Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lime Rock Vintage Festival

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?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy "Talk Like a Pirate" Day

No, no, no not these Pirates (although their logo is fully appropriate)
Yinz see, we're not gowen to talk like iss today while drinking arn dahn at da park.

This is more like itAye, we're goin' t' kick some Blue Jays booty while drinkin' Sam Adams down at the Park Gar. Ahoy, Rays beware, we're comin' t' get you, gar! Where can I find a bottle o'rum?

Talk like a Pirate day is fully legit - so get to it! Here are some fellow blogger friends who have already spread the love
And Rapscallions, don't forget t' join the Dustin Pedroia for MVP Group on Facebook t' show support for our fa'orite sailor cursin', rum swiggin' Red Sox Pirate Aye, me parrot concurs.

Thanks to SoxyLady friend, Jeff Foulks, for his speedy photoshop work as I'm currently sans image editing software.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

2009 Red Sox Schedule Released

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.

Don't forget to join the Dustin Pedroia for MVP Group on Facebook! Show your support for our favorite sailor cursing hitting machine!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Red Sox Tied for First Place in the Division

As I head to bed tonight, I want to leave you with a little something to put a smile on your face.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Magic Number Is.......... 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).

Dustin Pedroia for MVP

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
*My dad thinks Pedroia's biggest competition for AL MVP is Rangers player Josh Hamiltion. You know, the guy with the amazing story. More than his story, are his stats which may give Pedroia a run for his money.

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.

Dustin Pedroia Flickr Favorites

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Kevin J. Shea at Fenway Park

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:
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.

Faith Rewarded

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

To Catch a Thief (or Thieves)

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,

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.

Pictures and information have been posted on the Mass Most Wanted Website.