SparkPeople Red Sox Nation Team Messageboard Welcome to Red Sox Nation on the Spark!!! SparkPeople Red Sox Nation Team Messageboard We're on to 2020!! So much for back to back Championships when we don't even reach post-season... <BR> <BR> Instead of whining about the season, what POSITIVES do you feel our Boys had this year? <BR> <BR> Can you find a good parallel between our Sox and your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> Lets get this group active again. <BR> <BR> Gretchen <BR> golfchick2-0 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:58:46 EST 2019, the season is coming up fast!! With Truck Day Monday, <link><BR>-red-sox/2019/02/04/truck-day-red-sox-<BR>title-defense-2019 </link> , signaling the unofficially official beginning of the season, we know it is fast approaching. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts of what the Red Sox need to go back to back with killer seasons? <BR> <BR> Oh, and BTW, we are still running the "How Long Will it Take" Challenge. Join in at any time!! <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2019 15:12:49 EST Boston Red Sox... WORLD CHAMPIONS 2018!!! So many amazing moments in the series. I still think the final nail in the proverbial coffin being the strike out to Machado was the "whipped cream on top"!! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite moment? Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:59:55 EST Jim Rice 8-8-82 A TRUE HERO. <BR> The date was August 8, 1982. The Red Sox were playing an afternoon game at Boston's Fenway Park. Suddenly a screaming foul ball whizzed past the first base dugout and Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice heard the unmistakable sound of ball striking flesh. Looking around the corner of the dugout into the stands Rice saw 4 year old Jonathan Keane bleeding profusely from his head. Realizing in a split second that it would take several minutes for park EMT's to get to the scene, the f... Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:58:55 EST LINKS TO CONVERT TO MILES Here are a couple of places to go to help convert your time gardening, aerobics/Zumba, tennis, or many other activities to miles: <BR> <BR> Simple PDF chart, you do the math: <link><BR>16/12/ActivityConversionChart.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Let them do the math at this site: <link><BR>count/team/my_wat_team/wat_mileage_equ<BR>ivalents.php </link> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:01:36 EST Opening Day 2018 starts with style!! First homerun of the year... Nunez!! <link><BR>os/10155294786401766/ </link> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:38:24 EST Who is your Favorite Red Sox player? Just for funzies... Who is your favorite player and why? If you want, add a current player and past player. Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:50:15 EST Spring Training Challenge?? Pitchers and Catchers show up in one week. I think we should train right along with them!! <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me? Tue, 6 Feb 2018 19:19:01 EST 2018 discussion Hey all, <BR> I've been a bit absorbed with football. Any thoughts on how 2018 season is looking so far? Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:21:45 EST Holiday Challenge! The holidays are here. They bring cheer, family, decorations and way, WAY too much emphasis on food!! <BR> <BR> I am putting forth a challenge: Get to January 2nd and NOT gain any weight. <BR> <BR> There are a lot of studies on how much people gain during the holidays. Most say it's between 2 and 7 pounds. And that weight is extra hard to get off again. We all work too hard to lose even the smallest amount of weight to put it back on just because the calendar says so. <BR> <BR> Here's th... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:23:37 EST Our new Manager: Alex Cora He's a little busy with taking the Astros up against the Dodgers right now, but after that... He's all ours. <link><BR>-sox-name-alex-cora-manager/ </link> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:02:12 EST And then it was over... As disappointing as it is ending the season so early, I will always love and support our Red Sox. Put a little extra "uummph" into your workouts through the rest of the MLB season in their honor. <BR> Nice to see they are already thinking about being stronger in 2018 <link><BR>424/red-sox-staying-positive-ready-for<BR>-2018/ </link> <BR> <BR> Spark on Sox Fans!! <em>60</em> <em>300</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:11:48 EST RED SOX CLINCH AL East!! It wasn't a pretty finish to the season... but here we go! Now, lets see if the boys can keep it going! <BR> <BR> Start working on your Sweet Caroline!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>272/red-sox-beat-astros-clinch-al-east<BR>-title/?topicId=27118144 </link> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:57:09 EST The Impossible Dream: Red Sox Nation Begins Thank you Jericho1991 for pointing out this documentary . <BR> Here's an article from WEEI <BR> <link><BR>-network-documentary-shows-why-1967-re<BR>d-sox-are-most-important-team-franchise </link> <BR> and another link to the episode: <BR> <link><BR>-sox-relive-impossible-dream-in-networ<BR>k-doc/ </link> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:07:50 EST Red Sox Nation begins with 1967 Impossible Dream MLB Network is broadcasting "The Impossible Dream: Red Sox Nation Begins" tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. How many team members remember this? <BR> <BR> I was at the next to last game of the regular season in right field grandstand, and watched the last regular season game on WHDH TV 5, Ken Coleman broadcaster. Really looking forward to a trip down memory lane tonight. <BR> <BR> This should be a general discussion topic, not a challenge. Is there a way to change this? Sun, 9 Jul 2017 14:40:11 EST Have you been struggling? I know I have been. SparkPeople comes up with a good article every once in a while. I'll be taking some of this advice to heart. <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=2272 </link> <BR> Let the group know if you have anything to add. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 12:31:31 EST Challenges and quitting I know I've been struggling lately, much like our Red Sox. Life throws lemons at us some days. We just need to slice them up and add them to the unsweetened iced tea! Here is a great blog on Not Giving Up. There are tons of great links links. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=50_things_to_consider_before_giving<BR>_up_on_your_goals </link> <BR> <BR> Do you have any hints on how to get back on track when you've been strugling? Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:57:31 EST Spring Training 2017 Officially Pitchers and Catchers are due on Monday Feb. 13th with the rest of the gang on the 16th. But some of the Boys of Summer have already arrived. <BR> <BR> Pablo Sandoval has turned up 8 days early and a whole lot trimmer than last year! I sure hope this is a good sign! <link><BR>eball/red-sox/2017/02/09/a-much-much-t<BR>hinner-pablo-sandoval-arrives-eight-da<BR>ys-early-to-red-sox-camp/ </link> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:24:26 EST 2017 season starts today. Happy Truck Day!! <img src=""> <link><BR>17/02/boston_red_sox_truck_day_2017.html </link> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 18:05:14 EST New RSN Members 2017 check in here!! Welcome one and all to the Red Sox Nation Team forum. We are here to talk Sox and get healthy. We are currently (as of 1/25/17) running a Pitchers and Catchers Challenge. Join in at any time if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Share your hints for better eating, chat about who is getting picked up and sold off, critique spring training, <BR> <BR> Lets go Sox!! Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:44:45 EST Pitchers and Catchers Challenge 2017 There is quite a bit of information out there about how long it takes to form a habit. Most say between 21 and 66 days. Funny enough, right about in the middle of those two numbers is 42 days. That is how many days there are before Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training!! (Feb. 13th) <BR> <BR> Lets all work together to form a good habit! I'm revamping a former challenge in the hopes to work on my own 'stuff' and figured I'd share it. <BR> <BR> Here's the Challenge: <BR> ~Set a goa... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:51:50 EST Holiday season healthy eating Depending on what source you research, people gain between 2 and 10 +/- pounds between Halloween and New Years. <BR> <BR> What are your secrets to making it through the holidays? <BR> I'll list a few in my reply. <BR> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:17:47 EST Thoughts on 2017? Where should Sox spend $$?? There have been quite a few moves already this year. What do you think so far? I'll put up a 'catch up post" with the details shortly. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:11:06 EST Cubs or Indians?? Our boys are already on vacation. But there are a ton of former Red Sox players still in. Who would you like to see win the series?? <BR> <link><BR>-indians-world-series-has-a-boston-red<BR>-sox-connection/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'll admit, I've always had a soft spot for the Cubbies. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:06:47 EST Pedroia Knee surgury,= "In the final month of the regular season, Dustin Pedroia missed only two games. <BR> He had a good reason for his absence." <BR> <BR> Wishing Pedey a complete and thorough recovery!! Should be back in time for spring training. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>clubhouse_insider/2016/10/dustin_pedro<BR>ia_should_be_ready_for_spring_training_after </link> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:44:42 EST Papi retires It was a sad finish to his career. But an amazing career it was!! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite memory of David Ortiz? <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:31:42 EST 2016 Post Season Division series Game 1 tonight 10/7 against the Indians. <BR> <BR> Lets go Red Sox!!! Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:53:32 EST And the magic number is now 5!! Keep up the magic Red Sox!! I BELIEVE!!! <BR> <BR> If you are on facebook, this is a fun video. <BR> <link><BR>os/10153839340771766/ </link> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:15:56 EST Win Dance Repeat... Anyone curious about how the outfield came up with their dance? <BR> <link><BR>36283/sox-outfielders-brainstorm-for-a<BR>-victory-dance </link> <BR> I love it when they are having fun!! Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:01:52 EST 2016 season to date. Our Boys are playing HOT! Ortiz is setting a high bar in his final year. JBJ has a 29 game hitting streak. Defense and Offense are both playing great. Pitching could use a little shot in the arm. But so far, so good. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on the season to date? Thu, 26 May 2016 19:56:06 EST Happy Opening Day Red Sox Nation!!! Here we go!! Lots of thoughts, Good/bad and otherwise on how this season will go. Papi's last year, Panda's on the bench, Price on the mound. <BR> <BR> Other than the knowledge that my beloved Pedroia will be dirty by the 3rd inning, I have no predictions of how this year will go. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on the strength of the team? weeknesses? bench? bull pen? Let's get a nice conversation going!! <BR> Here's one page's thoughts: <BR> <link><BR>16/04... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 13:24:51 EST New member from Mariners country.... Hi I'm Briana. Live outside Seattle <em>39</em> . Lifelong Red Sox fan. Hoping to hear from everyone and enjoy the upcoming season. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:48:25 EST Two Week OPENING DAY Mini-Challenge Happy Monday Sox fans!! <BR> Two weeks from today is Opening Day at Cleveland Indians. In addition to that, short sleeve season is coming! <BR> <BR> I am focusing on Arm strength using the following <img src=""> Here is a link with more information: <link><BR>03_01_archive.html </link> <BR> You can use dumbbells, cans of soup, exercise bands, or even body weight. Work out a... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:27:39 EST 2016 PItching... WHAT are your thoughts? How is the Pitching looking so far? Think we need to pick up another starter? Fill in the bench a little? <BR> Thoughts and feelings on the team are welcome! Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:12:28 EST New RSN Members 2016 check in here!! Hi all! <BR> Welcome!! Looks like we've got a whole bunch of new people in the last few days. How about checking in here. <BR> Gretchen <BR> aka golfchick2-0 Mon, 7 Mar 2016 12:15:41 EST Pitchers and Catchers Challenge 2016!! There is quite a bit of information out there about how long it takes to form a habit. Most say between 21 and 66 days. Funny enough, right about in the middle of those two numbers is 42 days. That is how many days there are before Pitchers and Catchers report for Spring Training!! (Feb. 18th) <BR> <BR> Lets all work together to form a good habit! I'm revamping a former challenge in the hopes to work on my own 'stuff' and figured I'd share it. <BR> <BR> Here's the Challenge: <BR> ~Set a g... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 13:14:48 EST One last year with Big Papi!?! Early reports are that David Ortiz is going to retire after next season. This has NOT been confirmed by Red Sox or Ortiz yet. <BR> <link><BR>386/david-ortiz-to-retire-after-2016-s<BR>eason </link> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:42:37 EST 2016 Season What do you think we need to succeed in '16? Position, player, rookie, experienced... <BR> If you were the manager, who would you pick up? <BR> Tue, 3 Nov 2015 15:03:05 EST Holiday Challenge 2015 59 Days. 8 weeks. 