April 19, 2005


from the globe, just now:

Red Sox give Wakefield extension
Deal will probably keep him in Sox uniform for the rest of his career

By Boston.com Staff

The Red Sox and Tim Wakefield agreed to a contract extension today that will keep the knuckleballer with the Red Sox through at least 2006 and very likely for the rest of his career, the team announced.

The Sox will have the option to extend the contract for 2007 and any season thereafter. The contract will remain in effect as long as the Red Sox continue to exercise their yearly option. Terms were not disclosed.

“For the last 11 years, Tim Wakefield has represented the best of the Boston Red Sox,” general manager Theo Epstein said. “His continuing contributions to the success of the franchise on the field are matched only by his dedication to community service. This agreement virtually guarantees Wake will retire as a Boston Red Sox, which is fitting. In the long, proud history of this franchise, few men have brought greater honor to the uniform.”

The 38-year-old Wakefield is the longest-tenured Red Sox player, having signed with the club in 1995.

i'll put up the pics from the north hollywood fenway opener as soon as i get...less lazy?
soon, i promise.

April 13, 2005

too funny 

this is hilarious! i'm starting to agree with him!

April 08, 2005

the lords of the rings 

and what fucking amazing rings they are!!

"greatest comeback in history - 8 straight"

and the trophy inside fenway. beautiful.

He's Back! 

Guess who is back in professional baseball? Everyone's best friend, John Rocker. I wondered what had happened to him.

April 07, 2005

ah ha! 

explained at last:

"Francona has had to remain on blood-thinning medication, which gives him frequent chills and requires him to wear a sweatshirt over his uniform top. "

April 05, 2005

on the other side? 

so are we seeing the end of mariano riviera? i hope the fuck so!

April 04, 2005

161-1 ? 

thoughts, comments? other than "cabrera woulda had that!"...
mantei's got some heat.