August 22, 2008

Let's not get off on the bad foot

Tom Brady's foot seems to be a big issue going into the third preseason game tonight. The way the O line has been the past couple games I think it's best he's in street clothes for until the fifth preseason game against K.C. Let him take some tiem off with Gis before he goes to war.
Now, I didn't catch any of the game Sunday night, due to a man-cation rafting with my dad, bro, and their friends. Turns out I didn't miss much. Apparently everyone is worried about Cassell being a viable back-up. If that is one of the biggest worries I think were doing just swimmingly. The Offensive line has been swiss cheese the first two games and if they keep throwing these sh*tty veterans up against the wall one has to stick, Right? Other than that the defense is showing some youth and speed which they desperately needed in '07 & '08.
On the positive it looks like Dick is finally healthy and ready to earn that paycheck and take some double teams. The Pats need him drawing double teams to free up Vrabs and A Thomas for some blitzes to cause havoc.
In the end, do we really know what to expect from the Pats this season? Yes! They still have some teams they haven't laid 50 down on and Kyle Eckle is looking for some more garbage time TD's. If you are worried about the chemistry on the offensive side, Don't remember Moss didn't play at all last preseason. "Straight CA$H HOMEY!"

August 19, 2008

Say It Ain't So Yaz!

Carl Yastrzemski has been hospitalized with chest pains today. The Nation's thougts are with you Yaz. We hope this is something that can be treated and wish you and your family the best. One of my biggest memories as someone who wasn't even alive to see him play has to be his last day at Fenway speech. "Say it ain't so Yaz."-a young Sox fan "Well I wish it wasn't"-Yaz. I dare any Sox fan to say they didn't get choked up seeing that for the first time. I remeber as a kid I read his biography and have idolized the guy ever since.
He is one of my favorite Sox past and present and the man is right up there with Teddy Ballgame as the most iconic Sox player ever. Nobody plays the wall the way he did and he carried the Sox for over two decades. He was an 18 time All-Star, 7 time Gold Glove winner, and won both the AL MVP and Triple Crown (The last man to do so since '67) in 1967 "The Impossible Dream" season. His HOF numbers are as follows:
Hits 3,419
Home runs 452

Lester is More

The Sox had a bit of a mishap over the weekend loosing two to the Jays including a lack luster Becket performance. In steps Lester (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 5 K, 1 BB) and man did he straighten that sh*t out. He is carrying this year's staff. In fact in his last four starts he is 3-0 with a 0.29 ERA. This may sound crazy, but John Lester is having a Pedro like year here. Not that his pitching is anywhere near Petey's '98-'99 dominance, but he is winning when the Sox need it. It seems like he has halted every potential big skid the Sox have run into this year. I can't imagine how this guy feels knowing he could have lost it all with his cancer diagnosis. I do know that he has some enormous BALLS and will be carrying this team come October if all things end well. Trailing the Rays by 4.5 games and leading the Twins in the Wild Card by 1.5 you need big wins like Lester's last night.

I also have to admit it is hard not to like Jason Bay the guys a gamer check-out the numbers:

Since moving to Boston, Bay is batting .348 with 3 HR and and 16 RBI in 16 games. His OPS is an outstanding .972, and he has stolen 3 bases as well. -

Teddy Ballgame

Teddy Ballgame
#9 on the field #1 in our hearts.