2016 is coming up, FAST. I have to admit, the last few months I've slacked off a bit. I could give up and wait till New Years for the next "Resolution", but I don't want to go backwards. I don't think that you do either!! <BR> <BR> There are many contradictory studies on Holiday weight gain. Is it 2 lbs? 7 - 10 lbs? Anything in between? The one thing that most studies do agree on is that the weight that is put on in that time period my never come off. <BR> <BR> I put thi... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 12:49:32 EST scores and game updates I'm a Red Sox fan living in Arizona, is there a number I can text to get scores and updates on the Red Sox? I know the sports station out here has 1 for the D-Backs..... Sat, 30 May 2015 18:16:36 EST Pitching... so far, not so good. So bad that they just fired the Pitching Coach <link><BR>841106/boston-red-sox-fire-pitching-co<BR>ach-juan-nieves </link> <BR> <BR> Here's hoping that the changes so early in the season will be good enough to get us to Post season this year! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Who should take over? Thu, 7 May 2015 15:33:36 EST Papi takes first base... Discuss. Frankly, I love watching Papi at first base. It's great to see him play Defense. <BR> How do you think he'll do? Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:55:26 EST Arriving in time for Opening Day! I'm a newly returning Sparker and lifelong Red Sox fan. Looking forward to an exciting season with a scary lineup and hopefully solid pitching. I will be working to my progress on my own running and weight loss goals. My spring training has gone well so far as I have lost 27 pounds and ran my first road race (5k) since 2009 last Sunday. Go SOX! Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:36:14 EST Spring training 2015 is fully in session. For those of you shoveling out... AGAIN, have faith. Opening Day is almost here!! <BR> <link><BR>y-is-almost-here-believe-it </link> <BR> <BR> Pedroia is fired up: <link><BR>roia-fired-up-were-here-to-win-the-wor<BR>ld-series/ </link> <BR> <BR> Big Papi came to camp in the best shape of his career and Panda... looks like a panda! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on the upcoming season?? Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:24:00 EST Newbie I've lurked around the site for a couple of months. New things tend to overwhelm me so I've stayed quiet and hidden. But I guess its time to come out of the corner and using this to actually help me. A little about me, i'm 37, and fat. There I said it. I am Fat. I hate being fat so I am just hoping being active here will help me stay more motivated and less discouraged. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:14:41 EST Welcome to the Hall of Fame Pedro Martinez!! What are your favorite Pedro memories? Here is ESPN's list: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/_/id/41452/pedros-10-most-memorable-s<BR>ox-moments?ex_cid=espnfb </link> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 15:10:32 EST Goals not written are just dreams! Hello, I have been on spark before on and off but I am staying on track so I can be a "healthier me"!! I have a quick question.....I have a fitbit and have been logging my steps on the fitness tracker. I also have a goal to walk/run 5miles per week. Do you have to keep those goals separate? How do others handle that? <BR> <BR> Thanks so much and keep losing the weight, inches, etc,,,,but don't ever look for them again!! <BR> <BR> Helene Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:05:18 EST Pitchers and Catchers Challenge 2015, Bring it On! Why Pitchers and Catchers? The Red Sox P&Cs report to Fort Myers, FL on February 20th. That gives us a 7 week time span to start the year on a good track. If our boys are working out to get ready to take the field. Why don't we? <BR> <BR> This is not your traditional New Years Resolution. "This year I'm going to___(lose weight, get healthy, walk, run, clean...)" Fill in the blank. Have you ever set a resolution? Were you successful? <BR> <BR> Most New Years Resolutions fail. The following ... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:17:35 EST Anyone up for a new challenge in January? Thinking about re-vamping the Pitchers and Catchers Challenge. <BR> ~Set your own goals. <BR> ~Check in weekly <BR> <BR> More info TBA. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:41:28 EST Sandoval and Ramirez?? Has Santa come early to RSN There's lots of talk right now. It's not official. It should be very soon! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>786 </link> <BR> <BR> What do you think of this deal? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:52:51 EST 10 years ago, were were you when... ... our Red Sox broke the 86 year curse and won the 2004 World Championship? <BR> <BR> I had to work. I was living in Oregon so the 3 hour difference is a good thing! Bartending at a golf course, no problem having the tv on! I let my people know that the only time I was going to be serving would be between innings. Luckily they all understood. It was a pretty slow night, but I did have the poker players. They were laughing at how nervous I was. The Sox had just proven that a team could com... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:34:59 EST Off season challenge -- ideas?? Okay kids, holidays are fast approaching and our boys are already on vacation. So, is it time for a challenge? Will you participate? How long? <BR> <BR> Let me know your preferences and I'll get something going soon!! Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:14:55 EST Fenway recommen dations? Hi! <BR> <BR> I am going to Boston this weekend, and have a little bit of free time and hope to make it to Fenway. Anyone know of any recommendations? Do they do tours? Anything I should look for? I have ben a fan for 44 years now, and have never been to Boston, so I'm excited! And I hope to buy some new t-shirts, as I've shrunk out of all of mine and had to give them to my husband. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Astabeth Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:03:17 EST Lester, Gomes, Drew, Lackey, GONE!! Who will be next? <BR> <BR> Who is coming in and will it be better? <BR> <BR> Can Papi pitch? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> What do you think of todays upheaval or our beloved Red Sox?? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:53:47 EST Brock Holt... discuss RSN Members, it has been a VERY busy year with not a lot of time to get on SP. But I'm still here. <BR> How about this Brock Holt kid??? <BR> Did anyone else see this crazy catch? <link><BR>e-stew/brock-holt--comes-out-of-nowher<BR>e-to-make-catch-for-jonny-gomes-140210<BR>205.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory </link> <BR> <BR> One step at a time! Spark on. <BR> Gretchen <BR> GolfChick2-0 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:20:26 EST New Goals Hi...I'm new and this is my first Community. I am committing to a mile-a-day-in-May, can be biking, swimming, or walking. That is just my starting point, yesterday I did 3 miles on the bike at the gym. I would also like to up my fruit and veggie intake. Any support and tips would be welcome! Sat, 3 May 2014 10:31:00 EST 2014 start. What do you think? Pitching, rookies, outfield, games so far, coaching, trades, whatever you want to discuss. <BR> <BR> First topic: Dustin Pedroia is the dirtiest/hardest working player on the field! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:23:46 EST New Challenge... I would like to set up a new challenge... <BR> "The 2014 one hundred and sixty two game challenge". <BR> Set a mid range goal to complete by the '14 post season playoffs. <BR> - one of my goals is to weigh between 185-190 lbs while achieving and maintaining complete wellness. <BR> WHAT IS YOUR NEW CHALLENGE GOAL? Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:16:51 EST New Member From AL Just wanted to say hello and I'm glad to join the Red Sox Nation with Sparkpeople! I love Mass and have family there! <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:59:32 EST Pitchers and Catchers Challenge 2014!!! 44 days. That is when the Pitchers and Catchers for our World Champion Boston Red Sox report for duty. <link><BR>4-and-baseball-as-always-is-on-the-clo<BR>ck?ymd=20140101&content_id=66250348 </link> <BR> <BR> 44 days is just under 7 weeks. <BR> <BR> Here's the Challenge: <BR> ~Set a goal. Make it your own. Remember that this journey is NOT just about weight loss!!! <BR> ~Do whatever it takes to reach that goal for the next 44 days. <BR> ~Report back... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:06:58 EST newbie from FL hello all. I am new on this team. I live in Key West Florida where we are prided in having the most southern most red sox nation bar (Lazy Gecko). I became a fan when i married a man from Plymouth MA. he told me it was in our marriage agreement LOL. I am looking foward to being on this team. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:36:29 EST New Hampshire Fan Hi everyone! I am from NH, and just found this important team. <BR> Looking forward to Spring Training, and another awesome year! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:32:11 EST End of the year, DIY Challenge! Okay Sox fans. Holidays are here. Food, dinners, desserts, drinks, parties and craziness. There are loads of stats on how people gain between 2 and 10 lbs between now and New Years Day. LETS STOP THE MADNESS!! <BR> <BR> Most of us are at different stages. Maintaining, losing weight, gaining strength or just looking for some guidance. This Do-It-Yourself Challenge is one to make your own. Fit to YOU. Your life style. Your goals. Your place in your journey. <BR> <BR> Here's the details: <BR... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:10:49 EST Hello! I am new! "Red Sox are 2013 champs!" <BR> I am a Grandma and am new to keeping up with the game. <BR> My Kids love the Red Sox and are so excited about the Season. <BR> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 01:06:48 EST Red Sox are the 2013 MLB WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! From the scraggly beards to the hot bats, the boys rocked the field!! <BR> <BR> They EARNED this win!! Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:24:48 EST World Series brings the Nation running!! Would love to have all you new members introduce yourselves!! Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:33:22 EST World Series.... .WOOHOO!!! I don't know about you all, but I have been floating on air since Friday night! Here's hoping that our boys can keep winning!! <BR> <BR> Lets go SOX!!!! <BR> <BR> Here's the schedule: (all times Eastern) <BR> Wed, 10/23 7:30 Fenway <BR> Thurs 10/24 7:30 Fenway <BR> Sat, 10//26 7:30 Busch <BR> Sun. 10/27 8:00 Busch <BR> Mon. 10/28 7:30 Busch <BR> Wed 10/30 7:30 Fenway <BR> Thurs 10/31 7:30 Fenway <BR> <BR> I'm sure hoping that we have a TREAT this year on or by Halloween!!! Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:13:52 EST Game 1 ALCS Saturday! <link><BR>os/richard-justice-roster-full-of-tale<BR>nt-lends-synergy-to-red-sox?ymd=201310<BR>09&content_id=62732478&vkey=news_bos </link> <BR> <BR> Who here remembers the energy that the Sox had in 2004? I still smile remembering the Bull Pen drumming on the walls, pies in the face, the teammates always clapping, cheering and goofing on each other. I hadn't seen that for several years. I'm not even talking about just last year, even the last 2 or 3 wit... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:42:42 EST Game 1, ALDS tonight!!! Lets cheer them on!! C'mon Red Sox!!! <BR> <BR> Sending a cheer from Oregon. Ellsbury country! <BR> <BR> Where will you be watching the game?? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:05:19 EST BIG PAPI!!! 2000+ Hits. I love that guy!! <link><BR>-2000-hit-vine-video/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 13:14:27 EST Dempster beaning A-rod What does everyone think? I live in NJ and I am married to a Yankee fan and he hates ARod so much that a small part of him enjoyed what happened the other night. <em>334</em> I think it is crazy that Dempster gets suspended for 5 games when the umpire did not warn him or dismiss him from the game. It is like an afterthought. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:58:02 EST I'm still here!! Red Sox Nation Check In Time!!! Sorry I've been fairly absent my Sox Fan friends. I'm still here, still lurking around. <BR> <BR> Getting ready to post a challenge soon. <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Still sparking? Still watching the Sox? Got a comment about life? <BR> <BR> Let's get this Team rolling again!! Sox are winning, WE CAN TOO!!! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:02:21 EST Hello All You Red Sox Fans Hi Everybody, <BR> Are you enjoying our team this year? I am! <em>104</em> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:13:07 EST Time for a new Challenge?? But what should it be... <BR> Miles? <BR> Time? <BR> Weight/Fat%? <BR> Eating habits? <BR> Something else??? <BR> <BR> Give me a few hints and I'll come up with something! <BR> <BR> Go Sox and Spark on! Thu, 2 May 2013 11:46:12 EST Facebook Message from the Red Sox Apr 18, 2013 Boston Red Sox <BR> A message on Friday night's 4/19 Red Sox game: Please do your best to arrive early for tomorrow’s game. Fenway Park gates will open for entry 90 minutes prior to game time (5:40pm). In addition to the existing security and screening methods in place at Fenway Park, we are working with MLB, Federal, state, and local officials to ensure we have all the necessary protocol in place to ensure our fans, employees, and players are safe. We are permitting bags. There will be addit... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:01:24 EST Explosions I hope all of you and yours are unhurt and safe after the horrific explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Hugs all around. <BR> <BR> Jodi Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:54:30 EST Sox fan Hello there! <BR> <BR> I live in Mexico now, but lived in the Berkshires for several years before moving here 18 years ago. It's very difficult to see many games so this year, with the hope of a new season, I sprung for Great stuff! Now I can see every game either live or later. <BR> <BR> I've developed a new challenge for myself. While the game is happening I'm walking on the treadmill. During the breaks when goes silent, I bump up the speed for interval work. I pay closer a... