Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

So we look to Josh Beckett…

Whenever the complaints about Fenway Park or Red Sox fans start coming at me from Yankees fans I remember that I took this photo in the new Yankee Stadium. (And that there was a "Make Some Noise" sign as well.)

There’s this:

“I was definitely not trying to hit him,” he [Lackey] said. “I was trying to knock him down for sure. You can see where he stands in the box. You’ve got to knock him off the plate a little. I threw a 3-1 pitch that he hit out. I was definitely not trying to hit him, but I was trying to move him back. You definitely don’t want to put a base-runner on in a two-run ballgame.”

and there’s this:

“I’ve been fined twice for hitting guys this year, and I’ve paid them because they were right,” he [Lackey] said. “But this one, I’m not afraid to tell you if I’m trying to hit somebody. I would’ve told him to his face.”

I totally buy it. While I get that Lackey has a history of letting his emotions come out at inappropriate times on the field and that it must have been frustrating to give up a bomb to the likes of Francisco Cervelli and then watch him celebrate at home plate as if he was Aaron Boone, the game was still close when Cervelli got hit and with the way things were going I have a difficult time believing Lackey purposely put a guy on base just because the guy was a jackass who hit a home run off of  him.  I’ll say this, though, I won’t be sad if before the series is over we have multiple photos of Jarrod Saltalamacchia holding Cervelli in a headlock.

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August 31, 2011 Posted by | 2011 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Lackey gets another win

11 wins, 6 wins, 9 wins...go figure. (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor and used with permission)

My personal triumph last night was staying up to watch the entire game.  I was probably all hepped up from watching CC Sabathia give up five home runs to the Tampa Bay Rays and my adrenaline kept me going through the Red Sox game.

Admittedly, at one point around the seventh inning or so, I started to fall asleep and heard a very loud “Lets’ go Red Sox!” chant coming from the television.  For a moment, I honestly thought I was dreaming.  I shook myself awake and realized it was very, very real.  Red Sox fans representing LOUDLY at Safeco.  Well done, folks, well done.

Sorry to see Justin Smoak take a Jarrod Saltalamacchia bad hop to the face.  Salty looked shaken up and watching Smoak bleeding on his way to the dugout was worrisome.  Word is a broken nose and a CT scan today to make sure they aren’t missing anything.  No way to watch a player leave the field.  Hopefully he’s all right.

John Lackey is now tied with Jon Lester for most wins on the team (11)…and has more wins than Josh Beckett (9) and Felix Hernandez (10).  Yet the folks who vote for the Cy Young winner still use wins as a way to determine the best pitcher.  Insert facepalm here.

In spite of their being not the best stat to judge a pitcher, wins are fun.  Wins that assist in giving the team an entire game in the standings are even more fun.  Wins that come when the starting pitcher isn’t exactly sharp?  Tremendously fun.  Now tonight we wait until 10 ET to watch Felix Hernandez pitch against Josh Beckett.  A match made in prime time heaven, starting well after your average ballgame.  Given the lack of coverage it will be getting in real time, we’ll probably be getting a pitching match for the ages.

August 13, 2011 Posted by | 2011 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Theeeee Red Sox Win!

You're up next, Daisuke! (Photo courtesy of Kelly O'Connor and used with permission)

Raise your hand if you had John Lackey and Josh Beckett as the first two pitchers to get a Red Sox win.

Now put your hand down because you are a liar.

Where John Lackey got the win on Friday in spite of his pitching, Josh Beckett earned every bit of his “W” last night.  103 pitches over eight innings made me happy enough…but the two hits, ten strike outs and only walking one made me practically delirious.   While Carl Crawford was the only Red Sox player who couldn’t get a hit off of the Yankees, Robinson Cano and Eric Chavez were the only Yankees who could hit the Red Sox last night.  These are all things we should be happy about.

The Red Sox came into this home stand with a record of 0-6.  They were facing the New York Yankees, including their ace CC Sabathia, and needed to at least win the series if not sweep to save any kind of face.  The “lowly” Red Sox who were previously swept by a powerhouse Texas Rangers team and a supposedly mediocre Cleveland Indians team got nine hits off of CC.   Nine.  Last night, Boone Logan was the only Yankees pitcher to take the mound who didn’t give up a run.  These things, they are all good.

