This Is a Joke, Right? Rays-Sox Gamer I

Pete Abe asks a question:

Why does everybody want Ortiz sent to a retirement home and Drew is getting a free pass?

This just cannot be serious, so I'm just going to let it pass. I mean, it has to be, right? Because I know Peter Abraham as an intelligent observer of baseball… no, it's a joke. I'm not even going to try.

Meanwhile, Mike Cameron (kidney stone) and Jacoby Ellsbury (bruised ribs) might both be headed to the disabled list. Meet Bill Hall, the Sox' new full-time center fielder. 

And because Josh Beckett may be smart enough to marry a rocket scientist but isn't smart enough to know how to pitch to anyone other than Jason Varitek, the Red Sox are posting quite the unique lineup against one of the teams with whom they will be battling for a playoff spot. Scutaro's leading off, Drew's batting second and Pedroia third. But don't worry. Terry Francona has assured us that Kevin Youkilis will continue to get zero good pitches to hit: David Ortiz is batting fifth.

Comment away if the only thing you have left to do on a Friday night is watch the lackluster Sox lose to the Rays. Yes, I'm pessimistic. Sue me.

13 comments… add one

  • “Because I know Peter Abraham as an intelligent observer of baseball”
    Eh, not really. He one of those guys who has great sources and tremendous access to players and teams, but is a poor analyst of the actual game. See also: Buster Olney.

    Mark (YF) April 16, 2010, 4:08 pm
  • Off Topic, but Pedroia hitting third tonight, and Tek catching Beckett again with Martinez DHing.

    Brad April 16, 2010, 4:33 pm
  • I’m sorry, Paul – I didn’ realize you already wrote it above. As soon as you mentioned Peter Abe, I stopped reading. haha.

    Brad April 16, 2010, 4:34 pm
  • EEI said Martinez was DHing, I think, Paul.

    Brad April 16, 2010, 4:35 pm
  • the lineup on Extra Bases has Ortiz as DH. Wonder if they’ll get the game in tonight – its snowing here in NH!

    dw (sf) April 16, 2010, 5:26 pm
  • Only following on Gameday so I have no idea what the plays look like, but why would Youk try to score from first with nobody out? Makes no sense, without the context of the play at least.

    SF April 16, 2010, 9:19 pm
  • Tim Bogar….you suck!

    SF April 16, 2010, 9:24 pm
  • “…This Is a Joke, Right?…”
    prob not a joke paul…right now ortiz’ ops is over 100 points more than drew…of course, it’s still the defense that gives drew the nod for value…
    “…Josh Beckett may be smart enough to marry a rocket scientist but isn’t smart enough to know how to pitch to anyone other than Jason Varitek…”
    i don’t know about his smarts, but it might be a little evidence to support my theory that sox pitchers might be missing the big guy behind home plate…he didn’t get that rep as being a master handler of pitchers for nothing…
    in the meantime, player c looks like this:
    .083/.283/.111/.394
    but it’s only april… ;)

    dc April 17, 2010, 8:08 am
  • Looks like PeteAbe has a new meme to make himself feel serious:
    “J.D. Drew is down to .129 and has struck out 14 times in 31 at-bats. David Ortiz, meanwhile, is up to .172 and was upset the game was suspended. “I was ready for a walk-off,” he said.”

    Paul from Waltham April 17, 2010, 10:09 am
  • that’s funny paul…i hadn’t seen that yet…by the way, player c, i know you know, is tex…pete needs something to write about, but it’s why guys like you and me take it with a grain of salt this early in the season…odds are that drew and tex will bounce back…ortiz is a tougher call, but no reason to doubt him too much yet…

    dc April 17, 2010, 10:59 am
  • does anyone know if they are going to play today?

    rootbeerfloat April 17, 2010, 7:00 pm
  • Yep they’re playing right now RBF. Bases loaded in the 11th with no outs. Ortiz just grounded out (they got the runner at home), and Beltre is fighting off pitches in a 1-2 count.

    Atheose - SF April 17, 2010, 7:52 pm
  • Double play, inning over. Fucking pathetic.

    Atheose - SF April 17, 2010, 7:53 pm

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