can we all get on with the rest our lives?Quote
of the day: “Never before has a 37-year-old coming off a .220/.313/.359
season received this much attention.”Really
remarkable that it got to this point.One thing
that disturbs me: “In ‘10, he can earn another $2 million in incentives based
on playing time, beginning at 80 games started.
Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is
painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an
old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg. It was built in 1912 and rebuilt
in 1934, and offers, as do most Boston artifacts, a compromise between
Man's Euclidean determinations and Nature's beguiling irregularities.
Above: New Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz
Unlike many local scribes, I don't have much interest in rehashing the Teixeira saga. If what we are hearing is true, then he just wanted to be a Yankee more than a member of the Red Sox. It's not fun to hear, but it happens. That the Red Sox are left without an alternative to bolster their offense speaks less to their lack of preparation - at what point will people learn that this isn't ever an issue with this front office? - but more to the market.