What I Did During My Stint on the 60 Day DL

How does one spend the time mending their shoulder while the rest of the guys plug away on the grass? Playing Strat-O-Matic Baseball, of course! The Sporting News is recreating the 1986 season via the old school game, and our own Curt Schilling has the Sox in second third (behind the Tigers and, sadly, the Yankees). Will Leitch, of Deadspin fame, has the Cards tied for first with the Mets, managed by none other than Baba Booey himself.

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  • ALERT: Eric Gagne just blew his second save of the season on a solo shot and now has put the go-ahead run on first base.
    Ahhhh, its funny when its not happening to you.

    Dionysus April 8, 2008, 11:01 pm
  • always in favor of a stern reference, especially on a nite where riley martin does his last show.

    sf rod April 9, 2008, 5:49 am
  • Pay Riley!!!!!!

    SF April 9, 2008, 6:52 am
  • O kwa tanzen won.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:58 am
  • Little help SFs?
    I’m about to embark on a two week trip that’s half work and half vacation. The trip will take me from Boston to the West Coast, back to Boston, then on to Germany and Italy. AKA, an ass load of time in the air and a lot of missed games. I want to do some great reading on this trip and I want to make it mostly Red Sox related. Please suggest any and all great Red Sox books.

    LocklandSF April 9, 2008, 10:02 am
  • Feeding The Monster by Seth Mnookin is a must read, but you’ve probably read it. That’s about as far as my baseball-related literature knowledge goes.

    Atheose April 9, 2008, 10:05 am
  • Simmons’ “Now I Can Die in Peace” is very Simmonsy. If you like him, you’ll really like the book. If you get tired by his pop-culture and Shawshank references, you’ll get a bit bored. I thought it very entertaining in general.
    Also, Spalding’s World Tour, available via a click to Amazon at the left, is an absolute MUST.

    SF April 9, 2008, 10:10 am
  • Is there anything more historical out there? Other than The Teammates, which I read and loved. I’m leaning towards the stuff not written post-2004, but all suggestions are welcome.

    LocklandSF April 9, 2008, 10:15 am
  • Gammons’ “Beyond the Sixth Game”. Halberstam’s work as well.

    SF April 9, 2008, 10:16 am
  • SF April 9, 2008, 10:17 am
  • I’m confused, how can you be second between two teams? They tied or something?

    Lar April 9, 2008, 11:23 am
  • Typo – should read third, Lar.
    One more rec, which could be seen as sacrilege: The Bronx Zoo, by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock, one of my favorite baseball books of all time. And, coincidentally, those Germans love cake-sitting.

    SF April 9, 2008, 11:45 am
  • Fantasyland by Sam Walker is a very interesting read. Not particularly Red Sox related, but basebal (fantasy) related.
    As for the Sox, theres “Faithful” by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan which is a magicificient look at the 2004 season from y’know OUR perspective.. that of a fan.
    Finally, if by some atrocity you haven’t read it yet, Moneyball. Everyone should read MOneyball. As Theo is a diciple, it is sorta about the Sox and is perhaps the most important baseball book of recent years.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 1:48 pm
  • As for historical stuff, Eight Men Out isnt abotu the RED Sox, but should be read.
    As for Historical Red Sox, have you read Ted Williams’ biography?

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 3:51 pm

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