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Sports Postings

Earliest: September 25, 2003Latest: January 31, 2014Total: 43

September 7, 2005

David Ortiz!

Once again, David Ortiz hit a game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th against the Angels.

The feeling at fenway was almost the same as it was last October when Ortiz did it against the Angels. I have a feeling that, unless the bases are loaded, that he will be walked in the rest of the series.

The Red Sox are now 3 games a head of the New York Yankees!

I plan to record every Red Sox game that is broadcast on WEEI in September. The Red Sox are playing much better than they did in 2004!

August 3, 2005

Manny being Manny

Its great that Manny Ramirez is not leaving Boston. The radio host on WEEI told his audience on Saturday night that it would be best for the Red Sox if Manny were to leave. He argued that Manny cost the Red Sox too much.

However, given that the Red Sox won the last two games and are now 3.5 games a head of the Yankees in early August, I would think keeping Manny is worth the investment. Manny was a key player in the past two games.

We'll have to see how this plays out during the next two months, but things are looking pretty good for the Red Sox!

June 27, 2005

Red Sox win!

The Red Sox, who left Fenway Park on June 19 trailing Baltimore by three games in the AL East, returned home leading the Orioles by 2 1/2 games. The 6-0 trip extended the Sox' winning streak to seven games and completed the club's first perfect road trip of six-or-more games since July 29-Aug. 7, 1977 (9-0, with stops at California, Seattle and Oakland).

The Sox, who won for the 12th time in 13 games, had 15 hits in the road trip finale, extending their streak with 10-or-more hits to seven straight games and 12 of the last 13. They scored at least five runs for the 14th time in 15 games.

February 7, 2005

Patriots SuperBowl Champions

Four months ago the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, and yesterday the New England Patriots won the Superbowl.

This was almost a repeat of the 2001-2002 season, since they had to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in their stadium and they won the game by 3 points. Thankfully the game ended by having Tom Brady take a knee drop at the end of the game.

On "Fat Tuesday", the Boston Area will give thanks by having a rolling rally. It will be interesting to see how many people show up.

Reasons why most people won't show up:

  1. Regular Business day, however people that work along the route will probably take a long lunch.
  2. School is in session
  3. This is the third rally in 4 years...

January 24, 2005

Patriots

The New England Patriots are going back to the Superbowl!

Just four months ago the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, and now the Patriots will have the opportunity to win back to back Superbowl championships!

Right after the game last night, some sports analysis were crunching the numbers and predicted that the Patriots will easily beat the Eagles. This is based on how each team faired against tough opponents.

Over the next few weeks expect to here a lot about coach Bill Belichick playing strategy. In the meantime here are some quotes:

"I'll never pick against the Pats again," wrote Yahoo analyst and former All-Pro Cris Carter.

"The Patriots are the premier team in football. Again," wrote Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

"They may be the greatest team ever," opined ESPN's Chris Mortenson.

January 2, 2005

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots had a great game against the 49ers. I remember watching the 49ers play when I was in San Francisco and there were only a couple of names that I recognized.

Well, the New England Patriots have a week off to relax and get ready to play some exciting Playoff football! Getting Playoff tickets is just the same as getting regular season tickets. They are sold out!

October 28, 2004

Red Sox are Champions again!

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox on winning another World Champion!

It took 86 years to win this title!

Some significant factors in yesterdays win:

  • This was the 100th World Series.
  • Yesterday was the first World Series to be played during a Total Lunar Eclipse.
  • It was on the 18th anniversary of the 1986 7th Game lost to the Mets.
  • Red Sox won 8 in a row, the longest winning streak in post season.
Boston Globe
I spent time this morning visiting several connivence stores looking for today's Boston Globe. I was surprise that they were sold out by 8 am this morning! I finally found a copy at the CVS in downtown Waltham.

Today's Boston Globe should sell out since many Red Sox fans will be buying them as a souvenir. There are plenty of Boston Heralds around, but it seems that the Globe is the paper of choice this morning.

October 26, 2004

Game 3: Pedro Martinez & Keith Foulke

Pedro Martinez won game 3 against the Cardinals, which gave Boston a 3-0 lead and an almost certain World Series Victory.

Two weeks ago, the New York Yankees had that same thought. The difference is that the Red Sox have more reasons to win than the Cardinals and the momentum is certainly on the Red Sox side...

The key play of the game was in the third inning:

Ahead 1-0, Boston did it again with defense in the third.

Suppan started it with a swinging-bunt single and Edgar Renteria hit a double that sent Nixon sliding feet first into a warning track puddle, a pratfall right out of a Wet&Wild Ride&Slide.

Again the crowd came to its feet, sensing the big hit that St. Louis needed. Walker instead rapped a weak grounder to second baseman Mark Bellhorn, which should have easily been enough to advance the runners and score the tying run.

Suppan, however, made a quick break for the plate and stopped while Renteria took off for third. Ortiz caught Bellhorn's throw, took a second and then noticed the Cardinals' confusion on the bases.

Ortiz made a perfect throw across the diamond to nail Suppan, and a grounder by Pujols ended the inning and brought out the boos.

Keith Foulke was sensational as the Red Sox closer, he was picked up last year because the Red Sox almost made it to the playoffs last year, but didn't have a good closer.

October 21, 2004

World Series Bound

The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees last night winning the first spot on the 2004 World Series ticket. By beating the Yankees yesterday the Red Sox became the first team in Major League Baseball history to come back and win a series after loosing the first three games. This morning World Series tickets will be available by phone:
A limited number of tickets for Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 of the World Series will be available by telephone today at 3 p.m.: (617) 482-4SOX
Game 1 starts on Saturday at Fenway Park!

October 19, 2004

Game 5: David Ortiz

David Ortiz must really want to be MVP of the ALCS. Once again, he saved the day and got a base hit in the bottom of the 14th inning which scored Johnny Damon.

A few notes about the game:

  • The game lasted 5 hours and 49 minutes. (Longest ALCS Game in history)
  • The Red Sox and Yankees had played back-to-back marathon games that totaled almost 11 hours ? 5 hours, 2 minutes on Sunday and 5 hours, 49 minutes Monday
  • Waisting no time, as soon as the game got over, the Red Sox got on a bus and headed to New York.
  • Half the Red Sox ran to greet Damon coming home; the others mobbed Ortiz halfway to second base.
The six game of the series is on at 8:19 tonight. If past games are any clue, that means most New Englanders won't goto sleep until 1 am. Dunkin Donuts should have another busy morning tomorrow!