You Say It's Your Birthday? It's My Birthday, Too. Pats Win Again!!!
Yes, another year come and gone, seemingly in a flash. I swear to God that time is moving quicker and faster with each passing day. My last birthday seemed like it was 2 or 3 months ago. Oh well. Time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me, to quote an old Stones song from the wonderful album STICKY FINGERS.
In the slim to none Red Sox news, Eric Gagne has signed a one year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. For $10 million!!! Too bad....a National League team who we won't be playing during the coming regular season, with no chance to extract a little revenge for all those anxious and awful moments of 2007, when he continually snatched defeat from the jaws of victory over and over again. To be blunt, HE SUCKED! This is from the Boston Herald....
".....the right-hander was a huge disappointment (for the Sox), posting a 2-2 record and a 6.75 ERA in 20 appearances. He struggled with his command for nearly his entire stint with the Red Sox, and it eventually became apparent he could not be trusted in close and late situations. (AMEN to that!)
Because he declined the Red Sox’ offer of arbitration and signed elsewhere, the Sox will gain a pick in the supplemental round, which falls between the first and second rounds of the amateur draft."
Peter here, and I guess all's well that ends well. We gain a pick AND he disappears into the heart of the netherlands of the National Baseball League. So we're almost good to go. Two (or so) more arms for the 'pen, a new contract extention for 'Tek, a contract for manager of the year (to me) Tito Francona, an answer to the outfield dilemna, with Coco not wanting to play second fiddle to Jacoby Ellsbury, and a World Series repeat. That's all. It's not too much to ask, is it?
Click on the title for the Hartford Courant's very own Jeff Jacobs' article about yesterday's Patriot revenge victory. He's a SUPERB sportswriter, as you will see when you click on this post's title. I recomment it highly. 13-0....6 to go!! Click on that title, and enjoy. That's what I do best.