Team of the Decade
By Chris Cue
March 29, 2009
Harmless debates in baseball are always fun and this mornings offering by Michael Silverman from the Boston Herald (link HERE) brings up one of my favorites. Silverman writes about which team has the bragging rights to “The Team of the Decade”. The end of this season should tell the story, unless the 3 teams in the running all miss the playoffs. In that case, this debate may never end. As it stands right now, here are the 3 teams in the running based on post-season play and World Series appearances.
Team LCS Appearances / (Record) WS Appearances/ (Record)
NYY 4 / (3-1) 3 / (1-2)
BOS 4 / (2-2) 2 / (2-0)
StL 5 / (2-3) 2 / (1-1)
Is there a clear leader at this point? One could say that success is measured by getting to the League Championship Series and the World Series. In that case, both the Yankees and the Cardinals have a leg up on the Red Sox. However, winning the World Series is what it’s all about, so as far as I’m concerned (this should come as no surprise), I give the current lead to:
Have a great Sunday and Go SOX!!
A Little of This and Some of That
By Chris Cue
March 18, 2009
Did everyone enjoy their St. Patty’s Day? Man I’m tellin ya, between the baseball that was played and the Guinness I drank, yesterday was up there as one of my favorite days so far this year. The Red Sox won beating the Twins 9-5 (btw, I didn’t mind the uniforms…actually I thought they looked pretty good, but the hat?? Yuck! sorry Julia) and the USA won last night with a walk off hit by David Wright to beat team Puerto Rico 6-5….what a game! A link to the story on that game and video of the walk off hit from MLB.com is HERE. Great day! St. Patrick was smiling on us.
On to what’s in store for us today. Since Japan lost last night yeah! (You’re almost home Dice-K 🙂 Japan faces elimination tonight vs Cuba….. Japan beat Cuba 6-0 the last time they met.
While we’re on the subject of the Oh-So-Lovable WBC, The US plays Venezuela tonight @ 7pm. That game will be on MLBN. Both teams are heading to the Semi-finals. Tonight’s game is to determine the round 2, pool 2 winner.
Also on the tube today:
1:05 PM Baltimore Orioles @ St. Louis Cardinals / MASN & MLB.TV
1:10 PM Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets / SNY, MLBN & MLB.TV
7:05 PM Florida Marlins @ Washington Nationals (LOL, Never mind.. watch the WBC instead)
9:05 PM Seattle Mariners @ Kansas City Royals / FSKS & MLB.TV
Yankees – Astros @ 1:05 is not on TV….sorry Yankees fans, I don’t think it’s even being broadcast on the radio.
The Red Sox have an off day today. I think John Smoltz is playing Larry Lucchino 18 holes of Golf this morning. If Smoltzy wins, he’ll take Lucchino’s place for a day and be allowed to get under Theo’s skin w/o fear of being released…..(I could be wrong on that). If Lucchino wins,… well…..ha, ha, ha! forget about it. That will never happen. Mostly because I made that up .
That’s all for now….. I gotta get back to getting paint all over the place.
Have a great Day!
The MLB Network
If you are a Red Sox fan, it would be worth your while to check into it today. According to their broadcasting schedule (link HERE), they will have some featured programing on the Red Sox beginning at 8pm this evening.
Here’s the schedule for tonight:
8:00 PM “World Series Highlights” – 2004 World Series Matchup: Boston Red Sox vs. St Louis Cardinals. (90 minutes long)
9:30PM “Red Sox Memories” – Part 1 of a 5 part series looking back at the Greatest Players, Teams and Moments in Red Sox History. (30 minutes long)
Enjoy! It’s all we have for now.
Hat tip to my buddy “CP_Jon_Go_Sox” from Sawxheads.com for the heads up on tonight’s programming.