Five Red Sox World Series Thoughts

I was all ready to run my final piece on the endgame of the left post election when word came at work that the Red Sox had won game five and the world series. So in honor of the unity expressed in this tweet... For the next few days there are no liberals, or conservatives … Continue reading Five Red Sox World Series Thoughts

Red Sox Dodgers What a Game

It's 2:39 as I type this, there are two outs in the bottom of the 15th and the Dodgers and Red Sox are still at it. I was at a Carenet dinner this evening in Hollis NH and hoped to get home in time to see some of the game, DaWife and I stopped at … Continue reading Red Sox Dodgers What a Game

Missing: One October Monkey

Formally residing on the back of one David Price. Missing since October 18th during a trip to Houston. If found please provide it a good home at least till November, might we suggest it be donated to the good folks at 1 East 161st Street Bronx NY in the hopes the team there can adopt … Continue reading Missing: One October Monkey

Elizabeth Warren, Charlie Baker and I Completely Agree…

...when it comes to yesterday's RedSox game there isn't a lot of distance between Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, Socialists, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Atheists in Massachusetts this morning. I left work at midnight dead tired.  I got home in the bottom of the 8th and the 9th inning (both halves) was one of the most … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren, Charlie Baker and I Completely Agree…

Seven Reasons Why Starting David Price in Game 2 is the Right Move

There's been so much news to talk about that I've not had the chance to talk much about the Red Sox vs the Yankees, but with the Yankees disposed of and the formidable World Champion Houston Astros next in line the #1 topic of conversation in Red Sox nation has been manager Alex's Cora's decision … Continue reading Seven Reasons Why Starting David Price in Game 2 is the Right Move

Chicago White Sox 2018 season not as horrible as once feared

By John Ruberry Four months ago in this space I wrote this entry: Horrible season for White Sox may portend bright future. Okay, the situation has improved somewhat since May, when the South Siders were on pace to lose a club-record 117 games, which would be just short of the modern day record for futility, … Continue reading Chicago White Sox 2018 season not as horrible as once feared

While Divisive Political Stunts Rock DC in Real World America Asha Nicole & Rebecca Akins Roll On

One of the most interesting things about this vacation has been the fact that it's been an ACTUAL vacation. Other than an interview at EWTN yesterday and a radio show I recorded with Fr. Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life (who I ran into accidentally) I've not been obliged to cover anything and I've only … Continue reading While Divisive Political Stunts Rock DC in Real World America Asha Nicole & Rebecca Akins Roll On

Sports: The MLB Playoff Race Continues the NFL Kaepernick Season Opens

Yesterday my wife and I visited Sun Trust park and watched the Red Sox, despite a shaky (but scoreless) performance from Nathan Evoaldi, take game one of their 3 game set with the Atlanta Braves 8-2. The game was much closer than the score would indicate and it wasn't until the Sox added two in … Continue reading Sports: The MLB Playoff Race Continues the NFL Kaepernick Season Opens

The Red Sox and Seattle Prove Why Baseball is THE Best Sport AGAIN

If you turned in early to the Red Sox Seattle game you saw a lot of offense. You saw the Mariners put up 4 in the top of the first and the Red Sox answer with five. Then Mariners put up six more meaning that Red Sox starter Stephen Wright, who had given up a … Continue reading The Red Sox and Seattle Prove Why Baseball is THE Best Sport AGAIN

Report from Louisiana: Making Each Day Count

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It is a clear, glorious day here in the northwest corner of Louisiana.  I’m writing this from the wooden swing that hangs from my giant magnolia tree which is in full bloom with sweet smell of the South.  I’ve got two lazy cats at my feet, a cold beverage beside … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Making Each Day Count

Genuine

What does it mean to be genuine? On the surface, that might seem like a rather odd, and obvious, question. Being genuine means being real. It entails authenticity. It incorporates truthful thoughts and emotions, working together with heart, soul, and spirit to be who we actually are, not who we think we are or wish … Continue reading Genuine

It’s Time to Vote Barry Bonds Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

As the world series gets ready to start (I'll be cheering for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers) I think it's a good time to revisit an issue hanging over baseball. I'm not a fan of the steroids era in baseball, I think it put players in a position where they had a choice of a … Continue reading It’s Time to Vote Barry Bonds Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Nolan Ryan and The Conventional Wisdom of Experts.

Yesterday I wrote about Nolan Ryan greatness in reference to Chris Sale's 300 Strikeout season. Today it hit me that Ryan is a great example of the follies of convention wisdom. The subject deserves a little more elaboration. Of all the outs a pitcher can produce a strikeout is the most valuable, in my opinion … Continue reading Nolan Ryan and The Conventional Wisdom of Experts.

Putting Chris Sale’s 300 Strikeouts in Historical Perspective

Yesterday the Boston Red Sox clinching of at least the 2nd wild card berth was overshadowed by Chris Sale getting his 300th strikeout of the season in the 8th inning of a shutout of the Baltimore Orioles. In the American league, where since 1973 a starter doesn't get the privilege of facing a .150 hitter … Continue reading Putting Chris Sale’s 300 Strikeouts in Historical Perspective

10 Thoughts Under the Fedora: London, Violence, and the Left war on, well everything.

Time to interrupt my final two Stacy McCain posts to comment a little on the issues of the day/week. There have been attacks in London and Paris this week.  In Paris the target was just one policeman in London the underground but the most amazing thing about both attacks is the continuing unwillingness of either people … Continue reading 10 Thoughts Under the Fedora: London, Violence, and the Left war on, well everything.

Let It Slide … Safe At Home

In lieu of throwing any more fuel onto the fine fabulous furry freakout fire that is social media today )DACA! WALL! TRUMP! SCHUMER! PELOSI! ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM! Okay, I might have thrown that last one in there) let's talk sports in a way even the asporting, this being to athletic competition what apolitical is for those not … Continue reading Let It Slide … Safe At Home

Buntgate? Hey Sabathia can’t field a bunt? Tell it to Jim Abbott

You're not paid to play, you're paid to win Bill Russell to Charlie Rose 2001 I was going to put up the first of two posts on DACA when I saw this and my jaw dropped. CC Sabathia took issue with what he called a "weak" Red Sox attempt to bunt on him in the first … Continue reading Buntgate? Hey Sabathia can’t field a bunt? Tell it to Jim Abbott

MLB 2017 A plethora of Remarkable Races

If you are looking for a distraction from the news of the day and a lot of people are these days, you're in luck.  Major League Baseball is giving us a some division and wild card races this season that (unless you are a fan of the NL East) really fits the bill. Let's start … Continue reading MLB 2017 A plethora of Remarkable Races

How Great Was Cleveland Indians Austin Jackson’s Catch at Fenway Park last night?

So great that Red Sox fans gave him a standing Ovation for robbing Hanley Ramirez of a Home Run:  Red Sox fans know greatness when they see it. That’s why Cleveland Indians center fielder Austin Jackson received a standing ovation from the Fenway Park faithful on Tuesday night after taking away a home run from Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez. … Continue reading How Great Was Cleveland Indians Austin Jackson’s Catch at Fenway Park last night?

Of Susan Slusser and the Golden Rule

Chances are I wouldn't recognize Susan Slusser if she passed me by on the street. I've seen her photo online and her on local sports television a few times, but given how I'm the living embodiment of jokingly stating the reason retail workers wear nametags is so we can remember our own, it should come … Continue reading Of Susan Slusser and the Golden Rule