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:02:31 EST The Closer? OY Inside pitch was slamming Hanrahan this morning. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering where Farrell's head is right now when it comes to the closing pitcher. I am hoping this was just a blimp, but fact is Hanrahan gave up two dingers in the last two games. I think maybe it's time to change things up and swap Hanrahan to the setup man and give Bailey a chance at closing. <BR> <BR> Also....where does Bard fit in all of ths? <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:41:29 EST Opening Day! WOOO only two more days!!! GO SOX!! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:21:07 EST Inter-league play Okay, I'm going to admit it here. I am a traditionalist. If we are going to have inter-league play, then what's the point of having two leagues? I get it that the players move more freely between leagues now adays, but can someone tell me who exactly decided to have inter-league play peppered through out the season? <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> Anyone? Because I'd like five seconds with them inside the Monster. You know, to shake their hands and say THANKS, dude, for giving us the World Champio... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:05:15 EST Happy Truck Day!! What are your thoughts on 2013?? It's here. The unofficial start to baseball season. <link><BR>ive-spring-training-unofficially-begin<BR>s-as-much-anticipated-truck-day-arrives/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is the day the board is wiped clean, Sox Fans everywhere have a crazy thing called "HOPE". Hope for a winning season. Hope no one gets injured. Hope that we are proud, not embarrassed, for OUR team. <BR> <BR> Here's a great link about some of the prospects for 2013. What are your thought... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:25:08 EST Pitchers and Catchers Challenge Okay Sox Fans, it's time to turn it on. <BR> <BR> Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training on Tuesday, February 12. Right now, they are all getting back on their strength and cardio programs so that they, OUR Red Sox, can be in the best shape to bring our Sox back from a pretty shabby season. <BR> <BR> How about we get healthy right along side them? What can YOU do to make yourself more healthy in the next 5 weeks? How can you adjust your world, in 36 days to be a better you? <BR> ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:48:22 EST New to this! Hi everyone, I'm Elle. I'm 21 and about to start the next chapter of my life after I graduate in December. I'd like to tasks this as an opportunity to get healthy and lose weight, too. :) Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:56:20 EST Holiday Challenge 2012 48 Days. 7 weeks. 2013 is coming up, FAST. I have to admit, the last few weeks I've slacked off a bit. I could give up and wait till New Years for the next "Resolution", but I don't want to go backwards. I don't think that you do either!! <BR> <BR> There are many contradictory studies on Holiday weight gain. Is it 2 lbs? 7 - 10 lbs? Anything in between? The one thing that most studies do agree on is that the weight that is put on in that time period my never come off. <BR> <BR> I put this... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:16:23 EST TEK FOR MANAGER!!!! What about it?? Do you think he would make a good manager?? He certainly has more knowledge of this team than anyone else can think of other than Terry!! <em>300</em> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 04:38:58 EST It's official: Bobby Valentine will not return Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry said, “In our meeting with Bobby today, he handled everything with dignity and class, and it is deeply appreciated. Ultimately, we as owners are responsible for arming our organization with the resources — intellectual, physical, and financial — to return to the levels of competitiveness to which we aspire and to which our fans are accustomed. Our commitment to winning is unwavering. It is a commitment to this team, to this city, and to these fans who have... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:26:22 EST Poll: should Bobby V be fired? Will he be fired? I certainly think the answer to the first is yes, but I do kind of feel for the guy. He was really placed in a no win situation by the upper management of this time, but at the same time, he contributed to his own demise by not taking the pulse of the team before he did and said certain things. I point to the Youkilis statement early in the year. Let's face it, whether you liked him or not, you could NEVER, ever question his heart. And there was Bobby V doing just that. I honestly think h... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:23:52 EST Sox for Sale???? ed Sox owner John Henry on Thursday refuted a Fox Business story that claimed his ownership group intended to sell the team. <BR> <BR> “A sale of any kind is so far from our thinking it hasn’t even come up apart from technical planning issues involving death or disability. This report is completely without foundation,” he said. <BR> <BR> The Fox Business report did not cite any named sources. <BR> <BR> “Regarding unnamed sources: Any sale discussions that may have taken place were missing ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:47:14 EST Pekjey I am so angry. Can someone explain to me why only four of our current players could manage to go to his funeral. This is disgusting to me. He was a great player and a fan till the end of his life, and this is how they honor him. Good bye Red Soxs. I am done with the team I have loved for years. What will they do if something happens to Bobby Dorr? Pretend they don't know him? Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:38:34 EST Trade Deadline Rumors Interesting.... <BR> <BR><BR>20120730&content_id=35810768&vkey=news<BR>_mlb&c_id=mlb Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:45:25 EST Jon Lester Any theories as to what is the matter with Lester? I mean, I know Beckett and Buccholz have not exactly lit up the sky lately (well, actually, Buccholz has had a couple of good starts), but at least you feel like Beckett is going to battle.. Lester looks so uninterested, even when he's out there pitching! You just knew yesterday that after the Sox came back and scored 3 in the bottom of the 1st, that he was going to go out there and give it back, just knew! <BR> <BR> But I really can't fi... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:17:53 EST Dice-K Anyone want to chat about him?? Looks like he's going to be in Boston FOREVER....: <em>39</em> Thank you Theo! Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:43:58 EST YOUUUUUUUUUUK!! Here I sit in Southern Florida, Tornado Watch going on, it's pouring, thundering and lightning and I'm watching the Sox on MLB... I just heard something that has me really upset! The color guy was talking about Youk and the wonderful greeting he got from the fans when he came up to bat...he was relating how Bobby Valentine discussed Youk's situation and how he told him what was going on.... Youk said "I have NOT heard a one has told me ANYTHING!! That's about the gist of it...wh... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:22:21 EST Jacoby Ellsbury Really? Jacoby? REALLY? Ugh. <BR> <BR> First he's taken out by our own moose of a 3rd baseman in 10, and now by some bizarre-named Ray? <BR> <BR> Poor kid. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 11:31:08 EST 100 Years, 100 Pounds, RSN Group Challenge As our Beloved Fenway Park turns 100 years old, I thought we could commemorate the occasion by teaming up to lose 100 pounds. Together. As a team!! Let's see how long it takes!! What game will we win by? Will we make it by the end of the season? Will it only take a month? <BR> <BR> Set your own goals, BE SAFE AND HEALTHY. We will start on Sunday April 1st. Join in when you can. Start right now, join in later. No worries!! Keep track of your loss individually and add it together with the Te... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:01:42 EST Jason Varitek Pretty impressive stuff: <BR> <BR> Records and awards: <BR> <BR> Georgia Tech records: <BR> Most career games played (253) <BR> Most career runs scored (261) <BR> Most career base hits (351) <BR> Most career doubles (82) <BR> <BR> College awards and achievements: <BR> His number 33 is only the second number ever retired by Georgia Tech; the first was #44, worn by Coach Jim Luck <BR> Baseball America's 1993 player of the year <BR> Named by Baseball America to "All-Time College All-Star Te... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:59:16 EST I need me a good challenge, so bring it!! Hey all: <BR> I'm on an upswing and looking for continued I inspiration so now seems like a good time for a challenge. I'm seeking a fitness based challenge (and I live out of state so can't do anything locally) and would love some direction for a good one to join here? Feeling innundated with posts and needing a little clarity. <BR> Thanks & have a Soxy Saturday! <BR> Love, <BR> Smiling Lotus Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:39:16 EST Inspirational quotes FORT MYERS, Fla. — In a very Yankee-like move, the Red Sox have had inspirational quotes painted on the walls of the clubhouse at JetBlue Park. <BR> <BR> One is from Ted Williams. It says: "Ballplayers are not born great. They're not born great hitters or pitchers or managers, and luck isn't a big factor. No one has come up with a substitute for hard work." <BR> <BR> The other is from Carl Yastrzemski: "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dre... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:28:31 EST Funny Blog Hey Sox Fans. I don't know if you read Over the Monster, but if you don't, you have missed a great blog that reflects some of our fears about what Bobby Valentine will or won't do. I get OTM delivered to my Kindle, and I read this in the hospital waiting room. I'm sure some people there thought I was inappropriate for laughing until tears rolled down my cheeks, but I don't care! This was great, and I wanted to share it with you all! <BR> Soxy <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.overthemons... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:42:43 EST Minutes for Miles: The return trip to Fenway Park! Okay Sox Fans, we did a miles for miles challenge from Fenway through every MLB stadium to Seattle and it took a LLLOOOOooooOOOnnnNNGG time. <em>12</em> So this time, we will be returning to our beloved Fenway Park by posting the MINUTES that we exercised instead of the MILES that we exercised. ANY and ALL forms of exercise may be used. Cardio, Weight Training, Lifestyle... However you exercised, Minutes for Miles!! <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> I will use the same mileage chart that we used on ... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:59:20 EST Wake!! So Tim Wakefield has called it a career. He is a classy guy who gave his all to the Red Sox for 16 years. Congratulations to him on his retirement, and for knowing when the time was right. <BR> <BR> So what's your best memory of him? I think mine is the story that Tito told during the 2004 ALCS vs. the Yanks, when he went to him glove in hand during that third game when the Sox were getting killed, and took the ball and saved the bullpen. As I type this, I'm hoping that I have my games... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:26:34 EST Salty signs with Sox Saltalamacchia just re-signed with the Sox for 1 yr/ $2.5M.... Its tough to read between those lines... Last year the catching job was his, and now it appears its his to lose.... Not that $2.5M is petty cash, but the starting catcher is a large position and usuaully gets more than that. (Veritek got $3M to sit the bench as a backup last year) <BR> <BR> Is Shoppach making Cherington re-consider that spot???? Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:36:44 EST What's in the truck? Every year, in February, Red Sox fans get pumped up about "the truck" packing up and heading south for spring training. But, is that all its about? <BR> <BR> No!!!! <BR> <BR> This year, it means (in no particular order): <BR> <BR> 1. Winter is coming to an end. <BR> 2. Last year is over. <BR> 3. Off season plans begin to take root. <BR> 4. The new "JetBlue Park @ Fenway South" will open for business. If you don't know about it check it out....<... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 07:31:38 EST Off season tadoo list Two months until spring training. Some housekeeping tadoos are in order: <BR> <BR> 1. Need power hitting / strong arm RFer. Is Dewey Evans available? <BR> <BR> 2. Need to get Bip Papi's contract finalized <BR> <BR> 3. Need a strong backend starting pitcher <BR> <BR> 4. Get pre-season tix to see the New Fenway south in Ft. Myers.... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:41:03 EST This just in * Truck leaves Fenway for Fort Myers: Feb. 11 <BR> * Pitchers and catchers report: Feb. 19 <BR> * First workout for pitchers and catchers: Feb. 21 <BR> * First full-squad workout: Feb. 25 Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:43:21 EST Melancon trade talk from ESPN's Keith Law "Luhnow converted a fungible, high-risk reliever in Mark Melancon into an everyday infielder in Jed Lowrie and a back-end starter/good reliever in Kyle Weiland." <BR> <BR> Law must be on drugs. Lowrie an every day infielder! Not once since his career started. Weiland good! Career: 0-3, 7.66 ERA, did he watch him in September? <BR> <BR> How do I get a job with ESPN? <BR> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:25:45 EST New to Group but not to Red Sox Nation Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I love my Boston boys no matter how things are going with them. But I love them a lot more when things are going well. <BR> <BR> I am from Boston; however I now live in Maine. I have moved around a lot but my love for the Red Sox has never gone away. