Thursday, September 27, 2007

Winning the East will be nice

Very nice, but I still don't have high hopes for the playoffs. This team is not really built to go much further. But, hope springs eternal in the mind of a Sox fan.

Yes, I'm preoccupied with sports. And kindergarten (we had a teacher meeting tonight). And work. And not a lot else at the moment. Sorry!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's official

Even with a favorable schedule and everything in their favor, the Red Sox have collapsed. It's all but finished already. The bullpen has fallen apart (Okajima's arm is hurting, Papelbon's been ineffective two times in a row, and Gagné has been horrid, with no sign of recovery), Wakefield came back from a missed start decidedly mortal again, and we've got a mess of hurting offensive players. Yes, they've all but guaranteed a playoff berth, but right now we're looking at a 3-game sweep by Cleveland or Anaheim.

Oh well. Football season's looking good so far. I can't even be too bitter about this, because it's only been 3 years since we won it all. As opposed to 86 the last time.

Friday, September 14, 2007

In short...

This is the first chance I've had to type anything not for work in a couple of weeks. I promise to try and expand a little on the quick hits below as soon as I can, but no promises...

- I'm mildly sick again. Upper respiratory infection. Minor, but with coughing.

- Kindergarten: huge hit so far. He loves it, and is doing well with all. He's even being a little nicer around the house the last few days.

- Pats' videogate: Yes, I'm a homer, but I didn't see it as the transgression the national media saw it as. I think it's a safe bet everyone tapes, albeit mainly from the coaches' box and maybe even the stands. It's just that the Pats did it on the field. It's not like they were really trying to hide it, so that gives some credence to the "we're not using it in-game, we're just trying to build a reference guide to the respective coordinators" theory. But whatever.

- I expected this weekend to be a big smash for the Sox. However, that was before the Yankees just scored six runs off Okajima and Papelbon in the top of the 8th. Now, I'm not so sure.

- Our local independent minor league team is folding. I'm bummed.