As the 2014 season continues to fade into futility, we seek refuge in the 10 year anniversary of the magical 2004 season. In the latest episode of our TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT 2004 podcast series, Chad Finn, sportswriter extraordinaire for the Boston Globe and boston.com joins us to discuss what the Red Sox' 2004 season meant to him, how it changed Red Sox Nation, and why Todd Walker deserved a better fate. It's a trip back to one of the greatest moments in Red Sox history, and, perhaps most importantly, a fine way to forget the recent Toronto series.
Continuing our series of chats with local Red Sox fans about the season that changed everything: 2004. And also, some talk of 2003, because w're sick like that. Boston radio legend DJ Angie C, formerly of 101.7 FNX and now of 100.7 ZLX joins us to discuss her thrilling journey from being on her knees in a Vegas Bar watching Aaron Boone's home run to sitting in Fenway Park when the Sox won game 6 of the 201 World Series. This is why God invented podcasts, people. Also: why am I always screaming?
It's been ten years since the Red Sox rewrote history with a memorable (and still almost impossible to believe) World Series victory. To commemorate the magic (and have another excuse to drink), we'll be looking back on the heartbreak of 2003 and the euphoria of 2004 with some special guests. First up is Bill Janovitz, member of the band Buffalo Tom, author and mainstay of the Hot Stove Cool Music concerts. Enjoy a trip down memory lane that includes Mike O'Malley, Lenny DiNardo and a run-in with Reggie Jackson.
Our favorite podcast guest, Jen Royle of the Boston Herald, joins us to talk up her anti-bullying charity efforts. Other topics include pajamas for men and Jake Peavy's musical prowess.
Just a few hours before Game Six, Red and Denton offer booze-inspired predictions for game six of the 2013 World Series, offer bizarre redemption scenarios, and wonder aloud if Carl Crawford will ever find true happiness (not really). The perfect prelude to the game six viewing experience. if you're an asshole.
For your listening pleasure while waiting for Game One of the ALCS tonight at Fenway, we semi-proudly present the latest Surviving Grady Podcast. This episode features, amongst other things, half-assed talk about the ALCS, Red's insanely dead-on impression of Willie Stargell (worth advancing to the 17:00 mark for), a look into the mind of Carl Crawford, Joe Maddon, Rollie Fingers (his name is a sentence!), and a brief lament for the cake box hats made popular by the '80s Pirates.
The Red Sox will be taking on the Rays in the ALDS. Do they have the horses to come out victorious? And are we talking actual horses or is that just a clever allusion to ballplayers? Who the hell knows/ We're so drunk, we stopped subscribing to rational thought days ago. But here, we talk Sox vs. Rays. Dig in.
Red and Denton are joined for what seems the 100th time by our good pal Jen Royle, and discussion topics include Koji Uehara's sideburns, the race for the AL East, Jen's upcoming charity event on September 16, drinking with Mike Napoli, Jenny Dell in a dunk tank, flavored vodkas, things you don't want to do on webcam, Brian Daubach getting bodyslammed, and Red's spank bank.
It's forty five minutes of your life that you'll never get back. But Jen does her best David Ortiz impression.
Red and Denton do the usual "lousy podcast" thing, talking aimlessly about the AL East crunch and the Red Sox' September hurdles and the trade that allowed us to rid ourselves of Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett. It's just a shitstorm of bad, people... really. Also: Bad words.
How is this the same Red Sox team we watched in April? Back then, they said, "jump" and opposing teams said "How f#$king high and can I refill your drink on the way down, sir!" Now we're getting sand kicked in our face left and right and getting our nuts squeezed regularly. Which is sometimes awesome, I know. But not now.
Anyway, with Denton on patrol I'm joined by special guest Jen Royle from WEEI to discuss the state and projected fate of the Red Sox, with occasional riffs on Muppets, urinating in beer bottles and my grandmother.