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I hope the Sox hire a dietician :lol:

You would think they would have learned with El Guapo. I think its amazing how far Colon has fallen, which begs the question has he ever been connected to the juice?

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You would think they would have learned with El Guapo. I think its amazing how far Colon has fallen, which begs the question has he ever been connected to the juice?

Not that I ever heard but lets just say he doesnt exactly look like Barry Bonds, lol.

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You would think they would have learned with El Guapo. I think its amazing how far Colon has fallen, which begs the question has he ever been connected to the juice?

Not that I ever heard but lets just say he doesnt exactly look like Barry Bonds, lol.

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It was a classic high reward/low risk signing by Theo.

The guy used to be amazing though. He could've been a juicer at one time, but I doubt it. He's always just been one fat guy. I guarantee you won't find one oz. of muscle on that body. ;)

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First action of the year, the Sox have exhibitions against BC and Northeastern tomorrow. Beckett is expected to start the first game and go a couple innings. Justin Masterson will start the second. Both games will be 7 innings.

Only problem is it looks like neither game will be carried on mlbtv, guess i'll have to wait 'til the Twins game on Friday to see the sox in action for the first time.

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First action of the year, the Sox have exhibitions against BC and Northeastern tomorrow. Beckett is expected to start the first game and go a couple innings. Justin Masterson will start the second. Both games will be 7 innings.

Only problem is it looks like neither game will be carried on mlbtv, guess i'll have to wait 'til the Twins game on Friday to see the sox in action for the first time.

Didnt they go to the WhiteHouse today?

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First action of the year, the Sox have exhibitions against BC and Northeastern tomorrow. Beckett is expected to start the first game and go a couple innings. Justin Masterson will start the second. Both games will be 7 innings.

Only problem is it looks like neither game will be carried on mlbtv, guess i'll have to wait 'til the Twins game on Friday to see the sox in action for the first time.

Didnt they go to the WhiteHouse today?

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Didnt they go to the WhiteHouse today?

yes they did and George Bush said Manny was not their because his grandmother was died again :lol:

WASHINGTON -- Red Sox Nation conquered the nation's capital Wednesday as President Bush feted the 2007 World Series Champs in a White House celebration that turned the normally orderly Executive Mansion into a stampede of hero-worshipping Red Sox fans.

Video Sox honored by President Bush

more stories like thisThe seat of political power, usually unfazed by the proximity of famous personalities, was outright star-struck with the entourage of power hitters, pitchers and all-stars.

Members of Congress, media big-wigs and White House staff -- many with their kids and baseballs in tow -- craned their necks and jostled for a good spot to snap photos and seek out autographs.

"The Mighty Red Sox Nation has stormed the South Lawn," Bush told the roaring crowd gathered in the afternoon chill but clearly more numbed by the prospect of glimpsing their favorite ballplayers up close.

"We appreciate very much members of the administration who are here -- don't linger," Bush quipped before welcoming an eminent group of members of Congress from New England who were clearly enjoying a break from conducting the people's business and weren't bashful about pulling rank to get a good seat.

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, his camera in tow, pressed his way through a throng of reporters lined up in the West Wing driveway before the event to get to his front-row seat next to political luminaries such as Massachusetts Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, Rep. William Delahunt of Quincy, and Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.

The festivities even drew Vice President *edit* Cheney, seldom seen at the same public event as Bush and who stood quietly off to the side as the president gave a humorous and folksy tribute to the Red Sox players, coaches and owners.

The World Series Champs, decked out in their Sunday best and accompanied by manager Terry Francona and rest of the coaching staff, were led out of the White House residence to the rhythms of a military band and as slugger David Ortiz carried the World Series trophy.

But the star of the show quickly became Bush, the former owner of the Texas Rangers and fan-in-chief who was clearly enjoying the opportunity to mingle with ballplayers after more substantive meetings earlier in the day with the prime minister of the Czech Republic and a special envoy from the Organization of the Islamic Conference:

Singling out ace hurler Daisuke Matzuzaka, Bush made reference to the large group of Japanese reporters who were on hand, joking, "His press corps is bigger than mine." He then noted another similarity he said he shares with "Dice K": "We both have trouble answering questions in English."

Throughout, Bush was effusive in his praise for the Red Sox franchise.

"I love the fact that you've got some of the game's biggest stars. I mean, 'Big Papi,' the guy lights up the screen," Bush said of Ortiz. "He brings a great personality."Continued...

But he couldn't help but note the absence of Manny Ramirez, who also did not attend the first Red Sox visit to the Bush White House after the 2004 World Series.

"I'm sorry [Ortiz'] running mate, Manny Ramirez, isn't here. I guess his grandmother died again," Bush quipped, drawing laughter form he crowd but quickly adding, "Just kidding. Tell Manny I didn't mean it."

"And how about Jonathan Papelbon? The guy pitches almost as well as he dances. And I appreciate the dress code. Thanks for wearing pants."

