Friday, June 30, 2006

sharing du jour: June 30, 2006

song of the day: "Leaving on a Jet PLane", Chantal Kreviazuk

quote of the day: "In love we often doubt what we most believe." (La Rochefoucauld)

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"happy" doesn't do it justice



The Superstition prevents me from talking hard numbers but you can read about them here & see some great game highlights as well. feel free. ;-)

now. can i just ask you ONE. QUESTION.
Johnny Who?

i'll take me some Coco in center with an extra helping of "how the HELL did he do that??" defense over JD without a second thought.

and small ball--real execution of the fundamentals, has never been so breathtaking to behold. bunting. base-stealing. tagging up & scoring on sac flies. picking off the runner--and picther appreciation for doing so.

hitting to get on base. face-in-the-dirt, grass-stained-knees defense when it counts. with all the excitement of walk-off homers that we've had our share of celebrating in Red Sox Nation...there was something enchanting about watching my Boys manufacture runs & play red-hot defense.


"Just when you're ready to wonder if David Ortiz is only human after all, just when you're beginning to think that .260-something batting average is proof that The Shift is his Kryptonite..." Big Papi works the ball off the wall to get a double, bellyflops his thunderous self into third base on a Lowell fly ball, and tagging up, chugs home for the tying run on Tek's sacrifice fly. as long as his heart doesn't stop from the exertion & he doesn't take an injury attempting to slide into bases, i could watch Ortiz play ball like this every day, showing them that not even this shift can hold him down forever. oh yeah & his 200th career long ball just to remind you that the shift doesn't work on that either. ;-)

"I'm pretty sure he'd contribute more playing with a torn Achilles' tendon in one leg and a wooden peg for his other leg than Willie Harris and Dustan Mohr would with four healthy wheels between them." yes, i am certain that the return of Gabe Kapler has shown to be invaluable already, as priceless as it is incredible that he can dig it in & charge balls like this over there in spacious Fenway right field. i am not missing the likes of Mohr & Harris in a daily switch out routine. i just cringe when i see the fancy footwork taking place when Gabe dashes around the outfield like he's the new Bionic Man.
(quotes borrowed from Touching All the Bases)

Bring in the set-'em-up and shut-'em-down team of Timlin-Papelbon

and...I'm smiling like the goddam village idiot. And it's one of those moments that you catch yourself smiling and you're not even sure why you were smiling but you realize you so caught up in this Red Sox team that you never want this season, this game, this moment to end. (from Surviving Grady: That's a Dozen, Cousin--worth the read if only for the mention of Kevin Millar in assless chaps (how many misdirected searches do you think my blog will score for *that* reference?? LOL!) and a closing statement like this: Oh, and a hex on the schedulers who missed the golden opportunity to pitch Josh Johnson against Jason Johnson in this series, setting up what would have been an unprecedented spiral of "who's got the better johnson" jokes. Which, of course, would have been followed by the apocalypse.)

here's hoping that tonight's Boston debut for Jason Johnson doesn't leave me continuing to wistfully wish we had given David Pauley just a little bit longer to test the waters in the bigs. i want to believe that the best thing for everyone is that he is getting a little longer in the minors to develop rather than feeling as if the revolving 5-slot in the rotation is just another black hole in our pitching struggles this season.


coming up to the trade deadline, it is good to see that Manny is happy in Boston. finally. this is a whole new side to Manny we're seeing this season...and i can't say he's disappointed me with his attitude.

last but not least, let's close out on a light note, which for Boston fans everywhere needs no further explanation:

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Thursday Thirteen: June 29, 2006

before i am completely remiss two weeks in a row, i must thank my wonderful friend Michelle for my very own Thursday Thirteen banner. =)





Thirteen Things I love about BASEBALL SEASON




1. the unmistakable sound of a bat on a ball launched into the upper deck. even when it's not my team (though i prefer when it is), there is just something about that sound that is musical...

2. the roar of the crowd at Fenway when welcoming back former team members--whether active in another organization or retired from The Game--as long as they don't arrive on a bus bought by anyone with the name Steinbrenner.

