Stat of the Day! Adrian Beltre vs Carlos Beltran

This just in from our friends at The Boson Globe: Also, “Carlos Beltran and Adrian Beltre each has had 6,877 plate appearances. Beltre has 1,700 hits, Beltran has 1,705. Beltre has 348 doubles, Beltran 340. Beltran has struck out 1,086 times, Beltre 1,084 times. Beltre is a lifetime .270 hitter with 250 homers and 906 RBIs. … Continue reading

Baseball Notes from Around the Web: “The Tools of Ignorance”

[[Editor’s Note: Welcome back to Venuist’s new baseball notes column.  Sorry, we tried to get Gammons but NESN blew our bid out of the water when Jerry Remy threw in his personal “Wally: The Green Monster” beanie baby to close the deal.]] More odds than ends… Jason Bay began his long marriage of hitting warning … Continue reading

Red Sox Closer Jon Papelpon is Certifiably Infreakingsane – ESPN

    Unbelievably interesting piece posted on the ESPN Boston blogs today.  You can read the redacted or full versions, depending on your preference.  I recommend the bullet points as the long version  is just one of Gordon Edes (he and Shaughnessy anchored out the old blow-hards section of Sports Section during The Boston Globe‘s … Continue reading

“Tuesday Morning Hangover; Tuesday Ed!” – An Open Letter to Sports Illustrated

    DEAR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (Online), We love you but we need to talk. Why don’t you take a seat?  Why not over there, on the sofa, near the hydrangea?  Comfy? Want any coffee, tea, soda, water, anything? How about the temp – too hot or too cold?  Sure you don’t want any coffee? You’re fine?  Ok.  … Continue reading

"Tuesday Morning Hangover; Tuesday Ed!" – An Open Letter to Sports Illustrated

    DEAR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (Online), We love you but we need to talk. Why don’t you take a seat?  Why not over there, on the sofa, near the hydrangea?  Comfy? Want any coffee, tea, soda, water, anything? How about the temp – too hot or too cold?  Sure you don’t want any coffee? You’re fine?  Ok.  … Continue reading

Red Sox trade Lowell to Phillies for Cheesesteak, Condiment to be named later – AP Reports

    [Boston, MA – 12/23/2009] – Red Sox Sources confirm that Mike Lowell has been, at last, shipped to the City of Brotherly Love for a package that finally, in the words of assistant GM Ben Cherington, represents “fair return value for a productive veteran player and clubhouse leader.” According to the particulars of … Continue reading

Boston Mayor asks scalpers to have a heart; they opt for cash instead.

    You can say many things about Boston, but you can’t say its citizens don’t take advantage of a good scalping opportunity. Seriously, us Bostonians love the fuck out of scalping—so much that we’ve even tried legalizing it. I literally used to work next to Fenway Park for the better part of three years … Continue reading

Making Sense: part 2; John Lackey to Sox?

    John Lackey, as Fox Sports and the Boston Globe reports (a reputable source for sports as any, cough cough Boston Herald) is undergoing a physical for Red Sox MGMT.  This – to paraphrase virtually every other sports news source that doesn’t break from sports talk to give you a video of Kermit the … Continue reading

NOT Derek Jeter, cont.

    Interesting article this week on the state of the Red Sox infield.  Shaughnessy – of the Boston Globe, but sometimes, lately, of Sports Illustrated – writes of Boston’s long nightmare, err, search for stability at the position of short stop.   Now, the other day the Venuist pointed out that while Orlando Cabrera … Continue reading