Monday, August 24, 2009

Sox Thawts - 24 August, 2009

AND....A bit of Shameless Self Promotion

CLAY BUCHHOLZ.... As the Sox were preparing for tonight's contest against the White Sox, I listened to Boston media personalities discuss tonight's Sox starter , Clay "Buchy" Buchholz.... In a nutshell, they were tauting Buchy as a critical piece to the puzzled rotation and possibly (probably) the 3rd starter...

I dare anyone to read my posts back in July and challenge whether I said the same exact things last month or not.... SOMETIMES, I actually know what I'm talking about... obviously not very often - the reason for the self-promo... work with me here, will ya... For all you whom THOUGHT Buchy was brought up to be trade bait..... NOT !!!! maybe I'm in the wrong line of work...Nuf Ced

Thank you for indulging me !!!... Anyway, that being Ced, here's a thought-provoking topic...

JOSH BECKETT.... be VERY concerned here... I AM !!!!! Someone has taken over Josh's arm...

I was going to joke today that perhaps he indulged in a Beckett Burger prior to last night's contest - the reason for pitching so poorly... upon further contemplation (uh, drinking), I'm glad I didn't...

Consider this.... I "chalked up" the outing in Toronto to everyone has an off day (OR, he didn't have Tek or John Farrell).... But, what I saw last night... caused DEEP concern....

Although Josh did register 96 mph on the Fenway gun.... he SHOULD be registering 97-98 (and HAS)... I STILL believe the gun at the Fens registers faster than others (RIGHT DeCAF?!?!?!)....

Beckett had NO movement on his fastball - it was flat... and where did that back door splitter to a righty go???? the one that starts outside and tails back over the outside corner ???? I didn't see that at all.... AND, the home plate umpire OBVIOUSLY had a wide strike zone to that area.... at least to Sabathia....

What kind of rolling curve was he throwing last night ????? Where's that 12-6 jobby???? the one that drops off the table... he was hanging them all night....

Where did that devastating change-up go ???? granted it's an 88mph change-up but did he even throw one ?!?!?! He'd registered many outs with that pitch as it looks like a fastball to the batter.... VERY effective.... uh, hear THAT Danny Bard?!?!?

Although some pitcher's CAN making a living throwing 1 or 2 pitches.... the odds against that are slim... as has been proven by Daniel Bard lately... and Josh Beckett last night...

Obviously I do not know the reason for Beckett's turn... I DO know that, like DLowe, Beckett has been blister-prone... although no reports have surfaced to support that.. that I know of... only time will tell... but NOTHING will surprise this fan..... Nuf Ced

JONATHON PAPELBON.... Paps was VERY outspoken yesterday when interviewed about the possible acquisition of "closer" Billy Wagner..... saying they don't need him, questioning his health (Wagner has had Tommy John surgery) and comparing it to when they picked up Eric Gagne (possibly the WORST move they could have made as Gagne proved to be nothing but washed up)....

TODAY, Jon has done a complete about face.... embracing the idea, saying it will be good for him and the team, yada yada yada..... sounds like Mr Papelbon got his pee-pee slapped for speaking his mind.... maybe he needs to blog..... "Pardon Paps's Opinion"...Nuf Ced

No worries Jigman, Billy vetoed the deal..... for now at least. It seems Wagner MUST be a closer... at least in his mind.... whatever happened to playing for the love of the sport???? Nuf Ced

JIM RICE.... Also very demonstrative yesterday was Jim Rice... extremely critical of today's players... naming Jeter, ARod, etc.... saying that players today don't play the game like they did in the (his) day, for the love of the game... RIGHT WAGNER ???? I totally agree.....and that they aren't good role models for our kids...

ALSO, making a complete 360 today was......... Jim Rice..... apparently pee-pee slapping was in order from Sox management. What happened to free speech ???? Maybe they have some kind of clause that says they can only say what management wants them to say ???? Apparently... when's the last time Lou Merloni did a game ???????

In any event... Both Paps and Jim Ed were more than clear in their initial comments... their follow-ups just totally contradicted what they originally said... kudos for speaking your mind.... boobah for taking it back.....

They can uh, "slap" my pee-pee all they want.... No wait.... NO THEY CAN'T !!!! NOBODY does that.... well.... Either way, I WILL NOT be changing my stance tomorrow... NUF [freaking] CED !!!!!!!!!!





2 comments:

therealbobthought said...

john, another lmao blog, no pee ppee slappin lmao

Chris Mollo said...

Right on John! I agree with Jim Rice. Remember the '86 Bosox? Now that was a ball team. Boggs, Evans, Rice, Marty Barrett, Spike Owen, Billy Buckner (no hard feelings here, sh*t happens), Roger Clemens, Bruce Hurst, Tom Seaver, Tommy John, Bob Stanley, Oil Can Boyd...You get the picture! Ah, the good old days!

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