Red Sox Midseason Grades! (SPOILER: Everyone Gets an F, Especially Me)

– Shane Carley – Sorry for the massive layoff, but I’ve been dealing with a lot of work. And sickness. Did I mention I was sick? Never get shingles. Anyway, it appears that our season has reached the All-Star break, and the Sox are floating along at .500. Are you thrilled and elated? No? Angry … Continue reading

Sorry, No Post This Week, But Daniel Bard Has Been Sent to AAA

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to put together a post for this week due to illness. However, news is currently breaking that Daniel Bard has been sent down to AAA. Normally this wouldn’t come as a huge surprise following an outing where he hit two batters and walked six in less than two innings, but the … Continue reading

The Silence on Clay Buchholz Proves How Far the Red Sox Have Fallen

– Shane Carley – Clay Buchholz is as close as you can come to a born-and-raised Red Sox player. He came up through our minor league system. He threw a no-hitter in just his second major league start. He’s already had one season where he received some Cy Young consideration, no matter how slight.  In … Continue reading

David Ortiz: the Leader Boston Needs?

Reports began surfacing today that the Red Sox held a heated players-only meeting in the wake of Josh Beckett’s disastrous start against the Indians in early May. The general gist of these rumors seems to be that David Ortiz called the meeting and demanded better from the pitchers. “Sources” say that the meeting got heated, … Continue reading

I Don’t Know Whether to Root for or Against Josh Beckett Anymore

– Shane Carley – Well well well, what to make of this Red Sox team? Before we begin, I’d like to point out that while I correctly predicted that the Red Sox would win four of their seven games this week, I was wrong about absolutely everything else. Let’s recap: – I said the Red … Continue reading

You Can Either Retire a Hero, or Pitch Long Enough To See Yourself Become the Villain

I guess Harvey Dent was right. Thanks for that World Series though, Beckett. – Shane Follow the author on Twitter at @Rescue_Shane

The Red Sox are Playing with an “Eff You” Mentality, and This Time That’s a Bad Thing

– Shane Carley – After a week on the road during which they went on a 6-1 tear, the Red Sox promptly followed up with a 1-6 week at home.  27 games into the season, the Red Sox have won exactly four games at Fenway Park. The team is clearly having trouble playing in front … Continue reading

The Red Sox Are a Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma Wrapped in a Bobby V Wrap Sandwich

– Shane Carley – After being obliterated by Texas and playing maybe their worst game of the entire season against the Yankees, the Red Sox season looked pretty bleak just two and a half weeks in.  Bobby V was sounding off about his own players, there was clear and obvious clubhouse dissention, and the starting … Continue reading

Sunday Night Baseball Got Rained Out and That Was the Best Red Sox Game of the Season

– Shane Carley – Sunday Night Baseball was supposed to be the Red Sox / Yankees game this week.  And why not? Sox / Yankees is always a ratings-getter, with everyone in the northeast tuning in to watch two baseball teams that hate each other beat the crap out of each other.  Most of the … Continue reading

Bobby V Is a Blithering Idiot

– Shane Carley – I’ve said from the beginning that I am not a fan of Bobby Valentine. He is an overrated manager who has a compulsive need to make everything about him. He doesn’t know how to manage a bullpen and was run out of the last two towns in which he managed. He … Continue reading