Dale Sveum Quote of the Day

In lieu of a juicy nugget from our clueless leader, we submit the following, offered after the Sox’ hapless third base coach (where have you gone, Wendell Kim?) sent Jason Varitek on the DRays’ Rocco Baldelli, dooming the third Red Sox in a week to a horrible death (and second in the inning!) at the arms of Woonsocket’s finest, and the 2003 and 2004 league leader in assists.

“Rocco Baldelli’s been a pain in my butt,” Sveum said of the Rhode Island-born outfielder, who picked Rhode Island Day at Fenway to show off his arm. “But, as long as I’m not getting booed for holding people all the time, I’m all right.”

Good to know that Sveum is sending guys simply to avoid getting booed, and not sending guys based on situation, research, and the strength of the opponent’s arm. Way to go, Dale!

This is a potential post-season disaster waiting to happen…

6 comments… add one
  • i KNOW, this guy is AWFUL. christ, you could send *me* out there to coach third base and it’d prob. work out the same. what a dick.

    beth August 13, 2004, 9:54 am
  • A very thoughtful probing analysis of Dale’s decision. Do you know his history in baseball? Do you remember when he was drafted, touted that year as perhaps one of the top five prospects in the country. Dale Sveum is anything but a hack. You would be hard pressed to carry his jock!

    Anonymous September 8, 2004, 4:26 am
  • You guys dont even know what you are talking about. Dale hit 25 home runs his rookie year with the brewers and had 90 rbi’s. Shows how much you guys know about baseball. Probably dont even understand the game

    John doe May 29, 2005, 2:26 am
  • Is that you Dale? We admit SF can be unduly harsh. But let’s not pretend DS is some hall of famer. A career .235 hitter with a low obp, 650ks and 69 dingers? More telling here is that he has a career 10 stolen bases but was caught18 times. That’s a pretty crappy line for a guy who’s managing the pads. He may be a wonderful fella. He may understand the game a lot better than we do. But the 25 bombs he hit in 1987 ain’t helping him any in 2005.

    YF May 29, 2005, 11:14 am
  • Leave Dale alone he’s awesome!

    Allie May 31, 2005, 6:17 pm
  • Dale has his ups and down but he is a winner wherever goes and is a great addition to Boston

    rayburn July 7, 2005, 4:44 pm

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