This One Time at Seguin’s House

Song(s) of the Post: Charlie Brown by Coldplay & Runnin’ Outta Moonlight by Randy Houser & Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen

What a long strange trip it’s been since I last wrote a post. I mean 10 days ago? Holy shirts and shoes.

Well, what didn’t happen in the sporting world? Jeez there was a lot that went down since I took my holiday hiatus. Wind the clock back and you’d see that the Stanley Cup Just ended, we all still had Hernandez jerseys, the Celtics didn’t have 9 picks in 5 years, and the Red Sox weren’t…. yes they were in first place. That hasn’t changed.

I’ll start there. The Red Sox, first place Red Sox, wow it’s nice to say that again. Top of the league in almost every team category; they are the little team that could. Sure, at the current moment they have been skidding a bit, however they are on the West Coast road trip. That always kills them. Plus their best pitchers are hurt or cautious.

The Sox will be interesting to watch, as they have all season, but this year they are never the favorite. No way, no how.

We all counted them out, and for good reason, I mean????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????…. Look.

But we did in ’04, and that team was more thrown together than this one. I’m not saying they will win the World Series, the NL is too strong, I am saying that they are going to contend every team they face for a win.

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Well, the least fun story to talk about is on tap next.

The New England Patriots, oh how we loveth thee. Whether you are an opposing fan, or a hometown boy they are an interesting topic. As an away fan you want to hate on them as though they slept with you mother and sister then laughed about it. As a townie you root for them ’til pigs fly.

Away fans cannot deny the fact that they are the classiest franchise on the planet right now. They are buying back their mistake’s jersey and burning them for you. You pick a new jersey as long as your bring in the one of the team murderer.

As for the future season, it is about to be time to talk about them nonstop. In Brady we trust on offense, and fingers crossed for defense. That’s the motto recently. I’m fine with Gronk not being 100% until sometime in November because that’s when we need our offense to get strong, then for him to hit his stride come February.

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I’ll go with the Celtics here, because look at that hair. spt_2_olynyk_pic_t575

Last I wrote about them we had two if not three Hall Of Famers on the team. Then Danny dropped the ball and executed a great trade for the future team.

After drafting Kelly Olynyk in the draft Ainge made a call to shape the Celtics for years to come. They sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Nets for garbage and 3 picks in 5 years.

This may not be a good thing for some fans because they want to win and want to win now. However, the Celtics ABOSU-friggin-LUTELY need to be in the lottery this year. I don’t care how or why they do it, just get to the lottery boys. I feel that the luck will be upon them if they get there. Brad Stevens better play it right.

Not only is the top pick as coveted as LBJ, but the consolation prizes are also decently talented. My plan, which I hope you’re all on board with is to tank this year. Either sit Rondo for a year or trade him at the deadline, then get Wiggins as the first pick, him becoming Kobe, and McHale and getting back on track, then in 2018 get the Nets lottery pick for the Pippin to Wiggins’ MJ.

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The NHL’s runner up, Boston Bruins have some explaining to do.

Fine, Horton walked, and yeah Ference had younger competition with better upside, but Seguin could’ve warranted a better return at say the trade deadline?

However, that’s past us and now we finally have a talented top six instead of a decent top nine. I mean yeah I liked Seguin’s potential, but that’s all it seemed like it was, potential. Perhaps it was the system, his work ethic or the millions of women in the greater Boston area that wanted him (plus entry to any bar and get out of jail free cards); that caused the trade that will shape the NHL.

I don’t see why it will be a bad trade, basically getting similar numbers and some prospects. I’m excited about the prospects, one of them, Morrow, will fit nicely in with the rest in 2-3 years. He’s a bigger sized Bartkowski. Morrow, Krug, Bartkowski, Hamilton will be a top 5 D in the NHL in 5 years. Mark. My. Words.

Then we signed Iginla, WOW!!! I mean I’m still bitter about this winter’s tease but now I’m fine that we didn’t have to give up prospects. Next thing on the list is to sign Rask and then extend Bergeron.

I’m feeling the decade of dominance will be extended a few more years.

Lager

+Revs are doing well

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Was in the Spring

Suggested songs- Otto Knows- Million Voices
Yes, I did this earlier but people need to know this song!

And- Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Because, the Red Sox home opener that’s why.

I love the Red Sox, yes, they test my faith, and everyone else’s faith from time to time; but that’s why we love them. They are the person who keeps doing something wrong but then does one thing right to let you know that they are still that same loveable idiot in the first place. Sox_Open4-5833259-4113

That might’ve been said by Bill Simmons or someone… I don’t know, or care. It’s the damn truth though.

This guy in the picture is the epitome of Red Sox Baseball. (If you don’t know who this is, please don’t keep reading)

Johnny Pesky played for the Red Sox and then stayed with them his entire life. They were his family, the fans were his friends, and every game day he is smiling down on us while playing catch with God and Teddy ‘Ballgame’ Williams.

This picture gets me every time I look at it, you see the love on that man’s face and the fans blurred in rejoice behind him, capped off by the two simple words on his jacket. If you watched this live, last year, as I did, you got goosebumps. They resurface whenever I look at this picture.

Today when watching the Opening Day Ceremonies before work dragged me away from my beloved Red Sox, the love for the Sox was rekindled and I cannot hide it.

The Jimmy Fund chorus, Tim and Jason walking and catching the first pitches alongside Remy and Rice, was all touching. Not to mention having Pedro on the Fenway grounds was a breath of fresh air.

It won’t beat he and Millar sh*t-cocked on top of the dugout last year. It can’t top any one of his wins. And it certainly won’t top this. Pedro is great, he wasn’t afraid to hit you in the head or in the *ss. He pitched dominantly in the steroid era and will forever be loved by Red Sox Nation.

Before I ramble and lose your attention, I’ll say goodnight and leave you with this.

Play Ball!

-Lomonte

+ I couldn’t find the best video for Millar and Pedro but they were hilarious.