Thursday, September 29, 2011

Highest of Highs and Lowest of Lows

In a Sports sense of the phrase that is.
Well...it happened again. The Sox outdid their own record setting past and set a new record in futility. The biggest collapse yada yada yada. I'm guessing that everybody knew in their gut this was going to happen to this team this year. They showed no heart at the start of the year going 2-10. Then they had a succession of great months culminating in a stellar July.....but nobody cares about baseball in July anymore. It happened in slow motion as most things in baseball do. Yooooooouuuuu caaaaaann'tttt looooooooose twennnnnnnnnnnty ooooonnnnneee gaaaaaaaaaaaammmesssss in Septemberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (best slow motion sentence ever). Yes you can...and not only that you can do it with the highest payroll in all of baseball. You can't buy team chemistry. You can't do it. 1978, 1986, 2003, now 2011. These are all now part of the lowest of lows. I'm not going to sugar coat any of this. The rest of the country is laughing and well they should. It's too bad that Tito Francona will probably end up leaving or getting fired. The guy that brought two world series championships to Boston shouldn't be the guy to take the fall should he? He has to (or so the boston sports-talk media would have you believe). These overpaid baseball players should but their contracts are guaranteed. I'm not saying all of them are overpaid...but when you look at the salaries of Lackey (good god what is wrong this fuckhead), Crawford (what a waste), Drew (my middle finger hurts), and probably a few others they were doomed. To have that much locked up to non clutch baseball players is a travesty. Sure....great on paper but terrible over 162 games. If I was younger this would have devastated me and I would be sad all week. After seeing the past decade full of championships and some of the Highest of Highs in the sports world it just doesn't matter much anymore. I mean the Patriots and the Bruins are starting up right around the corner. The Bruins of course brought us from the Lowest of Lows in 2010 to the Highest of Highs in 2011. The Patriots have been on a Lowest of Lows streak lately but after 3 Super bowls they were destined to come back to earth. Basketball and the Celtics...well their recent surge is going to be over if the NBA even gets their negotiations completed. This is a rambling post....I guess there isn't really any one point to it. If I put more time into it may look like a real writer actually took some time to craft a nice article. Nahhhhhh. I have an idea for the Sox though. Theo Epstein may just be the person that needs to go....that way you can tinker with the roster (maybe buy a few bad contracts and beg a team to take some of the losers I listed with bad contracts) and you can keep Terry Francona. Epstein is should certainly be under the ownership microscope this off season. Maybe this time he can leave in a clown suit instead of that Ape suit he used last time he left the Boston Red Sox. Anybody remember that? I do.....

6 comments:

Josie said...

"Drew (my middle finger hurts)"

ROFL Best line evar, cuz I feel the same way.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

I am amazed at how much I'm hearing this this year. In my mind, Epstein brought a team full of great talent to Boston, and some of those players (ie Lackey) failed in their own right. But this team with all this talent thanks to Epstein, started off 2-10, and ended up 7-20. How do you not blame this on the manager? I mean, the players are surely to blame themselves, but Theo did his job this year and I think did it well. Francona, I know he won with a couple of teams chock full of liars and cheaters and lawbreakers, but if he didnt drop the ball this year in failing to get his talented team up for the games, then I can't imagine what you would call dropping the ball.

And the Curse of the Bambino lives on....

lightning36 said...

Boston amateurs. Try rooting for the Cubs.

PokahDave said...

Theo has had a 50-50 tenure in Boston so far. The team obv. laid down on Terry Francona. David Ortiz is sour now and is a clubhouse cancer. You CAN'T BUY CHEMISTRY. Did you hear that Hoy? Your confidence in your opinion is good to have...but you are often wrong. Having confidence in your opinion still doesn't make it right. Everybody knows this fact. I deal with facts. Theo obv. fell in love with CC without taking into account his ability to play in Boston. Just like Rentaria, Lugo, Drew, Clement, Lackey, and the list goes on and on...

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