This post has been long coming. The fact that all of this, and I tried to find a better word for it but just couldn’t, but all of this bullshit coming to a peak right now shouldn’t surprise any of us. We were all excited when the Sox signed Adrian and Crawford a few years back, thinking getting to the World Series would be a breeze. Well, they won like 2 games in their first 10. That was sign number 1. Sign number 2 I completely blocked out of my memory because I think I was in denial, but let’s not forget about that monumental collapse in September. Despicable. Disgusting. Vomit. Sign number 3 was both Crawford sucking and him sucking enough for him to write a letter to the fans saying he’d play better next year. Well, next year happened and Crawford wasn’t a part of it. Normally booze and fried chicken sound like a good time, but I guess it doesn’t mix well when you are a professional baseball player. The list of things go on and on and on and on. In fact, I am going to give you guys a list of all the things I’d rather watch right now than the Red Sox:
1. Women’s anything (includes WNBA preseason, non-competitive archery matches, etc.)
2. Sportscenter after LeBron won the championship on repeat for 2 weeks straight.
3. Pain Olympics
4. Roseanne singing the national anthem
5. Farrah from Teen Mom crying for hours
6. Bob Costas interview Chris Collinsworth
7. Two guys, one cup….yeah you read that correctly.
8. Aaron Boone hit his home run off Wakefield/ David Tyree’s catch on repeat for a month.
9. Adelle’s music videos back to back to back to back on mute.
10. A four hour special on Julie Chen.
Terrible, I know.
So Adrian is claimed off waivers, Lester and Jacoby are on waivers. I hope they all get claimed and the Sox let em all walk. Clean house. The one problem the Sox have had since their last World Series is their obsession with thinking that everything can be fixed and they always have a chance at winning. The notion of win now and keep bringing in high profile players that would bring fans to the stadium has come and gone and look what it’s done. Did we really need Crawford two years ago? Hell no. Did it look good on paper? Yeah of course. It all just didn’t work. Adrian is a good player, but he’s played in San Diego his whole life. In big games and clutch moments, hate to tell you but most of the time you can chalk Adrian up for a K. Some guys just don’t know how to win. Look at the team the Sox won with in ’04. They had a team of guys who bought into the team. Manny was a star, Pedro was a star and so was Ortiz. But everyone knew their role. This team has no idea what the hell is going on. Even if these guys don’t move within the waiver period, I still love the fact that the ownership actually made a statement. It’s just a big F.U. to all the players who ruined the season for fans the last two years. Hell, maybe Jacoby and Pedroia could just retire, they must have made enough money off Dunkin’s commercials to keep em going without baseball.
If Boston wasn’t such a huge sports town, this thing would have been blown up last year. Fenway would have been half empty, and ownership would have been forced to focus on baseball instead of how to make more money. But since half of the fans can’t afford to ever go a Sox game because they are always sold out and ridiculously priced, the last few years has been awesome because you can get tickets for pretty cheap and watch the shit show also known as the Red Sox. All the players should be forced to give their money back to the owners, and the owners should refund every ticket this year. That is how bad it is. Hell, sign Lance Armstrong he fits right into the baseball world. Takes PED”s and lies about it. That’s it. I’m not writing another thing about the Red Sox until Beckett, Crawford, Lester and Adrian are gone. Larry, you have my demands.