Dude, I am SICK of hearing about you. You are a whiney brat. Period. That’s it. I mean it. You are a brat. You make 20 million dollars a year to play a game. Do you know how much it COSTED me to play baseball? About $500 to $600 dollars a year.
That’s right. I had PAY to play. League fees, uniform, umpires fees…don’t forget fuel costs to drive to the game and back home (and maybe a few beers after each game, but that’s another story). But it was worth it. It was fun. Do you have fun? Or does the Red Sox front office really make it that bad for you?
Ok, let’s say they do make it that bad for you…How? Are they late on your paycheck? Is the check not a pretty enough color for you? Is that what it is…the colr of your paycheck is giving you mental anguish? Could it be that your parking spot is not close enough to the clubhouse?
You know what, enough about you…go fuck yourself. (Don’t get offended by me…Ozzie Guillen is probably saying the same thing).
Let’s talk about the good stuff that has been going on. Let’s start with my beloved Cardinals. Chris Carpenter pitched last night for the first time in 16 months, and he looked good. You know what cool about it, when Tony Larussa took him out of the game. Carpenter was on an 80 pitch count limit. After 4 innings, he was at 67. La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan decided it was time to lift Carpenter, whether he wanted out of the game or not.
“That was enough,” La Russa said. “If he goes out for the fifth, you’re really pushing it. He gave me a look that I haven’t missed. I told him I haven’t really missed that look of, ‘You’re taking me out?'”
You hear that? Manny Ramirez can’t get out of Boston fast enough because of the lack of mental peace, and Chris Carpenter gets frustrated because the manager was taking him out of the game!!!
“That’s the shot in the arm that we needed,” said outfielder Skip Schumaker. “To see him throwing 91-93, with his cutter, that’s a huge thing for us. It was a lot of fun to watch and play behind.
Now I ask you…who would you rather have in YOUR clubhouse?
Here’s another one.
Yesterday Ivan Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees for Kyle Farnsworth. Not TOO exciting for me, but when the press interviewed Joe Girardi (Yankees manager), it reminded me aobut the good in baseball. Joe Girardi almost broke down talking about the trade.
Girardi said that saying goodbye to Farnsworth — a former batterymate and a pitcher for who he had lobbied all season long — was especially difficult.
“It was tough,” Girardi said. “It’s good to see a guy resurrect his career. He was willing to make some changes here and he’s been dynamite with us. My relationship with him goes all the way back to 2000. I’m really happy for the success that he’s had and I hope it continues for him.”
You think any of that will be said about Manny? Doubt it.