Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Red Sox Owner's Statement To Fans...Mets Shake It Up...Yanks Announce Playoff Rotation

John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe saying that they will do a better job next year. Here is the entire ad...


"There's nothing like "October Baseball" at Fenway Park. You miss it. We miss it. We want it back.
While we fell short of our annual goal of reaching the postseason, we are proud nonetheless of the way this team conducted itself through serious adversity — showing grit, determination and a team-first attitude.

We are also proud of you, our loyal fans. Through injury (and more injuries) and after hard-to-swallow losses, you continued to fill Fenway Park and support the team. When
the kids were called up, you learned their names, their stories, and applauded them as your own. When you saw our veterans playing though their bodies weren't cooperating, you took note and appreciated their heart and spirit. When we were struggling, you were there. When we had walk-off wins, you were there.

We work for you. Our players play for you. It gives us immense pride to do so. You are the rock on which this franchise is built.

We know the best way to honor you is not merely to thank you, but to go out and honor our fundamental commitment to field an excellent team in 2011, another one worthy of your avid support.

We can do better. We will do better. We are committed to winning. For you, for us, for the whole of Red Sox Nation.

Once more, we say "Thank You."

Pitchers and catchers report in 132 days."

Guys, there's a lot of room for improvement (think bullpen) and preparations for next year begin today. In another piece of news, this one major, the NY Mets have decided to jettison Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel. Most baseball fans are saying it's about time. Does this open the door a small crack for Joe Torre's return to the Big Apple? Only the Shadow knows and the Shadow is a Red Sox fan. We'll find out soon enough.

And lastly, the Yankees are not going to make the struggling AJ Burnett a part of their post season rotation. It'll be Sabathia, Pettitte and Hughes. If there is a fifth game, Sabathia will be pitching on regular rest. That's a scary thought for the other team. Sabathia will be the Cy Young Award winner, deservedly so, I must add. The pinstripers will play the Twins during primetime tonight. In all, three games are scheduled. Check your local listings.

That's a wrap for this Tuesday. I hope you have a great one, click on this post's title for more Sox stuff and as always, BE WELL. I thank you for being here.


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