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So we lost. It could be worse.

It could be worse.

And, curses! It WILL BE.

That’s right. Everyone’s worst gamble, Bobby Jenks, has SOMEHOW finagled a return today. With our history of keeping irritating players around FOREVER (ahem, Lugo, ahem), this should surprise no one.

Now, if this had happened yesterday, we would have said, “drat, but at least we’re in first with a cushion.”

Today, however, there is no cushion. Not even the threadbare straw kind. Today, you see, we’re tied. Again. With the damn Yankees.

So… Bobby. Oh, Bobby. Your goatee looks nice today and doesn’t make you look like a prick at all…

Will flattery work on you?

Screw up and I will… I will… I will do something. Something tantrumy.

If Jenks can pitch more like his old self than his April self, the Red Sox figure to have the type of formidable group of late-inning arms they envisioned in the winter.

Am I just being too negative? Maybe I’m just being too negative. I mean, remember that one time I was negative and then John Slackey actually pulled one out? You know, before returning to miserable, miserable mediocrity?

I mean, this negativity isn’t helping anyone.

So, Bobby. Bobby Jenks. Let’s take another look at you. A fresh perspective. An unbiased look at-

God help us all.

No, no, no. Looks aren’t everything. It’s about the game. And hey, here’s an article where the White Sox aren’t exactly happy to see their old teammate. That’s got to be a good sign, right? Fearing the return of a power player…

Oh. It looks like he just annoyed them so much they don’t want to see him again.

Hard to figure.


Well, there’s always Wednesday.

Thoughts? Am I just paranoid? Or is Jenks the time bomb I think he is? We’ll find out…





  1. Jup
    May 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Negativity is a good thing. It makes the guys want to be better to prove us wrong. Until they prove that they are worth happy thoughts, they get none and will like it! Besides, it’s so much better to be proven wrong when you’re being negative than it is when you’re being positive.

  2. May 31, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    His goatee makes him look like a goat.

    Speaking of goats I am still chewin’ on Jup’s last part of his comment. Very wise. I did not expect to see wisdom the day after a three day weekend so I am somewhat taken aback. Nice job, Jup!

    • May 31, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      i don’t know if that’s what’s making him look like a goat…

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