Posted By Cyn on April 4, 2013
I refuse to begin each blog about a Red Sox win this year with “I know it’s only one win and we shouldn’t get excited…” because, dammit, every time the Red Sox win I get excited, especially if the win comes against the Yankees. I woo-hooed more than once during last night’s game and hope for more tonight.
Jackie Bradley, Jr’s first major league hit producing an RBI is only one of the things that got my baseball-loving heart pumping last night. Clay Buchholz pitching like he should be pitching (7 innings to get to 90 pitches, take notes Crabcakes) and every Sox batter with at least one hit (except for Will Middlebrooks but it’s possible he has malaria so we’ll forgive him for the first few games) – all in a freezing an half-empty Yankee Stadium…thank you very much, Baseball Gods.
Some housekeeping: Apparently kicking Yankee butt on Monday jumpstarted the hearts of a lot of Red Sox Nation because quite a few folks have inquired about the possibility of a live chat in the near future. I’m going to check the Red Sox calendar against my own and get back to you all…but I’d really like to start up with the weekly live chats again this year. So hopefully once they’re back in Boston we’ll kick that into gear!
And we have a winner! (Actually 3!) I have to get in touch with the folks who won the Knuckleball DVD later tonight and once I do I’ll let everyone know! Hopefully we’ll have a few more of these kinds of giveaways throughout the season (actually, I know we will – so stay tuned!!). Thanks, everyone, for participating!
Posted By Cyn on April 1, 2013
Timmy's in a movie...how could you NOT want it? (Photo by Kelly O'Connor and used with permission)
See how easy this is going to be?
The kind folks over at MPI/FilmBuff have offered up three copies of the amazing documentary Knuckleball for me to give away to my fellow fans! It’s Opening Day, the Red Sox handed the Yankees their hats in the Bronx and I’m in a heck of a mood. So nothing fancy…leave me a comment on this entry and a panel of judges (okay me with my eyes closed) will pick three winners* randomly at the end of the day on Wednesday**. You’ll be contacted by me via email if you’re a winner! (If you aren’t comfortable leaving your email address in the comments, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and say “Hey, that’s my comment!”
I’m just happy to be able to give something away to start the season!
And, really, if you’re wondering if you’re going to enjoy this film…shut up, of course you are. It’s about baseball. It’s about the best pitch in baseball and it has Tim Wakefield in it. A lot of it made me cry, because I’m soft that way, but overall it is just really fascinating and fun and if Tim Wakefield isn’t enough to get you watching as a bonus you get R.A. Dickey. Come on now, I shouldn’t have to sell this to you…it’s a FREE BASEBALL MOVIE!
The start of baseball season coupled with the Red Sox stomping on the Yankees today has me perfectly giddy…can you tell?
*(It’s been a slow off-season…there’s a good chance only three people comment on this entry. Just think, if you are one of those three people you win by default!)
**(Let’s call the end of the day on Wednesday, in this case, after the Red Sox/Yankees game – which begins at 7:05 – ends.)
Posted By Cyn on April 1, 2013
Well that was freaking awesome.
I missed the majority of the game live but I was able to listen to Joe Castiglione from about 1:15-2:00 so I got to hear some of the CC beatdown, which was nice. Got home and watched the game on the dvr and really got to revel in the wonderfulness of the Red Sox beating on the Yankees. Yeah, yeah, it’s one game and who cares and Sabathia always pitches lousy on Opening Day…the Red Sox are beautiful, no matter what you say, and words can’t bring me down.
I’m really happy. Sure I’m happy that the team looks good and that they got the “all-important” first win but, honestly, I’m happy because they did today what we needed them to do last April on Opening Day…win the damn game and help start us all on the path of forgetting that the 2012 season ever occurred. It was fun to read the box score and see that their 13 hits were scattered among 9 of the batters and that Jose Iglesias had three hits and Jackie Bradley, Jr walked three times and Shane freaking Victorino had three RBI (Jacoby Ellsbury had his own impressive two RBI but that messed with my string of threes…).
Thanks to the whole day off after Opening Day thing, we get another day to revel in the beauty of a Red Sox victory over the Yankees to begin the season. There are worse ways to begin the year.