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digital-derek
Boston, MA
Royal Rooter of the Red Sox, Obsessive listener of music.
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Cheers to all who've been with me, both new and old - been an excelent journey. (SawxBlog Photo) "If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story." -Orson Welles I type this final... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at SawxBlog
David Ortiz and new Manager Bobby Valentine chat it up down in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo) If you're a Red Sox fan this is good news. Since storming onto the scene in 2003 Big Papi has been the face... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at SawxBlog
Right Click to Download Podcast The Top 21 Albums of 2011 21. White Denim - "At the Farm" - D 20. Real Estate - "It's Real" - Days 19. Porcelain Raft - "Tip of Your Tongue" - Gone Blind -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Visions of the Unexcused
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Hopefully Bobby Valentine has many lasting images during his time in Boston. (AP Photo) How I Got Over By Kris Chandler It has been two hundred and two days since I last wrote a piece for this blog. The world,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at SawxBlog
With Bobby Valentine on board, the new Red Sox leadership is now in place. (RedSox.com Screenshot) Something happened in September that I wasn't involved in, and I didn't see it first hand. You know I think that - reputation is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at SawxBlog
Needless to say, Bobby Valentine is a little different than Terry Francona. Everything had become too weird, so I hunkered down for another Salinger Seclusion. My last SawxBlog post was a long 37 days ago, and I again contemplated retiring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Theo Epstein had a parting shot of his own as he left Boston, and it was one of thanks. There's been so much focus on the negative these past few weeks that it's been easy to lose perspective on how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at SawxBlog
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A skinny Josh Becket and John Lackey in Kevin Fowler's "I Like Beer" Music Video. (YouTube Screenshot) Soap Opera - noun - a serial drama performed originally on a daytime radio or television program and chiefly characterized by tangled interpersonal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Jon Lester stepped up to the plate yesterday, but did he swing and miss? Ask and you shall receive I guess. Last Friday I wrote that the Owners silence on all things September was both damning and deafening. A few... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at SawxBlog
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John Henry during his honest and emotional impromptu interview. (98.5 Sports Hub Photo) AUDIO: Listen to John Henry on the Felger and Mazz Show on 98.5 the Sports Hub I've gained a hell of a lot of respect for John... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at SawxBlog
I know, I know - what does Keith Olbermann have to do with the Red Sox, he's not exactly the "go to" source for my baseball needs. I do think he raises some excellent points here though - which others... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Theo Epstein helped bring the best of times to the all involved with the Boston Red Sox. If there was ever someone in the Boston Red Sox organization that could truly relate with us, the fan, it was Theo Epstein.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at SawxBlog
Terry Francona and Dustin Pedroia were a duo all of Red Sox Nation felt akin to. You can hear Dustin Pedroia's interview with the WEEI's "The Big Show" below, and I find it seriously signifigant that Pedroia's the only, or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at SawxBlog
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The Texas Trio: Beckett, Lackey, and Lester failed the Red Sox fans huge in 2011. Disgusting. “While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; / When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; / And when Rome falls - the World.” -Lord... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at SawxBlog
Yesterday I was contacted by Mike from webstaurantstore.com with the below info-graphic about the cost of beer and hot dogs at baseball parks across the country. Not only is it well put together, but it's also very interesting to look... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at SawxBlog
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The post-season ended swiftly for both the Rays and Yankees in 2011. (SawxBlog Illustration) Last night the Detroit Tigers defeated the NY Yankees to advance to the ALCS. No matter the year, it's always nice for Sox fans to see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Terry Francona took some time to speak to the Boston Media yesterday. I gave everything I had, I really did. I hope that, whether it was right, wrong or in-between, I always tried to do the best I could for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at SawxBlog
Could Theo Epstein and Terry Francona be reunited in Chicago? Last night via Twitter Pete Abraham learned through Dan Shaughnessy that the Chicago Cubs have asked the Red Sox for permission to speak to Theo Epstein about their vacant General... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at SawxBlog
It appears the Media was just as fat and lazy as the players were. (SawxBlog Illustration) "...sportswriters are a kind of rude brainless subculture of fascist drunks whose only real function is to publicize & sell whatever the sports editor... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Bibio - Pretentious (Mind Bokeh - 2011) Toro Y Moi - Blessa (Causers Of This - 2010) Washed Out - Lately (Life of Leisure - 2009) Twin Shadow - When We're Dancing (Forget - 2010) The War On Drugs -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at Visions of the Unexcused
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Terry Francona should go down as the best Manager in Sox history. Now the darkness only stays the nighttime In the morning it will fade away Daylight is good at arriving at the right time It's not always gonna be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at SawxBlog
An all too familiar scene for the Sox in September. (AP Photo) There will be no statistical analysis. There will be no finger pointing. There won't be much of anything from me today - just silent mourning and frozen disappointment.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Rookie Ryan Lavarnway played the game of his life, saving the Sox season for one night. (AP Photo) With a few friends at my apartment we watched the Sox game on mute as Wilco's new album, "The Whole Love" provided... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Each loss seems more excruciating than the last for the Red Sox. (AP Photo) I'm a loser I'm a loser And I'm not what I appear to be The Beatles - "I'm A Loser" Another night. Another blown lead. Another... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at SawxBlog
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Ellsbury had an MVP type day but his efforts were only good for one win. (SawxBlog Illustration) The Good: Jacoby Ellsbury is continuing to have a phenomenal year for the Red Sox, and he's been one reason why the complete... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at SawxBlog