3. precision infielding. the perfectly turned double play. fluid. effortless. lightning speed. it's a beautiful sight if you stop to appreciate it.

4. the rare game where Wakefield's knuckleball is on target, rendering him unhittable. the propensity of the knuckleball to be fickle & unpredictable is both its strength & its weakness. there are often good at-bats and good innings but the good *game* is incredible.

5. pitchers' duels.

6. a cannon-arm release from a catcher picking off a runner's attempt to steal second base. there is such accuracy required. cat-like reflexes involved. hard throw up the middle. a pitcher you need to avoid hitting standing between home plate & the target.

7. closers that shut. it. down. even when you're facing one, you know what you're witnessing is something extraordinary.

8. Red Sox - Yankees games. these match ups are WAY more than just the hype. they are electric!

9. outfielders showing above-and-beyond effort to snatch long balls back from over the wall.

10. 2 outs. bottom of the ninth. go ahead run at the plate. STRIKE THREE! that kind of adrenaline rush is unmatchable with the game on the line. even if you lose, everyone is watching that last pitch as if in a state of suspended animation.

11. the excitement of a late inning rally.

12. seeing players who understand the importance of "wearing their socks right".

13. Red Sox jubilation in conversation. or commiseration if we must.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

sharing du jour: June 28, 2006

song of the day: "Smooth", Santana featuring Rob Thomas

quote of the day: "Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you." (Jennifer Grey as Baby in Dirty Dancing)

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i'd spend the rest of the night walking around with my fists pumped high in the air if i didn't have a sore left shoulder




a very nice write up on Pedro in honor of his return to Fenway. i am pleased with the cheers of recognition. i am sorry that he got his backside promptly clobbered (well not THAT sorry--i wanted another Boston victory of course, but i would have settled for something less painful for him). i am disappointed by whomever was in attendance at Fenway, classlessly taunting a former Red Sock deserving of appreciation with "Peyyy-dro! Peyyy-dro!" after giving up 8 runs in 3 innings--let it be known that i cannot believe these were *true* Red Sox fans capable of this sort of behavior. (spare me the JD commentary if you're thinking it & keep reading!)

words from One Who Clearly Does Not Understand
"[Yankees manager Joe] Torre added he's 'curious' to see Pedro Martinez's welcome tonight. 'They beat up on Johnny Damon, so it wouldn't surprise me what they do,' he said of the Fenway fans. 'Johnny was sort of a cult hero over there, more than anyone else, and they didn't treat him too favorably.' " -- 6.28.06, New York Newsday

and words from One Who Does & i am heartily glad for this
Pedro Martinez: "Johnny still holds the Red Sox in his heart. He was a part of that championship team. He just chose the wrong uniform."


in the midst of all the Pedro-romancing
let's not forget one Josh Beckett who *brought it* again tonight! good to have you back Josh. we missed ya!

a favorite quote (can you determine why this quote appeals to me so?) from Surviving Grady about my favorite (and believe me i find it near impossible to pick an actual favorite this year!) Boston player
Lowell provides that potent stick toward the bottom of the order -- all while maintaining Major League Baseball's most dashing salt-and-pepper beard, we might add.

a quote that made me laugh because in some ways i won't be over the Traitor until he leaves the Evil Empire
Damon Wants Applause: For Pedro. Why do Boston reporters continue to think any Sox fan gives a flying s**t about anything that comes out of Damon's mouth? He is a Yankee. His opinion matters less than mine. (Surviving Grady)

still more quote-worthy Surviving Grady because i LOVE what i'm seeing
Another trouncing. Another National League team sent scrambling to the gates of Fenway, clutching what's left of their pride and their teeth, imprint of Ortiz' massive cleat firmly ensconced on their backside. A-Gon is chipping in with a coupla hits each night. Alex Cora -- Alex freakin' Cora -- is tearing it up like the Incredible Hulk.

what i am in no way ready to see the return of any time soon, though i am starting to hear some rumblings on the former
Matt Clement developed a mysterious arm injury (that everyone knows is really a problem just north of his shoulder) and also ended up on the DL. Wells is still...hurt? Old? Fat? Whatever.


