The World Series, and Fox complaints

This has been one heck of a World Series, and considering how the season ended for the Sox I’m about as happy with it as can be. (I would’ve preferred the Brewers in the NL, if only to leave Tito certain to be the only manager with 2 World Series rings in the 21st century.)

Still, Fox is not doing itself any favours by having Tim McCarver call the series. These are good games and history is being made right in front of his eyes, but McCarver is busy reminiscing about the 1960s Cardinals and the links between the 1946 World Series and both teams (which seems to be: Ted Williams played in 1946 against the Cardinals, and Ted was the first manager of the Rangers).

I love baseball history as much as anyone – heck, I contribute to both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – but McCarver sounds like he has been preserved in baseball amber. If you’re trying to get people excited about a product, particularly the millions of new viewers tuning into the World Series, it is really off-putting to hear an announcer essentially sound as though he’s not interested in what’s going on right now, and that everything was better back in the day.

Now, Tito as the ALCS announcer was amazing. So full of insight.…

Sox 12, Rays 5: On to Chicago

I fell in love again
all things go, all things go
drove to Chicago
all things know, all things know
we sold our clothes to the state
I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I made a lot of mistakes
in my mind, in my mind
– Sufjan Stevens, “Chicago”

Well, that wasn’t the greatest of series. But the Sox avoided the sweep, and it’s on to Chicago. Urbs in horto and all that (I honestly can’t remember what the Boston motto was). Time to beat them, 25 or 6 to 4. (Damn, just as I wrote that the song actually came up on iTunes. Freaky!)

One of the great parts of last night’s game was seeing not just Papelbon but Manny Delcarmen play a key role. Very sweet to see what looks like the heart of an emerging young, solid relief corps.

Speaking of emerging young pitchers, seems like Philip Hughes, about the main bright spark on the otherwise woeful Yankees farm system, grew up a Sox fan:

Ironically, Philip Hughes came to the Yankees having grown up a fan of the Red Sox! When we spoke to the 19 year-old a few weeks ago, we asked him what it felt like pitching for Boston’s arch-rival. “I’ve learned to deal with it,” Hughes says jokingly. “It was fun (to root for the Red Sox) when I was a kid, but right now it all comes down to who you play for. That’s where your heart and your sweat go

Oakland Series

Gah. Another late loss, and then a blowout. Willie Harris is a waste of roster space. On the “always look at the bright side of life”side, at least Tek seems to have been moved further down to other and Kapler seems to be hitting. But right now it looks like the good side of the “Way” Beckett trade was getting Mike Lowell…

Meanwhile, anyone have a black Brian Roberts bobblehead doll?…

He Returns

know, I’ve been extremely tardy about posting here. Went to Bangkok for work, and you know, one night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble… then something screwed up on my hosting (well, okay, I did: I hadn’t updated the expiry date of the credit card on store with the hosting company…). But Singapore Sox Fan is back.

In the interim the Sox went on a freefall. Ugh. The Kansas freakin’ Royals?

I like deifying Theo as much as the next guy, but I still have serious doubts about his post-2004 FA deals, particularly not going all out on Pedro and pursuing Clement…

Speaking of 2004, I love that Dave Roberts still gets a stream of mail on that steal.…

Manny being Manny

Now that’s a way to extend a hitting streak. A sweet single. Boggs, Nomar, and Speaker up next on the Sox hitting streak record, and then where have you gone Dom DiMaggio?

And Wily Mo Pena’s line drive dead centre homer looked like it was still rising as it cleared the Monster. Good lord.…

Which sites to bet on the Sox in the UK

Online betting is one of the most popular past times for customers based in the United Kingdom, it allows sports fans to make sports games a lot more interesting as you have many options when it comes to placing bets online with so many different betting sites to choose from. Which is why it can sometimes be difficult to find out which of the betting sites is really the best. Thats why we like to refer to bestbettingwebsites.org.uk a website which is dedicated to reviewing all of the online betting sites in the United kingdom for you to choose from. They review every single site in depth covering all of the individual aspects that make up an online gambling platform such as the layout of the site, whether or not its been mobile optimised and has a betting application to go with it, the welcome bonuses and existing customer promotions that are available for you to claim, which banking methods you are allowed to use and what levels of customer support is available should you ever get stuck and need some help.

Choosing the best betting sites to bet on baseball

While there is definitely a large selection of betting sites for you to gamble on, while I’m not saying that you should only pick one as with betting every site offers different odds and prices which means if you want to get the most back for your money then you will need to compare against each other.

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The World Series, and Fox complaints

This has been one heck of a World Series, and considering how the season ended for the Sox I’m about as happy with it as can be. (I would’ve preferred the Brewers in the NL, if only to leave Tito certain to be the only manager with 2 World Series rings in the 21st century.)

Still, Fox is not doing itself any favours by having Tim McCarver call the series. These are good games and history is being made right in front of his eyes, but McCarver is busy reminiscing about the 1960s Cardinals and the links between the 1946 World Series and both teams (which seems to be: Ted Williams played in 1946 against the Cardinals, and Ted was the first manager of the Rangers).

I love baseball history as much as anyone – heck, I contribute to both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – but McCarver sounds like he has been preserved in baseball amber. If you’re trying to get people excited about a product, particularly the millions of new viewers tuning into the World Series, it is really off-putting to hear an announcer essentially sound as though he’s not interested in what’s going on right now, and that everything was better back in the day.

Now, Tito as the ALCS announcer was amazing. So full of insight.…