Author Archives: dgobs

About dgobs

Former rec-league soccer player who’s trying out this running thing. Dodgy ankles. Three-time flunker of Couch-to-5K. Questionable commitment and motivation, yet fancy myself the female incarnation of Bill Rodgers.

Red Sox Will Retire Pedro Martinez’s Number Tonight

Before their game with the Chicago White Sox tonight, the Boston Red Sox will retire Pedro Martinez’s number – 45 – two days after Pedro was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This is a big week for Boston and … Continue reading

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The Premier League Needs a Lesson in the Art of Superstition

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Jermain Defoe (above, white shirt). During his career thus far as a striker in the English Premier League, he has scored 99 goals. A great feat, surely. Ninety-nine more goals than I … Continue reading

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Why the New England Revolution Need Their Own Stadium

Dear Mr. Kraft, First of all, let me say that Gillette Stadium is quite an impressive structure. In fact, I was quite literally in awe of its immensity the first time saw it looming up out of the distance as … Continue reading

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Nomar Hangs Up His Overly Adjusted Batting Gloves…As a Member of the Red Sox

This morning, Nomar Garciaparra signed a one-day minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox so that his dream of retiring in a Sox uniform could be realized. After GM Theo Epstein unveiled the signing at a press conference, Nomar … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, American League, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Injuries, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Nomar Garciaparra, Oakland Athletics | 2 Comments