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Comment on: Managers of the Year: Francona and Hurdle - Baseball - Boston.com
Posted 11/13/2013 01:18:23 EST
Francona deserves it for the past, Farrell for this year.
But winning the World Series is best reward in Baseball.
Comment on: The eight Boston pro championships since 2001, in order of improbility - Touching All the Bases - Boston.com
Posted 11/05/2013 09:00:38 EST
Since there aren't any bases to touch in football or basketball or hockey, I don't really follow them beyond checking the standing now and then.
The Sox will do for me, 2004, 2013, 2007.
Comment on: Wong gets caught slipping at first - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 10/28/2013 10:16:10 EDT
I listen to WEEI by computer, MLB.TV. Since the video is network delayed about 10 seconds there is a lag, but then I don't have to listen to Buck and McCarver. In spite of some reputation hash, I've f more »
Comment on: A Boston sports day for the ages - Adam Kaufman - Boston.com Sports
Posted 10/14/2013 11:16:59 EDT
Not being a football fan, I wonder, does a regular season come from behind win equal a baseball ALCS postseason miraculous turn around like last night? Especially after the totally flat first 14 inni more »
Comment on: Analysis: Budget talk ideas delay, don't resolve - Boston.com
Posted 10/10/2013 06:09:46 EDT
The Republicans are doing Viet Nam all ovefr again. They have to desgtroy the country to save it. The Bush tax cuts , passed by the Republicans only, began the steep decline of redicrecting ever more more »
Comment on: Red Sox to Rays: Itâs over - Adam Kaufman - Boston.com Sports
Posted 10/07/2013 12:07:50 EDT
You always have to play the game. Ask any player. Broad assertions are nice but deceptive.As Yogi said, "It ain't over till it's over."
Comment on: The Red Sox are good even if you're not paying attention - Boston Sports Blog - Boston.com
Posted 07/05/2013 03:21:53 EDT
Who are the Patriots and the Bruins? I've heard a bit about the Celtics, but they don't play very good baseball. There is however an excellent team called the Red Sox who are playing wonderful b more »
Comment on: Trout or Cabrera for AL MVP? - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 10/01/2012 04:39:23 EDT
The triple crown is so rare that it deserves recognition for the player who achieves it. Otherwise, you might need to go back and apply your WAR views against all other earlier players. It may be that more »
Comment on: 'Ross, Gonzalez blast away as Red Sox roll on'
Posted 07/19/2012 10:02:16 EDT
And even if he perhaps shouldn't have said it publicly, Valentine seems to have been correct that Youlilis was not playing with commitment with the Sox. more »
Posted 07/19/2012 09:57:48 EDT
I also have wondered if Lester is tipping his pitches. more »
Comment on: 'Less is more for the Red Sox’
Posted 04/25/2012 12:35:18 EDT
David Ortiz is a marvelous hitter but an even better human being. His deep concern for children and their hopes is a noble model for all of us. more »
Comment on: 'GOP derails Senate 'Buffett rule' taxes on wealthy'
Posted 04/16/2012 08:04:03 EDT
The top 5% own 90% of the country. How many millions do you need? more »
Posted 04/16/2012 07:57:45 EDT
If trickle down is so effective, why the recession of 2008 and the loss of so many jobs while hyper wealth has become ultra hyper-wealth? Apparently the wealthy just like to be wealthy. The poor? Let more »
Posted 04/16/2012 07:54:41 EDT
No surprise here. Sen. McConnell and friends want the super-rich to be the super-super-rich. And everyone else to be their serfs. Good by America more »
Comment on: Mitt Romney says âall moms are working momsâ but mothers on welfare âneed to go to workâ - Boston.com
Posted 04/15/2012 07:53:33 EDT
Obviously only poor mothers should have jobs outside the home. Multimillionaire moms are just fine at home letting the nannies take care of things (i.e., children). more »
Comment on: 'Reflections from the sunny side'
Posted 03/11/2012 10:55:06 EDT
Hmmm. Valentine is not good on TV because he thinks before he speaks? Perhaps if other followed Valentine's odd habit of thinking, TV would be greatly improved. The apparent ban on thinking is a prett more »
Comment on: Random Red Sox thoughts from Fort Myers - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 02/27/2012 10:28:32 EST
As for being cultured, I would include baseball in a broad definition. Obviously the day to day points relate to people and baseball expectations around the field, but history, achievement, and except more »
Comment on: Spring Training Today: Crawford, Youkilis speak their minds - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Posted 02/20/2012 07:13:46 EST
Mr. Crawford would do better to make his argument on the field. He is making 20 million dollars a year, about what Mitt Romney makes from investments, which puts hims in the top .01% of income earners more »
Comment on: 'Papelbon walks a fine line with ump'
Posted 09/27/2010 11:20:23 EDT
As I understand it, Joe Morgan on ESPN claimed that A-Rod should have been out on a strike that was not called. And he knows the game extremely well. Paplebon is certainly much less effective than is more »
Comment on: Obamaâs soak-the-rich mentality - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/02/2009 08:21:03 EDT
After the Regan/Bush/Bush era of welfare for the wealthy, this seems a distorted view. Look at the stagnation of income for the middle class over the last eight years and the massive advances for the more »