Thanks to Thea for helping out.
The Red Sox have had a pretty up and down season. I’m still not sure what to say about it, but there’s humor in pain. Especially other people are making fun of my pain. Anyway, I thought these Tweets were good.
So this happened last night at Fenway.
Since leaving the Red Sox, John Smoltz has pitched effectively in 3 games. Today, ironically, he had trouble overcoming a Julio Lugo error in a loss, but at least he didn’t get battered like when he was in Boston. Also pitching well since leaving, Brad Penny. As Bob Lobel would say, “Why can’t we get guys like that?” Indirectly related, sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who remembers Bob Lobel suing the “Get Fuzzy” comic for implying he was drunk on the air.
Or, Bullying the Ballot Box.
Red Sox Nation’s power as one of the more active constituencies when it comes to MLB All Star balloting is well known. With that power comes great responsibility. Such as the responsibility to vote AAA player Lastings Milledge into the All Star Game. It makes sense, if the National League team is weaker, the AL is more likely to win and thus take home field advantage in the World Series. Also this:
…At the very least we’d be teaching MLB a valuable lesson on how to take a person’s name off the digital ballot if they’re not even wearing a major league uniform at the time. Why is Milledge even eligible?
Via Baseball Musings.
Today’s Sunday Globe Magazine has a 5,000 word profile of Jerry ‘RemDawg’ Remy. Interesting to read that his bubbly, fun loving on-air persona is so far from how he is when not doing game analysis. In the off-season, he stays out of the public eye completely “preferring to sit alone in his den, in front of his 70-inch flat screen, and smoke his Marlboro Reds”.
There are some other tidibits including Remy quit smoking this year, his side business makes about a million dollars a year, and he hates giving speeches. Remy was soundly criticized for promoting The Remy Report a couple years ago, but toned it down drastically last year.
This profile was definitely not written for a sports fan and features many apparent contradictions, but it will give you a quick sketch of the man.
He’s great, I just don’t know how long he’ll last, and there’s whispers he’s hurting already this year.
Old friend Julian Tavarez used the ‘beer goggles’ excuse for signing with the Washington Nationals.
“Why did I sign with the Nationals?” Tavarez told a group of reporters. “When you go to a club at [4 a.m.], and you’re just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J. Lo. And to me this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It’s [4 a.m.]. Too much to drink. So, Nationals: Jennifer Lopez to me.”
A couple years ago, I was at a Red Sox game and got a tour from one of the minority owners after the game. She took us out the players parking lot and outside the entrance, Julian Tavarez almost ran us over. Twice.
(Via Hot Pink Sheets)