Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nipps Speaks Out On Roger, and The Possibility of Boston Baseball WITH Him

From Edes piece from today's Globe, the speaker Al Nipper.....''Roger is going to do what he wants to do. He's going to do what's right for him and his family. From my point of view, I feel what is right for him is to come to Boston. I'm looking at the whole overall picture. Going to New York, there's nothing to prove there. This is the best fit for him overall, if you look at everything, for him to be here with the Boston Red Sox.
''Duquette is long gone. He's over that. We have new management. He loves Boston, he loves the fans, he still has so many friends here.
''He could come back home here and end his career in storybook fashion. Come back home and do it right."
***Peter here, and hello readers new and old alike. And you know what? Al Nipper just put my feelings about the possible return of Roger to Boston sports and life into those few words. Hey Rocket, you're welcome here. Call Boston your home for the next 6 months. 6 months that include many days in October, playing October baseball right into the teeth of the New England autumn. When the leaves change and the thoughts turn to possibilities of baseball greatness for the ages. Listen. Listen can hear us already. Ro-ger Ro-ger..the sound of love echoing throughout Fenway, your first home. And maybe your last, for baseball at least. Open arms. Thousands of 'em. Right here.


At 4/26/2006 2:04 PM, Blogger Jess said...

That really is the way he should end his career. Redemption. The prodigal Roger.

At 4/26/2006 2:13 PM, Blogger Jere said...

Funny, I don't show my "love" of someone by breaking up with them and marrying the person they hate the most.

Another thing: You pro-Ro types seem to think we'll automatically win with the guy. What if we don't? What if he shits the bed? How will that cap off his stupid career?

At 4/26/2006 3:47 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Well, for one thing, he didn't go straight to our most loathed enemy. He did spend some time in Toronto. The fact of the matter is, who knows? I mean, he hasn't played yet this season, and for all we know, the time off will have done him well. When he went to the Blue Jays Duquette even said he'd hoped Clemens would end his career in Boston. If we're going to see what he's got left, I'd like to see it happen in Boston, but that's just me.

At 4/26/2006 4:19 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Jere, how will we ever know without him coming back? And will you be a nay-sayer after we win another world championship just because Roger was instrumental in bringing it back to us? Or will you grudgingly be the Red Sox fan I know you are, and get over your anti-Rogerness? Either way, this is not a debate to lose a friendship over....agreed??

At 4/26/2006 4:21 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Jess, you are NOT alone..I guarantee you.

At 4/26/2006 5:09 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Jere, the end of my last comment to you sounded disjointedly nonsensical. What I meant was this. After this season is over, done with, in the books, and it turns out that Mr. Clemens helped the Red Sox immearsurably...will you come around? I know this is asking you a question about stuff that might or might not happen. But will your huge LOVE for the team from Boston overcome any quibbles you have with Roger and his past actions?? Remember the good years, and put your hatred for the Yanks in the background, in the rear view mirror.. We all dislike the Yanks, but your feelings are harder edged than most. Just curious.


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