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you, lose weight and talk baseball! <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 18:11:19 EST Valentine I'm not a fan of showboating Bobby V, but if the players don't like him, I like the choice. From ESPN: <BR> <BR> "They're going to have a mess on their hands," the source said when asked what would happen if Valentine, who at that time was just one of several candidates, was hired. <BR> <BR> ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney had heard similar rumblings, citing sources Wednesday saying that "some Red Sox players have been upset" that Valentine had emerged as a candidate and have been "grumbl... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:20:24 EST Holiday Challenge 2011 53 Days. Just under 8 weeks. 2012 is coming up, FAST. There are many contradictory studies on weight gain over the holidays. Is it 2 lbs? 7 - 10 lbs? Anything inbetween? The one thing that most studies do agree on is that the weight that is put on in that time period my never come off. <BR> <BR> I put this challenge out to you, Red Sox Nation. <BR> I Challenge you (and me!) to get to January 1, 2012 and NOT gain weight. <BR> <BR> 1. Get moving: We are all busy this time of year. We must ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:51:45 EST Lackey to have Tommy John surgery That may explain a lot. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:16:44 EST One of the bright spots of the Red Sox this year Jacoby Ellsbury <link><BR>eases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20111013&c<BR>ontent_id=25636230&vkey=pr_bos&fext=.j<BR>sp&c_id=bos&partnerId=aw-5209459146216042386-1071 </link> <BR> Thank you Jacoby, for coming back and kicking butt! I sure hope you stay around!! Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:46:13 EST Is Anyone Watching The Game On Fox? It is so great to see Tito relaxed and having a good time. Still getting used to seeing him in a tie. Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:00:28 EST Theo gone too? My guess is if he is offered the Cubs or Angels, he's gone. Two big spending teams and no three stooges (Larry (Larry), John (Mo) and Tom (Curley) to deal with. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 20:09:51 EST At least we went out with a bang. It sure was an exciting end of the season. Painful, but exciting. This is the only thing that I have read that makes me feel a little less like someone punched me in the gut, stole my puppy and kicked sand in my face. <BR> <link><BR>all-night-in-america/ </link> <BR> Next year, RSN, there's always next year... {sigh} Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:16:39 EST Fear Not Red Sox Nation I have pulled out my 2004 Championship hat. First time in a long time (not worn this year). I got the hat before the 2004 playoffs and noted every game altering play/player under the brim. For example, "10/19 - B 4 - NY 2 (1st team to force game 7 down 3-0! and 10/23 - B 11 - SL 9 Bellhorn homer in the 8th! and 10/27 - Boston wins it - Lowe 3 hits over 7, Manny MVP" <BR> <BR> The ghosts of Boston past are with us. <BR> <BR> Come on Bedard. Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:16:59 EST Game 159, as Joe would say "can you believe it?" Nice start for Beckett. He only threw about 10 pitches in the first. <BR> Up comes JD Who, with a single. I thought that guy retired. Seriously. Angle, the worst throw I have ever witnessed, anywhere, any level. 1-0 Sox! End of 1.5. Let's go Beckett! <BR> <BR> BTW, Yanks are starting a reliever tonight vs. Rays... HR Cano, love Cano. 1-0 Yanks after 1. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:34:41 EST Consider this. The Sox started 2-10. They are now 5-16 in September. That is a combined 7-26 (.212 winning percentage). The rest of the season they are 81-42 (.659 winning percentage). <BR> <BR> A . .659 winning percentage over 162 games is 107 wins! <BR> <BR> What is wrong with this team? How do you have a team so good for most of the season be begging the Yanks to beat the Rays to make the playoffs? I don't get it. <BR> <BR> Is it Theo, Tito, the players, all the above? <BR> <BR> I'm getting seriousl... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:09:27 EST The Yankees Win, The Yankees Win! God bless the Yanks. Took another from the Rays. Giving us a 2 game lead over the Rays in the loss column with 7 to go, and they have them again tonight (go Yanks) <BR> <BR> We have some good match ups for a while. Tonight Beckett vs. Hunter (advantage Boston), tomorrow off, Friday Lester vs. Garcia (advantage Boston), Saturday Wakefield vs. Burnett (believe it or not, advantage Boston), Sunday Lakey vs. Nova (advantage Yanks). They should be able to go 3-1, should be able, at least 2-2 and... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:52:42 EST Same hat/socks I have on the same hat, socks, pants and sweatshirt (that I don't need) as last night. Went on the same walk (even though I had time to go longer). I'm doing my part. <BR> <BR> Bedard could give them a big lift with 5 decent innings (hopefully more). They just need someone not named Lester or Beckett to give them quality starting outings to make the palyoffs. I think the Yanks have TB 7 times in the next 10 games and they match up evenly. <BR> <BR> Bedard, one hit in the first, time for the... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:16:19 EST I'm running out of hats! Every time the Sox lose, I switch hats the next game. I'm running out of hats! I've got my Michigan hat on tonight (risking the Sox bad mojo rubs off on my 3-0 football team). However, in addition to that, I have pulled out the big guns, my 2004 Red Sox championship socks. <BR> <BR> Not working so far. Lost game one. Now down to the Birds 3-0 in the first. Come on Lackey. <BR> <BR> Three run bomb Lowery, 4-3 Sox! Come on Lackey <BR> <BR> Two more for the good guys. 6-3 after 2. Come on Lac... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:20:52 EST hello from ma. go redsocks go sparkteam <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:31:16 EST OK, we have a 3 game lead And Beckett hasn't given up a run to the Ray's in 17 innings (I think), no problem. <BR> <BR> Top of the 1st, Longo 2 run popup HR, 2-0 Rays (I really hate these guys). Must be a good movie on tonight...The bats don't quit, 2-2. Beckett needs to be the tough guy Texan he pretends to be. Move guys off the plate, get nasty. <BR> <BR> 3rd, Longo single 3-2 Rays. This guy is killing us. Papi another RBI, 3-3. The bats keep it going, the pitching... <BR> <BR> 4th, bats keep it up 4-3. Come on p... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 19:26:25 EST The season starts tonight Sox with a 4 game lead over the Rays with 14 to go. Need to split. <BR> <BR> Weiland looks good through 2, gets two outs in the second, then gives up 4 (ouch). <BR> <BR> I'll be clicking back and forth between this and the LSU/Miss State game. Love college football. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:00:55 EST Why isn't Alfredo Aceves starting games? 9-2, 2.94 ERA, he's started 4 game this year. What are they waiting for? Through three innings Wake has already given up 5. This is painful. At this point, even if they get a healthy Beckett back, that may not be enough starting pitching to get them to the playoffs. <BR> <BR> 23-3 3.09 ERA career numbers for 4 years. He can pitch. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:16:46 EST Something is wrong with Lackey's brain. You ever notice how Lackey is fine after he gives up a two out three run homer, gets the third out no problem. It's mental with this guy. He throws as hard as he did a few years ago. Nothing wrong with the body, it's the brain. I just watched him not cover first base letting Damon get on and a run score as Gonzo makes a great catch and throw at first to a late Lackey...5-0 after 3. <BR> <BR> This guy drives me freakin nuts. I'm listening to the Pitching Coach praise him before the game. "He... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 20:29:00 EST Jimmy Fund Fundraiser I am participating in the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon 50 State Challenge, I'm hosting a watch party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Fargo, ND and to raise money for the Jimmy Fund I'm taking pledges for a Wingathon! I know its not the healthiiest of ideas but I'm at my goal weight, staying fit, and I'll do a couple extra workouts to make up for it!!! My goal is to eat 100 wings during the Sox/Yanks broadcast. As I said I'm taking pledges for the amount of wings that I can eat. If anyone would like... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:59:39 EST Hello from Missouri! Wow! Not sure how I missed THIS team, but I did! Well, I'm here now! I'm a Fisker, having become a Red Sox fan as Carlton waved his ball fair on that fall day in 1975! I've followed and loved them ever since and have finally gotten my husband on board the Red Sox train. <BR> <BR> Glad to meet you all and GO SOX!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>300</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:11:07 EST Let's go Red Sox! I'm so glad that the Red Sox were able to shake it off after the bad start they had this season. I'm really happy, really. Right now, we're 0.5 games behind the Yankees and I just know we're going to be back at first on the AL East standings soon. I have a good feeling about it. <BR> <BR> But, for now... suffice it to say: LET'S GO RED SOX! <BR> <BR> Jade Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:51:16 EST RSN DAY I just got back from my trip to New England, and RSN Day. The new HD screen in center field is awesome! I'd recommend everyone go to youtube and search for "Red Sox Nation Sean Bunn" The results should show a video posted by soxspace highlighting a tribute the Sox did during the speaks to the power of RSN, pretty awesome. <BR> <BR> While away I didn't eat too healthy, but didn't do too bad. It is so hard to get your fruits and veggies in while eating at restaurants. <BR> <B... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:07:13 EST Question about Strength Training! Hello, <BR> <BR> I have a question for any of you that would like to help me out. I am thinking of changing up my exercise routine to hopefully get better results in my fitness and weight. So here goes: <BR> <BR> I have been doing strength training three times a week and do a full body workout. But I am considering going to 6 days a week doing 2 days a week of each area: upper, lower and core (alternating of course). I was wondering if you think I will get better results. Please let ... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:39:55 EST New to RSN I am a new member to SP and was playing around on the site and decided to join a new team. I couldn't believe there was a Red Sox Nation, but I suppose I should have. Of all the teams, this is for sure the BEST!!! <BR> <em>60</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 15:45:51 EST Who is clutch this week?? I vote for Jarrod Saltalamacchia!! <BR> <BR> Long name - SO clutch! Thu, 19 May 2011 13:50:26 EST Minnesota area fans? Any Sox fans living in MN,ND WI, SD, IA (or anywhere else)? I have some group purchase tickets reserved for the August Sox/ Twins series but I need a little more of a group! I have 25 tickets reserved for all three games...most of the Monday 8/8 tickets are spoken for, but I have like 12 available for Tuesday 8/9 and 16 available for Wednesday 8/10. The tickets for Tues are $65 (homeplate box), and Wed. seats are $24 (left field). If you haven't been to Target Field is a great... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:48:35 EST How much do you love Dustin Pedroia? The guy is definitely strange looking, but he has the soul of a CHAMPION! <BR> <BR> He is BOTH lunch bucket (reliable) and clutch (there when things are tough). <BR> <BR> Did you see his safe slide into third last night? The man does not give up. <BR> <BR> He is THE MAN! in my book. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:16:10 EST Love My Boston Teams ! Hello everyone, <BR> I'm Vicki, Originally from Boston, <BR> I Live for my New England Teams...................! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:04:00 EST Woo Hoo!! First Win!! We may not have beaten anyone else, but isn't it great we beat the Yankees today??? <em>250</em> <em>300</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 17:16:04 EST Opening Day Traditions Anyone have an opening day tradition? Mine isn't the healthiest of traditions...I usually celebrate opening day with buffalo wings while I watch. I either have Hooters wings (my favorite) or Buffalo Wild Wings. I haven't decided if I'm going to continue the tradition this year, maybe I'll just scale it back a little. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:21:38 EST Red Sox fan in Chicago Born and raised in New England (Vermont), I am still a Red Sox fan (even with two baseball teams in Chicago). I had the thrill of going to a spring training game in Ft Myers, to watch a win against the Orioles a couple of weeks ago. It was great seeing so many New England license plates at the game. <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople for about a month. I love the motivation, support and great information on this site. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:15:34 EST Go SOX!! God please make the season start!!! I am going stir crazy here. :-P Tue, 15 Mar 2011 21:33:31 EST A fun link for Baseball fans!! Follow the chart just to make sure you are rooting for the right team!