10/11: This feels familiar

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Born on the 37th anniversary of the the day Babe Ruth died (1985) which later became the day Jimy Williams was fired in 2001 (a monumental event at the time), Evan was too young to experience the pain 1986 brought, but a deep wound was sowed in 2003. Since then, Fire Brand has become a blog that Red Sox “club officials read,” as per Peter Gammons. Evan enjoys working out, writing, reading, quality television, science fiction and history and being newly married. He is a professional baseball journalist as well as president of a state non-profit and member of the Board of Directors for a national profit. (Twitter.)

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  1. Gerry October 11, 2009 at 11:22 AM #

    Are the Sox the A.L. version of the Cards this year, loaded with good hitters (Pujols, Holliday, for crying out loud) and can't hit? If Clay pitches as well as Lester & Beckett, and the bats don't work, will he be held to a higher standard? 26% of poll respondents are already in that frame of mind. If he pitches lights out, will the same 26% want to trade him while his value is high? If he pitches poorly, will losing the ALDS be laid on his shoulders, Buckner-like?

  2. Faiaz October 11, 2009 at 4:14 PM #

    AHAHAH FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU TO ALL THE OBNOXIOUS SOX FANS… to the rest of the Sox fans… see you next year :)

  3. Sean O October 11, 2009 at 5:27 PM #

    So angry right now. Papelbon better be traded for a bucket of balls. Theo's total disinterest in helping the team last offseason doomed us to failure. Brad Penny and John Smoltz, my ass.