Friday, September 01, 2006

A Red Sox State Of Mind....Always

This from today's Globe....My comments after........"The Red Sox officially declared the end of their efforts to win in 2006 when they announced that David Wells had been traded to the Padres at 7:47 p.m., in the bottom of the second inning.
Raising the white flag over Fenway Park makes sense at this hour. Poor management, poor play, a plague of late-season injuries, and a couple of player hospitalizations involving potential life-threatening issues conspired to sink the season before the first of September."

Peter here. Maybe a little harsh? Or is it the cold hard truth? Yes, we needed to get something in return for the Boomer, who was so great in the last month of his Red Sox career. And he was the calm and cool force that the club needed on the mound when everything started to go downhill, and downhill fast. So.....do you agree with this assessment? Did the Sox fold too soon? If you ask me, with all the medical uncertainties that surround the club right now, dealing David to the Padres was the right move. We have a prospect, a catcher who WILL make an impact in the future. And we are way behind in the pursuit of the AL East. And just as far behind in the wild card race. So I say that the move was timely and correct. But give up? Nobody thinks this club will give up. There are many questions to be answered in this month of September. The foremost? The health of Jon Lester, God willing. And less important but still vital are Manny, Tek, Trot, and the guys playing right now through their injuries. There are so many games left this month, home games, and I'll be cheering until the last echoes of baseball 2006 reside only in our memories. Where they last forever.

13 Comments:

At 9/01/2006 11:21 AM, Blogger Amy said...

I think it would be a miraculous road to get back into things now. Not that it can't be done, but it's not very realistic. I think that opening statement was a bit harsh, but perhaps just the cold hard reality.

 
At 9/01/2006 11:39 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know..but bright optimism abounds here. And that's not always true in life. I try. That's why you come back?

 
At 9/01/2006 12:32 PM, Blogger FartShake said...

Oh I feel so silly!i hadnt realized our sox were basically shut out of the playoffs this year!maybe this is why my husbands been so grumpy:)but last night was a special night in boston im sure.

 
At 9/01/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Not to worry. There is SO much excitement left to go. And who knows? Maybe a 16 game winning streak is in our future. Thanks for being here.

 
At 9/01/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger jonathan said...

it does sux to see the sox out of it so so early...this was a very flawed team, i think management knew it early, which is why they raised the flag at the trade deadline

 
At 9/01/2006 12:43 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

The blue and white flag? You know where that is from.

 
At 9/01/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger FartShake said...

Peter i'm a little embarassed to ask, but since im going to use you as a major influence i wonder if youd mind posting the new blog ive started on your links there that way others in red sox nation like us can continuethe community!thank you so much and keep BEING YOU!! :)

http://carinandsharon.blogspot.com

 
At 9/01/2006 1:34 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You're up there..and if you want to link me, well, that would be great!

 
At 9/01/2006 2:41 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 9/01/2006 2:53 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And that comment deleted was mine...I'm having audio problems....talk about worrying for nothing!

 
At 9/01/2006 4:48 PM, Blogger FartShake said...

I will link to you of course!still trying to figure this blog thing out have my young parishioners instructing and guiding me in the new endeavor feel like im a kid again!just like when I watch our sox!!

may god bless your soul, peter!!!:)

 
At 9/01/2006 5:06 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thank you sooo much...and make sure they explain how to add links....it's a little tough...no hurry. I know you're reading! Take care

 
At 9/01/2006 5:38 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

Hi peter

 

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