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July 17, 2007

Wanted to take a quick minute to let people know I’ll be doing some Q&A soon as well as let anyone that is attending ComicCon in San Diego next week know that 38 Studios will be making it’s first public appearance.

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070717005479&newsLang=en

 Stop by and say hi!

Also, please take a moment to say hello to Pete and send prayers and well wishes. He’s going in for major surgery next Monday and needs all the good mojo he can get.

http://www.peterdespain.com/blog/index.php

28 Comments leave one →
  1. mdsteele47 permalink
    July 17, 2007 5:51 pm

    Hey Curt! Good to see the blog updating and good to hear (from other sources *cough*cough*) about the rehab starts coming up.

    This particular citizen Red Sox Nation (Michigan Chapter) will be cheering you on in Toledo a week from Thursday. See you then!

  2. July 17, 2007 8:02 pm

    Hey Curt, I like to thank the Sox for Disability Awareness Night on 6/30. My Unfied Special Olympics Team got to share the field with the Sox for the National Anthem and all live on NESN.

    I was on the Pitchers mound with Beckett, cool guy. Manny was also pretty cool.

    Thanks guys it was the time of our life, and I got me some good pics of myself on the mound at Fenway, a lifetime dream. Some links I put up on my sites praising you guys:

    http://www.third-option.com/2007/07/why-red-sox-nation-rocks.html

    http://www.rubbersuitstudios.com/2007/07/my-adventure-with-boston-red-sox

    http://www.rubbersuitstudios.com/2007/07/jai-guru-deva-om

  3. stevellamabutcher permalink
    July 17, 2007 8:51 pm

    Curt—-Get well soon!

    Also, do you have any thoughts on the race for the President of Red Sox Nation?

    You can’t go wrong by joining the bandwagon to draft my dad.

  4. July 17, 2007 9:23 pm

    Curt, my friend…here is my question: Do you worry about how the violence in video games “affects” children? Some companies take silly measures to try to sugar coat this, like by using green blood or by ensuring that only the “bad guys” are attackable. Also, would you prefer your kids play fantasy games? (Which put the player in non realistic, probably really hard to relate to real life type situations).

    Adam

  5. thedoctorx permalink
    July 17, 2007 9:50 pm

    Best to Peter.

    You might find RS fans a bit glum with the trend of .500 ball. Good news will be appreciated.

    Okay . . . kudos to Gabbard for a solid game.

    –J.D.

  6. skinnyman2007 permalink
    July 17, 2007 11:55 pm

    Curt What trade rumors have you heard that the Redsox Might do? I will like to send my prayers and well wishes to Pete for his surgery next Monday. How is your arm doing Curt? I want to wish you good luck this Saturday in your rehab start Curt and I hope you are back with the team really soon. Curt who do you look up to your mom or your dad and why? Curt when you pitch in a game do you wear any good luck charms like a chain or a cross? What is your favorite charity to give to and why?.

    Jeff

  7. July 18, 2007 2:26 am

    Also you will present/display comics? in addition to videogame?

  8. jbran66 permalink
    July 18, 2007 4:43 am

    Curt, I saw an interesting segment on the show “Dirty Jobs” about the mud that gets rubbed into all the baseballs before they are used in games. I was wondering if you, or anyone, has any influence over how much of the mud gets rubbed into each ball or does it even matter to you. The show made it seem as though the amount of mud had an effect on the grip, ie. pitchers like a lot of mud and hitters like as little as possible. Also, because the person doing the rubbing changes from park to park, does the ‘feel’ change from home games vs. away games? Good luck rehabbing.

  9. toofarawayfromboston permalink
    July 18, 2007 8:22 am

    Good morning, Curt! First of all, thank you for the link to Pete’s blog. Our family will be thinking of him…

    Secondly, my husband, daughter, and I play WoW together and we are all eagerly anticipating your game. ; ) Unfortunately, we live on the east coast so will not be able to attend Comic Con in San Diego but we wish you and your crew all the best there.

    Can’t wait to see you back on the mound…

  10. angryandroid permalink
    July 18, 2007 12:58 pm

    Are you actually going to the wretched hive of scum & villainy that is the San Diego ComicCon? If you are, be prepared to see the highest concentration of nerds this side of a baseball card convention. And this is coming from a cartoonist nerd.

  11. kekich permalink
    July 18, 2007 1:44 pm

    Curt–

    Last winter was the first that you didn’t go to API in Arizona to trian.
    You showed up at Fort Myers out of shape. You didn’t “feel right” all season.
    Spring training lasts 6 weeks. August 1 will be six weeks since you’ve pitched. Will you be in shape this time?

