Byrd Looking To Take Down Orioles

Sox Look For Mini-Sweep Of O’s

Paul Byrd toes the rubber tonight for the Boston Red Sox in their second game of an eight-game home stand.  Boston looks to sweep the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night after defeating the O’s 10-0 on Tuesday.  The Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels before heading to Baltimore to face the birds for the last time in 2009 at Camden Yards.

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$9.99 Teez on 9/9/09

Today Only! Get Your Own Slogan & Rivalry Tee for…Well…Almost Free
Woburn, Massachusetts September 9, 2009 – What does 9/9/09 mean to you? To some this date is lucky. To others this date is an omen. To Charlie Chowdahead, this date means $9.99 tees.
Chowdaheadz is dropping the prices of their Boston Rivarly & Slogan Tees to $9.99 in honor of today’s date. The next single-digit date won’t be until January 1, 2101. That is almost a century away! So Fellow Chowdaheadz, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to grab your favorite tee for almost free. 
For the complete selection of $9.99 Teez, please visit www.chowdaheadz.com.

Good Luck “Red Socks” Rally

Time to Retire Last Year’s AL Wild Card T-Shirt…it’s so Last Year! Update Your Wardrobe with a Pair of Good Luck “Red Socks”
Woburn, Massachusetts September 9, 2009 – Hey Fellow Chowdaheadz, it’s that time of year again for Sox fans! Labor Day is done and the post-season is hanging in the air like low tide. The Sox have 24 games left and they’re 2 up on Texas and a mere 9 behind the Yanks. There is a chill in the air but a lot of season left and it’s time to dress for fall ball. 
Start this year’s post-season rally and keep your tootsies toasty with a pair of your own incredibly warm, incredibly red, incredibly lucky, Good Luck “Red Socks.” Wear them gameday, everyday, every night. Wear them for big games and Orioles games. Or just sit back and kick up your “Red Socks” in front of your big screen.
If you have already jumped on the “Red Socks” bandwagon, Charlie Chowdahead wants to hear from you! You can email your “Red Socks” action photos to photos@chowdaheadz.com to show your support for your favorite team.
For more information about the Good Luck “Red Socks” Rally, please visit www.chowdaheadz.com.
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ESPN’s Newest Member Is One Of Our Own

Bruschi Tackles New Position At ESPN

With the birth of ESPNBoston.com set to come the same day the New England Patriots take the field on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills, it would only be fitting that Tedy Bruschi would help kick of the festivities.

Bruschi, who recently just retired from the Patriots, will join ESPN as an NFL analyst and will provide insight on the website, “Sportscenter”, “NFL Live”, and other ESPN networks.  Bruschi retired after 13 seasons in New England.  

Home Run Derby

Sox Hitters Feast On Some Home Cookin’

Dustin Pedrioa homered twice for the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night as Clay Buchholz shut down the Baltimore Orioles in route to a 10-0 win for the local nine.  Boston hammered six home runs at Fenway Park as Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Alex Gonzalez, J.D. Drew, and David Ortiz all went deep for Boston with the latter homering in the seventh inning to tie Frank Thomas for most home runs all-time by a designated hitter.

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Buchholz went seven strong, allowing just three hits to the Orioles, improving to 5-3 on the season.  The young right-hander didn’t allow a baserunner until the fourth when he found himself with an 8-0 advantage thanks to the barrage of hits from his teammates.  Michael Bowden finished the game for Boston, pitching the last two innings, giving up two hits to the O’s.  

Each Sox starter, except for Casey Kotchman, reached base on Tuesday night as Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek each got the night off.  Boston looks to complete a mini two-game sweep of the Birds on Wednesday as Paul Byrd takes the mound against Jason Berken.  On a side note, the 15-and-16-year-old boys of Weston, Massachusetts will be honored before the game on Wednesday for their Massachusetts State Championship in the Senior Williamsport Little League tournament.  

The boys of Weston represented Massachusetts in the Senior Little League regional in Swedsboro, New Jersey before eventually losing to Rhode Island.  I was fortunate enough to coach this fine group of young men and look forward to seeing the dimensions of friendly Fenway up-close and personal tomorrow evening. 

Poll Question: Is The Seymour Trade A Good Move?

What Do You Think About the Richard Seymour Trade?

a) I don’t like the move.  It hurts the Pats in 2009 and I liked Big Sey.

b) It doesn’t make any sense to me, but I guess in Bill We Trust. Right?

c) I like this move. We get a guaranteed high pick and Seymour’s best days are behind him.

d) Im not sure what to think, if their defensive line holds up I guess it’s a good move but I will wait until 2011 to see who we actually get in return.

 

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!

Greg Lewis Released By Patriots

Patriots Part Ways With Former-Eagle Wideout

The New England Patriots have been busy of late, and that didn’t change on Monday, as the Pats released reciever Greg Lewis.

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The Patriots acquired Lewis, who competed for the No. 3 & 4 receiver spot this preseason, in March from the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth-round draft pick.

They also received a seventh-round draft choice with Lewis.  With the 29-year-old now out of the picture, New England still has Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Joey Galloway, Sam Aiken, and Julian Edelman on their roster.  Lewis was thought to be competing with Galloway for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart and seemed to have an upper edge over the veteran from Tampa Bay, who has had trouble adjusting to the Patriots offensive system.

However, it seems that Bill Belichick decided to go with experience over youth and has definitely let fans see his liking of both special teams specialist Sam Aiken and super utility-man Julian Edelman.  

Sox Sputter In Windy City

Sox Lose Three Out Of Four With Chicago

It has been tough times, of late, on the road for the Boston Red Sox and that didn’t change on Labor Day as Josh Beckett and the Red Sox were laboring to try and turn the tide but fell victim to Mark Buerhle and the White Sox by the final of 5-1.