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>TgMLPI/AAAAAAAAGA4/bGu5GpjGhco/s1600/w<BR>hatteamshouldyouroot.jpg </link> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:27:17 EST Opening Day Challenge 2011 The Pitchers and Catchers are all warmed up. All the players are on the field. Rookies are hanging out the Veterans... Now, it's OUR turn!! <BR> <BR> April 1st is coming up quick, our New Years resolutions are losing steam. How about a little push to get the Red Sox Nation in shape with the players? <BR> <BR> Here's your challenge: <BR> 1. Set a goal of how much weight you would like to lose between now and April 1st <BR> 2. Tell us how you are going to achieve that goal <BR> 3. Post to thi... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:05:17 EST Spring Training Reports from Boston say that JD Drew will be missing 6-8 weeks of the season due to a hangnail and a stubbed toe. <BR> <BR> Discuss. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:32:44 EST Truck Day!!!!! ..and a poll... It's truck day! They are loading it up and heading off to Florida...the beginning of what I hope will be a championship season!!! <BR> <BR> What do you think was the most interesting move the Red Sox made this off-season? Think outside the box, doesn't just have to be a big signing or trade, could be a non-signing, a positional decision..whatever!! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 10:10:59 EST Games you're going to What games are you going to this season? I'll likely be going to Fenway in June, and have plans right now to go to the MN series. <BR> <BR> I've thought about skipping the MN series and finding a different venue to travel to. Perhaps CHI, SEA,....not sure <BR> <BR> Anyone else? Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:12:05 EST Married into my love for the Red Sox Hi! I'm originally from California and now live in Honolulu Hawaii. Until 10 years ago, I was quite indifferent to the Red Sox & Baseball in general. Then I met & married a man who grew up in Needham, MA in the 1970s. (He says that being a fan during that time taught him valuable life lessons about loyalty and not counting on anything until it's done!). I had to learn to talk Red Sox if I wanted to talk to him during several months of the year. <BR> <BR> Because of the time difference, ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:10:40 EST New here, Just saying hi Hi all, <BR> I am new to this board and new to SparkPeople. I am usually really uncomfortable introducing myself to people that I don't know. Somehow knowing that these people are Red Sox fans too is a huge help. <em>334</em> So hello, and I look forward to getting to know all of you. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:36:35 EST 6 weeks away!!! Just read a nice article talking about how busy our boys have been over the winter. As it looks right now, here is our active roster: <BR> <BR> Catchers: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jason Varitek. <BR> <BR> Infielders: Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro, Jed Lowrie, Kevin Youkilis. <BR> <BR> Outfielders: Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron, J.D. Drew, Darnell McDonald. <BR> <BR> DH: David Ortiz. <BR> <BR> Starting pitchers: Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, John La... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:45:58 EST Ball Park Challenge - - - Keep on Moving!! WooHoo!! My Zumba teacher let me know that the class is equal to a 6 mile run... 3 weeks... 2 classes a week that's 36 miles!!! <BR> <BR> Team total = 3178.7 <BR> Next stop... <BR> Minute Maid Park ~ Astros 794 (3397) <BR> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:38:04 EST So glad there's a RSN Team! I am so happy to have stumbled upon a RSN Spark Team. Go team!!! Thu, 2 Dec 2010 15:45:46 EST Don't be a Turkey for the Holidays!! Challenge Okay Sox Fans, I am having to give myself a reality slap here. Made a HUGE goal a few months ago and have been sliding. I figured I'll share my challenge with you and see how many people we can motivate. <BR> <BR> I did a quick search and found that the average American gains 8-10 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years. I know, it's hard to lose weight with everything going on. I know, it's hard to work out between shopping, parties, family gatherings and all the rest of the madness... (Note... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:50:58 EST How to feed kids healthy in school All to often, as parents and grand-parents, we complain about the grub items our kids are offered by the inschool lunch programs. <BR> <BR> We talk to the teachers during school conferences. <BR> <BR> We kevach at school board meetings. <BR> <BR> We write letters to the Boards of Education and the Health Department. <BR> <BR> We TRY to convince our kids of the benefits of brown bagging. <BR> <BR> NOTHING WORKS!!!! <BR> <BR> Well take a look at SP-Tanya's 11/1/10 Daily Blog on what you a... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:17:53 EST Hot Stove League, Winter 2010 It's going to be one of the most interesting off seasons in years. My opinions: <BR> <BR> Starting pitching. No changes, Lester, Buck, Beckett, Lackey and Dice-K all back. Wake? <BR> <BR> Relief pitching. Outside of injuries, this is the biggest disappointment this year. If Theo really thinks this team can win it all next year, as he has said, he will re-sign Pap and keep Bard as the setup man. Say what you want about Pap, he is still one of the best closers in baseball and you don't win it... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 21:23:27 EST Thank you Mike Lowell!! Class act from start to finish. I wish he could have had a chance at another ring. October 2nd is going to be a sad day. <BR> <link><BR>sp?ymd=20100923&content_id=15001032&vk<BR>ey=news_bos&c_id=bos </link> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:12:15 EST Are the 2010 Sox Done? Unfortunately, I say a resounding yes. I was away on vacation for the last few weeks and didn't get to see much of the team, so I'm not speaking from the experience of having watched them much lately. <BR> <BR> But I had the unfortunate "pleasure" of seeing the end of yesterday's game, and I just had a chance to read a synopsis of the whole weekend series. Here's what I think: much of it is not their fault. They have been injured, in key places, for most of the season..they bravely ove... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 09:05:27 EST Glad to have found you :) Hi there, I’m fairly new to SP and I just found this team. I am originally from New Hampshire I live in California; I love the Sox, Patriots, and Bruins so you should feel my pain! Living in the Bay Area and loving my New England teams like I do I get razzed constantly by my friends since you know in baseball there are the SF Giants and Oakland A’s I’m lucky though my BIL has always live in CA and loves the SOX! And of course in the fall once again I’m getting razzed by all the 49er and Raid... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:21:15 EST August Challenge --- Keep on Movin'!!! We are updating the April Challenge here!! <BR> <BR> Keep logging your miles. Whether you are walking, biking, swimming or just adding up all the steps you take in a day (10,000 steps adds up to a whole lotta miles!!). <BR> Just post your miles (by the day or week if that works) <BR> and add to the Team Total <BR> <BR> As of right now... <BR> Team Total = 1927 <BR> <BR> Next Stadium is Turner Field at 1998. Watch our Atlanta, here we come!! Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:38:41 EST How did you get your "handle" I am borrowing this from one of the other groups I belong to. It's fun and a way to get to know each other. <BR> <BR> I got Yazmama because of the Sox. I had a Yaztremski jersey that my son always borrowed. Out last name is Obremski. He wore that jersey so often, his friends started to call him Yazbremski (still his email name). I know a bunch of his friends and when I first was looking for an email name, I decided on Yazmama since they called me Yaz's mom anyway. So there it is! <em>246</e... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 11:19:34 EST I'm in Red Sox Heaven! Oh man, I should have known there was a Red Sox forum here. My name is Marie and I was born in WOrcester Ma and grew up in RI spending many summer days watching the Pawsox. Right now I live in Scranton PA and I have to put up with the Baby Bombers as they are called (Yankee triple A club). When it used to be the Philly's club I used to go to games there but haven't set foot in the stadium since it went Yankees. I plan on going, though, next time the Pawsox are in town. I'll probably be the on... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:39:35 EST youk <link><BR>0/fv/ballot_pop.html?tcid=cp_fm2010_ba<BR>llot&cmpid=425903&cme=446007 </link> Mon, 5 Jul 2010 15:42:27 EST Too Many Guys on the DL ...and now pedroia has broken his foot!!!! <em>198</em> <em>282</em> Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:37:17 EST Boston - Healthy dining options? We're headed to Boston next week, and will be staying in the Back Bay area. Any healthy dining recommendations? The Cheesecake Factory is right across the street from our hotel so we will need some other options to avoid the temptation! Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> Going to two Sox games can't wait...oh and anyone who will be at the game on the 18th look for me on the field before the game starts!!! Sat, 12 Jun 2010 09:53:14 EST I Knew There Had To Be One Greeting to all you most excellent Red Sox fans! I figured there had to be a Red Sox SparkTeam. It just took me a while to look for it. <BR> <BR> I'm Jeff. Born and raised in Texas, which makes many people scratch their heads and wonder why I'm a Red Sox fan. Well, back in 1967, when a 9 year-old boy was beginning to love baseball, we didn't have a team in the north central Texas area (we had the Dallas/Fort Worth Spurs, which, if memory serves me, were in the Orioles farm system). Th... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:41:28 EST Born Into It Hey Chowdaheads! <BR> I'm a born and bred New England girl who wound up in the AZ desert living with a Steelers/Cardinals fan. I know. I'm a New England fan since birth.. Irish Catholic Red Sox Fan, it's a nationality/faith/heritage, right? I'm very pleased with my children's ability to 'talk sports' without sounding like a tool with a typical 'SO and SO Sucks!'!! <BR> <BR> In 2003, my then boyfriend thought that the Sox were going to take it all. I sarcastically remarked that they had as ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 01:40:06 EST I want to move to Boston! The trip up to Boston was such a treat! I have decided I could live there, my hubby probably would come too, lol! <BR> <BR> So we go there last Sunday and those Stanks were in town, we didn't have tickets for the game but we walked down to "just see" Fenway! HA! Can't get that close it will suck you in! LOL So we bought Loge tickets from a broker on the street and went to see the Sox beat the Stanks! :) <BR> <BR> Next day we wondered around Back Bay and then headed to Fenway for a park t... Tue, 18 May 2010 13:23:03 EST Hi to all the Sox fans! Hi everyone! I'm Jackie...been on Spark for about 5 months so far, and just found this team (couldn't resist joining!). <BR> As far as my loyalty to the Red Sox: I got engaged at Fenway Park (to a die-hard Red Sox fan, of course!) and we named our first dog Fenway. We go to Cooperstown every year (for the last 21 years as a husband has been going with his parents and brothers longer than that). I drive around with a Red Sox emblem on my back windshield, which is not always easy... Sat, 15 May 2010 17:47:16 EST RSN Chat I thought maybe we could generate some discussion with a chat thread, just a place to talk about whatever is going on with our boys of summer, with our programs, whatever you all would like to talk about.. <BR> <BR> My son's baseball team played last night and I was pleasantly surprised at the weather, which was perfect for baseball. They lost, 4-3, in a game when they just couldn't come through with that timely hitting.. But it was a May night and we were on the baseball field, so all w... Sat, 15 May 2010 09:23:18 EST How bout that game last night? What did you think of the Sox last night? <BR> Fri, 7 May 2010 09:00:58 EST Saying Hi to other Sox Fans Just found this page. <BR> Kind of new to Spark People. <BR> Representing the Nation in Texas. <BR> Let's go Sox!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Any of you Sox fans like other New England teams? <BR> How bout them B's ....HOT <BR> Wed, 5 May 2010 13:14:18 EST Red Sox Jays 4/26 9-9 in the 5th...this is brutal. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 21:47:33 EST The Joy of Sox! Hi all, <BR> I've been on SP for a little over a week and just found this team! I'm a native of Mass. and now live in NH. Just went to a Sox game on Sunday - a loss on a rainy day. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Hope they will have climbed to the top of the standings when we go back to Fenway to see them play the Yankees in October! <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:50:28 EST Time for Concern, or Patience?? Okay, so we are a couple of weeks into the season. We heard all through the off-season and Spring Training that this team was built on defense and pitching, and that the offense wasn't going to be so bad either.. <BR> <BR> Now, 11 games in, they are 4-7, they have won ONE game out of 5 against their two biggest AL East rivals and have pretty much looked lame. Their pitching hasn't been so good, and they can't hold a runner at first to save their lives and their catchers can't throw anybo... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 08:48:44 EST FYI - Special Red Sox Sponsored Running Event I took this from a press release. I think this is a wonderful idea. <BR> <BR> "This May, over 3,000 Red Sox fans will have a chance to cross home plate at Fenway Park, while helping local veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. <BR> <BR> Fans will get the opportunity to participate in "Run to Home Base," a 9K running/walking event that will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital’s new Home Base Program. <BR> The Home Base Program serves local veterans suffer... