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  • October 19th, 2011

    October 19, 2011:
    My Freaking EARS are Bleeding…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:58 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Holy…Buckets…Can we please, please PLEASE stop it already?

    Some “anonymous clubhouse source/player/employee/etc./etc.” comes out with something, and then it’s rebutted or refuted or commented on TO DEATH, and then yet ANOTHER “”anonymous clubhouse source/player/employee/etc./etc.” comes out with something else.

    First of all, anyone who does not have the stones to actually put their name to a quote or comment should Just. Zip. It. This is not an issue of national security, or to save lives by taking dangerous criminals off the street, this is a freaking BASEBALL TEAM–no need to “rat” anybody out…unless you have a major ax to grind, and in that case, perhaps you should rethink your current career choice…

    So, everyone, as colleague BoSox Lady said on Twitter last night: “Will everyone in the Red Sox organization and media please STFU until pitchers/and catchers?”  Thanks SO much…

    My friend Paul has a theory that its Theo leaking these things, cause he’s pissed that Lucchino will not let him out of his contract so he can go GM the Cubs…Not sure that is the case, but at this point, NOTHING would surprise me…

    Speaking of what doesn’t surprise me: There is no resolution to the negotiations for Theo to GO to the Cubbies. Lucchino still wants something substantial, the Cubs don’t want/are unable to give something substantial–so they are at somewhat of a stalemate.

    And even if they came to an agreement tonight–there is a moratorium on announcements during the World Series–so they would either have to wait until after it’s all over, or do it on Friday, when the teams are traveling to Texas–if they even come to some sort of agreement by then…

    I was very saddened that when Jason Varitek (finally) decided to speak up, it was to throw Terry Francona squarely under the bus: “…That’s Tito’s personal opinion and based on what was going on with him personally and maybe how he related to the team. The perception for him maybe could be that he couldn’t reach the team. But I didn’t see him change.” Thanks so much for that Jason, way to step up…

    And how bout that Press Release the Sox put out from Tito, Lester, Beckett and Lackey? You KNOW that Management went to the pitchers and said “You need to say something–RIGHT NOW” This kind of PR should have come out 10 days ago—What a complete cluster…

    Coming up: The Rangers and the Cardinals face off tonight in Game 1 of the 2011 World Series in St Louis. CJ Wilson takes the mound for the Rangers, opposed by Chris Carpenter for the Cards. 1st pitch: 8:05pm…

    Wish I could work up some enthusiasm for the World Series. It is, after all the last baseball to be played in 2011–and for about 4 months…but all of this grade school kvetching by the Sox is making me VERY tired of baseball…

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