Re: August 18, 2013 - a night that will live in stupidity
posted at 8/19/2013 12:01 PM EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
I am generally very supportive of my team, players, manager and front office. But right now I am livid about what happened on August 18, 2013.
Last night's game just may have put more stupidity on display than any single game in history. This game had it all, a bonanza of baseball boneheadedness. It wasn't just the Red Sox who were stupid. All the parties played their role.
Start with the fact that the game was played on a Sunday night with the Red Sox having to fly to San Francisco for a game the next night. Add in the fact that Red Sox-Yankee games often last about 4 hours, like this one did. That covers the commercialism and greed angle.
Next we have the A-Rod circus. Here is the guy who is presumably the biggest offender in the Biogenesis situation. All the other lesser players have been suspended without a fight. And here's A-Rod still playing. Here's A-Rod's lawyers blasting the Yankees and the Yankees firing back. It seems like the Yankees wish A-Rod was gone. But there he is playing.
Now here's The Red Sox, an aggrieved party to all of the above. So how they handle things?
By making things worse.
Let's bean A-Rod.
Sure, I can see why they would want to do that.
But let's wait till the worst possible time to do it. Let's wait till the third game of the series. Let's do it when we have a good chance of winning. Let's do it when our starting pitcher risks getting thrown out of the game early so we can fry our bullpen. Best of all, let's fire up A-Rod and the Yankees so they can beat us and make us look like idiots.
Many, many posts about our play last night, the plunking, leaving Dempster in etc. but yours, in my opinion, is the best !
Regarding scheduling it is a beautiful day in SF but might be foggy & cool tonight. Giants too flew 6 hours from Miami but as had a day game got here last night while we had a very late unhappy ending game. Monday morning quarterback but we'd been better off if Ump had tossed Dempster after the plunk ! Wow, our guys need start play with little rest with body clocks at 10:15 EST. I did same in Military but I was in my early 20s. Many of these guys are not youngsters. OH well, hope we take at least 2 out of 3.