Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lester May Have Cancer

Some troubling news out of the Red Sox camp last night, as rookie pitcher, Jon Lester, may be battling cancer according to a Boston Herald article.

Lester had been placed on the DL with some back trouble that stemmed from a minor car accident he was in before a game against the Evil Empire. According to NECN TV, Lester was complaining to his brother about not feeling right and his brother told him that he should go in and get checked out. Unfortunately, the results of the tests were not good and Lester has swollen Lymph nodes. Swollen lymph nodes are usually caused by 4 things.
The rookie pitcher is currently under going more tests to determine the cause of these swollen lymph nodes. Let's hope for his sake, its just a minor condition that can be taken care of.

I do ask that everyone say a prayer for Jon Lester and wish him a speedy recovery.

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Stick a fork in them

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Who are these guys?

Where was tonight's starting line-up of the Boston Red Sox playing at the start of this season.

1. Coco Crisp: Boston Red Sox starting CF
2. Alex Cora: Boston Red Sox bench player
3. Mark Loretta: Boston Red Sox starting 2B
4. Kevin Youkilis: Boston Red Sox starting 1B
5. Eric Hinske: Toronto Blue Jays bench player
6. Mike Lowell: Boston Red Sox starting 3B
7. Carlos Pena: released by the Detroit Tigers, signed minor league deal with NY Yankees
8. Doug Mirabelli: San Diego Padres backup catcher
9. Dustin Pedroia: Pawtucket Red Sox starting SS (AAA affiliate for the Red Sox)

So in tonight's game, the Sox are starting 4 of the original 9 players from Opening Day 2006. Missing are Jason Varitek (15 day DL), Trot Nixon (15 day DL), Manny Ramirez (day to day with a knee injury), Alex Gonzalez (15 day DL), and Big Papi (out indefinitely with heart abnormalities).

We are gonna need a miracle to catch the $198 million dollar Yankees but Sox fans its time to get out the old saying. "We Believe!"

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Sox in trouble??

Is anyone else worried that our beloved Red Sox probably will not make the postseason this year? I know I am worried about it. I will note for the record, that I haven't given up yet. To make matters worse, Big Papi was sent home from Oakland today to be reexamined for an irregular heartbeat. Although it wasn't announced to the press til later, back when the Yankees were in town last weekend, Ortiz was sent to the hospital and cleared for the same problem. Let's hope and pray that Papi is ok, not for the Red Sox sake, but for his family's. Heart problems can be kinda scary and no matter how bad we want Papi in the lineup, he needs to do what's best for him.

The Sox lost another pitcher as well, with Jon Lester falling victim to the DL with a bad back. I am not sure whats going on in Boston this year with all the pitchers, but when we have to start Kyle Snyder, Jason Johnson, and tonight Kason Gabbard, we are in trouble. Why oh why didn't Theo make a move to pick up a pitcher that could have helped for the stretch run. Speaking of Snyder, he was sent back to the hotel in Oakland with the bug that is running thru the Sox clubhouse right now. And to add insult to injury, Manny is out til the Sox return home with a knee injury.

So whatever you do, make sure to include the Sox in your prayers. Do whatever you have to do to bring the Sox some luck. Wear your hat inside out, if they win a game dont change your clothes, anything that you can do right now to give the Sox some momementum to catch up to the Evil Empire down there in NYC.

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Mel Thomas wins 2006-2007 Hottest UCONN women's basketball player

With almost 50% of your votes, Mel Thomas(seen above accepting her 2005 Preseason WNIT MVP Trophy with UCONN AD Jeff Hathaway), UCONN women's basketball player, has won the hottest player on the team. Tahirah Williams finished with 25% of the vote and Cassie Kerns received 15% of the votes. See picture below for total results.
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Many thanks to the Deadspinners who voted again and to all the loyal readers who took the time to vote.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hottest UCONN 2006-2007 womens basketball player

VOTING WILL END ON SATURDAY August 26th at midnight. Get your last minute votes in.

Be sure to hit vote now at the bottom after you check the player you are voting for. I am working on making the poll a little bit smaller.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Missing Persons Alert

MISSING: The Boston Red Sox. If found, please return to Fenway Park.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sox trade for Hinske, sign Pena

The Sox in search of some left handed power off the bench traded for 1B/OF Eric Hinske from the Toronto Blue Jays and also signed away Carlos Pena from the NY Spankees AAA affiliate in Columbus. It is unsure what the Red Sox gave up to get Hinske who was a late scratch from Toronto's game tonight. (I was wondering why he wasn't in my fantasy lineup tonight after being listed as starting.)

