Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What Would You Do?

What would you do if you caught Barry Bonds' Record Breaking homerun ball? An Auction House in Dallas, Texas has offered $1,000,000 to the person who catches it-- But lets say.. Um a little low dont ya think? Maybe not. But I think we will see bids much much higher than that. Think about it.. Barry Bonds is easily the most talked about, most controversial player in our era. Not to mention the feats he has accomplished, and the numbers he has posted every season since starting. He is history. I wonder if he will buy the ball himself?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Are you Happy with Dice-K?

After tonight's complete game victory at Fenway Park, it seems the debate over whether or not Dice-K is meeting his expectations. Over the course of the past week, there has been numerous blog posts on Sox Blogs, such as It seems Red Sox Nation is fairly happy with his performace thus far, and understand he needs time to ADJUST. As one blogger put it:

Give the guy time, he'll be fine. This is dramatic culture shock for the guy. I know they keep saying he's used to the limelight but this is much different than anything he's used to. The Japanese limelight consists of educated, humble applause from knowledgable, dignified audiences. Try to imagine what it's like for Dice-K being dropped into the middle this decrepit fish bowl (Fenway) we call a stadium with 20,000 drooling incoherent drunks screaming at him--in a foreign language no less. If nothing else it's going to take some time to adjust to the buffoonery of the fans, never mind the upgrade in opposition.
Give the man some time! Geesh!

-Posted by spspangler6, on 4/29/07, "On the Front Burner"

Simply put, whoever the hell you are. Although Dice-K has been decent so far this season, I was expecting a little more. But I understand that he needs time to adjust to the crazy atmosphere of Boston. From what I remember, Dice-K making the move to Boston was the media show of the the century.
Regardless of anything, it was a great win tonight for the Sox!!

(Photo: AP)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Close call for Beckett, Sox.. Other MLB News

-It was a close call for Beckett & the Sox today at Fenway, with Boston scoring 6 runs in the 9th to win the game 6-5 on an error by Kevin Millar.

-An Auction House located in Dallas, Texas has offered $1MIL to the person who catches Barry Bonds' 756th homerun.

-Roger Clemens will pitch in a Class-A game Friday night in Tampa

-Sidney Ponson was released by the Minnesota Twins. Ponson, 30, was 2-5 this year with a 6.93 ERA.

(Photo Credit: AP, May 13th, 2007)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tight Game Turns Ugly for Orioles, Red Sox Win 13-4

The Sox had a wild one today at Fenway, blasting the Orioles 13-4 in a cool afternoon at the ball park. Curt Schilling had a decent outing, but could have been much, much better. He allowed 4 runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. Today's outing was the shortest appearance this season for Schilling. Boston has continued to pound the ball all over the ball park this season, giving it's pitching rotation major breathing room virtually every game. Kevin Youkilis singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth to score Jason Varitek and give Boston a breather during the tight game. The run support thus far has been phenomenal. The Sox are 18-0 this year when they have scored 5+ runs.

More on the game here

Also from around the league, what an article written by ESPN's Buster Olney. Although I have had biased opinions on steroid use by major leaguers, Olney seems to hit the issue right on the head. Read the article here
Photo credit to Winslow Townson/AP

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mike Lowell AKA George Clooney

Well after watching Lowell on televison after the game tonite, I have come to the conclusion that Mike Lowell has a funny resemblance to George Clooney. Pointless to say, but its true..

On to more serious things, Lowell's performance is worth talking about. I have read many posts that have indicated they would be happy to see Lowell and Tavarez go for Mark Teixiera. Lowell homered for the third consecutive night, and is hitting .303 on the season so far, and has played solid defense. Lowell is a good fit for the Sox, and hopefully he can keep it up

Papelbon Shows Support for Bonds

Jonathon Papelbon, on Fox Sport's "Freindly Scoop" was asked what he thought about Barry Bonds' eventual passing of Hank Aaron on the All-Time Home Run list:

“Yeah definitely,” said Papelbon. “He’s doing it for baseball. And I think it’s good for baseball. And I think that he’s going out there and crushing home runs and getting baseball back to where it was in the late 1990s and such that......"

Not quite sure what he means about "Back in the late 1990s" but Papelbon also expressed confidence in the Sox pitching, saying that they dont need Clemens, with Lester coming back will be huge for the Rotation.

Read the full news story from

Quote of the Week

"The Yankees signed 44-year-old Roger Clemens. Not to be outdone, the Red Sox have started to thaw out Ted Williams."
-- David Letterman