Page was ‘surprised.’ And Youk is ‘less than pleased.’
As we reported yesterday on TooSoxy (and by we, I mean me. It’s not like the universe would create more than one of me, mind you), Dave Page was axed. And, while the loss of a chicken n’ beer club’s strength and conditioning coach may not surprise the comedians in all of us, it did certainly surprise one person: Dave Page.
We had a great program in my opinion and we added to it a little every year. But sometimes perception goes a long way whether it’s right or wrong.
I take Hardball‘s stance in that this might be the motto for the whole fricking season: Sometimes perception goes a long way whether it’s right or wrong.
…at least a half-dozen players called him after news of the firing, adding that “Papelbon and Youkilis were less than pleased. I can tell you that.” Interestingly, none of the pitchers implicated in the beer/fried chicken/video games stuff were included on the list of callers.
As longtime soxies know, anytime Youkie is less than pleased, I am irate. IRATE.
Yesterday, I was … eh…
Today. I am irate. Thanks, Youkie, for sharing the proper emotional response. Less. Than. Pleased. You wordsmith, you.
I miss Kevin Youkilis more than I miss baseball.
Globe’s Shaughnessy says it’s “weak:”
Concluded Shaughnessy: “It makes your organization look kind of slimy here. It’s not good.”