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Red Sox 2008 Infield Review

In my report card, I gave the Red Sox infield a B+, citing the key contributions of some as a big positive, but the injuries as a weight around the infield’s neck.  The unit was carried by Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Mike Lowell before his late season injury.  David Ortiz, hampered by the wrist injury […]

Red Sox 2008 Report Card

The Red Sox season is over, sooner than we all would like to have seen it end. It was an up and down season, with the Manny Ramirez saga captivating the Nation for a couple weeks in July. The Sox had key injuries to the likes of David Ortiz and Mike Lowell. They also had […]

Red Sox Push Rays to Limit, Fall Short

The Red Sox opened the American League Championship series with a hard-nosed victory, but it was the only lead they would have in the series.  Like last season’s team, they proceeded to drop the next three games, digging themselves a 3-1 hole.  They battled valiantly to force the seventh game, even coming back from a […]

Red Sox Down Angels Again; Face Familiar Foe in Rays

The Red Sox and Angels met in the postseason for the fourth time and like each previous battle, the Red Sox prevailed.  The Angels won the third game of the series to stave off elimination for a day and broke the Sox’ 11-game postseason win streak in this series.  As expected, pitching dominated the series, […]

Beckett Injured, to Face Angels in Game 3

The Red Sox lost their first chance to clinch on Monday, but punched their ticket for the playoffs on Tuesday.  After losing the series to the Rays the previous week, the division looked out of reach and the Yankees took the series opener to lock the Sox into a series with the Angels.  The Red Sox […]

Red Sox Move on without Manny Ramirez

What a week!  We had a sweep at the hands of the Angels before they added Mark Teixeira (I know he played in the finale, but the Angels won five of the six games in the past couple weeks without him).  The Manny Ramirez saga played itself out with Jason Bay coming to Boston and immediately […]

View from the Monster: All-Star Special Edition Part I

With the All-Star break upon us, now is a good time to take a look at how 2008 has shaped up for our beloved Red Sox. As we all know, this team led the East most of last year and coasted through the playoff, punctuated by the sweep over the surprising Rockies. To repeat in […]

View from the Monster 7-14

As the Red Sox hit the break, all is right with the Nation once again. The Sox had a great 5-1 week (3-0 versus Minnesota and 2-1 against Baltimore), which coupled with the Rays 0-7 week, turned the 5.5 game deficit into a half-game lead. As quickly as the Sox dropped back, they have regained […]

View from the Monster 6-30

The Red Sox are coming off a 3-3 week after taking two of three at home from the Diamondbacks and then dropping two of three in Houston to a rebuilding Astros team. More importantly, the Sox have dropped back into second place, a 1/2 game behind the Rays heading into the three game series in […]

Newest US Citizen: David Ortiz

We all know that David Ortiz has been a citizen of Red Sox Nation for a while but today he also became a citizen of the United States. Ortiz, filled with excitement, shared his thoughts on the important moment: “It’s a great country. I’m proud to be here,” said Ortiz, who wore a pinstriped suit […]

View from the Monster 6-3

The Red Sox completed their road trip this week, beginning in Seattle with a visit to the Mariners. The Sox took the first game, but dropped the final two, scoring a mere eight runs in the series, capping it by being shut out 1-0 in the finale. They dropped five of six on the West […]

View from the Monster (5-1)

The first month of the season is complete, the Red Sox are in first, and are into a week at home in divisional play. These happen to be three-game sets against the Blue Jays and Rays, both up-and-coming teams in the division, but these aren’t the Yankees, right? While the Sox have an early 3-2 […]

The Idea of Red Sox Nation Has Gotten Out of Hand

Over the past weekend, the “President” and “Vice President” of Red Sox Nation sent out a memo announcing a five point plan for this year. Yes, that’s right, a five point plan for a group of fans. They claim the initiatives were inspired by fans, but instead, much of these ideas seem inspired by ego. […]

Why I Hate Opening Day

First, I want to get it out of the way, I am a Red Sox snob and a die-hard one at that. I feel entitled to that team as if I am on a different level in my relationship with that club. But I am, indeed a real Red Sox fan. What does that exactly […]

Not Another Pink Hat (4-03)

2 Outfield Tickets… $60 Favorite player’s t-shirt… $25 “Official MLB” hat… $30 Being a fan… NOT PRICELESS That’s right. “Red Sox Nation” is no longer a general term for all Red Sox fans. No, now we need to make it official by spending an additional $15-250. This has been going on for a few years […]