It occurred to me that I no longer give a crap who might be catching for the Red Sox next year.
Or, more accurately, I don't care about the machinations surrounding the Sox and their semi-estranged (former?) captain. I also don't care what they pay him, if they so choose to pay him something. Really, it's getting insanely boring. More words have been written, across the web and in the print media, about the nuance of arbitration rejections, illicit dalliances with sideline reporters, club and player options, than are justified. I mean, there's a seven page (and only two day old!) thread on SoSH regarding the recent contract details and a 22 page thread about the pluses and minuses of bringing Tek back. Couldn't this have been handled more succinctly? Let's try:
pluses: familiarity with pitching staff, whatever that's worth, hair that reminds me of Ray Bourque's, raises the Sox-in-residence quotient of my hometown (Newton), plus the sentimental value of seeing a guy possibly retire with a team with whom he has spent a decade.
minuses: everything else
See, that didn't take 22 pages and 440 comments.
I wish the player would stop talking and the team would plug their leaky boat at this point. Take your time, Tek, if that's what you need. But do it quietly, please. I'm trying to rest up for the regular season.