Posted via email from syruckus's posterous Let me start this by saying that the current Syracuse basketball squad is among my most favorite squads--and I've been a fan since my dad took me to a game at Manley Field House as a gift on my seventh birthday--the old Manley, the one with the raised wood … Continue reading The Louie & Bouie Show: The Original Big Heads
I recently read a very interesting article on Slate.com by John Swansburg "Why I Stopped Being A Sports Fan." A guy deeply immersed in modern sports culture goes cold turkey and finds he doesn't miss it all that much. I know what he's going through. I gained what I used to call "the dreaded P … Continue reading The Dreaded P Word: Perspective
Fisk1975HR.jpg Originally uploaded by Phil At Sun I posted a tweet today about feeling old because today is the 34th anniversary of Carlton Fisk's famous walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. A friend responded to my tweet by reminding me that the Sox lost Game 7. My response takes longer … Continue reading The Best World Series Ever (Yeah, Even Better Than 2004)
Welcome Back, Nomar! Originally uploaded by Phil At Sun A standing ovation from Red Sox Nation for former Sox All Star Nomar Garciaparra, as he makes his first appearance in Fenway Park since he was traded in 2004. The hurt and disappointments (from both player and management) that culminated in his trade have subsided. Besides, … Continue reading Welcome Back, Nomar!
First--I have spent so much time focusing on the Sox and their AL East foes, I'm seriously out of the loop on many teams. It was hard to identify anyone I knew at several positions on the National League ballot--much less assess their play. Secondly--I can vote up to 25 times on-line. Someone from Chicago … Continue reading My 2009 All Star Game Ballot
RIP Mark Fidrych--no one had a better perspective on success and failure.
Being a Red Sox fan used to mean being stereotyped as an angst-ridden, dark-night-of-the-soul type of person. Great literature (and great pulp fiction) was the result of the 86 year gap between World Series championships (1918-2004.) However, since the hiring of Theo Epstein as General Manager in 2002, the Red Sox have been the most … Continue reading Red Sox Spring Training (Don’t Forget Your Calculator)
Sean Kirst had an excellent article the other day on the volunteer work that Laura Robinson did at St. Lucy's Church. Laura is the wife of the recently dismissed head football coach at S.U.--Greg Robinson. The work that Mrs. Robinson did wasn't dilettante social work. She worked in a weekly soup kitchen on the city's … Continue reading A Sad Farewell–Mr. & Mrs. Robinson
The brilliant S.U. sports blog "Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician" has a fascinating post on what S.U. sports greats faces would be honored on a Mount 'Cusemore. He posits three non-negotiable spots: Boeheim, Brown and Davis. I can't find a way to argue any of those folks off, so that leaves only one spot. … Continue reading Mount ‘Cusemore
A lot of seamheads are trotting out statistics today to argue that Jim Rice's performance was not Hall of Fame caliber--contrasting him with other worthies left out and arguing that playing in Fenway gave him an unfair advantage (yeah, all those home runs hit themselves!) Two points: 1) The Hall of Fame is supposed to … Continue reading Jim Rice Is In, Get Over It.