Pedro retires: Nail in the coffin of hope- and other stories to sparkle your Sunday
Yeah. So. It’s not like a surprise.
I mean… Pedro… you did tease us last year with that whole, you could come back to the Red Sox convo… Remember that? I mean, it’s not like I held my breath or anything. Or blogged about it. It’s not like it ignited this deep dark desperate hope or anything. WHATEVER, PEDRO.
Pedro Martinez is retiring, Soxies. Our world crumbles.
And I have to find out on the INTERNET. You’d think that, after years of passion- all those sexy nights in 1999- you’d THINK I’d get a phone call or something.
Speaking of people who should… um… kind of retire…
Tim Wakefield wants another shot.
See, Tim Wakefield’s like your father. You’re playing Mario Kart with David and you’ve just set the perfect, kickass banana trap, but your dad comes in and asks to play. YOU LET HIM. No matter how many super cool awesome banana traps you’ve set, see, because he is your FATHER.
If Tim Wakefield asks to play for ONE. MORE. YEAR. You let him. Oh, you let him.
Cherington weighed in with a hearty “maybe.”
Oh, and so did someone of less relevance:
“If he’s used in the right way, he can be very effective,’’ said former teammate Johnny Damon. “But when you don’t know what you’re doing – if you’re in the bullpen, if you’re starting – it makes it tough. It would be tough on me if I didn’t know whether I was starting or coming off the bench.”
WHY ARE YOU STILL TALKING????
“We all know in Boston that guys aren’t going to be there forever. Before their careers are over, it’s not going to be in Boston, unfortunately. No one ever leaves Boston happy. But hopefully Tim Wakefield can.’’
SHUT UP, JOHNNY DAMON.
Oh look. Now he’s talking about Papi.
“Shoot, I was trying to tell him if he went to New York his 30 home runs turns into 40,’’ Damon said. “He still has a great chance to win. I’m happy I got to experience both sides [of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry]. Both sides were very incredible for me.”
Johnny Damon, I swear to-
“I know there may be some opportunities and less drama elsewhere.“
And Robinson Cano joins the convo.
“It would be a good idea, having another lefty on the team,” Cano said. “We all know he’s a great hitter. Last year, a lot of people were saying, ‘He’s done.’ He proved a lot of people wrong. I like people, when they’re down, they prove people wrong. He came back, did a great job.”
Robinson Cano, I WILL fight you.
Yu Darvish should be on the market after winter meetings, sources say. Despite our poor, poor, poor, poor (POOR) recent experience with a certain Daisuke, I’m going to say we should go all in. And here’s why: Yeah, so he’s a badass. Yeah, so we have a manager with Japanese experience. Yeah, so he’s got the numbers. But why do I want him in Boston? BECAUSE I WANT SOMETHING TO FRICKING HAPPEN, DAMNIT!
Can we just do SOMETHING?
I’m having to live vicariously through the MARLINS. THE MARLINS, AMERICA!
Fix it, Bobby V. Fix it.
Tito and Bobby V may completely switch places. The internet says he’s looking hard at a television 2012 career.
And that’s your Sunday update! Hope your weekend is as swell as mine…