Cosmic Baseball Game Report

2007 VRETROs @ 1975 Boston Red Sox

Red Sox Win, 3-2


The 1975 BOSTON RED SOX were stricken by a Mercury retrograde.

(The 1975 Red Sox were not unlike their 1967 brethren who fought a World Series under the influence of a Saturn retrograde and an impending Mercury retrograde. The 1986 Red Sox lost during the seventh game of the World Series also influenced by a Venus retrograde. In 2004, none of the closer planets in our solar system were retrograde and the Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918. The Red Sox won their 1918 title on September 11, 1918 the day after Mercury stopped its apparent retrograde motion.)


The 2007 VRETROs do not have the tradition package or the deep historical database that the Boston Red Sox have. The VRETROS are a non-humanoid cosmic baseball team created during the 2007 Venus retrograde (July 27-September 8).

(Parenthetically, it is our prediction that the 2007 Boston Red Sox may get to the World Series although this is not certain. What is certain is that even if they get to the 2007 World Series they will lose before the seventh game. If however the series goes to a seventh game, the Red Sox could win...if it is played as currently scheduled on November 1. This calculated prediction is based on the fact that Mercury will be retrograde from October 12-31. On November 1 Mercury will resume forward motion. The World Series is currently scheduled to begin October 24 (Mercury will be retrograde at 29 degrees Libra).


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2007 VRETROs
Red Sox


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The 2007 VRETROs

The VRETRO team is comprised of a series of videos (Windows Media Video files) assembled for the 2007 Venus Retrograde Project. Players on the 2007 VRETRO roster were all "created" during the 2007 Venus retrograde period which occurred July 27-September 8, 2007. The mythology, astrology and astronomy associated with the "second rock from the Sun" (Earth's closest planetary neighbor) is complex and extensive. From the beginning of time (?), Venus, like the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn could be seen in the skies by humans beings. Today we associate Venus with love and romance. This is an "evolution" from the time when Venus was associated with catastrophe and calamity. The Aztecs sacrificed human beings to appease Venus (Quetzalcoatl, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, Xolotl). Postmodern culture pays far less attention to Venus than our ancestors. Root causes for calamities are now more often found here at home. The Venus Retrograde Project took advantage of the retrograde period to counter the relative indifference to our celestial sister, if only for a few moments.

2007 VRETROs
VRETRO1 July 27, 2007- Venus 20 Virgo "Venus Retrograding" (4 minutes, 2 seconds, sound) Second Base
VRETRO2 July 27, 2007- Venus 20 Virgo "Reminiscence" (66 seconds, sound) Right Field
VRETRO3 July 30, 2007- Venus 20 Virgo "Love Past Tense" (2 minutes, 37 seconds, sound) Left Field
VRETRO5 August 3, 2007- Venus 20 Virgo "In Retrospect" (31 seconds, sound) Catcher
VRETRO18 August 5, 2007- Venus 10 Virgo "Venusians Here" (1 minute, 46 seconds, sound) First Base
VRETRO0 August 7, 2007- Venus 00 Virgo "Train to Venus" (2 minutes, 56 seconds, sound) Shortstop
VRETRO13 August 8, 2007- Venus 00 Virgo "Saturn Conjunct Venus" (1 minute, 31 seconds, sound) Third Base
VRETRO19 August 19, 2007- Venus 240 Leo "The Stage of Aquarius" (3 minutes, 34 seconds, sound) Outfield
VRETRO20 August 19/20, 2007- Venus 24/230 Leo "Wedding Dress" (3 minutes, 43 seconds, sound) Pitcher
VRETRO22 August 21, 2007- Venus 220 Leo "Venus is or is not Love" (1 minute, 53 seconds, sound) Pitcher
VRETRO24 August 23, 2007- Venus 210 Leo "Moon moving through Leo and Virgo" (44 seconds, silent) Infield
VRETRO21 August 24, 2007- Venus 210 Leo "Capricorn Moon" (58 seconds, sound) Catcher
VRETRO23 August 28, 2007- Venus 190 Leo "Pisces Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse" (2 minutes, 24 seconds, sound) Center Field
VRETRO30 August 31, 2007- Venus 170 Leo "Is she a good witch?" (1 minute, 22 seconds, sound) Infield
VRETRO31 September 2, 2007- Venus 170 Leo "Saturn to Virgo" (1 minute, 15 seconds, silent) Outfield
VRETRO80 September 9, 2007- Venus 160 Leo "Coda" (4 minutes, sound) Pitcher

