Today's post is different as in it’s not a bookish post. When I changed the direction of my blog to be majority a bookish blog, I didn’t change the name because I still wanted to have the freedom to post non-bookish content when and if I wanted to. If you’ve been living under a rock, … Continue reading #Why?
One more week, that’s it. One more week until the season officially starts, and to say that I can’t wait is an understatement. I’ve done my waiting, six long months of waiting! I’m really excited for the season to start, and to be able to watch baseball pretty much every day again. New England/Massachusetts winters are long, and the start of baseball is the light at the end of the tunnel. While I have enjoyed watching spring training games, they are nothing compared to regular season games. Regular season games have late season implications. Speaking of seasons, this one will be different, much different. This is the first season without Big Papi, but knowing what I know about the Sox, they’ll adjust and be just fine. I have high hopes for this season, and I can’t wait to see what the season brings.
I know there are mixed feelings about the World Baseball Classic (WBC), baseball’s equivalent to FIFA, especially in regards to MLB players leaving Spring Training early. But honestly, I love the World Baseball Classic for a few reasons. The first reason is because I really enjoy watching the international teams and players. Second, I love that Major League players get to represent their countries. Third, I love the fact that there’s baseball on almost all day every day. I think that the WBC is great for promoting baseball on a more international level, which I don’t think it’s promoted enough internationally. I wish international baseball got more attention, like soccer (football) does, because it certainly deserves it. I can’t wait to see how this year’s WBC unfolds.
…Means nothing, it really doesn’t. You can have a team that looks wicked good on paper, but they play like crap. For instance, there have been times when the Sox have looked really good on paper, but it didn’t translate onto the field. Right now, the Sox look wicked good on paper, but it’s anybody’s guess as to how that will translate onto the field. For me, watching spring training games I can make educated guesses as to how the team will look during the regular season, and this doesn’t take into account the possible injuries and necessary roster adjustments to field the team that has the best chance to win. This is baseball, and it is a rarity that teams perform the way they look on paper.
If you’re a Red Sox fan, then you should know all about Truck Day. For me, Truck Day is the first day of spring. It always has been. If you don’t know what Truck Day is, it’s the day when the equipment truck leaves Fenway for Fort Myers. This is the first year that I’ve actually been able to go and believe me I have always wanted to go. Being there is so much different than watching everything on TV. Watching it on TV, you don’t really get to experience the experience of being there. Being there, I really saw what an operation it is. It was wicked awesome to see all the boxes stacked up and loaded onto the truck before it left Fenway. I got to Fenway around 9:15 and the truck didn’t leave until noonish.
Every year the truck has a theme, this year the theme was…
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As a former gymnast, one of my favorite things to do is watch the Olympic Trials and pick my favorite routines. Last night at the conclusion of the gymnastics trials, the five going to the olympics were announced, I’ll get to my thoughts on the team later. However, there were definitely some standout routines. These … Continue reading Favorite routines from trials and thoughts on the olympic team
Sunday night, as I was watching the trophy presentations, more specifically the Finals MVP trophy presentation, something bothered me. The NBA Finals MVP Trophy is named after Bill Russell, who was on stage for the presentation. The thing that bothered me, was not that he was on stage, but because he was not acknowledged by … Continue reading Thoughts on the NBA Finals trophy presentation
If I don’t love something that I have written, I don’t post it, or I rewrite it until I do love it. Picking my favorite posts was somewhat difficult, however I was able to narrow it down to five. If Miami Wins- This was the first post ever on my blog, so it has a … Continue reading #T5W Favorite Posts
If you have been living under a rock, or just not paying attention to National Football League (NFL) news recently, than this post will make you aware of what is going on. The reputation and image of the NFL is slowing becoming more damaged. I read a New York Times article (linked at the end … Continue reading NFL vs. New York Times
If by chance Miami wins the championship, will the criticism of Lebron James stop or will it continue? In my honesty opinion, it is too difficult to tell. I feel that no matter the circumstances people will still be critical of him. People will always be critical of his attitude, which sometimes comes across as … Continue reading If Miami Wins…