Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Could I be more detached?

So not only did I miss manager interview coverage (Hello, Sandy Alomar, Jr) yesterday by being offline for most of the day yesterday, but I missed the Jonathan Papelbon signing with the Toronto Blue Jays or Philadelphia Phillies rumors as well.  It’s always a busy sports day when I have to take some time off.

At this point I have no dog in the fight when it comes to choosing a manager.  I’ll accept whichever candidate they choose as long as his name doesn’t begin with Tony and end with LaRussa, so I can just let them hash it out and get back to me when it’s all over. (Although there is a large part of me absolutely convinced it will be Dale Sveum.)

I’m feeling a similar ennui in regard to the Papelbon rumors.  I really enjoy his entrances into games at Fenway and I really like watching him when he’s on. I’ve also heard some good stories about him off the field so, generally speaking, there’s no reason I shouldn’t want him back in Boston.  But, truth be told, if he decides  his future is elsewhere, God speed and thanks for 2007.  I don’t want to see him go but I won’t be weeping over my laptop if he does.  I just don’t want him going anywhere it could adversely affect the Red Sox (like, say, anywhere in the American League East) and I don’t want him to pitch for a team I don’t like (oh, let’s say, like the Philadelphia Phillies).  Aside from that, I’m good.

I worry that this September and, really, October, have given me this meh feeling for what is going on right now and I hope choosing a new man to lead the team will help in my getting back that feeling I’m used to having when I hear Red Sox news.

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November 10, 2011 - Posted by | 2011 | , ,

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