About Me: I have been a Red Sox fan since the fifties, fell in love with watching Ted Williams. I have played, managed, and umpired at every level from Little League to High School to American Legion ball. I currently coach at the high school level.
Comment on: Sending Kris Bryant to minors a bad call by Cubs
Posted 04/05/2015 10:25:56 EDT
Want the games to move along more quickly? Simply have the umpires call the strike zone that the baseball rule book dictates. The current MLB strike zone is barely larger than the catcher's mitt.
Comment on: Matt Barnes continues to make case to stay with Red Sox as reliever
Posted 03/14/2015 09:54:07 EDT
Soft toss and tee work are two of the most important fundamentals of hitting.
Comment on: Rusney Castillo impressive in latest workout - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/30/2014 11:58:28 EDT
Why move anyone up from Pawtucket or Portland before their respective playoffs are over? Wouldn't meaningful at-bats and innings in playoff situations be more valuable to a young player than fairly me more »
Comment on: WEEI Signs John Dennis to New Contract, Keeping Long-Running Morning Show Intact - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 08/29/2014 06:54:58 EDT
That's a lo of typing you did about such an insignificant subject. more »
Comment on: Grady Sizemore Designated for Assignment - Extra Bases - Boston.com
Posted 06/17/2014 04:38:34 EDT
I'm pretty sure Lyons did it all in one game. more »
Posted 06/17/2014 04:36:02 EDT
Yes, Steve "Psycho" Lyons did it in the early 90's I believe. more »
Comment on: Farrell wants more consistency from Doubront in 2014 - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 03/02/2014 05:03:41 EST
Not with the glove or the arm he's not.
Comment on: Ellsbury could return as early as Wednesday - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 09/22/2013 10:28:10 EDT
These are NOT meaningless games. When home-field throughout the playoffs is yours to lose, you need to do all you can to secure it.
Comment on: Game 1: Red Sox at Yankees - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 04/01/2013 08:20:36 EDT
Pete, Gary Bell was right-handed I'm pretty sure.
Comment on: Could Jackie Bradley Jr. stick with the Red Sox? - Red Sox - Boston.com
Posted 02/27/2013 08:29:58 EST
He played on back-to-back College World Series champs. It may be "ra-ra" but that level of pressure and leadership (by the way he was MVP of the CWS both years) build character and develop skills. The more »
Comment on: 'Perfectly happy to manage incredible 16-inning game'
Posted 07/19/2011 12:43:47 EDT
Bob, spoken (or written) like a man who truly loves baseball. I was with you for every pitch. I'm not certain that this current generation, raised on steroid-era baseball stats, can appreciate a score more »
Comment on: 'A good sport, my mother'
Posted 05/08/2011 10:52:09 EDT
Your mom would be proud of you this Mother's Day, Kevin, nicely done! And happy Mother's DAy to all. more »
Comment on: 'Papelbon walks a fine line with ump'
Posted 09/27/2010 08:53:48 EDT
I can only assume that all of you bashing Paps this morning did NOT stay up to watch the game. Because if you did you would realize that the home plate umpire was atrocious in the ninth inning and mis more »
Comment on: 'Wrist sprain sidelines Beltre'
Posted 09/20/2010 09:41:16 EDT
I believe Atchison is already signed through next season. more »
Comment on: Game%20147%3A%20Blue%20Jays%20at%20Red%20Sox%20
Posted 09/17/2010 04:45:42 EDT
Folks, that's how you get to see the games for free instead of forking over hundreds to see them in person; supply & demand. The radio broadcasts are the same way. And if you think we're unique, have more »
Comment on: Game%20115%3A%20Red%20Sox%20at%20Blue%20Jays%20
Posted 08/11/2010 04:46:33 EDT
Francona also said today on WEEI that Jed would play short tomorrow and Scut would have the day off. more »
Comment on: 'Letdown easy to break down'
Posted 06/11/2010 12:53:07 EDT
If I wasn't laughing so much at that riotously funny "coma" line, I would be able to come up with an equally funny response. But all I can really do is feel sorry for all you bashers who crawl out of more »
Comment on: Is%20the%20door%20closing%20on%20Papelbon%3F
Posted 05/19/2010 04:38:39 EDT
It appears that most of you who posted ahead of me have not been watching Paps pitch this year. Up until his first regular season blown save since July he has been mixing his pitches and has been ligh more »
Comment on: Amen%20corner
Posted 04/24/2010 10:08:19 EDT
Charlie, why do you go so far out of your way to distance yourself from your St. Peter's and Marquette Catholic education? more »
Comment on: 'Red Sox’
Posted 03/16/2010 11:41:20 EDT
I am as big a Mike Lowell fan as anybody, but you all need to understand that it is Mike Lowell, NOT Theo, who is wanting this trade. Mike still sees himself as an everyday player and wants to go some more »
Comment on: 'Spring dance between Lowell and Red Sox is the limbo'
Posted 02/24/2010 11:17:08 EST
This article is a complete work of fiction. If I hadn't heard Lowell's comments myself before reading your "interpretation" of them, them I'd think there was a controversy brewing. But the controversy more »
Comment on: Brown casts his vote for the Red Sox starting rotation - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 01/29/2010 03:40:30 EST
You all do realize that Leno's show is a comedy don't you? It's supposed to be light and refreshing. more »
Comment on: The%20Voice%20Of%20The%20Fan%2C%20Part%20The%20First
Posted 01/07/2010 07:13:33 EST
Charlie Pierce is not so much a sports writer as he is a very witty, intelligent social commentator. And therefore speaking, or writing, on a higher plane than many sports pager readers can comprehend more »
Comment on: 'Scutaro aboard as shortstop'
Posted 12/04/2009 09:47:47 EST
I feel for Marco Scutaro since according to most of you he is an old poor defender coming off one good year and he's the most recent horse on the Theo shortstop carousel. I'm sixty, so hearing so many more »
Comment on: 'It’
Posted 10/28/2009 10:28:58 EDT
1eye, To try to put a racist spin on a Bob Ryan column proves that you have not been reading his outstanding work for the last thirty years! The kid screwed up; it's not a racial issue, it's a maturit more »
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