All I can say is wow…

Firstly, I had to admit – I would have liked to see more than 4 games in the WS.

Secondly – THE SOX WON BABY!!!! 2007 CHAMPS!

Gotta love a win, way too cool. There were several times during games 3 and 4 where I thought the Rox would turn it around, but it didn’t happen. The best thing about this team, is that they could really continue to do it this well. Several things are going on tho:

Lowell’s contract needs to be renewed. Problem is the Sox usually don’t renew contracts for people over 35. They’re stupid if they don’t renew it – BUT – they’ll probably only offer him a 1-2 year deal, where I’m sure there are a lot of teams looking to pick him up for several years. Lowell’s problem is that A-Rod is looking for a SS or 3B team to pick him up, so there’s some competition. Probability to rehire – 50-50

They should pick up Schilling for another year because he’s probably only got one left. I’d like to see him retire from the Sox, but he’s said he’s good for another year, so who knows. He’s a free agent now, and his asking price is pretty high. Probability to rehire – low.

Wakefield’s arm is shot, he’s said he’d like to go another year. Dude? Retire, please.

Mirabelli – Go away dude. Cash can catch for Wake if he has to. Go away.

Kielty & Hinske – I think they should keep both of these guys. Good utility players in a clutch.

If they don’t pick up Lowell –
I think Helton, the Rox 1st baseman, is up for Free Agency. If they could pick him up, push Youklis to 3rd, they’d be in really good shape. I think they might be able to mix Schilling into this deal, so who knows. I know that the Rox are interested in Pitchers, so send Schilling and Delcarmen to Rox, get Helton – we’re set.
Gagne – do I even need to talk about this guy? He’s so gone, I’m sure his house in MA is on the market already if he even bought one.

Buchholz – Make the man a starter.

Ellsbury – Declare him King of Boston 🙂 Why he didn’t get the MVP is beyond me. Lots and LOTS of good baseball in this guy.

What does that leave us with?

Coco – dude, you gotta go.

Lugo – start hitting, PLEASE. If not, drop in Cora.

Dustin – Dude? You’re the man.

Youk – start warming up your 3rd baseman’s glove dude.

Anyway, just random thoughts.

GO SAWKS!

Ask and ye shall receive

We all prayed at the altar of Beckett and he came through. Wow, what a game. He threw 11 k’s last night, I’ve never seen a game pitched that well.

And the bats woke up, fancy that 🙂 Hmmm, good pitching, good offense, tight defense – oh wow, we won! 🙂

Thank you Mr. Francona. Hopefully Schilling will come through in game 6 like he did in 2004 🙂 PLEASE?!?!?!?

A Lonely Fan

I’m surrounded man, I tell ya, I’m living in the wrong state, working for the wrong place.

Why, you ask? I’ll tell you. I’m a Red Sox fan, living and working in Yankee Country. Oye! Almost everyone who cares in my office is a Yankee fan except for me, one other Sox fan, and 3 Mets fans. What a great season it’s been for me, not having to hear the regular ’26’ chanted in my face all the time. The Sox faltered quite a bit at the end, but I think that the last two weeks, they regained their ‘stuff’ and really came back together.

It’s also a great time to be a baseball fan. My friend Alex is a Mets fan, and even though he had a really rough end of the season, he’s still loving baseball. Why? Have you been watching lately? The NL wildcard race ALONE was worth it. Btw, for those who care – do you think the guy really did touch home plate? I’m still doubting that, but I have to give it to the Rockies, they kicked some serious ass to get where they are. I wish them the best so we can SMOKE Them in the World Series.

Am I worried about the Indians? Totally.
Do I think the Sox will pull it off in three? Probably Not.
Do I think the Sox will be in the World Series? Totally.

All we need to do is keep Beckett & Schilling pitching that kind of game, have Dice K pull one off and all they’d need is Buchholz to throw one of those amazing games and we’re in like Flynn.

Speaking of the Yankees – I have to say. I’m sad and glad for Torre at the same time. I’m sad that his tenure might be over, and I hope he’ll be managing somewhere else next spring. At the same time, I think that he can do more with his experience and work for someone who is not as much of a tyrant as Steinbrenner.

We’ll see.

I do have to say, I’M SO GLAD THE SEASON ISN’T OVER!!!!!

Smile, people are watching

Ever notice what happens when you smile, or giggle? People tend to join in, even if they have no idea what you’re happy about.

Try it on the street today. Smile and see if anyone smiles back.

Try it at work today, see if anyone smiles back.

Try it anywhere today – at least you’re smiling 🙂

OWWW

Okay, so I haven’t worked out in almost a year.  Well, worked out with weights at least – I try to go to Aikido at least once a week.  I went to my gym and worked out with a guy I work with.  Wow wow wow.  I am NOT in good shape man.

Tell you what tho, it’s nice to work out with someone.  Keeps it moving, gives you breaks, lets you compose yourself and scream OWWW in your head 🙂  Today was more about  figuring what weight to use, but obviously I pushed a little too hard.

I’m eating my lunch and bringing my head down because I can’t lift my arms.  Oye!

Hoping this is the start of something truly habit forming.  Lord knows I could use it.

Wow…What a weekend

I just came back from my ride from Gettysburg to NYC and I had the most amazing time.

Picture 200 of your best friends, hanging out for four days, riding bikes 275 miles in beautiful weather.  It’s an idyllic situation because everyone is there for one purpose: to spread the message that AIDS IS STILL HERE!!!

Braking The Cycle has been around for 5 years now, and this was my 5th ride all together,3rd with BTC.  This was, by far, my favorite ride.  I met some of the most amazing people, saw some amazing things, watched as people pushed themselves past what they could ever have been imagined, and was witness to the most amazing gathering of humanity I have ever seen.

AIDS isn’t going away anytime soon.  AIDS is still spreading to people, and not always to the people you would think.  AIDS is not just a gay disease, it’s a disease that anyone can get, and people are fighting every single day.

Each one of us can make a difference.  The only bad part of the ride is that it doesn’t extend the other 361 days of the year, though for us who were involved and influenced by what we saw and experienced, we try to keep the flow of humanity, the shared experience of kindness and love, going for as long as possible.

Help me.

Help me help those who need it.  Help me to spread the word that the fight against AIDS lives as people pass from this world.