What Happens to the Man Who Can’t Be Happy with 100 wins?

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 50 years in the future a young boy sits at the feet of an old man as they watch the Red Sox on their television.  “Deduska?” the young boy asks inquisitively. “Were you alive the year the Red Sox won 100 games before the middle of September?” “Yes, I was,” the elderly man said. “And were you happy?” the boy … Continue reading What Happens to the Man Who Can’t Be Happy with 100 wins?

FROM WASHED UP, TO PLAYOFF NECESSITY: THE BRANDON PHILLIPS STORY

(Photo Credit:  Political Journal) By Ted Gay – @TedG63 When Brandon Phillps was signed by the Red Sox, I thought it was a no impact move.  I saw him at his best when he was with Cincinnati, and I believed he was a shadow of that player now.  It was sad. An old man, his skills deteriorated, playing in a dilapidated ballpark in a dying … Continue reading FROM WASHED UP, TO PLAYOFF NECESSITY: THE BRANDON PHILLIPS STORY

RED SOX PITCHING CONCERNS, AND SPECIAL THANKS TO DONNY BALLGAME

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 God bless you, Don Mattingly.  On Tuesday night Red Sox Nation turned their lonely eyes to you, and you did not fail to fail.  He left Tayron Guerrero in two batters too long to help the Sox take the lead.  Then, after the epic Craig Kimbrell crash that sent the Nation spinning like an out of control barrel going over a … Continue reading RED SOX PITCHING CONCERNS, AND SPECIAL THANKS TO DONNY BALLGAME

ALEX CORA REPORTEDLY THE LOWEST PAID MANAGER IN MLB!

By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB To be “fair,” he is tied with Scott Servais of the Mariners, and Brian Snitker of the Braves.   All three make $800,000 each annually. Bruce Bochy, Joe Maddon, and Mike Scioscia are tied at the top of the list for a whopping $6,000,000 each annually.  Terry Francona is not too far behind at $4,000,000.  Several sources reported these statistics today, … Continue reading ALEX CORA REPORTEDLY THE LOWEST PAID MANAGER IN MLB!

FIRST SWEEP OF SEASON BRINGS OUT ALL SIDES OF THE BOSTON SPORTS FAMILY

By Ted Gay – @TedG63 Well, that just happened. The world’s greatest baseball team just got swept by the lowly Tampa Bay Rays.  A desperate Red Sox family looks for answers. The Boston sports family is composed of three sons with different personalities.  One child is the diehard, who like John McClain, steps through the shattered glass of the Rays series, ignoring the pain in … Continue reading FIRST SWEEP OF SEASON BRINGS OUT ALL SIDES OF THE BOSTON SPORTS FAMILY

Did The Boston Red Sox Botch The Trade Deadline?

(Photo Credit:  ESPN) By Terry Cushman – @cushmanMLB When the Red Sox were running up their win total for what was their best July in several years, if possibly ever, my primary concern was that President Dave Dombrowski might not pursue the July 31 non-waiver deadline as aggressively as he should.  After all, why shouldn’t he?   Isn’t Boston’s window for a World Series closing? Red … Continue reading Did The Boston Red Sox Botch The Trade Deadline?