Yes, even tho they did get swept by the Angels, I’m still a Sox fan. I endured almost 20 years as a fan, the highlight of my pain in 86 with the Buckner series with the Mets, to get to 2004 and again last year. I’ve always liked baseball, but never been so much of a fan as I am lately. This office is a total baseball office, and unfortunately, a mostly Yankee office.
I have to give it to them tho, they’ve turned it around nicely and are really coming on strong. A big part of me wants them to destroy the Halos, and another part doesn’t – mostly because then they’ll be ahead of us in the standings 🙂
I’m done with ‘Manny being Manny’, and hopefully, the Marlins and Pirates will help me out here. It’s obviously affecting the rest of the team, so I am hopeful that they can all agree to the trade, get Jason Bay from the Pirates and start playing some baseball and stop dealing with the bullshit. Manny’s got excellent numbers, but the bullshit he brings with him is just not worth it anymore. Peter Gammons, an ESPN and Boston reporter summed it up here (you have to be an espn insider to get it), but to sum it up – Manny’s ‘hurt’ when having to face certain pitchers, is full of himself, and is not worth the bullshit he deals out.
The game makes me sad when it’s all about money, and don’t kid yourself – it’s not about Manny being Manny, it’s about Manny wanting Money.
I really hope, for the rest of the teams sake, that we do hear that it’s a done deal. If we can get Jason Bay in, and hopefully a middle reliever of some sort, we’ll be back in the hunt. If Manny’s there for the rest of the season, it’s going to be like slow poisoning.
Theo, please make it happen!!!