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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Stoking the Fire as Boston Burns...


So, apparently Boston is burning.  At least from a baseball perspective. Terry Francona was fired...or maybe he just left; Theo Epstein could be next out the door...or possibly in line for a contract extension; and a main talking point among the fans and media is the alleged beer drinking in the clubhouse.  So yeah, Boston is burning.  It's a fire that appears to have been lit, and now managed, by a limbless pyromaniac, but there's no doubt that it should burn well through the Winter, and still be smoldering when the Red Sox arrive in Fort Myers for Spring Training...

MIA
That being said, I don't really have too much to say about the current state of affairs with that team, other than to say that how they're handling things right now is flat out embarrassing.  Airing private business in the press, pointing fingers, dragging feet (paging John Henry?).  It's just not reflective of how a good business should be run, and it has me worried that the problems with this team flow straight through to the top.  And that, obviously, would be the worst revelation of all.  Screw the fact that the pitchers are drinking on their off days, if this collapse exposes the fact that this is a severely flawed front office, whose main focus is no longer winning World Series titles?  Well that could be the end of the honeymoon for Theo and the Trio in the eyes of Red Sox Nation.  Then not only will the collapse be viewed as the end of the line for Terry Francona, but also the end of a very successful era in Red Sox baseball...

Seymour-Hoffman can play Maddon, too...
But that's putting the cart way before the horse, as the saying goes, and it's doing something I absolutely loathe doing, which is making needless predictions.  Do I think the front office is flawed, and my premonition is closer to reality than many people might think?  Sure I do, but with so much of the story left to play out, I'd rather take a wait and see attitude, than open my mouth and immediately look the fool.  Ya know, like if Theo bolts (or preferably, they can him) to Chicago and they raid Tampa Bay for Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman (Get learned, because he just may be the Jewish Billy Beane. I even hear the book "Matzahball: Beating the Goy at Their Own Game" is in the works).  Then, I'll want to sing their praises.  So I choose not to rip them all now, even though at the current time, their actions aren't exactly instilling a lot of confidence...

So that's my limited take on the Red Sox, right now.  Probably not as detailed as many of you would have liked, but it's just too soon for me to make any sort of call, one way or another.  There won't be any shortage of news to follow, though, so make sure you check back here periodically, so that when something actually does happen surrounding this team, you'll be sure to be kept in the loop.  And trust me, when all the dust has settled, I'll actually have a take on all that's gone down.  Until then, you'll just have to get by on the fact that I'm helping you win money betting on football.  Which I am, and you're welcome...

NFL Picks
Last Week: 11-8-0

Overall: 46-32-2 (.588)

NCAA Picks
Last Week: 5-5-0

Overall: 30-16-1 (.650)


More picks to come on Friday, so make sure you're there.  But until then, I'll catch you on the flipman...


Teddy Williams...
100...

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