  12. brendinater permalink
    July 18, 2007 4:16 pm

    I know you’ll probably shut this idea straight down given you’re a pitcher, but do you think that there’s a case that can be made that if a run scores based on an error by a pitcher, that run should count as an earned run? I think the idea of an unearned run is to say “it was not the pitcher’s fault”. If it is their fault, via an error, shouldn’t they be charged with that run? I know the counter argument is that (un)earned runs are based on the quality of their pitching and not their fielding. I’d just be interested to get your thoughts.

  13. bosocker permalink
    July 18, 2007 5:41 pm

    Brother Curt,

    Welcome back to the blog. We can’t wait for you to get back on the mound. Get well for the rest of the season and, Lord willing, the playoff run. How sweet would it be for the BoSox to win the WS TWICE in my lifetime. Haha.

    God bless you and your recovery.

    Bosocker Mike

  14. unlimited19 permalink
    July 18, 2007 9:50 pm

    Hey Curt Great To See Your Rehab Is Goin Good Hopefully We See You Back In Action Soon. Can You Please Tell Management To Get Lester In The Rotation And Tavarez Out, And Tell Wakefield He’s Past His Prime. I Love Them But Tavarez Is Great In Small Doses And Wakefield is Just To Old.

  15. russianbaseball permalink
    July 19, 2007 12:10 am

    Curt,

    Andy from Moscow, Russia says hi. He sends his best, but is waiting for you to retire so that you can do that baseball clinic in Russia.

    The senior Russian National Baseball Team is now touring the United States from July 15 to August 15, and will be playing 19 games in those 32 days in preparation for the European Championships that begin on September 7. This is Europe’s Olympic Qualifier for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

    When scheduling this tour I set aside 2 days in Boston to watch the Red Sox on July 19 and July 20, and I have found out that the game is sold out and has been sold out……..for 10 years. I have been working on tickets since May, but no luck for the whole team. Now we need some good old fashion Boston help.

    We currently have a total of 12 tickets for the combined nights of July 19 and July 20. This leaves another 20 guys out in the cold without taking in a Red Sox game after traveling 4,502 miles from Moscow to see you and Manny and Big Papi beat the White Sox.

    Would you or the generous people of Boston like to ‘Take a Russian National Baseball Team player’ to the game if there are tickets that will not be used for July 19 and July 20. Anyone helping out will be treated like kings if they ever visit Moscow. There are always a few people that can not make every game, and just maybe someone can do this one for the cause of the globalization of baseball. Great stuff. You never know when a Russian lefty will be throwing for the Red Sox in RED OCTOBER.

    Curt, or someone reading this please let me know how we can get this done. Sorry for the short time frame, but I have exhausted all other options to date.

    For more information on our tour and Russian baseball, please go to our website at russianbaseball.org

    Thanks for your time.

    Looking forward to the games on July 19 and July 20.

    signed
    Bob Protexter

    Founder & President
    Russian International Baseball

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Russian International Baseball (RIB) was founded in 1993 out of Soviet Baseball Stateside (SBS); which was created in 1990 in an effort to further the state of the game of baseball in its early years in the Soviet Union. In autumn of 1986 the USSR Olympic Committee declared the game of baseball an official sport in the Soviet Union with the premise and stated said goal of winning gold medals in the Summer Olympic Games. RIB is an American based organization that assists Russia in the areas of developing and advancing their baseball programs through coaching, clinics, equipment, marketing, and sponsorships. RIB works directly with the Russian Olympic Committee, the Russian Baseball Federation, and the Russian National Teams of all ages. RIB is located in Sioux City, Iowa USA.
    _______________________________________________________________________________

  16. taso2177 permalink
    July 19, 2007 3:36 am

    It may be a ways off, but do you think you will offer a public beta of your first title from 38 studios? I think some of your fans who are gamers would love to help test the product and see it succeed, like me!

  17. phishingphreak permalink
    July 19, 2007 5:04 am

    “http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070717005479&newsLang=en”

    Yo Kurt, the intratron makes it easy to makeashorterlink…..

    Give it a whirl, your blog and blog readers will love you for it.

    But back to bidness. When are you going to make your triumphant midseason comeback? The over/under in Vegas is Aug 12th. I hope it’s sooner, for you and your team blokes. The Spanks are getting closer but I know you guys are tough in the bum, and will stick it in til the end. I’ll tell you, your staff is missing you. Moving Wakie up to #3, and Tavarez as a #4 has got to be killing team moral. We need your back Kurt, in a bad way.

