July 2012

cody_ross_bat_flip

That is all.

Updated – 22nd December 2012 – Gonna miss Cody now he’s signed a 3-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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I’ve never hidden the fact that I am a member of Team Crawford (#teamCrawford – as it’s known in the world of Twitter). A ‘small’ group of Red Sox fans that support Carl Crawford. I could understand why members of Red Sox Nation may want to shred the contract of Crawford – Carl, signed a 7-year, $142-million contract in December 2010, didn’t have a particularly good first season in Boston – batting .255 with an on base percentage of .289. Hitting 11 homeruns, 56 RBI’s and 18 stolen bases. Not great numbers, granted.

However, Crawford (as much as you may like it or not) is a member of the Red Sox clubhouse. We have to look at what he is capable – didn’t he steal 6 bases again the Red Sox in 2009? 6 bases in one game! With just over half the season gone, Red Sox sit in 28th place in Stolen Bases. For those not in the know, there are only 30 teams in the MLB. Well below the AL average & the whole of MLB average. Crawford was the AL Stolen Base Champion in 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2007. We need a spark, something to kick start our faltering season….

Another stat for you, Red Sox are 30 outta 30 in triples – Crawford was the AL Triple Champion in 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2010. We need a spark, something to kick start our faltering season….

Red Sox are currently 9.5 games out of the AL East & surprisingly only 1.5 games out of the Wild Card chase. Which as any Sox fan in Sept 2011 will attest – isn’t that great of a lead. Both the AL East top spot & the Wild Card can be caught. We need a spark, something to kick start our faltering season…

That spark is Carl Crawford. He will likely start on Monday, against the White Sox, but with the return to Fenway Park by Youkilis and also Ellsbury, Crawford will hopefully take a slightly back seat to the media circus.

I will, however, give you the fact that Ellsbury is also returning from injury this week. He is also the spark Red Sox needs. Jacoby, however, doesn’t have the pressure of a 7-year, $142-million contract on his back.

Red Sox will have two of the fastest men in baseball returning to the starting line up, and with that now is the time when the BoSox can start to make a push for playoff baseball, a feat that hasn’t been reached since

If Red Sox can pick up a bit of a streak, whilst Rays & Orioles drop, they can catch up to the Yankees. With 12 games still to play against the New York Yankees, anything could & will happen.

So, if you ignore all that I scribbled above, please take note of this. If the Red Sox are gonna do anything this season they are going to need the backing of Red Sox Nation. That begins by backing the players. Whatever you think about our current team, they are OUR team. We ride with the ups & downs. That is the way this works. Live together, die alone.

All I am asking is one thing – give Crawford a chance. Carl is with the Red Sox for the considerable future. Lets grow the members of #teamCrawford one member of Red Sox Nation at a time.

Good Luck Carl! #teamCrawford forever!

Updated – 26th August 2012 – Crawford moved to the Dodgers with Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez & Nick Punto in a blockbuster trade. Red Sox got a bag of beans.

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A little while ago I asked one of my favorite vinyl artists, Un Cle (which I have written previous about here) to customize a Matt Siren ‘Ghost Girl’ – I loved what he did with his previous Ghost Girl custom piece. I gave him the idea of having a sugar skull design & he ran with it. Meet Mariah…

As you can see, it’s pretty freakin’ awesome! He has done such a great piece of work. It’s gonna look pretty awesome in my room! I should get a special case for it…

Thanks Un Cle!

If you want to get a custom piece from Un Cle, please use the deets below to reach out to him:

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