2007...A Red Sox Year In Review
The Boston Herald's Jeff Horrigan has penned an article that appeared in the Friday edition of that newspaper. It summarizes the Boston Red Sox and the year 2007. It's a "Reader's Digest" version of the season, but it encapsulates very well the season, the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, that touched our hearts. Here's a taste...click on the title for the entire piece. Here you go....
"With few roster decisions to be made, Francona was able to gear the team up for the regular season down in Florida. The Sox lost three of the first five games but won five of the next six and never trailed again.
Beckett, who had an unfulfilling debut season in Boston (16-11, 5.01 ERA) in 2006, demonstrated right from the start that he was primed to take over as staff ace by winning his first nine decisions, including all five in April. The right-hander wasn’t alone with the fast start. Matsuzaka and Schilling each won three games in April, while Papelbon converted all eight save opportunities without surrendering a run and Okajima posted a 0.71 ERA in 12 appearances.
The Sox didn’t let up in May, going an MLB-best 20-8 to build the divisional lead to as high as 11.5 games from May 27-29. Sox bats began to heat up, with first baseman Kevin Youkilis [stats] leading the way with a .402 average, six homers and 22 RBI in the month. Rookie second baseman Dustin Pedroia [stats], meanwhile, rebounded from a dreadful April (.182) to hit .415 and earn AL Rookie of the Month honors."
Peter here, and that's just April and May! Right now on this Friday, December 28th, the Red Sox news is slim and none. But my ears are always open and my fingers always ready to type this battered Apple keyboard. Actually, it's not THAT battered, and it works just fine. They make them to take a lot of pounding, I guess, and that's exactly what I do to get the news, rumors or just plain old good stuff out to you. For without you, life wouldn't be so interesting. Not even close! So you keep reading, and I'll keep writing. Deal? Done.
Click on the title of this post for the entire Horrigan Herald article, and enjoy this, the last weekend of a very special year, 2007. I've had my ups, actually we ALL did with the Sox going all the way, but I've had my downs, too, with the loss of my beloved kitty of more than 18 years. But such is life...we might bend, but we never break, even when it gets rough. Have a wonderful four day weekend, and welcome 2008 with open arms. It will be a year to remember. I just have one of those feelings. And don't forget to click on the title of this post. Thanks, as always, for being here. You make my day, everyday, everyway.