Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A Trot Tragedy? Nah....

That's what it would be if the Red Sox traded Trot Noxon. His 2005 numbers....275 average, 13 home runs, and 67 RBIs -- were far below the career numbers he posted in 2003: .306, 28, and 87. But he is the heart of this team, or one of them. For people that have never had a back injury involving a disk hitting the nerve that runs down the backside to the foot, and I have, as a 20 year old, it is as debilitating a type of pain that exists to man. Well maybe a tooth extraction or a root canal without novocaine is up there too, but I would not know. Give me that shot of novocaine, Dr. Dentist, please. Maybe a little gas, to go! A portable container, maybe? Just kidding.
There has been talk here and there, sporadically, that Trot's name has come up in trade talks. With our surplus of starting pitchers, all such talk should be banished to the water cooler, where baseball is never discussed. Oh, the water cooler, now better known as the coffee maker. Such tales to tell. There's time before the heat of the baseball season percolates. I'll share. Don't worry. But I really think that the Red Sox could not put anyone in charge of right field defense at Fenway who could come close to Trot Nixon. He knows Pesky's corner better than the man it was named for. If the fans in the first couple of rows give him a chance and lean back (read this as get the f**k out of his way), he will make the catch. And he rarely lets the ball get by him just to roll around the sloped corner toward center field, a place where rare Fenway triples are encountered. Trot Nixon is our right fielder. Don't change something that works. If the injuries, namely the back problem and the rib cage muscle pull, are behind him, there's nothing stopping him from a rebound season with tough defense and clubhouse leadership. Things this '06 version of the Red Sox will so desperately need. There is no reason to say goodbye. SO DON'T.


At 2/14/2006 1:56 PM, Blogger Jere said...

Trot rules. They better not trade him. And I don't think they will.

The question is, if he never does get healthy, should they trade him before he starts t'rot? Nixin' that thought, I am.

Hope you enjoyed this wordplay of the day. Tune in tomorrow.

At 2/14/2006 3:47 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Jere is back on his game....but I don't think you were off it. And my goodness, Cheney shoots a man, leading to lead in the face, neck, and wherever, leading to a HEART ATTACK. Hey, you Dick, we need you in Iraq! Thanks Jere. I could not resist.

At 2/14/2006 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the Hall Of Famer and Mr.October, Reggie Jackson said "Trot Nixon bashing A-Rod? Who is Trot Nixon? I thought that was a name of a race horse". Trot has no class, opening his mouth bashing players like A-Rod. A-Rod is the next bonds in the making, if you do the math, Alex is due to hit 850 homeruns before he hangs the spikes. What's trot nixon who projected to do? It's hilarious when no namers who hit 13 homeruns and classify themselves as power hitters bash the player that has won the MVP award 2 out of the last 3 years and homerun title 3 out of the last 4. Take a second and think about that. Who does that remind you off? And add to that he plays supurb third base. Remember the holy trinity of A-Rod / Jeter / Nomar-- there's only one leader now, and he plays 3rd base for the New York Yankees.


At 2/15/2006 6:31 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Evil, AROD is THE BIGGEST DORK in the AL. You are delusional, with all due respect.

At 2/15/2006 10:26 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

But his numbers do reflect what you say. After all, I do have to be fair in my responses to your comments. If you knew Trot better, maybe you would feel differently. But he wears the uniform of the Boston Red Sox, so that makes him ineligible for any respect, in your eyes. Believe it or not, I do respect a couple Yankee players. Yes, that's right. Thanks for chiming in Umair (Evilsnare).

At 2/15/2006 1:08 PM, Blogger Jere said...

If A-Rod hits 850 home runs I will give you 850 million dollars.

If he plays ten more years, he'd have to hit about the exact same number of homers that he's hit in the previous ten to hit 850.

Isn't this Trot Nixon thing from a full year ago? Either way, Trot's a respected player in the game and has earned the right to say whatever he wants. Whose side do you think most players in the league would take--Trot's or ARod's?

Reggie Jackson doesn't know who Trot Nixon is because his nose is so far up Steinbrenner's butt that he can't see anything.

At 2/15/2006 2:19 PM, Anonymous Faithy said...

Boys, Boys, Play nice or you won't get any Pie. Everyone does (and should) feel a loyalty for their own, and a sneer (somewhat) for the opponets, but you don't have to call each other names.

That said, on to more important issues. The Orioles. The team to beat in 06.

I mean I think Tejada is the hottest ticket in the game, just that there were so many off-field distractions last year. (and a despartate need for descent pitching)

BTW: Thank God we finally got rid of the a-hole PONSOON. I could NEVER see why we treated him so high and mighty. Glad the jerk is gone.

At 2/15/2006 3:06 PM, Anonymous Cyn said...

Good God evil, son, please spare me the ARod splooge-fest.

Trot Nixon busts his butt for the team...can't really say that about ARod.

But I like the comparison to Barry Bonds. Since all Bonds has really done is pump up his individual achievements as well.

At 2/15/2006 3:53 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

This is so great!
Jere, you speak the truth, as only you can. And you also, Cyn. And Faithy, I'll take you as a referee anytime! And Evil, a Yankee viewpoint is always welcome. That of course doesn't mean that I agree. On the contrary, the opposite is true. But you knew that.

At 2/15/2006 3:54 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Again, I love this! Only Reb is missing. And missed.


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