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Mother’s Day

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Last Night’s game at Fenway was a fairly short fight between NY and Boston. The Sox had it goin’ on since the very beginning. We scored first…and often. Nice Mother’s Day gift for me, and the many mom-sicles out at the game on such a chilly May night.

Now the Evil Empire’s minions have slithered-out of our city….and life as an extremely fortunate sports town can resume again. Tonight’s matchup features John Lackey on the mound for the Sox vs. Toronto’s Brandon Morrow….leading-off a three game series that could elevate us into third place in the AL East, if played correctly.
Amidst Saturday night’s fiasco at Fenway, there were some noteable milestones and accomplishments worth mentioning.
Terry Francona is now soley in 3rd place in Red Sox record books, historically for managing his 1,004th game as a Red Sox manager, surpassing Bill Carrigan (1,003).
Boston Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez had his 1,000th career hit on Saturday in the 3rd inning…with a Homer !!
Mr. Jonathan Papelbon (Closer Extrordinaire) is tied for 1st place in the American League with 8 saves.
Tonight’s game is at Fenway Park….kicking-off a 3-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Game # 33 will begin at 7:10pm and be aired on NESN.

Chill The Champagne

 

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Our highly esteemed team manager, Mr. Terry Francona will soon be celebrating a major career milestone. I hope to see lots of “HOOPLA” going on after the game when the winning day arrives, and it will hopefully be in Boston.

Francona is positioned to pass the current third place BILL  CARRIGAN  when he gets just 4 more wins.  Here is how the current standings read:

JOE CRONIN           1,071  wins

MIKE HIGGINS           560  wins

BILL CARRIGAN        489  wins

TERRY FRANCONA    486  wins

 

AND  THAT  MEANS  ONLY  14  GAMES  AWAY  FROM     500  WINS  ! ! ! ! !

Congrats to Terry, and the entire Red Sox organization….hope you stick around long enough to beat Joe Cronin.  We’re a patient bunch, we waited 86 years to win a Championship !!  Great Job Tito, you are respected league-wide.

Mr. Clay Buchholz is the International League’s Pitcher of the Week.  Clay has an impressive    .79 ERA   13 K’s   3 walks   in his past 2 starts.

(He has yet to allow more than 3 hits in a game this year.)  Keep it up Clay-man !

 

David Ortiz is sad to see that the media has strongly focused on what he isn’t doing,he wants us to have faith…and be patient. After all, he has had a worst slump than this before:

April 17th through July 6th  in 2002    128 at bats    (and bounced-back nicely)*

 

Remember to enjoy every inning, every game Red Sox Nation.