Friday, March 28, 2008

Opening Day All Over Again and Again.

Ok, in case you haven't heard we were packed for the Sox season opener in Japan. At 6 am! Not only were there more than 100 fans, but we had two TV stations, two newspapers, and 1010 WINS doing live radio updates all morning. Thank you everyone for making this event so great and not making me regret getting out of bed at that ungodly hour.

As great as it was, there's more to come. Here's the week ahead:

Friday, the best record in the NBA hosts the best record in the West when the Celtics take on the Hornets at 7:30 p.m. This week the Celts blew out Phoenix avenging an earlier west coast loss to the Suns. Now, they hope to do the same to New Orleans a team that beat them recently despite an all-star performance from Rondo. We've had some great Celtics crowds lately as we get closer to the post-season.

Saturday the Sox play in what should be the biggest baseball game in the history of the universe when they do battle with the L.A. Dodgers at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. If you're not lucky enough to be one of the 115,000 in attendance, the game for you, of course, will be om at Thom's at 10:10 p.m.

Sunday night is the first regular season game not in Japan pitting the Washington Nationals against the Boston Braves (Sorry, I still can't give it up. They played in Allston for crying out loud!)

Monday, some other teams play in the official Opening Day.

Then Tuesday, The Sox are back for the A's official home opener in America at 10:05 p.m.

More Thom's Foolery

Don't forget that we have a little haiku contest going on. Be sure to look below to see all of the entries and tell me which you think is the best. he winner will be announced some time next week.

In honor of the pilgrimage so many of the faithful are making to the Coliseum (Send pictures. I'll post them.):

Well, I'm goin' out west where I belong
Where the days are short and the nights are long
Where they walk and I'll walk
They twist and I'll twist
They shimmy and I'll shimmy
They fly and I'll fly
Well they're out there a'havin' fun
In that warm California sun.
-Henry Glover and Morris Levy

Monday, March 24, 2008

Red Sox Haiku

Here are all of the
Submissions for the contest.
Help pick a winner!
-P. Thom
Baseball before dawn
Daisuke on familiar mound
Kirin for breakfast

Konichiwa, how
Say "Manny being Manny"
In Japanese? Hai!

All eyes on Edo
New season rises with sun
World Champs now play World
-Michael Liss

I think that's awesome
for Thom's to open early
Will Sonny's as well?
-Andrew Wasif

The alarm clock rings
It's 6 and the Sox are on
Praise f*cking Jesus
The alarm clock rings
It's 6 and the Sox are on
Please pass the sake
-Bryan Joiner

Sox Rub Sleep From Eyes
Sun Rises Over Fuji
A Blast From Papi!
Champions Head East
To Land Of The Rising Sun
Baseballs Strike Bamboo
-Jason Stevens

Matsuzaka is
Our Daniel-san. Is Oakland
Our Cobra-Kai? No!
-Kristine Zaleskis

Dice-K takes the mound
The hero of two nations
Play besuboru!
Red Sox in Japan
Better than Bad News Bears 3
Papi skunks Kelly
Manny be Manny
In a strange and far-off land
Domo Mannysan
Red Sox dawn rising
Awake! Awake! all ye fans
It's time to defend
-Matt Fortnow

Tiny dark-eyed girl sees hero on mound
In a new Boston cap, she is beaming
Tokyo's dusk is again her hero's
-Rhonda Zapatka

Predawn East Coast beer
Rabid chants: "FucK KaczmarczyK"
DaisuKe's mullet striKes
-Jules Verdone

Cherry blossoms burst
Fields run red and white with...Sox
Marry me Lowell
Overflowing eggs
Family gathered at Thoms
Alas, I slumber
-Melinda Richards

Early east-coast sun
Bring Red Sox game from Japan
Let's watch at Prof. Thoms
-Giack Selloni

Defending champions
won't condone shenanigans
from greedy bastards.
-Rob LaRose

Red Sox charter jet
Soars agleam thru the twilight,
Like Papi’s big fly.
-Peter M. Collery

Yes We're Open

Opening Day is nigh and for some reason I'm still getting tons of e-mails and phone calls asking if we'll be open for the 6 am games. The answer, of course, is a resounding "yes". Don't believe me? Well read this: We're open proof. See. I told you so. They'll be even more media there representing both New York and Japan. So, come on in for eggs and keggs.


Contest Time!
Whoever sends me the best Haiku appropriate to the Sox trip to Japan will win a special prize.

You've got to get up
You've got to get up
You've got to get up this morning
You've got to get up
You've got to get up
Get up with the bugler's call
The major told the captain
The captain told the sergeant
The sergeant told the bugler
The bugler told them all

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.