Observations on the Red Sox…and some other stuff
This tweet by WEEI’s John Meterparel is silly. I just hope no innocent reader heeds his advice.
It seems like longtime 4-A Red Sox farmhand Michael Bowden has a real shot at breaking camp with the (Boston) Red Sox. As Red Sox fans, we are used to see Bowden’s face at a game in Rhode Island or in the middle of a blowout in Boston. He is young (25) and throws a heavy ball. Look for him to be in the bullpen with the big boys.
Hall of Famer and one of my personal favorites, Carl Yastrzemski is a firm believer in tipping back a few cold guys on a flight. As long as the Red Sox players have the opportunity (which they will) to have a couple of beers while traveling by plane, Yaz sees no issue with the alcohol ban in the clubhouse.
I hate these play-in games for the NCAA tournament. They may be competitive or even entertaining (see BYU coming from 25 points down), but it’s not for me. I’m sure someone far more educated on this issue like Jay Bilas could explain it better, but why the hell are two 12-seeds playing in a play-in game? South Florida and California will square off tonight–I don’t get it. Wake me up when it’s Thursday afternoon.
I don’t know where the Red Sox will be when game 162 comes to an end, but I promise you that they will be better prepared for game 1 this year than they were last year. It’s not a knock on Terry Francona. It’s a fact.