For various reasons, I was up for most of the night.  I passed the time by reading message boards, blogs and Twitter accounts and came out with this:  Many people, some Red Sox fans, think that we would be silly in celebrating what happened this weekend.  I say foo on you people.  Are we supposed to whine about the team until they’re over .500?  Do we not celebrate any wins until the team sweeps a series?  We wanted and needed the Red Sox to win and they did…two out of three times…I’ll take it any day of the week.  (Also, it appears many Yankees fans believe the home plate umpire last night was biased in favor of the Red Sox because MLB wants the Red Sox in the race.  I actually read/heard this from handfuls of people from different forums, including email to me, and they were serious.  I know it’s tough to lose to a team whose record prior to the series was a whopping zero wins, but this is just sad…especially in April.)

I will happily take the two wins and bring them to this next series.  The Rays are struggling as the Sox are so both teams need to step it up tonight.   Much to my surprise, I’ll be at tonight’s game thanks to a phone call offering up a seat.   (Confession: I had no intentions of going to any games against the Rays this year because of Manny Ramirez.  I didn’t want to have to deal with anger at people booing him, anger at people cheering him and my own confusion about what it all meant to me.  Sadly, Manny fixed that for me so I don’t have to worry about it.  More on Manny later.)

So bask for a little longer, folks and then come back ready for another series that will probably try our patience and test our fortitude.

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Random stat that doesn’t mean anything so don’t let the Boston sports media freak you out today:  From 2008-2010, Daisuke’s ERA against the Tampa Bay Rays is 6.00

Blog suggestion for the day:  Allan over at Joy of Sox details the Clay Buchholz contract extension (which is much deserved and makes me very happy even if the timing of it is quite humorous!).

April 11, 2011 Posted by | 2011 | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bump in the road

Photo of CJ Wilson in a happier time (Thursday) lifted and used without permisison.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Photo of CJ Wilson in a happier time (Thursday) lifted and used without permisison. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

It’s funny how things don’t ever work out the way  I plan.  I was supposed to be at a party last night and I canceled because I was feeling lousy.  I figured I’d go to bed early, throw on the game and fall asleep before it was over.  Instead, I ended up watching every minute of every inning and commiserating with other baseball fans throughout the game on Twitter.

All I’ll say about the outcome of the game is that as much as it bugged me last night this morning I just say “meh”.  One out of seven isn’t insurmountable.  My only worry is that the Rangers seem to not only be playing against the Yankees but their own manager as well.  That might be the toughest obstacle for them.  (Is it too late to revoke the manager of the year award that Ron Washington got from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance?)

Even feeling as lousy as I did, the most fun from the night came from being on Twitter with like-minded folks talking (ranting at some points) about the game.  If you are a sports fan and you aren’t on Twitter you might consider it for opportunities like this.  I purposely don’t follow Yankees fans, but I follow fans from just about every other baseball team and getting the point of view from different fan bases was interesting and a lot of fun.  It was like sitting in a bar with your friends to watch the game.  And given I was getting out of the house last night, it was a nice way to spend the evening…even if most of us were disappointed at the ending of the game.  The idea that so many people from around the country (and some around the globe) were all watching the same exact thing last night and discussing it in real time is a little mind blowing even for a geek like me.

So tonight it’s the first game of the NLCS.  Not sure if I’ll be around for it, but I am sure there will be all kinds of chatter on Twitter!

Okay, a couple of other things about last night’s game.  It’s nice to see CC Sabathia reverting back to his “doesn’t pitch well in big situations” character.  What’s disappointing is that this is the second game in this postseason where that has happened and the Yankees still have come back to win the game.  I’m hoping the Rangers won’t turn out to be the second coming of the Twins.

CJ Wilson.  All I read about him this week was, basically, that he wasn’t Cliff Lee and that the Yankees would be able to handle him nicely.  Kid came through in a huge way for the Rangers and it’s just too bad that this teammates and manager didn’t back  him up in the end.  You don’t have to be Cliff Lee, CJ, being CJ Wilson should work well for you.  You deserved better last night.

It’s an odd feeling.  I know I don’t want the Yankees to go to the World Series.  I want to watch the World Series and just enjoy it, not watch the Yanks get ballwashed for yet another series.  But even with that feeling, I’m not really bothered by their win last night.  Can’t tell if it’s indifference or just because I have faith the Rangers can bounce back from this.  Hey, in 2004 it happened for another team that played the Yankees in the ALCS…why not now?

October 16, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I think Papelbon's plan is to scare us into submission

Because, ultimately, that's all that matters, right?

Because, ultimately, that's all that matters, right?

How is it possible that it seemed almost more painful to watch them win last night than it was watching them lose the night before?

