Tag Archives: Baseball

The Tragic Tale of Robin Van Persie (A Manchester United Footballer)

If you ever visit Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912 – for a tour, at some point you’ll hear some waxing lyrical about Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski. Especially his epic 1967 season, one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Game Two, 2013 ALCS: Red Sox Versus Tigers (Another Big Papi Miracle)

It’s a quarter past midnight, and I’m real tired. (With a one-year-old daughter, I usually start getting tired around nine.) But sleep seems a pretty long way off. My heart is racing. Adrenaline. As the Boss once said, I got … Continue reading

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2013 Boston Red Sox: World Series Champions?

This year’s Boston Red Sox are the feel-good story of the summer. Like Breaking Bad, only with more people to root for and a much better on-base percentage. From proverbial zeroes to would-be heroes, they play a mean bit of ball, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Ballgame (Boston Red Sox 8 – New York Yankees 15)

PRE-GAME: A new Red Sox manager (Bobby Valentine replacing fan-favorite Terry Francona).  And a new Red Sox general manager (Ben Cherington replacing the boy-wonder Theo Epstein)… but still a stubbornly rubbish start to the new season. Wins: 4. Losses: 9. … Continue reading

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The 2011 Major League Baseball Season… Recklessly Revisited

Don’t ever let it be said that the newjonnytransit blog is ever anything less than scrupulously, rigorously, and thoroughly accountable (for further reference, please see newjonnytransit Reading Regulations, Section 8(f): Accountability). If I’m ever so foolhardy as to predict something … Continue reading

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A Hundred Open Lady Late-nights

I know, whenever my special blogging pen (sometimes keyboard) finds itself with no particular place to go, it always meanders back to sport, doesn’t it? Fair is fair, though, I blame the person holding it… But here’s the irresistible thing: … Continue reading

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Good Sport/Bad Sport (& the eternal search for 27 outs)

In spite of the sacrosanct rules of Englishness (S.R.E. – see also The Better Empire pamphlet of 1862), when it comes to sport I never root for the underdog. Maybe elsewhere in life I do – but on playing fields and running … Continue reading

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