Monday, October 29, 2007

Twice In A Lifetime

Wow.

It took 86 years to get one World Series for Boston, now they have two in four years.

Seriously - wow.

What's scary is that the core of this team, along with the rookies, set the franchise up to win a couple of more of these things. Anyone wanting to see what one of the best sports sections in the world does great go to the Boston Globe.

Check out Curt Schilling's blog today - just awesome that he did this last night.

The one thing Theo Epstein needs to do is sign Mike Lowell. Whatever he wants - there's no question he is a leader, great clubhouse guy and a very good baseball player. It was Lowell that hit behind David Ortiz when Manny Ramirez got hurt and his defense was just awesome.

As great a night as it was, wouldn't you know that Alex Rodriguez couldn't let the Red Sox have their moment without being an absolute jackass.

To start, why couldn't he show up and accept his award from Hank Aaron? Is he too good for Hank? Is he busier than Hank? Prince Fielder made it Alex, where the hell were you?

As if that wasn't bad enough, somewhere in the middle of the game, all of a sudden ARod (or is it AHole?) and Scott Boras decide to tell the media that he is opting out of his contract. They didn't even take the time to let the Yankees know this, but the media in Denver all knew it. ESPN's Buster Olney wrote about ARod trying to upstage the World Series.

It is the second time he tried to screw the Red Sox. He turned them down for the Yankees last time and since then the Red Sox have won two World Series. The Yankees haven't. Now he goes into the great abyss known as either San Francisco, Chicago or Anaheim. Buyer beware before you spend 30 million on the new Mr. April - Dustin Pedroia has a World Series ring ... what does ARod have?

Money - that's it ... and with all of it he still can't buy the ring or a hit when it really counts!

FYI - Terry Francona is 8-0 in World Series games. Not horrible.

Here's a question for you college football fans. Georgia coach Mark Richt yelled at his team after beating Vandy for jumping up and down on the 50-yard line logo. Why then was it OK for him to tell his team that they better get a celebration penalty on the first score? The double standard is embarrassing for a man who is supposed to be setting the tone. This wasn't setting tone - this was obnoxious - the team still takes too many stupid penalties and beats Florida once or twice a decade. He is lucky they won because people would have been on him for this if he had lost - they should still be on him.

For those of you who like the New York Football Giants - they we 6-2 last season and ended the year 8-8. Don't get too happy with 6-2 this year either - bye week and then hosting Dallas. If they win that game, I will reconsider my pessimistic state of mind. That said, I still don't like Tom Coughlin!!!!

2 comments:

Emily said...

They didn't even take the time to let the Yankees know this, but the media in Denver all knew it.

Emily said...

For those of you who like the New York Football Giants - they we 6-2 last season and ended the year 8-8. Don't get too happy with 6-2 this year either - bye week and then hosting Dallas. If they win that game, I will reconsider my pessimistic state of mind.