posted at 12/2/2011 11:37 AM EST
In Response to Buckner?
[QUOTE]Well, I have come 180 degrees on bobby V. Before the press conference I was totally psyched for this new era, which was very different than I felt at the beginning of the month. The man has won me over. And, his press conference moved me. To boot, he is wearing Tony C's number. AND, this one hits me deep, is tehre really the possibility of Billy Buckner coming on the coaching staff?!? I love it. talk about the final healing of a great wound. Karmically, that can only be a great thing for the Sox. Agree? Disagree?
Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]
Totally agree, Space. Like you, I did a u-turn in thinking on Bobby V as well, though i have some reservations.
Also, the terms of his contract - two years with single options for two more - are about right. Bobby V tends to wear out his welcome, and I think the contract takes that into account.
But he is showing proper respect and reverence for all things Fenway. Wearing Tony C's #25 as a tribute just rocked me to the core, having grown up in Lynn and - like Tony C - having gone to St. Mary's there. Whoa.
And he may be exactly what the Red Sox need in this time and in this place.
Which leads us to the subject of Mr. Buckner. Great idea. Want to see it happen. Billy B is more than welcome, say I, as he has the intelligence, skills and grit to be a great coach. Teach them a bit more patience at the plate, Billy, please.
We shall see, said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw.
I am still seething over the way the FO threw Tito under the bus, and I am taking some time getting over it, but Bobby V had nothing to do with that.
Fasten the seatbelts, fellow travelers. It is going to be some bumpy ride.