The Sox are going to the playoffs.
Johnny Pesky's number has been retired.
Mussina got his 20 wins for the first time in his career.
I survived an overnight cruise in NYC, and let me tell you it was an experience!
And...I finally started playing around with my pictures from the 2008 Lime Rock Vintage Festival. What do you think?
Thoughts? Suggestions? Critiques?
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The Sox are going to the playoffs.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Yinz see, we're not gowen to talk like iss today while drinking arn dahn at da park.
- The Missus Talks Like a Pirate
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- Jere recognizes Talk Like a Pirate Day
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
For the first time since 2002 the Red Sox will have a true opening day - one at home! Don't get too excited. They only play three games at home, against Tampa Bay, before heading to the west coast to battle LAA and Oakland.
Get the full 2009 Red Sox Schedule here.
Posted by Soxy Lady at 11:14 AM
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
..........to clinch a playoff spot.
And our hats off to Dustin Pedroia (for MVP) tonight for getting his 200th hit this season in tonight's win against Toronto. He is only the third Red Sox Player to get 200 hits and 50 doubles in a single season. Who were the other two? Tris Speaker (1912) and Wade Boggs (1989).
Is there anyone left in RSN who isn't convinced our very own "F@ck yeah" kid should be the 2008 American League MVP?*
Need a little nudging? As of the time of the blog post these are Pedroia's stats in the American League
- 1st in number of Runs (112)
- 1st in number of Hits (193)
- 1st in BA (.327)
- 1st in Doubles (48)
- 1st in 4-Hit Games (7)
- 3rd in number of At Bats (602)
- 3rd in Total Bases (300)
- Tied for 7th for most games played (143)
- Tied for 10th for Sac Flies (7)
- Tied for 12th for OBP (.377)
- Tied for 14th for Sac Hits (6)
- 18th for SLG (.498)
- Tied for 18th for Stolen Bases (17)
- Tied for 22nd for RBIs (78)
- Tied for 36th in Homeruns (17)
- Tied for 47th in Walks (45)**
- Fielding Percentage of .991
- 6 errors in 661 total chances
- Turned 89 Double Plays
Player TEAM POS G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG J Hamilton TEX OF 142 567 90 173 33 5 31 124 309 60 110 9 1 0.372 0.545 0.31 D Pedroia BOS 2B 143 602 112 197 48 2 17 78 300 45 48 17 1 0.377 0.498 0.33
**Our Destroia doesn't walk much. He's too busy swinging. The Boston Globe had this to say yesterday
Dustin Pedroia has swung the bat 1,114 times this season. He has connected with 1,027 pitches and missed 87. Think about that. It's the best percentage in the majors this season.
1. Dustin Pedroia, 2. Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox, 3. Dustin Pedroia, 4. Dustin Pedroia, 5. Dustin Pedroia, 6. Dustin Pedroia's double play...Damn!, 7. Dustin Pedroia, 8. All Star Game Parade20, 9. Dustin Pedroia, 10. Dustin Pedroia, 11. Dustin Pedroia, 12. Game 1: Dustin Pedroia leads off the bottom of the 1st with a HR, 13. Jason Kendall, 14. Dustin Pedroia, 15. Dustin Pedroia hacks, 16. Warmup_Pedroia, 17. Jones vs. Pedroia, looking to the ump, 18. Dustin Pedroia -BP-, 19. Pregame - Dustin Pedroia 4, 20. 2008 MLB All-Star Parade, Dustin Pedroia, 21. Dustin Pedroia's Salsa, 22. Dustin Pedroia, 23. Jones vs. Pedroia, applying the tag, 24. Pedroia Throwing to First, 25. Dustin Pedroia 1
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was at last night's game.
The one I'm not going to write about for obvious reasons.
While it's always great to be at Fenway Park - to smell the sausages, to hear the crack of a bat, to see that perfect green grass - the highlight for me (besides SoxyHusband coming to surprise me and say "hello") had to be watching artist Kevin J. Shea painting a portrait outside of Gate A.
I snapped a few shots with my snazzy new camera.
Shea then pulled out a little card, with a print of a similar portrait he painted, signed it and asked me to email him the photos. I'll happily do so - and am thankful he gave me the "mini portrait" as it seems unlikely I'll be able to afford one of his prints any time soon (especially since my purse was stolen - have I harped on that enough yet?)
He is a very talented artist. If you haven't checked out his work yet, you should: www.kevinjshea.com.
To my photography friends: What would you have done differently if you were taking these pictures? How would you have edited them? I am going to be asking for a lot of help as I get back into my photography hobby.
No, I'm not talking about the video of the historic 2004 Red Sox.
I'm referring to something which has happened since my last blog post. In that post I mentioned how the low-lives who stole my purse, also stole my faith in people.
Since then I've received some really nice comments and emails. One of which was from Tony Schinella the Editor of the Belmont Citizen-Herald.
I'm not sure how Mr. Schinella found my blog post, but he posted it on a Belmont Blog. You can see his post, Do you know these suspects? here.
It's little gestures like these which may help catch my purse-stealing lucifers.
Thank you, Mr. Schinella and everyone else out there trying to help me - whether you know me or not. You are restoring my faith in people.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Getting your purse stolen really sucks.
You know what sucks just as much, if not more? When you have video of the thieves rummaging through your wallet and trying to use your debit card but they are still at large!
Yep, that's the case in my situation. The asshats were caught on video, however the police have been unable to ID them. ARGH!
Being the squeaky wheel I am, I didn't want to just leave things as is. Come on, these people are on tape! Somebody HAS to know who they are!
Dear Loyal (or first time) readers of SoxyLady,
Pictures and information have been posted on the Mass Most Wanted Website.
My life has severely disrupted by these low-life pieces of scum. Not only did they steal my new Coach Bag, my George, Gina & Lucy Wallet, my passport, my money, my checks, MY PRIDE, they stole my faith in people...again.
Somebody out there has to know who they are. I'm not asking you to be a rat on your friends or family members. I'm asking you to help us ID these people so they don't steal from me, you, or your grandmother again.
You don't need to give me their name and address, I'm just asking you to drop an anonymous tip to the police detective (Detective Orta (781) 314-3600 x 3555) on the case. I'm offering a reward. I could give it to you through the police department, or directly if you want to tell me who you are.
Here are the details. The scene of the crime was the Beaver Brook Reservation in Belmont, MA. It just so happens the parking of the Reservation is in Waltham, MA so those are the officers/detective I have been working with. The thieves tried to use my card in Cambridge, MA. If you live in or around any of these areas (or know somebody who does) please take a look at the pictures and let me or the detective know if you have any idea who these people are.
I will be forever thankful.