Gabe Kapler on Big Papi & the Walk Off Phenomenon
I don't know how he does it, to be honest with you. At this point it's semi-cartoonish.

and speaking of Gabe
watching his fine footwork as he scrambled around the corners of right field late in tonight's game is a moment of wonder when you recall that he had, what has been for many, a career-ending injury less than one year ago.


last but not least
not to be forgotten is last night's opener against the "other boys from New York"...and in my opinion, quite a performance from The Kid. i have good feelings in my gut about Jon Lester. i think he fits right in here.

can't say *anything* else about the Sox. it goes against the rules of The New Superstition. but i encourage you to look up the stats for yourself! ;-)

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Monday, June 26, 2006

at the end of the day...

Life ain't always beautiful
Sometimes it's just plain hard
Life can knock you down, it can break your heart

Life ain't always beautiful
You think you're on your way
And it's just a dead end road at the end of the day

But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has its own way of takin it's sweet time

No, life ain't always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life ain't always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride

(from "Life Ain't Always Beautiful", Gary Allan)

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sharing du jour: June 26, 2006

song of the day: "Don't Want to Lose You", Gloria Estefan

quote of the day: "If you deceive someone, you lose one of life's greatest treasures, you lose the capacity to trust. Because without trust, love is not possible." (Osho)

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heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack!



i reiterate...people who claim baseball has no excitement have no clue.
NO. FREAKING. CLUE.

i can't say much as i am starting to think there may actually *be* something to the superstitions that pro baseball players are infamous for having. anyway...i haven't blogged much more than a blurb about the Sox in the last week or so...and well...that's all i feel safe saying.

that and...

Mr Clutch strikes again! (and i don't mean out!!!)

Big Papi.

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you've been meme'd: June 26, 2006



Week 176

I say ... and you think ... ?

Voice :: mail
Us :: you & me
Passionately :: with intense emotion
Humbly :: without arrogance or pride
Love songs :: and dedications
Dim :: lower the light
Calendar :: hanging on the wall
Careless :: reckless
Block :: tower
Goal :: ugh...soccer


Week 177

I say ... and you think ... ?

Newspaper ::
Sunday
Crucify :: Christ
Sausage :: and bacon
Handy :: Wipes
Cloak :: shroud
Drunk :: consumed too much alcohol
Fuel :: expensive
Caress :: gentle touch
Itch :: mosquito bite
Vehicle :: car

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uncertain...

...will this be the catalyst that launches you to a better place...or is the gnawing ache in the pit of your gut on the right track...?

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Friday, June 23, 2006

PSA: June 23, 2006

guys. it is Not. Necessary. to bathe in cologne. this is one of those instances where less is *definitely* the best way to go. you want a girl to pass through the space near you...catch just a hint of something yummy that tickles her sense of smell...which may cause her to hang around a bit, hoping for just another hint, trying to figure out just what smells so good...and the idea is that it might even get her to move a little closer to where you are in an effort to smell that delicious scent again. drowning yourself in it so that her eyes water before you've even entered the building is not going to lure her anywhere near you. even if she doesn't run choking & sputtering in search of fresh air to fill her lungs, she may in fact be unable to penetrate the wall of smell around you.

also. if it smells like something my Gram used to polish furniture? yeah. not the sort of scent that reels a girl in.

just saying.

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sharing du jour: June 23, 2006

song of the day: "Iris", Goo Goo Dolls

quote of the day: "And think not, you can direct the course of love; for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course." (Khalil Gibran)

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thursday Thirteen: June 22, 2006



Thirteen Things I've learned about the value of a true friend




1. no matter how wrong you are, no matter how foolish or misguided, a true friend will stick by you & support you. it's easy to stand behind a friend's choices when you agree with them; much less so to provide unconditional support, regardless of your personal feelings or opinions.

2. a true friend knows when to offer a hug; when to make you laugh; when to offer potential solutions; when to simply listen; and when to distract you with anything possible to give you the mental break you aren't smart enough to take for yourself.

