Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Tragedy or Travesty?

I'm not sure I even want to write about Super Bowl XLII; I mean, what is left to say after the Patriots choke another opportunity for the third year in a row. Denver in 05; Indy in 06; and now the Giants in 07. Three Super Bowls left on the table.

I think the lesson I take from this is that the best team does not always win. In fact, sometime the best effort does not lead to victory. The Pats had a great season, and laid an egg in the big game. What kind of fan gets so spoiled by success that 18-1 is not good enough?

I think of Rod Rust, and then I feel better...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

WELCOME MAYOR!

Menino? Pshaw!

Super Bowl hype and Spygate hanger-ons? Fuhgettahboutit!

The big news is the Red Sox. No, they did not bankrupt their farm system in an attempt to get Johan Santana and give him money in the Kevin Brown/Mike Hampton/Barry Zito category (yikes, what a club to join!), but they did enough to keep him from the Yankees and into the hands of the Mets.

The Sox signed Sean "The Mayor" Casey, one of the most well-liked, admired, personable, media-friendly, and beloved players in the game of baseball. A sweet-swinging lefty who can fill-in at DH or 1B and gets on base like his name was Youkilis gives the Sox some security if Mike Lowell, Kevin Youkilis, or (heaven-forbid) Big Papi gets hurt during the season. Plus, he cost less than $1 million for this year and no long-term contract.

A-Plus move behind the scenes that will result in the most popular back-up in Boston since Kevin Millar.

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