Saw this dude last night…. CUZ I WAS AT THE FRIGGING GAME. Does not yet seem real.
Growing up, I thought like John McNamara was a family member my father didn’t really care for. I soon figured out there was no relation. It was just one of my first times learning of the then complex relationship between die-hard Red Sox fans and the team.
World Series starts tonight. Go Sox! If you told me I’d write those two sentences 6 months ago, I’d have punched you.
Nick Esasky’s 30 homeruns in 1989 (vertigo be damned) welcome you to the post-season.
Rob Murphy ran the numbers and has concluded that this year’s version of the Boston Red Sox is the most enjoyable (and best) group since the 2004 team. I agree.
So many things are going well on this card. The design in general is so time-specific and beautiful, I get a frigging lump in my throat. The spring training shot is fantastic, too. And red Astros uniforms? Is that just a bad printing job? If either is true, I will be equally happy. Oh - baseball-reference.com just told me Lee May’s nickname was “Big Bopper,” so there’s that, too.
As much as Jerry Remy is missed, how frigging great has Eckersley been as the Red Sox color man? Also, he still looks EXACTLY like he did in 1991.