Getting back into the swing of things after spending some time camping in the great north woods of the White Mountains and hanging around the Saco river…
Anything happen last week?
Roger Goodell is still a moron?
To mix things up a little and to remember good times from the past, I actually wanted to go over some of the Globe’s Sunday Baseball notes from yesterday. A couple things just slapped me in the face.
One suggestion offered: Would the Red Sox be able to obtain Matt Harvey for Xander Bogaerts?
What? Cafardo argues that this would be “one young superstar for another.” Yeah, lets dump the lone bright spot this season for a guy who
hasn’t come back yet is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Sounds great.
David Ortiz is performing well in garbage time after vanishing when it mattered most.
When exactly did things matter the most this season? And man, if there’s one thing David Ortiz is known for, it is for vanishing when things matter the most.
4. Loved listening to Lee Mazzilli stories at Yankee Stadium this week. The former Orioles manager works for the Yankees, but he should be on the field. There are a lot of examples of true baseball men whose jobs have been taken by more analytically oriented, and not necessarily baseball-savvy, people.
5. If he doesn’t become president and the Steinbrenner family ever thought about selling, wouldn’t Donald Trump be the closest thing to George Steinbrenner you’ve ever seen?
Hoo boy. Gotta love references to those “true baseball men.” Also, the “a lot of examples” – how about naming some of these “more analytically oriented, and not necessarily baseball-savvy, people.” If they’re so bad for the game, shouldn’t the reporter be calling them out.
I don’t even know where to begin on #5.
Alright, back to 24/7 Roger-Goodell-and-the-NFL-are-hopelessly-corrupt talk…