Rock the All-Star Vote

Yankees got crushed. Sox won a heart-stopping-last-minute victory against the D-Backs. If only the stupid Rays had lost, my life would be complete. They’re still a game back, but…eh. All I gotta say is we have to play sharp on the 30th.

Without Tek’s RBI last night, I don’t know where we’d be, but hopefully this can rally the Sox into getting their offensive mojo back. I mean, how cool would it be to get Papi back swinging hard and combining that with an already hot offense?

Good news all around: Youk is fine. He played last night, and they think he may be able to get in the batters box tonight. Papi is going to take a few shots off the tee (the baseball kind) today, which is always good. Schill’s surgery went well, and he hopes to pitch again (yay!)

Also, congrats to Chris Smith on his first Major League W.

Alright, Transplanters and Homeboys alike, listen up: GET GOING ON THE ALL-STAR VOTING! We’ve slowed down and now Tek is out of first and some of our leads are dwindling. AND a YANKEE has the most votes! This is not allowable. Get online and vote 25 times! It’s tedious, but I tell you what, it takes like, five minutes max to get all 25 in, so is it really that hard?

Vote HERE for our boys.

There are so many of us, we can really control this voting, but we gotta vote! Come on, how much would the Yanks hate us if the All-Star game played in their stomping grounds featured mostly Sox players?????????

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What are you waiting for? VOTE!

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Rock The All-Star Vote

Yankees got crushed. Sox won a heart-stopping-last-minute victory against the D-Backs. If only the stupid Rays had lost, my life would be complete. They’re still a game back, but…eh. All I gotta say is we have to play sharp on the 30th.

Without Tek’s RBI last night, I don’t know where we’d be, but hopefully this can rally the Sox into getting their offensive mojo back. I mean, how cool would it be to get Papi back swinging hard and combining that with an already hot offense?

Good news all around: Youk is fine. He played last night, and they think he may be able to get in the batters box tonight. Papi is going to take a few shots off the tee (the baseball kind) today, which is always good. Schill’s surgery went well, and he hopes to pitch again (yay!)

Also, congrats to Chris Smith on his first Major League W.

Alright, Transplanters and Homeboys alike, listen up: GET GOING ON THE ALL-STAR VOTING! We’ve slowed down and now Tek is out of first and some of our leads are dwindling. AND a YANKEE has the most votes! This is not allowable. Get online and vote 25 times! It’s tedious, but I tell you what, it takes like, five minutes max to get all 25 in, so is it really that hard?

Vote HERE for our boys.

There are so many of us, we can really control this voting, but we gotta vote! Come on, how much would the Yanks hate us if the All-Star game played in their stomping grounds featured mostly Sox players?????????

BIdx9H9A.jpg

What are you waiting for? VOTE!

We Apologize JD Drew

Here’s a little snippit from the Sports Guy after the so-called $14 million grand slam against the Indians last year, with regards to J.D. Drew: (you can read the entire column here)

For posterity’s sake, I’m leaving you with a selected sampling of reader e-mails that trickled into my mailbox in the time frame immediately preceding the grand slam to a few hours after it happened. Some day, we’ll be able to place this moment in proper perspective. Just not today.

(Or tomorrow. Or the day after that …)

James R. from Chapel Hill, N.C.: J.D. Drew is up with the bases loaded and two outs. Fox should just go to commercial now to make a few extra bucks.

Emilt from West Lafayette, Ind., and Boston: OH, MY GOD!!!!! J.D. DREW JUST HIT A GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!! OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ian from Tallahassee, Fla.: Is it too late to pretend we were saying, “Drewwwwwwww” all year long?

Matty from Newburyport, Mass.: I just bet my buddy $1 million that J.D. would strike out. I’m not even mad.

Michael S. from Weehawken, N.J.: Do I hear “Winter Wonderland” being played in Hell?

Zack R. from Chicago: Seriously? Are you kidding me? J.D. Drew hitting a grand slam in an important playoff game is as likely as Casey Affleck getting a starring role in a major motion picture. I don’t think that just happened.

Tom from Philly: How many J.D. Drew jerseys just got ordered in Boston? Did you place your order? How awkward was the David Ortiz and Drew high-five after his grand slam? I think either that was the first time they met or the first time J.D. drove him home this season.

Matt from Malden, Mass.: FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

John from Charlottesville, Va.: How many more grand slams does J.D. have to hit before all is forgiven?

