Wednesday, December 28, 2011

There's a new closer in town

So it looks like Ben Cherrington, can make a trade after all. It's official that Oakland A's closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney are heading to Boston in exchange for rightfielder Josh Reddick and 2 single A players from the minor league system.

It looks as if the Sox came out on top of this trade as Sweeney's left handed bat looks perfect for Fenway Park. The addition of a stud closer like Bailey also seems like Daniel Bard is slated to be in the starting rotaition for 2012.

This trade also clears room for the Red Sox to pursue a starting pitcher actively such as Oswalt, Jackson, or Garza, which officials say the Red Sox are actively pursuing.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Bailey and Sweeney and what it means for the Sox in 2012.

What we've been up to recently

After yesterday's, "welcome back" post, I figured that I would talk about why we haven't posted in 2 months rather than talk about the hectic offseason the Red Sox are having...I'll talk about that tomorrow.

After the rapid success of this blog we figured it would be fun to produce another form of media that captures our love for the Red Sox. That took form as a documentary depicting the emotional appeal of Fenway Park as it's 100 year anniversary is coming up this season in 2012. We have been in the early planning stages of production for the documentary, figuring out how we want to conduct the interviews and most importantly how we are going to get this big of a project done. We have co-advisors from the Emerson College staff to guide us but for the most part we are going to get this thing done by ourselves!

As I mentioned above we are going to depict the emotional appeal of Fenway through personal narratives with fans, like you, sports writers, athletes, Fenway staff, and the list goes on and on. We want to focus on the small aspect of Fenway Park, which is the devotion of the fans...which is why I am asking you for help.

You're obviously reading this blog because you like the Red Sox which is great and which is what we are looking for in this documentary. We don't care if you've never been on camera before, I certainly haven't!

We want to hear your story of the Park, we want you to tell us your favorite moments at Fenway, we want to hear any stories you have about the Park! We will guide you in the interviews but for the most part you, the fan, are in charge.

I will keep posting about this documentary throughout my vacation as well as into the school year,and we will keep posting about the team this season, as we all know it is going to be a rather interesting one...

Please contact us at if you're interesting in providing us with an interview or any other information regarding Fenway.

We look forward to hearing from you!! Thank you for your time and thank you for keeping up with Red Seat Nation!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It has been a while huh?

First and for most I want to apologize for the sudden stoppage in posts since November. I realize a lot has been happening throughout the last couple of months especially for the Red Sox who have since hired a new manager, lost a star closer, hired a new coaching staff and oh yeah, lost one of the greatest general managers of all time. A lot has also been happening with our staff as we have been busy planning a documentary concerning the 100 year anniversary of Fenway Park this upcoming season.

I'll begin with this you may or may not know we are students at Emerson College in Boston so we're pretty 'media' savvy. This documentary will concentrate on the emotional appeal of Fenway Park. We will be conducting interviews with fans throughout the country in order to depict the unique emotional appeal that Fenway Park has. This documentary will be filmed throughout the season starting in January and ending in May. If you are interested in being a park of the documentary please send an email to

Enough about this documentary! We'll keep you updated throughout the journey and post pictures of the interviews and the process of the production!

Now time to talk about more important things....the Boston Red Sox who have since our last post received some major changes...There is not enough room in one blog post to discuss all the changes so I'll discuss one change in this blog, the new manager of the Sox Bobby Valentine.

Bobby V is the man to lead the Boston Red Sox to victory in 2012. Our clubhouse was a wreck last season as the players took advantage of Tito and didn't take the game seriously enough....which led to the collapse in September. Bobby V with his baseball expertise managing the Mets and most recently in Japan, will bring the right pieces and a new personality to the Sox who need it after last season. His personality will prove to Boston that everything is okay, something we needed after the collapse and the departure of Terry Francona. He will provide the clubhouse with the structure they need and will put in place a new system of baseball in the Sox organization.

Well that's all for now, check back later for more news...until then I'll leave with some wise words of our new manager....Bobby V

"I took a shower in the clubhouse for the first time today and there was something really odd...two bottles of shampoo and no and I wrong or did Terry have no hair?? It makes no sense."