Chicken Little and Big Papi: Venuing Red Sox Beat Report

Ortiz is 1 for 11 with a single RBI. The sky is falling, the roof is caving in, the plane has crashed into the mountain. Mike Lowell should take over take over at DH and the once great Ortiz should ride the pine. Please. Baseball is a game that builds on itself. Each pitch is … Continue reading

It's a Holy day, but tonight it's War. [Yankees vs Red Sox]

Major League Baseball’s season gets under way tonight in Fenway Park, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox starting things off in grand fashion. Excitement will be in the air, so will hatred and animosity for the opposing team. The wind won’t be the only thing swirling around the park tonight as … Continue reading

"I Love that Dirty Water": Dueling Red Sox Predictions for 2010

Yesterday, the New York Times, in their infinite wisdom, printed dueling reviews of the new Apple (don’t call us a computer company) iPad. The review was prefaced as a two-parter with the first section addressed to techies — a slam — was followed up with one addressed to those bereft of technical knowledge. The second … Continue reading

Woe to Be 'Big Papi': David Ortiz, a Peoples' History, in text

    [[Editor’s Note: The following text exchange just transpired between 33 Problems and The Venuist regarding Rob Neyer, of ESPN, compiling his baseball players of the decade.]] 33 Problems:  Rob Neyer puts Carlos Beltran as the 6th best player of the decade and David Ortiz as the 53rd.  Does that seem crazy or am … Continue reading

Woe to Be ‘Big Papi’: David Ortiz, a Peoples’ History, in text

    [[Editor’s Note: The following text exchange just transpired between 33 Problems and The Venuist regarding Rob Neyer, of ESPN, compiling his baseball players of the decade.]] 33 Problems:  Rob Neyer puts Carlos Beltran as the 6th best player of the decade and David Ortiz as the 53rd.  Does that seem crazy or am … Continue reading