Earth to Jay

“There’s probably a half a dozen other teams, a dozen other teams, I could be playing for,” Payton said. “Actually, as far as playing time, this is one of the worst situations I can be in because if I’m hitting .800 I still wouldn’t be playing any more than I am right now because they’ve got their boys.”

Jay Payton wants out, and why should we care?  This peabrain voluntarily signed in Boston at his agent’s and his own behest, and now he’s complaining that he isn’t playing every day?  How did he not know that the Sox had three guys signed and ready to play?  What else doesn’t Jay know?  That we sent men to the moon?  That Katie and Tom are engaged?  That Lindsay might be on blow?  Someone get Jay a subscription to the Times, or, at the very least, to the Rototimes.

[EDIT: commenter mattymatty is right down below the fold in the comments, and I stand corrected – Payton was acquired in a deal with San Diego. My (embarrassing) bad. Still, he voices his opinion NOW, and not after the deal?]

6 comments… add one
  • Man reaching the moon? Nah, it never happened. I never saw any man on the moon. Dinosaurs didn’t roam the earth either. Got to see it to know it is what I say.

    Carl June 17, 2005, 10:21 am
  • bring back dave roberts. bring back dave roberts.

    beth June 17, 2005, 10:54 am
  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Payton was acquired in a trade with San Diego, so he didn’t actually agree to sign with the Red Sox of his own volition. Still, maybe theres some sucker out there who will take him off our hands for a decent relief pitcher.

    mattymatty June 17, 2005, 11:56 am
  • mattymatty is right, and I stand corrected – Payton was acquired in a deal. My bad. Still, he voices his opinion NOW?

    SF June 17, 2005, 12:40 pm
  • Lifetime utility player, with lifetime utility skills at best. Does he really think that he’s better out there than Trot, Damon, or ManRam? Payton’s points are not wrong, however, but he did know that from the start. I’m glad he’s played well up to this point because his worth in trade value will be a little more than if he had actally played everyday and people got a chance to see him!

    Brad-SF June 17, 2005, 4:32 pm
  • Wow. First sign one follows the Sox a little too much is when one read that Katie and Tom were engaged, and one thinks it is Katie Couric and Tom Werner.

    bizzman June 19, 2005, 9:29 pm

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