Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Monday, June 29, 2015
The other day I was striding purposefully through the Central Business District here in wintry Sydney, clad in my worsted grey Red Sox hoodie when a lilting feminine voice called out to me: "Go Sox!"
"Not this year," I muttered, pulling the hood tighter around my pointy little dome. But some hours later, soothed by some warming adult beverages and calmed by a narrow Cuban cheroot, I begin to ponder the possibilities. Here we are yet again, in a familiar place of turmoil and frustration, at the part of the season where managers are fired and hired and players either play hard or go home losers. And don't forget the fans, poor trusting souls that we are. Our faith in our team may be shay right now, but as readers may recall, our faith has been memorably rewarded in recent years. And that's what had me thinking about the past. Now, even though there are less than 85 games remaining, there is still that slender, golden chance that things could turn around.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
At the time of writing, the Red Sox have just lost 8-6 to the Orioles and are now 32-42 and in last place. Another poor season is in the cards, but for this baseball newbie Englishman, it's still been fantastic. This is my view on the season so far.
The campaign started well and—arrogantly—I thought it was me bringing the Red Sox good luck but as we know it didn't last. The predictions and expectations that the pitching wasn't good enough soon proved right but never mind because we had a super strong offence to make up for it—wrong!
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
|Xander At Bat Today (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)|