The Boston Red Sox come off a wild week where they are riding a hope-filled 3 game winning streak after posting a 6-4 record in their last 10 games. They are not completely out of the playoff race due to a wild card possibility but are a difficult 12 and a half games behind in the always competitive AL East. In fact, in a sudden offensive resurgence….. the Red Sox scored 22 runs in one game where they welcomed the return of future prospect and minor leaguer Jackie Bradley Jr. to the Big League Ballclub. This game was played shortly after the team heard of the illness of manager John Farrell, the trade of Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers, and that GM Ben Cherington was soon to be replaced by Dave Dombrowski from the Detroit Tigers.
Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.