Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve Day, With A Single Extra Second Added To It At 11:59:59 PM

Hello on this New Years Eve Day, a day that an extra second will be added to the clock as the ball drops in Times Square to signal the start of 2009. Apparently the earth's rotation does not keep proper time, so the scientists and/or clock keepers decided this would be the best way to remedy the situation. So tomorrow, if you're a second early for an appointment, now you know why. On to baseball.

Sports Illustrated has reported that after the Red Sox lost the battle for Mark Teixeira to the New York Yankees, they made an attempt to devise a trade with the Florida Marlins to re-acquire Florida's best player, shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Alas, Florida wanted too much. Here is part of that article...

"At one point this winter, the Red Sox made a play to re-acquire Marlins superstar Hanley Ramirez, league sources tell But while the Marlins listened to Boston's overtures, talks were quickly scuttled and it appears there's very little chance they will be revived as Florida isn't anxious to trade its best player.
The Marlins were said to be most interested in a centerfielder, and it's believed Boston's promising young centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and talented pitching prospect Clay Buchholz were among those mentioned in a potential package for Ramirez, who began in Boston's organization before being traded to the Marlins after the 2005 season in the deal that sent Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to the Red Sox."

Peter here, and yes, that was a great trade for both sides. The Marlins received a tremendous shortstop in the field and most importantly, at the plate. The Red Sox acquired their stopper in Beckett and their much loved third baseman, Mikey Lowell. It's rare that a trade works out so well for both teams involved, but that time, it sure did. I'd give a slight edge to Boston when all things are considered. But now the questions come up. Why trade for a shortstop? We're fine at that position. I'll answer my own question, or try to. Hanley's bat does all the talking and with it in the lineup, Boston would be very potent at the plate. But it was not to be. Se la vie.

In other baseball news, well, there isn't any, not on this New Years Eve day. But you can click on this post's title for more on that team we love to love. I want to wish you and yours a happy and safe New Years Eve night and the healthiest and happiest 2009, the best year you've ever had. I thank you for being one of my Constant Readers...I thrive on you. As always, BE WELL...every minute, every hour, every day, for the rest of your long lives. You make my day glorious every single time. And for that, I thank you humbly. I'll close with a salute to life itself...l'chaim. And that means "to life."


At 12/31/2008 9:34 AM, Anonymous Heywood JaBlowme said...

Let's see. This news is 2 days old. This is what you should have written yesterday.

This morning you should have been talking about what Tony Massarotti wrote with the signing of Josh Bard becoming official.

That's why your visitors to your site is so low. you're not current with the news.

At 12/31/2008 11:23 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Heywood maybe you should provide a link. The latest Massarotti writings I could find was yesterday when he wrote about exactly the same thing, except when he talked about Bard in one paragraph.

It was an exciting year for the Red Sox; let's hope next year brings more fun and success.

At 12/31/2008 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your link -

At 12/31/2008 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your link again.

more on bard from tony massarotti

At 12/31/2008 3:56 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Gee, happy New Year to you too, BLOW. There wasn't much baseball news today...I know ALL ABOUT Bard and I mentioned it in a previous post. Why so unkind? I just don't get it.

Thanks BFW...someone is feeling sh*tty. Happy and healthy New Years.

At 12/31/2008 4:00 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey Heywood Blow (clever as a twig)...if you scroll down, there are maqny comments about this two day old news...obviously you don't know what you're talking about...have a nice holiday, anyways. NOBODY can ruin my day. If me readership is so low, why be here?

Thanks again, BFW.

At 12/31/2008 4:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said... bad on the typos...

At 1/01/2009 2:55 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

And my thanks to you, my friend. Also, a Happy New Year and a healthy one to you and yours.



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