How ya doin’ this morning, Tom Brady?
I’d like to dedicate this song to Mr. Tom Brady.
I’d continue to harass you about your devastating loss to New York last night, Tom, but if TMZ is correct, you have enough problems this morning, don’t you, tough guy?
Congrats to PAUL for winning the TooSoxy Super Bowl contest and rightfully predicting the Brady smackdown.
While it was fun to watch the close up of sad eyes through the helmet (TB, I’m talking to YOU!)… I couldn’t actually sit through the Eli Manning dance…
Anywho, back to the GOOD part of New England- the RED SOX.
Yay, Red Sox.
Reports come out today that Jason Varitek is still “deliberating.”
“He’s deliberating what he wants to do,’’ said his agent, Scott Boras.
And that deliberation has to include the very difficult reality of possible retirement.
Varitek will be 40 years old on April 11. In his heart, he believes he can still play. His body feels as good as it has in a long time. So why quit now?
That probably is his mind-set, but the reality is that there is no room on the Red Sox roster for him.
Whatever, Nick Cafardo!
But seriously, what Scott Boras SHOULD be doing? Sorting out a way for the Cap to coach. Or buying balloons for the retirement party. Please don’t send Tek to Minnesota.
Tek shouldn’t have to fight for a roster spot. I really hope that’s not the route this takes…
Speaking of our classics, David Ortiz is saying he really wants to avoid arbitration. Really, Papi? Because there’s a really easy way to avoid arbitration. Don’t arbitrate!
And Roy Oswalt drama is STILL going on? Seriously?
A sad analysis that Josh Beckett 2011 will return in 2012.
And apparently we could trade for Jason Bartlett, who, as the Bleacher Report points out today, would be a terrible, terrible idea.
Bartlett managed a batting line of .245/.308/.307/.615 in 2011. His worst full season in his career. If that isn’t bad enough, he broke his own record by beating his previous worst career season, which came in 2010. His batting line then was .254/.324/.350/.675.
Hey, you know who WAS NOT having a record bad season? Marco Scutaro. Let’s see if he’s available to shortstop.
In unadulterated wallowing fashion, Over The Monster has released its collection of the worst baseball moments of 2011.
The Red Sox were going to win the World Series. At least that was the prediction before the season started. After all, they signed Adrian Gonzalez. And Carl Crawford. And the pitching rotation was healthy. All signs pointed to destruction and devastation of any team that could potentially stand in their way.
Oh, how wrong that prediction felt in April.
This is too depressing to keep quoting.
I made my own list, if you’ll recall, last year. Here it is, if you didn’t get a chance to marvel.
On that note, have a happy Monday! I’ll be 28 tomorrow. Do you think I’ll feel like an adult?
PS- If you like politics, you will giggle at the comparison between the Curse of the Bambino and Mitt Romney, made by Matthew Dowd at the National Journal:
The legendary Curse of the Bambino fell upon the Boston Red Sox when they sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in the 1919-1920 season. The Red Sox went nearly a century after that without winning another World Series. The curse was lifted in 2004. But could it then have moved on to haunt another team? A political team?
- A Youktastic Wednesday. But Youktastic means something different, see…
- I do not want to talk about it.
- Youkilis is turning me into a bad Rihanna joke. I want to blog about something else but I can’t.
- I can’t sleep and it’s because of that blasted Youkbot.
- Johnny Damon loves my blog. Why else would he keep saying things just for me?
- A new direction. Um.
- Robinson Cano, if you want a boyfriend, try Match.com, not Joe Fink.
- Kevin Youkilis wants me to be a Stepford Wife but I don’t DO dishes.
- Lauren meets Kevin Youkilis