Bobby Valentine wound up injured in a ditch in Central Park yesterday when he crashed his bike - while reading a text from Dustin Pedroia, the New York Times reports.
Over the Monster recounts yesterday's memorial at Fenway Park.
Over the Monster explains why last night's Sox game was, all in all, decent, except for Lester getting the loss instead of, say, Aceves or Padilla.
Go ahead, find a scalper in Kenmore Square tonight and point at him and laugh hysterically. Just be sure you can run fast; he might not appreciate the humor of the situation.
How bad is it? Scott Thorn tweets:
I've had an ad up on Craigslist all morning for 3 tix to Thursday night's Sox-Yanks game at face value. Not one email so... Read more
The 1962 Mets were one of the worst teams in the history of baseball. The 2011 Red Sox suffered the worst collapse in the history of baseball. How will the 2012 Red Sox stack up against the September records of these two teams? We'll compile the daily "standings" from here through Sept. 30:
W L pct 2012 Red Sox 7 19... Read more
Gordon Edes tweets the Sox are sending Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles for
dinner for six at Sonic several players.
Joy of Sox is no longer getting much joy from Sox games - and not just because of what's going on on the field:
NESN gives us worthless "tours" of concrete hallways in other stadiums and asinine non-baseball segments. Worse than that, the network often fails to show the action on the field.
Announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy have become sad parodies of... Read more
Steve Buckley at the Herald tweets Pesky died this afternoon. He was 92.
Comcast Sportsnet reports on the grim scene in the clubhouse last night after yet another stupid loss:
Lackey was so busted up after the latest defeat that he was strutting around the clubhouse with a can of Bud Light in each hand, or what is known as "double-fisting" on every college campus in the history of mankind.... Read more
Updated 4:40 p.m.
Boston Police tweeted this afternoon:
Missing: Wally the Green Monster, If seen please call Boston Police.
About an hour later, police updated: Wally was back, safe and sound at Fenway. What at first sounded like a case of a dementia-suffering Wally, or perhaps a cruel prank by a Yankees fan, turned out to have a much simpler/stupider explanation: An employee who... Read more
Over the Monster is, of course, talking about the Red Sox season, wondering whether we've gotten to the point where it's just a bandage-covered scab and it's time to just rip the bandage off in one fell swoop rather than suffering two more months of slow pain.
A sore-eared Fenway resident complains:
Helicopter tours over Fenway Park creating massive noise pollution to neighborhood residents. Aren't there regulations against this?
Ed. note: Today's game would suggest the Sox are doing their best to end this problem as quickly as possible.
Mats Tolander posts some photos of Nava in a gray plaid shirt.
That final game at Fenway was the most emotional day of my life on the baseball field. It could not have been scripted any better. And to all those kids out there in Red Sox Nation, I can give you my Dadâ€™s advice. "Life is like a throw to first base, always aim high."... Read more