Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

What to write about?

Theo working hard, as usual - Photo by Jim Davis

Theo working hard, as usual - Photo by Jim Davis

I started writing this piece last  night about money and how the entire country has money problems except Major League Baseball.  Then I put it aside for two reasons 1) it was depressing.  The amount of  my debt is minimal compared to most, but it’s still my debt and I’d like to get out of it.   But that isn’t happening right now so I have trouble garnering excitement about a player signing a deal that will get him $160 MILLION dollars.

Normally, I don’t get into money discussions about baseball.  I know the baseball world and our world are two vastly different places so I try not to write things like “For THAT amount of money, he should be able to throw a strike whenever he wants!” – but this year, seeing so many struggling, reading about the absolutely ridiculous contract the Yankees gave CC Sabathia just makes me groan.

So I won’t write about that.  🙂 (Oh yeah, I said 2 reasons, huh?  The other reason?  Once Manny Ramirez, Derek Lowe, AJ Burnett and Mark Teixeira are done, there’s going to be a lot more to write about in regard to money.)

Then I was going to write about Curt Schilling and our brief back and forths online lately.  But I usually don’t talk about politics here (which is, essentially, what we were discussing) and the last thing I want to do is alienate anyone.  I will say this – WEEI is missing out on a much more interesting coupling than Dennis and Callahan in Schilling and Donnelly.  I don’t believe there are two more different people in the world than Mr. Schilling and myself.  If we were on the air together it would probably only take about five minutes before we were beating the crap out of one another.  Ratings gold!

So what am I going to write about?

Eric Byrnes for Julio Lugo?  Is Byrnes going to be happy being a fourth outfielder?  Will we end up with another Jay Payton?  If Varitek is still on the team will he taunt Byrnes mercilessly about not touching home?

I find Byrnes to be…how shall I put this…I think my friend Cindy said it best when she wrote “Eric Byrnes is a douche”.   It is tough for me to erase the Eric Byrnes of 2003 out of my mind.  Who knows, though, maybe  he’d be a good addition to the team?  It seems I end up having one player, each season, who I can’t stand.  It isn’t fair to deny Byrnes that opportunity, right?

This weekend I’m in the odd position of mourning a loss in our family and then heading up north to spend my annual December weekend with my sistahs.  My emotions for the weekend will be high, to say the least.  Let’s hope baseball doesn’t add to that with some insane trade involving Buchholz, Masterson or Bowden.

Some news about Kyle’s status for 2009 would be most welcome, though.  Someone out there has to know SOMETHING, right?

I guess it wasn’t as difficult for me to come up with something to write about as I thought.

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December 11, 2008 - Posted by | Randomness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I think part of the magic that is the Sox — esp. this generation of Red Sox – is that players who would normally be starters elsewhere, are perfectly happy being part any part of this organization, even if it’s 4th outfielder, or third first baseman.

    Sorry to hear about the loss in your family… the holidays is a terrible time of year for that. Well, no time is good but, you know what I mean.

    Comment by Rebecca | December 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. YEEHAH!!!!!!!!!!! I AM GOING TO CHRISTMAS AT FENWAY!!!!!!!!!!! EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR ME AND I AM WEARING MY VARITEK SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEHAH!!!!!!!!!!!

    SORRY…CAN’T HELP MYSELF.

    THATS WHAT I HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT! FIRST TIME EVER I GOT IN….

    HAVE FUN WITH THE SISTAHS CYN!

    db

    Comment by Dori | December 11, 2008 | Reply


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