The game started late and ran four hours (four hours and nine minutes to be exact).  Jonathan Papelbon through 28…TWENTY EIGHT pitches in the ninth inning and still got the save.  On the post-game show on NESN, Dennis Eckersley made the remark that he was surprised Papelbon didn’t celebrate that swinging strike out to end the game (Eck said he would have) but, really, at that point I’m guessing Paps just wanted to go pass out…although my adrenaline was so high that I was up until around 3am.

(As an aside, as I write this I just turned on “Breakfast with the Sox’ and it’s the 6th inning and Youk just hit his home run to make it 5-1…Don’t be too sad, CC, none of the rest of the game will really be  your fault.)

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May 19, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

He kept buttin' that dam

Boston Globe photo by Barry Chin and used without permission

Boston Globe photo by Barry Chin and used without permission

Ugly night in Boston sports all around.  I don’t even want to think about it.  The rain is coming down now washing away the disappointment of Friday night, ready to serve us up a brand new day.

Without wondering what the hell is going on with Beckett (I just can’t wrap my mind around it right now), I looked up some numbers.

This morning, the Yankees are in second place in the division, 1.5 games out of first place behind Tampa Bay with a record of 20-8.  The Red Sox are in second to last place in the division, 7.5 games out of first just ahead of Baltimore with a 15-15 record.  The Sox and Yanks have met 4 times and the Sox only won one of those games.

On May 8, 2009, the Red Sox were in first place in the division with a record of 19-11.  The Yankees were in third place in the division, 4.5 games out of first with a 14-15 record.  The Sox and Yanks had met 5 times and the Sox won all five games.

I am in no way comparing the individuals on each of these teams.  My point is this:  A record of 15-15  doesn’t indicate that the Red Sox won’t be successful this year.  Anything can and does happen in baseball and as agonizingly painful as it was to watch Beckett meltdown last night and as awful as it was to have the Sox lose so badly after coming off a four game sweep, it isn’t the end of the world, people.  If this team has done anything this year they’ve been consistently inconsistent.  We’re going to have to deal with it.

Since I’d rather remember the past this morning, I was thinking about a rainy Saturday back on July 24, 2004.  Going into the game on Friday the 23rd, the Sox were 8.5 games out of first place behind the Yankees.  That Friday night game was going to be a classic until Curt Schilling had his own meltdown and gave up seven earned runs in just over 5 innings.  The Sox came back to tie the game, only to lose it in the ninth when Keith Foulke gave up a single to Alex Rodriguez that scored Gary Sheffield.  Many Yankees fans refer to this game as the game where Curt Schilling cried – He didn’t.  He buried his face in a towel out of frustration but in 2004 we let the Yankees fans grasp on to whatever they can.  The two pitchers we picked up in the off-season to add the extra oomph the team needed to get past the Yankees had both imploded against them.  The Sox went into Saturday, July 24, 2004, 9.5 games behind the Yankees.

Given that 2004 was before the Red Sox had their fancy new drainage system installed, with all the rain happening Saturday morning, even though it wasn’t expected to rain during the game, no one thought there would be a game that day.  Quite disappointing for many reasons but mostly because 1) it was going to be on Fox and more people would be able to see it and 2) who wants to sit around and NOT have a game after such a soul-crushing loss?  The story we heard later that afternoon was that the game was being called and when they found out about it, the Sox, lead by Jason Varitek, mounted a protest and told everyone who would listen that there WOULD be a game that day.  Curt Schilling told it to Alex Speier this way:

We wanted to play, the front office did not. They were very concerned about the ‘gate’ and we were dead set on playing. I remember a “[Expletive] that, we want to play” response when they came and told us they wanted to bang the game.

The game did not get ‘banged’. (I also remember a story about the Yankees already being on the team bus in their civies when they got the call to get their butts back to the clubhouse. I still don’t know if it’s true, but I like it so I repeat it often.)  Bronson Arroyo makes the history-altering move of hitting ARod (keep in mind, this is before he became “Slappy”)  and all hell breaks lose.  For my birthday in 2004 (which is in December) my sister gave me what I call the “smoosh” photo – Tek asking ARod how his glove smells – and it is, to this day, one of my most prized possessions.  Long story short, the Sox give the Yankees their own soul-crushing loss when they go into the bottom of the 9th with the Yanks up 10-8 and end up losing with Mariano Rivera on the mound.  A double to begin the inning is followed by a fly ball, a single (which scored a run) and then the historic Bill Mueller two-run homer to end the game.

