bobby v has been fired. now who will be the next manager, it sounds like they may already have a few people in mind and will move quickly.
victor you were right when you said earlier in the year bobby v was a weird guy. can't believe all the contrvesry he brought on himself. he can blame the media. at some point you have to realize what the landscape is (nice how i dropped a gardening term in) and understand what to say and not.
Totally agree, Bill. For a guy that thought he was pretty smart, he never really figured out the media aspect of managing the Red Sox. He would have been better served just to keep his mouth shut more often but that's clearly not something within his aresnal of abilities.
Usually when the Red Sox season ends I feel a bit of a letdown either because they lost in a heart-breaking fashion or simply because the season's over and I will miss watching them play. This year, I feel a huge sense of relief. I'm just glad it is over with and now we can all move on and cling to that old mantra "wait till next year."
With Dickey on their roster, the Jays look like a team built to run the table in the AL East.
The Red Sox are giving Stephen Drew (who is as injury prone as his brother was) $9.5 million plus $500K in performance milestones to play for them this year. The A's declined to pick up his $10 million option for this year . . . and I'm once again wishing that Billy Beane was the Red Sox GM.
I just have to keep telling myself that it's not my money these guys are spending.
i liked his brother was alway clutch in the playoffs and big games - yes i wish he could have stayed healthy - red sox must have serious concerns about SS if they will pay him this much although it is only one year and a bridge to Bogaerts yet another minor league phenom
I thought JD Drew was a good enough ball player to be a respected part of the team. The thing that drove me crazy about him is that it seemed like he didn't care about the game. There were times when he would strike out in key moments of an important game and there would be zero emotion on his face. By contrast, a guy like Youkilis would have been slamming his bat against the ground and cursing up a storm. Okay, so maybe that's not the most mature response, but I want to see a little fire in the belly from these guys. I want them to care about the outcome of the game more than I do.
I was disappointed at first that no one was elected but I understand that some of the writers withhold their votes the first year because they want to preserve the "1st Ballot Hall of Famer" honor for certain players. I really thought Biggio was deserving though. I also think that Tim Raines is long overdue. I'm on the fence about Morris. Next year it will be even harder to get in for some of these guys because Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Frank Thomas will all be eligible for induction and I think all 3 of those guys will get in on their first try.
Worst case scenario for me would be the Ravens vs. Falcons in the Super Bowl. I don't mind the Falcons but I don't understand the hero worship of Ray Lewis. I still believe he's guilty of murder and I don't understand why people are practically tripping over themselves to annoint him as a saint. So by extension I dislike the Ravens.
I'm a Patriots fan while the rest of my family are 49ers fans (I do live in Northern California after all) so a little civil war would make for a fun event.