Home > Uncategorized > Page was ‘surprised.’ And Youk is ‘less than pleased.’

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.

Interestingly.

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:”

“He might have been gone anyway; who knows? But now it looks . . . exactly like they’re trying to pick out a scapegoat: ‘Let’s get the low guy on the totem pole and dixie him.’ I think it’s weak.”

Concluded Shaughnessy: “It makes your organization look kind of slimy here. It’s not good.”

~L

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  1. November 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I have no idea what his real duties are. But, the Sox have had an amazing number of games missed with tweaks and strains the last couple years. I have no idea if he has any control over that though.

    Wasn’t the scapegoat Tito?

    • November 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      apparently there are plenty of horns to go around…

  2. November 4, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Wow, just to think what 2011 could have been for the BoSox if none of this stuff went on.

    Ron

  3. FireDannyAinge
    November 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Dear Red Sox players. YOUR OPINION DOESN’T MATTER. You are players, shut up and play

  4. November 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Lots of pointing fingers. Prob should be on the bench during games but who cares about beer in the clubhouse? Its baseball not tennis or figure skating.

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