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  • November 17th, 2011

    November 17, 2011:
    That’s a Fine Kettle of Fish…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:37 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    I know its all business, and Jed Hoyer and Theo had every right to choose whomever they wish for their vacant managerial position, but their offer to Red Sox front runner Dale Sveum just seems a bit like a “screw you” move to Management…

    So now the Sox # 1 Pick–and the only one who has rated a 2nd interview to this point, is more than likely going to the Cubs, so now the Sox have to scramble to find some other options–and have even went as far as to say they would be looking beyond the original men interviewed…

    I love Tim Wakefield, and I would like nothing more for him to return (and retire) as a member of the Boston Red Sox, and to win those last 6 games to tie (7 to beat) Cy Young and Fat Boy Roger for the most Red Sox wins. However, I highly doubt there are “a lot of teams that have called and we’re entertaining their offers.” (From his agent, Barry Meister) C’mon Barry, do we really need to be like that?

    Josh Reddick, who was bothered by torn cartilage in his wrist after being hit by a pitch on September 3rd, has surgery on it this week to repair the damage. While he is expected to be ready for spring training, those types of injuries usually take a lot longer to heal than 4-6 weeks–sometimes it takes up to a year for full strength to return…

    I thought Don Orsillo signed a big contract just last year? In any event, he has signed a new contract which will keep him in the NESN booth until the end of 2015. Heidi Watney, who was with the Sox for 4 years, and was in fact offered an extension by NESN, has opted to return to her California roots and will be part of the new Time-Warner network that will be broadcasting Lakers games….

    And, apparently, the Sox have eliminated the Medical Director position, which Dr. Thomas Gill has held since 2005, but will still use the Mass General Sports Medicine Group, which Dr. Gill is the Director of…The Team’s Head Physician would also come from this group…

    Sadly, it looks like Terry Francona will not be managing in 2012. He weighs in: “When I interviewed in St. Louis, I was genuinely excited about it. St. Louis was such an exciting opportunity. But we were all beaten up at the end of the year, and after (interviewing) I took a step back and began to look at things realistically…I need to take a step back and re-energize. That’s probably in my best interest right now. In fairness to myself, it’s the best thing to do…” But it’s interesting to note that FOX, ESPN and the MLB Network have already contacted him about broadcasting in some capacity…

    Finally, it seems the apple really DOESN’T fall far from the tree. I guess poor sportsmanship runs in the Clemens family, son Koby (they were all named “K”–for the strike, ya know) will be banned from international play for this winter for leaving his Puerto Rican team the Mayaguez Indians last week without giving any reason–they consider that abandonment…Lovely…

    Coming up: The Managerial search continues, but it’s looking less and less like they are going to hit that Thanksgiving deadline…

    One Response to “November 17, 2011:
    That’s a Fine Kettle of Fish…”

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