Now the Fast

From baseball, that is.  107 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

Hot-Stove Heater time.  Awards, free agents, negotiations, rumors – all of the off-season goings-on.  Likewise, the day-to-day predictions as to which team will do what in 2019.  Of course, ending on the top of the heap paints the bulls-eye on the Red Sox – especially by the Yanks.  That both Kershaw and Machado could be lost to the Dodgers in free agency will be a major factor, as will the incessant talk about Bryce Harper.

Suspense, intrigue, closing of deals and contracts – it should make for an interesting off-season.

It’s okay, my Celtics are at full strength.  They’ll keep Red Sox Nation busy until spring training.  🙂

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Game Five – 2018 World Series

I lived through ’67, ’75, ’86 – heartbreaks each for a true fanatic.  Of the 86 years of World Championship failures, I lived in 51+ of those years.  Now, tonight, the 4th Series Championship in the 15 years.  A “team” in the finest meaning of the term won it all tonight.

Red Sox 5 – Dodgers 1

Red Sox win the Series – 4 games to 1.

Game 3 and Game 4 – 2018 World Series

“Last night’s” game ended just before 4am this morning – an 18 inning marathon that broke all kinds of records.  Somebody had to lose.  The Red Sox lost a heart-breaker.  Congrats to Dem Bums  for winning a remarkable game.

Dodgers 3 – Red Sox 2 (18 innings)

Red Sox lead series – 2 – 1.

 

Tonight, the Sox found their power again, and took Game 4.  A bit of a nail-biter in the 9th, But the Sox got it done.

Red Sox 9 – Dodgers 6 (only 9 innings tonight)   🙂

Red Sox lead Series – 3 – 1.

 

Game Two – 2018 World Series

Even better than last night – taking two in a row in their own yard.  Don’t worry about coming back to Da Fens.  Finish off Dem Bums in their own yard.  Kudos to DP – game well-pitched.

Red Sox 4 – Dodgers 2

Sox lead Series – 2 – 0.  Sweet!

Sox Moving On!

I dutifully hooted and rooted for the ‘Stros last year after they dismantled my Sox and went on to win the World Series.  Sweet Mama Lou would have loved it!

This year?  My turn.

Game 5 – Sox 4, Astros 1.

Red Sox win the AL Pennant – four games to one.  As is my wont regarding the Red Sox – who have always teased us fanatics, I waited to post until this was a done deal.  Ask any true Red Sox fan – they know exactly what I mean.  David Price, for all the negatives up to now, by far bested Justin Verlander, the Stros, and all his critics in turning in a gem of a start – and on 3 days rest no less!

A different hero every night – and nails were gnawed on for sure.  A hat-tip to the Astros – but this year was our turn.

Sweet Mama Lou understands.  Love you, Mine!

Catching Up

My Sox

Finished with a team record 108-54 – finished 8 games ahead of NY.

Despite a wild 4th game 9th inning courtesy of Craig Kimbrel, won their best of 5 Division Series from the Yanks, at Yankee Stadium, 4-3.  Took the series three games to one.

Up next – redemption vs. Sweet Mama Lou’s Astros for last year’s debacle.  Wish she were here.  Sigh . . .

Let’s go, Red Sox!