2007 VRETRO Manager & Coaches

Magellan
Magellan Mission Link
Field Manager
Venera 7
Venera 7 Link
Coach
Venera 9
Venera 9 Link
Coach
Mariner 10
Mariner 10 Link
Coach
Pioneer 5
Pioneer 5 Link
Coach



1975 Boston Red Sox
VRETROS


The 1975 Boston Red Sox


The 1975 edition of the Boston Red Sox included two phenomenal rookie outfielders in the souls of Freddie Lynn and Jim Rice. Rice did not play in the 1975 World Series becuase of an injury. Lynn went on to become American League's Rookie of the Year and the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). It is Carlton Fisk, the Red Sox' Capricorn Catcher who many will associate with the 1975 World Series. His 12th inning homerun in the sixth game pushed the series to a decisive seventh game. A photographer in the scoreboard of the green monster caught Fisk on the path to firstbase using his body to will the ball into fair territory as it sailed down the left field line. Ultimately the this team of Red Sox was star-crossed as they lost the seventh game to the Cincinnati Reds, 9-5, just as Mercury resumed its forward motion between 9 and 10 degrees Libra.


1975 Boston Red Sox Roster (Uniform Number Sort)
Uniform # Player Throws Bats Position Date Of Birth
1 Bernie Carbo Right Left Outfield 8/5/1947
2 Doug Griffin Right Right Infield 6/4/1947
3 Dick McAuliffe Right Left Infield 11/29/1939
5 Buddy Hunter Right Right Infield 8/9/1947
5, 15 Denny Doyle Right Left Infield 1/17/1944
6 Rico Petrocelli Right Right Infield 6/27/1943
7 Rick Burleson Right Right Infield 4/29/1951
8 Carl Yastrzemski Right Left Infield 8/22/1939
10 Bob Montgomery Right Right Catcher 4/16/1944
11 Kim Andrew Right Right Infield 11/14/1953
12 Bob Heise Right Right Infield 5/12/1947
14 Jim Rice Right Right Outfield 3/8/1953
15 Deron Johnson Right Right Infield 7/17/1938
16 Rick Miller Left Left Outfield 4/19/1948
17 Cecil Cooper Left Left Outfield 12/20/1949
19 Fred Lynn Left Left Outfield 2/3/1952
20 Juan Beniquez Right Right Outfield 5/13/1950
21 Rick Kreuger Left Right Pitcher 11/3/1948
23 Luis Tiant Right Right Pitcher 11/23/1940
24 Dwight Evans Right Right Outfield 11/3/1951
25 Tony Conigliaro Right Right Outfield 1/7/1945
26 Reggie Cleveland Right Right Pitcher 5/23/1948
27 Carlton Fisk Right Right Catcher 12/26/1947
28 Diego Segui Right Right Pitcher 8/17/1937
29 Roger Moret Left Both Pitcher 9/16/1949
33 Tim McCarver Right Left Catcher 10/16/1941
37 Bill Lee Left Left Pitcher 12/28/1946
38 Jim Willoughby Right Right Pitcher 1/31/1949
39 Tim Blackwell Right Both Catcher 8/19/1952
40 Rick Wise Right Right Pitcher 9/13/1945
41 Dick Drago Right Right Pitcher 6/25/1945
43 Jim Burton Left Right Pitcher 10/27/1949
45 Dick Pole Right Right Pitcher 10/13/1950
46 Steve Barr Left Left Pitcher 9/8/1951
49 Steve Dillard Right Right Infield 2/8/1951
50 Andy Merchant Right Left Catcher 8/30/1950
51 Butch Hobson Right Right Infield 8/17/1951

1975 Boston Red Sox Manager & Coaches

Darrell Johnson
Uniform Numbers 22*, 33
Field Manager
Don Bryant
Uniform Numbers 31*, 33
Coach
Johnny Pesky
Uniform Numbers 6, 22, 35*
Coach
Eddie Popowski
Uniform Numbers 32, 36*
Coach
Stan Williams
Uniform Numbers 25, 32*
Coach
Don Zimmer
Uniform Numbers 23, 34*
Coach
*1975 Uniform Number

BOXSCORE


SCORECARD

 



"El Tiante" shuts down the VRETROS in order with 7 pitches



VRETRO20 (Wedding Dress) is as impressive as Tiant. The Red Sox go down in order.


A triple by VRETRO20 (Venusians Here) scores 2 runs.

