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Ichiban, bitches

Bill:
I love this line from Oki:

"It’s great that Japanese fans will get to see the No. 1 team in the world."

 

Bill:
Numbah 1 team in the world, indeed.

 

Mike:
Yeah, has a nice ring to it doesn't it?

 

Bill:
This is the Red Sox Century.

 


Bill:
Melky Milquetoast Cabrera? Are you friggin' kidding me?

 

Mike:
Yeah, "Mr. I've nevah seen a pitch I'm not going to swing at."

 

Bill:
You know what though? Let's say Sheehan's right and Melky gets Mighty …

 

Bill:
I see your Melky and raise you one Jacoby.

 

Mike:
Right on, bro.

 

Comments

I'm not sure if this is the Red Sox century quite yet. We won the first World Series and a chunk right after that in the early 20th century, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't Red Sox Century.

baby steps, let's start with the Red Sox Decade and work up from there.

The hell with modesty and baby steps.

Let's frigging dominate the century, then put our foot down and repeat in the 2100s.


Oki pitched for the Nippon Ham Fighters?

Weird. BB used to pitch for the Chillicothe Ham Eaters.

I think we can probably go ahead and call this Red Sox Decade, unless the mfy win three championships in the next two years.

lc, bitches

'I'm not sure if this is the Red Sox century quite yet'

Pure heresy.

Fuck it. This is the Red Sox eternity.

Aim high.

Last night Toon Network replayed the Family Guy episode with Tom Brady. They showed Peter joining him naked in the shower. Is Peter gay?

Peter is just ignorantly blind to his own being and would right on board w/ the RS century/eternity/etc.

I wouldn't say Peter Griffin in necessarily gay because he plows Lois, but I wouldn't be surprised if many a man turned gay from Brady.

Having a man-crush on Tom Brady isn't gay.

Talking about it is.

....oh, wait. Damnit. See what you did!

The 20th century was odd. Except for the 70s (Bruins and Celtics) and 90s (nobody!), every other decade there was one, and only one, Boston team that won championships. 00s-10s, Red Sox; 20s-40s, Bruins; 50s-80s, Celtics.

It's why the period 1986-2000 was so painful. We'd never gone through that kind of a dry spell before.

Now we are getting two at once, multiple times over. For the first time, two in a year, and at least five in seven years, maybe seven in 7+ by summer, maybe three teams instead of two ... even if the Celtics did lose two in a row to the Whizzers. (And don't give me crap about the Patriots not being a Boston team. That's stupid.)

This could be not just the Red Sox decade, but the BOSTON decade ... or century. And it is very enjoyable while it lasts.

DIE CHARGERS DIE.

(Now if only the Bruins can win a championship while I live ...)

Just got this email. Might be of interest to certain traveling Soxaholix:

Dear Season Ticket Holder,

Thank you again for your tremendous support of the Boston Red Sox. We hope that you share our excitement as we are getting ready for what we all hope will be another unforgettable season. As you are likely aware, we will begin our title defense a little early in 2008, with a historic event in Tokyo, Japan, the epicenter of baseball culture in the Far East. We invite you to join us to experience this monumental occasion as the Red Sox face the Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball's Opening Series.

We are pleased to announce that Red Sox Destinations, the Official Sports Travel provider of the Boston Red Sox, will be coordinating the trip of a lifetime to join the team on this journey across the globe. Allow us to do all of your travel planning as you make this trek in true VIP style and support our team on foreign soil.

Packages will include private charter airfare along with many Red Sox Front Office executives departing on Saturday, March 22nd from Boston and arriving in Tokyo on Sunday afternoon, March 23rd. Our guests will stay at the Team hotel, the luxury New Otani Hotel for four nights, and will receive great tickets to three (3) games - including an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon Professional Baseball League and two MLB regular season games. Guests will also be invited to a private reception with Red Sox players and uniformed personnel, participate in other sight seeing opportunities around Japan, and will receive a premium gift bag, 24/7 concierge services from our dedicated staff, and much more. We will arrive back in Boston the evening of Thursday, March 27th.

Packages include:
Roundtrip Private Charter Airfare from Boston to Tokyo upon a JAL 747-400 aircraft*
Four (4) nights hotel accommodations at the luxurious New Otani Hotel in Tokyo*
Lower level tickets to three (3) games at the Tokyo Dome*
A private reception with select Red Sox players and uniformed personnel
Ground Transportation to and from all events
Premium Red Sox travel bags and other merchandise
Organized sight-seeing opportunities around Japan
On-site 24/7 concierge services
Commemorative photos and digital archive CD
* Premium package upgrades, including International Business Class air tickets, hotel suites, and upgraded tickets are available on a limited basis. Call for more details.

In addition, as a valued Season Ticket Holder, we are pleased to offer you a $500 discount off of the regular package price of $4,999 per person.

For additional information regarding Red Sox Destinations you can visit our website at www.redsox.com/redsoxdestinations.

Please also feel free to contact our staff directly at (617) 226-6400 or e-mail [email protected] with any additional questions about this unique opportunity as space is limited.

Wow! What a trip that'd be. And the price is reasonable.

Do it, Bob!!!!

Kaz, start the donation process again, please. :))

yeah, Bob do it...think of all the joy of sitting next LL for 15 hours! Priceless.

Man, what I wouldn't give to see LC seated next to LL for 15 hours.

Talk about priceless.

Bob - Thanks for the link to that card - What a fun site!

//Man, what I wouldn't give to see LC seated next to LL for 15 hours.//

Nice. It is a really good price and the New Otani is a pretty decent hotel. Maybe they'll let me bunk with Glenn Geffner.

heh, wheels spinning....

Mrs SDU and I are booked to fly to Japan but so far not joy with game tickets. We'll follow it up Bob - thanks for the information.

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