After that game, we thought the Sox were indestructible.  They came back to win the game on Sunday as well and the Sox owned the Yankees for the weekend.  More good things were to come (although it took some time for the Sox to really bounce back) and October 27th made all of the pain of that Friday night game (and the games prior to that which put the Sox in the 8.5 games behind hole they were in) totally worth it.

My point is, people, who knows what this year’s team is capable of?  I’m not ready to give into the idea that the Sox won’t be sniffing the post-season this year just because of a disappointingly slow start (and a frustrating inability for them to string together many wins – see, I do get how lousy this all has been – I’m just not giving up on this team).  Again, sure it sucks.  But I’m willing to accept the suck given the possibility of how great it could eventually be.

Great could begin today.  Of course the guys have to fight their way through CC Sabathia but with Clay Buchholz on the mound I dig our chances.  Adding to my “this feels like July 2004” mojo?  The game today is on Fox.  How sweet would it be for McCarver and Buck to have to eat all their negative words (and you KNOW there will be negative words) when the Sox embarrass the Yankees?

May 8, 2010 Posted by | 2010 | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Old Friends

Matt Clement in the Sox dugout in 2007 - Photo by Kelly O'Connor

Matt Clement in the Sox dugout in 2007 - Photo by Kelly O'Connor

I’ve been fond of Matt Clement ever since he was with the Red Sox.  I never liked the backlash he got because he was hurt, and I never believed he was a “head case”.  I felt woefully alone in my appreciations for Matt.  Nonetheless, I’ve tried to keep up with his career.  So I was happy to find out that he signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Well, at least it APPEARS that he has.  JP isn’t giving anything away just yet.  The Jays were also looking at Carl Pavano.  Their rotation could be interesting come 2009.

And speaking of free agents who have played for the Red Sox…I was just asking around about what was going on with Alex Cora and now we have an answer – sort of.

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While not as pressing, the Mets’ top target to replace Damion Easley as a backup middle infielder also is becoming clearer. Team insiders acknowledge Alex Cora is the No. 1 target, with Nick Punto also on the radar, although the Twins and Phillies are pursuing Punto. Cora, 33, hit .270 with nine RBI in 152 at-bats for the Red Sox last season.

He’s the Met’s “No. 1 target”?  Well, I’m glad someone is interested in him since it seems the Sox aren’t.  And better the Mets than the Yankees, right?

And how about Derek Lowe?  Now that they’ve signed CC Sabathia, the Yankees are becoming “more attractive” to him.  Well of course they are, if the rumors are true that the Yanks offered Lowe four years and over $60 million.  I have to admit, for $60 million, I’D work for the Yankees.  I’m not proud.  Or rich.

Finally, please God save me from Curt Schilling.  His response on his blog to someone who didn’t agree with him?  I’d gladly doff that cap to punch someone like you in the mouth.The majority of his responses to those who don’t agree with him are insults (or, in this case, threats).  I don’t understand the point in writing about something so inflammatory if you can’t handle simple debate.  Not insults to Curt (which I’m all for blowing people like that out of the water) but just dissenting opinions.  Yes, it’s his blog and he can write what he wants, but resorting to insults (and, again, a physical threat) absolutely takes away from anything he thinks he’s accomplished with his blog.  The comments over there are moderated, so he has the power to just not publish comments that set him off so.  But it seems he’s publishing them all (and good for him for that) but almost as if he’s doing it JUST to get his retorts in.  We have different styles, we two.  I choose to try and NOT antagonize my readers.

A very wise person once told me that interacting with the commenters on your blog is a bad idea because there will, ultimately, come a time when your basest instincts come out and you’ll come across sounding like an idiot…or worse.  I think Curt’s blog is proof of that.  I’m all for fiery discussions in the comments section, but I’m against letting my blog turn into a breeding ground for flame wars.  It’ll be interesting to see what comes up once I’m writing at WEEI.com.  Like Curt, I don’t suffer people I believe to be fools easily.  But my approach to them is quite different than his.  I AM inspired by the fact that this is happening at WEEI.  I worried some of my creativity (and control over my own blog) might be squelched once I got over there (for no reasons other than my own concerns – Rob Bradford hasn’t said anything to encourage my thinking that).

I’m MUCH less controversial than Curt is.  It should be a cakewalk for me.  🙂

In news about a current Sox player, Nolan Ryan is coveting Clay Buchholz.  I think we should sic Curt on him.