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:44:13 EST Red Sox Nation Hawaii Chapter Hey everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself! I'm Wendy, and I'm fairly new to the site! I'm originally from Beantown, but moved to Hawaii 3 years ago! Helllooo out there! Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:34:06 EST Take me to your leader... Holy schnikes! That's me. TINATC26 has asked me to co-lead the Red Sox Nation Team with her. <BR> <BR> First of all, thank you Tina for seeing that I am a. a HUGE Red Sox fan and b. committed to the cause of getting healthy. <BR> <BR> Secondly, we want to get this group revved up and active. Talk about the Sox, talk about Health, let us know where you're going to see a game, join in on a Challenge, the April Challenge is up and running. You can jump right on in if you'd like! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:51:53 EST Headed to Minneapolis! Well, I'm leaving tomorrow going to be at the wed. and thursday games! Can't wait - new ballpark, Sox...doesn't get much better. I'm going to try to eat as healthy as possible but I not going to stress too much! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:12:54 EST Please Read: Are You Willing to Take This Pledge? Check out this blog. It contains some pretty sobering, eye opening statistics. However, as grim as they are, the blogger is right, we CAN affect the future on this stuff. <BR> <BR> I took the pledge after reading it. I challenge you to, too!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_you_willing_to_take_the_pledge_to_be_<BR>healthy_today </link> Thu, 8 Apr 2010 09:00:23 EST New here, but not to the Nation... Hi all! I'm a native New Englander living in the Pacific Northwest. <BR> <BR> My first memory in life is going to a Red Sox game when I was about 18 months old. I was wearing a pink dress and white bonnet, we sat over first base and my dad's friends taught me how to yell through the popcorn megaphone. <BR> <BR> In 1986, my high school marching band was picked to be in the parade the city of Boston threw for the Sox making it to the World Series. It was just us and the Red Sox. Amazing mom... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 12:43:57 EST April Challenge 2010. Rack up the miles!! Good morning Sox Fans! <BR> For the April Challenge, we are all going to work together. Let's see how many MLB Stadiums we can reach if we start out at Fenway Park and add all of our miles together! <BR> <BR> Each Challenger keep track of your walking, running or biking miles. Post your miles on this message and add your miles to the last persons post. <BR> <BR> I will keep a map and figure out when we reach a new Stadium and post it to this message! <BR> <BR> Next stop, Yankee Stadium (bo... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:30:49 EST April Challenge??? Okay Red Sox Nation Sparkers, with April 4th coming up in 4 days (holy cow, where did the year go!!). Let's get our line up set for the next Challenge!! <BR> Let's see 23 games, 13 at home, 7 opponents... Here are a couple of choices: <BR> <BR> 1. .7 lbs loss for each opponent (.7 lbs. = 4.9 lbs in a month. That's about 1.25 lbs. per week.) OR <BR> <BR> 2. We could add all of our walk/bike/run miles together and see how many stadiums we could reach from Fenway Park by the end of the month. ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:37:56 EST Opening Day 2010 Okay, so Opening Day (night!) is only a few days away.. I know it's Easter, and that could affect how you are going to spend your day, but what about your night? Anything special planned? Any snacks planned? Healthy snack ideas? <BR> <BR> We are hosting Easter, so I can't really make a plan for the night except to say I know I'll be watching, the only question is whether it will be DH, DS and I or a room full of people. Given the fact that my house is going to be full of food, I haven... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:35:00 EST A GREAT treat I had to share. Maybe others all ready know about this but the Fudge Bars from DQ are a GREAT treat! They have 50 calories, ZERO fat, and SIX grams of fiber. On the weight watchers diet that is ZERO points! Anyways I had to share...I thought it was a great find. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 21:24:39 EST Hello I'M New! Hi my name is Matt. GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:11:35 EST Please come to Boston... OK! haha We plan to! <BR> <BR> Well that is my hubby and I have booked a trip to Boston in May and we just got tickets to see the Blue Jays and the Sox at Fenway. <BR> <BR> I'm really excited and motivated to lose before the trip! <BR> <BR> So anyone from Boston have any suggestions on places to see, things to do, things we shouldn't miss etc. We are staying in the Back Bay area. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 6 Mar 2010 10:51:58 EST Just Can't Wait! In honor of pitchers and catchers reporting, and the fact that his baseball tryouts are next week, my little guy and I bundled up yesterday, dug out our gloves, and went out and played catch in 35 degree weather (or maybe it was 40, but it was windy!!). The sound and feel of the ball hitting our gloves, and the fact that my 8 year old can really catch and throw the ball these days, just got me going!! I am SO ready for another season!! As Mario (of Mario and Sonic or the Mario Brothers fam... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 06:02:33 EST The sound of baseball <BR> <BR><BR>q4 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:27:18 EST Anyone up for an opening day challenge?? opening day is April 4th... 7 weeks from yesterday... any thoughts? <em>60</em> <em>300</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:58:34 EST TRUCK DAY!!! Truck Day is tomorrow! I'm going to have to get the online feed since I'm on the left coast. I love TD! It's the best sign that the season is right around the corner.... <link><BR>eases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100210&c<BR>ontent_id=8049316&vkey=pr_bos&fext=.js<BR>p&c_id=bos </link> <BR> Here's the link to the press release... <em>60</em> <em>300</em> Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:08:14 EST Just for Fun Just for fun: what member of the Red Sox are you and why? <BR> <BR> I am David Ortiz..getting a bit old, no one is sure how much I have left, but determined to roar back with a vengance this season! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:40:19 EST What Are You Going to Do for YOUR Spring Training? Okay, so pitchers and catchers report in less than 3 weeks.. It's time to think about what we each are going to do to get ourselves in shape for baseball season.. Anybody doing anything new? Have you joined a gym, found a good workout dvd series, started using a Wii, started running?? You get the picture.. Let's share our workout tips, you never know who you are going to inspire with your story!! <BR> <BR> We bought a new stationary bike back in October, and it has been my winter savior... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 08:00:39 EST April 4th, so far away and coming fast!! To many unanswered questions... will Mike Lowell still be with us? How many people do we need at 3B (Beltre, Lowell, Youk, Hall??? getting crowded!) <BR> <BR> How will Tek fare as second man at the plate? <BR> <BR> No matter who is where. B's are now and will always have my support!! <BR> <BR> (just in case you're curious... from Boston area... was a fan since before I was born) <BR> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:01:47 EST Crazy For the Red Sox!! I'm new to Sparks and am so pleased to see a Red Sox Sparkteam to join. I know I'm in great company!! I live in PA but my heart is in MA!!!! <em>224</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:03:35 EST +Jason Bay aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggg<BR>gggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! <BR> <BR> What is Theo thinking? Team player... good fit.... good power...good guy. <BR> <BR> Good luck in New York to Jason. We shoulda signed him! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 10:08:22 EST Max Ramirez for Mikey Lowell - What to expect? He is young and is really green. I think youth is in this favor. Mikey, as much as I will miss him, is all banged up. What do you think? Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:14:35 EST Any Thoughts on Scutaro? Does anyone have any thoughts, positive or negative, strong or not so strong, on the signing of Marco Scutaro?? Sun, 6 Dec 2009 18:23:41 EST What Are You Thankful For? As we approach Thanksgiving, it occurs to me that a little non-baseball related topic would be okay, even for this group. So, folks, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my health and that of my husband and son. That we are gainfully employed. That my son likes and does well in school. Sat, 21 Nov 2009 14:55:51 EST Nation member stuck in Ohio Hi, my name is Emily. I'm just starting my Spark journey. My Sox journey is 29 years old (since I was 3) Sat, 14 Nov 2009 16:29:29 EST Love my sox Hello from Hyannis Very cool Spark team. Glad to join. <em>300</em> Tue, 3 Nov 2009 20:16:19 EST What's a Nationer to Do? Now that our boys are home for the winter, how are you, proud member of Red Sox Nation, going to fill your time? Pats, Bruins, Celts? College sports? No sports at all? Become a participant in something? Work out more? Take up a hobby? Just curious.. Who knows, in answering, you might inspire someone to do something they might never do.. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Oct 2009 08:12:30 EST This guy will never get it. PHILADELPHIA - Those who watched the ninth inning of Game 4 in the National League Championship Series won't soon forget it. <BR> <BR> Manny Ramirez wasn't one of those people. <BR> <BR> When asked prior to Tuesday's workout how surprised he was to see Jimmy Rollins beat the Dodgers with a walk-off double into the right-center gap the night before, Ramirez said he was in the shower at the time. <BR> <BR> "When I came out, they were turning the TVs off and everybody was coming in," Ramirez ... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 17:59:03 EST The Hot Stove - Like it or not! Okay, so we've been unceremoniously dumped from relevance in the post, other than football, hockey and basketball, the next best thing is talking about what/who will change for our boys next year? <BR> <BR> I've been listening to incredible drivel all day long on WEEI about getting rid of Papelbon and replacing him with Bard.. anyone agree? <BR> <BR> What should they do about Papi? <BR> <BR> What should they do with Varitek? <BR> <BR> What should they do with Lowell? <BR> <BR... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:25:43 EST Post season parties! Does anyone do anything special for post season games? Like for instance, last year my hubby and I would put on all the red sox clothing we had and watch the game like that! hats, slippers, sweaters, t shirts, drinking out of red sox mugs! The year before that, when they won the world series(and before the baby!) We had to have jager bombs with a lot of company over! Ahh love me some post season!! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 17:15:16 EST The Climb Tonight, while listening to mp3s while walking/jogging on the treadmill and watching Monday Night Football, I heard my inspirational quote of the day. <BR> <BR> "ain't about how fast I get there, ain't about what's waiting on the other side, it's the climb." -- The Climb, Miley Cyrus <BR> <BR> Although I want instant results (as I'm sure most of us do), I realize that what I want to achieve is going to take some time. I'm not out for a temporary fix of losing 40 lbs...I'm making a lifest... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 22:26:00 EST A Bit of Hyperbole... I know, I agree, it is, but what I'm about to say is what I've been thinking for the last couple of weeks and tonight just has made me say it aloud: <BR> <BR> I have NEVER seen as good a defensive shortstop as Alex Gonzalez. Period. Nowhere. Never. <BR> <BR> I feel like Bob Ryan making such a statement, but I just think it every single time I see the guy make a play. Did anyone see that double play he started tonight? It was later in the game, but I'm not sure what inning it was, I had a... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 22:59:16 EST First Place vs. Wild Card Okay, so as I write this, it would seem that trying to overcome the Yanks for first place is a long shot, but there is much discussion on talk radio about whether our boys should be giving up on that at this point, that to not keep trying to overcome the Yanks is to give them a free pass to set up their rotation and get ready for the playoffs, etc.. <BR> <BR> I will refrain from expressing my opinion on this..but am curious about what all my fellow Nationers think about this!! Fri, 18 Sep 2009 07:59:56 EST RSN vs. Yankees, Week 8 Everybody should be getting in great shape by now! <BR> keep up the hard work! Its never to late to join in the fun. If you just started with Facebook or have been leaning towards this challenge, feel free to post those minutes. Mon, 7 Sep 2009 10:44:04 EST Headed to Chi Town I'm headed to Chicago for the holiday weekend to catch the Red Sox series with the White Sox. Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend. GO SOX!!!!!! Thu, 3 Sep 2009 08:51:04 EST What is wrong with Terry? Beckett has gotten his brains beat in for the last three games. He has given up two homers tonight, 4 runs though 1 (b/c no outs in the 2nd), and no one is even up warming up in the bullpen. <BR> <BR> AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! He has no patience with a reliever but leaves the starters out there to get killed. Memo to Terry, you have the best bullpen in the AL, Lester went 6+ strong last night, your roster has been expanded, you beat Tampa in game one, go to your bullpen. