that's it for now. There will be more – brace yourself. The kid is back.

Dear Spike Lee,

Summer of Sam was less painful to look at. Nice hat.

Spike Awful Hat 1 

 +1 here

Love,

Cameron Frye

   

WHAT HAPPENED TO JOBA CHAMBERLAIN???

EB_papi_joba David Ortiz and Joba Chamberlain are both at CSE promoting Sharp and made an appearance on MSNBC's The Closing Bell. Now, as mentioned before  – I'm the last one to talk – but what happened to Chamberlain? I know he's always been a big guy, but……he's fucking huge. He looks like a baby version of Orson Welles. Mother of God. You can watch the appearance here.

I'm sure Joba is trying to get into the AVN Awards since they're held there this weeknd.

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