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I'm Beth, a dyed-in-the-wool Masshole born and raised in New England. I'm a Red Sox fan since my childhood in the 1980's, and a third-generation Patriots fan.
Interests: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, MLB, NFL, sportswriting, blogging, new media, photography
Recent Activity
About 18 months ago, I made a wonderful new friend through a community organization that has nothing to do with baseball. So it wasn’t until earlier this year that the Red Sox happened to come up in conversation, and as... Continue reading
…may not have happened yet. Had the Patriots lost last night at the scene of the XLII crime, it could be said to have ended that previous night they played in Glendale, Arizona, the final cruelty of a game that... Continue reading
As is probably obvious, this blog is on hiatus, which may or may not be permanent. I really can't quite decide, which is why I haven't officially closed up shop here yet. In the meantime, see the sidebar for other... Continue reading
Disclaimer: I'm not blaming last night's loss on the referees -- that honor belongs to the Patriots defense. But that doesn't mean this isn't an issue that needs to be addressed. When it comes to Bill Belichick grabbing the official... Continue reading
I'll admit it. I've been less than enthused about baseball lately. For me, it's full-on football season, and the Red Sox and their losing ways are an afterthought. The current team just doesn't have my heart the way past teams... Continue reading
Believe it or not, this was the face of victory... I never wrote about it, but I did watch the Super Bowl this year. You know, the one that was a mirror image in many ways of the Super Bowl... Continue reading
Boom goes the dynamite. Unless you've been living as a hermit somewhere in the wilderness, you've heard by now about the mega-trade that's going down between the Red Sox and the Dodgers. Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick... Continue reading
"The Red Sox are like a pack of dogs who've been tied up in the back yard with no food or shelter for months, while the owner sits on his couch guzzling beer and watching football. It’s his absenteeism that's led to this crap." Continue reading
Thanks, Erik, but that link isn't working...
He was, in short, a priceless living treasure. Those of us alive today will not see his like again. Continue reading
Here is Fenway, standing for Aceves, moments before That Thing Happened. It had been a nice, neat little game up until the eighth inning; two quick runs had crossed the plate for the Red Sox in each of the first... Continue reading
Maybe it's a sign I'm getting old. But it really doesn't seem like it was eight years and two World Series ago that Kevin Youkilis was given the silent treatment in the dugout after his first big-league homer in Toronto. Continue reading
Keith Foulke quickly became more than one of my favorite ballplayers ever--he's my cause, my crusade, my talking point. Continue reading
When the fourth inning began on a sweltering evening last night at Fenway Park, the game between the Red Sox and the Marlins was, well, still a game. Before a single out had been recorded in that fourth inning, though,... Continue reading
Will we see the return of the Rally Snuggie this year? Or merely a regression to the mean? Okay, perhaps my last post was a bit harsh. Though the Red Sox still stubbornly occupy the basement in the AL East,... Continue reading
Well, here it is, folks. I'm calling it right now -- these are your 2012 Boston Red Sox, for better and for worse. Continue reading
Well, I'm not saying I find it admirable...just that I don't find it the crime against humanity I'd been encouraged to believe it is. I still think Josh is being a pigheaded SOB and doing anything but help his own cause. Then again, if these guys were finely media-trained diplomats, they might be doing something for a living other than play ball.
Like everyone else, I bring a background to this which colors my perception of the jerky pitcher / gigantic Rorschach inkblot that is being turned over in the Boston baseball consciousness. Continue reading
Matt Light will always be one of the more memorable Patriots, just based on sheer personality Continue reading
No one could have predicted the kind of scorched earth that would be left at the Fens today when all was said and done. Continue reading
In which I kick the proverbial hornet's nest that is "Sweet Caroline". Continue reading
Another bright spot in Wednesday's otherwise miserable game was the debut of Pawtucket star Will Middlebrooks, who filled in for an ailing Kevin Youkilis at third base. The kid was greeted warmly at Fenway, and returned the compliment by batting... Continue reading
My first live game of the season Wednesday night basically amounted to three-plus hours of shivering and ill-timed Red Sox strikeouts, as the hometown team faltered through nine futile innings against the Oakland A's. But there were some delightful aspects... Continue reading
It was a second and 10, Chicago Bears from their own 25 on the chilly ground at Gillette Stadium, well into the second quarter of their game against the New England Patriots on November 26, 2006. Runningback Cedric Benson was... Continue reading