DMat, Just For A Minute..........And Pearl Harbor..65 Years Ago Today...Never Forget.
From Edes.....today.....on the Boras(s)/Red Sox negotiations for DMat........who WILL be in our uniform next year...more on that after this....
"One major league power broker with firsthand knowledge of the negotiations said he does not share the Sox' pessimism that a deal might not be struck. "In the end, they'll get it done," he predicted. "There are too many reasons for this deal not to get done."
It's a high-stakes poker game, of course. Both the Sox and Boras have incentive to make the other side believe they're willing to walk away from the deal. Both sides have shown a willingness in the past to do just that. Midnight remains a week away, but it's approaching high noon."
Peter here. High noon. Big guns. One week. Seven days. .45 caliber sidearm loaded and ready to blaze. A standoff at the OK Corral? Wyatt Earp, where are you when we need a sheriff to reign in Boras, who asks for the moon and the stars and the sky but knows he's up against all or nothing? No other teams involved and a home Japanese club who needs the $51.1 million, a player who wants to pitch in good old America, the land of the free and the brave, George Bush or not....I mean, the signs point to a last minute agreement. Next week. But right now, I do not know. I thought that the one team and one team only basis of these negotiations with Scott Boras(s) would ensure an agreement, last second or not. My hopes are high.
65 years ago today...REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR. God bless every one of the brave men and women who died for their country. OUR country. For us. And for those brave men and women right now, gathering in Hawaii for their every five year observance of that dreaded day. They don't have many years left, but we are ALL beholden to every one of them. And for that I give thanks. AMEN. HEROES.