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  • November 3rd, 2007

    November 3, 2007: Can you believe it?

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:44 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    I mean really? Just less than a week ago the RED SOX won their 2nd World Series in the last 4 years! They are the only repeaters since the Skanks did it back in 1999-2000…

    And all anyone in baseball news can talk about?

    Joe Girardi going to the Skanks
    Joe Torre going to the Dodger (and Grady Little (argh!) resigning)
    A-Fraud

    WHY?????

    Why is all the Yankee Garbage more newsworthy than the World Series winner?

    It sucks…

    An you know it had to happen–what would a World Series ball be with some kind of drama? We all know that when Jonathan Papelbon threw the final pitch of the World Series–a strike, Jason Varitek caught the ball and put it in his back pocket before jumping into Papelbon’s arm. After that, Jason Varitek went on record as saying that he would be donating the ball back to the team. But from there is where it gets a bit hinky: Apparently the ball is now MISSING…Jason said he gave it to Papelbon, but Papelbon’s agent said he did not have it–so now the final ball of the 2007 World Series is nowhere to be found…ooooh boy….

    Good news on Wake and Batsh*t Julian–Both of their options for 2008 have been picked up by the Sox. Tim Wakfield’s option is worth $4 million, Julian’s $3.8 million… From Wake: “…I think my shoulder just needs some rest, and I need to get some strength back. It got irritated, and I kept pitching on it and pitching on it, and I got so far down with it, I never had a chance to build myself back up…” Now all they have to do is sign Lowell, and life will be good…

    Did you heard about A-Fraud? Boras said the Skanks could TALK to him, but only if they have a $350 million MININUM deal to offer…The Skanks are sticking to their story that since he opted out, they will not negotiate–Holy crap–could some club actually be as STUPID as to give him that? The $252 million/10 year contract was the only one of its kinds–and this one is MORE…

    An interesting question was raised in one of the Boston Papers this morning (right below the ubiquitous “Will A-Rod be coming to the Sox?” article): If the 2004 Sox played the 2007 Sox, who would win?

    Interesting idea to explore–as there is a 17 player differential between both seasons, as 8 players played on both teams: Jason Varitek, David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis, Manny Ramirez, Curt Schilling, Mike Timlin, Tim Wakefield and Doug Mirabelli…

    Lets break this down:

    2007 vs 2004--A Comparison

    To Sum it up:

    2004: 13

    2007: 8

    Even: 4

    The 2004 team was a better team–and would have won in 6 games…

    One Response to “November 3, 2007: Can you believe it?”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, I’m still floored Tek gave the ball to Papelbon: he might as well have given it to one of Manny’s kids! I think why there is so much Yankee talk is that papers and tv executives STILL think the Yankees are more relevant than the Sox. I disagree, but it’s the only explanation I can come up with.

      Hope you are well,

      Ted

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