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 19:54:52 EST RSN vs. Yankees, Week 7 Ok, here we are on week seven! We are on a roll! Lets go team!!! <BR> <BR> Post week of 8/31 to 9/5 here! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:52:03 EST New to Spark but not to Red Sox Nation!!! Just saying hi!!! Huge Bo Sox fan, born and raised south of Boston. Hope you're all having a great day! Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:32:05 EST Papi is back Two homers including the game winning walk off, he has it going... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 21:43:46 EST RSN vs. Yankees, Week 6 Post minuted for the week of 8/24 - 8/30 here! Mon, 24 Aug 2009 07:39:36 EST It's official Jerry Remy will be returning to the booth on Friday. It'll be great to have him back. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 21:35:47 EST RSN vs. Yankees, week 5 Post August 17 - August 23 here!! Mon, 17 Aug 2009 05:44:35 EST This is pretty cool Sun, 16 Aug 2009 17:41:33 EST Sox Get Alex Gonzalez It was announced today that the Sox completed a trade for SS Alex Gonzalez...a good move defensively, that's for sure, but unfortunately he's got no pop, and they could use that along with his spectacular defense.. <BR> <BR> Along the lines of pop, and now that a couple of weeks have gone by for things to shake out, can someone please explain the LaRoche for Kotchman trade to me?? Fri, 14 Aug 2009 19:08:01 EST RemDawg on Channel 5 Remy was on Channel 5 Boston tonight and he's looking pretty good. He says he'll be back soon, but not sure exactly when. He's been working out at the gym and put back on the 25 pounds he lost during the illness. <BR> <BR> Supposedly he's going to be sitting behind Orsillo and Eck in tonight's game, so maybe we'll catch a glimpse of him. I'm so glad he's on the mend. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:25:06 EST Youk Okay, so Youk gets 5 games for last night, the pitcher gets 5 games, too.. We could talk about how 5 games for a pitcher is really like one game for a position player (unless, of course, the pitcher happens to be a reliever).. We could talk about how Youk might have been wrong, but the pitcher brought the party to him, so how can they have the same punishment (and, based on what I said first, perhaps less of a punishment, since this guy is a starter)any thoughts? Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:31:08 EST The Red Sox Cut Smoltz your thoughts? Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:35:35 EST The Dave Magadon factor... From the Boston Globe: <BR> <BR> There was perhaps no one who was more affected by last week's Red Sox offensive slump than hitting coach Dave Magadan, who stressed to Mazz that "the team needs to be able to hit good pitching if it hopes to play deep into October." <BR> <BR> Brilliant, Dave. Just brilliant.... Can we get Jim Rice back in there as the hitting coach? Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:06:23 EST RSN vs. Yankees, week 4 Week of 8/10/09 - 8/16/09 post here! Mon, 10 Aug 2009 05:30:37 EST Bummed i'm afraid our beloved sox just don't look like they've got it together.... <em>39</em> Sat, 8 Aug 2009 22:17:08 EST Is Anyone Feeling Good About Tonights Game (8/6)? Whadya think, Nation..anyone think something good is going to happen tonight?? Thu, 6 Aug 2009 18:44:39 EST Sox vs. Rays 8/4 Nice pitchers duel. 2-0 in the 6th. Solo homers for Youk and Pedie off Garza. Lester very tough. <BR> <BR> Lester and Beckett really looking good the last month. Tue, 4 Aug 2009 21:06:25 EST RSN vs. Yankees, week three Cardio - 75 minutes <BR> <BR> Team total - 75 minutes Mon, 3 Aug 2009 05:42:55 EST 18-10 win and other items... 18 runs against Baltimore should be a regular occurance. They are not good. That said, Great offensive display. 23 hits is putting on a show.. But if you look deeper, a regular issue stood out; Where was the pitching today? Buccholz gave up a 7-0 lead in the third inning - a little shaky there.... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:29:56 EST Papi Was Juiced!!! According to the NY Times, David Ortiz showed up as having tested positive on the 2003 PED list. <BR> <BR> I'm totally bummed... He was the last guy I thought would be into that sh*t. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:30:32 EST RSN Vs. Yankees challenge, week 2 Start week two here: <BR> <BR> Treadmill - 45 minutes <BR> Universal weights - 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Team Total - 75 minutes Mon, 27 Jul 2009 05:50:35 EST For a good laugh, check this out <BR> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:32:11 EST Geaux Sox Hi all you Red Sox fans! <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:34:16 EST Jim Rice induction ceremony in Cooperstown For those interested, Jim Rice gets inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in cooperstown, Ny this Sunday, July 26 at 130pm. hope to see you there! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:07:33 EST Boston at Texas, July 20th Smoltz looks to even his record at 2-2 tonight in Texas against a halfway decent rangers team. Texas can hit - we'll see what happens... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:01:04 EST Trade deadline optins The trade deadline is right around the corner. Any suggestions as to what Theo and the gang should do? Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:57:22 EST Ted Williams Documentary FYI...There was a good documentary on Ted Williams on HBO last night. If you have HBO check it out. There website lists all the times it will be show and it's also On Demand if you have that. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:58:17 EST Red Sox vs. Yankees team challenge thread Hi all, <BR> <BR> Starting Monday, start logging your exercise minutes on this thread. Please keep the totals from the last person to log in as well. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> Brians103 <BR> <BR> Exercise minutes - 60 <BR> <BR> Team Total - 60 <BR> <BR> Exercise minutes should include just actual exercises, not getting up and taking a shower! LOL! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:14:20 EST Madden picked Wake for the All Star game! After his last outing, raising his ERA, I didn't think Wake would be picked. Madden is a class act. He knows what it means to a 40+ who has never been there. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 14:05:51 EST Sox vs. M's 7/3 Nice start for Wake, who is pitching to make the All Star game tonight. End of .5, 0-0. <BR> <BR> Drew pop up to center...Pedie grounder hit...Youk out...Papi works a walk...Bay long double to right, 1-0!!! Love that new American, sign him to an extension now...pass ball, Papi scores!!!, 2-0...Kotsy working the pitcher to 3-2 but K's. <BR> <BR> End of 1, 2-0 Sox Fri, 3 Jul 2009 19:16:39 EST July Chat: Trade Deadline, All Star Game, etc. Thought I'd start a thread dedicated to July. For us baseball fans, July means the All Star game and, of course, the trading deadline.. Any thoughts about whether Youk beats out Texiera at first? or whether he should? Or if Wake finally makes his first All Star game? How about assessing what the Sox might need to add at the trading deadline? <BR> <BR> You pick the topic, lets just get some chatter going!! Fri, 3 Jul 2009 07:02:38 EST Appointment TV: John Smoltz' first red Sox start.. John Smoltz gets his first start of the year tonight. It has to be very strange for a guy to start all over after working for the same company for 20 years. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great win tonight and setting the Yankees 6 games back! Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:53:18 EST Authentic The old lady across the street passed away a few weeks ago....her Son gave me a bat signed by the Hawk,where how do I find out if its authentic?? Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:42:56 EST Sox vs. Nats 6/24 Green lucky the barrel of the bat hit him, not the point, which ended up sticking in the ground. He'd be in the hospital if that point hit him in the shoulder instead of the barrel. Weird play that would have been a double play, ended up getting the Nats a run early. <BR> <BR> 1-0 Nats top of the 4th, both pitchers (Lester) looking good....Papi up, 2 outs men on 1st and 3rd...Papi Home Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...3-1 Sox end of 3.5. <BR> <BR> Sox tack on a run...4-1 after 4.5... Lester cruising..... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:10:19 EST Wakefield and the All Star Game Wake is an All Star whether he makes the team or not. BUT he deserves the respect of being chosen not just for this year's performance and work ethic on the field, but also for the way he lives when off the field as well. In my opinion, All Star status should reflect more than just on the field stats. Anyone else in Red Sox Nation agree with me? <BR> <em>300</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:21:57 EST Wakefield Great quote from the Marlins manager last night: "“I don’t know anybody other than an American League East team that faces him six, seven times, you really don’t get accustomed to it,” Marlins manager Fredi Gonzales said. “You can watch all the video and tape and all that kind of stuff, but until you go out there and face it and see what that thing does, and the speed, it’s hard to make adjustments.”". <BR> <BR> I get so much joy watching Wake baffle hitters with the knuckler! Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:40:00 EST Suggestion for Smoltz.... John Smoltz is scheduled for Thursday as his next start. But where will it be? He is physically ready to come back (begin?) to the MLB mound. <BR> <BR> Beckett and Lester are fixtures in the starting rotation. Penny has been terrific over the last few starts. Trade rumors are flying regarding Penny, but they are only rumors. That leaves Wake or Dice-K to move. <BR> <BR> Who goes and why? <BR> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 04:12:45 EST Second half team challenges I will be updating the team challenges shortly. Keep an eye out! <BR> <BR> Brian Sun, 14 Jun 2009 18:02:02 EST Red Sox vs. Yankees challenge Hi All, <BR> <BR> We are considering a challenge between Red Sox Nation and The New York Yankees sparkteam. Before we start, we would like to know who is interested in participating. <BR> <BR> Send me or Tina an email or respond to this thread as soon as possible so we can gauge interest. <BR> <BR> GO SOX! <BR> <BR> Brian Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:36:03 EST Sweep?! Here's hoping! They swept the first meeting, they swept the second, and now they can sweep the third. This is so great! <BR> <BR> Sportscenter said the last time the Red Sox were 7-0 against the Yankees was 1912 and they weren't even called the Yankees back then. Oh, and that year...the Sox went on to win the World Series. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:20:24 EST All Star Voting The ballots are out. You can vote on line through the link below: <BR> <BR> Don't forget to vote for Youk to start at first base in the all star game!!! <BR> <BR> Get Youk in there! <BR> <BR> Vote for all Red Sox players for that matter. <BR> <BR> Come on Red Sox Nation!!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>9/ballot_pop.html </link> Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:41:51 EST Red Sox Vs. Yankees, 06/11/09 Tonight is the last of a three game series between the Sox and Yankees. The Sox have taken the first two games as the Yankees try to figure out Boston's clearly superior pitching staff. <BR> <BR> The Yankees apparently got game one's message as their pitchers did not bean anyone in game two. Daniel Bard is still out there chomping on the bit... <BR> <BR> CC Sabathia goes in game three. Sabathia will try to stop Boston's 8 game winning streak against the Yankees. Don't expect it to happen. T... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:31:44 EST Red Sox vs. Yankees, 6/10/09 Wake vs. Wang tonight at 705pm. Wake has been pitching very well over the last several starts. Wang on the other hand has started the season on the wrong foot. <BR> <BR> This could be a high scoring game for the Sox. Wang has lost it but Girardi keeps sending him out to embarrass himself. <BR> <BR> Girardi also took blame for pulling AJ Burnett after only 2 1/3 innings last night. Why? Burnett had nothing last night. That was supposed to be Ace vs Ace but Beckett was the only one that showe... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 07:46:48 EST Red Sox vs. Yankees, 6/9/09 7-0 good guys in the bottom of the seventh inning. <BR> <BR> The steroid frauds are getting humiliated tonight. Seriously, Cano has 12 home runs? Posada has 8? They are blaming it all on the new stadium and those "wind patterns". It is not wind patterns. Its A-Fraud dishing out steroids. Well, one weak hit against Beckett isn't very impressive. <BR> <BR> Beckett looked exceptionally sharp giving up just one weak hit and striking out 8 over six innings. Papi hits a bomb to dead center to st... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 21:49:05 EST The Grasshopper Has Died I had to change my pic from the Grasshopper back to Renee and I on the train. Check out how David Carradine (the grasshopper) died, if you are into sick. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 20:47:42 EST Boston Sox Fan Saying Hello SP has a team for everything! Go Red Sox Nation! Go Sox!! Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:50:10 EST Watermelon Hat Nation???? Would you buy one of these? <BR> <BR> This is getting out of hand... The marketing group on Yawkey Way have completely lost their minds... