Posted on: April 15, 2009 10:25 am

The Outcome of the Season Depends on Papi.....

....and at this rate, the Sox are in trouble.'s a marathon, not a sprint.  The first week of the season should not be the end all and be all of what lies ahead.

That said....watching David Ortiz at the plate is downright painful.  While I think his best years are behind him, I have a fear he's really going to struggle this year.  One, I think his health is deteriorating quickly.  He might be recovered from his off-season health issues, but the timing on his swing is so off.  For a great hitter like Papi, that swing being off can almost certainly be attributed to health issues.  The bigger issue....while I love Kevin Youkilis batting cleanup and Jason Bay is going to turn out to be a very good player in Boston, Papi's numbers will suffer without Manny batting behind him.  Period....I think we all know that.  But bigger than that, if Papi's not hitting like he should, who on that team is a threat to hit 30+ home runs?  Maybe, maybe Youk...and that's it.  Without the threat of power in the lineup, the Sox will end up going the small ball route, which they can do, but they won't be able to keep up offensively with the Rays or the Yankees .

This team desperately needs a healthy, productive Papi.  If they don't get that, the Front Office better get very, very active before the trade deadline for a power hitter.



Posted on: December 28, 2008 4:44 pm

It's old, overused and cliche...but-Yankees SUCK

Yup...first post...but it has to be said.

I am usually pretty reasonable when it comes to my natural dislike for the Yankees. I can speak civillily to Yankee rubes and actually have informed, rational conversations.

I respect what they've accomplished; one cannot argue with 26 rings. They run a profitable, successful enterprise and one can't really fault them for that.

But ***....Tiexeria was supposed to be a Red Sox, and Dominican news sources (how reliable those are, I don't know) are saying that Manny is preparing to be a Yankee.

God, I *** hate the goddamn Yankees. They can go suck a big fat one.

I am impressed that some Sox fans can think rationally.

I know, in my heart, that the Yankees are doing what they've done the past 5-6 years and filling holes with over-priced talent and that hasn't really worked for them. The Yankees do have a decent farm system, what with what they haven't traded away. The Sox and Rays in the division both have superior farm systems. Hughes and Kennedy are going to be asked to step up again where they failed last year and it seems no one can agree on what to do with Joba.

I know all of this is true.

I still hate the Mother *** Yankees right now.

Cashmoney and Hal can go jump off a *** pier.

Scott Boras is a mother *** too, but in a general sense. All agents are evil. Granted, he's not a part of the Yankees and therefore I didn't choose to bitch speficially here.  But yeah, he can piss off anytime too.

*** them all. I hate hot-stove baseball.

I'd give my left arm right now to shoot ahead a year and see if this experiment fails....see the Yankees get post-season CC who doesn't show up and gains 50 pounds while visiting Village eateries...see Tiexeria get hooked up with Madonna and A-rod in some messed-up love triangle that ultimately screws up his swing...see Jeter have another sub-par year like he did last year and get traded to the Pirates for some Big League Chew.... and see Manny get lost on the 6 Train and miss half the home games.

That will make me feel better.

I'm sure Max Kellerman would blow Hank Steinbrenner right now if he could. Asshat. Stephen A Smith, Michael Kay, all those NYC radio freaks are gonna have some wild orgy with each other over the next few months. I'm not gonna watch ESPN for the next several months. Thank god for NESN.

I swear, I'm working this out. I'll be fine tomorrow.
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