The president then explained why he thinks the Red Sox remains the team to beat.

"This is a club that was wise enough to maintain a core of players that knew how to win," Bush said. "Varitek, Mirabelli, Ortiz, Ramirez, Schilling, Youkilis, Timlin and Wakefield were all members of the 2004 championship team, and they provided the nucleus to bring some new players and some young players along."

On a serious note, Bush also said the victory of teammate Jon Lester over cancer last season was an "inspiration" and moved "all of America, whether you're a Red Sox fan or not."

The president also thanked the team for visiting privately with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center nearby.

"These champs have got a chance to bring some joy in somebody's heart, and I want to thank you for really honoring the true heroes of the United States of America, and those who wear the uniform of our country," he said.

At the close of the White House event, after shaking hands with each player, Bush was presented a Red Sox jersey that read "Bush" on the back with the number "07" by team captain Jason Varitek.

"This was a lot more fun" than last time," Varitek told reporters afterward.

Throughout the day White House officials avoided questions about the news that the Justice Department has been asked to investigate whether New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens committed perjury earlier this month when he testified before a House committee that he never used steroids or other performance enhancing drugs.

"This is an event for the President to celebrate the win with the Boston Red Sox," Press secretary Dana Perino told reporters.

But before it was all over Varitek weighed in.

Appearing briefly in the White House driveway with World Series MVP Mike Lowell and Hideki Okajima, Varitek called on Major League Baseball to "do the things it needs to do to make it as pure as possible."

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Thanks for posting!!!!!!! I cant wait for opening day!!

Here's the video link. I dont remember the Canes getting this much fanfare :angry:.

On another note, wonder what DiceK and Oki thought of the whole thing?

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Thanks for posting!!!!!!! I cant wait for opening day!!

Here's the video link. I dont remember the Canes getting this much fanfare :angry:.

On another note, wonder what DiceK and Oki thought of the whole thing?

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Little over a month till the season starts and in a few weeks till I'll be down at spring training ^_^ Yankees spring training <_< still should be fun though...maybe i'll do some scouting for my fantasy baseball team haha.

Why'd the Sox pick up Colon? Replace Schilling? I thought he was a little over the hill and I wouldnt be suprised if Curt came back in September just to make another run at it...

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Little over a month till the season starts and in a few weeks till I'll be down at spring training ^_^ Yankees spring training <_< still should be fun though...maybe i'll do some scouting for my fantasy baseball team haha.

Why'd the Sox pick up Colon? Replace Schilling? I thought he was a little over the hill and I wouldnt be suprised if Curt came back in September just to make another run at it...

Low risk insurance, thats all. He could get in a few games so they dont have to over work Lester and Bucholtz, and it would help buy some time for Schilling to make his "Clemens-like" appearance late in the season. If he doesnt pan out, bye-bye at very little risk. Sure hope its not another Gagne situation :rolleyes:

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Little over a month till the season starts and in a few weeks till I'll be down at spring training ^_^ Yankees spring training <_< still should be fun though...maybe i'll do some scouting for my fantasy baseball team haha.

Why'd the Sox pick up Colon? Replace Schilling? I thought he was a little over the hill and I wouldnt be suprised if Curt came back in September just to make another run at it...

Low risk insurance, thats all. He could get in a few games so they dont have to over work Lester and Bucholtz, and it would help buy some time for Schilling to make his "Clemens-like" appearance late in the season. If he doesnt pan out, bye-bye at very little risk. Sure hope its not another Gagne situation :rolleyes:

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Little Stein Shoots His Mouth Off, Again

"For his part, Hank betrays no worry about the competition in the American League, whether it

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"For his part, Hank betrays no worry about the competition in the American League, whether it

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Love the attitude... not the mouth. I see plenty of BoSox, from both true fans and from Bandwagoners.... but restoring the Universe would be nice. :D

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Classic move by John Henry. It wouldnt be nearly as much fun being a Sox fan wothout the Yankees. Young Steinbrenner just makes it a lot more interesting, LOL.

This drama cant possibly be to up ticket sales?

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Classic move by John Henry. It wouldnt be nearly as much fun being a Sox fan wothout the Yankees. Young Steinbrenner just makes it a lot more interesting, LOL.

This drama cant possibly be to up ticket sales?

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:rolleyes: Yeah, I know what you mean unfortunately. Yankees and Red Sox fans are some of the MOST annoying fans. Arrogant, biligerent, drunk... and that's just from Boston to the Bronx.. Down here in Ft. Myers... geez... all the @#$% thats talked... all the Sox stuff I see during the spring and during the month of Oct.... not usually in between though. Then again, whoever wins the WS usually has a bunch of fans from all over. It's like they suddenly show all their gear around that time. Surprise, huh? :)

But I was hoping Mr. Hanky (see if ya'll catch that one) was going to be different from Older Steiner. At least he's making it interesting and making sure the Yanks aren't ignored. Oh well.

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