Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Beckett Signs 4 Year $68 million Deal...UCONN Women Go For ALL The Marbles Tonight

The Boston Red Sox pitching rotation will be virtually intact for the next five years. Yesterday, the club inked their ace, Josh Beckett, to a four year extension that will pay him $68 million. With the $12.1 million Josh will earn this year, he's slightly above the $80 million threshold. He had high praise for the Red Sox. Here he is...

"This is a very special place. Anyone who has had a chance to play here knows that. And anyone who hasn't had a chance to play here probably know that through other people who have. This organization does everything it can to make our jobs as easy as possible.The people I've talked to, there aren't a whole lot of other organizations out there that do that. Work in between starts, roundtable things, I could go on here, but they make for a very ideal situation for a baseball player. It's really a good place to play."

Well said, Josh. Have a great year. We'll be watching you every five days with love in our hearts. Sure, your first start didn't go that well but it's only early April and our team won the game. Congratulations.

OK, on to UCONN women's basketball. Tonight at approxmately 8:30pm EDT, the University of Connecticut women Huskies will go up against Stanford, the last team to beat them more than TWO (!!) years ago, as they try to win their second straight National Championship. They are undefeated this year with a record of 38-0 and every one of those victories was by 10 points or more, most of them MUCH more. Stanford center Jayne Appel has been hampered by a sore ankle and it will be tough for her to push off in any direction. Hey, with UCONN's Tina Charles and Maya Moore, the injury won't make that much of a difference but it should ensure UCONN yet another double digit conquest. In all, they've won 77 consecutive games. Think of it...77!! The game will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN HD. Again, I'll miss a good part of the Red Sox/Yankee contest but as the title says, this game is for all the marbles. UCONN is making history and I and a few guests will be cheering wildly. I can't wait. It's not even 5am on this Tuesday and I still can't contain my sheer excitement. Yes, it's WOMEN'S basketball but this team is SO special. Check 'em out if you can.

You can click on this post's title for more on the Beckett contract extension and as always, BE WELL. Enjoy the games (plural) tonight. Thanks for popping in and I'll see ya.

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