Monday, May 7, 2007

Surprise Surprise, Roger is a Yankee. I really didn't see him signing with the Astros again as they continue to get worse each year. And I never really saw him coming back here either. So the Yankees have the Rog, which, I'm not sure I could have ever been completely comfortable rooting for him anyway ever.

Roger is going to be making 4.5 million a month…

Or, $640,857 a start

Or, $107,142 per inning (if he averages 6 innings per start like last year)

Or, $35,174 per out.

That is just plain sick.

*Carl Pavano went and saw his BFF Dr. Andrews and is probably going to require season-ending elbow surgery.

*Lester is with the Sox and is going to be playing catch Tuesday in Toronto.

*The other day I was saying that the Futures at Fenway game was actually at Fenway. But it isn't, its being played at McCoy. Why do they call it that? I guess NESN is broacasting the game, but couldn't someone have come up with a better name for it?

*Red Sox, aren't amused.

*Rob Bradford's blog is awesome.

*Bruce from Boston Sports Media makes a good point here:

"Still officially "off" today, but couldn't help but post on this horrific misrepresentation in the Boston Globe today.

From the "and the media wonders why people hate them so much" category:
Dan Shaughnessy today:

After the Sox beat the Twins in Minneapolis yesterday, Schilling was asked his reaction to the Rocket's re entry into the Yankees clubhouse. Ever the blowhard, Schilling declared, "We don't need him" -- a comment of stupefying arrogance that is sure to come up a couple of million times between now and the end of the 2007 postseason.

What Shilling actually said (AP Story):

"It would have been nice to have him, but we didn't need him. We DON'T need him," Red Sox ace Curt Schilling said. "It's May, a long way to go, but I like the way this team is comprised right now. This team has incredible makeup, it's got great chemistry and I feel like we were a legitimate World Series contender without him, so it doesn't change my mind."

If there's any "stupefying arrogance" going on here, it's from Shaughnessy. This is exactly the kind of twisting of quotes and misrepresentation that the Boston sports fans have come to loath and despise from the knights of the keyboard. While admittedly most writers don't stoop to this level, writers like Shaughnessy poison the readers against all their colleagues."

*As if I didn't already love Gabe enough, this is from Peter Gammon's blog. "Someday, Gabe Kapler will manage the Boston Red Sox. He is starting in Greenville (South Atlantic League) on a five-year program to learn his trade and eventually get the Sox job when and if Terry Francona retires. This is what you need to know about Kapler. He approached one of his players, Zak Farkes, who happened to go to Harvard. "What is the best book you've read in the last year?" Kapler asked Farkes, knowing he is a voracious reader. Farkas identified the book, and Kapler told him he wanted to read it to better understand his player."

*Peter King as a new MMQB.

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