December 12, 2008 Posted by | 2008 ALCS, Boston Sports Media, Hot Stove, Housekeeping, Live Blog, Players, Randomness, Rants, That was sweet! | , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

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.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Randomness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bits and Pieces

It was a busy weekend and I, obviously, didn’t spend much time writing…and, unfortunately, I’m going to be a little lazy today as well and just throw out some random bits:

*  Jason Varitek declined arbitration.   So this means other teams get to toss their offers at him.  I worry for Tek.  I worry that there isn’t anything out there better than what the Sox will offer him – and that he’s going to be made to look the fool thanks to his agent.  I hope I’m wrong.  And I still want him back in Boston – even if it’s only for another year.

*  Alex Rodriguez has decided to play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.   Slappy was born in New York City and played for team USA in the first WBC.  I think it’s a little slimy to switch sides this time.  He truly seems to be someone desperate for acceptance.  He creeps me out more and more each day.

*  Also possibly playing for a country he isn’t from is Lenny Dinardo.  Rumor has it that he’s been asked to play for the Italian team – again.  Lenny pitched for them last time around.  I really don’t get representing a country you aren’t from, regardless of your heritage.

*Rob Bradford had a cool piece of trivia:  Joe Thurston is CC Sabathia’s first cousin.  In this same piece, he mentions that Ken Rosenthal (a writer I will never link to from here) says his best bet is that the Sox are going to get Mark Teixeira and Derek Lowe.  I know you’d be crazy to not want Teixeira – but I fear adding him means subtracting Mike Lowell.  And Derek Lowe?  As long as he can not get drunk the nights before he pitches, I suppose the team could do worse.  Still, I’m not jumping up and down about this.  Then again, it’s Ken Rosenthal.  He’s lost a lot of credibility in my eyes – so I’m not buying into any of it just yet.

*  Today is Mike Mussina’s 40th birthday.  As you all probably know, Moose has announced his retirement.  There goes another MLB player who is older than me.

I leave you with this photo – taken in November.  There are two reasons it makes me smile.  See if you can find them.

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Randomness | , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Is it February yet?

I’m sweating out a head cold, hopped up on NyQuil that hasn’t put me to sleep yet…so I’m looking around trying to sate my appetite for baseball news.  Forgive me while I replace writing with linking tonight.  🙂

Chad Billingsley forgot he lives in the Northeast, where it often snows in November.

Former Dodgers pitcher Dave Stewart, Billingsley’s agent, spoke by phone with the pitcher before and after the operation.

“He said they had their first snow of the year last night and he came out the front door and just slipped,” Stewart said. “He was bummed at first when they told him it was broken. But after the surgery, he was fine.

“The doctors said it turned out to be much better than they originally thought, because they thought it might have been really bad. After the surgery, Chad felt well enough to watch his favorite college football team, Notre Dame. But the way that went [a one-point loss to Syracuse], I told him he should let the medication set in and go to sleep. He laughed.”

He laughed and muttered, “I’ll get you…I’ll get you all you Orange-loving bastards as soon as I’m out of this cast!”

The time has come for the Yankees to put their foot down and that foot is Hal Steinbrenner.

“We’ve made him [CC Sabathia] an offer. It’s not going to be there forever,” Hal Steinbrenner said Thursday after he was approved as the team’s new controlling owner during a meeting at Major League Baseball headquarters.

New York offered a six-year contract to the pitcher last Friday, the first day teams were allowed to start talking money with free agents. The proposal exceeds Johan Santana’s $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York Mets both in total and average, a baseball official familiar with the negotiations said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to divulge details.

Greg Genske, Sabathia’s agent, did not return a telephone message seeking comment.

I love that Sabathia and Genske are debating this offer like there’s a better one out there. It must chafe Steinbrenner’s ass that Sabathia didn’t jump all over it and thank the Steinbrenner’s for saving him from Major League unemployment.

I know many, many people who are saddened by the Coco trade.  I’m not really one of them.  I’m as sad as you get when a player you like leaves the team, sure, but I like the trade and I think Coco deserves to be a full-time, starting player somewhere.  I’ll miss the Red Bull-fueled catches out in center but, hey, now the pressure is on Jacoby to get his ass in gear.

If he’s asked, Matsuzaka will, once again, pitch in the World Baseball Classic.  As long as it doesn’t mess with his real season, I’m okay with that.

“I’m getting an opportunity to show everybody exactly what I’m capable of,” said Crisp. “I’m happy for that opportunity.”

And I’m happy for you, Covelli. Godspeed and all that.

I’m in a weird spot where I worry about what will happen during the Hot Stove season and yet I’m lamenting, now, the lack of real Sox-related news.  I’m never happy, you understand.

November 22, 2008 Posted by | Hot Stove | , , , | 2 Comments