Category Archives: Red Sox

Hot Stove Parenting

When I started this blog, one objective was to write as a fan of baseball, not as a fan of a baseball team. Aside from the more provincial work I’ve done for the Forecaster and copied here, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week 4

When the Red Sox and Cardinals met in the World Series in 2004, neither had advanced that far in the postseason since the 1980s. They’d met twice in two distant-memory World Series, St. Louis winning both in seven game classics, … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week Three

My Division Series picks- Red Sox in 5, Tigers in 4, Dodgers in 3, and Pirates in 5- were all off by exactly one game. Let’s see if I can do better in the Championship Series, despite not having gotten … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week Two

I’m not in love with the new playoff format, but I’ll admit that three consecutive nights of winner-take-all games makes for an exciting week of baseball. My early picks went 1-2. Let’s see if I can improve on that in … Continue reading

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Remaining Award Picks

I’ve heard tell that the Baseball Bloggers Alliance may come out of hibernation to vote on our annual awards. Having already covered my MVP (or “Stan Musial”) and Cy Young (“Walter Johnson”) picks, I thought I’d chime in with some … Continue reading

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What To Do With Jake Peavy

Here’s another one I wrote for the Forecaster, with an addendum based on subsequent events: If the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, manager John Farrell will be faced with an unenviable decision. The one pitcher who has looked like … Continue reading

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Which Papi is the Best DH Ever?

Another one for the Forecaster: On a rainy July night in Boston with first place on the line, the Red Sox trail the Rays by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Two outs, runner on first, up … Continue reading

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Recreating the Recent Past for the Red Sox

This one was published in The Forecaster last week. The 2011 Boston Red Sox, on paper, were one of the strongest teams in recent memory, loaded with dominant starting pitching, relentless offensive firepower, prodigious speed, and solid defense at key … Continue reading

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An Early All-Star Ballot

In the past, I’ve used this space to name my quarter-season All-Star team. With the actual All-Star ballot now out, I’m tempted to post both a novelty piece about the players enjoying unexpected success through 40-45 games and an actual … Continue reading

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2013 Red Sox preview

Here’s one I wrote for The Forecaster: Sun shines cordially on the brim of your cap, a welcome respite from the biting cold in the nearby shade. Meticulously manicured grass sparkles proudly, unaware that the last patch of snow is … Continue reading

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