Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Congratulations to Terry Francona! The Red Sox have extended his contract for at least three more years, and rightly so. Francona has gone 8-0 in World Series games in the 21st century. No other manager can be said to have done that...I'm not sure if any other manager has ever done that in any century. I'm glad to see that extension take place.

Josh Beckett seems to be picking up right where he left off last season. The word is that he is pretty strong in batting practice down in Florida. If the big B stays healthy, I really believe that he may become one of the best pitchers in the game. I don't think he will ever reach Nolan's numbers...I don't think anyone will ever top those. But he will certainly reach some milestones. I remember watching him in last year's playoffs...there were times when the expression on his face seemed to say, "This isn't supposed to be this easy..."

Well, we actually have some games this week! And the first televised game for the Sox on Friday evening. I'll be watching on MLB TV. I need to hound AT&T Uverse and get them to take on NESN down here in Texas...Heh.

Also...if anyone read my last post about getting to sing "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" at Rangers Ballpark...I seriously hope they don't schedule me to sing at a Red Sox game. It probably would not be appreciated if I walked out on the field to sing wearing my Yastrzemski jersey. Of course, at least half of the fans at the ballpark would love it...Hahahaha....


Tex said...

HEY!! i didn't know you had linked me!! I'll link you as well. I plan on going to all the Red Sox series. And What a GREAT thing to get to sing Take me Out to the Ballgame at The Ballpark!!! I hope IT IS during a Red Sox game. I would be screaming and yelling at ya!!

is it baseball yet??

Ted D said...


You are a life saver, man. I had no idea the first game was Friday night.


Tex said...

you MUST link ted too, bickley. you and him have alot in common other than just the red sox

hopn2 said...

Your blog really is a fun blog. I thourly enjoyed it. I live in the Woodhaven section of Fort Worth and am a Ranger Fan. You can email me at I really hope you keep on posting. Rick