Sorry, But We Have Other Plans

As you may have heard, the overwhelming majority of Red Sox starters will not play tonight against the Yanks. Some possible excuses:

-Too depressed to travel due to Arroyo deal
-Everyone’s sick of Johnny D.
-Must attend Swift Boat Veterans for Truth meeting (Schilling Only)
-BoSox Book Group still working on Vollmann’s titanic Europe Central
-Don’t want to miss Anna Benson on Bill O’Reilly
-Still tired from the WBC
-They’re a giant bunch of pussies. Obviously.

11 comments… add one
  • Anna Benson? What about the American Idol results (go Elliot!!) or America’s Next Top Model?!

    SF March 22, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • Not playing the regular starters against the team that may be neck and neck with you for the entire year makes perfect sense to me. But, what I don’t understand is why Francona is going to send Papelbon into this situation. He’s going to have second hand players behind him, and not that much offense to help him out. Why put him up against the Yankee offense, which is clearly going to start everyone?

    Brad March 22, 2006, 5:26 pm
  • Well, if the Yanks win the Sox can say, ” hell, it was only our B squad”.
    However, if Papelbon pitches well, and the Sox can get some runs off Chacon or whoever, and the Sox win with their mostly scrubs against the Yanks A squad, then the Sox will be delighted, and Sox fans can have a field day.
    And I wouldn’t watch that right wing shill Bill O’Reilly, if Jennifer Love Hewitt and Scarlett Johansson were going to have a wet t-shirt contest on the show.
    Well, probably not.
    Maybe, but only for that segment.

    whatever March 22, 2006, 6:19 pm
  • WFAN was all over the new allegations about Sheffield *injecting* steroids this afternoon.
    But YF is silent on the topic, and calling Sox players names instead. Such a “classy” bunch, you Bronx fans. ;^)

    Hudson March 22, 2006, 6:51 pm
  • Link to Newsday story on Sheff:
    His response to media inquiries today: “No comment.”
    Both Mike and the Mad Dog were saying Sheffield and Giambi should get out of the sport now, for the sake of the Yankees. What say you, YF?

    Hudson March 22, 2006, 6:55 pm
  • Hey Hudson, any chance that anyone on the Red Sox ever used steroids?

    whatever March 22, 2006, 7:11 pm
  • Manny’s in the lineup, look out.

    whatever March 22, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • I’m sure there’s a chance, but the allegations about Sheffield and Giambi are persistant and current and credible.

    Hudson March 22, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Thats because Bonds, Sheffield and Giambi were the prominent names in the Balco investigation, and now, in the book.
    Now I’m not denying any of ’em were on the juice.
    What I am saying is there were other places to get steroids, and there were other players involved with steroids that haven’t come out, and may never come out.
    But you shouldn’t knock your mother down to get to your keyboard to start your steroid finger pointing every time some new allegation comes out, because the shoe might be on the other foot some day.

    whatever March 22, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Jebus, people. It’s spring training. We’re not here to win, and the Sox have a lot more evaluation to do (ie: Papelbon, Wily Mo, Stern, etc.). Sheesh.
    Yeah, I sheeshed you.

    mrdavis March 23, 2006, 12:39 am
  • I’m with whatever. The fact that our B Team even came close to beating the Yankees’ A Team should be cause enough for alarm.
    There’s a chance everyone’s using steroids, of course. Someone oughtta look into Adam Stern; who told him to start hitting .435? But Giambi and Sheffield definitely used steroids. There’s the difference.
    Me personally, I’m happy to promise that if I learn that any Sox player has juiced, I’ll call for his immediate retirement. I got no patience for juicing. Apparently Yankees fans are more forgiving about it.
    Also: I thought Posada was supposed to be good at catching.
    Bad day all around for the Yanks, huh?

    Al March 23, 2006, 11:08 am

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