Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Time for a change ...

This current BoSox team is in need of an enema.

I'm not even sure I can express in words how frustrating this team is to watch.

Nomar still hacking away at the first pitch, even though it's obvious he's not the same hitter he was before the injury. So, inevitably, a smart pitcher throws him something shoulder level that he pops up.

Our manager is still managing like he's trying to be a "stats" guy, but he doesn't understand how to use stats. He puts in pinch hitters based on 3 ABs, when they're obviously not the best option on the bench.

The team comes out flat every single day.

This Red Sox team is a testament to the fact that intangibles and "team chemistry" are complete horseshit. This is the same team as last year, minus Todd Walker and John Burkett - who've been replaced by Mark Bellhorn and Curt Schilling. It's the same Kevin Millar/David Ortiz bunch who "Cowboy'd Up" last season.

Yet they're completely unmotivated this year.

What's the difference?

Last year's team was winning.

Winning breeds confidence and "chemistry." Team chemistry is a complete load of crap. And this team proves that.

It's time for a shakeup. Whether it's benching Nomar for not adjusting his style or moving somebody (maybe time to get that Nomar to the Pale Hose for Magglio rumor going again?), this team needs a kick in the ass. And it doesn't seem like Tito .. err, Terry is the guy to do it.


At 7/14/2004 12:02:00 PM, Blogger Tod said...

I don't even really like the Red Sox or baseball, and even I'm underwhelmed by the current team.

But I still got some tickets for next week, and although I am also an Irish Dumbass, I am going to wear sunscreen.

Of course, the game is at 7:05 PM, so I may still be missing the point.

And I thought you were an internet Diva, where are all the other comments?


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