Friday, February 24, 2006

Dave Wallace Might Be Out For The Year

Dave Wallace's importance to the club might not seem critical, but do not minimize the loss. No way. From the Globe," Without him, the Sox are faced with a difficult task. The staff is a blend of pitchers who have worked with Wallace (Schilling, Tim Wakefield, Matt Clement, Bronson Arroyo, Jonathan Papelbon, Mike Timlin, Keith Foulke) and pitchers new to the organization (Josh Beckett, Julián Tavárez, Rudy Seánez, David Riske).
''He's invaluable," Schilling said last night."
Peter here again. Quietly, without public fanfair, Dave Wallace stepped in when the job opened up and became the glue needed to quiet the chaos that was last year's pitching staff. Compared to the ups and downs and more downs and then sheer madness that was Red Sox pitching in 2005, this year has to be, no make that WILL be, smooth sailing. A repeat is all but impossible. But the reigns of leadership will be handed over to Al Nipper. Capable hands, in my book. But make no mistake. Mr. Wallace, not Mike but Dave, will be missed. We wish him the best. May his infection clear up with no further complications. You hear that, big guy in the sky?


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