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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Beware the Boston Bait & Switch


So it appears Ben Cherington has finally got "his" man. Bobby V is out, John Farrell is in, and we as Red Sox fans are led to believe that we are headed in the right direction. That's right. Again...

Wasn't Bobby V supposed to cure what ailed this team? Supply that much needed discipline and whip them into shape? I believe that he was. And how did that work out? Not so well. So what? So that's it? And now it's just back to "business as usual"? Well, OK. But if memory serves, the old way involved one of the league's highest payrolls and some of the biggest names in the game. So, unless the front office gets it's ass in gear this off season and bulks up the roster, this return of John "the prodigal son" Farrell will merely serve as yet another piece of window dressing on a structure that still resembles more of an amusement park than it does a baseball park...

That needs to be the focus, here. Player's manager, disciplinary manager. It doesn't matter. What matters is winning. Winning cures all ills. And for this team to win, they'll need immediate help in the form of free agency, and get back to the business of stocking their farm system with a lot of quality arms. Until those things start to happen again, any other moves, like the hiring of a new manager, will merely be secondary. See, there are times to "tinker" and there are times to make major moves. This is a time for the latter, and until I see those big moves going down, forgive me if I don't get too excited...

I wonder how they finally settled on a dollar amount...
I won't be getting too excited about my recent string of NFL picks, either. My college picks still remain hotter than a West Virginia Meth lab (an image search for which prompted the above photo), but seeing as the NFL is the only league that really matters to me and mine, I'd really like to right that ship before it officially starts to sink. Maybe I'll just have to make all my picks on Twitter? Eh, whatever it is. I'm sure I'll figure it out. Either that, or some of you may end up in a situation similar to the one depicted above. See how everything can be brought back to Meth? Comforting, isn't it?...  

NFL Picks

Last Week: 5-8-1

Overall: 63-56-5 (.528)

Twitter Picks: 13-5-1 (.711)


NCAA Picks

Last Week: 9-2-0

Overall: 45-28-2 (.613)


Teddy Williams...
100...

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