3. a true friend notices the tiny details that no one else does. and remembers to follow up on even the little things when you haven't mentioned them recently.

4. a true friend fits these lyrics from "A Friend to Me" (Garth Brooks):

And there's times I'd rather kill you
Than listen to your honesty
But you've always been a friend to me

You've always been
Time and again
The one to take my hand
And show to me
It's okay to be
Just the way I am
With no apology



5. the art of reciprocation is something that a true friend understands the importance of practicing.

6. a true friend manages to be interested in what you have to say even if they would otherwise not go out in search of the information you are sharing.

7. a true friend knows that you can go several days without touching base & still be secure in your friendship...but they would rather not too much time elapse in silence.

8. a true friend not only emails with you all day but has several possible email addresses at which to reach you in case the primary one malfunctions...and you have their back up email addresses on file as well.

9. a true friend is someone whom it is never too early in the morning or too late at night to call if you need them...and who will not hesitate to call you at any hour if they need you. no apologies are necessary when the phone rings.

10. a true friend can sing the next line in the song you are singing to yourself.

11. a true friend gives generously without expecting anything in return but your continued friendship...but can accept tokens from you graciously, no matter how big or small they are, and treasure them.

12. a true friend calls you when the pregnancy test comes back positive; when the ultrasound technician accidentally reveals the baby's sex 3 weeks before her due date; to tell you she *still* hasn't given birth (because you are the only person who hasn't called her 15 times to ask if she has); and then 17 minutes after the baby arrives, calls from her hospital bed. and then she sends you photos every time you ask her to which is something along the lines of every 10 days.

13. a true friend never makes you feel bad about yourself; never allows you to feel less than you are worth; and who encourages you to hold on when you're one thin thread away from giving up.


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pssst!



all i can say is yay! any more than that & i am afraid i will throw off the delicate balance of the cosmos...or awaken bats that are in power nap mode...

i owe an apology to Alex Cora about whom i made many a snide remark earlier this season. Alex Cora who is now batting a solid .304 & whose batting average is currently higher than both Big Papi *and* Manny Ramirez. =O who. knew.

and how about Little Jon Lester with a shut-me-up TEN STRIKEOUTS last night? i am starting to think there may be something to pitchers named Jon that may just be the key to the up-and-coming Boston pitching squad.

ok that's it. that's all i can say.

next game up Friday.

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sharing du jour: June 22, 2006

song of the day: "Ever the Same", Rob Thomas

quote of the day: "Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave." (Winnie the Pooh)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

*snicker*

sums up how i feel about it anyway. sure isn't baseball or FOOTball! ;-)

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Friday, June 16, 2006

i can visit them again in my photographs























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SPF: June 16, 2006



this week's challenge

SPF:

1. Your Puzzle

2. Your Best (Your best what? YOU DECIDE!!)

3. Something “Old” (the weeks following will have a part of the wedding theme; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue)

1. Your Puzzle: if you *really* know me, i need say no more


2. Your Best: best CT friends!! =)


3. Something "Old": well, not old in the traditional sense but...3 years OLD today! and truth be told, it gets rather old to have your spot in bed stoen when you get up for even a second. =P

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday Thirteen: June 15, 2006


Thirteen Songs That Have Significant Meaning to Me


1. Kind & Generous (Natalie Merchant)
2. My Immortal (Evanesence)
3. Back at One (Bryan McKnight)
4. When I Get Where I'm Going (Brad Paisley)
5. Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
6. In the Garden (Brad Paisley)
7. Bring on the Rain (Jo Dee Messina)
8. I'm Moving On (Rascal Flatts)
9. Not a Day Goes By (Lonestar)
10. I Could Not Ask for More (Edwin McCain)
11. Hello (Lionel Richie)
12. I'll Back You Up (Dave Matthews Band)
13. Duck and Run (3 Doors Down)

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sharing du jour: June 15, 2006

song of the day: "Why Can't This Be Love", Van Halen

quote of the day: "Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other." (Oscar Wilde)

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let it be known...



