Prescription for Trouble?

Sometimes this site just writes itself. Here’s Red Sox team physician Thomas Gill on the regimen planned for Boomer during his stint on the DL with a gimpy foot: “We expect him to be able to maintain his fitness activities and baseball training throughout the period of his rehab.”

Fitness activities? Boomer? Is there co-ed naked mud-wrestling at Centerfolds?

25 comments… add one
  • Does Mrs. YF know what websites you’ve been searching? The Sox are suddenly looking very Yankee-esque – broken starters, horrid closers. TGIA.

    SF April 27, 2005, 9:05 am
  • “The Sox are suddenly looking very Yankee-esque”
    Even though I know you are speaking of this years early struggle for the Yanks that is just a silly comment. The Sox looked Yankee-esque once in the last 86 years. Don’t fool yourself into believing that a 1 for 87 puts you in the same sentence as the Yanks. I don’t figure how you delusional Sox fans feel that such a pathetic organization, such as the one you have the misfortune of pulling for, could be compared to the most succesful franchise in sports history. I just don’t get it. Your a footnote in the multiple ass whoopings we have handed out since 1903. And you got one good punch in. One good punch does not a prize fighter make.
    And you call YF delusional? Wake up and look around you. Like the new Yankee T-Shirts put it – Numbers don’t lie. The Sox could never be “Yankee-esque”. Maybe more Cub-like or more like the lighter colored Sox on the southside of Chicago…….

    Hammy April 27, 2005, 9:36 am
  • God, you Yanks fans have zero sense of humor. And this is after a nice win, no less. I was, as you say, talking about THIS April. Hence, “TGIA”, or “Thank God it’s April”. What is up collective Yanksfan’s asses this morning? You’d think from their comments today that their closer came in last night and gave up 4 runs in the eighth to blow it, based on their contributions this morning.
    I think Hammy and YF himself need to hug it out.

    SF April 27, 2005, 9:45 am
  • Yea that’s it. We need the hug. I am sure there are plenty of hysterical Sox fans reasoning away A-Rod’s 3 home runs last night could could use a hug a lot more than either YF or I can. And should the Yanks be fortunate enough to have A-Rod continue to hit well this seaosn it may be the collective loser support group known as RSN that could use the hug.

    Hammy April 27, 2005, 10:24 am
  • And I am also sure much of the reasoning I spoke of in my last comment is taking place in the epicenter of delusion also known as the Sons of Sam Horn website. Or are they still too busy hashing out conspiracy theories on how A-Rod never saved that kid in beantown? So pathetic……

    Hammy April 27, 2005, 10:26 am
  • There’s no need to respond to as idiotic a comment as calling the Red Sox a “pathetic organization”. There’s neither the room, the time, or actually any reason to legitimize such a piece of drivel, honestly. If you want to engage in reasonable discourse, Hammy, assess posts on their merits. In this case, my comment was about the Yankees and Red Sox this year – both teams have injured rotations and suspect relief corps, and the comment went no further. We all have a good deal to worry about, unfortunately. You are hyper-defensive, and I do, in fact, think a big hug-out is in order. Get thee to a huggery!

    SF April 27, 2005, 11:02 am
  • Come on SF, the truth doesn’t hurt that bad does it?
    And you are the one who seems a tad bit defensive deciding only now to take the high road and not respond to my “drivel” after continually attacking Yankee fans with numerous terms lacking endearment.
    Any organization that gauges their own success by the failure of another is pathetic. And no organization in baseball personifies that sad quality more than that misfortunate team in Boston. Hence you get “pathetic organization”. Don’t blame Yankee fans for that though.

    Hammy April 27, 2005, 11:10 am
  • “And no organization in baseball personifies that sad quality more than that misfortunate team in Boston”
    Surely you cannot be serious, considering last year’s events. I still can’t get over how badly Yankees fans have reacted to the Sox’ victory last year. Every response has been so damn predictable, down to the tee shirts showing the differing number of rings. Who are the insecure peacocking fans here? Not us. We’re thrilled with one ring, and obviously hope for more at some point.
    You guys are just so spoiled and ungrateful, and it continues to show every day. The bitterness of YFN is searing.

