Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Have they gone mad??!

No more Theo. Unbelievably, the guy who had the biggest hand in orchestrating the Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series has been allowed to walk away from Boston. Larry Lucchino decided that he couldn't let Theo manage the players (hello? His title was General Manager. Let him manage), that he had to get involved too. Theo said no, called their bluff and walked away.

So let's get this straight. Next year, we'll probably lose Kevin Millar, which is not a great loss on the field, but a big loss in the clubhouse. We'll probably lose Johnny Damon, a fan favourite and a good, not great, center-fielder with an outstanding bat. He wants more money and a longer contract that the Sox will want to give him, considering his age and injuries this season. We'll lose Bill Mueller, who is arguably one of the best third basemen in the game today. Manny Ramirez wants to be traded - but when doesn't Manny want to be traded? They've lost Josh Byrnes, who's gone to GM Arizona, the first- and third-base coaches are gone, not that I was sorry to see the back side of Dale Sveum. He was a terrible third base coach. They've lost trainers and physical therapists...next we'll hear that they've fired the groundskeeper. And they let Theo Epstein walk away. They need their heads examined. John Henry needs to fire Larry Lucchino, but that will never happen.

I don't know what on earth they're doing over there in the Fens, but I wish they'd knock it off. They're killing me.

Oh wait. This is the Red Sox. This is just business as usual. *sigh*


Sandra Miller said...

Whoa! Wait a minute.

They let Epstein walk?! My mother-in-law (native Wisconsin-ite, rabid ball fan, Red Sox-fan-by-association) called yesterday to tell me (her New England-born, raised-to-live & die-by the Sox daughter-in-law) that Epstein was staying.

What. Is. Going on?

Major Bedhead said...

Hell broke loose and Theo walked. Read the Herald for some really nasty sniping at the Globe's Dan Shaughnessey. Read the Globe if you want to hear the Red Sox spin, since the Globe has a 17% stake in the Sox. It's ugly here in Beantown.

Kerri. said...

Or check out Page 2 on Espn.com for Bill Simmons' take on the whole deal. I believe just about everything that guy writes.