Too good to be true

The GM who ran the team I love into the ground is reportedly the leading contender to assume the same job with the team I loathe. Frank Wren in Boston? Please, make it so. He should be at home in Beantown, what with all of the bloated contracts given to flops like Hanley Ramirez, Sandoval…

The joy of schadenfreude

While the media lapdogs tripped over themselves to ordain the Red Sox as favorites to win the 2015 World Series, Rowland was skeptical (from our 2015 preview): Most overrated. Boston. Yeah, we hate the Red Sox and will never pass up an opportunity to rip them, but their rotation really sucks. They lack not only…

Hathos in spades

An excerpt from today’s game story by the great Charles Odum, who covers the Braves for the AP: The roar following Ortiz’s homer startled A.J. Pierzynski, who was waiting on deck. “When David hit that homer, that was probably the loudest cheer as a visitor I’ve ever heard, especially since I was on deck and…

The best thing you’ll read all day

Last night, for the first time in 95 years, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series at home in Fenway Park. Fuck the city of Boston, in general. Boston is not a good city. Fuck the Boston Red Sox. Fuck your dirty beards. Fuck your scrappy-band-of-sailors persona. Fuck your iconic little ballpark. Fuck the big…

Anyone surprised Kenny Chesney loves the Sox?

While the Red Sox were taking batting practice on Wednesday, country superstar Kenny Chesney was spotted on the warning track wearing a “Boston Strong” baseball hat. A Red Sox fan since he was a kid growing up in Tennessee, he’s been here plenty of times in the past. They deserve each other.

My hatred of the Red Sox grows by the minute

First there was the Fox pre-game show, a valentine to the Red Sox. Oh, look at those beards — they’re so kooky! And original, too! But the loathing grew exponentially when the Sox fans started chanting “ster-oid” at Peralta. The same fans who celebrated two world championships won on the PED-enhanced shoulders of Manny Ramirez…

Best lede of the year

From a Wall Street Journal book review written by Sam Sacks: One of the novelist’s vital, if unenviable, duties is to inhabit the perspectives of society’s most detested members — drug addicts, dictators, Red Sox fans …

One more reason to hate the Red Sox

The owners of the Boston Red Sox were preoccupied with sagging TV ratings and hired marketing consultants who urged the team to place a greater emphasis on “good-looking stars” and “sex symbols,” according to an excerpt from a book co-authored by former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. … On Nov. 2, 2010, a group gathered at Fenway…

Dumbest question of the day w/ a predictably stupid answer

I watched as much as a I could tolerate of the interminable Kevin Millar show on MLB. He and co-host Chris Rose agreed that Big Fraud-i should go into the Hall of Fame. Like Red Sox fans everywhere — and The Nation‘s fawning ass-lickers in the sports media — Millar and Rose conveniently forget that…

So how’s that Bobby V experiment going?

This made my Monday. Dustin Pedroia on Bobby Valentine’s criticism of Kevin Youkilis: “That’s not how we go about our stuff here” This makes me sort of like Pedroia: Was Valentine trying to prod Youkilis? Pedroia: Maybe that works in Japan — Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) April 16, 2012

One good thing about 2012: Boston won’t make the playoffs

The final two spots in Boston’s rotation are expected to be filled by converted relievers. Their projected third starter missed more than half of the 2011 season with back issues. Josh Beckett is a injury waiting to happen. And new closer Andrew Bailey has also missed significant time to arm ailments. As for the offense, Kevin…

The curse of Curb

The Red Sox, whose ACE Josh Beckett LOST to BALTIMORE last night, putting them into a TIE with Tampa, have a new curse. Ever since Bill Buckner made a guest appearance on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the Boston Red Sox have been prettay, prettay, prettay … bad. The question now: Did he curse the Red Sox…

One more reason to loathe the BoSox

John Lackey sort of looks like John Rocker. Apparently he’s just as big of a douchebag. Lackey, who was the starting pitcher in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader in New York, expressed anger at his postgame news conference over a text message he received inquiring about a personal issue. “Let me tell you the…

That other Wild Card race

A Braves collapse would be epic but not historic. The Red Sox are at risk being the first team ever to miss the playoffs by blowing a nine-game lead in September. Their lead is only two over Tampa, though the remaining schedule favors the Sox, who play 7 out of 10 against Baltimore. The Rays,…

A tale of two 1B on HBO

Fantastic extended cameo by the lifetime .289 hitter on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” tonight, including some well-deserved digs at Red Sox fans. Lonnie Smith should be grateful he wasn’t playing for Boston in the ’91 World Series. Of course, Lonnie might’ve plotted to shoot the more unforgiving Red Sox backers. And now, a cameo by Teixeira…

Now I hate the Giants

This is the worst idea since Bud’s proposal to adorn the bases with the Spider Man logo. Don’t even think about it, Braves management.