Ranking Boston’s Beards from Worst to Face Meltingly Awful

Boston, like many playoff teams before them, have embraced growing beards. Like literally everyone else these days. Yet everyone is treating Boston like they’re special for growing beards. Well we here at View From the Pine don’t think Boston is special (although Jonny Gomes may be), and we’re going to expose these Boston beards for how awful they really are.

5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Why are those reporters interviewing that homeless guy?


Is that a catcher or a hobo the Red Sox picked up off the street? Saltalamacchia’s long hair has gotten in his eyes several times this series, causing him to make ill advised throws all over the field. Continue reading “Ranking Boston’s Beards from Worst to Face Meltingly Awful”


Boston Celebrities Are Hopping Ship

By now you’ve seen the photo of one of Boston’s golden sons and future Batman, Ben Affleck, switching allegiances and donning the Birds on the Bat. If not, welcome to the Internet. If you’re looking for the gifs, they’re over there, and if you’re looking for cats, they’re everywhere.

Ben Affleck in a Cardinals ShirtIt turns out celebrities behave a lot like lemmings chasing the next trend, and that trend is dropping their Boston fandom to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals. I mean can you blame them? Have you seen Michael Wacha pitch? Continue reading “Boston Celebrities Are Hopping Ship”


Your Superstitions Don’t Matter

It’s the top of the 9th, elimination game. You’re team is down 2 runs. You’ve got to do what you can. So you knock on the table twice, and toss back your 3rd, maybe 4th rally shot. Who’s counting? Suddenly with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the 9th, the ball gets launched in to right field. It’s tied.

Then in the 10th, the opposing team takes a 2 run lead. All is lost. Better up the rally shot pace if we’re going to get out of this one.

Bottom of the 9th. Two outs again, down 1 now. Toss back another one. Running low on booze. Things aren’t looking great. 2 strikes again, and…THERE IT IS!

Hold them in the 11th. Time for another shot. Someone mentions Game 7. Better knock on wood, twice. Suddenly, the ball is going back. Way back. It’s over.

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