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Oh JD Drew, How They Hate You

photo © 2008 Eric Kilby | more info (via: Wylio) Maybe it’s the contract. Maybe it’s the attitude. Maybe it’s the omnipresent sense of a nagging injury. Maybe it’s because of Trot Nixon. Maybe it’s because of the slash line. Maybe it’s the inconsistency. Whatever it may be — Red Sox fans don’t like JD […]

4/5: Let’s rock Cleveland

Boston Red Sox (0-3) @ Cleveland Indians (1-2) Josh Beckett (0-0, -.–) @ Josh Tomlin (0-0, -.–) 7:05 PM EDT | Progressive Field (Cleveland, Ohio) TV: NESN RADIO: WEEI 850, SBN 1510 INJURY REPORT Boston: Felix Doubront, left elbow inflammation (placed on 15-day DL 3/31, retroactive to 3/22) Cleveland: Jason Donald, fractured left index finger […]

7 Years and the 2011 Fire Brand of the American League

Before you start, READ THIS: On December 31st, 2003, Evan Brunell penned the article There is No Such Thing as ‘The Curse of the Babe’. On that day Fire Brand of the American League was born. Today we would like want to thank all of the great readers of FireBrand AL. It’s you who make […]

The ALCS

What a totally satisfying series. What truly made it great, and will indeed define it down the road as memorable, is that there was a moment of absolute despair. Just like the 2004 ALCS, there was a moment where I couldn’t think of a way out. That was in game four, after Jhonny Peralta’s three-run […]

Red Sox World Series Bound

The Boston Red Sox came back from a 3-1 series deficit winning game 7 of the ALCS 11-2 on the backs of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dustin Pedroia, and Kevin Youkilis. Matsuzaka pitched for 5 innings, on six hits, two runs, no walks and three strikeouts while Pedoia knocked in five runs and Youkilis drove home two […]

10/21: Put Up Or Shut Up- Part III

@ Oct. 21 GAME 7 – ALCS 2007 Jake Westbrook (1-0, 2.70) @ Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 7.71) Fenway Park (Boston, MA) 8:07 PM EDT, FOX CF Grady Sizemore 2B Dustin Pedroia 2B Asdrubal Cabrera 1B Kevin Youkilis DH Travis Hafner DH David Ortiz C Victor Martinez LF Manny Ramirez 1B Ryan Garko 3B Mike Lowell […]

For All The Marbles

Don’t mean to bump Dan’s and Shawn’s reaction, but I wanted to get my thoughts in…… The year 2007 for J.D. Drew was exemplified perfectly by my body language following a near squander in the bottom of the first inning. With the bases loaded following two infield singles and a walk and nobody retired, both […]

Eerily Confident

Coming into Saturday night’s game, I had zero confidence in Curt Schilling’s ability to tame the Tribe’s offense. I wouldn’t have bet a counterfeit penny on Big Schill. That’s how sure I was that Game 6 would spell demise for the Sox. I haven’t been this happy to be wrong in a long, long time. […]

You’re my boy, Drew!

At least for now. J.D. Drew hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning giving Boston an early 4-0 lead and Curt Schilling was masterful in post season play yet again improving his record to 10-2 in the 12-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Schilling carried the Boston Red Sox on his […]

10/20: Put Up Or Shut Up- Part II

@ Oct. 20 GAME 6 – ALCS 2007 Fausto Carmona (0-0, 9.00) @ Curt Schilling (0-0, 9.64) Fenway Park (Boston, MA) 8:07 PM EDT, FOX CF Grady Sizemore 2B Dustin Pedroia 2B Asdrubal Cabrera 1B Kevin Youkilis DH Travis Hafner DH David Ortiz C Victor Martinez LF Manny Ramirez 1B Ryan Garko 3B Mike Lowell […]

In Curt we trust

Josh Beckett owned the Cleveland Indians pitching for 8 innings, tying a post season high in strikeouts with 11, gave up five hits, walked one and only allowed one run on a double play ball and Kevin Youkilis lead the offense homering, hitting a triple and driving in three runs leading Boston to a 7-1 […]

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