...that for the first time this season, i went to bed before the end of a Red Sox game. i just could not take it any more. giving up two grand slams to the Twins in as many games was just more than i could handle. and that is all i have to say about that.

i say again (this time on the day he actually starts): Go Lucky 49! may the bats finally be with you now that you have a new spot in the rotation.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

you've been meme'd: June 14, 2006

i thought i would try to get back in the swing of things with some word association. photos forthcoming, hopefully this afternoon or evening!



Week 173

I say ... and you think ... ?

Bounce ::
Tigger
Wasting time :: being lazy
Utility :: electric company
London :: Bridge is falling down
Pregnant :: not me!!
Cranberry :: juice
International :: overseas
Disappointment :: let down
Sponsor :: back financially
Second :: base

Week 174

I say ... and you think ... ?

Fraud ::
insurance
Cure :: antidote
Slate :: start over with a clean slate
Pretentious :: snobby
Splendid :: magnificent
Geek :: nerd
Blister :: Josh Beckett
Pizza :: toppings
Revive :: resuscitate
Visionary :: prophet

Week 175

I say ... and you think ...
?

Band :: marching
Tan :: what i don't do
Mount :: Everest
Arcade :: video games
Customize :: made to order
Hamburger :: grill
Solid :: sturdy
Forbidden :: fruit
Deter :: discourage
Torment :: tease

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big freaking news flash



i have no use for Julian Tavarez. NONE.
talk about a waste of bullpen space. i would rather see David Pauley up here, pitching relief, than Julian Tavarez. who gives up the lead, earned in the top half of the TWELFTH INNING?! why, that would be Julian Tavarez, ladies & gentlemen! and he didn't just lose the game--he hit a batter, gave up a ground rule double, intentionally walked a batter & THEN he gave up the game losing GRAND SLAM. i hope Schill had a word or two to say to the guy who LOST THE GAME that he worked so hard to keep the Sox in, against one of he most impressive pitchers (Santana) i've seen so far this year. i hope that this speculation on Surviving Grady holds true regarding Curt Schilling: He is a baseball warrior. I am waiting for the bullpen to dare blow one of his games. I fully expect him to visit the mound and deliver a vicious beating to the unlucky reliever.

i will drink to this quip by The Joy of Sox: Dear Julian Tavarez: Turn in your uniform, walk out the door, and never come back.

all i can say is THANK GOD Mike Timlin is back & looking like his old self, comfy on the mound & pitching beautifully in his first return after being on the DL.

Francona: if you call another EZ to "relieve" (translation: lose the game), i cannot be held accountable for what happens next. how many times will it take to learn that EZs do not win games?! i have two words for you in situations where you have used up Timlin & Papelbon, yet the game is still going: Manny. Delcarmen. at least he stands a fighting chance. hell, i'd rather see Risky Riske get the nod. or the pitching machine. or JT Snow. =P any of them are better pitching options in a game like this than an EZ.

**side note**
this also makes me happy to read (also from The Joy of Sox):
The clock is ticking on Willie Harris. Gabe Kapler went 4-for-10 in three games with Portland and was sent to Pawtucket, where he was 2-for-5 with two RBI last night.
i know it's "just the minors", but the fact that he's hitting & feeling good, well...join me in a joyful round of: Na-na-na-na. Na-na-na-na. Hey hey hey. Goo-ood bye!! for Willie Harris.

now if you will excuse me, i need to pace. Matt Clement takes the hill tonight & RSN never knows which Matty we'll be seeing...at least if he bombs, it will be to a pitcher i am somewhat partial to. ;-)

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

home sweet home

or should i say i am just happy to be warm again, even if it is with Tropical Storm Alberto (who i keep wanting to call Alfredo for some reason??) pouring down (much needed) rain all over the place. and even if it comes with about 94% humidity. because i hate hate HATE being cold. i hate it as much as i love the people i got to see this weekend.

and there are somewhere along the lines of 200 photos to prove it--the best of which will be gracing this very blog in the near future. =)

i miss my girls but it is always good to come back home too...

