If you are going to lose… LOSE!

Even Tim Wakefield seems to be having a laugh over this one.

Seriously, THIS is how you lose a game.
As of this writing, the Red Sox are losing 10-0 in the 6th inning and Roy Halladay has let up 1 hit.
That’s not a nail biter. That is a classic “We’re not even showing up today!” game.
That being said, I’d like to see a few W’s on the board.
Assuming this game is in the L column, the losing streak will go to 6 with 4 games left.
Call me crazy, but I don’t want to end the season with a 10 game losing streak!
Let’s get a win SOMETIME. 
As Tessio would say “For old time’s sake.”

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2007 was a long long time ago

In 2007, the Rockies, Diamondbacks and Indians were all in the League Championship Series.
Each had young hungry teams filled with terrific talent and seemed to be poised to contend for many years to come.
And each had a steady manager at the helm. Clint Hurdle with the Rockies, Bob Melvin with the Diamondbacks and Eric Wedge with the Indians.
So how did it work out?
Well with today’s firing of Eric Wedge, all three managers have been fired less than 2 years after their improbable LCS berth.
It’s sobering, especially when you think about teams that are trying to build something positive for the long term, knowing that you don’t even get 2 years credit for a solid and unexpected finish.
But as I said about the Rays at the end of last year, it’s dangerous to try and predict who will have long term success.

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Give Pesky an at bat

Seriously. If the Sox are just going to phone in the next few games… why not have 90 year old Pesky go up there and take a cut or two?
Give the fans something to cheer about!

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