Friday, September 18, 2009
I don't hate it. I don't love it. I do like the thought process that went into it, even though I would have preferred a slightly different jersey.
The Bruins wanted to incorporate something from the jerseys worn by all 5 of the Stanley Cup winning teams in their history. And that's fine. The only thing that bugs me is the crest. It's not bad, I just would've wanted something a bit more familiar, and a bit more square. The rounded "B" just won't look right. Some variant of the classic eight-spoked B, or just a big capital letter B with squared sides would look so much better.
And maybe the B's could have opened up the whole Winter Classic Jersey question to the fans. Have an online poll, maybe in a tournament format, with different jersey styles squaring off.
The crest from the 1963 and '67 jerseys would look cool. Or the huge B from the '54 and '92. Oh well.
WEEI's Big Bad Blog
Even with 2 outs in the 9th, you felt as though the Sox would win this game. They didn't, of course. They could only muster offense in the 4th inning, as Ellsbury and Bay hit homeruns and put the Sox ahead 3-1. But that was it from the Red Sox bats. The Angels chipped away, tying the game in the 7th, and taking the lead in the top of the 9th.
The good news was that Victor Martinez returned to the lineup, extending his hit-streak to 16 games with a 4th inning single. Youkilis also seemed close to ready to return, as he came out on deck to pinch hit for Varitek in the 9th.
Beckett looked very good, just shy of great. For the most part he was lights out, just with an occasional blemish. His last 3 starts have been very good, so for now at least, he's the Ace of the staff.
Both the Yankees and Rangers were idle, so the Sox fall 7 behind New York (6 in the loss column), and stay 6 in front of Texas in the Wild Card.
The Angels won the season series 5-4, but 6 of the 9 games were played in Anaheim.
The Sox embark on a 10 game road trip, with stops in Baltimore, Kansas City, and the Bronx. They could very well return to Fenway Park with the Wild Card wrapped up.
Clay Buchholz vs. Jeremy Guthrie tonight.