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  • March 13th, 2009

    Red Sox 2, Cardinals 4:
    Being the Them-est Them they can be…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:50 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    There are so few things in life that are constants–taxes, death–and people always being exactly who they are…

    And no one can be more Jonathan Papelbon, outspoken, opinionated, and even obnoxious (especially when talking about how he should be “setting the monetary standard” for closers….) than Jonathan Papelbon. Which is why his comments about Manny Ramirez in the April Esquire (and his comments the last few days about those comments) are so apropos: “It just takes one guy to bring an entire team down, and that’s exactly what was happening…You know how much this guy could really help your team, and he’s not. He’s sitting out against No. 1 starters, doing this or that. You ask him what knee hurts and he goes, ‘Oh, I don’t know which one today’s going to hurt.’ Give me a break. And he thinks it’s a big joke. Well, we’re out here trying to win ballgames, not figure out which one of your knees hurt.”

    Also being the only thing he can be: Ace of the Boston Red Sox, Josh Beckett pitched brilliantly against the Cardinals in yesterday’s loss, throwing 4 innings of 50 pitches, 2-hit ball, striking out 2 and walking 1. Of the 11 innings Beckett has thrown so far this year, he has given up 5 hits–that’s it….

    Dustin Masterson, who continues to make a compelling case for himself, also pitched 2 scoreless innings, also striking out 2 and walking 1…

    And Manny Ramirez never disappoints either. After his response to Pap’s comments: “I moved on. I don’t know why they don’t.”, he was a scratch from him first appearance with the Dodgers for the 2009 campaign–because of a tight hamstring. Of course Joe Torre said that Manny still wanted to play, but that he decided to keep him out until today’s game–but what the heck is supposed to say? THAT is the same thing Tito would have said in that same situation–and has! I guess they should be grateful it wasn’t one of his knees…

    The bottom line: You can’t help being who you are…period.

    Jon Lester’s physical for his contract (5 years, $30 million) is this weekend, focusing on his arm and shoulder. None of the exam is related to his battle with cancer, as he is checked for that regularly, and continues to remain cancer-free….

    Looks like McIdiot and his staff are looking at Pedro Martinez as the possible 5th starter for the Dodgers. Pair him with Manny, and they can gripe about how the Sox dissed them and how unhappy they were in Boston–Although it IS interesting to note that Pedro’s agents actually
    contacted the Sox to gauge their interest–they weren’t… And despite an excellent showing for the Dominican Republic last week (6 innings giving up 1 hit), Pedro’s last 3 years with the Mets were filled with TONS of injuries…

    Coming up: Only when the Skanks come to town do the Sox play in the evening (or surely seems like it) Tonight, Tim Wakefield throws 1st pitch at 7:05pm, with Big Papi, and Jason Bay back from the WBC, and Mike Lowell getting his 1st start at 3rd. Chien-Ming Wang, returning
    from his injury plagued 2008, gets the ball for New York. You can watch the game on MLB.TV

    One Response to “Red Sox 2, Cardinals 4:
    Being the Them-est Them they can be…”

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