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
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
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
By John Ruberry "Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life." Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell. For the 2018 Chicago White Sox, so far there have been a lot of downs. The South … Continue reading Horrible season for White Sox may portend bright future
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.
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
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?
Well David Ortiz has taken his last plate appearance in the major leagues thanks to the Red Sox failure to generate offense, the excellence of Cleveland's defense and the inferiority of Red Sox pitching suggesting once again that without pitching and defense, even a David Ortiz is not enough to guarantee a team a world … Continue reading The Final Tribute to David Ortiz, Ball 4
So David Ortiz has played his last regular season game and ended said regular season career with a weak ground out to the pitcher. While his finish was not spectacular let's consider David Ortiz's 2016 stats Ortiz led the league in doubles with 48 (and that's on two bad legs) He led he league in … Continue reading David Ortiz 2016 the final numbers
Intern: Wonderful thing, pain. Without pain, no race could survive. 4th Doctor: I'm well aware of that. Intern: Autonomic defence mechanism. Doctor Who, The Hand of Fear 1976 Although the Red Sox have been on a rough patch lately there has been one constant factor this season. David Ortiz is the reason they are in … Continue reading The Wisdom of David Ortiz
Missy (The Master): He's trapped at the heart of the Dalek empire. He's a prisoner of the creatures who hate him most in the universe. Between us and him is everything the deadliest race in all of history can throw at us. We, on the other hand, have a pointy stick. How do we start? … Continue reading The 2004 Red Sox The #gop Establishment & My Fellow Conservative Activists
By John Ruberry Tomorrow morning the 118th Boston Marathon will begin 26.2 miles from Boston's Back Bay neighborhood in Hopkinton. It will be the most most closely-watched of the Grandaddy of all Marathons because of last year's savage bombings by two Islamist terrorists near the finish on Boylston Street that killed three people and injured … Continue reading Boston Marathon: The fans and the runners share the greatest race
Back in April when the RedSox Sellout streak ended I wrote this: It appears the Boston Red Sox streak of sellouts is going to end this year. The Sox have a 6 state customer base, one of the most historic franchise in the nation and a ballpark that is not only one of the smallest … Continue reading 2013 Red Sox: SI was wrong, I was wrong, The Girl was Right
This morning I went into Boston very early and caught the line of people hoping against all hope to score tickets to tonight's game. The person first in line had actually arrived on Monday. He had just finished one job and was about to start a new one giving him the free time to spend … Continue reading The Fenway Faithful and the David Ortiz Consensus
Yesterday the Detroit Tigers Shut out the Boston Red Sox 1-0 in a one hit game where Boston drew more walks than a kennel with every spot filled. Over and over they had base runners all over the place but simply could not get them in. I had been convinced a pitcher like Anibal Sanchez who … Continue reading The Secret of Winning Baseball