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:11:39 EST Sox vs. Blow Jays 5/29 Top of 1st inning - Papi just missed a grand slam by a couple feet. Hit it to the deepest part of center...ahhhhhhh!!! <BR> <BR> Bottom of the 1st - Lugo should have gotten the 2nd out, doesn't...Pedie drops a sure thing double play that ould end the inning...ahhhhhhh! Bases loaded...double play (after a stupid double pump by Lugo)...lucked out. <BR> <BR> 0-0 after one Fri, 29 May 2009 19:20:10 EST Dr. Brian is in Dear Dr. Brian,Is Ortiz getting any professional help from you or an associate? <BR> <BR> from Kathleen Thu, 28 May 2009 19:40:40 EST Red Sox vs. Twins 5/27 The Twins are the model for low budget teams. <BR> <BR> Joe Mauer - Batting .429, on base .519, slugging .881 , on base plus slugging 1.400 As they say on Batman..POW!!! <BR> <BR> J. Morneau - .347 .428 .670 1.098...BAM!!! <BR> <BR> Develop from within. Dice-K going tonight. Don't think the Twins would put up a $30 - $50 "posting fee" for the right to negotiate with a guy. Being the Red Sox is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Don't know about you guys, but I like Dave Roberts in the booth a lot.... Wed, 27 May 2009 20:01:09 EST david ortiz ...should he be dropped in the lineup? <em>300</em> Tue, 26 May 2009 08:27:21 EST Inter-league play Does anyone else dislike this inter league play?? Its like changing rules in the middle of the game,-DH,pitchers,strike zone,I just don't like it. American leagues play American leagues,National play national,then after 162 games we see who is best Mon, 25 May 2009 20:21:34 EST newbie saying hello Hello! <BR> <BR> I am so excited to join this team! <BR> <BR> <BR> I live in Warren Michigan, just outside of Detroit with my hubby of almost two years and our two crazy parakeets! <BR> <BR> Part of our honeymoon was spent in Boston, and we went to a game at Fenway. We even looked at their roster for future baby name inspiration.....going with Jacoby! <BR> <BR> I am a high school teacher and have a good 50+ lbs to lose! Sun, 24 May 2009 12:13:58 EST never again year after year I say Im not going to get into baseball,and spend 7 months glued to the TV-wellIm not watching anymore after tonight,thats it........... Sat, 23 May 2009 22:07:06 EST Red Sox Toolbar Here is a link for the Red Sox fans out there... A Red Sox toolbar to keep up with the team. Check it out: <BR> <BR><BR>oolbar.jsp?c_id=bos Thu, 21 May 2009 21:25:41 EST Tek fan saying hi Hi Sox Nation! I'm new to spark and looking for inspiration in losing weight and working out. Plus I want to be able to walk up the 39 rows to the bleacher seats without getting out of breath! (which I had to do last month - horrible seats lol) My man is Jason Veritek and I'm glad to see he's hitting again. Anyway have a good one! Thu, 21 May 2009 12:25:57 EST Papi!!! Finally, his first home run!! The crowd went'd think it was the world series. <BR> <BR> And to top it off home runs by Bay, Lowell, and 2 by Tek. What a great game! Wed, 20 May 2009 20:47:18 EST Victor Martinex to the Sox??? WEEI reported this morning that the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians have been in trade talks for the last month regarding to catcher Victor Martinez. <BR> <BR> Cleveland is reportedly asking for Buchholz and another minor league positional player in return. <BR> <BR> Two words: DO IT. Tue, 19 May 2009 11:40:58 EST Sox vs. M's 5//17 3rd inning, Drew runs down a shot to right, no problem. Comes back out in the top of the 3rd and hits a monster home run. Whether you love him or hate him, the dude has stud talent. Sun, 17 May 2009 17:05:01 EST 5/16 Anyone else watching the game? They are off to a good start again. Two 2-run homers already. Sat, 16 May 2009 22:35:00 EST Sox 5-14 No one has checked in and I'm watching this getting nervous. So Grasshopper I count on you for a running narrative. Where are you? Thu, 14 May 2009 19:32:58 EST Great Day to be a Boston sports fan! The Celtics make a 17-3 fourth quarter run and win, The Bruins come out hard and force a game 7, The Red Sox win 4-3 in Anaheim, and the Yankees lose.... Awesome, just awesome. Wed, 13 May 2009 07:56:20 EST Red Sox have the best owners in MLB According to an article by Sports Illustrated, the Boston Red Sox ownership group is ranked #1 in MLB. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>all/mlb/05/08/mlb.owners/index.html </link> Tue, 12 May 2009 14:46:04 EST This guy belongs in the Hall of Fame Reading some interesting facts on Jack Morris, the guy was a horse... <BR> <BR> Jack Morris <BR> <BR> Jack Morris won far more games (233) than any other pitcher in baseball over a 14-year span (1979-1992), only twice spent time on the disabled list, and amassed an amazing string of more than 500 straight starts without missing a turn in the rotation. His pitching performance in Game Seven for the Minnesota Twins in the 1991 World Series is one of the greatest in post-season annals. Critic... Tue, 12 May 2009 14:03:16 EST I said it before and I'll say it again... I LOVE Jason Bay. He always seems to come through for the Sox. What a great addition to the team he has been. Mon, 11 May 2009 08:26:38 EST She did it! With her last semester of high school at St. Mary's, the last chance to move up in her class, Veronica moved into the top 10 for the for the first time. She also got word today from her principal that he has recommended, and that she will be offered a full four year academic scholarship to Merrimack College, the school of her choice!!! <BR> Fri, 8 May 2009 23:54:59 EST Steroids I'm curious to hear what other baseball fans think.. <BR> <BR> My husband seems to think 90% of the players use steroids (he's a pessimistic person)but doesn't like baseball. anyhow me being the optomistic one believe that its maybe 3-5% still using. <BR> <BR> With todays scrunity on the players,the random testing,I don't believe theres a high number.I mean how can you use,especially if its random?.I know they have the stuff to get drugs out of your system right away,they sell at the health... Fri, 8 May 2009 22:43:34 EST Feeling disloyal... Ok Nation, I need some reassurance that I'm not betraying my team (nobody understand this down here in Texas so I'm thinking y'all can relate to where I'm coming <BR> <BR> We're going to a Houston Astros game courtesy of my boss tonight; I bought an Astros t-shirt to wear to the game. (My very first baseball team shirt other than the Sox btw!) But now I feel disloyal to my boys. I DID put my Red Sox earrings on (my hair's long enough you can't see them)...and I was going to wear... Fri, 8 May 2009 11:04:30 EST Manny Ramirez Tests Positive for Banned Substance I'll admit, if there was one guy I never would have expected this thing to touch, it's Manny. The story does seem to still be developing... <link><BR>all/mlb/05/07/manny/index.html?eref=T1 </link> Thu, 7 May 2009 14:18:30 EST Please say it ain't so, Manny!!!! As all of you long-time Red Sox Nation SP know, I have always stuck by Manny. I am totally shocked and shaken by the news of his 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. As much as you have all criticized his behavior, have you ever suspected him of juicing?????? Thu, 7 May 2009 12:46:38 EST Sox vs. Yanks 5/5 Good start, five straight hits. Papi RBI double, Bay 3 run homer, 4 - 0 after one. Tue, 5 May 2009 19:21:19 EST Get well soon Remdawg!!! WEEI reported today what really is happening with the Remdawg: <BR> <BR> According to the report, Remdawg caught Pnuemonia over this past winter. He thought he was feeling beeter and went to Ft. Myers thinking the worst had past. Apparently, he now believes he came back too soon. <BR> <BR> Remdawg is back in Boston recovering from Pnuemonia. <BR> <BR> Get Well Soon! Tue, 5 May 2009 19:05:00 EST The curse of the Bambino When the Babe was traded to New York,so the curse of the bambino began for our beloved Red Sox fans...... <BR> <BR> And so the New York stadium began to be called "The house that Ruth built" But than what happened???????It was ripped,torned down,the house that ruth built,Oh No,was that the right thing to do??? <BR> <BR> Look at whats been happening since-alot of homeruns,more by the opposing teams,they were in the baasement a few weeks ago.First time in their "house" red sox take the win-A... Tue, 5 May 2009 15:50:51 EST Sox vs. Rays 5/3 Sox come out swingng but only get one run after loading the bases with only one out. Now the bad news, Lugo is at short and One Cent is pitching. <BR> <BR> One Cent just hit Longoria, man on 1st and 3rd, here we go again...Pena double 1-1...please, end the experiment with One Cent now. You can't give this guy enough runs to win. Sun, 3 May 2009 13:56:55 EST Papi's on it I am typing this before Papi hits it, I feel it. <BR> <BR> A walk. Sat, 2 May 2009 21:05:18 EST Representing Red Sox Nation in NY Hey all, I've been a SP member for a long time, but just stumbled across this RSN page! I'm a huge Sox fan from the heart of Yankees territory: Long Island, NY. I love going to Fenway; it's like coming home! ;-) I'll be at the two games at the new Yankee Stadium next week; anyone else planning on making the trip? <BR> <BR> Kris Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:35:52 EST Jonathon Van Every! Diving catch...2 for 4, game winning homer. The Sox just keep bringing up the players for the job at hand, winning. Hats off to the scouts/farm system. <BR> <BR> Not to be a downer...Jonathon (Van) Pappelbon not looking so good - 10th inning - looooong fly ball that almost tied the game (one out), walk, K (2 outs), ball in the dirt to Sizemore that Tek saves to stop the runner from moving to 2nd, throwing a lot of pitches, stolen base, man 2nd, 2 outs, strike three! Shouldn't be this difficu... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:57:46 EST Sox vs. Tribe 4/28 Clutch hittin in the first (Drew!) <BR> <BR> Great catch Bay! <BR> <BR> Penny getting hit hard. Penny gets out alive, 1 -1 after 1. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:36:34 EST Bay is the man I liked this guy from the start, but he's gotten so clutch for this team. Theo is looking pretty smart right now for getting him. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:33:53 EST Turning over a new leaf... Time to turn a new leaf.... As of today, I will no longer berate my Red Sox. I will no longer say JD Drew is soft, Papalbon only cares about money, and Lugo belongs in Portland with the Seadogs. Nothing but positives from me from now on... <BR> <BR> (I'm giving myself a week...) Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:21:08 EST Ellsbury Could you believe that steal home? Awesome. <BR> <BR> I think he gave Francona a heart attack. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:11:48 EST Sox vs. Yanks 4/25 2nd game in a row Tito has done a poor job with the pitching staff. He stuck with Lopez last night and lucked out. Now he sticks with Beckett (already given up 6 in five innings) to let him give up abother 2. <BR> <BR> I don't get it. He was getting his butt kicked for five innings. So now that he has a lead, Tito sends him back out in the 6th?! <BR> <BR> Note to Tito, you have the best bullpen in basesball. <BR> <BR> 5th inning. 8 - 8, stupid <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:28:26 EST Yanks vs. Sox 4/24 Exciting play with Ells motoring home from 2nd on a pass ball, yet very quite Friday night crowd. First game vs. Yanks, Friday night, I expected a jacked up crowd. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 19:30:22 EST Baseball trivia for Dummy's Where did Tony C play high school baseball? (hint, my daughter goes to school there, locally) Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:22:37 EST Move Papi down in the order? Youk is without a doubt the best hitter on this team (hitting .429 with 4 homers after going 0-4 in the 2nd game tonight). The best hitter hits third. Papi, our designated three hitter (and complainer that he dosn't have enough protection with Manny gone) is hitting .220 with zero homers. <BR> <BR> Teams do not fear Papi right now. They do not want to face Youk. They would rather face Papi than Youk, Lowell (.315, 3 homers), Drew (.310, 3 homers), maybe even Bay (.273, one HR). <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:38:06 EST So am I right on the green? Looking at the uniforms, I'm thinking a joint support for the Celtics in the playoffs and Earth Day. Did I get it right? And by the way I'm getting a bit nervous about Penny, but happy with the score. Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:15:06 EST Keep it rollin' SOX!!! Great series against the O's!! Let's go for another 5 in a row. Nice to see everybody getting on track: Oritz, Pedroia, Lester, Wakefield, Varitek, etc. <BR> <BR> Youk is the man! Go ahead and give him the MVP now! Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:24:01 EST Let's Talk Game Food We all like to sit down and watch our Red Sox play their games, and most of us do this from the comfort of our homes. If you're like me, you also like to have a snack while watching. I thought it might make an interesting topic to share our best, healthiest choice foods for watching the game.. You know, instead of crackerjacks, some low fat kettle corn..those types of things.. <BR> <BR> I'll lead off: honey wheat pretzel sticks dipped in hummus..lots of bang for your caloric buck (only... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:36:46 EST Off topic, a sports question Can anyone tell me why they call the Montreal hockey team the Habs? I'm curious. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 19:21:43 EST Sox vs. O's I think our Sox need a little help from our pitchers! <BR> The Yanks are getting spanked badly by the Indians so maybe it'll spur them on to win a few vs. the O's. Ya think? <BR> <BR> I'll be listening to the Sox and watching the Nascar race at the same until 10:00. (have to go to bed at 10 because my alarm will go off at 4:15am! Hate it but this weekend work won't last long.) <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great evening and hope we ALL enjoy a great game with the Sox winning. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 19:11:41 EST vs. O's 4/17 - Penny sucked <BR> - Big hit by Green in the 4th to tie it up 8 - 8 <BR> - Nice sac fly by Bay in the 6th, 9 -8, Lowell liner up the middle 10 -8 (Papi is worried about protection, from whom, himself...these guys hit and hit, we needs some pitching) Fri, 17 Apr 2009 21:51:07 EST