This blog has been around in different manifestations since July 2005 when I took to MLBlogs as “Red Sox Chick” (“Because life is too short to be a Yankees Chick”) to write a quick blurb about my disgust at seeing Alan Embree in pinstripes. The Red Sox Chick blog became the most read blog at MLBlogs and I took it from there to my own domain (redsoxchick.com ~ which I somewhat grudgingly gave up in 2011) and finally in 2008 I decided to turn it into Toeing the Rubber.
2009 saw me taking the blog to WEEI.com after winning “The Next Great Sports Blogger” contest. Toeing the Rubber was housed at WEEI’s website for about half the year and then I brought it back to my own domain. Due to some major technical issues, most of the posts from 2009 have either no photos or bad links where there should be a photo (I’m slowly working on cleaning that up.) There have been times when I’ve considered shutting the blog down but, ultimately, my love for the Red Sox, baseball and writing about both keep me here and will for a very long time.
If you’re new to the blog, here are some links to specific entries that will give you a good idea about who I am and why I’m blogging (in order only by the year they were written):
Sports Chicks (From 2005: My first rant about being a woman sports fan)
Sunday Evening Rant (From 2006: Where I go into great detail about the only time I’ve been kicked out of Fenway Park)
Being a Fan (From 2007: I can be a sappy, sentimental fan at times)
115 is a nice, round number (From 2007: My experience witnessing Clay Buchholz’ no-hitter in person)
Everyone Loves a List (From 2008: One of two entries for the WEEI contest with a lot of details regarding my love for Boston sports.)
Nobody Gets Too Far Like That (From 2009: Where I rant about the treatment of women in sports broadcasting)
Nothin’s Comin’ To Me (From 2009: About my trip to the new Yankee Stadium)
The Jumping to Conclusions Rant (From 2010: About the perception of racism at Fenway Park and in Boston)
Give Me My Propers When You Get Home (From 2010: One of my many rants about the perceptions of women sports fans)
Got Arrested for Inciting a Peaceful Riot (From 2010: One of my many rants about people stealing from each other on the Internet)
Stupid Times Three (From 2011: My rant about baseball players and DUIs)
Where I Rant about Josh Hamilton (From 2012: I have very strong feelings about him)
Credit Where it is Due (From 2012: Where I explain how I got caught violating my own rule about photographs)