The Phantom Menace

Bob Klapisch asks a question Red Sox fans have heard a version of before:

Speaking of stars, how will Santana’s coronation go over with Pedro Martinez? …

Pedro had problems getting along with Curt Schilling in his final two years at Fenway. Granted, Schilling is more self-centered than Santana; he had conflicts with everyone in the Red Sox’ clubhouse. But Pedro clearly didn’t like sharing the stage.

First, it’s odd that Pedro had problems dealing with Schilling during Martinez’s "final two years" in Boston. Did he spend a lot of time in the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse, or something?

Second, I remember this being a big question when Schilling arrived in 2004 — but the question died away, despite pathetic attempts by the WEEI crowd to make something out of it. Surely, Klapisch isn’t repeating this old canard? Or putting stock in this one?

8 comments… add one
  • My god, baseball needs to start soon. I’m amazed at some of the crap that’s being published without actual games to talk about.

    LocklandSF February 4, 2008, 4:15 pm
  • Meanwhile, did you know that it’s been 1,289 days since A-Rod last slept over at Derek’s house?

    Nick-YF February 4, 2008, 4:17 pm
  • You’re right, Nick. That’s the real story! Typical NY press. Covering up the scandal…

    Paul SF February 4, 2008, 4:26 pm
  • 1,118, to be more exact Nick. You’re forgetting the Thursday-night slumber party when they watched The Notebook in 2005.

    Atheose February 4, 2008, 4:31 pm
  • Really, I think Bob Klapisch needs to focus on the Bloody Sock scandal a little more.

    LocklandSF February 4, 2008, 4:31 pm
  • This is such ridiculously unnecessary pot-stirring. At least Klapisch didn’t flat-out say that it WOULD be a problem, just that, oh I don’t know, say what if it COULD be a problem?
    Pedro’s in a completely different place than he was in 2004, and even Klapisch knows that. Especially after basically missing two seasons, Pedro knows he’s nearing the Mango Tree stage of his career; I’m almost positive that he’s thrilled to have Santana on board.
    Really, I found Klapisch’s third item to be juicier, even if it too amounts to very little. Hank mildly calls out Cashman a little, and his co-owner/brother?
    Unless that wasn’t a typo by Klapisch, and Hank really did refer to himself as his partner, Hank. That would actually explain why he can’t say ‘no comment’ though; he has no internal monologue!

    FenSheaParkway February 4, 2008, 4:42 pm
  • Doesn’t he mean “his final YEAR [singular] at Fenway?” Schilling and Pedro only played together in 2004.

    Benjamin February 4, 2008, 5:15 pm
  • Have any of you seen this story about the high school football player, Kevin Hart, that made his commitment announcement to play for Cal next year in a public event at his high school, with local news crews and the entire school celebrating it. Only to find out that the recruitment was all a hoax, not just from Cal but also Oregon and possibly his other top choices.
    Who does that to a high school kid?
    Brutal.
    It’s the top story on deadspin right now.

    LocklandSF February 5, 2008, 11:15 am

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