And Then There Was Nixon. Bye Wily "No Defense" Mo
With a little more than 4 hours until the start of the Patriot's Day game, there is one piece of really good news for anyone taking the mound for the Sox. Trot Nixon is back, starting today, in right field. Richard Nixon would be an improvement over the lug who has been playing there the past few days. Wily Mo will not be insulting and tarnishing the names of all those greats who patrolled our very own right field at Fenway any more, not for a while. Inept is too subtle a word for the way he butchers routine plays. I hope we only are subjected to watching him play defense when we are ahead by 6 runs or more. Didn't he come to the major leagues through the minor leagues, learning as he went through, gathering the experience needed to play at a professional level? It sure doesn't show. And I do not understand how someone could be such a defensive liability on a team that prides itself on pitching and defense. I am utterly flabergasted.
Let's win this one today. As Steinbrenner said before the season started, "We're going for it this year." Hey Georgie, you're going to have to go through us....good luck old man.