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Long Bill Simmons piece on Manny

Best line from the 9,000-word piece:

I once wrote that the Roger Clemens Era in Toronto was like dumping a girlfriend, then watching her lose 15 pounds, get breast implants and join the cast of “Baywatch.” Well, for me personally, the Manny-Dodgers Era has been like the Clemens scenario, only if she made a […]

‘Thousands of new citizens take oath in Boston’

This story reads like it was edited by a BoSox fan!

BOSTON (AP) — It was held at the home of Red Sox Nation, but the thousands gathered in the seats were there to swear allegiance to an even larger and more powerful nation.

The Oath of Citizenship was taken at Fenway Park by 3,082 […]


My baseball draft on ESPN.com. Rot. league, 10 players, I had the fifth pick. I think people can check out the league here, but here’s my draft.

5. Johan Santana, NYM 16. Jake Peavy, SD another pitcher – my strategy was get big-name pitchers early. 25. Carlos Lee, Hou 36. Brian Roberts, Bal good speed […]

mitchell report available for download


I just did a search of “Red Sox” in the report. Aside from Clemens, the only Red Sox names of note are Mo Vaugh (said to have ordered HGH in 2001), Eric Gagne and Brendan Donnelley.

When the Boston Red Sox were considering acquiring Gagné, a Red Sox official made specific inquiries about Gagné’s […]

boston dominance

The Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots are a mind-boggling combined 37-2 since Oct. 18, game 5 of the ALCS. One of the Celtics’ losses was in overtime and the other was by one point.

Oh and by the way, we get the 3-10 SF 49ers No. 1 draft pick next year.

sweeps, golden trifectas & delirious happiness…

So on Sunday I watched the Red Sox sweep the Rockies at my pad with Tallman, K. & E. After the clinching strikeout there were a couple high-fives and then my bleary-eyed guests departed. Not at all like 2004 when I was embracing strangers at the Hairy Monk and dancing into the wee hours of […]

the papelbon pickoff

So for those of you not watching the World Series last night… the BoSox were protecting a 2-1 lead in the 8th. Matt Holliday hits a wicked line drive that nearly takes out both pitcher Jonathan Papelbon. Second-baseman Dustin Pedroia snares it on a great dive, but can’t make a play. Holliday’s now at first, […]

Red Sox & the world series…

Sooo… where to begin.

Can you believe after the first game against the Indians, I was worried we’d roll over the Tribe too easily and it wouldn’t be exciting?

I have a bet going on with a Rox fan at work — winner of the series buys dinner for the desk we work on, while […]

i am back, and i am terrified

Photos of Hawaii to come … but I just want to state for the record that if the BoSox blow the division, it will be just as big a choke as the Yanks coughing up their 3-0 lead in 2004. Gaaaa!

red sox spotted

So C’s birthday present to me last month was tickets to Tuesday’s Red Sox/Yankees game. If only she had stuck with me a few more weeks — I would have taken her, and was planning on getting her an iPhone for her birthday in a few days! Oh well. I ended up taking co-best friend […]

panic mode

Okay. I admit it. PANIC MODE. What the eff? The lead is just down to four games? I was excited about the Gagne deal. For the record I want to say I never gloated or counted out the Yankees. My buddy John Wolfson — author of some cool articles on the Red Sox — once […]

trip to fenway with c’s grandmother

So this past weekend C. and I went on this little road trip through New England to take her 86-year-old grandmother to the Red Sox game. As I mentioned before, her grandmother is a huge BoSox fan who has watched every game but one for the past two years. It has been something to, in […]

red sox trip!

So C.’s 86-year-old grandmother is like a HUGE Red Sox fan. A widow, she resides up in Maine and lives for the BoSox. Last year she watched every game save one (she had confused the time) and a few years back she had a life-sized cardboard cutout of Johnny Damon in her bedroom. Apparently before […]

misc. stuff

Have been busy packing. This will be the fifth apartment I’ve lived in since coming to New York in October 2000, which is a little crazy, but I’m v. excited about living with C., the apartment, and just being in a good relationship. (It was a long, long search).

Some various stuff:

I have decided […]


Daisuke Matsuzaka – 7IP, 10K, 1ER in BoSox’s 4-1 victory over Royals yesterday…

38 pitches

Curt Schilling now has a blog.

Things go well through the first three innings, and I throw ten changeups in that time. I literally feel like I’m throwing the first two left-handed. This is such a different pitch for me, and it’s taken three years to convince my body and arm to sync up. It’s […]


Gotta say I’m v. happy with the Daisuke Matsuzaka near-signing. A 26-year-old stud pitcher from Japan. This is great. But WTF, WTF, WTF with the $70 million JD Drew contract when they only offered Johnny Damon $40M???

It appears we’ve brought back Mirabelli and signed Julio Lugo for $36 million over four years.



I don’t want to make light of a grave situation. But like three years ago I got my then-girlfriend S. a stuffed bunny for Easter. (Or “around Eastertime,” I guess, it wasn’t really an Easter present). So of course I needed to name said bunny.

I was playing fantasy baseball at the time, and had […]

‘Yank pinstripes tossed in bargain bin’

Whoever wrote this story in today’s Daily News was obviously a creative genius… if only I could make out the byline…

They’re the most expensive team in baseball – but Yankee merchandise can now be had at dirt-cheap prices following the Bumbling Bombers’ humiliating early exit in the playoffs.

The only problem: Most people […]

running and the red sox

So I remember when I did the NYRR’s long training run #2 last year, I started out in a too-ambitious pace group and ended up dying at the end. (A frequent problem for me, I can be a total rabbit). Or maybe it was just the fact that I was out boozing the night before.