Andy W. from Collegeville, Pa.: And with one swing of the bat, 20 million people around this country simultaneously forgave J.D. Drew …

Rory from Boston: Did that really just happen? I called my brother to make sure, but I need a third opinion.

Dan G. from Baltimore: Everyone is watching the Sox in their dorm rooms right now, and after J.D. Drew just hit that home run, 40 half-drunk college kids opened their doors and wandered into the hallway wondering if the world was going to end or they were more drunk that they thought. It was unbelievable.

That’s from a Sports Guys World post by Bill Simmons last year. Such is the cynical Boston Sports World we live in. This is now an apology to Mr. Drew:

J.D. Drew, we love you

You are like a dream come true

For all those years we boo-ed and hissed

You had something we all missed

Now I take this time to say

How sorry we are for acting this way

You are no longer our biggest joke

(remember the Nation are emotional folk)

and we are very proud to say

That your RBI-hitting way

And all the ways you play the game

make you a Red Sox player worthy of Fame

JD Drew’s been huge in the City of Brotherly Hate (how can they possibly boo JD?) and here’s to a great year!

17! 17! 17!

Wohoo.

Boston won. Heck yes.

Can we just discuss how great this is? Can we discuss how terrible the Lakers played? How amazing were the C’s?

131-92. That’s terrible.

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I went to a sports bar to watch the final game, and it just kills me that I can’t be in Beantown to watch the Duck Boats roll by. Rondo played out of his mind, Ray-Ray made threes like they were facing elimination, KG was absolutely fierce, and Paulie was all heart. I think the best moment was KG hugging Bill Russell, who earlier in the season told KG he could have one of his rings if Kevin never won one of his own, and you hear KG telling Bill “I got one of my own. I got one of my own. I hope we made you proud.”

I tihnk you did, Kevin. I think you did.

Here’s a look back at the Big Three (who apparently need a new name, since “Big Three” isn’t creative enough)

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In other news, lets talk Sox for a minute. Currently the Red Sox are without Manny, Papi, Dice-K and now Colon…

…and they’re winning.

Go figure

We Apologize, J.D. Drew

Here’s a little snippit from the Sports Guy after the so-called $14 million grand slam against the Indians last year, with regards to J.D. Drew: (you can read the entire column here)

For posterity’s sake, I’m leaving you with a selected sampling of
reader e-mails that trickled into my mailbox in the time frame
immediately preceding the grand slam to a few hours after it happened.
Some day, we’ll be able to place this moment in proper perspective.
Just not today.

(Or tomorrow. Or the day after that …)

James R. from Chapel Hill, N.C.: J.D. Drew is up with the bases loaded and two outs. Fox should just go to commercial now to make a few extra bucks.

Emilt from West Lafayette, Ind., and Boston: OH, MY GOD!!!!!
J.D. DREW JUST HIT A GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!! OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD! OH,
MY
GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ian from Tallahassee, Fla.: Is it too late to pretend we were saying, “Drewwwwwwww” all year long?

Matty from Newburyport, Mass.: I just bet my buddy $1 million that J.D. would strike out. I’m not even mad.

Michael S. from Weehawken, N.J.:
Do I hear “Winter Wonderland” being played in Hell?

Zack R. from Chicago: Seriously? Are you kidding me? J.D. Drew
hitting a grand slam in an important playoff game is as likely as Casey
Affleck getting a starring role in a major motion picture. I don’t
think that just happened.

Tom from Philly: How many J.D. Drew jerseys just got ordered in
Boston? Did you place your order? How awkward was the David Ortiz and
Drew high-five after his grand slam? I think either that was the first
time they met or the first time J.D. drove him home this season.

Matt from Malden, Mass.: FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

John from Charlottesville, Va.: How many more grand slams does J.D. have to hit before all is forgiven?

Andy W. from Collegeville, Pa.: And with one swing of the bat, 20 million people around this country simultaneously forgave J.D. Drew …

Rory from Boston: Did that really just happen? I called my brother to make sure, but I need a third opinion.

Dan G. from Baltimore: Everyone is watching the Sox in their
dorm rooms right now, and after J.D. Drew just hit that home run, 40
half-drunk college kids opened their doors and wandered into the
hallway wondering if the world was going to end or they were more drunk
that they thought. It was unbelievable.