    SF April 27, 2005, 11:19 am
  • Yo! There is no YFN–we’re not that narcissistic. We’re just plain old fans, and please stop lumping us all together and casting aspersions about the group. It’s really not very becoming of you.

    YF April 27, 2005, 11:34 am
  • “we’re not that narcissistic”
    This is the absolutely funniest comment to date, perhaps ever on this blog. This from a fan who refers to himself in the third person incessantly, the surest sign of narcissism there is – just ask Wade Boggs.

    SF April 27, 2005, 11:41 am
  • There is no YFN, stop projecting your sad support group needs onto us. We don’t need the commiseration of being fans united in misery because unlike the team in Boston we actually have a successful franchise.
    And I am not sure what you are referring to but I have seen few Yankees fans who don’t admit the Sox got the best of us last year. Like I said earlier, you got one good punch in. But that’s all you’ve got. You still only have 1 ring in the last 86 years. Yet you guys run your mouths like you are some sort of successful and envied franchise. When everyone outside of RSN knows that couldn’t be further from the truth.
    “Spoiled and ungrateful” coming from a insecure and insufferably envious fan base sounds just like what it is – jealousy. But we don’t blame you, I am sure we would feel the same if we spent as much time watching our team blow it when it really mattered, also known as choking.
    Or did you forget you guys choked a few times also? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. You would think that Yanks were the first team to choke in pro sports. Admittedly we did so in grand fashion, but then again there is little the Yanks don’t do BIG. We win BIG and unfortunately when we lose, which is fewer than any other teams have lost in the last 100 or so years BTW, we lose BIG. But you guys in Boston showed the rest of the sports world what choking was all about. You refined it to such a degree that one would be remiss if we didn’t call it what it is, an art form. Over 86 years you guys actually led everyone to believe that you practiced choking in spring training the same way pitchers take bunting drills. That’s how efficient you were at it.
    But now we are the chokers right? You guys have never done it before? Foreign to the concept? Sure you are, and your not the least bit hypocritical are ya SF? Right….

    Hammy April 27, 2005, 11:45 am
  • When did the Red Sox EVER choke? Seriously? Can you name one single incident in which the Red Sox were up by 2 runs in the World Series clinching game with 1 strike to go and lost? Can you name one single season in which they led the division by 14 games and blew it? Can you name any one game playoffs in which a light-hitting shortstop drove a stake through a legion of fans’ hearts by hitting a scraper of a home run over the Green Monster? Can you name one single incident where their manager left a pitcher in way too long in a seventh game despite the fact that everyone knew he was shot? I bet you can’t name ONE incident like that.

    SF April 27, 2005, 11:59 am
  • Actually your right, now that you mention it I can’t.
    I though I remembered aground ball “getting by” someone but the name escapes me right now.

    Hammy April 27, 2005, 12:04 pm
  • Yup, SF is definitely off his meds. He’s so typical of Sox fans the world over: an emotional wreck with wild manic/depressive mood swings, switching between arrogance and self-pity faster than Foulke can blow a 3 run lead. I would actually pity Red Sox Nation if they weren’t the meanest son-of-a-bitch fans in the entire world (and I am including British nazi skinhead football hooligans in this category). God I love this rivalry.

    Joe April 27, 2005, 12:53 pm
  • BTW, Schilling just went on the DL, too.