The Sox haven't announced who Hinske is going to replace on the active roster or quite what his role will be. I do envision that he will be able to give Youk or Lowell a night off here and there or be a platoon partner with Willy Mo Pena out in right. If Hinske isnt in the starting lineup, he will be a lefty bat off the bench which the Sox so need. Carlos Pena will report to AAA Pawtucket and one can only assume he will be up in Boston when rosters expand on Sept 1 or earlier if there is an injury.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Want a divorce or breakup with your bf/gf?

I know that most of my posts are about sports related stuff but this is something that has caught my eye. If you are looking to either get divorced or breakup with your bf/gf, get your own MTV reality show.

In a trend started by Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro, Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker, have followed suit in planning on getting divorced. While Nick and Jessica's divorce is final, the other two couples have just recently filed papers to end their nuptials.

Also, Lauren Conrad, of The Hills and formerly of Laguna Beach, and Jason Wahler have called it quits. I think this makes the 100th time they have broken up so we shall see about this one. Also from Laguna Beach, Kristin Cavallari had reportedly broken up with her bf, Brody Jenner, one of the Princes of Malibu.

So folks, what does this tell you? It says, get your own MTV reality show if your looking for the perfect way to get a divorce or breakup with your significant other.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Random Thought of the day

Do you wonder if people who speak foreign languages translate the words in their head before speaking them?

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Blog gets a little more pub

While its nothing new to me that I got mentioned on as I have been an avid reader of the blog since it's birth. My reason for letting everyone know that I was mentioned on Deadspin, is more for the new readers of the blog than the loyal few. As I start to spend more time reading and blogging, I do hope the readers will go up. It's not like I have that much to do with my time as I recover from the car accident two years ago.

Yesterday while perusing, I found an interesting article about a DIV II school in Texas, Texas A&M-Commerce was interested in Rhett Bomar, former Oklahoma Sooner QB. For those who haven't heard, Bomar was kicked out of school for accepting gifts from working a job at a car dealer. Basically the gifts were accepting money for time not spent at work. Ah the life of a D 1 football powerhouse QB.

Anyways, a special thanks to The Mighty MJD, for the pub and another special thanks goes out to the loyal readers. And a Texas sized welcome, no pun intended, to the new readers. Feel free to peruse the site and be sure to vote for your favorite (hottest) UCONN's women's bball player for the 2006-2007 season. If you got the time, go back to the early archives and check out some of my earlier work.

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Random Thoughts featured on Vizuble

Recently, my blog, Random Thoughts, was featured on Vizuble . The article detailed the results of my most recent poll, Who was the hottest female sportscaster or sideline reporter? That contest was won by Erin Andrews. To see the article, click here to check it out.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

New page design

Let me know what you think of the new look. There is still some minor tweaking to be done and some things to be added. Feel free to leave your thoughts about the new look.

In the coming days, I will be putting up a new poll. This time, you will be voting for the Hottest UCONN Women's basketball player on the 2006-2007 roster. If anyone has any pictures of Jacquie Fernandes and Meghan Gardler please email me the pics.

Also, I will be doing a 64 person bracket on who is the hottest female celebrity. The winner will be crowned Miss Random Thoughts 2007. The bracket will be randomly drawn and put together and voted upon by you. There will be the round of 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2 and eventually Miss Random Thoughts 2007.

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Javy Lopez to the Red Sox

In a deal done today, Javy Lopez has been traded to the Red Sox for a mid-level minor league prospect. The only hold up with the deal right now is getting the player the Sox are trading thru the waiver wire.

With Jason Varitek going down for 4-6 weeks with knee surgery and the Red Sox trading Kelly Shoppach to the Indians in the Coco Crisp deal, really had no catching help to back up Doug "Wakefield" Mirabelli.

Lopez became expendable to the Orioles this year as they had signed Ramon Hernandez to a deal with the hopes of Javy DH'ing and occasionally spelling Hernandez. Javy was upset over the lack of playing time and had requested a trade. His request for a trade couldn't have come at a better time for the Red Sox. Since the Sox stood pat during the annual July trading deadline, and the recent injuries to Varitek and Nixon, a big chunk of the Sox line up was missing. Javy brings plenty of experience to the Sox being a part of most of the 15 straight NL East championships for the Atlanta Braves.

While Javy won't replace Varitek's leadership, he will give the Sox an ample replacement at catcher for time being. This will also take some pressure off Mirabelli when Wakefield returns from the DL to help the Sox in the stretch run to the playoffs.

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