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Entries from Empyreal Environs tagged with “Raymond”

Squid Heads

The Rays’ likability has increased tremendously with the departure of Joe Maddon and the addition of Kevin Cash and Rocco Baldelli. Please, please, please Chris Archer start another brawl so we can hate you all again. The Red Sox need to pay for all the hard slides into second, right? Right? Steven Souza, Jr. would be a great candidate to spark a basebrawl. He had no qualms about complaining to James Hoye about the calls he was getting and he’s a rookie. Someone needs to introduce a 95 MPH fastball to his ribs. The Rays battled in the ninth for a walk-off win and there seemed to be more Red Sox fans in attendance than Rays fans. They really dressed for the occasion. Fish head fish heads,Roly poly fish heads,Eat them up yumThey can’t play baseballThey won’t wear sweatersThey’re not good dancersThey don’t play drums Hmm, okay, perhaps they do from time to time play drums. Game 16: April 23, 2015 Boston Red Sox9-7 1 L: Anthony Varvaro (0-1) 2B: Pablo Sandoval (2) Tampa Bay Rays8-8 2 L: Chris Archer (2-2) 2B: Evan Longoria (5)...

Forthcoming

Game 126: August 21, 2007 Red Sox 8 W: Jon Lester (2-0)H: Manny Delcarmen (7)H: Hideki Okajima (23)S: Jonathan Papelbon (30) 76-50, 2 game winning streak26-11-5 series record Devil Rays 6 L: Andy Sonnanstine (2-9) 47-78, 2 game losing streak10-26-5 series record Highlights: I rarely delight in the suffering of others unless it is truly deserved, so observing carnage visited upon the Yankees in California was exquisitely satisfying. A tip of the hat to Garret Anderson, who up until his 10-RBI detonation last night was doing his best Bernie Williams ca. 2006 impersonation. I wish I could buy David Ortiz’s Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG and present it to Anderson. The West Coast combustion and Raymond assailing Remy and Orsillo with all manner of weaponry (Silly String, a plush rat on a string, baseballs) made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The Wily Mo Peña three-way trade was finalized yesterday. Chris Carter did indeed get traded to the Nationals (for right-handed pitcher Emiliano Fruto) who then flipped the left-handed first baseman to the Red Sox. Carter was assigned to the Pawtucket Red Sox and will likely get called up when rosters expand. This trade aided me greatly in the addictive franchise...

Afloat

Game 125: August 20, 2007 Red Sox 6 W: Tim Wakefield (15-10) 75-50, 1 game winning streak25-11-5 series record Devil Rays 0 L: Scott Kazmir (9-8) 47-77, 1 game losing streak10-25-5 series record Highlights: Mike Lowell reached base each of the four times he got in the box; the third baseman walked twice, doubled, and homered. The Red Sox improved to 11-5 in shutout games. I’m not going to go overboard in ooh-ing and ahh-ing the Red Sox’s performance against the Devil Rays because Tampa Bay is a team that will lose much more often than win. Even with ace Scott Kazmir tallying eight whiffs the visitors hit early and often to put away the game. The charge was led by Mike Lowell and Manny Ramirez who combined for five RBIs. The early lead had the Tampa Bay batters even more impatient than usual. Jitters at the dish when facing a knuckleballer does not a good combination make for the home team. The audio onslaught of cowbells and the Tropicana Heckler combined could not will runs. Tim Wakefield clocked in with a workman-like seven innings with four hits, a solo walk, and five strikeouts. Manny Delcarmen and Mike Timlin...

Jape

Game 103: July 27, 2007 Red Sox 7 W: Tim Wakefield (12-9)H: Manny Delcarmen (6) 63-40, 2 game winning streak21-9-4 series record Devil Rays 1 L: Jason Hammel (1-1)BS: Juan Salas (1) 38-64, 7 game losing streak9-20-4 series record Highlights: The Red Sox offense supplied Wakefield with sufficient run support although it did come rather late in the game. The knuckleballer lasted six inning, struck out six, walked three, and allowed one run to score in the dome where he pitches so well. He is now 8-0 when starting at Tropicana Field. In his most recent blog entry Raymond said, “On July 5th I made my Fenway debut. Wally was up on the dugout tossing out balls. I came up on the dugout, took away his bag, and generally taunted the Red Sox faithful. Of course Wally got me back by tearing off my fur. That seems to keep happening every time I visit another stadium. Jerry Remy thought it was funny. Yeah, keep laughing RemDawg. I’ve got plenty in store for you and your precious Wally when you guys come to town July 27!” Raymond made good on his threat by festooning the booth with Raymond beanies as...

Raymond Bares All

Raymond tries to show up Wally in his own house, but retribution is sweet for the Green Monster. His team swept the Devil Rays by winning last night’s game in grand fashion, 15-4....

Bounty

Raymond has yet to brag of his exploits in his blog, jejunely entitled The Big Blue Blog. I guess it’s difficult to update one’s site while on the lam.


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