That’s from a Sports Guys World post by Bill Simmons last year. Such is the cynical Boston Sports World we live in. This is now an apology to Mr. Drew:

J.D. Drew, we love you

You are like a dream come true

For all those years we boo-ed and hissed

You had something we all missed

Now I take this time to say

How sorry we are for acting this way

You are no longer our biggest joke

(remember the Nation are emotional folk)

and we are very proud to say

That your RBI-hitting way

And all the ways you play the game

make you a Red Sox player worthy of Fame

JD Drew’s been huge in the City of Brotherly Hate (how can they possibly boo JD?) and here’s to a great year!

17! 17! 17!

Wohoo.

Boston won. Heck yes.

Can we just discuss how great this is? Can we discuss how terrible the Lakers played? How amazing were the C’s?

131-92. That’s terrible.

nba_g_celtics_trophy_580.jpg
I went to a sports bar to watch the final game, and it just kills me that I can’t be in Beantown to watch the Duck Boats roll by. Rondo played out of his mind, Ray-Ray made threes like they were facing elimination, KG was absolutely fierce, and Paulie was all heart. I think the best moment was KG hugging Bill Russell, who earlier in the season told KG he could have one of his rings if Kevin never won one of his own, and you hear KG telling Bill “I got one of my own. I got one of my own. I hope we made you proud.”

I tihnk you did, Kevin. I think you did.

Here’s a look back at the Big Three (who apparently need a new name, since “Big Three” isn’t creative enough)

 
celtics-big-3.jpg

In other news, lets talk Sox for a minute. Currently the Red Sox are without Manny, Papi,  Dice-K and now Colon…

…and they’re winning.

Go figure

An Ode To Boston

This is what I wrote for ESPN’s Titletown thingy…when I wasn’t doing the write-in campaign to get Jacoby Ellsbury on the All-Star Ballot

What defines Titletown?
Is it the wins of its teams?
Or the history it brings?
Is it the voices of the fans?
Or the greats whose retired numbers grace the stands?
Where is this Titletown?
Where can this place be found?
I have a for your consideration,
Beantown. Boston. The home of the Nation

From Beantown comes moments so great
As Vintari’s three field goals late
Which aided the Pats in the dynastic run
Guys like Bruschi, Brady, and Bill getting it done
Add to the mix Moss, Watson and Welker
You’ve got an offense so hot it’s making us swelter

Then we move from the field to the floor
Where there’s been a turn-around like never before
Where the fans cheer on the Big Three
Of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and KG
They clobbered the Lakers, I tell you the truth
And raised the 17th banner to the Garden roof

Moving from the court to the dugout
We have a huge list of names we could trot out
We have Big Papi, Mike Lowell, and J.D. Drew
Beckett, Varitek, Youk, and Manny too.
At closing (and dancing), Papelbon rules
While rookie Ellsbury makes Boston women drool
Not that looks should contribute to this
But seven World Series wins are hard to miss

To further prove the case, we now take a closer look
At all that’s written in Boston’s history books
As the Boston American’s they were the first
To take the World Series in the days before the Curse
And even though the Curse was in full swing
No one was greater than Williams and Yastrzemski
Even if they never won the day,
They’re Hall of Famers each and every way

And who could forget the Celtics of old?
Hondo, Cousy and McHale’s stories are still told
Around the Garden, the great legacy lingers
Russell and Bird have a combined 14 rings on their fingers
17 championship banners hang in honor
Of a team that has won more than any other

Then we have the Bruins, who once shared the floor
With the Celtics team we mentioned before
5 times they’ve raised the Stanley cup high
And have the most playoff appearances – 29 times
Orr, Bucyk, Neely and Esposito dazzled with their play
And made sure the Bruins were in Boston to stay

In both college and high school, the athletes are great
And Boston fans remain faithful, even in a new state
I speak from experience, be cause I am
A second-generation transplanted fan
Such faithful following and champions abounding
Leaves Boston as the only town for crowning
And just in case I haven’t convinced you yet,
I have a few more champs I ask you not to forget

John Hannah raised the bar on Offensive Line play
And Carlton Fisk got things done in a Hall of Fame way
And who could forget Curt Schilling’s bloody sock?
As the 2004 World Series he did rock
So whether you’re in the Garden, in Fenway or Gillette
There is one town you just can’t forget
It’s Boston, that town that just keeps winning
Playing their hearts out in every quarter, period and inning