First of all, before anyone, including those pesky Internet Trolls jump in, I’m going to state my opinion of what I think about the Boston Red Sox. Which, in the scope of things, means squat.
But, ask me if I give a rats ass about what anyone else thinks. Which is why I write this stupid blog. Because I can say what “I” think just to vent my own frustrations. In this instance, the Boston Dead Sox.
Yes, it’s been a frustrating season for the Sox. Going from last years “Boston Strong” team to this years “Boston Weak” team.
Which leaves a lot of fans saying to themselves, WTF!
And we all went through this once before during the great “chicken and beer” fiasco of 2012 when Bobby Valentine was the manager.
Soooo, why does this team suck big time? To which I would reply, “Who TF really knows?” Other than everyone in the clubhouse.
Now I personally, as I said, “for what it’s worth” have some of my own feeble theories. Because that’s how my feeble mind works. BUT….if I’m right, and the full story comes out at the end of the season, I’ll pat myself on the back.
So, here are some of my theories.
Management letting Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamaccia go to other teams after those two players contributed to their 2013 World Series win.
Why! Because management, (can you say the “Yawkey Years”) did not want to fork over the big bucks either player wanted and DESERVED. WHICH, most likely pissed off the other players thinking, “Hey, these guys were part of the backbone of our team and ya let them go?”
Secondly, John Henry, and the rest of the brain-dead management buying “The Boston Freakin’ Globe” for bigggggg bucks. WTF!
Ya can’t pay two crucial team members the money they ask for BUT you can fork over a lot of cash to buy a damn newspaper! Idiots.
Then there’s the signing of Dustin Pedroia to a multi-year contract. Ok, so he’s a good player….. (have you seen his stats at bat lately) and now he too is slacking off at bat. Again WTF!
THEN……we’re back to having part of the team Pawtucket Red Sox players. Oh yeah, THAT’S gonna win us a lot of games. Can anyone say Mookie Betts?
So, me thinkith that there is something afoot going on right here in “River City.”
Not to mention pitching, but I will. Clay F**kchholtz, biting his nails and looking like a damn zombie in the dugout should be at some local carnival pitching balls at kewpie dolls just to see if he can win one, let alone trying to win a damn ball game and strike out anyone.
John Lester, may be good at some times, but he’s also bad at times. When it counts to be good. And he’s gonna be looking for big bucks at the end of this year. FOR WHAT? Losing games and giving up runs?
John Lackey, so far has been the only pitcher worth his salary. And he’s probably saying to himself, “Cripes, if I could only pitch every game…we’d win.”
I won’t even mention the rest of their pitching staff…..because there isn’t any.
Even manager John Farrell, who I really like, seems to be saying to himself, “F**k it….I give up.”
Case in point….just in case you missed Saturday’s game with the Tampa Bay Fish.
A play is made at 2nd base and Steven Drew clearly catches a Ray’s player off of second base, as shown in replays, and the blind umpire calls him safe, and does Farrell challenge it? Nooooo.
So what happens, that runner comes in and the Rays score. WTF is with that?
So I think the key word to describe this years Red Sox team is, “dysfunctional.”
And, the sad thing is that either they, (management) do not have a freakin’ clue, or they just don’t care.
And the only sports announcers that tell it like it is are Dennis Eckersley and Steve Lyons. The rest of the crew are most likely too afraid of their positions at NESN to shake the boat. Wimps.
There’s no way in hell the Sox are going to be in contention this year. As far as I’m concerned watching them play is like watching a TV sitcom. And if ya love TV reruns, there’s always the “Sox In 2” where you can watch them lose a second time if you’re into self punishment.
It’s pretty much the same old same old this season. Get a lead, pitching gives it up, and the guys in the dugout give up as well.
Oh yeah, and those games where they do manage to score big, as in last weeks 14 run win, that was just a fluke.
So, in conclusion, now that I’ve vented my own frustrations with this poor excuse for a professional baseball team, I can relax and watch something on TV worth watching that’s NOT gonna piss me off to the high heavens.
Um, on second thought………………
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