Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Back to Johnny.......

In the man's owns words, here is a definition of the Sox' problem. The problem is not players who want to leave, at least in this case. The bigwigs are to blame. Speak, Johnny Damon, Yankee leadoff hitter and center fielder. “It was a very tough decision, but, you know, New York came after me aggressively and that’s what sealed the deal,” Damon said. “They showed that they really wanted me. I tried with Boston (to get) them to try to step up, but unfortunately they didn’t." Me here again. If Theo had verbally expressed his feelings a little more, you would have heard much the same. So let us put the blame in the proper place, and not wish ill will on anyone with an active part, at least on the field active, in the game of baseball and dollars. Our upper management team (read Lucchino et. al.) has no clue how to deal with players and treat them like the human beings they are. But boy, sometime soon are we in for a TRADE of mammoth proportions. I hope they (upper management) get their shit together before they compound our myriad problems.


At 12/21/2005 11:15 PM, Blogger Earl said...

Hate to break it to you, but there's nothing in the Damon quote you provided which says upper management doesn't treat players "like the human beings they are". He very well may have been talking about money, and money only. As in, "The Yankees offered me a lot of money. The Red Sox did not." Why is this some big moral failing on the part of the FA?

At 12/24/2005 6:51 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

As it is now Saturday and more of the facts are known, Earl, it looks more and more like our club really blew it. So I still stick to my guns, and my comments. Interpret them as you wish, however misguided you might be. No disrespect, though.


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