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  • February 6th, 2012

    February 6, 2012:
    Less than 2 weeks…

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:49 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (6)

    I know I was in the vast minority last night, regarding the fact that I really could care less who won the Super Bowl–same thing every year–no interest in football at all, didn’t watch one second of the contest, blah…blah…blah…

    Glad for those who are happy the Giants won, feel bad for those who are sad the Pats lost…but the best part of the Super Bowl being over is the fact the way is clear to focus on baseball!

    And then there was 1: Ben Cherington’s chances of actually being able to hold onto Theo’s arbitration hearing-less record of 9 years just got better by 50%, as the ballclub has reached a deal with Alfredo Aceves for $1.2 million dollars–and a 1-year non-guaranteed deal. Also included are incentives that could bump him up another 100K. The deal is just about in the middle between what the club offered ($950K), and what Aceves asked for ($1.6 million). He made $ 650K in 2011…

    So, the only one left is David Ortiz, whose hearing will be held in the next 2 weeks if a compromise is not made. Supposedly both sides are hard at work trying to get it done before the hearing happens–I really don’t think Big Papi is going to want to hear the team’s “justifications” for offering him “only” $12.65 million for 2012…He thinks $16.5 is more appropriate, more “respectful” I suppose…

    You know you’re in trouble when Scott Boras drops you as a client, as he has apparently done with Manny Ramirez. Guess there is no money to made there–or maybe, even Satan has his limits…

    Speaking of limits, it looks like if Tim Wakefield does not get an offer from the Sox (which is looking more and more likely these days), he is strongly leaning towards retirement. While that would sadden me not to see Tim to be able to try for the 200 wins, it would suck more to see him pitch for another team…Let’s hope that Jason Varitek makes the same decision as well–for the same reasons…

    But I would like to see the Sox sign both, have them each play 1 game, so that they could be thanked properly by the fans…

    Finally, Check out Brian Evans’ new commerical on his song “At Fenway”, starring him and Jim Ed–Good stuff–and a great song!

    Coming up:  59 Days until Opening Day–Holy Buckets, the end (or beginning, depending on how you look at is) is near!

    6 Responses to “February 6, 2012:
    Less than 2 weeks…”

    1. Lauren says:

      I am excited about Aceves. I’m hoping he’s so great we slide him into the rotation and pull Bard back into the bullpen!

    2. Coby Paolino says:

      About time they got rid of that Tessie song. Talk about over-done. I love this song. 100th anniversary, a big band Sinatra style song, perfect. Seems someone in management finally got a grip on what the rest of us care about. So sick of the older managements NY Yankee styled ego. They forgot what it’s all about. I love that Jim Rice did the commercial with the guy.

    3. Elliott Roberts says:

      Agreed. Rude organization. Anyone see that Boston Courant article? The article praises the guy in the song. Sen. Kerry awards it. Jim Rice is in it. Huge producer produces it, and the only negative comment came from the Red Sox themselves “not promoting the song with Evans.”

      These people got nerve. Such a “Ask not what we can do for you” organization.

    4. Cynthia says:

      I don’t think thats true, Elliott. Jim Rice is the post show commentator. They wouldn’t have let him do the commercial if they didnt support it, and I read about the song in the Sports Illustrated commemorative edition. They wouldn’t have let that happen if they didnt like the song. The commercial is also running on NESN, which the Red Sox own. If they didnt like the song, none of that would happen.

    5. Jack Huddleston says:

      Very elitist organization, I don’t think they know how to have fun. All they think about is money over there. I love that this guy just did his own thing. But he’s from Boston too, which i think is great.

    6. Meghan Riley says:

      The same producer who produced this song, Narada Michael Walden, produced Whitney Houston, rip.

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