In lieu of a juicy nugget from our clueless leader, we submit the following, offered after the Sox’ hapless third base coach (where have you gone, Wendell Kim?) sent Jason Varitek on the DRays’ Rocco Baldelli, dooming the third Red Sox in a week to a horrible death (and second in the inning!) at the arms of Woonsocket’s finest, and the 2003 and 2004 league leader in assists.
“Rocco Baldelli’s been a pain in my butt,” Sveum said of the Rhode Island-born outfielder, who picked Rhode Island Day at Fenway to show off his arm. “But, as long as I’m not getting booed for holding people all the time, I’m all right.”
Good to know that Sveum is sending guys simply to avoid getting booed, and not sending guys based on situation, research, and the strength of the opponent’s arm. Way to go, Dale!
This is a potential post-season disaster waiting to happen…