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  • October 17th, 2011

    Post 1111:
    Random Randomness…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:19 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    Because I was too busy worrying about the Red Sox going completely to hell, I missed the boat altogether with regard to my 1100th post–so, appropos of nothing,  this post is #1111…Who would have thought?

    And, I am still all discombobulated about the Sox and the back and forth, and the he said, no, HE said crap—I need a vacation from the Red Sox…But, like a 72 car pile-up, I just cannot look away…

    It’s amazing to me that Jon Henry, who is a pretty smart guy, would actually go public with the fact that he did not want Carl Crawford. The guy already feels the weight of his contract, do you really think him knowing that the owner of his ballclub never wanted him to begin with is going to help him? Crawford is enough of a head case over this as it is, this is NOT going to make it any better…

    I am also amazed about how unaware he was of some much that was going on, despite the fact that he actually said he watches every game—Holy Buckets, how could you NOT know??

    So now Larry Lucchino is being a hard nose (and this is a surprise to who?) and making these semi unreasonable demands to punish” Theo for wanting to go to Chicago. Really Larry? You would rather cut off your nose to spite your face by making him stay here and honor his contract? Great and we all know how great THAT would be for a team that is in desperate need of some sort of leadership…

    And let me just say for the record that I think David Ortiz’s recent comments about wanting to play for the Skanks are mean-spirited and a slap in the face to the fans of the Boston Red Sox–especially now. You think you were booed before (e.g.: When you struggled) and you think Johnny Damon got it bad? His experiences here would be a cakewalk compared to the kind of reception YOU would get if you darkened Fenway in Skankee pinstripes…

    I was talking to a friend of mine last night who is not really a baseball fan, but she asked me what I thought happened with the Sox. Did I really think it was John Lackey’s fault, that he corrupted the rest of the starting rotation? This question really made me think–is this really what I think?

    The short answer? No, I don’t think John Lackey is the sole reason the season went to hell in a hand basket—I just think he is a good example…

    The longer answer is this: I think after the awful start of the 2011 campaign, they righted the ship and played the best baseball of their life. Everything was clicking, and going their way–and whatever wasn’t, they were able to fill in and work through, or around. Then, as these things tend to do in a long baseball season, people get tired, or injured, or start to slump a little bit. And I think when that started to happen; they thought “No worries, we have been playing so well, this is just a short-term thing”. And then when it became a long-term thing, I think the collective thinking went something like this: “We have a month to go and we are XX many games ahead, we’ll be ok, there is no danger” And then when they finally realized that they were in a heap of trouble and that they actually had DO something about it, it was too late. Too much had happened, and they were not able to save themselves…

    As far as the World Series goes, we have my 2nd choice: The Cardinals (aka “the Anti-Red Sox”) and the Rangers. Both punched their tickets in the 6th game with blowouts, and will start the World Series on Wednesday night sometime. Chris Carpenter is on tap to pitch Game 1; The Rangers have yet to choose their starter. And, I know, I risk having my AL membership card revoked, but I am not feeling the love for the Rangers–just not. And the fact that the Cardinals were 8.5 games back the in division at the beginning of September and did what was needed to go all the way–well, I think its one of those “they are meant to win” kind of things…I guess we will see..

    But, Holy Buckets, whoever picked these 2 teams to meet in the World Series must have been clairvoyant–never saw THIS coming….

    Speaking of the World Series–it was bound to happen. A 2004 Red Sox World Series Ring worn by a player, is on the market. Yep, reliever, and one-time closer Scott Williamson has put his little piece of history on the block, and experts are estimating bidding could go as high as $250K. Honestly, he must either need the money, or be totally heartless–because how could you SELL a 2004 WS Ring? What are you BAKED???? You can see the ring here…Oh, and in case you were wondering, shipping and handling are EXTRA…

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