Makes Me Wonder

The three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins was exactly what the Boston Red Sox needed. The Sox have been going through the motions lately, getting little to no production from Manny, Lugo, Ellsbury, and Varitek. Even Jonathan Papelbon has been getting hit. These guys had looked like a shell of their former selves.

During this series with Minnesota, Boston won the first game 1-0. They rallied back from a three-run deficit to win the second game, and they had the blowout in the third game to cap the sweep. I know that one good series doesn’t make a season, but this could be a turning point for the Sox. They beat a very good team three times, in three very different ways. Boston is finally getting healthy, and this could be when we see the real Red Sox show up.

Thefoulline.com Quick Hits:

  • Boston is 34-10 playing at Fenway and 21-29 on the road. Home field is going to be more important than ever this postseason.
  • Some guy named Clay Buchholz is starting for Boston Friday night. I hope that he can do as well as some of the other young pitchers the Red Sox have used this year.
  • Congrats to Evan Longoria for making the All Star team. It’s well deserved and is sure to be the first of many during his career.
  • Speaking of the All Star game… Imagine, if you will, the 9th inning, the AL up by one run. Francona goes to the bullpen, the last All Star game in Yankee Stadium… and out comes Jonathan Papelbon. It won’t happen. But it would be awesome to stick it to the entire state of New York.
  • Dustin Pedroia needs to be in the running for the MVP of the league.
  • Vernon Wells of the Toronto Blue Jays is injured again and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It’s time for Toronto to concede the season and look towards next year.
  • After dropping three in a row, and losing 13-2 to Cleveland as I write this, you know that the Rays are counting the minutes to the All Star break so they can regroup. This is just a bump in the road. They’ll be competitive all year long.
  • Is A-Rod dating Madonna really newsworthy? Would this even be in the paper if the Yankees were relevant?

18 Responses to “Makes Me Wonder”

  1. Dan Says:

    Do I detect some deep, hidden, unable to admit even to yourself respect for the rays? oh well, a 2-10 record in new york and boston is a huge red flag to even rays fans. I shall take my leave now until september 8th when are teams duel it out again, with boston sweeping that series in fenway and the rays returning the favor the following week at the trop.

    What type of food do they put in the visiting locker rooms??

  2. bostonbad boys Says:

    PUDDING…………..and we found you on the door step…. and every thing that happens in baseball is important.. if a-rod is off chasing skirts thats good ..theBOSTON ALL STARS will SHINE in the all star game… and make us proud.. Daves real dad BIG POPPI will have a great second half and lead us in to the world series .. praise the lord …. D ave will change his name to little poppi the fireman.. the world will be a better place.. chocolate pudding at the home tonight.. WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY. question.. why is everyone afraid of the rays? 80 MORE GAMES GIRLS ……………THEY COULD FALL ON THIER ASSES LIKE THE yankeeeehaters..

  3. Anonymous Says:

    this is off subject, but, I hope everyone reads the article (s) on Ted Dupay and him being acused of rape. This guy was an idiot when I played against him in High School and at the University of Florida B-Ball camp. Another case of someone with loads of talent, all the oppurtunity in the world (doctors for parents I believe) that goes and wastes a life that some of us would love/kill to have. He could’ve been anything from an NBA star to a successful docotor or lawyer, instead, he’s another idiot that got used to the untouchable feeling a high school/college athlete gets, and gets burned in the process.

    Dylan ” So what if you lit me up for 40 something Dupay, now you’re in Jail” Hamilton

  4. bobby b Says:

    what did you expect from a GATOR .? I hear hamiltons little sister lit him up for 60 points..It was not all teddy..DYLAN ! SKILL a five letter word. go Noles :}

  5. Dave Says:

    Dylan,
    I saw that article about Teddy and thought about sending it to you. As for Bobby B, I think he was making reference to your inferior basketball talent. Dupuy is a scumbag. I hope gets retribution when he’s in prison. You’re right Bobby, SKIll And Dylan ate both 5 letter words…. So is idiot.

  6. Teddy D, Says:

    JAIL I IS NOT, SO BAD THREE MEALS A DAY. NICE CELL, ORANGE JUMP SUIT (go gators) I AM ON THE PRISON BASKLETBALL TEAM AN BUBBA SEEMS TO LIKE ME..I REMMBER DYLAN H.. I PLAYED HIM WITH ONE ARM BEHIND MY BACK. THE SKINNY KID WITH THE HEADBAND RIGHT?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Matt Laporta, Olympian, that just happened.

  8. Dave Says:

    Jeff Corsaletti in the same line-up as Big Papi tonight. i don’t know the guy, but it’s cool to see someone form SW Florida doing well.

  9. SPANKY THE YANKEE Says:

    HEY MATT,DYLAN DAVE. LTZ.. AND THE REST OF YOU PUNKS LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER 4 1/2 GAMES BEHIND GIRLS .. GO YANKEES. BOSTON SUCKS.

  10. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    So I think that we have 3=4 absolute power houses in our fantasy league now. Wow.

    LBC’s, Team YH’s and The Showstoppers look like AllStar rosters right now. Boston Braves not far behind.

    Dave, you may finally beat me this week, but Im already looking forward to next week when I put Johan and Parker Brothers, I mean Milton Bradley out there. Great trades. Blockbuster deals.

    Matt “Lets go Team USA” McLaughlin

  11. Dave Says:

    Matt,
    I agree there are 3 teams that stand out right now. All 3 made big deals last week to help improve their rosters. I really like the Johan/ Wright deal. I’m glad we finally agreed on a deal.
    With that being said, I’m really looking forward to kicking your ass this week.
    Dave ” I really enjoy beating on the McLaughlins” Ingalls

  12. BOSTON BAD BOYS Says:

    You guys act as if its all over.. I think we have a few weeks to go .. Any thing can happen. I agree with Dave lets keep kicking A Mclaughlins ass and a chicken and some love boat folks plus rogers people an any team with yankees in it…. its still open .. injurys will be the key .. have you looked at the number of players on the DL?
    things at the home are good ..its ice cream night……

  13. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    badboys, when was the last time you won a game against someone over .500?

    yeah. thought so.

    -The Showstoppers

  14. Dave Says:

    The badboys knocked off the formidable Love Boat Captains a few weeks ago.

  15. BOSTON BAD BOYS Says:

    Thank you Dave for the come back.. I wish I had a dad I could trade my scrubs with..the

  16. BOSTON BAD BOYS Says:

    BY THE WAY THE SHOWSTOPPERS WACK IT…..I can hardly wait till the end of the season to bust your ball..when do I play you Mary? SOOOOON i HOPE!

  17. BOSTON BAD BOYS Says:

    HEY MATT MC… MR SHOWSTOPPER I get to kick you ASS next week.. maybe you old man can lend you more good players to get the job done.he is a good dad to carry his little boy.. bless em. are you a 500 team still? … thanks daddy mc.laughlin.

  18. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    We shall see next week, BBB.

    We shall see.

    And as for my Dad carrying me, yeah weve made some trades but fair is fair, and they all went through the objection process. If you had an issue with it, you should have vetoed it. And if you did then obviously it wasnt that bad because the rest of the league didnt agree. At this point, BBB’s I hope you beat me next week, and that you go on a tear into the end of the season. Its all in fun and it would shake things up a whole lot in the league. What fun is it to be able to predict the top 4 teams almost 6-7 weeks out? Thats lame. So I hope you win next week. Dave’s beating me this week, I could have back to back lashings by the Ingalls. It would be fun.

    Matt “Its all in fun, Sometimes I have to remind myself of that” McLaughlin

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