Cuttin’ the Rug

”Well, look, I tried a year and I didn’t do as well as I have always done in baseball, and right there, [God] pulled me out. I have to thank Boston and Atlanta for asking about me. Now I go to a good city to play baseball and to be spiritually calm.

Someone better tell Ed Mangan that there’s a new shortstop in town and he’s not going to stand for a shaggy infield.  In an interview yesterday Edgar Renteria chalked up his 30 errors to the Sox’ poor groundskeepers (and, implicitly, to the godless heathens of the Fens).  Perhaps Edgar can use some of the $30M left coming to him to get his own equipment, lest he think the Braves’ old-school choppers aren’t doing the job.

13 comments… add one
  • Anybody know how many errors were home/ how many away? The difference can’t be that much. Does every infield in the AL suck?

    Laura December 12, 2005, 4:36 pm
  • I don’t think anyone needed to see that image of SF’s back. As for Fenway, it’s a shame the Sox don’t put as much attention to keeping their infield kempt as they do in squeezing every last scinitilla of profit out of that lovable old shack.

    YF December 12, 2005, 4:36 pm
  • On the other hand, at least the Boston grounds crew doesn’t make the mid-game sweep all about themselves, creating small piles of dirt at the spots where they stop and suddenly “decide” to dance to a cliched, tired and old 1970s disco anthem…

    SF December 12, 2005, 5:42 pm
  • Just another reason why Yankee Stadium is superior: gay friendly. And for the record, “Sweet Caroline,” the Fenway anthem, ain’t any better.

    YF December 12, 2005, 6:26 pm
  • Cotton eye Joe.
    You lose.

    Sf December 12, 2005, 6:32 pm
  • “suddenly “decide” to dance to a cliched, tired and old 1970s disco anthem…”
    I agree. Wish there was a more obscure 70’s hit to dance to. Something by the Flaming Groovies would really be great. Those grounds crew workers are so mainstream.

    Nick December 12, 2005, 6:50 pm
  • Ben Affleck. Game Over.
    (Don’t even bother with the Cheney crap. He ain’t a regular. And Rudy gets a free pass for 9/11.)

    YF December 12, 2005, 6:52 pm
  • We’ve been through the Godwin’s Law corollary here w/r/t the whole “count the rings” thing, but I think it should also apply to Ben Affleck references. He’s long since been disavowed by Sox fans everywhere. I’d say that calling out the fact that Steinbrenner was a convicted felon and GOP stooge would be a comparable off-limits flogged-to-death meme, except that, well, he’s a CONVICTED FELON AND NIXONIAN GOP STOOGE and reminding you of that never gets old. I’ll take Affleck over those two any day of the week so if you want to keep mentioning him go for it, I can always yank out the K-Fed card if you want.
    I know you can do better, Nick!

    SF December 12, 2005, 7:07 pm
  • hey, sf, that was your partner. I respect the Affleck rule.

    Nick December 12, 2005, 7:10 pm
  • Oh, shit, you’re right. Sorry, Nick!

    SF December 12, 2005, 7:13 pm
  • K-Fed’s the result of 50 Cent and J-Rule and all those New York hip hop-sters…so, that’s a fad thing. However, Steinbrenner MUST be covered under Godwin’s law or we won’t get to far. How about we allow that he’s senile and prone to outbursts and irrational behavoir?

    walein December 12, 2005, 7:14 pm
  • Sounds good to me, Walein. But what’s the excuse for 1972?

    SF December 12, 2005, 7:15 pm
  • LSD?

    walein December 12, 2005, 7:16 pm

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