Friday, August 04, 2006
WTEN, Albany, NY: One Life Saved, Another Cut Short after Fenway Collapse
WTEN, Albany, NY: One Life Saved, Another Cut Short after Fenway Collapse:
"She was treated for heat exhaustion, but her husband says the heat had nothing to do with her death. 29-year-old Denise Quickenton of Schenectady was seven months pregnant with her first child. She died Saturday after collapsing at Fenway Park.
Tuesday night, her husband sat down with NEWS10's Alyssa Van Wie and shared the details of what he says really happened.
'This had nothing to do with the heat,' says Todd Quickenton, Denise's husband. 'It had to do with a pre-existing condition that we were unaware of.'"
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A-Rod this season has had 55 at-bats in close and late situations. He is hitting .182 with 16 strikeouts. With less than two outs and a runner on third, he’s hitting .250 with eight Ks...
The Nation Speaks:
A-Rod single handedly has made Bill James rethink the concept of "clutch." The only cure for this choking appears to be what we will call the "A-Rod Maneuver": Get him out of town, and your team will get better.
-RED SOX NATION
Monday, July 24, 2006
Vacation to Camden Yards doesn't cost much more than Fenway foray
According to the 2006 fan cost index by Chicago-based Team Marketing Report, the full Fenway Monty costs about $288 for a family of four, including tickets, beer, sodas, hot dogs, parking, a program and a team cap. It would cost a family of four Red Sox fans only $200 more to see their team play at Camden Yards in Baltimore than it does to catch them at Fenway Park.
But for that price - about $500 - you get face-value tickets, a warm bed, a complimentary beverage and bag of peanuts on the plane, along with hot dogs, beers, sodas, a program and a souvenir at the ballpark.
Such are the stratospheric heights a day, or night, at Fenway has reached - the most expensive in the major leagues.
THE NATION SPEAKS:
On the bright side, you get more leg room on a Delta flight to Baltimore than you get in the Grandstand at Fenway Park, and once you actually get there, the seats are spacious, the sitelines fantastic, and beer, beer, beer...oh yeah, and food, is delivered directly to your spacious seat. Did I mention that they bring the beer right to your seat?
If you have the means, Cameron, I highly recommend Camden.
Friday, July 21, 2006
JAYS MANAGER GIBBONS CHALLENGED HILLENBRAND TO A FIGHT; SHEA REFUSES TO SIT IN THE DUGOUT IF HE ISN'T IN THE LINEUP
Hillenbrand had been upset because he felt the Blue Jays were not sensitive that he needed several days to complete the adoption of a baby girl on the West Coast over the weekend. The designated hitter and corner infielder was not in the starting lineup when he returned.
Earlier Wednesday, Hillenbrand wrote 'play for yourself' on a board the Blue Jays use to post batting practice times. He later wrote the 'ship was sinking' and Gibbons confronted him.
"Gibby called a team meeting and then he stood up and reamed me out in front of my teammates. "He challenged me to a fight, and wanted me to get up and punch him in the face...I'm very disappointed about what he did and I find it very unprofessional."-DFA JAY SHEA
"He had a chance yesterday to defend himself in front of his coaches and his teammates. He chose not to." -Jays Skipper John Gibbons
Ricciardi said he wasn't surprised by Hillenbrand's behavior: Hillenbrand once called Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein a (Quote/Slur) "Fag."
"He made some pretty disparaging remarks when he left Boston. I don't think people forgot that."-Blue Jays G.M. J.P. Ricciardi
Saturday, July 15, 2006
"This time, I only used 'this much' spin..."
Monday, July 10, 2006
Trade Rumor Central
Trade Winds Abreu-Ing
On Sunday, reports surfaced that Boston is very interested in the services of Bobby Abreu who has a no-trade clause and is set to make $15 million from the Phillies next season.
'You'd have to ask him (if it's upsetting),' Manuel said. 'I know sometimes when you talk about trading guys some guys handle it different from others. I don't notice. He plays about the same every day.
'I can't answer for Bobby Abreu but for myself I think that's good. With the kind of caliber teams the Yankees and Red Sox are. That means somebody must think I'm a good player.
THE NATION SPEAKS:
This is an interesting development, because it could mean the end of the Boston career for either free agent-to-be Trot Nixon or Manny "White Devil Hater" Ramirez. Like Manny, Abreu can be a enigmatic personality that poses problems for management, so unless Ramirez has finally put Devils Theo, Larry, Werner, and Henry over the edge, a Manny for Abreu deal simply doesn't make much sense from a production standpoint. A three way deal, sending Trot to a contender, Abreu to Boston, and the bounty of prospects to Philly would seem to make much more sense. This rumor may be an indication that the Sox are not willing to pay Nixon $8-9 million a year for 3 years, which will likely be his market value. If Philly is willing to pay $3-4 million of Fun Bobby's $15 million salary for 2007, then this deal could make a lot of sense for the Red Sox.
-RED SOX NATION
Saturday, July 01, 2006
As for Portland, their motives in any deal are clearly financial over winning. They have cut their payroll from $100 a few years back to $57 million last season. Their stadium is under bankruptcy control, and owner Paul Allen is trying to sell the team, and may declare team bankruptcy to get out of a projected $100 million in losses the next few seasons.