Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Weird Wednesday Part 1

Evenin' peeps, Hazel (if she's peeking in) and to you...if you aren't either of the aforementioned but check in from time to time or if you have happened on the page.

Before I go further...tonight's post is "Part 1" for a couple of reasons:
  1. A lot of stuff has happened over the last week - and in thinking about all of it, it's going to take a while to get it all down. If you think I've missed something - please feel free to submit...that goes double for Hazel (again, if she's peeking)

  2. My connection keeps cutting out - thanks alot Bell.... "We are all connected" - to what may I ask? I won't even get into Rogers service (Apologies to Hazel...Rogers gets on my nerves).

  3. Jeremy Roenick's lastest embarrassment deserves an entry all to itself.

What The Foulke Happened?
No, not just to my internet connection...frigging Bell. The question is not "How did Keith Foulke give up 5 runs in the 9th to the Indians on Tuesday." The question Red Sox Nation should be asking is "Why did Francona leave him in there that long?" Keith your job is to be the closer (pronounced Cloh'Zrrrr - as in a pitcher who enters late in the game with the sole purpose of preserving a victory - as quickly and efficiently as possible). Closer should not be taken to mean allowing the other team to score runs to bring their score up to yours, in other words its not "Cloh'ssser". Many will pass this off as just another game - I don't subscribe to that, its bigger than that.

The well documented trials and tribulations of Keith Foulke will haunt the Sox. Teams will play the Sox differently...knowing that Foulke will enter late in the game. In earlier innings, they'll peck away, try to make the score closer to be within striking distance when Foulke opposed to what teams to when they are faced with a top-flight closer - they play for big innings earlier in the game, because they know they are dead in the 8th and 9th. Think I'm crazy? Mark my words...Foulke will be the death of the Sox dreams for a repeat performance this year. (I wouldn't ask Hazel what she thinks - it wouldn't be appropriate for her to comment).


Post a Comment

<< Home

Website Counter
Website Counter