    Seriously though, when is JD gonna come around? We can still smell him here in StL, and we got rid of him years ago. I thought Theo new something, but it appears ol JD might be the biggest bust, since the BigDig…..

    Good luck trying to return to form, and bringing the support your team so desperately needs.

  18. soxfanindan permalink
    July 19, 2007 7:20 am

    It seems to me the umps have made some bad call at first base in the last few games. Two went agains us and one helped us(although we werent able to score). I know you cant do anyhting about it at the time but is there anything teams can do behind the scenes to complain? I mean they really stopped a good rally last night calling Pedroia out at first when he was safe! Why dose it seem there are so many bad calls? Are the umps that bad or does it just seem that way when you are losing? Just curious.

  19. marsh18redsox permalink
    July 19, 2007 8:37 am

    Got my tickets already for Saturday’s game in Pawtucket, see you there!! If there is a good thing about being on the DL and having rehab starts this is it, having the opportunity to see players up close and personal in Pawtucket, too bad you will be busy pitching. …… just kidding Good Luck!

  20. Hugh Jass permalink
    July 19, 2007 1:59 pm

    Curt, we love you, Big Guy. And we can’t wait to support 38 Studios, bay-bee!!!

    I think your arm angle on your splitter is a bit off, perhaps leading to the shoulder discomfort you encountered. In my over 30 league, I am something of a medical marvel, pitching 2x as many innings as the younger guys even though I am over 40.

  21. theotherm permalink
    July 19, 2007 4:28 pm

    Hi Curt
    Just sent good wishes to Pete, let’s all hope for his good health. Same goes for you too…looking forward to your return, the sooner the better! GO SOX!!!!

  22. scambodian permalink
    July 20, 2007 11:43 am

    Curt will you keep doing your blog next year even though the red sox are not going to re-sign you?

    Sincerley,
    El Scambodian

  23. mainefan permalink
    July 21, 2007 6:55 am

    Hi Curt! Looking forward to seeing you back on the mound soon. Just a couple of questions. Last night I was amazed that none of the umpires saw Drew’s home run off the top of the wall. One I could see, but not all four. What exactly are umpires supposed to be looking at out there? And, do you think they go back and watch the tape after the game and see their mistakes? Does it seem like there are more bad calls being made this year than usual?

  24. July 22, 2007 10:22 am

    Curt-My name is Christopher Bergmann and I am the Guitarist/Vocalist for the Vermont Prog band Spectris-We are in the process of organizing an ALS fundraising concert in Claremont NH in memory of Dr. Stephen Meersman, a local surgeon who passed away earlier this year of ALS, leaving a wife and three young children. Although I’m sure you get many requests to be involved in these things, I am hoping that you might find the time to assist in any way you can. Please contact me through the band’s myspace page if you can in any way contribute (M.C.ing the event came to mind….). Obviously this cause is as important to you as it is to me and anything you can do would be deeply appreciated. The show will take place in November or December, and the venue has still to be determined, although the Claremont Opera House has been contacted.
    Thanks for your time!
    Christopher Bergmann/SPECTRIS
    http://www.myspace.com/spectris

  25. joegolfing permalink
    July 26, 2007 6:52 am

    Curt – You are an amazing human being not wasting life by giving so much back. ALS – my dad and uncle passed away from ALS and I am aware of what that means for me. To make it worse, I served in Operation Desert Storm. I read your statements about Bonds and the others concerning steroids. Politically correct people are making us weak as a nation, as a culture. If you have the “honor” to sit before congress, respect them and all those who served before them. We live in the greatest nation in the history of man. NEVER disrespect that. Thank you Sir for all that you do!

  26. yankeesrule07 permalink
    July 26, 2007 5:10 pm

    Curt dont worry about ever playing fo rthe Yankees, no one that chears for the Yankees woud ever want to see you in our uniform it would be an insult to our team to bring in a washed up pitcher, who thinks he has the right to comment on everyone else in the world. Your a joke Mitch Williams should kick your ass.

  27. redsoxfourlyfe permalink
    October 2, 2007 8:08 pm

    Curt, How do you feel you are gonna do up against LA Angels? I hope you do a outstanding job my heart goes with you. NOW GO WIN US ANOTHER WORLD SERIES!!

  28. December 6, 2008 5:19 pm

    Ну так и без недостатков и достоинства не так заметны :)

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