Thursday, October 31, 2013

Red Sox Win the World Series - Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts about the Red Sox winning the World Series.

This was the front page of the Boston Herald this morning... A lot of things had to break right for the Red Sox to win this year but Koji Uehara emerging as one of the most unhittable closers in baseball was one of the biggest. Uehara my sunshine, my only sunshine... It is a lifetime of columns like this why I viscerally hate Dan Shaughnessy. I also remember how he said putting seats on the Green Monster was an abomination that was going to ruin the park... One more reason to love John Farrell - when he came out after the game to accept the trophy - he wasn't wearing one of the cheesy t-shirts or hats that have become ubiquitous at these events. I've grown to hate those hats and shirts almost as much as Dan Shaughnessy. Almost... How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Fox Sports microphone pop?... Sad to think that last night babies were born in New England hospitals and those babies have never witnessed a Red Sox World Series championship. Won't someone please think of the babies!... Semi-sad to think that some key players from the 2013 team won't be around next year. Stephen Drew will be replaced, Jacoby Ellsbury most likely will be gone as a free agent, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia who is also a free agent (though his departure is not as sure as Ellsbury)...


  1. Tim McCarver is one voice I won't miss. The promoting of Wacha Wacha was too much. The Sox has shown they hit the pitcher much better the next time around. Very glad that the obstruction play that cost the Sox game 3 didn't end up hurting us. Now it's just another of the highlights along with the pick-off to end game 4.. Farrell was extremely classy the whole series. The MVP should have been a three way... Papi, Koji, and Lester. A VERY great series for us Sox fans.

  2. Over the last month I have developed a visceral dislike of Big Papi.