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

leaving on a jet plane...

off into the wild blue yonder...see ya back here on Monday! =)

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Friday, June 9, 2006

sometimes it needs to get out of your head before it eats you alive...and then you can move on again

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake a smile, a laugh
Every day of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side
So I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust
Not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

("Because of You", Kelly Clarkson)

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see? i TOLD you!

it is not possible to see this happy baby & not smile. unless you are pure evil & have a black hole where your soul ought to be.

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stunned.

completely & totally stunned.

my family actually called me on the phone last night.

*collects jaw off of floor*

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happy, happy birthday baby!


THIS little girl turns 2 today.
THIS little girl is getting kissed by her Auntie Dawn this weekend whether she likes it or not.
THIS little girl will be in my camera's viewfinder 100 times this weekend. minimum.
THIS little girl's photos make me smile.
THIS little girl owns my heart.
=)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHERINE!

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sharing du jour: June 9, 2006

song of the day: "Life Ain't Always Beautiful", Gary Allan

quote of the day: "The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." (William Wordsworth)

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the sunny side of Boston pitching


who gives up 3 home runs in a game & still comes out the victor?

i cringed & made a couple of snide (from too much recent defeat) remarks to my email baseball buddy, RSN-West...and they are words i will gladly eat ANY day of the week since regardless of the runs he coughed up, Schilling became the first nine-game winner in the AL last night.

The way Joe Torre looks at is: "The mark of a good pitcher is giving up homers with the bases empty and Schilling has done that," Torre said. "He's not going to beat himself. He's not going to walk people. He nade a couple of mistakes with the splitter. That's two homers, He throws a lot of strikes. He makes you beat him." (FOX Sports)

it was good to see the Boston bats alive & well last night. 9 runs on 15 hits, including a 3-run homer by the sadly-quiet-this-season Jason Varitek.

maybe they needed that rainout to end the dry spell? =P let's just hope that they saved something for Wakey tonight. maybe he'll be in luck with the rotation all jumlbed up now after a cancelled game, a double header on tomorrow's horizon & another minor leaguer testing out the hill in the bigs. maybe. i bet *he* isn't holding his breath.

MLB.com puts it as: "The captain and all of his brigade came through, when they most had to." well in my humble-yet-ever-present opinion, they have to tonight as well. they owe Timmy at this point. even if he wants to take it in a professional manner, i continue to feel frustrated for him.

also praying that Lowell, who still isn't back to his lunging-after-balls self with that strained hamstring, isn't too tight from a pitch taken in the ribs...or that Youk's elbow is ok after a pitch nailed him right on the bone. the baseball gods think they are humorous by giving me bats & threatening to take away my lightning infield, where hit balls of opponents' bats go to die. i. am. not. laughing.

in happier, more hopeful pitching news, the Red Sox have acquired *another* pitching Papelbon in the draft. Jon's younger bro, Josh. and rumor has it, Josh has an identical twin, Jeremy, who also pitches. i wonder if this cannon for an arm is genetic? and can we get this third Papelbon? could you imgine? the Sox could have a starter, reliever & closer...yet the whole game the other team faces nothing but Papelbons. one getting tired? that's ok, bring in another. a girl has to have dreams...

tonight. Fenway. the Dougie-and-Tim show. lucky #49. i'm pulling for you Wakey...

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Thursday, June 8, 2006

SPF: June 9, 2006



SPF this week is brought to you by with the help of Dictionary.com

1. ap·er·ture
n.

An opening, such as a hole, gap, or slit.

A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror.
The diameter of such an opening, often expressed as an f-number.
The diameter of the objective of a telescope.
Because I know you’re all just weirdos that read my site, your assignment isn’t going to be a hole, a gap or a slit because UPPERCASE God only knows what you’ll be showing me!

SPF ASSIGNMENT:

1. A wide open space.

2. Brightness

3. In the dark


Have fun SPFers because this is another, ‘it’s how you see it’ type of assignment. Surprise me!

1. a wide open space: not taken recently but actually one year ago. and i offer it up in honor of my trip back to CT this weekend! =)


2. brightness: so much brightness of color found in the wall murals at Pizzafari in Animal Kingdom


3. in the dark: or in the shade, creating the darkness of a silhouette against a gorgeous FL sky

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