    Joe April 27, 2005, 12:56 pm
  • Has anyone else noticed that in NESN’s comercial they say that the Redsox did the RSN a favor as well as the entire nation a favor if that is not full of themselves what is. someone better tell the upper managment over there to talk for them selves. Thank god for the MLB package. I noticed the comercial up here in Maine because I am blacked out of all other feeds that broadcast RedSox games. And I must say the comercials make me absoloutly sick. Get over yourselves. Oh Ya RSN better stop telling everyone about the Yankees problems and worry about there own. Stop trying to divert attention from how bad the SAAAAWX are playing. And they are playing some bad baseball right now.

    Bob April 27, 2005, 2:56 pm
  • please stop lumping us all together and casting aspersions about the group. It’s really not very becoming of you.
    But if SF stops doing that, what ever will he have to write about? He loves to take one Yankee fan’s actions and paint all of us with it, no matter how outrageous.

    Clay April 27, 2005, 3:39 pm
  • this is the best thread ever. good work, sf. great work, hammy!

    Nick April 27, 2005, 6:50 pm
  • I think everyone has forgotten a small ‘lil piece of valuable info…The Red Sox are the World Champs, and to that there is no dispute. There are no excuses, no reasons (well, other than they’re better)…Also, I wonder why there are soooo many empty seats at the famed Yankee Stadium lately? My only guess is that the fly-by-night, manic yankee fan since ’98, most of which who post on this site, have lost a reason to go to the games. Even E-Rod hitting three monster shots on April 26th has garnished little faith from them….but at least they don’t want to trade him this week. Maybe it all turns around for the Yankees. Maybe they can bring up some good farmhands to help..err, nevermind. Perhaps you can call on a Wade Miller or Abe Alvarez to help…oh wait, that’s the Red Sox. Wait, come to think of it, I think the Red Sox have numerous minor-league players to trade away this year, but the difference is, we probably won’t do that. Theo understands baseball and winning (hence the ring you spoke of), so there is a good chance we will keep our talented youngsters. Here is my advice…suck it up, buttercup.

    Zimmerrolls April 28, 2005, 12:13 am
  • Two thumbs up Hammy, you tell him. Yankees Rule

    El Duque April 28, 2005, 9:28 am
  • Hey Zimmerrolls typical RSN response wait till our minorleaugers show up or wait till Miller shows up News Flash your minor leaguers are nothing special I will give you Ramirez but that is it. The rest are in AA and have yet to prove s**t it is a bigger jump to AAA than AAA is to the majors. They have proved nothing and if you think that by keeping them it will bring you Championships just ask the Twins and Oaklnd how tha is working for them. And they have far better systems than the SAWX. And as for miller please bring him up so we can stop hearing how great the SAWX will be when he gets here. My bet he last at best a month. Ask Pedro’s Brother Ramon how coming back from this injury worked for him. He was out of baseball soon after rehabing. Oh by the way they have tried to change his mechanics and because of it he does not have the same stuff he had. And to Quote the minorleaugers that last faced him ” He was far from unhittable”. Enjoy your new pitching staff it will be enjoyable for Yankee fans.

    Bob April 28, 2005, 9:48 am
  • Also, I wonder why there are soooo many empty seats at the famed Yankee Stadium lately? My only guess is that the fly-by-night, manic yankee fan since ’98, most of which who post on this site, have lost a reason to go to the games.
    What? The Yankees presales are at an all-time high. Attendance so far at home games this year is nearly the same as last year, either up 1200/game or down 800/game depending on where you cut off. I’ll be surprised if Yankee attendance is noticeably down this season, and in fact I expect it will be higher than last year.

    Clay April 28, 2005, 12:38 pm
  • Hell, attendance has kept going up and up even though the team hasn’t won a world championship since 2000.

    Clay April 28, 2005, 12:45 pm
  • Clay: Please stop confusing the Sox fans with facts. They find them extremely disorienting and really not very useful.

    YF April 28, 2005, 1:13 pm
  • Just like the Yanks fans who can’t count Red Sox championships properly. The amazing thing is that it can be done without even having to involve the toes, and yet they still can’t get it right.

    SF April 28, 2005, 1:52 pm

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