VRETROS lead, 2-0


Carlton Fisk (the hero of the sixth game of the 1975 World Series) hits a solo homerun.

VRETROS lead, 2-1






Shortstop Rick Burrelson ("the Scooter") singles and pitcher Tiant sacrifices advancing Burelson to second. VRETRO0's ("Train to Venus) error puts Red Sox on the corners. Yax makes an out and rookie left fielder Jim Rice hits an RBI single.
Score is tied, 2-2
Tiant shuts down the VRETROs with 8 pitches.



Red Sox get no return on 3 singles

Score remains tied, 2-2



Three up, three down





Rookie centerfielder Freddie Lynn knocks in the game-winning RBI

RED SOX lead, 3-2

Three up, three down





Tiant keeps helping himself with a second sacrifice.


VRETRO13 (Saturn Conjunct Venus) gets stranded at second base.




2 singles, a wild pitch. No runs.





RED SOX lead, 3-2










3 up, 3 down


RED SOX Win, 3-2

Inn. 1: 07 VRETRO
[Starter] Tiant
VRETRO0           4          . . .
VRETRO1           K          . . .
VRETRO2           6          . . .
     Inn. 1: 75 Boston
[Starter] VRETRO20
Doyle             6-3        . . .
Yastrzemski       9          . . .
Rice              7          . . .
     Inn. 2: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO3           4-3        . . .
VRETRO5           BB         . . X
VRETRO13          1B         X . X
VRETRO18          3B         X . . 2
VRETRO23          K          X . .
VRETRO20          K          X . .
     Inn. 2: 75 Boston
Lynn              3-1        . . .
Evans             4-3        . . .
Fisk              HR         . . . 1
Petrocelli        K          . . .
     Inn. 3: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO0           5-3        . . .
VRETRO1           8          . . .
VRETRO2           1B/E-9     . X .
VRETRO3           1B         . . X
X@4:VRETRO2       7-2        . . X
     Inn. 3: 75 Boston
Burleson          1B         . . X
Tiant             5-3 SAC    . X .
Doyle             E-6        X . X
Yastrzemski       5-4 FO     X . X
Rice              1B         . X X 1
Lynn              8          . X X
     Inn. 4: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO5           6-3        . . .
VRETRO13          5-3        . . .
VRETRO18          K          . . .
     Inn. 4: 75 Boston
Evans             1B         . . X
X@2:Evans         CS 2-4     . . .
Fisk              1B         . . X
Petrocelli        5          . . X
Burleson          1B         . X X
Tiant             7          . X X
     Inn. 5: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO23          6-3        . . .
VRETRO20          K          . . .
VRETRO0           6-3        . . .
     Inn. 5: 75 Boston
Doyle             1B         . . X
Yastrzemski       8          . . X
Rice              5-3        . X .
Lynn              1B         . . X 1
Evans             2B         . X .
X@4:Lynn          7-2        . X .
     Inn. 6: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO1           4          . . .
VRETRO2           4-3        . . .
VRETRO3           K          . . .
     Inn. 6: 75 Boston
Fisk              1B         . . X
Petrocelli        7          . . X
Burleson          1B         . X X
Tiant             2-3 SAC    X X .
Doyle             4-3        X X .
     Inn. 7: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO5           7          . . .
VRETRO13          2B         . X .
VRETRO18          5-3        . X .
VRETRO23          6-3        . X .
     Inn. 7: 75 Boston
Yastrzemski       5-3        . . .
Rice              1B         . . X
Lynn              1B         . X .
X@3:Rice          9-5        . X .
                  WP         X . .
Evans             4-3        X . .
     Inn. 8: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO20          BB         . . X
VRETRO0           2-3 SAC    . X .
X@3:VRETRO20      CS 2-5     . . .
VRETRO1           6-3        . . .
     Inn. 8: 75 Boston
Fisk              BB         . . X
Petrocelli        5-3 SAC    . X .
Burleson          7          . X .
Tiant             6-3        . X .
     Inn. 9: 07 VRETRO
VRETRO2           6-3        . . .
VRETRO3           2 (Foul)   . . .
VRETRO5           6-3        . . .



Game Notes and Links

Time 3 hours, 18 minutes
Weather Fair, 77o F
Attendance undisclosed
Umpires Meredith Garston
Ferdinand Magellan
Hermes Trismigistus
Official Scorer David H. Grinspoon
MCP Freddie Lynn
Fredric Lynn

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