Beckett rebounded from his poor previous four starts but still received the loss as Beckett fell to 0-2 with a 7.76 ERA in his last five starts. The Red Sox have lost four of their last six contests.  Old friend, Mark Kotsay, took beckett deep on Monday, hammering a two-run single in the bottom of the third to snag Chicago a 3-1 lead.  Carlos Quentin put the Sox away with a two-run blast in the eighth to seal the series for Chicago.

Kevin Youkilis had the lone RBI for the local nine, driving in Jacoby Ellsbury in the first inning.  Looking to fix their problems, the Sox head home to face the AL East bottom-dweller Baltimore Orioles as Clay Buccholz takes the mound against David Hernandez of the O’s.

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Shippin’ Seymour

Patriots Deal Seymour To Oakland For 2011 First-Round Pick

In a shocking move just one week before the beginning of the 2009 NFL season, the New England Patriots dealt defensive end Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders for the Raiders 2011 first-round selection.

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A first-round draft choice in 2001, Seymour won three super bowls with the Patriots during his tenure with New England.  Heading into the final year of his contract, Seymour was due to make $3.685 million and an extension with the Patriots next year seemed unlikely with the need to resign both Vince Wilfork and Tom Brady, among others.  The likelihood that Bill Belichick would dole out a bundle of cash to resign the 29-year-old was highly improbable which makes the move much more understandable.
Jarvis Green will step in to replace Seymour with Ron Brace, Mike Wright, and Myron Bryor due to receive more playing time.  Green, an eight-year-veteran, will play alongside Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork who are already stalwarts for the New England defensive line.  With Seymour gone, the play of Adalius Thomas and Derrick Burgess becomes much more important if the Patriots want to disrupt opposing quarterbacks in the backfield with their 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes.
Patriots fans faith will be tested with this move but don’t be to quick to jump off the, “In Bill We Trust” train just yet.  If New England can resign both Wilfork and Brady for the long-term while keeping a competitive defensive line this year, this move will look brilliant, especially when the Oakland Raiders are due to send a top-ten draft pick in 2011 to the Patriots.

New England Cuts Another QB

Pats Release Andrew Walter 

Maybe Andrew Walter didn’t have what it took to be a New England Patriot after all.  After a 38-27 victory over the Giants on Thursday, a disgruntled Walter was visibly upset when interviewed by reporters.

That’s just not the Bill Belichick way Mr. Walter.  I’m sure the conversation between coach and quarterback went like this.  “Mr. Walter, enjoy your shower and go on your way, we don’t need you anymore.”  Whether or not Walter still had some Oakland Raiders rust to shake off doesn’t matter, the fact remains, Andrew Walter didn’t have what it took to be a Patriot on and off the field.

Without Walter, the Patriots go into the regular season with Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer as their only two quarterbacks.  Entering the preseason, the Patriots had five quarterbacks but after releasing Matt Guiterrez, Kevin O’Connell, and Andrew Walter, Belichick’s bunch only has two. But don’t you worry Pats fans, Hoyer looked impressive last night against New York and Julian Edelmen waits in the wings in case, god forbid, anything happens to Hoyer or Tom Brady.

So stop fretting about our lack of quarterbacks, Belichick always has a plan, and his track record allows us to trust him.  In Bill We Trust.

 

Bruins Sign Julien To Extension

B’s Lock Up Julien To Multi-Year Extension

After a successful two-year stint on the Garden ice, Claude Julien earned a multi-year extension from Jeremy Jacobs and the Boston Bruins in which he signed on Friday.  Julien, winner of the Jack Adams Award, led the Bruins to the best record in the Eastern Conference with 116 points while compiling a .640 winning percentage in two years with Boston.  

The Black and Gold eventually fell to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games in the Eastern Conference semi-finals last season.  Julien started his NHL head coaching career with Montreal in the 2003-2004 season, leading the Canadiens past the Bruins in the 2004 playoffs.  

The terms of the deal are undisclosed but the multi-year extension should keep Julien on the B’s bench for many years to come. 

Slogan Of The Day Contest!

EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT…ON A T-SHIRT! CHOWDAHEADZ ANNOUNCES THE “SLOGAN OF THE DAY” CONTEST
Woburn, Massachusetts September 4, 2009 – It has been 569 years since Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press and now the grand old newspaper is barely hanging on by a thread. We wonder if print is dead. Not at Chowdaheadz. With the launch of its “Slogan of the Day” Contest, Chowdaheadz is giving diehard Boston fans the opportunity to still say it in print.
Fans can keep today’s news alive, tomorrow by submitting t-shirt slogan ideas daily online. If chosen by Chowdaheadz, the lucky entrant will receive the very first t-shirt hot of the presses and be entered to win a grand prize $200 gift certificate to Chowdaheadz.com. In addition, the chosen t-shirt design will be available for sale online to the public as a limited edition until the next slogan of the day is chosen.
“Be creative and unique with your slogan idea,” said Ryan Gormady, CEO and Founder of Chowdaheadz. “My suggestion is to keep your slogan short and sweet, large sentences are too much to print and don’t translate well on to a shirt. Most of all have fun with it and involve your friends and family.”
The newspaper might be gone but the t-shirt will live on.
For addition information, including rules, about the “Slogan of the Day” Contest, please visit www.chowdaheadz.com.
About Chowdaheadz
Chowdaheadz is a Boston area based business that was started in early 2004 by Boston native Ryan Gormady. The company focus has been and always will be on items for the “Diehard Boston Fan”. While many of our products are sports oriented when we say “Diehard Boston Fan” we also mean a fan of the city of Boston so not all our items are sports themed. Our specialty is our slogan & rivalry section but we offer a few thousand different items on our website including novelty items, gift packages, licensed team gear and much more.
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