From the Associated Press:
David Wells was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday night amid indications that the Boston Red Sox were close to trading the left-hander to a contender.
Wells’ locker was nearly empty and four cartons were stacked in front of it before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Reliever Julian Tavarez was picked to start in his place.
Ouch. The “contender” referred to in the article is the San Diego Padres, which is of course Boomer’s home town where he has already seen a tour of duty, and a team that won the division with a .500 record last year. If the Red Sox were in the NL West, global warming and tectonic drift would have really run its course. Also, Boston would be tied for the best record in said division, three games up on also mentioned “contender”.
Instead, you loyal Boston fans get to watch Julian Tavarez face Roy Halladay. Here’s your place to comment on tonight’s game. Hang in there, Sox Fans. Baseball is a great game, and we play 162 for a reason, though that might not be such a consolation at this particular moment.