Well here it is. They day Red Sox fans have been waiting for (you know, since this season was in the toilet pretty early on). Rusney Castillo will make his MLB debut tonight after basically playing in all the minor league playoffs. Continue reading “Big Day for Sox Fans, Castillo To Make MLB Debut Tonight”
His bat may be cold but his glove is on fire. Once or twice a week there is a great defensive play made by Jackie Bradley Jr. He’s starting to look like another Jr, defensively anyway. The hitting will eventually come around, so I’m not worried about that. They got Cespedes to pick up the slack for offense from outfielders.
While were talking about JBJ, might as well show some other highlights from this year.
This one is my personal favorite
Nice as well
Now if he can do all of those ^ plus maybe like 30 of these of a year, we’ll be all set
Looks like this may happen real soon.
Sox get Allen Craig and Joe Kelly.
Pretty true. Both guys can chuck it like 400 feet.
CBS Sports – The Red Sox have traded Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and cash to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Boston will also receive Oakland’s competitive balance pick in the 2015 draft.
So it is done. Jon Lester (and Jonny Gomes) is no longer a member of the Red Sox, the only team he has known until today.
I can’t say I love the trade since Lester was my boy, but I do like Cespedes, and if the Sox do try to and successfully somehow resign Lester in the offseason, this would be a GREAT trade. The Sox needed some offensive pop in their line up, especially in the outfield.
Defensively, they are great. Bradley should win a Gold Glove (probably won’t though) and Victorino, while hurt most of the year, is always solid. Now adding Cespedes adds power in the line up and another arm in the outfield. I’d like to see anyone try to run on Bradley and Cespedes.
Let’s not forget Jonny Gomes either. While his play declined this year, along with his playing time, he was a genuine guy and seemed like a great guy in the clubhouse. It also seemed like he truly loved the city of Boston.
In case anyone was wondering, the Sox DO NOT play the A’s again this year.
Less than a week ago I was reading tweets like this and getting excited.
That excitement didn’t last that long, as soon enough I was reading stuff like this.
and that the Warriors were the new front runners for Love.
There was also talk of the C’s dealing Rondo if they don’t get Love.
Fast forward to the last few days, and there are stories about how the Warriors are not going to part with Thompson and that the deal is dead.
Now I don’t know what to expect. Can the Celtics get Kevin Love? Where does Carmelo go? How does Embiid’s broken foot effect the draft and would the Celtics take him if he’s available at number 6? Could they take him at 6 and someone else at 17 and trade those two players for someone, like how they did with Jeff Green in 2007? What is LeBron going to do?
A lot of stuff going on in the NBA right now. It should be a pretty interesting draft and exciting free agency period.
ESPN Boston – The “Idiots” will be back at Fenway Park tonight.
The 2004 championship team that ended 86 years of heartache in New England a decade ago will be honored tonight prior to the Red Sox taking on the Braves to begin a homestand.
Among the alums who are expected to be in attendance are David Ortiz (of course), Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon, Derek Lowe, Kevin Millar, Jason Varitek, Trot Nixon, Orlando Cabrera, Keith Foulke and Gabe Kapler.
This is just what all us Red Sox fans need. The team finally got out of a 10 game losing streak (and all it took was facing an NL team). Now, they get to see their heroes from 2004 back at Fenway. Hard to believe that will be 10 years ago this fall. Time flies.
While the World Series victory that year was the first in 86 years, nothing will top the historic comeback in the ALCS against the Yankees. Ask anyone, they will tell you that Game 4,5,6, and 7 were more memorable than the World Series vs the Cardinals (honestly, I don’t remember too much aside from the final pitch).
Here’s a look at the pivotal moment from that series, “The Steal”.
It seems if you’re a fan of Boston sports, you either win big or lose big. Nothing in between. Don’t get me wrong, we’re all spoiled with all of the success and championships from the last 12 years. There are, however, just as many lows to go with that. Here’s my quick rundown.
- 2002 Super Bowl Champions
- 2004 Super Bowl Champions
- 2004 World Series Champions
- 2005 Super Bowl Champions
- 2007 World Series Champions
- 2008 NBA Champions
- 2011 Stanley Cup Champions
- 2013 World Series Champions
And the Lows
- 2003 ALCS Loss (Game 7 Extra inning’s walk off to the Yankees)
- 2006 AFC Championship Loss (Peyton comes back from 18 down to advance to SB)
- 2008 Super Bowl Loss (Perfect season ruined in final minutes thanks to miraculous catch, again to New York)
- 2010 NBA Championship Loss (C’s lose Perkins, fall to rival Lakers in 7 in close defeat)
- 2010 SC Playoff Loss (B’s blow 3-0 lead against Philly)
- 2012 Super Bowl Loss (again to the Giants in the same fasion as the previous, de ja vu)
- 2013 SC Finals (B’s allow 2 goals in 17 in finals minutes of Game 6 in Boston)
- 2014 AFC Championship (loss to Peyton Manning)
- 2014 SC Playoff Loss (B’s lose to rival Canadiens in Game 7)
So basically, all of the tough loses come to the biggest rivals of the respective teams. Peyton beats Brady. Yankees beat the Sox. Candiens top Bruins, Lakers over Celtics.
Anyway, enough complaining.
I’ll just leave this Bruins Game 7 before and after photo of Ben Affleck, which sums up how all us Bruins fans feel.
Before Game 7
After Game 7
ESPN– The Barclays Center crowd was pretty good on Friday night.
But Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who played in front of some absolutely raucous playoff crowds for several years at Boston’s TD Bank Garden, expected more.
“They could do better,” Garnett said Saturday. “I was expecting Brooklyn to be real hostile, New York-style. I know what it’s like to come here as the opposition, so our crowd could do better, but they were there when we needed them, and we fed off of them.”
Added Pierce: “Well, we know gradually they got into it. Hopefully the next game, it will get a lot better from the start. We want to come out from the jump, from the beginning, and have them in the game. It shouldn’t take a big play from us. We want them behind us. It was a great crowd tonight.”
KG telling it like it is. Crowds the Garden are no joke, especially come playoff time.
That’s why Garnett called TD Garden “The Jungle”. Just listen to the man himself say it here with a few choice expletives:
Hell, I bet this is the loudest cheers KG and Pierce have heard all season, and it was in Boston.
Anyway, Go Nets, or more accurately, Go KG and Pierce.