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.
The 2012 Red Sox are officially a losing team, so what better way to dance on their corpse than to bring in our pal, former Yankees and Orioles reporter and Boston Girl Jen Royle to discuss what went wrong, who should be managing the team next season and why you should root for John Lackey (really!). I'm half shitfaced through the thing, so there are the prerequisite dick jokes and F-bombs and inappropriate references to luncheon meats.
Red and Denton discuss the general suckiness of the 2012 Red Sox, while trying to figure out if this team is worthy to be called the worst Red Sox team of our lifetime. Also: swear words.
One of our favorite local media types, the great Jen Royle, joins us once again for another inane exploration of all things Red Sox. Topics discussed, in no particular order, include Youk's beard, Buchholz's charity appearance, loud airplanes, restraining orders, Marlon Byrd pornography and basic appliance repair.
As a bonus, despite the fact that I am clearly smitten with Ms. Royle, I never use my time-honored "you know, there's more candy in the van" line.
Red and Denton have a few drinks and discuss Opening Day 2012! Guaranteed insight-free! Also, Red does his James Earl Jones impression.
Elvis Costello once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. I have no idea what that means but on this episode, we are joined by fellow bloggers Jere of Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory and Allan from Joy of Sox to talk blogs. As in, why do bloggers blog, what drives us, and how much alcohol must we be consuming in our spare time? Fun for all ages, but with swear words.
The great Tom Caron -- that's TC to you, punk -- from NESN joins us for the latest SG Red Sox podcast. Among the subjects covered:
Who we'll miss more: JD Drew or Heidi Watney.
TC's ingenious plan for how the Red Sox players can finally put 2011 past them (spoiler: it involves hot coals).
TC's non-existent "wild side."
How Jim Rice gave TC the ultimate compliment.
How he filled up 28 hours of rain delays in 2011.
Ned Martin, shirtless, by a pool.
Dark horse candidates for Red Sox Player of the year.
What Major League Baseball learned from the last day of the 2011 season (and how they'll try to cash in).
Also, Jenny Dell.
This episode clocks in at close to 35 minutes, but it's all thriller, no filler. Every time we went to wrap it up, TC added another spectacular story or anecdote from his illustrious career. Can't thank him enough for taking the time from his NESN Spring Training duties to chat with us.