Well, There Goes The Red Sox’s 162-0 Season

April 1st, 2011 by Jane Heller

Apparently, the Sox lost to the Rangers today.

I know. They weren’t supposed to ever lose, but it seems they’re fallible after all. Who would have believed it?

(courtesy: olaughingpress.com)

Moving on to the Yankees, the team I’d rather talk about, I sure hope A.J. is over his cold or at least laying off the NyQuil. I’d rather he pitched with a runny nose tomorrow than with a head that feels like a cotton ball.

Mostly, what I’d like to talk about in this post is the Derek Jeter book that came out last month.

Here’s what I want to say about the book: YOU MIGHT SCORE ONE.

How? Because I’ll be having a Derek Jeter Contest, and Abrams, the book’s publisher, has generously offered to send a copy of the book to this blog’s lucky winner.

From the publisher:

Culled from the pages of The New York Times, the book draws upon more than 5,000 news articles and features from the paper’s superb sports reporters, columnists, and photographers, past and present, including Dave Anderson, Fred R. Conrad, Jack Curry, Chang Lee, Buster Olney, Barton Silverman, and George Vecsey, as well as Tyler Kepner, who has written the introduction. The pages are filled with entertaining stories, penetrating insights, and the voices of not only Jeter, but also George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre, Alex Rodriguez, and a host of players. In lively words and action-packed photographs, the volume covers Jeter’s rise, his playing style, his best moments on (and off) the field, his character as a teammate and a leader, and his place in Yankee history.

I’m really looking forward to my copy of the book, which includes over 150 color photos and should be a great keepsake. I’ll have the contest details next week so get ready.

And speaking of books, remember last year when I mentioned Kurt Smith’s Ballpark E-Guides and, more specifically, the E-Guide Yankee Stadium Edition? Kurt is back with the 2011 version. New features are a table of contents and bookmarks for easier navigation, plus updated info and tips for an even better experience at the Stadium. You can check out the E-Guide or download a copy here.

Really hoping the weather in the Bronx will allow for a good game tomorrow. Of course, if FOX and MLB would finally rid us of their antiquated black-out restriction, I might actually get to watch it.

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11 Responses to “Well, There Goes The Red Sox’s 162-0 Season”

  1. Bob Cerv says:

    Oh, yeah…first off, a big Boo-Hoo for The Greatest Team Of All Time. Saw a bit of the later innings, and guess what…they looked like the team that OUR BOYZ are supposed to be! Lots & lotsa hitting…but it’s about that pitching…well well well…could Bahston be…MORTAL? But of course, it’s only one game.
    Meanwhile — hey, this Jeet Book thing looks like fun. Do keep us posted.
    Would love to see some Yanks beisbol one of these daze. Unfortunately, not likely today. Gotta spend the morning with our TAX preparer (also, with my wife & mother-in-law…won’t THAT be fun…). Then, in the chilly chilly afternoon…soccer season has started, so it’s time to dig out the stopwatch & whistle. I wanna quit this gig, but she loves the extra money, so I told her okay, one last season…
    So GO YANKS — win one for me — as we all know, it’s great to win the opener, but we wanna win every series…and thanx for that E-guide stuff, ’cause this may be the year that we get up to Da Bronx!!

  2. Paul says:

    I’m gonna do the Oliver Perez book. You’ll help me push it, won’t you?
    http://paullebowitz.com.previewyoursite.com/blog/?p=792

  3. Jane Heller says:

    Yeah, boo hoo, Dave. It hurts to be mortal, doesn’t it? Will keep you posted on the Jeter contest. The book sounds like something I’d love to have on my coffee table. You’re spending the morning doing taxes? Wow, that’s almost as much fun as a root canal. Enjoy your soccer-ing and we’ll cover the Yankees for you.

    A big market for an Oliver Perez book, Paul. Really huge. Maybe his family?

  4. Jeff says:

    Plenty of room on my shelf for that one! (You know I have a secret crush on Jeet… always have)

  5. Jane Heller says:

    I do know of your secret crush, Jeff, although it’s not so secret anymore! HAHA. (I hope Albert doesn’t get jealous.)

  6. Audrey says:

    I couldn’t wait to open the sport section of our newspaper today and see that glorious headline, “Rangers dump Red Sox 9-5.” Almost as pretty as the one the day before, “Yankees top Tigers in Opener.”

    2.5 hours till game time!

  7. Jane Heller says:

    That’s some headline in your paper, Audrey. Very unceremonious, wouldn’t you say? Getting my chores out of the way so I can be ready for game time.

  8. Audrey says:

    Considering our local paper is definitely partial to the Sox I would say they had an interest in downplaying this unfortunate turn of events.

  9. Jane Heller says:

    It doesn’t sound as if they downplayed it at all, Audrey. The word “dumped” must have made Red Sox fans bristle.

  10. Antonella says:

    LOL! I missed this post yesterday… BUT since they lost today.. I can still comment right? LOL.
    I love how MLBNetwork opened up one of their shows saying that the Sox just wouldn’t give up this game. NOW, they lost by 7. This makes no sense. LOL! Their pitching is being exposed EARLY by the Rangers. & it seems like Carl Crawford should change his name to Karl Krawford. EEk.

  11. Jane Heller says:

    Yeah, what’s up with the Red Sox pitching, Antonella? I know it’s early but weren’t they supposed to win every single game? Poor Crawford. He must wish he’d stayed in Tampa. What’s scary is the Rangers offense. I don’t relish the thought of facing them.

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