Re: West Coast trip
posted at 7/16/2013 7:11 PM EDT
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
A roller coaster ride. Lots of ups and downs. All in all, a 5-5 record is acceptable. In today's finale, Farrell went a little too long with Workman. Understandable, since he had pitched very well and Farrell wanted to give him a chance. However, the no hitter was gone, he was over a hundred pitches and his velocity was down at least five mph. After that, it was going to be tough. When you blow a lead late on the road, it is difficult to come back. Apparently , Farrell wanted to stay away from Tazawa and save Bailey for a possible save situation. A couple of tough losses in winnable games, but all things considered, we broke even on the trip. I would have taken that from the start. Four days rest. Come back strong. The AL East is ours for the taking.
Boy, have you changed your tune. After the Angels 9th inning comeback, you almost promised a disastrous road trip. Your thinking at the time was the players would not be able to put that loss behind them because it was so catastrophic. Nice call.
And, course, you can't help but get in some digs at Farrell, who is only a key architect in the Sox winning ways this year.
Still, it's good to see you semi-happy with the road trip given how little you seem to like this team--or should I say the manager?
As for me, ignorant soul that I am, I couldn't be happier with this season. Gone, for the most part, are the marquee players, and in their stead are guys who just want to win games.
I have always been the same. You don't have to like it. It is too bad that you have to use exaggerations to try and discredit me. For a life long Sox fan to be accused of hoping they lose and being happy if they do, it is a reckless statement and totally uncalled for. If that is your style, so be it. I don't need it.