Christmas at Fenway – 12/10/16

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again!  Time to bundle up, head on down to Fenway, buy some tickets and shop for some awesome items!  I always look forward to the Christmas at Fenway event, because it officially closes out 2016 and is my official kick-off to start gearing up for 2017.  As usual I got there super early, mostly because I wanted to see what was going to be available at the Annual Fenway Yard Sale.  The best items usually get picked over pretty quick so I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out.  When i first entered the yard sale, there were tables of Continue reading

Rusney Castillo: A New Perspective

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Photo courtesy CBS Boston

$30,880.63.  That’s how much Rusney Castillo would make today (before taxes) if you divide his 2016 salary by 365.  It’s tough to feel anything but contempt for someone making that much per day, never mind someone who isn’t even near the top of his field and was removed from the 40-man roster.

A lot has already been written, tweeted, and joked about some of the expensive players that have seen time in Pawtucket this season: Allen Craig ($11M), Joe Kelly ($2.6M) and Rusney Castillo ($11.3M).  These players were acquired to help the major league team to a World Series and they can’t even bring a winning record to a AAA team.  Castillo’s season has been a disappointment in many ways.  Expected to be part of the solution in left field, Castillo made all of 8 Continue reading

Pittsburgh Road Trip 9/14-9/20

Sox Signatures hit the road to visit some family and catch the Sox in Pittsburgh, PA.  First stop was a short overnight in New York City to break up the trip and visit my sister-in-law.  The next day it was on to Dubois, PA to visit the in-laws and spend a few days with them.  We visited the BWP Bat factory in nearby Brookville, PA and I ordered a special bat with the Sox Signatures logo to pickup at the end of the week.  Then it was on to Pittsburgh and PNC park.  After tweeting a message/photo to Gary Striewski Continue reading